I was trying to find a Mk3 2 door Golf with the 2.0, but those seem to be SO rare... this one came along at the right time, and I got it for a pretty good price too. First performance mod will be a cam, haven't decided which one yet...
And yeah, the DSM forums were so closed minded it was painful. I asked a few questions, and either they wouldn't get answered or they'd get answered with some smart *** comment that didn't help at all. I miss that car, I don't miss the forums (or everybody that wanted to race me. THAT got old).
EDIT: Regarding the torque spec of the axle nut, I found this thread: