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    yo yo yo Vdub thread!!!!

    for all you VW people out there who rock an mtb post your pics bike and car please show your VW love (as soon as i get my bike back i shall post some pics i snapped my chainstay so it could be awhile but its warranty so its good till then)
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    09 Specialized Rockhopper Comp 29-er (with broken rear derailleur)
    08 Passat wagon 2.0T, 6MT with:
    APR Stage 1, EVOMS intake, Hella Smoked Euro Tails, Driver Gear Springs with Bilstein Sports, and other mods I don't feel like listing.

    and on top of the car, is a '10 Specialized Secteur Elite

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    Holding this space for when my 2010 Golf Sportwagen TDI shows up. Can't wait!

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    FYI - The Ride w/ the Ride!! (Vdub content)

    Quite a few VW pics in there already.

    All I have is a pic of the roof of my 01 Passat:

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    My 2008 R32
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    my bug, with my XC and DH bike... XC'ing in the morning and then DHing in the afternoon

    mtb all day long....







    the heckler, now it has a full X.9 kit, thomson and easton components...



    I no longer have this bike but....




    oh! and btw: The Ride w/ the Ride!! (Vdub content)
    Languages spoken: bicyclish, spanish and a bit of english
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    i am digging the bugs
    life is short STUNT IT!
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    Yeah, me too...

    Quote Originally Posted by blooregard
    i am digging the bugs
    and now I'm dreaming of a sweet Westy. I might actually seriously consider one if I get the time, parking space and money to sink into it.... convert it to a 1.8t or a 2.0 Golf engine. Those wasserboxers are krapp.

    Somebody else's syncro converted to a 1.8l turbo.

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    This guy converted his Westy, and says he gets better gas mileage, and double the power. I wonder if the driveline can handle the extra torque. They aren't super durable to begin with.

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    '07 Rabbit:



    '04.5 Passat Wagon that I just sold last week:



    Currently trying to find an MK2 or MK3 Jetta or 4-door Golf to replace my Passat. If anyone knows of one in the SE...let me know.
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    ok so here are my children
    and btws i just got the bike back and i think its too small for me now :/
    if i could upload the pics
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    Nice V-Dubs.

    As soon as I can find a pic, I'll add my '73 Thing. It was an everyday car for 9 years, while I was in high school and college, but now it's in the garage waiting for me to restore her.

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    The Passat from Inglostadt.

    Quote Originally Posted by blooregard
    for all you VW people out there who rock an mtb post your pics bike and car please show your VW love (as soon as i get my bike back i shall post some pics i snapped my chainstay so it could be awhile but its warranty so its good till then)
    This is kind of a VW, isn't it?

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PtrRkzxj5GZ_F9gNuqZzng?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh4.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/S8lpBnjAUAI/AAAAAAAANmo/UF6lIQmvNdw/s800/IMG_0144.JPG" /></a>

    <a href="http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/PLv9iH02BMLqjAP5eh2dmQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="http://lh3.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/S1qrwBkY7uI/AAAAAAAAMZQ/PPWYkyYvZaA/s800/IMG_0161.JPG" /></a>

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    used to lug the bikes around on this:

    1996 GTI

    <a href="http://s625.photobucket.com/albums/tt336/krand422/?action=view&current=P1010822.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt336/krand422/P1010822.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

    now i lug them around in this:

    2008 R32

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    my other ride is an ice-cream truck.

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    Nice!

    I drove a '96 GTi forever. I bought it in 99 with 40k miles on it, and ran it up to 230k miles before I sold it last December to get my A4.

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    Diesel

    An '03 New Beetle TDI I recently traded in for an '09 Jetta Sportwagen (non TDI.)

    Lost some gas mileage (38 mpg compared to 23 - 25), but gained a whole lot more space and comfort.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toph17
    used to lug the bikes around on this:

    1996 GTI

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    Nice! For whatever reason the MK3 is the only Golf that looks good with the Jetta lights/grill/hood.

