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    Thread: Edmunds Inside Line Track Test

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      10-08-2012 04:10 PM #1
      Edmunds put their long-term Turbo Beetle DSG through their track test. I'm not sure what to make of their acceleration numbers; they're a fair bit slower than what C&D managed, and Edmunds has two sets of numbers, even though they state later on that TC is non-defeatable. So I don't know what's going on there.

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    2. 10-08-2012 08:20 PM #2
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      Slalom: Initial turn-in is a little lazy, but it takes a set well and even transitions nicely. Nondefeat ESC means it requires ultra-smooth, singular input or else the ESC intervenes with extreme prejudice with drastic and prolonged brake application. Besides not being able to shut it down, the system seems overly conservative and crudely tuned given that this is the sportiest Beetle.

      Castration???

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      10-08-2012 09:43 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by Cadenza_7o View Post
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      Slalom: Initial turn-in is a little lazy, but it takes a set well and even transitions nicely. Nondefeat ESC means it requires ultra-smooth, singular input or else the ESC intervenes with extreme prejudice with drastic and prolonged brake application. Besides not being able to shut it down, the system seems overly conservative and crudely tuned given that this is the sportiest Beetle.

      Castration???
      Agreed, that's why I'm ordering the button to disable it from usp.

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      10-09-2012 10:51 AM #4
      I love the slalom in these cars... Then again mine is lowered. I get to slalom every day coming back from work on base due to barriers gotta love the military

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      10-09-2012 10:58 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by drtechy View Post
      Agreed, that's why I'm ordering the button to disable it from usp.

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      Details, man......details.

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      10-09-2012 11:06 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by plex03 View Post
      Details, man......details.
      Here you go, works great according to a couple of people I know using it.
      http://uspmotorsports.com/product_in...oducts_id=1424
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      10-09-2012 11:11 AM #7
      Yeah, I'm thinking about that button kit too.... good for getting out of the driveway in the winter, not to mention hooning it a bit.

      Someone else commented on the Inside Line blog that they think the "TC disabled" numbers are w/ the transmission in Sport mode, and the "TC enabled" numbers are w/ the transmission in normal mode. Which would make sense, just isn't very clear in the article.

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      10-09-2012 11:14 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by GTarr View Post
      Yeah, I'm thinking about that button kit too.... good for getting out of the driveway in the winter, not to mention hooning it a bit.

      Someone else commented on the Inside Line blog that they think the "TC disabled" numbers are w/ the transmission in Sport mode, and the "TC enabled" numbers are w/ the transmission in normal mode. Which would make sense, just isn't very clear in the article.

      GTarr
      Silly automatic transmission drivers and their transmission modes lol,
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      10-09-2012 11:31 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by drtechy View Post
      Silly automatic transmission drivers and their transmission modes lol,
      Agreed! I love rowing the gears myself.

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      10-09-2012 11:32 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by GTarr View Post
      Agreed! I love rowing the gears myself.

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      I can't stand automatic transmissions, every time I drive one I'm yelling at the car telling it to change gears, or not to change gears lol.
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      10-09-2012 11:46 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by drtechy View Post
      Here you go, works great according to a couple of people I know using it.
      http://uspmotorsports.com/product_in...oducts_id=1424
      So ware do you plan to put the button, because I have been looking at this 2. We don't have that type of button in are car. This is the par that has me stumped on ware do I place the button when I install this.

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      10-09-2012 11:53 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by LEBlackRob View Post
      So ware do you plan to put the button, because I have been looking at this 2. We don't have that type of button in are car. This is the par that has me stumped on ware do I place the button when I install this.
      I'll probably just hide it in the glove box somewhere, or maybe in the cubby under the headlight switch. Who knows, doesn't really matter where it goes.
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      10-09-2012 01:04 PM #13
      I spoke with the Volkswagen engineer about this modification on my 2.5 and he thinks that because I have the basic MFI and not the upgraded version in the Turbo it won't work. Anyone out there do this to a 2.5 yet and well... does it work?
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      10-09-2012 02:52 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by drtechy View Post
      I'll probably just hide it in the glove box somewhere, or maybe in the cubby under the headlight switch. Who knows, doesn't really matter where it goes.
      Yea if you do this let me know how it goes. If you can please take pictures to share with us man.

      Quote Originally Posted by eunos94 View Post
      I spoke with the Volkswagen engineer about this modification on my 2.5 and he thinks that because I have the basic MFI and not the upgraded version in the Turbo it won't work. Anyone out there do this to a 2.5 yet and well... does it work?
      You should be fine. I thought I heard 2.5 guys putting them on there Jetta's, but not 100%. Time will only tell. I have a 2.0T with a basic and I am probably not the only one.

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      10-09-2012 03:02 PM #15
      hmmm I think I know why I got a PM now. Would love to try this in my 2.5. If someone wants to help I'm eager to try.
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      10-09-2012 03:36 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by LEBlackRob View Post
      Yea if you do this let me know how it goes. If you can please take pictures to share with us man.
      Of course, I'll probably update it on here and my build thread as well.
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