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      03-01-2011 04:26 PM #71
      awesome ryan
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      03-01-2011 04:26 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      Nice choice, I really like the tips too!
      The sound is amazing (to my ears anyway) as well.

      Do you notice the performance gains that Borla claims their exhaust adds? Considering you've tracked your car (not sure if you tracked it pre-borla or not), you should have a pretty good idea.
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      03-01-2011 04:47 PM #73
      Thanks Abe!

      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      awesome ryan
      I ran the car 5 times before I started modding only working with tire pressures on street tires. I wanted to have a base feel for the car before I started to change things.

      The VF Intake/Borla combo just seems to help the car rev more freely, and made it feel slightly lighter/quicker, nothing major but still noticeable. I'd imagine these mods will really help the ECU tune when I get it.

      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      The sound is amazing (to my ears anyway) as well.

      Do you notice the performance gains that Borla claims their exhaust adds? Considering you've tracked your car (not sure if you tracked it pre-borla or not), you should have a pretty good idea.
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      03-01-2011 04:55 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      The VF Intake/Borla combo just seems to help the car rev more freely, and made it feel slightly lighter/quicker, nothing major but still noticeable. I'd imagine these mods will really help the ECU tune when I get it.
      I've noticed that after installing my intake, although I went the AFE route and have an idea of what you mean in terms of throttle response.

      One of my buddies, who works for vdub and actually sells R32 actually suggested that when I got the car.

      "Get an intake first" to help the car breathe easier then "get an exhaust" to help it release air easier. Then get the chip/tune to give the chip the hardware to work with and really open up those mods.

      Thanks for the reply. God I can't wait. lol.
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      03-02-2011 01:18 AM #75
      What kind of speeds were you getting up to on that straight?

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      03-02-2011 10:17 AM #76
      Just under 125mph, I'm hoping with some more mods I could get up to 130.

      Quote Originally Posted by tbobaggins View Post
      What kind of speeds were you getting up to on that straight?
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      03-02-2011 10:26 AM #77
      Wish it were lower, but it's not my car.

      Looks good dude.

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      03-04-2011 04:31 PM #78
      Pics from last Sunday:










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      03-04-2011 04:47 PM #79
      Awesome stuff man.

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      03-04-2011 04:48 PM #80
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      Awesome stuff man.
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      03-14-2011 12:57 PM #81
      After removing the rear seats the rear came up more, so I felt the need to adjust them the rear. I lowered my KW Club Sports in the back 1" over the weekend and I have 2" risers still in, man these can go low. Pictures coming soon...
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      03-14-2011 01:15 PM #82
      Why did you run your stock wheels at the track? (I have been asked this as if it is a bad idea)

      Pics look good, what other events are you going for this year?
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      03-14-2011 02:05 PM #83
      Very nice man. Always good to see an R on track, especially a CW.

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      03-14-2011 02:34 PM #84
      They're not the lightest but they work fine for now with NT01's.

      I'm taking March off but I'll back @ Streets of Willow on April 30th or May 1st.
      http://speedventures.com/events/eventdetail.aspx?id=342

      Considering Las Vegas Motor Speedway on April 23rd too...

      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wiggley View Post
      Why did you run your stock wheels at the track? (I have been asked this as if it is a bad idea)

      Pics look good, what other events are you going for this year?
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      03-31-2011 10:58 AM #85


      I had previously lowered the back to even it out with the front, but haven't had time to take any pics with my Canon. Here's a iPhone pic.

      My RacingBrake 2 piece Rotors should be coming in any day now, woot!
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      03-31-2011 03:49 PM #86
      Looks awesome dude! Can't wait to see new pics
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      04-01-2011 03:30 AM #87
      Loving this thread , so much win.

      That race track looks awesome , what mountain range is in the background. Stunning view!!!

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      04-07-2011 09:03 PM #88
      Did you ever get the spacers for when you have the NUEs on? If so, pics and what were you trying to do there...Good job on this, tasteful mods...
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      04-07-2011 11:58 PM #89
      This might be my favorite .:R yet! Love the balance between performance and style, plus being CW just makes everything that much faster/sexier

      Can't wait to get mine on the track as well
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      04-08-2011 02:20 PM #90
      I got 5mm spacers on the rear and lowered the back about an inch. Lowering the rear really set things off. I'm on vacation this week so I should have time for a new photoshoot.

