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    1. Member DaLeadBull's Avatar
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      11-05-2012 09:45 AM #666
      I just found out that there is a warning beep that comes on when the temperature dips below 39 F. It kinda scared me a little cus I haven't had any other VW before.

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      11-05-2012 10:13 AM #667
      Quote Originally Posted by VWFORLIFE2012 View Post
      We were talking about the coding that can be done to allow kessy to work with engine running..
      The one listed a few posts back? That's just for remote. Not kessy (aka handle) unless there is another vag com option i didn't see.
      I drive a 2012 VW Golf R / United Motorsport

    3. 11-05-2012 12:37 PM #668
      Quote Originally Posted by John@Roc-Euro View Post
      4 runs, 2 saturday and 2 sunday:

      Saturday- no hard numbers, but like 95* on the track, at least, if not more like 100

      R/T: 0.013s
      1/4: 13.34s @ 106.26

      R/T: -0.007
      1/4: 13.49s @ 105.46

      Sunday- a touch cooler, but not by much. Maybe 90.

      R/T: 0.013s
      1/4: 13.96s @ 102.84 (bum launch)

      R/T: 0.082s
      1/4: 13.7s @ 105.29

      I'd like to find a lower temp/humidity day to play. The pit is like driving on bubblegum.

      Specs: Golf R, 8140 miles, APR II+ file, milltek catted non-res valved TBE, EvoMS intake, stock wheels and tires.

      Hitting the dyno later to see if I can quantify some numbers.
      Does this seem kind of slow to anyone else?

      Stage 2 GTIs can get similar speeds on the smaller turbo. K04 GTIs have gotten to 11s, and 12s on pump gas. I thought a stage II+ R would get to 12s on pump gas pretty easily.

      I know its a bit heavier but this just seems slow for the car. What times have others been seeing?

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      11-05-2012 01:25 PM #669
      Quote Originally Posted by Toyin View Post
      VW's implementation is very good. Try Audi which has reverses which way is up or down with the knob or Acura which doesn't accelerate while you scroll.

      Sounds like somethings wrong with your unit. Mine scrolls any list, and accelerates. You can also use the curved scroll bar and drag it with your finger to scroll down larger lists even faster.
      Is yours the upgraded version (one way to find out is if the Sirius station logos are visible)?

      I can only finger-scroll down and there's definitely a lag when going through artists. And the right knob won't let me scroll down with it either.

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      11-05-2012 01:29 PM #670
      Quote Originally Posted by 300_munkeys View Post
      Does this seem kind of slow to anyone else?

      Stage 2 GTIs can get similar speeds on the smaller turbo. K04 GTIs have gotten to 11s, and 12s on pump gas. I thought a stage II+ R would get to 12s on pump gas pretty easily.

      I know its a bit heavier but this just seems slow for the car. What times have others been seeing?
      Yea those numbers do seem pretty low considering someone broke into the 13's with bone stock R with manual trans.

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      11-05-2012 02:45 PM #671
      Quote Originally Posted by 300_munkeys View Post
      Does this seem kind of slow to anyone else?

      Stage 2 GTIs can get similar speeds on the smaller turbo. K04 GTIs have gotten to 11s, and 12s on pump gas. I thought a stage II+ R would get to 12s on pump gas pretty easily.

      I know its a bit heavier but this just seems slow for the car. What times have others been seeing?
      GTIs with DSG = faster shifts and better gear ratios for the 1/4 mile. Comparing the two isn't exactly fair in the US unless you are talking manual vs manual.

    7. 11-05-2012 03:37 PM #672
      Quote Originally Posted by webcrawlr View Post
      GTIs with DSG = faster shifts and better gear ratios for the 1/4 mile. Comparing the two isn't exactly fair in the US unless you are talking manual vs manual.
      Even manual vs manual. You can get 13s with a k03 GTI.

      "2011/06/19 - 13.635@102.25 - FWD - 6MT - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - APR - 91 AKI - Biafra's Wife - Time Slip
      2011/05/13 - 13.642@103.93 - FWD - 6MT - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - APR - 105 AKI - LowerThenZimmy - Time Slip
      ____/__/__ - 13.670@101.10 - FWD - 6MT - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - GIAC - 93 AKI - SammyVR6 - Time Slip
      ____/__/__ - 13.708@102.49 - FWD - - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - APR - - rsbiggart - Video
      2010/03/20 - 13.78_@100.76 - FWD - DSG - GTI MK5 - IHI K03 - APR - 93 AKI - steelcurtain - Time Slip
      2011/11/06 - 13.822@100.78 - FWD - DSG - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - APR - 93 AKI - 11VW - Time Slip
      2010/11/ - 13.827@102.17 - FWD - 6MT - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - APR - 93 AKI - Turbo_Joe - Time Slip
      2010/05/14 - 13.932@ 98.63 - FWD - DSG - GTI MK6 - IHI K03 - APR - 91 AKI - MidnightG60 - Time Slip
      2010/10/04 - 13.977@101.97 - FWD - 6MT - GTI MK5 - IHI K03 - APR - 93 AKI - NEW2B - Time Slip"

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...g-Strip-Times.

