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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
Nice Try, PPNT!
Car(s)
B5 S4, B8 S4
Hi, I'm Riceburner! I have been through a lot of cars over the years here so for any rando checking this thread out, this post will contain all the cars I've had, from newest to oldest moving down.
On this forum you may see the term 'Riceburnering' from time to time. Well thats because I have been through quite a few cars over the last 10 years. I get one, pour money and time into it, love it, then get the feel for something new, or circumstances change, and there I go doing it all over again. I feel like, on the 6 or 7 VW/Audis I've owned I pretty much do the same general stuff to them. But hey, its fun. Happy trolling!

Nov 2021 to Current:
2015 Golf R, DSG (For now?), DCC, Limestone Grey Metallic

Its been a super great car, def a dream car since they first came out. The turbo kit has really woken it up. But im currently really regretting getting a DSG and am therefore in the midst of debating to sell it for another manual car, manual swap it, or buy something like a MK5 to beat on, on smthe side.
Engine:
APR DTR6054 Turbo Kit
APR High Pressure and Low Pressure Fuel Pump Upgrade
034 Intake (I think?)
APR Oil Catch Can
GFB AWD DV+
Drivetrain
APR DSG Tune
034 V1 Dogbone insert
Suspension/Chassis
None for now, but DCC!
Konig Ampliform 18x8.5"
Michelin Pilot Sport 4S
VWR Stud Conversion
Brakes:
Zimmerzhong drilled rotors
Stoptech pads
Interior
Weathertech mats
MOJO Mats
Leyo DSG knob
Leyo HVAC knobs
Some dsg paddles
Deautokey RGB Footwell lights
New Steering Wheel Cover
Exterior
Window Tants
MK7.5 Euro Taillights OEM
Aerofabb Spoiler Extension
Color match rear badge insert
All black VW and R badges
Electric blue ‘R’ badge inlays
All black front grille
Blackout the chrome
Black mirror caps
VW Roof Rack
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Feb 2022 - August 2022
1987 Pontiac Fiero, 2.4L Iron Duke, 3 Spd Auto!

Fun little car I had for the summer that I inherited from my grandmother but unfortunately just didn't have the heart or space to keep it long.
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July 2021 to December 2021:
2007 Jetta Wolfsburg Edition in 6spd Manual!
Super fun little car that was a GLI/GTI in disguise. I bought an actual (wrecked) GLI and swapped a ton of stuff onto this one (mostly interior stuff) but ultimately sold it when i got my R. Miss it, it was a fun cheap car I got from Jay745.
APR Stage 1
Some sort of intake
OZ Ultralegerra 17" Wheels (which looked the business)
GLI Grilles
GLI Headlights
GLI Euro Taillights
Trunk lip spoiler
Black emblems
GLI Seats, some interior plastics, gauges, etc
New shift knob and steering wheel cover
Apple carplay radio
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Feb 2021 - July 2021
2016 Audi S4 Prestige Edition, 6spd Manual, Black Optics Package, Daytona Pearl paint
AWESOME car, highly suggest if you have the means.
Stage 1 APR
South Bend Stage 2 Clutch
Integrated Engineering Intake
BFI Shift Knob
I made custom headlights for it
RS4 Grilles
Black emblems
Tants
I think thats all i did to this car - Supercharger whine was amazing, it was very quick and nimble. Rode great. Sold it to get a house. Should have kept it.
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Aug 2019 - March 2020: 2016 GTI SE, Manual, Performance Package w/ lighting and DCC package, candy white
Perfect car, also should have kept this one.
Goals were to have a Semi-fast street car, IS38. Something that looks great and rides nice. Hoped to do a little bit of unique work to it - nothing too run of the mill but nothing too crazy either.
Ultimately sold it cause i didn't wanna do the is38 and clutch and got an S4... which i did a clutch for anyway. facepalm but AWD was great.
Engine
APR Stage 2, 93 octane, Low Torque tune with pops and bangs enabled
Integrated engjneering intercooler 4/25/20
HPA catted Downpipe 4/25/20
Vibrant resonator swapped into stock location
Integrated Engineering Open intake
Coolant line re-route (for aftermarket intakes)
ECS inlet Pipe
ECS Turbo Muffler Delete
Removed: Modded stock intake
Drivetrain
HPA Dogbone
034 trans mount
BFI engine mount
034 shifter bushing kit
Audi shift lever
BFI Shift knob, lowered
Suspension:
VWR Lowering Springs
heavy duty front endlinks
ECS rear subframe brace
ECS adjustable rear endlinks
Wheels
Komig Ampliform 8.5x18"
General G-Max tires
Stud conversion, open end lugnuts
BFI 10MM spacers all around
Brakes
Performance Brake Package
Brembo dimpled rotors
Brembo ceramic pads
Exterior
35% tint all around
Aerofabb spoiler extension
BEC MK7.5 Euro Tail Lights
Sequential, smoked mirror signal lights
Black pinstripe on front grille
LED rear plate lights
Black/red 'VW' logos front and back
Debadge all 'GTI' Badges
Front license plate delete plugs
APR fender decals
Rear wiper delete
Black headlight eyelids
ECS Exhaust Tips
Interior
Newsouth vent boost gauge
Kili motorworks red steering wheel badge inlay
Swap 12V socket to dual USB outlet
Skoda Hatch Nets, red
Steering wheel wrap
Mojo mats
ECS climate control rings
Sound deadened whole rear of car
Coding
Windows up/down with keyfob
Soundaktor
Disable DRL with signals
Throttle input to sensitive

