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Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-21-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
; Because I took my time and had a couple stops...

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Because I took my time and had a couple stops to visit relatives/friends and cool shit on the way.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-19-2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
What do you do for gas? I've only been able to...

What do you do for gas? I've only been able to find 90 octane.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-18-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
The car loves sea level, i live at 4500 feet, and...

The car loves sea level, i live at 4500 feet, and thick air plus the cold temp, high of 35 or so, are very, very noticable. Averaged just over 30 mpg for the trip from Las Cruces to Bellingham WA....
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-18-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
Bigger pics, should be in chronological order...

Bigger pics, should be in chronological order from Bellingham, WA to Whittier, AK

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e388/keitho123/Alaska%20Road%20Trip/DSC_0014.jpg
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Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-18-2013, 11:52 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
I can see UA Anchorage which is about as left as...

I can see UA Anchorage which is about as left as it gets within the state I imagine. But uh, no i can't see Russia.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-18-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
Will do, I've got some really nice ones on my...

Will do, I've got some really nice ones on my camera.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 05-18-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
Made it. Sixteen days on the highways -...

Made it. Sixteen days on the highways - including the Alaska Marine Highway. Hell of a trip and a big surprise when I got here.

http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e388/keitho123/IMAG0021.jpg
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Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 04-18-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 25,017
Posted By Skinned
The GTI is my second car. My first car is the...

The GTI is my second car. My first car is the beat up old Chevy 4x4. I could live without the car (though I love it and am glad I don't have to) but my life demands the truck.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-25-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 58,797
Posted By Skinned
I could afford it but after having a MKV with all...

I could afford it but after having a MKV with all the bells it turned me off of it. The sunroof broke in short order (had it fixed twice under warranty), the steering wheel was nice but not that big...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-10-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,025
Posted By Skinned
They live with a really big sense of...

They live with a really big sense of responsibility to others in society. The character traits that make them good drivers in a crowded transportation system with a set of arcane rules longer than...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-10-2013, 02:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,025
Posted By Skinned
Yeah, but we don't go home all stressed out from...

Yeah, but we don't go home all stressed out from living that white knuckle ride everyday and kick our dogs. Hopefully :laugh:
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-10-2013, 11:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,025
Posted By Skinned
While it was fun and legal, driving in the left...

While it was fun and legal, driving in the left lane of the autobahn was a lot of work. Not something I would want to do every day (for that matter driving in any traffic every day sucks). Driving...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-06-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
Good on the dealership, it's nice to know that. ...

Good on the dealership, it's nice to know that. I'll be packing too but I don't get that rowdy these days :Dso there won't be any issues. Need to be able to deal with any wildlife that becomes a...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-06-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
Thanks for the info, and nice signs in front of...

Thanks for the info, and nice signs in front of the casa. Frost heave was a concern on the AlCan, not so much I guess in southern parts where I'll be mostly. I do figure mud will probably keep me...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-06-2013, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
Thanks, knowing we have a sizable Canadian...

Thanks, knowing we have a sizable Canadian contingent I figured you guys would be the ones with good advice. I was right.

Most of the time I'll be in a company truck during the day so I won't...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-06-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
Had a stroke of genius (happens from time to time...

Had a stroke of genius (happens from time to time despite myself, haha) and went to the dealer and worked out to trade (plus an oil change once I have to start paying for them) - the stock setup...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-06-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
I put in a call to my tire store but what do you...

I put in a call to my tire store but what do you figure a set a 15 or 16" steelies and tires would set me back? Hopefully I can find some used ones.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 03-06-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,876
Posted By Skinned
Driving the GTI way up north in Alaska?

I was hoping the Canadians (or any Alaskans) on the board will give me some pointers on what to expect with the roads in Alaska during the summer. I'll be up there all summer and I'm putting the GTI...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 02-12-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,391
Posted By Skinned
Another downside is the risk of an accident or...

Another downside is the risk of an accident or some other damage to the car that would further decrease the sale price putting you in a hole. A new kid on the way is an invitation to Murphy's Law.
Forum: GTI 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 02-03-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,000
Posted By Skinned
What ho said the t'ing with the three 'bonce', do...

What ho said the t'ing with the three 'bonce', do not meddle with things you don't understand. Piece of Mind is worth it.

:headbang:
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-13-2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,960
Posted By Skinned
der Zauber Crack one of the other windows...

der Zauber

Crack one of the other windows when it's happening and see what happens.
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-13-2012, 10:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,960
Posted By Skinned
If you move it past the "optimum" setting, a...

If you move it past the "optimum" setting, a third or so - there's a mark on the dial for it, you need to crack one of the other windows. Having any one window open too much at speed will cause air...
Forum: Southwest 11-08-2012, 05:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 918
Posted By Skinned
The high country on I-40 in AZ around Flagstaff...

The high country on I-40 in AZ around Flagstaff are the only real area you would have to worry about and it's not usually a problem till Jan and Feb. I-10 isn't near as pretty a drive though you...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 11-01-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By Skinned
You'd be better off to get a storage unit that's...

You'd be better off to get a storage unit that's within walking distance and park the car in it. ;)

Pick your battles and realize right now that having a wife who is down with accumulating junk...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 10-31-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,896
Posted By Skinned
Got one of the suncreens they sell in the parts...

Got one of the suncreens they sell in the parts dept at my dealership. Fits perfect and is very well made compared to the Wal-Mart cheap ones. I've had it for 5 years and it's still in good shape -...
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