Very Belated Oryx White Golf R Build


Go Kart Champion
Mk 7.5 Golf R
Probably should have started this when I got the car, but now seems as good a time as any.....

2019 Volkswagen Golf R w/ DCC; DSG - Oryx White Pearl

Engine and Performance:

- APR Plus ECU Tune (91 Octane Low Torque)
- APR Plus DSG Tune (DQ381)
- APR Intercooler w/ Silicone Hoses
- APR Turbo Muffler Delete
- APR Turbo Inlet Pipe
- APR Carbon Fiber Accordion Inlet Hose
- APR PEX Open Air Intake
- APR Ignition Coils - Because RED
- RS7 (NGK) Spark Plugs
- aFe Drop-in Filter
- Intake Duct Block Off Plate (5Q0129849KT)
- OEM DQ381 Transmission Breather Line (0GC301472D)
- Milltek Valved Cat-back Exhaust w/ Black Exhaust Tips (SSXVW424) and Road+ Resonator (SSXAU619)

Suspension, Brakes, Aero, and Wheels:
- Neuspeed RSe10 Wheels (19x8; Gunmetal) w/ Continental DWS06 Tires (235/35ZR19)
- Neuspeed RSe11R Wheels (18x8.5; Gunmetal) w/ Continental DWS06 Plus Tires (235/40ZR18)
- ECS Titanium Lugs
- ECS 2-piece Front and Rear Slotted Rotors
- ECS Stainless Steel Brake Lines w/ Castrol SRF React Fluid
- Stoptech 309. (Street Performance) Composite Front and Rear Brake Pads
- OEM RS3 Brake Ducts
- Bilstein B6 Damptronic Shocks/Struts - By far the best mod IMO
- Eibach Pro Kit Lowering Springs w/ TEIN Spring Silencers
- Euro Sport Street Camber Kit
- SuperPro Adjustable Front End Links
- SuperPro Front Control Arm Bushing Kit (Standard Caster; KIT6360CAK)
- SuperPro Trailing Arm Bushings (SPF4195K)
- SuperPro Rear Toe Arm Bushings (SPF3350K & SPF4180K)
- Racingline MQB Subframe Alignment Kit
- APR Lower and 034 Motorsport Upper Dogbone Inserts
- APR Adjustable Rear Sway Bar (Soft Setting)
- MOOG Rear Sway Bar End-Links (Anti-rust Coated)
- Eurocode Front Chassis (Strut Tower) Brace
- iSWEEP Front Chassis Brace
- OEM Mk8 Rear ‘Aero’ Suspension Covers (5Q0501733 & 5Q0501734)
- OEM Underbody ‘Aero’ Cover (5Q0825236N)

Exterior Cosmetic and Safety:
- Oettinger Rear Spoiler (Gloss Black)
- OSRAM Dynamic Mirror Blinkers (Black Edition)
- OEM Aspherical Sideview Mirrors, Heated w/ DAP
- Bumperdillo
- SunTek Ultra Paint Protection Film (Full Hood, Bumper, Fenders, Headlights, and Mirrors)
- SunTek Altered Gloss Black Roof PPF
- BadgeSkins Front & Rear VW Logo Vinyl Decals
- IGL Kenzo Ceramic Coating (Full Exterior)
- BadgeSkins Vinyl “R” Logo Stickers on Calipers (Red) - VHT Clearcoated
- BadgeSkins Taillight Clear Tint
- Rear Reflector Tint
- Custom Vinyl Window Decals
- LegitSpeed Design Front License Plate Holder
- Klii Front and Rear License Plate Frames
- OEM Clubsport Center Caps (5G0601171BLYC)
- Gloss Black Exhaust Tips (OEM painted w/ high temp paint) - Stock Exhaust Replaced with Milltek Cat-back
- Metallic Candy-Apple Red “R” Logos (Front & Rear)
- BadgeSkins Vinyl “R” Logos on Sides w/ Black Blade Overlays
- OEM Wolfsburg Emblem Removed because it looked janky AF
- APR Valve Stem Caps (Gunmetal) + 999999999HP

