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Old 12-06-2019, 09:47 AM   #181
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Put some snow meats on the car. They don't fit very well and rub too much, but I'm still dailying it. The tires are 215/55/17 Blizzaks, on 7" wide, et55 wheels with a 25mm adapter currently. However, I have new 20mm adapters on order.

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Old 12-06-2019, 11:17 AM   #182
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I don't know what it is but OEM mesh wheels look good no matter what. lol
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Old 12-06-2019, 11:41 AM   #183
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wow, thats super flush.
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Old 12-06-2019, 04:38 PM   #184
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Those look sexy!!! OEM mesh is always a good way to go!!
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Old 12-09-2019, 10:15 AM   #185
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Thanks guys. I love these wheels.

I snagged some 20mm adapters from 42 Draft Designs during the Black Friday sale and dang they are super nice as far as adapters go.

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Old 01-14-2020, 09:23 AM   #186
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Just did a bunch of maintenance on my car the weekend before last. Oil and filter, fuel filter, cabin filter, fresh stock engine mounts. I was going to put helper bags in the rear springs, but didn't get around to it. All of this, along with the hitch a while back, in preparation to make a return trip to Daytona for the Rolex 24 Hour.

Sadly, right after all that maintenance, I'm pretty sure my flywheel started rattling and making a bunch of noise. So, while I'm still daily driving the car, I'm not risking the flywheel fully failing somewhere in the middle of our 2000 mile round trip drive. Called an audible and found another vehicle to take and I'll further diagnose and **** with the flywheel after Daytona.

If it is 100% the flywheel, it'll probably get an uprated South Bend clutch, to future-proof it regarding power, and a fresh dual mass flywheel (these common rail TDIs have ****ty synchros that go bad with a single mass flywheel).
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Old 01-15-2020, 10:43 AM   #187
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Let me know how you like the South Bend. I know I'll need to eventually upgrade the OEM one and I was looking towards SB with the DMFW
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For sure. I was originally considering doing either the Sachs Race Engineering jobbie, the DIY HS Tuning RSR clutch (TTRS components), or the DKM twin disc, but I recently saw a really positive review on the South Bend on one of the TDI facebook groups and a link to KermaTDI's website. I actually hadn't seen the South Bend around anywhere until just the other day for whatever reason. And there really isn't a ton of discussion around of dual mass flywheel friendly clutches.
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