Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast
    Results 106 to 140 of 145

    Thread: mk4 track cars. . lets see what you got.

    1. 04-20-2012 07:35 PM #106
      This is what happens when the crewchief/shop secretary has some time on her hands. Nifty editing and a cruel sense of humor. You can hear the straight cut gears in this one http://vimeo.com/5810679

    2. 04-20-2012 09:39 PM #107
      Ha! That's awesome.

    3. Member turbonium89's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 1st, 2008
      Location
      palm springs
      Posts
      405
      Vehicles
      1973 jeep wagoneer, rip 02 gli vr6 24v
      04-24-2012 01:12 AM #108
      how much does the heater core weigh on the mk4? just curious. what wiring is deleted from it? planning to delete it.
      Living fast in the the slow lane. Still have a vw though. Sometimes that's just enough

    4. 04-24-2012 09:22 AM #109
      You'll probably save 5-10#. However, I'd strongly suggest that you do NOT delete the heater core and the ancillary air box. It's a good "auxiliary radiator" and, while you're in the desert, if you drive at an event that's wet, you'll be very thankful for warm, fan-forced air on the windscreen. Just watch LeMans and relish in the devices that the teams build for their drivers to wipe away mist from the inside of the windscreens.

    5. 04-24-2012 08:05 PM #110
      I recorded numbers for everything i pulled from the MK IV jetta. PM me if you need somthign specific and i will look it up.

      here's one i remember off the top of my head. I removed 15 lbs of "useless" wiring.

    6. Member 4ceFed4's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 3rd, 2002
      Location
      Long Island, NY
      Posts
      6,487
      Vehicles
      '10 JSW, '01 Golf, '08 MCS, '12 Fusion
      06-14-2012 05:52 PM #111
      I know I'm late to the party...












    7. 06-14-2012 08:35 PM #112
      Is that a bolt-in cage?

    8. Member 4ceFed4's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 3rd, 2002
      Location
      Long Island, NY
      Posts
      6,487
      Vehicles
      '10 JSW, '01 Golf, '08 MCS, '12 Fusion
      06-14-2012 09:25 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by zooyork155 View Post
      Is that a bolt-in cage?
      Yea, it's a customized Autopower race cage. I was about to weld it in, but ultimately decided to just bolt it in. It was originally for a sunroof equipped GTI, but after deleting my factory sunroof I raised up the main hoop about 1.5" to bring it as close to the headliner as I could get it.

    9. Member aircooled56's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 6th, 2006
      Location
      San Luis Obispo
      Posts
      2,466
      Vehicles
      2004 R32
      06-15-2012 01:22 AM #114
      I just had mine welded in. The idea of the main hoop legs punching through the floor (right where rubber body plugs are) didn't appeal to me.
      .:R32 RennSport
      Buttonwillow #13 2:02.411 Laguna Seca 1:45.485 Willow Springs 1:37.339
      www.usrallyteam.com For all of your hardcore racing needs!
      www.Speedhunters.com
      www.petrolicious.com

    10. 06-15-2012 06:46 AM #115
      Yeah, I keep going back and forth whether to have a cage welded in or just buy a bolt-in.

    11. Member 18T_BT's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 15th, 2005
      Location
      Silver Spring, MD
      Posts
      10,987
      Vehicles
      2002 1.8T JETTA & 2000 TTQ
      06-15-2012 10:18 AM #116
      How do you like your GC sleeves? What spring rates are you running front/rear? I am shopping around for a new suspension myself. How are the billstein's holding up, I am looking into Konis.

      Here is my pile o heap: (planning to convert it to a hillclimb car)








    12. Member 4ceFed4's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 3rd, 2002
      Location
      Long Island, NY
      Posts
      6,487
      Vehicles
      '10 JSW, '01 Golf, '08 MCS, '12 Fusion
      06-15-2012 11:09 AM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by 18T_BT View Post
      How do you like your GC sleeves? What spring rates are you running front/rear? I am shopping around for a new suspension myself. How are the billstein's holding up, I am looking into Konis.
      In the rear I have articulating perches that I picked up while visiting Dick Shine's shop in Massachusetts. He was adamant about not using ground controls rear perches on the mk4, said he had a bad experience with them. I do run GC rear perches on my 2010 JSW, and being a simpler design for the IRS, they fit the bill just fine.

      Right now I'm running 375# front and 400# rear on Shine valved Bilstein HDs. The shocks have been in place for a long time between my car and DIAF's old mk4, and they're holding up fine. I think I'm going to be trying out a set of H&R RSS coils in the near future, so I'll report back with my impressions.

