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    Thread: H&R Springs Modded Jetta 6

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      11-10-2010 05:05 PM #1
      The Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show is held in Las Vegas each year and always has something interesting to see. Whether is it pristine restorations of 60's muscle cars or the latest in tacky fast and furious gear, anyone that likes cars will find something intriguing. SEMA revolves mostly around the American and Asian car manufacturers and European car enthusiasts most often have to look in the wheel and tire hall or H&R Springs booth to find some relief. H&R never fails to please with Ferrari F430's, Porsche GT3's and lots more, usually outfitted with their latest and greatest suspension equipment (and no they didn't pay me to say that). Truthfully though, Roland and the gang at H&R are probably some of the most diehard, dedicated people you'll find with a true passion for cars and, in particular a knack for suspension tuning. So when we strolled through their booth we weren't surprised to find that H&R already had a Jetta 6 on display. What did surprise us though was how much better the car looked with a bit of modding...

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      11-10-2010 05:30 PM #2
      i like it.

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      11-10-2010 05:32 PM #3
      I'm confuzzled



      Does it have giant Brembos or not?

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      11-10-2010 06:12 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Preppy View Post
      I'm confuzzled



      Does it have giant Brembos or not?
      Yes. They were on the car at the show, but got installed before the first round of photos.




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      11-10-2010 06:35 PM #5
      Nice article Jamie

      Overall the car has better proportions and looks good with the OZ wheels. I'm not a fan of the rear spoiler, but it's tame for SEMA. The concave and convex lines of the grill, lower bumper, and front body kit seem off and only enhance the odd protruding shape. I like how it looks, but car seems like it's missing something. Great pictures as always!
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      i'd lock this thread but i have no clue how...

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      11-10-2010 06:38 PM #6
      It looks a lot better. The kit helps a lot with the lines on the car. But the tail lights and the trunk spoiler don't seem right. I hope the gli will be so much better.

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      11-10-2010 06:46 PM #7
      Start to look better.

      I found more info and pics about this car.

      JONSIBAL - H&R Jetta 6
      H&R Volkswagen Jetta 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SEL

    8. 11-10-2010 08:25 PM #8
      i wish the front end didn't look so glued on. other than that. very clean. glad to see silver making a comeback. candy white needs a break for a while.

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      11-10-2010 08:59 PM #9
      I like it.
      RIMZO

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      11-10-2010 09:42 PM #10
      It's a good improvement over the base look. I still think it looks kinda plain, but that just may be the color and how I feel about silver... or just the car itself. I dunno. It still sorta bland. Improved, but still bland.

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      11-10-2010 10:32 PM #11
      Not to be rude but I really dislike the new look of the MK6 Jetta's, it just doesn't look like a VW anymore, that's just my opinion
      Last edited by VDUB MKIV; 11-10-2010 at 10:35 PM.

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      11-10-2010 10:53 PM #12
      meh, very nice pictures and article but I do not like it. I thought I might like the new Jetta with a drop, wheels, etc. but no ...

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      11-10-2010 11:10 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by VDUB MKIV View Post
      Not to be rude but I really dislike the new look of the MK6 Jetta's, it just doesn't look like a VW anymore, that's just my opinion
      I couldn't agree more. I've driven VW since day 1 behind the wheel and I'm very disappointed with the MK V and VI body styling. Whats worse then the front end looking like its glued on it looks entirely too much like a civic. The designers need a slap and a thumbs down for lack of originality.

      Other then that great article, i dig the paint scheme, and you gotta love brembo's

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      11-11-2010 12:09 AM #14
      actually has an 'aggressive' look to it, unlike the mk5, I think this one actually looks good.
      can't wait to see more of them.

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      11-11-2010 12:28 AM #15
      Can't wait for winter to be over so that I can get some spacers and lowering springs. SO HOT.

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      11-11-2010 12:33 AM #16
      Jamie, can the brakes be updated to Brembos and have all the ABS and stuff function without the cluster warning lights staying on? In other words, is this a modification that is simple and doable?

      Ps, the graphics are terrible. Rest of the car is ok, except for the tacked on look of the body kit. Obviously this is due to cost cutting of replacing the fascias with alternative part numbers with molded in features.

