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    FS: Winter wheel+tire+hardware set, $200 OBO

    SOLD Looking to unload my winter set. I picked up a new 18" summer set so my old 17" summer rims will take the winter tires this year. They're 16x7" steelies (5x112) with Michelin X-Ice XI2's. They've made it through 4 winters and easily have one more, two depending on how hard you drive or...
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    NIB Rev D DV

    $85 shipped. Just recuperating costs of troubleshooting my boost control issue ( I took this out of the box, installed it, confirmed over the course of 3 miles that my issue wasn't a bad DV, uninstalled it and put it back in the box...
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    Troubleshoot a boost control issue

    Lately I've been having an intermittent boost control issue. I have some ideas but want additional input. Symptom: 1) At part and constant throttle, boost builds steadily on its own before being released by a DV actuation. I'm guessing the DV actuation is a result of some safety measures...
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    Squeaky shift lever

    When cold my shift lever has been a bit squeaky lately. It's come on in just the past couple months. It feels as though it's rubbing rubber against wet rubber or something. Typically takes 5 minutes to go away, I presume because of the temperature of something. In addition the gates have been...
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    Sick of the bare steelies look in the winter. Recommend some hubcaps. Hopefully there's something out there that's not heinous.
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    VW gives a lesson in how to dissapoint automotive enthusiasts

    Step 1: Run your venerable hot-hatch around town but don't hide upgrades like the full roll cage to suggest weight savings, upgraded suspension bits, brakes and serious sport intentions Step 2: Announce a new Clubsport model of said hatch. In press release, only talk about power spec increase...
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    Official Base Model Pony Car Rant Thread

    Let it flow.
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    N75 plumbing for CTS k04 kit

    Anyone know what fittings came on CTS's compressor housing for the N75 plumbing? My housing has a couple M8 holes where the N75 vacuum system needs to be. I've tried a ton of different sources for M8 to 1/4" barb fittings without luck. MSC, McMaster Carr, home depot, Autozone and Ace Hardware...
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    How about a mk7 R with 420 factory horsepower? Golf R420 announced

    Sounds like they got even more out of this engine than they last showed at Geneva.
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    Does anybody else think their car feels more powerful after driving in a rainstorm?

    I don't make a habit of driving through heavy rain as I have an open filter intake fitted. Sometimes it just can't be avoided, though. The rain storm was yesterday. Today, the car feels a good 10hp up from this past month. It flies. Throttle response is awesome. The throttle it altogether more...
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    Plastic intake manifold? Naw, plastic cylinder block is more like it!

    I, for one, welcome our carbon composite overlords.
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    Michelin PSS performance in ...snow

    Yes, I drove my PSS through the snow. I'd installed them after a couple 55F days in MI when the weather looked to be above 50F for the next two weeks. Two weeks later and we're getting some lake-effect snow. :rolleyes: Fortunately I decided to work from home, but just for science I took the car...
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    Anyone play Automation?

    Just got this game off Steam early-access. It's a car and engine design/tycoon game, in case you haven't heard of it. Really awesome in premise. Put a few hours into it so far. I'm still learning how the software works - being incomplete, there are some inconsistencies in the user experience...
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    My turn for a "What car should I buy?" thread!

    My old ~250k mile '99 Passat 1.8T finally crawled to it's last mile yesterday. Now that my sister is out of a car, my family is trying to decide how to make up the gap. We could either buy my sister something cheap and reliable, manual, and practical; or we could buy my mother something...
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    FARD GT Wow.
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    Cold-weather PSA: Your car will warm up faster if the HVAC heat is maxed out

    I just found this last night: At idle, the car will jump up from 750 to 850 RPM if your heat dial is maxed out. I need to investigate this a little further. For instance, does maxing out the temp dial alone cause the engine to run hotter? Or do you need the fan running as well? Does this happen...
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    Revs do not drop steadily to idle

    Seeing some strange behavior. As I let off the gas out of gear the engine doesn't drop back to 750rpm smoothly, instead intermittently resting on about 1200rpm momentarily. Anybody seen similar behavior? I caught a few instances through torque. These are not captured simultaneously. The engine...
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    The Humble Mechanic explains intake manifold and water pump failures on the TSI

    Check out this guy's takes on the intake manifold and water pump failures on the TSI. _DDb7ZQ0tlE yvfVUkuPY0k This guy is relatively new to the YouTube scene but he's already put out some excellent...
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    ThatDudeInBlue drives a stage mk6 GTI

    Whose car is this? 2012 APR Tuned VW GTI Review!: BP6NEBXEvqA Sent from my cm_tenderloin using Tapatalk
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    4th Gen Miata/MX-5

    Needs it's own thread. Especially when all the figures are released. Go!