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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

itskohler

New member
Location
FL
Ah, thats probably it. I was very active on JettaMKV around that time.
 

Nineeightyone

Go Kart Champion
Location
USA
Car(s)
2019 GTI | 2004 JSW
I cut my teeth on the whoretex back when I had my first mk4 -- on the one hand, lots of good information, and it kept me from doing dumb stuff to my car. On the other hand, that place had some downright toxic folks, which kind of made it suck. I avoided posting because of it.

Here, it's like the best parts of the 'tex, but with a far kinder userbase. I appreciate y'all.

edit: Question I just started thinking about -- is there any adjustment in rear toe from the factory on these cars, or do I need to get adjustable rear toe links? Looking at zeroing out rear toe for handling reasons, BUT if my only option is $200+ links, I've got other things I can/should spend my money on at the moment. Thanks all!

edit2: I'm dumb, glad I'm in the right thread.
answered my question, right from the start. Guess it's time to break out the tape measure!
 
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wasbaggedonce

Drag Racing Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
Possible reasons for a front passenger side clunk over bumps? All I can think of is that since I’m lowered, my end links are still a little too long and the sway bar is hitting the control arm.

Checked every bolt I could think of and everything is tight: subframe, endlinks, strut, control arm, engine mount, etc.
 

Ghost GTI

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Cockpit
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE DSG

El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-ecs-parts/mk75-gti-gloss-black-rear-diffuser/007565la01kt/

Is that the one? How's the fitment? Any reason you went with that over TCR?
Yup that one.

Fitment is perfect, very pain free install.

Love the TCR but there one big issue with them that’s always bothered me was how excessive the outer corners “sweep” out its like step and just don’t naturally flow well to me with out adding that tall trim piece that the oem ones come with and adding that trim wasn’t an option for me cause I don’t like the look that trim gives the car.

Also I liked how the ECS one hang a lot lower with more aggressive fins so when I air the car down the height matchs the rest of the cars sides and fronts better. On thing that kept me from doing it before was that I knew it’a would hide my mufflers with I really liked how they used to peak out… but give n take as usual.

Height before -
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Height after *no change with suspension -
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dtfd

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Chicago
Car(s)
MK7.5 GTI
Yup that one.

Fitment is perfect, very pain free install.

Love the TCR but there one big issue with them that’s always bothered me was how excessive the outer corners “sweep” out its like step and just don’t naturally flow well to me with out adding that tall trim piece that the oem ones come with and adding that trim wasn’t an option for me cause I don’t like the look that trim gives the car.

Also I liked how the ECS one hang a lot lower with more aggressive fins so when I air the car down the height matchs the rest of the cars sides and fronts better. On thing that kept me from doing it before was that I knew it’a would hide my mufflers with I really liked how they used to peak out… but give n take as usual.

Height before -
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Height after *no change with suspension -
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Ohhhh that looks good. Love it even more with the drop.

I recently ordered the same diffuser (only in cf since I've got the ecs cf front lip). This reassures me I made the right choice.
 

Ghost GTI

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Cockpit
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE DSG
Yup that one.

Fitment is perfect, very pain free install.

Love the TCR but there one big issue with them that’s always bothered me was how excessive the outer corners “sweep” out its like step and just don’t naturally flow well to me with out adding that tall trim piece that the oem ones come with and adding that trim wasn’t an option for me cause I don’t like the look that trim gives the car.

Also I liked how the ECS one hang a lot lower with more aggressive fins so when I air the car down the height matchs the rest of the cars sides and fronts better. On thing that kept me from doing it before was that I knew it’a would hide my mufflers with I really liked how they used to peak out… but give n take as usual.

Height before -


Height after *no change with suspension
Perfect! That's one of my only issues with the TCR, how it sticks out like you said. Got any more pics with different angles by any chance? Also, by any chance you used the OEM mud flaps prior and tried to put it on?
 
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El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
Perfect! That's one of my only issues with the TCR, how it sticks out like you said. Got any more pics with different angles by any chance? Also, by any chance you used the OEM mud flaps prior and tried to put it on?
Yeah the before pics I was running the oem flaps on the rear… with the new dif I tried to fit them but you have to cut them soo much to clear the new size you end of getting into the back structure supports of them and created a whole in the front some, also you would have to drill into the new diffuser to get the bottom tab to remount.

In the end I just ended up destroying in the one I tried to get to fit with it, lol.
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wasbaggedonce

Drag Racing Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
Has anyone ever had a perfectly straight steering wheel after an alignment? I don’t think I ever have. It’s the thing I dread having done to my car most. I always know leaving the shop the wheel is going to be slightly off center to either the left or the right. Fucks with my OCD.
 

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
Mine was straight enough for me not to notice anything. Could be off by a degree or two, but not enough to trigger my anal retentiveness.
 

wasbaggedonce

Drag Racing Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
Mine was straight enough for me not to notice anything. Could be off by a degree or two, but not enough to trigger my anal retentiveness.

Mine was off by at least ten degrees or more. When I held it straight it pulled me to the side of the road. Drove around the block and took it right back lol.
 

CaptainRatty

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Winston-Salem, NC
Car(s)
MK7 GTI
Has anyone ever had a perfectly straight steering wheel after an alignment? I don’t think I ever have. It’s the thing I dread having done to my car most. I always know leaving the shop the wheel is going to be slightly off center to either the left or the right. Fucks with my OCD.
I’ve had difficulty with this before until I found a guy (performance alignment shop) who actually cares and doesn’t just call it done when the arrows show green.
 

wasbaggedonce

Drag Racing Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
I’ve had difficulty with this before until I found a guy (performance alignment shop) who actually cares and doesn’t just call it done when the arrows show green.

Need to find my own place like that. I’ve been here for two and a half hours and it’s been “done” twice. Both times I’ve driven it after and it’s still pulling.
 

Ezekiel81923

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Royersford, PA
Car(s)
2019 Volkswagen GTI
Need to find my own place like that. I’ve been here for two and a half hours and it’s been “done” twice. Both times I’ve driven it after and it’s still pulling.

Not sure where you live but Performance Automotive in Malvern PA did my alignment after lowering my car and it was spot on. They set up a lot of Porsche race cars and work on mostly euro stuff in general. They know what they're doing.
 

CaptainRatty

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Winston-Salem, NC
Car(s)
MK7 GTI
Need to find my own place like that. I’ve been here for two and a half hours and it’s been “done” twice. Both times I’ve driven it after and it’s still pulling.
Was going to say what @Ezekiel81923 said. Find the shop that services the Porsche race cars.
 
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