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ZERO815

Autocross Champion
Location
Köln Germany
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE DSG
i Can’t tell in the picture, do you run studded tires in winter?
Regular winter tires. Studded tires aren’t allowed in Germany.
 

ZERO815

Autocross Champion
Location
Köln Germany
Car(s)
2017 GTI SE DSG
I can see why. Years ago had the chance to drive a studded vs regular winter tire on an enclosed snow test track in Austria. Amazing, until there’s no snow… So far never had to use chains on a fwd car while going to the alps. I do a have a set of chains in the trunk just in case. Some roads in Austria/Italy are limited to awd or chains only from time to time.
Finland is where I have spent the majority of my time in the EU. Lots of cars with studded tires still on when I get there in late April.
 

Blade3562

Autocross Newbie
Location
Earth
Car(s)
None
I feel dirty. This was my first non Motul oil change since I bought the car. Sadly no Motul dealers over here. At least I have something else to blame a potential engine failure on lol.

Malone/Tunezilla custom trans tune is also flashed and feeling great. Will be switching to their ECU and Haldex tunes in the very near future. I am very stoked, it's exponentially quicker than ever! I cannot wait for Auto-X Sunday in my GSW4Mo!
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scrllock

Autocross Champion
Location
MI
I feel dirty. This was my first non Motul oil change since I bought the car. Sadly no Motul dealers over here. At least I have something else to blame a potential engine failure on lol.

Malone/Tunezilla custom trans tune is also flashed and feeling great. Will be switching to their ECU and Haldex tunes in the very near future. I am very stoked, it's exponentially quicker than ever! I cannot wait for Auto-X Sunday in my GSW4Mo!
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Which motul were you running? Most of the VW-approved, non-ester oils are honestly on par with Mobil 1 or Castrol, so I don't think that's a big downgrade.
 

Blade3562

Autocross Newbie
Location
Earth
Car(s)
None
8100 X-cess. All my buddies with track prepped VWs run it as well. One guy tried the 300v but had oil temp issues.

With the Castrol and Liqui-Moly MoS2 my oil temps are up 10-20 degrees on my commute to work and up 20-25 while towing my ~350lb trailer despite lower ambient temps. So long as I don't see 270+ at auto-x everything will be ok!
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JTM88

Autocross Champion
Location
Broken Arrow, OK
Car(s)
2016 GTI
Recently moved and only need a rear plate, so I painted some plugs and filled the front plate mount holes.
 

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BudgetPhoenix

Autocross Champion
Location
Kansas
Car(s)
2009 GLI, 2016 GTI
Threw this HPA catted downpipe on today. Love it. Sounds amazing with the stock catback and vibrant res. Beautifully constructed. I already had a Billy Boat catted downpipe, but ive been wanting something that reduced the smell a little better than the 200 cell on it, and I saw this new ceramic coated 300 cell one on ebay for too good of a deal ;)


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Blade3562

Autocross Newbie
Location
Earth
Car(s)
None
I cannot contain my excitement, thanks to the new trans tune I finally squeaked out a fastest overall time! 47.321 with second place being a 47.8XX. I averaged the fastest times all day long and ran a 47.123 during fun runs. It had a 46 in it, but I accidentally upshifted when I meant to downshift. I'll likely be 5th or 6th after pax, but that's ok. Not bad for a full weight wagon!
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JTM88

Autocross Champion
Location
Broken Arrow, OK
Car(s)
2016 GTI
what paint did you use? I need to paint a cover for the front tow hook. I was looking at the duplicolor since they have a paint match for LY3D (Tornado Red), and some 2k Clear coat
Here are the paints I used. I would have used a 2k clear but I couldn’t get it local, and it was such a small project I didn’t want to waste it.

Since the paint was covered by the license plate cover it never faded so it matches really well.
 

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