Audi RS6 5.0 V10 4F/C6 Quattro Bi-Turbo BMC Performance Air Filter Upgrade, Parts & Installation

Audi RS6 5.0 V10 4F/C6 Quattro Bi-Turbo BMC Performance Air Filter Upgrade, Parts & Installation

A very simple upgrade for this RS6 5.0 V10, the paper air filters have been swapped out for BMC Performance filters, 5min job to install, longer to admire the engine and chat!  See the parts in our shop to upgrade today! link below \/ Let your RS6 breath easier.

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Audi RS6 5.0 V10 4F/C6 Quattro Bi-Turbo BMC Performance Air Filter Upgrade, Parts & Installation

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The Daily Race Car

What Lies Beneath


Robin got in touch with a cool looking white, 4-door, big bumper MK2, and what a MK2 it is.

From the outside, Robins MK2 has a seemingly understated OEM look to it, but if you’re¬†at a 1/4 mile track day and this comes up next to you, there’s¬†a good chance you’re¬†just going to see the back of it for this run… the only giveaway for the eagle-eyed¬†amongst its victims, is the badge that sits in the front grille…

Robin explains how he came to have this car, and gives us a rundown of this daily driven racer.

“I’ve owned the car for 11yrs.

It started life as a 2E 2L 8v digifant motor, eventually converted to a modern EFI making 91kw and 164nm.

These were produced in South Africa in 1992 under the VWSA motorsports banner, as a “test” vehicle for the mk3 gti as we never received a 16v mk3 gti, but one with a 2.0 8v.

The car is used as a true daily driver. Long road trips are part of its life. I drag race it and as a 1.8T 20v, it’s been down the strip over 320 times over 3 years. It’s seen a couple track days.

Plans to go big turbo are in the works, but not as quickly as I’d like.
The car is built on the foundation that if it can’t be a daily, I won’t build it.”

We love this dedication to keeping this as a useable, reliable car, but with the power to surprise a lot of newer cars.

We are loving how clean of an install this is, its almost as if it was there from factory.


Robin explains the spec here…

1.8T 20v AGU
K03
AJH intake
63mm downpipe and exhaust.
Custom intercooler and stainless steel piping.
GFB decepter pro 2 electronic bov
GFB G-force 2 electronic boost controller.
Powermods management with flat foot shifting and 2-step launch control.
Poly engine mounts

BC Racing BR edition coilovers.
16″ volk racing G25 lightweight 7J with 195/45 Nankang NS2 tyres.
14″ stock “rib cage” wheels are used in winter on Yokohama s-drive 185/55 tyres.

The car made 140kw 321nm at the wheels. With more work in the pipeline, we are going to keep in touch with Robin, as this build can only get better, and quicker.

We love how this MK2 has been built to be a true sleeper, easily mistaken for something it’s not, until it passes you, well done Robin, can’t wait to see where this goes.


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Alejandro’s Perfect MK3 from Mexico

Surf Green Perfection


So, we came across this absolute stunner by chance I suppose, Alejandro got in touch when we had some of the very last original stock of some cool green interior handbrake levers for the MK3. We were sent a picture of the car he was buying for, and we knew instantly that we needed more info on this beautiful green machine.



Alejandro sent us some amazing pictures and a spec list that any car guy would love, and it’s all packed into this Surf Green 90’s hatch.

The interior & exterior mods include:

  • Surf green metallic paint
  • European spec bumpers & tailgate
  • Heckblende
  • Rear golf emblem XX Edition Yahre
  • ABT skirts
  • BBS LM 17×7.5 & 8.5
  • Tires 165/40/17, 195/40/17 rear
  • Airlift Performance V2 air ride
  • Austrian auto DJ headlights and original Hella Smoke and Reflective fog light kit
  • Neuspeed Upper front and rear stabilizer bars.
  • GTi green Recaro seats & door cards
  • Green colour concept steering wheel
  • Green colour concept handbrake
  • Votex Pedals
  • 3.6 FSI engine
  • 312mm Cupra Discs.
  • Clutch Copper and fiber, Steering wheel and New Transmission.
  • Borla exhaust


The mods don’t stop there, Alejandro has also built quite a decent audio system in the R36 too, too make it sound as good as it looked.

