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      02-11-2020 10:49 AM #201
      Audi offers a rodent protection accessory in Europe that emits a high pitch sound.

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      Marten bites can cause costly damage to vehicle components and thus shut down important functions. The effectiveness of an existing marten defense system can be increased with the installation kit for expanding the marten defense. The battery-operated high-voltage device with double-pole stainless steel contact plates is expanded by 2 further high-voltage plates. An electrical connection to the vehicle electrical system is not required. In order to protect the animal in defense, additional ultrasound tones are emitted.
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      02-11-2020 11:36 AM #202
      Quote Originally Posted by ice4life View Post
      Audi offers a rodent protection accessory in Europe that emits a high pitch sound.

      https://shops.audi.com/de_DE/web/zub..._ASOS:Category
      Picked up two from Amazon, we'll see how it goes. I did recently pick up a Remington 870 if worse comes to worse.
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      02-11-2020 11:39 AM #203
      Those high pitched noise things are a scam.

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      02-11-2020 02:55 PM #204
      Quote Originally Posted by EverthingIsTerrible View Post
      Those high pitched noise things are a scam.
      For $20, eh.

      Video is up!

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      02-11-2020 03:20 PM #205
      Jfc, that thing eats corners like skittles. Hardly any body roll at all too, looks flat as hell.

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      03-02-2020 10:46 AM #206
      Quote Originally Posted by EverthingIsTerrible View Post
      Jfc, that thing eats corners like skittles. Hardly any body roll at all too, looks flat as hell.
      That's with the dampers in normal too, that track can be pretty rough and with the wet earlier in the day I switched it from sport to normal and then never changed it back. Realized it on the drive home. I find Sport+ damper settings to be too stiff on rough surfaces, it really unsettles the car.

      First autox event was yesterday. Ended up 9th in class out of 29, 1st was 3.5s faster but it was also a highly modified Type R. This club does classing a little differently:

      - Rotary engine multiplies displacement by 2.0.
      - Usage of forced induction multiplies displacement by 1.5. (This is in addition to therotary multiplier, if applicable.)
      - Tires with a wear rating under 200 must use the XR class.
      - Class 1 is for engines under 2.0 liters.
      - Class 2 is for engines over 1.9 liters, but under 2.6 liters.
      - Class 3 is for engines over 2.5 liters, but under 4.0 liters.
      - Class 4 is for engines over 3.9 liters.
      - Class S2000 is only for Honda S2000.
      - Class W is an open women's class for any engine displacement and induction.Ladies only, please.
      - Class X is an open class for any engine displacement and induction.
      - Class XR is an open class for any engine displacement and induction with a tirewear rating under 200.
      I was in Class 3 with all manner of competition, so I feel pretty well about where I placed. I struggled with putting the power down on the surface in that lot, ended up dropping pressures (26F/30R for hot temps of 33F/36R) which helped a little bit. I think I'm going to add more camber up front.

      I don't have a picture, but I'm not really seeing even wear on the inside of the rear tires. Gonna play with suspension some more.

      Overall though the car did really, really well and won some hearts.

      I was feeling pretty lazy and the event was really close, so I just prepped everything the day before:


      On the grid:


      That GT-R is sooooo clean:


      This dude has a crazy rear diffuser:


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      03-09-2020 10:38 PM #207
      Had a great weekend, this time I failed the opposite way and got good video but no pictures.

      Placed 2nd in class, pretty happy with that -- but I could definitely get more out of myself.


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    9. 03-09-2020 11:03 PM #208
      Veloster cleaned up at COTA last weekend.

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      03-10-2020 12:16 AM #209
      Quote Originally Posted by Silver_arrow12! View Post
      Veloster cleaned up at COTA last weekend.

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      I watched as much as I could of that, that was some really great driving.
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      03-18-2020 10:37 AM #210
      The photographer for the last event got some very cool shots. I always enjoy when Lightspeed comes out to any event I'm at, they do some really great action shots.




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      03-20-2020 12:07 PM #211
      Ugh. Wife backed into the car in the driveway with our wagon.




