This is the only long thread I've seen that's specific to an '09 JSW. I've just picked up an '09 SEL 2.0T 6MT and was thinking about starting an '09 thread. Wasn't sure whether to make it specific to my car or to do a more general theme. We also have an '11 TDI JSW DSG. The differences and the similarities are interesting to me. Some are generational MK V vs. MK VI, and some are related to feature sets (e.g. TDI vs TSI, 6MT vs DSG).
In either case, I'd appreciate your help. I see you've done some mods to your '09 that seemingly would be different than would be done in a MK VI. (The rear fogs come to mind here.) I'd be glad to help build a knowledge base on this. I'm mostly finished modding my TDI, which helps alot, but there are many things that differ from the '09.
I gather that '09 JSW owners really have two paths to work. One is for MK V Jetta sedans, since the '09 JSW is very similar to the '09 Jetta sedan. The other path is the "normal" MK VI JSW info trail, since the MK VI JSWs evolved out of the '09 JSW.
Congrats on the car--I know you'll love it.
I just did the rear fog light conversion for my '11 JSW. It involved swapping two wires feeding into the CECM and recoding part of the CECM from North America to RoW. My parts guy checked the CECMs and the '11 has a different part number than the '09 CECM. So I assumed this would involve different wires, even if the basic swap is the same.
Though I know the '09 JSWs have much in common with the '09 Jetta sedans, I remember seeing somewhere that there were some differences in the electronics. When the differences involve electricity and electronics, I get concerned, especially when Bentley is of little use.
So to solve the rear fog issue...which wires to swap, I guess I should look for an '09 JSW example. If I can't find that, then look for a MK V Jetta sedan-based example.
Either way, yes, for anything involving wiring or computers you'll want to refer to mk5 rabbit/gti/sedan information. Even then, some things changed for 2009.. like how you remove the battery compartment from the car. For anything not related to wiring or the front body work (or dash) the mk5 & mk6 sportwagens are almost completely identical. Minor difference have occurred over the years... just like through the mk5 years... so that's nothing new.
second.. I switched between the 16s and the 18s often for a while, with and without the Revo software. The difference was minimal, if there was any at all. This is likely because almost all of my driving is highway. It takes very little power to maintain speed.. the heavier wheels come more into play when accelerating and braking. If was driving around town all the time I probably would have noticed a slight difference between the two.
tldr: nope.. haven't noticed a difference at all. Your driving habits will make so much of a larger difference than a small thing like wheel weight.
something else has to be effecting your performance.
im on 19's and have a roof rack with 2 bike attachements on and im still averaging 36ish on my daily commute.
my commute is a 30 mile stretch on i90 between cda and spokane. cruise set at 74
if you are getting 33 then something is off or you are doing 80+mpg
I'm starting to assemble parts for my '09 mod fest. I'd like to put a high line CECM in it for the fog lights and, perhaps, OEM HIDs.
Do you have a good part number for the high line CECM suitable for an '09 JSW? I asked a site sponsor for a suitable part number, but he said "VW doesn't support that upgrade." I'm pretty sure a 2009 or 2010 GLI CECM w/HIDs would be the right target, but I'd like to be sure.
I just told my parts guy that I wanted the the mk5 highline cecm... picking a 2008 gti will do the trick, for example
My part number is 3C8-937-049-AC .. if you give a dealer or web site that number they'll be able to find out if it's been superseded and then just give you the latest part.
finally got some photos up from my last track day. This was at The Ridge Motorsports Park.. a brand new high speed flowing track with a lot of elevation change. It was really wet at first.. dried out toward the end.
every single first day I've had at each of the tracks I've driven has been super wet so far
video from that day: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9I30wjeGaHM&hd=1
and some photos:
this was possibly my last track day in this car. I've been saving, slowly, for a track day car (e36 m3) for a while now, and I'm almost out of tread on my tires. Paying for the track time and new tires would be a huge chunk out of the new car budget. This wagon is a really great handling car (seriously outhandles most other cars through tight turns) but it's just not that fast, and I've been close to hitting the car's limit for a while now. It's time to get something better.. and just leave the wagon to be a daily road car
'10 JSW TDI | DSG | Reflex Silver | 18x8 Sparco Assetto Gara | Conti DWS 235-40-18 | Malone Stage 2 | Malone DSG Tune | 30% Llumar tint | DieselGeek Skid Plate | Eibach Pro Series kit | ECS Fogs | R20 replica HIDs | Done for now
well, chances are that the car will see some track time when I drive to Austin for F1 (have friends in the area who can get me on a track or two). But that may be it then.
There will, of course, be videos and pics with the m3 (may have to wait until after summer before I can pick one up), but I'd have little reason to post those in this specific forum
replaced the closed honeycomb fog grilles with open grilles that are also in better shape
replaced the oem VW centercaps with Hartmann centercaps.. no more people thinking my wheels are factory
replaced the front chrome VW badge with a flat black VW badge
I'll have pics at some point