Thread: 2012 Audi TTRS
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Old 04-21-2015, 12:18 PM   #39
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2006 Ford E350
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Originally Posted by skywaffles View Post
APR gets some stonkin' performance out of those.
Agreed, I've heard that you can get a lot more power out of these pretty easily. The major appeal for this for me is that it indicates that at stock power levels the engine should be plenty reliable. With 20% more power and being 100 lbs lighter than my STi, and with the infrequency that I actually use full throttle in the STi, the likelyhood that I'll actually do anything to get more power is minimal. That's what the track car is for.

The other two major concerns I initially had are 1. the magnetic ride control, but there are kits out there to delete that which are affordable and 2. snow tires, but there are 18" wheels that will clear the front brakes which makes them much more reasonable than the stock 19" package.

Originally Posted by markman View Post
I'd have a hard time picking a used TT-RS over a used Cayman S or even a C6 z06.
I don't because the snow didn't melt off my lawn until about 1 1/2 weeks ago. If this was not going to be driven in winter, it would not be a consideration because of the better available options. I currently have a Porsche 944 as my summer beater, and there is a completely different list of cars that would potentially replace that.

Originally Posted by edkwon View Post
Im with you, with a car that small, cramped and impractical, it better have some amazing driving dynamics, because that form factor doesn’t offer much else for the owner.
If I need to move stuff, my tow vehicle is a Ford E350 without any rear interior. The frequency that I have more than just me in the STi, or that the STi is anywhere close to capacity of carrying stuff is very low.
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