https://www.golfmk7.com/forums/inde...ld-thread-tapioca.374467/page-18#post-7621714Got the BFI Stage 1 inserts + Powerflex hybrid installed. Holy cow... the old transmission insert was CLAPPED as I assumed. The thing moves like a sea-saw with minimal effort.
I can feel the vibration with my feet on the floorboard, it is noticeably louder. However the noise is... different, I would say the majority of it is moved to or isolated in the engine bay now. It's almost as if the mounts are actually "holding" the engine noise. We'll see how it is after breakin.How is the vibration?
Awesome shot. I love it up there. Also digging the GTI bumper. Would love a vw cruise through the area, would be primo for pictures.
Agreed. I have some fond memories from up there, despite nearly dying in a storm that came out of nowhere one time.
Installed mine awhile ago on 6" lift ramps. Not sure if the GTI is different from the 1.8T, but the only way you can make it happen is to remove the DP brace from the pipe and then the block and pull both separately. No way in hell to get it out in one piece with the clearance on ramps.Installed the ARM catted 3" downpipe. I don't know how people do them on ramps. Must be fuggin' pros cause I had to switch it up midway to jack stands to get more clearance. This is my first time changing out a dp, as everything else I've done. I have to say those youtube videos make it look easy. It wasn't too hard, but it was a pain in the ass. I'm glad I stuck it through and got it done. Overall, I'm happy with the fitment and quality of the dp. It's a 2 piece system; included 3" to 2.5" reducer and 3" straight pipe. Downside, no instructions, but there's youtube and I used CTS' documentation for reference. The 3" extended pipe mated up with my Borla Type S with some minor adjustments to catback, but at the end well worth it. Flashed my car with my updated low torque tune from Stratified after the install and took a quick ride for a feel. Having a drink now to ease my back pain.
Once I was able to get the dp moving, I removed the entire bracket. After manuevering, removing the bracket, trying to keep an eye on the o2 sensor, I was ready for a beer. The whole time I kept thinking how the fuck?!Installed mine awhile ago on 6" lift ramps. Not sure if the GTI is different from the 1.8T, but the only way you can make it happen is to remove the DP brace from the pipe and then the block and pull both separately. No way in hell to get it out in one piece with the clearance on ramps.