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Old 06-13-2017, 07:35 PM   #188
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Hey sabo,

I saw that you have your windshield tinted. Can you provide me more detail on the film used, where you got it done and so on.
Also, how do you manage yearly inspection?
Do you go to a VW dealer?
Any trouble being rejected due to the windshield tint?
Do you usually tell them up front you have a tint on the windshield?
Do they allow you to put the sticker instead of them putting it on?
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Old 06-14-2017, 12:34 AM   #189
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Hey sabo,

I saw that you have your windshield tinted. Can you provide me more detail on the film used, where you got it done and so on.
Also, how do you manage yearly inspection?
Do you go to a VW dealer?
Any trouble being rejected due to the windshield tint?
Do you usually tell them up front you have a tint on the windshield?
Do they allow you to put the sticker instead of them putting it on?


I think the ceramic tint is pretty clear - it just reduces IR heat transmittance, not light so much. Doubtful anyone can even tell there is a tint applied.

I think the only reason I would tell an inspection place about it is so they don't tear it if they use a razor blade to scratch off the old NY State inspection sticker in the lower corner of the windshield.
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Old 06-14-2017, 03:24 AM   #190
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My shop reinstalled the inspection and registration using clear double sided tape but they laminated the stickers beforehand so all you have to do is pull it off with you fingers


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Old 12-07-2017, 01:46 AM   #191
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33. USB Reroute

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Continuing my front cubby modifications with a rerouting of the USB connection. I currently have a retractable USB that I use to connect my phone. I typically lay my phone in the cup holder or on the passenger seat, however this take up space for drinks or space for someone's arse. Also to get your hand in that front cubby to remove the USB is well, difficult.

Why: I want to get the phone out of those spaces and mount someone permanently on the dash somewhere. I don't like phone mounts and wires running in plain view. Clean, must be clean.

Cable Route: I plan to route the cable up through the middle vents and have a mount over the airbag warning light.

Cost: Cable + grommet + Magnetic Mount ~$30.

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Cable - https://www.amazon.com/CableCreation...eywords=cc0189

Magnetic Mount - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

DIY Guide: https://www.dropbox.com/s/209ei5rzbc...7%20R.pdf?dl=0

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I've found a magnetic base that charges if you've got a wireless charging device too. Might go well with that setup.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:36 AM   #192
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I've found a magnetic base that charges if you've got a wireless charging device too. Might go well with that setup.

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Ooh yeah, and if you prefer a windshield mount like me, you can check out iOttie’s new wireless charger as well!


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Old 12-07-2017, 06:02 AM   #193
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Old 12-10-2017, 02:46 PM   #194
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Old 12-10-2017, 04:37 PM   #195
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Old 12-10-2017, 05:38 PM   #196
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Black looks so sexy but I just couldnt do it after my BMP mk6 and the scratches and swirls. love the car man!
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Old 12-10-2017, 06:39 PM   #197
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Sabo has big feet.

Welcome back.
Begin mods, I need winter entertainment.




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Old 12-10-2017, 08:21 PM   #198
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haha...it was s bit slippery...extending my footprint. btw that is Blue Ridge parkway in southwest VA....early getaway christmas gift with the wifey.


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Old 12-10-2017, 08:53 PM   #199
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haha...it was s bit slippery...extending my footprint. btw that is Blue Ridge parkway in southwest VA....early getaway christmas gift with the wifey.


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Nice.
And even better in an R.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:35 PM   #200
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haha...it was s bit slippery...extending my footprint. btw that is Blue Ridge parkway in southwest VA....early getaway christmas gift with the wifey.


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Ha. I was just about to guess this looked like BRP. I was gonna guess wintergreen-area, but i don't think they've seen that much snow yet.
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