    I tried to find a MK3 to replace my B5.5 wagon but came up empty handed. Ended up with a Mazda 5 instead. It is great for biking and whatnot but I'm bummed that I'm not sporting a VW. At least I still get to drive the wife's MK5 every once in a while.
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    Here's my '73 Thing. It's stored in the garage right now. Hopefully I'll get motivated to restore it one day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ksturner3
    Here's my '73 Thing. It's stored in the garage right now. Hopefully I'll get motivated to restore it one day.

    Wow. You must live in the southwest or some place that never sees snow...Where I come from those things didn't last 2 winters.

    It looks to be in good shape though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd
    Wow. You must live in the southwest or some place that never sees snow...Where I come from those things didn't last 2 winters.

    It looks to be in good shape though.

    Note the Texas license plate

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    What is your opinion on bike roof racks for a jetta 1.8t mk4?? Are the thule aero bars worth the added cost?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtap1
    What is your opinion on bike roof racks for a jetta 1.8t mk4?? Are the thule aero bars worth the added cost?
    I had the aftermarket Thule on my olf MK4 Golf. The fit pads fit like crap, which allowed a lot of dirt to get underneath. Next up, the bar the slides over the pin on the roof, can be a PITA to install.

    Get the OE Votex ones. You'll be happier, minus the extra work to install a fairing.

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    Spamming a friend's stuff.....

    My wife and I have an 04 Passat V6 4Motion wagon....

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    ^^^ Still uncool.


    01 Golf TDi - Chip and Injectors 145 Wheel HP 250 Wheel TQ

    Now Lifted. Was 3" Below Stock now 3" above stock.
    8" Ground clearance to the Aluminum Skid Plate.
    M&S Tires on 15" Wheels with Mud Flaps. (not pictured)




    Use to look like - 18" Aristos (R32)

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    Looks like a Tiguan... Only worse....
    Love the last photo that you posted though...
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    18's on a daily driver that goes off road for Mt. Biking all the time was just too impractical. I miss the cornering but it was only decent anyways compared to most of my other Dubs.

    I can just run over anything I want now, cornering sucks but mobbing it is great. Just wish it was AWD, even that fake Haldex crap the R32 gets.

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    Don't want to take the (old) thread in the wrong direction.... as it seems that I did by my above post....
    but the new FXD (Gen V) system seems to be getting pretty good press.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toph17
    used to lug the bikes around on this:

    1996 GTI



    now i lug them around in this:

    2008 R32

    The only new car I have ever driven that I instantly wanted. Maybe in 10 years.
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    it is a VDUB thread but there are forums for that too
    life is short STUNT IT!
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    Nice
    15mm is a second-best solution to a problem that was already solved.

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    Here is a shot of my old VW. Decided to buy a house and so it went. Miss that old dog! It was fun to shuttle in
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    Enjoy every ride!

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    heres the wifes '04 jetta wagon all loaded up for a few days up in santa cruz - its impossible to drive big sur without stopping at least once

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4887013515/" title="driving Big Sur to Santa Cruz - 03.08.10 #1667 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4887013515_ee22f283fd_b.jpg" width="1024" height="601" alt="driving Big Sur to Santa Cruz - 03.08.10 #1667 v2" /></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/culturesponge/4887219511/" title="driving Big Sur to Santa Cruz - 03.08.10 #1677 v2 by culturesponge, on Flickr"><img src="http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4117/4887219511_557013622b_b.jpg" width="1024" height="684" alt="driving Big Sur to Santa Cruz - 03.08.10 #1677 v2" /></a>
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    Here’s mine… well technically I built it for my wife. Never hauled my bike in it tho.





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    Any TDI owners? I'd love to hear some honest non fanatical TDI reviews of reliability.

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    01 Golf TDi

    Currently has a lift and hauls 5 bikes.

    With 5 People. 5 Bikes. Ice Chest. Gear. Up mountains.
    32mpg

    Without both racks and only 2 people.
    47mpg average

    Best EVER 52mpg over 800 miles in 1 tank.

