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    Thread: Another slammed b5 build thread.....of epic proportions

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      04-09-2012 04:03 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      What's your gtf?
      22 3/4" all around. do you know if these b5's have a steel pan?

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      04-09-2012 06:30 PM #107
      The 1.8t's come factory with an aluminum pan. Skid plates are pretty common amongst B5's for that reason.
      Last edited by bagged_hag; 04-09-2012 at 07:10 PM.

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      04-09-2012 07:43 PM #108
      Well that sucks. Not like I've been relying on sheer luck, more like a ticking time bomb lol.

      I'm gonna work on one this week. the last one I had decided to leave my car while driving

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      04-09-2012 07:57 PM #109
      aluminum>steel anyway...IMO at least.

      The way I look at it, if you roll that low and hit something there has to be give somewhere. I would rather crack an oil pan than dent it and clog or starve the pickup, damage motor mounts, etc.
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      04-09-2012 08:09 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by .Mad Hatter. View Post
      aluminum>steel anyway...IMO at least.

      The way I look at it, if you roll that low and hit something there has to be give somewhere. I would rather crack an oil pan than dent it and clog or starve the pickup, damage motor mounts, etc.
      You make a good point, however, with steel it can take the repeated hits and keep on going! And usually the type of hit that will shatter/crack an aluminum pan would only put a minor dent into a steel pan.

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      04-09-2012 11:50 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckdee View Post

      took out the headlight washers, for 5 extra HP.


      how do you figure you are gaining 5 HP by pulling a system thats not even belt driven?

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      04-09-2012 11:57 PM #112
      dyno proven weight reduction

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      04-10-2012 12:08 AM #113
      maybe so, but you could dyno the same car 5 times within a week and each time get results that vary as far as plus or minus 20 hp due to air temp and density levels. plus on the dyno, you arent moving the weight of the car, so theoretically weight shouldnt have anything to do with power production on a dyno, only acceleration times.

      but i could also be wrong. i dont know too much about dynos so someone correct me if im wrong.

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      04-10-2012 12:11 AM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by Connella08 View Post
      maybe so, but you could dyno the same car 5 times within a week and each time get results that vary as far as plus or minus 20 hp due to air temp and density levels. plus on the dyno, you arent moving the weight of the car, so theoretically weight shouldnt have anything to do with power production on a dyno, only acceleration times.

      but i could also be wrong. i dont know too much about dynos so someone correct me if im wrong.
      omfg it's a joke
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      04-10-2012 02:51 AM #115
      Hahaha
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      04-10-2012 03:22 AM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by Connella08 View Post
      maybe so, but you could dyno the same car 5 times within a week and each time get results that vary as far as plus or minus 20 hp due to air temp and density levels. plus on the dyno, you arent moving the weight of the car, so theoretically weight shouldnt have anything to do with power production on a dyno, only acceleration times.

      but i could also be wrong. i dont know too much about dynos so someone correct me if im wrong.

      You must be new here.....


      Lol it was a joke.

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      04-10-2012 09:15 AM #117
      You don't really have to worry about the oil pan in the 1.8t, the subframe protects it pretty good and I only know of less then a handful of guys on here who have busted their oil pans on the 1.8t.

      If its an auto thats when you'll run into issues with the transmission pan.

      ask me how I know

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      04-10-2012 12:11 PM #118
      ^^oh damn! lol and I have a manual 1.8, non quattro. I can see the pan but it barely goes lower than the edge of the front lip. the lowest point, from what I can see, are the subframe jack supports, those hump looking things. I hit those more while bouncing on the roads lol.

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      04-10-2012 01:22 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckdee View Post
      You must be new here.....


      Lol it was a joke.
      yes, i am fairly new here.

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      04-12-2012 06:07 PM #120
      Better pic of it at the show I was in, Courtesy of my Friend Don Le.



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      04-16-2012 05:47 PM #121
      I broke two 1.8t pans

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      04-16-2012 06:03 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by gear View Post
      I broke two 1.8t pans
      Me too. High five

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      04-16-2012 06:26 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by gear View Post
      I broke two 1.8t pans
      Quote Originally Posted by bronz View Post
      Me too. High five
      Its the roads you guys drive on haha I've never even nicked my pan…sway bar and transmission pan now thats a different story.

