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      07-15-2015 08:57 AM #26
      I'm likely going the same route. Got the rims/tires before my GTI came in, I bought an St rear bar and will have to get it in before this weekend's Chicago region auto-x. I did just pick up the special tool to change it - serrated triple square bits. I looked into the Koni sports, but unfortunately you can't adjust the rear shock on the car - I'm sure thanks to the car design. I wouldn't mind a lighter and nicely tuned relatively subdued single exit exhaust if any exist that is.

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      07-15-2015 09:01 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by VRUM VR6 View Post
      I'm likely going the same route. Got the rims/tires before my GTI came in, I bought an St rear bar and will have to get it in before this weekend's Chicago region auto-x. I did just pick up the special tool to change it - serrated triple square bits. I looked into the Koni sports, but unfortunately you can't adjust the rear shock on the car - I'm sure thanks to the car design. I wouldn't mind a lighter and nicely tuned relatively subdued single exit exhaust if any exist that is.
      Be sure to let me know if you find it...lol

      The Koni problem exists I think since MK5, and I think its common with other cars too(RX8 also IIRC). Which is part of the reason why I am hesitant going Koni since you really get half the knobs in the end. Granted its still adjustable, vs Bilstein which won't be. I wish there are more legit options though.

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      07-16-2015 02:42 PM #28
      Ok with a tune. What class am I under?

      I'm thinking about going to get my tune removed for the weekend so the car will be more drivable


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      07-16-2015 02:49 PM #29
      With the tune the SCCA class is DSP. Chicago region has a better option if you're on street (non race-compound) tires the class is: T (tire limited) which you'd run in with the DSP index.
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      07-16-2015 03:23 PM #30
      Thanks VRUM, change my registration to DSP.


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      07-16-2015 04:27 PM #31
      I autocrossed my car in the Houston SCCA, NGS class back in early June 2015. Car did great, and I have a non PP car. I'm gonna be upgrading to ECS red stuff pads, and stainless steel brake lines for next months autocross. The only complaints I have are the crappy stock Pirelli P7 tires but I will upgrade them when its time to replace those.

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      07-16-2015 05:12 PM #32
      Racing in novice class with a new GTI... that's awesome to hear!

      The stock brakes are really good - especially if you're just autocrossing... I'd personally not spend the money there. Also, I'm not sure if braided lines are allowed in SCCA street classes - you may want to check the rules on that first if you want to stay in GS class. What's allowed in plain street classes is a pretty short list - so if it's not listed - not allowed. I'd definitely recommend tires first if you can swing it. You'll definitely get way more smiles per mile too

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      07-16-2015 05:27 PM #33
      You can download the 2015 Tire Rack SCCA Solo Rules here:
      http://www.scca.com/downloads

      It's close to the bottom of the page FYI.

    9. 07-16-2015 08:32 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by VRUM VR6 View Post
      I'm likely going the same route. Got the rims/tires before my GTI came in, I bought an St rear bar and will have to get it in before this weekend's Chicago region auto-x. I did just pick up the special tool to change it - serrated triple square bits. I looked into the Koni sports, but unfortunately you can't adjust the rear shock on the car - I'm sure thanks to the car design. I wouldn't mind a lighter and nicely tuned relatively subdued single exit exhaust if any exist that is.
      I'm sure you will be happy with the ST rear swaybar. I installed one a week ago on my Sportwagen and am amazed at how well it handles now.

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      07-16-2015 09:48 PM #35
      Sweet... thanks for the review. I figured the St bar is made in the U.S. by KW - which I believe is German - so how bad can it be, right?

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      07-19-2015 03:28 AM #36
      I got the St rear anti-sway bar installed. Next, time to test it out first thing in the morning at Chicago region SCCA autocross

      I'll tell you one thing that I found somewhat disappointing was that the St sway bar doesn't come with new normal hex bolts. Therefore, I had to reinstall the triple square bolts that come on the car.

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      07-20-2015 08:49 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by VRUM VR6 View Post
      I got the St rear anti-sway bar installed. Next, time to test it out first thing in the morning at Chicago region SCCA autocross

      I'll tell you one thing that I found somewhat disappointing was that the St sway bar doesn't come with new normal hex bolts. Therefore, I had to reinstall the triple square bolts that come on the car.
      I think the whole time I have the MK6 with the rear Eibach I am using stock hardware anyway...lol

      At Toledo Match Tour I saw Jack Burns' DSG 2dr PP S. He weighed it onsite on Friday and was 3000lb even(in racing condition with the stuff in the back removed), with Neuspeed Catback and Neuspeed 25mm bar, on Avanti Racing Hybris wheel from TR and RE71R. I am guessing the 6MT will be lighter still.

      We all got clobbered by Focus STs. Though. John Li and Josh Mcdonough you might know both drove their STs to 2nd and 3rd in class, beaten by Andrew Pallotta in another ST. Top 7 were all STs. Jack's car was 7th and I coned away basically all my runs. My scratch time was faster than Jack's though. Sunday I was the fastest non-ST and beating Brian, but he didn't seem to enjoy the Rival S as much as the Bridgestone on Saturday. But I was more than a sec away from the closest ST that's not Brian.

      Not a good weekend at all...

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      07-20-2015 12:15 PM #38


      Had a great day on Sunday. I'll try to get my dash cam videos uploaded to night.


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      07-20-2015 12:15 PM #39
      It was great meeting VRUM vr6


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      07-21-2015 12:50 PM #40
      It was great meeting you too Single Track Mind - hope to see lots more of you!

