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    Thread: What did you do to your MkV today?

    1. Member anteramk5jetta's Avatar
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      04-30-2012 12:05 AM #16136
      Quote Originally Posted by xk1llxy0urselfx View Post
      Where in the fuse box and to what and how? I dont do shotty electrical work either so wherever it goes Id like it to be something that wont cause any problems later or be in the way.
      im taking the switch is the remote lead. You just need some kind of power source that is on when the ignition is on so you could tap into one of the leads in the fuse panel on the drivers side on the dash. You have to remove the side cover of the dash.

      Washed it today and got a set of 5mm spacer. Tomorrow, doing work

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      04-30-2012 12:05 AM #16137
      drove it too help my buddy get some more done on his air install on his mkiv , now i am seriously considering an air setup for the mkv.

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      04-30-2012 12:07 AM #16138
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      im taking the switch is the remote lead. You just need some kind of power source that is on when the ignition is on so you could tap into one of the leads in the fuse panel on the drivers side on the dash. You have to remove the side cover of the dash.
      Gotcha. I was thinking about my 12V outlet since that runs only when the car is on. I wish they were on all the time but I barely use them anyhow. Right now the switch is connected to the remote lead and grounded to the amps ground wire

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      04-30-2012 12:33 AM #16139
      New Wipers.

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      04-30-2012 01:04 AM #16140
      Quote Originally Posted by xk1llxy0urselfx View Post
      It does suck. I havent been there with my GTI since 08. And I think it will stay that way. I can ride the train for free so why pay to park and have my car get effed up.
      there is a really nice underground parking garage that is cheap near the river.
      you should check it out next time.

      i normally park in there, then take the train to NYC.

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      04-30-2012 01:35 AM #16141
      Quote Originally Posted by xk1llxy0urselfx View Post
      Gotcha. I was thinking about my 12V outlet since that runs only when the car is on. I wish they were on all the time but I barely use them anyhow. Right now the switch is connected to the remote lead and grounded to the amps ground wire
      Yes you can tap the 12v
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      04-30-2012 05:32 AM #16142
      Quote Originally Posted by LY3D GLI View Post
      there is a really nice underground parking garage that is cheap near the river.
      you should check it out next time.

      i normally park in there, then take the train to NYC.
      Gotcha. I live in Aberdeen walking distance to the train station there, so thats what I do for now.

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      04-30-2012 08:52 AM #16143
      it rained... its raining. its been raining all weekend long.

      my polished bay is all stained...

      pics as soon as it gets dry.

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      04-30-2012 09:28 AM #16144
      Replaced the DS axle. Noticed the sway bar end link was sitting incorrectly and under a lot of stress, so much stress that it would not come out so I had to cut it in half. I went to install a melye one I had sitting around from a previous purchase and I was surprised as it is over an inch too long! I'm only on eibachs but I guess after settling they are sitting pretty low now. Guess it's time for adjustable links, I searched and didn't find much on any good adjustable ones. Anybody have any recommended ones or any experience with the diys ones?

      The OEM size is 335mm so if I'm an inch off I would need something that adjusts to around 310mm.
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      04-30-2012 09:34 AM #16145
      Installed my new oem projector fogs and fixed my head unit which fell into the dash on Saturday after hitting a bump.

      Overall a excellent weekend.

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      04-30-2012 09:40 AM #16146
      Dynode it, kinda disappointed but i guess we all are on a mustang dyno lol ill post up the readings later but on my 06 GTI with Full turbo back, AEM CAI, Unitronic Stage 2 i only made 219 hp / 250 trq so not terrible but not were i wanted it. could be a boost leak somewhere but it did boost 20 lbs in 4th gear with 57 degrees out
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      04-30-2012 10:05 AM #16147
      Quote Originally Posted by vortexn View Post
      Dynode it, kinda disappointed but i guess we all are on a mustang dyno lol ill post up the readings later but on my 06 GTI with Full turbo back, AEM CAI, Unitronic Stage 2 i only made 219 hp / 250 trq so not terrible but not were i wanted it. could be a boost leak somewhere but it did boost 20 lbs in 4th gear with 57 degrees out
      ouch. def something wrong somewhere... christoff did +22 whp over you... which is a decent ammount.

      dynojet thou.

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      04-30-2012 10:12 AM #16148
      had to drive into manhattan to work... got into a scream fight with a delivery truck driver for not lettn me pull to the side because i refused to drive over the construction metal plates that are in the street
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      04-30-2012 10:14 AM #16149
      Quote Originally Posted by 06_JETTA_MASTER View Post
      Replaced the DS axle. Noticed the sway bar end link was sitting incorrectly and under a lot of stress, so much stress that it would not come out so I had to cut it in half. I went to install a melye one I had sitting around from a previous purchase and I was surprised as it is over an inch too long! I'm only on eibachs but I guess after settling they are sitting pretty low now. Guess it's time for adjustable links, I searched and didn't find much on any good adjustable ones. Anybody have any recommended ones or any experience with the diys ones?

