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Can we get faster laps in our Mk7 GTI by upgrading the intercooler?

Sure, our Mk7 GTI is both fast and consistent, but only for a handful of laps before the engine heat soaks and lap times get slower.

The solution? …

Track tires for a daily driver: Bigger isn't always better?

Suspension, power, brakes: There was one more piece of the puzzle for our Mk7 Volkswagen Golf GTI, and it was wheels and …

Are two-piece rotors worth the extra money?

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Suspension, power, must be time for brakes on our Mk7 Volkswagen GTI, right?

We’d …

Fitting stiffer sway bars that won’t ruin our GTI’s streetability?

Could stiffer sway bars make our GTI faster on track without hurting its street manners? In theory, yes—increasing roll stiffness to control body roll should limit dynamic camber loss and …

Dogbone inserts: Will they work just as well as solid bushings?

Our GTI has seen some track time. Lots of it, in fact, as evidenced by its podium finish in our class at the Tire Rack One Lap …

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