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Cuzoe

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Los Angeles
Installed Neuspeed 25mm solid rear bar... torsion beam rear on the TDI... bar does attach in a way that strongly suggests it will reduce twisting of the beam, including backing plates that go inside the beam, kind of a pain to install. Probably post impressions in my build thread in a couple weeks. Didn't grab a post-install pic but I'll snap one tomorrow.
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Taim

New member
Location
DFW, Texas
Car(s)
2016 VW GTI MT PP
Fluidampr cause you to lose torque?
Hey Jim.

According to the butt dyno...so your mileage may vary...but yeah...torque seemed to be down noticeably below 3000 rpm.
 

Taim

New member
Location
DFW, Texas
Car(s)
2016 VW GTI MT PP
So it's mainly to reduce harmonic vibrations which improves engine protection? Why does Fluidampr then claim that it unleashes lost torque and HP?
What I can tell so far...above ~3800 rpm the engine is noticeably smoother and seems to make more tq and hp. Again...butt dyno...all caveats apply.
 

daconchslop

Drag Racing Champion
Location
South Carolina
Jim not sure on weight specs exactly but I held a fluidampr and was surprised just how heavy. Back in my Honda days we would opt for a lightweight crank pully but I doesn’t make sense that the balanced weight would make the motor smoother at the more harsh rpm frequencies.
 

Golfs everyday

Drag Racing Champion
Location
USA
Nice. I like my AP on my Golf-R as well.

Not today but over the weekend I took my Golf-R for a nice drive. Had a great time. My car developed a faint metal to metal clanking noise at very low speed over bumpy roads while coasting to a stop. Does not matter whether the brake is applied so it does not appear like it to be a loose brake pad issue.

I checked both front and rear endlink torque, various subframe bolt torque, no issue I could find.
I am going to check the front and rear tower bars later today or tomorrow. It's not a huge deal as there is no noise above 10-15mph and while driving.. The noise gets buried by gas sloshing in the tank at low speeds, to give one a reference on how loud the clanking is.
 

Ridebjj

Go Kart Champion
Location
lasVegas
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From Uni Stage 2 to stock for three days, to this earlier today.

Took it out for about 20 minutes but didn't go nuts. A lot of traffic around here between 5 and 8pm. But so far, yup... Much more punch than Uni down low. Spinning wheels where they never hath spun before. Waiting until after 10pm to really go for it (and take some logs) on the freeway.

I wonder what the E30 file will be like.
 

swcrow

Autocross Newbie
Location
Virginia
Installed Eurocode upper stress bar...no pics as I didn't remove the rain tray, but PERFECT fit and super easy to install.
Installed EQT's v1.04 for my protune....sheesh.....didn't think Ed could tweak it anymore...killer
 

dlhoovler

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Cleveland, Ohio
Since Ohio will drop the front license plate requirement tomorrow after 112 years, I took mine off this evening. It never bothered me too much aesthetically (especially compared to some other cars), but the car still looks cleaner without it. I'm patting myself on the back now for my homebrew no-drill mount that I put on when the car was new. Like it was never there...

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Earlier, since I hadn't driven the poor thing more than 300 miles since March due to working from home, I took the long way back from lunch to warm it up, then get in ~30 minutes above 3k RPM and a few near-redline pulls. Should have cooked out the moisture, and maybe some carbon too. Can't have hurt, anyway!
 
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