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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 11:24 am 
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I read a bit, post not so much. I drive my GTi just like any other car, except I don't worry about touching the redline on it as I would another car. but rarely I get up there. I think I max out my RPMs around 4500 or so. I usually hover around 3000.

Plus my clutch can slip a wee bit anyway when I'm pushing my car very very hard.

I strive for fuel efficiency in my car anyway. It's GTi, so I can push it if I need to, but I rarely do.

Sup with you guys anyway? How you rocking your car?

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 2:45 pm 
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easy driving usualy up to 5k
but normally i just beat it to atleast 8k (8600 is fuelcut off)
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240k on the engine and runs as good as ever

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 4:01 pm 
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you bought a suzuki? last time i was here you had a metro lol :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Sat May 23, 2009 6:15 pm 
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me? i had a gt forever, i'm on my 3rd one
the metro avatar was my original metro

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PostPosted: Sun May 24, 2009 12:44 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 5:41 pm 
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HARD

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:07 pm 
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^ relly hard. I bought it to solely be an auto-x car, so it spends most of it's life with me above 4500rpms.


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:00 pm 
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I drive mine like i stole 'em ...

The Mk1 GTi loves being driven hard ..

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 1:08 am 
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The metro gets driven like it's sponsored every day.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 7:21 am 
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Like a retard.
Redline at every possible shift.

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 10:32 am 
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My '98 has munched syncro's and it loves to be power shifted... too bad 2nd to 3rd is illegal everywhere but the highway... :twisted:

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 2:08 pm 
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I beat it like it owes me money.

I just stay away from power shifting, that's how I'm only on my 2nd transmission after being boosted for 30k+ miles and multiple dragstrip outings......

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PostPosted: Mon May 10, 2010 3:36 pm 
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airwerks wrote:
I beat it like it owes me money.

I just stay away from power shifting, that's how I'm only on my 2nd transmission after being boosted for 30k+ miles and multiple dragstrip outings......


LoL... I don't advise it, the tranny is cooked anyways and I only do it via upshifting, never downshifting, double clutching is what kept it going so far.

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PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 6:10 pm 
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I always shift at 2000 rpm in every gear. I don't like to drive it hard.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:41 am 
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instant_shine wrote:
I always shift at 2000 rpm in every gear. In Aruba we don't have roads long enough to drive it hard.


fixed. :mrgreen:

The first day I bought my GTi (it was about 7pm actually), on taking it home I was shifting at 5500rpm....she was a beaut, but the suspension was in a mess so it got kinda scary above 150km/h so I had to keep it under (read: boring).

Can't wait until the engine is properly broken in to see what she can really do!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:13 am 
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Trust me, he finds a way to hit that shift light. I've never seen anybody shift that fast with a beer in his hand :lol:

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:00 am 
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If I had one... NWO...

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:12 am 
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Usually shift at 8k rpm maybe 8500 (most of the time when leaving lights like a dink). Normal street driving will see 5k in first, 4k in second, then usually skip to 4th than 5th to cruise at 70km/h. But that is NOT the norm, I beat on my 'zuki and it loves it!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:15 am 
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I drive it like a teenager.. how can you not!?!

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 2:05 pm 
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Tony_SS wrote:
I drive it like a teenager.. how can you not!?!

Ditto.
I had to park mine because it was becoming a 'cop magnet'.
Ha!
In a few months it'll be out and about again, this time with some new parts.

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:31 pm 
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i used to drive my gt cars fast all the time - they beg for it.

i just cruise in the turbo3 vert. it's as happy to just motor along as it is to race. when i drive normally i get great mileage. :ez_pimp:

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