Audio

  • Audiofrog GB15 Tweeters
  • Audiofrog GB60 Woofers
  • Audiofrog GB615C Xovers
  • In the back, we use a pair of coaxial Audiofrog GS62
  • Subwoofers Audiofrog GS10D2, a pair.
  • Audison AV Voce Quattro 800 watts for media
  • Audison AV Voce Quattro 1200 watts for subwoofers
  • The wiring came from SUONO, 100% copper, as well as the accessories.
  • The acoustic treatment on front doors and rear panels ran a load of Soundskins and ADS.
  • We also use Soundskins rings.
  • Signal quality and processing provided by a Pioneer DEX.P99RS, one of my preferred units for this type of projects where performance is a priority.


The interior is classic MK3, some subtle touches include the colour concept steering wheel and gear knob with green stitch, spy the Fischer cd holder and the perfect placement of the V2 controller.

The front of this MK3 just looks so clean, the smoked headlights and fogs work so well with the Surf Green, and you can just see that 3.6 FSI, the only clue to what lies beneath is the OEM R36 badge sitting in the 2-slat GTI grille.


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Thanks for sharing Alejandro, and keep up the amazing work with the MK3.


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One cool MK3 wagon

The second time’s the charm…

An awesome “started from the bottom” story from Trem, in his own words.

We love this wagon, enjoy.

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I got sucked into cars from a young age with my dad having ford Cortinas and Granada’s, but have always loved the ones that stood out from the crowd or don’t see anymore.

The main reason I went for a mk3 golf estate was that I needed a more practical car for when I go to steam rallies tractor pulling and no check engine lights, before that I had a Honda civic ej9, and yes it was fun to drive and work on, but being petrol and a hatchback it just wasn’t suitable for what I needed.

So I started putting the feelers out for a different car, a very good friend of mine Ben Byrne sent me a link on Facebook of a VW golf mk3 estate local to me. That was it, I decided I wanted to have a look so off I went, after getting a lift, had a look at it and took it for a test drive and decided to buy it and returned with it and started to plan how I wanted it to look.

It wasn’t all good news though, after doing nearly¬†everything I wanted to be done, I decided to sort the bodywork out and get it to show car condition, but used daily. That’s when we found out the floor was rotting and needed welding.
So I sent it to a garage, which ended that shells life when we went out it in for a mot and it failed on structural integrity. The hunt began to find and buy another shell and luckily, an awesome bloke called Phil Penna had one without the engine in and I purchased at a fair price. I sent the car to the welding guru Rob Appleby to sort the sills out, then it went off to the air wizard Harley Smith to refit the air ride.
After those two done what they had to do, the shell was sent to Dom Byrne for a full respray in blue and the engine bay went bright green. After he had worked his magic, I refitted the interior and other bits to it.
Exterior:
Hella dual headlights
Us front splitter
Lower and upper bumper air ducts
Red, black, red Hella rears
Rear Japanese numberplate tub

Chassis:
Airlift performance 3p air ride
Schmidt modern lines 16×7.5j et20
Volk rays 16x8j and 16x9j 3 piece splits

Interior:
Rear vr6 leather seats
Half leather half cloth front seats
Custom stainless steel gear knob from lathe cave
Pioneer head unit
Custom floor mats
Black headliner
Black ABC pillars
Black load liner
Black leather load cover
Black grab handles in the rear
Black sunglasses holder front

So after 18 month’s being off the road, I now drive her everywhere and anywhere daily and have attended a couple of shows and got mixed reactions.
Got to say a big thank you to my girlfriend Charlotte for putting up with it, Ben Byrne For finding the first golf, Rob Appleby for being a welding guru and being there when things go wrong, Harley Smith for fitting the air ride, Dom Byrne for the paintwork, Duncan Russell for sorting bits out and to anyone else who have helped out.