      I felt that I drove like crap at Chicago region on that rather challenging course, nonetheless I did manage to place 4th overall on PAX of about 110 racers. I'll have to work on videos as well - just way too busy at work lately for that.

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      08-01-2015 06:30 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by RacingManiac View Post
      At Toledo Match Tour I saw Jack Burns' DSG 2dr PP S. He weighed it onsite on Friday and was 3000lb even(in racing condition with the stuff in the back removed), with Neuspeed Catback and Neuspeed 25mm bar, on Avanti Racing Hybris wheel from TR and RE71R. I am guessing the 6MT will be lighter still.
      That's a pretty impressive weigh in. Stock shocks? What about tire size... any clue?

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      08-01-2015 07:14 PM #42
      Here's a photo from that last Chicago region SCCA race:


    18. 08-01-2015 07:21 PM #43
      As a racer, I can tell you the following:

      1. If you have a tune you INSTANTLY hit DSP (D Street Prepared) Class. Welcome to where the real fun is!
      2. Here is a great thread to give you an idea what's allowed per category: https://www.sff.net/people/dburkhead/prepcompare.htm
      3. If you race DSP, you better buy slicks or you WILL GET PWNED. Trust me.
      4. If you race DSP and get slicks and the right setup, YOU WILL PWN. Trust me on that one too...
      5. ***The GTI is AWESOME on the track once modded. ESC off is a MUST.***
      6. With my build, in autocross, I find myself needing to downshift to first on occasion due to our looooong gearing. This is strange to me, but I am getting it.
      7. The GTI with my build is a HILLCLIMB MONSTER. 9 seconds faster than my previous hill record set last year with my Focus ST. On street tires, if you want to call PSS's street tires
      8. When racing road course/hillclimb, mind your traction. The GTI has MONSTER torque under tune, and the handling will run your confidence high. Maybe too high (ask me about run 5 at larison rock and why my car has been gone for a month now).
      9. The GTI communicates it's limits quite well, but you must know how to listen.
      10. I could care less about the PP GTI. I am stomping people with this thing. I did turn XDS to "2" (aggressive scirocco R setting). Believe me. It works. Like the Focus ST but better. I would love to road course against a PP with similar tune.
      11. With 1.2F 1.3R camber and a 26mm sway, I cannot get the back to oversteer. Or understeer. It is glued to the ground. I have tried. I have tried hard. No dice.... Glue. I really like that.
      12. I am looking into front splitters and canards to give more front downforce. My buddy races for COBB and showed me the difference it makes. Wow.

      13. There is no mechanical replacement for Skill.

      On my hillclimb run with the overconfidence incident, I was actually running the GTI through the first 5 markers as fast as the Corvettes were. And the GTI was eating the track for lunch. I misjudged the angle of turn 5 and went in too hot. My fault, not the car's. I learned more about the car in 5 seconds than I learned since I had it. I can't wait to get her back, put the A6's on and hit the Bible Creek Hillclimb on 8/15.

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      08-03-2015 03:58 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by VRUM VR6 View Post
      That's a pretty impressive weigh in. Stock shocks? What about tire size... any clue?
      IIRC still stock shocks, He is getting FSD put in the car, not sure on that choice though...

      The car was on Advanti Racing Hybris wheels and 245/40/17 tires.

      I want to figure out what to do Shock wise over the winter...maybe looking into having custom made struts with OE strut bodies and Koni 8611 or similar inserts.
      Last edited by RacingManiac; 08-03-2015 at 04:04 PM.

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      08-03-2015 11:23 PM #45
      If anyone else is thinking about going to the "2015 Tire Rack Solo National Championship"... the entry price goes from $170 today to $300 tomorrow. Do it. DO IT!

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      08-03-2015 11:38 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by VRUM VR6 View Post
      If anyone else is thinking about going to the "2015 Tire Rack Solo National Championship"... the entry price goes from $170 today to $300 tomorrow. Do it. DO IT!
      See you in Lincoln!

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      08-04-2015 02:25 AM #47
      Fo sho! You'll have your 2015 then?

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      08-04-2015 05:24 PM #48
      2016, and I am still crossing my fingers, toes...whatever....lol

      The dealer said Aug 17 is delivery. I've gotten no Commission #, anysort of the tracking info...etc. So there is a degree of skepticism in that date for me...

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      09-13-2015 12:28 AM #49
      Here are both of my in-car videos from this week's 2015 Tire Rack
      SCCA Solo National Championship. They were far from perfect runs,
      but I raced through both courses fast enough to have clinched
      second place - had I not fixated on the final cone of my event and
      ran it over - which dropped me to fifth place trophy

      Day one, West course:
      https://youtu.be/OdlskVvkvGw

      Day two, East course:
      https://youtu.be/ly3GiBZMvzo

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      09-13-2015 06:38 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by VRUM VR6 View Post
      Here are both of my in-car videos from this week's 2015 Tire Rack
      SCCA Solo National Championship. They were far from perfect runs,
      but I raced through both courses fast enough to have clinched
      second place - had I not fixated on the final cone of my event and
      ran it over - which dropped me to fifth place trophy

      Day one, West course:
      https://youtu.be/OdlskVvkvGw

      Day two, East course:
      https://youtu.be/ly3GiBZMvzo

      Great job nonetheless John, definitely puts the car on the radar of many and I think any other driver in the FoST the general result of the class would be a lot closer(Mark is just that much of a monster I guess).

      I hope I can trophy next year. I have time for the front half of the class but alas a dirty run on day one denied me of that.

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