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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10890 on: December 05, 2017, 10:11:08 PM »
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10891 on: December 06, 2017, 01:18:09 PM »
Early Christmas presents for you two then  :happy2:

AST 5300, very nice indeed! 
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10892 on: December 07, 2017, 05:49:23 AM »
Yeah, can’t wait to get everything on the car, but I have some issues with the DSG box that I’ve bought. Seems that the mechatronnic is dead and my resources are at absolute zero now. I’ll know for sure in the next days. :/

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10893 on: December 07, 2017, 09:39:44 AM »
Yeah, can’t wait to get everything on the car, but I have some issues with the DSG box that I’ve bought. Seems that the mechatronnic is dead and my resources are at absolute zero now. I’ll know for sure in the next days. :/

Just looked at your car's spec, impressive  :happy2:

I've been considering a DSG conversion as well.  A project for the summer  :smiley:

Looking forward to your thoughts on the AST 5300. I like that you can adjust the high and low speed compression independently of rebound.  Every other maker ties them together in one adjustment.......and even then they only let you adjust the low speed compression!  Adjustable high speed is really nice for tuning out the harshness of sharp bumps & holes!  I think you will really like them.  Do you know the spring rates? 

Interesting they have converted the rear setup to a coilover strut.   I never really liked the adjustable perches you have to use on regular setups.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10894 on: December 08, 2017, 06:31:05 PM »
 :happy2: Thanks man!

I believe that from now on dual clutch is the way to go. :happy2: DSG has proved reliable over the years, cand wait to get the conversion done. I've tried 2 single-mass clutches, both of them seems to have trouble with fast shifting at high rpm. it felt like forcing the car into gear, and after 2 laps the clutch was so hot that it would not go into gear over 6500 rpm.
My problem now is that Mihnea R Cotet from MRC tried to connect to the gearbox and it didn't respond. He told me that is not 100% dead we will need to try again with another DSG connector, but I'm already looking for alternatives if the mechatronic is dead.  :phew:

About AST 5300 I've read only good things, I really hope it will be an upgrade from PSS10. The front spring is 100Nm and the rear 120Nm. I really liked the high speed rebound adjust ability, I think it will make the difference over the kerbs. Also one of the deciding points was the rear coilover setup, it is always good to have the springs as close to the exterior as possible.
Can't wait to test it on the track. ;)
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10895 on: December 08, 2017, 10:08:33 PM »
I agree!  I don't drive mine on the track but even on the road the manual box is annoying.  The rest of the car is great so probably worth converting it to DSG rather than selling it and buying another one.  That way I get a really low mileage DSG box!  Does the DQ500 work in the MK5 platform do you know?
Good luck with yours anyway, hope you get it sorted  :happy2:

You will love the ASTs and those spring rates are good for track work  :happy2:  120nm at the back in a coilover configuration is super stiff.  You will get great turn-in with that  :smiley:
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10896 on: December 09, 2017, 12:29:31 AM »
Fitted a central armrest - been after one for a while as missed having one. Much more comfy and was fairly easy to fit. Just need to fit leather padding and rear cup holder compartment.



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What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10897 on: December 09, 2017, 08:39:02 PM »
I agree!  I don't drive mine on the track but even on the road the manual box is annoying.  The rest of the car is great so probably worth converting it to DSG rather than selling it and buying another one.  That way I get a really low mileage DSG box!  Does the DQ500 work in the MK5 platform do you know?
Good luck with yours anyway, hope you get it sorted  :happy2:

You will love the ASTs and those spring rates are good for track work  :happy2:  120nm at the back in a coilover configuration is super stiff.  You will get great turn-in with that  :smiley:


I hope that it will not be tail happy

DQ500 works for sure, you’ll need the transfer box too. I was about to get one for me, then i tought that with the transfer box it’s an extra 15kgs and Quaife/Wavetrac or Peloquin don’t do LSDs for it. That was the no go moment.

