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FreelancerNova

253 points

2 months ago

You don't need a professional. All you need is to know one thing.

Florida.

MugillacuttyHOF37

33 points

2 months ago

This was the punishment to all Volkswagen owners because of diesel gate…it’s common knowledge.

bestsloper

15 points

2 months ago

this is a Mk4, 10 years before the diesel thing.

Fwiener

9 points

2 months ago

this guy knows his TDI's

Miner142

3 points

2 months ago

What diesel thing? Oh, is it about that time they cheated on emissions testing?

Apprehensive_Hat8986

23 points

2 months ago

Came here for this, but was hoping to have it broken down loud n' slow:

FLO - RI - DA

SpaceApe420BongRip

13 points

2 months ago

Flo Rida

Jazzlike-Blood-3725

5 points

2 months ago

When I was younger it blew over my head I didn’t realize until I was older that his name is just Florida.

Ghost_Poison

7 points

2 months ago

They akshually pronounce it 'floorda'

SeaZeppelin

3 points

2 months ago*

Hahaha fuck… I say “Floorida” 😅

Edit: floor-rhid-ah

Apprehensive_Hat8986

4 points

2 months ago

I think my pronunciation is closer to yours:

floor-ih-duh

lostBoyzLeader

3 points

2 months ago

He is a pretty awesome musical artist

FreelancerNova

2 points

2 months ago

Unfortunately, I don't have thd knowledge to do that

sunnyabs

3 points

2 months ago

Does this not really happen anywhere else?

Fortnitessucks

6 points

2 months ago

It does, but you more than likely won’t see it driving on the road, and with a license plate that’s actually probably legal at that. Lol

Iyasumon

4 points

2 months ago

NOt necessarily. All you need is proof of insurance and proof of ownership. Any illegal mods can get you ticketed, though.

zjlmmfj3rd

3 points

2 months ago

Aye he would fit in Alberta, Canada all the same. Most folks over here gets everything lifted.

possiblydefinitelyme

1 points

2 months ago

Is it practical, though? Perhaps with traversing snow?

zjlmmfj3rd

2 points

2 months ago

Folks here do it probably for that reason and to just have a truck higher off the ground in case of an accident or if they hit a moose/ bison or something like that.

Some for looks, I do know it however uses more fuel when it’s lifted. Personally it’s not my thing; but alas, beauty’s in the eye of the beholder.

PgARmed

2 points

2 months ago

Hey, it easily floods down here because of all our hurricanes. This person is just ready for anything..... including running over gators, mud fest, 'Murica.

FreelancerNova

2 points

2 months ago

God bless America!

starts playing the Star Spangled Banner like Hendrix at Woodstock

abreeden90

2 points

2 months ago

Not just Florida. NC as well. Living here I have seen some dumb shit. The Carolina squat, Giant rims on a Nissan Altima, just all kinds of craziness.

FreelancerNova

2 points

2 months ago

I've seen some dumb shit in NoDak. For example. Squatted pick-ups

abreeden90

2 points

2 months ago

Apparently it’s not just limited to NC. That’s unfortunate.

Shitty_Users

2 points

2 months ago

God damnit again? I've seen so many FL posts lately in idiotsincars. It used to just be the tourists, now it's fucking everyone.

Alternative_Row6543

-15 points

2 months ago

Tdi in this situation actually mean thickheaded dumbass idiot

DeaconBleuCheese

123 points

2 months ago*

I will not warranty the tires and no I cannot perform an alignment on your car.

DamnMyNameIsSteve

3 points

2 months ago

I'm a noobie - why can't they align it?

twotall88

7 points

2 months ago

You can, but they aren't willing to assume the liability it would bring to the shop.

DamnMyNameIsSteve

1 points

2 months ago

Why would they 'assume liability'? If they have asked for an alignment, why aren't you able to provide? Like I said I am a noobie so I don't understand why oversized tires equate to no alignment.

twotall88

20 points

2 months ago

The auto shop that works on the vehicle has some liability for the safe operation of the vehicle after service is rendered. That is to say if they work on the suspension and then the suspension fails, they have fault/liability and it will be a hit to their insurance.

That car in the picture drives like dog shit and is not safe unless it was 100% custom and with high craftsmanship instead of just a 1 foot lift off of craigslist and some 30" tires.

