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    1. Member B5Speedo's Avatar
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      Upgraded to my MK6 shifter

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      05-19-2020 02:47 PM #2927
      Couple of people asked for pics and impressions on the PSS10's. I've got the PSS10's set at a little over 80% of the adjustment range (raised up). I think the adjustable shocks (for which I paid a premium) are not as centered in their performance range as I'd like. And raised to this height has compressed out a decent bit of the progressive nature of the springs. So I've order Bearded Detailer's 1" raise kit and then will set the rear to middle of the shock range and then match rake with the front height adjustment. Measurement to top of arch change Front - 27.75 down 1" to 26.75; Rear 28.25 down to 25.75. Ugh I hate the current rake but will address when I get the incremental parts. But the shocks at 5 in the front and 7 in the rear are nice (especially at speed on the highway where I spend a decent amount of time).

      And the gloss lower grille just cause it matches the upper.




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      05-19-2020 05:22 PM #2928
      Nice. Did you paint the grills yourself or have a shop do it? Are they just unpainted black plastic from the factory?

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      05-19-2020 06:06 PM #2929
      Looks great! Thanks for sharing pictures and you're experience with those Bilstein coils. Hopefully the lift will get you to where you're able to adjust the rears to where they should be.

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      05-20-2020 10:27 PM #2930
      Washed it along with the other black manual 1.8T in the fleet

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      05-21-2020 03:58 AM #2931
      Quote Originally Posted by Vettes, Volvos and VWs View Post
      Washed it along with the other black manual 1.8T in the fleet

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      Those are mad hype! Sweet rides bro!


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      05-21-2020 10:32 AM #2932
      Quote Originally Posted by Vettes, Volvos and VWs View Post
      along with the other black manual 1.8T
      Nice to see you still have the mk4
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      05-21-2020 11:14 AM #2933
      I do!! I see you're in an Alltrack too! Very jealous of your colour combo!

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      05-21-2020 11:55 AM #2934
      Quote Originally Posted by Vettes, Volvos and VWs View Post
      I do!! I see you're in an Alltrack too! Very jealous of your colour combo!

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      Yeah, had to pick it up...I’d be kicking myself in a few years if I didn’t, with the color combo and last year for the manual I knew it was the right car to be a long-term keeper.

      2,200 miles on it so far.... Getting ready to put airlift performance/3P on it here when I get some time to get in there and tear the interior apart
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      05-21-2020 12:19 PM #2935
      Quote Originally Posted by cward2 View Post

      And the gloss lower grille just cause it matches the upper.
      Yo CWard, can you give us more info on the gloss lower grille? Part number, price, difficulty? I never paid much notice to the disparate grille finishes, but now that you've posted this, I cant stop noticing (THANKS A LOT, BRAH). But seriously, WTF VW.

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      05-21-2020 12:43 PM #2936
      Quote Originally Posted by ohiodub_99.5 View Post
      Yeah, had to pick it up...I’d be kicking myself in a few years if I didn’t, with the color combo and last year for the manual I knew it was the right car to be a long-term keeper.

      2,200 miles on it so far.... Getting ready to put airlift performance/3P on it here when I get some time to get in there and tear the interior apart
      I was in the same boat. Never thought I'd buy a new car. But could not pass up a manual, AWD, turbo wagon that is very easy to make 300+hp. Will be a long haul for me too.

      That sounds tasty! Can't wait to see what you have in store!

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      05-21-2020 10:52 PM #2937
      Installed these new fog lights today

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      05-22-2020 08:48 PM #2938
      Installed my newly-arrived goodie. Super easy install, took all of 15 minutes.

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      05-23-2020 12:02 PM #2939
      Today I installed Lamin-x yellow fog light covers, added the VW cigarette lighter flashlight, and applied a generous layer of Chemical Guys butter wet wax.





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      05-23-2020 12:26 PM #2940
      Quote Originally Posted by WTRCULD View Post
      and applied a generous layer of Chemical Guys butter wet wax.
      Several thin coats are better

      Also the laminx looks good. I have them and haven’t put them on yet.

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      05-23-2020 03:07 PM #2941
      Rainy weekend here so I got a bunch done this morning.

      Finished the install on my 2" Torklift receiver hitch. Was just waiting on replacement clips for the bottom of the bumper. After pulling the bumper 4 times to get the fit just right, I can now remove it in about 5 min.
      Installed my OEM euroswitch $$$
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      Last night I also pulled the lower console trim off, removed the airbag module, and was able to access the a/c drain line and removed that. Ran the hole for a bottle of Klima Cleaner and let it rip. Whole bottle discharged on the evaporator coil. Hopefully this ends my smelly a/c going forward.










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      05-23-2020 06:27 PM #2942
      Finally took the snow tires off. Still gotta wash/seal the summer wheels and the red paint, and vacuum/detail the interior. Then it will be in ship shape.

