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Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
« Reply #630 on: May 14, 2019, 02:25:25 PM »
Now a couple of professional pictures. :smiley:












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Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
« Reply #631 on: May 14, 2019, 05:40:43 PM »
Calendar pictures  :drool:.
I wish we still had the calendar  :innocent:

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Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
« Reply #632 on: May 14, 2019, 08:49:39 PM »
Wow. Gotta love a CW MKV with. No front place


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Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
« Reply #633 on: May 17, 2019, 06:10:14 PM »
Looking great as always  :happy2:  I don't know what it is with the Pro Race 1.2 wheels.  They look good on some MK5s, and a bit boring / too small on other colours.  They suit your white colour  :happy2:

The ride height looks a touch high at the back (the pics at the bottom of page 42).  Do you find that helps on the track?  I tried a similar height on mine but the Ohlins default height (a bit lower at the back) seems to turn-in a lot keener.  Just an observation  :smiley:


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Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
« Reply #634 on: May 19, 2019, 01:00:32 AM »
Thanks @rex and @gartht23 !

Looking great as always  :happy2:  I don't know what it is with the Pro Race 1.2 wheels.  They look good on some MK5s, and a bit boring / too small on other colours.  They suit your white colour  :happy2:

The ride height looks a touch high at the back (the pics at the bottom of page 42).  Do you find that helps on the track?  I tried a similar height on mine but the Ohlins default height (a bit lower at the back) seems to turn-in a lot keener.  Just an observation  :smiley:

I raised the rear coilovers when setting up the suspension to transfer more weight to the back. I think the rear is well sorted now (loose enough) with the way I have the coilovers set to F6/R1 and the ARB soft/soft. I might try the harder setting on the front ARB to see what it does to the handling. There's always space for improvement. Thank you for your thoughts. :smiley:

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Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
« Reply #635 on: May 25, 2019, 12:02:11 PM »
Thanks @rex and @gartht23 !

Looking great as always  :happy2:  I don't know what it is with the Pro Race 1.2 wheels.  They look good on some MK5s, and a bit boring / too small on other colours.  They suit your white colour  :happy2:

The ride height looks a touch high at the back (the pics at the bottom of page 42).  Do you find that helps on the track?  I tried a similar height on mine but the Ohlins default height (a bit lower at the back) seems to turn-in a lot keener.  Just an observation  :smiley:

I raised the rear coilovers when setting up the suspension to transfer more weight to the back. I think the rear is well sorted now (loose enough) with the way I have the coilovers set to F6/R1 and the ARB soft/soft. I might try the harder setting on the front ARB to see what it does to the handling. There's always space for improvement. Thank you for your thoughts. :smiley:

It's good to experiment with the adjustable dampers and ARBs  :happy2:   I run a lot more rebound/compression at the front and also have the front ARB stiffer than the rear one.  That keeps the rear neutral and predictable and also improves feel and steering weight  :smiley:  I find too much stiffness at the back causes too much lean at the front.


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Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
« Reply #636 on: March 13, 2020, 09:30:46 AM »
very nice project! :happy2: :happy2: any updates?  :laugh:

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Re: Candy White Golf GTI Ed. 30 - 8th track day at Estoril
« Reply #637 on: August 30, 2020, 10:31:09 PM »
very nice project! :happy2: :happy2: any updates?  :laugh:
Other than changing the oil and oil filter and driving it, nothing to report so far. I've been focusing on different projects since the beginning of this year. I hope I can re-focus a bit on my toy car and go do more track days. The mileage has increased to 108k km/67,1k miles. :smiley: