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#1392 of 1441 Re: Jetta 07 Exhaust Question [borasport]
Feb 05, 2008 (11:39 pm)
Well that is interesting. Why would you remove part of the exhaust system on a new car if you're concerned about long term reliability?
Not being an engineer...I don't think anything would be wrong with removing it. I think most cars would make a "little" more power with it removed...I don't think the ECU would adjust the fuel settings...i think there is a front O2 sensor for that (before cat).
However, I would expect the check engine light to stay lit.
#1393 of 1441 Re: Jetta 07 Exhaust Question [ivan_99]
Feb 06, 2008 (11:17 am)
Well, I actually removed the catalytic converter to gain a little more hp, I also installed a new software in the ECU, I think is APR... so I think the combination of both things will work well.... and yes my check engine thing is lit up.
#1394 of 1441 deciding on wheels and tires
Feb 25, 2008 (3:16 pm)
I'm in the process of purchasing a new 08 GLI. I am having trouble deciding between a car with the 18" Hufeisen wheels with all-season tires or the 17" stock Denver wheels with all-season tires. I like the look of the 18" wheels better but I live near New York City and between the snow and the potholes, I'm unsure. The money isn't the issue but I don't have room to buy two sets of wheels. Given that I can only pick one, which is the way to go. Pros and cons? Thanks.
#1395 of 1441 Re: deciding on wheels and tires [warhub]
by kyfdx HOST
Feb 25, 2008 (8:46 pm)
Pros: Cheaper, lighter, replacement tires are cheaper, less friction (possibly better gas mileage), less unsprung weight might actually mean better handling.
Pros: Looks cool
I know, I know.... still a tough choice..
#1396 of 1441 17 vs 18 inch wheels
Feb 26, 2008 (5:21 am)
You're right...the 18's look better. How much more sidewall is there on an 17 over an 18? Are the 18's that much more likely to pick up a nail or blow out upon hitting a pothole?
#1397 of 1441 Re: deciding on wheels and tires [warhub]
Feb 26, 2008 (2:05 am)
When I bought my 2007 GLI, I was faced with the same decision. I chose the 17" Classix over the 18" Hufeisen. It might have been the choice of vehicles that I had since the ones with the 18" wheels required me to get the moonroof since they all had PKG 1. The one that I got only had DSG. I just couldn't justify spending more for a moonroof just to get bigger wheels. I haven't regretted my decision and look forward to driving my GLI every chance I can.
I'm sure the 18" wheels are great too, but I would only get them if I did not have to buy anything else.
#1398 of 1441 Re: 17 vs 18 inch wheels [warhub]
by kyfdx HOST
Feb 26, 2008 (6:21 pm)
How much more sidewall is there on an 17 over an 18?
Exactly 1/2" more rubber between the road and the edge of the rim..
#1399 of 1441 17" vs. 18" wheels on a GLI
Feb 26, 2008 (8:26 pm)
Thanks for your replies. Apparently there is not a 2008 black GLI with a manual transmission and the autobahn package anywhere on the entire east coast. I asked 3 dealers to search for the car and none are around and nobody can tell when one will show up in the port. Therefore, I've been told that if I want this car I need to order one from the factory. This is the dilemma with the wheels, but I think I've got it solved. I spoke to three local tire shops and they all told me that I would be crazy to buy the 18" wheels and tires. They understood that they look better and MAYBE corner a bit better (although riding rougher), but said that the tires would DEFINITELY be more likely to pick up nails or blow out upon hitting debris or a pothole. They also said, given that I live in the northeast and occasionally take the car into NYC, that I'd destroy the rims and that they wouldn't look so pretty for long after scraping curbs or hitting potholes in the city and in the snowy burbs. I think I'll just go with the 17's and live with it. I'm sure I'll love them just the same.
#1400 of 1441 Re: 17" vs. 18" wheels on a GLI [warhub]
by kyfdx HOST
Feb 27, 2008 (5:44 am)
Gee.. if you only liked yellow... I think every dealer has a left-over '07 in bright, bright yellow...
Feb 27, 2008 (8:48 am)
This may be an odd question, but I trying to decide between a VW Rabbit and Jetta. Currently, I have an 04 Passat, which I love but I am tired of paying for premium gas and I don't need a midsize car. I have test drove both models, and I noticed that the Rabbit (4 door automatic) felt a little more sporty and sprightly than the Jetta automatic(maybe due to differences in weight)? In short, I like the way the Rabbit drives slightly more. However, the dealer is offering a better lease on the Jetta, which has slightly better equipment such as bigger wheels and a leather steering wheel but I could probably get the lease for the same price. I realize this is a personal decision regarding a hatchback vs. sedan (I've never had a hatch) but I was wondering if anyone else noticed differences between the 2 models and had some feedback. Thanks