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    Thread: AutoX project: Input is appreciated :)

    1. Member gtiguy1994's Avatar
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      08-04-2008 01:30 PM #1
      Started seriously looking into getting my Rabbit GTI into a great autoX car.
      The mods started last week when I found out my interior carpet was shot. I was excited when I thought I lost "some weight" After looking at it more in depth, I've decied to go all out with it.
      I purchased some dupli-color truck bedliner and covered my floor boards with it to protect against rust. removed almost every interior panel except door cards ( for now) , sound insulation and removed bumpers,
      It started out weighing 1980lbs. I weighed at the DOT station. After removing everything I could inside and the bumpers, the Rabbit has lost at least 200lbs.
      I weighed it on the same scale. Plans include New tires for autoXing only, lightweight batt. remove brake booster, small roll-cage, removing some more sound insulation from the spare tire well.
      With a special thanks to Scott (sandman126) for getting me the new recaros out of a MKII GTI
      P4C (sorry, car is dirty from all the rain)






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      08-04-2008 01:31 PM #2
      Back from the dead.
      Today:
      Replaced the trans with a Scirocco trans
      16V (made for a 16 valve vw GTI) pressure plate
      16V clutch disc
      All new mounting hardways
      new gear lube
      New axles
      fabricating some unibody braces


      Pix from what I pulled out today:
      Blew apart the clutch, Ruined the pressure plate and retaining clip. All has been replaced.




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      08-04-2008 01:32 PM #3
      Back up top.
      I added a few extra goodies to the car. Installed a unibody support brace under the front of the car that ties the control arms together.( I dont have pix of that) I also fabricated myself a rear upper strut tower brace from 1X1 square tubing (12G) I designed it myself and built it in about an hour. Best advantage about this latest mod is I can remove it. 8 "grade 8" bolts hold it in place!!! Thanks for looking.




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      08-04-2008 01:33 PM #4
      This thread will never stop...
      Received my Hoosiers on Saturday. Installing new wheelbearings. Got some 14" wheels for next season at the junk yard. I have pixd my front lower uni-body stress bar that was fab'd by my friend Dan and scott.. The ABA bottom end swap that I have planned for winter. That swap will put Tork around 150 ft/lbs (up from 105 ft/lbs now)





      A local parts store sold me the wrong axle when I was replacing mine b4 williston event. This was the result of the improper cv end...
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      08-04-2008 01:47 PM #5
      ground controls an bilstein sports.

      do some reading an research on the different setup options you have for that car there are a ton of threads discussing this on this site


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      08-04-2008 01:53 PM #6
      I have blisteins struts and springs on all 4 corners.

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      08-04-2008 01:55 PM #7
      sell the springs asap. you want to get some real spring rate under that thing

      ground controls come with whatever spring rate you want. like i said, read up on setting up these cars, there are two ways an both work very well, but neither use generic lowering springs (which is what you have now)


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      08-04-2008 08:32 PM #8
      Gutted, lightened, triangulated ... no bumpers, AND a block thats a decade newer then the car.

      Hmmm... Your gonna need, way "more tire" for D Mod !

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      Might as well, loose the doors, fenders, hood, hatch, all lights, glass etc. completely.




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      08-04-2008 09:29 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by Martinus »

      Hmmm... Your gonna need, way "more tire" for D Mod !


      I was hoping that 225/45/15 hoosiers were enough

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      08-04-2008 11:00 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by gtiguy1994 »

      I was hoping that 225/45/15 hoosiers were enough

      I thought, you said 14's ???

      ... but no.

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      *edit*

      ... well, maybe for the rear.




      Modified by Martinus at 11:01 PM 8-4-2008


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      08-06-2008 03:05 AM #11
      I do belive, THE reason ( to stay the eff out of DM ) is on page 56 in the October 2008 GRM.

      ... its EP without the 2.0L.


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      08-06-2008 07:21 AM #12
      I will have to read up on this then. Thank you. Im there for raw times anyways...Its fun posting better times than STI

    13. 08-06-2008 08:38 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Martinus »
      I do belive, THE reason ( to stay the eff out of DM ) is on page 56 in the October 2008 GRM.

      I haven't received my issue yet, who is on page 56? Mark's Lotus?


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      08-06-2008 12:30 PM #14
      Its worth the wait ... the OP "safe" , looks like he got bumped to BM, tho.

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      08-06-2008 01:59 PM #15
      The region I race in is very small...they rarely take the time to figure out the class we are running in. if they cant figure it out. they put us in "unknown class"

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      08-07-2008 03:54 PM #16
      id give Shine Racing a call for spring / shock advice. their website is http://www.srsvw.com . the phone number for the shop is 508-660-7974

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      08-10-2008 05:17 PM #17
      That rear brace bolts in where the rear bumper support bolted right ? Nice ingenuity on that one ! :

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      08-10-2008 06:43 PM #18
      Yes, I wanted to make the rear brace removable. Which it is. The top of the brace bolts in where the the rear lateches in. easy in and easy out.
      Thanks.

