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  • APR built and balanced 2.0 TSI bottom end build - Pictures of the block, crank, pistons, and rods

    APR does absolutely great work on the VW platforms and this is no different. Eventually in builds taken to a high level the rods and pistons become a weak point in the 2.0 motors. APR suggests upgrading the rods when going beyond the Stage 3 pump gas level. The pistons here use the same compression ratio as the stock Golf R which APR feels is best and are coated in heat resistant material. APR also does a balance shaft delete which frees up some rotational mass.

    Material is removed from the stock crankshaft to lighten and balance it. For those looking to take their 2.0 TSI motor to the next level APR has built and balanced internals covered. Photos below.




















    This article was originally published in forum thread: APR built and balanced 2.0 TSI bottom end build - Pictures of the block, crank, pistons, and rods started by Sticky View original post
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    1. pattrick02's Avatar
      pattrick02 -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
      What I posted is coming from the Max Golf R build.
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
      Actually, sorry, I don't think this is from the Max R build but a separate build.

      okay, that makes a lot more sense, lol. I thought it was FSI. They haven't done anything like this for the TSI yet.
    1. Sticky's Avatar
      Sticky -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by pattrick02 Click here to enlarge
      okay, that makes a lot more sense, lol. I thought it was FSI. They haven't done anything like this for the TSI yet.
      Sorry about the confusion there. I don't know why the VW motors are giving me such a hard time. I need to not only organize them better but better recognize them as well.
    1. fastgti69's Avatar
      fastgti69 -
      Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
      Sorry about the confusion there. I don't know why the VW motors are giving me such a hard time. I need to not only organize them better but better recognize them as well.
      i'm still confused with them too, dont worry.