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    Thread: My HALDEX performance upgrade write up

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      01-04-2005 11:09 PM #1

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      01-04-2005 11:12 PM #2
      here, i'll make it easier:

      got my wiring all situated. dumb ass tech! anyway, you really feel the rear kick in hard now! say you go to a downhill intersection right turn in 2nd gear. now you flick the car into it and nail the gas hard. when stock, the car goes in fine and fast, but as boost builds so does understeer......even with susp. & swaybar. but with the new set up, the boost builds, the rear connects and BAM you're rocketing thru the intersection. it FEELS like the rear is going to kick out, but it stays planted.

      now for a launch, you rev to 3500 and quickly lift the clutch: stock, the front chirps loud and spins a hair and then the rear squats and your gone. now, eliminate the first part and start with "the rear squats and your gone"!!!!

      i just did a U turn in an intersection and it wasn't raining, but sprinkling a little. the rear end stepped out under full throttle. it would of stayed if the car coulda redlined 3 more grand but i hit the rev limiter. now i've only gotten it to do that before, and not as dramatically then, when it was raining.

      i got on the freeway and put it in 6th w/ cruise:
      SAME mpg!!

      only negatives: if you drive like a jackass and slam the car into corners with the addition of power midway thru = an abrupt onlay of rear drive. so it's not quite as smooth when you drive goofy. SO WHAT! if you're driving like that, you should be ready for dynamic reactions.


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      01-04-2005 11:14 PM #3
      great write up. Everybody seems to love this upgrade. I was not considering it at first, now I might go for it after reading several rave reviews.

      What hapened with the wiring?

      Would the person who took the step ladder yesterday please bring it back or further steps will be taken

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      01-04-2005 11:17 PM #4
      i had a faulty Haldex way back, and had it warrantied. the jack put the wiring for it THRU the haldex and the huge brace back there. so i had to get my boys throw it on a lift and take the brace off and wire it correctly before i could get to square one. it wasn't a big job, but it took special tools and ruined my original saturday install.

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      01-04-2005 11:36 PM #5
      u said boost enough i almost believed ur car had a secret turbo

    6. 01-04-2005 11:41 PM #6
      those 225's when chipped is pretty quick

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      01-05-2005 12:05 AM #7
      Badasslilgti, but it dooooooooes have a turbo!

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      01-05-2005 01:26 AM #8
      Nice Nate! Good stuff eh?
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      01-05-2005 01:32 AM #9
      Nice review

    10. 01-05-2005 01:36 AM #10
      Quote, originally posted by BadasslilGTI »
      u said boost enough i almost believed ur car had a secret turbo

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      01-05-2005 04:12 AM #11
      Under his screename it says Audi 225 TT...that's turbo-charged people.
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    12. 01-05-2005 09:12 AM #12
      Quote, originally posted by FLY-GTI1 »
      Under his screename it says Audi 225 TT...that's turbo-charged people.

      Ummm we know that , thank you


    13. 01-05-2005 09:48 AM #13
      I must have this. Sounds like you've found the missing link, Nate.

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      01-05-2005 01:07 PM #14
      cool doug, i'll let you spin it around if you want. as long as you don't make fun of my pee shooter sounding motor

    15. 01-05-2005 08:50 PM #15
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      cool doug, i'll let you spin it around if you want. as long as you don't make fun of my pee shooter sounding motor

      Fair enough. Don't forget that I used to drive a pea shooter myself.


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      01-09-2005 08:10 PM #16
      this rain is a SWEET test of this new system. 2nd rear roll on, mid corner rear step outs! FUN, FUN, FUN

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      01-09-2005 09:57 PM #17
      Quote, originally posted by M this 1! »
      Badasslilgti, but it dooooooooes have a turbo!

      Don't mind me on that one, it was late I just got off work n saw it in the R32 forum. Didnt think twice about it Well duh then to me for not checkin ur sig closer


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      01-09-2005 10:04 PM #18
      not a prob at all.

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