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    1. 09-10-2009 01:58 AM #246
      Quote, originally posted by echoout »

      I've managed to keep my triple tray Yakima (even with the huge SkyBox16 on top) free of the antenna. SAT/NAV both work great even if it gets bent at all.

      Which mounts did you use? Were they the low riders or the rail grabs? It seems like they replaced the low riders w/ the rail grabs but I like the way the low riders look plus they cost less too. Did you also throw any bikes up there too? Just curious.


    2. 09-10-2009 02:03 AM #247
      Thanks for the info. I checked on yer rack and the sale is over already. What a great deal that was.

      On another note has anyone install the Neuspeed rear sway bar on their wagon? Any inputs on the ride and the feel??


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      09-10-2009 08:32 AM #248
      so what was the answer on the type of mounts used?

      I just got a set of Thule aero bars with the rapid feet that attach to the bars...they look great, with a slight bit of wind noise though even without the bike attachments on it (I don't have a fairing..yet)

      any recommendations on how far back on the roof to mount the roof rack? I've got the pano roof, so I'm thinking to set the front bar back about 1/2 way so it's behind the driver.


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      09-10-2009 08:46 AM #249
      Quote, originally posted by rumcajs666 »


      You said you are on H&R springs. Which type? Which car were they meant to go on? Judging by this picture, your car is sagging a bit in the back. What is your hub to fender measurements for the front and the back?


    5. 09-10-2009 12:29 PM #250
      Quote, originally posted by blacksportwagen »
      so what was the answer on the type of mounts used?

      I just got a set of Thule aero bars with the rapid feet that attach to the bars...they look great, with a slight bit of wind noise though even without the bike attachments on it (I don't have a fairing..yet)

      any recommendations on how far back on the roof to mount the roof rack? I've got the pano roof, so I'm thinking to set the front bar back about 1/2 way so it's behind the driver.

      No reply from echoout yet. When he replies we'll all know. So you got the Thule setup? Which rapid feet setup did you get? Was it the 450R Rapid Crossroads? How much clearance do you have from the bottom of the bars to the Panaroof? I assume the roof will still open just that there wont be much of a view when the racks loaded.
      Their instructions say that the bars just have to be a min of 24" apart from each other so if you move it that far back will you still clear 24" from the front bar to the rear bar?


    6. 09-10-2009 03:06 PM #251
      Looks can be deceiving on the MK5 (JSW included). The front fender opening is larger (different diameter) than the rear fender opening, making a level car look like it's sagging in the back. I mentioned this in a post earlier in this thread.

      FWIW, I'm using Neuspeed sports from a normal MK5 sedan and it doesn't sag in the rear unless I'm hauling things.


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      09-10-2009 03:13 PM #252
      yep, the 450R Rapid Crossroads.
      There's plenty of clearance between the bars and the panoroof. I haven't measured it exactly, but the bars do sit slightly higher than the side rails.

      Dunno about the 24" bit...I'll have to give it a shot and see what can be done. When I give it a shot, I'll post back.


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      09-10-2009 03:51 PM #253
      h&R sport springs, bought them at Waterfest. they are for jsw
      yes the back is lower a bit less then 1/2 inch, i have to get some
      spring spacers or whatever you call them.
      didnt really do the measurements sorry

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      09-10-2009 06:04 PM #254
      Quote, originally posted by turbotwo28 »

      Which mounts did you use? Were they the low riders or the rail grabs? It seems like they replaced the low riders w/ the rail grabs but I like the way the low riders look plus they cost less too. Did you also throw any bikes up there too? Just curious.

      LowRiders. I can get both of my 29ers up there with my cyclocross (monstercross) bike.

      I can do this too:



      Modified by echoout at 3:07 PM 9-10-2009


    10. 09-10-2009 06:43 PM #255
      Quote, originally posted by Blue91 »
      Looks can be deceiving on the MK5 (JSW included). The front fender opening is larger (different diameter) than the rear fender opening, making a level car look like it's sagging in the back. I mentioned this in a post earlier in this thread.

      The difference between the distance of the rear and front fender openings on my bone stock JSW is .25". Not enough to give it the appearance of "sagging". If a photograph of a car exhibits sagging, then I'd say that the difference is greater than a quarter of an inch. Springs and coilovers must be selected cautiously for the JSW and sedan springs are not always the right choice. At least one forum member has installed coilovers on his car and had to raise the rear shock assemblies to retain the stock stance.


