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  1. the bruce

    Yokohama AD08B - following the AD08 and AD08R

    Quite quickly after releasing the AD08, Yokohama replaced it by the AD08R. Now (just one year later?) they released the new AD08B with an entirely new tread pattern:
  2. the bruce

    NEW OE intake for TSI/EA888

    Many aftermarket intakes are known to plunder power and cause several other issues. Somtimes better to go with OE parts. There's a "hot climate" intake/filter enclosure, that can be easily adapted to the TSI/EA888 engine (late Mk.V GTI, all Mk.VI GTI)...
  3. the bruce

    Stoptech caliper brackets fail

    - It it the same crap as RacingBrake? :eyebulge: BTW, I know the mechanic and the garage who fitted the BBK to correct torque specs.
  4. the bruce

    aerodynamics - better feel, increased efficiency

    Let's talk about aerodynamics and have a look at serious some sportscars and current Golfs. ("Auftrieb" = lift; "Abtrieb" = downforce) Some Porsches first: 997 II GT3: downforce: 152 Newton front and 186 Newton on rear...
  5. the bruce

    Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing totaled

    This Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing totaled by mechanic on a test drive: :cry: The mechanic wasn't injured at all, but I guess he was shurely fired same day.
  6. the bruce

    Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing totaled

    This Mercedes 300 SL Gullwing totaled by mechanic on a test drive: :cry: The mechanic wasn't injured at all, but I guess he was shurely fired same day.
  7. the bruce

    intake mod for free

    To minimize that small loss of power even more (and improve it over stock) I'd recommend to remove the lip inside the small box behind the grill. Remove the cover/cap and see what I mean. there: this lip: removed: smoothened: Before this most of the air went into the engine...
  8. the bruce

    NEW Öhlins coilovers

    THE ultimate suspension? Forget about H2sport coilover conversion kits. :D Öhlins has developed a brand new coilovers: Öhlins VWSMI10 :bow: Spring rates of 70 N/mm on front and 60 N/mm on rear. Say somewhat stiffer than usual (25 bis 45 N/mm), while being stiffer compared to most Clubsport...
  9. the bruce

    NEW Öhlins coilovers

    THE ultimate suspension? Forget about H2sport coilover conversion kits. :D Öhlins has developed a brand new coilovers: Öhlins VWSMI10 :bow: Spring rates of 70 N/mm on front and 60 N/mm on rear. Say somewhat stiffer than usual (25 bis 45 N/mm), while being stiffer compared to most Clubsport...
  10. the bruce

    SuperPro Roll Control ball joints for more camber and raised roll center

    An interesting new find: :thumbsup: http://www.superpro.com.au/find-superpro-parts-for-my-vehicle/part?id=TRC0003 Benefits: - adds camber - adjustable camber - raises roll center Yes, this ball joint seems to be reminiscent of OE Audi TT control arms and TT hubs. It gives as...
  11. the bruce

    SuperPro Roll Control ball joints for more camber and raised roll center

    An interesting new find: :thumbsup: http://www.superpro.com.au/find-superpro-parts-for-my-vehicle/part?id=TRC0003 Benefits: - adds camber - adjustable camber - raises roll center Yes, this ball joint seems to be reminiscent of OE Audi TT control arms and TT hubs. It gives as...
  12. the bruce

    new 991 GT3 + 991 Turbo at Nürburgring

    new 991 GT3 + 991 Turbo at Nürburgring: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwqOCb7cOD8 To my ears the 991 GT3 comes with PDK. :biggrin:
  13. the bruce

    Castrol Cup in Poland Golf VI GTI 2013

    Volkswagen Motorsport of Poland launches a new series sponsored by Castrol and Bilstein. Bilstein supplies it's new Clubsport suspension: http://www.rad-ab.com/tag/bilstein-clubsport-fahrwerk/...
  14. the bruce

    Pagani Huayra - how it's made

    Pagani Huayra - see how this piece of art is made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmDG6Pf4jfI :thumbsup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIcGHY_Al_I&feature=endscreen&NR=1 Watch the control arms, swivels and Öhlins struts - stunningly beautiful !! :thumbup: :drool:
  15. the bruce

    Pagani Huayra - how it's made

    Pagani Huayra - see how this piece of art is made: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmDG6Pf4jfI :thumbsup: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YIcGHY_Al_I&feature=endscreen&NR=1 Watch the control arms, swivels and Öhlins struts - stunningly beautiful !! :thumbup: :drool:
  16. the bruce

    TT-RS/Golf R master cylinder

    Did anyone fit the TT-RS/Golf R master cylinder? 23.81 mm instead of 22.2 mm GTI. I'd expect a stiffer pedal feel. for information on brakes fluids > CLICK
  17. the bruce

    Official Sway Bar Discussion Thread

    Official Sway Bar Spec & Discussion Thread 1. I collected the most interesting sway bar specs that can be used on both Mk.V and Mk.VI GTI (FWD) and R32/R (4-motion): car model/manufacturer, front bar dia x wall thickness, rear bar x wall thickness stock (most are hollow, see wall...
  18. the bruce

    stock sway bar broken

    We already know this issue on hollow aftermarket bars such as Neuspeed and Hotchkis/APR, but it also happens to the stock front sway bar: :yikes: I still don't like hollow bars. Get solid bars only. :thumbdown:
  19. the bruce

    best performance suspension for GTI ??

    Not bad and now available for Mk.V and Mk.VI: :fighting0030: http://www.bilstein.de/de/produkte/bilstein-clubsport/bilstein-clubsport.html http://www.sandtler24.de/bilstein-clubsport-vw-golf-v-vi?c=303692
  20. the bruce

    BRAKE FLUIDS

    brake fluids make..........DOT Rating......dry boiling point / wet boiling point (higher wet boiling points recommended) Amsoil DOT 4 - DOT 4 - 580°F (304°C) / 410°F (210°C) AP Racing 551 - DOT3 - 527° F (275° C) / 302º F (145º C) AP Racing 600 - DOT3 - 590° F (310° C) / 410° F (210° C)...
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