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      04-01-2012 01:26 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      I learned that the arrow keys on the top left will skip tracks when using your iPod.
      Related to that.. is there any harm in leaving your ipod plugged in ALL the time? Does it draw a current when the car is off?

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      04-01-2012 01:34 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by 12vdubber View Post
      Related to that.. is there any harm in leaving your ipod plugged in ALL the time? Does it draw a current when the car is off?
      i leave mine in all the time. seems to be fine
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      04-01-2012 04:01 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      i leave mine in all the time. seems to be fine
      Mine got corrupted after leaving it in the car overnight. Now I have to take it back to the Apple store because the computer can't read it.

      Only reason I bought the stupid thing was to use in the car...

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      04-01-2012 04:07 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      i leave mine in all the time. seems to be fine

      Mine has been plugged into it for ~3 weeks.

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      04-01-2012 04:08 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by davesco View Post
      That stupid Soundaktor comes off tomorrow if my tuner (GMP) has the time to do it. Unfortunately I don't have the correct tools for the wipers to come off otherwise I would try it myself today.
      My CSG is still @ GMP...I'll be calling Matt first thing tomorrow morning and having that done before they're done...
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      04-01-2012 04:46 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by davesco View Post
      That stupid Soundaktor comes off tomorrow if my tuner (GMP) has the time to do it. Unfortunately I don't have the correct tools for the wipers to come off otherwise I would try it myself today.
      No tool required. There is a video up on it. You just put pressure over the bolt end and pull on the wiper arm. Some side to side motion helped. The driver's side was much easier than the passenger side.

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      04-01-2012 05:59 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by AAC Welder View Post
      I learned that normal spirited driving with Stage 1+ software will kill the OEM clutch.
      Driver Mod!

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      04-01-2012 06:39 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by bRevard View Post
      My CSG is still @ GMP...I'll be calling Matt first thing tomorrow morning and having that done before they're done...
      Will do the same tomorrow. Maybe we can get a discount for doing two at the same time.
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      04-01-2012 06:55 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by AAC Welder View Post
      I learned that normal spirited driving with Stage 1+ software will kill the OEM clutch.
      This sucks

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      04-01-2012 07:03 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by 12vdubber View Post
      Related to that.. is there any harm in leaving your ipod plugged in ALL the time? Does it draw a current when the car is off?
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      i leave mine in all the time. seems to be fine
      Quote Originally Posted by BRSomm View Post
      Mine got corrupted after leaving it in the car overnight. Now I have to take it back to the Apple store because the computer can't read it.

      Only reason I bought the stupid thing was to use in the car...
      I've had mind plugged in for years (when you count my GTI). No issues. VERY occasionally I will have to do a factory reset to it for some reason or another, but that might happen every 6 months or so. I do notice that on super cold or hot days the iPod doesn't seem to like the extreme temperatures and is a little glitchy, but if I drive around for awhile before starting it up (listen to satellite or blue tooth) it works fine.
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      04-01-2012 07:07 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by AAC Welder View Post
      I learned that normal spirited driving with Stage 1+ software will kill the OEM clutch.

      I am soo bummed, I am only Stage 1 right now but I was literally going to order a HPFP and Intake this week and go Stage 1+. I am really nervous about even doing these mods at this point. I may just focus on suspension for now and wait to see how everyone's clutches hold up. I am probably gonna do KW coilovers, HPA Competition Haldex Controller and the HPA trans mount insert.
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      04-01-2012 07:08 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      I've had mind plugged in for years (when you count my GTI). No issues. VERY occasionally I will have to do a factory reset to it for some reason or another, but that might happen every 6 months or so. I do notice that on super cold or hot days the iPod doesn't seem to like the extreme temperatures and is a little glitchy, but if I drive around for awhile before starting it up (listen to satellite or blue tooth) it works fine.
      That's just a general iPod thing, they don't like getting cold
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      04-01-2012 07:10 PM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by DioMacchina View Post
      I am soo bummed, I am only Stage 1 right now but I was literally going to order a HPFP and Intake this week and go Stage 1+. I am really nervous about even doing these mods at this point. I may just focus on suspension for now and wait to see how everyone's clutches hold up. I am probably gonna do KW coilovers, HPA Competition Haldex Controller and the HPA trans mount insert.
      I went stage 1 at about 1500 and stage 2+ at about 1800. Now have 2700. No clutch issues to report
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      04-01-2012 07:18 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      I went stage 1 at about 1500 and stage 2+ at about 1800. Now have 2700. No clutch issues to report
      Thanks for the update, I need to hear more experiences like this, you must be pushing close to 350 horse and torque at this point too. Please keep up posted, stage 2+ is where i really wanted to be in the near future.

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      04-01-2012 10:41 PM #120
      if you plug your iphone or itouch, does it automatically get connected with the system? i thought it is only for charging or something?

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      04-02-2012 03:44 AM #121
      I learned there is a light sensor in the left dial (RPM's). When light is hitting it, it brightens up the numbers on the RPM and the Speedo. Where there is no light, there it turns off. Sorta annoying when I'm in the underground garage and I can't see the numbers. You can try it yourself by going somewhere dark and shining a flashlight on the left side. You'll see the numbers light up. Makes me wonder why they couldn't have just used that sensor for the auto-light feature...