      Modified by SilverRubicon at 6:45 PM 9-10-2009


    11. 09-10-2009 08:12 PM #256
      Agreed. This still does not change the fact that if the car was sitting on the ground with no wheels on it, the apex of the fender opening on the front would be higher off the ground than would be the rear apex. The front opening is larger so when level, the rear opening looks (and is) closer to the tire than the front.

      I guess I'm lucky b/c my sedan springs don't have me saggin'.


    12. 09-10-2009 10:48 PM #257
      Quote, originally posted by echoout »

      LowRiders. I can get both of my 29ers up there with my cyclocross (monstercross) bike.

      I can do this too:

      Modified by echoout at 3:07 PM 9-10-2009

      Sweet setup, me likey!!! Those grey rims contrast nicely with the Candy Wht. Got the same car but w/ the Avignons. You've made up my mind for me I'll go for the Yaks over Thule.


      Modified by turbotwo28 at 11:02 PM 9-10-2009


    13. 09-10-2009 10:55 PM #258
      Quote, originally posted by blacksportwagen »
      yep, the 450R Rapid Crossroads.
      There's plenty of clearance between the bars and the panoroof. I haven't measured it exactly, but the bars do sit slightly higher than the side rails.

      Dunno about the 24" bit...I'll have to give it a shot and see what can be done. When I give it a shot, I'll post back.

      I guess they recommend 24" min so the load is evenly distributed. I'd definitely would like to see the setup once you got it mounted. What other Thule hardware do u plan on putting on the racks?


      Modified by turbotwo28 at 11:00 PM 9-10-2009


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      09-10-2009 11:31 PM #259
      I’m going to echo Blue 91 in saying that the illusion of reverse rake is mostly optical based on the design of the JSW. You can see that rumcajs666’s side rockers (above) are near perfectly parallel. Stance preferences are subjective, so I’m not advocating the symmetrical wheel gap or parallel body looks. Just trying to help differentiate between wheel gap and body rake when choosing springs or spinning down coils.


      Modified by resnone1 at 11:35 PM 9-10-2009

    15. 09-11-2009 12:06 AM #260
      Quote, originally posted by resnone1 »
      You can see that rumcajs666’s side rockers (above) are near perfectly parallel. Stance preferences are subjective, so I’m not advocating the symmetrical wheel gap or parallel body looks. Just trying to help differentiate between wheel gap and body rake when choosing springs or spinning down coils.

      My side skirts are 7" off the ground in front and 8" off the ground in rear (votex kit). So parallel rockers are not a good indicator of what is proper rake and may even indicate that his rake is incorrect. My statement is that a 1/4" difference between front and rear should not be a noticeable difference in a low quality picture. The fact that there is a visible difference indicates that the springs are not a perfect fit for the wagen. Be careful in which springs you choose for the wagen. I think coils are the safer bet as they can preserve the proper rake. That's just my $.02.


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      09-11-2009 08:06 AM #261
      Quote, originally posted by SilverRubicon »

      parallel rockers are not a good indicator of what is proper rake and may even indicate that his rake is incorrect.

      Define "proper" or "correct" rake? My point was that it's all subjective. Like every other mod with the JSW, each to their own.


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      09-11-2009 06:26 PM #262
      When driving with ONLY the rear windows down (sunroof and fronts closed), I'm getting a very deafening thumping sensation as though air is literally burping into the car...sounds like a helicopter honestly...faster I go, the louder/more deafening it gets. *OUCH*

      Anyone else experiencing this with their JSW? Just wondering if this is a side-effect of my cross bars, but it doesn't seem to be as I've moved them around and have the same effect...


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      09-11-2009 07:37 PM #263
      Mine did the same thing and I don't have cross bars.

      just crack the fronts and it should take care of it.


    19. 09-11-2009 08:12 PM #264
      Quote, originally posted by blacksportwagen »
      Anyone else experiencing this with their JSW?

      That's normal.


    20. 09-12-2009 09:24 AM #265
      Yup, normal. Happens on my wife's 06 5-series and happened with my 06 Jetta as well. Like stated, just crack the fronts.

      The funny thing is, if people are sitting in the back, they won't hear/experience it. Only those in the front do. If the radio is up loud, you'll hear it literally blocking the sound waves, causing it to sound like the radio is going in and out very fast. Kinda neat.


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      09-14-2009 12:12 AM #266
      Drove from Chicago to the Upper Peninsula late last week and back in a 2.0T gasser and managed an average of 37.6mpg cruising along at 65-70mph (no cruise control!)
      Adjusting my lifestyle with the grace and wisdom of a potato.

