MK6 GTI PROJECT CAR SERIES
Modded Euros is pleased to announce our Project MK6 GTI. Our goal of this project was to take a mild mannered daily driver and turn it into a street tuned hatch that not only remains reliable but can keep up at the track. When it came time to modify this car, no expense was spared when looking at our product catalog and picking a wide variety of products that when combined truly transformed this VW to a new level.
In this first episode, we take a look at maintenance on our 2011 Volkswagen GTI. We purchased our GTI with around 70,000 miles on the odometer. Before we start adding power we wanted to complete some routine maintenance and get the car on the dyno to gather our base numbers.
Our stock power numbers for the car was 189 horsepower and 198 lbs of torque.
Don't worry, we are not done there, stay tuned to our next video below where we add even more power to our GTI.
Stock Dyno Numbers: 189whp / 198wtq
In our second episode, we go over the parts and software that are required for Stage 1+ & Stage 2. We are using parts from Unitronic & CTS Turbo on this portion of the build. Now that we have our stock power figures we head back to the Dyno for power numbers on both Stage 1+ & Stage 2. We also give you a brief overview of how the Uniconnect+ at home flashing solution works.
Our Stage 1+ power numbers for the car were 230 horsepower and 259 lbs of torque at the wheels, while our Stage 2 power numbers were 256 horsepower and 291 lbs of torque.
Don't worry, we are not done there, stay tuned to our next video below where we upgrade our brakes, suspension and wheels.
Stage 1+ Dyno Numbers: 230whp / 259wtq
Stage 2 Dyno Numbers: 256whp / 291wtq
In our third episode, we will be taking a look at upgrading the brakes, suspension, and wheels. For wheels, we went with Neuspeed's RSe11 in a 18x8.5 ET45. For brakes, we also went with Neuspeed's newly released 6 piston big brake kit. For our suspension setup, we went with Bilstein B14 Coilovers, Whiteline Front End Links, Whiteline Rear End Links, Neuspeed 25mm Front Sway bar & Neuspeed 28mm Rear Sway Bar.
We are not done yet, stay tuned to our next video below where we upgrade our clutch & mounts, and add a short shifter.
In our fourth episode, we will be taking a look at upgrading the short shifter, motor mounts, transmissions mounts, torque arm insert & clutch. For the short shifter, we used the DFG Tuning Adjustable short shifter. For Motor Mounts we used the CTS Turbo engine mounts as well as their transmission mount and torque arm insert. Finally, for clutch we used the South Bend Clutch Stage 3 Endurance Clutch Kit w/ Flywheel.
The best is yet to come so stay tuned to our next video below where we upgrade to a K04 kit and add the necessary hardware and software to support this upgrade in power.
In our fifth episode, we will be taking a look at upgrading the turbocharger, intercooler, diverter valve relocation kit, connecting rods & adding a Stage 2+ tune. For the K04, we used the CTS Turbo K04 Turbocharger Kit. For the intercooler we used the Unitronic MK6 Intercooler, as well as Unitronic's DV Relocation Kit. We also swapped out our factory connecting rods with Integrated Engineering Drop-In Connecting Rods. Finally, for we flashed our ECU to Unitronic's Stage 2+ software.