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      11-11-2010 04:14 AM #17
      can you please just re-design the car. The NCC looked nice, and thats what people expected the Jetta to look like, but im not sure if that was Volkswagens original intentions.
      I hope that you can put the MK6 gti front end on it, then it would look much better. This just does not look like a VW. I think it may have something to do with the lead designer. VW switched, or got a new man for the job. Whoever it is needs to figure something else out.
      It reminds me of an A4 meeting a Accord, or Toyota Camry. Horrible.
      German Engineering has always been unique, sporty, and set apart. This car just really blends in with all the other cars now. Sleek front ends, odd body lines, and "aggressive" tail lights. Be different.
      Im not getting my hopes up with the GLI cause it wont even be that great. A 2.0T. When VW starts (which i have heard of ..http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ta-R-Content)& ) then i will get excited. Till then its the GTI all day, and the Golf .:R!

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      11-11-2010 04:52 AM #18
      amazing CAR!!!

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      11-11-2010 06:30 AM #19
      it should platform share with the golf
      since it doesn't, a lot of the aftermarket will probably be real expensive for the jetta, and may make costs go up for the golf as well

      or I could be full of s**t

      I just can't get behind the new Jetta. They went too far, this time.
      It DOES at least LOOK better than the mk4/mk5 Jetta.
      Looking for a mk3 "GTI" front grille emblem, mk3 font (not 20 Jahre "block" font)

    20. 11-11-2010 06:32 AM #20
      Very classy,will give nice Audi A4 S a run for their money.

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      11-11-2010 07:52 AM #21
      This car reminds me too much of a Camry and I hate that. The old lady next door drives a Camry.



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      11-11-2010 08:30 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by e_dub View Post
      This car reminds me too much of a Camry and I hate that. The old lady next door drives a Camry.



      I'm not a huge fan of the new Jetta for a number of reasons, but I certainly don't think it looks like a Camry.

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      11-11-2010 09:14 AM #23
      I think a MKVI GLI may be my next car in a couple of years.

    24. 11-11-2010 09:48 AM #24
      An appliance with swag, oh what a feeling!

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      11-11-2010 09:56 AM #25
      Drive one. They are nice.

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      11-11-2010 10:17 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by nicoli View Post
      I'm not a huge fan of the new Jetta for a number of reasons, but I certainly don't think it looks like a Camry.
      Where did I say it "looks" like a Camry. There's a difference.
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      11-11-2010 10:36 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by e_dub View Post
      This car reminds me too much of a Camry
      You said this...Which I took to mean you think the Jetta looks like a Camry.
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      11-11-2010 01:20 PM #28
      I like it. But I am holding off till I see the GLI. If it looks even close to this I am sold.

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      11-11-2010 01:27 PM #29
      GLI should look like this

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      11-11-2010 05:25 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by e_dub View Post
      This car reminds me too much of a Camry and I hate that. The old lady next door drives a Camry.



      It doesn't resemble a camry AT ALL. Break it down, and there are really no similarities other than they are both 4 door sedans with 2 red tail lights and 2 head lights.

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      11-11-2010 07:37 PM #31
      It might not look like a Camry, but....



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      11-11-2010 08:18 PM #32
      I think the mkVI looks better than the mkV... the mkV is too short in length, too tall in the middle. The mkVI is better proportioned... I shall call it a baby Audi.

      I would rock a mkVI GLI for sure...

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      11-12-2010 09:44 AM #33
      i think its 110% improvement from the mark5 jetta. the proportions are eligant like an audi A4
      which obviously was done on on purpose. they had to balance out the fact thqt the interior sucks..
      i mean it looks good but the materials are crummy. as for camry remarks and accord remarks
      i think thats just regurgitated trash talking that really doesnt make sense. looking forward to seeing
      the gli next year.

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      11-12-2010 01:14 PM #34
      way better than the MK5.
      I think VW definately made a turn for the better this Generation. I actually look forward to seeing the GLI, and hopefully in a darker color. I think the silver doesn't do the lines justice.
      I wonder what wheels they are going to put on the GLI.

    35. 11-12-2010 02:51 PM #35
      those wheels are played.....

      They should of called RotiForm

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