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      05-09-2012 08:14 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnLZ7W View Post
      Regardless of what exhaust you put on the car it's always going to sound a bit muffled compared to something like a VR6 because there's a turbocharger stuck in the exhaust flow.
      So I've heard ..

      Is the AWE system much louder than the Miltek Non-Resonated system?

      Has anyone heard the 2 to compare?
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      05-10-2012 12:55 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Marty View Post
      It's just flashy and extravagant.
      Hah! Well, I wouldn't consider a TTRS in Suzuka "flashy and extravagant". Not like my red with black, red and silver anyway. My wife calls the car the "Douche Mobile." She really hates that I got a red car and she thinks all TT and Porsche drivers are D-bags. My friends refer to Sport mode as "Douche" mode. I'll admit that the swiftness of the vehicle has increased my Douche-bagginess by an order of magnitude (in some situations).

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      05-10-2012 01:42 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by - Jeremy - View Post
      Hah! Well, I wouldn't consider a TTRS in Suzuka "flashy and extravagant". Not like my red with black, red and silver anyway. My wife calls the car the "Douche Mobile." She really hates that I got a red car and she thinks all TT and Porsche drivers are D-bags. My friends refer to Sport mode as "Douche" mode. I'll admit that the swiftness of the vehicle has increased my Douche-bagginess by an order of magnitude (in some situations).

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      05-10-2012 12:03 PM #29
      Sounds like your wife doesn't like you all that much...

    5. 05-10-2012 05:16 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by joshsmith View Post
      I'm actually very tempted... How loud is it? My issue is it's just not loud enough and still has the muffled sound..

      Answer me this (and I know it's not comparable at all), the TTRS sounds like it always has a sock stuffed down the exhaust keeping it quiet; even with the Miltek non-resonated.. With the AWE switchpath will it be opened right up? I came out of a Golf R32 which has zero muffled noise and was all shout; is it a similar kind of unmuffled noise with the AWE switchpath??

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      05-12-2012 02:45 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by - Jeremy - View Post
      Hah! Well, I wouldn't consider a TTRS in Suzuka "flashy and extravagant". Not like my red with black, red and silver anyway. My wife calls the car the "Douche Mobile." She really hates that I got a red car and she thinks all TT and Porsche drivers are D-bags. My friends refer to Sport mode as "Douche" mode. I'll admit that the swiftness of the vehicle has increased my Douche-bagginess by an order of magnitude (in some situations).

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      So what does your wife drive?
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      05-12-2012 08:23 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by YYC Dubber View Post
      So what does your wife drive?
      I think it was a Mini Countryman ?? Could be wrong
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      05-13-2012 01:40 AM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by joshsmith View Post
      I think it was a Mini Countryman ?? Could be wrong
      Good memory

      Yeah, Cooper S Countryman. But she hates it and wants to sell it so we can buy another R32 or Golf R. Personally, I want a Range Rover Evoque instead but that's not her style.

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      05-15-2012 12:58 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by - Jeremy - View Post
      Good memory

      Yeah, Cooper S Countryman. But she hates it and wants to sell it so we can buy another R32 or Golf R. Personally, I want a Range Rover Evoque instead but that's not her style.

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      Classic!

      I was mulling over Solar Orange as an option for my car.... my girl hated the color....
      also "too douche-baggy"

      guess what she drives.....

      a Mini Copper S.... bright yellow paint... and two black racing stripes.....

      funny how having a vagina seems to lead to uninhibited hypocrisy... ( in GENERAL... theres a few sane women out there...)
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      05-15-2012 01:25 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by YYC Dubber View Post
      Classic!

      I was mulling over Solar Orange as an option for my car.... my girl hated the color....
      also "too douche-baggy"

      guess what she drives.....

      a Mini Copper S.... bright yellow paint... and two black racing stripes.....

      funny how having a vagina seems to lead to uninhibited hypocrisy... ( in GENERAL... theres a few sane women out there...)
      Hahahah!