    Mods: Chip & PP520 Injectors. Lift.


    Reliability: In the last 60,000 miles 2.5 years (Currently 168,000)

    Brake Booster Failed. 2 Hours to fix $75 part.
    Check Engine Light is on for a N75 Valve but I don't want to replace it because its $100 and works fine.
    Front wheel bearing: $100 and a Pain in the A$$.

    All I do if I can help it are oil changes and big things like timing belts when needed. (100,000 mile timing belts)

    I'll always own a VW TDi. Always.





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    Quote Originally Posted by All_talk
    Here’s mine… well technically I built it for my wife. Never hauled my bike in it tho.





    Gary
    Very nice!!
    I had a '68, and I miss driving that thing. The wife had a '64 Ghia. They were great projects. Unfortunately, we had to sell them as we were moving cross country and couldn't take them with us.

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    My 1961 Beetle...




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    Quote Originally Posted by pbbreath
    01 Golf TDi

    Currently has a lift and hauls 5 bikes.

    With 5 People. 5 Bikes. Ice Chest. Gear. Up mountains.
    32mpg

    Without both racks and only 2 people.
    47mpg average

    Best EVER 52mpg over 800 miles in 1 tank.

    Mods: Chip & PP520 Injectors. Lift.


    Reliability: In the last 60,000 miles 2.5 years (Currently 168,000)

    Brake Booster Failed. 2 Hours to fix $75 part.
    Check Engine Light is on for a N75 Valve but I don't want to replace it because its $100 and works fine.
    Front wheel bearing: $100 and a Pain in the A$$.

    All I do if I can help it are oil changes and big things like timing belts when needed. (100,000 mile timing belts)

    I'll always own a VW TDi. Always.

    Metalnerd 2" lift kit?

    I had PP764 with Aligator tune and VNT-17 upgrade

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    Lovin' the vintage VWs!! They all look clean.
    You guys are making me miss my old beater.

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    I recognize a few vehicles from TDIClub, well i am another from TDIClub and Vortex, And here is the ride.

    99.5 Jetta TDI 244k miles

    Rocketchip stage 3 (installed at 80k)
    PP520 injectors (installed at 80k)
    VR6 Clutch

    Many others, those are the important mods

    heres some pics:



    Wolfsburg's are getting refinished and will be back on...

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    Specialized 08 FSR XC Comp: OEM
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    Yo yo yo, I rock a 411:



    ...Rrrrriiiiight...

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    Sweet Wagens guys! I've seen some vintage aircooled and modern watercooled, but no vintage watercooled? Don't fear, Will is here!




    and our Passat



    btw TedNugent, I'm digging the rear fog on your Variant. I put Euro tails on but only the outers. Gonna get a rear fog soon though

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    Quote Originally Posted by [dB]Will
    Sweet Wagens guys! I've seen some vintage aircooled and modern watercooled, but no vintage watercooled? Don't fear, Will is here!




    and our Passat



    btw TedNugent, I'm digging the rear fog on your Variant. I put Euro tails on but only the outers. Gonna get a rear fog soon though
    Very nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebronze
    Any TDI owners? I'd love to hear some honest non fanatical TDI reviews of reliability.
    I've been a dubber/rider for a long time now. I'm currently saving for a new tdi, hope to order it in the spring of 2011. You can't go wrong imo with that great gas mileage, reliability & torque. The new golf tdi's are legit, and I find myself daydreaming about owning one. I just sold my mkv gti show/go car so I almost have the $.
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    Yeah, you seen this?

    Quote Originally Posted by pitbull592
    I've been a dubber/rider for a long time now. I'm currently saving for a new tdi, hope to order it in the spring of 2011. You can't go wrong imo with that great gas mileage, reliability & torque. The new golf tdi's are legit, and I find myself daydreaming about owning one. I just sold my mkv gti show/go car so I almost have the $.
    Pretty dang sweet. A3 is based on the Golf platform. Pretty much the same car except for some sheet metal styling, features and interior.

