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    Thread: The 10 Second, Street Legal, Daily Driven, Road Course Dominating Golf R from Australia

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      10-04-2012 12:08 PM #1


      APR Australia's Street Legal Golf R just made several 10 second quarter mile passes at Willowbrank Raceway, an Australian National Drag Racing Association Ltd certified track.

      This vehicle is street legal in Australia and spends most of its time either daily driving or dominating on the circuit as seen in Motor Magazine. This is not a purpose built drag car.

      The vehicle is equipped with the following power modifications:

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      STOCK GOLF R INJECTORS

      It's running on 18" VWR Wheels and MT Drag Radials and Sunoco GT+ 104 unleaded fuel.

      The vehicle is at full weight minus the rear seat.

      Do we have a new world record on our hands?



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      10-04-2012 12:13 PM #2
      That just looks way too easy. lol

      He's stage 4 on Carbonio intake, makes you question if you really need the VWR intake.

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      10-04-2012 12:16 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by DaLeadBull View Post
      That just looks way too easy. lol

      He's stage 4 on Carbonio intake, makes you question if you really need the VWR intake.
      This is a different carbonio intake that comes with the stage 3 system.
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      10-04-2012 12:20 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Arin@APR View Post
      This is a different carbonio intake that comes with the stage 3 system.
      Of course, silly me. Thanks

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      10-04-2012 12:20 PM #5
      1.8 60'? Seems... slow for a 10 second car.
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      10-04-2012 12:25 PM #6
      that subaru looks like its doing 30.
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      10-04-2012 12:27 PM #7
      was he sending a text message when he made his record run?
      looked way too easy, no fun, but dayum!!!

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      10-04-2012 12:36 PM #8
      dsg?

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      10-04-2012 12:44 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 12vdubber View Post
      dsg?
      Of course

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      10-04-2012 12:58 PM #10
      10.8 is fast and the car def gets props for that but talk about BOOORRRIIINNGGGG. Push the brake and gas, let go of the brake and sit in the seat for 10.8 seconds. Yay what fun No skill involved, no action, no excitement, no enjoyment or feeling accomplishment that you can drive your car well and no difficulty at all. DSG is and will always be automatic.

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      10-04-2012 01:03 PM #11
      STOCK GOLF R INJECTORS
      surprised nobody picked up on this yet..

      whats the story Arin?
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      10-04-2012 01:06 PM #12
      Guess the injectors are good enough.

      APR Low Pressure Fuel Pump System with the APR HPFP is ample to feed them 104 octane and make 10 sec runs...

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      10-04-2012 01:10 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Atl-Atl View Post
      10.8 is fast and the car def gets props for that but talk about BOOORRRIIINNGGGG. Push the brake and gas, let go of the brake and sit in the seat for 10.8 seconds. Yay what fun No skill involved, no action, no excitement, no enjoyment or feeling accomplishment that you can drive your car well and no difficulty at all. DSG is and will always be automatic.
      That's why we're not big fans of drag racing. Sure, it's good for showing speed, but this Golf R's main home is on a road course where there's plenty of turns!
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      10-04-2012 01:11 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by YoungMedic View Post
      surprised nobody picked up on this yet..

      whats the story Arin?
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      10-04-2012 01:22 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by HandyBanana View Post
      1.8 60'? Seems... slow for a 10 second car.
      Watching the lights he's off the line slow. There's more in there.

      Quote Originally Posted by Atl-Atl View Post
      10.8 is fast and the car def gets props for that but talk about BOOORRRIIINNGGGG. Push the brake and gas, let go of the brake and sit in the seat for 10.8 seconds. Yay what fun No skill involved, no action, no excitement, no enjoyment or feeling accomplishment that you can drive your car well and no difficulty at all. DSG is and will always be automatic.
      LMFAO

      Quote Originally Posted by YoungMedic View Post
      surprised nobody picked up on this yet..

      whats the story Arin?
      I just figured they went 130 or 150 bar. I don't know much bout that turbo setup. He said gtx... so its misleading. Its prollly not a 3582 or bigger but the .... can make you wonder LOL!
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      10-04-2012 01:24 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by HandyBanana View Post
      1.8 60'? Seems... slow for a 10 second car.
      Thats because it has a lot of top end, 127+ trap speed is pretty damn sweet. With that top end he can easily walk most cars out there from a 60mph pull.

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      10-04-2012 01:32 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Atl-Atl View Post
      10.8 is fast and the car def gets props for that but talk about BOOORRRIIINNGGGG. Push the brake and gas, let go of the brake and sit in the seat for 10.8 seconds. Yay what fun No skill involved, no action, no excitement, no enjoyment or feeling accomplishment that you can drive your car well and no difficulty at all. DSG is and will always be automatic.
      DSG is progress and technology. It's not an automatic - it does not have a torque converter.

      This car driven by YOU on any course will ALWAYS be faster than your same equipped car w/manual trans.

      While it may be "boring" it will only make you faster on any road course.

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      10-04-2012 01:37 PM #18
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      10-04-2012 01:43 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by velocity196 View Post
      Watching the lights he's off the line slow. There's more in there.
      No that's not it. The clock starts when the vehicle begins to move, not when the tree lights up.

      I have a funny feeling that a manual stage 4 R could get a better time.
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      10-04-2012 01:51 PM #20
      holy jeepers.....that is awesome.

      oh and my .02 worth, we can argue DSG/manual until we die we all have what we like...but let's agree that thing is a rocket

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      10-04-2012 03:30 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by ESA31.8T View Post
      DSG is progress and technology. It's not an automatic - it does not have a torque converter.

      This car driven by YOU on any course will ALWAYS be faster than your same equipped car w/manual trans.

