Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Results 1 to 25 of 25

    Thread: Post your mkiv auto-x setup

    1. Member babarber's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Richmond Kentucky
      Posts
      825
      Vehicles
      2001 jetta wolfsburg, 1989 jetta gli
      05-09-2012 02:51 PM #1
      as the title says i would like to see the setups of those mkiv people who auto-x

      list your tires/size, suspension mods, engine/performance mods, misc

      also list your class and your opinions of your setup, if you like you can post pics(always nice to have some eye candy)
      Quote Originally Posted by G3T3I7 View Post
      because race springs
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      i love sacks
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      TCL isn't car enthusiasts. It's a forum for 40 year old guys to brag about their 2007 Hyundai Sonata. And to talk meaningless sh*t on anything VW

    2. Member babarber's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Richmond Kentucky
      Posts
      825
      Vehicles
      2001 jetta wolfsburg, 1989 jetta gli
      05-09-2012 08:22 PM #2
      bump
      Quote Originally Posted by G3T3I7 View Post
      because race springs
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      i love sacks
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      TCL isn't car enthusiasts. It's a forum for 40 year old guys to brag about their 2007 Hyundai Sonata. And to talk meaningless sh*t on anything VW

    3. Banned jettaaddictionII's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 3rd, 2011
      Location
      MI
      Posts
      4,344
      Vehicles
      2.0 twin turbo 9 speed jetta
      05-09-2012 08:25 PM #3
      this stage was when the car was the funnest to drive. Good stock size summer tires on the lbs with H&R Race springs on the bilstien shocks/struts

    4. Member whit_yo's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 6th, 2010
      Location
      845 NY
      Posts
      11,497
      Vehicles
      Rave Green
      05-09-2012 08:30 PM #4
      kinda interested in this
      Not Chris Whit's Flickr

      @whit_yo || BUY MY RONAL SX

      Quote Originally Posted by Boomhauer View Post
      OP Status update: jimmies definitely rustled.

    5. Member babarber's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Richmond Kentucky
      Posts
      825
      Vehicles
      2001 jetta wolfsburg, 1989 jetta gli
      05-09-2012 08:51 PM #5
      my setup is still improving as money comes in but currently it looks like this:

      stock wolfsburg suspension-will be upgrading in the coming months

      dunlop direzza sport z1 star specs on the way

      maestro tuned w/ 4bar fpr, euojet tip, k&n panel filter, newsouth power gasket, intengineering 19mm rods, 42dd 3in tbe, evo-x diverter valve, bkr7eix plugs and 2.0t coils

      more mods will come after the suspension







      Quote Originally Posted by G3T3I7 View Post
      because race springs
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      i love sacks
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      TCL isn't car enthusiasts. It's a forum for 40 year old guys to brag about their 2007 Hyundai Sonata. And to talk meaningless sh*t on anything VW

    6. Banned rodgertherabit's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 16th, 2009
      Location
      Southern Michigan / Raleigh, North Carolina
      Posts
      5,715
      Vehicles
      Jazz Blue #0802
      05-09-2012 10:35 PM #6
      You def. could use some autox suspension Props for Dropping IE Rods in Right away though

      Here's My Daily/AutoX set up, couple more things and she'll be set for a while

      - Koni Adjustable Coilovers
      - H&R 28mm RSB
      - Eagle GTs or Dunlops
      - Maestro (stg2)
      - 3in Turboback
      - DieselGeek SS
      - Silicone TIP
      - BoostValve Overboost Set up
      - Cayenne 6pot BBK (drilled/slotted rotors)

      To be installed:
      - F23 Kit
      - Poly/new motor and LCA mounts
      - Need some Race Pads all around
      - 19/144mm IE Rifle Drilled Rods

      Last edited by rodgertherabit; 05-10-2012 at 06:05 PM.

