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Old 10-26-2017, 08:47 PM   #69
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Hey RM! I always end up talking to you (and that's a good thing). I thought there was an 18" option for the R (according to Tirerack, so that could be total BS). My existing RPF1s are 17x7.5; and they cleared the GTI PP brakes by moving the wheel weights to the inner part of the whee barrel. Had plenty of room then . They also cleared the R brakes on a test for this weekend.

I'm also wondering which DCC setting is better, normal or sport. I assume Sport, which is what I'll try first.

EDIT: I see a couple of sources showing 18" or 19" as options. Either way, I'd love to upgrade to 8" wheels but I hate to spend the money for another light set.
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Old 10-27-2017, 04:36 AM   #70
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You could select either 18 x 7.5 in. wheels with 225/40R-18 tires or
19 x 8 in. wheels with 235/35-19 tires stock.

No DCC Race?
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Old 10-27-2017, 05:23 AM   #71
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Per rule, if your car came with 18x7.5 you can run 19x7.5 or 17x7.5. But if your car came with 19x8, you can run 20x8 or 18x8. You can't technically mix and match sizes....

I guess the question is if the 19x8s just came as an option by itself or as part of a package. SCCA's stance is you can convert a car to a different package, but you'd need to have all the bits of the package also.
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Old 10-27-2017, 10:37 PM   #72
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I see your point. If the car came with 18x7.5 I'd be fine to use my 17x7.5 RPF1s, but not 17x8 (in either case). I will stick with my 17x7.5 for now and see if I can determine for sure what the car came with. I won't feel bad about doing that considering at worst I've given myself a performance disadvantage!
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:30 AM   #73
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So - what class does a Stage 1 tune (27psi) put the R in? I purchased and installed a boost gauge this weekend and SURPRISE! I am apparently Stage 1 because it’s hitting 27psi. Oops.

I’ll have to let my club know to change the results from my first event since I won BS by 2 seconds! There was only one car in SM (2012 EVO X) and I beat his time, surprisingly, since I have no suspension mods.

Here’s a link to the my runs...including a spin! And I know I had plenty of room for improvement.

https://youtu.be/vZ84yC6I3tQ
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Old 12-03-2017, 01:37 AM   #74
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Also, I’m in for suggestions on swaybars and camber adjustment options (the cheaper the better). I’m not looking to upgrade right now as I just dropped a chunk on wheels/tires/etc but may look into it considering I’m leapfrogging ST class.
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Old 01-23-2018, 02:57 AM   #75
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So - what class does a Stage 1 tune (27psi) put the R in? I purchased and installed a boost gauge this weekend and SURPRISE! I am apparently Stage 1 because itís hitting 27psi. Oops.

Iíll have to let my club know to change the results from my first event since I won BS by 2 seconds! There was only one car in SM (2012 EVO X) and I beat his time, surprisingly, since I have no suspension mods.

Hereís a link to the my runs...including a spin! And I know I had plenty of room for improvement.

https://youtu.be/vZ84yC6I3tQ
Pretty sure it's STU
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Old 02-21-2018, 04:04 AM   #76
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Street Touring class is suspension mods and tunes that don’t increase boost. So I’m bumped out of that.

STILL WANTING input on alignment! I added an 034 rear swaybar which luckily did help front end bite, but made it even more tail happy. During my second event with the R I also learned the hard way the rear tires need a lot less air pressure than a FWD GTI (duh!). Spin city! I need to get the alignment checked and done to see if that’s also causing judicious oversteer! It seems to be all throttle lift oversteer.
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