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

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      07-29-2012 12:21 PM #4656
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      No you never want to use GOLF suspension for a JSW, at least in the rear, the springrate will be all wrong. You need to look for MKV Jetta parts or A3 parts. I sound like a friggen broken record.
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      07-29-2012 03:29 PM #4657
      Quote Originally Posted by zagato27 View Post
      Sweet! Thanks. I've seen instructions for replacing the front markers, what's the procedure for replacing the rear reflectors? Also, did you change out the side marker bulb with an amber and can you actually see it? OR, is it pretty much non functional now with the white marker?
      Rears: i just got a trim tool under them and pulled. There are 2 clips. I broke 1 on one side. The other came out clean

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      07-30-2012 03:32 AM #4658
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      I sound like a friggen broken record.
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      07-30-2012 01:36 PM #4659
      My 2012 comes in August 6th! I can't wait.



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      07-30-2012 03:33 PM #4660
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      You won't find anything for a JSW for the most part, look for MKV Jetta parts or A3.

      Fresh alignment.

      Looks great! What suspension? Are those the clear reflectors from ECS?

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      07-30-2012 06:49 PM #4661
      Quote Originally Posted by VdubBry View Post
      Looks great! What suspension? Are those the clear reflectors from ECS?
      ST coils, I cant remember where I got the reflectors but it was not ECS...

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      07-30-2012 07:52 PM #4662
      Quote Originally Posted by rootrider View Post
      those photos are sooo helpful.. thank you

      I can't really tell.. do you have the pano roof?
      no pano. i regret it sometimes...

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      07-30-2012 08:10 PM #4663
      Quote Originally Posted by toneman View Post
      no pano. i regret it sometimes...
      I don't. No leaks, squeaks, creaks, cracking or sticking. Love no pano.

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      07-31-2012 01:31 AM #4664
      Quote Originally Posted by toneman View Post
      no pano. i regret it sometimes...
      ok.. good to know, because that changes how much light is let into the car and how dark or light the tint looks when it's sunny out.

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      07-31-2012 09:29 AM #4665
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      I don't. No leaks, squeaks, creaks, cracking or sticking. Love no pano.
      ditto, plus having 10% all around its a lot darker all the time inside and cooler.
      Bunch of stuff.

    11. 07-31-2012 09:40 AM #4666
      20% all around.


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      07-31-2012 10:31 AM #4667
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      ST coils, I cant remember where I got the reflectors but it was not ECS...
      Did you ever get the noise issue resolved on the ST's? I remember a thread awhile back about them. The price is right and they seem like great coils, I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on a set.

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      07-31-2012 10:46 AM #4668
      Quote Originally Posted by VdubBry View Post
      Did you ever get the noise issue resolved on the ST's? I remember a thread awhile back about them. The price is right and they seem like great coils, I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on a set.
      Yes I had the noise. I had them replaced under warranty and no issues since.

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      07-31-2012 12:19 PM #4669
      Quote Originally Posted by VdubBry View Post
      Did you ever get the noise issue resolved on the ST's? I remember a thread awhile back about them. The price is right and they seem like great coils, I'm almost ready to pull the trigger on a set.
      I'm going with ST's as well. Good coils for the money.
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      07-31-2012 01:04 PM #4670
      Ok good to know, maybe in the newer ones they have fixed the noise issue.

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      07-31-2012 01:20 PM #4671
      Quote Originally Posted by kraftwerkb6 View Post
      ditto, plus having 10% all around its a lot darker all the time inside and cooler.
      x3. Dealt with terrible noise on an A3 and a Mini Cooper both with pano. Never again.

      Now, if they had a single-panel sunroof like the Jetta, I would've pulled that trigger.
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      07-31-2012 02:26 PM #4672
      Quote Originally Posted by scirocco*joe View Post
      Now, if they had a single-panel sunroof like the Jetta, I would've pulled that trigger.
      Same don't have a roof i my A3 since I didn't like the open sky and don't have it on the JSW since I didn't like the pano. Both would have sunroofs if they were just a single glass panel over the front seats like my mk4 has. We were out in the OBXT a few weeks back which has a pano style roof and I was driving, had to close the shade since you could barely drive with all the light coming in causing glare and burning my head... yet I'll drive the jeep with no top just fine

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      08-02-2012 10:53 AM #4673
      At long last, Koni Yellows and H&R Sports finally installed.



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      08-02-2012 10:56 AM #4674
      Those wheels look great on your wagon
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      08-02-2012 11:05 AM #4675
      I was trying to get the snowflakes as part of buying my JSW but they were out of stock at the time in the black ones (maybe like 1 set of white??) That pic is making me wish i went through with it.

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      08-02-2012 11:17 AM #4676
      Scirocco*joe,

      How does it ride?
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      08-02-2012 01:45 PM #4677
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      Those wheels look great on your wagon
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@revotechnik View Post
      I was trying to get the snowflakes as part of buying my JSW but they were out of stock at the time in the black ones (maybe like 1 set of white??) That pic is making me wish i went through with it.
      Thanks, gents.

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      Scirocco*joe,

      How does it ride?
      So far, it feels they way it should have come from VW. The ride is definitely tighter, but not harsh. The body roll has significantly decreased and you can definitely feel pavement imperfections more than before, but it still feels compliant. It seems to hold up in s-curve transitions and there is no "bounciness" like I have seen/felt in other cars that are overly stiff. I have the Konis set to 1/3 of maximum fimness front and back. I might dial up the front just a little bit, but I'm going to wait and see how I feel.

      I honestly went back and forth over coils vs. springs and dampeners, but I am really a "set it and forget it" kinda guy, so I am really happy so far. I really like the feel and the look is just icing on the cake. It looks sporty but is still reasonable for carting the baby around or hauling things up to Maine for vacation.

