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Track Day Tech Inspections

Track Day Tech Inspections

Pre Track Day Vehicle INSPECTIONS As part of the Redline Speed Worx (RSW) Service Team's effort to offer services for all of our clientele, we are now offering track inspections for all sanctioning bodies. Whether it’s SCCA, NASA, PCA, etc we are willing and able to inspect your vehicle before your track outing. There are a LOT of things that might not present themselves on the street that can become huge issues as soon as a car goes on track. Have a little bit of moisture in the brake fluid of your daily driver? No big deal, spongy pedal, maybe not the most responsive initial bite when slowing down for the traffic on the turnpike... Now take your car to Pocono Raceway, do 170 mph- 60mph a couple times going into turn one, and that little bit of moisture could be enough to cause your brake fluid to boil, a MUCH more serious issue. This same sort of issues apply to everything, a vibration in a wheel bearing, or a pocket of air in the cooling system can be a minor inc ... read more

Corner Balancing: 993 Porsche C2S

Corner Balancing: 993 Porsche C2S

Many people choose to lower their car for aesthetic purposes, some choose to lower their car for better cornering, and some choose to raise their car for increased ground clearance. Again, like every variable we have ever discusses there is a balance between too low and too high. In addition to ride height there is corner balancing. Although on most street cars we do not have the flexibility to move components around to adjust the static balance of the car we can affect the cross-weighting. Cross weighting is the percentage of weights between diagonal corners on the car. If you do happen to be able to adjust the weight of heavy components (remove seats, relocate battery, install fuel cell, etc.) then we can actively try to achieve a more central balance. Also keep in mind we are not addressing squat or dive, which is referred to how much the level of the car moves up o ... read more

ST XTA Coilover: User Review

ST XTA Coilover: User Review

Disclaimer: This Product Review and Installation Write has been supplied to RSW by Ryan Jacobs. Ryan is a long term customer and he has provided his feedback to help people decide if they feel they would benefit from what he has chosen to install on his own car.The complete original article can be read here. For a while now I have been compiling a list of proper suspension upgrades for an awesome daily driver which can also function as an occasional track car. I’m personally looking for the "awesome daily driver", striking a fine balance between a baby daycare shuttle during the week, spirited mountain warrior on the weekends and then an occasional HPDE track car. My goal was to increase stiffness in the right areas, correct or improve suspension geometry, improve ... read more

What Box Code do I have: VW / Audi Owners

What Box Code do I have: VW / Audi Owners

Start off by connecting your VAG-COM cable to the vehicles OBDII port. Then turn the key to the on position.Open Vag-Com and Click 'Select'Click 'Engine'Your Box Code and Software Revision will be on the Screen This vehicle has Box Code: 1K0 907 115 AM and Software Revision: 0030 Alternative you can view a fault code saved readout for your Box Code and Software Revision. They are highlighted in red below. Address 01: Engine Labels: 06J-906-026-CCT.clb ... read more

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APR , AUDI , VW

Inside HRE: The Making of a P101

Inside HRE: The Making of a P101

Words by Nick Salvatore for Fourtitude | Photos by HRE Wheels As you may recall from our recent interview with HRE Performance Wheels Creative Director Patrick Moran, we had ordered up a set of custom 21-inch wheels for Project S7. The P101 is from the firm’s new monoblok line and fit the bill perfectly. And while we’ll have a full report with accompanying photo shoot of the wheels on our car  in the near future, we thought we’d first focus on the production process for the tailoring of a set of alloys – an HRE specialty. Below is a pictorial of shots captured during the build process and they offer a behind-the-scenes look at how the latest HRE Forged wheel range is created. The wheel that we’ll be installing on our S7 project ... read more

Intercooler Discussion – Looks can be Deceiving

Intercooler Discussion – Looks can be Deceiving

In 2006, APR began development of the APR Front Mount Intercooler System for VW’s 2.0T engine. This came after being commissioned by Volkswagen of America to create the ultimate performance hardware for their R-GTI Concept car. A North American Nation Wide Tuner Challenge was held by VW and participation was extended to APR and other tuners in the industry. The results, which were overseen by the SCCA and several automotive magazine editors and journalists, proved APR powered vehicles set the bar by a large margin in all performance categories and the APRprototype intercooler and Stage III turbo system were made available to the public. In recent years, many intercoolers similar in appearance have entered the market. This came shortly after several overseas companies began copying designs and selling them for pennies on the dollar with any ... read more

APR Program Switching Now Available: VW Golf R

APR Program Switching Now Available: VW Golf R

Volkswagen Automotive Group's 2.0T found in the Golf R is the world's premiere 4 cylinder turbocharged engine and APR has developed a line of premiere performance enhancements to compliment VAG's achievement. APR's expertly recalibrated engine management upgrades and professionally engineered OEM replacement performance engine components result in an even more enjoyable, powerful and efficient operation with no loss of life or use. APR's complete line of performance enhancements have been developed for the 2.0T to provide increases of 83 FT-LBS of torque and 79 HP with an APR ECU and Hardware upgrades. APR's Software, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Teams have built upon years of experience and unmatched accomplishments with VAG's standard 200H ... read more

VW Mark 6 GTI LSD Installation Review: HYDE16

VW Mark 6 GTI LSD Installation Review: HYDE16

HYDE16 Reviews Peloquin LSD and USP Steel Shift Forks Disclaimer: In NO WAY am I affiliated, paid by or benefiting from posting this information. I do not list hyperlinks or product advertisements, only my feedback to help people decide if they feel they would benefit from what I have installed in my own car. Differential: Limited Slip Differentials, what many of us consider to be the most expensive non-power adder (after install) aside from wheels, suspension or other cosmetics. For true front wheel drive motorsport fans nothing disperses your vehicle’s power more efficiently than an LSD. Mounts, bushings and braces may help gain traction and reduce wheel hop but I feel these components should be used to fine tune traction after an LSD unit is considered. One thread provided some great reasons for an LSD including the release of the AWD Golf R, wheel-hop and traction loss. I want to also pay homage to the ... read more

VW Golf R ESP/ESC Defeat: HOW TO

VW Golf R ESP/ESC Defeat: HOW TO

The United States version of the MK6 Golf R comes from the factory without the ability to disable traction control. Clicking the traction control button only disables the ASR (Anti-Slip) feature, but holding the button does not disable the ESP/ESC (Stability Control) like all of the other Golf Rs around the world. Disableing this feature is necessary to professionally drive a Golf R around a professional road course. This tutorial will give you the ability to have full control over your ESP/ESC system.   Required hardware: Vag-Com cable and laptop with the latest version of vag-com.   Disclaimer: This information is now public domain. Please use caution. For off road use only. How to enable the ability to turn on and off ESP/ESC through VAG-COM Turn on the ignition. Plug in the vag-com cable into the OBDII port. Load Vag-Com and ensure you ... read more

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APR , ESC , ESP , Golf R

HRE Proper Wheel Care: How To

HRE Proper Wheel Care: How To

Its important to properly care for your HRE investment. Doing so takes quality cleaning products along with careful technique and materials to clean them. Brake dust is a corrosive, abrasive material. That can and will pit and eat away at clear coatings and even worse bare metals. HRE uses a variety of materials and coatings to tailor to specific customer needs. This ranges from Clear coat paint systems, unique Powdercoating, chrome and all the way to high gloss bare metal surfaces. Each of these materials need to be cared for differently if your using products you are not familiar with. Over the Counter cleaning products vary widely, and are specific to certain materials. The problem with that is that mo ... read more

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