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Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-20-2017, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,568
Posted By Dawg82
Agree - like the look much better than MK7. I...

Agree - like the look much better than MK7. I would think more than 260 HP or so is the max for FWD car?
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-19-2017, 08:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By Dawg82
Get new MK7 GTI - sunroof is bigger than MK6 (I...

Get new MK7 GTI - sunroof is bigger than MK6 (I have a 2011 DSG that I love) MK7 GTI has 220 HP and 250+ torque. Haven't checked, but I bet it has a better power / weight ratio than A4 quattro.
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Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 05-28-2017, 06:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Dawg82
What should I expect to pay for 60K service from ATL dealer?...

on my 2011 DSG GTI. Believe this one is oil / filter, fluids and new spark plugs. Expect them to try and bend me over on the plugs.
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-27-2016, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Dawg82
the damage is on the edge of the rim near the...

the damage is on the edge of the rim near the tire - was hoping I could smooth and polish with dremel and then paint with something close the original color.

Is there color code for the silver on...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-23-2016, 12:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Dawg82
Touching up curb rash on Detroit wheels?...

Have bumped the Detroit wheels on my 2011 GTI enough to warrant the time and supplies to touch them up. Any good internet resources on technique and supplies needed?
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 01-23-2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,351
Posted By Dawg82
Unless my son makes me a ridiculous offer, I'm sticking with..

my now five-year old MK6. I will admit that the torque, lower look and bigger sunroof of the MK7 is tempting, but i kept my last daily driver (Infiniti I30) for 11 years. If VW keeps the Golf R line...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 09-21-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Dawg82
Nope - I was pulling into a parking space after 25 mile commute...

mix of highway and city driving. No high speed or real high RPM driving
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 09-21-2015, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 881
Posted By Dawg82
4000 RPM Oil Warning?? Anyone else get this on GTI?...

Had driven GTI about 25 miles - mostly in-town interstate here in ATL. No real hard driving, maybe one or two downshifts to pass.

Put DSG in park and about to turn off engine when I get a warning...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 08-04-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Dawg82
Thanks for the detail - glad yours was fixed well...

Thanks for the detail - glad yours was fixed well at such a low cost. Here is picture I should have included in first post...

http://home.comcast.net/~reuning/images/GTIdent2.jpg
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 08-04-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 645
Posted By Dawg82
Recommendations for dent repair company in North Atlanta Area?...

Some dipsh@t threw open his / her door and put a nasty dent on the right rear fender seam - about the worst possible place.

Got a rough quote from the guy at Dent Magix in Marietta, but said he...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 12-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 529
Posted By Dawg82
Non-Dealer Service in North Atlanta for 40K DSG...

Just got quote for $560 for DSG and engine oil change on 2011 GTI Mk6. Any good independents in North Atlanta area certified to do DSG?
Forum: In Car Entertainment, Electronics, Navigation, Phone (Audio / Video / Electronics / Etc..) 09-29-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 740
Posted By Dawg82
White Screen of Death? Started my '11 GTI yesterday..

and the Welcome to VW screen was white. Touchscreen seemed to still work and radio / SD Card media both worked thru the display in speedo.

Stopped at Y for hour or so and screen was working when I...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 03-21-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,500
Posted By Dawg82
Thanks for the detailed pictures on engine air...

Thanks for the detailed pictures on engine air filter replace. See that there are eight hex screws that need to come out - what is the significance of the two white arrows in second picture?
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 03-21-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,500
Posted By Dawg82
How to change air filter in MK6 GTI?...

My GTI just turned three and out of warranty. Know that air filter change was not part of the free 10K maintenance and figure it is past time here in pollen rich Georgia

Owner's manual worthless...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 12-08-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,228
Posted By Dawg82
Help ... tire cupping on GTI about to go off warranty...

and yes, I know that the 225x18x40 Pirelli PZero Neros on my MK6 GTI are not covered under the VW Warranty. That said, what about the suspension and wheel hubs? I have 32K miles on the car and time...
Forum: VW Golf R Forum 08-07-2013, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,485
Posted By Dawg82
Golf R MK VII not coming to America?...

Got my latest Car and Driver with the 2014 preview. Says the R is being discontinued? Cannot find any corroboration on the web
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-12-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,861
Posted By Dawg82
I have the Pirelli PZero Neros that came with the car...

...what tire did you go with when you went to 235s
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-12-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,861
Posted By Dawg82
Thanks for the info. No change in handling or...

Thanks for the info. No change in handling or wheel rub when turning tight, like parking?
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 10-12-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,861
Posted By Dawg82
Larger tires on Detroit wheels on 2011 GTI?...

Posted before with no response. What issues will I face if I put 235x40x18 tires on my stock wheels that currently has original 225x40x18s.

Thought is slightly wider tires will look better and...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 09-04-2012, 12:50 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,761
Posted By Dawg82
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 09-03-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,761
Posted By Dawg82
Disappointing mileage on 2011 DSG...

Have 19K miles on my 2011 4-door DSG. Do alot of metro ATL freeway driving off rush hour, but only getting around 25mpg.

I know the GTI's go-fast fun factor is not a plus to hypermiling, but is...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 04-16-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,980
Posted By Dawg82
Grow a pair and keep GTI...

Got my "mid-life crisis on a budget" little over a year ago and no regrets. First car I've had that strangers (mostly women) ask me about.

MK VI will be a classic if VW "jettas" the MK VII and...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 01-15-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,007
Posted By Dawg82
Larger Tires 235-40-18 on GTI with Detroit wheels?

Looking at moving to slightly larger tire on my GTI. Current 225s provide no buffer for alloys getting scratched on curb and need a little more tire for pothole protection in City of Dunwoody.

I...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-18-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,674
Posted By Dawg82
Took my GTI to mountains first time this weekend...

Handling was what I expected. DSG took a little getting used to for engine breaking down steep runs. Best part of trip was averaging 32.5 MPG which included some stop and go in Asheville.

Your GTI...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 02-23-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 56,938
Posted By Dawg82
Age 50 and just bought 4-door w/ DSG...

Ironically wife told me I needed to get new car to replace 1998 Infiniti I30 (handing that baby down to younger son)

Decision came down to Acura TSX (the safe buy) or the GTI (the fun midlife...
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