01 Ryan Jacobs 2011 VW GTI Waterfest 2017 PASMAG

Known on the forums as HYDE16, Ryan Jacobs stuck with the Jekyll & Hyde theme during his extensive build to strike a balance between a fun daily driver during the week (Jekyll), and aggressive performance machine during track events (Hyde). Ryan focused on increasing stiffness, improving suspension geometry, gaining traction, and adding gobs of power.

Ryan started with a stock 2011 Volkswagen GTI, added every bolt-on he could, and upgraded to a ported and polished K04 turbo with Aquamist direct port methanol. More recently, Ryan worked with Pag Parts Turbo in Deer Park, New York, for a built long block engine with forged internals, upgraded valvetrain, Torqbyte fuel system, TyrolSport radiator, and Pag Parts’ front-mount intercooler and EFR 7163 turbo kit capable of 550 horsepower.

Ryan has attended Waterfest every year with his car on display inside the Garden State Euros club booth. For more information, Ryan has extensive forum build threads and a detailed catalogue of upgrades on Instagram.

Owner: Ryan Jacobs
Vehicle: 2011 Volkswagen GTI

ARP (head studs, main studs)
Audi (Allroad intake manifold, fuel rail, R8 coil packs, oil cap, rod bearings, TTRS low pressure fuel pump)
Aquamist (10L baffled tank, check valve jets, manifold)
Bosch EV14 twin spray port fuel injectors (2)
Braille GU1R Green Lite lithium battery combo
Brute IX 144x21-mm connecting rods
CP Carrillo 83-mm forged pistons
DEI Reflect-A-Gold heat reflective tape
Dimple magnetic engine drain plug
ECS Tuning catch can
Eurocars Billet fender bolt kit
Eurodyne EFR 7163 software
Fluidampr TSI crank pulley
Forge Motorsport washer bottle filler
FourSeasonTuning battery bracket
Greddy Profec boost controller
GruvenParts 2.0T billet intake manifold linkage arm
INA Engineering (coolant flange, rear main seal)
Neuspeed HI FLO (air charge pipe, turbo discharge pipe)
NGK Iridium spark plugs
Pag Parts EFR 7163 turbo Kit w/ Borg Warner EFR 7163 .85AR (internally gated)
Porsche 991 coolant cap
PPT (port fuel injector holders (2), FMIC, 3-inch stainless steel flex-pipe, 3.5-inch MAF housing, 3.5-inch silicone intake, coolant line kit, oil feed line kit, oil return line kit)
PTP (EFR turbo blanket, turbo firewall blanket, Turbo Lava downpipe wrap)
Tial Sport MVI-2.5 internal wastegate actuator
Torqbyte (BM1 Bluetooth unit, CM5-LT controller, 4-bar MAP sensor, PM3 pump amplifier, VAG plug-n-play adapter)
Treadstone Performance HoneyComb MAF mass air meter airflow straightener
TurboSmart Kompact VAG II plumb back diverter valve
VW 2.5-bar MAP sensor
TyrolSport UG aluminum radiator
Supertech (Inconel exhaust and intake valve sets w/ Singe groove keepers, exhaust springs w/ titanium retainers, intake springs w/ titanium retainers)
Tool Steel 21mm wrist pins
VW MK5 R32 belly pan
WhanAB Billet aluminum dipstick handle
ZZP Opel HP direct injection fuel injectors (4)

SPM custom 3-inch turbo-back track exhaust system
PPT exhaust manifold

034Motorsport Street Density (engine mount, transmission mount)
APR Pendulum Mount w/ SuperPro Bushings
BMC short throw clutch stop
Clutchmasters FX400 clutch w/ DMFW
Darkside Developments (02M/02Q gearbox, 4th gear input shaft support, gearbox reinforcement plate, 6th steel shift fork)
DieselGeek Sigma 6-speed short shift kit
Dimple magnetic transmission drain plug
Driveshaft Shop 6-speed manual 500HP Level 2.9 direct bolt-in axles
ECS Tuning MK6 GTI 6-speed clutch bleeder block
Fluidampr TSI crank pulley
Peloquin’s LSD
Raceseng Circuit Series shift knob
Racingline subframe mount
SQS Racing 02Q fork bronze sliders
TyrolSport solid shifter bracket bushing kit
USP Motorsports (1st-2nd & 3rd-4th steel shift forks, stainless steel clutch line)
VW (“F” version throw out bearing, NLS 02Q shims, Mk4 GTI metal shifter cable bracket)

Advanti Racing Storm S1 wheels - 17x9 ET45 (f/r)
Bridgestone Potenza RE-71R tires- 245/40/17 (f/r)
Audi (TT-RS brake scoops, TTS master cylinder)
Hawk Performance HB544B.628 HPS 5.0 pads
Neutron Coatings custom powder coated black rear brake calipers
TyrolSport master cylinder brace
VW MK5 R32 rear brake conversion w/ StopTech 310mm rotors & SS brake lines
Wilwood forged narrow Superlite 6R front BBK & SS brake lines

H&R front 26mm & rear 24mm sway bars
ST Suspensions XTA coilover kit
Stern rear subframe brace
SuperPro (ball joints, front sway bar end links, performance control arm kit, rear sway bar end links)
Swift rear 400lb progressive springs
TyrolSport (DeadSet Rigid subframe collar kit, hatch brace)
Unibrace UB
Whiteline rear trailing arm front bushings

deAutoKey LED (license plate kit, parking city lights, reverse lights, turn signals)
DeutscheAutoParts exhaust alignment bushings
Maxton rear diffusers
PIAA 18535 H8 Plasma Ion Yellow fog light bulbs
Splitter’s P.R. front splitter
SRS-Tec rear spoiler add-on
USP Motorsports RFB LED puddle light kit
VW (Golf R LED tail lights, Highline front grille)

AEM (Digital Wideband UEGO AFR gauge, water/methanol flow gauge)
Corbeau RRB seats
deAutoKey (interior LED Lights, rear footwell LED lights, stainless steel seat inserts)
Double Apex (USB charger, water methanol button)
German Automobile Technic (E-brake handle, steering wheel)
Podi steering column pod for Aquamist HFS-4 Gauge
Polar FIS+ Advanced (F03) MFD display
Redline Goods perforated leather shift boot
Stinger (RKCP12 Roadkill foam pad sound damping kit, RKXTK Roadkill trunk kit)
VW (auto-dimming mirror w/ Homelink, dash cubby, Euro switch, underseat storage trays)
WeatherTech digital floor & cargo liners

Cadence amplifier
Digital Design subwoofer
Supreme Sound custom slim-line subwoofer box

02 Ryan Jacobs 2011 VW GTI Waterfest 2017 PASMAG

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