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    1. Geriatric Member Aonarch's Avatar
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      08-13-2012 03:37 PM #1

      ^ As of 05Oct2012.



      Picked up 13Aug2012 from Gunther VW.



      Does this come standard, if so that is awesome!




      I traded my MKVI GTI for the 2012 Beetle, which turned out to be a Dung Beetle (Harr dee harr harr), but thankfully VWoA bought it back and I ordered a 2012 JSW TDI CW with Pano and Nav... I was rather disappointed when a base TDI showed up instead of one with Pano and Nav, but I was told the wait would be 3 more months at the earliest and I would have to drive the Beetle until it came in, so I said no this one is fine and drove it home.

      Plans?

      Ehh not sure, I have modded my fair share of cars, but for this one I want to it to be all about me. Feel free to input your opinion, but I will probably ignore it.

      I originally wanted to just go with a set of matched springs and shocks instead of coils, but now after helping install air ride in a friend's MKVI GTI I am kind of interested in it. However, I want a trouble free setup, and air ride is not trouble free.










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      08-13-2012 08:38 PM #2
      Dont worry about pano and nav. You are gonna change with MKVII anyways..

      Good luck with your new ride....

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      08-13-2012 08:55 PM #3
      Congrats! I ordered mine without pano and nav, on purpose Mine looked just like yours when I got it Do what you feel, as for me I already knew what had to be done long before I ever got the car... it's still a work in progress but I do love it. As for the MKVII comment, IMO this new platform needs to bake a couple of years before I get one, I've been a guinea pig too many times

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      08-13-2012 09:23 PM #4
      needs air, xenons and you should keep this car longer than 6 months
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      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      08-13-2012 09:37 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by 2011VWTDI View Post
      Dont worry about pano and nav. You are gonna change with MKVII anyways..

      Good luck with your new ride....
      Thanks! The Golf will be sold or traded in for a MKVII, not the JSW. I plan on keeping the JSW.

      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      Congrats! I ordered mine without pano and nav, on purpose Mine looked just like yours when I got it Do what you feel, as for me I already knew what had to be done long before I ever got the car... it's still a work in progress but I do love it. As for the MKVII comment, IMO this new platform needs to bake a couple of years before I get one, I've been a guinea pig too many times
      I will get a 2015 GTI, or which ever is the 2nd MY for the MKVII in the US.

      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      needs air, xenons and you should keep this car longer than 6 months
      Agreed. I am actually keeping this. I absolutely love, love it!

      This is the best VW I have owned IMO.
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      08-13-2012 09:41 PM #6
      How much did you pay OTD? Tell us more what you think about this car in the future. I have MKV Jetta TDI 2010 DSG at this moment and thinking about trading her for JSW with manual.
      Quote Originally Posted by GoForBroke View Post
      in my defense, it's been over a year since i've had sex (a willing choice). god help the first girl i take home after that long.
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      Jesus
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      I hope it's some amigo named Jesus. That hombre won't know what hit him

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      08-13-2012 09:42 PM #7
      Decided to drive to Helen, GA where SoWo is held each year for a tasty Reuben and some fun driving.




















































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      08-15-2012 05:07 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Revo =/= Unitronic. Plus local support is always nice to have.
      Exactly. I've had my Revo flash for over a year, good stuff.


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      08-15-2012 05:19 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      Exactly. I've had my Revo flash for over a year, good stuff.


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      If anything goes wrong I will kick down Chris's door.

      What do you guys think about rocking 18x8.5 ET35 with 215/40/18's?



      Car would be 24" FTG coils, or on bags if I went with these.
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      08-15-2012 05:27 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      If anything goes wrong I will kick down Chris's door.

      What do you guys think about rocking 18x8.5 ET35 with 215/40/18's?



      Car would be 24" FTG coils, or on bags if I went with these.
      mehh...
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      in my defense, it's been over a year since i've had sex (a willing choice). god help the first girl i take home after that long.
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      I hope it's some amigo named Jesus. That hombre won't know what hit him

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      08-15-2012 05:30 PM #11
      I would like to see JSW with Detroit wheels.

      Or these http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...Set/ES2185248/
      Quote Originally Posted by GoForBroke View Post
      in my defense, it's been over a year since i've had sex (a willing choice). god help the first girl i take home after that long.
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      I hope it's some amigo named Jesus. That hombre won't know what hit him

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      08-15-2012 06:16 PM #12
      Yuck Detroits are my least favorite wheel.
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      08-15-2012 08:14 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post

      What do you guys think about rocking 18x8.5 ET35 with 215/40/18's?
      I like em but ET35 is too pokey for me.

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      08-15-2012 09:05 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by nikhsub1 View Post
      I like em but ET35 is too pokey for me.
      Yeah ET45 would be nice.
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      08-16-2012 11:32 PM #15


      So much room for activities!
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      08-17-2012 02:19 AM #16
      Is that a stepbrothers reference?


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      Quote Originally Posted by DasCC View Post
      Is that a stepbrothers reference?


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      08-17-2012 05:58 PM #18
      Put in a K&N drop in filter. Ignore that part number. Typically I have run intakes, but for now I just wanted to keep it simple with a drop-in, plus I only open my hood for preventative maintenance, not for show.

      Tomorrow I plan on shaving the baffles in the "turbo muffler" aka one of the pipes going to the turbo, I cannot remember which one it is, intake? But I know where and how to do it.
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      08-18-2012 09:18 PM #19


      ^ While prepping my SW for its first detail I noticed this... a frame bracket. Awesome!



      ^ My DIY foam gun in action.



      ^ Clean.



      ^ Finally finished de-badging. For some reason that was the toughest one I have ever done. Took a hair dryer, finger nails, credit card, and a ton of Goo Gone to get off.



      ^ On the drive to pick up my reward (Beer) this gem came on.



      ^ Part number for the K&N filter. BTW big noticeable difference with this motor. I live in the mountains and I have awkward hill climbs at low speeds 2nd gear under the power band, and before it would lug, now no problem.



      ^ My friendly assistant.
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      08-18-2012 09:24 PM #20
      Haha Rick Roll! You have to be careful with the rear plate... the screws they give to affix the plate to the bracket are TOO LONG (ask me how I know) and can damage the paint underneath - potentially making a hole in the sheet metal. Removing the Jetta was one of the first things I did as well.

    21. 09-17-2012 04:50 AM #21
      I'm scared to death withh adding more power to my car

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      09-17-2012 10:39 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Dean55A View Post
      I'm scared to death withh adding more power to my car
      The only thing I am afraid of when I add more power to my car is the increased potential for more speeding tickets

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      10-09-2012 01:00 AM #24
      When are the painted side markers shipping out?
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      This car sucks.

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