Congrats Aelwulf Happy it all finally worked out for you brother!! I am a little surprised that you think the stock tires are that bad as I have the same car. It is true on brand new tires you do need to let them run in a bit but I have just over 1k miles on my Rabbit and did a run up through the canyons here in SoCal last week and I had a hard time getting the front end to push out if at all. I don't think I have heard the tires break loose in second gear for me yet but from a dig in first when the boost kicks in it will break them loose but always catches right before 2nd gear in the DSG. The thing I was worried about was turn in and maybe having to go with a little bigger rear swaybar since I was worried about understeer but I don't see the need for that all all yet. Maybe when I add more power with a JB1 or JB4 down the line guess we shall see. But with better summer tires I bet understeer would be even less of an issue. Let us know how the Generals are after you get them for me in the future it would be between the Falkens and the Generals because I cant stand Firestone as a company no matter what!