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      APR Stage 1 and turbo upgrade for MKVII

      I've never modified a turbo charged engine. Is there any reason I should consider upgrading the K301 turbo in my 2015 GTI before considering an APR or Unitronic tune? I was told the K301...
    2. ...that'l change acceleration and speedo reading

      ...that'l change acceleration and speedo reading
    3. I wrote above that there is a service bulletin...

      I wrote above that there is a service bulletin for this. Please read all posts. It is for a loose fuel line. Vw will install a bracket to hold the fuel line in place.
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      Hakkapaliitta 8 studded 205 60 16. Performed...

      Hakkapaliitta 8 studded 205 60 16. Performed great in the recent northeastern ice storm. Exceptional straight line stability from a Q ratated tire...great rubber to full depth. Down side, as...
    5. There is a service bulletin for this. The fuel...

      There is a service bulletin for this. The fuel lines rattle in the area under the passenger compartment. A special bracket is installed. Already done...worked! Go get it done!!!
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      ...I wonder if the the K301 turbo uses a brass...

      ...I wonder if the the K301 turbo uses a brass bearing whereas the Golf R's K401 uses a traditional ball bearing?

      In addition, no matter how hard I contort myself, I cannot seem to locate the...
    7. I installed 16" steel rims with 205 60 16 Nokian...

      I installed 16" steel rims with 205 60 16 Nokian Hakkapaliitta 8 - studded tires. My experience with the R2s was incredibly good...amazing actually. But the 8s have a bit more highway stability,...
    8. The lighting package is an option. I didn't want...

      The lighting package is an option. I didn't want it but now that I have it I love it! The lights turn with the steering wheel, among other details/functions
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      There is also a service bulletin for a fuel line...

      There is also a service bulletin for a fuel line bracket under the passenger side seat - obviously under the car. The fuel lines vibrate when passing through 2,000 rpm while accelerating or...
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      Tire psi is on the driver's side door jam. 37...

      Tire psi is on the driver's side door jam. 37 psi cold.

      Proper tire pressure is the proper tire pressure for all driving conditions...less psi in snow equals a softer, less stable sidewall and a...
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      Depends on the car, how big the spacer is...and...

      Depends on the car, how big the spacer is...and the outer tie rods have to work harder as well...mechanical leverage is reduced as the wheel sits far out from stock centerline.
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      Avg of 60 mph on the NYS Thruway for a couple of...

      Avg of 60 mph on the NYS Thruway for a couple of hours book ended with 30 minutes of city. Shift at 2,000rpm and never let revs drop below 1,500 rpm...and accelerate slowly...patiently...achieve...
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      All tires are different...factory tires should be...

      All tires are different...factory tires should be set to factory specs. snow tires, however, are different. Check the tire sidewall. If you are using any of the Q rated snow tires - very soft -...
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      The GTI isn't perfect...it's not great doing any...

      The GTI isn't perfect...it's not great doing any one thing but therein lay its brilliance. It's a tad soft at full boot through turns but it registered .97g - from one of the magazines - and stopped...
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      Very often folks overlook how a wider track...

      Very often folks overlook how a wider track affects handling. And from a setup perspective, track width should be the first consideration, even before springs.

      Increasing front track width...
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      Got 41.8 mpg on a recent trip from Saratoga to...

      Got 41.8 mpg on a recent trip from Saratoga to fishkill
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      If the warping was a one time event, remove the...

      If the warping was a one time event, remove the wheels, torque each nut to spec - probably 90 ft lbs - and then go back out at sorry to advise, 80mph and perform a threshold braking maneuver. This...
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      It's not a myth. It's very real and the most...

      It's not a myth. It's very real and the most common cause is improperly torqued wheel lug nuts. What you are describing is a bedding in process...and once completed the rotors must cool completely...
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      ...Golf R400...0-60 in 3.9...I think that beats...

      ...Golf R400...0-60 in 3.9...I think that beats the STi...
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      I actually got 41.8 mpg with my 2015 GTi on my...

      I actually got 41.8 mpg with my 2015 GTi on my last mostly highway trip!
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