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Jetta/Bora/Vento TDI Picture Gallery Do you have a Jetta/Bora/or Vento TDI? If so write a message here describing it and insert a picture if you have one. If you don't have one on the computer, email me and I'll give you my address and I'll scan it for you. If you need web space for it, email me as well. Please make a short yet descriptive title for your vehicle.

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Old October 25th, 2014, 22:27   #31
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Looks great Scott! Just picked up a 2010 Jetta Cup myself .
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Old June 21st, 2015, 07:35   #32
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Still quietly loving this car! I'm at 28,000 miles and just purchased/setup a new trailer:



Taken while practicing my "stunt parking" someplace quiet...


I plan to upgrade the wheels to alloys with ST145R12 radials, hopefully for a more compliant ride and less bouncing... plus, they'll look better, too! More trailer photos at http://www.stealthtdi.com/Albums/NewStealthTrailer/.

I switched my phone mount to wireless charging and soon will have new Garmin with a powered mount (no more plugging/unplugging the power cord). I'll take photos when I have the new Garmin. I want to tune the car, but my money is going elsewhere for a while (like the Garmin, bicycling, and trailer/upgrades).

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Old June 30th, 2015, 17:42   #33
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Got a relatively small mod done today:



AC power outlet with two 2.1A USB ports. The glue is still curing and it's not quite as perfect as I'd like. But, overall, I'd say it's good. I still need to buy the power source. It will be a 400W pure sine wave inverter that I'll mount under the passenger seat. I need to see if there are any unused grommets in the firewall that I can use for an easy connection directly to the battery. I hope to have this operational before my roadtrip to Texas in August.
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Old July 15th, 2015, 03:28   #34
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An unusual photo opportunity...



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Old July 17th, 2015, 07:42   #35
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Hello,

My Galaxy S5 suffered a USB port failure, probably from the constant plugging/unplugging as I got into/out of the car. I decided to give wireless charging a try. It works great, but the Tetrax mount isn't quite up to supporting the additional weight of the charger and the phone without needing constant realignment.

I used the wireless charger's vent clip while I came up with a better solution. In the end, I decided on a mount by ProClip. I forgot to take a "before photo." Here's the manufacturer's stock photo of what the ProClip looks like after mounting to the air vent:



I slid my mount as far left as it would go, almost centering it over the open/close control for the vent. Then I did some shaving of the wireless cradle to make it flat in back so I could glue it to the ProClip. I haven't taken a lot of photographs. But here's the difference between how the cradle stands-off from the vent with the "vent clip" and the ProClip systems:



So far, I'm very pleased with it. The ProClip is VERY sturdy, much better than Tetrax. I keep the included "gap openers" in the car in case I find myself somewhere that compels me to remove everything. Otherwise, the mount/cradle stay in place full-time.

I'll try to get new photos of everything this weekend.

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Old July 18th, 2015, 19:04   #36
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New photos of my latest electronics setup:

Passenger's view...


Driver's view...


Everything out...


Everything stowed...


My new Garmin has a powered, magnetic mount that eliminates plugging/unplugging; mounting/stowing is a snap!


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Old July 28th, 2015, 10:42   #37
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Looks good. I've been using Brodit/Proclip mounts for years and can definitely agree that they are very good.
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Old July 28th, 2015, 14:23   #38
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Now that I've had the ProClip in the car for about 10 days, I can report that I really like the solid feel. The Tetrax was small and easily removed. But the phone would shift around or jiggle when I touched the screen. I also found myself regularly making small adjustments to the tilt of the phone to straighten it... or make it hang right (perfectionism). The position of the phone never shifts with the ProClip.
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Old July 30th, 2015, 07:54   #39
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Scott, I'm curious how the clear bra is holding up after a year? Was it worth it? What sections did you get covered, and how much did they charge? Did you decide to do it on your reflex silver car? Thx.
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Old July 30th, 2015, 08:19   #40
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The bra is holding up great. I found a super-minor flaw while washing the car today... not even a millimeter and it doesn't penetrate the film. I thought it might've been a bug. Odds are it's from a rock that easily would have resulted in a paint chip if the hood was unprotected.

