Back In A Sedan

November 14th, 2012 at 11:51 am

It’s have been over a year since my last update.  The dealer called me and asked if I would be interested in turning the Tiguan in early.  Only problem was the coilovers were still on it along with the audio still installed.  So, I used Veteran’s Day to rip everything off of it and put it back to stock.

They ended up paying my last 4 payments on the Tiguan and I leased a candy white 2013 Jetta S.

I feel like I took a step back to the year 2000 when I had my 2.0L Golf  It is like driving a sedan with a go-kart motor in it.  But, the price was right, so I don’t really care.

I don’t plan on doing much to it.  Other than installing the Pioneer headunit, she is staying like she is.

If I can find some old Audi A4 hub caps to replace the ones that it came with, that will be the extent of it.


How Times Change

August 4th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

A little under 2 years ago, I was driving the murdered Rabbit smacking sub-frame off the ground.  With the expectation of a child to come, I decided it was time to get something a little more practical for when that time actually did come.  The Tiguan was the answer.  The modding was going to be kept to a minimum while still ensuring the vehicle was “unique”.

I have had the Tiguan for almost two years now and have been modding VWs since 1999.

This summer was the first time I felt like I just didn’t care anymore.

The Q7 wheels are still sitting in the same location they were placed when I removed them for the winter last year.

The vehicle has been washed 2 times so far this year.

With everything else that is going on and needs to be done now, the vehicle has been put to the back burner and I am not sure if it will ever be removed from it.

The Q7 wheels are for sale right now if anyone is interested in them.

You can email me at john[at]projekt-gib[dot]com.

We were at least able to get up north (Oscoda, MI) a coupe weekends ago for the first time this year.  We had an awesome time being able to get away from the city.  The dogs had fun too!

Here is a photo my Dad snapped as we were going down the dirt road to get to the camp site…

Is this the end of the road?

I can’t say for sure, but I highly doubt it.

I guess we can just call it a “break”.

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The Results: 92 vs. 87

February 24th, 2011 at 9:13 am

Back on November 22, 2010, I decided to start a test using 87 octane gasoline instead of the recommended 92 octane gasoline like the owners manual states.

The original plan was to test with 5 fill ups using 87 octane gasoline.  I ended up testing with 8 fill ups.

The different between the gas mileage while using 92 octane gasoline and 87 octane gasoline is almost unnoticable.

So, I fill up with 87 octane gasoline now instead of 92 octane gasoline.


Negative Mud

February 22nd, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Well, the conditions we were expecting in Oscoda, MI were not there.

The temperature was not warm enough to keep the mud.  Instead, we were welcomed with mud colored ice.

We were smacking sub frame off of the chunks of ice that were built up in the middle of the road.

The other sucky part is the lack of photos that I took while were were up there.



February 18th, 2011 at 1:50 pm

We will be leaving tonight for a weekend trip to Oscoda, MI.  Not camping outside this time around though.  Staying with a friend.

She informed us that the roads are beyond jacked up.  Mud is a foot deep.

She said that you CAN’T STOP.  You must keep going, flooring it down the street.  Otherwise, you will get stuck.

This should be interesting!!!!

Photos to come after the weekend is over!