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    1. One trick I remember from the MK6 for wind noise...

      One trick I remember from the MK6 for wind noise due to the door seal was to wrap a couple layers of electrical tape around the little U-shaped connector on the pillar side of the door. Those few...
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      Makes sense. Never had this issue with my two...

      Makes sense. Never had this issue with my two previous DSG's. R to D went smooth every time.
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      Intermittent stumble in R to D shift

      Anyone else have this happen? I'm pulling out of my driveway or a parking spot and going from reverse to drive, I sometimes get almost like a panic clutch disengagement from the DSG when I go from...
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      Did that as much as I could. Tail lights and sub...

      Did that as much as I could. Tail lights and sub were easy. Sound deadening and stereo parts, not so much.
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      Agree totally. I don't regret losing the money...

      Agree totally. I don't regret losing the money all that much, but if I did it every year for a couple of years it might hurt the pocketbook. Just curious if he's able to swing a better deal somehow.
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      Let me just preface this by saying I am NOT...

      Let me just preface this by saying I am NOT knocking any of what you're doing. I think it's awesome.

      My question is it looks like you're trading your projects in at the dealer in exchange for a...
    7. Is something expected to change for 2016?

      Is something expected to change for 2016?
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      I was really close to getting night blue...

      I was really close to getting night blue metallic, but after seeing some others in person, I felt like it was missing some depth and metal fleck compared to other blues. Kind of disappointing since...
    9. I got it....took one person on one end using...

      I got it....took one person on one end using needle nose pliers to grip the selector, push in, and turn on the original position with another pushing from the back and it popped out. Little SOB. ...
    10. Fender Tweeters...Anyone know the diaphragm material?

      I'm pretty happy with the Fender sound, but I've had to crank the treble to zero from ear fatigue on the highs. I typically only do this for metal diaphragm tweeters since they can get bright. ...
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      My local vendor has been using Audison Prima on...

      My local vendor has been using Audison Prima on stock audio in a lot of cars with awesome results. Prima is a processor and amp in one that runs DSP, sets the crossovers, and then runs only the...
    12. Looking at the replacement switch, the tabes are...

      Looking at the replacement switch, the tabes are at about the 2 and 7 o clock positions.m just trying to figure out how to retract them from within the switch or push them in from the outside. I may...
    13. Need help...I F'd up - Euro Switch Replacement

      I got a new Euro switch and went to take out the stock switch like I've done many times. Pushed in, turned to parking light position...except this time, something snapped inside. Now the switch...
    14. Thread: Golf vs A3

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      I drove the 2.0 A3 Quattro hoping for GTI PP...

      I drove the 2.0 A3 Quattro hoping for GTI PP power with AWD in a nicer package. I felt like the A3 was underpowered with all the weight of AWD. It didn't feel fun or fast to me with too light a...
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      I was torn between Blue, Carbon Steel Grey, and...

      I was torn between Blue, Carbon Steel Grey, and Pure White. After seeing the blue and how little metal fleck there was in the paint and the huge amount of grey cars on the road, I went with Pure...
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      Great write-up. I just got mine over the weekend...

      Great write-up. I just got mine over the weekend and agree with nearly everything. The sport steering setting is making me have a lot of fun going through turns and I really can feel the improved...
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      Ordered it back in October from Chaplins in...

      Ordered it back in October from Chaplins in Bellevue.
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      The most common consensus I've heard is to keep...

      The most common consensus I've heard is to keep revs below 3500-4000 for the first 1000 miles. Edmunds.com has a GTi and followed that protocol. I'll endeavor to do the same.
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      Just picked up my 2 dr SE PP DSG for $30400. ...

      Just picked up my 2 dr SE PP DSG for $30400. MSRP was $329-something. I buy from a no haggle dealer. I'm not the guy who's gonna argue over $500 spread across 3 yrs of lease. Just don't care...
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      Finally....finally got my 2 dr PP GTI

      I'm a tall guy so the two door was a must. And the performance pack....why not?

      Trying as hard as I can to restrain myself on the throttle and let the engine break in before I really have some...
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