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Old 05-24-2018, 11:16 AM   #99
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I have their turbo blanket waiting to go on. I haven't tried but I heard it's a pain when the turbo is still on the car. We'll see.
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Old 05-24-2018, 11:24 AM   #100
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Yeah it's honestly more aesthetically pleasing than it is functional. But it will certainly protect the finish on the hood from the excess heat at the track.
Meh on the excess heat. Mine still looks fine after 3 years and multiple track days, DDing, etc.
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Old 05-24-2018, 10:36 PM   #101
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I have their turbo blanket waiting to go on. I haven't tried but I heard it's a pain when the turbo is still on the car. We'll see.

Yeah it's a PITA. You kinda have to put it on while on the car.


Also remember not to touch the blanket with your bare hands. Oils on your skin isn't good for it.
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Old 05-26-2018, 08:41 PM   #102
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Put my firewall blanket on today and also tried installing my new APR intake and I think something isn't right with the way the turbo was installed. The coupler for the intake point's towards the firewall which makes fitting the stage 2 pipe impossible. I also believe it's why the intake pipe for my IE intake got all messed up.


How it sits flush with the turbo:





How it SHOULD sit (with the back of the coupler barely on the lip of the turbo):







So I'll have to call the shop on Tuesday and get some questions answered. But the firewall blanket looks great!








I also got some new racing numbers today. Pretty pumped!





Annnd finally, I got a CG Lock off ebay. It locks the lap belt in place which helps keep your ass planted in the seat. Excited to put it to good use at tomorrows event.



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Old 06-05-2018, 10:35 AM   #103
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You won your class at the last autocross event! They are holding on to your glass at the trailer till the next event.

Sad to say that I don't think I'll be autocrossing the gti anymore. She'll stay my daily driver though and I'll continue to slowly mod it. Maybe i'll even throw it on the track some day.

But for now I want to focus on making the mustang more daily drivable and to get it on the track this year. I'm hoping to get it on Thompson towards the end of this season.

I ordered a new drivers seat along with a new 4-point harness for the Cobra though! Think after that I'll order some fresh rotors since mine now have some small cracks in it and bleed the brakes with some new high temp brake fluid.
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Old 06-07-2018, 03:31 PM   #104
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You won your class at the last autocross event! They are holding on to your glass at the trailer till the next event.

Sad to say that I don't think I'll be autocrossing the gti anymore. She'll stay my daily driver though and I'll continue to slowly mod it. Maybe i'll even throw it on the track some day.

But for now I want to focus on making the mustang more daily drivable and to get it on the track this year. I'm hoping to get it on Thompson towards the end of this season.

I ordered a new drivers seat along with a new 4-point harness for the Cobra though! Think after that I'll order some fresh rotors since mine now have some small cracks in it and bleed the brakes with some new high temp brake fluid.
Awesome dude. I had a blast riding along, that car is gonna make an awesome track beater!

Speaking of beaters....



I bought a non-running 1998 ford escort zx2 for $400 on the side of the road right up the street from my house. All it ended up needing was a valve cover gasket and some fresh spark plugs (the bad gasket was leaking oil on top of the plugs preventing a spark).

In the process of doing a quick tune up on it and some new tires and struts (which for this car is hilariously cheap).

But that means the VW is no longer on daily driver duty. I am in the process of saving up for a big brake kit, some proper coilovers and camber plates. Might not happen until Winter--ideally would like to get the car paid off first.

I did get my APR accumulator back from Canton last week freshly rebuilt. Going to get fresh lines from Jegs before I put it back on the car.

I also had Excelerate rotate the cold side of the turbo (thankfully they were able to do it with the turbo on the car) so that I should be able to properly mount my new APR intake which will allow the fitment of the accumulator.
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Old 06-08-2018, 02:30 PM   #105
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Awesome dude. I had a blast riding along, that car is gonna make an awesome track beater!

Speaking of beaters....



I bought a non-running 1998 ford escort zx2 for $400 on the side of the road right up the street from my house. All it ended up needing was a valve cover gasket and some fresh spark plugs (the bad gasket was leaking oil on top of the plugs preventing a spark).

In the process of doing a quick tune up on it and some new tires and struts (which for this car is hilariously cheap).

But that means the VW is no longer on daily driver duty. I am in the process of saving up for a big brake kit, some proper coilovers and camber plates. Might not happen until Winter--ideally would like to get the car paid off first.

I did get my APR accumulator back from Canton last week freshly rebuilt. Going to get fresh lines from Jegs before I put it back on the car.

