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    Thread: The Archive: Neuspeed Corrado G60

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      09-02-2008 11:11 PM #2
      Good little bit of history! Wow the technology on those mods are so inferior compared to the kinds of things companies do to cars today. I was reading an article about a Brembo brake kit for an evo that used staggered piston sizes along the 6 pistons in the front. Using smaller pistons on the leading edge, and larger pistons on the trailing edge gives the brake pad more even pressure.
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    3. 09-02-2008 11:17 PM #3
      Wow - Am I wrong in assuming the 0-60s are really high both stock (8.9) and modified (7.4)? I'm sure there will be a million fan-boys on my side here, but I guess I can handle it.

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      09-02-2008 11:25 PM #4
      I can not believe they charged $33k for a G60 Corrado and people paid it.

      10 years later when I bought one for $3500 I still felt like it was too much.


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      09-02-2008 11:27 PM #5
      Quote, originally posted by InfraRedline »
      Wow - Am I wrong in assuming the 0-60s are really high both stock (8.9) and modified (7.4)? I'm sure there will be a million fan-boys on my side here, but I guess I can handle it.

      From what I recall those times are pretty accurate.


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      09-02-2008 11:27 PM #6
      man, that article brings back memories!
      gives me all kinds of ideas for the new toy.
      8.9 seconds seems kinds slow, journalist is probably a bad shifter, seat of the pants feels like it under 8 seconds.
      my '84 944 was 8.3 seconds, so feels quicker than that was.
      msrp

      i thought corrado weight was between 2500-2600, neuspeed added that much or what?

      love those seats!




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      09-02-2008 11:29 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by BltByKrmn »
      I can not believe they charged $33k for a G60 Corrado and people paid it.

      Nobody paid that much. That's what it would cost if you wanted all of those upgrades on your own Corrado. It was a showcase car used by Neuspeed to show off all of the Corrado upgrades they provided.


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      09-02-2008 11:38 PM #8
      i have some of their technology!

      but what really hurts the corrado's 0-60 is the inability to reach 60 in second gear!




      Modified by andlf at 8:10 PM 9-2-2008

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      09-02-2008 11:40 PM #9
      Quote, originally posted by MEIN_VW »
      Nobody paid that much. That's what it would cost if you wanted all of those upgrades on your own Corrado. It was a showcase car used by Neuspeed to show off all of the Corrado upgrades they provided.

      My apologies, I only glanced and I thought it was $33k + $15k but I stand corrected.


    10. 09-03-2008 12:28 AM #10
      I wonder how much quicker the supercharger dies by putting a smaller pully on it, and spinning it within an inch of its life.

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      09-03-2008 12:34 AM #11
      Did I read that correctly--the rear track is an entire 8.5" narrower than in the front?

      I, too, would like to know about the super charger's durability with the smaller pulley.


    12. 09-03-2008 12:34 AM #12
      why did they put 11" vented rotors on the back as well? did they transplant units from another rado?
      wouldnt that upset the braking bias a bit?

      orrrrrrr.... is it a misprint?


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      09-03-2008 12:37 AM #13
      Quote, originally posted by J3ohno2.0 »
      why did they put 11" vented rotors on the back as well? did they transplant units from another rado?
      wouldnt that upset the braking bias a bit?

      orrrrrrr.... is it a misprint?

      It did upset the bias. The braking distances were longer than a stock Corrado because the rears kept locking up before the fronts could do any braking.


    14. 09-03-2008 12:39 AM #14
      take off the body kit and those old momos and id rock it

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      09-03-2008 12:43 AM #15
      man i bet that would have been a fun car to drive back in the day. Who cares if it was a tad slow, thats some euro muscle right there.
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      09-03-2008 12:50 AM #16
      Quote, originally posted by Jettavr666 »
      I wonder how much quicker the supercharger dies by putting a smaller pully on it, and spinning it within an inch of its life.

