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    Thread: What did you do to your 2.5L today?

    1. Member 2pt5_20v_pwr's Avatar
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      02-22-2012 10:49 PM #1
      This thread is long overdue. We all know that the MKV forum is flooded with dimwits



      Today I installed my BFI torque arm insert and stg 1 transmission insert. Install was a breeze and thanks BFI for such a fast turnaround. Shifts feel much smoother and the engine feels less sloppy. There are a bit of vibrations in the cabin but it should settle down once they break (mainly the transmission insert) in.
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      02-22-2012 10:56 PM #2
      some vag com logging..!

      i want to make sure the car runs PERFECT!

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      02-22-2012 11:08 PM #3
      took off my suitcase muffler. I can put it back on in 5 min. Goes from nearly stock quiet to very very loud. Single manaflow straight through and usp catted pipe. Sounds a little ricey at low rpms.
      5 cylinder FTW

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      02-22-2012 11:12 PM #4
      just drove her all day, been deciding what kind of muffler i want to use for a custom exhaust...
      throwthevee.autohaas.baggedmk6

    5. 02-22-2012 11:13 PM #5
      It was really nice out today, so i gave my 2.5 a good beating on some back roads

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      02-22-2012 11:18 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by joshGOLF2.5 View Post
      just drove her all day, been deciding what kind of muffler i want to use for a custom exhaust...
      check out summit racing's chambered mufflers. They are under $30, come painted, and sound really good.

      Quote Originally Posted by DerekH View Post
      It was really nice out today, so i gave my 2.5 a good beating on some back roads

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      02-22-2012 11:27 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by 2pt5_20v_pwr View Post
      check out summit racing's chambered mufflers. They are under $30, come painted, and sound really good.



      ultimately i would want my car to sound like this...but SO MUCH MONEY
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne4a5w-hr80

      throwthevee.autohaas.baggedmk6

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      02-22-2012 11:47 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by joshGOLF2.5 View Post
      ultimately i would want my car to sound like this...but SO MUCH MONEY
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne4a5w-hr80

      pm'ed

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      02-23-2012 12:09 AM #9
      washed it. It was a filthy naughty girl.

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      02-23-2012 12:13 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by joshGOLF2.5 View Post
      ultimately i would want my car to sound like this...but SO MUCH MONEY
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne4a5w-hr80

      I think the usp with the eurojet sounds almost as good. I have the usp with my magnaflow and its a little ricey at low rpm but at high rpm it is just sex. I am going to change my catback soon though.
      5 cylinder FTW

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      02-23-2012 01:38 AM #11
      Put it on jacks stands with the intent to change the tranny fluid only to then realize I did not have a 17mm HEX. Dropped her back down and met up with some friends at Starbucks.

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      02-23-2012 04:46 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by joshGOLF2.5 View Post
      ultimately i would want my car to sound like this...but SO MUCH MONEY
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne4a5w-hr80

      Mine sounds like this and I love it!!!!!




      ... Well I just finished the SB Stage III endurance install... man i don't think there is enough space on this forum for this story lol.

      But in brief:
      The concentric spacer for the flywheel was radially 1 mm (0.04 in) too small. So that pushed it back two days with no transmission installed. Got it all buttoned up (a thunderstorm in there to that really p*ssed me off) and I star the car like normal. I'm like wow, no noise, no nothing sweet. I pump the clutch a couple times. *WOW what a difference, there is a clutch in there. I go to shift into reverse CRUNCH!!!!! And I'm like SOB!!!! so none of the gates will open (except reverse) when the car is running. It is rather tough when the car is off. I did not have time to bleed the line or re-adjust the shifter cables. I hope that fixes it or I have no clue what to do. It is 4:45AM here and I'm off to bed. Sadly another day w/o my vw...
      C2 tune, Peloquin LSD, .717 TDI 5TH gear swap, AWE exhaust, BSH CAI, H&R street sport coilover + 25mm RSB, neuspeed short shifter, 17x8 BBS RGR.

