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Ezekiel81923

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Royersford, PA
Car(s)
2019 Volkswagen GTI
Anyone know what the measurement is from wheel center to top of wheel arch, for OEM height?

I took these measurements and some other unnecessary ones at all four corners best I could before doing my suspension. I kept them in my build thread for this very day. Based on the info I'd say it's roughly 14-3/8"

Front-Driver: 26 1/4" fender to ground. 14 3/8" fender to hub. 12 1/8" hub to ground.
Front-Passenger: 26 3/8" fender to ground. 14 1/2" fender to hub. 12 1/4" hub to ground.
Rear-Driver: 26 3/8" fender to ground. 14 1/4" fender to hub. 12 3/8" hub to ground.
Rear-Passenger: 26 3/8" fender to ground. 14 1/4" fender to hub. 12 1/2" hub to ground.
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
I took these measurements and some other unnecessary ones at all four corners best I could before doing my suspension. I kept them in my build thread for this very day. Based on the info I'd say it's roughly 14-3/8"

Front-Driver: 26 1/4" fender to ground. 14 3/8" fender to hub. 12 1/8" hub to ground.
Front-Passenger: 26 3/8" fender to ground. 14 1/2" fender to hub. 12 1/4" hub to ground.
Rear-Driver: 26 3/8" fender to ground. 14 1/4" fender to hub. 12 3/8" hub to ground.
Rear-Passenger: 26 3/8" fender to ground. 14 1/4" fender to hub. 12 1/2" hub to ground.
talk about "johnny on the spot"......thanks so much! This helps as I'm supposed to install some coilovers tomorrow
 

messrock

Autocross Champion
Location
Boston
Car(s)
18 GTI DSG
I took these measurements and some other unnecessary ones at all four corners best I could before doing my suspension. I kept them in my build thread for this very day. Based on the info I'd say it's roughly 14-3/8"

Front-Driver: 26 1/4" fender to ground. 14 3/8" fender to hub. 12 1/8" hub to ground.
Front-Passenger: 26 3/8" fender to ground. 14 1/2" fender to hub. 12 1/4" hub to ground.
Rear-Driver: 26 3/8" fender to ground. 14 1/4" fender to hub. 12 3/8" hub to ground.
Rear-Passenger: 26 3/8" fender to ground. 14 1/4" fender to hub. 12 1/2" hub to ground.
This needs to get stickied someplace for eternity.
 

manu97

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Chicago
Car(s)
MK7 GTI
Does anyone have any idea of if ceramic coating a downpipe is worth it? How much of an impact will it actually have?
 

jay745

track sl00t
Location
Slightly Outside Chicago
Car(s)
Mk6 racecar, Tacoma
talk about "johnny on the spot"......thanks so much! This helps as I'm supposed to install some coilovers tomorrow

This needs to get stickied someplace for eternity.
Not to burst anyone's bubble but this isn't the right way to measure. Doing it this way factors in the tires, and how much wear on the tire. The way to measure taking that out of the equation is fender arch to hub center. That way you can compare car to car without tires throwing off the measurements.
 

jay745

track sl00t
Location
Slightly Outside Chicago
Car(s)
Mk6 racecar, Tacoma
The rust isn't my main concern - was really concerned about heat management. @jay745 any input?
It's not a bad idea but probably not worth the hassle. You could wrap it in exhaust wrap yourself for a lot cheaper than ceramic coating.
 

jay745

track sl00t
Location
Slightly Outside Chicago
Car(s)
Mk6 racecar, Tacoma
That measurement is in there, if I'm understanding you correctly. The others, as I mentioned, are probably needless.
Woops sorry read too fast. Fender to hub is the only good measurement. Fender to ground and hub to ground arent
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
The Greater Boston Metropolitan Area
Car(s)
2017 VW Golf R
Woops sorry read too fast. Fender to hub is the only good measurement. Fender to ground and hub to ground arent

How many 2x4s is that?
 

Knndysk

New member
Location
Virginia, USA
come to think of it...i do have a 'stupid' question.

The ASR/ESC button... when you turn it off, does the button itself light up along with the icon on the dash? Mine does not, i'm just wondering if that's normal. Because my driving mode button lights up.
What’s the ASR/ESC button? Is that the traction control button?
 
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