I had both cars treated within days of purchase. Both have the hood, front bumper, lower fascia, mirrors and top face of the rear bumper treated. My wife wanted the door jambs in hers done. So, of course, they are. The installer said door jambs are usually unnecessary. So I skipped them on my car. Ironically, I have a small scratch in my driver's jamb, probably from resting my foot there when working on electronics.

I don't recall what I paid for each car. Don't be shocked by ~$750. It really depends on where you are and local labor rates. Regardless, I'd do it again on any other new car... even my old Mk3 if/when I get it repainted.
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Old July 30th, 2015, 16:20   #41
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Thanks!
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Old August 4th, 2015, 05:21   #42
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Hello,

I decided to replace my original Curt hitch with the version that's made for the 2015. This is essentially a copy+paste of what I shared at VWVortex. I took the car on its first run of The Tail of the Dragon, where professional photographers shoot nearly every car that passes by and sell the photos online. I wanted the better-looking hitch on the car so I wouldn't cringe every time I saw my TOTD photo.

I think I can see why Curt is slow to spec this hitch for the 2011-2014 Jettas. The center tab of the bumper skin requires some trimming. Without the trimming, the bumper looks like this:




I was running out of daylight when I installed the main portion of the hitch. Notice in the top photo that the leading edge of the bumper has two ridges? This will make sense in a sec. Since the center tab is not used, the screw cannot be reinstalled, and I have no plan to ever remove this hitch, I went ahead and cut-off the tab...



I suspect Curt is not eager to instruct their customers take hacksaws to their bumpers. I say DO IT. It's not like it's going to rust. Once the tab was gone, I positioned the tab's mount so that it sat in between the two leading edges of the bumper that I mentioned above...



The bumper is now straight...



Bonus image: This was supposed to be a shot of the mounting bolts. Instead, I'll call it "Holy Crap! I can't believe how clean the exhaust is after 30,000 miles!"



I painted my bolts to help them blend-in. Then I got a daylight photo:



As you can see, the new hitch is a total eye sore... LOL!



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Old August 4th, 2015, 05:29   #43
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Some photos from our current vacation to Texas:

An abandoned fuel station...


Tail of the Dragon...


My tail on the Tail (that new hitch is such an eye sore)...


Cherohala Skyway...




Volkswagen factory (no tours)...


San Jacinto Monument (near Houston)...




USS TEXAS...




I'm not sure what's next. I'll share more as they come.

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Old August 4th, 2015, 06:29   #44
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Where is everybody? That's the emptiest parking lot I've seen in a while. I have found the A/C in my daughter's MKVI is amazing. Is it that good in the TDI? What are you seeing for FE on this trip?
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Old August 5th, 2015, 06:23   #45
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Peter,

I did some creative cropping or chose good angles to make my car appear to be alone in those parking lots. I also photoshopped some tourists out of the battleship photo. In the case of the VW factory, the lots were quite bare. It was a Saturday; plus, the factory is currently not giving tours. The employee lots were only 10% used and the visitor lots were practically empty. I took the above photo in the visitor spots that were further from the building. No cars anywhere to foul my photo.

The AC is VERY good. Even on the hottest of days (99 degrees so far), I don't usually point the vent right at me unless I have a little heat added. My daughter uses her comforter since I like it so cool in the car. My windows are not tinted. Having tint would probably make it even better.

For FE, my best so far is 46 mpg on the first tank. That tank included two runs on the Tail of the Dragon as well as a pass through the Cherohala Skyway. The second tank included the visit to the VW plant (idling) and the third tank included a lengthy traffic jam (three-car crash including a semi) and Texas speeds of 75 mph. Both of those tanks returned 45 mpg. It's all on my Fuelly page. We'll see if I can reach or exceed 47 mpg on the return trip since I don't plan to make any detours or tourist stops.

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