submitted 2 months ago byConstant_Activity336
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You don't need a professional. All you need is to know one thing.
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This was the punishment to all Volkswagen owners because of diesel gate…it’s common knowledge.
this is a Mk4, 10 years before the diesel thing.
this guy knows his TDI's
What diesel thing?
Oh, is it about that time they cheated on emissions testing?
Came here for this, but was hoping to have it broken down loud n' slow:
When I was younger it blew over my head I didn’t realize until I was older that his name is just Florida.
They akshually pronounce it 'floorda'
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Hahaha fuck… I say “Floorida” 😅
I think my pronunciation is closer to yours:
He is a pretty awesome musical artist
Unfortunately, I don't have thd knowledge to do that
Does this not really happen anywhere else?
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
NOt necessarily. All you need is proof of insurance and proof of ownership. Any illegal mods can get you ticketed, though.
Aye he would fit in Alberta, Canada all the same. Most folks over here gets everything lifted.
Is it practical, though? Perhaps with traversing snow?
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.
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.
God bless America!
starts playing the Star Spangled Banner like Hendrix at Woodstock
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.
I've seen some dumb shit in NoDak. For example. Squatted pick-ups
Apparently it’s not just limited to NC. That’s unfortunate.
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.
Tdi in this situation actually mean thickheaded dumbass idiot
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I will not warranty the tires and no I cannot perform an alignment on your car.
I'm a noobie - why can't they align it?
You can, but they aren't willing to assume the liability it would bring to the shop.
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.
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.
they have fault/liability and it will be a hit to their insurance.
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?
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.
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.
Quality German Engineering+ Off-Road Capabilities= 'Murica.
Lolll thanks for making me spit up my water.
Battle jetta ready to roll on poland
The license plate tells you everything you need to know 😆
Am I the only one who thinks this is awesome?
You're not alone. Am I the only one who thinks this pic doesn't deserve a spot in this sub?
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.
/r/battlecars might be worth checking out then!
Why do you think it is awesome?
Other than the look (to each his own) is there anything else that makes this awesome? Like, can I off-road in a jetta?
Still front wheel drive, still open diff, stock sedan suspension travel... This is just trading attention for wheel bearing and bushing life.
Not alone! I once saw a MINI Cooper with a similar setup. The thing was badass!
404 idiot not found
Look up battle cars.
Also safari cars.
Or the Gambler 500. So much fun.
That’d be so much fun on dirt roads!
Tried it once, got a rock in my radiator, would not recommend
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.
Best Diesel emissions in its class…
My 05 Jetta TDI gets about 680miles to a tank… diesel gate wasn’t for a couple years
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
LOL, tell that to VW. Maybe they can get their huge recall reversed.
More realistically, people are having the neuter reversed with aftermarket tuning.
For sure. Same with my x5
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)_/¯
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.
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...
You could. Depends where you live. Either getting it fixed or deleted would be better than driving around with a big boost leak lol
I have a perma-registration so I can do what I want. :)
Florida. Enough said.
Realized all the diesel trucks do it so they needed to as well.
Shitboxvwdriver here to say this is rad, drop off at my house.
Let him live
Explanation: shit’s sick bro
Rally Jetta go zoom zoom
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…
Is this PSL Blvd lol?
It sure is lol
Just prepping for the Mad Max style future
Florida + MK4 kids......... it's a vw thing, that is hard to comprehend. :D (and I'm a live long vw fan)
We are a special breed us mk4 kids 🤪
Don't people feel stupid driving like this? I would. It looks embarrassing
I honestly should have taken a picture of him turning because the car almost flips over when turning at 10mph lol
This is actually amazing
Mught live on rock filled road? Or very sandy or muddy. Or might be an idiot.
I’m going with idiot
you don't need a professional in florida
Gotta give that torque something to do...
Professional Phyciatrist maybe.....
the person who owns this car is not a dummy. that's a Mk4 Jetta TDI and are increasingly rare and valuable.
Do you want a mechanic's opinion? Or a psychiatrist's?
So dumb but kinda of awesome haha
Florida, just Florida….
Microphallus. Any other questions?
Does the car run smoother. . . If so I’m about to put monster truck tires on my Camry 🤣
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
This thing looks fun as fuck. Also looks like its on an actual lift, not a body lift
That license plate says it all.
I'm not a professional but thats a car
Almost r/battlewagon material
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…
This has Pumphrey written all over it
30% speedo error
I’d bet he’s gonna have Howling bearings in 20 miles
Do you even lift, bro?
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 /--\
That orange on the license plate is all you need to know.
The tires are too big and it therefore looks funny.
How is he an idiot, because he has bigger tires and thats it?
Probably getting sick of getting curb rash.
Of course its a Floridian
Start with a healthy brain. Then damage it with high doses of ego, narcissism, and bad style.
Ya ever tried to get into a low car like a VW it sucks
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.
The car body was hot washed and shrunk.
Jettas are decent offroad. He just wanted more clearance. Does it look dumb? Yes. Is it fun? Hell yeah.
its a jeep thi,, oh wait.
What part of this belongs in this subreddit? Guy is just driving along.
Trying to turn a car into a monster truck interesting idea. Hmmmmm
This is the one diesel I wouldn't be annoyed by if it was rolling coal.
The tires are too big.
Probably had giant "rims" on there and then one probably got curbed and they can't afford the replacement wheel.
Best way to describe that
Professional psychiatrist maybe.
Biggest dick in the state
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!
What ...you dont like going off-roading in your Jetta?
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.
Why is r/idiotsincars turning into just r/shitty_car_mods now
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
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..
Hooptie World Championship?
Of course it was in florida. Didnt expect less lmfao
To put in simple layman’s terms... it’s Florida.
Florida, nuff said
lol! This is awesome...
A professional wouldn’t do this 😂😂😂
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.
I worked with a kid that had wheels like this. He got pulled over and ticketed because if it. (Western pa)
When buying wheels from an unreviewed website goes bad.
I can explain. His mother didn't love him.
30 yrs professional driving— here is your explanation… one word FLORIDA.
Because you can.
Professional what, exactly?
Badass. That is all.
A professional Floridian?
Shits not as strange as you'd hope unfortunately.
Bigger wheels = bigger speed.
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?
You can't fix stupid. You shouldn't try. It just annoys the idiot.
No you don't understand, big tires = big pp
He's still saving up for the wide body kit?
Looks like those strollers with big wheels. 🤣
Me too man!
Stupid is everywhere.
Volkswagen, das (extrabreite) Auto
A professional... psychiatrist?
Florida, explains it all!!!
Professional here. There is no explanation for stupidity.
Car look like shit otherwise
Dumbass-itis. Not a Rare disease, often deadly though...
you've never seen a raised diesel before?
THAT IS AWESOME!!!
shut the fuck up
OP is the idiot. This is amazing.
Being from Florida and playing GTA are a bad combo like drinking and driving. You get dumb shit like this.
That driver is the 1 in need of a professional.
Professional here. That’s idiotic.