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Old January 2nd, 2017, 06:55   #1
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I have been auto crossing for 2 years and am interested if anyone else races their TDI? what kind of racing and what car and mods
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 17:54   #2
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Occasional track day, occasional drag race (1/4 mile), more frequent, but still not regularly, autocross.
Car? Whatever I have had at the time the opportunity arises to compete. 1997 Passat sedan? yup. 1995 TDI powered Cabrio? Why not? 2000 New Beetle with 400k+ miles? Nothing to lose if I rolled it. My wife's Golf? That one was on three more than on four.

"StealthTDI" autocrosses much more frequently than I.
"Indigobluewagon" runs track days more than I do. He has a prefered track-day car, but has used his daily-driver wagon when that prepared car has been laid up and not available on race day.
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Old January 3rd, 2017, 09:49   #3
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Hello I have been running the DRVOLKS.com Chump/Lemon Beetle TDI for 3+ years real wheel to wheel paint scrapping fun.

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Old January 4th, 2017, 16:10   #4
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What Mods have you done and what kind of horsepower are you using?
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Old January 4th, 2017, 16:11   #5
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What Tires as well
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Old January 4th, 2017, 17:58   #6
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for HP we run this blue line

17/22 turbo, D24 intake 11 MM pump, 520 Race injectors we run 7 hr per day 2 day weekends
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car weighs 2700 driver and full of fuel
NH in Oct Lemon
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Old January 11th, 2017, 16:33   #7
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Not nearly as neat as CNGVW's car... but here's my daily driver, weekend beater.
I have driven it around Big Willow, Streets of Willow and Fontana. It's fun to embarrass GTI and GLI owners
The guy in the CC below kept passing me on the straights, but I would get back by him at the next corner.

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The other car is my coworkers 2013 TDI, all stock.


Bob, what's the trick to extending the power band out like that, is it the bigger turbo and injectors allowing to keep the fuel going?
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Old January 12th, 2017, 05:47   #8
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Good to see some other TDI road racers I do follow your posts too.
I am in the start of a new build 2000 Golf but may just up grade the Beetle for the start of this year.
CR 2L bigger turbo, HP pump, ported head, new pistons ,custom intake, good base engine should be in the high 200 HP and 400 LB.
With a DSG and button on steering wheel I have a downer 2005 Beetle to pull all the wiring and shiftier stuff.
The handling for my Beetle is one of the bests out there.
Here is one of my drivers what he feels about the Beetle
Hi Bob
Happy New Year!
Just got back from Sebring Fl NewYears Eve Chump car race and had a blast driving the E-Racing E30 Bmw a c class car. This was my first Chump Car race and discovered that there is a huge difference from Chump cars to Lemons cars. The Chump cars are so much better prepared and the caliber of drivers is much higher. As for instance Randy Propost drove several stints for one of the teams. The E-Racing team was well prepared but lost 2 hrs to a broken transmission. They hustled to get it replaced and we were back on the track. In 4 years of racing they have finished all their events.
All that said I really enjoyed driving the your beetle more. It handled so much better than the BMW, was much more comfortable to drive and had more power. All day I keep comparing the beetle to the Bmw and the Beetle always won out. It think the Beetle could do well at Sebring!
I am interested in the WG race in May so keep me posted. Also let me know if you plan on doing any testing as I could join you for that


Thanks Tom
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Thought I would share a couple pics from racing- did a couple of tracks this year that were tons of fun- I beat an R32 and came a wicker a way from beating a very heavily model mk6 Golf R- It was not a high speed track- lots of turns and about 100 top speed -
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It's always fun to beat out cars that "should" be a lot faster than ours!
Fastivus was a ton of fun since the TDI's are sleepers next to GTI's, R32's, R's and lowered CC's.

100mph is FAST for an AX! I can't think of any AX event where I hit triple digits. The course designers would always add a chicane or something to keep the speeds down even IF there was enough room to hit those kinds of speeds.

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Thought I would share a couple pics from racing- did a couple of tracks this year that were tons of fun- I beat an R32 and came a wicker a way from beating a very heavily model mk6 Golf R- It was not a high speed track- lots of turns and about 100 top speed -
Where were these races at? Always been interested in autocross and would like to do some in the Golf!
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"100mph is FAST for an AX! I can't think of any AX event where I hit triple digits. The course designers would always add a chicane or something to keep the speeds down even IF there was enough room to hit those kinds of speeds."

that wasn't an autocross but a curvy track in moyock nc. its tons of fun, not high speed track like VIR, but challenging nontheless.
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"Where were these races at? Always been interested in autocross and would like to do some in the Golf!"

I am a part of a sports car club that does auto crosses and 4 track days each year-
google - Tidewater sports car club- also would love to hear from you - 757-389-6450
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