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      04-16-2012 06:52 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      Its the roads you guys drive on haha I've never even nicked my pan…sway bar and transmission pan now thats a different story.
      Southern roads are unfair roads It's basically like you are saying I drive on a piece of glass every day

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      04-16-2012 07:28 PM #125
      PA/NJ/NYC roads are the worst.

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      04-16-2012 07:45 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      PA/NJ/NYC roads are the worst.
      And chicago. But idc I'll scrape everything
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      04-16-2012 07:56 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      PA/NJ/NYC roads are the worst.
      from what I've heard Rhode Island has the worst roads in the country

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      04-16-2012 10:06 PM #128
      Just looked up some statistics, Louisiana, New Jersey, Washington (state), Hawaii, and Pennsylvania seem to be at the top of most the lists…..I used to live in PA and I've gotta say Pittsburgh suuuuuucks. Back then I had a 1987 4WD Isuzu Trooper though

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      04-16-2012 11:33 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      Just looked up some statistics, Louisiana, New Jersey, Washington (state), Hawaii, and Pennsylvania seem to be at the top of most the lists…..I used to live in PA and I've gotta say Pittsburgh suuuuuucks. Back then I had a 1987 4WD Isuzu Trooper though
      Lol yeah my side of town or pretty much 80% of houston has some smooth-ish roads. My side of town is all smooth. i live right next to an all tarmac road , which then connects to i-10 which is practically brand new (in road years) since it's been widen couple of years back. So having you lip scrub the ground isn't a problem.....if you do the speed limit, that is. lololol


      Update: pics coming soon of the progress in between.
      Last edited by Chuckdee; 04-16-2012 at 11:37 PM.

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      04-17-2012 02:11 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by crazexr7 View Post
      from what I've heard Rhode Island has the worst roads in the country
      this is the fukn truth! haha
      but we do aighttt
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    26. 04-17-2012 02:57 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by Connella08 View Post
      maybe so, but you could dyno the same car 5 times within a week and each time get results that vary as far as plus or minus 20 hp due to air temp and density levels. plus on the dyno, you arent moving the weight of the car, so theoretically weight shouldnt have anything to do with power production on a dyno, only acceleration times.

      but i could also be wrong. i dont know too much about dynos so someone correct me if im wrong.

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      04-17-2012 08:13 PM #132
      ^haha!!


      oh mah gawd!

      pic obviously not related

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      04-20-2012 10:53 AM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckdee View Post
      they're 205/40 federal tires. I want Falken 512 for teh stretch...lolz. Right now I'm 22 3/4" all around.
      Are you driving this car or parking it?

      Nice set of 255/40 Dunlops won't look quite as, um, silly, but they sure will be more fun going around corners.

      Seriously.

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      04-20-2012 12:40 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by lml999 View Post
      Are you driving this car or parking it?

      Nice set of 255/40 Dunlops won't look quite as, um, silly, but they sure will be more fun going around corners.

      Seriously.
      You can't run 255/40s and not destroy your fenders when you are that low. I proved that.
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      04-20-2012 12:45 PM #135
      I don't think anyone needed proof

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      04-20-2012 12:58 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckdee View Post
      ^haha!!


      oh mah gawd!

      pic obviously not related
      I think I'm in love

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      04-20-2012 02:33 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by lml999 View Post
      Are you driving this car or parking it?

      Nice set of 255/40 Dunlops won't look quite as, um, silly, but they sure will be more fun going around corners.

      Seriously.

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      04-21-2012 03:08 AM #138
      Car looks good I'm hopefully picking up an a4 sometime in the near future. And as far as having bad roads, I think northern michigan has everyone beat.
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      04-21-2012 03:18 AM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by aledelic42 View Post
      I don't think anyone needed proof
      Sssssshhhh yes they did. It was a scientific experiment!
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      04-21-2012 11:12 AM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by lml999 View Post
      Are you driving this car or parking it?

      Nice set of 255/40 Dunlops won't look quite as, um, silly, but they sure will be more fun going around corners.

      Seriously.
      I guess you've never seen a drift car with an aggressive setup...I hear those guys are pretty calm in the corners.



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