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Old 09-30-2016, 05:57 PM   #29
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my subframe has been out twice without replacing any bolts and I don't have subframe clunks and my world hasn't ended and my car hasn't blown up.
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:56 PM   #30
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I was told track increase of 10mm total, but now I'm thinking per side. Got some poke in the back that is quite a change.

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Old 10-01-2016, 05:06 AM   #31
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This is setup I'm more than likely doing next year. Let me know how you like it!


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Old 10-01-2016, 08:51 PM   #32
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I will definitely post my impressions. The car is back together minus a tie rod end that arrives Monday.
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Front and rear aluminum housings
Koni Sports and DG all around
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Fought really hard with the front parts and had to make a couple special strut tools. Still needs the aluminum front control arms, didn't feel like dropping subframe today. And Whiteline for the rear trailing arms someday.
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Old 10-02-2016, 04:54 AM   #33
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Old 10-02-2016, 06:05 PM   #34
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Thanks man. Shooting for a wheel alignment on Tuesday.
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Old 10-04-2016, 12:48 PM   #35
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So all is well. Drove the car 50 miles roundtrip for the alignment. Rear specs were surprisingly good, front toe was the only fix.
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Old 10-06-2016, 12:30 PM   #36
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Left side is settling but the right has some attack. Car feels very different linear vs progressive springs. Whiteline bushings compounding this and I feel the shorter turning from the Passat spindles. The extra track in back is very noticeable, I love it even if it is poking a bit. These are et45.

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my subframe has been out twice without replacing any bolts and I don't have subframe clunks and my world hasn't ended and my car hasn't blown up.

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Old 10-08-2016, 11:40 AM   #37
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Nice to see you got the rear spindles finally done, yes rear track width increase was between 8/9mm per side maybe I didnīt explain myself well.

Looks like Iīm going to struggle to fit the 18x8 et42 wheels I have on the way
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Old 10-08-2016, 03:40 PM   #38
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Nice to see you got the rear spindles finally done, yes rear track width increase was between 8/9mm per side maybe I didnīt explain myself well.

Looks like Iīm going to struggle to fit the 18x8 et42 wheels I have on the way
Lol yes you will. Thanks for your help with the bolts!
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Old 10-21-2016, 09:54 AM   #39
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I was getting tire rub on some bumps. So I tried my hand at rolling the rear fenders yesterday...I see why they don't recommend it. Outer and inner sheet metal separated. Tried to gain a half inch of clearance and it's functional but not pretty. Trying some 1" flares and then camber as a last resort. Already had inner tire wear. After 50k the Continentals are done, they served me well. Switching to Yokohama Advan Sports that should be here Monday.
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Old 10-31-2016, 02:49 PM   #40
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So I got the new tires mounted today. They did a better job than the last shop. I suspected the rear was out when my tires were suddenly bald.


They got me back in spec but were afraid to touch the camber for some reason.
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Old 11-05-2016, 11:22 AM   #41
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Took the car to TrackDaze at VIR...got about 180 miles of track time in 2 days. Gotta say the car was great. Got faster and must have cleaned out some carbon as I gained 4 mpg on the way home. Was hitting about 130 mph in the straights. Chasing Corvettes and Mustangs was awesome. Track pads are now my list, cooked the brakes to well done.




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Old 11-05-2016, 04:53 PM   #42
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