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The car is more and more a track car for my niece. I sprung a big leak in my wallet and by the time it was plugged I was sitting in a GT4. will continue to help her out with her projects, but the GT4 is a BEAST on the road. Took them both to watch the weather tech series at Laguna. anyway, put hood vents in hers since it will lower underhood pressure(cf hood) and should lower temp a few degrees as well. Just sitting in for pic. Still need to align and secure. mounted mesh underneath to stop debris and routed a drain line for water. Whole job took approx 1.5 hrs after gathering supplies needed.
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I put in an RCD330 a few nights ago. Ordered it on 4/18, received on 5/2 from China. Got it with the canbus adapter and USB socket. I have the same radio (almost) in my wife's 17 AllTrack. I wanted the same in my 07 GLI. The AUX cable to BT dongle and phone charger setup was too much for me to handle anymore. Plus, my original radio's knobs were all cracked.

Taking apart the center console wasn't too bad, nor was removing the shifter and cigarette lighter tray. All told, about one hour to get everything working.

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So far I don't think there's been any battery drain issue. Along with adding functionality to the MFSW, I think the canbus is supposed to eliminate battery drain. It appears my radio has the lastest firmware, but I have seen others with different background screens. I can't find anything that can change that in the menus. Am I missing something?
 

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Gear ratios are a lot better so acceleration is a better. Also the transmission is a lot stronger.


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Do you have a thread where you documented everything during the process? I remember reading about this swap not being a direct fit, but that was a while ago now. It's nice to see people having success even now, and I'd love to have a six speed in my 2.5 down the road.
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Do you have a thread where you documented everything during the process? I remember reading about this swap not being a direct fit, but that was a while ago now. It's nice to see people having success even now, and I'd love to have a six speed in my 2.5 down the road.
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I didn’t document but that’s because the info is on the fb groups. It does bolt up. You just need to shave 1/8” off the top of bellhousing so it doesn’t touch our timing chain cover. Pics online showing how much to shave/grind (not much at all). Besides that it’s just GTI trans and axles, GTi/GLI fsi clutch kit and starter and shifter mount bracket. Also a short shifter. Just like doing a clutch job except you are replacing it with different parts. Clutch kit and starter must be from a gti/gli fsi. Have to use one bolt from the GTi bellhousing (left bottom). It’s better just to take the GTi bellhousing bolts aswell with the swap you buy to have everything. Very simple swap.


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Do you have a thread where you documented everything during the process? I remember reading about this swap not being a direct fit, but that was a while ago now. It's nice to see people having success even now, and I'd love to have a six speed in my 2.5 down the road.
Cheers!


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That is a great write up. I’m gonna save that. Thank you


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