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      Borla seems to have the best "bass note" of the...

      Borla seems to have the best "bass note" of the exhausts that are available. I have one and it is not obnoxious at all. No drone to speak of.
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      Completely agree :thumbup::thumbup: The MKV...

      Completely agree :thumbup::thumbup:

      The MKV R32 wheels were ~27 lbs. Switching to lighter wheels (OZ UL), 2-piece rotors, and switching out the steel spindle and A-arms to Passat ALU bits made a...
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      Or wait a bit...seems many MKVII owners want to...

      Or wait a bit...seems many MKVII owners want to sell their 19" Cadiz wheels immediately upon receipt of their pre-ordered vehicles. They'll come shod with RE50 summer rubber. Might be worth waiting...
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      Much more sane.

      Much more sane.
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      Is that your "all in" cost with insurance, gas,...

      Is that your "all in" cost with insurance, gas, depreciation, and maintenance; or only the payment?

      I'm trying to figure out how you guys do it. As a couple, my wife and I spend ~20% of our take...
    6. Am I the only one who cannot see the graphs?

      Am I the only one who cannot see the graphs?
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      Interesting. I didn't know that. I've done both...

      Interesting. I didn't know that. I've done both house and car payments over the years. I never had a credit rating issue, but never actually tracked it closely. The car payments were only...
    8. Do we need to specify the dealer at the time of...

      Do we need to specify the dealer at the time of preordering? Or can we shop around for dealers after we put down a deposit? I'm guessing the former, so one needs to get the PP agreement before one...
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      Point is well taken. Financing with such good...

      Point is well taken. Financing with such good rates makes sense: but only if you have cash in the bank that you can put to better use.
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      Between the wife and I we have 2 cars and we...

      Between the wife and I we have 2 cars and we devote about 3.5% of our after tax income (after maxing out our 401K contributions) on those two vehicles (2008 Q7 and 2008 R32). That figure is based on...
    11. porting over MKV brake/suspension goodies to MKVII?

      I tried to see whether this had been discussed, but not much came up. I have a MKV R32 with Ohlins coilover setup, and a bunch of weight-lowering mods to the front. Any chance of replacing the...
    12. Thread: Engine Mounts

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      The HPA hockey puck is great as a lower mount,...

      The HPA hockey puck is great as a lower mount, but are you asking about upper engine and transmission mounts as well?
    13. Bump for new lower price. Shipping possible, but...

      Bump for new lower price. Shipping possible, but prefer local pickup due to weight.
    14. Bump for reduced unsprung weight! Made a...

      Bump for reduced unsprung weight!

      Made a noticeable difference in suspension performance, turn in, and overall braking. I was planning to track the car, but this never happened and I went back to...
    15. FS: Racing Brake 4 piston brake kit with 330 RB 2-piece rotors, SS lines, Porterfield pads: $950

      This kit:

      http://www.racingbrake.com/Big-Brake-Kit-4-pot-MK5-04-11-A3-06-11-FRONT-p/2190-k.htm

      Fits under most 17" wheels without spacers (I ran OZ UL 17"s with no problems).

      Black calipers...
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      Simple, That was my goal and I did a roll your...

      Simple, That was my goal and I did a roll your own kit from GC with Ohlins dampers. It took a couple spring changes to reach stock ride height and desired ride, but mission accomplished. A few have...
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      Just curious, has the OP worked out the savings...

      Just curious, has the OP worked out the savings he hopes for from a higher mpg vehicle versus the cost of the change? If the OP drives his R 20,000 mi/yr at 20 mpg and fills up with premium gas the...
    18. I'm sure Abe is right as usual. His knowledge of...

      I'm sure Abe is right as usual. His knowledge of these vehicles runs deep, but I can anecdotally say that I've run 17" OZ ULs for 3 seasons with Michelin PSS 245s without incident on the...
    19. I live dangerously it seems. I've had the RNS510...

      I live dangerously it seems. I've had the RNS510 for 3 years. I have parked my car at the airport for 2 weeks in the winter and didn't have a problem even with a 6 year old battery (finally replaced...
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      Naw. Nothing new to report. The original...

      Naw. Nothing new to report. The original impressions still stand. My only complaint is that I've been so swamped at work and home that I haven't swapped out for my much lighter summer wheels yet. ...
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