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    Thread: jetta tdi race cars - any one see these for sale ever

    1. 04-20-2012 10:05 PM #1
      saw a bunch at NJMP today, and just about every other time i have been at that track.

      i have seen lots of BMW and Porsche older race cars running around in private hands, not so much for the jettas. not really talking about any tape and sticker tribute cars sold by vw, but the actually caged cars that are part of the support series.

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      04-20-2012 10:18 PM #2
      Aren't they all owned by VWoA?

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      04-20-2012 10:46 PM #3
      No idea as far as where to buy one, but I have seen them race at Limerock and they are very impressive to say the least. I'd totally rock one as a daily


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      04-21-2012 10:59 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Remedy View Post
      This?

      Jetta TDi Crash Cup.

      Those races were great, good racing for the first 25min, then the last 5 was a demo derby.

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      04-21-2012 11:13 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Woodski View Post
      Jetta TDi Crash Cup.

      Those races were great, good racing for the first 25min, then the last 5 was a demo derby.
      Perfect! I've always stuck to the thought that these races were the most fun to watch.

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      04-21-2012 11:14 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr Miyagi View Post
      Perfect! I've always stuck to the thought that these races were the most fun to watch.
      The only road racing series I've seen that was better was the old PPG Neon Challenge.


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      04-21-2012 12:43 PM #9
      There was a limited number of street versions available I believe. Would definitely like to have one.
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      04-21-2012 12:47 PM #10
      Yup. GLI suspension, brakes, and sways. 18" wheels, and probably GLI seats. Easy to make one yourself.

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      04-21-2012 01:15 PM #11
      They aren't owned by teams (VW owns them as far as I know) so you won't see any teams putting them up for sale and they use the European versions of the 2.0L TDI engine which means they could not be legally registered here in the US. My brother raced karts professionally with one of last years TDI Cup drivers.

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      04-21-2012 01:21 PM #12
      3 Jetta TDI cup edition R's for sale
      http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-...Edition-t37124
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      04-21-2012 01:36 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Spiller337 View Post
      3 Jetta TDI cup edition R's for sale
      http://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used-...Edition-t37124
      Pretty sure that's what he meant when he said he "tape and sticker tribute cars."
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      04-21-2012 01:38 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by PassSedanGLX View Post
      Pretty sure that's what he meant when he said he "tape and sticker tribute cars."
      Guess I didn't read the first post as well as I thought

      So he wants one of the ACTUAL race cars? Doubt those can be found. Would probably be better off converting one of the "tape and sticker tribute cars".
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      04-21-2012 02:41 PM #15
      Aren't the TDI races essentially pay to play (like many races)? From what I have seen, those Jettas are driven by 20 year old kids who think playing Forza makes you a competent race car driver. Like someone said, it is basically a demolition derby with every driver blaming one another for blocking their line.
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      04-21-2012 02:49 PM #16
      I really want one of these without the kit!

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      04-21-2012 02:55 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      Aren't the TDI races essentially pay to play (like many races)? From what I have seen, those Jettas are driven by 20 year old kids who think playing Forza makes you a competent race car driver. Like someone said, it is basically a demolition derby with every driver blaming one another for blocking their line.
      ya, and it's AWESOME.

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      04-21-2012 03:07 PM #18
      I like the ones with the body kits but theyre all DSG. The ones without the body kits are manuals it seems.


      I doubt you can buy a race spec one but gut a tdi Jetta, chip it and add HIDs and youll have one.

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      04-21-2012 03:16 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by morecarsthanbrains View Post
      I like the ones with the body kits but theyre all DSG. The ones without the body kits are manuals it seems.
      Is there any chance of finding one that isn't DSG? Or were they not available any other way?
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      04-21-2012 04:05 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by morecarsthanbrains View Post

      I doubt you can buy a race spec one but gut a tdi Jetta, chip it and add HIDs and youll have one.
      They also had the brakes off the Continental GT or Audi R8 I believe (on the racecars).
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      04-21-2012 04:21 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by BattleRabbit View Post
      They also had the brakes off the Continental GT or Audi R8 I believe (on the racecars).
      Yes, I was at NJMP earlier this year and they had a bunch of the TDI Cup cars on display. They were all DSG and they had R8 brakes.
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      04-21-2012 04:48 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by rsj0714 View Post
      Is there any chance of finding one that isn't DSG? Or were they not available any other way?
      I did a 250 mile search around my zip code and found one or two that was 6MT, which is what I would want too. Unfortunately the ones that I found with the body kit were all DSG.



      Oh yeah, and the brakes are different. I didnt mention that as noted. You could probably get an aftermarket big brake kit for cheaper.

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      04-21-2012 04:55 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by morecarsthanbrains View Post
      Oh yeah, and the brakes are different. I didnt mention that as noted. You could probably get an aftermarket big brake kit for cheaper.
      Yeah, a decent Stoptech/AP Racing setup would probably be less than OE R8 parts.
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      04-21-2012 04:56 PM #24
      I heard that the stock of TDI race cars were bought/donated/whatever to a driving school operating out of NJMP. Maybe somewhere down the road the school will move on to something else and the cars will come up for sale, but I imaging they'll be pretty used up at that point.
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      04-21-2012 04:57 PM #25
      I don't think I would want to own one of these cars after all they went through. They have got to be pretty beaten on.

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      04-21-2012 05:51 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Ben.Reilly View Post
      Aren't the TDI races essentially pay to play (like many races)?
      More or less, yes. The cars were all owned by VWoA.

      From what I have seen, those Jettas are driven by 20 year old kids who think playing Forza makes you a competent race car driver. Like someone said, it is basically a demolition derby with every driver blaming one another for blocking their line.
      No. The cars were driven by 20 year old kids who in general had worked their living asses off coming up in karting and such to get to the point in their careers where they were able to have a seat in a series like this. Yes, they were overly aggressive a lot at certain points, but some of that is just youth. None of them were "video game" drivers - they were all either professional or near professional drivers who had worked extremely hard to get to where they were able to drive in that series. I've met several of them, and they were extremely nice, extremely mature and self aware people.

      Quote Originally Posted by morecarsthanbrains View Post
      I like the ones with the body kits but theyre all DSG. The ones without the body kits are manuals it seems.
      They could be ordered either way by the dealerships.

      I road tested one of the tribute cars back when they first came out, and here is what I thought of it.

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