    7. Member babarber's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Richmond Kentucky
      Posts
      825
      Vehicles
      2001 jetta wolfsburg, 1989 jetta gli
      05-09-2012 11:05 PM #7
      yeah im definitely looking into suspension just havnt decided what i want yet i want something that i can keep about an inch within stock ride height stiff enough for auto-x and 1200 or less so pss9 coilovers are out of the question any recommendations. btw i have alot of oversteer for a fwd car( my last event coming out of the slalom my back end about took out the cones that marked the finish line until some quick work with the throttle straightened the car up).
      Quote Originally Posted by G3T3I7 View Post
      because race springs
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      i love sacks
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      TCL isn't car enthusiasts. It's a forum for 40 year old guys to brag about their 2007 Hyundai Sonata. And to talk meaningless sh*t on anything VW

    8. Member zero_x_soul's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 21st, 2009
      Location
      San Jose
      Posts
      1,485
      Vehicles
      emkaye IV 2.slow
      05-09-2012 11:23 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by babarber View Post
      yeah im definitely looking into suspension just havnt decided what i want yet i want something that i can keep about an inch within stock ride height stiff enough for auto-x and 1200 or less so pss9 coilovers are out of the question any recommendations. btw i have alot of oversteer for a fwd car( my last event coming out of the slalom my back end about took out the cones that marked the finish line until some quick work with the throttle straightened the car up).
      get a front and rear sway bars. that should help the oversteer a little because i will tighten the frame up a bit, but try to get your lines alittle better if it persists
      8v society-#220

    9. Banned rodgertherabit's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 16th, 2009
      Location
      Southern Michigan / Raleigh, North Carolina
      Posts
      5,715
      Vehicles
      Jazz Blue #0802
      05-10-2012 02:16 AM #9
      My Konis were only $1000 shipped from WRD.com (CarNut84GTI on the forum) Great service!

      Those and my RSB were some of the best pennies I spent!
      Last edited by rodgertherabit; 05-10-2012 at 02:19 AM.

    10. Member
      Join Date
      Jul 8th, 2006
      Location
      Toronto
      Posts
      1,418
      Vehicles
      04 Golf 1.8T
      05-10-2012 10:10 AM #10
      If you're serious about the track, then the best bang for the buck (not to mention highly proven) would have to be Koni Yellows on Ground Control Sleeves+Eibach Springs. If you order the Koni's from GC, you can get the rear shocks with the adjustment knob at the top, so you don't have to drop the rear everytime you want to tweak your setup.

    11. 05-10-2012 12:09 PM #11
      def following this thread
      Quote Originally Posted by Vr6TurboTech View Post
      If I were a lady...I'd let you father my children.
      | 514 Love | ||||||||| | 24V VR6 ♪♫ | oem+ | SHTEEK | TheSteveGangBang11.21 | canadian winters | |

    12. Member ben_willis's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 24th, 2005
      Location
      Cincinnati, OH
      Posts
      1,044
      Vehicles
      2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6
      05-10-2012 12:31 PM #12
      2001 Jetta 12v Vr6

      Suspension:
      Bilstein struts
      HR Race springs
      28mm Rear Anti-sway bar

      Trans/motor:
      Peloquin LSD
      Spec stage 2 Clutch kit w/ lightened flywheel
      GIAC chip
      Stage 2 Motor mounts all around

      Wheels:
      Fat fives w/ stock size yokohamas

    13. Member babarber's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Richmond Kentucky
      Posts
      825
      Vehicles
      2001 jetta wolfsburg, 1989 jetta gli
      05-10-2012 08:59 PM #13
      oh common there has to be moe people out there who track their mk4s
      Quote Originally Posted by G3T3I7 View Post
      because race springs
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      i love sacks
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      TCL isn't car enthusiasts. It's a forum for 40 year old guys to brag about their 2007 Hyundai Sonata. And to talk meaningless sh*t on anything VW

    14. Member
      Join Date
      Jul 8th, 2006
      Location
      Toronto
      Posts
      1,418
      Vehicles
      04 Golf 1.8T
      05-10-2012 09:17 PM #14
      Ask any experienced auto-x'er from acura to vw and they'll point you to the Koni+GC setup I posted earlier