      Cleaned up, it's not as bad:


      Gonna be lurking through the detail forum here and reddit today to get an idea of what a good random orbital DA will be for someone that hasn't used one previously. I've been meaning to pick one up for a while and just never have.

      The plastic trim piece will pop back in, Hyundai makes touch-up paint for the car. This will be my first attempt at doing anything like this so any advice is very much appreciated.
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      03-20-2020 12:57 PM #212
      I have a Griot's random orbital that I love to pieces. Their G9 is $150. It's the newest version of mine. I went with the 25 ft. cord as well.

      I love keeping eyes on the videos you post here. It looks like a blast!

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      03-20-2020 01:16 PM #213
      Whatever the latest one is at HF (with coupon of course).

      edit: I meant something like this https://www.harborfreight.com/7-in-1...her-62297.html (although it's 7" which is a non-standard size for detailing), but the fancy bauer one might be nicer. Looks like the "cheaper" bauer one is the rebranded version of the one I currently own https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-5...her-64528.html. I remember paying something like $30 for it w/coupon but that was probably 4 years ago. I guess check out independent reviews. I'll stick with my recommendation to put money into pads and backing plates over the tool though.

      Spend your money on good pads and find a way to mount 3" pads for detail work.
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      03-20-2020 03:11 PM #214
      Quote Originally Posted by bnkrpt311 View Post
      I have a Griot's random orbital that I love to pieces. Their G9 is $150. It's the newest version of mine. I went with the 25 ft. cord as well.

      I love keeping eyes on the videos you post here. It looks like a blast!
      Thanks for the rec and watching!

      Quote Originally Posted by zmt2 View Post
      Whatever the latest one is at HF (with coupon of course).

      edit: I meant something like this https://www.harborfreight.com/7-in-1...her-62297.html (although it's 7" which is a non-standard size for detailing), but the fancy bauer one might be nicer. Looks like the "cheaper" bauer one is the rebranded version of the one I currently own https://www.harborfreight.com/6-in-5...her-64528.html. I remember paying something like $30 for it w/coupon but that was probably 4 years ago. I guess check out independent reviews. I'll stick with my recommendation to put money into pads and backing plates over the tool though.

      Spend your money on good pads and find a way to mount 3" pads for detail work.
      I think I'm going to go with your recommendation -- save money on the tool and spend it on the pads/plates. Thanks!!
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      03-20-2020 04:30 PM #215
      Quote Originally Posted by QUIRKiT View Post
      Thanks for the rec and watching!



      I think I'm going to go with your recommendation -- save money on the tool and spend it on the pads/plates. Thanks!!
      For what it's worth I've also got a Griots DA polisher that's served me very well the past 6 years. That being said if the Bauer had been available at the time I probably would've taken zmt's advice by buying that and putting money into product/pads.

      I just finished paint correction on my 83 GTI with Adam's newest line of pads/compounds and was very pleased with the results. It's not as aggressive as the Meguires m105/205 I've also used but the Adam's compounds are a lot easier to work with. Longer working time, and much easier to remove.

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      03-22-2020 08:11 PM #216
      I just spent two hours reading this thread, checking out the VN's forums and watching videos on YouTube about your car. I think you made an excellent choice and you're having the time of your life doing all these events. These days I do my track days on two wheels since it has cheaper consumables, or so I tell myself.

      We have a 2017 GTI which is a great daily driver, almost too perfect. Then VW decided it would give the 2019 GTI the Golf R's brakes and add a mechanical LSD standard. All of the sudden the GTI is not so perfect and I want something else. Will another GTI be the answer? So I figured I wanted something more fun and raise the price ceiling, so I'm mainly looking at the Camaro 1LE and Mustang GT PP1 (both with deep discounts and 0% for 84 month). I also owned a Fiesta ST and know how much fun those are, so I threw that on the search as well just in case I found a deal too good to pass up. Of course you have the Golf R and CTR to consider under $40k. But then, it get worse, because you have a ton of amazing cars in the used market that fall in the same price bracket such as: ATS-V, Stingray Z51, 1LE, M2, etc.