We hope you loved seeing and reading about this awesome wagon. If you have a cool motor, old or new, get in touch with us to be featured here too. We also have Facebook and Instagram so you can catch us there too.
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Peace out VW fans

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Jordan’s VR6 B4 Passat

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One cool OEM+ Wagon


This Passat started its life back in 1995, coming from the factory, fitted with the brilliant VR6 lump, making this B4, a cool wagon in its own right.

Now, since being in the Hands of its owner, Jordan, its had somewhat of an OEM + upgrade.


Picture: WOTPIX

From the outside, you easily see the subtle touches that this car has, including being nicely lowered over a set MK1 Audi TT wheels, which do actually look quite at home on this 90’s estate.

The rear is just as tidy as the rest of the car, also sporting those OEM slightly tinted rear lights.

In keeping with the nice clean style of this car, the inside has the full leather treatment, with the cool addition of a US spec MK2 Scirocco deep-dish steering wheel. Again, keeping quite well with the classy theme that’s¬†going on.

 

Picture: Mark Rodway for Vagroots

Now, the B4 Passat could easily be overlooked on a show field, (depending on different peoples tastes that is), this one’s an eye catcher though, and the more discerning VW fans will notice the VR6 badge, just a clue to what lurks beneath. To some, it may just seem like an old estate with a VR in it, but as they say, looks can be sometimes deceiving, as Jordan has been busy under the bonnet too…

Once in Jordan’s hands, the factory fitted 12v 2.8 VR6 was swapped out for a 24v 2.8 V6 setup from a 2002 MK4 4motion.

He didn’t¬†quite stop there either, while he was doing engine bits, it got treated to a custom TrackSlag¬†manifold, and a de-cat-ed exhaust system too. Pair these with a custom remap and the car now sits at around 220 BHP. A nice figure for this car, not over the top, but enough to make this big wagon get from A to B a fair bit quicker, and with that awesome V6 noise.

So there we have it, Jordan’s awesome VR6 Passat. Tastefully done, nice and clean, a lovely daily. We do hope to see more soon but with an amazing looking project on the side (A lovely classic beetle, more on that soon we hope), will this stay as it is? Or is there more planned? Time will tell.


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Richards VR6 Vento, from Hungary with love

A labour of love

Now, it’s no secret that here at VWPI we do love a mk3, whatever the variation, hatch, estate or saloon.

But this Vento came to my attention again recently, what first took my eye was the colour, I knew it wasn’t¬†a factory MK3 hue, but it looked right at home on this booted beauty.

I’ve¬†known the car existed for a while, and I’ve¬†kept up with the build as much as I could, and enjoyed seeing its progression at the hands of its owner, Richard. It’s not one of those wildly over the top builds, it’s subtle, classy and executed to perfection. But anyway, I’ll let Richard explain in his own words, enjoy MK3 lovers.


I got sucked into cars in general quite quickly. I don’t pick sides, I adore all of the good ones, like with everything in life.
The reason I got stuck with a VW is that in Hungary where I’m from, they are common and they are quite reliable before a certain period (I’m talking about you MK4 with your check engine lights!).
Joke’s aside I started with a cheap little runaround MK2 petrol Golf.

I loved it totally, I could service it myself with a couple of tools, but it didn’t make enough power and I always wanted a VR6 engined car. Doing an Engine swap was not an option as legally it is a complete disaster to register the car and get an MOT here.

So I started to look up other VR engined VWs, so the choice was the Vento.
I used to see one, in particular, every day on my way to school back in the day, and I fell in love with them. It is not the best looking VW for most, but I just loved it since I was a little one.
So the hunt began, obviously, there wasn’t any in the country in decent shape, so I had to dig deeper.
I eventually found the one for me in Switzerland.
Fully serviced, with all the paperwork, keys etc. It was a match made.

Its a 1992 model, so early spec, and I’m a proud owner of her for 8 years now.

I remember like it was yesterday, a couple of years after I got her, and after lots of planning and thinking I sat down with a couple of A4 sheets and started to write a list what I wanted to do on the car, this includes all the little nitpicky things.
I ended up writing 4 pages and at this point I can say that every last one of these boxes are ticked.

