Walter came to Excelerate Performance in early 2015 with a brand spankin’ new MK7 Volkswagen Golf R looking for some upgrades. With a mere 248 miles on the clock this had to be the lowest mileage car we have flashed with APR software. It all started at stage 1, then came stage 2, then we installed minor suspension, interior, and exterior components here and ther. We began to see just how enthusiastic Walter was so see the gains to be had from modifications. We knew the bug bit hard and I am not quite sure Walter knew what he was getting into until he mentioned that when he finds a hobby he goes 100%, all in. He wasn’t kidding, if you saw this mans arsenal of video and photography equipment you would know just how serious these words mean.

Setting budget and power goals are quite valuable when picking an upgrade path to take, especially in a modern day Volkswagen, the paths break off into trails.  I am not sure Walter knew what he was in for long term, but with a little bit of guidance and proactive research Walter has landed himself a winning combo that is not only fast and fun to drive, the car has also been proven reliable.

Stay tuned to this build page as we continue to progress with Walters Golf R. The platform is still young and we have yet to find the limitations for the MK7 platform. Its going to be a long ride, so buckle up.

Engine & Transmission

APR Built Long Block
(Pistons, Rods, Coated Bearings,valve job, valve springs)
APR Stage 3 EFR Turbo Kit w/ Cast downpipe
APR Stage 3+ MPI Fueling Kit
APR v5.0 ECU Calibration
APR v2.5 DSG Calibration
AWE Switchpath Exhaust – Chrome 102mm
APR Carbon Fiber Intake
APR Carbon fiber turbo inlet pipe
APR Oil Catch Can
APR Tuning Intercooler
iAbed Rear Main Seal
APR Clutch Packs
Wavetrac Limited Slip Differential
Super Pro Roll Control Engine Mounts

Suspension, Steering & Braking

MSS Street Standard Spring Kit
Integrated Engineering Camber plates
Super Pro Adjustable Lower Control Arms.
Super Pro Front and Rear End Links
TyrolSport Dead Set Kit
H&R 27mm Adjustable Front Sway Bar
Super Pro 24mm rear Sway Bar
034 Motorsport Subframe mount Inserts
034 Motorsport Dogbone Mount Insert
Eurocode Front Upper Strut Bar
Eurocode Rear Tie Bar
StopTech Trophy Big Brake Kit 355mm ST-60
StopTech Slotted Rear rotors, pads and stainless lines

Exterior & Extra Modifications

OEM Euro Face Lift MK7.5 Taillights
XLR8 harness and coding for Sequential Signals
P3 Cars Digital Vent Gauge
Euro Power Folding Mirrors & VCDS Coding
OEM European Brushed Mirror Caps
BAK Performance Custom Steering Wheel
OEM Euro MK6 R 19″ Talladega Wheels
Michelin Pilot Supersport Tires
Flow Design Splitter & Side Skirts
Polished Oil Filter Housing and Oil Cap, Washer Fluid, and Dipstick
SwoopsBuilt Fabricated Brake Fluid Reservoir



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