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3rdOne

Go Kart Champion
Location
NC
Mini7, not sure if you have seen this but I thought it might be useful- a Speed Secrets Q&A for the Garmin Catalyst
 

Mini7

Autocross Champion
Location
Charlotte, NC
Car(s)
2017 GTi Sport PP
Thanks that is helpful.
For those that are in the fence about the Garmin Catalyst, it provides areas of opportunity immediately after a session. I like mine.
 

DerHase

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Hampton Roads, VA
Car(s)
2019 GTI Rabbit
Yeah I have been listening to all of the Ross Bentley Speed Secrets podcasts and watching the Garmin videos, etc.

The main take away for making the Catalyst work most effectively I've gathered:
If you're consistent and never try new things, you won't have as much opportunity. The system will only coach you into doing what you've -already done-. If you can do this to establish a baseline, then go out and deliberately brake harder earlier, or trail brake deeper into a turn, or play with apex location, etc etc then it will give you immediate feedback as to what worked best, and IMO most importantly you'll have the visual reference for future when trying to improve further.

My wife got me mine early for Christmas so I'll hopefully have some data to share after this coming weekend.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Thanks that is helpful.
For those that are in the fence about the Garmin Catalyst, it provides areas of opportunity immediately after a session. I like mine.
Do you think it would b be helpful for autocross?
 

DerHase

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Hampton Roads, VA
Car(s)
2019 GTI Rabbit
Recap from my weekend here: https://golfmk7.com/forums/index.ph...-edition-hpde-shenanigans.401435/post-7908150
In a nutshell knocked a ton of time off my personal best... I estimate about half of it from driving improvement, half from the intercooler/RSB/trans tune.

Managed a 2:17.31 on stock power and stock shocks and springs. Pretty happy with that. More details with a video of my buddy running faster through the esses/T10 and Hogpen for reference in the build link above. Not going to spam this thread much aside from my own video.


Wish you could have made it Jose!
 

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tigeo

Autocross Champion

Mini7

Autocross Champion
Location
Charlotte, NC
Car(s)
2017 GTi Sport PP
Wish I could have been there.
 
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