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Old 10-19-2012, 04:02 PM   #181
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A lot of things about the VW design are an interesting conundrum. Every one I have ever driven, for instance, had a pair of little levers positioned right by the e-brake handle whose sole function seemed to be to let just enough carbon monoxide into the cabin to make you stop caring about the fact that you are freezing cold and your front windshield is completely fogged up.
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Old 01-07-2013, 10:45 AM   #182
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Its fixed, restored to former glory!

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Old 01-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #183
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Did you test drive it in the 40 degree weather yesterday?
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Old 01-07-2013, 02:50 PM   #184
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Did you test drive it in the 40 degree weather yesterday?
It was pretty soggy down here yesterday, so no. esp. after just having cleaned it.
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Old 01-07-2013, 03:28 PM   #185
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Also.
You guys get the first peak, other than a few of my friends....
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wow, she was tailhappy the entire run. Ahhh well, at least it's all back together and no major harm done.
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Old 01-08-2013, 09:07 PM   #187
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Good job on not freaking out and just cranking the wheel away from the people.
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she took the tip like a champ, if you dont mind me asking; did you replace or repair the front piece and how much was it? This thread seriously makes me think of future track plans.
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Old 01-09-2013, 10:32 AM   #189
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Good job on not freaking out and just cranking the wheel away from the people.
It happened sooo fast I'm not sure I was processing that thread specifically. I felt the brakes begin to lock and started pumping, and on like the third pump the pedal fell changed dramatically and i buried them in the floor. In the raw video that you can slow down you see this... if my pumping continued to be successful I may have stopped.

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she took the tip like a champ, if you dont mind me asking; did you replace or repair the front piece and how much was it? This thread seriously makes me think of future track plans.
I had it repaired and repainted, all together it was 800 bucks. then I spent another 100 or so on dzus fasteners, only about 50 of which i needed to spend if I'd have got the correct parts the first two times.
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Old 04-15-2013, 11:48 AM   #190
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WHOOPS. This is from OCT, car has been back to good for awhile now.

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Damn - glad everyone was alright. I keep thinking about how much worse that would be at high speed, say entry to turn 10A at Road Atlanta.
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lol are you just going insanely fast or does that thing plow harder than a bulldozer?
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lol are you just going insanely fast or does that thing plow harder than a bulldozer?
not on the best tires, for a reason, and it still has some handling, uh, 'personalities' that require adjustment
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haha thats crazy. probably should have had that helmet strapped on :P glad everyone is alright though!
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Sup with that camera? Almost looks like its just placed on there.
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haha thats crazy. probably should have had that helmet strapped on :P glad everyone is alright though!
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Sup with that camera? Almost looks like its just placed on there.
It was my gopro; I used the sticky-pod to attach it to the helmet. My helmet didn't fly off.
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Old 04-17-2013, 10:09 AM   #197
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lol are you just going insanely fast or does that thing plow harder than a bulldozer?
Standard rear engine weight imbalance. Needs engine in front of rear axle. I've had a few Manx-style dune buggies and two short wheel base rail buggies and they all try to kill you in corners, and when braking, and when on the throttle, lol.
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Standard rear engine weight imbalance. Needs engine in front of rear axle. I've had a few Manx-style dune buggies and two short wheel base rail buggies and they all try to kill you in corners, and when braking, and when on the throttle, lol.
its a 914 drivetrain, so its a midengine setup. 90+% of the engine/trans weight is in front he rear axle
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Plus 100% of Brad is in front of the rear axle.
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Plus 100% of Brad is in front of the rear axle.
it sucks when your like 20% of the vehicles mass. true story bro
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