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      02-23-2012 06:42 AM #13
      Cant wait for my mani to come in today... Waking up, and im stoked!

      sent from tapatalk

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      02-23-2012 08:15 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      Cant wait for my mani to come in today... Waking up, and im stoked!

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      jelly.

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      02-23-2012 09:49 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      jelly.
      Personally... I prefer Jam...
      C2 tune, Peloquin LSD, .717 TDI 5TH gear swap, AWE exhaust, BSH CAI, H&R street sport coilover + 25mm RSB, neuspeed short shifter, 17x8 BBS RGR.

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      02-23-2012 12:03 PM #16
      Ready to do a trans fluid change. My car has never had one, and it has 100,000 driven......Probably will change again in another four months or so
      **- 2005.5 VW Jetta Package 2 with 2008 2.5L -**
      BFI stage 2 transmission mounts

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      02-23-2012 12:22 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      Cant wait for my mani to come in today... Waking up, and im stoked!

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      what did you end up going with?

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      02-23-2012 12:45 PM #18
      Trying to figure out data logging/graphing with my new vagcom.

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      02-23-2012 12:57 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by 2pt5_20v_pwr View Post
      what did you end up going with?
      United motorsports...




      Quote Originally Posted by mldouthi View Post
      Trying to figure out data logging/graphing with my new vagcom.
      Go to the engine module, and click on advanced mes. Values

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      02-23-2012 01:49 PM #20
      set up the works for the 5 seperate throttle bodies coming acrossed the pond
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      02-23-2012 02:13 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post

      Go to the engine module, and click on advanced mes. Values

      sent from tapatalk


      Thank you, I was using measuring blocks. Thats what I read on ross techs web site. Ill try adv. mes. on the way home.

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      02-23-2012 03:35 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by nothing-leaves-stock View Post
      set up the works for the 5 seperate throttle bodies coming acrossed the pond
      I cant wait for this

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      02-23-2012 03:40 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by SocoJoe View Post
      Put it on jacks stands with the intent to change the tranny fluid only to then realize I did not have a 17mm HEX. Dropped her back down and met up with some friends at Starbucks.
      Shoulda tried out the old lug bolt trick. I might be wrong on this but Ive heard that you can take out one of your lug nuts and it will fit right in the screw for the tranny. Just gotta use a wrench to brake it loose. Pretty sure this works will mostly all of VWs trannys but again, I could be wrong. Anyone else wanna chime in on this?
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      02-23-2012 04:36 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by tay272 View Post
      Shoulda tried out the old lug bolt trick. I might be wrong on this but Ive heard that you can take out one of your lug nuts and it will fit right in the screw for the tranny. Just gotta use a wrench to brake it loose. Pretty sure this works will mostly all of VWs trannys but again, I could be wrong. Anyone else wanna chime in on this?
      Haha seriously? I am just gonna buy the 17mm hex but might take off a lug nut and see just for s&g.

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      02-23-2012 04:59 PM #25
      just opened a box from AP TUNING,

      my intake mani is here.


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      02-23-2012 05:26 PM #27
      All I see is a box...

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      02-23-2012 05:28 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      All I see is a box...
      haha yea fred you at least couldve opened it first

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      02-23-2012 05:30 PM #29





      the german point of view

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      02-23-2012 05:39 PM #30
      my jelly is in beast mode

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      02-23-2012 05:43 PM #31
      i'll install tomorrow or on sat

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      02-23-2012 05:58 PM #32
      Yesterday I replaced my front lip, put in new fog bulbs (3000K), and today I hardwired my detector

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      02-23-2012 06:16 PM #33
      Washed her and then used Lucas Oil Slick Mist Speed Wax - I love this stuff! Highly recommend
      http://www.lucasoil.com/products/dis...id=79&loc=show

      Then I took a few photos since it was almost 70 here today









      Last edited by 2pt5_20v_pwr; 02-24-2012 at 11:02 AM.

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      02-23-2012 07:29 PM #34

      I need a job I have too much time on my hands

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