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What did you do to your mk7 today?

Bäsemödel

Go Kart Champion
Location
Lancaster PA
Added some driver stripes to the fender, front+rear black emblems, dipped the GTI badges, 6000k lowbeams, and Osram nightbreaker corner lights.



Sorry for the poor quality shot. Once I get my coilovers on I'll go out and do a proper shoot.

Do you have them as your primary high beams as well?
 

josh.dsg

Ready to race!
Location
Tualatin, Oregon
I haven't had a chance to wail on the car yet. I had just a few opportunities to accelerate hard, and that was on surface streets so I don't have a good feel for the changes. But the engine spools faster and more effortlessly. I was hoping for louder DSG farts from the downpipe, but they seem very much like with the stock downpipe. Maybe the catted Milltek wasn't the right choice.

The vibrations that I feared would result from the dogbone insert aren't there -- I'm very happy about that.

Also, the turbo muffler delete had to come out again, there were problems with the fitment, apparently Eurocode received some that weren't machined correctly. They are checking their stock and I will come back another time.

Ah dude I'm hearing more people saying the Miltek is disappointly refined. Would you look at catless?

What kind of work was involved in the pulley? I've seen it mentioned a couple of times, but every time I ask about it, people don't provide a satisfactory response. Curious to hear your take.
 

PRND[S]

The Lame & The Ludicrous
Location
Southern California
Car(s)
'15 LSG Golf R
I don't want to go catless. I want to keep the car running as clean as possible, which is why I went with the EU-approved Milltek downpipe. It makes a nice sound when giving the car the beans, is fairly quiet otherwise.

As far as the pulley installation is concerned, I can't offer many details. I know the passenger-side tire had to come off to gain access, so you'll need a jack or better yet a lift.
 

BxGTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Bronx,NY
Rotated my tires today but since the wheels were off anyways I decided to clean the wheels and wheel wells, brake calipers etc.



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krz_hayn

Go Kart Champion
Location
So Cal
I'm a little late to this party...

4/26/2016
Picked up my DBP 2016 MK7 .:R (base manual) from Galpin VW

4/27/2016
Picked up a set of Monster Mats from Neftin VW Parts (ask for Ron Pope)

4/30/2016
Tinted windows 3M Crystalline 50 all the way around at Solar Shade in Ventura, CA

5/2/2016
Installed Escort Max 360 radar detector and AllUCam VG-10Z dash cam (front+rear) at House of Hard Knocks (Al & Ed's) in Thousand Oaks, CA

5/8/2016
Took it to Auto Club "Roval" for showroom stock performance testing. Ran a best lap of 2:00.2


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BxGTI

Go Kart Champion
Location
Bronx,NY
Do you use the hockey puck trick? Or just pinch weld directly on the jack stands?



No puck, that you want to use with a Jack, if your jack doesn't have a rubber surface, mine does so I don't think that I need that but it wouldn't hurt to have it. What I do to lift the car and be able to place both Jack stands at the same time is use a fairly long 2x4 although in the picture I used a small one I did use a longer one on the other side to distribute the weight so I just place it against the lift points and make sure that they will not do any damage when lifting, lift very slowly 2 or 3 pumps and you are done.
You can use rubber tops sold at Harbor Freight for the Jack stands to avoid the metal to metal contact too.

Note that by lifting there you need to allow enough space to place the stand and also it will lift the whole side of the car so no need to repeat it for the back stand.
 
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krz_hayn

Go Kart Champion
Location
So Cal
Are your jack stands just at the pinch welds?

The factory jack points (marked on the rocker) are reinforced for this purpose. You can't use just any part of the pinch weld as not all of it is reinforced for jacking purposes. If you have any doubts, refer to your owners manual for more details.
 

Tone1

Ready to race!
Location
Michigan
Deiselgeek short shifter, highly recommend
 

popnloc

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
CA
What brand did you go with? How easy was the installation?

I've always thought it looks easy based on YouTube videos, but on deerstalking on detailing forums people always say it's harder than it looks.

He's a pro installer using XPEL film. Looks much tougher than doing window tint. He pre-cut it on a plotter before he came to install it.
 

reemizzle

Ready to race!
Location
a
Gave her a quick wash. But hate that the harsh sun allowed me to see every imperfection.



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