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      03-04-2012 07:05 PM #947
      Not really an action shot yet, as the season starts in a few weeks... But got the new temporary setup.



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      03-05-2012 01:29 AM #948
      some old photos...












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      03-12-2012 12:40 PM #949
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      03-12-2012 02:27 PM #950
      Nice!!! Can you get a front sway bar for that car?

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      03-13-2012 12:53 PM #951
      Quote Originally Posted by Ian F View Post
      Nice!!! Can you get a front sway bar for that car?
      Sort of. Too big and it'll tear the mounts out, but a Milano front bar is only slightly bigger and a bolt-in. Hunting for one now.
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      03-13-2012 12:55 PM #952
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      03-13-2012 05:54 PM #953
      Quote Originally Posted by Roadkilled78 View Post
      Sort of. Too big and it'll tear the mounts out, but a Milano front bar is only slightly bigger and a bolt-in. Hunting for one now.
      Ah... I understand. Spitfires have the same problem. The attachment point on the LCA is prone to tearing off even with a stock bar.

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      04-11-2012 02:13 PM #956
      From my first autocross last year.










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      04-14-2012 04:08 PM #957
      At a local Corvette Club autocross event. Took 2nd overall out of 55 entries

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      04-14-2012 07:16 PM #958
      ^^^ is thatat the SLO airport?

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      Santa Maria airport. They are gradually starting to allow more and more events there. There is another one slotted for June 2nd.
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      04-17-2012 03:47 AM #960
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      05-10-2012 10:33 PM #961
      Lowered the car, I think it's faster. Wife's driving while I'm riding shotgun.



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      05-11-2012 01:49 PM #962
      Cool pic of my buddy's GTI this past weekend:

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      06-12-2012 10:45 AM #964
      This is from Vagkraft 2011 small lot but the event was fun.

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      06-12-2012 11:08 PM #965
      Here's a quick shot of my 2012 Golf at the recent DRSCCA autocross. First serious time out for me after a year off from autocrossing (to concentrate on the race car program), and my first event on brand new Hankook R-S3.

      Despite driving with a wailing painful old-fart racer sciatic nerve and running in 95 degree ambient temps, I managed second place in a 20-car RTF class ...0.100 sec. off of first in RTF.



      Oh, and for those bandwagon riders who continue to moan and groan and carry on like a bunch of petulant children about not being able to switch of the ESC on the current PQ36 platform cars, ...that not being able to do so "reduces performance", know this: At no time during any of my runs (which included one medium speed and one fast slalom, three open sweepers, and two hairpins that demanded a ton-o-trail braking) did ESC engage. If only the complainers would shut up and learn classic, smooth driving techniques instead of disassociating themselves from the performance capabilities of their cars, ....sigh....
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      06-12-2012 11:28 PM #966
      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      If only the complainers would shut up and learn classic, smooth driving techniques instead of disassociating themselves from the performance capabilities of their cars, ....sigh....
      Truth, though I think this applies to a lot of different people.

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      06-14-2012 03:06 PM #967
      newer pics from the last local event, on worn RS3s.



      plus, a pic of the new setup.
















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      08-09-2012 12:28 PM #968
      Here's a shot from my first autocross a couple of months back.



      Despite the supposed inadequacy of the base 2.5 Golf, I did better than a lot of "faster" cars present that day...including a couple of GTIs.

      TechEd, I'd love to hear what you recommend as far as suspension setup, wheel & tire dimensions, etc, for the base Golf.
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      From Peru last weekend.

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      08-12-2012 07:01 PM #970
      Now that is GRIP! Looks like you almost ended up on 2 wheels

      I went and shot the local auto-x this morning. Their regular photographer was on vacation so, seeing as the rack in my Mk2 took a dump on Friday and prevented me from racing today, I stepped in to shoot for their "Pit Patter" newsletter and website. I have about 400 photos to sort through but I should have some nice keepers to post up here.

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      08-13-2012 01:45 PM #971
      I slaved around in 110+* heat yesterday to shoot for the clubs newsletter. I didn't get to run due to steering rack failure a few days ago. Had a blast though and saw some sick cars.


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    27. 08-19-2012 08:08 PM #972
      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      Here's a quick shot of my 2012 Golf at the recent DRSCCA autocross. First serious time out for me after a year off from autocrossing (to concentrate on the race car program), and my first event on brand new Hankook R-S3.

      Despite driving with a wailing painful old-fart racer sciatic nerve and running in 95 degree ambient temps, I managed second place in a 20-car RTF class ...0.100 sec. off of first in RTF.



      Oh, and for those bandwagon riders who continue to moan and groan and carry on like a bunch of petulant children about not being able to switch of the ESC on the current PQ36 platform cars, ...that not being able to do so "reduces performance", know this: At no time during any of my runs (which included one medium speed and one fast slalom, three open sweepers, and two hairpins that demanded a ton-o-trail braking) did ESC engage. If only the complainers would shut up and learn classic, smooth driving techniques instead of disassociating themselves from the performance capabilities of their cars, ....sigh....
      Question about the esc, did you leave it on or "off" on the golf? I've had a year under my belt and have it "off" on my GTI, but from your previous posts you were right about the GTI allowing a lot of freedom even though it isn't fully off. The only time I did get the light to flash, I knew I was driving really bad and not smooth, (it was right after the provided lunch and I was full lol).

      I've been wondering if I should leave it on and autox with it and and see if i could learn to drive smoother. But I am worried about brake and tire wear as my gti is also my daily.

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      09-15-2012 10:05 PM #973
      I'd attest to the ESP being basically staying away during autoX. I've never had it kick in during autocrosses, and I am a considerably more clumsy driver than Jurgen....I've had the car sideway in quick lane changes and plow in tightening radius corner and the car pretty much does not intervene....

      Its a different matter though doing trackday..

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      10-09-2012 03:15 PM #974
      To quote Lightning McQueen, Where's the sizzle in that?

      Haha!

      I'm thinking if getting a Mk5 Rabbit to use for a STF car so it's good to see this platform properly used!

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      10-12-2012 02:04 PM #976
      Quote Originally Posted by XvwX View Post
      To quote Lightning McQueen, Where's the sizzle in that?

      Haha!

      I'm thinking if getting a Mk5 Rabbit to use for a STF car so it's good to see this platform properly used!
      You might want to consider trying for a Mk6 Golf (2010) instead if you can swing it. Supposedly, the suspension was re-tuned to be tauter and the seats are much more bolstered. I think 2010 is probably the one to get, as 2011+ had revised (taller) gear ratios to improve highway fuel economy.
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      10-17-2012 07:04 AM #979
      Quote Originally Posted by Charlie84 View Post
      You might want to consider trying for a Mk6 Golf (2010) instead if you can swing it. Supposedly, the suspension was re-tuned to be tauter and the seats are much more bolstered. I think 2010 is probably the one to get, as 2011+ had revised (taller) gear ratios to improve highway fuel economy.
      Good to know! Thanks!

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      11-21-2012 07:20 AM #980
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