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      Car looks great though I do have a question. If...

      Car looks great though I do have a question. If you are building a track car with a cage etc, why did you not consider a fixed back seat and 6-point harnesses?
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      That is the cam chain tensioner bolt. I wonder if...

      That is the cam chain tensioner bolt. I wonder if they used a longer one to account for the fitting that prevents it from going all the way in??
    3. x2. I love my 3.2 6MT coupe as well. I went the...

      x2. I love my 3.2 6MT coupe as well. I went the NA route with Schrick 268/264 cams, UM custom tune, Modshack VTDA and Milltek non-res catback for power and the much needed chassis upgrades (VF engine...
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      Thanks for the excellent tips Mike. I will be...

      Thanks for the excellent tips Mike. I will be switching out the rear springs in the coming days with some test race springs that William has sent me. And following test completion, I will tackle the...
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      The DTM kit is actually quite interesting for $5K...

      The DTM kit is actually quite interesting for $5K in parts. And given the approx. 7psi boost levels it may not be much of a shock to the stock DSG (or even 6MT) clutch. Anyone have thoughts on...
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      Did you climb a tree to frame this shot or are...

      Did you climb a tree to frame this shot or are you just unbelievably tall? Great picture BTW.
    7. Rear diff is about 1L (I used an Audi 1L bottle...

      Rear diff is about 1L (I used an Audi 1L bottle to change that out). The way you know its the right amount is ensuring car is level when changing it out and filling it until the oil starts to over...
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      Like mageus, I am very curious how you managed...

      Like mageus, I am very curious how you managed this. I just about get 4 18x9 with 255/40 tires with the seats down and using up the whole trunk and passenger seat rolled forward.
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      Did you determine premature failure via visual...

      Did you determine premature failure via visual inspection or while driving? Who is doing the work for you?

      BTW, I am planning to do ORP on Sep 21st (Sun) with HOD - are you and Rutter thinking...
    10. To adjust camber, say to go from street to track...

      To adjust camber, say to go from street to track and back to street before and after track days I need to uninstall and reinstall the shocks?
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      Sticky: Wow - sorry to hear that. Are you getting a wrap...

      Wow - sorry to hear that. Are you getting a wrap again?
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      Sticky: Yes, its almost a perfect fit and no rubbing in...

      Yes, its almost a perfect fit and no rubbing in the back - thanks for the guidance around fitment. With the Michelin Pilot Super Sports, MSS springs, Haldex Sport and Sport mode on the MagneRide...
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      Sticky: One from The Ridge this past weekend. ...

      One from The Ridge this past weekend.

      http://media.fotki.com/1_p,rsfrfskdqgstsqgxftqfrgsgfkbd,vi/swtqbtdrdxswqwwbrqtxttsrkfrwk/1/1128101/13162633/DSC_0218-vi.jpg
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      Sticky: Here is a recent picture right after getting new...

      Here is a recent picture right after getting new summer/track shoes. Car has Gtechniq C1/EXO on it and that has made washes a breeze.
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    15. Thread: Haldex Improved?

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      Looks like Feb 1, 2011 is when they made the...

      Looks like Feb 1, 2011 is when they made the announcement

      http://www.borgwarner.com/en/News/PressReleases/BWNews/2011-02-01_BWFinalizesAcquisitionOfHaldexTractionSystem.pdf

      Gen 5 Haldex Info -...
    16. Thanks. No rubbing to report after a day at...

      Thanks. No rubbing to report after a day at Pacific raceways. There is a very tight and slow downhill right hander where I could hear some rubbing'ish sound from the driver side front wheel well but...
    17. Wheel: Forgestar F5, 18x9 et46 Tire: Michelin...

      Wheel: Forgestar F5, 18x9 et46
      Tire: Michelin Pilot Supersport 255/40/18
      Suspension: MSS Sport with MagneRide suspension (maybe 1/4" lower than stock at most)
      Modifications: I had the shop trim...
    18. Thread: Rays Volk G25

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      Great timing. I just picked up a set of 18x9et46...

      Great timing. I just picked up a set of 18x9et46 and was wondering how close I will be to the fender with 255/40/18's. Looks like it will be close but I may clear. Are you lowered at all? Any...
    19. Thread: Haldex Improved?

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      Is this the first Haldex produced under the...

      Is this the first Haldex produced under the ownership of Borg Warner?
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      In the interest of science I will come up with...

      In the interest of science I will come up with you and dyno back to back. That will help get additional data as my car is a 6MT and we have almost the same mods. I also want to check out that...
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