MODEL: GOLF MKIV
ENGINE: 3.2L V6 TURBO
TRANSMISSION: 6-SPEED MANUAL
EXTERIOR COLOR: DEEP BLUE PEARL
INTERIOR COLOR: BLACK
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This particular example in Deep Blue Pearl, was originally delivered in August of 2004 and started its life under the ownership of an enthusiast who applied 10,772 miles over the course of four years before selling to its second owner in Washington in August of 2008. A street hot-hatch easily driven on the street with fantastic feedback when venturing out to b roads. Carving corners is what it does best. Easily taken without adjustments needed to an autocross or used for an occasional HPDE. As read below, the vehicle’s second owner added an EIP turbo kit with C2 software, headspacer and spec stage 4 clutch and flywheel. The rest of the car was 100% stock when Nothing Leaves Stock purchased the vehicle in July 2011 with 29,172 miles. Many additional upgrades and weight removal are itemized below for entry within One Lap of America.
R32 Basics…(note: highly modified from original)
When the R32 came to market, it was an immediate hit and well known as a buffed-up Golf. The heart of the R32 is a 3.2-liter DOHC 24-valve version of VW's ingenious VR6. With variable valve timing on both the intake and exhaust cams, this is the most powerful edition of the narrow-angle V-6 that had been offered in a Golf with 240 horsepower at 6250 rpm and 236 pound-feet of torque from 2800 to 3200 rpm. When Car and Driver reviewed the R32 in 2004, they stated, “Bore and stroke were stretched to expand displacement from 2792 to 3189 cubic centimeters, although it's still a long-stroke design and thus not a high-rpm screamer. But midrange response is robust, the revs soar eagerly to the 6500-rpm redline, and the sounds emerging from the twin exhausts--Wagner on a baritone sax--are worth the substantial price of admission.” True to its name, the R32 offers a level of excitement that most manufacturers today fall short of replicating.
Under the hood you’ll find a menacing VR6 bolted to a six-speed manual transmission integrated with VW's Haldex all-wheel-drive system, VW calls 4MOTION. Something the GTI has never had. Allowing traction at all four corners planted by 7.5-by-18-inch aluminum alloy wheels with 225/40 tires. Such sizing allows for proper cornering and also for making the most of the oversize vented rotors and blue-anodized four-piston calipers at all four corners. You’ll quickly find braking to be the one of the most dynamic features of the R32.
The R32 included many additional features including Porsche Turboesque front air intakes, a rear spoiler (now removed) atop the hatch, darkened taillamp lenses, and subtle ground-effects rocker-panel extensions. Inside, you’ll find aluminum trim, proper foot pedals, a three-spoke wheel (now removed), and power sunroof. As with most VW products of the time, a Monsoon audio system with 8-speakers kept up with the sound emitted from the tail end.
Weighing in at 3400 pounds -now 2,950 wet est., it was a bit portly for quick sprints and 300lbs heavier than the GTI VR6. With 0 to 60 times in the mid sixes, it wasn’t a slouch. You’ll find a bit of roll in hard cornering, but recovery is quick in transitions. Few street cars offer as much response and rarely inspire such confidence.
Limited to 5,000 units, the R32 was a rare bird to begin with.
SYNOPSIS OF BUILD – MANY UPDATED AND ADDITIONAL ITEMS HAVE BEEN ADDED AND NOTED BELOW:
In July 2011, the R32 was acquired by the owner of Nothing Leaves Stock, or NLS as most call the high-performance VW tuner shop located in Coopersburg, PA. Just finishing the 2011 Tire Rack One Lap of America in his customers R32, he was hooked and wanted to buy one to build to run in 2012.
This shop has specialized in building and sorting high-performance VW’s alike for a number of years. Hence the name, this particular R32 was built for the track. The following list is for historical reference as we are not sure if something of the parts listed have been removed or changed.
NLS was tasked with building a vehicle to run in TireRack /MotorTrend’s One Lap of America hosted by TireRack - 7 days, 3500 miles, 8 race tracks!
The only modifications to the car prior NLS acquiring the vehicle, included an EIP turbo kit with C2 software, headspacer and spec stage 4 clutch and flywheel. The rest of the car was 100% stock.