      Actually, she would've preferred that I get metallic orange or green or even Sprint Blue. She just doesn't like red sports cars. She thinks it's too cliché and I'm creeping up on middle agedness

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      05-15-2012 02:11 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by - Jeremy - View Post
      Hahahah!

      Actually, she would've preferred that I get metallic orange or green or even Sprint Blue. She just doesn't like red sports cars. She thinks it's too cliché and I'm creeping up on middle agedness

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      Oh yeah, of course when I suggested Misano Red as an alternate bright color ( good contrast to black intakes and grill) she said the same thing cliche thing yours did!

      When she saw Sprint Blue on an S5 she thought it was too much of "Barbie car color"

      I'm having a tow hitch trailer with a seat and seatbelt built for her for road trips....

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      05-15-2012 04:55 AM #37
      Perhaps you need to grow up and get a Maserati Quattroporte.

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      05-15-2012 01:25 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by JimInSF View Post
      Perhaps you need to grow up and get a Maserati Quattroporte.
      He's probably got another 30 years before driving one of those!


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      05-20-2012 02:40 AM #39
      The R8 is a nice car offcourse and don't let the 0-60 times fool ya'll on the V8...it is more than capable on track...I have driven the Coupe on track a few times. I have also driven the V10 Coupe and Spyder on streets a couple of times and to me the V10 was less nimble compared to the V8. In that sense I felt the V8 was a much quicker car.

      The points I wanted to get across were as follows...;
      1) Not a good idea to go bankrupt for a car...not a smart move thus IF you MUST look at the numbers then best to walk away. It is only an Audi afterall...!

      2) If #1 is not an issue then you really must follow your dreams and make things happen though note that you are buying a PERFORMANCE car and thus not built to carry luggage etc...

      3) With point #2 in mind, you will need another vehicle made to carry the things you haul around as your lifestyle dictates - plenty of low cost options available here however if point #1 applies then do walk away.

      To me it seems like a fairly easy decision - you need two types of cars...;
      a) A performance car which also makes you feel good when you choose - the R8 is a great fit.
      2) A daily driver that can haul luggage/lifestyle gear around - well, any SUV will do...just pick one.
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      05-20-2012 10:38 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by 996cab View Post
      The R8 is a nice car offcourse and don't let the 0-60 times fool ya'll on the V8...it is more than capable on track...I have driven the Coupe on track a few times. I have also driven the V10 Coupe and Spyder on streets a couple of times and to me the V10 was instatntly less nimble compared to the V8. In that sense I felt the V8 was a much quicker car.

      The points I wanted to get across were as follows...;
      1) Not a good idea to go bankrupt for a car...not a smart move thus IF you MUST look at the numbers then best to walk away. It is only an Audi afterall...!

      2) If #1 is not an issue then you really must follow your dreams and make things happen though note that you are buying a PERFORMANCE car and thus not built to carry luggage etc...

      3) With point #2 in mind, you will need another vehicle made to carry the things you haul around as your lifestyle dictates - plenty of low cost options available here however if point #1 applies then do walk away.

      To me it seems like a fairly easy decision - you need two types of cars...;
      a) A performance car which also makes you feel good when you choose - the R8 is a great fit.
      2) A daily driver that can haul luggage/lifestyle gear around - well, any SUV will do...just pick one.
      Love the R8 but I'd say from purely a performance perspective the TT-RS will out perform it the v8 for a fraction of the cost and about $2,700 in upgrades:

      Stage 1 ecu tune
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      Brakes- lines, fluid, pads

      If one wanted and r8 v8 *mostly* for the aesthetic then that's a different story.


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      05-21-2012 11:18 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by 996cab View Post
      The R8 is a nice car offcourse and don't let the 0-60 times fool ya'll on the V8...it is more than capable on track...I have driven the Coupe on track a few times. I have also driven the V10 Coupe and Spyder on streets a couple of times and to me the V10 was less nimble compared to the V8. In that sense I felt the V8 was a much quicker car.

      The points I wanted to get across were as follows...;
      1) Not a good idea to go bankrupt for a car...not a smart move thus IF you MUST look at the numbers then best to walk away. It is only an Audi afterall...!

