2012 Volkswagen Golf R

Post By: Dan Kelly

Date: 05/07/2023

The Story

Bought it in highschool in pretty poor condition, rebuilt the tranny and fixed the rust+repainted it as well as tons of smaller fixes and maintenance over just shy of 3 years. Its gotten me through highschool and college with only stranding me on the side of the road once. if you can't tell I am a fan of the split 5 spoke wheel design from the pictured wheels only being the CRs and the pretorias. Just ordered some Seibon carbon fenders at the start of January, so watch for those pictures when they show up.

Current Setup

  • Wheels: Work CR Kai
  • Suspension: bilstein b14
  • Tires: Pirelli centauro p7 225 40 18
  • Performance: APR RSC turbo-back
  • Performance: APR high pressure fuel pump
  • Performance: APR Carbonio intake
  • Performance: Bully Clutch Racing stage 3 clutch and single mass flywheel
  • Performance: Forge diverter valve
  • Performance: ECS short shift kit
  • Performance: APR stage 2+ tune
  • Performance: Bosch R8 coil packs
  • Interior: Prosport boost gauge
  • Exterior: Plate relocation
  • Exterior: Vland euro taillights
  • Exterior: Seibon carbon fibre fenders 10mm wider
  • Performance: 034Motorsport Spherical Dogbone Mount
  • Performance: Racingline Drop in Air Filter


Dan Kelly

12 Golf R Waterloo, Ontario