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9uns

Go Kart Champion
Location
92870
Car(s)
gti
Figured I’d show this too. The QTP Valve controller installation, environmental spliced into the 12v charge port OEM wiring. Used a factory ground point and 3M double sided tape to secure the box itself.

All buttoned up it’s fused and key’d power just like it came this way from the factory. The wiring from the valve motor to the controller uses an existing OEM grommet as well.






People in CA should get a group buy going to fly this guy out here to build exhausts for us...
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
Make sure to exhaust him to muffle his screams.

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GTI Jake

Autocross Champion
Location
Charlotte, NC
People in CA should get a group buy going to fly this guy out here to build exhausts for us...

I mean FedEx makes the world a smaller place haha, I even have customers in Hawaii.

As for one off stuff there’s amazing fabricators all over the world, but as a group MQB guys benefit from my production parts being available as a diy bolt on.

The big hang-up is AWD MQB guys. I can’t express my disappointment enough in them...they for the most part all complain about not having a good drone free TBE option yet nobody’s been willing/able to schedule a car in for development. For instance the Humble Mechanic, his R spends most of its time parked and he’s regularly down in Charlotte to hang out with Paul (DAP, is about an hour from me). Not singling him out, but that’s just a prime example of a Mk7.5 R that sits more often than not that isn’t thousands of miles away.

I just don’t get why a group of thousands of people complain, but nobody does anything about it. Anyway, the Mk8R will most likely have support because my best friend is planning to buy one.
It's his side gig so that would be difficult.
Yeah people forget that pretty regularly, I make time to build parts in addition to 40 hour work weeks plus a family (young kids).


unless his main gig puts him on a test flight out there after engine maintenance

I actually took a test flight on a 737MAX about a month ago. Unfortunately, we stay pretty local for ops like that.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
I'm 25" ftg with the APR springs, so that makes sense. You're at about stock GTI height in front. You can see I'm all up in the bumpstops here.

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Here's a static picture.

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In this pic of my 18 S set up for GS, you can see it's also on the front bump stop and well into positive camber. It makes me think there's merit to the understeer being more about how quickly you get into the bump stops after turn in, because theortically, with more negative camber, both static and dynamically, and toe out in the rear, my lowered car should be much looser, but it isn't. It's understeer city.
 
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hotbascosauce

Go Kart Champion
Location
Seattle, WA
Car(s)
19 GTI SE DSG W/DCC
Finally got around to installing my Stoptech Street kit which I got on clearance exactly a year ago. Unfortunately one of the rivets on the retaining clips broke off so I tried to hammer it back on. Also one of the pads had a brake wear sensor which I cut off because my car doesn’t use them for some reason.
 

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xXDavidCXx

Drag Racing Champion
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE DSG
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In this pic of my 18 S set up for GS, you can see it's also on the front bump stop and well into positive camber. It makes me think there's merit to the understeer being more about how quickly you get into the bumbstops after turn in, because theortically, with mover negative camber, both static and dynamically, and toe out in the rear, my lowered car should be much looser, but it isn't. It's understeer city.
Probably because #1 driver, #2 lack of surface grip #3 how much rear toe-out?
 

El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
Finally got around to installing my Stoptech Street kit which I got on clearance exactly a year ago. Unfortunately one of the rivets on the retaining clips broke off so I tried to hammer it back on. Also one of the pads had a brake wear sensor which I cut off because my car doesn’t use them for some reason.
My hawk pads had a few of those break off on mine also and tried to get to stay on... it’s will probably pop off from use.

I had to swap my pads out only after a month cause the noise of the pads rattling over bumps and lane markers drove me nuts, sounds like the cars got loose front ball joints
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Probably because #1 driver, #2 lack of surface grip #3 how much rear toe-out?
I run on the same old worn out asphalt 90% of the time. The GS setup was loose, STH has been tight, whether we've been at our primary sight, the worn out asphalt, the Daytona cart track, or FIRM.

Last event I ran -.15 toe per side in the rear with 255 40 17's and still had to have a large split to the rear. I'm going to in crease that to -.30 toe per side for the next event.

When I moved from GS to STH, I kept the aligment I was using in GS, added -2.2/-2.3 front camber and the car got an inch lower with a claimed 15 to 20% stiffer APR spring.
 

xXDavidCXx

Drag Racing Champion
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE DSG
I run on the same old worn out asphalt 90% of the time. The GS setup was loose, STH has been tight, whether we've been at our primary sight, the worn out asphalt, the Daytona cart track, or FIRM.

Last event I ran -.15 toe per side in the rear with 255 40 17's and still had to have a large split to the rear. I'm going to in crease that to -.30 toe per side for the next event.

When I moved from GS to STH, I kept the aligment I was using in GS, added -2.2/-2.3 front camber and the car got an inch lower with a claimed 15 to 20% stiffer APR spring.
Make sure you are getting toe-out. My alignment shop machine reads positive when toe-out.

The APR springs are not helping you either. For STH you don't have enough roll resistance so you are killing your front camber, but I think you know this.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Make sure you are getting toe-out. My alignment shop machine reads positive when toe-out.

The APR springs are not helping you either. For STH you don't have enough roll resistance so you are killing your front camber, but I think you know this.

I already went through that mess. They were toeing my car in at the front and the rear, progressively , making the car worse and worse for 6 months before the light bulb went off in my head. I broke out strings and f me. Lol.

Now I verify the toe with strings.

But my initial setup was zero toe, so hard to screw that up. Car was tighter.

Thinking about buying my own toe plates.
 
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