2 YEARS After Buying My Twin Turbo Audi R8 I Got To DRIVE It HOME

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I bought the cheapest clean title twin turbo Audi R8 in the country 2 years ago expecting it to be a quick fix. Fixing this car was anything but quick. The build series details all that, but in the last update I said the car was leaving for Florida to be tuned. It spent about 4 months down there while they fixed a few little things and tried to get it tuned. For some reason the ECUs couldn't be tuned so I decided to bring it home and decided what to do with it next. So we drove it 1,500 miles home and it did great. Now to get it tuned.
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Ron Kirkland
Ron Kirkland 7 ժամ առաջ
So you now can open it up now?
supersonicsegax1 Օր առաջ
John Ross, get a custom tune done on it and have them delete the DTC codes for all the removed emissions shit. That is what I did on my old wrx when I did TGV delete and air injection delete. After that it never came back up!
scott offord
scott offord 3 օր առաջ
I am retired and still have no patience for Audi’s interminable issues. I am glad to be able to watch rather than experience personally, thanks
AppleGuy670 8 օր առաջ
You should’ve checked the Lamborghini shop that Trevor from motionautotv got his fixed
Mark Warren
Mark Warren 12 օր առաջ
$90 grand and can't stand on it? am-posts.info/list/uJTEv3WykpjLpHY/video
Vazzox FX
Vazzox FX 13 օր առաջ
bruh you fucked up😂😂😂😂😂. you can buy a nice running newer model for that price.
bladecutter1 18 օր առաջ
Free Advice - Never buy a post-Tavarish vehicle. Free Advice part 2 - If you do buy a post-Tavarish car, watch every video he made on the car, and UNDO everything he touched. If you ever want the car to run right, just rip all of the turbo crap Tavarish installed, and return it to OEM stock, and THEN you will have finally gotten your money's worth.
Truong Mike Mai
Truong Mike Mai 24 օր առաջ
Hey JR, been watching your R8 series since you first got it. I ended up buying myself a Heffner TT V8 R8 (6MT) as well (Less than what you paid by the way!) I got my car tuned by Gintani in California. I have zero check engine lights and haven't had any, even with gutted cats ;) Hopefully you get the tune resolved, as it's a blast to drive
C. Jg.
C. Jg. 24 օր առաջ
What a nightmare, but that's what you probably expect from a modern Audi
midodeeb 27 օր առաջ
I thought you were the guy that took it from tavarish
Great Horned Owl
Great Horned Owl 27 օր առաջ
Happy New Year JR and crew. Glad you have the R8 back.
typhoon320i 27 օր առաջ
This is why fast cars going forward will all be electric. The powertrain on something like this is waaaaay too complicated. Notice they never make ICE cars get simpler, with each iteration....
typhoon320i 27 օր առաջ
No-cat, axle-dump exhaust on that GM? the carbon monoxide has been effecting driver's brain for some time I see....
mistermatsuda 28 օր առաջ
Can't' wait to see this car tuned. All this tech talk, I don't understand a lot of it.
GrowthGuided 28 օր առաջ
Appreciate the transparency on the numbers on the purchase and other costs.
Orchids333 29 օր առաջ
So what you're saying is it's a 90k Hoovie Hooptie...
A.J. W.
A.J. W. 29 օր առաջ
Culmination of epic proportions! So glad it's back home, and can't wait for HPtuners to make it perfect.
Chris Bradshaw
Chris Bradshaw Ամիս առաջ
Why bother turbo’n it
jonnydwolf Ամիս առաջ
Couldn’t Car Wizard have worked on this for you?
WHITELINEJay Ամիս առաջ
I’d buy that for a dollor
Jig Poke
Jig Poke Ամիս առաջ
"I might crash here....." Please don't crash the damn thing you only just got it...LOL
serilus4life Ամիս առաջ
I will stick with a mustang, Camaro, or challenger. The car looks good.
Matchek Broski
Matchek Broski Ամիս առաջ
should of LS swapped it
TartGaming Ամիս առաջ
Oh man you were in my neck of the woods !
docwyte Ամիս առաջ
The first thing you should've done when you put the new motor is THROW THE TURBO KIT AWAY. Clearly it's a huge reason why the first motor blew up. Instead you spent $16k+ and got the car back without a tune. You also don't have the awesome Audi mag shocks and instead replaced them with a cheap coilover system. $90k+ into an R8 that doesn't run and nobody in their right mind would pay you as much as a stock V8 R8 is worth. Hate to say it, but this thing will be an albatross around your neck until you remove the turbo kit and go back to stock.