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    I wish it came in a stick and quattro like it does in Europe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    Pretty dang sweet. A3 is based on the Golf platform. Pretty much the same car except for some sheet metal styling, features and interior.

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    I wish it came in a stick and quattro like it does in Europe.
    I love the A3 tdi as well. I wouldn't mind owning one. I think for me The vw is a better dd, because I'll also be driving the car to work etc... I have a long commute almost 100 miles a day on average. I'm not sure of the A3 tdi pricing, though I'm sure it's much more than the vw, but I know you can get the s-line/titanium package with the tdi which adds the led's which are so sweet, but in the end I'll be going with the golf. "Porsche taste, on a vw budget" Some people I know are hitting over 55mpg on the highway, that's me all day. Here's my mkv gti I just sold to fund my new tdi:


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    Quote Originally Posted by bvibert
    Very nice!

    Thank you sir! The GTI has come a long way since I first got her



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    I work at a VW dealership and have become quite fond of the TDI Jetta Sport Wagons.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kris
    Holding this space for when my 2010 Golf Sportwagen TDI shows up. Can't wait!

    How is your high pressure fuel pump holding up? HPFP for short. There's been some talk on TDI club about them grenading and stalling the motor dangerously. VW is not warrantying some of the customers that lose theirs, to the tune of $6000 to $10,000 to fix it at customer expense.

    Please, save all receipts for fuel ups and always pay attention 100% when refueling that you use diesel, and not gasoline. Look at the button, not the color of the pump handle, always, to confirm you are pumping gas, not diesel. VW is in denial about this problem currently, NHSTA has been just starting to get involved, there may be a possible class action lawsuit.

    http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=277993

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9GUY9
    I work at a VW dealership and have become quite fond of the TDI Jetta Sport Wagons.
    Will you still be fond when you get a $10,000 repair bill for a HPFP that grenades and shrapnels/contamintates your whole fuel system? May or may not get covered under warranty, VW seems to like to deny warranty work, and blame the customer for "contaminated fuel". This is not FUD, it's unsafe if the motor stalls on you with no warning whatsoever, and your car is down for 2 to 3 weeks because they don't have the parts in stock.

    http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=286380

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    BADD ASS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
    Will you still be fond when you get a $10,000 repair bill for a HPFP that grenades and shrapnels/contamintates your whole fuel system? May or may not get covered under warranty, VW seems to like to deny warranty work, and blame the customer for "contaminated fuel". This is not FUD, it's unsafe if the motor stalls on you with no warning whatsoever, and your car is down for 2 to 3 weeks because they don't have the parts in stock.

    http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=286380

    we had a customer have their car towed in after she had filled it with gas, driven a few blocks and the car quit. $9k later it was back on the road. Every piece of the fuel system was replaced and about 10hrs labor.

    why would warranty cover putting the wrong fuel in your car?

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    i've got a vdub


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    Just took deliver yesterday....

    Already have a trunk mounted bike carrier. Gonna get some roof cross bars and carriers soon. My first VDUB.




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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyBoy
    How is your high pressure fuel pump holding up? HPFP for short. There's been some talk on TDI club about them grenading and stalling the motor dangerously. VW is not warrantying some of the customers that lose theirs, to the tune of $6000 to $10,000 to fix it at customer expense.

    Please, save all receipts for fuel ups and always pay attention 100% when refueling that you use diesel, and not gasoline. Look at the button, not the color of the pump handle, always, to confirm you are pumping gas, not diesel. VW is in denial about this problem currently, NHSTA has been just starting to get involved, there may be a possible class action lawsuit.

    http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=277993
    So we should always make sure that we are pumping GAS, not DIESEL, into our DIESEL vehicles?