    22. 09-14-2009 01:12 PM #267
      Quote, originally posted by blacksportwagen »
      When driving with ONLY the rear windows down (sunroof and fronts closed), I'm getting a very deafening thumping sensation as though air is literally burping into the car...sounds like a helicopter honestly...faster I go, the louder/more deafening it gets. *OUCH*

      Anyone else experiencing this with their JSW? Just wondering if this is a side-effect of my cross bars, but it doesn't seem to be as I've moved them around and have the same effect...

      yea, im pretty sure this is normal for most 4 door cars. just crack the front windows down an inch or the sunroof and you'll be all good.


    23. 09-14-2009 06:03 PM #268
      Wow...37.6mpg is pretty damn solid! Was that the value displayed by the multi-function display, or did you calculate that? And did you use premium fuel? (I'm assuming you did, but thought I'd double-check!)

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      09-14-2009 07:31 PM #269
      Quote, originally posted by twinamac75 »
      Wow...37.6mpg is pretty damn solid! Was that the value displayed by the multi-function display, or did you calculate that? And did you use premium fuel? (I'm assuming you did, but thought I'd double-check!)

      Leaving Chicago was 93, managed to make it all the way there in a single tank, but practically bone dry. Average was complied by mfd, but more so by averaging the miles driven based on the capacity of the tank and the next fill-up... i.e., full tank to full tank minus the difference in gallons. MFD tended to be all over the place, sometimes reading 33 then 38 depending on the speed and terrain. At one point at the end of the trip it read an outlier of 45mpg average...

      Best way to do it is read the actual miles vs. gallons consumed.

      To admit to one fault though, in the hilly sections, I was... um, hypermileing, that is - use gas on the way down and coast back up the next hill. Kinda cheaty, but I still managed 65mph on average. The other cheaty fact is that I changed the oil at 5700 and used a fuel system cleaner (techron) to clean out carbon deposits. (not sure if it really works as well as a good Seafoam, but I like to think so)

      Either way, I'm pretty certain the wagon is more "slippery" to the air than the MKV GTIs I've owned.. Don't know about the sedan, I haven't owned one of those.


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    25. 09-16-2009 03:54 PM #270
      do any of you know of any roof spoiler options for the JSW?

      i remember seeing a votex one on the VW website but i haven't seen or heard anything about it.


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      09-17-2009 02:59 PM #271
      For those interested TDI club has some great info on JSWs and installing tow hitches. Lots of install pics and DIY info.

      http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=237428


    27. 09-18-2009 01:40 PM #272
      ^ damn, how's the drive when youre towing all that??

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      09-18-2009 06:35 PM #273
      can u take pics of your car???
      im really interested how the jetta looks
      without the roof rack, close pics please
      and what did u use to close the bolt holes??
      thx

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      09-19-2009 04:55 AM #274
      Quote, originally posted by bluetapedr3w »
      do any of you know of any roof spoiler options for the JSW?

      i remember seeing a votex one on the VW website but i haven't seen or heard anything about it.

      yes, Votex is offering a rear hatch spoiler that is more agressive and larger than the stock spoiler.. any vw dealer should be able to get it for you.

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      09-19-2009 04:56 AM #275
      Quote, originally posted by bluetapedr3w »
      ^ damn, how's the drive when youre towing all that??

      I just got back from Germany where all the wagons, including 2.0 TDI JSW's, are towing loads like that. I doubt it's that bad


      Modified by rootrider at 2:00 AM 9-19-2009

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      09-19-2009 05:05 AM #276
      installed wheels yesterday

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    32. 09-19-2009 10:07 AM #277
      Those wheels look kick ass!!!

    33. 09-19-2009 07:09 PM #278
      yeah man, your car is comin along nicely

      x2 on the wheel choice

      Quote, originally posted by rootrider »

      yes, Votex is offering a rear hatch spoiler that is more agressive and larger than the stock spoiler.. any vw dealer should be able to get it for you.

      do you know approx. how much it costs? i wish the full votex kit wasn't so much


      Modified by bluetapedr3w at 4:10 PM 9-19-2009


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      09-19-2009 07:47 PM #279
      Quote, originally posted by bluetapedr3w »
      do you know approx. how much it costs? i wish the full votex kit wasn't so much

      good question.. check out this thread:
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4126261

      I asked him what the hatch spoiler would cost (painted) a little way down on the first page

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      09-19-2009 08:51 PM #280
      here.. couple new photos:

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