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how you like your ride rollin. I prefer lift kits but the smoothest is air bags on a lowrider. lets just say I like anything but stock
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| May 27, 2013, 6:16 pm
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Quoting hank erchief
how you like your ride rollin. I prefer lift kits but the smoothest is air bags on a lowrider. lets just say I like anything but stock

Haha. you're a truck person so of course you like higer ;) most of us car people (including me) probably prefer lowering the car :)
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| May 30, 2013, 7:48 am
Quoting TheLegoNoitAll .
Haha. you're a truck person so of course you like higer ;) most of us car people (including me) probably prefer lowering the car :)

I like it just low enough where you can go over speed bumps without scraping!
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| May 30, 2013, 8:43 am
Quoting TheLegoNoitAll .
Haha. you're a truck person so of course you like higer ;) most of us car people (including me) probably prefer lowering the car :)

I do like higher but not too much. the only reason in my mind for a lift is so you can get bigger tires. a 6 inch lift is the max for me.
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| May 30, 2013, 8:54 am
Quoting hank erchief
I do like higher but not too much. the only reason in my mind for a lift is so you can get bigger tires. a 6 inch lift is the max for me.

True...
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| May 30, 2013, 9:00 am
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Quoting hank erchief
I do like higher but not too much. the only reason in my mind for a lift is so you can get bigger tires. a 6 inch lift is the max for me.

I know people who get bigger tires for there trucks, some have ones who cost more than there (regular size, not small) house!
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| May 30, 2013, 9:09 am
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Quoting Alex B
I like it just low enough where you can go over speed bumps without scraping!

some cars like the Gallardo have the ability to lift their suspension so they can do that :) i have been trying to figure out a way to do that, with like turning a knob, on LEGO cars.
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| May 30, 2013, 9:11 am
Quoting TheLegoNoitAll .
some cars like the Gallardo have the ability to lift their suspension so they can do that :) i have been trying to figure out a way to do that, with like turning a knob, on LEGO cars.

Yes, that is true! :) I real lego you could use pneumatics! :)
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| May 30, 2013, 9:57 am
See, where I live lowering the car isn't really an option, what with all the potholes, ruts and bumps. (And this is the paved roadway, mind you) Seems like everytime I see any sort of "slammed" car its slowing down so it get over an obstacle without beaching. =P
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| May 30, 2013, 11:06 am
Quoting TheLegoNoitAll .
I know people who get bigger tires for there trucks, some have ones who cost more than there (regular size, not small) house!

my dads dually has 1800 dollars in 35 inch mud tires but they have lasted over 3 years!
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| May 30, 2013, 11:13 am
Quoting Senator Chinchilla .
See, where I live lowering the car isn't really an option, what with all the potholes, ruts and bumps. (And this is the paved roadway, mind you) Seems like everytime I see any sort of "slammed" car its slowing down so it get over an obstacle without beaching. =P

Exactly! I know exactly what you mean.
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| May 30, 2013, 11:16 am
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I love my TT just like it was made in the factory. It's so much fun to ride, especially up and down a mountain or hill with as many curves as possible :-)) It almost feels like a go-kart :-))

It's front wheel driven, so you get some oversteering from time to time. The ESP works really well and only when you really need it (so there's no reason to switch it off on open road).

The car still has enough ground clearance to survive bumps, ramps and even bigger potholes or curbs.

Before the TT I had a VW Lupo customized by Abt which was lowered by 55mm (> 2inches). that was too much. It was some fun to ride, too, but only on "good" roads. Bumps, ramps, curbs and potholes became dangerous obstacles which had to be passed slowly and with caution (or not at all). When I sold it, the front spoiler was a mess and had to be replaced by the dealer.

So now I stay with the factory setting and the original 17 inch rims which is a great compromise for everyday use. 18 inch rims would look a lot cooler (of course!) but my back is coming to an age where every additional damping is welcome ;-))
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| June 27, 2013, 5:55 am
Quoting Nils O.
I love my TT just like it was made in the factory. It's so much fun to ride, especially up and down a mountain or hill with as many curves as possible :-)) It almost feels like a go-kart :-))

It's front wheel driven, so you get some oversteering from time to time. The ESP works really well and only when you really need it (so there's no reason to switch it off on open road).

