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Old 03-19-2014, 07:33 PM   #61
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<3 meat. Rivals?
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But of course. My Dad's retired from BFG. Don't want to be disowned, you know!
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Yep Rivals.

Oh what! Nice, you must get a good deal then, Rick
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Sunny day out so I decided to take my tires to get them mounted.
Packed up and heading out...







The ride feels great compared to the old R-S3's. Also, I can turn full-lock and it's SMOOTH (people with 225/45 R-S3's know what I'm talking about)
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Glad to hear I picked the right tires for my car. Can't wait!

Car is seriously looking good man!

Are you picking up some TSI's anytime soon?
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Looks great. I was a little nervous about 225's on an 8" wheel but they really look great.

...Could you expound on the full-lock smoothness? I definitely noticed some, uh, hopping-type motion with full lock on my 15X9 + 225/45 RS3's. I always thought it was a product of an aggressive alignment. On Rivals that would go away?

How can that be?
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Thanks Jeff! You'll love the tires.

Don't think I'll get TSI's because I've read that they screw up the cooling. If it didn't actually hurt the performance, I'd get the Jet Stream ones with the circle lights. Here's what I pulled up when I did a quick search on TSI opinions via hornetball:

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Functionally, they hurt cooling because they equalize the pressure around your main heat exchangers. The object should be to seal around your intercooler, radiator, etc. so that no air can get around them without going through them. TSI's are a direct air path around the heat exchangers.

The only real purpose for a TSI would be to support a cold air intake. To do this, you need to build a box around your intake for the TSI to feed.

Other than that . . . RICE!!!!!
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Probably means the rubber allows better slow speed rolling on a surface causing less resistance to the rubber chattering.
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Also that makes sense on the TSI's. Probably why the original owner had ducts on the back of mine to redirect the air to the radiator.
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Looks great. I was a little nervous about 225's on an 8" wheel but they really look great.

...Could you expound on the full-lock smoothness? I definitely noticed some, uh, hopping-type motion with full lock on my 15X9 + 225/45 RS3's. I always thought it was a product of an aggressive alignment. On Rivals that would go away?

How can that be?
Yeah, that hopping motion! It always freaked out my passengers. I have also heard that it was caused by the combination of the large width and the grip of the tire. Anyways, I wanted to see if the rivals did it too and i didn't experience anything. I will continue to test out the theory that these don't hop. Thanks for the comment!

Edit: yeah, I think Jeff pretty much covered it.
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Also that makes sense on the TSI's. Probably why the original owner had ducts on the back of mine to redirect the air to the radiator.
Oooh, are you planning on using them? got any pics of how the ducts were done?
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Oooh, are you planning on using them? got any pics of how the ducts were done?
His were pretty crappy so I'll remake them out of abs plastic but they essentially made a 90 degree bend towards the radiator redirecting the air.

since I'm making an air box for the air intake I'll probably only do it to the passenger side TSI.
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Did you have hopping on your previous Rivals then? But they were 205's right? I wonder if it might also have something to do with the fact that you now have considerably more sidewall flexibility due to the 225's on an 8" wheel.
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His were pretty crappy so I'll remake them out of abs plastic but they essentially made a 90 degree bend towards the radiator redirecting the air.

since I'm making an air box for the air intake I'll probably only do it to the passenger side TSI.
Can't wait to see! I'm actually considering getting them now. Thanks for the idea!
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Did you have hopping on your previous Rivals then? But they were 205's right? I wonder if it might also have something to do with the fact that you now have considerably more sidewall flexibility due to the 225's on an 8" wheel.
Are you asking me about having previous Rivals? Not sure if you were asking me or Jeff. This is my first time using Rivals but my RS3's were also 225/45
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Are you asking me about having previous Rivals? Not sure if you were asking me or Jeff. This is my first time using Rivals but my RS3's were also 225/45
My bad, should have quoted properly.

Yes, I was asking you. I thought your previous RS3's were 205's and you went up to 225's when you got the Rivals. But if your previous RS3's were 225's and you had hops, and now you don't...

Very nice
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I got hops on the 225 rs3's when the tires were cold at slow speeds. Warmed up at slow speeds, I haz no hops
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I heard they recently decided to add more hops to it
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Now, get your butt out to the track and scrub those Rivals in proper-like!
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My buddy took some shots of my car today. Here's a little taste of what's to come.

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