Fits in nicely.
Fits in nicely.
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removed these from the rear
damn it was dirty
also topped off the windshield washer fluid, put in a little bit of oil, and tied off some wires in the engine bay to make it look a little neater.
I wanted to throw this out there since no one has yet. You mentioned turning off the MIL that is related to your downpipe with VCDS. Unless it is now possible, you won't be able to do that. You can clear the code but it will be back. A tune (I believe stage 2 or higher) will code out that catalyst code.
Yes but you should not run a larger downpipe without software for an extended period of time. Stage 1 and 1+ will still need a spacer IIRC.
I didn't see if he's running cat less or not. Cat less you should run those spacers at any stage. They do cure Mil using a test pipe. I had a mil when I first got mine, and the draft design spacer got rid of it. I also have a 2.5 tho, not sure its that makes any difference.
Also depends which dp you have, a few of them come with L shaped O2 extensions already. A spacer will keep his mil off till he goes stage 2 or if he doesn't want stage 2 it'll keep it off anyway
But, ya your right you can't just use vcds to make it never trip again.
One serious question, Im not being a smartass, why shouldn't you run a larger dp without software long term? I've never heard that before.
Last edited by kevin FaKiN spLits; 09-15-2012 at 05:20 PM.
What I am trying to say, is that the right way to keep the MIL off with an aftermarket downpipe, is to tune the car to stage 2. Sure a spacer will keep the light off, but you are not doing your engine a service by having a larger exhaust exit and not changing the fuel/intake mapping. A spacer should be a temporary fix until a tune can be acquired.
I had a 42DD spacer (which I prefer over the straight spacers because of fitment) for about a month until I could get a tune. Got the tune and took the spacer off in the same day and that was over 40,000 miles ago.
I don't see how running a larger downpipe without a tune would cause harm. Are you getting the most out of the larger downpipe? No. But harming the motor? How?
I like what you've done with the car. It looks pretty good. Only thing is the tail lights might be a bit dark...I would've gone lighter. I myself drive a Fahrenheit Gti, I think with the Gli because its a lighter yellowish orange lighter tints look better. Just my opinion
got productive today....trimmed the back fender liners a little
also in the back i greased the perches/collars
trimmed front fender liners
rolled the little tabs on the front fenders
also in the front i lowered it just a hair (there was only like 1 thread left) and greased the collars or whatever they are considered and made sure to tighten the 2 together really nice to try to get rid of the squeaking .
besides all that i just cleaned the wheels while i had them off
heres what the horn sounds like
not sure if it threw a CEL or not since i already had one prior to this lol