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    1. Member lnoriel's Avatar
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      Finally found some rain gutters for the Golf. Surprisingly good shape too.
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      05-07-2012 01:16 AM #22472
      Had a set of these lying around and test fitted them. Gonna take some fender rolling and spacers to make these fit.

      Might be worth it as they weigh only 14lbs each. 15x6.5 up front 15x7 in rear. Zero offset! but with a 4x100 bolt pattern.

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      05-07-2012 02:16 AM #22473
      cruise for the cure.. 150+ miles in about a 1/4 tank!!

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      05-07-2012 10:32 AM #22474
      this is actually from the weekend when i did go to a carshow with some of my mk2 body freaks

      We did not get a trophy home but we had a fun weekend

      here is som pics of our place and som pics of my mk 2 when they did want it on the stage


































    5. 05-07-2012 11:58 AM #22475
      • Assembled the control arms.
        Finished the hard lines and installed 2 MC mounted pressure limiters rather than the prop valve under the car.
        Changed transmission fluid to Redline.


      Next is to put the control arms, axles, bearing housings and brakes on and it's should be good to go.

      Question: do people install the axles first then the control arms or the other way around?
      VW Engineers design things so that no one else can work on them. GM engineers design things so that everyone has to work on them.

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      05-07-2012 02:08 PM #22476
      I did control arms first..


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    7. 05-07-2012 03:51 PM #22477
      That's what I opted for as well, decided it would probably be bad to have the axles hanging there while I curse and pry at the control arms.

      I think I just hit a new personal record; 2.75 hours to install one control arm. An hour and a half of that was just trying to get the front bolt in. Turns out somewhere in the car's past it was dropped on the subframe and the box that the front bushing mounts in was crushed out of shape.

      Oh well, it's in now and I'm sitting back with a well earned beer. After supper I'll get back to everything else and with luck it will all be HorsePowerTV easy.
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      05-07-2012 07:51 PM #22478
      I just purchased a pair of kicker 3 1/2 inch speakers ds series time to get the inside rocking
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      05-07-2012 08:06 PM #22479
      drove 35 minutes to drop it off at the shop with no radio wanted to do the front bearings, but i couldnt get the calipers off. bently says they are supposed to be floating calipers but they deff are not and have those stupid allen bolts

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      05-07-2012 08:10 PM #22480
      Quote Originally Posted by the sneakiest panda evar View Post
      drove 35 minutes to drop it off at the shop with no radio wanted to do the front bearings, but i couldnt get the calipers off. bently says they are supposed to be floating calipers but they deff are not and have those stupid allen bolts
      Did the allen heads strip out on them? Or were you just not able to break them free?
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      05-07-2012 08:12 PM #22481
      Quote Originally Posted by Deezy View Post
      I would like to weld the nuts on the inside of the frame that the rebar connects to so I can bolt it from the outside. the bolts being inside are a pain in the rear end. The car has small bumpers now but I have a set of big bumpers I might fit on at a later date. Would hate to drill holes in them
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      05-07-2012 08:19 PM #22482
      Quote Originally Posted by Vee-DubbVR6 View Post
      Did the allen heads strip out on them? Or were you just not able to break them free?
      the allen was rusted out on 2, the others i couldnt break free

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      05-07-2012 08:31 PM #22483
      Quote Originally Posted by Ice.dk View Post
      What wheels are these?
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      05-07-2012 10:22 PM #22484
      Got my wheels back !


      *Extra points if you can name the vehicle carrying such wheels*


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      05-07-2012 10:24 PM #22485
      Quote Originally Posted by Sickvwguy View Post
      Got my wheels back !


      *Extra points if you can name the vehicle carrying such wheels*
      Ooooh nice

      And looks like a B4 Passat interior...?
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      05-07-2012 10:38 PM #22486
      Quote Originally Posted by Sickvwguy View Post
      Got my wheels back !


      *Extra points if you can name the vehicle carrying such wheels*


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      That looks GREAT!
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      05-08-2012 12:29 AM #22487
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty_2.0 View Post
      Ooooh nice

      And looks like a B4 Passat interior...?
      Thanks! And yup! I guess it was pretty easy cuz my cars are listed lmao..


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      05-08-2012 12:32 AM #22488
      Quote Originally Posted by Pauly76 View Post
      That looks GREAT!
      Thanks!


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      05-08-2012 08:00 AM #22489
      Quote Originally Posted by Sickvwguy View Post
      Got my wheels back !


      *Extra points if you can name the vehicle carrying such wheels*


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      Is it DIY or someone did them for you and how?
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      05-08-2012 09:20 AM #22490
      The pictures from that show made me hate my car a little, I have SO FAR to go


      Yesterday, I found the weak point in my headlight wiring that was causing my passenger side head light to not work every so often as well as making the high beam not work.

      Didn't get to test fit / put my wheels on, it rained until it got dark

      Plans for today;

      Try to make it to the stereo install shop before they close and get a quote on installing my head unit.
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      05-08-2012 09:30 AM #22491
      Painted front bumper at last.




