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    1. ...probably more a function of the stock...

      ...probably more a function of the stock digressive valving...which feels stiff initially. This gives good wheel control and can certainly help warm up tires faster on track. The downside is is...
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      ...I responded once about a week ago...this still...

      ...I responded once about a week ago...this still reads as shocking now...I guess that i should complain about a local shop using my rocker panels to lift my car up to install snow tires, yes, the...
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      Purchase VWR linear coilover kit from...

      Purchase VWR linear coilover kit from England...designed for the car...for its weight, for roll center/CofG coupling, for toe and camber compensation etc. although I agree that it could sit a a 1/2"...
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      ...there is a fundamental lack of car knowledge...

      ...there is a fundamental lack of car knowledge here...in my wildest nightmare I wouldn't have thought that anyone with w remote car brain might install spacers as part of the struts...insane!
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    5. Twice yesterday...after 9,700 miles of driving. ...

      Twice yesterday...after 9,700 miles of driving. ...no heat as of yesterday either...and it's 53 deg F in NY today.
    6. Unfortunately I need a car when I bought the GTI....

      Unfortunately I need a car when I bought the GTI. The PP wasn't available and nor was the R, the car I wanted. In reality, after looking around, I want a 2 door with a 6 speed and that...
    7. ...bought a 2015 GTI last October and am considering a 2016 R

      I do like my GTI...but it's not as engaging as I hoped that it would be. There is no doubt, even with it's non PP package, that it can be hustled along pretty quickly...but it feels like my wife's...
    8. 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. ...
    10. 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.
    17. 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 -...
    19. 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...
    20. ...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...
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