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GTI Jake

Autocross Champion
Location
Charlotte, NC
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GLI weld fixture work. It’s been a drawn out process since I’ve been busy, but I’m looking forward to getting it done so the system can go back on the car during its second oil change (hopefully).
 

draftgli

Go Kart Champion
Location
Rochester, NY
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport
In my experience in the military, people randomly shitting means the management is awful. 🤷‍♂️

You’re in Jacksonville right? Did work bring you there - were you working out of NAS JAX or Mayport? Just curious. For a few months I had a job that required me visiting NAS JAX pretty regularly. If the right opportunity presented itself, I’d move back in a heartbeat. Really liked that area.
 

GTIfan99

Autocross Champion
Location
FL
You’re in Jacksonville right? Did work bring you there - were you working out of NAS JAX or Mayport? Just curious. For a few months I had a job that required me visiting NAS JAX pretty regularly. If the right opportunity presented itself, I’d move back in a heartbeat. Really liked that area.

I retired out of a branch clinic in Kings Bay, that fell under the NAS Jax hospital , and my wife worked at the hospital, until retiring last year.

We live just south of Jacksonville in Fleming Island. It's a nice area, but housing prices have almost doubled in the last couple years as every retiree from NY and NJ has decended in the area with crazy cash offers on any house they can get their hands on.

Another good area is Southside, but rents and prices are skyrocketing all over the area. It used to be an affordable city, decent entertainment and city type activities, especially given how affordable it was, and great location for a car guy, with Sebring, Daytona, FIRM, Roebling, and Road Atlanta all pretty accessible without to much of a stretch.

If I were moving here today, I'd feel a little underwhelmed with what you get for the cost of living, but it could be worse.

For reference, I have a friend with a nice apartment on the Southside overlooking the intercoastal water way, was paying $1400 a month for a 2 bedroom. Went up to almost $1900 this year.

At this point, you're better off buying, except, you can't find a house to buy in a decent area that you don't have to fight off the Jersey horde offering $60k over asking, cash, no inspection.

It's going to take 20 years to thin out the boomers to get this area back to a nice to mediocre city that's affordable.
 

helushune

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
Austin, TX
Car(s)
2017 GTI Sport 6MT
Got some Euro lower profile rear head rests. What a pain to find cloth ones with red stitching but I'm glad they match the rest of the interior.

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Also got some deAutoLEDs installed. Front ambers, glovebox, trunk, reverse lights, license plate markers, and rear brake/turn/marker. It's nice to be able to see things in the glovebox and trunk at night.

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I can actually see things in the trunk at night now. That's nice.
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nok513

Go Kart Champion
Location
Slate Hill, New York
Car(s)
2020 VW GTI S
Got some Euro lower profile rear head rests. What a pain to find cloth ones with red stitching but I'm glad they match the rest of the interior.

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Also got some deAutoLEDs installed. Front ambers, glovebox, trunk, reverse lights, license plate markers, and rear brake/turn/marker. It's nice to be able to see things in the glovebox and trunk at night.

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I can actually see things in the trunk at night now. That's nice.
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Where'd you get those headrests from?
 

Will_

Autocross Champion
Location
SF Bay Area
Car(s)
2017 GTI S DSG
Installed a BFI catch can and bed in the brakes. Install went fairly smooth although somewhat confusingly the BFI catch can mount doesn’t seem compatible with my BFI motor mounts. Zips tie to the rescue.
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Took the car for a test drive after to check nothing was wrong and confirm I didn’t have any boost leaks. I actually had not gone full throttle in the car since installing EQT stage 2 tune (I drive like a grandpa around town). I am amazed at how much harder the car pulls compared the JB4 setup (although it is an extra 50-60hp so should I be surprised??). The new brake setup also feels fantastic.
 
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