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

9nine9

Passed Driver's Ed
Location
London, ON
Car(s)
2018 GSW IS38
PR fuel rail, going Vortex XL and MPI.

Weird part was the UPS driver handed the box to me and, in what seemed to be an extremely rueful way, said "Good luck puttin' those on." Like damn bro, we've all heard tales about PR stuff but what do you know?

He saw the Golf in the driveway, maybe he was just pleased to have the package contextualized. Idk, weird.

I also got a new aluminum subframe to go on as part of a front-end revamp, along with Clubsport S knuckles that will apparently arrive one day. View attachment 294244
Did you go E-acca for the clubsport knuckles? i want these so bad
 

JTM88

Autocross Champion
Location
Broken Arrow, OK
Car(s)
2016 GTI
My assembled HPFP came in from EQT. Now I have everything I need to install my vortex in a couple of weeks.

Just waiting on some parts from FCP so I can clean my valves first.
 

ECNMY R

Drag Race Newbie
Location
California
Car(s)
R, RS3, GTS 4.0
Did you go E-acca for the clubsport knuckles? i want these so bad

No, Deutsche Auto Parts. Ordered 9/20, they said 60-90 days.

I'm excited for them, they're like the ultimate VW nerd part. Engineered for a low volume special model not sold in the US, that held a Nürburgring FWD record? Come on. It's the kind of part that, when you look at the car, you can just feel it.
 

krs

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas, NV
Car(s)
MKVIIS R

On the super cheap bathroom scale, they show 20.5lbs. This about 1lb heavier than the Apex SM-10’s on the same scale. Both are 18x9.

They also clear the TTRS caliper and 370mm rotor just fine.

I really wanted the VS-5RS, but could not get confirmation they’d fit my brakes, and I didn’t want to roll the dice and have an expensive oops.
 

JTM88

Autocross Champion
Location
Broken Arrow, OK
Car(s)
2016 GTI
Got the last of my FCPeuro parts for some pre vortexWinter maintenance. I’m going to have a busy day tomorrow.

valve cleaning, new injectors, oil change, new spark plugs, new air filter, and new wipers
 

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gboticus

Autocross Champion
Location
Vancouver, BC
Car(s)
2019 R DSG
Driver gear for a belated oktoberfest
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Fried_Soap

Ready to race!
Location
La Jolla, CA
Car(s)
2017 Golf TSI 5MT
Finally received my airbag from Portugal today and was horrified by the state of its packaging.....

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Not one ounce of packing foam, bubble wrap, or anything of the sort. Literally just a wrinkled cardboard box with a plastic bag inside it. You'd think they'd give more care to packing a literal explosive but I guess not :oops:

Luckily the only damage I've noticed is probably not a big deal; one of the alignment tabs on the back has snapped off and is nowhere to be seen. Edit: upon installation I realized one of the springs was gone too (visible in pic below!) — ended up transplanting one from the old airbag.

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So yeah, not happy about B-Parts' (the company I bought it from in Portugal) packaging methods. Anyways, the airbag is exactly what I wanted with its old-style badge and new-style shape, and after swapping its 5-pin harness with a 6-pin one, (5G0971584R -> 5G0971584AC), it should work perfectly with all the other parts I've got.

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Something really weird to note is that there exists another airbag for the Passat with the same exact part number (3G0880201JXEA), and it has the mix-and-match design swapped:

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Flat badge and old "superman" shape. So if any of you decide to order one of these, make sure to get a picture of the one you're receiving, lol
 
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bobloblawGTI

Autocross Champion
Location
DC
Car(s)
19 GTI SE 6MT
Finally received my airbag from Portugal today and was horrified by the state of its packaging.....

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Not one ounce of packing foam, bubble wrap, or anything of the sort. Literally just a wrinkled cardboard box with a plastic bag inside it. You'd think they'd give more care to packing a literal explosive but I guess not :oops:

Luckily the only damage I've noticed is probably not a big deal; one of the alignment tabs on the back has snapped off and is nowhere to be seen.

View attachment 294493

So yeah, not happy about B-Parts' (the company I bought it from in Portugal) packaging methods. Anyways, the airbag is exactly what I wanted with its old-style badge and new-style shape, and after swapping its 5-pin harness with a 6-pin one, (5G0971584R -> 5G0971584AC), it should work perfectly with all the other parts I've got.

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Something really weird to note is that there exists another airbag for the Passat with the same exact part number (3G0880201JXEA), and it has the mix-and-match design swapped:

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Flat badge and old "superman" shape. So if any of you decide to order one of these, make sure to get a picture of the one you're receiving, lol
Really looking forward to seeing how this turns out! Had no idea there was a part with the old logo but the new shape, how interesting.
 

JTM88

Autocross Champion
Location
Broken Arrow, OK
Car(s)
2016 GTI

El_bigote_AJ

Autocross Champion
Location
Las Vegas
Car(s)
2019 GTI bunny
Got some calipers for the Tiguans rear big rotors upgrade, like @Acadia18 im gonna live on the wild side with China cast caliper… will go from 310mm non vented to 356mm vented 😂 on the rears. Looking to help fill out the 20” barrels a little better.


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swcrow

Autocross Champion
Location
Virginia
Car(s)
7.5 GTI

Sub-to-Dub

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Arlington, VA USA
Car(s)
'17 GTI Sport 6MT
How many miles on the ones that stated to deform?
Only about 20k miles (2.5 years).

BFI wondered if there might have been some coolant exposure that broke down the poly but I can't recall that ever happening. The car feels totally normal and there's nothing wonky looking with the alignment but will take a closer look when I get the old ones off.
 
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