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Sandman GTI MK7 PP DCC Lighting Pkg - The Journey begins!

petroglyphix

Ready to race!
Location
Minnesota
I'll be sure to give a thorough write up of the whole experience. My master plan is to receive an entirely new front bumper AND get a loaner 4-door gti without PP and DCC with a DSG transmission so that I'm able to feel what mine offers over the other. I really hope I get to do this [emoji5]️
 

Sandman GTI

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Tennessee USA
I'll be sure to give a thorough write up of the whole experience. My master plan is to receive an entirely new front bumper AND get a loaner 4-door gti without PP and DCC with a DSG transmission so that I'm able to feel what mine offers over the other. I really hope I get to do this [emoji5]️

Do not be disappointed if you get a 2.5L NA Jetta. :(
 

petroglyphix

Ready to race!
Location
Minnesota
Do not be disappointed if you get a 2.5L NA Jetta. :(


Ha! Yeah, mentally preparing myself for that possibility. At least my dealer told me "I'll see what I can do!"

The way I see it, for the days that the vehicle will be in the shop, I'll still be paying GTI prices. I believe I should be driving a GTI.

Maybe I'm a whiney baby [emoji57]
 

Sandman GTI

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Tennessee USA
Car Washing

I have not purchased a power washer, but I did come across a cheeper option if interested. I found this sprayer unit at Walmart. It is $19, not made out of the strongest plastic but it should last. Maybe best not to drop it on the driveway. I use my Honeydew snow foam in bottom mixing bottle. I only put a few ounces in the bottle and add water. Works best when you shake it up before attaching to sprayer.
The bottle only lasts about 4min, but in that time I can coat my GTI and then let it soak. Works fairly well. Sometime I have to stop and let the container fill with air as it creates a vacumn.
Air enters the stream at the clear section close to end of nozzle.

From the picture you can see it works well.:D
Give it a try if you want a cheap alternative and want to use Snow Foam!

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Tk_mkv1

Go Kart Champion
I have not purchased a power washer, but I did come across a cheeper option if interested. I found this sprayer unit at Walmart. It is $19, not made out of the strongest plastic but car should last. Maybe best not to drop it on the driveway. I use my Heneydew snow foam in bottom mixing bottle. I only put a few ounces in the bottle and add water. Works best when you shake it up before attaching to sprayer.
The bottle only lasts about 4min, but in that time I can coat my GTI and then let it soak. Works fairly well. Sometime I have to stop and let the container fill with air as it creates a vacumn.

From the picture you can see it work well.:D
Give it a try if you want a cheap alternative and want to use Snow Foam!

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looks like I'm heading to walmart, nice find!
 

Sandman GTI

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Tennessee USA
Dog Carrier - GTI

I came across this over the weekend. Since getting 2 new Border Collies I have been looking for a better way to carry them in the GTI when I have a need. I have dog boxes now, but will be tight for two and then I have to have back seat down to do so. With this there is little room left for stuff.

Petego Pet Tube Car Kennel (Large) - $169

I ordered and it will be in by end of month.
I like that it zips up and is self contained.
Might help keep flying hair down. I hope.:rolleyes:

Jo is the red one.
Roxie is the black one. She never will sit for pictures, blurry.
 

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desol8tor

New member
Location
CA
I currently am at 5,600 miles.
I noticed about 2 months ago when washing the car.
I know I did not miss before as this is an easy location to see when washing.
It just happened and has been there since. I do not think it is growing now but at first was smaller.
Share any info the dealer gives you on repair. All white owners would like to know.
I do not enjoy dealing with car service people. I have had great service department and have had some I wish I never went into. My local Ford dealer took 4 visits to replace a blower fan for heat and AC Unit.
What I hate most about that is they took my dash apart 4 times and now some parts are loose and I noticed recently they cracked the corner of the dash by the side window vent. I told them I did not them adding damage to my 19 year old truck. I still need to drive it and they should not try to tear it up.
I went in and talked to the Manager of the dealer and explained the issue. I told him where I work we now would get everyone involved and develop a plan to make it right in the next visit. If they need other people involved to get ready. Needless to say when it came time to test drive Fords before buying my GTI I did not even visit this dealer.
Why they can not understand that poor service means lost business for new car purchases. Idiots.

While I have a white MK7 as well, I do not have this problem but I would like to offer my thoughts (nice GTI btw).

Around 2000 miles I did a HID headlight retrofit, using Ed's replicas. This involved loosening that front bumper piece and pulling it away from the frame and body to get room to replace the headlights. While reinstalling the bumper, I definitely went easy on putting it back on and probably left a little extra space in the gap that you have run into issues with. I also never got the bumper back on super flush with the body, it flares out ever so slightly due to it being plastic.

