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    1. The C-4 keeps me from rowing my own and bolts...

      The C-4 keeps me from rowing my own and bolts right in. They also can be made bullet proof and are easy to trick out. I've got an ace Ford engine builder that has done some exceptional collector Ford...
    2. Readers might want to check out the older Aston...

      Readers might want to check out the older Aston Martin Vantage Coupes (I think most forum members would say they were pretty cool-looking). Looks like Aston thought the little Maverick was a nice...
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      I always smile when I see as many posts about...

      I always smile when I see as many posts about this remarkable car. I've got seat time in both a small block and big block original GT40. Both cars used to be part of a serious Greenwich collector's...
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      Surprised that attendance is down at Mid Ohio? I...

      Surprised that attendance is down at Mid Ohio? I do the Lime Rock Park Fall Vintage Festival in CT almost every year and to me it seems as if more and more people are discovering the thrill of...
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      For me a car needs to satisfy these criteria to...

      For me a car needs to satisfy these criteria to be considered a luxury car.

      It should feel substantial when driven.
      It should have enough power and surefootedness to make its driver and the cars...
    6. I have the feeling that one day we're going to...

      I have the feeling that one day we're going to see your name in the news after you've killed your parents, your wife, your child and then yourself because one of them said NO to you when you demanded...
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      2014 SEL TDI. Best full to empty so far is just...

      2014 SEL TDI. Best full to empty so far is just over 640 miles to the fuel warning light. On the interstate I run around 80 mph but locally (I live out in the country with very few stop signs and...
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      Loose the side pipes :thumbdown:, '86' the modern...

      Loose the side pipes :thumbdown:, '86' the modern side mirrors :thumbdown:, change out the very low profile tires and plus 2 size wheels :thumbdown: and skip the stinger hood scoop :thumbdown: and...
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      DUBTSTK, I'll have to agree with your response. Taste is taste and personal. The Donk/fast food drive through...
    10. Thread: BroDozer Fail

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      To each his own for wanting to own, build or...

      To each his own for wanting to own, build or drive one of these things but I find it impossible for me to not profile the driver every time I see one of them lumbering down the road followed by that...
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      Not bad but the front of the car 'looks' too...

      Not bad but the front of the car 'looks' too thick. I remember my '68 GT 500 fondly and the original '68 Mustang's just didn't look as chunky - probably because they had taller side glass and more...
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      Preparing to don my flame resistant fire suit I'm...

      Preparing to don my flame resistant fire suit I'm forced to ask this question. If you aren't filling all the space from the hub out to the inside of the wheel rim with brakes when substituting very...
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      While wheels do make up almost 1/3 of any cars...

      While wheels do make up almost 1/3 of any cars side view and can make a grand statement how about applying a little of that P-Shop artistry that's out there to the front of the car (specifically the...
    14. Thread: drl question

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      The DRL bulbs don't seem very bright and likely...

      The DRL bulbs don't seem very bright and likely don't get very hot. For those that don't have a VAGCOM like me why not take both bulbs out, paint the little buggers black and re install them? I'm not...
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      Granted there are a few 'mechanicals' and 'acts...

      Granted there are a few 'mechanicals' and 'acts of God' responsible for some of the crashes shown in this long running thread but the largest percentage of crashes all look to be pilot error. Makes...
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      Sirius radio question

      Is there any way to change the channel icons 'featured' on a 2014 Passat SEL from silly cartoon graphics to printed text like the cheaper radios in the VW lineup use? Why can't the stored preset...
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      VWoA has a less than brilliant reputation for...

      VWoA has a less than brilliant reputation for getting the facts right or paying attention to what their marketing department prints or does. While I doubt the confusion was intentional VWoA really...
    18. My guess is that the 'seat dynamometer' will feel...

      My guess is that the 'seat dynamometer' will feel the same except for maybe high speed passing where horsepower counts. In the numbers game the slight MPG increase of the new design is meaningful. I...
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      Looks like you and anyone else that has a 2014...

      Looks like you and anyone else that has a 2014 Passat SEL (I have one too) have become victims of marketing folly. The brochures for any make of car have that wonderful escape clause [in microscopic...
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      I've got a 2012 Jetta TDI Sportwagon (18,000...

      I've got a 2012 Jetta TDI Sportwagon (18,000 miles) as well as a 2014 Passat TDI SEL (1,500 miles). Both cars have DSG transmissions (which I happen to like :thumbup:). Every now and then (only...
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