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MK7 Confessions

okMK

Autocross Champion
Location
Utah
Car(s)
gti
You replaced a clutch and didn't do an alignment? Sir...

edit: turns out you don't need an alignment unless your installer removes the subframe.

1. I wasted 2k on a Stage 2 clutch that won't hold the power I want because I didn't properly research tune outputs.
2. My firehawk 500s aren't even going to make it a year because the installer didn't do new valves or stems and they require air weekly.
edit: turns out the stock wheels were just bad, bought the car used.
3. GFB DV+ sitting in the box after 40 miles.
4. S&B Cold Air Intake sitting in the closet, replaced with IE V2.

That's nearly $3,000 in the trashcan.
 
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El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
Been driving the car for the last 2-3 months with still only installing the driverside side skirt…
 

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imthanick_a

Autocross Champion
Location
Ohio
I plasti-dipped my interior door handles red, the drivers side started to wear and I peeled it off and haven't fixed it so the driver front door has black and the rest are red
I removed the drivers side fender "GTI" badge and not the passenger
I've been driving with a horrible clunking sound that sounds like I'm running over a manhole for well over a year after I lowered it and haven't bothered to troubleshoot it
While lowering, i removed the axle nuts and grease just poured out. I squirted some high temp moly EP grease in with a syringe and hoped for the best.
Bought new spark plugs in June 2019, 15k miles ago and haven't installed them yet

Oh also I've been driving on a bent 034 aluminum dogbone mount insert for 5 years.

Forgive me father, for I have sinned
 
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CaptainRatty

Autocross Champion
Location
Winston-Salem, NC
Car(s)
MK7 GTI
I wasted $1,200 on Unitronic tunes... Some love it, some don't. It wasn't for me. I thought the DSG tune was particularly poor.

I loved the way CBE sounded in videos and thought it would pair well with my resonated DP. Once installed, I couldn't take the added volume & resonance inside the car and went back to stock CBE.
 

EpicTech

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Houston
Car(s)
MK7 GTI 6sp w/PP
My GTI has made more than a few Mustangs cry. No I am not sorry for that.
I also have a Mishimoto turbo blanket that has been sitting in the box for 6 months now.
Frequently cruise the highways and interstates at triple digits if nobody is around.
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
I wasted $1,200 on Unitronic tunes... Some love it, some don't. It wasn't for me. I thought the DSG tune was particularly poor.

I loved the way CBE sounded in videos and thought it would pair well with my resonated DP. Once installed, I couldn't take the added volume & resonance inside the car and went back to stock CBE.
I too, was a habitual Unitronic user, flushing thousands down the toilet.
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
I bought an IEv2 intake because of a local part out and it was cheap
 

sterkrazzy

Autocross Champion
Location
United States
Car(s)
2018 R
The last time I washed it I only washed the wheels. It's been 4+ months since the outsides been washed.

My interior is just as bad. My dogs been getting in my car once a week since Feb and I haven't vacuumed or detailed the interior in about a year.
 

EpicTech

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Houston
Car(s)
MK7 GTI 6sp w/PP
I too, was a habitual Unitronic user, flushing thousands down the toilet.
Interesting. I been 70k+ on UNi stage 2, never a problem and paid 650 for the tune. I make decent power too.. 333/389 dyno and it was on a hot af day, about 98 degrees outside. I know I could make more with a better platform though.
 

swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5
Interesting. I been 70k+ on UNi stage 2, never a problem and paid 650 for the tune. I make decent power too.. 333/389 dyno and it was on a hot af day, about 98 degrees outside. I know I could make more with a better platform though.
not really a problem, but had stage 2 and DSG tune, then dumped it and went EQT, hence flushing the money
 
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