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    1. Member crashtested's Avatar
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      04-23-2012 03:09 PM #2661
      Quote Originally Posted by TDIFred View Post
      Not happy with the run-out and 'feathering' in their present state. Replacing
      Next week. If no good, lesson learned. If you don't try, you can't succeed.
      Are you talking about the ProContact or DWS? Huge difference - love my DWS' on my Jetta and will hate the ProContact's on the GSW until they wear out this summer.
      Last edited by crashtested; 04-24-2012 at 03:10 PM.

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      04-24-2012 02:24 PM #2662
      Quote Originally Posted by Kid Hobo View Post
      The bolts that hold the subframe together are stretch bolts, and quite frankly, the 2.0T engine mounts (specifically the dogbone setup) is well, pretty terrible. It doesn't take very long for subframes in GTIs and Jettas to essentially knock back and forth. So each time you start to move forward, change gears from a down shift to accelerate, whatever would cause the subframe to knock back and forth, it's the OEM VW bolts that have always come up short because they have a cut/out in the center of the bolt that allows the subframe to knock.

      More info here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ubframe......&

      So pervasive is the problem that ECS even sells the bolts as a kit with spacers that space the subframe by about 1/16"

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ame/ES2102460/
      Not that I need to be looking for any new "toys"...

      If the subframe is an issue, is something like this worth adding along with the bolts:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...l-in-stock-now!

      And for engine and transmission mounts:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ion-Mounts-***

      Most of this is mentioned in the context of the 2.0t engine, but I'd assume some of this would be TDI relevant, too. (Also 2.5s)

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      04-25-2012 06:25 PM #2663
      Run out is a non technical term for uneven wear
      which results in what looks like a vertical 'wobble'.
      Feathering is the term the dealer gave me when they
      did the alignment. I guess it is again a non technical term
      for uneven wear caused by tire pressure, load, balance, all
      those things which cause tires to wear unevenly. Best I consult:
      Google or a tire expert.

      what size are you running right now? :225-45/17

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      04-25-2012 06:32 PM #2664
      Quote Originally Posted by TDIFred View Post
      Run out is a non technical term for uneven wear
      which results in what looks like a vertical 'wobble'.
      Feathering is the term the dealer gave me when they
      did the alignment. I guess it is again a non technical term
      for uneven wear caused by tire pressure, load, balance, all
      those things which cause tires to wear unevenly. Best I consult:
      Google or a tire expert.

      what size are you running right now? :225-45/17
      So there is lateral runout and radial runout which are deviations from
      tire roundness, mine is radial resulting in a small yet pronounced hop.
      Feathering is where each tread develops both a round edge on one side
      a sharp edge on the other side. This is usually caused by incorrect toe-in setting.

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      04-25-2012 11:28 PM #2665
      Quote Originally Posted by TDIFred View Post
      Run out is a non technical term for uneven wear
      which results in what looks like a vertical 'wobble'.
      Feathering is the term the dealer gave me when they
      did the alignment. I guess it is again a non technical term
      for uneven wear caused by tire pressure, load, balance, all
      those things which cause tires to wear unevenly. Best I consult:
      Google or a tire expert.

      what size are you running right now? :225-45/17
      and you have ExtremeContact DWS tires? .. you haven't said yet. Enough of us here have the DWS tires and love them...
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      04-26-2012 04:22 AM #2666
      here is a updated pic after air and a set of type 111. I matted my front grill with clear mat plasty dip.
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      cheers

    7. 04-26-2012 10:09 AM #2667
      I have 2010 JSW TDI. Lots of good ideas on what one would like to do to their car. So far I installed an AFE cold air intake and the Banks Monster exhaust. Still mulling over what kind of wheels I'd like to put on but, I don't really want to lower it either. Suggestions are welcome .

      Here's my car in Key West last year-it looks right at home too.



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      04-26-2012 02:18 PM #2668
      finally I received the new wheels!

      Just need a little bit more low..

      a crappy cell phone picture in the rain:

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      04-26-2012 02:34 PM #2669
      ^^ who make's those wheels?

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      04-26-2012 05:00 PM #2670
      In our wagens, the DRL bulb is a small push in style lightbulb..
      anyone replace that with a different colored bulb?
      Quote Originally Posted by ujelly View Post
      i wuld just lower it bc i will buy lowers b4 i even by it looks great like dat bc they all are so high but when yoi lower it makes it better that you think

    11. 04-26-2012 07:35 PM #2671
      Quote Originally Posted by timmiller05 View Post
      ^^ who make's those wheels?
      i believe those are miro's

    12. 04-26-2012 07:59 PM #2672
      Quote Originally Posted by ToeBall View Post
      Couple of photos I took this weekend. Neither are mine but both are pretty slick.

      _MG_0989 by Toe_Ball, on Flickr
      Funny running across a picture of my car on here.

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      04-26-2012 08:02 PM #2673
      Quote Originally Posted by macscac View Post
      In our wagens, the DRL bulb is a small push in style lightbulb..
      anyone replace that with a different colored bulb?
      I put an LED in there, kind of a bluish tint. I like it.

    14. 04-26-2012 08:04 PM #2674
      Quote Originally Posted by sportwagen rick View Post
      Any info on the wheels on the white wagon?
      The wheels are Work Gnosis GS2, fronts are 19x9 and the rear are 19x10.5 et35 all the way around.
      I am running 225 35 Dunlop Direzzas up front and 245 35 Direzzas in the back.