The car had a full respray, even though it was in good shape, I wanted something unique, so I have gone with a rare-ish Corrado colour, the light grey metallic, I’ve saved money for that for months, that was one of the reasons I have worked abroad.
I have hunted down a lot of rare (I know it’s commonly used) parts, some of them I hunted for, no kidding, 5 years, this being a mint pair of Votex side skirts (these are still waiting to be installed) and travelled 1200 km for a NIB Highline Votex steering wheel for example.

The MK3 was really a hit back in the 90s for aftermarket part distributors, they have made loads of accessories for them, so I was instantly hooked.
For example a couple I love the most:

Votex skirts, Bonrath mono wiper, Perana rear window louvre from South Africa, Rieger and Henry Lloyd lips, US parts, COX 628 SI front strut bar from Japan, Black Recaro CC seats, Wooden dash decor set, Various in pro taillights, ZKW fogs and Anni fogs, rare badges (Thanks to Luke over at UKMK3s :)) and the list goes on.
All of these parts are mint or in new condition, so you can say I was kinda addicted to collecting.

I’ve also hunted down the wheels in Ireland from a MK4 Supra after a couple of years of playing part detective, especially for my fitment, they are Autostrada Modenas, 17x8x8,5 Staggered and refinished/ colour matched with my car, also redrilled professionally to 5×100. Others dream about BBS RS’s etc, but these were the holy grail for me, as a 90s kid, the F40 was all over my wall, so these wheels resemble my love for that beast.
Also, I’m a massive Dragon Ball fan, you know that Japanese anime where everyone got stronger the bigger they shout?
So I planted some easter eggs on my car too, custom made a manga vinyl sheet and wrapped certain parts in the boot and also made a Capsule Corp. window sticker also colour matched.

For this year I let the coilovers go and built my own air ride setup, with Airlift V2 management.
I’ve never seen my car sitting nicer and lower, absolutely loved it the moment I was done with it.
When the guys at Airlift Performance shared my photos I was absolutely shocked. I was like jumping around at work and couldn’t believe it.

I never took the car to car shows before 2018 as I felt it wasn’t done, it wasn’t presentable.
But this year I went to two shows and brought two trophies home. And one is really special for me, as this fest/meeting is organized by the one and only VW magazine here in Hungary and I was a visitor a couple of times at a younger age, so this was the first time I was there with this car, and a couple of guys insisted that I enter the car for show and shine, and I really didn’t want to, as I’m not a show off kinda person. I never really did anything on the car because it was a trend at that time, I did everything for myself, the way I wanted.
So when the judges shouted my name for best of show.. I couldn’t believe it. So that trophy is really special.

It is no biggie for most but for a guy like me who had grown up in a, let’s say, modest environment in a small eastern european country, working on his car alone, none of my single friends are petrolheads for 8 years, not to mention the sacrifices I made to get this thing at this stage, this means the world to me, a massive appreciation to all the hard work I’ve put into this thing.

Richard


There we have it, folks, many thanks to Richard for taking the time to get a little bit of his Vento journey into words for us.

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The Golf MK3. The new era of special editions.

It’s 1991. Time for a change.

So, the MK3 Golf, considered by few, as really nothing special, it’s usually the purists or lovers of the more modern vehicles that don’t feel it deserves the respect that it gets, but here, we love them. A lot. They have a certain style, a character that’s¬†indescribable, only MK3 owners know what we mean.

So, as the successor to the ever popular MK2, (which managed to sell well over 10 million cars), VW knew they had to make this 3rd generation bigger and better, but how? Well, with a few firsts for the company, including new technologies, new engines, body styles and models with added special features and designations.

Over its production period, VW released the MK3 in a number of different guises, from the entry level Ryder, with steel wheels and standard interior, up to the VR6 Highline, which boasted the first 6 cylinder engine to be seen in a Golf, and a plush, leather-clad interior, furnished with special wood covered steering wheels and gear knobs.

Carrying on with the theme of special editions, VW released 3 models as part of its sponsorship of 3 European tours of the famous rock bands, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi. Each of the variations of these editions received Stickers of the band names on the rear quarters and tailgate, along with a snazzy interior with the band names stitched into the headrests.