Interior and Other:
- Low Profile Euro Rear Headrests
- Euro Spare Tire Kit
- Billet Paddle Shifters (eBay Knock-offs)
- Klii Vinyl VW Steering Wheel Insert (Oryx White Pearl)
- LEYO Black Billet Aluminum Climate Control Knobs
- BadgeSkins Vinyl “R” Logos (Red), Air Bag overlay (Black), and Start/Stop Stickers (Red) - These guys are awesome!!!
- Metallic Candy-Apple Red Engine Cover “R” Logo
- APR Logo on Engine Cover & ECU -50 Dignity + 75 Rice
- deAutoLED Footwell (blue), Glove Box (white), and Trunk (white)
- Infotainment Screen Protector
- Racingline Magnetic Haldex & Diff Plugs
- Custom Steering Wheel (Control Customs UK)

- Mirror-Dip in Reverse
- Road Sign Recognition
- Overlay On in Reverse
- Soundaktor Volume Reduced (not disabled completely)

All Work Done By:
New German Performance (NGP) Racing
Induktion Motorsports
Automotive Protection Services (APS)

Repairs/Major Mechanical Issues (& Mileage):
- 30k: Front Suspension developed severe squeaking. Diagnosed as improper grease used on strut bearings during previous install. Solved through new strut bearings and strut mounts.
- 45k: Misfires (P2006). Diagnosed as plugs incorrectly gapped after last replacement. Solved through correct gap.
- 55k: Suspension clunk. Diagnosed as front right SuperPro Endlink ball joint failure. Both endlinks replaced under warranty and problem solved!
- 66k: Battery died - original battery and was on its way out. Solved with a new battery 🔋

Planned Future Mods:
- APR Stage 1 93 Octane Low or High Torque Tune (post-warranty)
- Maxton V.3 Rear Valance (Diffuser) - f@ck this terribly molded waste of money…not even close to fitting!
- OEM Power Folding Mirrors w/ DAP
- Rocket Wires R-Logo Door Puddle Lights
- Ceramic Window Tint
- Color-matched OEM Door Edge Guards (5G4071370)






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Autocross Champion
Richmond, VA
Golf GTI, Camaro ZL1
That sucks... That photo of the stuff of nightmares after switching to 19”s lol. Beautiful car though. Since you have the APR Plus tune are you still under warranty?


Go Kart Champion
Mk 7.5 Golf R
Thanks and yup, kind of regretting not stepping down to 18’s and having the beefier sidewall (although I don’t know that it would have mattered in this case - hit a really large rock sitting in the middle of the road).

As for warranty, APR now covers the powertrain for the remainder of the factory term (6 years/72k), any non-powertrain issues still fall under the VW factory warranty. I *believe* that the powertrain portion of the factory warranty is still technically also there (just unlikely to result in work being done under warranty).

Golfs everyday

Autocross Newbie
Sorry to see on your bent wheel. Can you get that fixed and use as a spare?

I too bent an OZ wheel a few yrs ago on my GTI and the DWS06 on that wheel was fine. Insurance paid for a new wheel with tire however as the set was still fairly new and they thought it would be safer.


Go Kart Champion
Mk 7.5 Golf R
I was really debating going with the Milltek catback with black tips, but realized that all I was after was the aesthetic of the black tips - wasn’t looking for a change in the exhaust note and with the APR Plus tune, it wasn't going to make a difference in performance.

I decided to just go with the tips...just for a second...just to see how it feels

Courtesy of Xzibit Customs in Manassas VA - high temp gloss black painted tips on the OEM exhaust. This was done with the exhaust on the vehicle and have to say that I’m very impressed with the work Hans from Xzibit did!



Oh, and also more LEDs...

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Go Kart Champion
Mk 7.5 Golf R
I decided to make a change and went from the Badgeskins Vinyl logos (which are quite good) to custom painted metallic candy-apple red (thanks again to Xzibit Customs for fantastic work). I feel it’s still very subtle, but really like the additional small detail.

I also decided to swap on an APR Turbo Muffler Delete....yeahhhhhh...not the best use of money ever. My goal was a bit more sweet turbo noise and I was holding out hope I might see some ever-so-slightly improved throttle response. At least it’s a nice looking black color if I really look down in my engine bay?


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Autocross Champion
Richmond, VA
Golf GTI, Camaro ZL1
I just realized you’re in VA too! I’ve been seeing more and more MQB’rs in Virginia and I’m loving it.

If I’m ever cruising around in the NOVA area I’ll keep my eyes peeled for you. Love the exhaust tips and the red badges!