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      09-06-2019 10:57 AM #3351
      had a heck of time finding pedal covers for the manual transmission (everyone carried the auto set), finally found a set AND a matching dead pedal

      Last edited by under the Big Sky; 09-06-2019 at 05:44 PM.
      Colin Chapman "simplify, then add lightness"

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    3. 09-06-2019 05:35 PM #3352
      Black mirror caps!


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      09-06-2019 09:36 PM #3353
      Quote Originally Posted by Raguvian View Post
      Black mirror caps!

      Noice

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      09-07-2019 12:11 AM #3354
      Bought used Thule roof racks from a previous Golf owner.


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      09-07-2019 06:48 AM #3355
      ^^^ Looks like you have a pano roof? Can you still open it with the bars on? They look low.

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      09-07-2019 01:31 PM #3356
      Helix installed after many curse words uttered. Have to schedule a programming shortly.

      Sounds much better even without it. Sound tested on top and below the spare and liked it below.

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      09-07-2019 06:41 PM #3357
      Quote Originally Posted by under the Big Sky View Post
      had a heck of time finding pedal covers for the manual transmission (everyone carried the auto set), finally found a set AND a matching dead pedal

      Where did you find the set? I have a manual myslef and been looking for some!


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      09-07-2019 07:07 PM #3358
      Quote Originally Posted by yvr20th View Post
      Where did you find the set? I have a manual myslef and been looking for some!


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      Here you go, Amazon. Been using these for 6 months. All good.

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      09-07-2019 08:18 PM #3359
      ^ mine were significantly more expensive than those

      vw part numbers for the MT set is 5G1064200, the dead pedal # is 5Q1864551A
      Colin Chapman "simplify, then add lightness"

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      09-07-2019 08:37 PM #3360
      Quote Originally Posted by Aeroslash View Post
      Here you go, Amazon. Been using these for 6 months. All good.

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      Sweet! Thanks def worth the price if they hold up!


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      09-09-2019 05:29 PM #3361
      ^^that is great value for a MT pedal set. Very tempting.

      Currently humming and hawing about OBD2 vs OBDEleven... cannot decide. Want real time gauge data, mostly.

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      09-09-2019 08:12 PM #3362
      Yesterday I mounted a 'new to me' set of Durban wheels I got from the wheel classifieds on Vortex. They make my Sportwagen look much more sporty and the 40 series tires make a big difference in handling compared to my stock 55 series tires. I'm on the fence about if I should lower it or not. If I do, thinking of something like GTI springs.





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      09-09-2019 08:33 PM #3363
      They look good Fleuger999!
      I want every vehicle I own to drive just like my Mazda Miata except have a bigger trunk, or have room for 4, or haul a ton of rocks in the bed. Is that asking too much?

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      09-09-2019 08:59 PM #3364
      Quote Originally Posted by CorneringFool View Post
      They look good Fleuger999!
      Thanks Man!

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      09-09-2019 10:47 PM #3365
      Agreed looking good!

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      09-10-2019 06:18 AM #3366
      Also agree - those Durban wheels are just about perfect on the GSW.

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      09-10-2019 02:52 PM #3367
      Ordered some stopgap headlight bulbs (Philips DiamondVision) to tie me over until I am ready for Ed's. I get that they are probably dimmer than stock, but the yellowish stock bulbs just look terrible next to the white LED DRL's.

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      09-11-2019 12:13 AM #3368
      Months ago I swapped MK 7 Golf R seats into my MK 7.5 Sportwagen 4Motion (see above post) and never went about swapping over the cable release system for the rear seats. Today, with some pointers from @veedubgti I figured it out.

      Materials needed:

      Stock Seat Backs (in good repair)
      New Seat Backs (in good repair)
      Large Flat Head Screw Driver
      Plastic trim removal piece/ bone tool
      Sewing Needle and heavy duty thread
      Xacto knife or box cutter
      Hammer (for reassembly)
      Torx Bits (for removing folding arm rest)

      Instructions:

      Lay out the stock seatback to start.

      Pry along the perimeter channel (white line in diagram) of the stock seat back with a flat head screw driver or bone tool. Once complete, pull the retaining tabs of the seat cover away from the channels they were retained in (blue circles).

      Remove the two head rest adjustment covers (red circle in diagram) and folding mechanism lever trim piece (also red circle in diagram). Once the plastic trim bits are removed, carefully remove seat cover with cushion still attached.

