This year, the Goldrush Rally made Cleveland a stop on its way from Las Vegas to New York City. This is an event similar to the Gumball 3000 Rally. They have a pretty awesome route through the continental US. This meant that during the afternoon there were some amazing supercars rolling down I-90 E headed into downtown Cleveland. We rolled on the highways, found some of the cars, picked up some extralegal races, and eventually ended up taking some pictures of the cars around W.3 and Huron downtown. Glad to see some of our customers down there too!
Events like this make us think about putting together a road rally event for Euro cars. Wonder if there’s any interest. Check out some of the cars from the Rally below!
We had a local dealer drop off a Mk7 GTI today in order to check out the fitment for some of the parts that we’ve gotten into stock. Besides the European-spec LED taillights that we’ve lined up, we also have performance parts for the newest 2015 VW GTIs, Golfs, and Rs from the usual line up of top-shelf companies. APR, H&R, Volkswagon Racing, VMR, and Neuspeed, to name a few, have all developed best-of-breed items to help propel your new Mk7 BW GTI to it’s highest performance potential.
We have the 06E905115E “Red Top” Audi coil packs in stock and ready to ship
If you are the owner of a FSI/TSI powered car and you’re experiencing misfires we stock the R8 coil packs. These come stock in most of the high output Audi engines and we’ve had good luck using these when the stock FSI/TSI coils fail, which we’ve seen a lot of lately. We also highly recommend using these coils when installing a K04.
The Audi R8 coil packs can be purchased from HS Tuning online by clicking the above image or HERE.
Here’s a shot of some of the coil packs that just arrived.
For those of you looking for more technical data on these coil packs, here is what we’ve found so far with our bench ( oscilloscope ) testing:
These coils can be used on your FSI/TSI engine at ANY level of modification. They function just as well on a dead stock car as a highly modified one.
They are NOT the same coils with red housings. The secondary circuit on the R8 coils has a higher resistance (more windings) than the stock coils. In fact the secondary circuits were slightly closer to the Okadas we tested than the secondary of the stock coils.
We tested these between 12 and 16 volts (remember if your alternator is charging properly the input will be right around 14). We tested them between 200 and 16,000rpm. The stock coils started to misfire at a much lower rpm than the R8′s with a stock spark plug gapped @ .032″.
The spark was visibly brighter and more intense on the R8′s when compared to the stock coils @ every rpm we compared in the stock rev range. We didn’t compare anything under 1,000rpm.
We were able to open the gap on the plugs much further with the R8′s than the stock plug with out misfiring at the same rpm/voltage.
Here is what we were finding as an AVERAGE on the secondary circuit for each of the coils:
Stock: 3.3 M ohms
5 cylinder coils: 4.75 M ohms
R8′s: 5.31 M ohms
Okadas: 6.2 M ohms
We’ve been receiving plenty of questions regarding what spark plugs we run in our local customer cars as well as our in house MK6′s. There has been many threads posted on GolfMk6 as well as VWVortex and you can easily do quick searches to find information about the R8 Coilpacks. We’ve put together a very short breakdown for vehicle applications and spark plug pairings. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us in the comments or by phone and email. We’re always happy to talk to our customers Here is the break down of what spark plugs we recommend along with the gap recommendation:
Stock (no software) as well as APR Stage 1 through Stage 2+:
PFR7S8EG Double Platinum (1675) (gapped at 0.032” from the factory): Click here to purchase
BKR7EIX Iridium (2667) (gapped at 0.032″ from the factory): Click here to purchase