If you want to add little more aggressiveness to the rear end of your GTI or Rabbit, the OEM smoked tail lights are on sale from several vendors right now. The OEM part number is 1K0052200N. ECStuning.com has them for 79.00 dollars and DBCPerformance.com has them for 69.00 dollars. DBC has them listed as currently out of stock, so you might want to contact them and see if they will be getting more units in. These lights used to sell for around 290 dollars so if you’ve been eyeing them, now is the time to buy.
The lights are direct plug and play replacements and DOT approved. It isn’t advertised but these lights have an led sidemarker on the sides. These sidemarkers activate when you turn on your lights and blink as an extra turn signal. That’s a nice little touch. The US-spec MKV has terrible turn signal visibility so every little bit helps. Too bad I can’t transfer my amber modified trays into it yet. I technically can, but I lose the led sidemarker light. I have to figure out how to wire the led in with the modified amber tray.
Once I get full shots, I’ll post them up.
6/20/2011 update: Unfortunately these are no longer available from ECS or DBC. They sold out really quickly. Maybe a few of the smaller vendors will still have them or the local dealers, good luck!