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    1. Why is it bent? That question should be...

      Why is it bent? That question should be answered. Is your car lowered?
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      VWR offer linear rate rate and progressive rate...

      VWR offer linear rate rate and progressive rate springs. The linear rate springs mated to their adjustable coil dampers and camber plates are exactly the same units used on the VWR race cars. ...
    3. 2005 JCW Mini to 2011 Golf Diesel to 2014 Jetta...

      2005 JCW Mini to 2011 Golf Diesel to 2014 Jetta diesel to 2015 GTI. The Mini was a true 1o tenths car on track and on back country roads. The GTI is a true 8 tenths car in those venues, but leagues...
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      ...I found out a bit too late as well...the 8mm...

      ...I found out a bit too late as well...the 8mm spacer worked fine with my steel wheel and snow tires...I installed the spacers with the steel wheels. I should have know better but in a rush to...
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      Wider stance is nearly always beneficial...wider...

      Wider stance is nearly always beneficial...wider tires may not prove out...depends on the tire and the rim width. You can increase track width with spacers...do not use anything less than a 10mm...
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      Exactly. And I cannot place weather/temps as a...

      Exactly. And I cannot place weather/temps as a reason.

      I do wonder about APR's test of the license plate position; dead center on the bumper is where my dealership placed it...and according to...
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      I have noticed inconsistent power output...there...

      I have noticed inconsistent power output...there seams to be a huge flat spot in my power curve between 2,500 and 3,500 rpm. Switching between sport and normal mode seem to change the power delivery...
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      Road hazard only works if the tire loses air. If...

      Road hazard only works if the tire loses air. If the rim is bent beyond repair but the tire doesn't lose air you have to buy the new rim. My sales guys was very upset that I didn't take the...
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      The Cayman for the track and daily driving in...

      The Cayman for the track and daily driving in summer. The Audi for daily summer/winter driving...and maybe some track time.
    10. A recent Road and Track article tested the 2015...

      A recent Road and Track article tested the 2015 S3. 0-60 in 4.4 seconds, 1/4 mile 13 seconds at ~106 mph. In addition, the PP GTI corners at .98G and stops from 60 in 98 feet. Put all of those...
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      I sent my car off to the body shop...the folks...

      I sent my car off to the body shop...the folks who mounted my Hakkapelliitta snow tires back in december did not adjust the lift arms and depressed the rocker panels above all four pinch welds -...
    12. Anything can be made to go fast...a 15 hp...

      Anything can be made to go fast...a 15 hp advantage is meaningless for the most part. A 100hp, or a 50 hp + a 50 lb ft torque, would make a fairly significant difference. I prefer the...
    13. ...an S3 that I optioned out retailed for 47K! ...

      ...an S3 that I optioned out retailed for 47K! That makes a 36K-38K R a real value given the similarity in hardware. And if the recent road test of the S3 by Road and Track is an indication of the...
    14. $0.00 deposit...just drive it away...in three...

      $0.00 deposit...just drive it away...in three years I can give it back...essentially renting the car for three years. If I buy it I have to worry about depreciation. Value is at some level...
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      Although spacers can add to bearing wear, and do...

      Although spacers can add to bearing wear, and do decrease mechanical leverage on tie rods, increasing track width under almost any circumstance is a good thing. Regarding a Mac Strut, there are no...
    16. Unless you lease the car...then you pay and turn...

      Unless you lease the car...then you pay and turn it in...and enjoy the same experience.

      Are we not car guys? We're arguing over three cars that are very similar...quarter mile times for all...
    17. Okay. Then the 250hp APR tune...thats the same HP...

      Okay. Then the 250hp APR tune...thats the same HP the VMR racing GTIs put out on track all day long...enough hp to keep the lighter GTI along side the WRX. Ride...an increase in spring rate and...
    18. APR include launch control. This is my 7th...

      APR include launch control. This is my 7th VW/Audi product. I put about 200K every 5 years on my cars. VW occasionally break is ways that I find annoying...but no different from Honda products...
    19. I priced out a WRX as closely as I could to my 6...

      I priced out a WRX as closely as I could to my 6 speed SE. $31,200.00 for the WRX. That gives me $3,200 to play with based upon my purchase price. I get ~300 hp/360 lb ft torque APR tune, a wider...
    20. Understood, and for that reason they belong in...

      Understood, and for that reason they belong in different design categories. If we mean to compare everything that falls within a price category then we can compare anything. Putting the power down...
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