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Volkswagen Golf R – Third Place Modified Customer Car of the Year

Author: Rebecca Aldridge
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We are delighted to bring you another Customer Car blog all about a Volkswagen Golf R STG2 which placed third in our Customer Car of the year competition!

You may recognise this stunning Golf R if you follow us on our social media pages, as it recently made a feature on our Instagram and Facebook!

Stuart has kindly shared with us his story about how he got into the world of modifying and his plans for his Volkswagen Golf R.

Stuarts Volkswagen Golf R STG2

Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

Stuart has had his dream Golf R for nearly two years, after trading it in for his beloved MK6 VW Golf GTI.

It has always been a dream of Stuart's to own a Volkswagen Golf R. He told us "I bought the car because I always said that I would own one and I got into a situation where I could afford to buy one, so I did!"

Since buying his Golf, he has amassed an impressive list of modifications. Stuart's list will not end here because he told us plans to continue perfecting it!

Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

VW Golf R Modifications List

  • Lowered racing line sports springs 25mm
  • Baf motorsports k brace
  • Apr carbon intake with carbon intake pipe
  • Racing line turbo elbow intake pipe and muffler removal
  • Extra wheels 19” Pretoria’s
  • Airtec intercooler
  • Celtic tuning stage 2 remap (420bhp)
  • Ebc black diamond discs
  • Ebc yellow stuff pads
  • Goodrich brake lines and dot5.1 brake fluid
  • Rts performance organic clutch
  • Milltek downpipe
  • Milltek res removal
  • Forge blow-off valve
  • P3 boost gauge
  • Forge short shift
  • Vibe audio amps and subwoofer
  • Neon yellow callipers and sticker inlays to match
  • Dynamic indicators rear and mirrors
  • Gloss black mirror caps and VW badges
  • Gloss black front grill
  • Maxton design low line kit
  • Maxton spoiler extension
Volkswagen Golf R

Volkswagen Golf R

Stuart's Story

We asked Stuart how he developed such a passion for cars. He took us back to his childhood which is where his passion started "I started to love cars from a young age as my dad was a traffic police officer and he constantly brought police cars home on his lunch break."

Stuart’s love for cars only grew as he was fascinated by all these different cars his dad was bringing home. "I just loved how different each car was"

Later in life, Stuart found his love of modifying cars whilst he was studying mechanical engineering at college. "I found love for messing with cars and making them better."

In his spare time, Stuart hosts car meets and goes to car shows with his friends from the club he runs which can be seen on Instagram @all_mods_official.

Plans for the VW Golf R

We get the impression that Stuart has plenty more changes on his Golf R to come ‘I love fitting new stuff to make the car look fresh and different’

Our customer told us what plans he has for the Golf R ‘I want to get the rear quarter panel wrapped soon just to break up the colour’ Stuart’s car is currently a gorgeous dark blue, so we look forward to seeing this new addition!

He is also very eager to increase the Golf's power and told us ‘I want more power I want to be in the 500bhp club!’

Volkswagen Golf in Blue

A special thank you to Stuart for sharing his story with us!

Be sure to check out Stuart’s Instagram page to stay up to date with any changes on his motor and some top-notch shots too!

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