In July 2011 the build began. Initial parts list was quite extensive and was based off of the C2 turbo setup with a 6265 turbo, but using a "S" housing 4'' inlet .68 ar. using theirt coated cast manifold and 3'' SS downpipe to custom NLS exhaust. A new HPA AWIC intake manifold was installed to remove piping and allow for a clean look.
Additional items installed:
- Brembo 356mm BBK
- Hotchkis front and rear hollow sway bars
- Bilstein PSS9's
- H2sport camber kit
- Carbon fiber hatch and hood
- Boost and AF gauges
- MOMO deep suede wheel
- HPA AWIC
Build took approximately 2.5 months with many long hours and additional parts and fabrication along the way. The R32T was fired up for the first time mid September.
Here’s a link to the initial start up: https://www.flickr.com/photos/32565044@N07/6151471268/
Anticipation was growing for those who were following the build and was to be shown for the first time at H20 2012 in October. A few hiccups along they led to a tear down of the original engine to find two pistons had a piece cracked off in the ring area. New rod bearings, Integrated Engineering (IE) rods and coated pistons, rings, gasket etc. were installed overnight - from 4pm to 1pm next day in time for H20! She was up and running!
Quick video showing the insanely fast spooling: https://www.flickr.com/photos/32565044@N07/6192328997/
And another video at a safe 10psi rowing through gears: https://www.flickr.com/photos/32565044@N07/6192711057/
After a few drives around town and enthusiast gatherings, the R32 went to NGP to get on the dyno. 385whp at 11psi and then at 18psi and ended up with 440whp and 456 ft-lbs at 18psi.
A few issues with the coil/wire setup from a weak spark were found during the runs and tended to once back at the shop. They figured 500whp was easily within reach!
Here’s a video from the pulls: https://youtu.be/fqB24eOban0
In early March, while under full throttle and full boost, then engine let go due to oil starvation and a failed rod bearing. A freshly built motor went in the same week; new 44mm Tial watercooled wastegate and dump setup, oil cooler, rear Peloquin diff, new fire system (no longer on car) and heat wrap, and fire proof fire wall cover. Build lasted a few weeks and she was off running a DE event at New Jersey Motorsports Park.
Track day was successful and a few more modifications ensued:
- New manifold with a 44mm vband built in
- New clucth and flywheel
- Brass subframe bushings
- Innovative Design tubular control arms
The R32 then entered Tire Rack’s One Lap of America event in early May piloted by Josh Paashaus of Coopersburg, Pa and Steve Lannoch of Broadview Heights, OH. This vehicle along with another R32, which ran the event the previous year, both ran in 2012. From May 5 to May 12, the vehicle was put to the limits. Seven days, over 3500 miles, and eight different racetracks! The R32 performed well over the course of the event and never saw any additional failures.
VWVortex Froum build info:
One Lap Entrant List:
Immediately after the event, the vehicle was posted for sale as the shop owner was on to the next build.
Here’s a list of the items from the original for sale post:
-483whp on high boost (NLS states easily capable of 500whp+)
-C2motorsports tune, no SAI, no cat. 550 fueling, 2nd inline pump, 4'' intake and maf
-IE rods and JE pistons Forge internals with arp everything. fully machined and all new block and head. valve job etc. ALL NEW gaskets, waterpump, chains, guides, tensioners etc
- Mk5 baffles plated oil pan and new pump,
- New Southbend clutch and flywheel.
- Innovative Design & Fabrication Tubular control arms and modified ball joints.
- H2sport Camber plates.
- Rear adjustable arms.
- 14.5" 2 piece rotors with 996 front big brake kit (Brembo)
-Rear ECS 13.1 2 piece big brake kit.
-3" turbo back no cat, passes emissions.
heat wraped downpipe, wg tube, cables, firewall, intake manifold underside etc
-Water cooler tial mvr wasteagate.
-new Precision 6265 s-trim- 4'' inlet and 2.5 out, 3'' vband .82 ar exhaust.
-Auto power race cage.
-Yarrowsport rear strut bar.
-Hockis hollow race adjustable swap bars.
-CAE vwms shifter.
-boost and AF Gauges.
-bigger Aluminum rad. Low temp fan and tstat.
-Brass subframe bushings and shifter mounts.
-Bildon wheel stubs and steel race lugs.
-HPA awic intake manifold and a 2x12x24 core and rear water box.
