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    1. I just got the car back and its finally back in...

      I just got the car back and its finally back in shape, here is what I replaced/did in 2014. I think that I've made it through the wear+tear refresh for the mileage as I'm approaching 100k.

      belt...
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      I felt/heard SOMETHING the moment I drove off the...

      I felt/heard SOMETHING the moment I drove off the lot - not sure it was test driven. I originally chocked it up to a bizarre NVH or a break in period, and then things got worse. Drove ~150 miles I...
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      Confirmation is that the bearings refused to seat...

      Confirmation is that the bearings refused to seat in the mounts, which caused binding in the spring. They swapped new OEM ones in and the problem is gone, gave me a refund for the 034 ones.
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      Regarding the 034 mounts, if they're making a lot...

      Regarding the 034 mounts, if they're making a lot of noise and they're mounted on OEM struts.. The shop I'm working with has been chasing down clunks and issues ever since mine were installed and...
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      I just had 034 mounts installed and now the...

      I just had 034 mounts installed and now the entire front end sounds like it is going to fall apart :mad:
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      Installed 034 strut mounts and now I'm getting...

      Installed 034 strut mounts and now I'm getting more noise and worse clunk than before with the blown out OEM mounts. Assuming the worst, the struts are probably worn and the new stiffness of the...
    7. This guy gets it.

      This guy gets it.
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      Throttle body cleaned/aligned, 034 strut mounts,...

      Throttle body cleaned/aligned, 034 strut mounts, and SS lines installed. Flush/bleed led to a failed/broken passenger rear bleeder valve. Entire caliper needs to be replaced? Picking it back up in...
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      I managed to bubble a 17" last winter. It was a...

      I managed to bubble a 17" last winter. It was a REALLY substantial pothole filled with water on a road that I drive down almost every day, it was such a :eek: that I thought the drivetrain fell out.
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      http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/4958/dsc004262....

      http://img594.imageshack.us/img594/4958/dsc004262.jpg
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      PM'd.

      PM'd.
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      When you say subframe insert, do you mean the...

      When you say subframe insert, do you mean the dogbone insert? Correct me if I'm wrong but I'm under the impression that one goes on the lower side of the subframe and connects to dogbone?

      I have...
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      ^^ This seems to be what I'm looking for. Am I...

      ^^ This seems to be what I'm looking for.

      Am I incorrect in assuming that any particular mount would be most beneficial? It seems like the subframe is the most common approach but is that a...
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      Mounts.

      I've tried reading up on all of the available options and benefits, but I'm still at a loss of comprehension.

      I do not track my car, but I would like to tighten things up while still keeping it...
    15. Lucky! Bank 1 flex pipe went on mine, caused a...

      Lucky!

      Bank 1 flex pipe went on mine, caused a lot of weird issues for way too many miles. Unfortunately I was ~90k miles when it happened. I ended up with USP catted pipes and the new need to get...
    16. $3k? Where was the leak located?

      $3k? Where was the leak located?
    17. Also - can you comment if there are plans for...

      Also - can you comment if there are plans for special pricing on a UM Tri-combo tune once the Haldex tune is available for the MKV?
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      In its original form, the MKV R32 seems to be...

      In its original form, the MKV R32 seems to be roundly regarded as an exceptional vehicle to drive on a daily basis. As stated above, it is neither a fast car, or a slouch. It has been proven that it...
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      Swapped back to the Forge intake, which I've...

      Swapped back to the Forge intake, which I've found to be much more civil than the VF one I used for a ~8 months. Car doesn't feel as fast, but everything seems a lot less chaotic. Better fuel economy...
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      USP catted downpipes installed and passenger rear...

      USP catted downpipes installed and passenger rear wheel bearing replaced.

      Threw a CEL (not yet explored) within 15 miles of driving, kept smiling because the car sounded like an R32 again after...
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