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Mk5 General Area / Re: 245s.... anyone done it?
« Last post by rich83 on Today at 10:59:29 PM Started by AJP  »
I think you are over thinking all of this then TBH. Just get some better tyres and that will do to be honest.

If you are worried about grip out of corners and you are struggling to put the power down out of corners then I would suggest you are being a bit too eager to stamp on the loud pedal. You can probably fix 95% of the problems you are trying to fix by just feeding in the power a bit more subtly.
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Mk5 General Area / Re: 245s.... anyone done it?
« Last post by AJP on Today at 10:46:17 PM Started by AJP  »
Road use btw, Rich.
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Mk5 General Area / Re: 245s.... anyone done it?
« Last post by AJP on Today at 10:45:49 PM Started by AJP  »
AD08R are not that much noisy than MPSS.
A bit iffy in the wet though?

Not really.... just dont drive like a clown in the wet!  :signLOL:
Never mate. Too many sh*t drivers around making things unsafe in those conditions in the first place.

Cold, wet, dark, or any combination of those: slow and steady.

Dry, warm, good visibility, in those exact conditions: sometimes have a bit of fun.
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Mk5 General Area / Re: 245s.... anyone done it?
« Last post by rich83 on Today at 10:38:31 PM Started by AJP  »
AD08R are not that much noisy than MPSS.
A bit iffy in the wet though?

Not really.... just dont drive like a clown in the wet!  :signLOL:


Are we talking road use here or track use?
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Nitro obd2 ... anyone tried them??
« Last post by AJP on Today at 10:32:48 PM Started by Colinspence  »
If it sounds too good to be true...
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Nitro obd2 ... anyone tried them??
« Last post by slix on Today at 10:20:17 PM Started by Colinspence  »
I got given one of these by a neighbour and tried it in 2 different turbo cars. Did naff all.

Inside is just a cheap circuit board and led. Think they rely on people having a placebo effect.
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Mk5 General Area / Re: 245s.... anyone done it?
« Last post by AJP on Today at 10:03:46 PM Started by AJP  »
You'll be having to battle with trial and fact to actually know if they'd benefit tbh, although you've more tyre to give you grip, you'll have more weight and rubbing (I'm sure you've already got a solution for this in mind though). Having just been moving; 245/35/19 and 265/35/19 alloys I can tell you they're extremely heavy and they were made by BBS for an M3.

To really get the benefit of wider tyres you need the right components in place to harvest the extra grip, you'll definitely feel an increase in cornering stability from them, but you depending on set up you could see Positive/negative or no difference at all to any track times. (If you were to track)
The main object would be maintaining grip under hard acceleration, in a straight line or exiting a corner - dialling off the lock. That's my main gripe.

Weight - yes, it'd be crucial to equal or reduce wheel and tyre weight to make this anything other than pointless. Some discussion about this earlier in the thread.

Rubbing - not an issue with the wider wings I mentioned in the original post. Without the availability of the Kerscher/SRS wings I might not have even considered this.

I agree with what you're saying about theory vs practice. While you could increase grip in general, there might be some undesirable side effects of a wider footprint (assuming all other variables like unsprung weight are kept in check). It might screw up the balance into the corner, off throttle, for example. I wouldn't want to spoil the recipe in that sense.

It'd be easy to get it wrong - increasing unsprung weight, neglecting geometry revision, etc. But there must be a way of getting it right. Or at least, moving a bit in the right direction.
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Nitro obd2 ... anyone tried them??
« Last post by Colinspence on Today at 10:03:21 PM Started by Colinspence  »



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How to Guides / Troubleshooting / Re: **HOW TO**: Door lock module replacement
« Last post by Matto on Today at 09:54:18 PM Started by Matto  »
Just to let you guys know I have fixed the image links  :happy2:
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Mk5 General Area / Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Last post by willni on Today at 09:50:10 PM Started by ROH ECHT  »


Just a little wash and applied from rain-x to the windows, beginning to be tempted by a full exterior respray and a full paint protection film wrap


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