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    Thread: jetta sportwagen thread!!

    1. 08-12-2009 08:22 AM #101


      My wife and I took delivery of our new JSW TDI with DSG two weeks ago. Reflex Silver on Art Gray with panoramic sunroof. This was a "Cash for Clunkers" deal, unreal how hard it was to find this model. This is our first VW. We love it!
      (Note, the white 5-series wagon in the background belongs to my cousin. We're a family of wagon fans!)


      Modified by SportWagenFan at 5:35 AM 8-12-2009

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      08-12-2009 08:27 AM #102
      Quote, originally posted by SportWagenFan »

      My wife and I took delivery of our new JSW TDI with DSG two weeks ago. Reflex Silver on Art Gray with panoramic sunroof. This was a "Cash for Clunkers" deal, unreal how hard it was to find this model. This is our first VW. We love it!

      Nice! Is the 5er wagon yours as well?? , you beat me to it with your edit. We're turning in my 325i sedan and I wanted a e91 3er wagon sooo bad but my wife wouldn't budge on her budget allowance, oh well next time right?
      Funny you say yours was hard to find. When my wife and I were shopping we were color specific with platinum grey, I told the guy I wanted nothing else and to leave me alone if he can't find it haha. He called like 2-3 times with "we found a silver "insert city"" or "there are 3 silvers still wrapped in plastic at the port of Houston, you sure you won't take silver?". They finally found my car in Chicago. This was all in mid June.


      Modified by darkcloud17 at 8:36 AM 8-12-2009
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    3. 08-12-2009 10:49 AM #103
      can we see this illuminated?

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      08-12-2009 11:08 AM #104
      I humbly add my nearly stock 2.0t Sportwagen to this collection of incredibly well-modified wagons. Only addition is the projector fogs, which required the installation of the highline CECM.

      Interior shot. It's our only car so dual climate and memory seats were mandatory. Did convince the wifey to go with the six-speed manual tranny.


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      08-12-2009 12:04 PM #105
      love the additions to this thread! I have PM'ed a few guys on here and never heard back regarding their jsw's so I'll go ahead and post up here. Im curious to know if I will need to buy GLI specific xenon headlights to swap on the jsw? If so people still recommending oemplus? I used to buy all my euro parts from them but its been a few years out of the dub scene for me.
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    6. 08-12-2009 02:58 PM #106
      Quote, originally posted by MK4Jetta »
      love the additions to this thread! I have PM'ed a few guys on here and never heard back regarding their jsw's so I'll go ahead and post up here. Im curious to know if I will need to buy GLI specific xenon headlights to swap on the jsw? If so people still recommending oemplus? I used to buy all my euro parts from them but its been a few years out of the dub scene for me.

      the headlights are all the same size for the mkv's. Yes oempl.us is still [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] or you can check out http://www.tmtuning.com
      and just fyi i believe there's a replica version of the oem projector headlights that look almost the same for half the price of the oems.

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      08-12-2009 03:56 PM #107

      Quote, originally posted by bluetapedr3w »
      the headlights are all the same size for the mkv's. Yes oempl.us is still [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] or you can check out http://www.tmtuning.com
      and just fyi i believe there's a replica version of the oem projector headlights that look almost the same for half the price of the oems.

      This is what you're looking for:
      http://www.tmtuning.com/HOME/c...=1707
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      08-12-2009 08:55 PM #108
      Quote, originally posted by Kid Hobo »
      This is what you're looking for:
      http://www.tmtuning.com/HOME/c...=1707

      This is what I'm leaning towards, just drop in a HID kit and you got xenons [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] , no xenon highbeam but who really cares unless you live in the sticks
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    9. 08-13-2009 01:16 AM #109
      Quote, originally posted by darkcloud17 »
      This is what I'm leaning towards, just drop in a HID kit and you got xenons [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] , no xenon highbeam but who really cares unless you live in the sticks

      the oem ones don't have xenon high-beams do they?

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      08-13-2009 06:41 AM #110
      Quote, originally posted by bluetapedr3w »
      the oem ones don't have xenon high-beams do they?

      the bi-xenon lights do.. but the inner highbeams are still halogen.
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      08-13-2009 06:43 AM #111
      Quote, originally posted by ntristi »
      can we see this illuminated?

      as I said.. I'll get around to it
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      08-13-2009 07:56 AM #112
      Quote, originally posted by bluetapedr3w »
      the oem ones don't have xenon high-beams do they?

