Same Attitude. Different Car: Tyler Barrow's 2012 Volkswagen Golf R

Same Attitude. Different Car: Tyler Barrow's 2012 Volkswagen Golf R

Tyler Barrow purchased the 2012 Volkswagen Golf R in November 2017 with the help of his father in law. After he passed away in June of 2018, Barrow finally started the build process. "He was my inspiration for the build," Barrow mentions, "and he loved anything gold and anything that was done proper." Together, they always argued on whose car was faster - his father's Porsche or his Golf R. This is the reason Barrow built his car the way it is today. "He pushed my to do better," he mentions, "and to make the best build I possibly could."

It's unfortunate that Barrow's father isn't here today to witness the Golf R at its current stage, but I'm sure he's nodding with approval from above, and still arguing that his Porsche is faster.

Build in Loving Memory of Cory Soehl.

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Tyler Barrow's 2012 Volkswagen Golf R is featured in PASMAG #162.

Photography by Andrew Jackson (@ajmedia_us), Francis Calura (@is_fr0nce)


ESSENTIALS

Owner: Tyler Barrow
Location: Goldsboro, North Carolina, USA
Vehicle: 2012 Volkswagen Golf R
Horsepower: 400 (est.)
Club: illegalfam.no

SOCIAL

Facebook: /tyler.jensen.507
Instagram: @panty_dropping_r

ENGINE

  • Front mount arm intercooler
  • CTS (discharge and throttle pipes, blow-off valve)
  • HPA intake manifold
  • R8 coils
  • NGK spark plugs
  • Integrated Engineering (high pressure fuel pump, cold air intake, oil catch can)

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • IE Eco Stage 2 Pro tune

EXHAUST

  • APR (high-flow downpipe, mid-pipe)
  • 3-inch exhaust piping
  • 4-inch exhaust tips

DRIVETRAIN

  • Southbend stage 2 clutch

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES

  • SevenK Phantom wheels
  • Falken tires

CHASSIS / SUSPENSION

  • Air Lift Performance 3P
  • Megan Racing center roller adjusters
  • Upgraded ball joints
  • Epiceuro lower control arms
  • God Speed camber kit
  • SuperPro ball joints
  • Zealous extended tie rod ends
  • Zealous axle spacers
  • BFI Stage 2 engine mounts

EXTERIOR

  • 3M black rose wrap
  • Tint
  • Flow Design lip, side skirts, and rear diffuser
  • HID headlights

INTERIOR

  • Corbeau (seats, harness)
  • Tyrolport chassis-mounted harness bar
  • BFI weighted shift knob and boot

SPONSORS

  • Corbeau

PHOTO GALLERY

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