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      04-02-2012 04:18 AM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      I went stage 1 at about 1500 and stage 2+ at about 1800. Now have 2700. No clutch issues to report
      Ditto. No problems here

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      04-02-2012 09:08 AM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by sup_lado View Post
      if you plug your iphone or itouch, does it automatically get connected with the system? i thought it is only for charging or something?
      I'm not sure I understand what you are asking... but if it's what I think it is... the answer is "yes". lol

      Any iDevice will plug into the cord in the center armrest console and work with your radio automatically. You just choose MDI as your source. (Under the "media" button)
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      04-02-2012 10:53 AM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post
      I'm not sure I understand what you are asking... but if it's what I think it is... the answer is "yes". lol

      Any iDevice will plug into the cord in the center armrest console and work with your radio automatically. You just choose MDI as your source. (Under the "media" button)
      That's what I needed to know. Thanks.

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      04-03-2012 12:22 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by sup_lado View Post
      That's what I needed to know. Thanks.



      Also, today I learned that I have a reset button for the TPMS in the glove box! Yay!

      Much easier than it was in my GTI.
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      04-03-2012 12:23 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post



      Also, today I learned that I have a reset button for the TPMS in the glove box! Yay!

      Much easier than it was in my GTI.
      I hate the individual wheel sensors. Picked up a new set of Detroits without them.

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      04-03-2012 12:36 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      I hate the individual wheel sensors. Picked up a new set of Detroits without them.
      I don't really mind it. Actually, it notified me of a problem, indirectly. The whole reason it came on is b/c when we were doing the intercooler swap this weekend my friend noticed that one of the valve stem caps was coming off... he put it back on and filled the tire to the proper specs. I drove the car around for about 50 miles then the light came on. When I checked pressures on all four the three that we HADN'T reset (set from the dealer) were all running about 10-15 lbs too HIGH.

      So I let some air out of all three of those and now that I reset the light it hasn't come on again, so I'm assuming the issue was that three of the four were running too high.

      But without the light, I probably wouldn't have checked the other three... so... it's a good thing, right???

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      04-03-2012 12:41 PM #128
      I learned today that if I walk up to the trunk it automatically unlocks without having to touch the driver door. This maybe because I changed the locks to open all doors not just the driver side. Handy feature.


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      04-03-2012 12:45 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by RBGolfR View Post
      I learned today that if I walk up to the trunk it automatically unlocks without having to touch the driver door. This maybe because I changed the locks to open all doors not just the driver side. Handy feature.


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      The only thing there's proximity unlock for with KESSY is the steering wheel.

      This thread should be renamed to, "What I learned from not reading the owners manual."

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      04-03-2012 12:49 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by webcrawlr View Post
      This thread should be renamed to, "What I learned from not reading the owners manual."


      Sorry... but that's just not something I've had time to do!

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      04-03-2012 12:50 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by webcrawlr View Post
      The only thing there's proximity unlock for with KESSY is the steering wheel.

      This thread should be renamed to, "What I learned from not reading the owners manual."
      if all else fails . . . read the manual

      edit: it's the FIRST thing I did
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      04-03-2012 12:58 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by specialkk43 View Post


      Sorry... but that's just something I've to lazy to do.

      Fixed it :p
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      04-03-2012 01:06 PM #133
      Reading the manual .... What's that? Lol 😄


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    29. 04-03-2012 01:28 PM #134
      My KESSY scared the crap out of me. I was wearing gym shorts with no pockets. I decided to leave my keys in my gym bag. Closed the trunk. BEEP. It locked. WHAT? Key inside trunk! nooooooo. Doors locked....FORTUNATELY the thing unlocked as easily as it locked, even with the key inside the hatch.

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      04-03-2012 01:34 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by lovecarsDrV View Post
      if all else fails . . . read the manual

      edit: it's the FIRST thing I did
      woah woah woah woah WOAH! you mean to tell me there is a book that comes with the car that gives me all sorts of information about the car? but what if i just want to make stupid and redundant threads?
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      04-03-2012 01:35 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      woah woah woah woah WOAH! you mean to tell me there is a book that comes with the car that gives me all sorts of information about the car? but what if i just want to make stupid and redundant threads?
      "Things I learned about my Golf R today"........ that it comes equipped with an owners manual.

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      04-03-2012 02:07 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      Fixed it :p
      Yeah maybe a little bit of that. But I'm BUSY! I read it when I need to figure something out but there are a lot of people, like me, that just stumble on to new things...

      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      woah woah woah woah WOAH! you mean to tell me there is a book that comes with the car that gives me all sorts of information about the car? but what if i just want to make stupid and redundant threads?
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      "Things I learned about my Golf R today"........ that it comes equipped with an owners manual.
      Calm down, boys.

      You don't have to READ said stupid and redundant threads...
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    33. 04-15-2012 11:30 PM #138
      I feel a bit slow...but it took me about 1000 miles to realize that this car shifts pretty smoothly at around 2500-3000 rpm....and not above. I feel like I have to really massage/ride the clutch to get it to shift smoothly above or below that level. Thoughts?

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      04-16-2012 09:44 AM #139
      I guess it depends on your definition of smooth...but my R shifts smoothly at 6000 rpms too

      Quote Originally Posted by .:Ru4dubn¿ View Post
      I feel a bit slow...but it took me about 1000 miles to realize that this car shifts pretty smoothly at around 2500-3000 rpm....and not above. I feel like I have to really massage/ride the clutch to get it to shift smoothly above or below that level. Thoughts?
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      04-16-2012 10:11 AM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by usurpers26 View Post
      I guess it depends on your definition of smooth...but my R shifts smoothly at 6000 rpms too
      I agree with you. If anything, I've experienced the polar opposite of what .:Ru4dubn¿ feels! When you shift at high RPM under heavy acceleration the car just SURGES without the slightest hint of harshness. The acceleration is like silk, seriously like the car is saying "thank you, may I have another"
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