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    Long time dubber here. No pics with the bikes mounted, though.
    Here's my 2 current VAG cars:

    '99.5 GTI VR6:


    '08 A4 S-line/TI

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    pimp, i love A4 wagons,
    A6 allroad was my ultimate favorite winter vehicle
    but looks like in EU they now introducing A4 ALLROAD w/ diesel engine, if they manage to bring it to US and if im making enough money by then, i will buy

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanl
    pimp, i love A4 wagons,
    A6 allroad was my ultimate favorite winter vehicle
    but looks like in EU they now introducing A4 ALLROAD w/ diesel engine, if they manage to bring it to US and if im making enough money by then, i will buy
    I really wanted an A4 Avant with a stick (b6 gen), but they are hard to find here. I found one that looked perfect, but it was an east coast car where they have real winter and salt the roads.

    The subframe was rusted out really badly. I stuck my head under the front, and with my finger, pulled off a 2 inch by 3 inch chunk of rust scale and showed it to the owner. I talked to my mechanic about it and he told me that if it has rust on the subframe that bad, then every single bolt is going to be frozen solid in there making it impossible to work on.

    Poor guy. I saw that car on craigslist for at least another 4 months after that. He was out of work and crazy broke. He was selling the car to pay the rent, basically.

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    I cannot believe... there are no other Caddy owners!



    The Caddy serves as the winter bike hauler so mud doesn't make it's way inside the S4.

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    These are not mine, but from this thread in the Colorado forum:
    The Entropy/Anvil Team Vehicle

    How about a '67 split window bus?
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/anvilbi...7623563623215/

    or this bus:

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    @Markj2k4: I love Caddies, you don't see them around here much anymore and if they are, they're usually rusting survivors. I had a Mk1 GTI and some of the swaps I would see to the Caddy made them so cool.

    @SglTrak: Damn those are some sweet sweet buses... I love those things. Except every one I ever rode in couldn't get out it's own way!

    I had plans to do a Eurovan conversion to a utility/MTB hauler but those went by the wayside... Damn kids and their wanting to go to college!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcon1
    @Markj2k4: I love Caddies, you don't see them around here much anymore and if they are, they're usually rusting survivors. I had a Mk1 GTI and some of the swaps I would see to the Caddy made them so cool.
    Since you like Caddies, want to add comment on the following article?

    http://reviews.carreview.com/blog/ca...hear-the-name/
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    Yeah I guess I should say "Caddys" as in VW Rabbit Pickups.
    Not a huge fan of Cadillac, although the CTS-V is starting to grow on me.

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    Now I understand why you mentioned caddies in this thread.
    Some pain is physical and some is mental, but one that's both is dental.

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    A few of my setups on my Vanagon:


    Cheapest Thule carrier....



    Perfect shuttlebus.


    My new setup, same car new color...


    And a couple of riding pics....

    European championships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanl
    i've got a vdub
    That tdi is sharp. I'm going from a mkv gti into a mkvi tdi, I plan to order it in the spring. I like that you bought yours with the hid's. Is that the bike rack vw offers?
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    thanks, TDI is great. HID's are so worth it. much brighter and they curve around when you're turning, and since they're bi-xenons they do the same on low and hi beams.
    yes that is VW roof rack. same one that goes on MKV and MKVI since roof didnt change.
    it normally goes for about $300 but if you go on VWvortex forum into MKVI or MKV section theres a guy Paul @KefferVW he offers 27% discount to anyone on the forum on all VW parts and ships from east coast. so i only had to pay like $12 for shipping, but 27% on $300 was alot of savings.
    theni got a THULE 518 ECHELON bike rack, it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by romanl
    thanks, TDI is great. HID's are so worth it. much brighter and they curve around when you're turning, and since they're bi-xenons they do the same on low and hi beams.
    yes that is VW roof rack. same one that goes on MKV and MKVI since roof didnt change.
    it normally goes for about $300 but if you go on VWvortex forum into MKVI or MKV section theres a guy Paul @KefferVW he offers 27% discount to anyone on the forum on all VW parts and ships from east coast. so i only had to pay like $12 for shipping, but 27% on $300 was alot of savings.
    theni got a THULE 518 ECHELON bike rack, it works great.
    Great stuff, I'm on vortex and a few other dub forums. I want to order my new tdi in the spring. I want to wait and see what the jetta tdi will offer before I decide, though I'm leaning towards the golf heavily. I'll miss my mkv gti, but will love the awesome mpg of the tdi & it's reliability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by avdem
    A few of my setups on my Vanagon:


