T30s on the bottom of the throttle body are the hardest part. The throttle pipe also involves some fuckery but not terrible. If you don't have to take off the fuel line when removing the manifold - it's easier.Used my VADPro to diagnose a failing thermostat on the R.
Fuck what a bitch this is going to be to replace.
Went for a morning drive to enjoy the cooler weather. But too many damn people on the road to truly enjoy it, even at 8am. It's hard to just go for a quick drive in Jacksonville if you want to get away from all the cars.
Mk7, I mean B7 content
And on the 10th day…
The current look (probably temp. wheel wise, cause i mainly wanted to go 20” and get some good rubber on the car) and not having to spend funds on the wheels made it a easy call.
After the 15min drive I can say the car feels,grips, and turns in soo much better with these p zeros in place of the conti pros… all seasons gotta go for Westcoast dwellers.
245/35/20 on OEM tiguan Rline wheels 20x8.5 ET38
While the black wheels work with all the black trim on the GT (roof,mirrors,moulding,spoiler) it’s makes the car really need tinted windows to flow well and currently the very specific visions I have for the car is :
CLEAR ceramic tint ,
matte bronze 20s,
3/4 to 1/2” lower ( want to maintain comfort so… gonna have to be expensive coilovers, I was looking at B14s but I really don’t like the way they took the easy route and just have the same set listed for a silly wide range of cars…the VR6 weights a good bit more than the 1.8 so using the same front to back spring rates on both platforms doesn’t scream R&D to me)
exhaust (no headers or cat deletions!),
spare tire sub-(maybe helix) cause I don’t want to mess with taking off door panels and potentially adding rattles cause this thing it’s quiter and tighter fitting than the GTI and Tiguan ever were.
and thats it. Being a Passat and NA makes it easy to not go overboard
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*Tiguan wheels got perfect fitment for this thing out the box too
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It's pretty warm today. I'm cooked after 3 hours outside cleaning the roof gutters and power washing the house.Went for a morning drive to enjoy the cooler weather. But too many damn people on the road to truly enjoy it, even at 8am. It's hard to just go for a quick drive in Jacksonville if you want to get away from all the cars.