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    Thread: 2010 MKVI JSW Jetta Sportwagen / Golf Wagon Modification Thread

    1. 03-05-2010 03:03 PM #51
      FWIW -Here's a link on the main GolfVI & Jetta VI that is talking about the front grills on a GTI but also shows a exploded diagram of the front of the GTI's and the Golf/Jetta-
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4786077
      I wish it was a little more detailed - I'm trying to figure out how to remove the side grills without going to the extremes of removing the entire bumper cover. i want to add the slimline led driving lights to them.


      Modified by micajah at 12:05 PM 3-5-2010

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      03-05-2010 08:30 PM #52
      Took advantage off AchTuning's deal on the Koni SS coilover kits and pulled the trigger on getting some. should be in late next week. I will try to get some before and after pics. anyone have any experience with this kit? or Koni? this will be my first Coilover kit.
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      03-07-2010 07:05 PM #53
      Quote, originally posted by kraftwerkb6 »
      Took advantage off AchTuning's deal on the Koni SS coilover kits and pulled the trigger on getting some. should be in late next week. I will try to get some before and after pics. anyone have any experience with this kit? or Koni? this will be my first Coilover kit.

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    4. 03-08-2010 10:57 AM #54
      Picked up my car on the weekend.
      2010 Golf Wagon TDI Highline (Canada) 6-speed, leather, panorama sunroof. Platinum Grey Metallic.





    5. 03-09-2010 04:38 PM #55
      I finally got some new wheels put on. I'm hoping to do some tint later this week. 30% maybe?



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      03-09-2010 06:30 PM #56
      Just added a Gentex/Mito auto-dimming mirror and a Passport Escort radar detector to my son's JSW. His car doesn't have a sunroof, so I didn't bother to even look for switched power in the overhead console.
      I ran a single power wire from the fuse box from the top row, an empty fuse location which was switched power (I still need to put an fuse in the line).
      Then ran the wire between the dash and A pillar.
      Then up the A pillar to the headliner.
      I removed the overhead console. Sorry, no pictures of that part of the installation so here is an explanation: There are 6 screws you need to find in order to take it out. Start by removing the sun glasses holder and you will find 2 screws. The pry off the the trim covers from there and you will find another pair of screws. Then remove the guts of the console and you will find the last two screws.
      From there I terminated the power wire with the appropriate plugs for the mirror and radar detector. I also added a new hole in the hidden roof sheet metal for ground.
      Lead the two power cables to the new devices. Button it all up and you are done.



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      03-09-2010 06:38 PM #57
      Are those 17" rims with 225/45 tires? Man the gap is huge - thanks for the pics - they definitely help me decide to go the springs route before the wheels.

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      03-09-2010 07:48 PM #58
      Good job on the mirror install. Does this mirror light up in red (the buttons)? That is the only thing I'm not crazy about with these aftermarket mirrors and like the Audi ones because of the color matching (compass and button).
      Can you please take night shots of the mirror? Thanks!
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      03-10-2010 12:20 AM #59
      Quote, originally posted by quailallstar »
      Good job on the mirror install. Does this mirror light up in red (the buttons)? That is the only thing I'm not crazy about with these aftermarket mirrors and like the Audi ones because of the color matching (compass and button).
      Can you please take night shots of the mirror? Thanks!

      The mirror has a single green LED. It doesn't have any other lights on it. The ON/OFF button doesn't light up. Since the car already has a compass, thermometer and overhead lights, my son didn't want to spend money for more options on the mirror. The only other thing he could gave used was Homelink. But where he is going, I don't think he will have a garage for several years to come. So even that wasn't necessary. I think the mirror was only $69. We bought an adapter from a UK company to make it work for another $12 or so.

    10. 03-10-2010 11:17 AM #60
      Does anyone find it odd that a father would buy his son a radar detector?

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      03-10-2010 06:03 PM #61
      Quote, originally posted by 08VWEGG »
      Does anyone find it odd that a father would buy his son a radar detector?

      He bought his own detector. I only helped him install it.

    12. 03-10-2010 06:35 PM #62
      What is the update on these coils.. really curious

    13. 03-13-2010 04:08 PM #63
      Here is my 2010 JSW with 17" Goals and H&R Sport Springs (#54751).







      Modified by UberVW_TDI at 1:28 PM 3-13-2010

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      03-13-2010 04:56 PM #64
      That looks great! Are those dates on the photos correct? If so, do you have any more recent photos/has it settled any more?
      Any chance you can take a pic directly/squarely from the side? I'm wondering if you have the slight reverse rake that many seem to have with lowering JSWs. It kind of looks like maybe you do, looking at your wheel close-up shots.
      Oh and I'm assuming you only swapped springs?
      Thanks.

    15. 03-18-2010 01:39 AM #65
      very nice - lose the mudflaps

    16. 03-18-2010 01:41 AM #66
      Wow - it's unfortunate to see a father help a son install a radar detector - I'm not sure this sends a good message - you know there is not supposed to be any endorsement of racing or speeding on vortex - this is awfully borderline.

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      03-18-2010 01:56 AM #67
      Quote, originally posted by 08VWEGG »
      very nice - lose the mudflaps

      I like them!!! Keep 'em!

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      03-18-2010 12:23 PM #68
      Quote, originally posted by 08VWEGG »
      Wow - it's unfortunate to see a father help a son install a radar detector - I'm not sure this sends a good message - you know there is not supposed to be any endorsement of racing or speeding on vortex - this is awfully borderline.