I also had Excelerate rotate the cold side of the turbo (thankfully they were able to do it with the turbo on the car) so that I should be able to properly mount my new APR intake which will allow the fitment of the accumulator.
A new daily beater, awesome! Sounds like you got a great deal on it at $400... and it only needing a new valve cover gasket + plugs. I'd drive the wheels off that escort.

This Gti is going to be a track monster soon! Big brake kit would be a great upgrade; what kit are you looking to get? Could probably pick up a lightly used Stoptech kit for pretty cheap on this site.

I love the look of the APR intake... although I do wish it made more intake sounds but that's alright. That APR accumulator should give you piece of mind with oil starvation. Did you take the larger oil pan off yet or are you leaving it on?

This weekend should be perfect weather for autox too. Sooo glad its not going to rain lol. The Cobra was fun last time... but not fast at all hahaha, surprised how easy it was to kick the rear end out.

Anyways, i'll see ya at autox on Sunday and we shall battle it out.
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Old 06-21-2018, 05:32 PM   #106
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Update #1) picked up my trophy recently after winning the novice class...since I've won novice they bumped me up to an official SCCA class where I can start earning points.. but due to my mods I got thrown in the most advanced class (street modified).






Update #2) switched to Redline 5W40... on paper after researching various oil analyses it blows motul & liquimoly out of the water. Hoping after the first UOA it will show stronger results






Update #3) After much debate, I decided the stock intake manifold is going back on the car. It will A) bump me out of the modified class in autocross where I got totally owned in the last event and B) Stratified doesn't have the capability to properly tune for it. I already flushed $800 down the drain when I switched to them from Eurodyne. Not going to flush another $1,000 to go to UM (where I probably should have gone in the first place). Plus UM customer support is non existent, even though they are local.



Plus my car is already way past due for emissions, so I need something figured out soon before CT yanks my registration.


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Old 06-21-2018, 05:38 PM   #107
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This Gti is going to be a track monster soon! Big brake kit would be a great upgrade; what kit are you looking to get? Could probably pick up a lightly used Stoptech kit for pretty cheap on this site.

Did you take the larger oil pan off yet or are you leaving it on?

I think I am gonna go with the vagtechnicbrembo 345mm kit with the Clubsport S rotors and TTRS calipers. It'll still clear 17" wheels and is actually cheaper than the base 328 stoptech kit (I believe it's ~$1,500 USD for everything).


Still got the Wortec oil pan. Will be keeping it for cooler oil temps since I can't run an external oil cooler due to the accumulator.
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Old 06-21-2018, 08:57 PM   #108
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You can buy used ttrs calipers and refinish them yourself to save more. I just bought the carriers recently - been running the full ttrs front brakes and rotors on two different cars for the last several years. Going to use the carriers to step down the rotors and go lighter though. If it works Iíll get another for the other car (daily) and get cheaper rotors.

Are you sure itíll clear 17s? So far Iíve stuck to 18s and larger - 17s wouldnít fit over the calipers.

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Old 06-22-2018, 11:17 AM   #109
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You say Stratified can't tune for the manifold/idle. How many revisions did they try? How did it feel while in the powerband compared to the stock manifold? I may be getting a manifold soon so I'm VERY curious.
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Old 06-22-2018, 11:39 AM   #110
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You say Stratified can't tune for the manifold/idle. How many revisions did they try? How did it feel while in the powerband compared to the stock manifold? I may be getting a manifold soon so I'm VERY curious.
3 revisions. The last revision I thought my engine was going to seize it was so bad.

I don't have anything to compare it to until I get the stock manifold reinstalled, but the overall drivability with the IE manifold was pretty poor under 4k rpm.
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Old 06-26-2018, 11:57 PM   #111
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Drove the car today with the new stock manifold on... so much smoother, omg. Barely noticed a loss in power. Drug a 135i on the highway on the way home. Car is feeling better than ever. Happier than a pig in shit right now. Going to send some updated logs to Alex to wrap up my 93 tune and start playing with e30.
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Old 06-29-2018, 02:39 PM   #112
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Missed you at the last autox... I'm assuming you were messing around with the intake manifold. There was a white mk7 Gti there. He said that he thinks he sees you around town

I won my class this past Sunday! Finished 1st out of..... well 1 sooooo theres that.

They put me in C4, I need to go read the classes on the SCCA website and figure out exactly what class I should be in.

CART has their track day tomorrow at Palmer. I won't be going to that, I have to help a friend out with his brakes. And the next autox isn't for a while; believe the end of next month.
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