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  1. GenX Retread

    How is your COBB mounted?

    I have a ProClip mount to hold my phone. They make several versions, none of which is permanent. Been using them for years. Mine mounts on the right side of the console. If you could fish the wire around back, your Cobb AP wouldn't be in the way of all your switchgear, vents, etc...
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    What are your favourite winter tires?

    I run them Thanksgiving to Easter, in maple units. Last year it was -20°C and heavy snow the third week of October. When I lived further North I ran them year round on several trucks. The reason Canada isn't a superpower nation is because we have horrible weather. The forecast is for...
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    What did you do to your mk7 today?

    I had a cat as a young kid that would come running when you whistled, and played fetch a little. A local guy's cat Gary is Reddit famous, because he takes him skiing, kayaking, hiking, etc. The cat seems to like it, and even has a ski pass with his picture on it; the guy doesn't seem to realize...
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    What are your favourite winter tires?

    Tires went on today. The dealership tech was kind enough to mention that he removed one of the shipping pucks that got missed at the PDI (different dealership). So... yeah. This is how the springs are supposed to feel then? Nice. These Michelin X-Ice Snows are like other winter tires I've had...
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    What did you do to your mk7 today?

    Cats are NOT useless. They're perfectly useful and perfectly suited for keeping mice out of your shit. They are awful creatures that don't hide how much they hate you though. The Labrador Retriever is one of mankind's 3 redeeming achievements.
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    MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

    I've not had the wheels off mine to look, but.. do these have a metal dust shield on the inside? I've had a stone get hung up between the rotor and dust shield MANY times on other vehicles. You wouldn't see it unless you took the caliper off to take the rotor off... I got good at getting them...
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    MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

    Maybe a rock stuck in the brake assy. somewhere. Wheel bearings usually roar or rumble.
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    MK7 Confessions

    That's living dangerously! I'd have gone with gambling habit.
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    What did you do to your mk7 today?

    I washed and gassed it today. But really what I did, using some ruthless culling and Grandmaster level Tetris, is get her to fit in my single garage, along with 1 huge touring motorcycle, 1 small cruiser motorcycle, 1 fridge, 1 mechanic's toolbox, 2 generators, 2 bicycles, a shop vac, and...
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    MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

    LMFAO $25... If I could get the oil for anywhere close to that, I would. It's $16/L here. Scheduled maintenance is included on mine, but the interval is pretty long at 15K Km. I thought I'd swap filters halfway. I don't intend to keep the car beyond about 100K Km.
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    MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

    Does the oil filter and housing completely drain when the car sits? In other words, is it trivial to spin off the housing and replace the filter more often than replacing the oil?
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    MK7 Confessions

    An even thin coat of mayo on bread or bun prior to toasting on the grill, is the way. Golden toasty!
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    What are your favourite winter tires?

    The X-Ice snows are sitting waiting for install next Wednesday. Turns out those tires are made in Canada.
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    MK7 Confessions

    There's no resolving osteoarthritis. The bones in my neck look like they're dissolving, which they more or less are. It does help with lumbar posture, which keeps the skull more balanced on top of C1, which is helpful.
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    MK7 Confessions

    Here's my confession for today: LMFAO…. on the drive home (150Km commute, all highway/freeway) I was in a cat n’ mouse chase with 2 C6 Vettes, a guy in some kind of AMG Benz, and 2 meth heads in a clapped out Focus who were LITERALLY passing on the left hand shoulder trying to keep up. What a...
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    MK7 Confessions

    I'm a trained Yoga teacher. It's for real. Unfortunately it can't cure the vicious arthritis I have in C2-C5, but it helps.
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    MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

    The Audi version of the ITU is to run the car under load above 3000rpm for a minimum of 20 minutes.
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    MK7 Confessions

    There's German torque (goodntight), and there's monkey tight. That's it.
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    Love my GTI😍

    Smooth as candy.
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    What did you do to your mk7 today?

    Spring is going to see a set of RSE10s go on mine, with new rubber, slightly lower springs and a RSB; I'd like to install drilled/slotted rotors too. What are you running there?
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