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Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-05-2019, 12:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By GIACUser
I have run HP+ and they are noisy and dusty, not...

I have run HP+ and they are noisy and dusty, not a good street pad. They have a much higher friction coefficient and were good enough for some casual track work if you are not overly hard on your...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-05-2019, 12:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By GIACUser
For street use I have used Hawk HPS 5.0 a lot....

For street use I have used Hawk HPS 5.0 a lot. Not as expensive as Endless, I have used both Endless MX72 and MXRS for street and they are very nice but also very expensive (probably well under 200...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes sponsored by The Tire Rack 09-03-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 273
Posted By GIACUser
ME 20 like most track pads will squeal and...

ME 20 like most track pads will squeal and provide heavy dust that should be cleaned up frequently as in weekly or more if you are going to drive them on the street. If you are going to stay Endless,...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 09-01-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
Fingers crossed they will get it right but you...

Fingers crossed they will get it right but you know what is said about trying the same thing over and over again expecting a different outcome.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-29-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
Update - car going back to shop

Decided car just isn't running well and I found too many things that I really can't drive it. Going back to shop. Its a 51 mile tow. Thank goodness for AAA.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-29-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By GIACUser
Could be worn out clutch. Having a boost gauge...

Could be worn out clutch.
Having a boost gauge would help as you could see if the increase in rpm corresponded with acceleration or not.
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-28-2019, 11:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By GIACUser
Not many wheels fit, its all about the design....

Not many wheels fit, its all about the design. All the Neuspeed 18x8 et45 wheels work without spacers. I have both RSe52 and the RSe11 and both work great without spacers.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-28-2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
Thank you for the offer, they do use factory...

Thank you for the offer, they do use factory cables, but from a MK4 R32. I have mine adjusted up tight and lever only can go 2 clicks. The tiny calipers just don't hold that well.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-27-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
So far parking brake is not squeaky and it is...

So far parking brake is not squeaky and it is also not very effective.

Love the brakes though.

https://i.imgur.com/CQ43mWj.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/Sx50PsL.jpg
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes sponsored by The Tire Rack 08-26-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By GIACUser
When choosing wheels for my 18z setup I used the...

When choosing wheels for my 18z setup I used the following measurement to determine if they would fit. I am running Neuspeed 18x8 and they fit perfectly without spacers.

From the drawing below you...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-26-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
K04 to me is such a sweet turbo for these cars...

K04 to me is such a sweet turbo for these cars when you want a boost and it is a daily driver and you want smooth OEM like driving with a super wide power band.

This car has had so many changes...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-25-2019, 02:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
First impression - Brembos

My first impression of the Brembo brake system is that it almost went unnoticed. That was a good thing. I noticed no difference in pedal travel vs stock. They do of course have a lot more stopping...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-25-2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
Only driven 20 miles in them but they are very...

Only driven 20 miles in them but they are very comfortable and hold you in as good as a 2 piece adjustable back seat can.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-25-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
I am happy to report that I took the car out...

I am happy to report that I took the car out today for a short run, where I could drive the car a bit.

It is running MUCH better now. It idles and runs as you expect now.

I got to lay into the...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-24-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
Yes, I will be having a followup session with...

Yes, I will be having a followup session with them.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-23-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
update

Well I fixed the 2 pre-turbo air leaks and it did remedy some or most of the issues. It now cold starts and idles, though still rougher than I would have expected. I can now drive the car under 3500...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-23-2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
Update and findings

Ok, cleared my head and got out flashlight and mirrors to look for obvious issues and I found a couple of big ones.

#1 Hose from DV back into intake, not connected and looked as though it never...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-22-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
I am starting to think I need to have the timing...

I am starting to think I need to have the timing belt and chain checked.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-22-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
Well even warm it doesn't run ok. When cold it...

Well even warm it doesn't run ok. When cold it won't idle until engine reaches full operating temp.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-22-2019, 06:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
Absolutely, its not being driven

Absolutely, its not being driven
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-22-2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
That is my current problem, car is not properly...

That is my current problem, car is not properly tuned. Very disappointed. So now I need to find someone or a company that can supply a proper tune.

It not only idles badly, it won't idle until...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-21-2019, 02:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
At AU Tuning - just took it around block before...

At AU Tuning - just took it around block before it gets towed home. It's brutal.

https://youtu.be/_SvGtgHDONU
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-21-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
Ok by popular demand the thread will stay active...

Ok by popular demand the thread will stay active and all new info will go here. Now I have to go get ready to pick it up.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-20-2019, 11:51 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
Car comes home tomorrow.... and new thread...

Car comes home tomorrow.... and new thread begins tomorrow on review of the project.
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 08-17-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 975
Posted By GIACUser
Standing in front of the car, back left corner of...

Standing in front of the car, back left corner of your panel, SB40 and SB43 are for the ignition coils.
SB40 = 20amp
SB43 = 30amp

Even if your panel is post May 2007 it is same 2 fuses.
And as...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-13-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 348
Posted By GIACUser
My apologies to poster but nobody knows you and...

My apologies to poster but nobody knows you and you are asking for personal info with a story that may or may not be true. You would have to be on here quite a while to get that kind of an ask.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-12-2019, 11:48 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,027
Posted By GIACUser
That is an old pic of car but it still looks...

That is an old pic of car but it still looks good. On vacation this week, will pickup car when I get back home. Good luck on your project and am always happy to share info.
Forum: Photo / Video / Media Gallery 08-09-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 2,447
Views: 519,155
Posted By GIACUser
Such great attention to detail, what a great...

Such great attention to detail, what a great project.
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 08-06-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 975
Posted By GIACUser
My car is sorted and tuned. AU Tuning has done...

My car is sorted and tuned. AU Tuning has done the work over a period of a year and he just wanted to back over the work to insure they have not missed anything.

Yes, living in CA does have the...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 08-05-2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 975
Posted By GIACUser
Good luck and always consider you may have...

Good luck and always consider you may have multiple issues. Hope you find it/them.
Look forward to how plugs and gap affect things for you.

Can hardly wait to drive my car and hope I don't have...
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