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      08-20-2008 07:20 PM #19
      looks like a great project. definantley will be in EP.
      the stiffening you've done is first class.

      to be competitive in EP you should exploit every section of the rules. i.e lexan windows, delete all unneeded parts.
      other cars will be as light and likely built for racing too.

      considerthe following upgrades:
      aggrsive cam, pretty crucial for Prepared
      alternative trottle body,
      lighten and balance crank, if you've got the tools.
      light flywheel,
      peloquin atb lsd, or clutch plate lsd: essential 2 put the power down.
      polyurethane or aluminum engine mounts (black forest industries)
      larger slotted/ cross drilled rotors
      the 15" sub zeros should fit over larger rotors. and you will have plenty of torque running 225/50/15's.

      p.s. keep those hoosiers warm and wrapped up until your ready to use them.

      best of luck


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      08-20-2008 07:22 PM #20
      oh and definantly coilovers. spax are reasonable abbout $800 for the complete setup.
      and after your corner weights are balance across the diagonals, adjust your brake proportioning valve.

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      08-20-2008 08:33 PM #21
      If you are serious about running EP, you will want to run the car completely gutted with lexan everything, and you will need to run 13's with some Hoosier or Goodyear full slicks, instead of r-comps. Hoosiers are stickier quicker, but the goodyears last longer.

      Looks like a good start though.

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      08-20-2008 09:45 PM #22
      Thank you both for your input. I will update this thread as work progresses

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      08-21-2008 06:27 PM #23
      Holy ****, I was scrolling down and thought "why the **** is my dog on here?" no joke thought it was my dog
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      08-21-2008 10:32 PM #24
      LOL. Who recomended the, "off-the-shelf" Spax, for THIS project ? ( ) ... not the same guy, recommending all the illegal ( for EP ) engine mods. Is it ?


      Yeah, you obviously done this before ...

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      08-22-2008 07:53 AM #25
      LOL. 20mm spacers will be in today.

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    27. 10-08-2008 02:18 AM #27
      Seems to me there is a bit of misdirection in this thread.
      Spax coilovers? Shine? 15s? huh?

      Best advice you're gonna get is to pick up the rulebook and the latest fasttrack issue and exploit the ruleset to the max. Even if you have a mishmash region, it's good to aim for some class as you may get a chance to run in a region that cares about he rules. Or even a National Tour event.

      Even better, why not find out some info from acomplished autoxers? They've worked very hard to figure out the ideal setups for the respective classes. Why not look at that as your baseline and work up from there?

      Goo place to get all this info is the yahoo vwautox group. Search the archives...lots of good info from people that have done their homework.
      Good luck and enjoy the process!


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      10-08-2008 07:20 AM #28
      yeah. I dont like the 15" at all. I got them for free and the all four Hoosiers for 150$. when they wear out Im going to a 14"

    29. 10-14-2008 12:58 PM #29
      this project looks pretty sweet.

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      10-26-2008 04:54 PM #30
      Back from the dead:
      Started cleaning up my 10:1 compression ration bottom end. This bottom end has forged crank and some other built in goodies This motor cam from a MN car..thus the rust. Going to clean it up and paint it.
      I could really care less how "clean" my engine bay is. Probably going with a red/orange color to match the car and be able to see where the oil leak is coming in time. Besides VW's dont leak oil...they mark their spot.


      ----sandman126 is also installing the same block as mine into his GLI. His mods will be a little bit more extensive than mine!
      Thank you for looking!


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      10-28-2008 02:11 PM #31
      Forget the 14"! Put 13" and Slicks on it and save more weight.
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      10-28-2008 03:26 PM #32
      planning on it...but right now..what I get for free or cheap works for me.

    33. 10-29-2008 03:21 PM #33
      hoosier just released a 255 width 13" a6 tire,we are currently running them on the csp miata i co-drive in the pittsburgh region and the difference from a 205/50/15 hoosier a6 was pretty drastic,I would for sure look into 13's with the 255's they would be about the perfect size for your car as long as they clear the brakes.

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      10-29-2008 07:59 PM #34
      Yes, definitely run the 255/40-13's on 13x10's, and DO NOT "upgrade" to 10.1" brakes, keep the 9.4's.

      I will be running the 255's next year on my SM Scirocco (hopefully, if I have enough money).

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      10-29-2008 09:13 PM #35
      Thanks for your input....what offset wheels do I need to be looking for running a set of 13" wheels with such a wide tire?


      Modified by gtiguy1994 at 8:15 PM 10-29-2008

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