      While at it, I sanded rear drums and painted them...
      Roses are red Violets are blue, BLA BLA BLA BLA MK_2

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      05-08-2012 09:58 AM #22492
      Quote Originally Posted by 92_MK_2 View Post
      Is it DIY or someone did them for you and how?
      It's just powdercoat gloss black..I took them to a local wheel guy and he straightened 3 that were bent then sanded the nicks out of them..then took them to a local powder coat guy


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      05-08-2012 10:09 AM #22493
      But Sunday (5/6/12) I drove her hard in Auto Cross at Fed Ex Field in DC...

      Finished third in my class. And beat my son...

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      05-08-2012 10:10 AM #22494
      Quote Originally Posted by Sickvwguy View Post
      It's just powdercoat gloss black..I took them to a local wheel guy and he straightened 3 that were bent then sanded the nicks out of them..then took them to a local powder coat guy


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      sweet. you got it done the right way. they wanted to charge me like 300 to straightened them... FAK that... they weren't even that bad but stright wheels are straight wheels...

      what tire size you going to use?
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      05-08-2012 10:36 AM #22495
      Yesterday I bolted the axles to the transmission. Was able to tighten one tie rod end back and the other is stuck. Today I will cut it off and replace.
      Put the pass side wheel well cover back Will most likely be taking it off to remove ac and ps today.
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      05-08-2012 10:48 AM #22496
      Quote Originally Posted by noddaz View Post
      But Sunday (5/6/12) I drove her hard in Auto Cross at Fed Ex Field in DC...

      Finished third in my class. And beat my son...
      Hows the surface down there? I was thinking about brinking my mk2 down to visit family and run an event or two there this year.

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      05-08-2012 11:51 AM #22497
      Quote Originally Posted by 92_MK_2 View Post
      sweet. you got it done the right way. they wanted to charge me like 300 to straightened them... FAK that... they weren't even that bad but stright wheels are straight wheels...

      what tire size you going to use?
      Yea 150 to straighten all 3 then 2 bills to coat...umm I'm not sure..I have a set of brand new 185/50/14's that will probably go on for now until I cut the frame for axel clearance..then I will run a shorter tire..


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      05-08-2012 01:17 PM #22498
      Quote Originally Posted by Sickvwguy View Post
      Yea 150 to straighten all 3 then 2 bills to coat...umm I'm not sure..I have a set of brand new 185/50/14's that will probably go on for now until I cut the frame for axel clearance..then I will run a shorter tire..


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      I got these. They sit just right but very low profile and being 14" if the car isnt really low it doesnt look that good. i tried them on before removing my suspension i sold. my racelands are on the way thou...



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      05-08-2012 01:34 PM #22499
      Quote Originally Posted by 92_MK_2 View Post
      I got these. They sit just right but very low profile and being 14" if the car isnt really low it doesnt look that good. i tried them on before removing my suspension i sold. my racelands are on the way thou...



      Those are nice..that's probably the size I will go with when these are worn.. Here's how I'm sitting right now so those should be perfect


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      05-08-2012 02:08 PM #22500
      Quote Originally Posted by Sickvwguy View Post
      Those are nice..that's probably the size I will go with when these are worn.. Here's how I'm sitting right now so those should be perfect


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      tat'l work for now. its hard to find 14" tires that can fit as good as 15" tires would. Theres more verity on 15" tires... i think.
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      05-08-2012 03:20 PM #22501
      Trying to figure out what I need in a vr k frame to make it fit in my mk2

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      05-08-2012 03:30 PM #22502
      Onlinetire.com has Toyo Proxes T1R's on sale now for like $80 a pop 195 45 14 and like $69 for 195 45 15 now.

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      05-08-2012 06:43 PM #22503
      Pulled the bottom rad hose off of the waterpump to drain coolant. Need to wait til there's not someone parked next to it so I can do the t-stat another day
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      05-08-2012 06:49 PM #22504
      Quote Originally Posted by Urwrstntmare View Post
      Onlinetire.com has Toyo Proxes T1R's on sale now for like $80 a pop 195 45 14 and like $69 for 195 45 15 now.
      Do you mean http://www.onlinetires.com/?
      Quote Originally Posted by PDXGTI8V 2.0 View Post
      ugh, sorry, i like drivable cars

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      05-08-2012 08:09 PM #22505
      Cleaned a bunch of dried oil and dirt gunk from around my cold start valve and fuel distributor, some old rotted rubber insulation came right off with the gunk on one of the wires bundles I was cleaning . There is this little rubber grommet underneath the CSV that ends in a wire that is kind of spongey, need to figure out what it is because it looks really old and oil is leaking around the edges which I'm pretty sure is where all the gunk came from. Also cleaned oil from around my oil filler cap, it looks like some might be leaking out of the edges. Oh yeah and I drove around a bunch with a smile on my face pumping chemical bros on the stereo.

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