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Feb 2017 - Nov 2020:
2012 GTI, DSG, Candy White

Got this puppy for like 10k with a K04 on it, and rebuilt title (rear side impact). Though this car always was a tad janky as a result of the rebuild, I put TONS of money into this one, from a full cup suspension which i never put to good use on a track (havent ever tracked any of my cars (face palm) ), and full custom interior. It was a super fun car. Once I got my 2016 GTI, This one became essentially my wifes, until she decided to get a tiguan.
Engine:
APR K04 kit
Full unitronic intake
Neuspeed FMIC
Stock intercooler delete kit
Upgraded 'pancake pipe' (turbo outlet to intercooler)
BSH Throttle pipe
GFB diverter valve
Exhaust:
SPM Catted DP
Milltek 2.75" non resonated catback
Boltons/other:
Fluidampr
R8 coils
HP24 spark plugs
Fuel filter upgrade
Magnetic drain plug
Remove hood blanket (for such boost noise!)
Treadstone MAF airflow straightener
PTP Lavaflow downpipe/turbo hot side wrap
DEI gold wrap around intake (removed)
Vibrant 7192 resonator (removed)
APR RSC Catback (removed)
034 Catch can setup w/ africa plate
Water/meth:
2.5 Gallon trunk mounted tank
220 PSI Snow pump
Integrated engineering throttle plate
BSH Throttle pipe
2x225ml SNOW nozzles
Snow MAFU controller
Monitored on EONON radio w/ torque app
Brakes:
Stoptech pads, R1 concept rotors
Braided brake lines
Tyrolsport brake stiffening kit
Drivetrain:
APR DSG Tune
Torque solutions DSG dogbone arm
034 Engine mounts
HPA Dogbone mount
Tyrolsport deadset front subframe kit
B-cool 'Coolflow' filter housing
Suspension:
VWR Springs
Koni STR.T Struts
Passat B6 aluminum control arms
H&R 24MM Rear sway bar
Meyle sway bar endlinks (heavy duty)
KMD Tuning front stress bar
Powerflex antilift front kit
Powerflex front control arm bushings
New hub bearings
Aurora spherical control arm bushings and toe arms
Unibrace (main underbody brace) (removed)
Wheels:
2016 golf R wheels, center spokes wrapped
Michelin pilot super sports
(removed) Nitto NT555 G2 tires
Interior:
Braum BRR1 street/track front seats, black leather/red accents
Rear Leather GTI seat swap, restitch accent threads in red
redlinegoods alacantara shift boot w/ red stitch
redlinegoods alacantara e-brake handle w/ red stitch
Jetta GLI e-brake BOOT (leather w/ red stitch over the plastic 'boot'
BFI DSG Knob (red leather)
Manual boot conversion
Double Apex USB Charger port
EANON radio
(Removed) Upgraded OEM radio to RCD-510
Carbon fiber trim pieces
'GTI' seat emblems for handles
New floormats
MOJO Mats
Red LED floor 'ambience lighting'
Paddleshifter extentions
LEDs everywhere
Redlinegoods alacantara armrest
Sound deadening where needed
USB port
Vent mounted boost gauge
APR steering wheel badge
Handmade leather wrap/red stitch shifter console surround
Exterior:
Euro front lip, colormatched
DutchParts front splitter
Maxton designs golf R side skirt extensions/splitters
Maxton designs rear spoiler extension
Wrap lower grille surround from grey to white
Theretrofitsource LED fog light housings, Lamin-x yellow fog light film
Golf R sideskirts
Remove splashgaurds
Paint lower grille and foglight grills
New foglights, tinted
3000K fog bulbs
R20 led headlights
5500K hid kit
PS24Y switchback turn signal bulbs
LED R20 tail lights
Smoked side markers
Black VW badges
debage 'gti' emblems
Carbon fiber license plate frame
LED license plate lights
30% window tint
Full polish/paint correction
Rear wiper delete
Towhook license plate bracket
Golf TDI skidtray/aero plate (for full font subframe coverage and air scoop to cool turbo)
G2-Paint kit to repaint red calipers
Weight loss:
Deka ETX16L battery (~40lbs stock to ~6lbs now!)
Remove spare tire, replace with inflator and plugs
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April 2016 - Feb 2017:
2015 GTI SE, 6MT, Non PP.
Ah, my first GTI. Great car, didn't really know about the PP and LP and DCC at the time. I was still a kid, my dad told me to get rid of it for a cheaper car, where i got the MK6 for 14k less than I got this one for at the time.
APR Stg 1 low output 93 tune 04/04/16 SWITCHED to 93 tune 04/27/16
Weathertech front mats 04/08/16
20% rear 35% front tinted windows 04/09/16
GFB DV+ 04/13/16
Carbon fiber license plate frames 04/15/16
Ed replica HID headlights 04/17/16
Hood blanket, soundaktor and rear gti badge removed 4/23
Gloss black vw badges 4/25
Apr carbon intake 4/25 -REMOVED 5/2
ECS Tuning wheel 'flush' spacers 05/04/16
VWR600 Intake 5/6/16
034 Motorsport lower dogbone insert 5/8/16
Euro Headlight Switch 5/15/16
De-Autokey license plate lights 5/22/16
Fluidampr 5/26/16
Rear wiper delete 6/11/16
BFI Red Anodized knob 7/16/16
RED Anodized HVAC Control knobs (ecs) 7/16/16
Lamin-x taillights and black knifeblade badges 7/22/16
Resonator deltete 7/25/16
Boomba Racing Diverter valve spacer 8/5/16
Plastidip wheel emblems 9/1/16
Maxton design rear spoiler 9/28/16
Clutch stop 10/14/16
EZ lip for front spoiler 10/24/16
OBDEleven 10/25/16
Golf R brake kit & ecs braided lines 11/7/16
Boomba racing STS adapter 11/23/16
Euro LED taillights 1/2/16
Red Skoda hatch netting 12/8/16
Blizzak tires (front only) 12/9/16
Sound deadening rear hatch & doors 12-11-16
Magnaflow catcback exhaust 1-5-17
Front plate delete 1-19-17
Start running e-85 1-27-16
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Prior to the GTI I had a ~400hp supercharged fully built Cobalt SS which I had for ~5/6 years. It was a fucking awesome little shitbox that was starting to feel to beat up, which led me into the VW/Audi scene.
 
