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    Thread: APR Presents The BFGoodrich MaxR! -- Build Thread --

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    2. 04-19-2012 11:25 PM #37
      shame you cant put a real tire on the car... like a bridgestone potenza re11r

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      04-19-2012 11:44 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by laydback View Post
      shame you cant put a real tire on the car... like a bridgestone potenza re11r
      You have extensive testing and research to back that up?
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      04-20-2012 12:12 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      You have extensive testing and research to back that up?
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      04-20-2012 12:23 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by laydback View Post
      shame you cant put a real tire on the car... like a bridgestone potenza re11r
      he probably works for Bridgestone...

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      04-20-2012 04:36 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by brandonekingatl View Post
      he probably works for Bridgestone...
      Never tried teh RE11's but the potenzas suck. They don't last, they dont grip, and their sidewalls are hard as hell and noisy. After trying a set out on an M3 for two years all I have say is

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      04-23-2012 07:18 PM #43
      So we decided it was time to make more power. Out comes the engine!





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      04-24-2012 07:47 PM #46
      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!

      Light: TT RS
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      Stock Weight:



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      04-24-2012 08:12 PM #47
      excited to see where this R ends up!

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      04-24-2012 08:24 PM #48
      Look how flat the control arms sit! Ohhh, I think I see other upgrades too. Stay tuned!






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      04-24-2012 08:30 PM #49
      So, when you stuffing the 2.5 turbo from that TT-RS you have in there?

      Indeed - Upgrades. Get rid of those crap tires.
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    15. 04-24-2012 08:30 PM #50
      Let me guess, next is a TT RS engine. Please tell me it is!

      Gah, Silcon you're typing speed puts me to shame.
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      04-24-2012 10:14 PM #51
      Okay... I'm going to sound real newbish here, but what exactly is an upright? It looks pretty and I probably need to purchase them, but I have no idea what it does. Those lower control arms look pretty too.

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      04-24-2012 11:04 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by provenflipper View Post
      Okay... I'm going to sound real newbish here, but what exactly is an upright? It looks pretty and I probably need to purchase them, but I have no idea what it does. Those lower control arms look pretty too.
      Simple explination: The upright holds the suspension to the wheel.

      I'll get photos. Btw, never a noob question. Lots to be learned here!
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      04-25-2012 12:28 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by Siliconrane View Post
      So, when you stuffing the 2.5 turbo from that TT-RS you have in there?

      Indeed - Upgrades. Get rid of those crap tires.
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      04-25-2012 12:37 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      Simple explination: The upright holds the suspension to the wheel.

      I'll get photos. Btw, never a noob question. Lots to be learned here!


      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.

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      04-25-2012 12:42 AM #55
      Is that a VWR sway bar I see?

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      04-25-2012 01:02 AM #56
      Arin...

      This car is looking great...

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      04-25-2012 01:14 AM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      You have extensive testing and research to back that up?
      Are you saying that your extensive testing and research showed that the g-Force Sport COMP-2 UHP out-performed the Bridgestone RE-11 & Yokohama AD08 EP tires under autocross or PDX conditions? I find that hard to believe.

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      04-25-2012 01:27 AM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by AutoX Matt View Post
      Are you saying that your extensive testing and research showed that the g-Force Sport COMP-2 UHP out-performed the Bridgestone RE-11 & Yokohama AD08 EP tires under autocross or PDX conditions? I find that hard to believe.
      I thought BFGoodrich only came on GM's anymore. JK
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      04-25-2012 01:34 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by AutoX Matt View Post
      Are you saying that your extensive testing and research showed that the g-Force Sport COMP-2 UHP out-performed the Bridgestone RE-11 & Yokohama AD08 EP tires under autocross or PDX conditions? I find that hard to believe.
      Probably has more to do with the fact that BF is sponsoring part of the build.

      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.
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      04-25-2012 09:23 AM #60
      Arin

      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?
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      04-25-2012 10:11 AM #61
      could you provide more information and photos on those uprights because from looking at the R and TTRS ones side-by-side in those photos it seems as if y'all would have had to make significant modifications to even fit the TTRS ones in there?

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      04-25-2012 11:46 AM #62
      this thread needs more details.

      less pic whoring

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      04-25-2012 12:18 PM #63
      Arin how low did you guys went to have those arms parallel

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      04-25-2012 01:07 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by SoNgMaN View Post
      this thread needs more details.

      less pic whoring

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      04-25-2012 01:33 PM #65
      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.
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      04-25-2012 01:45 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      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.

      Good Luck!!!
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      04-26-2012 06:52 PM #67
      ugh for the money im spending on this stuppid wedding i could build this car too ...... but loving the build keep it up

    33. 04-29-2012 01:13 PM #68
      I have been losing sleep thinking about this build!

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      05-01-2012 03:55 PM #70
      I should have some good updates later this week when I have a chance to work on more information!
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