I’ve heard that DQ500 has better engine break, but I'm not sure, but a good DQ250 with a good tune will hold 500nm and with a clutch upgrade over 750. So I don't know if it's worth the extra funds unless you're not after a DSG and 4x4 conversion. :grin:

I’m happy today, my DSG is ok. I believe that I’ll go to MRC for the new software.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10898 on: December 09, 2017, 10:39:51 PM »
Got my mk6 gti steering wheel today just waiting on the ch steering module now, and I have begun to reshape the dynaudio front tweeters after months of putting it off



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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10899 on: December 09, 2017, 11:52:23 PM »
I've updated the RNS-510 maps to V15 (2018) in my wife's GT Sport. :smiley:

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10900 on: December 10, 2017, 02:51:57 AM »
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10901 on: December 11, 2017, 11:40:37 AM »
Pretty hairy day coming back from Birmingham to Cambridge yesterday. Left at 5.30am to try and get ahead of the weather, which worked until we were stuck behind lorries 20 miles into the journey, unable to climb a hill on the A14. Decided to turn off and go through towns rather than sit stuck on the dual carriageway miles away from anywhere with the snow building. Ended up calling into Halfords somewhere for snow socks which then saw us climbing slopes 4x4s could not. Some hairy moments, and some fun moments too. Glad I had 2 mates with me for navigation and decision making. We and the car made it back in one piece nearly 7 hours later, what an adventure!




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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10902 on: December 11, 2017, 12:06:54 PM »
Good work!  Typical bad timing........I threw out my set of winter wheels/tyres last week  :grin:

Having said that, the 'up to' 25mph EDL traction control isn't bad on the MK5.  My old Corrado used to just sit there spinning and not going anywhere with the slightest dab of throttle.  I wonder if the MK6 ABS system can be retrofitted as that allows EDL at higher road speeds.   I wonder if takes the road speed from the rear or front wheel sensors?   In the good old days, road speed was taken from the gearbox but obviously you could be spinning the wheels at 400mph but the vehicle speed = nil.  So they moved vehicle speed sensing to the ABS sensors on the MK5.
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10903 on: December 11, 2017, 01:22:58 PM »
Good work!  Typical bad timing........I threw out my set of winter wheels/tyres last week  :grin:

Having said that, the 'up to' 25mph EDL traction control isn't bad on the MK5.  My old Corrado used to just sit there spinning and not going anywhere with the slightest dab of throttle.  I wonder if the MK6 ABS system can be retrofitted as that allows EDL at higher road speeds.   I wonder if takes the road speed from the rear or front wheel sensors?   In the good old days, road speed was taken from the gearbox but obviously you could be spinning the wheels at 400mph but the vehicle speed = nil.  So they moved vehicle speed sensing to the ABS sensors on the MK5.
What’s this EDL, Pudding? Some electronic replacement for an LSD? I did find the car was helping a lot - traction control lights flashing, helping keep the car on the limit of the grip when pulling off. Does the EDL apply breaks as part of this? I seem to remember reading about something like that in the manual when I first got the car.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #10904 on: December 11, 2017, 03:52:03 PM »
Good work!  Typical bad timing........I threw out my set of winter wheels/tyres last week  :grin:

Having said that, the 'up to' 25mph EDL traction control isn't bad on the MK5.  My old Corrado used to just sit there spinning and not going anywhere with the slightest dab of throttle.  I wonder if the MK6 ABS system can be retrofitted as that allows EDL at higher road speeds.   I wonder if takes the road speed from the rear or front wheel sensors?   In the good old days, road speed was taken from the gearbox but obviously you could be spinning the wheels at 400mph but the vehicle speed = nil.  So they moved vehicle speed sensing to the ABS sensors on the MK5.
What’s this EDL, Pudding? Some electronic replacement for an LSD? I did find the car was helping a lot - traction control lights flashing, helping keep the car on the limit of the grip when pulling off. Does the EDL apply breaks as part of this? I seem to remember reading about something like that in the manual when I first got the car.


Electronic Differential Lock.  Yeah it brakes the spinning wheel, which transfers the torque to the opposite axle.  I suppose it's like a poor man's Quaife. 
The manual box (not sure about DSG) also has spring loaded output flanges which acts as a mild diff lock.
It does seem to work well.  I can feel it doing it's thing and I can sometimes detect a whiff of brake pads in the cabin if wheel spinning is bad enough to give the ABS a work out.


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