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    •   Those same methods can work. It's about 60% the weight of steel. A jewelers saw works. The ring can fracture like a ceramic if it is squashed in a vise or if Journal bearing vise grips are used on it. Also, a hacksaw can work. A normal ring cutter works fine. The ring would need to be held still while cutting, but it is possible to use. For use in a bearing race, by definition, the material is made as hard as possible and has sharp square corners, so that was not a very smart thing to do. Don't underestimate how sharp they are even though they have those tiny teeth. This is a device that hospitals and jewelers have that has a small round blade that cuts through the ring. He had a hard time getting it off. Fortunately, this is not the case.Tungsten carbide is a different case. This is high speed bearing a saw with a fine blade with tiny teeth. It is so hard that it cannot be cut by normal means. In the tens of thousands of rings we have sold, we have had 2 customers that had to get rings cut off. This will get very hot unless liberally cooled with water during the process. The material used in titanium rings is not hardened like that and can be cut with a variety of different means. The emergency personnel had no problem with their normal equipment. The reason it's used in aerospace is because of its strength to weight ratio. Titanium has the reputation of being indestructible, but it's only about as strong as steel.I believe a lot of the Internet rumors started when some aerospace worker had the brilliant idea to use a titanium bearing race as a ring. Invariably in those discussions, there will also be someone who has heard on the Internet that they can't be cut, and emergency personnel will simply have to lop off a finger in case of emergency. Fortunately, the material starts as powder, and it is heated under extreme pressure to become a solid metal. Bolt cutters can work as well.. A Dremel tool with an abrasive disc can work. Even though the material is extremely hard, it's relatively brittle. Black zirconium rings will work the same as titanium.In essentially any discussion about titanium rings on the Internet, the question comes up if they can be cut off. In a pinch, a hammer could be used to crush it as well.I know these methods can work because I've had titanium rings taken off my own fingers by each of these methods. It is also harder to control, so resting the tool on something like a block of wood to steady the cut is advisable
    • Nice looking VR you got there.. Yes think I'll source a new/try to get a new one then because as I say mines looking a bit shabby/tatty to say the least. Charger wise? I'm running a V3, and have been doing for nearly two years now and had it mapped again not so long ago, its pushing 290hp now which I'm more than happy with. Thanks for the input again though, its helped me make my mind up. 
    • The usual over and undersquare engine variances really that's all, all these engines are designed as low revving torque monsters like most VAG engines. You can make 600+hp on any of them really, read the description of this for example, not sure of the hp but the times would suggest a fair amount, likely 700+ as stock on a 12v, other engines pretty much similar in terms of durability;   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qmyWU3U_t6M   Generally on oem bore/stroke peak hp is generally around the oem 6800rpm limit, even 1000hp ones with an 8500rpm have peak power at 6800rpm due to the fundamental dynamics from what I've seen, so no need for high revs for power, just gears. Bigger ports etc in R32 would ultimately flow more, same with porting/polishing/big valves etc but as said, a lot is in tuning and working out where you want power, even big ports can affect low end for the top... so 600+ is achievable on any, you want more low end, displacement increase, can affect max revs obv given over/undersquare changes, but where's the spool on your turbo, what power band are you happy with and so on? That vid you would think they're not too bothered about low end then for drag so no need to run low end keeping it in high revs and boost, unless he uses it daily in which case turning down the boost would help at the low end and spool......lot's to weigh up!   Best bet would be to look at the logs/dyno plots of any and their respective set ups, plenty about on net and here in places.   Also, if new to VR's, think low revving torque monsters & learn how to change gear faster!  7500rpm/1000hp/stock 02M example;  
    • I would like to see the torque and horsepower curves for a stock AES VR6 12-valve. I’ve spent considerable time searching online with no luck. Can anyone help me out?
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