Category Archives: Mods & Projects

This is where I will share any changes or improvements I’ve made to the car.

Subwoofer Changes

One of the symptoms of having the “mod bug” is the pursuit of continual improvements to projects. When I first built my subwoofer upgrade, I had accidentally purchased a subwoofer with 2-ohm voicecoils instead of 4-ohm voicecoils. My P300X1 amplifer … Continue reading

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Convenience Mods

I can’t speak for what other auto brand enthusiasts are doing to “hack” their cars, but Volkswagen and Audi owners have some fantastic options. An enthusiast named Ewe Ross (Ross-Tech) backwards-engineered a VW/Audi dealer diagnostic scan tool into something for … Continue reading

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Wireless Phone Charging

I prefer to avoid using my phone’s USB port by charging my phone wirelessly. I had seen accelerated wear, even failure, of the USB port on previous phones. So I knew I wanted to use wireless charging in the car … Continue reading

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Helix Sound Upgrade

I had been pleased with Volkswagen’s MIB II base stereo. It’s no powerhouse, but it has cool features and adequate sound output. To add deeper bass, I would have been satisfied with simply tapping into the rear speaker wires to … Continue reading

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3M Clear Bra

I treated each of my Mk6 Jettas to 3M clear bras within 24 hours of purchase. The hood on my Mk3 was chipped-up pretty bad after 10 years, so I hoped to protect my newer cars since I planned to … Continue reading

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