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Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
Day trip to the beach for our anniversary, this place Exit Zero in NJ had some really tasty Indian fusion style stuff and a neat VW bus as an outdoor bar/storage area. We ate in a neat little single-table shed thing with AC and lights and it was a cool time. Definitely worth visiting if you're in the area.
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But what this post is actually about... 235/40/18 Continental ExtremeContact Sport 02s are on the car and would you just look at that meat. It's amazing how much wheelspin I had before that's now just gone... The car just hooks up and goes, it's such a wild time. I love how everything fits, and the grip available is impressive.
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swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5 GTI
That’s what I was waiting to hear about…. Nice!
 

Jmitchell4873

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Fort Leonard Wood, MO
Car(s)
Mk8 GTI
Glad to hear you like them!

ECS02 won't replace a true 200TW tire on track........but they sure as hell bridge that gap between great street tire and dedicated track tire. I saw your RT660's stacked in the garage pic.....and they are good in their element, but the ECS02 wins every day on the street for me.

Mine are quiet, ride very nicely and stick in the corners well enough that I would be well past what's advisable on public roads, before the tires give up.
 

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
Glad to hear you like them!

ECS02 won't replace a true 200TW tire on track........but they sure as hell bridge that gap between great street tire and dedicated track tire. I saw your RT660's stacked in the garage pic.....and they are good in their element, but the ECS02 wins every day on the street for me.

Mine are quiet, ride very nicely and stick in the corners well enough that I would be well past what's advisable on public roads, before the tires give up.
Oh yeah, honestly the reasoning behind the ECS02s was because most of the AX folks I've talked to will run them as a rain tire. The GTI doesn't see snow, and if I decide I want to do some fun runs it's an appropriate enough autocross tire. The Mazda3 gets the 660s and is a hoot on a closed course, but yeah the ECS02 are a delight.
 

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
Mmmmm, rivnuts

Diffuser is on, one side spat/fin thing was bent a little in shipping but easy peasy to get it cooperative. My biggest concern in this installation was that there was drilling/rivnuts involved and I'd never used one of those weird tools before -- but this was honestly an easy affair, and I think it came out pretty well. I like that it's fairly subtle, I'm going to have to clean the area under where the splash guards were. I tried trimming one splash guard but it wasn't cooperative, so I ordered some zhongzhong rallyarmor clones to trim and make fit without being so large.

I should really get the sideskirts and complete the look.
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Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
Look guys, I'm a subaru :LOL:
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zhongzhongarmor mud flaps came, gonna trim them (a lot) because I like splash guards BUT didn't want to spring for real rallyarmor ones knowing I wanted to trim them anyway. I figure if I really botch the job they were like $14 shipped lol
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5 GTI
Nice but yeah…. Those stick out a LOT lol
 

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
Nice but yeah…. Those stick out a LOT lol
Yeah, I'm gonna use the original mudflaps to make a pattern of the mounting holes for these and kinda work from there. In the photo they're just sat on the ground leaning :p But I think if I trim a fair amount of material away I can get them to look less absurdly huge
 

Nineeightyone

Autocross Champion
Location
Pennsylvania
Car(s)
20 CX5 19 GTI 10 MZ3
ordered the OS dongle, gonna play around with that some when it arrives and see what I can learn about how the car is currently set up, what I can do to make things better, etc. Shame that most of the info is on Discord, because it's gonna be difficult to find info that way. But I also may or may not have ordered the aerofabb sideskirts -- didn't tell Mrs. Nine though, so :censored:

if I'm lucky I might even be able to install them without her knowing, though I have a feeling she's gonna recognize that something's changed pretty quickly (she has a good eye for details). Not that she'll have any problem with it, but I just like to mess with her sometimes.

Also three instances of a bird in our garage over two days. You know how they say serial killers tend to start with small animals? I wonder if john wayne gacy had a bird in his garage, that shit is INFURIATING. It managed to shit on the car on it's way out, not to mention sitting between the rear bumper and the wheel well liner where I couldn't get it to evacuate -- not even by starting the car, backing it out of the driveway, and giving it some revs. Now there's a screen for the garage door on the way, and we'll see how that works out. It's been wildly hot outside lately, and I think that's the push for getting flex fuel capability hardware -- I'm gonna see if I can find a complete shopping list of 'here's all the stuff you need to buy' so I can put together a realistic budget, right now I'm playing catch-up from all the little things I bought over the last couple months and didn't really need (tires, diffuser, DDR pad), and trying to get my finances back on track.

but it'd also be super cool to have MPI/flex, and the SL1 dongle saves me money because then I can just self-tune for MPI/E85. Big brain moment right there, right? Just need MPI manifold, fuel rail, injectors, LPFP, fuel line, E sensor, and I'm sure some other stuff I'm forgetting about.
 

messrock

Autocross Champion
Location
Boston
Car(s)
18 GTI DSG
ordered the OS dongle, gonna play around with that some when it arrives and see what I can learn about how the car is currently set up, what I can do to make things better, etc. Shame that most of the info is on Discord, because it's gonna be difficult to find info that way. But I also may or may not have ordered the aerofabb sideskirts -- didn't tell Mrs. Nine though, so :censored:

if I'm lucky I might even be able to install them without her knowing, though I have a feeling she's gonna recognize that something's changed pretty quickly (she has a good eye for details). Not that she'll have any problem with it, but I just like to mess with her sometimes.

Also three instances of a bird in our garage over two days. You know how they say serial killers tend to start with small animals? I wonder if john wayne gacy had a bird in his garage, that shit is INFURIATING. It managed to shit on the car on it's way out, not to mention sitting between the rear bumper and the wheel well liner where I couldn't get it to evacuate -- not even by starting the car, backing it out of the driveway, and giving it some revs. Now there's a screen for the garage door on the way, and we'll see how that works out. It's been wildly hot outside lately, and I think that's the push for getting flex fuel capability hardware -- I'm gonna see if I can find a complete shopping list of 'here's all the stuff you need to buy' so I can put together a realistic budget, right now I'm playing catch-up from all the little things I bought over the last couple months and didn't really need (tires, diffuser, DDR pad), and trying to get my finances back on track.

but it'd also be super cool to have MPI/flex, and the SL1 dongle saves me money because then I can just self-tune for MPI/E85. Big brain moment right there, right? Just need MPI manifold, fuel rail, injectors, LPFP, fuel line, E sensor, and I'm sure some other stuff I'm forgetting about.
Full shopping list for flex is on the Discord.

On the tuning part - the guides are really well done. Follow along and you’ll build good base knowledge. Once you start playing with values, you’ll have questions, answers will be found in the tuning channel and then you’ll get your own.

I’m still plugging away on my base map for my DTR. It’s tough b/c I only get an hour here and there to be able to focus on it.
 
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