      Thanks for the props!
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      04-08-2011 02:42 PM #91
      We need to meet up for a photo op. When the rain goes away of course.
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      04-08-2011 03:06 PM #92
      Looking good Ryan!!!
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      04-08-2011 11:20 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      I got 5mm spacers on the rear and lowered the back about an inch. Lowering the rear really set things off. I'm on vacation this week so I should have time for a new photoshoot.

      Thanks for the props!
      Do you need spacers to run those rims...
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      04-09-2011 10:18 AM #94
      nope, just wanted to poke the rear a bit. I'm now at 40et in the rear. All you need are centering rings for the different bore size and tuner lugs. I think I'm going to convert to studs soon to make switching out to my race wheels easier.

      Quote Originally Posted by gottiR32 View Post
      Do you need spacers to run those rims...
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      04-09-2011 10:26 AM #95
      That would be cool, if Willingford would ever get his car back we could include him too.

      Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Wiggley View Post
      We need to meet up for a photo op. When the rain goes away of course.
      Thx, man I can't wait for you to get your car, not too many VW's @the track these days.

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      Looking good Ryan!!!
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      04-09-2011 08:30 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      nope, just wanted to poke the rear a bit. I'm now at 40et in the rear. All you need are centering rings for the different bore size and tuner lugs. I think I'm going to convert to studs soon to make switching out to my race wheels easier.
      Link for spacers, centering rings and lugs...
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      04-27-2011 06:06 PM #97
      Just picked up an extra set of meats for Fastivus (Nitto NT01's). Got them from f.rizzo, only used for 1 event!
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      Just picked up an extra set of meats for Fastivus (Nitto NT01's). Got them from f.rizzo, only used for 1 event!
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      Quote Originally Posted by f.rizzo View Post
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      04-28-2011 10:02 AM #100
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      04-28-2011 04:09 PM #101
      Just got word the production rotors are ready for pickup, woot! Just in time for Fastivus!

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      04-28-2011 04:22 PM #102
      Sharpie slotted rotors?

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      05-03-2011 05:44 PM #103


      STREETS OF WILLOW RECAP (Counter clockwise)

      I ended up making it out to Streets of Willow on May 1st, this being my second time there I ran 1:33.3 in comparison to my old best time of 1:37.6. I moved up a class too, the blue group had some dangerous drivers.

      Temperature was in the mid 80's and the car had some over heating issues later in the day, about 6 laps in I'd be in the red and would have to run a cool down lap for the temps to come back to normal. I got an error on the MDF, error coolant issues. Pulling back into the pits I checked the coolant bottle and it was boiling =/

      It seems that the Mishimoto radiator alone isn't enough to cool down the DSG, and having the OEM Oil/Water exchanger, my engine is just running too hot.

      Just as Nebby found out, you need to run a oil cooler to be able to track in mid 80's weather and higher. I'll most likely look into running the setup he did since it's proven.

      All this makes me think that this is a mandatory upgrade if you track your car, especially if you're running a turbo and plan on tracking your car.

      After reviewing my track times I noticed my fastest laps are around my 4-5th lap in, after that I seem to be carrying to much entry speed and am over driving the car. I'll need to start working on that so I can run more consistent.

      I did notice that lowering the back made the car feel more neutral through the turns, I was afraid that the handling would be effected in a negative way.

      Friday my Hawk HP+ pads should be in so I'll pick those up along with my RacingBrake 2 piece rotors that I've been patiently waiting for. I'm currently running EBC Yellowstuff pads, so I'm interested to see how they differ. I probably should have got a Carbotech pad that could handle more heat, but I guess that's part of the learning process.
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      05-03-2011 05:48 PM #104
      Good stuff!!

      Do you notice any difference with the Mishimoto radiator?
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      05-03-2011 05:54 PM #105
      I previously had some over heating issues @California Speedway with the OEM radiator. The Mishimoto radiator seems to cool back down to normal temps faster than the OEM setup once you stop running @WOT. So, I'd say it displaces the heat better, it's just not enough in the grand scheme of things...

      Quote Originally Posted by willlangford View Post
      Good stuff!!

      Do you notice any difference with the Mishimoto radiator?
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