      I'm sure some of them had more prep than others but still. I assumed the Golf R with 300+ whp would be an absolute rocket. I assumed 12s would be pretty easy with bolt-ons.

      Any more data would be appreciated since obviously we just have n=1 sample size so far in this thread.

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      11-05-2012 10:07 PM #673
      Quote Originally Posted by DaLeadBull View Post
      I just found out that there is a warning beep that comes on when the temperature dips below 39 F. It kinda scared me a little cus I haven't had any other VW before.
      I hate that damn snowflake. It always makes me sad.

      Quote Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
      Is yours the upgraded version (one way to find out is if the Sirius station logos are visible)?

      I can only finger-scroll down and there's definitely a lag when going through artists. And the right knob won't let me scroll down with it either.
      Upgraded version? Logos? How does one get this magical upgrade?
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      11-06-2012 12:35 PM #674
      Quote Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
      Is yours the upgraded version (one way to find out is if the Sirius station logos are visible)?

      I can only finger-scroll down and there's definitely a lag when going through artists. And the right knob won't let me scroll down with it either.
      I haven't used the Sirius since I bought the car. It's expired now, but I don't remember any logos .

      What about other lists? Playlist, Genre, Albums. Can you scroll through those?
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      11-06-2012 05:17 PM #675
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      Upgraded version? Logos? How does one get this magical upgrade?
      Seconded!
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      11-06-2012 06:27 PM #676
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      I hate that damn snowflake. It always makes me sad.



      Upgraded version? Logos? How does one get this magical upgrade?
      Quote Originally Posted by dc/dc View Post
      Seconded!
      I believe it would be the newest 5series RNS navi. Look in the classifieds. Extreme networks is selling it
      I drive a 2012 VW Golf R / United Motorsport

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      11-07-2012 10:24 AM #677
      Quote Originally Posted by Coderedpl View Post
      I believe it would be the newest 5series RNS navi. Look in the classifieds. Extreme networks is selling it
      Ahhhh thanks!
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      11-08-2012 11:54 AM #678
      Quote Originally Posted by dc/dc View Post
      Ahhhh thanks!
      For me, I would not venture on this route. Graphics are cool but functionality gets sacrificed.

      I want the right knob to scroll, damn it!

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      11-08-2012 03:01 PM #679
      Quote Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
      For me, I would not venture on this route. Graphics are cool but functionality gets sacrificed.

      I want the right knob to scroll, damn it!

      The price is the real sticking point for me...
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      11-09-2012 11:21 AM #680
      With the R being my first AWD car, I discovered that performance in the snow is unbelievable! My last car (SRT-4) was worthless, with just a coating of snow on the ground I would have to launch in 2nd gear, and take corners like my grandmother. With the R, launch in 1st while turning from a stop sign and mash the throttle, you'd think you're on dry pavement. I will never own a non-AWD car again.

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      11-09-2012 11:26 AM #681
      Quote Originally Posted by RRRob View Post
      With the R being my first AWD car, I discovered that performance in the snow is unbelievable! My last car (SRT-4) was worthless, with just a coating of snow on the ground I would have to launch in 2nd gear, and take corners like my grandmother. With the R, launch in 1st while turning from a stop sign and mash the throttle, you'd think you're on dry pavement. I will never own a non-AWD car again.
      awesome.

      If you think the Haldex system is good try the other AWD systems in the bigger Audi's A4,A6,A8. They are even better.
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      11-09-2012 02:21 PM #682
      Quote Originally Posted by dc/dc View Post
      Seconded!
      easy fix, move to Canada and it comes standard!!

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      11-09-2012 02:23 PM #683
      Quote Originally Posted by mcphilthy View Post
      easy fix, move to Canada and it comes standard!!
      LAWLZ.

      I learned that the Golf R understeers during drifts. Either that or I'm not punching the gas hard enough.

      It's probably the latter.

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      11-09-2012 05:40 PM #684
      Quote Originally Posted by mcphilthy View Post
      easy fix, move to Canada and it comes standard!!
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      11-14-2012 02:47 PM #685
      Apparently, you can add bulk POI's in the RNS-510?! HOW?!

      I need to add the 94 Octane and speed camera POI's in it.

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      11-14-2012 02:56 PM #686
      I learned that my R's stock exhaust sets off car alarms like crazy in my parking garage at work. I usually arrive early and leave late, so most of the cars are not there. Today I ha to go home for lunch and wow... I set off at least 3 car alarms.

      I can't imagine how many more I can get with the catless DP I just ordered lol.

