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Old 12-13-2017, 03:37 PM   #29
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I must be the only one that is very happy I started on a gti platform instead of the R.
Well with the amount of money I have in suspension mods, it prolly cost like an R now lol

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Old 12-13-2017, 03:45 PM   #30
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:51 PM   #31
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Absolutely. I came from the MK5 and got my MK6 for a steal, already K04. It's been the best car I've owned hands down, out of 10 or so. I test drove an R and was NOT impressed...maybe tuned they are fun but I feel the weight disadvantage of AWD does not pay dividends 99% of the time. FWD is just fine and lighter, which equals faster, thank you.
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Old 12-13-2017, 03:56 PM   #32
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Well with the amount of money I have in suspension mods, it prolly cost like an R now lol

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Same. I think the coilovers I just bought cost more than R's these days lol
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:28 PM   #33
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I can agree with everything except the last statement. I'd rather have AWD, or RWD (as long as the climate is dry) over FWD any day.
I disagree and I daily a R32.

My opinion - In Colorado it might make a bigger daily impact, but I don't really personally think so. Daily driving you aren't aggressively enough to ever really need AWD. Speaking in generalities here - you're commuting. Any reasonable modern car (let's ignore the smartCar, Yaris, and other true eco boxes etc.) is pretty comparable for daily driving and comes down to personal preference or needs - the actual driving is similarly accomplished no matter if you're driving an Ecoline, a F150, a Pilot, an Equinox, or a Golf/Corolla/Legacy/etc.

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Same. I think the coilovers I just bought cost more than R's these days lol
What did you get? I've been eying KW clubsports and I just installed some Bilstien PSS10s. Or some Ohlins...
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:40 PM   #34
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What did you get? I've been eying KW clubsports and I just installed some Bilstien PSS10s. Or some Ohlins...
Eibach multi pro R2's

I was torn between ohlins and these. Haven't installed them yet, I'm waiting on the camber plates to arrive.

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Old 12-13-2017, 05:45 PM   #35
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Eibach multi pro R2's

I was torn between ohlins and these. Haven't installed them yet, I'm waiting on the camber plates to arrive.

So clearly, no regrets about modding and doing it again.

I need to find me a suspension guru local to me who can mess with my car and figure out why it feels how it does - always have a feeling that something is slightly off but I've never found anything actually wrong hardware or configuration-wise.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:53 PM   #36
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So clearly, no regrets about modding and doing it again.

I need to find me a suspension guru local to me who can mess with my car and figure out why it feels how it does - always have a feeling that something is slightly off but I've never found anything actually wrong hardware or configuration-wise.
My wallet would say otherwise but yeah I'd do it again. I love this thing honestly. I thought it did well on the track with my old suspension setup, I can't fathom how much different it's going to be with these coilovers, camber plates, and every bushing been replaced with 95a poly bushings.


On a side note, What's going on with the way your car handles? PM me and we can talk if you want, I do a lot of work on this platform all over chicago and might be able to help you out. Having just taken a glance at your build thread again, I would find a GOOD alignment shop and start there.
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Old 12-13-2017, 05:54 PM   #37
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I disagree and I daily a R32.

My opinion - In Colorado it might make a bigger daily impact, but I don't really personally think so. Daily driving you aren't aggressively enough to ever really need AWD. Speaking in generalities here - you're commuting. Any reasonable modern car (let's ignore the smartCar, Yaris, and other true eco boxes etc.) is pretty comparable for daily driving and comes down to personal preference or needs - the actual driving is similarly accomplished no matter if you're driving an Ecoline, a F150, a Pilot, an Equinox, or a Golf/Corolla/Legacy/etc.



What did you get? I've been eying KW clubsports and I just installed some Bilstien PSS10s. Or some Ohlins...
I was disagreeing with the statement that FWD is more practical for daily driving. It's not. Your comment suggests that for daily driving there isn't really a difference, which is much different than saying FWD is better. I"d agree that for the most part it makes no difference, but I can't think of a single reason why FWD would be superior. There have been plenty of times in the GTI where I needed to go swiftly, but not full throttle, in a FWD car you lose grip immediately, in an AWD car that's not any trouble.. Applying power with the steering wheel turned almost always results in wheel spin in the GTI. I stand by my opinion that I'd prefer AWD on the daily.

I really do appreciate the loyalty you all have to your GTI (remember, I've only had mine 6 months, I could have bought a WRX, but I didn't). I really do love mine, but I'll be the first to admit that it has it's drawbacks.

Think about it this way: You get to design a sports/race car from the ground up. Do you start with RWD, AWD, or FWD? Given the option, nobody would choose FWD, pound for pound FWD can't hang with AWD.
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:10 PM   #40
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I was disagreeing with the statement that FWD is more practical for daily driving. It's not. Your comment suggests that for daily driving there isn't really a difference, which is much different than saying FWD is better. I"d agree that for the most part it makes no difference, but I can't think of a single reason why FWD would be superior. There have been plenty of times in the GTI where I needed to go swiftly, but not full throttle, in a FWD car you lose grip immediately, in an AWD car that's not any trouble.. Applying power with the steering wheel turned almost always results in wheel spin in the GTI. I stand by my opinion that I'd prefer AWD on the daily.

I really do appreciate the loyalty you all have to your GTI (remember, I've only had mine 6 months, I could have bought a WRX, but I didn't). I really do love mine, but I'll be the first to admit that it has it's drawbacks.

Think about it this way: You get to design a sports/race car from the ground up. Do you start with RWD, AWD, or FWD? Given the option, nobody would choose FWD, pound for pound FWD can't hang with AWD.

In stock form I agree with your statements. I think clownish has somewhat forgotten what a stock gti feels like. For the few that have done as much suspension mods that him and I have done, the problems you're describing don't exist. My car does exactly what I want it to, doesn't wheel spin when you make a sudden turn at all. Of course you have to dump stupid amounts of money into the suspension to achieve those results on a gti.
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Old 12-13-2017, 06:34 PM   #41
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In stock form I agree with your statements. I think clownish has somewhat forgotten what a stock gti feels like. For the few that have done as much suspension mods that him and I have done, the problems you're describing don't exist. My car does exactly what I want it to, doesn't wheel spin when you make a sudden turn at all. Of course you have to dump stupid amounts of money into the suspension to achieve those results on a gti.
Haha, yeah I'm sure you're right. Turning right into traffic from a stop has to be done with care. You either need a mile of space, or you need to pull out, straighten the wheel, and get on the throttle before getting rear ended. Being able to put some of that power down while making the turn would be helpful, haha.
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