Current Modifications List

This post will serve as a continually updated place where I discuss my current (public) modifications list. From time to time I’m under NDA for certain parts, so they may not be reflected. Overall, this should be current. Broken down into engine, drivetrain, suspension, and safety sections.

Current as of May, 2021
– Unitronic Stage 1+, E85 on track
– STM Intercooler
– CTS Turbo Intake (3.5 inch)
– IE 3” Turbo Inlet
– STM Midpipes
– CTS Turbo downpipe
– Black Forest Industries Engine/Transmission Mounts

– Wavetrac front limited slip differential
– Girodisc front rotors
– Neuspeed RSe11r 18×9.5 et45
– Accelera 651 Sport 200tw 285×35
– Vagbremtechnic rear rotor kit, 356mm S8 rotors
– Carbotech XP20f/XP10r pads

– Ground Control Camber plates (RS3 specific)
– 529 Innovations/Ultimate Motorsports shocks
– Eibach (for GC) 2.5” springs, front and rear (450lbs front, 430 rear)
– Superpro bushing kit, rear
– Neuspeed rear sway bar (stiff fitment)
– 034 end links (front and rear)
– 034 locking collars
– 034 dogbone
– 034 rear stiffeners
– 034 rear toe links
– 034 rear upper camber arms
– Whiteline lower front ball joints
– iSweep DCC deletes

– Conquer SA2015 Helmet
– Sparco Ergo Drivers seat
– RaceTech passenger seat
– Schroth Profi II 3×2 6 point ASM harnesses
– Tyrolsport Harness bar for MQB
– Simpson Hybrid-S HANS
– Racequip gloves
– Simpson shoes
– 10lb Halon Fire Extinguisher w/ passenger seat mount

Additional Equipment
– AIM MXm w/ SmartyCam v2.0
– Front brake temperature sensors
– STM Lightweight battery kit

Other Information
– I run Carbotech 1521 pads on the street – and for light duty events such as Track Night in America, I typically stick with the 1521’s on the rear while only changing the front.
– The MXm pulls from the CanBus for the power train.
– I’ve got an exhaust valve controller installed so that I can do quiet early morning startups.
– I use spring rubbers to fine tune the rates of my springs. While towing, I use a set of hard rubbers in the rear to re-enforce the rear suspension. These are simple to install/remove, and they are legal for Tuner 2 (as of 2020 rules for SCCA)
– My front brake ‘scoops’ have been extended down by about 2 inches, which has *greatly* improved airflow on higher speed tracks.

Next Steps:
– JXB Spherical kit (Soon!)
– Front Aero (Soon!)
– Unitronic Stage 2 OLOA tune (Soon!)
– Rear Aero (with a spare damaged trunk lid that I have, Timing TBD)
– Custom built half-cage (2021/2022 off season project)

4 thoughts on “Current Modifications List

  1. Scott Dellinger May 27, 2021 — 8:03 pm

    Love your articles and appreciate your improvements. Have done much the same mods to my 2015 S3. Pretty much everything from 034 Motorsports. Installing the Wavetrac over next few weeks – did you have make any adjustments via OBD11 or VCDS?


    1. Hey Scott! Thanks for the comment and feedback!

      Take a look at the XDS settings. With the front wavetrac you’ll likely want “weak” or “off” so that it doesn’t righty against the built in traction control. You’ll need to play between weak or off depending on how well your car rotates. Good luck!


  2. Hey Rob! I see you have Girodisc rotors and an awesome pic of them glowing in a turn. I just got 034 rotors, and after 3 track days managed to crack both of them. Have you ever had this issue w/the Girodiscs?
    See pic:


    1. Hey AJ, unfortunately I’ve been starting to hear that the metal that 034 used simply cannot withstand the track use that we are throwing at it.

      I’ve certainly cracked girodisc, but it took 18 days of extremely hard use before they even started to show signs of cracking, and the cracks were not “all the way” just to the edge (which is close enough for me!)

      For a “normal” track user, I would expect 25-30 days of track use before a replacement of rings is necessary.

      What pads are you currently using?


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