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Old August 15th, 2013, 10:21   #6196
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I haven't had bad luck with Hankooks either (which are on Fettig's car)

I haven't ever seen a tire split like that one was...

I have seen such a cracks/slits on tires. Its a very common to happen on older drier tire that have stiffer side walls. A lot of times this happens when people dont check tire pressure with gauge regularly and drive with low tire pressure for while with under inflated tire. Since sidewalls are stiff enough the tire looks fine when you look at it but in reality its low on pressure this will cause sidewalls to crack/split.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 11:42   #6197
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I've seen cracks on tires like that, but only on cars that sat around for a long time.

Anyways Jon what are you going to run now. Just replace the tire, or look at other options?
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Old August 15th, 2013, 11:56   #6198
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I'm looking for a set of rims right now, I don't like spending a ton on new rims so its lots of searching.

If I came across the right size tire cheap, I'd grab one to replace it, actually I'm looking for one of those too so I have something for right now.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 13:26   #6199
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Oem? Or you don't really care. Too bad I just sold my portos, they look nice on the sportwagens.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 13:41   #6200
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Don't care, something that looks nice but subtle.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 13:46   #6201
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There's a guy in mtka with a set of denvers. Tires are getting low however. He's asking $600. Too much in my opinion. I offered him $300 and he didn't respond.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 13:51   #6202
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I'm actually not a big fan of most OEM wheels that you'd find on a budget MKV, especially Denvers. I wish I picked up those supertrismos from MNAudi a month ago even though I had no car to put them on.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 14:06   #6203
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Those would've been perfect. I'm going to sell my vmr's, but your probably not going to want to pay what I'm going to ask. + they're 18's
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Old August 18th, 2013, 20:00   #6204
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Figured I'd throw the invite out there anyone that wants to make the trip and attend the gtg. http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=392533

I might have room for people to crash.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 20:36   #6205
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Any of you guys have a shortshift installed? I'm on the fence between the TT and the DG kits and would really like some input or even better the opportunity to see how they feel before I order one. I've read all the threads and get the notchy but solid argument with the DG and see the advantage to the front/back and L/R reduction, but would hate to spend $200 when $60 might do the trick.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 21:11   #6206
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I just installed an OEM short shifter on my 09, I like it. there is a JHM on my S4 and I hate it. I've driven a couple DieselGeek short shifters - way way too short and notchy.
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Old August 20th, 2013, 21:26   #6207
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I agree with Jon on this one....DG is way too notchy for my taste. I actually did like their TTX shifters when they made them but I'm sure they just didn't make enough money on a product line that cannibalized sales from the ss short shifters.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 08:41   #6208
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Thanks for the input; it pretty much confirmed my suspicion on the DG. It does look cool though.
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Old August 21st, 2013, 08:52   #6209
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fixmyvw.com (Newzboys here on tdiclub) probably has the best price on the OEM short shifter, I got mine from him.
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Old August 22nd, 2013, 09:01   #6210
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I agree with Jon on this one....DG is way too notchy for my taste. I actually did like their TTX shifters when they made them but I'm sure they just didn't make enough money on a product line that cannibalized sales from the ss short shifters.
Nick has driven my car with the DG short shifter so he knows but I drive it every day & love it.
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