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#1 jenks

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:57 AM

...for those of you fortunate to have already ordered a new GTi, was it performance pack or not?? Seems rude not to, imho,

 




#2 Gti Fly

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:41 AM

should be first box ticked



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 06:16 PM

Yes, it's not just a bhp thing



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 07:19 PM

Factory slip diff and 10PS more for £980, bargain if you ask me!



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:49 PM

Bigger/better brakes too



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:51 PM

Oh fair nuff, didn't spot that when playing with the configurator. I wouldn't mind knowing who makes the diff or whether it's a home-grown affair. I'd guess Peloquin tho.

Pity i'm not a fan of the rear end of the car. Be nice if they would give those options/engine on the estate!



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Posted 25 August 2013 - 11:05 PM

The front diff is electronic,  and from what I've briefly read it looks like some sort of haldex type system (clutches, hydraulically controlled via ecu).   So it's got a series of clutches and an ecu which loads up the clutches and controls the amount of lock up between the front axles.  

 



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 04:04 AM

From what i've read, they specify it as a mechanical LSD. The eDIFF style you mention isn't really any different from the version we have on the MKIV on the later ABS controllers no?



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 08:03 AM

Ediff works differently to ESP I think, as is doesn't cut power it brakes the spinning wheel to redirect the power to the wheel with grip 



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:33 AM

They put them both round the ring, the one with the pack was 8 seconds faster than the standard! How's that for throwing a few goodies in



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 09:58 AM

Wow, that s big difference!



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:07 PM

From what i've read, they specify it as a mechanical LSD. The eDIFF style you mention isn't really any different from the version we have on the MKIV on the later ABS controllers no?

 

 

Here found some more info to help explain it better than I did:

http://drivelinenews.com/news/electronic-locking-differential-for-vw-golf-gti-mk7/

 

Volkswagen’s new Mk7 Golf GTI, due later this year, will be available
with an optional performance pack which includes the “VAQ” differential
(front axle transverse differential lock) in the front (driven) axle.


Unlike the electronic EDL or XDS traction systems, which use a
standard differential in conjunction with individual electronic control
of the front brakes, the VAQ is an active mechanical clutch pack-based
device located between the differential cage and the right-hand drive
shaft. The pressure required to actuate the clutch pack is produced and
regulated by an electrically-powered hydraulic pump. The VAQ is a Haldex
unit similar to that already used in VW 4MOTION four-wheel drive
systems.



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Posted 26 August 2013 - 12:33 PM

8 seconds over the bridge to gantry on the NBR its really that much to be honest with you.







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