    Cheapest Thule carrier....
    Is that a Syncro? I had a late 80's syncro(87 I think) with weekender kit. Lots of issues with leaky heads due to the previous owner using the wrong coolant. It was a really cool ride though, and one I wish I still had. Out of 56 vehicles that I have owned 16 have been VW's.

    Here are a couple from the past:
    337 GTI

    MkIV R32


    I am currently driving a 2008 GTI (my 6th GTI). Great performance and excellent fuel mileage. After dragging a couple of bikes on roof racks into my garage and right off my roof back in the 90's (once in my 95 MKIII GTI, and then later in my 98 MKIII GTI drivers edition) I have sworn-off carrying my bikes in my VW cars. Maybe another van in the future though after seeing this thread with a couple of cool vans\busses!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitbull592
    Great stuff, I'm on vortex and a few other dub forums. I want to order my new tdi in the spring. I want to wait and see what the jetta tdi will offer before I decide, though I'm leaning towards the golf heavily. I'll miss my mkv gti, but will love the awesome mpg of the tdi & it's reliability.
    i like GTI's as well, never had one myself though,
    i love my GOLF, i wanted JSW but went with the GOLF and am very glad.
    yea vwvortex and TDICLUB.com are 2 good forums for VW's

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    If you can't stand the Vortex (like myself), I recommend checking out DubKorps forums (www.dubkorps.com). Chill members, no ******baggery a la VWVortex and free swag. What could be better?

    If you register, make sure to tell 'em TheGuyWithTheVolkswagen sent ya

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    Nice!

    Quote Originally Posted by avdem
    A few of my setups on my Vanagon:

    Is that a 16" Syncro? Super rare, those. Never brought to the states.

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    Yes it`s a syncro, Not a 16" unfortunately, they are quite rare in Europe as well. Think there `s around ten of them still going strong here in Norway. Almost bought one a couple of years ago....

    Mine is a slightly upgraded 14", 15" wheels, decoupler,1.9 TDI engine from a Golf, Intercooler, SAAB seats. It`s norwegian built camper, rockn`roll bed, dual battery setup, webasto and a lot more. Use it as my daily driver as well as longer trips around Scandinavia looking for nice riding and skiing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    This is kind of a VW, isn't it?
    That will do just fine. Here is my Twin-Turbo AWD "Passat":
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    Nah, that's a step up

    Quote Originally Posted by Zachariah
    That will do just fine. Here is my Twin-Turbo AWD "Passat":
    The B5 and B5.5 Passat was based on the A4 chassis.

    The Allroad is an A6 wagon with an off-road package.

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    My 1968 Beetle with a 2110cc engine, making about 150hp. For those that don't know, that is about 3 times the horsepower the original engine made. Yes, it is exciting to hit the gas pedal
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    Cool!

    Quote Originally Posted by vokeswaagin
    4000/80 quattro? I've always wanted one for a project car.... of course, I don't have room to store it or work on it.

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    Yup, 84 4000s quattro.. The original S car. Favorite car ive ever owned! Has nearly the same drivetrain as a UrQ, inluding mechanical center and rear differential lockers. Handles really well on dry pavement but she REALLY shines on snow gravel and other loose conditions. Definately a work in progress..Need to do a bunch of general maintenance here pretty soon, been somewhat neglecting the poor car lately.. Also had a deer run in to the side of the car two summers ago, had to replace the windshield (incredibly difficult to find new by the way, and not cheap), needs a driver side door, fender, mirror, wing window glass, and door handle still. I basically just popped out most of the damage very crudely with a 2x4 and hammer so i could at least open the door and such.
    I was originally going to get the car fairly low with a DIY coilover setup, but I have decided that where I live and my type of lifestyle really requires somthing that can get around off the tarmac, getting to some pretty gnarly locations for biking/camping etc in the summer and plowing around in the snow the other half of the year has led me to the conclusion that this will eventually be more of a trail/utility vehicle.

