To be honest, it is hard to launch a revo'd 1.8T. You will get the lag if you don't time it correctly. Today I had a run in with a 323ci. Off the lights he was half car ahead but I then zoomed past once the boost kicked in. I also managed to swerve into his lane accidentally, forcing him to emergency brake. I was so embarrassed; I could have caused an accident! I wasn't even doing stupid speeds; the torque just came in so early. I've noticed more and more, I'm struggling with this weather to keep the car straight off the line. The torque-steer is getting to the point where it is now down right DANGEROUS. I?ve kept my car on low-boost as well. FWD is really starting to get on my t*ts. I don't know how these guys with big-turbo are controlling their cars. Perhaps because I have OEM suspension and they have coilovers?
I would hope the boost is smoother on the big-turbo jobbies... cos i find that it comes in one hell of a rush on the standard K03's and 4's. Gentle acceleration at times is almost impossible, because once the thing hits 2.5-3k it starts to build up when you dont really want it to.
Know what yer saying regarding keeping it in a straight line too... im still stock 180 yet if i rag it in 2nd or 3rd on current roads it feels like its floating rather than sticking to the ground. Maybe 4wd is the best option even considering its weight/drivetrain loss trade offs... because it enables you to actually use the bloody power for more than the 2 summer months we get per year! 
...The torque-steer is getting to the point where it is now down right DANGEROUS. I?ve kept my car on low-boost as well. FWD is really starting to get on my t*ts. I don't know how these guys with big-turbo are controlling their cars...
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