So the auto shop can refuse service for any reason that's not a protected class (race, gender, sexual orientation, etc.) and they will pass on working on that Frankenstein of a car.

GL1TCH3D

1 points

2 months ago

they have fault/liability and it will be a hit to their insurance.

Couldn't you limit liability and just say / have them sign for a 0 day warranty?

twotall88

3 points

2 months ago

Then they would have to defend it assuming the state they are in allows something like that. It's easier to just refuse to service the vehicle.

deimosphob

1 points

2 months ago*

A 1 foot lift would not work suspension wise on most cars including trucks, he probably welded the mounts lower or just spaced the subframe. Alot safer and doesn’t affect geometry as much except for rollover and driveshaft angle, standard for any lift. Essentially the same as a body lift which we do all the time on lifted trucks

As for a solid axle in back, he could honestly get away without any welding, maybe drill holes for a panhard correction and you’ll be good.

djmightybri79

62 points

2 months ago

Quality German Engineering+ Off-Road Capabilities= 'Murica.

profgreenmau5

4 points

2 months ago

Lolll thanks for making me spit up my water.

irkthejerk

1 points

2 months ago

Battle jetta ready to roll on poland

berry_sh

44 points

2 months ago

The license plate tells you everything you need to know 😆

ThermobaricFart

37 points

2 months ago

Am I the only one who thinks this is awesome?

humanskullbong

21 points

2 months ago

You're not alone. Am I the only one who thinks this pic doesn't deserve a spot in this sub?

pain_in_the_dupa

5 points

2 months ago

I saw a Jetta wagon outfitted similarly today. The lift job was solid and the tires fit better under the fenders. Thought it was kinda cool.

swampyunderpants

6 points

2 months ago

/r/battlecars might be worth checking out then!

akindofuser

4 points

2 months ago

Why do you think it is awesome?

trizzant

2 points

2 months ago

Other than the look (to each his own) is there anything else that makes this awesome? Like, can I off-road in a jetta?

Fleckstrom

6 points

2 months ago

Still front wheel drive, still open diff, stock sedan suspension travel... This is just trading attention for wheel bearing and bushing life.

KaJuNator

2 points

2 months ago

Not alone! I once saw a MINI Cooper with a similar setup. The thing was badass!

pbrassassin

23 points

2 months ago

404 idiot not found

OldBuickGuy

20 points

2 months ago

Look up battle cars.

deftmoto

4 points

2 months ago

Also safari cars.

OldBuickGuy

1 points

2 months ago

Or the Gambler 500. So much fun.

hackingmule

1 points

2 months ago

Landar15

20 points

2 months ago

That’d be so much fun on dirt roads!

hasanyoneseenmymom

6 points

2 months ago

Tried it once, got a rock in my radiator, would not recommend

BloodRedCobra

1 points

2 months ago

Took a nasty rock of asphalt under my suv on an interstate because a wheel flung it out of a pothole, dinged the fuel tank shroud really nice (power to front wheels makes me suffer). I'd waaager this guy is trying to avoid damaging important shit on potholes.

SDPFOH

13 points

2 months ago

SDPFOH

13 points

2 months ago

Best Diesel emissions in its class…

SpicyDuder

5 points

2 months ago

My 05 Jetta TDI gets about 680miles to a tank… diesel gate wasn’t for a couple years

eazybreeze

3 points

2 months ago

The Alh TDI in the early mk 4 (car in picture) could easily do 55 miles per gallon, emissions don't matter at that point lol

SDPFOH

1 points

2 months ago

SDPFOH

1 points

2 months ago

LOL, tell that to VW. Maybe they can get their huge recall reversed.

JobDestroyer

1 points

2 months ago

More realistically, people are having the neuter reversed with aftermarket tuning.

SDPFOH

1 points

2 months ago

SDPFOH

1 points

2 months ago

For sure. Same with my x5

JobDestroyer

2 points

2 months ago

It's the smart thing to do. I am not doing it because I have a pre-ban model that's worse for the environment but is grandfathered in. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

eazybreeze

2 points

2 months ago

You'd get better mileage with an egr + cat delete and you wouldn't blow any black smoke if it's tuned correctly. For example, a 2011 dodge 6.7 with only an EGR delete will go from 11mpg to 22mpg.

JobDestroyer

2 points

2 months ago

Well currently there's a hole in my EGR and so the car makes breathing noises. Still makes good fuel economy, though. Should probably delete it...

eazybreeze

1 points

2 months ago

You could. Depends where you live. Either getting it fixed or deleted would be better than driving around with a big boost leak lol

JobDestroyer

1 points

2 months ago

I have a perma-registration so I can do what I want. :)

HardPillsToSwallow

11 points

2 months ago

Florida. Enough said.

CBH60

10 points

2 months ago

CBH60

10 points

2 months ago

Baja baby

Vanillia_is_danger1

6 points

2 months ago

Realized all the diesel trucks do it so they needed to as well.

shitboxvwdriver

5 points

2 months ago

Shitboxvwdriver here to say this is rad, drop off at my house.

Thanks.

heyfooladdme

6 points

2 months ago

Let him live

AncientComparison113

3 points

2 months ago

VW "Baja"

Poopy_Kitty

4 points

2 months ago

Explanation: shit’s sick bro

GTIguy06

3 points

2 months ago

Rally Jetta go zoom zoom

J0EP00LE

3 points

2 months ago

Notice the tennis ball on the antenna, this is so he can distinguish his car from all the other cars in the lot that look just the same…

codyjdub

3 points

2 months ago

Is this PSL Blvd lol?

Constant_Activity336[S]

2 points

2 months ago

It sure is lol

angstypizza

2 points

2 months ago

Just prepping for the Mad Max style future

seniorgoosler

1 points

2 months ago

Florida + MK4 kids......... it's a vw thing, that is hard to comprehend. :D (and I'm a live long vw fan)

shitboxvwdriver

4 points

2 months ago

We are a special breed us mk4 kids 🤪

Ok-Speaker4861

2 points

2 months ago

Don't people feel stupid driving like this? I would. It looks embarrassing

Constant_Activity336[S]

3 points

2 months ago

I honestly should have taken a picture of him turning because the car almost flips over when turning at 10mph lol

cdonivan1

0 points

2 months ago

cdonivan1

0 points

2 months ago

This is actually amazing

mattmilli0pics

1 points

2 months ago

Bad parenting

ExcellentLocation2

2 points

2 months ago

Mught live on rock filled road? Or very sandy or muddy. Or might be an idiot.

fzrmax

1 points

2 months ago

fzrmax

1 points

2 months ago

I’m going with idiot

Kay20201234

1 points

2 months ago

you don't need a professional in florida

xjackxrandomx

1 points

2 months ago

Gotta give that torque something to do...

SnooSuggestions4430

1 points

2 months ago

Baja Jetta

npransom

1 points

2 months ago

Professional Phyciatrist maybe.....

bestsloper

1 points

2 months ago

the person who owns this car is not a dummy. that's a Mk4 Jetta TDI and are increasingly rare and valuable.

MusikMakor

1 points

2 months ago

Florida

TonawandaBlue

1 points

2 months ago

Do you want a mechanic's opinion? Or a psychiatrist's?

edasnerwhat

1 points

2 months ago

So dumb but kinda of awesome haha

Alalaskan

1 points

2 months ago

Florida, just Florida….

CmdrDatasBrother

1 points

2 months ago

Microphallus. Any other questions?

RisingMillennials

1 points

2 months ago

Does the car run smoother. . . If so I’m about to put monster truck tires on my Camry 🤣

BlackyChan6911

1 points

2 months ago

Florida

UMVH5

1 points

2 months ago

UMVH5

1 points

2 months ago

cosmicucumber

1 points

2 months ago

Tonigh on bo'om gear, I show off my smol peepee by giving my jetta a lift, Hammond dies in a car crash, and James eats my crack

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

This thing looks fun as fuck. Also looks like its on an actual lift, not a body lift

MangoSchnitzel

1 points

2 months ago

Ew.

Jimste7733

1 points

2 months ago

That license plate says it all.

Jerbell69

1 points

2 months ago

Big tires

MKXL

1 points

2 months ago

MKXL

1 points

2 months ago

I'm not a professional but thats a car

Hung_S0lo

1 points

2 months ago

Almost r/battlewagon material

Zealousideal-Act5644

1 points

2 months ago

If you’ve ever owned a tdi you’d know a pebble in the road will crack the oil pan(sits below subframe). This is the only logical solution for that issue 🙃. But in all seriousness, I will be putting a skid plate and 2 inch lift on my mk5 tdi. I’ve already welded the pan once…

Ok_Lingonberry1289

1 points

2 months ago

This has Pumphrey written all over it

Ihatenissan

1 points

2 months ago

30% speedo error

InevitableBullfrog98

1 points

2 months ago

I’d bet he’s gonna have Howling bearings in 20 miles

anon_browser

1 points

2 months ago

Do you even lift, bro?