To go with these editions, VW commissioned a range of merchandise, such as t-shirts, pens, models and keyrings.

 

Later on, in 1996, came the Colour Concept. Available in Red, Yellow, Blue, Green and Black. Furnished with comfy Recaro seats with body coloured centre panels, door cards and gear knob and gaitor, with a leather steering wheel and silver faced dials. These models certainly did stand out from the crowd.

As a celebration of 2o years of the VW GTI, VW made 1,000 of the 20th Anniversary model. Featuring red/black chequered Recaro pews, red seatbelts, and red stitching and accents throughout. It came fitted with 16″ spit BBS wheels too for that extra bit of exclusivity. Nowadays they are sought after, but due to the low numbers made (600 8v, and 150 16v models) they are increasingly harder to come by. If you have one, look after it.

Also in 1996, and unfortunately¬†only available in the US, VW made the Harlequin model. Now, if you’ve seen one, you will definitely remember it. These special cars came in a multicoloured hue, consisting of¬†Tornado Red, Ginster Yellow, Pistachio Green and Chagall Blue. There were 3 base versions, each with a different variation of the classic colours. Many consider this oddly painted GL 5 door the grail of MK3’s, while others look and think, why? One thing is for certain, we absolutely¬†love them here.

Other variations of the MK3 include the Variant, the very first Golf estate car, which today is still very popular, and the MK3 panel van, based on the 3 door hatchback, and fitted with body panels instead of the side rear windows. The MK3 van is a rare thing nowadays and quite sought after among the fans of them. Do you have one? We would love to see it…

Over the course of the production span of the MK3, there were many, many different specs, styles and extras. Here we’ve shown you our favourites, do you own a special edition MK3? Do you have a high spec Highline? Or anything in between? We would love to see it, please get in touch if you’d like your car featured here in future.

Long Live the MK3.

 

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UKMK3’s at Ultimate Dubs

So, show season got off to a good start recently, with the first big show of the year, Ultimate Dubs.

It looked to be a great show, with some amazing builds, and vehicles showing up from all over the UK and Europe, with many clubs also turning up to rep their local guys with their club stands.

The most important one for us though, the club that we proudly sponsor, UKMK3s, they had a club stand inside one of the main halls, and one outside too, for maximum exposure, organised by Ben Kemp of UKMK3s.

The quality of cars on display for us was as always, top notch, with MK3’s of all colours and styles making the trip to show that mk3’s are very far from being forgotten about.

The indoor stand drew crowds all weekend, and proved very popular. Comprising of some fine mk3’s, including Ryan’s hydro’d estate, Jamie’s homage to the iconic Harlequin, and Luke’s smooth, minty green 3 door.

Pics : Strictly Come Stancing

The outdoor club stand had as much interest too, with prime placement outside the international centre, they got plenty of coverage throughout the day, with pics and reviews on social media.

Pics : Strictly Come Stancing and Ben @ UKMK3’s

Everyone had a brilliant day showing their MK3’s, we look forward to seeing more UKMK3s club stands at future shows.

MK3 <3

Show Season 2018 Is Here!

Show season is back!

 

So it’s come back around again, the UK car show season is set to officially kick off with the first big show of the year, Ultimate Dubs 2018.

With every year that passes, the UK car scene grows bigger and more interesting all the time, with constant new builds, new cars, products, and people forever pushing the boundaries of car modification, expressing their ideas and personalities through amazing vehicles.

For a number of years now, we have been the sponsor of the biggest UK club for the MK3 Golf – UKMK3s, and for the past few years UKMK3s have attended Ultimate Dubs, in the form of club stands, indoor, and outdoor. All to try and grow the club, and so a selection of the members can show off their MK3’s that they have proudly restored/rebuilt in the season opener.

This year is no exception, the club has organised another indoor and outdoor club stand, the word was put out, and a number of applicants come forward for the chance to show their MK3, and rep for their club.

So, if you’re at the show, make sure to stop by the UKMK3s stands and admire the MK3s, say Hi, they’re friendly, I promise :-D

So, until we get some pictures from this years show, here’s a few from a past UD, hope you enjoy.

 

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