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Old 04-25-2014, 02:55 PM   #29
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Well, today was a major bust...

I had an appointment for 8:30am at APTuning to get my Koni FSD's, VWR Springs, and 034 strut mounts put in. I sat in their lobby until 11:00am before they even decided to let me know that they couldn't get me in right away because they had cars on all their lifts.

The killer is I have to drive an hour and a half to get their so I made the appointment well in advance and even called yesterday to confirm it. I had to work so I couldn't start a 3-5 hour job after 11:00. I went home sad.

Balls. No upgraded suspension for Dude
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:12 PM   #30
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No upgraded suspension for Dude
Sorry Brah. Firstworldproblems, but I would be bummed out.
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:16 PM   #31
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Dude if that was me I would be pissed. That's a long drive and wait to have nothing happen.
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:24 PM   #32
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But you do bring up a good point. #Firstworldproblems.

But is it really that ridiculous? I mean, I do live in a first world country and it's not like I'm throwing a hot latte at a Starbucks barista for not putting enough froth in my drink, right?

I'm just juxtaposing it against, say, problems like always being starving and living in a place where civil wars are fought by child soldiers with AK-47s....

But yeah, what good is making an appointment at this joint? I mean, you have to have a JOB to pay for this cray shit, right? A little respect for that would be nice.
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:06 PM   #33
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it maybe a dumb question but you really have an extra soudaktor?
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Old 04-25-2014, 04:16 PM   #34
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it maybe a dumb question but you really have an extra soudaktor?
You win the golfmk6 reading comprehension award

I guess I shouldn't be surprised that no one else caught that. I actually only have one soundaktor and it is unplugged
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Old 04-29-2014, 07:34 AM   #35
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I've been thinking about holding off on trying to put these in... I've honestly been loving my stock suspension lately. The whole reason I picked these up was a squeak started manifesting going over bumps in the freezing temps. I don't know if it was the strut mounts, or the VWR sways, or what the hell was squeaking but it's not happening at al now.

So do I A.) sell these and use the money for other mods B.) hang onto them and install after my stock components take another beating this winter or C.) just have them put in.

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Old 04-30-2014, 07:46 PM   #36
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I just went over a speed bump and heard the squeeking. It close to the 40's again and rainy... If it only happens when it's cold it's gotta be the strut mounts, right?

If it were the sways it'd happen in all weather...

The deadset collars are on so the subframe ain't moving at all.
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Old 04-30-2014, 08:05 PM   #37
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I just went over a speed bump and heard the squeeking. It close to the 40's again and rainy... If it only happens when it's cold it's gotta be the strut mounts, right?

If it were the sways it'd happen in all weather...

The deadset collars are on so the subframe ain't moving at all.
Its probably your sways. Have you greased the bushings at all? Mine used to squeak like crazy until I greased them. Everyone once in a while they'll squeak a bit but its not nearly as bad as it used to be.

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Old 05-01-2014, 12:35 PM   #38
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^no, I didn't grease them... I did spray silicone spray about a month ago but that probably didn't last long. I'll grease them up soon. But as I mentioned, they really don't squeak in weather above 50. I'm thing of adding some Endlinks up front soon as well.

On another note, my can came back from 42dd with a new plug in like a day. Excellent customer service. They had to weld a pice of metal to the plug and then stick a wrench on the metal to get it out. Genius.

I took 10 minutes over my lunch break to put it back on:

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Old 05-02-2014, 12:25 PM   #39
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Summer plans for the R...

Definitely doing:
1.) new south boost gauge with column mount
2.) HPA dogbone
3.) paint correction on rock chips
4.) Opti-coat

Strongly considering
1.) upgraded pads/rotors/brake lines/fluid
2.) Haldex upgrade (hopefully flash will be available)
3.) euro cup holder/Underseat drawers
4.) Endlinks for front sways
5.) 034 engine/tranny mounts

In danger of becoming a late night drunken purchase:
1.) APR mobile

Also, I think I am just going to install the FSD's/VWR springs/034 strut mounts. I'll need to find out what bolts I needs for this and also get new bearings.
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:28 PM   #40
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I just went over a speed bump and heard the squeeking. It close to the 40's again and rainy... If it only happens when it's cold it's gotta be the strut mounts, right?

If it were the sways it'd happen in all weather...

The deadset collars are on so the subframe ain't moving at all.
Dude my car does this too, it is a common MK6 platform issue. I wouldn't worry about it.

Mine squeaks only when below 45F also. I honestly don't even care. Some went through great lengths trying to get this remedied...
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:47 PM   #41
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Dude my car does this too, it is a common MK6 platform issue. I wouldn't worry about it.

Mine squeaks only when below 45F also. I honestly don't even care. Some went through great lengths trying to get this remedied...
I know... It just irks me
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Ouch!
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