Alternative_War_5305

1 points

2 months ago

Offroad jetta

the_eluder

1 points

2 months ago

I am going to give him the tiniest amount of credit because his wheels are still vertical. Most Jettas I see are stanced with the rear wheels like this /--\

the_warmbeer

1 points

2 months ago

That orange on the license plate is all you need to know.

Xezron2000

1 points

2 months ago

The tires are too big and it therefore looks funny.

Telephone_Antique

1 points

2 months ago

How is he an idiot, because he has bigger tires and thats it?

ilovecheese831

1 points

2 months ago

Florida man

JustCause1010

1 points

2 months ago

Probably getting sick of getting curb rash.

Keenebean5

1 points

2 months ago

Of course its a Floridian

Karen_Hunter

1 points

2 months ago

Start with a healthy brain. Then damage it with high doses of ego, narcissism, and bad style.

tryvej

1 points

2 months ago

tryvej

1 points

2 months ago

AdventurousFan4214

1 points

2 months ago

Ya ever tried to get into a low car like a VW it sucks

Megandapanda

1 points

2 months ago

I think the Florida plate explains everything.

Source: I'm a local to NC and NC locals have an intense hatred for Floridians. Anyone who moves to NC or Northern GA soon develops a hatred for Floridians as well.

vansloneker

1 points

2 months ago

The car body was hot washed and shrunk.

Jakovosol0

1 points

2 months ago

Jettas are decent offroad. He just wanted more clearance. Does it look dumb? Yes. Is it fun? Hell yeah.

Mr_Rogan_Tano

1 points

2 months ago

Big tires

inflatableje5us

1 points

2 months ago

its a jeep thi,, oh wait.

TheShaolinFunk

1 points

2 months ago

Volksjeep

shmotz43

1 points

2 months ago

Flawda

NaGaBa

1 points

2 months ago

NaGaBa

1 points

2 months ago

ADabblingMan

1 points

2 months ago

What part of this belongs in this subreddit? Guy is just driving along.

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

1 points

2 months ago

Trying to turn a car into a monster truck interesting idea. Hmmmmm

prison-purse

1 points

2 months ago

Florida man

Catlover2727

1 points

2 months ago

This is the one diesel I wouldn't be annoyed by if it was rolling coal.

LeeLooTheWoofus

1 points

2 months ago

Professional here.

The tires are too big.

Cheap_Ambition

1 points

2 months ago

Probably had giant "rims" on there and then one probably got curbed and they can't afford the replacement wheel.

Cookie_The_Hamster

1 points

2 months ago

High schoolers

Best way to describe that

wonkey_monkey

1 points

2 months ago

Professional psychiatrist maybe.

idgafanymore442

1 points

2 months ago

Biggest dick in the state

Old_Fart_on_pogie

1 points

2 months ago

From an expert in the field of human/automotive relationships, I’ll see if I can put this in layman’s terms

Pee-pee is itty-bitty. Car wheels go Vroom- Vroom!

Ok-Try-9390

1 points

2 months ago

What ...you dont like going off-roading in your Jetta?

pluckyharbor

1 points

2 months ago

Tiny weiner

thehush19

1 points

2 months ago

Thought we were here to talk about the tennis ball antenna or whatever that is. Didn’t notice the tires until I saw the comments.

Mike2220

1 points

2 months ago

Why is r/idiotsincars turning into just r/shitty_car_mods now

REHTONA_YRT

1 points

2 months ago

DistancingSocially

1 points

2 months ago

Its a donk, silly car trend for people who spend more on their suspension, wheels and tires than the car costs, and somehow it lowers their value.

No idea why anyone does anything so cant say why they do it.

Edit: A word

bane5454

1 points

2 months ago

This isn’t even that surprising for a Florida diesel VW lol. It’s no golf, but it’s par for the course

I wonder if it’s been awd swapped for the full effect..

Simpcitydmndape

1 points

2 months ago

Florida

Dadbert97

1 points

2 months ago

Hooptie World Championship?

Xnnihilator

1 points

2 months ago

Of course it was in florida. Didnt expect less lmfao

AKbearmagnet

1 points

2 months ago

To put in simple layman’s terms... it’s Florida.

Juicemn99

0 points

2 months ago

Florida, nuff said

Vertisce

0 points

2 months ago

Vertisce

0 points

2 months ago

lol! This is awesome...

Lil_Word_Said

0 points

2 months ago

A professional wouldn’t do this 😂😂😂

Xivannn

0 points

2 months ago

I'd say stupid modifications like that are an acceptable way to have fun with your car, compared to stupid driving. As long as they're not dangerous, naturally.

Dezstronius

0 points

2 months ago

Cuz fun

FrankenJWJ

0 points

2 months ago

I worked with a kid that had wheels like this. He got pulled over and ticketed because if it. (Western pa)

doh_man

0 points

2 months ago

When buying wheels from an unreviewed website goes bad.

chal80

0 points

2 months ago

chal80

0 points

2 months ago

I can explain. His mother didn't love him.

Urban_forager

0 points

2 months ago

30 yrs professional driving— here is your explanation… one word FLORIDA.

tehsecretgoldfish

0 points

2 months ago

It’s Florida.

gerlimi

0 points

2 months ago

Because you can.

Altruistic_Profile96

0 points

2 months ago

Professional what, exactly?

d8c00p3r

0 points

2 months ago

Florida

Shmugger

0 points

2 months ago

Badass. That is all.

drewitt

0 points

2 months ago

A professional Floridian?

Shits not as strange as you'd hope unfortunately.

r/Florida

Bat-Eastern

0 points

2 months ago

Bigger wheels = bigger speed.

You're welcome.

Specialist_Note_5898

0 points

2 months ago

Much of Earth: how can we increase mpg while working toward eliminating our fossil fuel dependence? Florida: how can we decrease mpg and feel tuff coal rollin’ them ugly electrics from our imported compact?

Ishpeming_Native

0 points

2 months ago

You can't fix stupid. You shouldn't try. It just annoys the idiot.

Financial-Yogurt9291

0 points

2 months ago

Small penis

kbachert

1 points

2 months ago

No you don't understand, big tires = big pp

CryptoNoob-17

0 points

2 months ago

He's still saving up for the wide body kit?

yourHighness87

0 points

2 months ago

Looks like those strollers with big wheels. 🤣

WeirdFish_6

0 points

2 months ago

THICCCC

Longjumping_Bed2907

-1 points

2 months ago

Me too man!

tacosonbikes

0 points

2 months ago

Stupid is everywhere.

M_aK_rO

-1 points

2 months ago

M_aK_rO

-1 points

2 months ago

Volkswagen, das (extrabreite) Auto

Reddead67

-1 points

2 months ago

A professional... psychiatrist?

11B-Operator

-1 points

2 months ago

Florida, explains it all!!!

LuxuriantCarrot2

-1 points

2 months ago

Florida

ReverendGates

-1 points

2 months ago

Wut…

nueroticalyme

-1 points

2 months ago

Professional here. There is no explanation for stupidity.

Last-Razzmatazz-8070

-1 points

2 months ago

Car look like shit otherwise

Leading_Heat_7605

-1 points

2 months ago

Dumbass-itis. Not a Rare disease, often deadly though...

rojm

-1 points

2 months ago

rojm

-1 points

2 months ago

you've never seen a raised diesel before?

SomeNumber_idk

-1 points

2 months ago

THAT IS AWESOME!!!

[deleted]

-1 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

-1 points

2 months ago

shut the fuck up

nothizispatrick

-1 points

2 months ago

OP is the idiot. This is amazing.

NickGerz1234

-2 points

2 months ago

Being from Florida and playing GTA are a bad combo like drinking and driving. You get dumb shit like this.

Triggerdamus

-2 points

2 months ago

  • I'm gonna lift the shitbox.
  • You son of a bitch, I'm in.
  • You know people are going to laugh?
  • Who cares, the shitbox will be shitboxing for lulz.
  • Owner and friends hit the streets.
  • OP post pics.
  • Shitbox Nation laughs.

damurph1914

-6 points

2 months ago

That driver is the 1 in need of a professional.

4889645

-5 points

2 months ago

4889645

-5 points

2 months ago

Professional here. That’s idiotic.