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    1. congrats on your promotion, and here's to the...

      congrats on your promotion, and here's to the move going smoove: :beer::beer::beer:

      if you're out of warranty then i only recommend one guy, he's an independent tech who does better work with...
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      doin me some 100k diff oil changin! it's almost...

      doin me some 100k diff oil changin! it's almost 4:20, i can make it!
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      this is true, but it's also true that the Solo...

      this is true, but it's also true that the Solo Werks product may not have enough total miles to be a certain cure... but it is apparently the best alternative to the stock options.

      whatever you...
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      i agree with all this. the fact is it's an...

      i agree with all this. the fact is it's an understeering design, which also comes with some snap oversteer if overdriven. but that's the chassis personality, and if you can work with it and...
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      do you know your current alignment specs?

      do you know your current alignment specs?
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      definitely get your haldex in race mode. at...

      definitely get your haldex in race mode. at times you'll notice a difference. but i agree with drive style suggestions. i would not at all try to increase oversteer intentionally. this car easily...
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      OP cut to the chase and don't rely on VW dealers....

      OP cut to the chase and don't rely on VW dealers. some appear to be totally out of the info loop.

      call VWoA's 800 # and give them your VIN. check to see if the mechatronic unit has been...
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      sí sí!

      sí sí!
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      ha! i just heard about that when updating my...

      ha! i just heard about that when updating my combo tune on Tuesday. sounds like a good way to minimize the wear from permanent race mode. maybe another 1-2 mpg as well.
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      welcome. let us save you some time: the tune...

      welcome.

      let us save you some time: the tune you want is the UM (united motorsports) combo tune (both DSG & ECU).

      have fun. :beer:
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      those are good deals, wow. but i'm not sure they...

      those are good deals, wow. but i'm not sure they fit your requirements, if a bulletproof setup is your priority. :confused:
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      http://davidb.net/assets/spasm/agree_.gif
    13. not that i'm aware of. but it's definitely a...

      not that i'm aware of. but it's definitely a scene with lots and LOTS of candy. holy craps.

      it's 8am 1st Sat of the month, not 7am (people told me to get there at 7 if i was gonna show, which...
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      no clearance issues. i didn't believe it either...

      no clearance issues. i didn't believe it either before i tried, but i had another vortex member give me the thumbs up since he tracks his GTi with 255/40-17's and no issues.

      my tires are on...
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      there are a ton of 17's that fit, but i would...

      there are a ton of 17's that fit, but i would want guarantees about fitment before dropping cash. cheap 17's, like around $100ea, can be found at tirerack.com in the winter wheel/tire packages...
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      the protection you seek to avoid wheel damage...

      the protection you seek to avoid wheel damage comes from the tire setup, not the wheel, provided you are already on 17's. if your wheel even sees any kind of impact through the tire, then you chose...
    17. hello again! moving down here for work? just...

      hello again!

      moving down here for work? just curious.

      i'm not much in the scene. wait, is there a scene here? :laugh:

      cars n coffee on saturdays at 7am is a start. all you have to do is...
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      you are on the old hardware? i had mine replaced...

      you are on the old hardware? i had mine replaced twice, and the last set i got was the new hardware, Marcel assured me. it's been spot on ever since, very much unlike the last hardware.
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      if you want a great suspension and maintain stock...

      if you want a great suspension and maintain stock height, well here's what HPA says about them:

      i used to be lowered about 1.5". then i got wise and raised her up, so the total drop now is...
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      i don't think mine are made anymore. i just...

      i don't think mine are made anymore. i just looked back in tirerack.com's winter wheel/tire packages, and they're not there. but they were listed as MSR 17x8 et45, 21 lbs., $109ea. i painted them...
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