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Old 07-14-2018, 11:10 PM   #14723
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Nothing big, just ordered a Covercraft sunshade and a dual 2.4a charging outlet, since I left my other one in my Z when I traded it in.

Gonna disconnect the soundaktor later today and check out some other "tips and tricks" I've read with the car while I sit bored at home.
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Old 07-14-2018, 11:13 PM   #14724
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Nothing big, just ordered a Covercraft sunshade and a dual 2.4a charging outlet, since I left my other one in my Z when I traded it in.

Gonna disconnect the soundaktor later today and check out some other "tips and tricks" I've read with the car while I sit bored at home.


Sounds way better with it off


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Old 07-14-2018, 11:55 PM   #14725
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Sounds way better with it off


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Yeah, that's what I've read.

I can't believe it's an actual thing though... artificial sound. So dumb.
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Old 07-15-2018, 12:13 AM   #14726
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Yeah, that's what I've read.



I can't believe it's an actual thing though... artificial sound. So dumb.


Iíll admit that I didnít mind it for the longest time until I purchased the OBDeleven and turned it off. Maybe I was over thinking it was a muscle car
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Old 07-15-2018, 01:03 AM   #14727
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Just get some poly mounts, the sound comes back... Except it's real.
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:21 AM   #14728
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:22 AM   #14729
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I removed mine too, clutch pedal feels much better.
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:40 AM   #14730
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Ebay downpipe installed for total cost of $140. 100 for the pipe, 40 for various sealers, clamps, wraps, and spacers. Sounds absolutely amazing (exactly what I wanted this car to sound like), doesn't smell bad, and no check engine light. Those shifts sound amazing with a DSG

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Tips for a perfect install:
- Install everything in the car and tighten all the clamps fully once fitment is found. Tack weld the slip joint together then get it properly welded by a shop.
- If the hangers are far off like mine, cut them clean off at the welds, grind the pipe smooth, then mount the pipe in the car and tighten everything. Place the hangers in the rubber mounts and see where they line up on the pipe (push the pipe up slightly to relieve the pressure off the rear hangers) then tack the hangers on. Remove pipe and get the hangers properly welded on. I made the mistake of trying to bend them and eventually the pipe cracked (even with heat). You will notice my rubber hanger mounts are being stretched a bit in weird angles. This is because I spent 2 days bending and heating the hangers instead of just cutting them and rewelding them. Do it right the first time.
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Old 07-15-2018, 06:00 AM   #14731
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Your time is worth something. Why not just buy a pipe that fits first time?
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Old 07-15-2018, 05:44 PM   #14732
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Finally installed my Helix sub. Nice upgrade to the stock system. Did the On-Top-Of-The-Spare placement with the extended spindle. Floor fits perfectly.

Bought a programming dongle, and will make it available to rent if anyone needs. PM me if interested (read the separate thread in Classifieds).

Thanks to forum member @dbwat for a spare Helix plaque so I could bling up my front speaker grilles.



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Old 07-15-2018, 06:46 PM   #14733
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Your time is worth something. Why not just buy a pipe that fits first time?

Reading this killed me a little inside. Iíve had to get the car on jack stands like 6+ times to tinker with mine to get it right. Never again.


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Old 07-15-2018, 09:29 PM   #14734
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Deauto Key, red foot-well lighting (LEDs). Looks great at night!
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Old 07-15-2018, 11:36 PM   #14735
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Finally got the Vibrant resonator installed (yesterday). Shop had to hack up a section of my AWE track and MAP DP to weld it on. Oh well, whole setup sounds great so no regrets. Shout out to GTIJake for suggesting Vibrants in his exhaust thread.

Funny story: While waiting for my resonator install. A guy with a hemi charger asked me how much HP a GTI has. He said he raced one and it "kept up" with him. I said my GTI was supposed to be 220hp stock. If only I could have captured the look on his face. Anyway, good job to that GTI, lol.



Today I swapped stock plugs for Brisk ER12S plugs. That was uneventful. Also, had a visitor (brother-in law) swing by with his new M2. Took it for a spin. Pretty awesome looking ride and handles amazing. Its hot as hell out so didn't try to do any WOT pull in his new car, haha.

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Old 07-16-2018, 12:12 AM   #14736
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Sounds way better with it off


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Sadly it also sounds like nothing with it off. My wifeís prius sounds as sporty as an oem GTI exhaust.


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Old 07-16-2018, 12:37 AM   #14737
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What did you do to your mk7 today?

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Sadly it also sounds like nothing with it off. My wifeís prius sounds as sporty as an oem GTI exhaust.


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Haha Iím sure. But, being able to hear the turbo a little better is a plus Iím back and forth if I want a down pipe, I donít want people to hear me coming down the street. Been having an itch to do something...

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Old 07-16-2018, 01:28 AM   #14738
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Your time is worth something. Why not just buy a pipe that fits first time?
In the position I am in, paying 450+ for a downpipe for a quick install is far less worth spending 3 days installing a 140 dollar downpipe. I am on summer break with not much to do on my days off, so my time really isn't worth as much as the next guy. It was a very good learning experience and I would do it all over again the same way.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:04 PM   #14739
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