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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbird View Post
    Unless it's a VW (for reasons beyond me) all hot/warm hatches have relatively bad resale.
    OG status. And realistically, they are far more reliable than CR will ever credit them. I just did mounts, timing chains and a clutch on a 2001 GTI VR6 12v. 202k, never been opened.

    I genuinely believe having sold them, bought them, fixed and sold service for them, that a VAST majority of their issues result from poor maintenance and ignorant owners.

    What people don't realize is that german cars are engineered to a more specific expectation of maintenance. Hence why they go to shit when you stray.

    I SWEAR toyota honda hyundai etc build cars for the average consumer who sees their car as a fancy toaster. hence why as long as they have some semblance of fluid in them, they keep working.

    I think its a german thing. they just expect everyone to take the same razor precision towards maintaining that the engineers did creating it.


    In other news - the VT is just accumulating miles, nearing 50k still hanging onto the original kumhoes.

    I am slowly losing the battle with the woman to not modify it. Personally I'd rather she just leave it be till shes ready to move from economy class!
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    I decided to go with LED low beam and fog lights. Bought an H9 harness to go for the low beams and once the connector plastic thing was removed, it became plug and play into the little H11B box. Red pushed into yellow side and black into black. Bulb went in with no problems. Now I've got LEDs which are considerably brighter than the halogens I had before. The LED's are H8/H9/H11 type I got off ebay for $25 for 2 sets. Figured I'd give it a try and if I screwed up it's not much money lost.

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    Installed my reflector deletes today during baby's naps. These were made by a member of the Veloster Turbo World FB group. Cheap and they fit great.

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    OH... also orders an actual Gurney flap from Savage Works AND a local is gifting me the third STI lip option after his splitter arrives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonusParts View Post
    OG status. And realistically, they are far more reliable than CR will ever credit them. I just did mounts, timing chains and a clutch on a 2001 GTI VR6 12v. 202k, never been opened.

    I genuinely believe having sold them, bought them, fixed and sold service for them, that a VAST majority of their issues result from poor maintenance and ignorant owners.

    What people don't realize is that german cars are engineered to a more specific expectation of maintenance. Hence why they go to shit when you stray.

    I SWEAR toyota honda hyundai etc build cars for the average consumer who sees their car as a fancy toaster. hence why as long as they have some semblance of fluid in them, they keep working.

    I think its a german thing. they just expect everyone to take the same razor precision towards maintaining that the engineers did creating it.


    In other news - the VT is just accumulating miles, nearing 50k still hanging onto the original kumhoes.

    I am slowly losing the battle with the woman to not modify it. Personally I'd rather she just leave it be till shes ready to move from economy class!
    The old VWs we played with were not finely tuned machines what needed anal service. My buddy and I would beat the crap out of them and they wouldn't die! These are from the 80s to early 00s mind you. We once picked up a rolled jetta, that sat on its roof for a good half of a day but man, we did a few things to the engine and it started and ran fine.
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    Lookin good Bigbird! I keep telling myself to do this, Iv just been too lazy of lately to bring myself to cut mine up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DedMemBRaiNE View Post
    Lookin good Bigbird! I keep telling myself to do this, Iv just been too lazy of lately to bring myself to cut mine up.
    Seeing how high they are mounted in the bumper I can see how they would vent the bumper pretty well. Assuming that would be helpful. I did find it odd that the passenger side is open but the drivers is enclosed with a piece of plastic trim. I ended up leaving it off so at least the aero was balanced if nothing else.

    If ya wanted to vent it you can just remove the lenses.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbird View Post
    Installed my reflector deletes today during baby's naps. These were made by a member of the Veloster Turbo World FB group. Cheap and they fit great.

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    The old VWs we played with were not finely tuned machines what needed anal service. My buddy and I would beat the crap out of them and they wouldn't die! These are from the 80s to early 00s mind you. We once picked up a rolled jetta, that sat on its roof for a good half of a day but man, we did a few things to the engine and it started and ran fine.
    Damn that looks good. When i start with the cosmetic stuff, this will definitely be on my list.

    On the performance front, I ordered my hot pipe today and will be ordering an exhaust next week. Will do both installs at the same time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbird View Post
    The old VWs we played with were not finely tuned machines what needed anal service. My buddy and I would beat the crap out of them and they wouldn't die! These are from the 80s to early 00s mind you. We once picked up a rolled jetta, that sat on its roof for a good half of a day but man, we did a few things to the engine and it started and ran fine.
    Yep, I daily an 84 diesel, my cabrio's VR6 came out of a jetta i rolled at over 100mph....

    they're tough.

    even the new 2.0t is tough as nails. i just can't accept adding a couple quarts between services. even my rabbit doesnt need that over 5-7k (and its 34 years old with 193k)
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    BY THE WAY - those rear reflector vents look AWESOME. WAY better than the reflectors.

    Now its time to make some drawings and 3-d print some ducts to pull air thru it, smooth out airflow, maybe cool the brakes a hair
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    Quote Originally Posted by BonusParts View Post
    BY THE WAY - those rear reflector vents look AWESOME. WAY better than the reflectors.

    Now its time to make some drawings and 3-d print some ducts to pull air thru it, smooth out airflow, maybe cool the brakes a hair
    Not sure of its practical benefits but that cavity can't be good for aerodynamics... especially if one side covered and the other is not. I could imagine the increased air pressure in thoes cavities moving into the negative pressure pocket created by the back of the car. Maybe it helps to reduce drag on the rear a little. One can hope.

    I can see why people buy the vented rear oblique over the tips as that's another source of potential air build up.


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