-Forge Super dv. 4" intake and air box.
-Brail 7lb battery. (standard sized battery back in car)
-Lightened 380lbs. Carbon hatch and hood. No rear seat. Still has AC and radio.
-5 1552 Tarmac 18x8.5 wheels with 5 new dunlop tires and 4 65% used tires.
-Carbotech 10 race pads and new street front pads.
-No rubber anything in front end.
-Lightened crank pulley.
-SS brake lines.
-Dual stage boost controller.
-HPA comp haldex cotroller.
-pull fire system in engine bay(needs a bottle) (since removed)
-real, not show tow hooks front and rear
-BFI green stg3? motor mounts
-5 point harness,
-carbon hood and hatch.
-all new fluids
-still has full front interior, ac, ps and radio- kept for one lap comforts
-has a wrap on the sides (mostly removed), paint and body is very clean. no damage at all, no crashes, no repaint on any parts! Stickers and wrap can come off with now issue.
It was purchased by the current owner in Indianapolis, IN in October of 2012 with 36,737 miles and has only seen 927 miles since! The vehicle was immediately transported to C2 Motorsports and while inspecting the vehicle in preparation for sale, unfortunately blew the engine while on the dyno.
Here are a couple of the dyno pulls at C2 prior to blowing the engine.
Rather than get a re-manufactured engine in the US with the possibility of the crank being ground etc) the current owner wanted to ensure a brand new R32 engine from Germany was installed. No expenses were spared. Estimated high boost at 450whp and low boost in high 300’s. Low boost set at waste gate spring, high boost adjusted by boost controller. Switch on steering is for high/low boost. If light off, vehicle is at low boost.
The vehicle has been in a private garage and rarely driven since. Additional services included an entire year spent at C2 Motorsports. Additional investment estimated over $22,000 from the most recent owner as itemized below.
· Peloquin front and rear differentials - $2,045
· New Recaro Profi XL’s - $2,090
· Planted Seat Backets aluminum mounting brackets with for and aft adjustment
· Saebelt racing harnesses (exp 2019) - $1,046
· Hella European HID Glass lensed headlights (protector film installed when new) - $1,100 + film
· OEM new steel skid plate (not installed) included - $460
· OEM headlights included
· New BBS CH002 Wheels (excellent condition) - $1,760
· Bridgestone Potenza RE11 (date code 45/11)
January 2011 – ProKote Indy - $160
· Roll hoop removed and powder coated
November 2012 – C2 Motorsports - $1,401.20
· 6 New Bosch 950cc fuel injectors – EV14 style
· 3.5” Diameter PRO MAF allows for re-calibration and 360 degree sampling design. Includes filter. Rectangle connector. Comes w/ pigtail.
November 2012 – C2 Motorsports – $1,035
· R&R injectors
· Wire / unwire
· Install / fab MAF
· Weld intake
· Wiring MAF/IAT
· Install rear diff
· Gear oil
December 2012 – C2 Motorsports - $60
· 3” ID 45 degree formed hose SAEJ20
· 94100-0350 SS T-bolt clamp
January 2013 – C2 Motorsports - $9,826.78
· Wossner 3.2L Pistons. Ceramic coated.
· Carillo Rods
· Main bearing set. Dry film coated by Calico
· Rod bearing set. Dry film coated by Calico
· Head stud kit
· New long block motor
· Ferrea intake / exhaust valves and titanium retainers
· Precision Ceramic bearing turbo
· All arp hardware.
· Turbo Cams
Vehicle was transported from the owner’s private garage and taken to The Car Vault in Brownsburg, IN for inspection in July 2020. Vehicle saw a fresh oil change and new filter and left with a clean bill of health. Vehicle has been driven approximately 15 miles since for photos and driving videos.
Weight with fluids believed to be around 2,950lbs.
Tires: Bridgestone Potenza RE11
Depth: 7/32 around
Date code: 45/11
· EPC light on – due to traction control being coded out
· Airbag light on – due to aftermarket steering wheel and seats
· Door light on (rear hatch connector)
· Rear hatch switch on driver side door disengaged
· Windows, radio, sunroof, visor lamps, fuel filler door switch, power mirrors all function properly
· Key fob lock and unlock function properly
· Fan speeds function properly
· Heat functions properly
· A/C functions properly (blows cold)
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