      Using the stock seat cover as a guide, cut a hole in the side of the new seat cover for the plastic cover of latch mechanism (green in diagram). I’d suggest measuring to ensure it is in the same position as stock seat cover.

      Once everything lines up well, cut/ trim the back side of foam cushion for the new seat so that it fits the stock seat frame with latch system (also green in diagram).

      Also you’ll need to remove the little felt pocket on the inside of the stock seat cover by the cable release and transfer/ sew it to the new seat cover as this guides the cable.

      Place new seat cover on stock frame, carefully align the retaining tabs of the seat cover back into their respective channels, and Gently hammer along the perimeter of the seatback to crimp the channels back into place. replace headrest, headrest trim, and the top folding release trim.

      Repeat for 60% section. The only difference is the folding arm rest/ ski pass area is a total b1t¢4. The actual arm rest it self will transfer to the new seatback and is easily removed with two torx screws.

      Once everything is back together, test fit to ensure everything is in working order and enjoy the convenience to come created by your inconvenience of doing all of this!


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      09-11-2019 09:06 PM #3369
      Quote Originally Posted by Fleuger999 View Post
      Thanks Man!
      I 2nd that...or 3rd...or whatever number we're up to. Looks great with that color!

    21. 09-11-2019 09:14 PM #3370
      Quote Originally Posted by maxcro View Post
      Months ago I swapped MK 7 Golf R seats into my MK 7.5 Sportwagen 4Motion (see above post) and never went about swapping over the cable release system for the rear seats. Today, with some pointers from @veedubgti I figured it out.

      Materials needed:

      Stock Seat Backs (in good repair)
      New Seat Backs (in good repair)
      Large Flat Head Screw Driver
      Plastic trim removal piece/ bone tool
      Sewing Needle and heavy duty thread
      Xacto knife or box cutter
      Hammer (for reassembly)
      Torx Bits (for removing folding arm rest)

      Instructions:

      Lay out the stock seatback to start.

      Pry along the perimeter channel (white line in diagram) of the stock seat back with a flat head screw driver or bone tool. Once complete, pull the retaining tabs of the seat cover away from the channels they were retained in (blue circles).

      Remove the two head rest adjustment covers (red circle in diagram) and folding mechanism lever trim piece (also red circle in diagram). Once the plastic trim bits are removed, carefully remove seat cover with cushion still attached.

      Using the stock seat cover as a guide, cut a hole in the side of the new seat cover for the plastic cover of latch mechanism (green in diagram). I’d suggest measuring to ensure it is in the same position as stock seat cover.

      Once everything lines up well, cut/ trim the back side of foam cushion for the new seat so that it fits the stock seat frame with latch system (also green in diagram).

      Also you’ll need to remove the little felt pocket on the inside of the stock seat cover by the cable release and transfer/ sew it to the new seat cover as this guides the cable.

      Place new seat cover on stock frame, carefully align the retaining tabs of the seat cover back into their respective channels, and Gently hammer along the perimeter of the seatback to crimp the channels back into place. replace headrest, headrest trim, and the top folding release trim.

      Repeat for 60% section. The only difference is the folding arm rest/ ski pass area is a total b1t¢4. The actual arm rest it self will transfer to the new seatback and is easily removed with two torx screws.

      Once everything is back together, test fit to ensure everything is in working order and enjoy the convenience to come created by your inconvenience of doing all of this!


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      09-11-2019 10:12 PM #3371
      Quote Originally Posted by Hornung418 View Post
      You are the ****ing man!

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      You already knew this


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    23. 09-12-2019 03:37 PM #3372
      installed the Golf R Euro valance and exhaust tips.

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      09-12-2019 03:47 PM #3373
      ^ looks good 🙂

      stock mufflers and “eBay tips”?

      I have a valance coming, was thinking about an exhaust shop putting in a custom exhaust (utilizing the y tips)
      Colin Chapman "simplify, then add lightness"

    25. 09-12-2019 08:27 PM #3374
      yes, stock mufflers with quad tips welded on.

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      09-12-2019 10:02 PM #3375
      Quote Originally Posted by Voinz View Post
      yes, stock mufflers with quad tips welded on.

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      it's the way it should have come from the factory!
      Colin Chapman "simplify, then add lightness"

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