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    Thread: The ask a stupid question thread

    1. Member Feyd's Avatar
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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
      Last edited by Feyd; 02-28-2011 at 12:25 PM.

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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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      I'm sure a lot of these guys went home after the carwash and played a little hans solo.

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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?

    9. 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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      02-28-2011 10:52 PM #61
      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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      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
      I'm sure a lot of these guys went home after the carwash and played a little hans solo.

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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 01:18 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by oneethree View Post
      I just had a seizure, I hope you're happy!
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      03-10-2011 01:19 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by oneethree View Post
      amateur....


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

      I like the horn in my mkiv. Makes the car sound bigger than it is. I forgot to try
      the horn on my test drive :-/

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      03-10-2011 01:51 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by boobert View Post
      How does the mkvi horn compare to the mkiv horn?

      I like the horn in my mkiv. Makes the car sound bigger than it is. I forgot to try
      the horn on my test drive :-/
      Horn's fine. The little fart that it does when you lock the doors via the remote, sucks fried ass.

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      03-10-2011 03:09 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by oneethree View Post
      Horn's fine. The little fart that it does when you lock the doors via the remote, sucks fried ass.
      Turned it off on mine
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      Quote Originally Posted by Sump View Post
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      03-10-2011 03:28 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by RedRabidRabbit View Post
      Turned it off on mine
      I did too but I didn't like not being able to know when it locked

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      03-10-2011 03:48 PM #74
      Doing the audi chirp retrofit is on my list... parts are pretty expensive though. Plus it looks like a relatively involved DIY, so I want to wait for warmer weather.



      I too have my horn off, but I would like some audible chime as well.

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      03-11-2011 05:44 PM #75
      What are the best aftermarket xenon lights I can get for my GTI?

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