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Old 02-07-2017, 09:35 PM   #460
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Thanks for the info. I have my first autocross in about 8-9 years this weekend. I used to autocross an Integra Type R with some success and had all but given up on running the GTI due to the non defeatable esc but after reading through these posts and those on vortex I'm looking forward to Sunday.
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Old 02-08-2017, 05:17 PM   #461
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The ESC Sport isn't that intrusive in the dry, its more of a problem if its wet...
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Old 02-16-2017, 01:51 AM   #462
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Anybody else going to Dixie? I'll be there.
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Old 02-20-2017, 07:36 PM   #463
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RacingManiac- Thanks again for the info! Finally had my first autox this weekend and with the ESC in sport I never noticed the nannies kicking in. We run fairly open/fast courses in socal but even in an off camber right hand turn around the car was fine other than wanting to push on my stock Pirelli all-seasons. I've run an RX-8 and if you forgot to turn off the ESC the car is undriveable as you frantically try to find the button.

I'm ordering wheels/tires, Koni's and a rear sway bar. What is everyone doing with alignment? Thanks
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Old 02-21-2017, 03:13 PM   #464
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I've been running 0 toe all around, as much front camber as you can find(there isn't any) and ~1 deg rear camber. That's what I had it set to, what I ended up running after driving around shitty roads before an event I have no idea...lol
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Old 02-21-2017, 05:17 PM   #465
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I've been running 0 toe all around, as much front camber as you can find(there isn't any) and ~1 deg rear camber. That's what I had it set to, what I ended up running after driving around shitty roads before an event I have no idea...lol
How'd you adjust rear camber? Are there camber bolts back there?
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Old 02-21-2017, 06:04 PM   #466
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Found a 2015 PP DSG 2 door S trim for $21k at a dealership. 16k miles.

Obviously, I want to get the price down, but what y'all think? For GS I'm still on the fence if DSG or Manual is the right way to go. Still got the notion of learning to drive around DSG and that might be an advantage over the manual despite 80lb penalty...
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:30 AM   #467
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I think you can drive around it. My friend Jack Burns didn't want to, but I did autoX a MK6 DSG for 4 years. Also maybe better for future STX upgrade....lol

Rear camber is adjustable on a cam-bolt on the rear upper control arm, toe adjustable on the lower control arm cam-bolt. They do cross-talk so probably set camber first then toe.

I usually let someone else do it because I hate dealing with cam bolts.
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Old 02-22-2017, 01:59 AM   #468
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Decisions decisions. Wife and I care most about being GS competitive, since she's torn on which transmission. (She enjoys stick but has bad knees and DSG could be better for that and DD duties).

Also, don't know how much I can reasonably expect to get the dealer down to...
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Old 03-02-2017, 05:04 AM   #469
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I race DSP class hillcimbs and autoX. I do track days too. Go for it and don't look back.

...and upgrade your rotors and pads. Do it now. EBC is really good.
...and you are only going to go so far without full coilovers
...tires, tires, tires. Learn about tires.
...I prefer 6mt for the downshift control on tracks.

And finally, some vids of last season. (I was 90 days out of major lower back surgery in the top video so be nice...)

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Old 03-06-2017, 05:30 PM   #470
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What tire size are most of you running for autocrossing? 245/40-17? I have a set of 255/40-17 tires from my WRX that I autocrossed and it would be really nice to just reuse them. I know it's not ideal for a 7.5" wheel but curious if I'll have any fitment issues?
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Old 03-06-2017, 06:58 PM   #471
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Should fit fine but won't be ideal for class. 245/40 seems to be the size to have.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:02 PM   #472
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255 would need to be on a 9" wheel... MAYBE 8.5" if you want to chance it.

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Old 03-06-2017, 07:36 PM   #473
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Twfa5 ... that's pretty much what I was thinking, just need to decide if I want to shell out for a new set or not.

SlowJim... I ran 255s on an 8" wheel on my WRX with zero issues and we have even run them on a 7.5" wheel before. It's not an ideal fit but generally more tire = faster times.
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Old 03-06-2017, 07:55 PM   #474
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Depends on the tire too. Stiffer sidewalls like on Bridgestones RE71Rs can handle pinching better.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:09 PM   #475
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Most likely the problem will be trying to seat the bead. It probably won't be the most ideal tires. I've ran 255 on 8s before also.

Most of the GS GTI people runs 245/40/17s
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