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    1. Member 15inches's Avatar
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      01-06-2012 11:18 AM #1
      Hello all, I used to go under the handle of TX Rabbid. I had a mk5 sage green Rabbit with some light modding. Then my STBE-wife talked me into trading it and her B5.5 in for a 2010 Fucus. Boo.. Dad got a new B5.5 TDI and handed me his ol' B4 TDI. Now I have a new Toffee brown sedan and lovin it.







      My B4 gets 770-800 a tank, and so far this Jetta is telling me 500+ a tank. We shall see!

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      01-06-2012 08:08 PM #3


      Love it! I am also a Toffee TDIer. I love the color

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      01-06-2012 09:48 PM #4
      I should have held out for TB...
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      01-07-2012 01:39 AM #5
      Whelp... was out with mom n dad for dinner, and ran over something that popped my tire. was like 730 pm, so Im gonna goto the dealer to see if they can fix/replace the tire and inspect for any damage. was super dark out and I never saw anything come at the tire. TPS didnt even come on, so I wonder if it was ever set before delivery.... sigh. all this ontop of my laptop having a bad virus that hides my shiz and i have to report back to Ft Polk soon...

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      01-07-2012 02:01 AM #6
      Sorry to hear about your issue with the tire, my pressure light just came on today! Probably just need to top off the tires again I hope!

      I have a Candy White TDI Premium+Nav and other than some annoying engine/DSG issues I can tell you that you are gonna love this car on road trips! I recently took a 600 mile trip from nevada to arizona and at 80 mph I was reading 46mpg!!! No lack of passing power, I passed a lot of slow folks and I hit 100 without a lot of effort when passing. The car is more of a joy on the highway than in the city in my opinion, but that may be due to the issues I am having. Although my city mileage is about 34mpg. I know people have talked about 700+ miles on a tank.. probably stretching things as the tank only holds about 13.5 gallons. The new Passat has an 18 gallon tank and goes further obviously.

      Just want to say cool ride dude and let us know how things progress!

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      01-07-2012 02:12 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by bimmerdude View Post
      Sorry to hear about your issue with the tire, my pressure light just came on today! Probably just need to top off the tires again I hope!

      I have a Candy White TDI Premium+Nav and other than some annoying engine/DSG issues I can tell you that you are gonna love this car on road trips! I recently took a 600 mile trip from nevada to arizona and at 80 mph I was reading 46mpg!!! No lack of passing power, I passed a lot of slow folks and I hit 100 without a lot of effort when passing. The car is more of a joy on the highway than in the city in my opinion, but that may be due to the issues I am having. Although my city mileage is about 34mpg. I know people have talked about 700+ miles on a tank.. probably stretching things as the tank only holds about 13.5 gallons. The new Passat has an 18 gallon tank and goes further obviously.

      Just want to say cool ride dude and let us know how things progress!
      Damn, thats insane. My 96 TDI Passat is pushing 750-800 a tank and the turbo isnt boosting right. Having issues with the BOV and over boosting. But yeah, I have been trying to get the lead out of my foot lately, lol. It really does love the HWY. I try to monitor the dynamic MPG while in the DFW area, but theres a lot of traffic and construction atm, so yeah, lol.

      My Jetta just has the BT and CD. I wasnt really interested in the bells and whistles, lol. I have yet to fill it up since taking delivery 3 days ago, and theres almost 480mi on it? I will prolly keep it around 70-75mph on my road trips as thats where i get the best numbers on my Passat. There's deff no lack of power in this car. Like I've said before, its stupid quick for an econobox. Cant wait to see what my 18" RS4 reps will look like on it, drop or no. lol

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      01-07-2012 02:19 AM #8


      The factory equipped 5spd shift knob.. I has a stealth 6th gear, lol...


