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    Thread: The Official Mk.VI Jetta "Ask a Stupid Question" Thread

    1. Junior Member ehg's Avatar
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      06-13-2012 05:27 PM #576
      I've searched, but couldn't find what i was looking for... I know there was a thread about this a little while back but I can't find it... Anyway:

      I have a GLI with the RCD-510 in it. I had heard about an update for it, that would allow for the BT audio to show information and be able to control the bluetooth connected device. Is this an update that I could get? My VW dealership is full of idiots, so if i asked them I wouldn't get an answer.

      Thanks

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      06-20-2012 09:13 PM #577
      Here are a few stupid questions...serious, but still stupid

      1. How long do coilovers and springs last?...Under normal conditions, on a relatively smooth road?... i went over 100k mi on a 2002 frontier with stock shocks, and my o7 Passat still has factory shocks after 100k mi

      2. Is using lowering springs with oem shocks not recommended? or will the wear and tear increase?
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      06-20-2012 10:42 PM #578
      Quote Originally Posted by ehg View Post
      I've searched, but couldn't find what i was looking for... I know there was a thread about this a little while back but I can't find it... Anyway:

      I have a GLI with the RCD-510 in it. I had heard about an update for it, that would allow for the BT audio to show information and be able to control the bluetooth connected device. Is this an update that I could get? My VW dealership is full of idiots, so if i asked them I wouldn't get an answer.

      Thanks
      That update is likely not possible. It's more of a hardware update and not software
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      06-21-2012 02:29 PM #579
      Better not crack up your Jetta with State Farm as your carrier. If you do be ready for the cheapest possible repair utilizing the cheapest aftermarket and used parts possible.

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      06-21-2012 03:40 PM #580
      Quote Originally Posted by feuerwehr View Post
      Here are a few stupid questions...serious, but still stupid

      1. How long do coilovers and springs last?...Under normal conditions, on a relatively smooth road?... i went over 100k mi on a 2002 frontier with stock shocks, and my o7 Passat still has factory shocks after 100k mi

      2. Is using lowering springs with oem shocks not recommended? or will the wear and tear increase?
      Very curious about this myself.
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      06-21-2012 09:38 PM #581
      this is my serious stupid question:

      If I de-badged the "GLI" badge, can I use the same badge later if I change my mind? If so, what should I use for adhesive?

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      06-21-2012 09:59 PM #582
      Quote Originally Posted by NJA Pilot View Post
      this is my serious stupid question:

      If I de-badged the "GLI" badge, can I use the same badge later if I change my mind? If so, what should I use for adhesive?
      It'd be easier to get a new badge.
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      06-21-2012 10:12 PM #583
      I have a 2012 jetta se 2.5L, divi have front and rear disc brakes?

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      06-21-2012 10:35 PM #584
      Quote Originally Posted by BenzoSyndrome View Post
      I have a 2012 jetta se 2.5L, divi have front and rear disc brakes?
      Possibly. Go look. That's the only way you'll know.
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      06-22-2012 08:33 AM #585
      What are the specs for the stock Turbo on the TDIs? Anyone? Thanks

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      06-22-2012 09:22 AM #586
      Ok so here is my stupid ? for the mk6 fitment gurus.

      I am a old school water cooled guy an my knowledge of wheel fitment for those models are strong, HOWEVER we picked up a mk6 TDi jetta in toffee brown metallic for the Mrs. She has decided she wants 19x8.5 / 19x9.5 BLQ's for her jetta. I know they offer a few different offsets in both sizes.

      What are recommendations for offsets for a mk6 in those widths? There will be slight stretch for tires an she is a fan of flush or barely poked.

      Thanks for your help in advance!

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      06-23-2012 11:15 PM #587
      I have a 2012 jetta se 2.5L, divi have front and rear disc brakes?


      Possibly. Go look. That's the only way you'll know.

      Thanks man, good idea. I have steel wheels and hub caps, so it will kind of be a pain.

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      06-23-2012 11:34 PM #588
      Quote Originally Posted by LoDub1.8T View Post
      Ok so here is my stupid ? for the mk6 fitment gurus.

      I am a old school water cooled guy an my knowledge of wheel fitment for those models are strong, HOWEVER we picked up a mk6 TDi jetta in toffee brown metallic for the Mrs. She has decided she wants 19x8.5 / 19x9.5 BLQ's for her jetta. I know they offer a few different offsets in both sizes.

