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      02-25-2011 02:44 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by alexkball View Post
      Everyone (it seems) on Vortex talks about lowering, dropping, bagging, etc. etc. etc. in an attempt to get nice and cozy with the ground.

      My stupid question is a two-parter:

      1. Has anyone ever attempted to lift their golf/gti, etc. Esp. an MKVI?

      2. Would I be allowed back to Vortex if I did such a thing?
      The question has been asked. I think there is a lift kit for the MKV/MKVI but I can't be sure.
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      02-25-2011 02:51 PM #37
      Ok, I can finally use this stupid question thread. What happens if I install this Euroswitch instead of the other one everyone seems to use?? I know the difference is it has the coming home feature but I also notice the auto setting. Does this mean I can switch the DRL's on and off without having to use VAGCOM (they are currently disabled in anticipation of this purchase)? Thanks!


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      02-25-2011 02:51 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      The question has been asked. I think there is a lift kit for the MKV/MKVI but I can't be sure.
      I think (hope) he was joking.


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      02-25-2011 03:01 PM #39
      actually i'd imagine it would be of interest to handicapped folks who need wheelchairs
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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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      02-25-2011 03:08 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by oneethree View Post
      Ok, I can finally use this stupid question thread. What happens if I install this Euroswitch instead of the other one everyone seems to use?? I know the difference is it has the coming home feature but I also notice the auto setting. Does this mean I can switch the DRL's on and off without having to use VAGCOM (they are currently disabled in anticipation of this purchase)? Thanks!


      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...tch/ES1897090/

      No, the coming home feature is run through the cecm, not through the switch. The "auto" switch does nothing on that switch. It will act just like a normal euro switch when clicked.
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      02-25-2011 03:11 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Joey Russo View Post
      No, the coming home feature is run through the cecm, not through the switch. The "auto" switch does nothing on that switch. It will act just like a normal euro switch when clicked.
      Okay, and has anyone ACTUALLY found some good LED's for the city lights that won't throw codes and match the stock Bi-Xenons?? I'm told these are the ones but the guy who has em has a TDI so it may be it didn't throw a code for that model but it will for a GTI. I have these same LED's inside in red.

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      02-27-2011 08:53 PM #42
      nice thread OP
      does gti real valance fit 2.5 golf, i seen a couple of you did a retrofit on the TDIs so im assuming its the same?

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      02-27-2011 08:55 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by Yugoslavia1988 View Post
      nice thread OP
      does gti real valance fit 2.5 golf, i seen a couple of you did a retrofit on the TDIs so im assuming its the same?
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      02-27-2011 08:57 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by whitepepper View Post
      same

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      02-28-2011 09:47 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      The question has been asked. I think there is a lift kit for the MKV/MKVI but I can't be sure.

      I know for the mk3/mk4 there was actually a body-lift kit that was available. For the Mk6 the ONLY thing I've seen is a spring kit (I think made by H&R). Essentially the same length springs, but they are stiffer (so they don't droop as much) and only give something like a .5" lift.

      Give it time.. someone will do it. The car is just too new right now.

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      02-28-2011 10:09 AM #46
      Here's my stupid question:

      If I get 17" wheels instead of the stock 18" wheels do I have to worry about recalibrating the speedometer or anything?

      (You said this was for STUPID questions and I'm pretty sure that qualifies. Sorry!)

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      02-28-2011 10:11 AM #47
      No.... if your new car comes with 17" there is no need to recalibrate. If you are talking about getting some track/winter wheels tires, as long as you stay with the recommended sizes (IE not too tall/too short of a sidewall) you should be fine.

      On my MFI there is an option for snow tires where I can increase/decrease the speeds shown on the spedo to accomodate for slightly taller or shorter tires.

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      02-28-2011 10:11 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by LAnderson View Post
      Here's my stupid question:

      If I get 17" wheels instead of the stock 18" wheels do I have to worry about recalibrating the speedometer or anything?

      (You said this was for STUPID questions and I'm pretty sure that qualifies. Sorry!)
      You'll be fine.

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      02-28-2011 10:19 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Feyd View Post
      No.... if your new car comes with 17" there is no need to recalibrate. If you are talking about getting some track/winter wheels tires, as long as you stay with the recommended sizes (IE not too tall/too short of a sidewall) you should be fine.

      On my MFI there is an option for snow tires where I can increase/decrease the speeds shown on the spedo to accomodate for slightly taller or shorter tires.
      No, it came with 18"s. For next winter I think I will buy 17"'s.

