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    1. 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?
    2. Bump for new lower price. Shipping possible, but...

      Bump for new lower price. Shipping possible, but prefer local pickup due to weight.
    3. 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...
    4. 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...
    7. 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...
    8. 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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      http://www.uspmotorsports.com/images/D/FMKC5R32.jp...

      http://www.uspmotorsports.com/images/D/FMKC5R32.jpg

      I assume you don't want blue? Forge makes them.
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      Thank you. Can you elaborate on the benefits for...

      Thank you. Can you elaborate on the benefits for FI cars?
    12. Thread: R32 Diet thread

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      Ryan, You are at 3300 now? Not too shabby. ...

      Ryan, You are at 3300 now? Not too shabby. That's without the rear seats? Spare? OEM battery? But you've added a few things like oil cooler. Did the mishimoto radiator save anything over stock?
    13. Thread: R32 Diet thread

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      Are you sure about that? I thought the TT LCA...

      Are you sure about that? I thought the TT LCA would change the track width, but I'm probably just confused.
    14. Thread: R32 Diet thread

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      Good information. Your weight is within 1% of...

      Good information. Your weight is within 1% of the C&D weight which is probably the best we can hope for in terms of accuracy. Keep us apprised of your weight reduction program!
    15. Thread: R32 Diet thread

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      A useful comparison, just occurred to me: The...

      A useful comparison, just occurred to me:

      The GTI (mk5) weighs 3178 lbs based on C&D review. They have F:R at 1970:1208 which is 62:38. So by doing the full R32 weight reduction (seats, spare,...
    16. Thread: R32 Diet thread

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      Based on C&D's review they listed the stock car...

      Based on C&D's review they listed the stock car at 3551 lbs without the driver and a full tank of gas: F=2130.6 and R=1420.4

      That works out to exactly 60:40 F:R ratio.

      Taking out the spare,...
    17. Thread: R32 Diet thread

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      I would agree with all you said, but the more I...

      I would agree with all you said, but the more I toy with the suspension and drop weight, I get the sense there is a sports car lurking in this platform. To get there will require more power to push...
    18. Thread: R32 Diet thread

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      Should be no problem. My OZ UL are ET48 (IIRC)...

      Should be no problem. My OZ UL are ET48 (IIRC) and clear with plenty of room.
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      I guess the CTS answer to the two questions posed...

      I guess the CTS answer to the two questions posed about this product amount to: "If you need to ask what the benefit would be, you shouldn't own one." :(
    20. Thread: R32 Diet thread

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      Yes. Should be no problem. What offset?

      Yes. Should be no problem. What offset?
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