      These are the rims Im talkin about:
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      01-07-2012 03:21 AM #9
      Is there anyway to toggle the ASR/ESP on the new Jettas, or did they do away with that to cut costs too? Is it pre-wired that I might be able to install a switch?
      ESP switch

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      01-07-2012 05:40 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by 15inches View Post
      Is there anyway to toggle the ASR/ESP on the new Jettas, or did they do away with that to cut costs too? Is it pre-wired that I might be able to install a switch?
      ESP switch
      There's a link to a thread about this in the DIY sticky.
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      01-08-2012 03:22 AM #11
      Ahh! thanks John!

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      01-08-2012 02:09 PM #12
      The dealership should swap you knobs free of cost... they should have noticed the wrong knob during their delivery inspection.

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      01-08-2012 05:23 PM #13
      Very nice.
      Toffee brown is the way to go!
      I love how it looks in the sun, just beautiful.

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      01-08-2012 05:29 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

    15. 01-08-2012 08:02 PM #15
      Lovely looking new Jetta,and great choice of colour...

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      01-09-2012 12:16 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by mediumbluemetalic View Post
      The dealership should swap you knobs free of cost... they should have noticed the wrong knob during their delivery inspection.
      meh, i told them to leave it. the sales person noticed. if you know anyone who has a "5spd" TDI mk6, lemme know lol. I might make a list....

      this car is sooooo much smoother than my Mk5 Rabbit. so effing comfy and crisp. just a tad of turbo lag, but thats prolly just me still getting used to it. about half a tank from Dallas to Ft Polk, LA. still looking at 510 plus miles a tank. just need to keep it out of the 75+ zone, lol....

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      01-09-2012 02:36 AM #17
      So I tried to put the rims on tonight, and I found out the security bolt key is too damn big to fit in the hole, so I have to get a whole new set of locking bolts that will fit, plus they have to be tapered seat; OE bolts are ball seat,

      Going to go hunt the autoparts stores 2mrw...
      on a side note, I test fit a rim on the front and it doesnt rub, but does fit flush, if not have a lil poke. Reps are 18x8-ET42

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      01-09-2012 10:22 PM #18
      rain finally let up, going to run down to the storage unit and throw on the RS4 reps. got 4 replacement lugs and a deep well 17MM socket.

      will post pics 2mrw!

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      01-10-2012 05:44 PM #19




      FRONT


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      mounted as is, no spacers. ET42

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      01-11-2012 01:09 PM #21
      I think im going to pick up some blue caliper paint this weekend. That way it matches the blue "I" in the TDI badge.

      Later down the road, I'll prolly upgrade to slotted rotors and mintex pads. I used mintex reds on my Rabbit and they were great. Low dust and very effective/responsive.

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      01-11-2012 01:25 PM #22
      Wheels will look great once dropped..but please please don't paint your calipers blue.
      past affairs - '12 jetta, '05 s4 6mt, '03 20th gti (x2), '04 tt 3.2l dsg, '07 wrx, '05 sti, '07 & '08 gsx-r600s

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      01-11-2012 05:12 PM #23
      Why not?

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      01-11-2012 07:05 PM #24
      Cause that's tacky as hell. You have an understated Jetta, not a ricebox that needs bright colored calipers for attention. Just do black. It's the subtle details that count. Basing it on matching an "I" part of a single badge on the car is just tacky.
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      01-11-2012 09:30 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by KC Jazz View Post
      Cause that's tacky as hell. You have an understated Jetta, not a ricebox that needs bright colored calipers for attention. Just do black. It's the subtle details that count. Basing it on matching an "I" part of a single badge on the car is just tacky.
      yeah i been kinda torn about an accent color.... i just thought it might look nice, but i am open to opinions. my brother had this bronze/powder blue adidas jersey back in HS, and thats kinda the only thing that might work, but im having a hard time visualizing anything to accent on this car. my rabbit had a blacked out rear badge with bronze background on sage green. i blacked out the stock 15" B5.5 rims and it was actually pretty sweet looking. just needed more drop and a slight bit more poke.