Obviously not saying that this is a necessary fix, but I'm wondering if the points of contact and tightening have anything to do with the paint rubbing/chipping off.
 

Sandman GTI

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Tennessee USA
While I have a white MK7 as well, I do not have this problem but I would like to offer my thoughts (nice GTI btw).

Around 2000 miles I did a HID headlight retrofit, using Ed's replicas. This involved loosening that front bumper piece and pulling it away from the frame and body to get room to replace the headlights. While reinstalling the bumper, I definitely went easy on putting it back on and probably left a little extra space in the gap that you have run into issues with. I also never got the bumper back on super flush with the body, it flares out ever so slightly due to it being plastic.

Obviously not saying that this is a necessary fix, but I'm wondering if the points of contact and tightening have anything to do with the paint rubbing/chipping off.

I think contact is the issue. The paint has stuck from both panels and when the panels move the paint is being pulled. Not sure on VW's fix but will be a few months before I head to dealer. Will post when I do as to what the solution is.
Thanks for info on your work.
 

Sandman GTI

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Tennessee USA
Do you scrub a little after or just let the foam sit? I would think some dirt would need to be scrubbed off?

I find hand washing is only way to remove all dirt.
In a rush you could spray on, let sit and hose off might get a good bit but will not get all. At least not on a white car.
I normally hose down car in a shady spot or on a cloudy day. Hose big dirt off and soften the rest. Then snow foam car and let sit 10 min (unless it starts to dry).
Hose foam off. They using 2 bucket and snow foam for wash. Wash car by hand and rinse.
 
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Sandman GTI

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Tennessee USA
2 Door VW GTI

I recently had to spent some time in a VW - Hyundai dealer in Murfreesboro, TN. Not related to my GTI.
I had to wait for a while and was sitting next to a 2 door MK7 GTI in the show room. I have always read how 2 door owners feel their cars look better. I am not here to agree yet as I like my 4 door version.

But, the 2 door does look nice.
It reminds me of my 88 Honda CRX which only had the two front seats and large hatch. The doors on the 2 door GTI are huge.
The armrest is twice the length.
It does have a nice shape.
I also like the cup holders in the rear seat corners.:D
I will not use my rear doors much for people, but when running around town I like being able to access the back seat with the doors.

So, a word to all 2 door owners! I understand your view better now.:cool:

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jjm51

Ready to race!
hey sandman.

continuing to enjoy your thread.

hope all is well.

i am biting on your question about car wheels looking so similar...

i think the 'classic' design of 5 spoked wheels is one reason. i personally like 5 spoke wheels. porsche has been using a variant of this fundamental design since the 1950's.

some may call it conservative, or even boring, but i really like it. i pretty much have always had 5 spoke wheels on my cars. i really like that the wheels 'age' well. i cannot say that about some people's aftermarket wheel choices. :rolleyes:

the 3 examples you posted are all basically 5 spoke with a tad of variation in each.

anyway, keep-up the good work here.

safe spirited driving to you!
 

Sandman GTI

Drag Race Newbie
Location
Tennessee USA
Fashion

hey sandman.

continuing to enjoy your thread.

hope all is well.

i am biting on your question about car wheels looking so similar...

i think the 'classic' design of 5 spoked wheels is one reason. i personally like 5 spoke wheels. porsche has been using a variant of this fundamental design since the 1950's.

some may call it conservative, or even boring, but i really like it. i pretty much have always had 5 spoke wheels on my cars. i really like that the wheels 'age' well. i cannot say that about some people's aftermarket wheel choices. :rolleyes:

the 3 examples you posted are all basically 5 spoke with a tad of variation in each.

anyway, keep-up the good work here.

safe spirited driving to you!


I agree the 5 spoke is a historic design in many ways.
Over the years I am sure there have been hundreds of different designs.
These 3 however seem so similar.
It would be one thing if there were years between the models, but they are all sold now and are all new in 2015-2016.
I guess like everything else it is about fashion.
This must be the fashion for wheels.
Fashion designs come and go and come back again.:cool:
 

Tk_mkv1

Go Kart Champion
Why do so many wheels have the same look?
Does a designer create the look and then sell it to car companies?
How do three car companies all come up with the same look?

The 3 cars:

VW GTI - 2015
Honda Civic - 2015 - 2016 Not sure.
Hyundai Tucson - 2016

A little odd they are so similar!

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i think hyundai is copying vw for some reason. i had a hyundai rental from overseas (which we don't get here) and have noticed some similarities with current Golf's on front end.





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