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Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-22-2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 27,861
Posted By Bcastine
I had a set of Conti DW and was overly...

I had a set of Conti DW and was overly dissatified with them on my MKVI. Turn in was numb, they feel very squishy and not direct at all. I think its due to inadaquate tread rib support. The...
Forum: Mk6 vs...... 09-14-2015, 08:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,979
Posted By Bcastine
Yea the IHI IS38 turbo is a direct bolt on. ...

Yea the IHI IS38 turbo is a direct bolt on. $1200 and a tune(anyday now) and your looking at somewhere around 360whp, maybe more.
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-06-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,035
Posted By Bcastine
I'd steer clear of the DW. I currently have them...

I'd steer clear of the DW. I currently have them and can't wait to get rid of them. 15K and 2 yrs and they are dry rotted and worn out and thats not even the worst part. They have the turn in feel...
Forum: Mk6 vs...... 04-07-2015, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,762
Posted By Bcastine
Great pics! My fav pic is the MKIII Supra Turbo....

Great pics! My fav pic is the MKIII Supra Turbo. Luv that car!
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-30-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,670
Posted By Bcastine
The Conti DW's don't help. I noticed my car got...

The Conti DW's don't help. I noticed my car got a numb spot immediately after I installed them. That and steering feel did go to hell. Mine also wandered at highway speeds. I hated those tires. ...
Forum: Mk6 vs...... 03-25-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,803
Posted By Bcastine
You need a dyno sheet to show you torque, then...

You need a dyno sheet to show you torque, then factor in gear ratios and you can find the optimum shift point. You multiply engine torque @ rpm by your current gear ratio( this is torque at the...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-14-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,125
Posted By Bcastine
I wonder if the people that recommend DW's have...

I wonder if the people that recommend DW's have actually had them and if so have had other performance tires to compare them too i can't see how that can be the case. Under the over all good...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-14-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,216
Posted By Bcastine
I just put one side of my foot on the throttle,...

I just put one side of my foot on the throttle, the other side on the brake, easiest car i've ever had for rev matching in corners.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-11-2015, 05:53 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 8,123
Posted By Bcastine
I'm 40 and I can not drive my GTI anywhere near...

I'm 40 and I can not drive my GTI anywhere near the speed limit, if I had it at 17 I would have kept my license for 15min. Instead I had an 81 Rabbit diesel, Probably my favorite car I've ever...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-08-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,098
Posted By Bcastine
I was extremely disappointed with the conti DW,...

I was extremely disappointed with the conti DW, in fact I hated them. Mine dry rotted in one year 8K miles, big cracks between the tread blocks on all 4, they failed inspection! That wasn't even...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 02-27-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,568
Posted By Bcastine
Does anyone use dry ice blasting to clean valves?...

Does anyone use dry ice blasting to clean valves? Seems like a no brainer, no chemical residue, nothing to clean up, kinda like magic...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-31-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,088
Posted By Bcastine
Thats not necessarily true. A good big...

Thats not necessarily true. A good big intercooler has wider less restrictive bars and thererfore will have less restriction. What easier to blow thru, a small juice box straw or a garden hose?
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 12-31-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,088
Posted By Bcastine
Pressure and temperature are directly...

Pressure and temperature are directly proportional, cool the intake charge and pressure will be reduced. However this is not referred to as "intercooler pressure drop". Intercooler pressure drop is...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 12-17-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,079
Posted By Bcastine
When my car had a couple thousand miles I got the...

When my car had a couple thousand miles I got the low coolant light, had it topped off at the dealer, water pump sat. Fast forward 60K miles just noticed my level has dropped a tad, right equal with...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 12-16-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 80,668
Posted By Bcastine
Add another one. Have used Rain x wiper fluid...

Add another one. Have used Rain x wiper fluid since the car was new. Just last month ago bought a new jug of rain x, topped it off and a week later got the light. First issue with the car in 62K...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-04-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,177
Posted By Bcastine
I run them at 40psi. The problem with 40psi...

I run them at 40psi. The problem with 40psi though is they wear the center rib down much quicker then the outside ribs. I got two summers out of them, they are not worn out yet, W is still visible...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-04-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,177
Posted By Bcastine
I hate my Conti DW's. The soft sidewall blows. ...

I hate my Conti DW's. The soft sidewall blows. 1 yr and 7K miles and they dry rotted between the tread blocks, all 4 tires! The DW's do grip well and perform well in the wet, but thats it. Turn...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,054
Posted By Bcastine
Iron block = longer warm up times. Direct...

Iron block = longer warm up times. Direct injection efficiency = longer warm up times. I'm convinced thats why all these cars came with heated seats.
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-09-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,043
Posted By Bcastine
I'd go with the A/S 3's, I can't wait to get the...

I'd go with the A/S 3's, I can't wait to get the DW's off my car and into those. Don't go with DW, the spare has a stiffer sidewall and better turn in feel. My set of dw all dry rotted in about a...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-22-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,549
Posted By Bcastine
Thats terrible advise, yes in first in second...

Thats terrible advise, yes in first in second where your gear ratio's give you a big torque multiplier that is true but as gear ratios get closer you need to shift earlier to keep wheel torque equal...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-22-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,549
Posted By Bcastine
60 ft. time if 2.4 is pretty terrible. I can...

60 ft. time if 2.4 is pretty terrible. I can bang 2.2's all day with my Nissan Titan 4x4 on AT's and it weighs well over 5K lbs. Every tenth in 60 ft = 2 tenths in ET every time. Ease up on...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-21-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,959
Posted By Bcastine
Looks totally normal to me, you made 242hp to the...

Looks totally normal to me, you made 242hp to the wheels with torque falling off at 5k. The stock turbo is to small. Find a compressor map for the IHI RHF5, learn how to decipher a compressor map...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-02-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,262
Posted By Bcastine
I don't want to get into my Shell rant, but imho...

I don't want to get into my Shell rant, but imho its total crap. I really noticed that fact with my Supra Turbo, which is finicky with what 93 octane fuel you put in her. It would pull timing so...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,797
Posted By Bcastine
Zero oil consumption, clean intake valves, 60K...

Zero oil consumption, clean intake valves, 60K miles, car never see's shorter then a 30 mile trip when cold, Irving 93 fuel, 32 mpg calculated every tank. Liqui Moly 5w-40 every 7500 miles.
...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-02-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,262
Posted By Bcastine
The only thing i've ever done with my GTI to...

The only thing i've ever done with my GTI to influence gas mileage is to run Shell 93, I loose 2mpg every time vs. my normal fuel, same with my truck.
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