      That's the stupidest thing i've read since landing accidentally in the Mk III forum.
      We have a similar Passport installation in all three of our regularly driven cars, and had one in a fourth that was sold in December. Two of those four cars were driven mostly by my kids (daughter 17, son 21). I think you're way off base citing installing a detector for your kids (especially "kids" that you know nothing about) as sending any kind of message, and in particular for making a backhanded accusation that spockcat has made an endorsement of racing or speeding.
      I'll join quaiiallstar in complementing spockcat's installation, and throw in a "way to go" in the parenting department. Based on the map coordinates spockcat lists (well maybe not; they're on a bridge) his posts which I've read, and a little profiling from the Touareg V10 (sorry dude) I'm guessing that he lives across the CT river from me in one of the speed-nazi infested upscale towns in our area. With the State and municipal budgets sucking wind in CT, the cops are finding new places to hide now that the snow is melting. Last summer in my town one of the selectmen (town council member) was written up for 26 in a 25 zone, which was nowhere near a school or even homes. If it will help my kids to watch their speed in residential areas, I want them to have a detector in the car.
      I'm not worried about them speeding; they've both attended Barber and have driven my Elise at HPDE days, so they don't need to do it on the street, and are likely better drivers than most of the drivers they are on the road with. In an environment where revenue enhancement is the functional main daily task of some town's police, knowing when to be at or below the limit can be pretty important.
      After my daughter completed her 2 days at Barber, I let her drive over to her mom's house in the Elise, with me in the passenger seat. In her mom's town we got pulled over. The cop saw the little blonde behind the wheel, but did not see me. When he asked her how fast she was going, she told him exactly how fast, which was below the limit, and then asked why she was being stopped. They gave some BS story about wondering if she was old enough to drive...and then started asking questions about the car. If we were in the Mini or Passat, they would have paid no attention to us. Having a detector in the car can help my kids know in advance to go into "grandma" mode and avoid getting a ticket for a couple of mph over.
      Kids (even college-aged ones) have a lot of things to learn, and having a detector can help a good one become even better just by reminding them to check their speed. Particularly in a TDI which can creep up the speedometer innocuously.



      Modified by brian81 at 9:33 AM 3-18-2010

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      03-18-2010 12:26 PM #69
      Quote, originally posted by UberVW_TDI »
      Here is my 2010 JSW with 17" Goals and H&R Sport Springs (#54751).



      Modified by UberVW_TDI at 1:28 PM 3-13-2010

      Drop looks nice. Are you on stock shocks and if so what is the ride like?
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    20. 03-18-2010 11:12 PM #70
      Quote, originally posted by UberVW_TDI »
      Here is my 2010 JSW with 17" Goals and H&R Sport Springs (#54751).




      Did the car come with the mudflaps or did you install them? If so, what was the installation process?

      Modified by UberVW_TDI at 1:28 PM 3-13-2010

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      03-20-2010 12:16 AM #71
      Not sure if this has been covered anywhere. i searched and have looked online everywhere. IS there anyone who knows where to get the JSW chrome badges?? like the one on that black mK5 with the LED lights. That is the only wagon i have seen with this JSW badge i cant find it anywhere. Any help would be great.
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      03-20-2010 12:25 PM #72
      Just added the two under seat drawers to my son's JSW TDI. As long as you own the correct triple square wrench, this isn't a very difficult installation. Pull the 4 bolts. Tip the seat back. Fit the holder to the bottom of the seat. Insert 4 screws. Push in the drawer. Tip seat back into place. Reinstall the 4 seat bolts.
      I bought the parts through my office in Germany but they are available here for more money through the Euro VW parts suppliers. Adds two nice places to hide stuff out of sight. Will post photos later.

    23. 03-21-2010 11:31 AM #73
      Quote, originally posted by spockcat »
      Just added the two under seat drawers to my son's JSW TDI. As long as you own the correct triple square wrench, this isn't a very difficult installation. Pull the 4 bolts. Tip the seat back. Fit the holder to the bottom of the seat. Insert 4 screws. Push in the drawer. Tip seat back into place. Reinstall the 4 seat bolts.
      I bought the parts through my office in Germany but they are available here for more money through the Euro VW parts suppliers. Adds two nice places to hide stuff out of sight. Will post photos later.

      First, the radar detector and now you have installed under seat drawers in your son's car to hide things...What other illegal activities do you promote in your house???

    24. 03-21-2010 02:09 PM #74
      Quote, originally posted by brian81 »
      In an environment where revenue enhancement is the functional main daily task of some town's police, knowing when to be at or below the limit can be pretty important.

      Modified by brian81 at 9:33 AM 3-18-2010

      and that is one of the stupidest things i've ever heard... speeding tickets are not a source of "revenue"...

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      03-21-2010 02:18 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by Diesel GLI »
      and that is one of the stupidest things I've ever heard... speeding tickets are not a source of "revenue"...

      yes they are... MANY towns and cities, especially down south (Maryland and Georgia come to my mind) where there isn't a good source of money for many a town. They used and still use speeding fines as a source of revenue. May people have had to pay $$$ just to get out of some of these towns. I've driven a few miles in my day and have had a few tickets myself and by my experiences, fines are absolutely no deterrent to speeding and it just is another "tax" that some people pay...
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