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MK7 "Random / "Stupid" Questions Thread"

wasbaggedonce

Drag Racing Champion
Location
PA
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
Where is the noise coming from? If it's from the front of the car and sounds a bit like a mouse cheeping, it might be the harmonic balancer seal.
Depends. Sometime it sounds like it's in the dash, other times the wheel wells on both sides.
 

RossMk7

New member
Location
Florida
Car(s)
2017 MK7 GTI SPORT
Yo I’m not sure if I’m in the right thread to ask this but… I’m about to tune my 2017 GTI soon but I just wanna make sure and clear my head on what I need to upgrade before hand and shit. I know I need obv spark plugs, coil packs, I need a turbo inlet etc.
 

JC_451

Autocross Champion
Location
NJ
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
Yo I’m not sure if I’m in the right thread to ask this but… I’m about to tune my 2017 GTI soon but I just wanna make sure and clear my head on what I need to upgrade before hand and shit. I know I need obv spark plugs, coil packs, I need a turbo inlet etc.
Intercooler.

Tires.
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
Yo I’m not sure if I’m in the right thread to ask this but… I’m about to tune my 2017 GTI soon but I just wanna make sure and clear my head on what I need to upgrade before hand and shit. I know I need obv spark plugs, coil packs, I need a turbo inlet etc.

what stage are you tuning to? How many miles are on your current spark plugs? You definitely don’t need coil packs unless you are already dealing with misfires, and have already changed the plugs. Turbo inlets aren’t required for ANY stage, including full frame aftermarket turbos (Stage 3/4)

in other words - none of what you stated is necessary, unless you haven’t changed your plugs since new. If it’s on factory plugs just replace with OEM plugs and call it a day.

now - the above advice is specific to stage 1. There are hardware requirements for stage 2.
 

Fdotorres

Ready to race!
Location
PR
Car(s)
GTI MK7
Can anyone comment on Bilstein B6 + oem springs for a GTI pushing 500whp? I'm planning to go from stock shocks + EMD springs to B6 + OEM due to the mediocre roads in my area (blew 3 front shocks already).

If anyone is running a b6 + oem setup on big turbo, I'd really appreciate your feedback.
 

dtfd

Go Kart Champion
Location
Chicago
Car(s)
MK7.5 GTI
Can anyone comment on Bilstein B6 + oem springs for a GTI pushing 500whp? I'm planning to go from stock shocks + EMD springs to B6 + OEM due to the mediocre roads in my area (blew 3 front shocks already).

If anyone is running a b6 + oem setup on big turbo, I'd really appreciate your feedback.
You're blowing shocks because you're using oem shocks with aftermarket springs. Roads could be perfect you'll still have Honda bounce.
 

Fdotorres

Ready to race!
Location
PR
Car(s)
GTI MK7
You're blowing shocks because you're using oem shocks with aftermarket springs. Roads could be perfect you'll still have Honda bounce.
First 2 shocks were blown on oem springs. Third one was on EMD springs installed 5 months ago.

I'm just not sure how good or bad handling is on big turbo + stock height (drove it stage 1 on stock height).
 

mrmattolsen

Go Kart Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI DSG
Is this the OEM replacement spark plug? I don't trust Amazon to get it right...
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dtfd

Go Kart Champion
Location
Chicago
Car(s)
MK7.5 GTI
Just get it from FCP euro. Here's the one off my 40k mile service order that I placed with them
 

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mrmattolsen

Go Kart Champion
Location
Jacksonville, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI DSG
Just get it from FCP euro. Here's the one off my 40k mile service order that I placed with them
Thank you, but that doesn't really answer my question. What you're showing there is a different part #. Are they the same?
 

Anthony3o55

Go Kart Champion
Location
South FL
Hey guys I purchased some Michelin windshield wipers from costco last week and can't install them bc it didn't come with the top lock narrow (19mm) piece. I have a road trip on Friday, anyway I can just buy the attachment at a local store?

What wipers come with this attachment incase I have to buy it on amazon instead.
 

Ghost GTI

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Cockpit
Car(s)
'19 GTI SE DSG
Hey guys I purchased some Michelin windshield wipers from costco last week and can't install them bc it didn't come with the top lock narrow (19mm) piece. I have a road trip on Friday, anyway I can just buy the attachment at a local store?

What wipers come with this attachment incase I have to buy it on amazon instead.
What model? They may not be compatible at all.
 
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