Macht Schnell
Macht Schnell Ամիս առաջ
I do not get. Even stock, the V8 could not crack 20mpg. Made no sense. Never ever add boost to an engine not designed for it originally. Just does not work for long.
Jesse Reed
Jesse Reed Ամիս առաջ
Boat anchors
Jesse Reed
Jesse Reed Ամիս առաջ
Sell to hooves or western champions let him put a Cummins in it
Philip Rizek
Philip Rizek Ամիս առաջ
Never did like the functionality of most cruise controls always thought that they are excessive with the throttle input while trying to maintain speeds with increasing load such as a large Hill or mountain glad you made it back in one piece with the car don't blow it up peace out
AlphaRecks Ամիս առաջ
Where did all these haters come from @watchjrgo?😂😂💀
Kay EM
Kay EM Ամիս առաջ
since 500 subs to 277000
Stev A
Stev A Ամիս առաջ
Why would you cut out all driving??? I would guess MOST people wanted to see it run. So it's senseless to keep cutting out the driving parts. This is beyond idiotic, so not even going to watch the rest of this vid. Horrible waste of time.
Mad DeXXX Ամիս առաջ
Most of these comments sound like they didn’t even watch the video or listen to anything you said.
Michael Friedemann
Michael Friedemann Ամիս առաջ
Random question, but what mpg did you get with such low loads?
Gregory Davis
Gregory Davis Ամիս առաջ
Finally now everyone can stop whining!,,,
Combat Medic
Combat Medic Ամիս առաջ
JR, you came close to losing me with this video...I look at you as an innovative car guy...when you were talking $90,000, you went from car guy to rich bitch. I might be back in six months, who cares?
Throttle Twister Cycles
Throttle Twister Cycles Ամիս առաջ
Cut your losses and unload that lemon
GrotrianSeiler Ամիս առաջ
This build will never get old. One of the best, most interesting things on your channel. Looking forward to more updates. Peace.
Joe Edlhuber
Joe Edlhuber Ամիս առաջ
I didn't know why!!!!
J.T. Blair
J.T. Blair Ամիս առաջ
So basically you own a 80k paperweight with a nice sound system. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
Dj Spaulding
Dj Spaulding Ամիս առաջ
How is it after two years with this car, you make a video that you're actually driving the car, there's not a single clip of you driving the car in the video?
John Wright
John Wright Ամիս առաջ
Sell this money pot ASAP! It will break again!
Uclean Services
Uclean Services Ամիս առաջ
90k guess hooves classes are working out
Baba Booey
Baba Booey Ամիս առաջ
They probably just didn't want to tune it for liability sake.
Nima S.
Nima S. Ամիս առաջ
I did appreciate you wearing a mask and most of your videos and taking this pandemic seriously. It’s pretty clear from your last several videos that you’re not specifically this one. Unsubscribed
C Miller
C Miller Ամիս առաջ
The neighbors must loooooove that guy with the “full exhaust”.
K Law
K Law Ամիս առաջ
Correct title for video..watch Jr try to justify spending $90k for you tube views. Should have just put the new engine in without the useless turbo setup, at least you could drive it! At this point you might as well put it on a platform in front of the new shop for advertising. Not worth much else!
Mark Wright
Mark Wright Ամիս առաջ
paid too much? you must be taking lessons from Hoovie!!lol
Edward Acuff
Edward Acuff Ամիս առաջ
Nice stopped in Warner Robins GA at the Buc-ee’s! About a mile from my Dad’s house. Watching from Macon GA!
P Kuudsk
P Kuudsk Ամիս առաջ
So basically anyone else would have 105k wrapped up in this POS and still not have it tuned to be usable . Thats a brand new c8 and a C6 with 800hp turbo that anyone can tune . And way less $$$$ to fix if you blow it up . All for a good sound system ? It's your money so do as you please ,but, I can think of many better ways to get a good sound system.
Steve Roberts
Steve Roberts Ամիս առաջ
I’m guessing this thing gets sold. He now has a shop mortgage to 💰 pay. 70 grand or whatever he could get for this would go a long way.
David Davis
David Davis Ամիս առաջ
Should have put everything back to stock. It's a very quick and fast car, stock. Now it's slower. Turbo kit already killed one engine with its poor quality tune.
Joseph Donnelly
Joseph Donnelly Ամիս առաջ
“First time I had to fill the tank....30 miles since the new engine was put in”. Turns the key to start, ‘service due light’ comes on. I love that car, but can’t afford it! I’ll keep the Audi TT and keep pretending...