      And now, you've just planted this seed in my brain that maybe the VNPP is the answer. These First World problems are no joke.

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      03-24-2020 10:20 AM #217
      Quote Originally Posted by Aguilar View Post
      I just spent two hours reading this thread, checking out the VN's forums and watching videos on YouTube about your car. I think you made an excellent choice and you're having the time of your life doing all these events. These days I do my track days on two wheels since it has cheaper consumables, or so I tell myself.

      We have a 2017 GTI which is a great daily driver, almost too perfect. Then VW decided it would give the 2019 GTI the Golf R's brakes and add a mechanical LSD standard. All of the sudden the GTI is not so perfect and I want something else. Will another GTI be the answer? So I figured I wanted something more fun and raise the price ceiling, so I'm mainly looking at the Camaro 1LE and Mustang GT PP1 (both with deep discounts and 0% for 84 month). I also owned a Fiesta ST and know how much fun those are, so I threw that on the search as well just in case I found a deal too good to pass up. Of course you have the Golf R and CTR to consider under $40k. But then, it get worse, because you have a ton of amazing cars in the used market that fall in the same price bracket such as: ATS-V, Stingray Z51, 1LE, M2, etc.

      And now, you've just planted this seed in my brain that maybe the VNPP is the answer. These First World problems are no joke.
      Go drive one, even the non-PP is a blast to drive but the performance pack makes it an absolute beast on track/autox for the price. The VN forums are a little dead, I'm on there too, but what info is there is a great resource. One of the constraints I had is it had to have a somewhat usable rear seat to accommodate a car seat, which is why I couldn't go with a Camaro or Mustang or anything coupe-like because wife needed to see a door back there. (Even though I never use that 3rd door anyway)

      SXTH Element did a sale on their tunes this last week and the deal was hard to pass up, plus I've been going back and forth on whether or not to run WMI on the stock tune. I pulled the trigger on their advanced tune, a spare ECU, and colder plugs. They'll be making changes to it (advancing the timing) to incorporate the WMI, I'll be doing the smallest nozzle and starting the spray at 12psi and running to 19psi.



      Should make a little more than what's advertised due to the WMI. Really looking forward to adding this!

      EDIT: Also, my pierce motorsports 4pt chassis brace arrived this week. Gonna get it installed asap.


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      03-24-2020 11:13 AM #218
      is that graph with just the tune or tune + meth? if it's the former, dang.

      I must have eaten something off last night because I had a dream that I was going to trade in a jetta (which I've never owned) on a used VN that my friend nate silver(!) had at his dealership... Couldn't convince the wife to go for it over our 135i though. Which is weird because in real life she's driven one before and really liked it as well. Also the one in my dream had cooled seats which I guess I subconsciously really want? So that's that.

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      03-24-2020 01:09 PM #219
      Quote Originally Posted by zmt2 View Post
      is that graph with just the tune or tune + meth? if it's the former, dang.

      I must have eaten something off last night because I had a dream that I was going to trade in a jetta (which I've never owned) on a used VN that my friend nate silver(!) had at his dealership... Couldn't convince the wife to go for it over our 135i though. Which is weird because in real life she's driven one before and really liked it as well. Also the one in my dream had cooled seats which I guess I subconsciously really want? So that's that.
      Just tune, on a stock car with no bolt-ons. I'll eventually do a downpipe, bigger FMIC, and CAI(when an actual CAI is released). SXTH is also working on an OEM "stuffed" turbo -- they machine the stock housing to have larger inlet/outlet, upgrade the turbines, and upgrade the bearings. They're saying with just their full bolt-ons (DP, FMIC, Intake) and the stock tune, they're hitting 305whp with it -- can't imagine what it will hit with a tune that can utilize the full capabilities of all of those. There are guys in Korea that have hit 400whp+ on stock block and internals.

      Also, guess your subconscious really wants you to own a VN.
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      03-24-2020 01:36 PM #220
      Great Thread, I'm on the market to replace my GTI for either a Type R or a Veloster N Performance and I leaning on the Veloster because of the "Games" played by Honda dealers.