      2) If #1 is not an issue then you really must follow your dreams and make things happen though note that you are buying a PERFORMANCE car and thus not built to carry luggage etc...

      3) With point #2 in mind, you will need another vehicle made to carry the things you haul around as your lifestyle dictates - plenty of low cost options available here however if point #1 applies then do walk away.

      To me it seems like a fairly easy decision - you need two types of cars...;
      a) A performance car which also makes you feel good when you choose - the R8 is a great fit.
      2) A daily driver that can haul luggage/lifestyle gear around - well, any SUV will do...just pick one.
      You pretty much put my thoughts into words with one exception...I will never own an SUV, just don't like them. My MINI has enough room in it for my hauling needs, on the outside occasion I would need to haul something bigger than it could handle, I'd just rent a truck.
      Since I started this thread, I've made a #4 to your list. Last week MINI announced their upcoming limited edition GP2 to close out the R56 generation. I'm now first on my dealer's list to get one when they come out this fall. More power, bigger brakes, less weight, sounds fun.
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      05-21-2012 02:17 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by mtbscoTT View Post
      Since I started this thread, I've made a #4 to your list. Last week MINI announced their upcoming limited edition GP2 to close out the R56 generation. I'm now first on my dealer's list to get one when they come out this fall. More power, bigger brakes, less weight, sounds fun.
      For the price they're going to charge, you might as well just buy an Exige. You can always attach a trailer to it

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      05-21-2012 02:23 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by - Jeremy - View Post
      For the price they're going to charge, you might as well just buy an Exige. You can always attach a trailer to it

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      05-22-2012 01:13 AM #44
      The man who would choose a Mini over an Exige is an unusual man indeed...

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      05-22-2012 09:44 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by JimInSF View Post
      The man who would choose a Mini over an Exige is an unusual man indeed...
      Well....can't exactly carry my bikes and gear with an Exige, not looking for a track toy only. Looking at the Nordschleife lap times on Fastest Laps list, they list our RS at 8:09, Exige with Performance Pack at 8:25, MINI announced at the GP2 intro last week that it does it in 8:23, very near the top for FWD cars. It's going to have the most power ever from any stock MINI, complete underbody aerodynamics (never before), six piston Brembos over the previous 4 pots, newly designed suspension, and special tires developed with Kumho.
      It's going to be pricey for a MINI no doubt, but it will be the best one developed from the factory yet, a pocket rocket with a modicum of practicality....wow kind of like a TT-RS! If you've never driven a MINI JCW I can tell you there's a lot to be said for the dynamics of something that underweighs our TT's by 600 lbs, the GP2 will be even more.
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      05-23-2012 12:27 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by mtbscoTT View Post
      Well....can't exactly carry my bikes and gear with an Exige, not looking for a track toy only. Looking at the Nordschleife lap times on Fastest Laps list, they list our RS at 8:09, Exige with Performance Pack at 8:25, MINI announced at the GP2 intro last week that it does it in 8:23, very near the top for FWD cars. It's going to have the most power ever from any stock MINI, complete underbody aerodynamics (never before), six piston Brembos over the previous 4 pots, newly designed suspension, and special tires developed with Kumho.
      It's going to be pricey for a MINI no doubt, but it will be the best one developed from the factory yet, a pocket rocket with a modicum of practicality....wow kind of like a TT-RS! If you've never driven a MINI JCW I can tell you there's a lot to be said for the dynamics of something that underweighs our TT's by 600 lbs, the GP2 will be even more.
      Is this it?:




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      05-23-2012 01:45 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by J662 View Post
      Is this it?:
      No, here:


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      05-23-2012 02:32 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by mtbscoTT View Post
      No, here:


      I like Mini's, wouldn't buy one, but that one looks pretty cool.


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      05-23-2012 07:20 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by mtbscoTT View Post
      Don't want an Exige, I likes my MINI's.
      Why don't you just get this instead? I'm sure it's at about the same price point :









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      05-23-2012 08:51 PM #50
      Im in Houston as well. What dealership are you referring to that sells a bunch for R8's?

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