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08-13-2013 01:18 PM
turbodt
thanks Mac!

I think it's pretty stealthy too. It's a VW Golf, after all, and looks like a lot of generic hatchbacks out there. So far only a kid driving an older Accord has given me a thumbs-up. No one seems to notice the car, which is a good thing.
darryl
08-13-2013 10:54 AM
macdiesel Nice R, looks stealthier in black.
08-13-2013 10:36 AM
turbodt
about that mod

I've read where it has not made a dramatic difference, as in 1/10 of a second. I'll try to find where I read that, but it gave me pause. On the other hand I've also read that a bump in power will cause the Haldex to transfer more power to the rear wheels more quickly. It's on the internet, so it has to be true!
thank you for replying anyway. I'll do my due-diligence to get more educated on the mod.
darryl
08-13-2013 09:58 AM
kylesvt720
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thanks Bruce,
It will be interesting to see how the R does in auto-X, since it's traction control can only be partially disabled. Getting the tail-out is not as easy as I've read the ST can do. Plus, it takes two shifts to reach 60 MPH! The Grease-Slapper, with it's 5-speed could wind past 60 all day in 2nd, but this car's 6-speed has some really sort legs. I've read this hinders 0-60 by 1/4 second. But I'm not complaining. I'm a type-A driver who enjoys going from point-A to point-B as much as arriving at a destination. The tranny shifts very slick too, btw.
darryl
You can get a tune that will allow you to fully disable the stability control. First mod for an R.
08-13-2013 06:38 AM
turbodt
interesting site

do you sell these?
08-01-2013 12:25 PM
turbodt
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grats
much obliged
08-01-2013 10:51 AM
drunkyoda grats
08-01-2013 06:49 AM
turbodt
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Looks great Daryl. Like the bug eye too. Throw a stage 1 tune & have fun auto crossing it.
thanks Bruce,
It will be interesting to see how the R does in auto-X, since it's traction control can only be partially disabled. Getting the tail-out is not as easy as I've read the ST can do. Plus, it takes two shifts to reach 60 MPH! The Grease-Slapper, with it's 5-speed could wind past 60 all day in 2nd, but this car's 6-speed has some really sort legs. I've read this hinders 0-60 by 1/4 second. But I'm not complaining. I'm a type-A driver who enjoys going from point-A to point-B as much as arriving at a destination. The tranny shifts very slick too, btw.
darryl
07-31-2013 10:29 PM
felixthecat Looks great Daryl. Like the bug eye too. Throw a stage 1 tune & have fun auto crossing it.
07-31-2013 08:29 PM
turbodt Perhaps most of the dealers wanted to sell only fully-loaded STs. I must admit I found the Recaros to be a bit "snug", and preferred the standard seats. So, I did something I could not predict. Somehow I wound up with A 2013 VW Golf R, the AWD version of the GTI, with a slightly more powerful engine. It's not an ST in terms of power, but I really like it as a nice-handling driver's car with lots of creature comforts compared to my old Grease-Slapper. It even comes standard with high-performance all-season tires (though mine came with the lesser-performing Dunlops). It's otherwise fully loaded, and so several grand more than the ST (MSRP). So I'm still in an AWD vehicle that happens to be a step up in refinement. Being a 4-dr hatchback, it's already made hauling stuff easier. I am concerned that it, being a VW may not be the most reliable thing out there, relative to my old Subie, and it's come as a surprise that I see so many of these for sale on the classifieds forum of VW fan sites, especially considering that the model only made it's return to this market in late 2011 as a 2012. That can't be good (can it?). At least the engine is well-built and a simple Stage-1 ecu reflash will put it over 300hp. In for a penny, in for a pound, as the Brits say. Did I mention that it's a stealthy car? Looks like a regular Golf at first glance. I almost didn't see one on the lot, and it was parked next to a GTi.
Long live the Thunderbolt_Grease-Slapper, and hail to the Black Mamba! (wish me luck, guys)
darryl
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