    Plans include taller/stiffer springs with a longer travel shock, a mild front tube bumper/brush gaurd (already missing the front bumper anyway [also hard to find and not cheap!]), full skid plates, lower offset wheels to widen the stance, fender flairs (which I already have, from an 80s clipper-kit cabby), a safari/gear basket with shovel racks for the roof and lastly a hitch with a custom bike/ski/snowboard rack to mount to the hitch.
    (and probably a roll cage to round it out and improve chassis stiffness)
    Gonna be fun!

    Here is a little photo for inspiration, its a Treser Hunter, Treser being an old audi tuner from the 80s/ early 90s:


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    My suburban runabout, I've had a number of V-Dubs over the years, but of all the cars I've ever had, strangely enough this 2001.5 (B5.5) Passat has been the most dependable car bar-none even tho I've "heard" they have certain issues. I guess I lucked out on one built on a Tuesday where folks arent 'looking for the weekend' and not paying close attention. I'm itching to replace it only because "it's time", but it just keeps going and presently gives me no just reason to get rid of it, I have never owned a car this long.

    Alas, I think I have to get a truck my next go around as I have long desired something to work with my motorcycles and now mtb lifestyle. Tools, gear, parts, etc, etc..Else I KNOW I would have posted my 'new' CC instead of 'ol faithful here...




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    here's an older thread i started a while ago: The Ride w/ the Ride!! (Vdub content)

    keep it up guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nezart


    What year is that beauty?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timk125
    What year is that beauty?
    thats not my car, but its a 05 GLI, the best looking Jetta to date.

    my wife had one identical to that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 9GUY9
    thats not my car, but its a 05 GLI, the best looking Jetta to date.

    my wife had one identical to that.
    I was thinking the same thing. That's a damn good looking car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timk125
    I was thinking the same thing. That's a damn good looking car.
    That is "the" model year GLI to own. Actually I think they started showing up in 2004 in parallel with the VR6 GLI and continued to be produced in 2005 and maybe even a few in 2006 before the change-over to the MKV platform. All of the mechanicals of the limited production GTI 337 in a GLI package including the recaro interior, sweet 19" BBS wheels, oversized brakes, great stock suspension, 6spd 180 hp engine...nice package, and easy to tune. I also have a love of the old square 84 GLI. Hard to find those any more.

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    ^^ The VR6 GLI's came out at least a year before the GLI that everyone knows (1.8T, Votex lip kit, BBS, Recaro's...) and the 337/20thAE are basically the same car except a couple small differences (wheels mainly and a couple color options). You also didn't say anything about the A2 GLI 16v. They aren't anything to sneeze at.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [dB]Will
    ^^ The VR6 GLI's came out at least a year before the GLI that everyone knows (1.8T, Votex lip kit, BBS, Recaro's...) and the 337/20thAE are basically the same car except a couple small differences (wheels mainly and a couple color options). You also didn't say anything about the A2 GLI 16v. They aren't anything to sneeze at.
    You are right, those older A2 GLI 16V GLI's with the Recaros were pretty cool as well. The VR6 was in every GLX \ GTI throughout the A3 platform and then sold parallel with the 1.8T into the A4 platform with the final evolution of the VR6 jumping from the 176hp to the 200hp/6spd and finally the 240-250hp 3.2 in the R32 Golf. The VR6 is a great sounding little engine, especially in the R32, but if you are looking for a sporty sedan that runs and handles great, gets decent gas mileage, and can easily tote bikes and gear the 1.8T and 2.0T cars are the best bet. I get 31-32 mpg on the highway with my 2.0T MkV GTI DSG in auto mode which is pretty decent considering a lot of the "gas mileage cars" dont get much better. By comparison the VR6 cars I have owned over the years (6 total) could only get about 24-25mpg on the highway best case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N10S
    You are right, those older A2 GLI 16V GLI's with the Recaros were pretty cool as well. The VR6 was in every GLX \ GTI throughout the A3 platform and then sold parallel with the 1.8T into the A4 platform with the final evolution of the VR6 jumping from the 176hp to the 200hp/6spd and finally the 240-250hp 3.2 in the R32 Golf. The VR6 is a great sounding little engine, especially in the R32, but if you are looking for a sporty sedan that runs and handles great, gets decent gas mileage, and can easily tote bikes and gear the 1.8T and 2.0T cars are the best bet. I get 31-32 mpg on the highway with my 2.0T MkV GTI DSG in auto mode which is pretty decent considering a lot of the "gas mileage cars" dont get much better. By comparison the VR6 cars I have owned over the years (6 total) could only get about 24-25mpg on the highway best case.
    My wife had a 97 Jetta GLX VR6 wtih a stick. We once got 30 mpg average on a road trip from Oakland to LA going at least 75 most of the way.

