You're making me envious of you and your R! I can't wait for spring/summer. Although I'll still struggle a bit til 3rd
Sounds like you're happy with your setup and enjoying it's capabilities. Just think how good it'll be at 2+. I honestly think at that point you should upgrade to a TTE420/480 and sell me the k04. Win win!
2+ is the absolute limit I will be going to and it wont be a balls out 2+ as I am going to keep the stock 6R Intercooler, Probably 350-360BHP but hopefully 370-380LB/FT Of Torque and with the Uprated Loba Fuel Pump it should be across a much broader RPM Band! With a TTE420 the costs soon spiral out of control and you run the risk of pushing the DSG Clutch Packs which I certainly don't want to do.
It is currently an excellent all round package albeit with its current Set-Up/subtle upgrades...
: The combination of Grip from the 4WD and New Michelin PS4's. The new Tyres are also much quieter than the previous.
: The VWR Suspension, SALK and Lightweight Wheels have improved the ride quality and the overall feeling of how the car now responds and turns in. It almost feels more nimble, More responsive, With less body roll and no skittishness. Also the look of the car has been improved with the subtle drop in ride height.
: The Stage 1 Engine and DSG Map have improved the way the car drives massively but I do think that it will be a Stage 2/2+ when it really comes alive! I will be honest and say my old Stage 1 ED30 once rolling was a quicker car without a doubt. You can feel the additional 150KG on the 6R especially with the roll on Acceleration above 70MPH, The ED30 really thrived in those conditions 3rd and 4th Gear roll on was fantastic. Although going back to my previous post, The 6R at Stage 1 is just like "Whatever
" and the additional 50BHP and 80LB/FT of Torque over stock has not highlighted any weaknesses. It just gets on with it.
Chalk and cheese with regards to how they both drive, Not comparing the FWD vs 4WD and not knocking the FWD chassis either they are both very good at different things.
I guess I'm lucky that it doesn't rain that much here. Putting the foot down in 2nd and 3rd is so awesome!
I don't doubt that with the extensive chassis upgrades that your car has, Good Tyres and a warmer/dry climate that you can get the most out the FWD Chassis! I am sure that over here in the Summer Months you can really push a 300BHP+ GTI/ED30 and a Quaife LSD or the likes will help even further with regards to corner exit speeds and so on.
I think for me the 6R really shines because as others have mentioned they are waiting for Spring/Summer time to come so they can enjoy their GTI's and get that additional power down in the lower Gears, The 6R offers its performance all Year round come rain or shine.
I do wonder how people with 2+ Edition 30's go on especially at this time of Year
Even with a Linear Pedal Map there is only so much you can do with 370LB/FT Of Torque, A wet road, Good Tyres, Decent Suspension and FWD.
Again I must add that I am not turning this into a VS post, Both at Stage 1 straight line performance wise the ED30 was a quicker car no doubt once rolling.