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Technical Stuff / Reading Ambient Temp via OBD2
« Last post by vdubdave on Today at 09:27:56 pm »
I've been doing a little experimentation - mainly so I can see what effect my charge cooling ends up having on my engine intake temperature.
(With the amount of heat soak I get it sits around 60 deg C around town and 50 degC on the open road. I can get pre detonation (a misfire) when it goes above 65 deg C).

Has anyone been able to read the ambient air temp using an obd2 tool (I've tried both a OBDLinkMX via wifi and a Carista OBD2 via Bluetooth- and both either can't read PID46 or are returning a 0.
I know VW don't provide all of the SAE PIDs via the OBD2 and wondered if the ambient temp is one of the ones the don't give....
I was going to re-paint my callipers but ended up just rubbing them with polishing compound. They came up good as new.

The left and right hand side foam mouldings on my Mk6 don't seem to be fitted correctly and I cant for the life of me seem to be able to work out how they should sit/fit? They have obviously been removed at some stage and not re installed correctly, does anyone have any images how they should fit from the factory?
Thanks in advance
These would be new rims

I'm leaning towards these

OR these (Plus making them black):

The 2nd link is the OEM Clubsport S rims, but I can get replica's made

Or these replica golf r ones (again made black though):

I'd just be adding the weight back on that I gained from replacing the heavy stock exhaust with the milltek one, I think its something like 15 or 20kg weight saving

Here is a mk5 golf with the replica clubsport s rims equiped, don't know what tyres are on there

Now imagine those rims but blacked out with newly painted racing red calipers - maybe its not as cool as it sounds in my head, but I get excited when I think about it..
18 x7.5 reps ?

do you know the offset and weight ?

factory 18s are heavy, black paint probably makes them heavier.

Mk5 Golf - Jetta - Eos / Re: 235/40/18s on Stock GTI Rims Anyone doing it?
« Last post by GLIDN on Today at 02:12:02 pm »
How are you finding them?

* Did you notice fuel economy decrease?
* Did you notice extra grip?
* Any difference in handling around corners?
* How far do the tyres stick out from the body - can you post some pictures please?


Im considering a similiar setup which would involce the 235/40/18 tyres together with some new black rims and all the badges blacked out

Hennie - can you reccomend someone on the shore who can black out the badges and also repaint the gti's red calipers?

I have new OEM replica ED30 wheels if that's of any interest.

Regarding your query?
Absolutely - Go see Custom Coating on the shore.
They can do it all. Best part is they are extremely skilled in their profession.

Let him know I referred you. Should look after you a little better.
Mk6 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco - Beetle / Re: Mk6 Owners - Your cars please
« Last post by McDoof on Today at 01:34:14 pm »
1+2 makes a huge difference, beware no. 2 will introduce more cabin noise
I did mine because the old ones were split and replaced them with the SuperPro bushes. I didn't really notice any difference in NVH
nice photo.

just a little balloony look


It only took me 2 days to get used to the look. I quite like it now.
nice photo.

just a little balloony look

Mk6 Golf - Jetta - Scirocco - Beetle / Re: Mk6 Owners - Your cars please
« Last post by Naekyr on Today at 12:02:16 pm »
Looks good. Best colour for a MK6 GTI.
If you are struggling for grip I would suggest 2 things.
1. Get decent rubber.
2. Replace your LCA bushes with an anti lift kit. There are a few around, Powerflex, Superpro, Whiteline.

1+2 makes a huge difference, beware no. 2 will introduce more cabin noise
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