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Project MK7 GLI Update 4 -Turbo Upgrade

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It's the next step for our project GLI and its time for, to quote our friend James Pumphrey over at Donut Media,  "Mo Powa Baby!". Volkswagen has made a switch on the 2019 vehicles with the 2.0 TFSI engines to a Siemens ECU and management, previously utilizing BOSCH.  This is for all the various models that come with the 2.0T, the new for '19 GLI included. Currently, most of the big  VW tuners have software for the stock IS20 turbo, but our GLI is the first to run a big turbo set up.  Teaming up with CTSturbo, and based on...

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Project MK7 GLI - Update 3 - FMIC And More

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In preparation for our upcoming big turbo installation we knew that we had to have our bases covered. With any turbo upgrade, and even with the stock turbo, it's a great idea to upgrade your stock intercooler to one that is a bit more robust and up to the challenge of keeping those charge temperatures cooler.  We chose the Integrated Engineering Intercooler for a variety of reasons, but not limited to its unique construction and fit and finish.  It comes in at a very reasonable price point and includes everything necessary for installation while also being backed by proven results. ...

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Project MK7 GLI - Update 2 - Engine

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And Now For More Power We've been an APR dealer since 2005, and having had such a long and storied history, we can honestly say that we have been thoroughly pleased with their software offerings so far. For those who are not familiar with how software works, it is the process of downloading a new file and overwriting the existing code on your factory ECU (while still maintaining the ability to go back to factory settings). This new software alters the maps that control fueling, timing, boost, and a host of other parameters which essentially make it safe to dramatically...

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Project MK7 GLI - Update 1 - Suspension and Wheels

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Fixing the Fitment. Everyone knows that choosing the right wheels and suspension is critical in creating the desired effect.  With such a large and unassuming chassis like the GLI, nowhere is it more important to give this commuter car a more substantial appearance.  By upgrading the suspension and wheels, not only will our MK7 look noticeably better, but it will perform much better than the soft stock ride which is designed as a compromise by committee for the masses, and certainly not for the discerning driver.  H&R Lowering Springs  Suspension is one of the most important factors in determining your...

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Project Jetta GLI : Introduction

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It's been a tradition to carry on the legacy of the GLI model here at Black Forest Industries. While we have not had every generation, we have definitely done our part to keep the spirit alive and well.

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