Just got my new 2014 6 speed manual Diesel Beetle and love it! I have had several TDI's in the past and had to sell my gas hog truck to get another. My wife also got a 2014 TDI Passat. We love VW's.
The first day I got mine it went to the stereo shop and got a JL audio 13.5 W7 sub and Focal expert 6.5 components. Its great..
I ordeded the 20's and H&R sport springs. I love how it turned out, sits just perfect. I also put airbags in the rear since I pull a trailer with it. I just got a factory turbo style wing and can't decide if I want to put it on or leave it off? I think it looks kind of clasic without the spoiler. It also looks good with it. Need to decide before I go drilling my hatch. The wheels are Hartmann 20x9x40mm and the tires are 245 35 20. I know someone will ask those sizes. Well, here are some pics.
I went with the factory touch screen head unit. I like the factory look inside. Here are the specs:
Focal flax expert components front and rear 6.5"
Jl 13.5 w7 in a ported box
Jl HD 600/4 for the highs
Jl HD 1200/1 for the bass
Yes it ROCKS! I love it
How did they integrate the amps to the factory deck? Traditional line output converts are ok and then there's a step above like JL's clean sweep or Memphis' 6LA but I was just thinking with all that nice equipment you could really benefit from a DSP/EQ. Something like a Rockford 360.3, Mosconi 6-8, or arc's unit with proper tuning would make a world of a difference!
The Rockford unit gives you the most for your money but believe the arc unit is considered to be the cleanest, most adjustable.
Like I said, just something to think about
Now... You can't just tease me with that photo of the system! Looks like you had a nice custom enclosure built!?! Got to have more pictures!!
H&R sport springs say 1.4 inches front and 1.3 rear. I also put Firestone helper airbags in the rear. I pull a trailer sometimes with my motorcycles or golf kart and didn't want it to squat. It also seems like a little smoother ride with about 20 pounds in the bags.
I ordered a factory style wing but decided to leave it off. My opinion is the wing takes away the old school look.
I ordered a factory style wing but decided to leave it off. My opinion is the wing takes away the old school look.[/QUOTE]
My bug didn't come with the spoiler but since I got my roof covered in black vinyl I think it'll really set it off. I like how mean the 2012+ beetles look and am keen to keep mine more modern
I love those Audi-replica alloys! I had them on my Eos and they just look amazing. I wish I could have swapped them with my TDI Beetle, but I found a set of Twisters super cheap and they will be fine until I decide if I want to go larger. I just love the two-tone look of those wheels.