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    1. Geriatric Member Hostile's Avatar
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      03-25-2018 08:20 AM #251
      Quote Originally Posted by ZPayne View Post
      Were these hand-calculated numbers? The computer on my Golf says my average (80% city/backroads 20% highway) is like 26-27 and it will easily do an indicated 33-35 MPG on long highway trips.
      The best I've had in our R is 28mpg on a long highway trip.

      iain

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      03-26-2018 11:59 AM #252
      The best I've ever seen in my 2016 sti (only mods are 18x9.5 TE37's, titanium catback, HKS coils) was just barely 23MPG doing 80-85 from NC - FL

    4. Member slowhatch's Avatar
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      03-26-2018 02:15 PM #253
      Some goodies should be in this week;

      H&R Sport Springs
      15mm Front spacers
      20mm Rear spacers




      Excited to get the Kerm sitting right!


    5. Member slowhatch's Avatar
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      03-29-2018 03:18 PM #254
      Spacers and extended lug bolts came in today. Pardon the terribly dirty car, but I didn't waste any time getting them installed;

      Install helper;



      Weak factory offsets;





      Hub and wheel centric 15mm fronts and 20mm rears;






      Removing wheel...



      Cleaning up any surface rust on the hub and wheel mounting pad with some steel wool;




      Difference between extended lug bolts and oems (both ball seat);



      Fronts installed;




      Moving on to the rears while admiring the front beefiness;



      Rears installed;




      Rinse and repeat on the other side and she's sitting much better. I should be impacting my scrub radius (more positive) with spacers this aggressive so maybe that will dial some feedback into the steering. Audi tends to have a lot of negative scrub from the factory which is why the steering can feel lifeless.

      Before/After;




      Very pleased with how it turned out, springs should be in soon and we'll be in business.







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      03-29-2018 03:32 PM #255
      Oh and I also found out I'm an idiot, and the seat belts do have buckle stops on them. One of the guys on the audi forums mentioned he had his, which made me think there is no way I don't have them--sure enough they were just pushed all the way to the floor and I didn't notice them. So that that pet peeve is solved!


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      04-01-2018 09:33 AM #256
      If you ever want to sell those front calipers I know a guy looking for a set for his golf those TTS 4 Pistons are an awesome OEM lightweight 4 piston. 6lbs lighter per caliper than the OEM PP/R/S3 ones.

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      04-01-2018 11:53 AM #257
      No rubbing with new stance?
      (Looks great btw)

    9. Member slowhatch's Avatar
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      04-02-2018 11:47 AM #258
      Quote Originally Posted by rammalammadingdong View Post
      No rubbing with new stance?
      (Looks great btw)
      Nope no rubbing what-so-ever. Springs should be getting installed this week as well.

    10. Geriatric Member Hostile's Avatar
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      04-02-2018 12:29 PM #259
      Good call on the spacers. We did 15mm/20mm spacers on the R and it looks way better.

      iain

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      04-16-2018 03:43 PM #260
      Stopped by to get a cross rotation after the track day. Chewed the fronts up pretty bad. Lucky they run a square setup in these cars (same widths and offsets) and you can rotate them front to back at will.







      Oh, and Kermit has officially become... Kermit. Finally retired that Porsche plate




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      04-16-2018 04:09 PM #261
      Stopped by my friends at E1 Motorsports to take advantage of an APR sale. Ended up going with both the ECU & TCU tunes. Loaded the APR 93 octane Hi-torque file, which they claim raises output to 370hp/383tq, along with the DQ250 flash for the DSG. Took about 30 min to flash both files and I was out the door.







      I was just as excited about the DSG flash as I was about the power increase to be honest. I definitely felt like the oem trans tune was way too eager to upshift you into oblivion in "D". My first impression is that the car definitely likes to hang on to gears much much better than the factory cal. I always wanted the car to just hold the rpms for maybe another thousand during part throttle acceleration, and this did exactly that. The shifts feel smoother at part throttle, faster at wide open, the paddle lag seems to have decreased, and its really nice to have the gear counter displayed all the time on the dash. The power increase is also noticeable, no question. It doesn't feel twice as fast or anything, but there is undoubtedly more acceleration as the car comes on boost. It seems to spool faster with less tip in lag, and you get a really nice shove at lower speeds if you mat it. Launch control is where you feel the power increase the most, the car rips off the line now, and the first 3 gears are a riot. The DSG flash allows you 3 different launch control rpms, so I have 3.5k, 4k, and 4.5k. Launching on the street from 4.5k results in all 4 tires spinning which is just hilarious fun in a car like this. Overall, I don't regret paying for either, I think the tunes compliment each other well, and the car has the absolute perfect amount of power for around town jaunts.

