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  1. kep

    We tried to take a FWD lap record; instead we built the perfect street and track MQB…

    What problem are the subframe locking kits meant to solve? Have you guys been seeing your alignments slip under high G loads or something?
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    I've been street driving DS2500 lately. I don't really love them - fairly dusty and noisy for not being an all out track pad.
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    Brake Caliper pad contact area - Germans different than Japanese?

    My R never had those, and none of the pads I've bought ever included them.
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    CAI question

    If you're looking for performance, I have never seen actual data indicating that any of these help. Flow bench data does not tell the full story for intakes.
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    winter beater Golf R

    Did a haldex fluid change and checked the pump filter mesh at 110k miles. I hadn't removed the pump in 60k miles and the mesh was was spotless with no debris. I think there's a reason that the VW service manual never mentions cleaning it...
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    daujin_mk7's GTI

    I've never seen had nor heard of that issue. Was a DSG fluid service recently performed? Maybe it was overfilled.
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    winter beater Golf R

    Confirmed fitment of my Ti shims. Here's the file if anyone wants to have some made. A pair ran me $60 from sendcutsend, cheaper than I've seen retailers sell them for.
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    Coilover dilemma

    Ohlins are nice, but require more frequent service intervals than the simpler options.
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    18x8.5 ET45 + H&R springs - tire advice

    Did they shorten their bump stops or something? I've bottomed out my car plenty of times with 235 RT660s and never rubbed anything
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    4/10/24 Track Night @ HHR - Stormy attempts a FWD lap record (how will it end?)

    Having brakes that can withstand track heat is more important than having perfect balance. I run RSL29 front pads, which are a medium friction endurance pad If your front pads start to fade, it will shift the bias rearwards, making the car looser than desired.
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    18x8.5 ET45 + H&R springs - tire advice

    235/40/R18 will fit easy. Plenty of 255/35/R18 will also, but may be tight on the rear of a GTI.
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    winter beater Golf R

    Speaking of which, I just got my shims in the mail. Visually, the fitment looks good, I'll post the dxf file once I put them on my car and verify that they don't suck.
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    winter beater Golf R

    I’m planning on taking my car to a SCCA Time Trial or two, and would like to stay in the S3 class, so no major upgrades for me. I’ve ordered a set of Ti shims, hopefully those at least help with the fluid heat. Brembos is will be sick, the car needs more brakes. The best solution to any VW...
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    dedicated track pads

    I just designed and ordered a set of Ti shims from SCS. If there is interest I could set up a group buy to bring the cost down.
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    winter beater Golf R

    Front pads had their backing plates very warped. Single piston brakes don’t really make sense in a car of this size…
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    dedicated track pads

    Surprised that those pads don't have the metal springs on the ears. Were they rattly?
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    200tw tires for Track use

    Acceleras suck, don’t waste your time or money. v730 are wonderful.
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    winter beater Golf R

    Tracked the VW for the first time since installing the APR springs. It’s a Christmas miracle - my tires surivived and still have some fake Khumo tread left. The springs have now paid for themselves twice over. Managed a few 1:01s at Lime Rock. I’m sure it could get down to a minute flat, but...
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    Adjusting/modifying the internal bump stops on B8 struts… (please lend help & wisdom)

    Oof, that sucks Looks like your plates offer 0.6 degrees more negative camber than mine, so I got lucky. Unfortunate there isn't a stiffer spring option that fits on proper camber plates.