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    1. Thanks guys, good info. I will look at moving...

      Thanks guys, good info.

      I will look at moving my EGT probe to the collector pre turbo. Sounds like the excuse I need t change to a low mount manifold rather than the high mount currently on there....
    2. Another question if I may - what sort of oil...

      Another question if I may - what sort of oil temps and EGTs are acceptable and/or ideal?

      I'm typically at ~230F (110C) oil temp creeping to ~240F (115C) if the day is hot (ambient air temp over...
    3. Yes I'm running an OEM VR6 front swaybar. Thanks...

      Yes I'm running an OEM VR6 front swaybar. Thanks for the advice, I'll try with the front swaybar detached next time and see how that feels.

      My static camber is just under 3 degrees which from...
    4. I got along to a couple o track days in Feb...

      I got along to a couple o track days in Feb including last Sunday. The Mk4 R32 brakes and Hawk 9012s have sorted out most of the braking issues and I can now do a full session with no fading, though...
    5. Is there a risk with that kind of setup someone...

      Is there a risk with that kind of setup someone gives it a good yank at some stage and it pulls the frame rails together?
    6. I realise this is primarily an engine forum so...

      I realise this is primarily an engine forum so hope this is OK - I'm looking for some pictures and descriptions of brake ducting setups, ideally for Mk3 Golf/Jetta platform, but anything would be...
    7. Absolutely. Especially for people in small...

      Absolutely. Especially for people in small countries like where I'm from where you can probably count the number of regular VW track cars on the fingers of one hand.

      Also thought adding wheel/tyre...
    8. Location: Auckland, New Zealand. Local...

      Location: Auckland, New Zealand.
      Local circuits: Hampton Downs Circuit, Pukekohe Park Raceway
      Model/Gen: VW Vento Mk3
      Weight with driver: Approx 1210kg with driver
      HP/Torque: Car works best...
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      http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/turbo_phil/...

      http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/turbo_phil/Dubshack%20Project%2009/Ventopvwaushoot3_zpsc3a79383.jpg
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      Vert is doing more for tourism to New Zealand...

      Vert is doing more for tourism to New Zealand than the Hobbit. :D
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      Thanks, yes I'm in Auckland (North Island)....

      Thanks, yes I'm in Auckland (North Island). There's a small but pretty vibrant dub scene down here in NZ.
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      Car: 1994 Vento (Jetta) Events: Track days and...

      Car: 1994 Vento (Jetta)
      Events: Track days and club competitions (sprint events normaly). Car is fully street legal and while not daily driven could easily be a commuter if required.
      Mods. 1.8T...
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      That's my car from down here in little old New...

      That's my car from down here in little old New Zealand. IM me or I can put a post up if anyone is interested in more details but it was built by vert and I (He's also building...
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      And more of his handywork in the background at...

      And more of his handywork in the background at 1:56 ;)
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      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbq2fxnCc-I ...

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbq2fxnCc-I

      Ahhh yes, it's moving pictures time again! But no laughing at my editing skills (or lack thereof). :D

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      Sneak preview from this morning ...

      Sneak preview from this morning


      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmMf0mRdqG0&feature=youtu.be
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      Would a PVW staffer come down to New Zealand?...

      Would a PVW staffer come down to New Zealand? Maybe a double feature with the Vento coupe might tempt them? :laugh:
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    18. Many years ago...

      Many years ago
      http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/turbo_phil/14183500_full.jpg

      More recent daily hauler spec
      http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/turbo_phil/DSC05257.jpg
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      I saw more progress on this today! And...

      I saw more progress on this today!

      And while vert was away in the States I took the other 2 door for a "quiet run around the block".
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      A few more pics I've found around and about the...

      A few more pics I've found around and about the web - hope the owners don't mind them being posted.

      http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e138/turbo_phil/Wagons/3077282933_89c55ef5e5.jpg
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