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

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      11-04-2011 11:06 AM #2976
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@revotechnik View Post
      Its not easy..

      toeball which focals did you use? Did they have a set with the tweeter, mid and sub or did you have to put something together?
      Polyglass 165-VR3, they also have the K2 Power 165-KRX3, but I thought they sounded to sharp to be natural, not to mention cost twice as much.

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      11-04-2011 11:15 AM #2977
      Quote Originally Posted by ToeBall View Post
      Polyglass 165-VR3, they also have the K2 Power 165-KRX3, but I thought they sounded to sharp to be natural, not to mention cost twice as much.

      Thanks will check them out, since this will never be my fast car and is basically my commuter right now thinking about doing a nice stereo in a car again.

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      11-04-2011 12:17 PM #2978
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@revotechnik View Post
      Thanks will check them out, since this will never be my fast car and is basically my commuter right now thinking about doing a nice stereo in a car again.
      Pretty much the same with me.

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      11-04-2011 01:48 PM #2979
      Quote Originally Posted by peitrus View Post
      I've been lurking here for a month or so. Just wanted to show my 2012 TDI JSW; white gold, 6 speed, pano roof, that I bought early September. It's my very first diesel and my second VW other than my 71 bay window bus. Here is a quick picture:

      H&R ultra low coil overs (no spacers, yes I do need wheels)
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      Hi and welcome! I am very interested in the ultra lows. Can you shoot some feedback on the coils with the wagon? Im curious about any rubbing issues, if any? Your measurements for that height, and if any common issues other members have had with the rear springs not being at the proper progressive rates for the added weight in the rear. Thanks in advance sir.
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      11-04-2011 02:10 PM #2980
      Quote Originally Posted by MK4Jetta View Post
      Hi and welcome! I am very interested in the ultra lows. Can you shoot some feedback on the coils with the wagon? Im curious about any rubbing issues, if any? Your measurements for that height, and if any common issues other members have had with the rear springs not being at the proper progressive rates for the added weight in the rear. Thanks in advance sir.
      I had H&R UL's on my JSW for about 7 months 20,000 miles or so. I was right at 23" gtf on the rear and 22.75" gtf up front. Offsets were 9 et 36 front 10 et 38 on the rear 215/40 tires I rubbed a little on the rear absolutely none on the front. I have a GTI now and run B&Gs and the ride is noticeably better so I'd highly recommend them

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      11-05-2011 05:14 AM #2981
      Quote Originally Posted by CRJSW View Post
      IDK its just all these threads over there on tdi club popping up with the p0401 issue it seems everyone is coming up with a replaced DPF. I'm tired of the on/off feel of My tune as it is and Ive definitely don't have the power I used to.
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      11-05-2011 06:15 AM #2982
      Quote Originally Posted by rootrider View Post
      reading tdiclub will make you feel like every problem someone experiences is a major epidemic. If I spend more than a few minutes on that forum every week or two I start to hate life
      x2 i barely go on there now and i enjoy my tdi a lot more lol.
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      11-05-2011 09:52 AM #2983
      Quote Originally Posted by Mark_Seis_JSW View Post
      I had H&R UL's on my JSW for about 7 months 20,000 miles or so. I was right at 23" gtf on the rear and 22.75" gtf up front. Offsets were 9 et 36 front 10 et 38 on the rear 215/40 tires I rubbed a little on the rear absolutely none on the front. I have a GTI now and run B&Gs and the ride is noticeably better so I'd highly recommend them

      sorry to jump into the thread
      I just don't get how that's possible with the fronts. Did you have camber plates or major fender work? I have 8" et 37, 23.5" GTF, rolled and slightly pulled fenders, and I still rub pretty easily in the front. I actually rubbed the wheel (NOT the tire) on the fender at least once. With a 9" wide wheel with a lower offset than I have now I imagine I wouldn't even have a fender left

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      11-05-2011 10:28 AM #2984
      Well I had a very good roll done with some pull and it was a 17x9 with a 215/40 not sure what wheel size you're running but when I was on 19s getting lower than 23.25 would have been near impossible without a lot of work also the only static person I know of in the sub 23" ftg on 18s was on 35 series tires so wheel size is def very important when you're talking about .5"
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      11-05-2011 03:33 PM #2985
      17" portos I'm 25 1/4" with 20mm spacers. It hits on the interstate goin over bridges every once in a while.

      Popped the CEL again today. Showed it to my wife as we were driving so she is really supportive of the deletes.

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      11-06-2011 09:38 AM #2986
      Quote Originally Posted by MK4Jetta View Post
      Hi and welcome! I am very interested in the ultra lows. Can you shoot some feedback on the coils with the wagon? Im curious about any rubbing issues, if any? Your measurements for that height, and if any common issues other members have had with the rear springs not being at the proper progressive rates for the added weight in the rear. Thanks in advance sir.
      Well for me I haven't measured the height. I'm half way up on the coils in the back and almost all the up on the front coils. I drove 100 miles with 4 people on the car and had no rubbing on the highway or traffic unless I did a hard u-turn while braking/hitting a dip on the streets. So I got the front fenders rolled and have no further issues. And there is room to lower some more and it's a good idea to get a skid plate same time. Which is what I did and I've grazed it once going over a speed bump. I wish the springs were a little more stiff for cornering. But I think a rear sway bar should tighten that right up.

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      11-06-2011 11:27 AM #2987
      Quote Originally Posted by peitrus View Post
      Well for me I haven't measured the height. I'm half way up on the coils in the back and almost all the up on the front coils. I drove 100 miles with 4 people on the car and had no rubbing on the highway or traffic unless I did a hard u-turn while braking/hitting a dip on the streets. So I got the front fenders rolled and have no further issues. And there is room to lower some more and it's a good idea to get a skid plate same time. Which is what I did and I've grazed it once going over a speed bump. I wish the springs were a little more stiff for cornering. But I think a rear sway bar should tighten that right up.
      Those fronts are all the way up?!