    15. Member babarber's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Richmond Kentucky
      Posts
      825
      Vehicles
      2001 jetta wolfsburg, 1989 jetta gli
      05-12-2012 02:38 AM #15
      bump
      Quote Originally Posted by G3T3I7 View Post
      because race springs
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      i love sacks
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      TCL isn't car enthusiasts. It's a forum for 40 year old guys to brag about their 2007 Hyundai Sonata. And to talk meaningless sh*t on anything VW

    16. Member die65cast's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 3rd, 2007
      Location
      From Boston to Orlando, and anywhere in between.
      Posts
      2,763
      Vehicles
      2001 rave green gti (fs). 03 Anniversary bmp.
      05-12-2012 06:25 AM #16
      H&r front sway, nuespeed rear sway, b&g rs lines. When i was at about 24" ftg it handled amazingly for an mk4. The rear sway makes it really easy to flick it through turns.
      ISGB2011 TPG>you
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      VW-making mechanics out of owners since 1957.
      http://www.facebook.com/Lowengo

    17. Member ben_willis's Avatar
      Join Date
      Mar 24th, 2005
      Location
      Cincinnati, OH
      Posts
      1,044
      Vehicles
      2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS VR6
      05-14-2012 12:05 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by die65cast View Post
      H&r front sway, nuespeed rear sway, b&g rs lines. When i was at about 24" ftg it handled amazingly for an mk4. The rear sway makes it really easy to flick it through turns.
      when i put my set up on I had to train myself not to let off as much in turns or the back end would let loose. It is nice though because the more I went into it the more it would grip

    18. Member babarber's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Richmond Kentucky
      Posts
      825
      Vehicles
      2001 jetta wolfsburg, 1989 jetta gli
      05-15-2012 01:46 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfCL Smooth View Post
      If you're serious about the track, then the best bang for the buck (not to mention highly proven) would have to be Koni Yellows on Ground Control Sleeves+Eibach Springs. If you order the Koni's from GC, you can get the rear shocks with the adjustment knob at the top, so you don't have to drop the rear everytime you want to tweak your setup.
      the more i look into the more i see gc kits beeing used but no one ever explains why use ground control over other stuff like bilstein or koni , basically my Q is whats so special about GC

      if i do go with GC kit what rate springs should i get for auto-x
      Quote Originally Posted by G3T3I7 View Post
      because race springs
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      i love sacks
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      TCL isn't car enthusiasts. It's a forum for 40 year old guys to brag about their 2007 Hyundai Sonata. And to talk meaningless sh*t on anything VW

    19. 05-15-2012 02:51 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by babarber View Post
      the more i look into the more i see gc kits beeing used but no one ever explains why use ground control over other stuff like bilstein or koni , basically my Q is whats so special about GC

      if i do go with GC kit what rate springs should i get for auto-x
      You can pick out your own spring rates, or you can go with the recommendation of an experienced professional to help you choose rates. Should your skill set improve, you can make spring rate changes down the line as the kit uses standard race springs in the front and rear of the car.

      Here's my contribution.






    20. Member Harryk's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 11th, 2012
      Location
      Golden CO
      Posts
      241
      Vehicles
      2003 GTI 1.8T
      05-15-2012 09:42 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by rex_racer View Post
      You can pick out your own spring rates, or you can go with the recommendation of an experienced professional to help you choose rates. Should your skill set improve, you can make spring rate changes down the line as the kit uses standard race springs in the front and rear of the car.

      Here's my contribution.

      Info on that front splitter? I'm assuming it's custom, how much has it helped?

      As for me, I'm just stock auto-xing For now...

    21. Member Crazy Al 91's Avatar
      Join Date
      Aug 13th, 2008
      Location
      NEPA
      Posts
      712
      Vehicles
      04 Retta-1.8T; 97 Jetta Trek II <Sold
      05-15-2012 09:46 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by rodgertherabit View Post

      Greg this is the first time I've ever seen your car, uber clean, I like it & those headlights look gorgeous
      Quote Originally Posted by groggory View Post
      I'm a fan of people telling it like it is. I am not a fan of cry babies, tattle tales, responsibility dodgers, finger pointers, or communist democrats.

