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      Technically the support is on the roof panel,...

      Technically the support is on the roof panel, when you attach your cross bar feet to the roof using a bolt. Most of the torsional load is going to be through the bolt transferred to the roof metal...
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      THe mounting feet for the cross bars do touch the...

      THe mounting feet for the cross bars do touch the roof panel. If it didn't, you would not need to drill into the roof panel to access the mounting locations.

      BMW would rather push people into...
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      iirc, BMW uses a threaded fitting on the roof,...

      iirc, BMW uses a threaded fitting on the roof, which the rack mount bolts to, so it's more than just drilling the roof. You'll have to install a rivnut also.

      Drilling in carbon fiber is fine in...
    4. Get a machine shop to custom make a hitch mount...

      Get a machine shop to custom make a hitch mount frame that uses a round Yakima or Thule square bar.
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      Replaced worn Continental GP 4-seasons with...

      Replaced worn Continental GP 4-seasons with Specialized Roubaix Pro 25/28

      https://www.specialized.com/us/en/roubaix-pro/p/156469?color=230998-156469
    6. And the other what supposed to be a reverse light...

      And the other what supposed to be a reverse light is a rear fog light.
    7. Fix It Again Tony has tried to copy BMW's Mini...

      Fix It Again Tony has tried to copy BMW's Mini strategy, but it doesn't have the instant brand cache that Mini has.

      There was no movie made that featured the 500 as the main car, no movie stars...
    8. APR Stage 1 and passed Smog for CA.

      APR Stage 1 and passed Smog for CA.
    9. Hilton Garden Inns are still high class you'll...

      Hilton Garden Inns are still high class

      you'll have to downgrade to a Hampton Inn if you want the free continental breakfast.

      When I traveled a lot for work.... I preferred staying at the...
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      Let's not forget certain markets, such as Brazil...

      Let's not forget certain markets, such as Brazil has the Saveiro.

      https://s3.amazonaws.com/atlautomotivewebsite/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/04123846/saveiro-double-cab.jpg
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      There is a 2.5L VR6T in production. It's made...

      There is a 2.5L VR6T in production. It's made for the Chinese VW Teramont.
      300 hp
      500 Nm (368 lb-ft)

      http://www.carnewschina.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/volkswagen-teramont-china-8a.jpg
    12. The fancier the hotel, the more things you have...

      The fancier the hotel, the more things you have to pay for like breakfast, as they nickel & dime you for everything.

      Many of the low end hotels/motels, if you want the extra fills, you have to...
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      Top Gear with Clarkson, Hammond & May is a...

      Top Gear with Clarkson, Hammond & May is a different Top Gear from "Old Top Gear". Useful information was attempted in the first season, with the pudgy guy, but was dropped by season 2, iirc. What...
    14. Ford's flush is iirc, 4 drain & refills, in a...

      Ford's flush is iirc, 4 drain & refills, in a row. That's a lot of $$$ you're burning depending on the capacity of the ATF.

      my 09M, first one was at 45,000 miles (with Pentosin ATF-1 & Lubegard...
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      I got my years mixed up. The 6-speed fan control...

      I got my years mixed up. The 6-speed fan control didn't come until the MK7.

      both the MK5 style and MK6 style came in 4-speed controls.
    16. Here's a guy yelling advice for this particular...

      Here's a guy yelling advice for this particular scenario


      http://youtu.be/ctpVCWjd8b4
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      the 09 HVAC controls... at fan speed 4, it's full...

      the 09 HVAC controls... at fan speed 4, it's full blast.

      the 14 HVAC controls, at fan speed 4, it's just over half speed. The full blast is 6.

      Tint... it depends on what type of tint was used....
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      Yes, you can get a replacement title. ...

      Yes, you can get a replacement title. Dealerships are used to this when they handle trade-ins
    19. FWD attempting to do donuts... isn't really donuts

      FWD attempting to do donuts... isn't really donuts
    20. I'm sort of making my own with my Tiguan. Moar...

      I'm sort of making my own with my Tiguan.

      Moar power? APR Stage 1+ (with a Neuspeed intake).

      Currently have stickier rubber, Nokian Z-line A/S

      Lighter wheels to be installed (Neuspeed RSe12...
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