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    VWVortex


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      Jim, no worries about not running into each other on Saturday. I forgot to turn my ringer on that morning until after you called me. It's pretty nuts how many cars show up.

      I haven't mounted the boost gauge yet. The Podi steering wheel mount for the R actually mounts over toward the left side, so it doesn't block anything. Check out this picture of the gauge in an R (although this guy didn't get the matching blue needle like I did). As you can see, the Podi gauge sits in front of the redline area of the tachometer, so it's not blocking anything.

      I'm sure I'll see you around soon.

      Tom
    2. Hey, thanks, Tom. I appreciate your interest and input. Decisions, decisions, decisions... I think the finalist are Tinted, black or grey as you suggest.

      Regret I didn't catch your call Saturday. It wasn't until we got back home that I saw you called. Caught your comparison photos yesterday, and can't believe we could have missed you. I couldn't believe how big an event it was! Count me in for next month. I'll get there earlier so I can park with the other R's.

      Have you mounted your boost gauge yet? Curious where you are going to locate it. The steering wheel mount appears to obstruct the odometer and trip meter...?

      Hope we can stay in touch.

      Thanks again for reaching out.

      Jim
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      You might need to revisit the gloss charcoal color also. Driving home tonight, I saw a Platinum Grey Metallic Jetta with gloss anthracite Enkeis that looked really, really good.
    4. Hey Tom

      I agree, and you're point about rarity is a good one.

      I posted in the C&C thread this Sarurday. I want to go. The wife might join me. Where is it and what is the time window to catch the cars?
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      The only thing that would steer me away from the satin black is that it looks like it's already getting played out a little bit. As we talked about before, CSG is a difficult color to mod. Not a lot of options, and a lot of people already realize that black looks good on CSG (just look at the CSG picture thread). Fortunately, Rs are so limited, it's not really an issue in real life. If you want something a little more unique on the forums, the brushed tinted clear might actually be a more unique route.
    6. Thanks, Tom. I value your input. I've narrowed it down to the same choices. Satin black feels good in my gut, as does the brushed tinted clear, which is probably the safest choice. Either way will look good.

      PS: I found the group buy on Euro springs on the Golfmk6 forum. Brakedust shot me a pm on vortex too. I'm trying to get in on the deal today.

      Take care.

      Jim
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      Hey Jim, I'm going to completely go back on my original opinion about black wheels. I've done a lot of looking around, and I think you're exactly right about satin black being the best choice for CSG. HRE's satin black finish is really amazing. If you go with HREs, I think brushed tinted clear would also look really good, and even satin charcoal could be nice (although I'm less sure about this one). Seeing my gloss charcoal next to your car, I'd vote against that one. Looks a little too color matched.

      I'd also recommend that you get a hair more offset than the ET47 I got. With a 19x8.5" wheel, I'd go with ET48 - ET50.

      Hope this helps.

      Tom
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