    13. Member turbonium89's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 1st, 2008
      Location
      palm springs
      Posts
      405
      Vehicles
      1973 jeep wagoneer, rip 02 gli vr6 24v
      07-31-2012 10:44 PM #118
      lets see more
      Living fast in the the slow lane. Still have a vw though. Sometimes that's just enough

    14. Member ianacole's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 11th, 2003
      Location
      Colorado
      Posts
      3,238
      Vehicles
      2002 VW GTI, 1997 Audi A8
      08-05-2012 11:21 AM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by 4ceFed4 View Post
      In the rear I have articulating perches that I picked up while visiting Dick Shine's shop in Massachusetts. He was adamant about not using ground controls rear perches on the mk4, said he had a bad experience with them. I do run GC rear perches on my 2010 JSW, and being a simpler design for the IRS, they fit the bill just fine.

      Right now I'm running 375# front and 400# rear on Shine valved Bilstein HDs. The shocks have been in place for a long time between my car and DIAF's old mk4, and they're holding up fine. I think I'm going to be trying out a set of H&R RSS coils in the near future, so I'll report back with my impressions.
      I used the GC rear perches on mine with no problems whatsoever.

    15. 08-06-2012 01:28 AM #120
      There's nothing wrong w/ the standard rear GC perches, they were perfectly fine. For someone that wants to get complete linearity out of the sprint rate however, an articulating perch would be preferred.

    16. Member ianacole's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 11th, 2003
      Location
      Colorado
      Posts
      3,238
      Vehicles
      2002 VW GTI, 1997 Audi A8
      08-06-2012 07:12 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by rex_racer View Post
      There's nothing wrong w/ the standard rear GC perches, they were perfectly fine. For someone that wants to get complete linearity out of the sprint rate however, an articulating perch would be preferred.
      No dispute there...just don't always subscribe to Mr. Shine's point of view

    17. Member 4ceFed4's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 3rd, 2002
      Location
      Long Island, NY
      Posts
      6,487
      Vehicles
      '10 JSW, '01 Golf, '08 MCS, '12 Fusion
      08-06-2012 10:59 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by ianacole View Post
      No dispute there...just don't always subscribe to Mr. Shine's point of view
      Either does this guy:




    18. Member ianacole's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 11th, 2003
      Location
      Colorado
      Posts
      3,238
      Vehicles
      2002 VW GTI, 1997 Audi A8
      08-07-2012 08:44 PM #123
      Clearly

    19. 08-18-2012 02:43 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by rex_racer View Post
      There's nothing wrong w/ the standard rear GC perches, they were perfectly fine. For someone that wants to get complete linearity out of the sprint rate however, an articulating perch would be preferred.
      For sure Dick doesn't like anything from GC, I used a complete setup from them and was happy. Rear perches worked out just fine. Ran 850 front 450 rear for springs, no front sway bar and a Shine Rear bar. Hope to bring my car back one of these days...

    20. Member 2 doors's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 18th, 2003
      Location
      Baltimore, MD
      Posts
      3,147
      Vehicles
      '00 GTI 1.8t, '05 Mazda6 Wagon V65M
      08-31-2012 08:38 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by zooyork155 View Post
      Yeah, I keep going back and forth whether to have a cage welded in or just buy a bolt-in.
      I'd recommend getting one fabricated, especially if you have removed your interior. Like someone else said, the mounting point for the Autopower bars in the MkIV is right over a rubber drain plug and the thinnest piece of sheetmetal in the whole car. Mine bar is for a sunroof car, but once I eliminate my sunroof, I raised up the bar. Coupling this with the lowered race seats but the shoulder harness bar right in line with the seat openings.



      Mine is now right up close to the roof.



      I too have drank the Shine Kool-Aid:

      OMG! Teh wheelGap

      If I ever decide to do any suspension updates, it will be GC coilovers, though.

    21. 09-01-2012 06:10 AM #126
      Thanks for the input, 2 doors.
      What do you guys think I can plan on a custom 4-point costing me (ballpark)?


      Thought I'd share a little work project that may interest some of you


      We're in the midst of prototyping the brackets for this setup on Mk4 and plan to do the same for Mk5/6 soon.
      Caliper, bracket, pads, and hardware weigh in at just a hair over 9lbs (about half the weight of R32 calipers)!
      More pics here:
      http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?s...1&l=59ae13d897

    22. 09-05-2012 12:35 AM #127
      How is this custom AP kit different from the AP bolt on kit that is offered?

