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    1. I drove right past a house that blew up like this...

      I drove right past a house that blew up like this in Metuchen many years ago. I saw the explosion at a traffic light 4 houses away. Scared the living **** out of me.
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      very necessary.

      very necessary.
    3. I think a large part of my issue was the sales...

      I think a large part of my issue was the sales person I was dealing with couldn't figure out how to explain the info I provided to the service department. In the end I escalated my request to a...
    4. I've gone round after round to get this updated...

      I've gone round after round to get this updated flash applied to a used 2012 I'm in the middle of purchasing. I've escalated my complaint to terminate the sale if they are not willing to make this...
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      As said, I would invest heavily in...

      As said, I would invest heavily in support/protective gear. I've wrecked and wrecked again many times on quads or dirt bikes, but I've stayed away from a motorcycles specifically because of all the...
    6. Wow, cheers guys. I follow your IG feed, good to...

      Wow, cheers guys. I follow your IG feed, good to see this thread, makes me want to keep breaking my tail at work so I can build something like this in a few years.
    7. 135mph trap is Moving!!

      135mph trap is Moving!!
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      that's a shame it's out in the elements like that.

      that's a shame it's out in the elements like that.
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      shouldn't be a problem. If you don't run a TIP...

      shouldn't be a problem. If you don't run a TIP on the compressor or add a dump tube to the WG you may scavenge 'dumped' exhaust back through the engine = no bueno. I had this problem running a...
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      Nice stuff and nice choice.

      Nice stuff and nice choice.
    11. Best of luck

      Best of luck
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      Any consensus on the failure? I bought a grip of...

      Any consensus on the failure? I bought a grip of these blue belts when I had my GTI and my daily is still a 1.8t. Just debating if I should even bother with the Gates at this point. This car is...
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      you could companion a second can with the first. ...

      you could companion a second can with the first. block to one and the head to the other.
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      This was the setup I'd wanted before my car got...

      This was the setup I'd wanted before my car got wrecked. Nice stuff.
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      You basically just wrench the bottoms/ends and...

      You basically just wrench the bottoms/ends and snug up the top middle guys.If you've coated your manifold in any of the thermal coatings I'd highly recommend you take it down to the iron where the...
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      10mm jet nuts are the ones I used. In the end it...

      10mm jet nuts are the ones I used. In the end it didn't matter for me, I had to cut my manifold off to get my old one out. That's a rare case though.
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      The post purchase support is excellent too. I'm...

      The post purchase support is excellent too. I'm another PPT success story and I was a real pain in the ass...
    18. I ran IE rods, but the bulk of my final and best...

      I ran IE rods, but the bulk of my final and best working kit was based on Pag Parts. My car was damaged in a hurricane so that spelled the end for me, but it was running in tip top shape with the...
    19. If you do go the DIY rebuild route I'd recommend...

      If you do go the DIY rebuild route I'd recommend buying the bulk of the parts from as few vendors as possible or ideally 1 vendor. The reason being if you need to call someone for...
    20. built engines, bigger turbos, blah blah blah is...

      built engines, bigger turbos, blah blah blah is usually a long and expensive road. I'd be wary of what you're getting in to if you don't plan to wrench on the car of if a second daily driver isn't...
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