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      Well photography is one of my hobbies...but this...

      Well photography is one of my hobbies...but this was taken with my potato camera (HTC One M8). Thank you for the compliment though :thumbup:

      Usually it's more like this with one of my real...
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      Weird. I found sources saying the X1 had just...

      Weird. I found sources saying the X1 had just shy of 15 cubic feet of cargo room, putting it the same as a GTI. Now I'm seeing 25... :screwy:

      That does look deeper than the GTI's hatch, so 25...
    3. Having owned one...these never fit the Honda...

      Having owned one...these never fit the Honda family with this face:
      http://www.integratyper.org/specs/images/ukdm_dc2/ukdm_wheel.jpg

      But with this face, instantly recognizable as a Honda:...
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      The more I see them in a nicer trim level, the...

      The more I see them in a nicer trim level, the more I like them. I was disappointed to find out it's got practically the same measurements as my R32 or GTI inside. I realize it's not a large...
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      I don't think the waves are that big of a deal. ...

      I don't think the waves are that big of a deal. The more important part is simply using a good filter (which MANN is), good oil, and changing them on a regular basis based on how you drive. The...
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      Oil change yesterday. 5,708 miles, 372 days per...

      Oil change yesterday. 5,708 miles, 372 days per VAG-COM :D

      MANN filter
      http://i.imgur.com/21uyww9.jpg
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      Always! I've been doing that since my Jetta VR6...

      Always! I've been doing that since my Jetta VR6 days :P



      Who knows. Not every VW cartridge filter is waved though. I'm not concerned about it. I don't track the car, it gets regular oil...
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      Just so happens that I needed to change the oil...

      Just so happens that I needed to change the oil today on the R. Per VAG-COM, 5,7xx miles and 372 days on this filter (Mann as I posted above):

      http://i.imgur.com/21uyww9.jpg

      Looks fine to me!
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      Forgot to mention that I do have a Griot's DA...

      Forgot to mention that I do have a Griot's DA polisher as well...
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      Didn't want to create a new thread asking about...

      Didn't want to create a new thread asking about headlight restoration...but I've got a different issue. Headlight crazing is what they call it.

      A mild example similar to mine on my 2008 R32,...
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      I've NEVER had a cartridge filter come out like...

      I've NEVER had a cartridge filter come out like that, and I've had them on 3 VW's and a Mazda now (2003 GLI VR6, 2007 GTI, 2008 R32, 2008 Mazdaspeed3). VW's have always had Mann or OEM filters,...
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      I've been using the Mann filter for a few changes...

      I've been using the Mann filter for a few changes now. Seems to work just fine and it's available through Amazon Prime :thumbup:

      http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51Q-Y-fsEhL._SY300_.jpg
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      This is on the schedule for today!

      This is on the schedule for today!
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      Well after installing new HID's to replace the...

      Well after installing new HID's to replace the OEM bulbs that turned pretty colors, I realized that the headlights were pointed a tad bit too high. I didn't realize this before as the old bulbs were...
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      Nope. Thought from reading all the DIY's that...

      Nope. Thought from reading all the DIY's that I'd have to. I don't have huge hands, which probably helps, but it really was very easy. Locking the ignitors was simple, though getting the wiring...
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      Headlight bulbs replaced. Was REALLY easy, as...

      Headlight bulbs replaced. Was REALLY easy, as most of the tutorials are for a GTI with a little less room behind the driver's side headlight. Took about 15-20 minutes total while taking my time and...
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      Did not know this, but I can now see the...

      Did not know this, but I can now see the resemblance between the two.

      M400 M12GTO R3 that shows up to our local meet every now and then:
      ...
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      Ordered replacement HID bulbs in 5000k, as this...

      Ordered replacement HID bulbs in 5000k, as this happened over the weekend:

      http://i.imgur.com/VQNRVDM.jpg

      I knew the bulbs were getting near the end of their life, as the output was very dim...
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      Looks like Grand Theft Auto series to me...

      Looks like Grand Theft Auto series to me :thumbup::thumbdown::popcorn:
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      At least give the back story from Reddit, too. ...

      At least give the back story from Reddit, too. :thumbup:

      Apparently the lady cut the cement truck off, cement truck didn't stop and plowed into her rear (inb4sexualjokes). Neither hit the brakes...
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