      They have a shutter system. For high-beams the shutter adjusts to open more of the xenon beam. The halogen bulb next to it is used for flash to pass purposes only.
      With the look alikes I don't think there is a shutter and they high-beam and flash to pass both come from the inner halogen bulbs.
      I'm not 100% but from a cost saving perspective this is a major area where a company would save money to produce these headlights.
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    13. 08-13-2009 09:27 AM #113
      Quote, originally posted by darkcloud17 »
      This is what I'm leaning towards, just drop in a HID kit and you got xenons [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] , no xenon highbeam but who really cares unless you live in the sticks

      Well in the past when I had both my mk4 jetta and gti I was a sucker for having OEM parts as much as possible. Only because I know where and who really makes them.
      And I live in Charlotte, NC so I often find myself driving through "rural" aka the sticks so that does affect me actually

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      08-13-2009 07:32 PM #114
      Finally i see a nice thread
      im running jsw se

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      08-13-2009 08:39 PM #115
      Quote, originally posted by TwinkleToez »
      Well in the past when I had both my mk4 jetta and gti I was a sucker for having OEM parts as much as possible. Only because I know where and who really makes them.
      And I live in Charlotte, NC so I often find myself driving through "rural" aka the sticks so that does affect me actually

      I prefer OEM as well, but at $1,800 I'm not so sure, but we'll see. My problem is I got a set of brand new BMW 3 series euro adaptive bi-xenon headlights for $1,600 and I can't find VW US specs at that for less then $1,700 which is baffling to me.
      No offense to VW but the BMW's lights go up and down and turn left and right, yet are cheaper . Explain that one to me. Hell they even have bad ass angel eyes and still CHEAPER
      I've been learning that some VW parts are hella overpriced and I crossed over from the BMW crowd
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      08-14-2009 12:36 AM #116
      Quote, originally posted by TwinkleToez »
      Well in the past when I had both my mk4 jetta and gti I was a sucker for having OEM parts as much as possible. Only because I know where and who really makes them.

      you know that Hella has been the OEM manufacturer for most VW lighting until recently right (not to mention they are the OEM manufacturer for a large number of other companies)? They make some of the best lenses out there and I would not hesitate to buy Hella lights for my car [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
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      08-14-2009 01:21 AM #117
      Quote, originally posted by darkcloud17 »
      I prefer OEM as well, but at $1,800 I'm not so sure, but we'll see. My problem is I got a set of brand new BMW 3 series euro adaptive bi-xenon headlights for $1,600 and I can't find VW US specs at that for less then $1,700 which is baffling to me.
      No offense to VW but the BMW's lights go up and down and turn left and right, yet are cheaper . Explain that one to me. Hell they even have bad ass angel eyes and still CHEAPER
      I've been learning that some VW parts are hella overpriced and I crossed over from the BMW crowd

      Where have you been looking???
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      08-14-2009 07:58 AM #118
      Quote, originally posted by DUSlider »
      Where have you been looking???
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volks...40951/

      I want euro spec. haha. But not at $1895, I don't.
      So yes I can find US for cheaper but I don't particularly want those. My rant still holds water in the euro spec area of things . BMW is still cheaper
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      08-14-2009 08:01 AM #119
      Quote, originally posted by bluetapedr3w »
      and have you checked out the gorrilla gear for the trunk at the dealerships? (stuff's expensive but good quality)

      My car had the gorrilla mats. You know, this is one of those 'options' I never would have paid for, but I bought my car off the lot and it had the mats already, so I figured 'what the heck'. ... They really are great.
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      Quote, originally posted by NoVaSpeed »
      I humbly add my nearly stock 2.0t Sportwagen to this collection of incredibly well-modified wagons. Only addition is the projector fogs, which required the installation of the highline CECM.

      Very nice. I am right behind you on the projector fog mod. I have secured a 2nd hand set of fog grills and have a lead on the CECM. .. Where'd you source the fog lamps? I'm tempted by the uber-cheapo knock offs on ebay from China.

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      08-14-2009 08:16 AM #120
      Quote, originally posted by darkcloud17 »
      I want euro spec. haha. But not at $1895, I don't.
      So yes I can find US for cheaper but I don't particularly want those. My rant still holds water in the euro spec area of things . BMW is still cheaper

      Quote, originally posted by darkcloud17 »
      I can't find VW US specs at that for less then $1,700 which is baffling to me.

      What is better about the Euro spec for $600 more?

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      08-14-2009 09:35 AM #121
      Quote, originally posted by nhbubba »
      Where'd you source the fog lamps? I'm tempted by the uber-cheapo knock offs on ebay from China.

      I ponied up and bought the whole package (grills and all) from OEMPL.US. I figured it was cheap compared to what dealers were charging (if they would do it at all). Plus, the dealer install is ghetto--using relays instead of highline CECM implant and no projector lights.

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      08-14-2009 10:01 AM #122
      pardon my ignorance -- highline CECM implant?

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      08-14-2009 10:33 AM #123
      Quote, originally posted by blacksportwagen »
      pardon my ignorance -- highline CECM implant?

      There are three different types of electronic control modules that VW puts in its MKVs--lowline, midline and highline. These are the "brains" of the car and operate such things as the MFD, windows, etc. On new VWs, only the GLIs and GTIs have the highline central electronic control module (CECM). So, to have fog lights properly installed, you would need to install the highline CECM. There are DIYs and more detailed explanations on the FAQ/DIY page: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2374154

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      08-14-2009 03:03 PM #124
      or you could just install using a relay harness.. it's just a little cheaper
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      08-14-2009 03:27 PM #125
      as promised.. here's some photos of my dirty car with the rear fog illuminated.
      note, the light looks a lot more red in-person.. and it's blindingly bright at night when you're right behind the car.
      the rear fog light in the cluster:



      and a shot of the front..
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