    22. Member
      Join Date
      Jul 8th, 2006
      Location
      Toronto
      Posts
      1,418
      Vehicles
      04 Golf 1.8T
      05-15-2012 10:23 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by babarber View Post
      the more i look into the more i see gc kits beeing used but no one ever explains why use ground control over other stuff like bilstein or koni , basically my Q is whats so special about GC

      if i do go with GC kit what rate springs should i get for auto-x
      The best thing about the GC product line is that it's purpose built. Nothing particularly "special". Their coil-over sleeves allow you to run Koni or Bilstein shocks (i.e. OEM replacement) and give you the ability to fine-tune your ride height and spring rates. They commission Eibach for the matchng springs so it's all top quality. GC can also supply you with custom Koni yellows for the rear that allow you to adjust dampening from the top, another handy track day feature. Because the sleeves are external to the shock, if they ever seize up you don't need to order a new shock.
      But because the sleeves don't allow you to slam the car, they remain obscure in the MK4 scene. And one last plus - value! You can build a complete setup for about $1000, but the quality of the components will definitely be better than what you get with a $1000 coilover kit (i.e. Koni yellows are heavier duty than the shocks in Koni coilvers).
      Check out the Suspension Tuning forum for some great archived threads!

    23. 05-16-2012 04:46 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Harryk View Post
      Info on that front splitter? I'm assuming it's custom, how much has it helped?

      As for me, I'm just stock auto-xing For now...
      Its a custom splitter and air dam made to fit class rules. It helps enough to need a rear air dam as well .

    24. Member baun's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jun 6th, 2005
      Location
      Cleveland, Ohio
      Posts
      4,225
      Vehicles
      00 Golf VR6 , 07 BMW 328xi
      05-16-2012 10:46 AM #24
      If I can get this stupid thing running this year Dont really know what class I will be running yet. Only got to run it once last year when it was still a TDI.





      Older pic before custom dash




      2000 Golf Vr swapped

      Wheels, Suspension, Chassis
      Nitto Neo Gen tires
      VMR V710's 18x8.5
      25mm spacer/adapter front, 30mm rear
      Wilwood/ RPI big brake kit. 13" 2pc rotors. 4piston calipers. Stainless lines
      Vmaxx coils (crap, I know. Will be changed out for some KW's when I have the $)
      Poly/HD R32 control arm bushings
      Great plates

      Engine/Trans
      Unitronic stage 2 (once the new ECU is in)
      OBX header wrapped in DEI TI heat wrap
      VF Engineering Motor mounts
      PowerFlex dog bone mount poly bushing
      2 1/2" Exhaust, no cat, high flow res w/ Magnaflow muffler
      Short Ram Intake w/AEM dryflow cone filter
      42 Draft Design stealth catch can
      Moroso Expansion tank
      42 Draft Design shifter bushings
      B&M short throw shifter

      Body
      20th front lip and skirts
      Fender arches rolled and extended
      IOport Tow strap

      Interior
      Kirkey Aluminium Seats
      Crow 5 point harnesses
      Autopower roll bar
      Flocked dash
      Custom gauge/switch panel
      -Oil psi, Oil temp, Volt gauges, Hella battery switch, switches for fans
      Everything else gutted, (Carpet, headliner, lower dash, rear door cards, stereo, ect.)
      Optima red top mounted in rear


      Soon
      Better coils
      Ground control adjustable camber plates
      Front and rear sway bars
      Sparco wheel
      Bigger rear brakes
      Ditch the glass for plexi
      Last edited by baun; 05-16-2012 at 10:48 AM.

    25. Member babarber's Avatar
      Join Date
      Nov 2nd, 2008
      Location
      Richmond Kentucky
      Posts
      825
      Vehicles
      2001 jetta wolfsburg, 1989 jetta gli
      05-16-2012 01:55 PM #25
      You will most likely be in the modified category
      Quote Originally Posted by G3T3I7 View Post
      because race springs
      Quote Originally Posted by Vegeta Gti View Post
      i love sacks
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      TCL isn't car enthusiasts. It's a forum for 40 year old guys to brag about their 2007 Hyundai Sonata. And to talk meaningless sh*t on anything VW

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •