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Offline mkviken

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Re: whiteline WALK
« Reply #20 on: 09 November 2011, 23:42 »
ordered my WALK tonight for awesome for £168 all in. hopefully get it on the car soon.

could have got one for £155 but is a 6 week wait but i think awesome have them on the shelf...


also got my torque arm mount to fit but i missed the postman today :angry:


either a sat nav or a milltek cat back for christmas then thats the mods done for a while. :rolleyes:
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Re: whiteline WALK
« Reply #21 on: 15 November 2011, 18:39 »
fitted the WALK today. ordered thru JKM at awesome have a 6 week wait -- as do every other supplier i tried

went on ok - OEM ones were a bit brutal to get off and like most jobs a proper lift would have made the job 2 or 3 times quicker and easier


going in to revolution tomorrow for 4 wheel alignment but first test drive feels more direct steering and certainly more traction in a straight line or while turning

pretty sure the alignment needs adjusting so will get a better idea tomorrow
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Re: whiteline WALK
« Reply #22 on: 17 November 2011, 17:00 »
had the wheel alignment set yesterday

it wasn't too far out but was worth checking got it set to Hunters machine tolerance which is closer to ideal.

front castor at 8 degrees which is spot on and camber was very good. toe was slightly out of spec so had that set right

geometry is almost perfect comparing left and right so I'm pleased but it wasn't cheap!




had the car on 2 proper drives on the twistys now and i can confirm the WALK increases steering feel and weight nicely, the car is more stable on the gas and there is more traction out of corners. the traction control is barely activated now and can run without it without spinning its power away no problem. i ran it with the traction control off today and grip was very good even on damp leafy roads.

also fully turned off the ASR and ESP and had a little play around and the tail is quite playful on the damp with lift off oversteer. a nice touch for the 2012MY. makes you realise how good the ESP is though. on everyday driving it must come on a lot but is very subtle IMO and a great safety feature. no need to turn it off on the road TBH





the WALK by the time you have alignment done isnt cheap but it isn't expensive IMO and it does make a difference. well worth a go


i think a 24mm rear way bar would be a nice addition then thats me done with the mods...
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Re: whiteline WALK
« Reply #23 on: 24 December 2011, 11:33 »
for my next mods i have been looking into whittline adjustable sway bars and the bump steer kit and decided to make some more purchases


went for the whittline bump steer kit to go with the WALK i fitted earlier.

VW engineered 8mm bump steer into the GTI on purpose to make the audi TT feel better and justify the extra ££££'s

the bump steer kit reduces the amount of flex/movement in the steering when heavily compressed (cornering hard) reducing understeer and steering vagueness.


I'm hoping this mod will reduce understeer when pushing on and improve steering feel a bit.

I'm annoyed as i spoke to a few places when i ordered the WALK as i wanted to do the bump steer at the same time and was told it wasn't necessary unless the car is lowered but having spoken to a very reputable suspension specialist he said the bump steer kit is a must have on the mk5/mk6 GTI.

i just paid £72 for hunter 4 wheel alignment too - the reason i wanted to do both at the same time but was talked out of it :angry:


got it at a good price anyway but will need the tracking done again  :rolleyes:
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