    23. 09-05-2012 09:43 PM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by rex_racer View Post
      How is this custom AP kit different from the AP bolt on kit that is offered?
      Which kit are you referring to?

    24. 09-06-2012 12:36 AM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by zooyork155 View Post
      Which kit are you referring to?
      Either this kit: Golf MK4 GTi - Front 4 Piston Kit CP5200-1025, or this one: Golf MK4 GTi - Front 6 Piston Kit CP5570-1003.

    25. 09-06-2012 07:03 AM #130
      The caliper we are using has stainless pistons, mounting points and abutment plates, anti-kickback springs, and uses a 20mm thick pad that is more common and less expensive. This caliper can be used with a wider range of rotor sizes than the kits you mentioned as well and should accomodate a wider range of wheel fitments.
      We are still testing but plan to have options for both plain OEM rotors and two-piece rotors.

    26. 09-06-2012 06:19 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by zooyork155 View Post
      The caliper we are using has stainless pistons, mounting points and abutment plates, anti-kickback springs, and uses a 20mm thick pad that is more common and less expensive. This caliper can be used with a wider range of rotor sizes than the kits you mentioned as well and should accomodate a wider range of wheel fitments.
      We are still testing but plan to have options for both plain OEM rotors and two-piece rotors.
      Ahh, thank you for clarifying. A kit using OEM rotors would be very interesting.

    27. Member turbonium89's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 1st, 2008
      Location
      palm springs
      Posts
      405
      Vehicles
      1973 jeep wagoneer, rip 02 gli vr6 24v
      11-04-2012 02:43 AM #132
      Has anyone thought of or done a longitude motor set up. Since I have a rolling shell now. To much demise, I really want to try something custom. I know its pricey, I know it would be easier to keep it transverse. But I don't care. I want to do something custom. To learn with something I got. Anyy pics news or info would b awesome. Someone look up tc2000 2007 v8 jetta. This is what I'm thinking
      Living fast in the the slow lane. Still have a vw though. Sometimes that's just enough

    28. 11-04-2012 09:07 AM #133
      Might as well go AWD if you're going throught the trouble to fit a longitudinal motor.

    29. Member turbonium89's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 1st, 2008
      Location
      palm springs
      Posts
      405
      Vehicles
      1973 jeep wagoneer, rip 02 gli vr6 24v
      11-04-2012 07:05 PM #134
      Yes awd would b nice. But then I'm forced to run nose heavy and I want the motor to sit as far back as possible and even move it as far back trimming the fire wall and making a larger tunnel
      Living fast in the the slow lane. Still have a vw though. Sometimes that's just enough

    30. Member REDGTIMK4's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2nd, 2008
      Location
      PA / MD
      Posts
      120
      Vehicles
      Track Car 95 BMW 325i & 02 BMW 540iT Daily
      11-09-2012 12:00 PM #135
      Here is my old Mk4 Vr. It was a blast at the track. Always reliable and fun.






      I ended up selling out.

    31. 11-16-2012 12:44 PM #136
      What hood is that?

    32. 11-26-2012 01:08 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by REDGTIMK4 View Post
      Is that some kind of racing battery meant to keep the weight low, or what? Also, what is the coating on the tub for?

    33. Member REDGTIMK4's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2nd, 2008
      Location
      PA / MD
      Posts
      120
      Vehicles
      Track Car 95 BMW 325i & 02 BMW 540iT Daily
      11-26-2012 03:27 PM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by 2003 golfer View Post
      Is that some kind of racing battery meant to keep the weight low, or what? Also, what is the coating on the tub for?
      It was a Braile lightweight battery in a Summit battery box. It was meant to be lighter and moved to the rear, since a VR is already nose heavy enough. The "coating" was Dynamat the previous owner had layed in the back spare tire well. I never got around to removing it, it was on the 'to do' list, but I ended up selling the car.

    34. Junior Member MK4_GLI_V8_EATER's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 10th, 2012
      Location
      Rochester Michigan
      Posts
      20
      Vehicles
      2004 V.W jetta gli 1.8t
      02-27-2013 08:19 PM #139




    35. n00b
      Join Date
      Feb 13th, 2012
      Location
      Chicago, IL
      Posts
      2
      Vehicles
      2003 GTI 20th
      03-01-2013 02:37 PM #140
      Time for the weather to get better so I can actually use my car.
      Last Fall

    Page 4 of 5 FirstFirst 12345 LastLast

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •