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    1. 04-29-2012 12:09 PM #1
      Hello all!

      Im the new guy here, so I thought I would introduce myself. I am John Marsh from a northern suburb of Atlanta, GA. I purchased my first VW 4 days ago from Gunther VW in Buford, GA.

      Since I am in this forum, it is obviously a 2012 Passat, SE with sunroof. I got black on black. I will get some pics up in a few days. Already have wheels on the car, and debadged the trunk. The windows are getting tinted on tuesday (i think).

      I am married (almost 14 years, this August) to a native "Georgia Peach" with a 4-year old son, and 2 cats. My hobby and career (mostly) since college has been car audio. I have been active in organized sound quality competition since 1995, and have been lucky enough to earn a total of 6 National Sound Quality Championsips. 2 in 1 organization (SLAP), and 4 in another (IASCA). The IASCA Championships include 3 consecutive Pro Ultiamte wins, and most recently an Expert class SQ Championship.

      I love music, and the challenges of making a car sound great.

      Thats about it for now....more later, to include pics.


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      04-29-2012 12:12 PM #2
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      04-29-2012 01:33 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by jmarsh View Post
      Hello all!

      Im the new guy here, so I thought I would introduce myself. I am John Marsh from a northern suburb of Atlanta, GA. I purchased my first VW 4 days ago from Gunther VW in Buford, GA.

      Since I am in this forum, it is obviously a 2012 Passat, SE with sunroof. I got black on black. I will get some pics up in a few days. Already have wheels on the car, and debadged the trunk. The windows are getting tinted on tuesday (i think).

      I am married (almost 14 years, this August) to a native "Georgia Peach" with a 4-year old son, and 2 cats. My hobby and career (mostly) since college has been car audio. I have been active in organized sound quality competition since 1995, and have been lucky enough to earn a total of 6 National Sound Quality Championsips. 2 in 1 organization (SLAP), and 4 in another (IASCA). The IASCA Championships include 3 consecutive Pro Ultiamte wins, and most recently an Expert class SQ Championship.

      I love music, and the challenges of making a car sound great.

      Thats about it for now....more later, to include pics.

      I see that your forte' is QUALITY of sound, not LOUDNESS!! Congrats!!! I was a jet engine mech in the USN for 20 years and can personally attest to the way loud sounds can affect your quality of life! Try to remember to be sure to wear some sort of hearing protectors if you are exposed to loud sound. When your hearing is compromised, there's no turning back.
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      04-29-2012 03:33 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by BudPytko View Post
      I see that your forte' is QUALITY of sound, not LOUDNESS!! Congrats!!! I was a jet engine mech in the USN for 20 years and can personally attest to the way loud sounds can affect your quality of life! Try to remember to be sure to wear some sort of hearing protectors if you are exposed to loud sound. When your hearing is compromised, there's no turning back.
      I can vouch for that after 40 plus years working on tugboats.

      Bud, were you ever on the Midway, CVA 41?
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    5. 04-30-2012 11:04 AM #5
      Here is the new car:









      The dealer had a set of 20" TSWs on a display Passat on the showroom floor, so I asked them to put them on the black one I was buying...added a few dollars each month, but whatever.

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      04-30-2012 11:24 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by jkinzel View Post
      I can vouch for that after 40 plus years working on tugboats.

      Bud, were you ever on the Midway, CVA 41?
      No, Saratoga, Forrestal, Ranger, Constallation, JFK.... I think that's it. As part of the Air Group, never ship's company. Based at Cecil Field, FL, Oceana, VA, Key West and Whidbey Island, WA.
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      05-23-2012 12:01 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by jmarsh View Post
      Here is the new car:









      The dealer had a set of 20" TSWs on a display Passat on the showroom floor, so I asked them to put them on the black one I was buying...added a few dollars each month, but whatever.
      Nice Ride!!

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      05-23-2012 12:52 PM #9
      Congrats on your new Passat. I too had a beautiful Black on Black V6 until some idiot totaled it a couple weeks back. I am leaning toward replacing it with a Candy White/Black Interior, but seeing your pictures has me second guessing.

      Anyways, welcome to the forum!

    10. 05-25-2012 03:56 AM #10
      Hello everyone, My name is Alonzo Merrill and here i want to make a big community. This is a great forum to communicate with people and i like to share my experience with other people. I hope i will enjoy this forum.

    11. 10-04-2012 04:12 AM #11
      Hi, Friends I am new member for this community. I am doing business but I like for being a part of such site. So I decide to join the website . This is such useful website for sharing and gaining knowledge. It would be glad to be part of this community. Have a nice!

    12. 01-29-2013 01:27 AM #12
      Lowere on Solowerk coils:





      Also added are vent visors, as well as a black VW logo on the trunk (not shown)....

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      01-29-2013 01:47 AM #13
      what size rubber is on those tsw's?
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    14. 01-29-2013 02:01 AM #14
      i will double check, but I think 245-35-20

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      01-29-2013 09:38 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by jmarsh View Post
      Lowere on Solowerk coils:



      Also added are vent visors, as well as a black VW logo on the trunk (not shown)....
      What brand of vent visors did you go with? I like the look of them (low profile)! I just haven't pulled the trigger. I've been looking at the WeatherTech's....

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      01-29-2013 11:21 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by 1stVWTDI View Post
      What brand of vent visors did you go with? I like the look of them (low profile)! I just haven't pulled the trigger. I've been looking at the WeatherTech's....
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      01-29-2013 11:48 AM #17
      Do your window deflectors add to wind noise? Mine did and I took them back off. Ugh. They were quiet on my Tiguan.
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    18. 01-30-2013 12:53 PM #18
      My visors are from ebay. They were about $65 for the set shipped from across the pond. Quality is pretty good, and fitment is between fair and good. I like that they are lower profile than others I have had in the past (on other cars/trucks). I like they had the chrome trim built in.


      I got what I paid for, and not much more. Read into that as much as you would like....

      They did add a bit of noise, but not too much. Its a fair trade IMO for the look and fuctionality of the visors. I do not smoke, but like the fresh air sometimes.

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      01-30-2013 01:06 PM #19
      Okay, I see. I had the weathertech ones and they go within the window channel and added a bit of noise. I'm not a smoker either, and I wanted them for the same reason.
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      Love those wheels!

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      01-31-2013 12:34 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by jmarsh View Post
      My visors are from ebay. They were about $65 for the set shipped from across the pond. Quality is pretty good, and fitment is between fair and good. I like that they are lower profile than others I have had in the past (on other cars/trucks). I like they had the chrome trim built in.


      I got what I paid for, and not much more. Read into that as much as you would like....

      They did add a bit of noise, but not too much. Its a fair trade IMO for the look and fuctionality of the visors. I do not smoke, but like the fresh air sometimes.


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      01-31-2013 03:52 PM #22
      Hey hey hey.... I know that Passat!!!!

      Looking gooood

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      01-31-2013 04:12 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by jmarsh View Post
      i will double check, but I think 245-35-20

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