      Glad I went for Konis...the ultra-lows are definitely appropriately named...!!!
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      11-06-2011 12:41 PM #2988
      tried running sukanas bi-xenons on my car and they wouldnt work. Needed VAGCOM changes so I gave up. Now back to stock halogens.... Is there anyway to run HID's without throwing a code on my wagon?! this sucked big time to find out after installing.
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      11-06-2011 01:36 PM #2989
      Quote Originally Posted by MK4Jetta View Post
      tried running sukanas bi-xenons on my car and they wouldnt work. Needed VAGCOM changes so I gave up. Now back to stock halogens.... Is there anyway to run HID's without throwing a code on my wagon?! this sucked big time to find out after installing.
      You have to pay to play...

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    15. 11-06-2011 11:23 PM #2990
      Quote Originally Posted by Code3VW View Post
      You have to pay to play...

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      Hours spent contorted under dash and running harness cleanly through engine bay (priceless)

      This unfortunately

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      11-07-2011 02:05 AM #2991
      Quote Originally Posted by MK4Jetta View Post
      tried running sukanas bi-xenons on my car and they wouldnt work. Needed VAGCOM changes so I gave up. Now back to stock halogens.... Is there anyway to run HID's without throwing a code on my wagon?! this sucked big time to find out after installing.
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      11-07-2011 06:48 AM #2992
      Quote Originally Posted by Code3VW View Post
      You have to pay to play...

      OEM HIDs ($1200+)
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      Highline CECM ($250-400)
      Hours spent contorted under dash and running harness cleanly through engine bay (priceless)

      It only took me less than an hour to run the wires through the firewall, and only about 15 minutes under the dash. More annoying is having to remove the battery and tray to get to the bung through which you run the wires.

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      11-07-2011 10:40 AM #2993
      Quote Originally Posted by ToeBall View Post
      It only took me less than an hour to run the wires through the firewall, and only about 15 minutes under the dash. More annoying is having to remove the battery and tray to get to the bung through which you run the wires.
      I did my fogs at the same time...the best part of the experience was breaking the metal connector off of the end of my rear fog lead, followed by trying to butt-connect the correct sized repair wire to the two inch rear fog wire while looking through the top opening created by my dash cubby. I literally did surgery that day.
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      11-07-2011 11:16 AM #2994
      Hi All - long-time lurker, first-time poster.. damn glad to be here

      About a month ago I bought a Candy White '12 JSW TDI.. my 13th(?) VW, and I'm loving it. - Not sure how it is in other cities but here in Austin there are quite a few JSW's on the road so I'd like to kinda personalize it.

      I'm not really into dropping it and investing $2k for a new set of wheels, etc.. the car's nearly perfect as is, for me anyway.

      So my question is: has anyone ever seen someone powdercoat Portos? did it look good? I've been looking for pics all over the place and haven't run across anyone who's done this. what I specifically wanna do is powdercoat my Portos matte black. like I said, nothing crazy just kinda personalizing the OEM setup it came with.

      Any pics/links anyone can post? thoughts (good or bad) on what I wanna do?

      my other idea is to add pinstriping.. 3 really thin pinstripes running down the side.. black on top of read on top of yellow. - on paper it sounds like it'd be really cool looking.. what say you guys?


      great board, btw. really awesome info to be had around here

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      11-07-2011 11:28 AM #2995
      I have not seen any on here in a while, I think some one a while back had mat/flat black I think but it was a long time ago.
      I am getting my goals powder coated this week actaully.
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      11-07-2011 11:34 AM #2996
      how is it gonna work? I mean do you take your car in there and they pull the tires off the rims, paint the wheels then remount? or do you have to do the prep stuff yourself and drop off just the rims? what's the estimate of how long it will take? cost?

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      11-07-2011 11:38 AM #2997
      I'm not a fan of black wheels on anything but dark colored cars, but if you like it, go for it!

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      11-07-2011 03:13 PM #2998
      Yeah someone rattle canned their Portos flat black...there was overspray on the tires...

      Kraft, what color? I've been thinking about powdercoating my 18s. I'm selling the Mitos and trying to pick up another set of wheels. I may be back on the Goals for a little while and was thinking of changing up the color...maybe Antracite since the 18s aren't available in that color. Or maybe bronze or gold?

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      11-07-2011 10:31 PM #2999
      Quote Originally Posted by sportwagen rick View Post
      Yeah someone rattle canned their Portos flat black...there was overspray on the tires...

      Kraft, what color? I've been thinking about powdercoating my 18s. I'm selling the Mitos and trying to pick up another set of wheels. I may be back on the Goals for a little while and was thinking of changing up the color...maybe Antracite since the 18s aren't available in that color. Or maybe bronze or gold?
      I really like these rims but the wife said she would divorce me if i got them Those things are beautiful!!

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      11-07-2011 11:14 PM #3000
      Quote Originally Posted by ValuedCustomer View Post
      how is it gonna work? I mean do you take your car in there and they pull the tires off the rims, paint the wheels then remount? or do you have to do the prep stuff yourself and drop off just the rims? what's the estimate of how long it will take? cost?
      Usually you take the wheels to a powder coating shop. You will have to dismount the tires, valves, etc. The will blast the wheels of the existing coating and powder coat with whatever color, texture you want.

      I think my shop usually charges about $300 for a basic set of steel wheels (pre-stripped). Figure a week for a decent sized shop (mine does LOTS of work).
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