THE BEGINNING, AND NOW
We got to know Adonis a while back with his white MK6 GTI. It all started with a Carbon Cleaning & DSG Service. One thing led to another, and soon enough we were installing coilovers and an APR cat back. After modifying his MK6 and getting it where he wanted, he added a 2019 Cornflower Blue Rabbit Edition GTI to his fleet! It wasn’t long until the bug got him on the “Wabbit”, too.
It started with a few small upgrades on the “Wabbit”. He truly planned to keep the car stock! But we could see his feelings change over time. Before we knew it, we were flashing APR Stage 1 on it. Weeks later, Adonis wanted to come back for Stage 2. When the bug bites, it really gets you good.
We went with the notorious South Bend Stage 2 Clutch Kit to start. This is a great clutch kit option that we always recommend as the pedal feel and feedback is still very enjoyable whilst being able to handle the extra power with ease. While we were in there, we couldn’t miss an opportunity for preventative maintenance so an iAbed rear main seal was installed. The amount of clutch jobs we’ve done on failure prone rear main vehicles without installing an iAbed upgrade is next to none. These seals really do the job, even for stock cars it’s cheap insurance. Next, this GTI was awaiting an alignment since the subframe had to be dropped, and Stage 2.
Adonis went with a killer option, Stage 2 High Torque with Aggressive Pops and Bangs. The Cornflower Blue Wabbit is ready to rip! Browse our gallery for photos.
Adding Mods, Losing Weight
We started with shaving some weight off the chassis with Seibon’s Carbon Fiber Hood and Hatch, along with a rear seat delete. Seibon’s hood and latch lined up great, but some cutting and filing were required to add all of the OEM pieces back. With that, we also removed the rear wiper with APR’s wiper delete. This made the new hatch look much cleaner as well as keeping weight to a minimum. HID headlights were added to keep everything bright at night, and a shift kit with stainless clutch line and a bleeder block were installed to keep shifts tight.
From there, we turned our attention to the engine bay. Siemens 630cc injectors were installed with a United Motorsports R32 custom tune and new spark plugs to up the power a tad. We modified a CTS Short Runner Intake to fit vacuum ports and also had the manifold powdercoated to match the rest of the car. Next, we took care of some failing strut mounts by replacing them with new PowerFlex bushings. Lastly, a Haldex controller and P3 gauge were the final touches to getting this R32 tidied up for Aaron. As you can see, he found himself a great candidate with a big brake kit pulled from a Porsche, coilovers, and lightweight wheels. Check out our gallery below.