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What did you do to your MK6 today?

uglybastard

Autocross Champion
This weekend, i installed some Recaro seats into the mk6. this has been a project in the making for about 6 months now.



I bought them from one of those parts sellers in Southeast Asia who lists things on Instagram. yeah, i know, seems sketchy but i did paypal goods and services to cover the purchase in case i got ripped off. Warning to those buying these seats from questionable sources, ask for a shot of the serial number labels to make sure they're legit. This was back in Jan/Feb and the package got there from thailand in under 2 weeks via DHL. Which is pretty impressive considering how long the shipment lag was because of COVID things. They're legit Recaros, but have been recovered (black cloth / white vinyl).

more info in build thread.
 

smanierre

Autocross Newbie
Why did FCP ship my stuff same day? and why is it already arriving today when i got standard shipping?

What's next? They actually give me the correct parts?

This is crazy, does ECS know about this?!
I love FCP. I'm like 50 minutes from them so even selecting regular shipping it's always next day for me. Also makes it easy to save up like 4 or 5 oil changes and just drive them all back for the warranty at once.
 

uglybastard

Autocross Champion
I love FCP. I'm like 50 minutes from them so even selecting regular shipping it's always next day for me. Also makes it easy to save up like 4 or 5 oil changes and just drive them all back for the warranty at once.
I've debated making the drive but dont have a good storage situation for waste oil.
 

Gr8N0rthW0lf

Go Kart Champion
I must be the only one with an intact non saggy headliner. I went through the same shit with my Mk4 so maybe the VW gods are looking out
Mine is still completely fine on a 2010. But I guess being in Canada and only having 3 months of intense summer heat probably helps
 

Joe_Mama

Autocross Champion
So far so good on the evap system leak. Pretty sure I got it. Been driving it a lot more and cel hasnt come back
 

Phur

Autocross Champion
Mine is still completely fine on a 2010. But I guess being in Canada and only having 3 months of intense summer heat probably helps
Jealous.
 

Blakcard

Drag Racing Champion
Mine is still completely fine on a 2010. But I guess being in Canada and only having 3 months of intense summer heat probably helps
So true
 

Joe_Mama

Autocross Champion
Ill be changing oil today.



Happy tuesday
 

jay745

track sl00t
Discovered the clamp on the bottom coolant line was broken. Guess changing the coolant twice a year for the past few years has taken a toll on the clamp. Meh easy fix, gonna have to daily the track car for a few weeks. Sold my Jetta and the truck I bought won't be delivered for a few weeks. Sigh this is going to get old fast

Garage is still in chaos from moving but it's slowing getting there.
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Joe_Mama

Autocross Champion
How are those general gmax tires in terms of comfort, grip, and noise?

They are the best tires ive put on the car bar none. Im sure they couldnt stand up to some pilot super sports but they are half the price.

Here are the tires ive ran on this car:

Dunlops - all season. these came from factory and were awful in every way. I had multiple tires develop sidewall bubbles from hitting potholes.

Pirelli Pzero - all season. rode these the longest and bought multiple times. Great grip and ride at first but they quickly lose grip as they accumulate miles, and they are terrible in the rain.

Riken Raptors- all season. These were just a 'good' all around tire in every way. Ok enough grip, some road noise but not much, better in rain and snow than the pzero. Riken is made by Michelin.

General Gmax - summer performance tires. Better than all of the above and the gripiest tires ive had yet. good in the rain, minimal noise and comfortable while retaining responsiveness. Keep in mind the generals are a different size, 235/45/17 and they arent all seasons. The dunlops, rikens and pirellis were all 225/40/18. General is made by Continental.

Hope that helps
 

Phur

Autocross Champion
I did my first maintenance wash since the brake swap. I’m hoping to get out to get a few shots later. Until then, I am working on my resume.
 

GolNat

Autocross Champion
How are those general gmax tires in terms of comfort, grip, and noise?
I ran Gmax my last set of tires and they are a solid choice. I did find them a little soft in the corners. I prefer the Falken’s FK510’s that I am running now tho.
 
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