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I was at Osborne VW today getting my Jetta serviced. While I was there I got to take a test drive in a 180HP Jetta 1.8T.
Here's what I noticed: The rear valance is the 4 motion valance and the tailpipes run straight back (they don't duck down). The car I test drove had 5 miles on it and I talked with both the sales guy and his boss, the car hasn't been modified. The 4Motion Rear valance is stock.
I then checked with the parts department and they did a search, apparently ETKA hasn't been updated yet to reflect the change. But when it is, we may be able to get the 4Motion valance for less $$$. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (BoraVR6)

I bought a 2002 1.8t in August and I have the regular valence!! WTF? If this is the case, my dealer has some explaining to do!!!
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (SlvrBllt)

Never heard or seen that before.


[Modified by Senna 1.8T, 4:14 PM 11-29-2001]
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (Senna 1.8T)

sounds like a vw oddity...like the Futura Yellow and Cosmic Green Jettas that where not suppoed to be made but have been know to pop up ever once in a while.
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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (BoraVR6)

Sorry for the dumb question, but do you got a picture?
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (92SiX)

my 02 1.8t doesnt have a 4 motion rear.....
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (JETTA420)

I recall hearing that the 24v VR6's were to have the 4Mo valence and exposed tips. Maybe they've begun the running change with the 1.8T's...
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (92SiX)

No sorry I didn't have a camera with me.
The rear valance had the 4Motion notch for the exhaust exit. There was dual tip silver tipped exhaust.
Like I said before, the car only had 5 miles on it. They said that they got the car two days ago. There were two 180 HP Automatic Jettas on the lot *without* the 4motion valance or the dual tip exhaust. However, there were two 5-speed 180 HP turbos and they BOTH had the 4Motion rear valance and the dual tip straigh back exhaust.

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more proof for the running change theory
The Auto 180 HP's without the regular valances had been there 2 weeks
The 5-speed 180HP with the 4Motion valances were two days on the lot.


[Modified by BoraVR6, 5:24 PM 11-29-2001]
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (BoraVR6)

Same up here in Canada.
a few have come with the 4-motion valance.
Sales guy said that they are never quite sure what they're going to get until they come off the truck.
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (BoraVR6)

I hope this is true because I'll be needing one soon (gettin a forced-motion soon!)
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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (gtiglxvr62000)

quote:[HR][/HR]Same up here in Canada.
a few have come with the 4-motion valance.
Sales guy said that they are never quite sure what they're going to get until they come off the truck.[HR][/HR]​
Hmm cool. Wonder if they'll be cheap through the parts guys since it won't be an import anymore.
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (uv23)

quote:[HR][/HR]Wonder if they'll be cheap through the parts guys since it won't be an import anymore.[HR][/HR]​
That's what I was hoping, so I checked with the parts guys. So far ETKA only lists the part number for the original U.S. spec valance (he checked 2000,2001, and 2002 p/n's they were all the same). Apparently the dealership gets a monthly update to the ETKA software. So if we keep tabs on this, hopefully in a few months there will be a cheaper route to finding this part.
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (uv23)

Hmm, they must have just arrived. Haven't seen one myself, but the 2002.5s were supposed to have the dual tips, so...


I have one of the rare '02s with the '01 HU http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Didn't get the Standard CD player though http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (Belfi)

I wonder if this will be standard on all 2002.5 2.0L/1.8T/VR6 Jettas as well as GTI's I never understood why the pipes fold down like that ???
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (MK4ryan)

Those of you who have seen, driven or been up close to the new 2005.5 did you notice anything else that was new other than the pipes and valance?

-Ryan
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (MK4ryan)

quote:[HR][/HR]
Those of you who have seen, driven or been up close to the new 2005.5 did you notice anything else that was new other than the pipes and valance?

-Ryan[HR][/HR]​
I haven't even seen 2002.5 yet much less 2005.5
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (BoraVR6)

quote:[HR][/HR] Apparently the dealership gets a monthly update to the ETKA software. So if we keep tabs on this, hopefully in a few months there will be a cheaper route to finding this part.
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And then it's group buy time!
 

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Re: 4Motion Valance comes *stock* on 180 HP Jetta 1.8T (mdeleo3)

BTW, stopped my my VW dealer today and saw firsthand a Brand spankin new 02 Jetta GLS 1.8T with the 4motion rear valence.. I can't wait till the price comes down....
Mike
 
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