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    Thread: Golf GTI Best Performance Modifications

    1. Member GTO12's Avatar
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      09-24-2012 05:23 PM #26
      APR just started their sale to get a good deal on a flash and mods.
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      09-24-2012 05:33 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by GTO12 View Post
      APR just started their sale to get a good deal on a flash and mods.
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      09-25-2012 01:01 AM #28
      I saw that

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      09-25-2012 10:33 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Tim S View Post
      Get light weight 17" wheels & sticky summer tires.
      I have plans to go this route (Vermont roads are brutal on 18") but I am having a hard time finding an attractive, light weight wheel that meets my budget. I am looking to spend $2000 or less for the tire/wheel package, and I already know that for tires I want to go with Michelin Pilot Super Sports, so I will need to stay around $300 per wheel. I am leaning towards the 17x7 Karthoums in Diamond Black. These are not very light, but I think they will look quite good on UG. I would really appreciate recommendations (and pics ) if anyone wants to contribute.

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      09-26-2012 08:59 AM #30
      I have a 2008 GTi.
      First, I replace the stock air intake with a K&N.

      Next, I had the "suitcase" muffler taken out of the exhaust line and kept the factory exhaust tips so the car
      looks, but certainly does not sound, stock.

      I've listened to a couple of GTi videos on UTube...one with a Magnaflow cat back system, and the other with some other that made that car sound like a swarm of mad bees.

      I think my exhaust sound is on a par with what you'd get with the Magnaflow cat back, but only cost me
      $45.00 to have a local muffler shop do the work.

      Have not put the car on a dyno, and don't have a local strip to test 0-60 times, but seat of the pants tells me it is faster, and sounds great.

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      09-26-2012 11:01 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by oviewankenobi View Post
      Take a Skip Barber course and mod yo'self.
      couldnt agree more!

    7. 09-27-2012 02:08 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Orangebingo View Post
      I have plans to go this route (Vermont roads are brutal on 18") but I am having a hard time finding an attractive, light weight wheel that meets my budget. I am looking to spend $2000 or less for the tire/wheel package, and I already know that for tires I want to go with Michelin Pilot Super Sports, so I will need to stay around $300 per wheel. I am leaning towards the 17x7 Karthoums in Diamond Black. These are not very light, but I think they will look quite good on UG. I would really appreciate recommendations (and pics ) if anyone wants to contribute.
      Enkei, ronal, oz, etc. all make light weight wheels. Stock VW wheels are the exact opposite.
      Quote Originally Posted by TechEd View Post
      Long-story-short: Outie5000 is right on all accounts.

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      09-27-2012 12:15 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by VW1302 View Post
      Get a thinner girlfriend??
      hahahahahahaha

      I just peed a little.

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      APR Tuned

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      09-27-2012 12:49 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Orangebingo View Post
      I have plans to go this route (Vermont roads are brutal on 18") but I am having a hard time finding an attractive, light weight wheel that meets my budget. I am looking to spend $2000 or less for the tire/wheel package, and I already know that for tires I want to go with Michelin Pilot Super Sports, so I will need to stay around $300 per wheel. I am leaning towards the 17x7 Karthoums in Diamond Black. These are not very light, but I think they will look quite good on UG. I would really appreciate recommendations (and pics ) if anyone wants to contribute.
      Enkei wheels are perfect for your requirements. OEM wheels are not.
      Look at PF01s. Also, OZ ultraleggeras are on sale at TireRack right now.
      twitter x PSN:zerosaint x MUFC x FS: 18" 4x100 TRD Wheels
      Quote Originally Posted by MrSavvy View Post
      I'll break it down for you simple minded people. VWvortex. The VW stands for Volkswagen. And when you create a forum, admins can create sections within the forum. This forum has a section for general car chit-chat. The car lounge. So you see, even though it's a VW forum, you can still discuss other topics.

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      09-27-2012 06:30 PM #35
      You can look at Neuspeed's options as well!

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      10-07-2012 06:01 PM #36
      In the 2012 gti they removed the suitcase muffler already. However I am considering doing that I'm my mk3.

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