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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#3390 of 4744 Re: VW TDIs Ground Clearance [jogousa]
Sep 25, 2009 (9:04 pm)
Checked your link (thanks) to the spacers and it looks like the bargain mod of the century. $6.00 to get an extra inch of clearance under that fragile cast aluminum oil pan is a no-brainer.
Lift up the car and slide the spacers into the relaxed coil springs, let it back down and you have bought an extra inch of insurance.
A friend of mine has been complaining about his 2006 Jetta bottoming out' over every little dip, when he has passengers in the back seat, so those rear spacers to stiffen things up a little and add another inch under the back bumper seems like another inexpensive solution to that issue.
On the Autobahn, with it's glass flat surfaces, VW must think their cars would never need more than 4" of clearance under the motors, where I live we sometimes need more than that just to get out of the yard!
#3391 of 4744 Re: VW TDIs Ground Clearance [longo2]
Sep 26, 2009 (6:02 pm)
Bingo! Just received in mail a VW bulletin/Suplement to 2009 VW Jetta Tdi Sportwagen's Owner's Manual with Max Permissible Trailer Weights... so, I guess it's official now folks! 2009 Tdi Jetta Wagon CAN have a hitch installed and CAN tow trailers on these shores as well ...for both, manual and auto tranny max trailer weight is 1000 lbs with or without brakes and 200 lbs max tongue load. Original owner's manual had no info on this....
#3392 of 4744 Custom Weathertec mats for 2009 Jetta TDI Sportwagen
Sep 27, 2009 (6:34 am)
I want to get custom rubber mats for my TDI. Going to WeatherTec's site, they have what they call "Digifit floorliners" mats. The dropdown only indicates availability for automatic transmission Jetta's. The photo on the site doesn't show anything that would indicate they wouldn't fit my manual vehicle. I haven't heard back from the manufacturer, so I am curious if anyone used them or has a comparable product that fits the Jetta well. Thanks.
#3393 of 4744 Re: Custom Weathertec mats for 2009 Jetta TDI Sportwagen [tangledup625]
Sep 27, 2009 (6:55 am)
I would go with AutoSport catalog and order custom floor mats from them or Oemplus.com from San Diego has them as well. WeatherTec (although it's a German company) is not always up to date with their products description and updates on their website.
#3394 of 4744 Re: VW TDIs Ground Clearance [jogousa]
Sep 28, 2009 (7:28 am)
I'd love to see pictures of your JSW with the spacers. I've always wondered if anyone would put those on this car. I have them on my 4runner and it seemed to make sense on this VW to me. Pics please! Email, flickr or any other way you can.
#3395 of 4744 Re: VW TDIs Ground Clearance [thammer62]
Sep 28, 2009 (8:42 am)
thammer62 - send me your email address as I don't know how to attach PIX to these pages... my email jogousabellsouth.net
#3396 of 4744 Re: VW TDIs Ground Clearance [jogousa]
Sep 28, 2009 (9:32 am)
Hi jogousa. All you need to do is go to your CarSpace page and post them there. Take a look, it's self-explanatory. Once you have them posted, you'll see some code underneath them that you can use to display them here. Or you can just direct people to that page.
#3398 of 4744 Re: VW TDIs Ground Clearance [pat]
Sep 28, 2009 (10:32 am)
OK set up a CarSpace page, but I must have missed the "self-explanatory" part on posting an image right on the page...
See more Car Pictures at CarSpace.com">links I can get, but the actual image, no.
Any other advice for those wishing to add images on their posts?
#3399 of 4744 PIX on CarSpace
Sep 28, 2009 (1:29 pm)
OK pix are there now... so those, who can manage to get to them - go ahead! The rest, send me an email and I will send you pix.