looks good! keep it up
Well, after driving my Rabbit stock for 3 years, I finally broke and started to do some (sensible?) mods.
So far I've done:
- VF Engineering rear engine mount
- VMR V710 18x8.5 "Brass" w/Hankook Ventus V12 evo in 225/40/18
- GTI side skirts
- B&G RS2 Coilovers
- K-Mac semi-race camber plates
- H&R / AWE Time Attack 28mm rear swaybar
- 312mm Front Brake swap
- 286mm Rear Brake swap
- Hawk HP Plus pads all around
- H2Sport Ball Bearing Front Control Arm Bushing Kit
- H2Sport Full Rear Suspension Bearing Kit
- NLS short shift kit
- 42DD shifter cable bushings
- Verdict Motorsport shifter bracket bushings
- GTI golf ball shift knob w/$2 insert
- BSH cold air intake
- C2 Motorsport 93 octane ECU flash
- USP Test Pipe (still being tested)
- Rosen OEM-fit Sat Nav
- Sparco 383 steering wheel
- OMP steering wheel mounting boss
- Euro Amber Tailights
Last edited by M3NTAL Kev; 07-05-2012 at 12:27 AM. Reason: added pics
I am running around 1.75 degrees of negative camber on all four wheels. The plates are doing what they're supposed to, but there is going to have to be some fine tuning. Plus, the alignment shop left my steering wheel a little off to the left which is annoying.
Last edited by M3NTAL Kev; 05-19-2010 at 12:15 PM.
Got the car back re-aligned and working great. I gave it a quick wash and took some photos.
On to the "evidence" and non-cellphone photos...
Comments welcome... and, yes, I know the photos are not very artistic.
Last edited by M3NTAL Kev; 06-02-2010 at 09:57 AM.
forum member that has a car stereo shop in NY.
The device is an OEM fit unit from Rosen Entertainment. The NAV software is iGO 8 based and runs off the SD card. The card that comes with the device is locked down, but if one is resourceful, one can find newer versions of the software online and implement additional features. I am, personally, partial to the speed trap warnings.
Okay, the time has come to get the car raised up a bit and sorted out. While it looks great and drives decent, it is not properly setup. I'm going to make an appointment with an alignment shop that uses laser equipment and will corner weight the car. They routinely setup exotics and race cars, so this should be worth the time and cost.
A key concept in this Rabbit build is: Performance > Aesthetics
I'll post an update once the work is done. Also, this might be necessary for running the new wheels and wider rubber.
I had my Rabbit corner balanced at a local Solo1 alignment shop today.
Prior to the corner balance, the installers had the car tucking all four tires with the front about a half to three quarters of an inch lower than the rears.
Well, that all changed today as both the front and rear were raised. Now the rear just tucks the top of the tires while the front has a two finger gap.
Cosmetically, not so cool, but man does the car ride well and corner now. It was setup with a 66/34 fr/rr weight bias and then the cross weights were matched up with me in the car. Total weight of the car with me in it was 3300+lbs.
The challenge is to figure out what tire size to run. I either will stay with the safe 225/40/18 or try to push the fitment to a more aggressive 245/35/18. I suppose is all depends based on my new un-stance.