My second Rising Blue R

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My second Rising Blue R

Postby kentech » Fri May 26, 2017 10:34 am

To make a long story short, I recently sold my first R, seriously considered a MY16 facelift R, but in the end my love for the pre-facelift R won when I found this example.

As I probably explained in the thread about my first R, the R model was never sold new by VW in our market. Hence, very few cars on the roads and for sale, so this one I bought from Germany. The history of this R is that it was owned by VW (factory, not dealer) for the first 6 months or so, then owned by a VW employee since then, who I then bought the car of.

The car is MY13 with most of the available options (list price new in Gernany was something like 55k €). I think the only options missing are the phone holder and panoramic roof. Both of which I had on my previous car but which I'm happy this one does not have. Considering my previous one was of a very similar spec, the main thing for me on this car was the Recaro's (which I have always wanted). All in all it was very much exactly specced as I would have wished, down to every detail. The history of the car also appealed, and I don't complain about the fact that it is actually signed by 4 time consecutive WRC world champion Sébastien Ogier... ;)

Things I'm considering for now, please let me know if you have an opinon on these.

- gloss black badges
- Dectane rear LED lights
- interior LED kit
- VWR Air Filter
- bigger changes will wait until I wear out stuff like brakes and tyres

Finally then a couple of pictures of my third Scirocco mk3 (after a TDI and an R).

Oh, and the Nürburgring stickers are on the car because it actually did a lap on the circuit. Don't know if I will keep them or remove them, have not made up my mind yet...

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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby Addymk2 » Sun May 28, 2017 7:22 pm

Those seats are bloody lovely.

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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby Phil » Sun May 28, 2017 10:30 pm

Very nice mate - again!
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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby kentech » Tue May 30, 2017 6:56 pm

Thanks guys! Your R was obviously an inspiration Phil :)
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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby xjay1337 » Wed May 31, 2017 12:17 pm

Lower iiiitttttttttt.
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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby kentech » Thu Jun 01, 2017 4:45 pm

xjay1337 wrote:Lower iiiitttttttttt.


Thanks :)
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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby kentech » Tue Jun 06, 2017 7:13 pm

Just a simple change of badges to gloss black.

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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby MisterO » Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:16 am

Your car is hot and the seats are so beatiful!!!
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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby kentech » Fri Jun 09, 2017 5:45 pm

MisterO wrote:Your car is hot and the seats are so beatiful!!!


Thanks!


Exchanged all the interior lights for LEDs today. Won't get to enjoy them for some time yet though, with to sun being up for over 20h here in our part of the world during this time of the year :)
Sunrise @ 03:28 today, sun down at 23:33...
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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby kentech » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:55 am

Changes done so far:

- full interior LED kit
- bonnet single gas damper
- some Recaro stickers for the back of the seats
- Dectane LED rear lights (red/smoke) (new production, hopefully error free)

Went back to the original badges as I prefered them over the black ones.
Gave the car a proper clean/polish/wax last week.

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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby RAPID944 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:54 am

Very nice mods! Where did you buy dactanes and single bonnet damper?
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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby >moto< » Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:51 pm

That's a stunning example, nice work.
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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby kentech » Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:51 pm

Thanks guys!

Bonnet damper: https://goo.gl/YrXfRE

Dectanes: http://www.purecardesign.com/Beleuchtun ... rauch.html

But a warning on Pure Car Design. The shipping cost proved to be higher in reality compared to what the webshop says (think it was around 18 EUR). And in the end I had to wait like 3 weeks for them and not the 2-3 days they say. And in that time they made several false promises on shipping date.
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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby kentech » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:51 pm

Parked the R for the winter this week, so 4-5 months of storage next. With our climate up here in Finland I feel it makes sense.

Already missing it though...can't wait for April! :)

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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby Craigyb » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:00 pm

Really nice car, I'm toying with the idea of having my wheels gloss black on my rb
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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby LLD123 » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:10 am

That is stunning. I love the interior and those seats are just wow!!!


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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby AyBee » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:34 pm

Never seen a R on those wheels - were they an option or just off a 'lesser' model?
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Re: My second Rising Blue R

Postby kentech » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:21 pm

Thanks guys!

On a 2013 R (in Germany where this was sold new), the 18" Talladega wheels would have been standard, with the 19" Talladega and these 19" Lugano black wheels available as options.
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