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Wascally Wabbit1

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Added a fan for the amp under the floor. Drilled a hole in the plastic pocket divider and mounted a usb fan to it. Looks clean and keeps the amp way cooler.
 

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MLue1

Drag Race Newbie
The tint was expensive but worth it. Has made a huge improvement on the interior car temp on hot days. I work in chino, CA where it is ofter over 100 in the summer. If your not in a desert climate it may not be worth the extra cost for ceramic
Thanks WW, I live by the beach but I'll see if anyone near by install the ceramic tint.
 

Wascally Wabbit1

Go Kart Newbie
New brakes yesterday, for the front anyway. Hawk talon rotors and ebc redstuff pads. Waiting on the rear brake pads.

Also, removed the Tyrolsport brake stiffening kit I put on a couple weeks ago. It was unbearable on uneven road. It sounded like someone was taking a hammer to the rotors on sharp bumps.
 

KollinWithaK

Autocross Champion
New brakes yesterday, for the front anyway. Hawk talon rotors and ebc redstuff pads. Waiting on the rear brake pads.

Also, removed the Tyrolsport brake stiffening kit I put on a couple weeks ago. It was unbearable on uneven road. It sounded like someone was taking a hammer to the rotors on sharp bumps.

Can you elaborate here on what you mean? I just bought this kit for my R and have not installed it yet.
 

Wascally Wabbit1

Go Kart Newbie
Can you elaborate here on what you mean? I just bought this kit for my R and have not installed it yet.
Where I live the roads are pretty bumpy in areas. The kit allowed the caliper to move around much more when the brakes are not compessed then the rubber bushings did. So on sharp bumps like potholes or seams in the road the calipes would clunk...alot. It sounded like a bad strut bearing but much worse. I could ride the brakes to make it stop but no thanks. I contacted tyrolsport but they never responded. It's possible I got a bad batch or it's because my pads were worn, which they weren't that bad when I replaced them Sunday. On a track I would have never heard it but on Southern California roads it was ridiculous.

I had found another thread of someone saying the same thing.

https://www.vwvortex.com/threads/diy-tyrolsport-brake-caliper-stiffening-kit.3532097/

On reply #15 he starts talking about it and everyone tells him it couldn't be the kit, must be a suspension issue. I can assure you it was the kit. I was so happy driving to work on Monday and not hearing my brakes clunk over every bump. They did stiffen the brake peddle feel a bit at the bottom, but new pads and rotors were much more effective.
 
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KollinWithaK

Autocross Champion
Where I live the roads are pretty bumpy in areas. The kit allowed the caliper to move around much more when the brakes are not compessed then the rubber bushings did. So on sharp bumps like potholes or seams in the road the calipes would clunk...alot. It sounded like a bad strut bearing but much worse. I could ride the brakes to make it stop but no thanks. I contacted tyrolsport but they never responded. It's possible I got a bad batch or it's because my pads were worn, which they weren't that bad when I replaced them Sunday. On a track I would have never heard it but on Southern California roads it was ridiculous.

I had found another thread of someone saying the same thing.

https://www.vwvortex.com/threads/diy-tyrolsport-brake-caliper-stiffening-kit.3532097/

On reply #15 he starts talking about it and everyone tells him it couldn't be the kit, must be a suspension issue. I can assure you it was the kit. I was so happy driving to work on Monday and not hearing my brakes clunk over every bump. They did stiffen the brake peddle feel a bit at the bottom, but new pads and rotors were much more effective.
interesting. I'm hoping that because of where I work if I have this kind of issue I may be able to find a solution for it (and for you if you decide to reinstall). I'm thinking of doing everything this weekend. I've got new rotors, pads, lines, fluid, and this kit to go on the R.
 

Wascally Wabbit1

Go Kart Newbie
interesting. I'm hoping that because of where I work if I have this kind of issue I may be able to find a solution for it (and for you if you decide to reinstall). I'm thinking of doing everything this weekend. I've got new rotors, pads, lines, fluid, and this kit to go on the R.
It is really easy to remove the kit if you don't like it. Just don't damage the rubber boots for the front caliper slide pins when removing them in case you want to revert back.
 

Wascally Wabbit1

Go Kart Newbie
Installed the rear brakes today after getting the correct pads. Added black badges (front and back) and the white inlay for the rear. Also got a new headliner put in yesterday.

My to do list is now complete
 
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Wascally Wabbit1

Go Kart Newbie
I have been looking for the matching rear for my APR (Hotchkis) 27mm front swaybar. I found a new Hotchkis 27mm rear swaybar on ebay for $80 the other day. Bought it with skeptical optimism. It looked like it shipped from Hotchkis East though so I thought maybe it's legit. Well....got it today.

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Not only was it legit, It's actually the APR rear bar.

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Just finished installing it and am about to go for a spin.

Unicorns do exist.
 

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eldadmendez

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Added a little trim to my Golf Sportwagen 2011 before deciding to paint it... looks really nice!!! red stripe over black mate strip over original paint...
 

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Theonlycam

Passed Driver's Ed
Anyone in the GTA know how to repair the oil filter housing. I think the upper gasket has finally went (for context it has been worn down for about 4 years) and need it replaced on the cheap. The part is 07k115441. I'm really strapped for cash but willing to pay if you can do it for me.
 
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