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      bigger diameter rims/lower profile sidewalls are...

      bigger diameter rims/lower profile sidewalls are an esthetic thing - there are real performance benefits to smaller diameter rims with taller sidewall tires. Smaller rims generally have lower mass,...
    2. I got the clock spring notice a while ago, and...

      I got the clock spring notice a while ago, and today a new notice from VWOA arrived at my mail processing place in TX, awaiting me forwarding it. Not urgent since the car is hibernating, so I'll...
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      I'm in NZ for a few years. Yeah, the EOS plate...

      I'm in NZ for a few years. Yeah, the EOS plate holder really makes it look like it should (if you are one to run a plate). I never really liked the off center tow hook plate mounts...
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      Welcome from yet another 4dr RB owner! I miss...

      Welcome from yet another 4dr RB owner! I miss mine terribly (parked while I'm out of the country). I see your front bumper is drilled - I had written up how to mod an EOS front plate holder that is...
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      bump stop?

      bump stop?
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      On our older B5 Passat, the maintenance schedule...

      On our older B5 Passat, the maintenance schedule recommended 105K miles for the timing belt. There was also a sticker on the core support from the factory in Germany that said 75K miles. I believe...
    7. Thread: miss my R

      by ftillier
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      Yeah, parked it towards the end of March, right...

      Yeah, parked it towards the end of March, right after it's 3rd VW Carefree service (which included the Haldex flush), right after it turned 20K miles. Not sure when I'll see it next, but I plan on...
    8. Thread: miss my R

      by ftillier
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      miss my R

      Been driving a Hyundai iMax van. Picking up a Touran shortly, closest thing I could get trying to be a single car family of 6... Scant information available on the Touran, but does remind me of my...
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      Ok, so I'm coming up on 3 years soon, but will be...

      Ok, so I'm coming up on 3 years soon, but will be out of town before that happens, for a fair bit of time (~2 years). I plan on having the dealer change the motor oil before I park the car, but I'm...
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      I got (one of) the first 2013s in the US, picked...

      I got (one of) the first 2013s in the US, picked it up end of July 2012. 18K miles on it now. Aspherical mirrors, waterpump recall, and just this weekend hardwired pigtail for my Genius battery...
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      Did something go wrong with it that the engine...

      Did something go wrong with it that the engine needs rebuilding?
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      Really like the look of that, nicely done!...

      Really like the look of that, nicely done! :thumbup:
    13. Thread: Rattle Thread

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      I was told it wouldn't be covered since I too am...

      I was told it wouldn't be covered since I too am out of the 12mo/12k mile rattle warranty period. Guess that's what I get for snoozing on this. $90 for the buckle, I think I'll wait until some...
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      seems these are made by CoverKing based on the...

      seems these are made by CoverKing based on the names - is the premium for the Satin Stretch worth it over TriGuard? Are the generic hatchback covers that bad, for an indoor only use?
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      Ok, next question in this line: where do I find a...

      Ok, next question in this line: where do I find a good (indoor) dust cover? Are there particular ones that are good, bad? Or are they all pretty much the same?
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      Even at the same weight, smaller wheels will have...

      Even at the same weight, smaller wheels will have less inertia. They may not help unsprung weight, but would help with acceleration and braking. I would love to run 17" wheels, but just don't have...
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      all my mk1 parts, $500

      SOLD!
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      Duration would be about 2 years, though I may...

      Duration would be about 2 years, though I may take it out from time to time (maybe 2 times a year).
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      long term storage

      Hey Folks,

      I've never stored a car long term before (at least not successfully, but that's another story). I am looking into putting the R away for a while, but don't really know what I should...
    20. Hey Tyrol, for the understeer, why not reduce the...

      Hey Tyrol, for the understeer, why not reduce the front sway, rather than increase the spring rate in the rear? My understanding is that the front sway increases roll stiffness at the front, and...
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