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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

Strange Mud

Autocross Newbie
Location
Small Town CT
Car(s)
2017 GTI (+3 more)
not a question but I was surprised the other day when I got in car and my screen flashed up "Phone Charge Very Low" (or something like that). I was impressed.
 

Supercrumpet

New member
Location
Georgia/South Carolina
Car(s)
'19 Alltrack SE 6MT
I'm interested in getting some aftermarket wheels for my Alltrack, and I just want to verify that I'm planning everything correctly. Wheel hub is 57mm and the wheels I'm looking at have a 67mm hub bore. I would also like some spacers, and the ones I'm looking at have a 57mm bore as well. Would I install the spacer onto the hub with the extended lugs bolts (do I need conical?), then the hub centric ring for 57 to 67mm, then the wheel? Is that everything I need?
Would still just like some confirmation, better safe than sorry.
 

oddspyke

Go Kart Champion
Location
Nazareth, PA
Would still just like some confirmation, better safe than sorry.
You're pretty close, it goes spacer, rings, wheel, extended lugs. A threaded wheel hanger will make it all a lot easier to assemble. As for conical vs spherical lugs, it depends on the wheel. VW uses spherical for their factory wheels and so do a few aftermarket wheel makers (Neuspeed for example) but most use conical.

If I can steer you in another direction, skip the spacers and just buy wheels with the right offset and width to start with. It's likely to save you some headaches.
 

shovelhd

Go Kart Champion
Location
Western MA
The OEM bore size is 57.1mm. Agreed on the proper offset. Don't mess with spacers if you can avoid it. Also, get a high quality hub ring that fully seats in the bore, or you'll spend all the money you saved on non-OEM bore wheels on chasing vibration problems. I have Neuspeeds with OEM bores and they fit perfectly.
 

oddspyke

Go Kart Champion
Location
Nazareth, PA
The OEM bore size is 57.1mm. Agreed on the proper offset. Don't mess with spacers if you can avoid it. Also, get a high quality hub ring that fully seats in the bore, or you'll spend all the money you saved on non-OEM bore wheels on chasing vibration problems. I have Neuspeeds with OEM bores and they fit perfectly.
100% agree on the Neuspeed wheels. I don't want to sound like a fan boy for them, but I love mine. They're not super flush, but the offset is just right in my opinion.
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BadHombre760

Go Kart Champion
Location
The World is my Autocross
Car(s)
Slow FWD VW Hatch
After I learned that this morning I started looking around. Outside the shift knob, all looks the same as it does on the VW site. Everything under the hood looks OE. As for tune, it does not "feel" like it to me, but how would I check? Thanks!
I'm wondering if you could see the boost gauge to tell if it's tuned or not, I know the OEM one doesn't account for atmosphere so it would probably show 50+ psi during WOT
 

Gptuners

Go Kart Champion
Location
KY
Car(s)
2019 GTI S
Anyone have a Unitronic tune and tweak it from time to time with the data cable?

I remember asking in the EQT thread if you should have a hot weather and cold weather tune, and it was confirmed. So I was curious if anyone had a Uni tune, and adjusted it themselves based on conditions. It seems JB4 users like to tweak stuff, but I haven't seen any Unitronic users talking about it.
 

KyACRASH

Go Kart Champion
Location
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI 6MT
Anyone have a Unitronic tune and tweak it from time to time with the data cable?

I remember asking in the EQT thread if you should have a hot weather and cold weather tune, and it was confirmed. So I was curious if anyone had a Uni tune, and adjusted it themselves based on conditions. It seems JB4 users like to tweak stuff, but I haven't seen any Unitronic users talking about it.
I don't believe you can tweak Unitronic tunes with the uniconnect cable, it only allows you to switch between other Unitronic OTS tunes.

You can however, stack your tune with a JB4, there's a huge thread on it in the tuning forum.
 

jimlloyd40

Autocross Champion
Location
Phoenix
Car(s)
2018 SE DSG
I'm wondering if you could see the boost gauge to tell if it's tuned or not, I know the OEM one doesn't account for atmosphere so it would probably show 50+ psi during WOT
That would mean he is running 36 + boost. Is he really running that much boost?
 

sterkrazzy

Autocross Champion
Location
United States
Car(s)
2018 R
The psi actually hits a cap. I think it's 34.9, something like that. It just won't give you a number higher than that. You wouldn't be able to hit that cap with a stock tune though.
 

chillax

Go Kart Newbie
Location
Wi
Car(s)
18 GTI SE plaid
Anyone have a Unitronic tune and tweak it from time to time with the data cable?

I remember asking in the EQT thread if you should have a hot weather and cold weather tune, and it was confirmed. So I was curious if anyone had a Uni tune, and adjusted it themselves based on conditions. It seems JB4 users like to tweak stuff, but I haven't seen any Unitronic users talking about it.
Do you have the link to that discussion? I am curious because will eventually be going EQT.
 

D.Gage

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
17 Gti
Had the low oil come on yesterday and of course was in the middle of nowhere, found a small gas station after driving for what seemed like forever and added a quart of non VW approved oil... Will this be ok? Due for an oil change soon as it is.
 

Gptuners

Go Kart Champion
Location
KY
Car(s)
2019 GTI S
Had the low oil come on yesterday and of course was in the middle of nowhere, found a small gas station after driving for what seemed like forever and added a quart of non VW approved oil... Will this be ok? Due for an oil change soon as it is.
You'll be fine. I remember even reading in the owners manual that it isn't ideal, but not a huge issue. Just get your oil changed soon and use the correct spec oil.
 
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