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Oct 1, 2010, 07:54 PM
 
No, Its suposed to aid front traction when steering. There's lots of info about them on the Internet! It's supposedly one of the best handling mods for the mk5, and for 100 quid I couldn't say no, just need to get it fitted now!
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Oct 18, 2010, 01:34 PM
 
Ohhh...... i thought it had gone quite in here!!! Rob got the ban stick i see!!
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Oct 18, 2010, 02:59 PM
 
Yes. It would have been automatic, but the resale value of the boards would plummet.
     
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Nov 21, 2010, 10:30 AM
 


Oooo hello!!
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Nov 21, 2010, 10:45 AM
 
That background makes me think of moisture soaked plywood covered in carpet sitting out in the cold. It's okay though, because it's covered in epoxy. But we all know it's cracking and separating right now. Way to go Winter!
     
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Originally Posted by iLikebeer View Post
That background makes me think of moisture soaked plywood covered in carpet sitting out in the cold. It's okay though, because it's covered in epoxy. But we all know it's cracking and separating right now. Way to go Winter!
Eh??
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Nov 22, 2010, 08:55 AM
 
Wow sweet ride! I really like this car and I'm
even considering of getting one in the near future.
I just have to finish payments on my house which is
only has about four payments left. I'm thinking red or
black. what do you guys think?
     
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Originally Posted by iLikebeer View Post
That background makes me think of moisture soaked plywood covered in carpet sitting out in the cold. It's okay though, because it's covered in epoxy. But we all know it's cracking and separating right now. Way to go Winter!
Picking on Rob is so much less fun when he's not around to defend himself, ain't it?
     
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Nov 22, 2010, 11:01 AM
 
Ha! I just got that.
     
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Dec 21, 2011, 04:43 PM
 
Ooooo... lets dig an old thread up!

Now running 290bhp. :-)
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Originally Posted by richwig83 View Post
Now running 290bhp. :-)
Enough of the girlie chatter. How many torques?
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Enough of the girlie chatter. How many torques?
hahaha.... its 296ftlbs.

That was on old spark plugs too, so chances are its making a bit more than that... It should be ~300bhp.
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Originally Posted by richwig83 View Post
hahaha.... its 296ftlbs.
Sweet!
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
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Sep 3, 2014, 04:07 PM
 
Ahem.... so, been a while around these parts! :-)

So... got some new brakes. Aston Martin DB9 calipers and 362mm AP racing rotors.



3" Stainless exhaust with black ceramic tips...



And now 320bhp.


See you in 3 years time.
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Sep 3, 2014, 08:28 PM
 
Do you do a lot of track days?
     
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Sep 3, 2014, 09:31 PM
 
*sigh*

I miss Doofy, Railroader, Rob.

This thread reminds me how boring grown-up 'NN has become.

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Sep 4, 2014, 12:19 AM
 
Doofy isn't banned. As for new young blood, we did have those Twilight girls posting for a time. A pity they didn't stay. Oh wait, scratch that.
     
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Doofy isn't banned. As for new young blood, we did have those Twilight girls posting for a time. A pity they didn't stay. Oh wait, scratch that.
Isn't he in self-exile?

We ought to invite him back.
     
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Sep 4, 2014, 05:38 AM
 
Meh...
     
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Sep 4, 2014, 05:48 AM
 
Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Do you do a lot of track days?

No... and yes I do realise they are over kill, but these are the only brakes I have felt 100% confident of.


Is besson3c still lurking?
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Sep 4, 2014, 07:01 AM
 
He got sour when everyone crapped all over his idea of crowd-sourcing copyright infringement.
     
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He got sour when everyone crapped all over his idea of crowd-sourcing copyright infringement.
Oh, that's what it was ? I missed that.

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Probably not.
     
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Sep 4, 2014, 03:50 PM
 
crowd-sourcing what??????? :/
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http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lou...perts-in-here/

He's actually been active as of late August. I know he was moving back to Canada (he couldn't help but remind everyone of that over and over again) so maybe he's busy.
     
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Sep 4, 2014, 04:26 PM
 
Canada eh? eh?????

I actually like Canada, so I dont blame him for moving there esp. if its the west side.
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Avoiding his threads really has enhanced my forum life.
     
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Sep 4, 2014, 04:37 PM
 
Well, I don't know the first thing about music copyright infringement, but I can lie about it, if that helps.
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Well, I don't know the first thing about music copyright infringement, but I can lie about it, it that helps.
That means you're qualified to be in the RIAA.
     
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Originally Posted by osiris View Post
Well, I don't know the first thing about music copyright infringement, but I can lie about it, it that helps.
Well it sounds like you are half way there to a career in it to be honest
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That means you're qualified to be in the RIAA.
lol
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Originally Posted by richwig83 View Post
Well it sounds like you are half way there to a career in it to be honest
another vote for RIAA? you guys have me thinking now...
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An ancient bump was requested...
     
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Can't wait.
     
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Originally Posted by Laminar View Post
Can't wait.
I knew you'd been pining for a bi-decade update Laminar



Did a track day... it was fun.


See you in 2024.

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FUN! How'd it do?
     
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Oct 12, 2019, 12:24 AM
 
Nice. Bought a mk7 last year. Fun cars.
     
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FUN! How'd it do?
The car did great. Would love to do more, but it would involve spending more money on it that I dont have. Cadwell UK is quite brutal on the car and it showed very quickly that its just not set up for that kind of use. Car is on 140k miles now so its getting on a bit.


I would love a mk7 GTI PP.... they can be made to be very very quick on stock hardware.
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Yup. Tracks show up the difference e between fast road setups and race setups pretty quickly. Doesn't stop them being fun just makes you realise how hard race tec has to work.
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Speaking of which, visa-versa. Had a spin in a friends race car, converted to road use. Although it was amazing and very very brutal, it was just not in any real sense a usable road car.

Dear god it was quick though!!

IMG_4521 by Andrew Stephens, on Flickr


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Originally Posted by richwig83 View Post
The car did great. Would love to do more, but it would involve spending more money on it that I dont have. Cadwell UK is quite brutal on the car and it showed very quickly that its just not set up for that kind of use. Car is on 140k miles now so its getting on a bit.


I would love a mk7 GTI PP.... they can be made to be very very quick on stock hardware.
Yeah. Wish we got the Clubsport here. I have the PP and with a tune it’s a beast. Clutch is crap though.
     
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Nov 16, 2019, 12:18 PM
 
I also got a new ride - a folding bicycle with 16" wheels. No pictures because I don't know of a hosting site (any recommendations for free?). Definitely fun and portable. People always pass me though which is no big deal. I like it. Maybe go for 20" wheel next.
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Here are my 2 new rides: A Tesla Model 3 performance with sport aero wheels and a 16" wheels folding bicycle.

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