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    New tow car - VF 2 SS/V

    This isn't a build thread. But I will update on what I think of the car, and what it does and doesn't do well.
    So far I have had it for 3 days, done 200km's, and used half a tank of fuel. It's sitting on 21.2l average. It does sound good. Sometimes it is quite on slight throttle, but mostly it burbles away. Very light throttle and cruise is quite. The seat bolsters are a bit uncomfortable on the thigh, they are fairly hard and push into your leg. It sits a little high too high, but that's easy fixed with some springs. Just want it a little lower so there isn't such a big gap above the wheels.










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    Looks quiet good in red i reckon
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    http://www.caradvice.com.au/416104/2...swagen-golf-r/

    yeah certainly has that lifted look, must be a nice change from the mx5 lightyear !

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    The MX5 was never a tow car

    This replaced a CX9. The article is interesting, if it wasn't for the fact I wanted the V8 noise, the VW would be the better car. Talking of V8 noise, the fuel consumption is not helped when you have to squeeze the loud pedal that bit more for a deeper sound.
    Who would be able to do an intake and tune on this thing without charging big $$$?
    It feels like it needs more power. If you put the boot in from stand still, it just takes off. I was expecting a car like this to struggle for grip from a standing start.
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    I'm told you can remove the relevant relay and then the exhaust is in full-volume mode all the time.

    Nice car, they do look good in red.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTREA View Post
    Looks quiet good in red i reckon

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    Dash chimes at me and it reads- Steering lock service required. Or something like that. Not bad Holden, 216km's before an issue arises. So now I need to bring it back to Holden. Apparently it might immobilise the car or something.
    216km and just over 1/4 of a tank left. Averaging 23.6 now. I am driving fairly conservative I think. The Fiat 500 was flogged in every gear and returned 8.4l. I did expect a little higher fuel usage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lightyear View Post
    The MX5 was never a tow car

    This replaced a CX9. The article is interesting, if it wasn't for the fact I wanted the V8 noise, the VW would be the better car. Talking of V8 noise, the fuel consumption is not helped when you have to squeeze the loud pedal that bit more for a deeper sound.
    Who would be able to do an intake and tune on this thing without charging big $$$?
    It feels like it needs more power. If you put the boot in from stand still, it just takes off. I was expecting a car like this to struggle for grip from a standing start.
    Holden fit a rather soft tyre from factory. My dad has a VE2 Calais V8, he managed to get 35,000km out of the factory rubber and apparently that's on the high side of expected km's.

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    Do they still fit Potenza RE050A as standard? I did okay out of them (45k or so) but mine was doing 75% freeway driving.

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    didnt you recently buy (and then sell soon there after as the missus hated it) a sedan version of this ?

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    That was a HSV with spoilers and bits. Wagon does portray a bit more of a family hack feel. It was probably more to do with the fact I went out and bought a car without discussing it. So to prove a point she made me sell it. Happy life= happy wife, or something like that.
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    First full tank 90 odd dollars of fuel, 340km's. Filled to the top, dash reads 350 or whatever k's till empty. I had the windows tinted nice and dark. Was talking with the bloke there about his low Audi wagon. He tells me to go to Moorabin springs. So I head down there, and they are closed. I noticed a shop next door that does dyno tuning. I went in, for $1100 he will do a cold air intake and maffless tune.

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    Who was it?

    Do exhaust, intake and tune at the one time

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    can reccomend independant motorsports in morwell. owners name is stuffy.
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    Can't remember the name, but it's $400 for a maffless tune. I can't see the need to upgrade the exhaust, it sounds good as is. And it's not a race car. Just wanting to do it so the A/F ratios are right, and it's not running super rich down low. Plus it would be nice to have a bit more power to keep out of people's way.
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    VP 293KW- P.I 1:43.8 WNTN 1:33.5

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    The car still hadn't had a tune. But will look into it in October or November. The guys at Jax did a shit wheel alignment, so the inner tread was worn off the fronts. They have done 55,000km's so not too bad. Adam posted on face balls that they fitted new Hunter Wheel aligned gear at MSWT. So since the rear tyres needed replacing, again (the rears don't seem to last anywhere near as long as the fronts. I decided to go down and replace all 4 and see if I can buy some new wheels. I wanted a lot more tyre, but it's impossible to get 16's. Wide 17's are not much easier to find. They had these 18x9's in a good offset, and we found the tallest widest tyre that would go on without any issues. 255/45/18. It looks chunky. Should be nicer on the long drives I do.

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    huh ?

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    What do I replace it with??? Unless I build an older car up to what I want, I am stuck with this one. I don't think there is a new car on the market that exists that is a replacement.
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