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      The VW service manager told me that using tier...

      The VW service manager told me that using tier one fuels - Shell for example - will likely help reduce deposits. Driving habits and driving venue do matter; my wife's 2008 Passat received this...
    2. Do the GTI and R share the same head? If not,...

      Do the GTI and R share the same head? If not, how does this pair with the GTI's head in terms of performance...expectation?

      Thank you.
    3. I own a 2 door...but I wouldn't mind driving a...

      I own a 2 door...but I wouldn't mind driving a four door...and the only functional detail that the four door carries that ruins a potentially clean look is the addition window guide to the rear of...
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      Longer isn't necessarily better. The sway bar...

      Longer isn't necessarily better. The sway bar ends - lever arm portion - should be parallel with grade at ride height if your car is driven daily or on a road course. In practice the bar should be...
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      Use aftermarket sport pads, torque the wheels...

      Use aftermarket sport pads, torque the wheels nuts at the proper value and pattern and I doubt that anyone will notice any vibration. I personally feel this condition is from the pads, and not the...
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      Adding spacers to the front wheels should...

      Adding spacers to the front wheels should increase steering wheel feel as this places SAI in a tighter relationship with contact patch centroid axis...unless you've selected a width that creates...
    7. The 034 mounts and bearing are sold separately. ...

      The 034 mounts and bearing are sold separately. FYI
    8. Why do you think that their products are...

      Why do you think that their products are over-priced? Have you purchased/installed their components? You do realize that this company hosts a racing series and that the components are developed...
    9. The OEM + is in beta testing for US cars and will...

      The OEM + is in beta testing for US cars and will be ready "...first quarter 2017."
    10. You should absolutely change these to either 034...

      You should absolutely change these to either 034 or to an adjustable camber plate. You might also consider changing the rear bushing in the front lower control arm. both of these changes will...
    11. As I wrote above, it doesn't really matter, both...

      As I wrote above, it doesn't really matter, both VW suspension systems are bumpstop active and as such will always behave in a progressive way. Still, a linear rate spring is preferred for sport...
    12. Golf R...Miata...JCW Mini

      Golf R...Miata...JCW Mini
    13. Thread: Tire Wear

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      I have 33K on my All Season Pirellis with about...

      I have 33K on my All Season Pirellis with about 5K more if I am careful. Still, these did not wear nearly as well as anything else that I have every driven on. Terrible wet grip too!
    14. I can easily break into 42 mpg plus driving...

      I can easily break into 42 mpg plus driving sedately from Albany NY to fishkill NY round trip. At 33K miles, my average mpg since I took delivery is just over 34 mpg. I don't really drive this car...
    15. Although I have not been under our cars, most...

      Although I have not been under our cars, most European passenger car suspension systems are bumpstop active; the bumpstops are essentially progressive rate jounce dampeners and are in constant...
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      I absolutely agree!!! I put 200K miles on a...

      I absolutely agree!!!

      I put 200K miles on a fairly well set up JCW mini a few years back and these tires were part of my DD set up. My commute was 80 miles - to and from - highway miles with...
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      Right, except! The fine print says, "...if the...

      Right, except! The fine print says, "...if the tire does not lose air there is no coverage..."

      So the rim can be bent to hell, out of round etc but if the tire holds air this is not...
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      Scott Bari, I know, our area is horrible. I...

      Scott Bari,

      I know, our area is horrible. I traveled to Bethel every day and all over Fairfield County for 20 years...but only once did I hit a pot hole large enough to cause rim damage...never...
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      Pot Holes ~@#$@%!#^%$^!!!!

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      Tire number three...this time a wheel was destroyed. Incident to this, a sensor in the rack that controls the aiming mechanism in the lights failed...so the rack is...
    20. Tire type, air pressure (40 psi cold), Section...

      Tire type, air pressure (40 psi cold), Section and width, bushing material, piston speed ( digressive dampers) all contribute to handling, feel, and comfort perceptions. The tire is part of the...
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