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Hey Bruce, just wanted to say thanks again for letting me drive your caR today and taking the time to talk to me about all sorts of different topics under the sun!! It was great to experience the TT cams and your R drives and handles like a dream.
Until recently I was a member of a particular BMW board for years. I gotta tell ya, all of the VW guys I have had the opportunity to meet and talk to in my short time as a member here, are all stand up guys. On the BMW board friendly people were few and far between, everyone knew better than everyone else and everyone was better than everyone else. Just a bunch of jerks for the most part; on the web and in person. VW and R guys, totally different caliber of people.
The same goes for our vendors too. I've only had the chance to deal with a few so far, but they've all been great!! Very helpful and friendly. BMW vendors.....forget about it, bunch of bums.
Here's hoping that the R community continues to get bigger and better.

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Modified by 415_R32 at 5:14 PM 9-14-2008
 

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Re: Thanks GTiTraveler!!! I am happy to be a part of La R Familia!! (415_R32)

Sorry to hear of your experience with the BMW crowd. They do make an awesome automobile tho.
I have to admit that the VW crew, especially the .:R community is the best!!! Welcome again
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Re: Thanks GTiTraveler!!! I am happy to be a part of La R Familia!! (roadrunner469)

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Sorry to hear of your experience with the BMW crowd. They do make an awesome automobile tho.

They sure do. As soon as the new M has been around for a year or two...I'll be picking up another one, I just won't be joining any of the forums.
Thanks!! Looking forward to meeting more R owners and going to some GTGs.....
 

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Welcome to the family..
The car is what gets you into the VW scene. The people are what make you buy your second..or third...or fourth and stick around

Hopefully by the 4th one....VW will realize the pent up demand for an R43 Golf...or at least my pent up demand for a Golf like that....

Thanks for the welcome!!
 

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I'll give some rides at H20...OH and I fixed my boost issue...7.5psi is fastttttttt


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Re: Thanks GTiTraveler!!! I am happy to be a part of La R Familia!! (GTItraveler)

Bruce, I'm intrigued by the TST stressbrace and the fond memories of the improvement a rear stress brace made in my M.
Would you say that the TST stress brace reduces or eliminates the "lag" (not sure what else to call it) that the rearend exhibits? Know what I mean? It seems like when I turn, there is a short delay, lag if you will, where the back end sort of needs to "catch up" to what the front is doing. I really can't think of any other way to explain it. I'm sure there is a technical term for it though.
If I explained it correctly, would you say that the TST eliminates or reduces this?
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Re: Thanks GTiTraveler!!! I am happy to be a part of La R Familia!! (415_R32)

Good to see that you hooked up with Bruce http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif .
I'm sure Bruce will chime in here on your specific TST brace questions, but l can tell you that the brace makes a big difference both on the street and on track. Considering that we are all basically driving a 'box', rigidity in such a design is inherently difficult to obtain. By providing strategic connections between the sides of our Rs, most chassis squeaks are greatly reduced or eliminated. Handling improves since the chassis, being more rigid, will respond faster and be more controlled during side-to-side weight transfers.
Looks like you may have interest in track events. Are you aware of TEAM Racing's Thunderhill event in December?
http://home.onemain.com/~bonster/schedule.html
Should be a few of us hardy R drivers showing up to brave the elements http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Thanks GTiTraveler!!! I am happy to be a part of La R Familia!! (Back2Dubs)

Thanks for the info regarding the stressbrace. I definitely think I will be picking one of these up. I've spent the last 2 weekends working on my car and I think I'll be taking a break this weekend. However, I still have my Defcon 1s and brakes to install. Maybe I'll pick up one of the stressbraces and install it at that time.
I am definitely interested in all the track days. Whether or not my schedule will allow....is a whole other story. As long as they don't fall on weekends, I should be good to go. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
I would definitely like to meet some other Bay Area R drivers in the near future.
Thanks for your input re: stressbrace!!
 

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Re: Thanks GTiTraveler!!! I am happy to be a part of La R Familia!! (415_R32)

Sorry for the delay. Everything Back2Dubs said is correct. It is simple engineering that seems to confound most manufacturers of these products. Triangulation is the key. Nutserts can be tricky, but go slow, measure twice and follow the instructions. You will not be disappointed in the difference it makes in your car. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 
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