Hello all! It’s been a few months since I posted about my 250 mile rally drive through the mountains. That event was amazing and was a fantastic learning experience where I skirted the edge of the car’s capabilities for hours on end. The RS5 in factory form is really amazing and all I did for that rally was install the Alu Kreuz, the RMR transmission cooler, and complete a total fluid flush. They made a noticeable difference in handling and the transmission never skipped a beat! I was never outpaced by the car in front of me no matter what they were: Lotus, mustang, Camaro, even a Huracan! However, I want even more and it’s time for a number of upgrades.
The next event is in March and my plan this time is to help yet again with handling and a bit of added muscle to top it off. I’ve got 2 months to get prepared but there’s a laundry list of things to do!
- JHM stage 2 ECU+TCU
- Valve cleaning, intake seals, injectors service
- Throttle body coolant pipes and SAI delete
- ECS drivetrain inserts
- CR-15 strut bar
- Eurocode front and rear sway bars
- JHM lowering springs
- ECS B8 brake ducts (recently released!)
I look forward to the long weekends in the garage and also to experience the difference of a tightened up chassis and the tune. I have a budget in mind and these mods are the best bang for my buck right now. If I’ve missed anything worth doing, please don’t hesitate to let me know.