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    1. It looks like whoever you got the wastegate off...

      It looks like whoever you got the wastegate off of welded a flange to the wastegate and then cut it off. I would recommend that you order a either a 2-bolt of vband flange of the same size, and have...
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      You can also use the crankshaft timing pin hole...

      You can also use the crankshaft timing pin hole (by the front-main seal plate). It's cast in to the block, and is higher than even the lower oil pan. Or drill/tap the block.
    3. high compression pistons and IE cams. NLS itbs. ...

      high compression pistons and IE cams. NLS itbs. How much money do you have 'cause between those three things, you're probably looking at 6k
    4. can I order one unwelded. No warranty is fine by...

      can I order one unwelded. No warranty is fine by me
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      Pull the rear main, get some purple Scotch-Brite...

      Pull the rear main, get some purple Scotch-Brite from the local hardware store, and go to town cleaning the crank. Use a little bit of light oil (honing oil, wd40). When you're done, clean it with...
    6. Have them professionally flattened.

      Have them professionally flattened.
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      I have run manley. Good rods. No issues.

      I have run manley. Good rods. No issues.
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      Don't forget R&R connecting rods. the build all...

      Don't forget R&R connecting rods. the build all of APRs rods, as well as custom made (and off-the-shelf) steel and aluminum rods. If you call them, they have all vw rods ready to go.
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    9. Sorry, i didn't see any of these replys. I sold...

      Sorry, i didn't see any of these replys. I sold the manifold off in december
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      I might be wrong, but it looks like a fake. The...

      I might be wrong, but it looks like a fake. The ID tag isn't properly filled out and the compressor covers typically aren't that smooth. it would also be the first holset I've seen that uses a...
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      I believe the sensor runs in the same loom branch...

      I believe the sensor runs in the same loom branch as the VSS and CTS.
    12. For what it's worth, 93% Iron, 5% Molybdenum, and...

      For what it's worth, 93% Iron, 5% Molybdenum, and 2% Chromium is the composition for high-pressure casings and piping for just about every single high pressure steam turbine on the planet. These...
    13. good thing it's a straight-line car, huh?!

      good thing it's a straight-line car, huh?!
    14. Thanks for the reference. Here's what I'm aiming...

      Thanks for the reference. Here's what I'm aiming for. I don't know if a 10.5 would get there - I think the 11 would certainly? I'm still researching though.

      215 on 8.5...
    15. 315/35/17. I'm not worried about any race...

      315/35/17. I'm not worried about any race weight/penalty since it's not a race car.

      My girlfriend has that tire on her mustang with 9" wide cobra wheels and they have a bunch of bulge. It looks...
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    17. how about a 17x12

      how about a 17x12
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      It's the rear I'm worried about. Sorry, I should...

      It's the rear I'm worried about. Sorry, I should have specified. Looks like the 275 i want in the front will be perfect.
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      That looks really good. Does the 295 require a...

      That looks really good. Does the 295 require a ton of camber? I'm just wondering how bad the 315's are going to be.
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      they are 12-point inverted torx. Use a box...

      they are 12-point inverted torx. Use a box wrench to break them loose, then a 9mm socket to take them out.
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