      Like Toe Ball said I have KSport control pro coils on the car that allow me to adjust the camber in the front, without them it would be pretty hard to pull these wheels off.

      They are for sale though, $1500 plus shipping.

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      04-26-2012 08:07 PM #2675
      Quote Originally Posted by rootrider View Post
      and you have ExtremeContact DWS tires? .. you haven't said yet. Enough of us here have the DWS tires and love them...
      ContiProContact. Not ExtremeContact. THIS is the kind of feedback, real-world reviews I am looking for!

    16. 04-26-2012 09:21 PM #2676
      Quote Originally Posted by TDIFred View Post
      I put an LED in there, kind of a bluish tint. I like it.
      Do you have any pictures of this and info on the bulb? I asked over on tdiclub and was told I couldn't do it..

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      04-26-2012 09:31 PM #2677
      Quote Originally Posted by mktooslow View Post
      Funny running across a picture of my car on here.
      Not really. It would be if this was the Mk 1 forum...

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      04-26-2012 10:01 PM #2678
      Quote Originally Posted by emerscape View Post
      Do you have any pictures of this and info on the bulb? I asked over on tdiclub and was told I couldn't do it..
      Yes. More info please
      Quote Originally Posted by ujelly View Post
      i wuld just lower it bc i will buy lowers b4 i even by it looks great like dat bc they all are so high but when yoi lower it makes it better that you think

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      04-26-2012 10:21 PM #2679
      Quote Originally Posted by emerscape View Post
      Do you have any pictures of this and info on the bulb? I asked over on tdiclub and was told I couldn't do it..
      Someone on TDIClub was wrong, which is unusual! I got it from ECS Tuning. I will post a picture. It took all of five minutes to install both bulbs.

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      04-27-2012 12:17 AM #2680
      Would love to see a picture. Thanks
      Quote Originally Posted by ujelly View Post
      i wuld just lower it bc i will buy lowers b4 i even by it looks great like dat bc they all are so high but when yoi lower it makes it better that you think

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      04-27-2012 01:30 AM #2681
      Quote Originally Posted by timmiller05 View Post
      ^^ who make's those wheels?
      Quote Originally Posted by bluetapedr3w View Post
      i believe those are miro's
      They're O-Z Mito reps. The Miro branded reps have been discontinued for a while, someone else must be making them.

      Old shot of my Mitos.
      Last edited by sportwagen rick; 04-27-2012 at 01:32 AM.

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      04-27-2012 01:34 AM #2682
      Quote Originally Posted by mktooslow View Post
      The wheels are Work Gnosis GS2, fronts are 19x9 and the rear are 19x10.5 et35 all the way around.
      I am running 225 35 Dunlop Direzzas up front and 245 35 Direzzas in the back.

      Like Toe Ball said I have KSport control pro coils on the car that allow me to adjust the camber in the front, without them it would be pretty hard to pull these wheels off.

      They are for sale though, $1500 plus shipping.
      So so sweet, man.

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      04-27-2012 02:05 AM #2683
      Quote Originally Posted by G3Variant View Post
      finally I received the new wheels!

      Just need a little bit more low..

      a crappy cell phone picture in the rain:

      What lowering springs or coils you running?

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      04-27-2012 04:58 AM #2684
      Quote Originally Posted by TDIFred View Post
      ContiProContact. Not ExtremeContact. THIS is the kind of feedback, real-world reviews I am looking for!
      ahh... you just mentioned Continental, and most people here are running DWS's. The ExtremeContact DWS tires are the only Continental tires I'd run right now. The DWS is just about the best wet traction tire you can buy, and definitely one of the best all-around tires you can run.. especially for the price. Any other tire Continental offers is easily beat by something else, from what I've seen (but then, I tend to only look at only the best performance ranges these days.. ie. extreme performance summer, ultra high performance all season, etc. I have no reason to get tires that aren't as good as possible.)
      Last edited by rootrider; 04-27-2012 at 07:47 AM.
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      04-27-2012 05:00 AM #2685
      Quote Originally Posted by chasenpaper View Post
      What lowering springs or coils you running?
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...portwagen-2008
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      04-27-2012 07:17 AM #2686



      These are 'blesk' LEDs sourced from fleabay.

      I have taken them out. They blow. They throw codes. You can clear the light by cycling your euro switch-everyone has a euro switch, right?-to park and then back off. It seems the LEDs don't have enough load to please the test cycle run when you turn the car on sometimes. But once you energize them the load is okay.

      I would not do it again. The look is not worth it, IMO.

    27. 04-27-2012 02:08 PM #2687
      Mine after the front end swap.


      Cell phone pic, sorry.

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      04-27-2012 05:20 PM #2688
      Quote Originally Posted by timmiller05 View Post
      ^^ who make's those wheels?
      Inter action is the brand.. OZ Mito1 reps..

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      04-30-2012 08:29 AM #2689
      Urge to turn attention away from wagon just materialized in my driveway... TDI SEL premium

      Adjusting my lifestyle with the grace and wisdom of a potato.

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      04-30-2012 06:47 PM #2690
      they have tdi sel passats? hmm... that's going to be a nice car
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      04-30-2012 07:04 PM #2691
      Quote Originally Posted by rootrider View Post
      they have tdi sel passats? hmm... that's going to be a nice car
      How it feels:
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      04-30-2012 07:44 PM #2692
      That
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      04-30-2012 08:08 PM #2693
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