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Old 05-02-2018, 08:09 PM   #154
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Hope to be in Colorado by the end of summer. Any recommendations on drag strips and racetracks?


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Old 05-02-2018, 09:08 PM   #155
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http://www.bandimere.com

http://highplainsraceway.com

The best part of Colorado are the mountain roads however. The GTI seems purpose built to carve up the mountain twistys.

California has got to be running out of people at this point since it seems they're all moving here.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:07 PM   #156
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http://highplainsraceway.com



The best part of Colorado are the mountain roads however. The GTI seems purpose built to carve up the mountain twistys.



California has got to be running out of people at this point since it seems they're all moving here.

Looking forward to the mountain roads.

And my apologies. Us Californians must be stinking up the place.




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Old 06-02-2018, 08:48 PM   #157
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The best part of Colorado are the mountain roads however. The GTI seems purpose built to carve up the mountain twistys.

California has got to be running out of people at this point since it seems they're all moving here.
39 million in CA to 5 million in CO. We will see more. It's all good!
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:14 AM   #158
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Any meet ups here in Denver anytime soon?
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Old 07-08-2018, 03:18 PM   #159
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Any meet ups here in Denver anytime soon?


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Old 07-11-2018, 09:01 PM   #160
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Old 07-26-2018, 04:28 AM   #161
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Anyone in denver have vag com access willing to help clear air bag errors?
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Old 08-09-2018, 07:12 PM   #162
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Post in the Euro Society FB Page. Plenty of folks(not me) with VAG-COM
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:30 AM   #163
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Just landed in Boulder! Made the move from Oakland, CA. Cant wait to go on some nice drives out here. We did a road trip and took I-70 in from Utah. That passage by Aspen is amazing!


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Old 08-10-2018, 03:36 PM   #164
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Just landed in Boulder! Made the move from Oakland, CA. Cant wait to go on some nice drives out here. We did a road trip and took I-70 in from Utah. That passage by Aspen is amazing!


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Are you talking about independence pass? If you didn't check that on your way, I strongly suggest it. In 2016 I drove my car from Philly to Denver and visited friends in Aspen. They told me to return via Independence Pass (14K) and I'm so glad they did. Not only is it stunningly gorgeous, but I happened upon another MK7 GTI and an S3 and we had some mature fun on the mountain pass


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Old 08-10-2018, 04:03 PM   #165
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We stayed on I-70 and the section was by the exit for Aspen. I guess Aspen is another hour from that point.

Will have to check out the pass you mentioned. Pretty excited.


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Old 08-25-2018, 03:53 AM   #166
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Old 08-30-2018, 08:42 PM   #167
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So as a California transplant to Boulder, CO I'm learning that I have to get a winter wheel set up. I've read a bunch of threads on the topic and I just wanted to run this by you locals.



I decided to get 17 x 7.5 wheels for the comfort and sidewall protection against potholes. Found a set of cheap wheels on Tire Rack. They're called Sport Edition A16 for $137 ea. They have an offset of 35mm which should make them more flush than stock wheels-- correct? I hope they don't stick too far out on the front though.


For the tires, Tire Rack recommends Blizzak WS80 at 225/45. I hear narrower is better so is 225 ok? Everyone raves about Blizzaks, just wondering if it's overkill for Boulder snow. From what I understand, the snow and ice doesn't get too bad out here. How do the Blizzaks handle on dry roads?


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Old 08-31-2018, 03:11 AM   #168
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So as a California transplant to Boulder, CO I'm learning that I have to get a winter wheel set up. I've read a bunch of threads on the topic and I just wanted to run this by you locals.



I decided to get 17 x 7.5 wheels for the comfort and sidewall protection against potholes. Found a set of cheap wheels on Tire Rack. They're called Sport Edition A16 for $137 ea. They have an offset of 35mm which should make them more flush than stock wheels-- correct? I hope they don't stick too far out on the front though.


For the tires, Tire Rack recommends Blizzak WS80 at 225/45. I hear narrower is better so is 225 ok? Everyone raves about Blizzaks, just wondering if it's overkill for Boulder snow. From what I understand, the snow and ice doesn't get too bad out here. How do the Blizzaks handle on dry roads?


Anyway thanks for any advice!


Im the type of guy thatd put steel wheels on and ship it. God forbid, you slide into a curb or something stupid and youre spending $50-$75/ wheel... As far as tires go, Ive used General Altimax Arctic tires in WI and CO winters, and again, IMO, Id prefer those over any Blizzak tire. Better traction and longevity. I was a poor college kid at one point in my life and had to rock those tires for two years straight and still had lots of tread..


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Old 09-02-2018, 01:22 AM   #169
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So as a California transplant to Boulder, CO I'm learning that I have to get a winter wheel set up. I've read a bunch of threads on the topic and I just wanted to run this by you locals.



I decided to get 17 x 7.5 wheels for the comfort and sidewall protection against potholes. Found a set of cheap wheels on Tire Rack. They're called Sport Edition A16 for $137 ea. They have an offset of 35mm which should make them more flush than stock wheels-- correct? I hope they don't stick too far out on the front though.


For the tires, Tire Rack recommends Blizzak WS80 at 225/45. I hear narrower is better so is 225 ok? Everyone raves about Blizzaks, just wondering if it's overkill for Boulder snow. From what I understand, the snow and ice doesn't get too bad out here. How do the Blizzaks handle on dry roads?


Anyway thanks for any advice!


Blizzaks are great tires in the snow and that size is fine, but they wear insanely fast in the dry. Winters seem to be getting warmer and warmer around here, so I might think about getting a less aggressive snow tire like the Michelin X-Ice unless you plan on going to the mountains often.


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Old 09-03-2018, 07:27 AM   #170
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I've been really happy with the Michelin X-ice's. They seem to wear pretty good and have surprisingly good performance.
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