小叮当 Ամիս առաջ
91k? You can get a well maintained, problem free 14 5.2 r8 20k with that money. Way to burn money, baller.
Jeremy Clarke
Jeremy Clarke Ամիս առաջ
The R8 was the reason I subscribed to Watch JRGo, Great channel dude.
Bruce Cook
Bruce Cook Ամիս առաջ
Sorry, JR, but this car sounds like a nightmare. When will you sell it? For all the time and money you have put into the R8, you could have bought a brand-new loaded Corvette C8 along with a 3 year warranty - and still had a desirable mid-engine supercar.
Its a Rome Thing Everyday
Its a Rome Thing Everyday Ամիս առաջ
When you get one of your vehicles back after a major repair and it's been a long time, it's almost like getting a new car to the fleet for the first time, if thatsmakes any sense, Liked
MvP4eVa1 Ամիս առաջ
Scotty Kilmer said; I Told you so; is nothing but a Money Pit and laughs all the way while flailing his arms around back into his garage.
Geo AeroRider
Geo AeroRider Ամիս առաջ
Larry Welchko
Larry Welchko Ամիս առաջ
Seems to me that if it was done right you could have romted on it from the git go. How much longer do you have to baby it? If you had gone American muscle all would have been ok from the start
Duncan Plays
Duncan Plays Ամիս առաջ
Ive been waiting for this vid or so long!!!
rprestage74 Ամիս առաջ
Nice to see the R8 come semi-full circle. It's the car that got me hooked on ur channel. Been enjoying your content ever since....now....how do I buy that X5 for a buck?!?!?
WatchJRGo Ամիս առաջ
Thanks for watching all long! Going to explain the X5 deal in the next episode about it 🍻
Joe Tart
Joe Tart Ամիս առաջ
Imagine if he invested that $90K in the S&P 500, instead of burning it up on a lemon over the past year.
Brandon Wilkerson
Brandon Wilkerson Ամիս առաջ
Can you register cars with check engine lights?
Super Dave’s Subi And More
Super Dave’s Subi And More Ամիս առաջ
It's all up to you on what it's worth,i have a97 legacy gt that i bought for 300 dollars and rebuilt the whole suspension and repainted it.I put about 3k into it in parts and about 4k in labor myself.It's maybe worth 3k on the market and i plan on doin the interior next.
Super Dave’s Subi And More
Super Dave’s Subi And More Ամիս առաջ
It's only worth 65k and it's the wrong color.
Pablo Schless
Pablo Schless Ամիս առաջ
Hmm did Engine came from Latvia, where Hoovies getting his Maybach parts?
Jesus Littt
Jesus Littt Ամիս առաջ
What OBD plug-in did you use? Link?
keysdiseasesim1 Ամիս առաջ
Man, Heffner really hooked you up...shout out to Jason for spending a year and charging you a price so low and you can’t even mention it to not fix a car. He didn’t even sell that kit originally. No clue how his shop’s name is even on it...
JMM Ամիս առաջ
Looks like all the negative comments were nuked. C'est La Vie...
Dutch Parisien
Dutch Parisien Ամիս առաջ
Super pumped, pumping gas 🤣👍. Very happy for you, stay safe ✌️.
Peter Hang
Peter Hang Ամիս առաջ
Hey JR, I see you keep wearing that Holley mask, you ever thought of making WatchJRGo masks? I could help you with that. Glad to see the R8 again, Big Fan! More warehouse updates!
Dan _
Dan _ Ամիս առաջ
2:28 That simphony tho !
Martin Poole
Martin Poole Ամիս առաջ
When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.
Jorge Gomez
Jorge Gomez Ամիս առաջ
Keep it up man get rid of those money burners keep it simple and invest your money in what is impkrtant yourself and your family
Martin Poole
Martin Poole Ամիս առաջ
Sell it, it's an endless money pit as Scotty would say.
Luke Goligher
Luke Goligher Ամիս առաջ
What obd reader where you using?
John Pereira
John Pereira Ամիս առաջ
Well thats disappointing. You finally get the car back after a long time and much money spent and its still not running right. Hopefully HPT can figure it out.
Stephen Fitzpatrick
Stephen Fitzpatrick Ամիս առաջ
What do you know about WaWa?!?!
