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Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions Yesterday, 03:44 PM
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Posted By PhthaloType
Just got new tires: Continental ExtremeContact...

Just got new tires: Continental ExtremeContact DWS06. Basic, first impression is that they're so much quieter than the Pirellis I previously had on the front, especially in the 20-30 mph range where...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-18-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By PhthaloType
https://i.imgur.com/REpK0gd.jpg When I...

https://i.imgur.com/REpK0gd.jpg


When I went back to the shop today, we found that the camber improved on its own. I didn't get a printout this time, but I remember that the left side was down to...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-17-2019, 06:52 PM
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Posted By PhthaloType
The kind from the SS-III/GT-Four? I used to be an...

The kind from the SS-III/GT-Four? I used to be an old Toyota nut and loved Celicas.
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-16-2019, 06:58 PM
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Views: 154
Posted By PhthaloType
The more I think about it, the more I think I'm...

The more I think about it, the more I think I'm just gonna have them adjust the subframe. I'm about to buy new tires, so I wanna make sure they have a nice, aligned car to go on. However, to...
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-16-2019, 03:55 PM
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Views: 154
Posted By PhthaloType
Camber Woes

I got the alignment done after installing new shocks, struts, mounts, and subframe deadset kits.

I found out that the front camber is kinda jacked up:

https://i.imgur.com/gCYiFEh.jpg

Iím 95%...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-13-2019, 08:18 PM
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Posted By PhthaloType
Son of a... I wish I knew this earlier, would've...

Son of a... I wish I knew this earlier, would've saved half my day trying to get it off, then driving around trying to find a tool! At least I was able to cancel the Amazon order in time.
I put a...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-13-2019, 06:53 PM
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Posted By PhthaloType
Started working on replacing my struts, but hit a...

Started working on replacing my struts, but hit a snag trying to spread the steering knuckle to remove the strut. I tried wedging screwdrivers, but the most I got the strut to come out was maybe 3/8"...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-11-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By PhthaloType
In the "Official timing chain tensioner failure...

In the "Official timing chain tensioner failure thread" I documented every instance that users reported and compiled it into a spreadsheet. It appears that around 9/2011 is when they changed to the...
Forum: Interior Parts 03-08-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 293
Posted By PhthaloType
PM sent!

PM sent!
Forum: Golf MKVI photos, spyshots, videos, media 03-07-2019, 11:25 PM
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Posted By PhthaloType
https://i.imgur.com/IO4N0jB.jpg Took this...

https://i.imgur.com/IO4N0jB.jpg


Took this one a while back, never posted it before, though. Arriving at work on a foggy morning (I liked getting there early so I could snag a nice safe corner...
Forum: Interior Parts 03-07-2019, 11:14 PM
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Views: 293
Posted By PhthaloType
Thanks for checking! Fingers crossed...

Thanks for checking! Fingers crossed...
Forum: Interior Parts 03-06-2019, 10:54 PM
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Views: 293
Posted By PhthaloType
Wanted: Silver-finished "nub" from an A/C vent

One of these little pieces was missing from an A/C vent when I bought the car. If you installed a boost gauge that replaced a vent, perhaps you still have the original? If someone can manage to pop...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-06-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 919
Posted By PhthaloType
The lower the car, the higher the resolution your...

The lower the car, the higher the resolution your mental road map has to be :laugh:
Forum: Cosmetic Mods (interior & exterior modifications) 03-05-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By PhthaloType
Anything stamped/molded on the back? If it did go...

Anything stamped/molded on the back? If it did go to a car there'd probably at least be a part number.
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-05-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 311
Posted By PhthaloType
Those caliper bushings sound intriguing. I'll be...

Those caliper bushings sound intriguing. I'll be changing my front brakes in the near future, so that'll be the perfect time to pick those up. I'll probably do that and skip the SS lines.
Forum: Wheels / Tires / Suspension / Brakes / Chassis | Sponsored by The Tire Rack 03-04-2019, 09:14 PM
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Posted By PhthaloType
Braided SS Brake Lines: Worth It?

One thing I've been a little disappointed about the GTI (that I noticed when I first test drove it) is brake feel. It's not bad, and it brakes just fine, it's just that it brakes like any other...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 03-03-2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By PhthaloType
Put the Fuchs in today and just got back from a...

Put the Fuchs in today and just got back from a short test drive. Shifting was much easier with the cold fluid (temp was in the 40s). Didn't feel like I had to force it like with Mobil 1. There's...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 02-28-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By PhthaloType
Follow-up: My fears were confirmed, Mobil 1 was a...

Follow-up: My fears were confirmed, Mobil 1 was a mistake. Shifting is harder overall, 10x moreso when it's cold (motor and/or ambient). On cold mornings I pretty much have to force it into 2nd for...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 02-28-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By PhthaloType
Can confirm. I just installed a P-Flo intake...

Can confirm. I just installed a P-Flo intake today, and took her for a quick spin. Being able to hear the DV do its thing, it almost sounds like a BOV. I think you'll be satisfied.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 02-28-2019, 09:25 PM
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Views: 5,132,330
Posted By PhthaloType
Installed my intake today. Neuspeed P-Flo. I like...

Installed my intake today. Neuspeed P-Flo. I like it :)
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 02-20-2019, 11:33 PM
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Views: 5,132,330
Posted By PhthaloType
I switched it over and repaired the bumper. Bondo...

I switched it over and repaired the bumper. Bondo spot putty, touch-up paint, wet sand, rubbing/polishing compounds. It's not a perfect job but you can't tell unless you're up close and looking for...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 02-19-2019, 11:10 PM
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Views: 5,132,330
Posted By PhthaloType
I vote for a tow hook mount bracket. Keeps the...

I vote for a tow hook mount bracket. Keeps the clean bumper and gives it a sporty look while staying legal.


Mine's from US Mill Works. Pretty high quality, I'd recommend it.

...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 02-16-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 44,723
Views: 5,132,330
Posted By PhthaloType
Ordered some much needed parts: Bilstein B4s (all...

Ordered some much needed parts: Bilstein B4s (all around), strut and shock absorber mounts, strut bearings, replacement hardware, and front subframe locking collar kit (already have the rear...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 12-28-2018, 06:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,724
Posted By PhthaloType
I could go on all day about my grievances with...

I could go on all day about my grievances with ABS systems as a whole...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 12-28-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,724
Posted By PhthaloType
It makes sense that it would be from the wheel...

It makes sense that it would be from the wheel lifting. These systems flip out in any situation that creates a mismatch between wheel speed and vehicle speed. I got my Passat stuck in mud once, and...
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