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What did you get in the mail or bring home for your MKVII today?

DSC808

Go Kart Champion
Location
HI State
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE MT

Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
Now children, what did we learn today?

“CTS sucks!”


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Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
So, my options are either:

A) Use the ECS breather hose kit, and just use my stock TIP. Maybe eventually get a new replacement. While I know aftermarket flow more air, I question if they're really necessary or a restriction.
B) Either return or sell the ECS breather hose, buy an OEM, use the CTS TIP I already have.
C) Buy a new TIP, and use the ECS breather hose kit.

Those are ranked in order of what will most likely happen.
 

Cuzoe

Autocross Newbie
Location
Los Angeles
Haha, I didn't even zoom in on the picture to see if that part number was legible... But yes, black interior conversion in progress. I'm still waiting for somebody to PM me after they walk away scratch free from a rear impact that totals their car wanting to sell me their sun visors and non fender A pillars.
 

KyACRASH

Go Kart Champion
Location
Fort Walton Beach, FL
Car(s)
2015 GTI 6MT
So, my options are either:

A) Use the ECS breather hose kit, and just use my stock TIP. Maybe eventually get a new replacement. While I know aftermarket flow more air, I question if they're really necessary or a restriction.
B) Either return or sell the ECS breather hose, buy an OEM, use the CTS TIP I already have.
C) Buy a new TIP, and use the ECS breather hose kit.

Those are ranked in order of what will most likely happen.
Go with the MST TIP. can confirm it fits with the ECS hose and allegedly has the best flow (admittedly, can't say that matters).
 

bentin

Autocross Champion
Location
Austin, TX
Car(s)
2018 GTI SE
Because f*** me running... The headliner in this box does not match the labels on the outside of the box. Should have been a black Mk7 headliner with no sunroof. Instead it's a gray headliner for an Mk5 with a sunroof.
Hopefully it's not from e-acca.
 

Cuzoe

Autocross Newbie
Location
Los Angeles
Hopefully it's not from e-acca.
Nope, from my local dealer of choice. Parts manager looked into it a little bit and saw that it was returned to the dealership that sent it here. I don't know if their system keeps notes as to the reason for a return but it being a part from a completely different generation seems like a good reason.

This one only had to come from Sacramento down to LA but the next available one he could source is in New Jersey. It'll take at least a week to make it across the country.
 

Dog Dad Wagon

Autocross Champion
Location
Innnnn West Philadelphia...
Car(s)
19 Alltrack 6MT
Nope, from my local dealer of choice. Parts manager looked into it a little bit and saw that it was returned to the dealership that sent it here. I don't know if their system keeps notes as to the reason for a return but it being a part from a completely different generation seems like a good reason.

This one only had to come from Sacramento down to LA but the next available one he could source is in New Jersey. It'll take at least a week to make it across the country.

yeah... headliners are a hot commodity. Not easy to come by one that isn’t spoken for for a warranty replacement lol
 

efaily

Go Kart Champion
Location
Chicago 'burbs
Car(s)
2019 GTI SE Exp pkg
Not parts for the car, but tools for the car are good too.
 

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Acadia18

Autocross Champion
Location
Rhode Island
Car(s)
2016 GTI SE
Go with the MST TIP. can confirm it fits with the ECS hose and allegedly has the best flow (admittedly, can't say that matters).

Honestly, I can't justify the cost. It's a metal 90* elbow, that like you said, can't even be proven matters. Sure, Jeff did all the testing to show which ones flow more air, but as far as I'm aware, there hasn't been any actual testing that the stock TIP is a restriction to an IS20, even when tuned.

If anything, I'd drop the stock on back on for now, get rid of my v1 CTS one in the classifieds, and add a little more money to get the v2 CTS one as it's the cheapest available, and looks to have rectified the angled connector that would cause the upgraded breather hose to not work.

While I'm not an advocate of "get the cheapest one available" for many things, like I said, it's a metal 90* elbow, and really doesn't have much room for failure.
 
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