      What are recommendations for offsets for a mk6 in those widths? There will be slight stretch for tires an she is a fan of flush or barely poked.

      Thanks for your help in advance!
      19x8.5 ET35 is as flush as you can get...


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      06-25-2012 08:51 AM #589
      Quote Originally Posted by SinlessVillainy View Post
      19x8.5 ET35 is as flush as you can get...

      Is that a square set up? 19x8.5 et 35 all four corner? What tires you running?

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      06-25-2012 10:26 AM #590
      What does the little arrow to the right of the fuel icon below the fuel gauge mean? If anyhting?


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      06-25-2012 10:38 AM #591
      Quote Originally Posted by LoDub1.8T View Post
      Is that a square set up? 19x8.5 et 35 all four corner? What tires you running?
      Yes, all 4 corners, no camber. 215/35 Falken 452 tires. Gives just enough stretch to pull it off. Fronts tuck fully.

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      06-25-2012 10:46 AM #592
      fuel door on right side of car. . . .as a reminder when fillin up!


      Quote Originally Posted by rob6188 View Post
      What does the little arrow to the right of the fuel icon below the fuel gauge mean? If anyhting?


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      06-25-2012 12:58 PM #593
      I feel like this is a stupid question so ill ask it here. Will putting lowering springs on my car affect the ride quality? And whats the better option to lower with, coilovers or just springs?

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      06-25-2012 08:12 PM #594
      Quote Originally Posted by amg12gli View Post
      fuel door on right side of car. . . .as a reminder when fillin up!
      Thanks for fillin me in!

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      06-25-2012 09:15 PM #595
      for GLI owners, can you actually hear your turbo? I've had mine for almost two months, driven almost 3,000 miles and I swear today was the first time I could actually hear the turbo and the diverter functioning. The music was pretty low, AC was on, cruising at 65ish in 6th. If I gave it some gas, I could hear the pressure build and then the woosh of the diverter/BOV releasing pressure. When I got home, I actually looked to see if something had become disconnected or loose, but all looks good.
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      06-25-2012 10:21 PM #596
      i hear my turbo all the time. i mean its not as loud as a turbo diesel truck but i hear it

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      06-25-2012 11:43 PM #597
      Quote Originally Posted by adamkramerusn View Post
      for GLI owners, can you actually hear your turbo? I've had mine for almost two months, driven almost 3,000 miles and I swear today was the first time I could actually hear the turbo and the diverter functioning. The music was pretty low, AC was on, cruising at 65ish in 6th. If I gave it some gas, I could hear the pressure build and then the woosh of the diverter/BOV releasing pressure. When I got home, I actually looked to see if something had become disconnected or loose, but all looks good.
      I hardly have much experience but when I test drove one the other day the exhaust drowned the turbo out. I think WOT in a high gear might be the only time you'd actually hear it clearly, unless maybe you had your windows down. It's not a very big one.

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      06-26-2012 06:30 AM #598
      Quote Originally Posted by erick295 View Post
      I hardly have much experience but when I test drove one the other day the exhaust drowned the turbo out. I think WOT in a high gear might be the only time you'd actually hear it clearly, unless maybe you had your windows down. It's not a very big one.
      See, that's the thing. At WOT, full-on acceleration I really don't hear it at all. I only hear it when there's a torque demand, like accelerating in a higher gear at a lower RPM. I can only assume the sound was more pronounced due to the specific RPM, temp, and AC demand. With the windows down, I can barely hear it at all.
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      06-26-2012 06:42 AM #599
      Not being able to hear the turbo would drive me nuts. I love hearing the twins on my Bimmer.
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      06-26-2012 08:37 AM #600
      I'm not sure if anyone else has experienced this but sometimes when I have the car in Tiptronic, an am accelerating, the car will decide that the gear I have chosen is too high and will drop me usually 2 gears and then redline or almost redline itself.

      I have experienced this with my 2011 S, as well as 2011/12 SE Loaners, and the 07 MK5 Jetta I have now.

      I understand that choosing a lower gear will make it easier to go up the hill but the reason I chose a higher gear is because I didn't feel as though it was necessary to downshift. I thought the whole purpose of the tiptronic was for the driver to make the shifting decisions, not to have the car override you anyway.

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