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

    1. Semi-n00b
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      06-02-2012 06:31 PM #561
      Quote Originally Posted by BHump View Post
      Ive been using meguiars ultimate black protectant cream.
      That rubber trim drives me nuts. Keep it as dry as possible when washing, probably keep a towel nearby.
      Thanks for answering.

    2. 06-02-2012 06:32 PM #562
      Are the rear brakes on the 2012 TDI drum brakes or disc brakes? Just a curious bystander that apparently sucks at using search engines.

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      06-02-2012 06:35 PM #563
      Jetta's started recieving disc brakes on the rear somewhere towards the end of the 2012 MY. Ive been at a dealership and seen both on the same cars with the same options.

      2013 = Disc rear on higher trim cars.
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    4. 06-03-2012 10:44 AM #564
      Quote Originally Posted by SLeePeR_GTi View Post
      Jetta's started recieving disc brakes on the rear somewhere towards the end of the 2012 MY. Ive been at a dealership and seen both on the same cars with the same options.

      2013 = Disc rear on higher trim cars.
      Thanks for your help man.

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      06-03-2012 09:47 PM #565
      I complained about the dealer installing the plates with big screws on the online survey. These screws actually went into the paint and pushed the bracket outward and tore up the bracket's screw holes .

      Will VWoA help me at all? maybe send me a new bracket and appropiate sized screws?

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      06-04-2012 09:53 AM #566
      Quote Originally Posted by BHump View Post
      I complained about the dealer installing the plates with big screws on the online survey. These screws actually went into the paint and pushed the bracket outward and tore up the bracket's screw holes .

      Will VWoA help me at all? maybe send me a new bracket and appropiate sized screws?
      I complained about some pdi scratches on my survey and after a phone call from vwoa asking me about my experience with the dealer they sent me a check for a hundered dollars.

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      06-04-2012 06:11 PM #567
      Quote Originally Posted by dh71704 View Post
      I complained about some pdi scratches on my survey and after a phone call from vwoa asking me about my experience with the dealer they sent me a check for a hundered dollars.
      interesting....

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      06-06-2012 05:28 PM #568
      Does anyone know where I can buy OEM emblems and badges? I'm considering trading my SE in for a GLI and I don't want to show up with it having painted emblems and a broken E in the jetta portion of the badges. I haven't seem anywhere that actually has OEM so they give this warning that it "might not fit by like 2-4mm" and I don't want that garbage. Any idea apart from VW, let me know. Thanks.

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      06-06-2012 05:39 PM #569
      Quote Originally Posted by DasJunk View Post
      Does anyone know where I can buy OEM emblems and badges? I'm considering trading my SE in for a GLI and I don't want to show up with it having painted emblems and a broken E in the jetta portion of the badges. I haven't seem anywhere that actually has OEM so they give this warning that it "might not fit by like 2-4mm" and I don't want that garbage. Any idea apart from VW, let me know. Thanks.
      what did you paint them with?

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      06-06-2012 06:03 PM #570
      Spray paint. don't remember the brand right this second. i sanded the font chrome before I painted it and the black plastic behind it. for the rear I sanded the texture off the back plastic piece. I wish I waited till i found plastidip for the front but i got antsy. I had no intention of looking at a gli but i found a deal and I'm tired of drooling.

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      06-07-2012 11:20 AM #571
      How do people on this forum get that information on the bottom of their entry. That information that is specific to them. People put catch phrases, their make and model, and other random info/quotes there. It's in the account/profile settings? but where exactly?

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      06-07-2012 11:22 AM #572
      why are there a ton of badgeless grills for mk6 Golfs, GTIs, and Rs, but no one makes one for GLIs?

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      06-07-2012 11:50 AM #573
      Quote Originally Posted by JorgePerez
      How do people on this forum get that information on the bottom of their entry. That information that is specific to them. People put catch phrases, their make and model, and other random info/quotes there. It's in the account/profile settings? but where exactly?
      Go to My Settings and click Edit Profile. On the left side click Edit Signature.

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      06-07-2012 12:01 PM #574
      Quote Originally Posted by cd_booth View Post
      Go to My Settings and click Edit Profile. On the left side click Edit Signature.
      Thank you sir.

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      06-07-2012 12:43 PM #575
      Quote Originally Posted by Alex_715 View Post
      why are there a ton of badgeless grills for mk6 Golfs, GTIs, and Rs, but no one makes one for GLIs?
      Because they all use the same style grill that has been used since 2003 in some cases while the GLI grill is since 2010

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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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