      I'll be interested in seeing how it fares with a full load in the trunk. I have not performed the fender screw mod, but I'm willing to make that happen if need be.

      I was wondering how this would all work out with the 18x8.5s, but so far, I am loving life.

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      08-02-2012 01:58 PM #4678
      Quote Originally Posted by scirocco*joe View Post
      Thanks, gents.



      So far, it feels they way it should have come from VW. The ride is definitely tighter, but not harsh. The body roll has significantly decreased and you can definitely feel pavement imperfections more than before, but it still feels compliant. It seems to hold up in s-curve transitions and there is no "bounciness" like I have seen/felt in other cars that are overly stiff. I have the Konis set to 1/3 of maximum fimness front and back. I might dial up the front just a little bit, but I'm going to wait and see how I feel.

      I honestly went back and forth over coils vs. springs and dampeners, but I am really a "set it and forget it" kinda guy, so I am really happy so far. I really like the feel and the look is just icing on the cake. It looks sporty but is still reasonable for carting the baby around or hauling things up to Maine for vacation.

      I'll be interested in seeing how it fares with a full load in the trunk. I have not performed the fender screw mod, but I'm willing to make that happen if need be.

      I was wondering how this would all work out with the 18x8.5s, but so far, I am loving life.

      I would go ahead and remove the screw. It takes 30 seconds and is insurance. I am a set it and forget guy too. I have run coil overs for years now, but I am wanting to go back to shocks/ springs. My issue is the setup I want is $900... yikes! I'd rather just get coil-overs. So I will see what I want to do soon. I might just go with Koni coil-overs again.
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      08-02-2012 03:13 PM #4679
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      I would go ahead and remove the screw. It takes 30 seconds and is insurance. I am a set it and forget guy too. I have run coil overs for years now, but I am wanting to go back to shocks/ springs. My issue is the setup I want is $900... yikes! I'd rather just get coil-overs. So I will see what I want to do soon. I might just go with Koni coil-overs again.
      Not a bad idea. What set up are you looking at costs $900?

      You and I have similar stables, my wife having the 2012 Golf 2.5, so long as you sub your E30 for my Mk1 Scirocco. But they're both from the same era.
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      08-02-2012 04:42 PM #4680
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      08-02-2012 04:54 PM #4681
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      I would go ahead and remove the screw. It takes 30 seconds and is insurance. I am a set it and forget guy too. I have run coil overs for years now, but I am wanting to go back to shocks/ springs. My issue is the setup I want is $900... yikes! I'd rather just get coil-overs. So I will see what I want to do soon. I might just go with Koni coil-overs again.

      A properly matched spring and shock will generally ride and perform overall better then a cheap not thought out coilover setup of similar price. I'd take a 900 buck spring/shock combo over a similarly priced coilover in most cases. Assuming we are talking about springs and shocks coming as a kit from a single manufacture not just 500 bucks for shocks and 400 bucks for springs that just so happen to fit, in that case coilovers since its probably going to suck might as well slam it

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      08-02-2012 04:58 PM #4682
      Quote Originally Posted by scirocco*joe View Post
      Not a bad idea. What set up are you looking at costs $900?

      You and I have similar stables, my wife having the 2012 Golf 2.5, so long as you sub your E30 for my Mk1 Scirocco. But they're both from the same era.
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      08-02-2012 04:58 PM #4683
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@revotechnik View Post
      A properly matched spring and shock will generally ride and perform overall better then a cheap not thought out coilover setup of similar price. I'd take a 900 buck spring/shock combo over a similarly priced coilover in most cases. Assuming we are talking about springs and shocks coming as a kit from a single manufacture not just 500 bucks for shocks and 400 bucks for springs that just so happen to fit, in that case coilovers since its probably going to suck might as well slam it
      I agree! I hope I do not get bored of the spring's ride height, especially since most of my cars have been pretty low in the past.
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      08-02-2012 06:34 PM #4684
      Quote Originally Posted by chris@revotechnik View Post
      A properly matched spring and shock will generally ride and perform overall better then a cheap not thought out coilover setup of similar price. I'd take a 900 buck spring/shock combo over a similarly priced coilover in most cases. Assuming we are talking about springs and shocks coming as a kit from a single manufacture not just 500 bucks for shocks and 400 bucks for springs that just so happen to fit, in that case coilovers since its probably going to suck might as well slam it
      Disagree. ST's are V1's at $700. I'll take them all day long every single time over a non height adjustable kit. Call me crazy.

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      08-02-2012 09:32 PM #4685
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      08-02-2012 10:07 PM #4687
      [QUOTE=DrFraserCrane;78458160]thanks sir


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      [QUOTE]

      Looks great! Where in the Balto County area are you, just noticed that in your profile, I've not seen a lot of JSW's around here with any work done. My office is in Balto County, my father lives way up in Monkton area.

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      08-02-2012 10:49 PM #4688
      Quote Originally Posted by VdubBry View Post

      Looks great! Where in the Balto County area are you, just noticed that in your profile, I've not seen a lot of JSW's around here with any work done. My office is in Balto County, my father lives way up in Monkton area.
      thanks

      I am currently in the 4 corners area but often in towson and timonium. soon to be commuting up and down 83 into the city

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      08-02-2012 10:52 PM #4689
      Ahh ok, small world, I know that area, my father used to live off of Manor, near Sweet Air etc.

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      08-03-2012 07:42 AM #4690
      Hoping mine show up soon. I got the chrome+LEDs.

      I haven't seen the shipping update since they hit Canada on the 31st.

      Oh snap, just tried my tracking number from EMS with the Canada Post website. Lights were in Halifax yesterday
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