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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Door Microswitch Info

If your door microswitch is broken (i.e. your car doesn't recognize your door being open) there's some good info to supplement my previous post on the topic here:


Monday, December 27, 2010

Interested in a Boxster?

These days, the 986 Porsche Boxster can be had for around the price a nice TT would go for. That said, if you're looking for a sportier alternative to the TT, definitely check out a Boxster. Also make sure to check out my work-in-progress Boxster guide:

Friday, September 10, 2010

225 Quattro Downpipe for $190

Looks like there are now Chinese made 225 Quattro downpipes:
Ebay link

I'm sure this link will expire but if you search "Audi TT downpipe" you'll find it.

The 42 Draft Designs downpipes by comparison cost $575 and are made of aluminized steel as opposed to stainless. Of course, the 42DD is made in the US and is backed by a reputable US company...but for how cheap the Chinese piece is, I'd give it a shot.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Ultimate control arm upgrade - spherical bearings

For those of you who demand the utmost steering response, for whom DEFCON bushings fall short, there's the H2Sport spherical bearing kit:

for ~$350.

Instead of using rubber bushings, the kit uses solid bearings, eliminating any unwanted play in the front control arms. This improves handling, though it also increases noise/vibration/harshness transmitted through the steering wheel since there is no longer any isolating rubber in there but instead just a solid bearing.

I don't have any experience with them but from what I hear they perform even better than DEFCON adapters and Mk1 bushings, although the DEFCON setup is considerably cheaper (~$160, see my post).

For those that demand the best performance though, the spherical bearings look like a good choice.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bad Cluster LCD?

Looks like there's a DIY repair option now for those handy with a soldering iron. This place on eBay sells replacement LCD's:
$120 Replacement LCD

I have no idea how hard it is to solder that ribbon cable...I don't think you'd use a typical soldering iron, more likely some hot pad that solders each contact at once.


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