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      11-01-2013 11:19 PM #1
      Ahh that smell.... Just spent my first day with a brand spanking new Jetta 2014 1.8T (EA888) 5 spd manual. What a great engine! nice powerband, torque available (almost) everywhere, good pickup, etc...

      HOWEVER, it still butt-stock, and I am craving mods... Exhaust, software, suspension... mooooreeee powerrrr!!!

      Sorry for the enthusiasm, but this is the first VW/Audi machine that impressed me since my 1988 Gol GTI (not Golf, Gol).

      So I would like to open the discussion around the EA888, and if anyone from Houston is yup for a meet, drop me a line!

      Peace!

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      11-02-2013 12:21 AM #2
      I live in Houston!
      People will tell you to check eag.com for local vw stuff but that site sucks. But they do have a monthly meet (which was tonite), that's a kool little thing. Some good events coming up tho

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      11-02-2013 01:48 PM #3
      Cool, thanks for the reply! Url sends to a weir place though...


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      11-02-2013 10:54 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by dotpage View Post
      Cool, thanks for the reply! Url sends to a weir place though...


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      http://www.europeanag.com/forum/index.php?wwwRedirect

      try that

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      11-03-2013 03:33 AM #5
      Nice. Think I'll show up today!


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      11-03-2013 05:57 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by dotpage View Post
      Nice. Think I'll show up today!


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      Did you make it out there??
      Nice turn out.

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      11-05-2013 10:00 PM #7
      Wife held me back :/

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      11-05-2013 10:11 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by dotpage View Post
      Wife held me back :/
      Lol. I dragged my wife there, she actually enjoyed it

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      11-06-2013 11:25 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by dotpage View Post
      Ahh that smell.... Just spent my first day with a brand spanking new Jetta 2014 1.8T (EA888) 5 spd manual. What a great engine! nice powerband, torque available (almost) everywhere, good pickup, etc...

      HOWEVER, it still butt-stock, and I am craving mods... Exhaust, software, suspension... mooooreeee powerrrr!!!
      Suspension -- plenty of stuff. All depends on your budget.

      Exhaust -- nothing for your platform (EA888) as of now. You may have to go custom.

      Software -- nothing as well. Give it until next summer.

      New engines/platforms always have to play the waiting game.
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      11-06-2013 11:37 AM #10
      Pretty cool that the 1.8t is the standard option as for jettas go, good thing they did away with the 2.0 once again. Not so much the same feeling for the 2.5

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      11-06-2013 12:04 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by UncleShrek View Post
      I live in Houston!
      People will tell you to check eag.com for local vw stuff but that site sucks. But they do have a monthly meet (which was tonite), that's a kool little thing. Some good events coming up tho
      isnt there a meet/show/event (??) coming up in a few weeks in Tomball or something like that?

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      11-07-2013 12:46 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by TxTDI22 View Post
      isnt there a meet/show/event (??) coming up in a few weeks in Tomball or something like that?
      Haven't heard or seen anything. Only big thing coming our way is WekFest in December.

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      11-07-2013 11:33 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by UncleShrek View Post
      Haven't heard or seen anything. Only big thing coming our way is WekFest in December.

      ahhh there you go, thats the one. for some reason i was thinking it was this month...

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      11-08-2013 09:01 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Brendan@Fahrenhart View Post
      Suspension -- plenty of stuff. All depends on your budget.

      Exhaust -- nothing for your platform (EA888) as of now. You may have to go custom.

      Software -- nothing as well. Give it until next summer.

      New engines/platforms always have to play the waiting game.
      Ah... the disadvantages of the new.. But the car is great as it comes as well, can't complain much...

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