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    1. Member DRH's Avatar
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      02-21-2012 09:56 AM #401
      because rayckor?
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      02-21-2012 10:07 AM #402
      Quote Originally Posted by DRH View Post
      because rayckor?
      i've never seen a racecar that didn't have it's branding on the grill. Even if it's just a sticker like on an LeMans type car.

      Or, were you meaning RICE-car???
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      02-21-2012 12:16 PM #403
      Noob question

      How do you change the halogen headlamp bulbs? I remove the dust covers but can't figure out how to get the bulbs out. I guess I'm just terrified of breaking something

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      02-21-2012 12:31 PM #404
      ^ should be twist and pull for the connectors, and then just pop the bulb off the connector
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      I'll break it down for you simple minded people. VWvortex. The VW stands for Volkswagen. And when you create a forum, admins can create sections within the forum. This forum has a section for general car chit-chat. The car lounge. So you see, even though it's a VW forum, you can still discuss other topics.

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      02-21-2012 06:07 PM #405
      where are people getting there xenon projector headlights, and how much is everything including wiring kits to swap out the halogen ones for the xenon?
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      02-21-2012 09:39 PM #406
      Quote Originally Posted by Jims1592 View Post
      where are people getting there xenon projector headlights, and how much is everything including wiring kits to swap out the halogen ones for the xenon?
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      02-21-2012 09:47 PM #407
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      i did and i only found them on one website and they where like $6000 with all the harnesses and theres no way thats right
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      02-22-2012 12:33 AM #408
      Quote Originally Posted by Jims1592 View Post
      i did and i only found them on one website and they where like $6000 with all the harnesses and theres no way thats right
      There's a guy who posts here who sells a pretty decent rep of the xenons w/ led DRLs

      Otherwise, try your dealer. There are a few dealers on this site who can get you a small discount on OEM parts. Keffer VW comes to mind

      Edit: You're looking at $2.5k though, just to set expectations

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      02-22-2012 02:46 AM #409
      Or go in the classifieds and find a used housing, usually those go for like 700-1000. Then you just need bulbs, ballasts, and adapters.

    10. 02-22-2012 09:57 AM #410
      will 17x8 +25s fit without fender work? will be running them with 255.40.17 and kw v1
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      02-22-2012 11:07 AM #411
      Quote Originally Posted by mk6panda View Post
      will 17x8 +25s fit without fender work? will be running them with 255.40.17 and kw v1
      i hope you mean 225/40, because 255/40 will be ridiculous. i'd reco 215/35 or 205/40 personally.
      you will definitely need to do at least he fender screw mod/trim some fender liner and camber out back. should be sweet fitment if you get your tires sorted out correctly.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MrSavvy View Post
      I'll break it down for you simple minded people. VWvortex. The VW stands for Volkswagen. And when you create a forum, admins can create sections within the forum. This forum has a section for general car chit-chat. The car lounge. So you see, even though it's a VW forum, you can still discuss other topics.

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      02-22-2012 11:09 AM #412
      Quote Originally Posted by evosky View Post
      i hope you mean 225/40, because 255/40 will be ridiculous. i'd reco 215/35 or 205/40 personally.
      you will definitely need to do at least he fender screw mod/trim some fender liner and camber out back. should be sweet fitment if you get your tires sorted out correctly.
      255s would be meat!

    13. 02-22-2012 11:12 AM #413
      Quote Originally Posted by evosky View Post
      i hope you mean 225/40, because 255/40 will be ridiculous. i'd reco 215/35 or 205/40 personally.
      you will definitely need to do at least he fender screw mod/trim some fender liner and camber out back. should be sweet fitment if you get your tires sorted out correctly.
      255 was intended and correct. not looking to tuck at all, or rock any more camber than i need for spirited driving. 245s are a possibility if suspension compression will not allow for any more. i guess the real problem is now, will i destroy my tires scraping the fenders while driving through the city. :X
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      02-23-2012 12:14 AM #414
      Quote Originally Posted by mk6panda View Post
      255 was intended and correct. not looking to tuck at all, or rock any more camber than i need for spirited driving. 245s are a possibility if suspension compression will not allow for any more. i guess the real problem is now, will i destroy my tires scraping the fenders while driving through the city. :X
      With 255's probably...

    15. 02-23-2012 12:02 PM #415
      Dumb question on the rearview mirror: I just picked up a 2012 GTI, returning to one after getting rid of my 2003 a few years ago.

      When you flip the mirror on the 2012 to the "night" mode, when there isn't somebody behind you, all you can see in the mirror is a reflection of the lights/sunroof dial/etc. On my 2003, there was a little flip-down visor thingy that you could deploy to block the reflection, but there doesn't seem to be one on the 2012.

      I guess I have two stupid questions - Am I the only one that noticed / is annoyed by this? Is there anything that can be done to fix it?

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      02-23-2012 12:08 PM #416
      Quote Originally Posted by mk6panda View Post
      will 17x8 +25s fit without fender work? will be running them with 255.40.17 and kw v1


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      02-23-2012 12:10 PM #417
      Quote Originally Posted by mk6panda View Post
      will 17x8 +25s fit without fender work? will be running them with 255.40.17 and kw v1

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      02-23-2012 12:16 PM #418
      Hey guys, when I put my gear selector in R, that engages racecar mode right?
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      02-23-2012 12:17 PM #419
      Quote Originally Posted by MK6GTI View Post
      Hey guys, when I put my gear selector in R, that engages racecar mode right?

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      02-23-2012 06:52 PM #420
      My turn to ask a stupid question!

      Where should you buy a tuning chip from?
      What should you get?
      What should you expect to pay?

      Thanks for any info!

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      02-23-2012 07:07 PM #421
      Quote Originally Posted by JoshGTI2010 View Post
      My turn to ask a stupid question!

      Where should you buy a tuning chip from?
      What should you get?
      What should you expect to pay?

      Thanks for any info!

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      you dont buy a "chip"

      you pay for a flash.
      find which flash you want and look for a dealer near you that flashes.
      $100-$300 since you need to open up the ECU, some places may even do it for free.

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      02-23-2012 07:19 PM #422
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post

      you pay for a flash.
      only if you're David. I get these for free on a nightly basis.

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      02-23-2012 07:21 PM #423
      heres my dumb question for the day. Want to keep my Detroits, but thinking about spacers. Found an older post where a member on here was running 10.5mm frt / 15mm rear spacers. My question... how bad will this setup rub with coils/cup kit? maybe change it up to 7mm frt/12mm rear??
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      02-23-2012 07:21 PM #424
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      only if you're David. I get these for free on a nightly basis.
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      02-23-2012 07:24 PM #425
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      I get these for free on a nightly basis.
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