The car still has enough ground clearance to survive bumps, ramps and even bigger potholes or curbs.

Before the TT I had a VW Lupo customized by Abt which was lowered by 55mm (> 2inches). that was too much. It was some fun to ride, too, but only on "good" roads. Bumps, ramps, curbs and potholes became dangerous obstacles which had to be passed slowly and with caution (or not at all). When I sold it, the front spoiler was a mess and had to be replaced by the dealer.

So now I stay with the factory setting and the original 17 inch rims which is a great compromise for everyday use. 18 inch rims would look a lot cooler (of course!) but my back is coming to an age where every additional damping is welcome ;-))

Really? The TT is front wheel drive? I thought it should be rear wheel drive. Do you still have the TT even though you got the caddy?
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| June 30, 2013, 8:31 am
TT is FWD or AWD, the usual VW Group parts sharing (Golf/A3 chassis).

Nils; do you mean 'understeer' rather than 'oversteer'? My GTI (similar chassis and engine) used to wheel spin a fair bit on tight corners when it was on-boost.

My current GT86- now that's got oversteer!
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| June 30, 2013, 8:56 am
Quoting Ape Fight
TT is FWD or AWD, the usual VW Group parts sharing (Golf/A3 chassis).

Nils; do you mean 'understeer' rather than 'oversteer'? My GTI (similar chassis and engine) used to wheel spin a fair bit on tight corners when it was on-boost.

My current GT86- now that's got oversteer!

Haha, I believe the oversteer! :)
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| June 30, 2013, 9:15 am
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Quoting Senator Chinchilla .
See, where I live lowering the car isn't really an option, what with all the potholes, ruts and bumps. (And this is the paved roadway, mind you) Seems like everytime I see any sort of "slammed" car its slowing down so it get over an obstacle without beaching. =P

You should see the potholes around where I live! They could swallow a Toyota IQ...
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| June 30, 2013, 9:36 am
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Quoting Starscream Soundwave
You should see the potholes around where I live! They could swallow a Toyota IQ...

Haha! Though any pothole get swallow an IQ ;-)
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| June 30, 2013, 9:42 am
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Quoting TheLegoNoitAll .
Haha! Though any pothole get swallow an IQ ;-)

Haha fair point!
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| June 30, 2013, 9:51 am
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Quoting Alex B
Really? The TT is front wheel drive? I thought it should be rear wheel drive. Do you still have the TT even though you got the caddy?

All Audis are FWD or 4WD (quattro) for quite a few years, now. The R8, for example are all quattros, most of the TTs, too. Only the "smaller" engines can be ordered with FWD. My TT is a FWD model, and I still have it. I use it when I go somewhere on my own, the Caddy is the family ride ;-).
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| July 5, 2013, 9:49 am
Quoting Nils O.
All Audis are FWD or 4WD (quattro) for quite a few years, now. The R8, for example are all quattros, most of the TTs, too. Only the "smaller" engines can be ordered with FWD. My TT is a FWD model, and I still have it. I use it when I go somewhere on my own, the Caddy is the family ride ;-).

Cool! The TT is such a stunning car. :-))
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| July 5, 2013, 9:56 am
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Quoting Ape Fight
Nils; do you mean 'understeer' rather than 'oversteer'? My GTI (similar chassis and engine) used to wheel spin a fair bit on tight corners when it was on-boost.

My current GT86- now that's got oversteer!

Ahem, no Ape, it's just the other way:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Understeer_and_oversteer

If you (the front wheels) steer more than the car does, then it's understeering.
If you steer less (or even in the other direction), then it's oversteering.
The question is always: What does the car do?

I always mix that up, too, so I looked for it before writing the 1st comment :-)

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| July 5, 2013, 10:03 am
That's surprising it's oversteer seeing as it FWD! Most FWDs understeer, and if they're powerful they'll Torque-Steer too, whereas RWD oversteers. Audi got it right if the TT oversteers being FWD : )
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| July 5, 2013, 10:26 am
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