      The OEM size is 335mm so if I'm an inch off I would need something that adjusts to around 310mm.
      no ebachs use stock end links when you take the load off the sway bar it moves up you need to jack the strut assembly up to get the end link in

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      04-30-2012 10:20 AM #16150
      jacked it up
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      04-30-2012 10:46 AM #16151
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      ouch. def something wrong somewhere... christoff did +22 whp over you... which is a decent ammount.

      dynojet thou.
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      04-30-2012 10:57 AM #16152
      Today it was towed to the shop:


      Ran fine all weekend. Went to start it this morning and it sounded like something came loose while it was cranking. Tried again and no start. Tried again and it started but was making a god awful racket under the hood (sounded like a diesel) but no CEL. 96k on the odo with all the regular service. Thankfully we still have 4k on the extended and I'm in a loaner (2012 Passat...nice car). Hopefully it is something easy.

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      04-30-2012 11:10 AM #16153
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      ouch. def something wrong somewhere... christoff did +22 whp over you... which is a decent ammount.

      dynojet thou.
      i think the difference in milage + different dynos+ possible vac leak makes up for the diff but my trq isnt half bad lol
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Wheel gap on VW's is much like a girl. If you can fit three fingers than it's not a keeper.

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      04-30-2012 02:12 PM #16154
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      no ebachs use stock end links when you take the load off the sway bar it moves up you need to jack the strut assembly up to get the end link in
      doh! Makes sense thanks for the info I didn't jack it up. I knew something wasn't right because when I installed the springs I used OEM links just fine.
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      04-30-2012 03:59 PM #16155
      Put coils in the rear. All the way down perches still in. Didn't get to do the front...it began to rain as soon as i began to put the wheels on the back on.

      But i think when i do the front im going to take the perches out from the rear.

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      04-30-2012 04:18 PM #16156
      finished making new tweeter pods for the doors. my tweeters were to big to fit in stock locations.
      they came out pretty good. eventually i will take them back off and sand and paint one more time because when i was putting them back on, the paint cracked a little on the driverside one







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      04-30-2012 05:27 PM #16157


      Replaced all map/domes with LEDs

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      04-30-2012 06:21 PM #16158
      Rotated my wheels and tires, did some paint touch up on them, replaced my hub centric and installed the 5mm spacer on the back. Next gotta readjust the rear perches since I can now really see how off they are

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      04-30-2012 07:31 PM #16159
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      beto, no need to quote ALL the pictures.
      LOL, I know man! I think I was to lazy to erase them on my quote!

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      04-30-2012 08:12 PM #16160
      Drove by the shop to see my car still sitting in the same place it was on Thursday. I hate my mechanic.
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      04-30-2012 08:15 PM #16161
      Quote Originally Posted by A1an View Post
      Today it was towed to the shop:


      Ran fine all weekend. Went to start it this morning and it sounded like something came loose while it was cranking. Tried again and no start. Tried again and it started but was making a god awful racket under the hood (sounded like a diesel) but no CEL. 96k on the odo with all the regular service. Thankfully we still have 4k on the extended and I'm in a loaner (2012 Passat...nice car). Hopefully it is something easy.
      same thing happened to me. Tried to start it 10 minutes after just driving it and it wouldnt start made some noises. Tired the second time and started making horrible ticking trying to crank over and realized something broke (thinking timing chain skipped). Decided to just put a new engine in it. Still haven't figured out what was wrong with my original.
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      04-30-2012 09:50 PM #16163
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      04-30-2012 10:08 PM #16164
      Quote Originally Posted by garcia1508 View Post
      Put coils in the rear. All the way down perches still in. Didn't get to do the front...it began to rain as soon as i began to put the wheels on the back on.

      But i think when i do the front im going to take the perches out from the rear.

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      make sure you take your helpers out in the front then. if you go perches out you will never be able to reach that height in the front. what brand coils?
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      04-30-2012 10:09 PM #16165
      Got me some clear side markers and a new grill (courtesy of Merrigan).

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      04-30-2012 10:55 PM #16166
      Amber looked better
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      04-30-2012 11:18 PM #16167
      Quote Originally Posted by cookboy View Post
      finished making new tweeter pods for the doors. my tweeters were to big to fit in stock locations.
      they look good. i definatly like

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