1995 Volkswagen GTI VR6

Started on June 3 by Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter)

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1995 GTI VR6

Daily driven all motor drag car


2450lbs with driver - 198+whp

Brought to you by: The Race Shop - http://race-shop.net MJM Autohaus - http://www.mjmautohaus.com K&P Performance - http://kptuned.com

11 comments on this ride

Latest updates

April 27

New motor is temporarily installed.

Still a VR6 but a 3.6L version from an 06 Passat. It's out getting the manifolds made right now...

Dec. 12

It's back in my posession!

I had the car stashed at work while I moved and amazingly enough, after a quick jump, it started back up and made it back home with only a few hiccups. More tuning and playing to follow.

Dec. 01

Up and running again!

Got the car up and running a few days ago on MS3 and other then a small problem with a bug in the table switching code I was off and running. Currently tuning the car but it has no trouble ...

Nov. 04

New motor is in, but more work to do..

Got the new longblock in the car but a little fab is required to get it to work. Hopefully it'll drop some serious ET.

Oct. 27

Been a bit

New motor time. The current one's comp numbers range 120-170 mostly in the middle. Oil consumption is 1qt/20mi which even on this board gets a 'pretty bad' rating. I have another motor I'm going to try and get in this ...

Sept. 03

More progress

Had a problem with the brakes dragging after about twenty minutes of driving. Apparently there's this little bracket that holds up the abs system that needs to be between the mc and booster. Whoops, but now fixed. Installed a catch ...

Aug. 27


New motor is in the car and it smokes like a champ. Not sure if it's from some damage to the valve train or from the bottom end yet. Will diagnose shortly. In other news it started up on MS3 ...

Aug. 13

Getting back together

The car is in many pieces but in a few ways that's a good thing. Took the time to tear down the trans and the 1-2 hub slider was ground to a pulp which was causing my shifting problems. A ...

June 11


On 6/6/09 the car ate some water while trying to ford a small road river that I didn't see at the time. Compression is low in cyl #4 so the engine is getting pulled and replaced with another stock block. ...

April 21

Not much of an update, but..

Tested at Atco a few weeks ago, just forgot to post it here. Trying out a fresh set of 22x8x13" MT slicks I got on a whim and it didn't work so hot. Ran a 13.22@105.x spinning like crazy out ...

March 31


Spent most of Thursday afternoon at the dyno getting everything tuned in. Not a good comparison to my older dynos as too much had changed with the chassis (flywheel, tire size, etc) but I did get a chance to dyno ...

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Jun 18, 2008 10:44 p.m.
Awesome car man!!!!!!
Jun 24, 2008 10:17 a.m.
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter):
13.200 @ 103.83 at the VW-Waterama event at Atco on Sunday.. on drag radials!
Sep 25, 2008 12:10 p.m.
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter):
More Test & Tune time for the KPTuned ALLMOTOR GTI! Still trying to figure out the clutch and the tubes, but the car is coming around. No changes since IMSTAR. Weight ~2450# The car came out hard with a 13.017@104.19 1.716 60′ besting the MIR times by a mile, but bogging a tiny bit. Launch 5500 slicks 10.5psi cold. Next pass new best 12.967@106.67 spinning a little 1.727 60′. Launch around 5800 slicks 11psi hot. Next pass another new best 12.833@105.48 still spinning a tiny bit 1.725 60′. Launch 5800 slicks 11psi hot. Here’s where things get goofy.. burnout, stage and launch 1.79 60′ but it breaks up before the 1-2 shift, I let off and get back in it, sputtering. Running out of gas, whoops. Try to limp it to the pits but I don’t quite make it. Luckily I bring gas, unfortunately it’s not in the car! With the wasted time of dealing with the fuel fiasco, and a few oil downs finally ready to run again. Car takes off spins the 1-2 shift, miss my 2-3 shift a bit and end up with a 13.203@105.58 best ET and trap missing a gear, and beating my best time at MIR. There ends up being a few more oil downs and a bike wreck so I pack it in early. The car still has some ET left once I get the launch where I want it. I think it has a .77-75 as it sits. Dyno results shortly!!
Oct 23, 2008 2:51 p.m.
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter):
Took it out last night for some more seat time.. Demolished one inner cv into about 37 pieces and broke my clutch fork doing a burnout on the next pass.. Time for some real parts I think.
Feb 24, 2009 10:17 a.m.
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter):
Megasquirt system is installed and working. Ended up breaking the clutch during a 2-3 shift while tuning. Details are at http://kptuned.com
Jun 16, 2009 4:27 p.m.
Matt B (Forum Supporter):
Man! Sorry to hear about your hydro-incident! I feel you on that one (don't ask). Sick car, get'er back up to snuff!
Jul 27, 2009 11:22 a.m.
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter):
Thanks, trying to finish up putting the new motor together. Finally getting some of my trans problems taken care of as well.
May 10, 2010 4:01 p.m.
i love the way these sound
May 17, 2010 9:34 p.m.
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter):
Mine sounds like that but with more chainsaw!
Jul 19, 2010 9:41 a.m.
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter):
12.90@106 third pass in the car.. on the 2nd it caught fire and on the third it smashed the #4 plug ground. 2498lbs.. intake temp was 122deg.. yikes. Good weather it'll fly.
Nov 11, 2010 8:38 p.m.
Paul_VR6 (Forum Supporter):
Car went 12.90 in the dead heat of the summer, but time to move on. Motor is up for sale: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5062113-FS-2500mi-R32-Engine-PA

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