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      11-14-2012 03:29 PM #687
      Quote Originally Posted by HandyBanana View Post
      I learned that my R's stock exhaust sets off car alarms like crazy in my parking garage at work. I usually arrive early and leave late, so most of the cars are not there. Today I ha to go home for lunch and wow... I set off at least 3 car alarms.

      I can't imagine how many more I can get with the catless DP I just ordered lol.
      I wish you didn't tell me that.

    23. 11-14-2012 07:45 PM #688
      I learned that an engine replacement if your dealer calls you on ECU tuning will take 25 phone calls, numerous emails, 5 weeks, 5 pages worth of parts/service logs and close to 100 hours of labor.

      Also, in exchange for the hassle you'll get a $200 dealer credit voucher and a free pair of VW mittens.

      I'm very happy to report that my car is back in the hands of it's rightful owner.

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      11-14-2012 07:47 PM #689
      Quote Originally Posted by DudeLePowSki View Post
      I learned that an engine replacement if your dealer calls you on ECU tuning will take 25 phone calls, numerous emails, 5 weeks, 5 pages worth of parts/service logs and close to 100 hours of labor.

      Also, in exchange for the hassle you'll get a $200 dealer credit voucher and a free pair of VW mittens.

      I'm very happy to report that my car is back in the hands of it's rightful owner.
      Yayyyy!

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      11-14-2012 07:51 PM #690
      Quote Originally Posted by DudeLePowSki View Post
      I learned that an engine replacement if your dealer calls you on ECU tuning will take 25 phone calls, numerous emails, 5 weeks, 5 pages worth of parts/service logs and close to 100 hours of labor.

      Also, in exchange for the hassle you'll get a $200 dealer credit voucher and a free pair of VW mittens.

      I'm very happy to report that my car is back in the hands of it's rightful owner.
      Hooray!

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      11-14-2012 08:02 PM #691
      Quote Originally Posted by DudeLePowSki View Post
      I learned that an engine replacement if your dealer calls you on ECU tuning will take 25 phone calls, numerous emails, 5 weeks, 5 pages worth of parts/service logs and close to 100 hours of labor.

      Also, in exchange for the hassle you'll get a $200 dealer credit voucher and a free pair of VW mittens.

      I'm very happy to report that my car is back in the hands of it's rightful owner.
      Lucky, I heard it takes 26 calls, not 25.

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      11-16-2012 12:04 AM #692
      I learned that my lights don't auto-off.

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      11-16-2012 12:46 AM #693
      Quote Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
      I learned that my lights don't auto-off.
      True story. That took some getting used to for me w my gti. I feel like if they're gonna stay on they should stay the whole way on. Not just the parking lights.


      Blame Tapatalk.
      Quote Originally Posted by Eff Bags View Post
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      11-16-2012 01:54 AM #694
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      True story. That took some getting used to for me w my gti. I feel like if they're gonna stay on they should stay the whole way on. Not just the parking lights.


      Blame Tapatalk.
      You can vagcom your car to turn off all lights when your ignition is off.

    30. 11-16-2012 01:58 AM #695
      Quote Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
      I learned that my lights don't auto-off.
      Euro Switch?
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      11-16-2012 02:30 AM #696
      Quote Originally Posted by mxlu View Post
      You can vagcom your car to turn off all lights when your ignition is off.
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatJohnGuy View Post
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      Ugh, why does this car need so many mods?

      My issues get shut up when I hit the throttle though.

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      11-16-2012 11:42 AM #697
      Quote Originally Posted by flipstah View Post
      Ugh, why does this car need so many mods?

      My issues get shut up when I hit the throttle though.
      I was stunned the day I noticed this. See, for whatever reason, I make it a point to turn on, or turn off lights. Cars with auto? Still turning it on and off. I think it creates a ritual for when I leave the car, so I don't do anything careless or whatever.

      Its so odd that it leaves on the cluster, sidemarkers, and some little bulb in the back.

      Buuuut... I chose not to vagcom it, because thanks to my sidemarker delete, I get this if I leave the lights on and the parking brake off and get out of the car:



      ..and then I don't care anymore
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      11-16-2012 11:57 AM #698
      Quote Originally Posted by John@Roc-Euro View Post
      I was stunned the day I noticed this. See, for whatever reason, I make it a point to turn on, or turn off lights. Cars with auto? Still turning it on and off. I think it creates a ritual for when I leave the car, so I don't do anything careless or whatever.

      Its so odd that it leaves on the cluster, sidemarkers, and some little bulb in the back.

      Buuuut... I chose not to vagcom it, because thanks to my sidemarker delete, I get this if I leave the lights on and the parking brake off and get out of the car:



      ..and then I don't care anymore

      That looks a lot better then when you showed it to me at Nam Jam. The red bulb looks slick.

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      11-16-2012 12:02 PM #699
      damn that looks mean

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      11-19-2012 01:22 PM #700
      I learned that if I start driving without my seatbelt on (parking garage), eventually the ding sound changes after a certain period of time.

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