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Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-03-2016, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,198
Posted By RacingManiac
lol sacrifice life for grip, still 200TW

lol sacrifice life for grip, still 200TW
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-02-2016, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,198
Posted By RacingManiac
Yeah both Rival S and RE71R are more autoX...

Yeah both Rival S and RE71R are more autoX oriented tires. Mainly from a wear perspective.
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-02-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,198
Posted By RacingManiac
I've not had issue heat cycling these out for...

I've not had issue heat cycling these out for autocrosses. They need one initial heat cycles to get up to speed but they stay pretty consistent all the way to the cord. It gets harder to drive as...
Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 06-07-2016, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,205
Posted By RacingManiac
Don't those things have oiling issues?

Don't those things have oiling issues?
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-26-2016, 10:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,117
Posted By RacingManiac
They didn't go in too easily on the MK7 neither,...

They didn't go in too easily on the MK7 neither, but the MK7 version doesn't have that tab anymore, its just a small piece of sheet metal where the OEM one is, and is actually smaller than the OE tab.
Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 04-15-2016, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,471
Posted By RacingManiac
I haven't been able to make DDing Extreme Summer...

I haven't been able to make DDing Extreme Summer last more than a season, mainly because by the end of it the tires are quire terrible as DD even if they might still work on autoX course, rain...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 04-07-2016, 09:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,678
Posted By RacingManiac
I've ran up to 255/40/17 on the MK6, but this was...

I've ran up to 255/40/17 on the MK6, but this was at stock height. This rubs at steering lock to the front of the fender well(where the foglight cover is) and a bit on the inner rear side of the...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-29-2016, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,970
Posted By RacingManiac
I ran bobcats when I had the MK6. I don't find...

I ran bobcats when I had the MK6. I don't find them to be particularly better than stock pads, maybe less dusty, but they squeal occasionally for me. The main reason to do it for me was so that I can...
Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 03-11-2016, 08:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,295
Posted By RacingManiac
I ran 255s on 8s on my car, and I had stock power...

I ran 255s on 8s on my car, and I had stock power level...

There are people who ran 17x9s with 255s I think on MK6s. 255s realistically is the widest you can go mainly because for competitive...
Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 03-07-2016, 10:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,295
Posted By RacingManiac
Well with your mods you are already way out of...

Well with your mods you are already way out of Street class, you might as well run wider wheels...
Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 02-29-2016, 02:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,295
Posted By RacingManiac
About 15lb for 17"s too. The sizes will...

About 15lb for 17"s too.

The sizes will limit you as the smaller the diameter the narrower the width option there are for both wheels and tires. You need to run a 7.5" for class legal width(for...
Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 02-29-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,295
Posted By RacingManiac
Other considerations: Tire size selection for the...

Other considerations: Tire size selection for the wheels. Does going to 16s limit your options?

Also if you worry about classing. In SCCA Street class you are only allowed +/- 1" in diameter from...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-19-2016, 08:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,503
Posted By RacingManiac
Missed it...fffuuu

Missed it...fffuuu
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-23-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,084
Posted By RacingManiac
Cool project, remember to use good sealant when...

Cool project, remember to use good sealant when you put it back together. I had to rebuild the 3 piece wheels we had for Formula SAE when I was in college and that was a long process...and remember...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-21-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,155
Posted By RacingManiac
Hey when it usually takes more thank 1.5 hour to...

Hey when it usually takes more thank 1.5 hour to go the the closest autoX, 3 hours to the closest race track, and more than 12 hours to do the SCCA National, a nice riding car on the highway is not a...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-21-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,155
Posted By RacingManiac
I drove both on the exact same wheels and tires(I...

I drove both on the exact same wheels and tires(I kept my wheels) and the MK7 rides significantly better. And this is with an EVEN BIGGER rear sway bar I put on the MK7...

I know what I am talking...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-20-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,155
Posted By RacingManiac
Went from a MK6 DSG to a MK7 6MT PP this summer....

Went from a MK6 DSG to a MK7 6MT PP this summer. Definitely an upgrade in terms of overall driving experience. The MK6 was a APR stage 1 car and PP feels as fast as that was subjectively. Ride and...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-20-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,336
Posted By RacingManiac
Lets just say I found out that VCDS ESC Off for...

Lets just say I found out that VCDS ESC Off for MK7 really works this past weekend when i was autocrossing(in the dry) on pretty bald RE71R in 40F weather.....
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-14-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,052
Posted By RacingManiac
Koni Yellow might drop the ride height a smidge...

Koni Yellow might drop the ride height a smidge since they have no gas charge. Not going to be significant though...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-18-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,012
Posted By RacingManiac
You're an evil, evil man Sonny...

You're an evil, evil man Sonny...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-17-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By RacingManiac
Aftermarket is small fries compare to OE...

Aftermarket is small fries compare to OE contracts.....and that is where the price fixing is affecting the most because they can quote for OE bid at higher cost and when OE goes to other company they...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-17-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By RacingManiac
Nope, because they are not selling coilovers to...

Nope, because they are not selling coilovers to OEM to bid for car contract....
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-28-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 77,331
Posted By RacingManiac
Serious for what? People who rally cars sometimes...

Serious for what? People who rally cars sometimes downgrade brake size to run smaller wheel more selection of specific size rally tires. But if you are into tracking or anything that needs longer +...
Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 08-19-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,578
Posted By RacingManiac
Start making some 17" stock width wheels....

Start making some 17" stock width wheels....
Forum: Cosmetic Mods (interior & exterior modifications) 08-11-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 988
Posted By RacingManiac
Ordered some 12" x 12" Vinyl sheet to see if I...

Ordered some 12" x 12" Vinyl sheet to see if I can work with it...lol
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