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A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

A Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing

by Bluewater Staff. April 2, 2018

Converting a Golf Sportwagen into a Golf R


This project was such a fun one for the guys back in the shop. We had a customer come in with a 2016 VW Golf Sportwagen looking to do some serious upgrades to get this Sportwagen running more like a Golf R. This vehicle came to us fully stock and in the photos below you can see a full breakdown of everything we did to get this baby decked out, and all within a week!

Here's a breakdown of all the modifications we did to this vehicle:

  • APR IS38 Stage 3 ECU Tune
  • IS38 Turbo Upgrade (OEM Golf R Turbo)
  • Golf R Big Brake Kit (OEM Golf R Front Brakes)
  • APR Cold Air Intake
  • APR Secondary Air Intake Filter
  • APR Turbo Inlet Pipe / Stage 2 Intake
  • APR Silicone Coolant Hose
  • APR Front Mount Intercooler
  • Turbocharger Installation Kit
  • EBC Red Stuff Brake Pad Set
  • ECS Stainless Stain Brake Lines
  • ST Performance Rear Sway Bar
  • Neuspeed Sway Bar Endlinks
  • 034 Motorsports Dogbone Mount
  • Denso Spark Plugs
  • Bilstein PSS10 Coilover Kit

Here are some photos of all the modifications we did on this vehicle.

Overall, after the upgrades we've done to this Golf Sportwagen including Golf R brakes, and the Golf R turbo, this Sportwagen can hang with any of the modified Golf R's out there. Some would even say this could be a Golf R Sportwagen, getting the convience of a wagon with the performance of a Golf R. Although this model is FWD, you can purchase this same model in AWD and then you're really close to having a Golf R wagon. Have a Golf Sportwagen you want to convert to a Golf R like this bad boy? Give us a call to schedule an appointment today!

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