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    Thread: Just wanted to say howdy!

    1. Member TheJoey's Avatar
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      04-19-2012 07:32 PM #1
      I've been trolling the VWVortex forums for some time now for all the DIYs and random bits of amusement. Finally took the time to register in here, so I figured I would drop into the local forum and say hello! I'm hoping to start posting around here a bit, and will certainly be using the hell out of the resources.

      Right now I'm riding in an '08 Jetta Wolfsburg (FSI) which I both baby and beat the hell out of. Driving from one corner of the valley to the other daily and usually going somewhere off road on the weekends.

      Hope to see y'all around!

      High clearance vehicle required, you say?


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      04-19-2012 07:39 PM #2

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      04-19-2012 07:56 PM #3
      Hello and welcome!.


      Lower it!
      Josiah "Mac" - Previous S/N: BMW4L1F3
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    4. Member TheJoey's Avatar
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      04-19-2012 08:00 PM #4
      I really do want to lower it, but I'm torn given where I take this car. I'm barely able to maneuver past some of those rocks as is, and have had more than one scrape already!

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      04-22-2012 08:02 PM #5
      Bag it.
      then you have both!

    6. Member TheJoey's Avatar
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      04-23-2012 12:24 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by jhayesvw View Post
      Bag it.
      then you have both!
      Yeah that's been my latest thought for sure, but I've got a few concerns with that, mostly resulting from a lack of experience and information.

      First, my shocks have taken a few hard hits when I'm flying through the back country. How well are bags going to hold up to that kind of abuse?
      Second, the only setup I've seen (again that lack of experience thing) used a couple large tanks, taking up a bunch of cargo area. Is that necessary or is there a way to bag it without a huge impact on cargo space?
      Third, what kind of money am I realistically looking at here?

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      04-23-2012 12:29 PM #7
      I say you build it up for rallying lol! What are you doing out in the dirt anyways?

    8. Member TheJoey's Avatar
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      04-23-2012 12:37 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Stilladub View Post
      I say you build it up for rallying lol! What are you doing out in the dirt anyways?
      Is it really too much to ask to have a rally and show worthy car?

      I get out there for rock climbing and back country hiking. A lot of climbing areas are pretty remote and most people will only go out to them with AWD/high clearance vehicles. I've had more than one Jeep Wrangler pull to the side so I could fly by!

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      04-25-2012 11:00 AM #9
      I feel like there might be the first MKV rally car in your future
      "Your Girlfriend Likes My Jetta"
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      04-25-2012 11:00 AM #10
      Hello.

    11. Member TheJoey's Avatar
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      04-25-2012 11:11 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by DEEDSYBOY View Post
      I feel like there might be the first MKV rally car in your future
      Future? Hell, some people already take turns riding with me on some of the trails for the rollercoaster experience!

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