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      I heard there has been an updated to MKV R32...

      I heard there has been an updated to MKV R32 ECU/DSG software. How much does an update cost?
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      if I remember right, disconnecting the headlights...

      if I remember right, disconnecting the headlights will throw a soft code and the beam levelers won't cycle. Perhaps look into this before replacing parts.
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      always, every time. x2. Better a scratched...

      always, every time.

      x2. Better a scratched rim then a crushed head.
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      I found the clips on my calipers a giant pain in...

      I found the clips on my calipers a giant pain in the ass to clip in place. I can see that yours are not sitting right, I just use a quick but firm tap with a rubber mallet to set mine.
    5. great write-up. A lot of people, not only R32...

      great write-up. A lot of people, not only R32 owners, are going to find this helpful.
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      IM sent

      IM sent
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      Yup smaller, but way less weight. Stopping power...

      Yup smaller, but way less weight. Stopping power is far superior to OEM setup, what amounts to 0.9" in diameter is only noticeable when "spec racing" (i.e., comparing products based on...
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      215/50R17 Load Index 95 = 1521lbs (690kg) per...

      215/50R17
      Load Index 95 = 1521lbs (690kg) per tire
      Speed Rating T = 118mph (190kph) 95T XL

      I think the WS70 17" size is XL rated.
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      its not the ability to drive fast in the snow...

      its not the ability to drive fast in the snow that make snow tires useful, I can drive fast on any tire - its the stopping where snow tires are superior, even without snow and in cold conditions,...
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      http://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/BrakeKitSearch.as...

      http://www.wilwood.com/BrakeKits/BrakeKitSearch.aspx?year=2008&make=Volkswagen&model=GTI&option=All&axle=Front+Kit

      I love my wilwood kit.
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      I have Blizzaks (Ws-70 ? maybe 60) they are...

      I have Blizzaks (Ws-70 ? maybe 60) they are pretty good snow tire. I much prefer the Conti extreme winter contact, I had them on my volvo V50 AWD - much much much better tire and quieter too. It...
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      Yup, you can't install the WALK bits into the...

      Yup, you can't install the WALK bits into the passat housings. Its too bad, I sourced an extra set of housings for my H2sport kit install so I could keep my stock setup complete.

      every bit of...
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      whoa, my old thread! I assume you mean the...

      whoa, my old thread!

      I assume you mean the rear LCA bushings. The aluminum blocks that house the rear rubber bushings are different. Passat aluminium housing are symmetrical and the MKV...
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      Interesting. The truck appeared clean and water...

      Interesting. The truck appeared clean and water beaded like a fresh coat of wax. Perhaps, it was a chemical reaction with whatever was wax was used and the Iso alcohol.
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      Brand new. 2014. Not sure of build date but it...

      Brand new. 2014. Not sure of build date but it was on the lot for a bit.
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      Old wax removed was black/dark blue

      So I detailed by new truck (black) on the weekend, as part of my usual routine I sprayed the paint down with 50-50 iso alcohol and distilled water to remove any old wax or oils. Oddly enough, the...
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      Not to be rude, $23k in mods ? are you counting...

      Not to be rude, $23k in mods ? are you counting maintenance items like oil changes, brakes and pads, tires, and drive train fluids? that seems like a LOT of money spent for a car without cams or FI. ...
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      x2 on this. I added this step last year, and it...

      x2 on this. I added this step last year, and it makes a big difference. I spray with 50:50 iso before polishing, use to remove the polish, and use it before applying sealant.
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      Mazada MX-3 1.8L V6 has to be close to the...

      Mazada MX-3 1.8L V6 has to be close to the smallest displacement V6 in a production car.
    20. I had powerstop drilled/slotted rotors and Z16...

      I had powerstop drilled/slotted rotors and Z16 pads front and rear on my Volvo V50. Quite and not too much dust, stopped the car equal to OE. Great value but not performance in any way.
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