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Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis - Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-20-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,665
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
I got the same kind of dilema: I'd like to...

I got the same kind of dilema:

I'd like to get some Hypergrams, 18 x 8.5 ET43, but I will need a 5mm spacer to clear the TTS calipers. 5mm would bring the ET to 38.

Considering the flush kits...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis - Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-20-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,840
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
He's right about the different pads for street vs...

He's right about the different pads for street vs track: street pads are worthless on the track if you do any kind of aggressive braking, and track pads are noisy when cold, dusty and eat the rotors....
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis - Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-03-2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
EBC Reds are the best ceramic (street) pads I've...

EBC Reds are the best ceramic (street) pads I've used.

Great cold bite, great warm bite, very easy on the rotors, no dust, no fade on mountain roads, very consistent and easy to modulate. Compared...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis - Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-01-2019, 11:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
That's because of the garbage OEM pads. ...

That's because of the garbage OEM pads.

Whenever I get a new car I put ceramic pads on; with this GTI I was too lazy to do it on both axles, so after a few months my front rotors (w/ ceramic pads)...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-30-2019, 02:49 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 11,756
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
In my particular case, they seemed too cold for...

In my particular case, they seemed too cold for just driving around w/ only a stg2 IS20, and idled like a tractor with low compression every morning.

This is what they looked after less than 5k...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-29-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,890
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
Audi part no. 8S0611701B is the TTS brake line,...

Audi part no. 8S0611701B is the TTS brake line, $55 each, here:

https://www.genuineaudiparts.com/parts/2018/Audi/TT%20Quattro/S?siteid=214407&vehicleid=498548&diagram=1372279&diagramCallOut=17
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-26-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,152
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50...

https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=50944

Seems EQT has their share..

While chasing boost and WG issues for weeks seems like fun for some people, I'd rather have the turbo blow up...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-21-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
Yes, I agree that stg2 & DP is a lot more than...

Yes, I agree that stg2 & DP is a lot more than just stg1 (esp. when it comes to torque), on a GTI.

Your R on stg1 is a whole different animal than a stg1 GTI though, both in terms of HP/TQ numbers...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-18-2019, 07:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
I removed the clutch delay valve 2 days after I...

I removed the clutch delay valve 2 days after I got my car (since it was driving me insane), almost a year before I got tuned. Also installed the DG Sigma6 shifter and replaced the rubber clutch line...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-16-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,061
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
The pressure plate is the weak point, and you...

The pressure plate is the weak point, and you don't have to do hard launches, even in normal driving your clutch will slip when tuned.

4th gear and up, get over 10-12psi of boost when you put your...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-08-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 907
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
The only reason I did my first change early (5k)...

The only reason I did my first change early (5k) is because I've despised Castrol since they won the lawsuit against Exxon where they were legally allowed to call anything "full synthetic" ever...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-08-2019, 10:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 572
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
A gasoline engine will run single-digits mpg when...

A gasoline engine will run single-digits mpg when cold, no matter what you do to it, add a turbo and the mpg gets even worse; on the upside it gets warm faster, especially our GTIs with the...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-08-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,666
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
IS20 hybrids made by ze Germans, with/without...

IS20 hybrids made by ze Germans, with/without your IS20 core:

https://kolbenkraft-tuning.com/...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-08-2019, 01:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,646
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
Can confirm, my (new) 2017 Sport MT was $25,600...

Can confirm, my (new) 2017 Sport MT was $25,600 out the door (taxes & fees included); $21K for the used 2015 was A LOT!



Yep, Stg2 will start slipping the stock clutch in no time, and if you...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 03-04-2019, 05:13 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 115,137
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
Thanks for the advice, I guess the suitcase...

Thanks for the advice, I guess the suitcase stays, then.

As soon as it gets a bit warmer I might give the XS Pro a try.
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 02-28-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 851
Views: 115,137
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
Do you have a recommendation for a good quiet...

Do you have a recommendation for a good quiet add-on muffler? Or one for the suitcase replacement?

I was never a fan of noise, the only reason race cars make noise is because they need the exhaust...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 02-28-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 851
Views: 115,137
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
Hey guys, I hope you could help me with some...

Hey guys, I hope you could help me with some (sound) advice.

I got an EuroCode DP w/ 300cell cat, then added the 17930 which removed pretty much all the drone, and the stock muffler. It's all a...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 01-14-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 441
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
Thermostat not closing?

Thermostat not closing?
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis - Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-26-2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,418
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
If you replace the crap OEM A/S tires, why do it...

If you replace the crap OEM A/S tires, why do it with another set of (slightly less crappy) A/S tires?

Get proper summers, you could buy a set of used rims off Craigslist for winter. I paid all of...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-26-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,890
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
Waiting on springtime and new wheels, probably...

Waiting on springtime and new wheels, probably March.
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-24-2018, 02:46 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,704
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
Those vwvortex links show "no thread".. ...

Those vwvortex links show "no thread".. :confused:
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-21-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,469
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
When I was younger and more naive I had a wet K&N...

When I was younger and more naive I had a wet K&N on my Mitsu 3000 VR4 and it gave me so much headache. The sticky oil getting not just on the MAF, but messing with the cold air auto-choke and...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-20-2018, 02:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,469
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
There's also the 'advantage' of more dust in your...

There's also the 'advantage' of more dust in your engine and filter oil on your air sensors from K&N filters :D
...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-17-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 60,109
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
I tested a friend's S3 SS and it had quite a bit...

I tested a friend's S3 SS and it had quite a bit longer throws than the DG Sigma6, so that's where the 'butter' comes from.

People who complain about 'notchiness' of a DG s6 don't have a heavy...
Forum: GTI Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-14-2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 60,109
Posted By WhyNotZoidberg?
When I bought my GTI I test-drove a 2017 WRX and...

When I bought my GTI I test-drove a 2017 WRX and clutch feel was at the very top of my list of things that I really hated about it. Even more than the plastic-craptastic 1990 Corolla interior or the...
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