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    1. Corrado RS, Chapter 5 - Brakes

      by , 04-16-2013 at 06:23 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      Before I chose the 'RS' moniker and the associated tuning direction, the Corrado began equipped with a custom set of 12” Wilwoods front and rear, purchased almost eight years ago. I wanted visual brake balance. I loved the idea of massive Brembo calipers upfront, but hated keeping the dinky 9” rear brakes, lost behind the center hub of any wheel larger than factory. While poking around the internet in Manhattan College's computer lab (I was still in college), I happened upon Precision Brake Company ...
    2. Corrado RS - H2O International 2012 Introspective

      by , 04-16-2013 at 06:19 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      "Coastal Highway is eerily quiet, devoid of the cacophony of engines that had been running rampant into all hours of the night, not twelve hours earlier. The pavement looks like a battle field; gouges in the slightest elevation changes, oil stains following every manhole cover before turning into a side street. Evidence of the lost challenge between a lowered car and pavement. H2O International in Ocean City, Maryland was once again coming to a close, and as I drove north out of the beach town ...

      Updated 04-16-2013 at 06:21 PM by Krazee

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      Audi News Blog , Aftermarket & Tuner
    3. Corrado RS, Chapter 4 - The Interior

      by , 03-31-2012 at 12:23 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      I am no doubt a product of my generation, the generation exposed to such ridiculous technological progress, we easily forget what we saw yesterday. I am 29, and when I was 14, the Intel Pentium Processor was blazing fast. We had just discovered 56k modem connections, and AOL turned the annoying dial-tone into something we looked forward to, so long as it was accompanied by the BONG! of a successful connection. The first “modern” desktop PC my family had featured a crankin' 486DX processor pushing ...
    4. Corrado RS, Side Bar: An Ode To Quality

      by , 03-31-2012 at 12:21 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      The hardest part of any project car is parts selection – quality parts are hard to come by. When I first started out with my Corrado, back in 2002, I relied heavily on the existing knowledge of Volkswagen veterans, scouring online forums and reading old magazines separating quality from crap. I began to process Physics 101, (despite not passing in three through College) reading The Way Things Work for the first time since I was five, and amassing some 10,000 posts on one of the largest automotive ...
    5. Corrado RS, Chapter 3 - Suspension Part 2

      by , 03-31-2012 at 12:19 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      The everyday driving aspects for the RS will not change much, though I might not cover as many miles. The major change will be more competitive driving – SCCA autocross, High Performance Driving Events, random track days, and, with some hope, Time Attack. If Sport Compact Car was still in print, I'd throw Corrado RS into the ring for The Ultimate Street Car Challenge. The goal is to drive to the events, swap brake pads, compete, and drive home. There will also be the odd Volkswagen show or automotive ...
    6. Corrado RS, Chapter 3 - Suspension, Part 1

      by , 03-31-2012 at 12:17 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      Chassis and suspension tuning are subjectively objective. Every production vehicle is tuned with a goal in mind, be it highway cruising, back-road bombing, or city russian roulette. Some manufacturers try to blur the lines in one direction or another, but the generalization is hard to skirt: Aim for sublime handling on the back roads and the car might bounce around a bit too much on the highway or knock your teeth out in the city. High-end cars have managed to deal with this accepted norm very well ...
    7. Corrado RS, Chapter 2 - The Heart

      by , 03-31-2012 at 12:15 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      As with any great car, the engine is of the utmost importance. Sure, the suspension can be godlike and the car can handle phenomenally, but at the end of the day a capable chassis needs an equally capable engine. In its heyday, the 12v VR6 engine received multiple awards from the automotive press based on its compact packaging – with its staggered piston placement, the engine allowed for V6 performance within the footprint of a common 4 cylinder. From a VW enthusiast's perspective, before the advent ...
    8. Video: MRC Tuning Features Supercharged B7 Audi RS 4 on Vimeo



      UK Audi tuning specialist MRC Tuning has been releasing a string of well-shot and edited videos over the last few months and one of their latest highlights their latest supercharged B7 RS 4 build. Watch it below and, in particular, watch for those flaming tailpipes.

      MRCTUNING SUPERCHARGED B7 RS4 from MRC Tuning on Vimeo.
    9. Corrado RS, Chapter 1: The Vision Takes Shape

      by , 01-19-2012 at 04:08 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      Driving like a banshee is great. It's fun, it's exhilarating, it's therapeutic, it gets your senses working overtime. Channel your anger through the steering wheel of your “RS” car, and the combination of burnt fuel, crackling exhaust, and melting rubber combine to calm you better than any scented candle on the market. But it's all for naught if you begin to sweat profusely at the first sign of traffic because you binned A/C in search of a modicum of extra power. It's all for naught if you lose ...
    10. Corrado RS, Introduction

      by , 01-19-2012 at 03:50 PM (Building a Corrado "RS")
      The best cars in the world are not your generic grocery getters. They aren't the Honda Accords and Toyota Camrys that run forever with barely an oil change, rarely (if ever) leaving you stranded, and lulling you to sleep on the highway. No, the best cars in the world are the ones that slap cartoonish grins on your face. They are so raw and unapologetic about their purpose that they make you bow before their race-like suspension and impractical interiors. Their sole purpose is to make driving fun... ...

      Updated 03-31-2012 at 12:27 PM by Krazee

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      Audi News Blog , Aftermarket & Tuner , Project Cars & Builds , Tuner & Aftermarket
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