Thanks for the explanation. I was aware of how the head dumped one into SM. I overlooked the CF hood. And I didn't think about the axles/RP.
I've autocrossed my TDI for about five years now. I was in SM for three years (altered boost and then due to a hybrid turbo). I've been in FSP for 1.5 seasons now on a stock turbo. The car is fun, but has its limits... especially little top end power compared to the heavy chassis (136-whp for 2800-lbs). And I probably suck to much to be competitive against the lighter FSP cars in my region.
Anyway, I have my eye on 2010 GTI. I'm not sure how long I'll be able to keep the car in GS before i just HAVE to chip and coil it. More to the point so I don't pollute this topic too much more, does the owner think his car would dominate if prepped to DSP? Those tires are HUGE and must help a lot. But I also don't know how much power he'd give up if prepped only to DSP. I'm sure driver talent plays a large part as well. [IMG]http://*****************.com/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
"Anything worth doing is worth overdoing" is often how I plan my mods. For all I know, DSP won't be enough for me and I could find myself jumping on APR's TSI Stage III setup. I'm not even sure if 370-hp and 385-lb/ft would be drivable on an autocross course in an FWD... fat rubber or not. But it sure might be fun!