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Old 03-01-2017, 12:24 PM   #29
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Jaber - thanks for the reply.

I do not shift down into 1st unless I have to but here is the thing -

If i just drive in D mode, it does downshift into 2nd and 1st usually if coming to a stop which makes stopping feel quite lurchy. Therefore I leave it in M mode, that way it just downshifts at the very bottom of the revrange and I dont feel it as much, kinda wish it would literally just go neutral.

It actually feels better cold than hot.

OH and I called VW - due to rebuilt title, no warranty which i kinda figured.
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:19 PM   #30
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you do have a stage 2 engine mount(I assume you have a trans mount too) So you will feel the gears and stuff, I have K04 with APR tune, and my DSG jerks sometimes too like when I want to move my car a few inches when I park with a little throttle. I can feel the dsg is not in gear, and takes few second to engage by that time my foot is already off the gas pedal...lol
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Old 03-01-2017, 01:35 PM   #31
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Gotcha.

2 things: Your GIF under your username looks kind of like closing in on a strange floppy flame-y vagina

i wonder which mounts would be most crucial to keep for proper torque transfer. I know the more mounts the merrier for transferring torque but i think i'd like to tone it down a notch LOL
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Old 03-02-2017, 10:30 AM   #32
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Got some wheels last night

10k miles on em so good as new! They are 18's; the 19's look alot better but whatcha gonna do!

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Old 03-02-2017, 11:04 AM   #33
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Gonna look 10x better with lowering springs if you go that route
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:10 AM   #34
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Oh yea, I agree, it looks higher now than it did with the detroits even though they are the same size. Lame!

Would like to lower maybe sometime down the road but for now definitely like the ride quality and don't wanna ruin it.
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Old 03-02-2017, 11:59 AM   #35
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DG Springs FTW. Only made it a bit bumpier, with the original struts/shocks.
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:07 PM   #36
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Yeah i'd probly go the VWR route, new swaybar endlinks, probly just new oem bushings where needed like lower CABs, and rear sway bar. solid setup.

But that's maybe sometime in the summer. For now I'm planning to give the car a serious polish sometime in the next few weeks, work on the details so it doesn't look like so much of a clunker.

Think i'm going to vynil wrap the lower bumper area where the fog grille 'whiskers' go into and the piece wraps under the lower grille - you know so it looks more like the MK7 does? Know it will be a pain in the ass to remove and disassemble everything but i love the look.
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Old 03-02-2017, 12:19 PM   #37
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:27 AM   #38
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ordered some more stuff:

Euro tail lights dark cherry
4 sq ft of pure white vynil to wrap the lower trim under the front grille
Cam follower kit
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:37 AM   #39
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Are you going to do a pulley on this one?
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:46 AM   #40
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What the fluidampr? Idk man, if i was smart i would have taken the one off of my MK7 but they buyer wanted it. It did make the idle a little smoother and maybe made like 10hp... worth it maybe? idk.
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:55 AM   #41
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Is it heavier or lighter than stock? This engine is smooth already?
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Old 03-03-2017, 10:20 AM   #42
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The fluidampr is heavier I believe but its fluid filled properties are what really helps with engine harmonics - something that may be useful when we are talking about a car suspect to vibrations as is with full mounts!

The engine is pretty smooth but definitely shakes a good bit at idle
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