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Old 03-03-2015, 02:12 PM   #57
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Got some new (to me) parts yesterday. Can't wait to put them on!

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Old 03-10-2015, 07:55 PM   #58
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How are your H&Rs and Koni Yellows behaving? I am seriously thinking about getting a spring/shock combo now that Koni has some awesome offers. I will either get yellows or oranges. Orange seems to be like the yellow on its softest setting and it is cheaper

Regarding springs, I am really confused. People have good things to say about H&R sports and super-sports. However, both are progressive. And some camps believe that linear is better. I think linears are better with the stock shocks, but if I am upgrading the shocks themselves, progressives should be good. What are your thoughts?
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Old 03-19-2015, 06:01 PM   #59
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I'm still on stock struts, but the springs have held up great so far, especially on track. They really cut down on the body roll. I personally like the progressive since they allow for a smoother daily drive than I would think a comparably stiff linear spring would.

What are these Koni offers of which you speak, are they having a sale?


Also, got my track pads and new brake fluid in today! Hopefully this will keep the brakes firm through all my sessions and keep things from catching on fire again. I do plan on making some kind of vent into the back of the dust shield to help with this as well

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Old 03-19-2015, 06:16 PM   #60
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Oh, I thought you already have installed a set of Konis. The discount is everywhere, Koni's official website/Tirerack. It is a flat 25% sale. I am placing the order some time next week.

As for the springs, I think I will eventually go with DG. That is the kind of drop I am looking for and they are linear which I prefer.

Congrats on the Hawk pads! I had installed Stoptechs and they definitely improve the brake bite
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:40 PM   #61
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You can just remove your dust shields like many people do.
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Old 03-19-2015, 08:48 PM   #62
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You can just remove your dust shields like many people do.

If I only tracked it then I would, but since its a DD I don't want water to be able to splash up on the rotors when they're warm and have them warp
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If I only tracked it then I would, but since its a DD I don't want water to be able to splash up on the rotors when they're warm and have them warp
I didnt realize that was a concern. I was planning to remove mine. But I guess now I will keep them.

When are you planning to test out the new pads? I am curious to know how those work. Im planning to upgrade mine to either Hawk HPS or Stoptech street pads.
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Old 03-20-2015, 11:53 AM   #64
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I didnt realize that was a concern. I was planning to remove mine. But I guess now I will keep them.

When are you planning to test out the new pads? I am curious to know how those work. Im planning to upgrade mine to either Hawk HPS or Stoptech street pads.
There are going to be strictly track pads so i get more life out of them, so not until maybe July. There is an event at VIR I'm may go to if I have my wheels and tires in, and have the spare money on hand.

Then again, I may get tired of switching pads so much and just leave them in, haha. Either way, I wont be putting them in until its track time as I have brand new pads in now from replacing the stockers I killed at the last event.
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Seems like work is trying to hint at something subliminally......

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I am liking that hint. But it will lead you down a rabbit hole of other mods to keep power and handling in check.

I think of going K04 often.
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I am liking that hint. But it will lead you down a rabbit hole of other mods to keep power and handling in check.

I think of going K04 often.
As much fun as it would be to have a car with that kind of power, I have no desire to bastardise my daily seeing as 99% of the time I drive it, I'd never use it. a tune is almost a definite future mod, but until I have another reliable mode of transport, the gti will remain largely mechanically stock
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Old 05-09-2015, 04:59 PM   #68
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Got some track wheels and tires for my car! Found a guy in a Facebook group who had some borbet type e's with 235/40/17 Nitto NT01's for a pretty solid deal.





I'm a little worried about the rear fitment. I didn't drive far on these so I'm hoping they're just not popped back in from being jacked up. Otherwise I'm going to have major rubbing issues and may not be able to use them. May need to just throw all 4 on and go for a quick drive to let it settle



I can fit all 4 in the back, so they can make it to the track!
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Good purchase! Looking fwd to more track videos!
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Old 05-09-2015, 11:33 PM   #70
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Good purchase! Looking fwd to more track videos!
Thanks man! Trying to figure out when I can do my next event. My friend/instructor got new wheels as well and we both need camber plates before we go back out so we don't wear our tires unevenly, so we are tentatively hoping for the first of august. I'm definitely itching to get back out though, especially with my new brakes and sways in addition to the tires. I must say I'm concerned that these will rub though. The rears stick out ALOT and I rubbed pulling into my driveway. I let them on tonight and may try to run down an on ramp later to see if I can hear them rubbing again. Hopefully I won't have to sell these amd get something else or put my stock springs on
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