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Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:43 pm

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OMG my car would be in the teens 😦
You already are in the teens. You'd be single digits with a rack. :lol:
He doesn't even drive 5k a year he can afford to take the hit lol

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Yeah I lose about the same when I have mine on. Did you go with the square bars?

Whispbars are supposed to be quiet but if I remember right they were way more than OEM and a bit more than Thules.
I have the yakima core bars. Which is their mid grade between round and whatever they call their quietest. Based on reviews they didn't seem worth the extra $50
My Thule Aeroblades were dead silent. I was amazed with those.
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I have the yakima core bars. Which is their mid grade between round and whatever they call their quietest. Based on reviews they didn't seem worth the extra $50
My Thule Aeroblades were dead silent. I was amazed with those.
Nope don't want to hear that not placing my crossbars yet. In fact I can't hear you over the wind noise

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:50 pm

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My Thule Aeroblades were dead silent. I was amazed with those.
Nope don't want to hear that not placing my crossbars yet. In fact I can't hear you over the wind noise
I can't hear a thing from anything in the bed of mah :truk:

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:53 pm

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Nope don't want to hear that not placing my crossbars yet. In fact I can't hear you over the wind noise
I can't hear a thing from anything in the bed of mah :truk:
Ugh, reminds me - need to buy a rack. :notsure:
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:54 pm

Zillon wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:44 pm
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I have the yakima core bars. Which is their mid grade between round and whatever they call their quietest. Based on reviews they didn't seem worth the extra $50
My Thule Aeroblades were dead silent. I was amazed with those.
This is truth. They are WAY quieter than square Thule bars.

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:56 pm

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I can't hear a thing from anything in the bed of mah :truk:
Ugh, reminds me - need to buy a rack. :notsure:
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https://www.1up-usa.com/product/2in-sup ... bike-rack/
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Zillon wrote:
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I can't hear a thing from anything in the bed of mah :truk:
Ugh, reminds me - need to buy a rack. :notsure:
in 4 :dillerman: :tits:

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Ugh, reminds me - need to buy a rack. :notsure:
in 4 :dillerman: :tits:
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Sick dude, also sweet casa, looks like you have some nice views there. I actually might end up with a roof rack setup, curious to hear your impressions. I didn't really love the one I had on my Civic back in college, but the car was also so under-powered, the extra wind resistance really made a difference.

Where are you riding at Myrtle Beach, is there anything cool down there? It's only like three hours from here but never really thought about heading East to ride, we have some allegedly great stuff up towards the mountains.
Yeah the Appalachian trail runs on the top of the ridge you can see from my backyard it's pretty nice. Overall I like the rack but I won't be keeping it on the car when not in use. The wind noise is pretty loud especially before I got the fairing but I'm also seeing a pretty big impact on mpg.

As far as Myrtle goes I only know of the one place my brother in law goes https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7002890/the-hulk

There is a lot of video on it on YouTube
That's why I ended up throwing a hitch on the GTI. I do 110 miles/day round trip with 80 of it on interstate highways. Hitch was $100 and tucks nicely under the rear bumper.

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:23 pm

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Yeah the Appalachian trail runs on the top of the ridge you can see from my backyard it's pretty nice. Overall I like the rack but I won't be keeping it on the car when not in use. The wind noise is pretty loud especially before I got the fairing but I'm also seeing a pretty big impact on mpg.

As far as Myrtle goes I only know of the one place my brother in law goes https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7002890/the-hulk

There is a lot of video on it on YouTube
That's why I ended up throwing a hitch on the GTI. I do 110 miles/day round trip with 80 of it on interstate highways. Hitch was $100 and tucks nicely under the rear bumper.
Can confirm, it's tukt af

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:33 pm

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That's why I ended up throwing a hitch on the GTI. I do 110 miles/day round trip with 80 of it on interstate highways. Hitch was $100 and tucks nicely under the rear bumper.
Can confirm, it's tukt af
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Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:34 pm

fledonfoot wrote:
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Yeah the Appalachian trail runs on the top of the ridge you can see from my backyard it's pretty nice. Overall I like the rack but I won't be keeping it on the car when not in use. The wind noise is pretty loud especially before I got the fairing but I'm also seeing a pretty big impact on mpg.

As far as Myrtle goes I only know of the one place my brother in law goes https://www.mtbproject.com/trail/7002890/the-hulk

There is a lot of video on it on YouTube
That's why I ended up throwing a hitch on the GTI. I do 110 miles/day round trip with 80 of it on interstate highways. Hitch was $100 and tucks nicely under the rear bumper.
But think about how many scene points you lost by going with a hitch.
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Gberg2119 wrote:
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That's why I ended up throwing a hitch on the GTI. I do 110 miles/day round trip with 80 of it on interstate highways. Hitch was $100 and tucks nicely under the rear bumper.
But think about how many scene points you lost by going with a hitch.
All of them.

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have you seen the hole in my front bumper?

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:49 pm

fledonfoot wrote:have you seen the hole in my front bumper?
You have a speedhole? Better aero is always a positive.

BTW, if you ever get your car back check out that pedal spacer from WCT.

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:55 pm

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fledonfoot wrote:have you seen the hole in my front bumper?
You have a speedhole? Better aero is always a positive.

BTW, if you ever get your car back check out that pedal spacer from WCT.

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It's been back for a few weeks.

Just bought the spacer. I had something similar on the FoST and it was a huge help.

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:18 pm

Gberg2119 wrote:
Tue Dec 04, 2018 6:34 pm
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That's why I ended up throwing a hitch on the GTI. I do 110 miles/day round trip with 80 of it on interstate highways. Hitch was $100 and tucks nicely under the rear bumper.
But think about how many scene points you lost by going with a hitch.
He gained airboat points tho

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have you seen the hole in my front bumper?
??

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 7:51 pm

fledonfoot wrote:
Gberg2119 wrote:
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You have a speedhole? Better aero is always a positive.

BTW, if you ever get your car back check out that pedal spacer from WCT.

Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk
It's been back for a few weeks.

Just bought the spacer. I had something similar on the FoST and it was a huge help.
Well that's good. Steering rack came direct from the fatherland?

Driving with the spacer for a few weeks it definitely helps. In the little bit of hard driving I've done it's easier to reach the gas but I still prefer Mk6 pedals. It pushes the pedal out but also raises it so the bottom is about level with the brake.

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:10 pm

Pulled off the production line in Mexico apparently.

Front bumper got obliterated 6-7 months ago by a cinder block that fell off a truck on 95 in philly.

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Pulled off the production line in Mexico apparently.

Front bumper got obliterated 6-7 months ago by a cinder block that fell off a truck on 95 in philly.
Oh I think you showed me this. Dang. :sad:

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Tue Dec 04, 2018 11:41 pm

Scene points > mpgs brah

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Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:49 am

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Pulled off the production line in Mexico apparently.

Front bumper got obliterated 6-7 months ago by a cinder block that fell off a truck on 95 in philly.
Dang. How bad was the damage? Are you gonna get it fixed or go full :mahtroy:?
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