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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old March 28th, 2012, 05:13   #12586
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Got my new rims (Sport Tuning T6) and put them onto the OE Hankook tires, which will have to be replaced in the fall, and installed them. Will post a pix when I clean up Gretchen as she is being a pollen magnet right now and looks yellow-blue at the moment.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 05:42   #12587
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Removed Exhaust manifold and turbo and had the EGR Manifold hole welded shut. The aluminum block off plate that was previously installed just could not take the pressure and heat and I was tired of fumbling with it a few times a year. Plus the last time I messed with it the upper stud snapped off. It was nice to see that my turbo and intake barely had any soot/oil/dirt build up. I guess this is due to my heavy freeway foot.
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Old March 28th, 2012, 08:19   #12588
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Been busy making here look better for the summer.
- Refinished the BBS RC's to a graphite metallic
- Installed Koni STR.T's(strut mounts, bearings, GLI bump stops etc.)
- GLI sport springs
- New front LCA bushings
- New balljoints
- Rear swaybar
- New alignment
- Blacked out my B-pillar and mirrors
- Gave her some clay bar lovin
- New CCV oil catch can
- Black rearview mirror
Almost ready for summer!
Looks nice Man!
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Old March 29th, 2012, 10:54   #12589
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Installed Darkhorse's old H&R 28mm Rear sway bar (wow, is it nice!), and picked up some 18" B5 RS4 Replica wheels that need a little work and new tread.
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Old March 29th, 2012, 21:02   #12590
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Drove the car up and over the Duffey Hwy that goes from Lilloett to Pemberton. Was sunny up to Lilloett, then the Duffey got real ugly. There was almost 100km of 4" of unplowed snow on a very twisty and bumpy highway - complete with one lane bridges. The drive took some time, but my little Jetta as the only non 4x4 on the road that day!






Near the bottom of the highway - I needed to get out and relax a little




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Old March 29th, 2012, 21:34   #12591
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Thanks for posting. A number of years ago I spent time in Lilloett. We flew in from Penticton. Wonderful country!
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Old March 29th, 2012, 22:21   #12592
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Drove the car up and over the Duffey Hwy that goes from Lilloett to Pemberton. Was sunny up to Lilloett, then the Duffey got real ugly. There was almost 100km of 4" of unplowed snow on a very twisty and bumpy highway - complete with one lane bridges. The drive took some time, but my little Jetta as the only non 4x4 on the road that day!


Near the bottom of the highway - I needed to get out and relax a little


Nice work Zedbra,
Did you make it all the way to Ocean Falls? Did it once in a work truck.. quite the country

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Old March 29th, 2012, 22:59   #12593
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I made it all the way back to Squamish, which concluded my two week, 2000km trip around the province. Only other dicey driving was Creston to Cranbrook and then Cranbrook to Invermere - where I was hit with 10" of snow. I can now say that my iPikes (not the Canadian Tire version) handled superb in the thicker snow and the compacted stuff, though I did do an 180 on my way up to Panorama - so I took that as a sign to turn around. lol
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Old March 30th, 2012, 09:43   #12594
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Had new OE rear axel bushings installed.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 07:57   #12595
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Picked up my first TDI on Thursday from the dealer. And dropped it off Friday for some window tint. Strange thing, I actually look forward to getting behind the wheel again.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 09:58   #12596
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Picked up my first TDI on Thursday from the dealer. And dropped it off Friday for some window tint. Strange thing, I actually look forward to getting behind the wheel again.

^ congrats on the TDI. And, that draw can be strong - after 7 years and 170k, I still look forward to getting into my TDI and driving.

yesterday i washed off two weeks of road salt
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Old March 31st, 2012, 10:11   #12597
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Picked up my first TDI on Thursday from the dealer. And dropped it off Friday for some window tint. Strange thing, I actually look forward to getting behind the wheel again.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 10:35   #12598
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I have no idea how people get this kind of fuel economy...I'd like to see my trip flip 8xx on a tank. Most I've ever seen is 730or so...and calculating fuel economy was 47 mpg or something like that. That was driving down i5 from SF to LA....totally flat lands. Maybe I need a scan gauge.
I just filled up for my second 800+ tank in a row, with about 60/40 Hwy/Cty, and I know my engine is so far out of wack in terms of tuning lol... I go like 58mph everywhere, maybe 60
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Old March 31st, 2012, 12:28   #12599
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Re-installed my a-pillar boost gauge pod on 03 Bora. Didn't like my first install.
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Old March 31st, 2012, 15:52   #12600
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Went from this




To this


It's a lot shorter than the OEM one (duh!) and a little tight particularly on the 1-2 and R side. Even with that it's nicer than the stock one by far. It'll break in and loosen up.

My 5 speed one I had for 150k miles and loved it - I was tired of the OEM 6 speed one before 1500 miles

Great product from Diesel Geek!
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