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What did you do to your MK6 today?

Tony48

Go Kart Newbie
I received the 3mm spacers I ordered. The hubcentric rings I made are a perfect fit. I pulled the 10mm spacers off tonight and put the 3mm on. The spacing between the wheel and caliper looks perfect.
Spacers look nice, where are they from?

And nice machining work on the spacers! Wish I had access to a metal lathe and the skills to use it!
 

Tony48

Go Kart Newbie
Thanks Tony,

I bought the spacers from Amazon. They were ~$15.

Let me tell you, once you have a lathe and a mill you'll wonder how you ever lived without them.

Chris
Very nice. For anyone that needs this kind of spacer setup but doesn't have access to a lathe, I got custom spacers that provided clearance for my brakes and adapted to the centerbore of my OZ wheels from Motorsport-Tech.

I will say Motorsport-Tech was an absolute pain in the ass to deal with. Took weeks and a bunch of phone calls/emails to get a hold of them and they sent 5x120 spacers instead of 5x112 the first time around. Acted like I was inconveniencing them when I called to tell them they had sent spacers with the wrong bolt pattern. A couple weeks later I finally had the correct spacers. Huge pain but the end product works well.
 

uglybastard

Drag Racing Champion
Very nice. For anyone that needs this kind of spacer setup but doesn't have access to a lathe, I got custom spacers that provided clearance for my brakes and adapted to the centerbore of my OZ wheels from Motorsport-Tech.

I will say Motorsport-Tech was an absolute pain in the ass to deal with. Took weeks and a bunch of phone calls/emails to get a hold of them and they sent 5x120 spacers instead of 5x112 the first time around. Acted like I was inconveniencing them when I called to tell them they had sent spacers with the wrong bolt pattern. A couple weeks later I finally had the correct spacers. Huge pain but the end product works well.
yikes
 

PhthaloType

Ready to race!
Finished my front brakes. Resurfaced the rotors and put in Akebono pads. I also installed the TyrolSport caliper stiffening kit. I took it for a little spin around the neighborhood to get everything set in, and I'm really impressed by how good it feel right off the bat. Sucks I can't really test them until the 500 mile break-in period is up, but I can tell it does have better initial bite. Since I did it all at once I don't know how much of that is from the caliper kit and how much is from the pads, though 😒

Akebono makes it clear their compounds do not benefit from an aggressive bed-in routine, and to just drive normally for 500 miles or so while trying to avoid heavy braking. That's half the fun, though! 😆
 

ChrisAttebery

Go Kart Newbie
If any of you need spacers let me know. I do a lot of side work like this.

Very nice. For anyone that needs this kind of spacer setup but doesn't have access to a lathe, I got custom spacers that provided clearance for my brakes and adapted to the centerbore of my OZ wheels from Motorsport-Tech.

I will say Motorsport-Tech was an absolute pain in the ass to deal with. Took weeks and a bunch of phone calls/emails to get a hold of them and they sent 5x120 spacers instead of 5x112 the first time around. Acted like I was inconveniencing them when I called to tell them they had sent spacers with the wrong bolt pattern. A couple weeks later I finally had the correct spacers. Huge pain but the end product works well.
 

tmiw

Go Kart Champion
One of the wires going into my RVC broke at the entry to the RVC, so last night I attempted to patch the break. Unfortunately I ended up breaking the other two wires at the same location in the process, so I put it on hold until this morning.

Of course, this morning I managed to patch the wires but I guess I wasn't thinking or something because it turns out I used wire a lot thinner than I should have as part of the patch. When I reinstalled the RVC, I got video on the RNS510 when I put the car into reverse (good!) but the car threw a code for the reverse light (bad!) The worst thing was that I started smelling a burning electronics smell pretty quickly, so I got that thing out of there ASAP.

Anyway, I now have a new RVC coming from ECS Tuning and the car's currently using the hatch handle that came with it from the factory in the meantime. :(
 

ChrisAttebery

Go Kart Newbie
I attended a track day at Laguna Seca with NCRC yesterday. They had a low turnout so they ran 3 groups with 7 sessions each. It was a great day. I got an instructor for my second session. I wound up running 60 laps. I started with both the H&R 26mm FSB and 034 25.4mm RSB on their stiff settings. I was getting a lot of lift throttle oversteer and the stability control was stepping in a lot. After the second session I moved the rear bar to soft (roughly equal to the H&R 24mm RSB on stiff). After that the car was balanced really well. I could adjust entry/mid corner oversteer with throttle. It still had a bit of lift throttle oversteer, but it wasn't nearly as obtrusive.

In the fourth session I was chasing this guy in a supercharged Mustang for 7-8 laps until we started hitting lapped traffic. His car had ~500 hp. He was killing me on the straights, but I had him in every corner.



This was my fastest lap. 1:53.51 in session 5.

 
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ACHILLES R32

Go Kart Newbie
I attended a track day at Laguna Seca with NCRC yesterday. They had a low turnout so they ran 3 groups with 7 sessions each. It was a great day. I got an instructor for my second session. I wound up running 60 laps. I started with both the H&R 26mm RSB and 034 25.4mm RSB on their stiff settings. I was getting a lot of lift throttle oversteer and the stability control was stepping in a lot. After the second session I moved the rear bar to soft (roughly equal to the H&R 24mm RSB on stiff). After that the car was balanced really well. I could adjust entry/mid corner oversteer with throttle. It still had a bit of lift throttle oversteer, but it wasn't nearly as obtrusive.

In the fourth session I was chasing this guy in a supercharged Mustang for 7-8 laps until we started hitting lapped traffic. His car had ~500 hp. He was killing me on the straights, but I had him in every corner.



This was my fastest lap. 1:53.51 in session 5.

Very impressive driving and great videos!, I bet that mustang was surprised at your cornering 😁
 

Cal2000

Ready to race!
One of the wires going into my RVC broke at the entry to the RVC, so last night I attempted to patch the break. Unfortunately I ended up breaking the other two wires at the same location in the process, so I put it on hold until this morning.

Of course, this morning I managed to patch the wires but I guess I wasn't thinking or something because it turns out I used wire a lot thinner than I should have as part of the patch. When I reinstalled the RVC, I got video on the RNS510 when I put the car into reverse (good!) but the car threw a code for the reverse light (bad!) The worst thing was that I started smelling a burning electronics smell pretty quickly, so I got that thing out of there ASAP.

Anyway, I now have a new RVC coming from ECS Tuning and the car's currently using the hatch handle that came with it from the factory in the meantime. :(
I‘ve had to patch the yellow wire three times already. It’s super flimsy and gets brittle. I wrapped the wire with audi wire tape and it’s been working ok for more than a year. The whole things flips in and out so the wires takes a beating every time I think.
 
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