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      05-18-2012 09:17 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin160 View Post
      This must be what interns are for at APR. They get hands on experience when they lay out all the parts for the build thread picture. lol
      I'd love an internship at APR..

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      05-18-2012 10:03 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      The BFGoodrich MaxR is at SOWO this weekend. Here's a sneak peek of some testing we did on the BFGoodrich Tires G-Force Sport Comp 2s.

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      WOW!!!

      That was amazing. In what state of tune was the R in this video? The pictures we've been getting have been of the car all apart and bits at a time but here, suddenly, it's all back together and screaming around a track beautifully! Also... wow, it sounds amazing. I assume you're using the RSC exhaust?
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      05-18-2012 10:22 PM #128
      WOW!

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      05-18-2012 11:09 PM #129
      Looking good and sounding mean!

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      05-18-2012 11:36 PM #130
      I never thought you could film a car on a track like a snowboarder on a mountain... When they add the water all I could think of was big powder slashes after a few feet of snow.

      Very cool.

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      05-19-2012 01:54 AM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
      WOW!!!

      That was amazing. In what state of tune was the R in this video? The pictures we've been getting have been of the car all apart and bits at a time but here, suddenly, it's all back together and screaming around a track beautifully! Also... wow, it sounds amazing. I assume you're using the RSC exhaust?
      One evening of late night tuning before the car was shipped up north for testing at the LPG.

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      05-19-2012 02:54 AM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      That AWOLnation song is so played out, but that video is still so bad@$$. I wish I could see the beast in action in person.
      I did see it today. Will snap some photos tomorrow.

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      05-19-2012 03:01 AM #133
      This car is as hot sitting still in person as it is in this video! Seeing the exhaust tips alone gave me partial wood. What are the wheels this thing is sporting? The red barrels on them were sick!!

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      05-19-2012 10:38 PM #134
      Is the exhaust on this car the same thats avail for purchase, it sounds so much meaner than the video put out by apr for the turbo back

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      05-20-2012 12:54 AM #135
      Snapped a few detail shots today. As an added bonus, some random guy in a BFGoodrich shirts walked up and stared talking to me... turned out to be one of the drivers from the video. Very cool.


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      05-20-2012 01:06 AM #136
      Any info on that intake? Prototype Carbonio?

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      05-20-2012 01:42 AM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by BigmountainVMD View Post
      Any info on that intake? Prototype Carbonio?
      I think it's going to be part of the stage 3/4 kit they will be releasing for the R late summer. Count me in though

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      05-20-2012 02:44 AM #138
      Only has 444hp......

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      05-20-2012 10:31 AM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by BlackRabbit34 View Post
      I think it's going to be part of the stage 3/4 kit they will be releasing for the R late summer. Count me in though
      Yeah, I was wondering why the VWR intake was not part of the build...

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      05-20-2012 10:53 AM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by BigmountainVMD View Post
      Yeah, I was wondering why the VWR intake was not part of the build...
      Probably doesn't pull enough air, and is also designed for the stock turbo so an extra adapter would be needed.

    16. 05-20-2012 02:10 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by .:RTime View Post
      Only has 444hp......
      Yeah, but from the sound of it the car is meant to be a daily driver or atleast not a track car. Either way its a very "useable" 444hp, which I think alot of R drivers are interested in. I'm sure if they wanted to pull more hp from this engine they could.

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      05-20-2012 07:57 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by droopy1592 View Post
      Which method did you guys use for esc defeat? That R gets a bit loose
      It's a canadian car.

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      05-20-2012 08:31 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by BigmountainVMD View Post
      Any info on that intake? Prototype Carbonio?

      Looks like the TSI carbon piece with the silicone hose from the stage 3 kit
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      05-20-2012 09:58 PM #144
      Just putting out feelers. I have located a few sets of the Max R upgraded control arms with anti lift/caster kits included and was able to find a seller in AU willing to ship worldwide. Is anyone interested?

      http://m.facebook.com/media/set/?set...R&refid=9&_rdr

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      05-20-2012 10:42 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by BlackRabbit34 View Post
      I think it's going to be part of the stage 3/4 kit they will be releasing for the R late summer. Count me in though
      Count me in a well.

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      05-20-2012 11:03 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBlclutch View Post
      Just putting out feelers. I have located a few sets of the Max R upgraded control arms with anti lift/caster kits included and was able to find a seller in AU willing to ship worldwide. Is anyone interested?

      http://m.facebook.com/media/set/?set...R&refid=9&_rdr
      count me in

    23. 05-20-2012 11:18 PM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBlclutch View Post
      Just putting out feelers. I have located a few sets of the Max R upgraded control arms with anti lift/caster kits included and was able to find a seller in AU willing to ship worldwide. Is anyone interested?

      http://m.facebook.com/media/set/?set...R&refid=9&_rdr
      My interest relies on what sort of price these would come in at landed in either US or Canada.

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      05-21-2012 11:21 AM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by sup_lado View Post
      It's a canadian car.
      I need to steal me a canadian ABS unit
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      05-21-2012 01:44 PM #150
      A source from APR told me that they disabled the ESC the same that has been described here on the Vortex, but for potential liability reasons they most likely won't include the programming for it in any of their tunes. Which sort of makes sense, but there are so many cars that are performance based with no ESC or anything like it that I can't see the liability falling to them rather than the driver but then again I'm not a lawyer and this is a lawsuit trigger happy society.

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