[200q20v] Autox'ing and Re New toy
dbpulvino at hotmail.com
Tue May 22 19:14:07 EDT 2001
Thanks all for the responses. Well, doesn't look like the accumulator (aka
"bomb) will make much difference in my steering assist area. Guess I can
put that off for a little while still. I'll even venture a crazy guess that
running wider tires isn't helping the situation much either.
Last time around, for tire pressures, I was running 43 in the front and 4o
in the back. I'll have to look at lowering the back pressure if I make it
As for big car-couldn't agree more. That thing was a handful, but it did
elicit a comment about such a big car running as fast as it did. Thank god
for that torque curve.
>From: Fundsalo Racing <fundsaloracing at yahoo.com>
>To: Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at hotmail.com>
>Subject: Re: [200q20v] Autox'ing and Re New toy
>Date: Tue, 22 May 2001 06:10:18 -0700 (PDT)
>No BTDT with the 200q20v on auto-x, but I would guess
>that you would want to start tire pressures at 40-45
>PSI front and about 35 PSI rear and work from there to
>address the understeer issue. You might also want to
>try rigging something up to lock the rear diff, works
>great on the 4KQ for undesteer reduction/elimination.
>Cheers and GOOD LUCK with such a large, heavy car!
>--- Derek Pulvino <dbpulvino at hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Hey All,
> > Did my first AutoX today. Definetely equivalent to
> > a car tailored, all out
> > sprint. Some pretty cool cars down there. One of
> > the fastest of the day
> > was a Turbo Miata. Saw the car take off, and
> > wouldn't ya know I heard that
> > familar whine under the hood. Asked the owner, and
> > sure enough, plumbed
> > with a turbo. Next time around I'm going to have to
> > start messing with tire
> > inflation, see if I can't trim some of that inherent
> > understeer. Oh, and I
> > might need to work on braking for the corners a
> > little sooner.
> > My question though is...I have a real good idea that
> > my bomb is not what it
> > once was, and in the really quick back to back
> > turning sections I noticed
> > steering boost dissapear several times. I know that
> > the accesories are
> > hydraulicly assisted, so it makes sense to me that
> > low reserves on the
> > pressure accumulator could contribute to this
> > problem. Any other similar
> > experience or impressions? There's no weeping,
> > leakage, or groaing, with
> > the the rack, or the hydraulic pump, but I'm not
> > leary to say the bomb is
> > not up to spec.
> > Survey says?
> > And, somewhat off topic, with the S4, I'd say yes it
> > is punchable to 3.0
> > liters. From what I remember, the Audi 2.8
> > 6-cylinder is based on the
> > VW/Audi 1.8 liter 4-cylinder architecture (bore and
> > stroke); this same basic
> > block also exists from the factory with an increased
> > bore and stroke in a
> > 2.0 liter iteration (.0.5 liters/cylinder) Do the
> > math and you'll see a six
> > cylinder with the same setup would breath to life
> > with 3.0 liters of
> > displacement. In fact, the next generation A4 is
> > arriving with a 3.0
> > liter-6, but it is however coming from what I've
> > heard with a block setup
> > somewhat different than the 2.8. Pretty sure
> > they're using a longer stroke,
> > more bore, and smoothing the engine out with balance
> > shafts.
> > Your question about the TT-don't believe the V6
> > would fit in that car. The
> > car is based on the same chassis as the current
> > generation golf, with a
> > transverse engine layout. In order to get a 6 in
> > that car, think Vr6.
> > Somebody might be able to shoehorn a V6 in the bay,
> > but I'd it would be a
> > laborious undertaking.
> > Derek Pulvino
> > >Message: 4
> > >Date: Sun, 20 May 2001 10:49:45 -0400
> > >From: DAK <dak at rochester.rr.com>
> > >To: Arun Rao <rao at pixar.com>
> > >CC: quattro at audifans.com, 200q20v at audifans.com
> > >Subject: Re: [200q20v] New toy :-)
> > >
> > >
> > >Congrats on the new toy! (er, car..)
> > >Per the M3 comment, my boss got a new one less than
> > a month ago and I
> > >had the chance to drive it. It is a fast and tight
> > car. Very fun to
> > >drive! I'd prefer the 4wd to the rwd + traction
> > control. It put the
> > >brakes on (literally) a couple of time to stop the
> > rear from sliding.
> > >Really need those front wheels pulling you also!
> > >(before someone corrects me, I'm pretty sure they
> > use a combination of
> > >throttle modulation and brake modulation to achieve
> > the traction control).
> > >
> > >So, when is Audi going to turn up the boost? A
> > little more boost, a
> > >little more displacement, bingo faster than an M3
> > again... Can the V6 be
> > >punched out to 3 liters?
> > >
> > >On another topic, can the V6 fit in the TT? Is that
> > a transverse engine
> > >position? could borrow the VR6 and put a turbo on
> > it....
> > >
> > > David
> > >
> > >Arun Rao wrote:
> > >
> > > > Fellow Audi maniacs,
> > > >
> > > > To celebrate my mid-life crisis (I turn 40 in
> > July), my lovely wife saw
> > > > it fit to make me the proud owner of a 2000 S4
> > -- 26k on the clock,
> > > > bright, screaming Imola Yellow.
> > > >
> > > > Still plan to keep my '91 200Q, which is due
> > back from the shop on
> > > > Monday -- hopefully with its transmission woes
> > cured...
> > > >
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