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      05-23-2020 09:40 PM #2943
      What does this neasure?

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      What does this measure?

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      05-24-2020 01:02 PM #2945
      Quote Originally Posted by WagenMafia View Post
      Finally took the snow tires off. Still gotta wash/seal the summer wheels and the red paint, and vacuum/detail the interior. Then it will be in ship shape.

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      Is that ANOTHER Alltrack peeping in the back??


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      05-24-2020 01:18 PM #2946
      Quote Originally Posted by DeepDishDan View Post
      Is that ANOTHER Alltrack peeping in the back??


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      Yes, good eye! I do my tire swaps at my parents' place (flat driveway, tools, basement to store the extra wheels, good company). That's their 2017 Alltrack S.

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      05-24-2020 01:40 PM #2947
      Quote Originally Posted by WagenMafia View Post
      Finally took the snow tires off. Still gotta wash/seal the summer wheels and the red paint, and vacuum/detail the interior. Then it will be in ship shape.

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      Looking good! Same driveway as mine (Sprinter, Alltrack, GSW) lol! Great minds

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      05-24-2020 02:01 PM #2948
      Quote Originally Posted by cward2 View Post
      Couple of people asked for pics and impressions on the PSS10's. I've got the PSS10's set at a little over 80% of the adjustment range (raised up). I think the adjustable shocks (for which I paid a premium) are not as centered in their performance range as I'd like. And raised to this height has compressed out a decent bit of the progressive nature of the springs. So I've order Bearded Detailer's 1" raise kit and then will set the rear to middle of the shock range and then match rake with the front height adjustment. Measurement to top of arch change Front - 27.75 down 1" to 26.75; Rear 28.25 down to 25.75. Ugh I hate the current rake but will address when I get the incremental parts. But the shocks at 5 in the front and 7 in the rear are nice (especially at speed on the highway where I spend a decent amount of time).
      Thanks for sharing,
      Following with great interest your impressions post lift.

      There are many of us wanting to retain ride clearance but improve handling and the question is which coilover or shocks combos can handle it on ATs.

      I notice TireRack wont list PSS10s on their site presumeably for limits on length on AT, so it will be interesting to see how it works with a spacer in rear.

      Thanks for pioneering this approach!

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      05-24-2020 02:20 PM #2949
      Quote Originally Posted by cward2 View Post
      Couple of people asked for pics and impressions on the PSS10's. I've got the PSS10's set at a little over 80% of the adjustment range (raised up). I think the adjustable shocks (for which I paid a premium) are not as centered in their performance range as I'd like. And raised to this height has compressed out a decent bit of the progressive nature of the springs.
      Cward, thank you! Can you expand on how the ride has improved on highway please?

      I find the stiff (due linear springs) ride to be brittle at speed over road segment junctions or the unavoidable roadwork imoerfections (or potholes...thanks Caltrans!)

      And notice thats smoothed out considerably by more sidewall on winters, or going from 18" to 17" rims.

      So I imagine the progressive springs on B16 PSS10 help make it more "cushy"...is that correct?

      I also notice some objectionably poor rebound damping up front on OEM Sachs especially heavy loaded in back which can be "a little western" as they say...

      Do the bilstein front struts do better in this regard, in your assessment?

      Hows the body roll? Usually linear springs are preferred (i read) on the track for more predictable response but the longgg rear OEM springs on the AT (that I read come from EuroSportvan) give some more lean when loaded (than a GSW) that others have solved with more stiff aftermarket RSB.

      Have you gone that route or consider it post lift if the progressive springs do same?

      Thanks again!
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      05-24-2020 06:44 PM #2950
      Quote Originally Posted by 1.8TurboGolf View Post
      I respectfully disagree.

      I think it's about pulling off a cohesive look more than anything else.
      Sure, the gray with the matte black of the Alltrack cladding gives the two "colors" of carbon fiber matching points.

      However, if you have only one carbon fiber piece on the car, and the rest is just the two separate colors, you have one small piece that "blends" what makes up 95% of the body and it neither stands out nor accents any other piece. If I decided to do any CF on this color (yes, PGM owner also), I would have multiple pieces across the car to tie it all together.

      Not to say that it looks bad, but it isn't really a cohesion. It's a soft blend of 2 of the 3 colorations. And not the direction I've decided to go.

      That being said, no flaming intended, and I really like the way you pulled off the body colored wheels. I was really considering this direction, but shied away from it out of fear of the grays not matching well. As such, I'm now going to have to gloss black vinyl the mirrors and window trim to make sure my wheels tie in well enough.

      Here you go. I personally don't care for black or silver wheels and think black mirror caps look like what makers put on base models though I do like that better then the pewter ones this car came with.



      Now for some black on those side skirts.
      Last edited by goodvibes; 05-24-2020 at 06:49 PM.
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