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    Oh man, I just love the track video with the...

    Oh man, I just love the track video with the freight train squeal to the brakes! I get the same when I'm doing my job right:)
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    So, I just have to comment on the rotating mass...

    So, I just have to comment on the rotating mass thing...wheels. I crunched the numbers a while back, and the rotation (modeling simply as a disc) is a 50% increase. IE, 60 pounds off your wheels...
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    I'd be really curious what the difference is...

    I'd be really curious what the difference is between the RS5 and RS6 rotors. All I've seen is typical measurements which seem to be the same. How about back spacing?

    I ask because I have the...
  4. Yes, the car is about 500 pounds lighter. ...

    Yes, the car is about 500 pounds lighter.

    Understeer and oversteer are generally controlled by spring and sway bar stiffness relationships front to rear. In the case of front heavy Audis, my...
  5. Are they really setting front to rear the same...

    Are they really setting front to rear the same (dampening)? I've felt the valving is the same front to rear which is bit disappointing.

    Pre-diet street:
    Front full stiff
    Rear full soft
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  6. Thread: Track weekend

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    Phaeton, no backing plates, Brembo rotors, Hawk...

    Phaeton, no backing plates, Brembo rotors, Hawk DTC-30, no side radiators, trimmed the fender liners for as much flow as possible, and a 500 pound freakin' diet. Never could have trusted her 2 days...
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    Just did my alternator last week. Standard 27mm...

    Just did my alternator last week. Standard 27mm crows foot did the job, and a 27mm spanner crows foot showed up after I was done. You have slightly more room on the farthest passenger (right side)...
  8. 4 starts after the initial joy: Charged...

    4 starts after the initial joy:

    Charged battery overnight. Started on its own, idled for 15 minutes, got 4 blocks from the house and noticed 12v dropping to 11v, turned around, and died 2.5...
  9. After getting parts from the dealer installed and...

    After getting parts from the dealer installed and the car started she was making nasty noises. I was thinking I screwed up something on the intake cam causing rattling and drag on the timing belt. ...
  10. Nice job! I can't even imagine trying to get to...

    Nice job! I can't even imagine trying to get to the back of the head like that.

    Strange thing is, I don't have any scabs from this project:)
  11. Passenger cam chain tensioner gasket...almost dun

    Firstly, I read an old post where someone said this is possible with a little finesse. That person is either a serious knuckle-dragger, or they don't work on their own car.

    I did not have to...
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    My lid stays up on its own. 6.5 pounds. May...

    My lid stays up on its own. 6.5 pounds. May have lost a few creature comforts.

    Comparing the RS6 to an A6...
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    I just put the Stern's in mine. I was throwing...

    I just put the Stern's in mine. I was throwing codes, and obvious slop with the old OEMs. They came with the resisters which I consider a big plus. Apikol only had the firm ones in stock. So, I...
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    I hadn’t taken pictures of this one. So, I tried...

    I hadn’t taken pictures of this one. So, I tried to get a couple last night. Of course exposing myself to a couple of the few things I’ve done without split loom and heat shrink. Yes, Audi...
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    Heat soak here running road courses as...

    Heat soak here running road courses as well...obviously plenty of air flow. Installed intercooler sprayers to spray water on the outside of the coolers when she starts getting cranky (loss of power...
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    Group Buy...Passenger side motor mount tool

    Made right here in the good old USA. Only the finest in flea market material and bird dropping welds. Only $59.95 if we get 10 of us.

    All kidding aside, kudos to those that made this work any...
  17. Thread: Torque Converter

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    This one is a mystery to me too. Torque...

    This one is a mystery to me too. Torque converter lockout is for fuel economy (for the most part). It's also electronically controlled. So, if the TCU knows the seal is bad, throws a code, and...
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    I've been running the Super Sports at the track. ...

    I've been running the Super Sports at the track. They are ok in the dry, and excellent in the wet.

    I'm picking up a set of Falken Azenis RT615K in a couple days. I figure I'll sacrifice some wet...
  19. Thread: Front axels

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    I recall having to do some strange geometry on...

    I recall having to do some strange geometry on that side, but I don't recall the details of where I had to put the transmission side to make it fit...plus a little turn of the wheel/upright/knuckle. ...
  20. Thread: Front axels

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    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-NEW-FRONT-LEFT-RIGHT-...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/PAIR-NEW-FRONT-LEFT-RIGHT-CV-DRIVE-AXLE-SHAFT-ASSEMBLY-FOR-AUDI-A6-RS6-AND-S6-/290892768912?fits=Model%3ARS6&hash=item43ba8f6690:g:gAcAAOSwPe1UKr4M&vxp=mtr

    I've used these...
  21. Thread: Front axels

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    I had one bolt that heat and impact did not do...

    I had one bolt that heat and impact did not do the job until it finally just stripped. I used a stick welder to cut the head off, and bought a new set of bolts. After all the heat the stud that was...
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    Mine really don't work after my molding...

    Mine really don't work after my molding disaster:hey: Sorry about the pic, 3 shades of silver, etc.. None of these I can see from the driver seat.

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    A couple of small fires welding in the plates for...

    A couple of small fires welding in the plates for the rear standoffs. First time having to use a fire extinguisher though:)
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    Just a couple small fires welding the plates in...

    Just a couple small fires welding the plates in for the rear standoffs. First time having to use a fire extinguisher though:)
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    Key word..."you". Yes, I'm the one that set the...

    Key word..."you". Yes, I'm the one that set the car on fire a couple times.:addict: 1666416666
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