      with this car is it very understated and i kinda like that because it has that sleeper look. yeah its only a diesel, but the rims are the only thing that hint "performance". i like how the tail pipes stick out just a lil bit, instead of being flush with the curvature of the bumper. its a more grown up jetta, and i am more grown up. i have been owning VWs since i was 19, so, about 12 years now. They all have their ups and downs, and i have had nothing but ups from this car. cant control tires, but the rest is great. me and my one off shift knob.. lol

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      01-12-2012 12:02 PM #26
      All I'm saying is that I'd laugh out loud if I saw a fellow Toffee MKVI with blue calipers, let alone with a 31 y/o soldier driving it. Good luck with whatever you choose. Hopefully it'll be black.
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      01-14-2012 11:02 AM #27
      lol, yeah i understand. maybe anthracite or black. I have always gone for a subdued effect on my cars. I want to get a can of palsti-dip black for the badges. still working out all of the details for the car. need to eventually get the rims refinished as they are all rashed from like 4 moves and ppl not properly transporting them while i was deployed, and then there was that time one fell over on the face,
      they are a hyperblack, but i wonder what anthracite or black would look like on the car.

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      01-15-2012 12:11 AM #28
      Tried to get some night shots with my lil Samsung camera, but i think they are meh. I did however, briefly stalk a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera,





      its blurry but i dont have the best camera and we were traveling at like 50 something lol
      oh yeah his plate said "YUR 2L8"
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      01-20-2012 10:01 PM #29
      alrighty, so I went and got some Silverstars and put them in yesterday; HUGE difference. Reminds me of when I did that to my 01 GTI. everything shows up much sooner and I can see more to the sides. Deff worth the 30 bux.





      Also got my Ziza interior LED kit today from ECS Tuning. Now I just need to go get one of those plastic prybar tools from Harbor Freight. Pics to come 2mrw...

      Taking the Jetta to get the wiperblade on the passenger side adjusted, tho I think I fixed it myself... The cowl trim that is being struck by the blade assembly, clips to a subframe in the engine bay. I noticed that the plastic was kinda odd looking in comparison to the rest of it as shown in the pics:



      so i did this and tested it and no more loud bang on the down sweep.




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      01-20-2012 10:08 PM #30
      Miles traveled so far:



      Miles till empty:



      Average MPG:



      I was running the A/C, and stopped like 3 times. Though, I took a wrong turn and wound up off roading thru the better part of Eastern Texas for about 10 miles? Never got over 42 mph on the dirt. Eh well.. never venturing off of Hwy 191 again... lol.

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      01-28-2012 09:56 PM #31
      Messed around with the grilles today. Going to black out the one with the VW emblem 2mrw. Also wanted to see how the lower corners came out for when i get the fog light kit from ECS...

      Of course the four T25 bolts on the top come out but you gotta pry out the bottom part unless you wanna jack up yur finishes.. I used the harbor freight prybar kit for interior. pry down at the yellow arows.




      the cyan arrows point to the tabs you are releasing from above. the red ones separate the grille into the three pieces, and the green dots are the T25 holes.


      For the bottom, its kind of tricky cuz they dont want to just come right out.





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      01-28-2012 09:59 PM #32
      Oh yeah, thursday I will be getting the OEM 6spd knob installed. also, they did not mess with the plastic cowl trim like i posted earlier, they just raised the wiper arm, but it was still hitting the cowl on HIGH. :/
      I repositioned the plastic trim the way i thought it should be. It might be an idea to put some sort of dense foam bumper there on the plastic.

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      02-15-2012 12:10 AM #34
      sorry man
      past affairs - '12 jetta, '05 s4 6mt, '03 20th gti (x2), '04 tt 3.2l dsg, '07 wrx, '05 sti, '07 & '08 gsx-r600s

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      02-15-2012 12:46 PM #35
      Yikes.

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