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Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 871
Posted By SwiftGTI
About 5 years. Bought car in June 2011, replaced...

About 5 years. Bought car in June 2011, replaced OEM battery in July 2016. IIRC there are two OEM replacement batteries from VW. I bought the cheaper one. Ended up paying around $105 after...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 42,221
Views: 4,069,594
Posted By SwiftGTI
Haha true. A full-size SUV or minivan is more...

Haha true. A full-size SUV or minivan is more than we need, but the wife has spoken. Happy wife, happy life I guess :)


Welcome to the 55k mile club!



Yep considering an Atlas, Pilot,...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions Yesterday, 09:01 AM
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Posted By SwiftGTI
Joined the 60k mile club. Still enjoying that...

Joined the 60k mile club. Still enjoying that GTI life. Its replacement will be something more practical (SUV/minivan) so every mile we have left together is special :wub:
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-05-2017, 09:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By SwiftGTI
I've tracked both my GTI (DSG) and my friend's...

I've tracked both my GTI (DSG) and my friend's E46 M3 (6MT, VF supercharger ~450 whp, Brembo BBK, KW suspension, etc.)

Having had that experience, there's no way in hell I'd sell the E46 M3 to...
Forum: Tracking / Autocrossing / Driving Techniques 09-17-2017, 08:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 466
Posted By SwiftGTI
Cannot agree more on the RS3's. Surprised me how...

Cannot agree more on the RS3's. Surprised me how much faster they were than my old BFG Rival's (~1 s) and they seem to be wearing really well. The only downside is the sidewall is soft, so you have...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 09-06-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,627
Posted By SwiftGTI
I guess I'm in the minority but I actually like...

I guess I'm in the minority but I actually like having a small turbo for my daily driver. Quick spool and decent torque down low, but without the poor fuel economy/weight of a larger engine.
...
Forum: Mk6 vs...... 08-24-2017, 05:14 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,277
Posted By SwiftGTI
Yeah I read that somewhere too, but I just don't...

Yeah I read that somewhere too, but I just don't see it with the way the RS comes setup from the factory. Ford also had issues with their base GT350's overheating at the track (I think they're...
Forum: Mk6 vs...... 08-24-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,277
Posted By SwiftGTI
Yeah definitely read the article before you buy. ...

Yeah definitely read the article before you buy. The issues with the car aren't just the usual street pads fading on the track, but more fundamental things. Actually here's a pretty good summary:
...
Forum: Mk6 vs...... 08-21-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,277
Posted By SwiftGTI
If you're serious about tracking it, there was a...

If you're serious about tracking it, there was a lot of discussion early on about how the Focus RS was a very compromised platform from the factory for heavy track use. Terry Fair at Vorshlag did a...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-02-2017, 02:25 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,733
Posted By SwiftGTI
Been thinking about upsizing from our GTI to an...

Been thinking about upsizing from our GTI to an Atlas, but TBH all the reliability issues with the GTI (water pump, HPFP, injector) make me hesitant to buy another VW product. To VW's credit,...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 06-18-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By SwiftGTI
Agree on the 996 GT3's. I came across one at the...

Agree on the 996 GT3's. I came across one at the track that was putting some serious distance on the rest of us. Chatted with the owner later and all he had done was brake pads and hoosier r7's. ...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 06-16-2017, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,384
Posted By SwiftGTI
I've got a lot of respect for the E46 M3's. One...

I've got a lot of respect for the E46 M3's. One of my good friends that I track with has a VF-supercharged E46 M3 making 450 whp with supporting mods - Brembo BBK, KW coilovers, Hankook RS3 tires,...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 04-07-2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,107
Posted By SwiftGTI
I was quoted around $800 for carbon cleaning from...

I was quoted around $800 for carbon cleaning from a VW dealership.
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 03-23-2017, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,182
Posted By SwiftGTI
Had my oil filter come apart yesterday when...

Had my oil filter come apart yesterday when taking it out (Mobil 1 filter, M1-404). In my case I was able to get the threaded part and plastic ring off the engine by putting the old filter back on,...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-03-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 1,545
Views: 242,227
Posted By SwiftGTI
The dealership said they were rushing to have it...

The dealership said they were rushing to have it done by end of day. Felt real confident after hearing that lol. Can't see this ending well, but time will tell.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-03-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1,545
Views: 242,227
Posted By SwiftGTI
No apparently not part of the VW recall campaign....

No apparently not part of the VW recall campaign. Oh well as long as it's covered under warranty if/when the time comes. Gotta love VW reliability...
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 11-03-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,545
Views: 242,227
Posted By SwiftGTI
Water pump replaced under warranty this week. ...

Water pump replaced under warranty this week. Had been trouble free for ~37k miles, but suddenly lost coolant over the weekend.

Parts replaced
- water pump (06J-121-026-BG)
- gasket...
Forum: General Car News and Discussions 08-12-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,834
Posted By SwiftGTI
LOL my bad, I only read the first page and wish I...

LOL my bad, I only read the first page and wish I hadn't. :o
Forum: General Car News and Discussions 08-12-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,834
Posted By SwiftGTI
Just curious, why get rid of the MK7 R? Also...

Just curious, why get rid of the MK7 R?

Also did you consider the GT350? Not that you can really go wrong with a 415 hp V8 RWD sedan :) Congrats.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 56,955
Posted By SwiftGTI
This would be my concern as well. My water pump...

This would be my concern as well. My water pump is fine so I wouldn't want them to replace it. And I've had VW dealerships do TSB work on my car without asking me first, so there is some precedent...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-16-2015, 09:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,096
Posted By SwiftGTI
Great post, very enlightening.

Great post, very enlightening.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-16-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,096
Posted By SwiftGTI
Nice taste in cars ;)

Nice taste in cars ;)
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-08-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,335
Posted By SwiftGTI
I currently have both - they have their purposes....

I currently have both - they have their purposes. The GTI is the more comfy daily driver and all-around car, but the FR-S is definitely more fun to drive especially at the track. You get clearer...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 04-29-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,523
Posted By SwiftGTI
IMO not worth trading up from an almost-new 2014....

IMO not worth trading up from an almost-new 2014. Yes the mk7 is better in nearly every way, but at the end of the day it's still fundamentally just a refined FWD turbo hatch. You're going to take...
Forum: General Car News and Discussions 04-29-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,635
Posted By SwiftGTI
From what I understand, the transmission issues...

From what I understand, the transmission issues on the Evo were overblown, even for the 6MT's. Unless you were repeatedly launching the car hard or putting serious heat into the transmission at the...
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