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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
Nice Try, PPNT!
Car(s)
B5 S4, B8 S4
Ps, a re-introcution for those who may not know me, and hello to those that might still be on the board from a few years back! My names Adam, 29, from west chicago. Just got married last week, and im a construction project manager for Tollroad ITS jobs and similar consulting stuff. :) hip hop head, and gear head.

Anyway!

Just got it dropped off! Had to switch my current mk6 plates to it to take it out for a quick spin of course! For 61k miles wow it rides so good. The DCC, which ive never experienced before, is amazing even on VWR springs. Can definately feel the lightweight wheels make a difference too. I didnt actually get to see the car in person, just trusted the previous owner, who seemed like a real straight shooter, and luckily he delivered exactly what was promised. This thing is in very good shape indeed.

Forgot how quick a stock 7 feels. Wont be long till its stage 1. Overall plans are some light visual mods, and the end game this time around definately includes is38, clutch and some drivetrain mods (short shifter)

I already have a subframe 034 insert ready to go in whenever i feel like its time :)

Never thought id get to take this picture


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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
Nice Try, PPNT!
Car(s)
B5 S4, B8 S4
And for what its worth, a few shots of my current mk6 that my wife has been daily drving for the last 6 months. :) pretty large mod list that was bigger until i did a partout over the winter prepping to sell, but high level:

Apr k04
All charge pipes
Neuspeed intercooler
Other boltons
All engine and trans mounts
Tyrolsport deadset subframe kit
Dsg tune
Golf r bumper and side skirts (ebay shit unfortunately)
Egay headlights
Egay tails
Tints
Other visual stuff
Golf r wheels
Upgraded disks, ebc redstuff brake pads, braided lines, tyrolsport brake stiffening kit
Used to have a full suspension build but hated how bad the cwr was riding so now its stock short of a rear swaybar.

Interior has leather seat and door sill swap, upgraded radio and eh thats about it. Used to have racing seats and fully wrapped everything in alacantara but sold that stuff too.


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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
Nice Try, PPNT!
Car(s)
B5 S4, B8 S4
Score! Nice cars, I’m still around from when you where on here previously

Hey jake! Think i remember seeing your username back when, haha. Thanks!
 

riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
Nice Try, PPNT!
Car(s)
B5 S4, B8 S4
Well, i should have the title tomorrow then i can finally start driving this thing!