    15. 02-28-2011 10:23 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by Feyd View Post
      No.... if your new car comes with 17" there is no need to recalibrate. If you are talking about getting some track/winter wheels tires, as long as you stay with the recommended sizes (IE not too tall/too short of a sidewall) you should be fine.

      On my MFI there is an option for snow tires where I can increase/decrease the speeds shown on the spedo to accomodate for slightly taller or shorter tires.
      WRONG

      The only thing that setting does is give you a chime warning when you reach the speed you set it at.

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      02-28-2011 12:22 PM #51
      Really? That's lame....

      Honestly I just got my car and haven't messed with it other than scroll through the menu, but alludes that you can adjust the speedo.

      I stand corrected.


      Quote Originally Posted by LAnderson View Post
      No, it came with 18"s. For next winter I think I will buy 17"'s.
      Well since the MFI thing won't work, as mentioned stick to a tire size that's in proportion and you'll be cool.

      If you really want to get technical, you can check this out. http://www.miata.net/garage/tirecalc.html
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      02-28-2011 12:32 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by LAnderson View Post
      No, it came with 18"s. For next winter I think I will buy 17"'s.
      If you use either a 225/45R17, or 205/50R17, you will have no problems.
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      02-28-2011 12:56 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by oneethree View Post
      Okay, and has anyone ACTUALLY found some good LED's for the city lights that won't throw codes and match the stock Bi-Xenons?? I'm told these are the ones but the guy who has em has a TDI so it may be it didn't throw a code for that model but it will for a GTI. I have these same LED's inside in red.

      http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/...&productId=337

      Shouldn't be an issue... TDI and a GTI are the same in terms of electronics. I recently bought a set off of ebay and they threw codes on my TDI with HID's so I will try these out and report back
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      02-28-2011 01:57 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by RedRabidRabbit View Post
      If you use either a 225/45R17, or 205/50R17, you will have no problems.
      ...and since skinnier is better for a snow tire, stick to the 205/50R17

      Good thread. Everyone play nice.

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      02-28-2011 09:06 PM #55
      trying to remove the valve stems on my flat fives but they keep spinning on me. any tips on how to get them out?
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      02-28-2011 09:17 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by KeithVH View Post
      Everyone play nice.
      Don't we always?

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      02-28-2011 09:40 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by jettaguy88 View Post
      WRONG

      The only thing that setting does is give you a chime warning when you reach the speed you set it at.

      Isnt that the speed warning? In my MFI the snow tires option has +/- and then numbers which correspond to percentages not mph.

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      02-28-2011 09:59 PM #58
      this is the perfect thread for a guy with no suspension experience.

      will it be too un-sightly to slap a set of spacers on the GTI before I drop?

    24. 02-28-2011 10:24 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Smrtypants44 View Post
      Isnt that the speed warning? In my MFI the snow tires option has +/- and then numbers which correspond to percentages not mph.





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      02-28-2011 10:38 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by acdelco View Post
      this is the perfect thread for a guy with no suspension experience.

      will it be too un-sightly to slap a set of spacers on the GTI before I drop?
      What wheels are you running?

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      Stock Denvers for now, but will be upgrading to something 18" OEM in the next month or so.

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      03-01-2011 01:14 AM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Stagger-Lee View Post
      trying to remove the valve stems on my flat fives but they keep spinning on me. any tips on how to get them out?
      Are they rubber?

      Easiest way is to cut the bottom part off where it meets the wheel and then pull it out the front.
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      03-10-2011 11:47 AM #63
      Here's a stupid question for you guys: Is it possible to put a steering wheel with paddle shifters on a manual transmission car and wire or vagcom the shifters to do anything else, like cruise control speed incrementing or basic stereo controls like volume? Remember, no flaming, this is the stupid question thread!

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      03-10-2011 12:25 PM #64
      sure. But it wouldn't be through vagcom. It's basic electronics. The paddles perform a function via a switch (I'm generalizing here), as do your volume controls on the steering wheel.

      It's gonna be a pain in the ass though hahaha
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      03-10-2011 12:46 PM #65
      I this thread

      Is it possible to post a question on the tex without getting flamed for not searching first?

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      03-10-2011 12:53 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by Pete W. View Post
      I this thread

      Is it possible to post a question on the tex without getting flamed for not searching first?
      Ugh, try searching, I'm sure that's been answered! (I'd put some sort of smiley face here to show my sarcastic intent, but emoticons make me angry.)

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      03-10-2011 01:03 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by robkore View Post
      Ugh, try searching, I'm sure that's been answered! (I'd put some sort of smiley face here to show my sarcastic intent, but emoticons make me angry.)

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      03-10-2011 01:47 PM #70
      How does the mkvi horn compare to the mkiv horn?

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