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The BFG MaxR now features upgraded TT RS uprights!
The uprights correct problems created from lowering the car. Basically as you start lowering, you have a tendency to alter the stock geometry in a negative way, if you go too far, which can introduce bump steer. The TT RS suspension was designed to be lower than the Golf R, so a lower upright was created which helps correct some of the geometry alterations.
Another added benefit of the uprights is strength and weight. The TT RS uprights are much stronger (we've actually seen the OEM GTI parts crack on our race cars) and they drop a healthy 4 LBS on each front wheel (from 10lbs to 6lbs).
Not too bad!
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Well this is this proper way to lower a car cause you are not reducing the amount of travel of suspension. At least from what I understanding your doing using TT-RS spindles, but not sure what shock setups you are using. You don't normal get this type suspension setup unless your build a custom setup or have a race car.
I know when I made special dropped spindles and got custom shocks made for my 1990 Volvo 760 Turbo. Retained good ride quality while being lower at the same time but maintaining a suspension travel only 1/2" less then stock.
They are good tires though, from what I hear. I've heard good and bad things about the RE-11... wanted them for my last car but ended up going with Michelin Pilot Super Sports instead. I don't know much about the AD08's though.
Anyway, there will always be arguments over which is THE best. There are a lot of good options out there. As long as you're running one of the well-documented premium brands in a street/track compound (~TW200) you should be okay, whether it's Michelin, Pirelli, BFGoodrich, Bridgestone, Yokohama, etc. Maybe one is a tad better here and there but there are a lot of variables... track conditions, track temps, weight of the car, suspension setup, and that's just the basics... and most of us aren't good enough to really find the minute grip differences between two or three different sets of similar street/track premium tires anyway. Do your own research and run what you're comfortable with, that's the important thing.
Last edited by jsausley; 04-25-2012 at 12:41 AM.
While I seach the breaker yards for a crashed TT RS can you give us a heads up to what you replaced at both the from and back. I am asuming that you have replaced uprights and control arms at the front? what about the rear if anything? I assume also you are running the VWR suspension?
Last edited by Blatman; 04-25-2012 at 08:35 AM.
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Guys, I'll get more information when I have a second to do so. I'm headed to Miami for our race and then another event right after so it may be a bit before I have details.
I should have some good updates later this week when I have a chance to work on more information!