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What did you do to your mk7 today?

dtfd

Go Kart Champion
Location
Chicago
Car(s)
MK7.5 GTI
The car driving in the video is DSG, and those are standard farts with a Unitronic stage 1 tune (no pops n bangs).

My personal car that’s just in the background is 6MT, & APR is38. It gets confusing since the overwhelming majority of Mk7s seem to be white lol. That’s the running joke at my shop, what color car today? Well I’d have to assume white haha
That's what was throwing me off. I remember you mentioning your car was 6mt somewhere else and then I saw the video (admittedly skipped through to what I wanted to see so I heard 0 commentary beforehand) and was confused when i heard what I thought was a manual car make that noise.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
I autocrossed, poorly. 😒
 

TheMechanicDude

Go Kart Champion
Location
Fl
Car(s)
17 GTI Sport
Put Ruth’s in. Old plugs spaced out to .26. FMIC installed. What a difference staying cool makes. I do notice the xtra weight over the front.
Ethanol gauge tells me I’m at 29.8

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GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Is there any other way

It's been pretty down hill since moving to STH for me. I was fast in both my 18 and 19 in GS. My co-driver can drive a two wheeled tricycle and finish top 5 pax. I'm only fast if the car is decent. That's what separates a professional driver from a wanna be, I guess.

In GS I was running in our regions PRO pax class that is for nationally competitive drivers to duke it out, now I'm struggling in just the regular STH class and nowhere near being able to be competitive in the Pro class.
 
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MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion
It's been pretty down hill since moving to STH for me. I was fast in both my 18 and 19 in GS. My co-driver can drive a two wheeled tricycle and finish top 5 pax. I'm only fast if the car is decent. That's what separates a professional driver from a wanna be, I guess.

In GS I was running in our regions PRO pax class that is for nationally competitive drivers to duke it out, now I'm struggling in just the regular STH class and nowhere near being able to be competitive in the Pro class.

Yeah. Here it sucks because there's only 1 other STH car (Golf R) and hes quite a bit faster and I kept making excuses that it's his awd, but in nationals, it was the GTI's that dominated, so I'm being humbled that it might be ME.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
Yeah. Here it sucks because there's only 1 other STH car (Golf R) and hes quite a bit faster and I kept making excuses that it's his awd, but in nationals, it was the GTI's that dominated, so I'm being humbled that it might be ME.

I've learned over the years that truly fast drivers can drive almost anything fast, even if it's under prepped, under developed, or just plain crap.

Also, a Miata can make almost anyone with the slightest talent look fast at an autocross. Lol.

FWD cars are probably the hardest platforms to master in autocross. Especially when the power starts increasing.

A buddy of mine has been developing his SMF car for years and is just starting to see some success. He's of similar regular human talent, not the alien type that can hop in anything and be fast. Lol.
 

MonkeyMD

Autocross Champion

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL

BadHombre760

Autocross Champion
Location
Vegas
Car(s)
Slow FWD VW Hatch
At least it's not crankwalk.

Did the tire rub through fuel filler
my understanding is the pump is flooding the evap system and causing gas to leak out the charcoal cannister. the video clip is right after i shut off the car and the rest of the fuel was still draining out.

there was a recall on 15/16's but not my 17. it's out of factory warranty and apparently i don't get an emission warranty because i don't live in a PZEV state. dealer will most likely want to replace the entire tank and quoted me over $2k just in parts when i called in last week to schedule service. other people have gotten VW to help cover 80-90% so i contacted VWOA and am waiting for a call back from them, as well as the call back from the dealer for the official diagnosis
 
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