    But yeah... the 1.8t and 2.0t engines are much more efficient. The 1.8t can easily be chipped to 200 hp (providing you have the 170 hp 'hardware' motor) and still return great gas mileage. I average around 27 mpg in my A4 during my morning commute including a bunch of stop-and-go through the Caldecott tunnel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    I average around 27 mpg in my A4 during my morning commute including a bunch of stop-and-go through the Caldecott tunnel.

    my commute from marin to berkeley I average 25 on a good day and 15ish on a lead foot day in my s4. But luckily I can get low 30's on road trips.

    I sure hope your not heading east through the tunnel first thing in the morning, I HATE when you have to go through the tunnel with one bore open. I used to do Dublin to Richmond every day at night, always stacked up to hidden valley road. If I wasn't commuting by motorcycle I may have been tempted to murder at times.

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    I used to own a 95 GLX, black/black, cup kit, GIAC chip, Eurosport intake and just the "suitcase" delete and it was THE best sounding car I've ever owned. I averaged 27-30mpg and it was a fun car to drive around town. Understeered a bunch on the track though and it was in a flood so I got rie of it and got the A2 GTI 8v. I love love LOVE this car. Mild suspension mods, good tires on 16" Hockenheims, and some weight loss and it's like a big go-kart. I just pulled the carpet yesterday to find some decent sized holes in my floor pans though. Time to find someone with a welder around here...

    Also have a B6 Passat 2.0T TFSI DSG that is the gals car. She drives almost an hour to work and needed something comfy. I love that car for much different reasons than I love the A2, but a lot of similar reasons too. Mainly the handling. Something about large body sedans that can handle just makes me happy.

    Have I shared pics yet? I think so, but here are some more.

    The old Jetta:



    The GTI and B6 at the new house:



    Found out that this happens every time I pull into my driveway. I never had anyone watch me pull up so I never knew. 3-wheelin' like Snoop


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    and one more for good measure. This is the kid who pointed it out,


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    Love that GTI with the Hocks..nice looking ride!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by N10S
    Love that GTI with the Hocks..nice looking ride!!
    Thank you sir Just found some rust on my front drivers-side floor pan. That's not going to be a fun repair...

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    Crested Butte

    Van...

    <img src="http://student.fortlewis.edu/mwmages/van.jpg">

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    They do that....

    Quote Originally Posted by [dB]Will
    I used to own a 95 GLX, black/black, cup kit....

    Found out that this happens every time I pull into my driveway. I never had anyone watch me pull up so I never knew. 3-wheelin' like Snoop

    ... while driving, too!

    (stolen from the interwebs)



    I pulled into my bud's driveway on a hill, and my A4 did that with a wheel spinning in the air. It still pulled up, thanks to Torsen center diff and traction control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    ... while driving, too!

    Oh yeah, while driving too


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