      G-ladders died because of improper maintenance more often than not, it wasn't as much a hardware issue. The cog belt should have been changed every 10k miles, VW's suggestion wasn't even close to that.


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      09-03-2008 01:20 AM #17
      jesus christ, 10k miles for the cog belts?
      what about the interior seals? we always had those going on us

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      09-03-2008 01:24 AM #18
      Quote, originally posted by Chapel »
      jesus christ, 10k miles for the cog belts?

      The belt is cheap and easy to replace, I'd rather be safe than sorry.

      Someone used to make a upgraded belt, I used one of those.


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      09-03-2008 02:42 AM #19
      i love the old school momos.
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      09-03-2008 02:49 AM #20
      no matter what, this car will always be one of my favorite cars of all time. i still snap my neck if i see one on the road.

    21. 09-03-2008 03:58 AM #21
      Quote, originally posted by Jettavr666 »
      I wonder how much quicker the supercharger dies by putting a smaller pully on it, and spinning it within an inch of its life.

      I was thinking the same thing... Actually I wonder how long this car lasted before Neumann...

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      09-03-2008 09:39 AM #22
      thanx for the post!
      cool cutaway!

      link says slc, but its a g60.
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      09-03-2008 09:48 AM #23
      The G60 had 4 wheel disc brakes, not rear drums stock as this article states.

      I'm feeling old because I experienced the G60 vs SLC crusades 1st hand.


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      09-03-2008 09:51 AM #24
      Quote, originally posted by andlf »
      cool cutaway!

      Did someone say "cutaway"?

      VWvortex is working on updating its photo galleries with a lot of help from the mother company. This was in the mix. There's an extremely high-res version that I have, which is too large (31MB!) to attach.


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      09-03-2008 11:39 AM #25
      that one is way better!

      ...and the charger!




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      09-03-2008 12:11 PM #26
      Good lord! Braking from 80mph is 351 feet??!!
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      09-03-2008 12:31 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by BltByKrmn »

      G-ladders died because of improper maintenance more often than not, it wasn't as much a hardware issue. The cog belt should have been changed every 10k miles, VW's suggestion wasn't even close to that.

      Even changing the belt that often would only yield marginal results. The fact is that the nature of the G-lader itself required closer machining tolerances than were available via mass-production at the time.


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      09-03-2008 01:02 PM #28
      Neuspeed was The $#!+ back then, boys and girls...
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    29. 09-03-2008 01:06 PM #29
      I forgot just how sh***y the G laders were. I was a very happy man when the VR6 came out.

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      09-03-2008 01:10 PM #30
      Why didn't VW just turbocharge the 1.8L for the Corrado? Audi had a wealth of turbocharging knowledge and experiance they could have utilized. Why take the difficult, and more expensive, route of designing and engineering a whole new type of supercharger?


    31. 09-03-2008 01:19 PM #31
      I dont think VW designed the g charger, did they?

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      09-03-2008 01:25 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by vdubjb »
      I dont think VW designed the g charger, did they?

      Yes they did. The design was based on a scroll-type superchager design from around 1905. Volkswagen updated and modernized the design and created the G-ladder supercharger for their G60 and G40 models.


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      09-03-2008 01:34 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by MEIN_VW »

      Yes they did. The design was based on a scroll-type superchager design from around 1905. Volkswagen updated and modernized the design and created the G-ladder supercharger for their G60 and G40 models.

      Please; G-lader not G-ladder.

      Lest you should wind up in that other thread...


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      09-03-2008 02:28 PM #34
      i do know the idea was to not draw much power off the engine, because it was based on the lowly 1.8 8v, and supposedly it was to have "no" lag. but...
      ...and have fewer moving parts, to be close to maintenance free!





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      09-03-2008 02:47 PM #35


      very cool find!!!

      I was under the impression a few years ago that someone had this car out of storage and was in the process of getting it out and about again.....

      Havent heard isht about it since.....


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