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uglybastard

Autocross Champion
Was playing around with something I installed in the cabin (review pending), and noticed that my drivers side floor was damp. I knew what it was right away. I pulled the a pillar just to confirm things were connected and inadvertently disconnected the hose in the lower corner of the windshield area. Fucked with it for a bit and then had my GF use her smaller hands to reconnect it.

Tried pulling the cowl and hit a snag getting the cowl off because my wiper arms were stubbornly on there. Will try again this weekend so I can snip the tip of the nipple and clear things out. Gonna do both sides while I'm in there.

Got the carpet as dry as I could using microfiber towels to sop up moisture.
 

Chisel_86

Go Kart Champion
Was playing around and noticed that my floor was damp. I knew what it was right away. I pulled the hose in the area. Fucked with my GF use to it.

Tried pulling off because my arms were stubbornly on there. Will try again this weekend so I can snip the tip of the nipple and clear things out. Gonna do both sides while I'm in there.

Got the carpet as dry as I could using microfiber towels to sop up moisture.

Just the tip...
 

king1138

Ready to race!
added a zero performance, strictly noise making DV spacer. even though i know everyone immediately will say, "don't do that. no performance value. just get dv+. just get intake. etc. etc." While that may be true. I wanted more whoosh noises because even though I'm in my 30s, I'm still a child at heart and I want my car to go vroom and whoosh, lol.

That being said, man, the DV is hard to access! I got 2 of the 3 screws off pretty easily, but man.. that third screw had me struggling! I have big arms/hands and i just couldn't get leverage on the allen key i was using. Too bad we don't have it as easily accessible as the mk7s do.
I have one and I love my stupid DV spacer. But, I am a 37 year old child. Until it causes a rich code or I get tired of cleaning oil off my undercarriage I'll keep it. That third bolt is crazy easy if you have a lift, haha, I'm spoiled that way...
 

uglybastard

Autocross Champion
Since I mounted my small extinguisher in the rear I really wanted to have something in the forward cabin for mor immediate emergencies. Since I am vehemently anti-ECS, I stayed away from the extinguisher mount from Rennline since they are exclusively an ECS product line now. I stumbled across KAP Industries out of Australia, and their mount looked pretty sturdy and essentially equivalent to competition previously mentioned. Plus the pricetag was more attractive.

KAP Industries

The brace showed up and I confirmed it would potentially fit the daily which has stock seats. After that I immediately installed:



I ordered this extinguisher from amazon, any 2.5kg extinguisher should fit fine, I bought this one because it came with a bracket and a quick release. Bolting that up was a piece of cake.



Depending on the extinguisher and placement you'll need to bend the bar so it sits properly for access and seat sliding. But I am happy with the look and function here! The KAP website has an install DIY video, real easy to follow. But for the love of god do not use a torque wrench as a ratchet/breaker bar, as they did.

But here's some links for you all..
KAP Industries
Extinguisher
 

Knotical

Go Kart Champion
Anyone here have tips for installing the Anti-lift kit on the front LCAs? I feel like I'm struggling with this more than the transmission haha

There's like air getting trapped in the bushing or something and it's pushing the bushing out. All my strength and I can't get the bolt holes quite lined up
 

jay745

track sl00t
Anyone here have tips for installing the Anti-lift kit on the front LCAs? I feel like I'm struggling with this more than the transmission haha

There's like air getting trapped in the bushing or something and it's pushing the bushing out. All my strength and I can't get the bolt holes quite lined up
Use a pry bar
 

Knotical

Go Kart Champion
Use a pry bar
I'll take another look but I can't really find anything to pry against... Probably going to make a run here to HF and pick up a bigger pry bar and some ratchet straps

As far as I can tell, the front bushing needs to be installed first (had to use the jack to kinda press it up and in) then the rear comes in. Is this about right?
 

jay745

track sl00t
I'll take another look but I can't really find anything to pry against... Probably going to make a run here to HF and pick up a bigger pry bar and some ratchet straps

As far as I can tell, the front bushing needs to be installed first (had to use the jack to kinda press it up and in) then the rear comes in. Is this about right?
Yeah, mount your pry bar against the control arm and you should be able to use that to line up the holes
 

smanierre

Autocross Champion
Since I mounted my small extinguisher in the rear I really wanted to have something in the forward cabin for mor immediate emergencies. Since I am vehemently anti-ECS, I stayed away from the extinguisher mount from Rennline since they are exclusively an ECS product line now. I stumbled across KAP Industries out of Australia, and their mount looked pretty sturdy and essentially equivalent to competition previously mentioned. Plus the pricetag was more attractive.

KAP Industries

The brace showed up and I confirmed it would potentially fit the daily which has stock seats. After that I immediately installed:



I ordered this extinguisher from amazon, any 2.5kg extinguisher should fit fine, I bought this one because it came with a bracket and a quick release. Bolting that up was a piece of cake.



Depending on the extinguisher and placement you'll need to bend the bar so it sits properly for access and seat sliding. But I am happy with the look and function here! The KAP website has an install DIY video, real easy to follow. But for the love of god do not use a torque wrench as a ratchet/breaker bar, as they did.

But here's some links for you all..
KAP Industries
Extinguisher
I really need to look into this. Definitely gonna run one up front and one in the back
 

Knotical

Go Kart Champion
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Calling it for the LCA today... Been fighting this thing for almost 4 hours.

Plan tomorrow is to buy a ratchet strap and wrap that around the arm and the rear bushing, using that to pull everything into alignment.

Between the Chevy rebuild and now all this crap with the Golf I'm pretty sick of wrenching right now
 

brat_burner

Autocross Champion
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Calling it for the LCA today... Been fighting this thing for almost 4 hours.

Plan tomorrow is to buy a ratchet strap and wrap that around the arm and the rear bushing, using that to pull everything into alignment.

Between the Chevy rebuild and now all this crap with the Golf I'm pretty sick of wrenching right now
I'm no engineer but I think you need that bushing in 1st. Then pry the rear
 

Knotical

Go Kart Champion
I'm no engineer but I think you need that bushing in 1st. Then pry the rear
I think you're right. That's how I had it for most of today. I just pulled the front end up and slid the rear in first as a last effort before I quit.

Both approaches got me to the same spot, just about 1/4 inch off where it needs to be.

I'll probably have it together tomorrow in less than an hour, then feel like a fool for struggling with it so much. Seems to be the way these things go
 

GolNat

Autocross Champion
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Calling it for the LCA today... Been fighting this thing for almost 4 hours.

Plan tomorrow is to buy a ratchet strap and wrap that around the arm and the rear bushing, using that to pull everything into alignment.

Between the Chevy rebuild and now all this crap with the Golf I'm pretty sick of wrenching right now

Yes you want to do the center points first before attaching it to the hub.

Also when I did mine I ended up dropping the subframe a bit. Mine was a pain in the ass too.
 

GolNat

Autocross Champion
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