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this guy comes up to me, and starts talking crap about my car and me. well, i followed him to this nearby neighborhood where we stopped to talk. the guy started to say **** about my car again, and i told him, if u think that lowly of my car, why dont we race. hes like, what that piece of **** of a car. im like, yeah this. hes like, first im too tired, and second i wouldnt race such a slow car. i asked him what he runs and he said 13.4. i asked him to race me again to prove this but he didnt, but he did start talking crap about my car, just saying stuff like.... ohh that car is so ugly, and its crap, and its slow...! anyhow, i just left cuz the guy sounded like a total idiot. this is what he has.

vw gti 337 1.8t
mods... well nothing too drastic, just a few bolt ons, prolly a bc. no aftermarket turbo. i didnt even see an exhaust, prolly had stock still.

what do u all think? bs-er. i cant see a gti doing mid 13's with simple bolt ons.

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I'm pretty sure you'd have beaten him.

When are you installing a turboback? Then there would be no question

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People like that sound like idiots. Im pretty sure he knows what you car is capable of and knows the outcome if he raced you. Your car is ugly? Gee what an insult. Its crap? Im pretty sure its more reliable than a VW. As for 13.4 with simple bolt ons..yeah right.
 

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ugh...pay no attention to that VW owner. Most of us aren't like that. With those mods, i doubt he could get 13.4 Unless hes a really good driver. It is possible however and people have done it. Next time you see please make him race you to shut him up.
 

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....and it wasn't even a vr6 ?!?!?! I'm not sure, but wouldn't that be a better race ?
 

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gti 337..

sorry vortex, but even a great driver with out any mods would not touch a 13.4 in the 1/4....i mean not even with the off the line grip of my WRX would i be as so lucky to see 13.9 stock...hell with the mods i have now i am only right around there...this would be a race i would like to see though...i will give props though also i think it is a nice looking car stock...my local dealer only got one and tried to add 3000 to the sticker for fair market value..B.S.
 

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In any event, its a damn nice car. Gotta love stock 18" BBS wheels.
 

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Keep in mind this is no ordinary GTI, this is the USDM 25th anniversary 337 model.

-joe
 

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redwag said:
....and it wasn't even a vr6 ?!?!?! I'm not sure, but wouldn't that be a better race ?
No, the 1.8t is a much better platform to work with.


How do you know the car wasn't chipped? You know that a chip in a VW adds a bunch of hp and torque. I believe the 337 is a 6 speed, is it not? Trying to remember. Anywho, the guy sounded like an a$$. My guess is he didn't really think your car was a POS, more like he wanted to get under your skin. Sounds like it worked.
 

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i know this guy from school last year in high school. he saw me ride in my car with my wrx, and he wanted to help me rice it out. put all kind of crap on my car. i told him no, and after that, he felt insulted. it was then after, he started to call my car names. i really dont care though, because he was the one that backed down, not me. oh, and on top of that, he didnt want to race me because he was tired, though he did not say anything about it being wet out. hehe, i really wanted to put him in check that night, but i guess he knew better.

anyhow, talking about vw's, i like them a lot. too bad for some cocky bastards. my friend has a gti vr6, and i used to race him when i was completely stock, and i used to beat him by 2 or so car lengths. dont forget im automatic. well, with just my few mods, i raced him a couple of days ago, and... it wasnt all too nice. off the line i got him by 2 or so, and kept on going to 60 when i was about 4 cars... i wonder if i had taken it even more and actually broke torque off the line... hmmm :)

i also raced a 1.8t gti a few days ago tooo. he had an exhaust and it looked really nice. it was stick too. well, we ran from a roll, and i got him by about 2 car lengths. on top of that, i was hitting 14psi with a great uppipe leak, that is fixed now. :)

stock for stock, 1.8t is faster 0-60 but the vr6 will catch up in the quarter. must be the v6 helping up high.

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FUNKED1 said:
337 is just a riced out 1.8T. No performance increase.
God I am getting sick of that term. What on that car would you consider "rice"? The lower stance? The nice 18 inch wheels? I didn't know enhancing the looks of a car means it is riced out. I guess the Harley Davidson f150 is riced out too? You know, that wheel package on the WRX must be rice too? Alright, I'll pass the word. From now one, ONLY buy the ordinary looking options on a car when you purchase it.
 

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I love those 337 Gti's. I think caling them rice is a little out of line. I wish our build quality was up to par with Volkswagon or Audi, I love the feel of them when inside. I think once they bring the AWD version over a lot of people will be suprised.
 

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i wouldnt mind that riced out gti 1.8t. it has recaro seats, better breaks, springs, better rims, and just looks really clean. no leather though. :)


actually, it shouldnt be called riced out, we should call it bratwursted out!

:) just messing.
 

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God I am getting sick of that term. What on that car would you consider "rice"? The lower stance? The nice 18 inch wheels? I didn't know enhancing the looks of a car means it is riced out. I guess the Harley Davidson f150 is riced out too? You know, that wheel package on the WRX must be rice too? Alright, I'll pass the word. From now one, ONLY buy the ordinary looking options on a car when you purchase it.
Rice = All Show No Go
There's a whole bunch of crap like that on the 337.
It's nowhere near the Rice King (Lancer OZ Rally) but it's close.
Too bad you don't get a real motor for all that extra money.
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yeah that real 1.8 is a real trashcan, huh? 40hp/50tq increase from a chip...bulletproof bottom end from factory, amazing ability to hold power mods....


real trash there buddy
 

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Ya know I studied Mechanical engineering for 7 years and we never had a unit called "tq". :)

My point is that the 337 cost more than the standard version and didn't have a better motor. Instead they spent all the extra money on primarily cosmetic stuff.

VWs are ass anyways, who cares.
 

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I wish our build quality was up to par with Volkswagon or Audi, I love the feel of them when inside. I think once they bring the AWD version over a lot of people will be suprised.
Their interiors are a definite step up from ours, but I'll take Subaru build quality over VW any day. Clutch shudder, cracked windshield, and chipped paint is better than coil pack, window regulator, and MAF problems.

The R32 is badass though. :D
 

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Hmmm.... just a little defense from an actual 337 owner.

First, the car is anything but a "riced" GTI. Try a six speed Audi TT tranny, different springs/shocks/rear bushings, 12.3/10" vented front/rear brakes, Recaros that make the new EVO seats feel like they are out of a Buick, no sunroof for weight savings, 18x7.5" BBS RC's on Pilot Sports, unique rear exhaust, etc., etc.

Hardly "rice" mods. Now agreed, the motor makes the same 180 hp as a standard GTI, but I have uprated brakes/tranny/suspension. Hardly "all show" stuff.

I have a lot of respect for the performance potential of the WRX, so I'm not sure why the WRX crowd seems to be interested in bagging on VW's...

Also, though my GTI is front drive with a beam rear axle (and as of yet, no chip) I beat all FOUR WRX's that attended the last Utah autocross.

Take it easy.

Eric
 
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