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Old 11-17-2016, 03:27 PM   #23
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Installed the BFI stage 1 trans mount bushing today and wow, so worth the money.

It stops the transmission from rocking back and forth during shifts leading to a sloppy feel and the feeling of the engine/trans about to fall out when you shift. The oem bushing is made of rubber, and has holes drilled in it to absorb the vibrations for comfort. The rubber gets worn out over time and leads to a very sloppy feeling. I could put my hands on the engine in the bay and literally rock it back and forth. Now it's completely solid.

The install was easy. Jack the car up on stands, support the trans with a jack from the bottom, remove the battery and tray, lift the wiring harness up and move it out of the way, remove the 6 bolts holding the mount in place...

Then you have to drill out the rivets holding the mount together - sounds bad but its really easy. You remove the oem bushing and replace it with the new poly bushing. I went with the BFI stage 1 bushing. Re install everything in reverse order.

The car drives so much better now and has a solid feeling during shifts. This will help with reducing wheel hop as well. For the price, you can't beat this mod. Pair it with an engine mount and it's even better.

Oem on the left, bfi on the right.


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After the rivets came off
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Old 12-06-2016, 10:56 AM   #24
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Headlight burned out. Replaced them both with Phillips Crystal Vision bulbs and gotta say they look a lot better. Much more white vs yellow. Cost me about $20 on amazon which is pretty good considering the local autozone wanted $60 for no name bulbs.


The brakes are going out. Luckily I have a set of almost brand new mk6 GTI brakes that I'll be putting on this week. Gotta get this thing ready to drive from chicago to new orleans and back at the end of the month!
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:57 PM   #25
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Chicago winter and my battery died this morning. I took the battery from my gti and put it in the rabbit for now.
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Old 12-15-2016, 08:14 AM   #26
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Your mods so far are impressive to say the least, new headlight bulb, battery swap from the GTI, shits getting serious yo!!!!


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Old 12-15-2016, 10:45 AM   #27
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Your mods so far are impressive to say the least, new headlight bulb, battery swap from the GTI, shits getting serious yo!!!!


Here I thought the rabbit was dying because its been very sluggish to start since I bought it. Turns out it was the battery the whole time. Fires up with force now!
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Old 12-15-2016, 04:45 PM   #28
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Here I thought the rabbit was dying because its been very sluggish to start since I bought it. Turns out it was the battery the whole time. Fires up with force now!
That's because of the upgraded GTI battery you put in. They are stronger and bette.......... hahahahaha I can't, I tried but I can't do it lol. Sounds like something a MK7 owner would say lol.
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Old 12-16-2016, 10:50 AM   #29
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That's because of the upgraded GTI battery you put in. They are stronger and bette.......... hahahahaha I can't, I tried but I can't do it lol. Sounds like something a MK7 owner would say lol.
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Old 12-18-2016, 12:43 AM   #30
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That's because of the upgraded GTI battery you put in. They are stronger and bette.......... hahahahaha I can't, I tried but I can't do it lol. Sounds like something a MK7 owner would say lol.

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Old 12-18-2016, 02:08 AM   #31
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You change your vehicle right now, you don't drive an 09 Rabbit anymore!

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Old 12-19-2016, 01:38 PM   #32
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Saturday I put the GTI brakes on the rabbit. Calipers, rotors, stoptech pads, and brake fluid flush. Was a pain in the ass being 102K on the car. The brakes were making a god awful noise coming from the rear and it turns out there was zero pad left. I knew it needed brakes when I bought the thing but didn't know how bad it actually was. Thought I was buying a car that was well maintained but I'm slowly finding out that it wasn't maintained at all besides for oil changes... Which I really don't really have a way of knowing if those were kept up on either. I know it had the oem fuel filter which at the age I bought it, should have been replaced twice and it wasn't, and had oem plugs which also should have been replaced long before I bought the car. And this is way too long to let the brakes go. Oh well that's the gamble with buying a used car this old I suppose.

Here's some pics of the pads lol.


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Old 12-19-2016, 01:39 PM   #33
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Oh and I swapped the winter wheels on. Pics coming later but they look sooooo much better.
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:18 AM   #34
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Here's some pics of the metal the pads mount to lol.
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Old 12-20-2016, 11:54 AM   #35
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Such a great daily, but I fear that you'll end up turboing it...
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Old 12-20-2016, 12:59 PM   #36
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Such a great daily, but I fear that you'll end up turboing it...
heh, ALL of my friends and my girlfriend are saying the same thing. I'm holding out on that I really don't want to put much money in this thing. I'm about to drop some serious coin on my mk6 racecar, I can't make this one a racecar too. Once both cars are paid off I'm probably going to sell this rabbit and buy something newer for a daily. Maybe a used mk7 gti or something and leave that fairly stock.
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:07 PM   #37
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Haha, you need to select a daily that doesn't have any real potential. May I suggest a Geo Metro?
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Old 12-20-2016, 01:19 PM   #38
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Haha, you need to select a daily that doesn't have any real potential. May I suggest a Geo Metro?
Or something that's decent from the factory like an s3 or something.
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Going on a road trip to New Orleans. I think I've covered most of the maintenance to feel like it'll make it

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Old 12-31-2016, 02:48 PM   #41
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welp. The rabbit made it on it's first road trip. I had a cel for a few days, and the ABS light is now on. It's still driving fine and the cel went off for now. Not sure what's up with the abs though.

Having some electrical issues as well. The 12v power source is no longer working which reeallllly sucks on a road trip when you need to charge phones for directions etc. The passenger side window is acting up too. When you crack it slightly and try to roll it back up, it has to roll down all the way before it will roll back up. Not sure what's up with that either.

Sigh. Buy a daily they said. It will be fun they said....


Now hoping I make it back the 1000 miles to chicago.
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The window thing is a safety feature that monitors resistance on the motor in case someone has a body part get shut in the window. Not uncommon for cars to do that, but sounds like yours may be a little too sensitive for some reason. I'm not sure how that can be adjusted.

Check to see if there's a coin in the 12v outlet.
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welp. The rabbit made it on it's first road trip. I had a cel for a few days, and the ABS light is now on. It's still driving fine and the cel went off for now. Not sure what's up with the abs though.

Having some electrical issues as well. The 12v power source is no longer working which reeallllly sucks on a road trip when you need to charge phones for directions etc. The passenger side window is acting up too. When you crack it slightly and try to roll it back up, it has to roll down all the way before it will roll back up. Not sure what's up with that either.

Sigh. Buy a daily they said. It will be fun they said....


Now hoping I make it back the 1000 miles to chicago.
-12v is a blown fuse, it happens.
-window is the switch, hugely prone to water damage and super common issue. 90% of the time a new switch fixes the issue. Happened to my 06.
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Old 12-31-2016, 10:31 PM   #44
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I'll check the fuses for the 12v power outlet, there was a VW emblem jammed down there, not sure if it was part of the design or not but it was down there for a while as I haven't taken the charger out for a while. I took the emblem out and still the same issue so I assume its a fuse.

Regarding the window, I doubt it's the switch as the problem is the same no matter if I use the driver's side switch or the passenger side. To me if the issue occurs with both switches, then the switch is not likely the cause of problem. I read another article saying the wires under the door sometimes get corroded. I'll have to take the door panel off when I get home and inspect them. I'll repair any corroded wires and see what happens.
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