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Product Spotlight – Winter Fronts

Years ago Volkswagen sold Vinyl covers for the front grills on the MkIV Golf and Jetta.  These originally were only available in Canada, though VW USA had them for a short time too.  These were great on the TDI models during the cold winter months, allowing the car to heat up faster & keep some of the grime from winter roads out of the engine bay.   Sadly these were discontinued a few years ago, but they could be available once again…

IDParts has gotten their act together over the summer, redesigned the winter front and is having them custom produced.  They posted this great photo on the IDParts Facebook account:

Installation video is here too:

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  1. John says

    Corey,
    I have a 2012 Passat TDI and a 2011 Sportswagen TDI and my only complaint is how long they take to warm up in the cold weather here in Western Pennsylvania. My question is on days when the temperature is in the 40’s or 50’s will this cause the engine to overheat?
    John

    • Corey@IDParts says

      Hey John – I’ve never seen a TDI overheat from a winter front. The TDI motor doesn’t make much heat, but I would take it off it the temperature is going to go higher than 40 degrees F.

  2. Robert says

    How much more trouble would it have been to have some winter fronts made for Mk3 cars?

  3. Robert says

    How much trouble would have been to reply to my question?

  4. Jim says

    Robert – this blog is run by a bunch of volunteers, it isn’t a forum to get answers from vendors.

  5. Karl says

    How about a winter front for a 2013 Passat TDI?

    • Robert says

      As the blog is referencing idparts.com, I suggest contacting them for specific model inquiries. After just purchasing a rather large rebuild kit, I can tell you the folks there are excellent to deal with and most helpful.



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