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    GTI is low compression also. The Golf GTI was...

    GTI is low compression also. The Golf GTI was when they went 10:1
  2. Thread: ITAC News.

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    Sticky: Wait on dude. The issues have always been with...

    Wait on dude. The issues have always been with the process math, the false belief that the system is truly objective, and the penalty of getting that wrong in high #/hp classes (NOT with the...
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    Sticky: Don't worry. Less people are waiting on it now...

    Don't worry. Less people are waiting on it now than in the past. A lot of us have moved on to where we have an opportunity to compete.
  4. Adam - you will have a great time there. Never...

    Adam - you will have a great time there. Never once felt that the track was really going to bite me at RA (even when I did touch the wall). Its a fast track that is long enough to let the engine...
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    Cool. It looks like you need an existing AMB for...

    Cool. It looks like you need an existing AMB for them to pull the ID signature from. A good option for those of us with more than one car. When I search around I see this mostly for the RC car...
  6. Thread: changin classes

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    And just in case you are totally new to the class...

    And just in case you are totally new to the class - that means the Megasquirt is A-OK, provided it has stock injectors, and other hardware (except those explicitly allowed in the rules - ecu, tps,...
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    A2 cars (guessing this is an A2 Jetta by the user...

    A2 cars (guessing this is an A2 Jetta by the user title) can run CIS, CIS-E or Digifant, because all of those cars are on one spec line.
  8. Thread: it throttle body

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    Are you using the 88 Jetta pressure regulator? ...

    Are you using the 88 Jetta pressure regulator? It should clear fine. If not, I am sure there are pile of non cruise control TBs out there for cheap.
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    This is a case where the Roffe corollary applies....

    This is a case where the Roffe corollary applies. IIDSYCYC + IISYCYBWC
    If it doesn't say you can, you can't: The rule book does not have to specify that the power steering system be run fully...
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    So if I were building a car without rules, or...

    So if I were building a car without rules, or with rules allowing non-stock steering racks, I would run without power steering. I would experiment with a depowered rack and a manual rack to see if I...
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    What Kirk said. There is a silver ITB Golf III...

    What Kirk said.

    There is a silver ITB Golf III (maybe on the east coast now) that was running manual steering because the original builder found documentation of a couple Canadian spec cars sold...
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    I actually think this could be a decent FP car if...

    I actually think this could be a decent FP car if it could get to weight.
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    +1 to not a bad thing to lift the rear tire a bit.

    +1 to not a bad thing to lift the rear tire a bit.
  14. Thread: ITAC News.

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    Sticky: Glad to hear that there is real discussion on the...

    Glad to hear that there is real discussion on the motor mount issue. Although I oppose the allowance, I have been looking at solutions to exploit the potential rule in the meantime.
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    It doesn't matter. Just a fun coincidence. I...

    It doesn't matter. Just a fun coincidence.

    I cross mine. I like having the straps on enough angle to resist side to side and front to back.

    The VWs have some nice slots/hooks in the unibody...
  16. Thread: Brake duct

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    Cram it down into the triangle formed by the...

    Cram it down into the triangle formed by the upright, and the caliper, pointing at the center of the rotor/bearing. Safety wire in place.

    Figure out the routing before cutting it, to leave...
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    I did drop one on Saturday. Ran the race with...

    I did drop one on Saturday. Ran the race with the fuel setting too lean, and had a GREAT battle with Mike in the Yellow Golf. Sunday got to practice driving the track with two blown left shocks......
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    Thank you Mike and Phil. I have been sticking...

    Thank you Mike and Phil. I have been sticking with a KISS principle on alignment setup, but you have inspired me to play with toe and consider tire 'scrub'.

    Great info.
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    In most cases I end up using a left hand or right...

    In most cases I end up using a left hand or right hand dominant setup. Based more on which corners are important, than on how many lefts or rights there are.
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    I ran them much lower - 23-24F, 18-19R. But they...

    I ran them much lower - 23-24F, 18-19R. But they were a real handful until temps came up.

    Keep it simple in this case.
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    My BHF setup: -3.5 LF camber -2.5~-3 RF...

    My BHF setup:

    -3.5 LF camber -2.5~-3 RF camber.
    zero front toe
    starting pressures I need to go look up, but I think 33-35F, 31-33R on R6s

    Your rear stuff looks fine. I think I am at -2...
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    There are some diagrams out there, I just don't...

    There are some diagrams out there, I just don't know the links to them. Techtonics also makes one, that plugs in to the throttle switches for actuation.

    I have seen the switches and the brackets...
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    I run mine in the low 30s fixed timing and it...

    I run mine in the low 30s fixed timing and it starts fine.

    The Autotech power modules do occasionally fail. The simple resistor/potentiometer in line with the CTS works as well, but is more...
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    Is this a CIS or CIS-E car? Stock VW stuff goes...

    Is this a CIS or CIS-E car? Stock VW stuff goes lean at high rpm. Adding a potentiometer in line with the coolant temp sensor will let you add fuel easily. Set it up with a bypass switch, manual...
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    Alter the coolant temp sensor signal so that the...

    Alter the coolant temp sensor signal so that the stock system thinks it is cold and gives you more fuel. Simple, cheap, reliable and effective.
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