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      04-16-2018 04:09 PM #262
      SNOTRCKT was taken?



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      04-16-2018 04:12 PM #263
      At E1 motorsports again, this time to drop the car off to get the H&R springs installed. Parked out front with the owner's Mexico blue RS7, it was quite a feast for the eyes.



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      04-16-2018 04:28 PM #264
      E1 made quick work of the install, I dropped the car off at 9am, and they were done by noon. They also gave me a nice loaner so I could get to work, which they didn't have to do, but I greatly appreciated. They are getting the car aligned and I'll be ready to rock--can't wait to see the car today when I pick it up.












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      04-16-2018 04:29 PM #265
      Do you know if they are resetting the zero point for the mag-ride? Some people say this is necessary and others say it is a waste of time. I have to think it is a good idea.

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      04-16-2018 04:31 PM #266
      ^^^
      Looks good @slowhatch! Surprised you went ahead with the upgrades after what happened to your CTS though.

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      04-16-2018 04:37 PM #267
      Hooray for updates! What was the loaner that they gave you?

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      04-16-2018 04:39 PM #268
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Russells View Post
      Do you know if they are resetting the zero point for the mag-ride? Some people say this is necessary and others say it is a waste of time. I have to think it is a good idea.
      Dont know, but I will definitely inquire.

      Quote Originally Posted by CobraKing View Post
      ^^^
      Looks good @slowhatch! Surprised you went ahead with the upgrades after what happened to your CTS though.
      What do you mean?

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      04-16-2018 04:42 PM #269
      Quote Originally Posted by kickapoo View Post
      Hooray for updates! What was the loaner that they gave you?
      It was a loaded '18 Accord. Gotta say, this is the 2nd time I've been in one (test drove one for a friend a month ago), and I'm still impressed by the car. Badge snobbery aside, I don't know if it could get any better for a daily driver (if you don't care about something fast/sporty). Rides well, looks good, great interior, great tech, economical, plenty quick, I think Honda knocked it out of the park. Only thing I dislike is the rear end styling, not a fan of the taillights. I got a huge kick out of the adaptive cruise and lane keep assist. I felt like I didn't do anything on the morning commute but see if the car will crash me into another car

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      04-16-2018 05:26 PM #270
      @slowhatch - thought you might hold off on upgrading your girl's ride for a while longer.

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      04-16-2018 10:47 PM #271
      Quote Originally Posted by CobraKing View Post
      @slowhatch - thought you might hold off on upgrading your girl's ride for a while longer.
      Haha, whats one thing got to do with another?

      I live to do this car stuff, so "punishing" her with delaying mods is just punishing myself really

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      04-17-2018 02:00 AM #272
      Looking good!

      I also don't think I've ever seen a car being held up by 4 jacks at the same time. Not that there's anything wrong with that.

    24. You can't look at my avatar for just a second, can you? Just another GTI's Avatar
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      04-17-2018 02:07 AM #273
      Quote Originally Posted by kiznarsh View Post
      Looking good!

      I also don't think I've ever seen a car being held up by 4 jacks at the same time. Not that there's anything wrong with that.
      Sure there's 12 tons of lifting power between the four jacks but the tech with his legs under Kermit is spookie.

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      04-17-2018 02:23 AM #274
      So why did you go with APR? Because your friend's shop reps APR?

      In the VW/Audi community, APR has acquired a bit of a rough wrap as of late, particularly in the Audi TT community (the MK2 TTRS Big Turbo kit was a disaster, and APR doesn't even sell it anymore because they never got it working right).

      Not judging -- 98% of APR's products are R&D'd and are relatively high quality. But there are so many other interesting options out there that don't require you to go to a shop to flash the car, and that oftentimes provide bigger gains.
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk
      this is due to your inexperience with performance driving . . . you really do have to take a car to a performance driving event, track day, autocross, ice race etc to get a feel for how a car actually performs. and you have to have the knowledge and skill to be able to manipulate the car in such a way as to get it and keep it at the edge.

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      04-17-2018 08:26 AM #275
      The "TT" embossed into the muffler is a nice, albeit strange, touch.



      And ditto on the 4 jacks at one time... I would at least keep my legs out from under it. I've seen plenty of smaller shops who work on cars only supported by jacks, no jackstands. It always boggles my mind.

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