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

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      09-05-2011 09:54 PM #2551
      Quote Originally Posted by jackchit View Post
      Just installed HPA insert; causes a crap load of mind-numbing vibration at RPM below 1500 and with idling beyond 5 seconds. I wish I could say that the car feels better, but as a daily driver the vibration at 65 mph is noticeable, even on the crappy Texas roads. Anyone have good news about their hockey puck installed on a diesel; because right now (unless it "breaks in") I think this puck isn't worth the buck(s); otherwise I think my car is going to fall apart from the vibrations.
      I used the BFI version. Had some vibration at idle only. That went away after about a week.

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      09-06-2011 01:06 AM #2552
      Quote Originally Posted by jackchit View Post
      Just installed HPA insert; causes a crap load of mind-numbing vibration at RPM below 1500 and with idling beyond 5 seconds. I wish I could say that the car feels better, but as a daily driver the vibration at 65 mph is noticeable, even on the crappy Texas roads. Anyone have good news about their hockey puck installed on a diesel; because right now (unless it "breaks in") I think this puck isn't worth the buck(s); otherwise I think my car is going to fall apart from the vibrations.
      this has been reported with every mount insert other than the BFI, as far as I know. The issue is specific to the TDI engines I believe.
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      09-06-2011 09:26 AM #2553
      Quote Originally Posted by jackchit View Post
      Just installed HPA insert; causes a crap load of mind-numbing vibration at RPM below 1500 and with idling beyond 5 seconds. I wish I could say that the car feels better, but as a daily driver the vibration at 65 mph is noticeable, even on the crappy Texas roads. Anyone have good news about their hockey puck installed on a diesel; because right now (unless it "breaks in") I think this puck isn't worth the buck(s); otherwise I think my car is going to fall apart from the vibrations.
      I have the BSH insert and after a week or 2 now its not bad at all. Perfect actaully.
      Bunch of stuff.

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      09-06-2011 09:30 AM #2554
      Quote Originally Posted by gottaflyvw View Post
      thanks again kraftwerkb6 for the hook up. i'm really digging being able to roll my windows up/down with the key fob.


      mike

      Hey no problem.
      I saw you won best in class modified congrats.
      Not sure why they wanted me in Radical, kinda weak now.
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      09-06-2011 10:02 AM #2555
      Flashed it this weekend. Didn't get the file before the engineers went home in the UK on friday so had a little over 200 miles on it once I finally got around to it sunday. V2 testing is back underway for those waiting. Also was able to test the V1 at high rpms and confirmed no fuel pressure codes so that update seems to be working great, will let anyone waiting for it know when the files are built.

      Nothing major beyond that just debadged the rear and painted the rear emblem black:

      raining so the rear looks like crap


      And painted the engine cover:



      Ordered fog lights and my signature yellow bulbs for the low beams and fogs, need to order a euro switch or steal the one out of my mk4.

      Test fit the team dynamics, think I am going to go with those just have to see how much they want to sell them to me for. Currently have R888s on them so will need tires as well.

      If anyone is looking for some 19" BBS CHs with Brand spanking new under 1000 mile conti extreme contact DWs let me know. They were used for the ETGP on our 09 wolfsburg so there is a tiny bit of feathering on the outside edge but the tread overall is 99.9%.

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      09-06-2011 10:17 AM #2556
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@revotechnik View Post
      Nothing major beyond that just debadged the rear and painted the rear emblem black:
      see.. I think it's better to leave the TDI badge on the back. It differentiates the car a bit.. and it lets people know they got smoked by a diesel car
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      09-06-2011 11:40 AM #2557
      Quote Originally Posted by rootrider View Post
      see.. I think it's better to leave the TDI badge on the back. It differentiates the car a bit.. and it lets people know they got smoked by a diesel car

      I can't do it. I've debadged every car I have owned (that didn't have holes behind them) pretty much the day I bought them. I tried for like 2 days on my mk4 1.8t jetta since I had the first one in the US. I pulled the Jetta off the day I got it and left the 1.8t by the next morning it was bugging the crap out of me and I pulled it off. I've had my A3 since the first couple days they were available in the US as well I did the opposite, pulled the 2.0t and left the A3 so people knew what it was. Very next day that came off. I paused for a second before I pulled the TDI off and almost left it but knew I wouldn't like it.

      Totally get what you mean with the TDI, I was thinking about painting them black with the blue on the "I" but I think my big issue with just one badge is the lack of symmetry. That and I like things that match

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      09-06-2011 01:27 PM #2558
      I spy an AWD swap
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      09-06-2011 01:33 PM #2559
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      I spy an AWD swap
      For the A3 if I ever get around to it, need all the rear suspension still, that was 4 years ago right after I moved to GA and haven't bothered with making progress with it since. I was really tempted to put it in my 80 rabbit pickup (Caddy) but I'm selling that this week. A3 makes 600hp or so, it needs it the most .

    10. 09-07-2011 03:56 PM #2560
      Hi!

      Did anyone tried to change the MKVI side mirrors from this:



      ... to the actual Golf MKVI ones?



      The MKVI JSW continues to use the old MKV ones...

      A2day

    11. 09-07-2011 04:19 PM #2561
      Hi again.
      I'm not completely mad about the JSW rear, so I was thinking about playing with vinyl...

      Use black mate behind the license plate, and transparent vinyl over the tail lights.

      I've made two photoshops on this....

      Any comments?


      Tail lights tinted RED



      Tail lights tinted BLACK
      Last edited by A2day; 09-07-2011 at 04:20 PM. Reason: typo

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      09-07-2011 04:42 PM #2562
      The matte blacks under license plate actually looks pretty good.^ I'm not a fan of smoked tail lights.

