Some have removed shift weight to help. Honestly I would switch to stock 02J stuff.
$850 US Dollars? Jesus that's a ton of money for a chip but I am sure the programming is not the easiest as well. It's very cool of Paul to set up a mega squirt for you. TT288's cams and a really well done P&P head would be a blast to drive I'd imagine. I saw that you have the 3.94 R&P that one mod changes the car day and night, I had one and it was awesome. Much luck to you on your build and getting into the 12's. Will be following it.
I think all vw from late mk1 had power brakes.
IE's 200hp is from an engine dyno.
The ABS valve assembly that uses the separate booster is light, around 2lbs. Not worth removing alone. The booster is heavier, but I've never weighed it. Manual brakes are kind of, well, tough. I never got that far with the Mk3. That's starting to get into the "not worth its."
I have no way to respond to this that doesnt sound snippy. Maybe I will think of something better later tonight.
Sorry if I seem rude. I run a performance store(mainly muscle cars) and have people looking to do everything to their car on a budget. Any goal is worth reaching if your willing to make thr expense. Ie- a customer walks in and tells me he wants 11s in a 1/4 from his car. The sloppy way is to build a motor with gobs of power and ignore the suspension. The better way is to make sure they are going to have the proper suspension for launch, which yields best times with low-med hp numbers.
I think what need is saying is that the hassle involved in taking out a functioning 2lbs aluminium block wouldnt be worth it. Considering he would have to make new brake lines and swap the booster iirc.
When one could start removing easier to remove, less usefull parts, like the interior. (Been dun did already)
Though i do agree everything counts.
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Also btdt with 12s in these cars, so hopefully my advice comes with some cred 12.833 at 2450lbs
The g60 mount is solid rubber. Once you start cutting you'd just be left with two flanges. Probably better off just making those pieces like the delrin mounts are made.
Yeah this is true. Why do you need to modify it? Its a pretty solid mount for most applications.
I feel that mount would flex just the right amount.
If you wanna go crazy, and possibly lighter than stock, check out a mk4 mount swap in the white gti 20v na build. I feel that would hold up well.
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I have a solid metal front mount and the rear 0.5. Engine moves alot when rolling of the clutch with no accelerator. Can't imagine clutch chatter could be so violent like this is.
Car is not a daily driver and is only purpose is to do a 12. Why not i say
Price for dss axles
Think I'll stick to breaking oem ones lol.
That gets old but it is a lot cheaper! Real oe ones hold much better than the rebuilt ones.