Tom Wheatley
Tom Wheatley Ամիս առաջ
$90K stereo. Doesn't matter. It create intriguing content and is a tax write-off.
ice cream
ice cream Ամիս առաջ
I know JR is to nice to say it, but i don't have a problem: SO JR takes the car to get tuned to Heffner... (because supposedly his a specialist) ONE YEAR LATER (!) Heffner presents a 9k bill.. and says he CAN'T TUNE THE CAR? And even adds that if he applies more throttle the engine may explode. What's the point of fixing the small stuff if they couldn't make the car run? wtf
trillrif axegrindor
trillrif axegrindor Ամիս առաջ
GOD i love the comments section.its always rife with some of the biggest idiots the world has to offer.so much stupid all in one place!!!! shame we couldn't line them up,swamp is getting WAYYY TO FULL.i apologize in advance,stupidity angers me
William Singer
William Singer Ամիս առաջ
I like the trans am in your pic
Dan Verdine
Dan Verdine Ամիս առաջ
“I got some 93 in the tank” -stops at a wawa- 🤦🏼‍♂️
Linas Linas
Linas Linas Ամիս առաջ
After more research found info that Americans just use difrent rating system than rest of the world...
Linas Linas
Linas Linas Ամիս առաջ
Had to check that in wiki too:) looks like 93 is highest octane fuel in states. Some states rate 91 octane petrol as Premium... Thats strange. In Europe never saw injected engine, whos manual sugested fill with lower than 95 RON fuel.... Even on my shitty cars I tried to fill 98 octane fuel all the time.
Mallory M
Mallory M Ամիս առաջ
Sarasota is gorgeous. I understand why you stayed.
Vernon Nayiager
Vernon Nayiager Ամիս առաջ
Time for syvex or haltec after market management that's should help tunability. MRC used to have a single turbo V8 R8 they should know something about running this . Hope HP tuners help.
trillrif axegrindor
trillrif axegrindor Ամիս առաջ
GUYS: i know having a 3 second attention span and a very low common sense/i.q makes this hard for you to grasp: 1) having a 12 quart capacity and being down a quart after a 1000 miles on a turbo car is a non-issue....its a new engine with a twin turbo system using a dry sump 2) the tune is tricky because of the stock audi ecm,a complex aftermarket twin turbo set up COMBINED WITH choices made by the p/o and several original systems being bypassed or removed. 3) the reason it runs like that is because of the inability to tune it properly due to a stock ecm/ecu ,a complex aftermarket twin turbo set up COMBINED WITH choices made by the p/o........ guys: if you don't get it now,you never will so stop mumbling incoherently about things you don't understand,could never understand and cant afford anyway. the car is beautiful JR and once its tuned will be a FUCKING MONSTER
fatasford Ամիս առաջ
Well I guess I feel better about my xk8 now but bearly though
joey jimenez
joey jimenez Ամիս առաջ
BRRD’s Garage
BRRD’s Garage Ամիս առաջ
WAWA!!!! Delco pride baby!
Twin Scrolled
Twin Scrolled Ամիս առաջ
BC coilovers on an R8, ugh.
John Lukach
John Lukach Ամիս առաջ
Wow a miracle!
Rick H.
Rick H. Ամիս առաջ
The smile and Jr's face as he is going through the list of things that was wrong and were corrected but still have issues on the car makes me just want to send him a case of scotch.
Sat Sonic
Sat Sonic Ամիս առաջ
If you can brake even - might be something you consider at this point. 🤷
drcruelty Ամիս առաջ
I kept hoping you wanted me to run an hour down to Sarasota and drive it back to you........but that was before I learned you can't step on it at all.
Ian Norton
Ian Norton Ամիս առաջ
dde dave had the suspension light on his R8 and AGX fixed it in 10 minutes (very quickly anyway) If I remember correctly they just looped the sensor wires at each plug 🔌. It worked. 🇬🇧👍
real isrealite
real isrealite Ամիս առաջ
Could've bought a z06,cts v,zl1 1le,gt500,zr1 ect.All are more reliable,factory tuned and probably as fast as the r8.
trillrif axegrindor
trillrif axegrindor Ամիս առաջ
real oy veh,smallhat ,always with the sheckles
DulceSeeker Ամիս առաջ
hatdown man with such budget and result... really..awesome.. VW car at the end of the day hard to put together again...
B B Ամիս առաջ
Sounds like u got ripped the F off! So this master of all masters can’t tune the damn car & u can’t really drive it. Hmm 🤔
Jack Bauer
Jack Bauer Ամիս առաջ
I bet JR's hoping for a lot of views on his R8 videos, becuase the car is basically still seriously broken and there doesn't seem to be a light at the end of the tunnel. It's always tough to abandon projects like this when you've already invested A TON of money in it.
Matt Sivad
Matt Sivad Ամիս առաջ
should have left the that new engine stock
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