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    1. Member One Gray GLI's Avatar
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      12-08-2010 03:14 PM #101
      nothing too interesting now, been driving the car around lately, its on 19psi and summer tires, it's 35-38 degrees, and the car spins 4th from a roll, it's not fun.
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      12-08-2010 03:20 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by One Gray GLI View Post
      the car spins 4th from a roll, it's not fun.

      Oh come on... Its a little fun

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      12-08-2010 03:28 PM #103
      haha, these sdrives are killing me. i just wanna keep the CHs on for a little before the snow comes

      recent picture now.

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      12-08-2010 06:11 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by 24ValveGLI View Post
      Oh come on... Its a little fun
      Lol, it sounds fun but honestly spinning in 4th+ actually does get old LOL

      It's even worse with snows :/

      Car is still fun as all hell to drive tho!!! Had mine for over 6 years now and I have no plans to get rid of it!!
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      12-08-2010 06:24 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by PhReE View Post
      Lol, it sounds fun but honestly spinning in 4th+ actually does get old LOL

      It's even worse with snows :/

      Car is still fun as all hell to drive tho!!! Had mine for over 6 years now and I have no plans to get rid of it!!
      Oh heck yeah! After I dynoed mine I drove back on 25PSI with some race gas left in the tank, and I was spinning 5th at 90

    6. 12-08-2010 09:06 PM #106
      Great pictures ! Im from upstate,ny and its good to see that your still driving.

      Can u post some pictures of that lovely engine bay and interior ? Those dont look like stock seats...LOL

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      12-08-2010 09:19 PM #107
      engine bay, I'll snap a picture tomorrow of it..but this is the interior



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    8. 12-09-2010 10:30 AM #108
      very nice seats ! Care to tell me about them and the sliders u used ? Im looking for some seats for my vrt before spring time. The last guy i remember with the gray and black look was sleepydub and he went crazy on his setup ! LOL

      Have u sat in the r32 seat ? I was thinking about maybe using them in my gti

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      12-09-2010 10:55 AM #109
      yeah, I like R seats a lot actually. these are pretty comfortable.. the way the brackets/sliders work is..the slider is on the bottom of the seat, and it's bolted into the stock rails with these little square brackets and it bolts in tight..

      id get R seats if I were you for the ease of install, and you don't have to hunt for brackets if they dont come with
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    10. 02-01-2011 01:10 PM #110
      someone said the eip kit was rated at 460whp? Is this true? At how many pounds what are the turbo specs?. Seems like a lot w/ unitronic software, but i could be just putting my foot in my mouth

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      02-01-2011 02:09 PM #111
      EIP kit was just hardware ... (Their tune was bogus and all of their power ratings/etc can be ignored) All the turbo kits are pretty much the same hardware wise except there are really 2 main types of exhaust manifolds and there prolly isnt much difference between the 2 in terms of power.

      I bet 460whp could be done on the Uni S/W, on a good day when it decided to run good, but he's running Jeff's S/W now.
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    12. 02-01-2011 05:38 PM #112
      what turbo was used in the stage 2? jw i really have no idea why i'm asking. Just thought that 460whp on a eip kit sounded a bit high. I would love to see some dyno graphs though if the owner/builder has them to back up the claims

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      02-01-2011 10:01 PM #113


      the first, 397whp/365wtq pull, was with a 2.5" full turboback exhaust. 444whp/420wtq was with a 3" full turboback exhaust, same boost (18psi).

      462whp was on about 20-21psi, i don't remember exactly. EIP stg 2 kit (meaning, t04b turbonetics turbo, their "tubular" collector piece off stock manifolds, with a c2 SRI, blah blah)

      all done in the same day, maybe a few hours apart after the exhaust was made, was around the same time last year, so it was pretty cold out.

      doesn't matter though anymore, I've got a different turbo/different setup, my old EIP kit is still sitting around downstairs if someone wants it.

      turbo/manifold/both 2.5" and 3" downpipes. just no piping or IC and such.
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      02-02-2011 11:47 AM #114
      and, since I never posted it.. newer engine bay pictures that aren't cell phone pictures. lol



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    15. 02-02-2011 04:45 PM #115
      looks really good. Keep up the good work. You running stock internals?

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      02-02-2011 06:23 PM #116
      yup, HG spacer (8.8:1, schimmel one, IIRC) and ARP head studs, that's it, on a United Motorsport file.

      thanks.
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      02-02-2011 07:32 PM #117
      Do you have a limited slip diff.?

      The car being FWD is really the only reason I don't want to invest money into building it, and rather buy another car as a project car. My car's interior rattles to all hell though, which won't do for daily driving. I really want to just effing rip the whole interior out of it, hence the idea of making it a project car and buying a DD. But if you really spin 4th even with an LSD i'll sell this car and get a DD where the manufacturer didn't cheap out to hell on the interior and a RWD project.
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    18. Member One Gray GLI's Avatar
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      02-02-2011 08:49 PM #118
      It's also 30degrees out, it doesn't spin 4th on a nice day, but yes, has a LSD.
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      02-02-2011 09:26 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by One Gray GLI View Post
      it doesn't spin 4th on a nice day
      Thats because you're not running enough boost!

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      02-03-2011 12:34 AM #120
      So whats the point of all this power on a FWD car when its useless under 100mph?
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      02-03-2011 12:49 AM #121
      It still pulls while it spins.
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    22. 02-03-2011 12:58 AM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by 24ValveGLI View Post
      Thats because you're not running enough boost!
      hahaha i agree. I get asked the same question. Why have all this hp in a fwd car. And i say. Why the hell not. If you are doing any street racing it's on the freeway. Plus, bikes arn't going to race from anything under 60. I have the stock diff. running 555whp and it spins through 3rd and sometimes spins a bit in 4th, but it is still faster than 99% of everything out there....and i know someone is going to give me the whole "you shouldn't race on the street" thing..lol. save it. You know you do it too.

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      02-03-2011 01:49 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIVRon View Post
      So whats the point of all this power on a FWD car when its useless under 100mph?
      Heh, go for a spin in one. That's all I have to say
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      02-03-2011 01:52 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by DCdense88 View Post
      hahaha i agree. I get asked the same question. Why have all this hp in a fwd car. And i say. Why the hell not. If you are doing any street racing it's on the freeway. Plus, bikes arn't going to race from anything under 60. I have the stock diff. running 555whp and it spins through 3rd and sometimes spins a bit in 4th, but it is still faster than 99% of everything out there....and i know someone is going to give me the whole "you shouldn't race on the street" thing..lol. save it. You know you do it too.
      Hell yeah I was just rolling onto the throttle the other night when it was way cold(but dry) with my snow tires (which suck and are 195's) but I could roll onto it in 4th and break em loose at about 75mph, and in 5th I could roll on and break em loose at about 95mph (that is a bit scary and pretty dangerous btw, lol) But good god does it give you a rush! Getting on the freeway in the morning is a blast!
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    25. 02-03-2011 10:11 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by PhReE View Post
      Hell yeah I was just rolling onto the throttle the other night when it was way cold(but dry) with my snow tires (which suck and are 195's) but I could roll onto it in 4th and break em loose at about 75mph, and in 5th I could roll on and break em loose at about 95mph (that is a bit scary and pretty dangerous btw, lol) But good god does it give you a rush! Getting on the freeway in the morning is a blast!
      yes sir. VRT+fwd+wheelspin=orgasm. Can't wait til spring to get it on the road

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