The new Golf R looks like a winner, but as usual, we don't get the really good stuff. I'm referring to the Golf R Cabriolet, of course. I know why they won't bring it here, they think it will steal sales from the Eos and Beetle Cabrios, not to mention Audi. Well if they won't give us the R Cabriolet here, could they at least put AWD and the hot motor in the Eos? Why do those of us in the "wind-in-the -hair" club only get the "chick cars"?http://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smil...s/confused.gif
This is 2011 I had a MKV R32 for three years the rumors are that the R will come with the same brakes as the MKV,
I now own a 2011 STI the brakes are better on my STI than my MKV32, not by a huge amount but better, do not feel the need for a big brake kit with this car, will probably upgrade the pads when these wear out, but so far, I am sorry but they seem better to me. Maybe you will luck out and VWoA will use the euro spec brakes.
I just wanted to chime in here about the brakes on the MKV .:R32 - They are amazing and will stop on a dime and give you .09 cents in return..
If your passanger doesn't have his belt on and you have to do and emergency stop - they are going through the windshield... Just saying you will be more than happy with the brakes - now if you start producing high HP you will need to upgrade the brakes to stop the Car now that your speeds are in a whole nother category...
Hope someone finds this usefull..
"CANDY" .:R32 # 849 / TID ULTIMATE PADDLES / EURO VCDS TUNE / RNS-510 / SKODA BT KIT / HPA "THE PUCK" / UM TUNE / EVOMS INTAKE WITH CAF / MILLTEK DWNP BACK NR EXHAUST / 19" KAHN RSS WHEELS / NITTO INVO'S 235/35/19 / S6 STATUS / FULL LEDS /
JASON - I AM IN A WHEELCHAIR and I drive like a Crazy German missing the Autobahn]
previous escapades: 20th gti v.1, mk1 tt 3.2l, wrx, sti, 20th gti v.2, b6 s4, mk6 jetta, mk4 tdi wagon, mk6 sportwagen, mk7 gti, mk7 gti v.2, t3 touareg, mk7 sportwagen. and a couple toyota 4x4s.
http://www.goapr.com.au/products/ecu..._265hp-vw.html ), says their stage one kit will boost you to 322 bhp and 321 Ft-lbs of torque, ( the equipment requirements are only their chip but they recommend a new intake and a bigger exhaust and exhaust manifold). In a car that has a curb weight of 3400 lbs and a Haldex 4 all wheel drive system should put you closer to 5.2-5.4 for 0-60 unless; A) the turbo lag is rediculous B) you don't know how to drive a stick or C) you are bigger than Kirstie Alley after a two week binge at Dollywood. Stage 2 and 3 kits all put you over 350 bhp, but honestly, I think that's too much for the little car and I can't afford new tires every week.
UNDER STEER MUST DIE!!! As my skills/abilities increase UNDER STEER magically disappears!!!
Stock is like virginity: Useless and should be gotten rid as soon as possible!!!!