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    Default The Mark VI - Getting started

    I traded in the MINI in December for a new GTI. I'll track changes here.

    Some specs:
    • Color - Carbon Steel Gray Metallic
    • 6 speed manual
    • 18" Detroit Alloy Wheels
    • Interlagos cloth interior
    • Sunroof
    • Touch screen premium audio system w/ Bluetooth & aux input
    • Leather wrapped mfsw
    • Heated seats
    • Trip computer
    • Rubber & Carpeted mats


    Upcoming mods:
    • Coilovers (ordered)
    • Roll fenders
    • Spacers if needed
    • Debadge rear GTI logo
    • Rear wiper delete (kind of enjoying it now so I'm undecided on this)


    Wish list:
    • Wheels
    • Remap to 252hp


    The car is so good as it is I don't think it needs much in terms of mods. I'm going to spend some time with her and get to know her before doing anything else.

    Cell phone pics to get by until I can have some good ones made:



















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    Ordered these today

    H&R Ultra Low Coilovers
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    corniche monza work magic with that car

    tho not bigger as 19"
    Last edited by P78; 01-19-2011 at 08:18 AM.

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    I like that style but I think I'm going to try something like Audi monoblocks. Not sure yet. It all really depends if I can save up enough $$. Its hard to do with 2 small kids.
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    audi rs6 wheels

    bbs LM
    if u want i have pics cuz someone i know wheelwhored his

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    good call on the ultra lows. I was gonna ask what coils you were ordering. also, is yours a 2011 or 2010?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P78 View Post
    audi rs6 wheels

    bbs LM
    if u want i have pics cuz someone i know wheelwhored his
    I LOVE LMs!

    I was actually thinking something like this in 18" but it'll be some time before I can make any wheels happen. Unless someone wants to make a trade for web design work


    Quote Originally Posted by Average_Jerk View Post
    good call on the ultra lows. I was gonna ask what coils you were ordering. also, is yours a 2011 or 2010?
    '11. People are having a hard time getting really low in the MKVIs without going to bags. It seems like the ULs were the only way to go. Expensive but worth it.
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    kw v1 will go low enough too

    LM

    Last edited by P78; 01-19-2011 at 08:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pir8 97 View Post
    I LOVE LMs!

    I was actually thinking something like this in 18" but it'll be some time before I can make any wheels happen. Unless someone wants to make a trade for web design work




    '11. People are having a hard time getting really low in the MKVIs without going to bags. It seems like the ULs were the only way to go. Expensive but worth it.
    nice! Just a heads up, you're going to have to wait a while for an ecu flash to be available. the 2011 ecu are different than the 2010, so they need to write all new code for it lol

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    Yeah, the '11s have a higher level of encryption.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pir8 97 View Post
    Yeah, the '11s have a higher level of encryption.
    they sure do. I had to turn away a handful of 11s so far because the ecu hack isnt out yet

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    People are so impatient too. A guy from APR finally said "Flashing cars is a business and we're definitely not trying to postpone making money "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pir8 97 View Post
    People are having a hard time getting really low in the MKVIs without going to bags. It seems like the ULs were the only way to go. Expensive but worth it.
    I'll edit the above statement... People are having a hard time getting really low on coilovers in the MKVIs without additional modifications to the coils, strut mounts, etc. I don't have to worry about that with the ULs.
    Last edited by Pir8 97; 01-19-2011 at 10:38 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Average_Jerk View Post
    nice! Just a heads up, you're going to have to wait a while for an ecu flash to be available. the 2011 ecu are different than the 2010, so they need to write all new code for it lol
    Looks like Revo wins the decoding race.
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    Yea, I got that update this morning from REVO

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    Finally some loooooows. No more 4x4 status!

    (warning: cell phone pics in the rain)






    Thanks to Greenville Motorsport
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    Rubbing like a bitch right now. I bent out the lip of one of the front fenders with the tire yesterday. Going to have to raise her up a little until I can get the fenders rolled. Some new wheels with stretched rubber would help too.

    Ugh! I need to get some more side projects to raise the funds. Anyone need website work done? I do trades
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    I love these, I drive them all the time for work. Probably the best affordable new car out there. How do the H&R's handle?

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    looking good so far! and love the music stations lol
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    Had to raise her up about 1/4" due to settling and major rubbing. The good news is it now looks to be the same height as the pictures but with no rubbing under normal conditions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Byron View Post
    I love these, I drive them all the time for work. Probably the best affordable new car out there. How do the H&R's handle?
    Not as comfy as stock but still fairly smooth. It handles very well for it being as low as it is... much better than my MINI did.

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonB View Post
    looking good so far! and love the music stations lol
    Thanks That was back before I let the Sirius run out.
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    Not much new to report, but here's a pic I snapped on Monday. Still wearing the stock shoes.

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    Love this car, wish I could afford the payments right now because I would love a GTI or GLI

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    love the way mk6's look!

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