But that hasnt stopped me from pre-emptavely ordering some parts for maintenance and goodies...

Touch ups:
Gonna remove the tow hook setup it came with to shed a few lbs ;) i dont bike so dont need it
Gonna try to source some new exhaust tips cause the current oem ones are cooked, and i dont wanna toss paper at a new catback so soon.

Maintenance:
Performance vaq differential service kit
Spark plugs
Belt
Cabin filter
Oil change kit
And re-upping on on torx bits and other tools ive slowly lost over the years...

Goodies:
BEC MK7.5 style taillights (SO FUCKING EXCITED)
Aerofabb spoiler extension
Black/red badges
And some other miscellaneous bits :)

On friday im gonna go get a stage 1 flash, low torque just to see if the clutch likes it or not. In the meantime, is anyone able to talk me into doing a jb4 vs apr flash?

Later on im gonna slowly piece together a good air-moving package... as of now the plans are:
Unitronic open (velocity stack) intake. I love the same intake on my 6, so much boost noise!
Pick any brand turbo inlet pipe...
Pick any brand turbo muffler delete...
Still gotta pick out charge pipes and the best intercooler for the money...
And a gfb diverter valve.
I know modding the stock intake yields the same results but half the fun of a fast car is the noise it makes, lol.

Otherwise, just cleaned the engine bay! Im a detail nerd. Here are some before and afters.
Also pintriped black over the chrome strips on the grill and removed hood blanket and cowl isolator trim.



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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
Nice Try, PPNT!
Car(s)
B5 S4, B8 S4
Got the title yesterday and plates! Word to the wise...

I got my last mk6 for 10,000 provate sale, and due to the price the DMV figured the vahicle tax on an RUT 50 form and was like 150 bucks.

Might be also due to the vehicle yesr but definately due to the proce being over 15k, this time around it was 750! Ouch... made me wish i had worked out a backyard deal with the seller to sell the car for '$14950' and give the rest in cash, LOL!

Anyway, finally driving, and it is great.
 
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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
Nice Try, PPNT!
Car(s)
B5 S4, B8 S4
modding has begun... only slightly.

Did get a new obdeleven. Turned ON soundaktor so I can 'hear the engine' a bit, since it will be a while till i get an exhaust

turned the trottle input to be more sensitive which seriously is a night and day difference driving

disabled DRL dimming with signals

Modded the stock intake (pulled off the snowgaurd and panel under the filter) so now i can hear just a little intake noise and opened it up a smidge. Will get an intake soon enough

And got some kili motorworks red inserts for the steering wheel badge emblem. WIll be stitching on a wheel wrap once that ships in.
 
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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
Nice Try, PPNT!
Car(s)
B5 S4, B8 S4
Had some fun today!

Installed aerofabb spoiler extension - didnt go through the hassle if bolting it on, just used more 3m tape. It survived a 100mph test run so fingers crossed it doesnt fall off lol

Removed bike rack hitch - anyone want it?

Installed 034 subframe insert - you all already know, as did i from my last 7, but christ what a difference it makes in shifting slop, and on/off the gas slop. Wow.

Replaced spark plugs in preparation for when i get tuned, and for general maintenance. 24mm gap on the dot.

Used shopdap's kit and flushed the performance pack diff. Was a messy job but not too hard; I would recommend following DAPs instructions on how to avoid getting fluid everywhere but its tough when youre doing the job on jackstands, even harder to crawl in and find the right angle to get the fill plug in and out but feel glad i did that.

61760 miles (for referance)

Finally stuck on kili motorwerks steering wheel insert and here is a picture.

Loving this car. Its so clean and drives so good! Very excited to tune it soon enough.


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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
Nice Try, PPNT!
Car(s)
B5 S4, B8 S4
Oh - ALSO

Swapped my led license plate lights over from the 6. As well as some skoda oem rear hatch mets. I have one that goes across the whole bottom of the floor but ill wait till i sell the 6 to take that from the wife lol

And, followed a discussion from here and got a dual usb putlet to replace the cigarette outlet. Super simple install. Remove old, swap on some male spades, plug into oem plug, and basicall shove this one in.


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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
Nice Try, PPNT!
Car(s)
B5 S4, B8 S4
updated mods list in the OP. Will keep that updated as I move along :)
 

jrdigioia

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Burbs of denver
Where did you get the dual USB? looking for something like that so I dont have to unplug my phone when I have a passenger who wants to charge.

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riceburner

Autocross Champion
Location
Nice Try, PPNT!
Car(s)
B5 S4, B8 S4
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