A 'didn't do anything to the Golf' update, but did a little to the Rabbit. I guess the Golf is almost "done" (as in there will be nothing left to do other than fix/replace stuff when it breaks), with the exception of long-term planning of brakes and a different suspension.
Well, there is only one weekend between today and Ascutney weekend and I don't have a car ready. Golf 1.8t can't be ready for the Ascutney hillclimb as I still need the parts, and after installation, time to dyno tune it. Plan B is on the front burner. I plan to have everything done on this on Saturday (assuming my outer CV boots are here).
Big new 22.5 tires... they look HUGE compared to the worn 20". There goes my mechanical advantage for acceleration, but at least I will be able to get a lot more speed in the straights (I was limited by gearing at Okemo as I was top speed in 5th within the first 1/3 of the long straight).
They are actually shorter than the tires on Julie's Cabriolet.
... though a little bit wider.