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      Yes it's most likely the volume pot! Start by...

      Yes it's most likely the volume pot! Start by removing the pickguard and look for bad solder joints, if everything checks out okay replace the pots. They're pretty easy to change (provided you have...
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      the neck is a solid unfinished rosewood piece...

      the neck is a solid unfinished rosewood piece from Warmoth. It's their '59 roundback profile which is similar to the '59 Les Paul profile, it's a fairly thick round profile (0.860" at first fret and...
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      Newest member of the family! Built from a Warmoth...

      Newest member of the family! Built from a Warmoth neck and body, pickups are Lollar Special T's. This thing sounds amazing... I can't wait to finish my 5E3 Deluxe to try it out!
      ...
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      +1 I have Goodyears F1s up front that are near...

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      I have Goodyears F1s up front that are near the wear indicators and a pair of newer but unevenly worn BFG KDWs (the mismatched tires came with the car when I bought it last spring... not the...
    5. If you have extra cash laying around, replace...

      If you have extra cash laying around, replace fasteners with stainless steel hardware and have flanges cut from SST. But even if you use stainless (unless you use higher grades = $$) due to the heat...
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      Installed my KW V2 coilovers over the weekend...

      Installed my KW V2 coilovers over the weekend along with some 15mm spacers for the rear. So far I really like how they ride compared to the stock suspension. Of course bumps are more noticeable, but...
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      HPA is having a Waterfest special sale on KW...

      HPA is having a Waterfest special sale on KW coilovers (until monday July 18th IIRC). That used set does look like a good deal with low miles, but if you don't mind paying a bit more to get a set...
    8. this thread is worthless without sound clips!!...

      this thread is worthless without sound clips!! :laugh:

      that thing looks insane! props on the fabrication work! :eek:
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      I may be wrong but I believe there are two types...

      I may be wrong but I believe there are two types of filters used in the evoms v-flow, a regular oiled-cotton mesh type (which can be cleaned and re-oiled like a K&N filter) and Synthamax (which...
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      I've got one I don't use... we don't run front...

      I've got one I don't use... we don't run front plates here in Quebec. it's BMP and in good shape, hit me up with an offer!
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      Indeed! had me fooled there for a couple of...

      Indeed! had me fooled there for a couple of seconds. They look more like 18" than 17" though! This particular wheel design with no lip and a low offset should help a lot with caliper clearance.

      as...
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      there are M12 stud kits you can buy that have a...

      there are M12 stud kits you can buy that have a short M14 threaded section that bolts into the hub, allowing you tu use M12 tuner lug nuts (w/ conical seat).
    13. is it just me or is the engine cover design for...

      is it just me or is the engine cover design for the 2.0L TSI less than stellar? this looks like the top of a coleman plastic cooler with a VW badge slapped on top of it! :screwy:

      I'm all for...
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      I might show up if there's a couple R32s present,...

      I might show up if there's a couple R32s present, I'm only an hour away from MTL.

      probably won't be part of the cruise though, as you guys would be driving up Interstate 87 and keep on Highway 15...
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      not 100% sure, but IIRC there's a hard line...

      not 100% sure, but IIRC there's a hard line (?power steering) that needs to be undone and moved aside in order to remove and snake the belt out of there. One bolt holds the line to the tensioner and...
    16. H&R DRA series spacers are designed to bolt to...

      H&R DRA series spacers are designed to bolt to the hub, the wheel then mounts on the spacer using the stock lug bolts. Think of them as adapters that don't change the bolt pattern!
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      Drove to my parents place to install my new...

      Drove to my parents place to install my new coolant temp sensor (I've been getting intermittent CEL related to "cooling system performance"). And on my way there I got the alternator workshop...
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      keep in mind that most dyno plots you see posted...

      keep in mind that most dyno plots you see posted on here are in imperial units not metric. 623N*m is equal to 459 foot-pounds torque.
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      everybody seems to be doing the lit up needles! I...

      everybody seems to be doing the lit up needles! I didn't do it half-assed and lit the whole cluster!

      I also tested the absorbtion power of the Shamwow because I had standing water in my rear...
    20. 51k miles to do list: - put bumper center...

      51k miles

      to do list:
      - put bumper center grille back in (the proper way with the metal clips, not stuck in urethane or held with zip ties)
      - install Polo/MkV rear wiper and replace crappy...
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