      Quote Originally Posted by billy2.0 View Post
      Okay, I got the front flaps on today. The GLI sideskirts have a sharp notch that the MKV Votex doesn't, so they didn't fit right up. I did some trimming to the flaps and they fit now. They don't look awesome because the side doesn't line up quite right. But for $5 +shipping, I will rock them for now until I can find a set that will work with my skirts!

      As for the rear, I haven't put them on yet because I'll have to take the wheels off to get in there (turned the fronts for access). Any way, here are pics of the current setup. I know the car is dirty...and it's all from the tires! Hence why I will rock these flaps for now.

      Note: they fit perfect up until the skirts.







      And what I trimmed off to make them fit.
      Damn....I wasn't hoping for this! lol Oh well......Thanks man for posting these pics and sharing what you had to do. Cheers!
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      09-07-2011 04:47 PM #2563
      Quote Originally Posted by A2day View Post
      Hi again.



      I think it looks good. Normally to me that would be a step backwards as often times black trim where paint is an option indicates a lower trim level of a vehicle. Unpainted door handles, mirrors caps, side molding etc. But this sort of reminds me of the matte black around the rear window on a mk1 rabbit and I sort of like it.


      However this picture has actually grabbed my attention for another reason. What country are you in that has the single outlet tailpipe and corresponding rear valence? This I think I need.

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      09-07-2011 06:44 PM #2564
      This question came up earlier in this thread. A2day is in Germany, and he has the 1.4L TDI, which only has the single exhaust pipe
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    15. 09-07-2011 07:01 PM #2565
      shirtsTDI,
      Actually is a 1.6 TDI (the smaller on the TDI range , with 105hp)... and I'm from Portugal!

      Chris@revo,
      I like the sport-retro-look the black matte gives... At least provides some character to the SW back...

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      09-07-2011 07:08 PM #2566
      DOH!!! Sorry!!
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      09-07-2011 10:26 PM #2567
      I think I am with Chris on this one, after looking at the rear bumper and pics posted this rear valence and single tip looks pretty sweet.
      I think I remember seeing some thing like this in the Votex catalog after looking into it either online or in the actual manual for install.

      Maybe future mod...

      BTW flat around the plate actually looks pretty good on your color car.
      Bunch of stuff.

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      09-07-2011 10:48 PM #2568
      Quote Originally Posted by A2day View Post
      Did anyone tried to change the MKVI side mirrors from this:

      The MKVI JSW continues to use the old MKV ones...
      that's because all SportWagens are mk5's. There was discussion a week or two ago (in this thread, I think) about the idea of swapping over to mk6 mirrors. I know it's been done on a couple mk4's with mk5 mirrors. The base between the mk5 & mk6 mirrors is different, so you'd probably have to do some fabrication to get them to fit correctly. I don't think anyone's done it yet.. but you can always check the mk5 forum since this issue is not at all specific to the wagons.
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      09-08-2011 09:21 AM #2569
      Quote Originally Posted by rootrider View Post
      that's because all SportWagens are mk5's.

      shhh your ruining it for me. If you call the jsw a mk5 then I haven't owned a mk1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6.

      So just stop with the silliness

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      09-08-2011 11:01 AM #2570
      Chris, perhaps you should address this: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...73#post3530473
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      09-08-2011 11:22 AM #2571
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      Chris, perhaps you should address this: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...73#post3530473

      It is all being handled, forums represent about 1% of what is actually going on, other then people will post there and never actually contact the company or dealer who can actually fix the problem. That and people are selfish. I've sent the updated files to numerous people and once getting it they have all vanished off the face of the earth not responding to emails or phone calls. While I'd like to assume no news is good news that isn't a realistic way to operate. Two more cars are scheduled for testing updates this week that according to the dealer should not vanish on me. Also my car has been running since Sunday with the latest tuning and I haven't had any issues. I never ran the early files so my car just might not have the issue, again not trusting just the feedback from my experience. At this point in time there are over 20 relevant files for 3 model years of 2.0t TDIs for the US and Canada once we confirm that this is working we'll update the whole library.

      In the mean time you can keep the file in performance mode if you do not rev beyond 4k rpm, the car makes no real power there anyway. Or simply running it in stock mode will prevent it.

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      09-09-2011 09:29 AM #2572
      Flappy paddles!

      Still need to hook up the VCDS to enable, but I like the look.


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      09-09-2011 10:16 AM #2573
      Quote Originally Posted by AO928 View Post
      Flappy paddles!

      Still need to hook up the VCDS to enable, but I like the look.
      Nice! The thicker GTI/R/GTD wheel is SO much better isn't it? I dunno why all VW's don't come with them it really IMO makes a big difference in feel of the car.

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      09-09-2011 10:17 AM #2574
      Hey guys , I have a 2010 JSW and starting to do body mods which I was never good at. What is the best way to pick off the front lower grille and two side fog light blanks? I know the blanks slide in to the middle and snap into the outer sides but the center snaps in from the top and bottom. Is it best to go up under the bumper and detach that way?

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      09-09-2011 11:07 AM #2575
      Quote Originally Posted by CRJSW View Post
      Hey guys , I have a 2010 JSW and starting to do body mods which I was never good at. What is the best way to pick off the front lower grille and two side fog light blanks? I know the blanks slide in to the middle and snap into the outer sides but the center snaps in from the top and bottom. Is it best to go up under the bumper and detach that way?

      Thanks,
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      It's easiest to take the bumper off to be able to get to the clips from the rear. Start by pulling the side grills off from the middle of the car. Go slow and pop each clip so you don't break the plastic. For the middle grill, there are loops on the back of the grill the bumper's plastic snaps around. You need to gently pry the bumper out of the loop as you pull. Start from one end and work to the other.


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