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Forum: VW Golf R Forum 01-18-2018, 01:16 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,602
Posted By thedude4bides
Yes, I had mine replaced under warranty... now...

Yes, I had mine replaced under warranty... now that one is starting to crack in the rubber.

I'm at 125k miles now
Forum: VW Golf R Forum 01-17-2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,602
Posted By thedude4bides
Might want to make sure timing belt or carbon...

Might want to make sure timing belt or carbon cleaning has been done. Also, verify haldex has been serviced. Prop shaft coupler aka giubo might need to be replaced if rubber is cracked. Cam...
Forum: Member Car Journals 10-10-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 44,189
Posted By thedude4bides
Well it only took 5 month since my trunk latch...

Well it only took 5 month since my trunk latch failed and 4 months since my driver side door latch failed for the passenger side to fail. Yep. All 3 of my latches failed in the last 5 months :laugh:
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 10-02-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,770
Posted By thedude4bides
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Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 09-13-2017, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,348
Posted By thedude4bides
Who was changing your oil? Were they re-using...

Who was changing your oil? Were they re-using the plug? You should always replace the plug as it's really one time use.

I am the only one who changes my oil after a shop screwed up my threads...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-23-2017, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By thedude4bides
I see what you're saying... the tail lights...

I see what you're saying... the tail lights filled up with water. Ok. I had that issue with one tail light and used clear marine sealant on the edges of the tail light. I also purchased a new tail...
Forum: Mechanical Maintenance: Break-in / Oil & Fluids / Servicing 07-21-2017, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 543
Posted By thedude4bides
I'm sure a dealer could flash it back to stock...

I'm sure a dealer could flash it back to stock and that would help confirm/eliminate the tune as being the culprit. Then you'd be on your own if you wanted to put another tune on it since you can't...
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-20-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,426
Posted By thedude4bides
But, hey, it was a good journey with many good...

But, hey, it was a good journey with many good people and many good memories along the way, I'm sure:thumbsup:
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-20-2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,426
Posted By thedude4bides
Can't imagine what you could possibly be...

Can't imagine what you could possibly be referring to but the real question is whether or not you'd do it all over again if given the chance?
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-20-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,426
Posted By thedude4bides
Coulda had a stage 3 R for that $$$:thumbsup:

Coulda had a stage 3 R for that $$$:thumbsup:
Forum: GTI & Golf MKVI General Discussions 07-20-2017, 11:56 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,426
Posted By thedude4bides
Around $13,000 for me in parts and some more in...

Around $13,000 for me in parts and some more in labor for bigger items like clutch, TBE, and IC so total is probably closer to $14,500. Madness. Pure madness.
Forum: VW Golf R Forum 07-18-2017, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By thedude4bides
Awesome. I need to get out to whistler one of...

Awesome. I need to get out to whistler one of these years. R is a champ in the snow:D
Forum: VW Golf R Forum 07-17-2017, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 995
Posted By thedude4bides
Tell me more of these ski trips :D

Tell me more of these ski trips :D
Forum: Golf R 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 07-11-2017, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,172
Posted By thedude4bides
As far as the rev D unit it's hard to say if you...

As far as the rev D unit it's hard to say if you need it or not. For peace of mind I'd probably just get it and add a DV+ later if you aren't happy with it but for the most part it's pretty solid as...
Forum: Member Car Journals 07-06-2017, 09:44 PM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 125,966
Posted By thedude4bides
Pups at the dub show:D Awesome pic:thumbsup:

Pups at the dub show:D

Awesome pic:thumbsup:
Forum: OFF-TOPIC Lounge! 07-01-2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,380
Posted By thedude4bides
So... you're mad about just the tip? ...

So... you're mad about just the tip?

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Forum: Golf R 2.0T Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust / Tunes 06-22-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 776
Posted By thedude4bides
Great customer service:mad: What tune did...

Great customer service:mad:

What tune did you go with?
Forum: Great Lakes 06-16-2017, 04:11 PM
Replies: 10,024
Views: 211,803
Posted By thedude4bides
Re-sale on R is really good if you don't drive it...

Re-sale on R is really good if you don't drive it much.



well there goes my whole argument:laugh:
Forum: Great Lakes 06-16-2017, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10,024
Views: 211,803
Posted By thedude4bides
So like... where's Tuna and stuff?

So like... where's Tuna and stuff?
Forum: Great Lakes 06-16-2017, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10,024
Views: 211,803
Posted By thedude4bides
The whole R vs GTI thing is something I live with...

The whole R vs GTI thing is something I live with on a daily basis since I do drive both regularly.

The issue really comes down to $$$ and small trade-offs like GTI having better gas mileage, is...
Forum: Great Lakes 06-16-2017, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10,024
Views: 211,803
Posted By thedude4bides
It's not a debate. It's fuckery. Now that...

It's not a debate. It's fuckery.

Now that we've cleared that up, VW did in fact advertise the motor with reinforced internals and in the real world the motor does just fine up to 450hp, iirc. ...
Forum: Great Lakes 06-16-2017, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10,024
Views: 211,803
Posted By thedude4bides
Yeah I'd say "golf" and "shitbox" are fairly...

Yeah I'd say "golf" and "shitbox" are fairly interchangeable. But looks? If that's true then why are all these guys putting R tail lights, side skirts, and bumpers on their GTI?
Forum: Great Lakes 06-16-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10,024
Views: 211,803
Posted By thedude4bides
Well they're both VW so they're both shitbixes. ...

Well they're both VW so they're both shitbixes. But if you want to split hairs I'd say brakes, reinforced engine internals, turbo, looks, exhaust note, sportier suspension/handling, and the amount...
Forum: Great Lakes 06-16-2017, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10,024
Views: 211,803
Posted By thedude4bides
Argument invalid. With the right amount of money...

Argument invalid. With the right amount of money you can make any car "outperform" the R. Slap a better turbo on the R and the little drivetrain loss that gives a k04'd GTI the advantage over an R...
Forum: Great Lakes 06-16-2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 10,024
Views: 211,803
Posted By thedude4bides
Said no one ever.... Sent from my iPhone...

Said no one ever....


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