      While it may be "boring" it will only make you faster on any road course.
      I have an E46 M3 with an SMG... it doesnt seem as boring as the DSG seems in this video... I guess its because the Shift times on the BMW system are not as quick maybe? I am a huge fan of these trannies... but after seeing this video... it does look boring to drive

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      10-04-2012 03:48 PM #23
      SMG is garbage.

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      10-04-2012 09:42 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by HandyBanana View Post
      No that's not it. The clock starts when the vehicle begins to move, not when the tree lights up.

      I have a funny feeling that a manual stage 4 R could get a better time.
      I kinda was thinking that too, the 60 ft time will be better on the manual.

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      10-04-2012 09:45 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by r1eater View Post
      I kinda was thinking that too, the 60 ft time will be better on the manual.
      But your shifts will be much slower... I think it's impossible for a manual car to get anywhere near this time with the same power.

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      10-04-2012 09:52 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by jsausley View Post
      But your shifts will be much slower... I think it's impossible for a manual car to get anywhere near this time with the same power.
      WOT box and no lift shift.

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      10-05-2012 10:54 AM #27
      we also have to remember while APR is a tuning company they also make cars that all of us could daily drive and it will still be as reliable or more reliable then the stock car.

      Thank you APR you guys rock.

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      10-05-2012 11:13 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Atl-Atl View Post
      10.8 is fast and the car def gets props for that but talk about BOOORRRIIINNGGGG. Push the brake and gas, let go of the brake and sit in the seat for 10.8 seconds. Yay what fun No skill involved, no action, no excitement, no enjoyment or feeling accomplishment that you can drive your car well and no difficulty at all. DSG is and will always be automatic.

      Well, all I can say to that is the following:

      By all means row your own gears, DSG drivers will be waiting for you at the finish line.
      Even a WOT box is only as good as the driver, and a miss shift is no fun, especially when using a WOT box.
      Driving a boosted car with DSG is something everyone needs to experience. That rush you get off the line when launched hard? Imagine that feeling all the way down the track in a high horsepower boosted car.

      When people make these comments I can't help but feel these are purely emotional responses with zero experience behind them. Anyone who has driven with me has a new found respect for DSG.

      I'm not hating by the way, I was there with you early on, but I changed my tune quickly after riding in one.
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      10-05-2012 11:38 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Skela View Post
      Anyone who has driven with me has a new found respect for DSG.

      I'm not hating by the way, I was there with you early on, but I changed my tune quickly after riding in one.
      Yep, very exciting to have a car do the delicate work for you in a much more smooth and consistant manner. I can see it appealing to the lazy people who can't work on their skill,
      but rather take the easy way down the track.

      I agree, it is nice to finish faster in the end, but I will pass. It's not all about the strip, it's the 99%of the time not being on one that is fun.

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      10-05-2012 11:45 AM #30
      The only car I'd ever own with a dual-clutch is a GT-R. And yes, I have driven one - many times. It's still mostly boring. Insanely fast, but nowhere near as much fun as my Golf R.

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      10-05-2012 12:02 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by ESA31.8T View Post
      DSG is progress and technology. It's not an automatic - it does not have a torque converter.

      This car driven by YOU on any course will ALWAYS be faster than your same equipped car w/manual trans.

      While it may be "boring" it will only make you faster on any road course.
      True, but the primary reason for racing is to enjoy yourself. I personally enjoy rowing the gears so losing a few seconds on a road course or a second 0-60 won't make me enjoy DSG more. I also have to live with the car day in and day out and I find DSG to lack driver involvement (compared to manual)
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      10-05-2012 12:09 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      Yep, very exciting to have a car do the delicate work for you in a much more smooth and consistant manner. I can see it appealing to the lazy people who can't work on their skill,
      but rather take the easy way down the track.

      I agree, it is nice to finish faster in the end, but I will pass. It's not all about the strip, it's the 99%of the time not being on one that is fun.
      People can work on their skill all they want, in the long run, DSG will be faster. I'm not dissing those people who prefer to row their own gears, I've been doing it for 30 years and still do.

      And it may not be all about the strip to you and others, but for those people who go there trying to improve on their times, it is ALL about the strip.
      If they could shave 2 or 3 tenths off their times consistently, do you honestly think they wouldn't use it?

      This DSG vs manual debate is ridiculous. All it does is divide the enthusiast base for no apparent reason.

      Props to the owner of this car, and to APR Austrailia. They get my respect no matter what transmission is used.
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      10-05-2012 12:13 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Skela View Post
      People can work on their skill all they want, in the long run, DSG will be faster. I'm not dissing those people who prefer to row their own gears, I've been doing it for 30 years and still do.

      And it may not be all about the strip to you and others, but for those people who go there trying to improve on their times, it is ALL about the strip.
      If they could shave 2 or 3 tenths off their times consistently, do you honestly think they wouldn't use it?

      This DSG vs manual debate is ridiculous. All it does is divide the enthusiast base for no apparent reason.

      Props to the owner of this car, and to APR Austrailia. They get my respect no matter what transmission is used.
      I actually agree with you even though I don't care much for DSG.

      In the context of this thread, you are right. DSG is the best choice if all you care about is getting the fastest time possible.

      Consider this though, lets say you get a personal best using a DSG and the person next to you got his personal best using a manual, who do you think is happier?

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      10-05-2012 01:20 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by Atl-Atl View Post
      WOT box and no lift shift.
      Been thinking bout adding this to my R. Kinda waiting to see if Tapp adds those features to the R files. Not even sure ifany FSI's got those features like the 20v's did .
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      10-05-2012 01:20 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by DaLeadBull View Post

      Consider this though, lets say you get a personal best using a DSG and the person next to you got his personal best using a manual, who do you think is happier?
      Both?

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