      How are the brakes for light track use? I will go to the Streets of Willow..

      On the front calipers, can you remove the red N cap? They are removable on the GTI/R and it gives a bit of better cooling.

      Thank you

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      03-24-2020 05:20 PM #221
      Quote Originally Posted by David9962000 View Post
      Great Thread, I'm on the market to replace my GTI for either a Type R or a Veloster N Performance and I leaning on the Veloster because of the "Games" played by Honda dealers.

      How are the brakes for light track use? I will go to the Streets of Willow..

      On the front calipers, can you remove the red N cap? They are removable on the GTI/R and it gives a bit of better cooling.

      Thank you
      I don't blame you on the CTR and dealing with Honda dealers on it, I couldn't get a test drive from anyone on it and the three dealers I spoke to about it locally all had mark-ups on the MSRP, putting the car at $40k or more. Besides the fact that it's just straight ugly(sorry, not sorry), I don't think there is a big enough gap in performance to justify an almost $15k difference in selling price. (I paid <$26k before TTL on mine, the cheapest CTR I found was listed at $39k)

      Stock brakes are absolutely fantastic on the PP, my only complaint is the OEM pads have a high metallic content which causes the dust to rust and the parking brake to stick when it's wet/humid. I haven't really run into brake fade yet, I did get a bit of a squishy pedal on the last session of a hot day(which I attribute to the soft lines it had) but nothing concerning, I still ended up swapping fluid to Motul 660. Mainly because I was doing the SS lines and had an excuse to add better fluid. The brakes on the PP are giant for the size of the car (13.6" front, 12.4" rear), paired with the G-Loc pads I have and a decent set of 200tw tires, it'll snap your neck braking really hard. I haven't experienced any squishy pedal since swapping to SS lines, pads, and fluid.

      You can remove the N cap on the front rotors, but keep in mind these have an air dam on the LCA that directs air to the back of the rotors/pads, kind of like how Porsche does it.
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      03-24-2020 06:41 PM #222
      Thank you!

      Apparently Veloster Performance Pack cars have different gears and suspension.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BVEhLBj7MQ
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      03-24-2020 10:58 PM #223
      Quote Originally Posted by David9962000 View Post
      Thank you!

      Apparently Veloster Performance Pack cars have different gears and suspension.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BVEhLBj7MQ
      Not so much suspension, just a smaller front sway. The big differences between PP and non-PP are: brakes, LSD, gearing, wheels, and they let the overboost function happen further up the RPM range — which is how they get the PP to 275hp.

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      Just tune, on a stock car with no bolt-ons. I'll eventually do a downpipe, bigger FMIC, and CAI(when an actual CAI is released). SXTH is also working on an OEM "stuffed" turbo -- they machine the stock housing to have larger inlet/outlet, upgrade the turbines, and upgrade the bearings. They're saying with just their full bolt-ons (DP, FMIC, Intake) and the stock tune, they're hitting 305whp with it -- can't imagine what it will hit with a tune that can utilize the full capabilities of all of those. There are guys in Korea that have hit 400whp+ on stock block and internals.

      Also, guess your subconscious really wants you to own a VN. <img src="https://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/biggrin_upper.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin Animated" class="inlineimg" />
      Any word on E85 compatibility ? You can probably squeeze a bit more power with that E30 mix. There are E30 OTS tunes for the WRX/GTI platforms hitting as much as 320 whp just with a stage 1 flash and 5-6 gallon E85 mix. I am assuming this wouldn't be far behind, if not ahead. These engines love corn.
      There’s an Aussie company that I heard was working on an E85 tune, but nothing stateside that I know of yet. For S’s and G’s I mixed in 2gal of E88 with some 93 earlier this week, the car definitely seems to enjoy it more — especially at lower RPMs. If E85 wasn’t so hard to source around here I would totally be trying to get a company to work with to work up a tune.
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      03-24-2020 11:31 PM #224
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      Just tune, on a stock car with no bolt-ons.
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