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      01-04-2008 02:43 PM #71
      i get the same responses in the mk3 forum(lower it).but it could do with a lowering.

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      01-04-2008 02:45 PM #72
      Hey snkbyt427 its nice to see someone else with the fort wayne club in ther sig.

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      01-04-2008 02:49 PM #73
      i like to see interest. buzbomb and i sort of share the job of organizing the gtg's and stuff since we share the email account for the group.

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      01-04-2008 05:13 PM #74
      nope.

      my dad is semi retired, so he is a Porsche/Audi salesman down at O'daniel.

      hes already checked out APRs website and asked me some questions about chips and intakes. he had a diverter valve in his old 1.8t avant.

      so he might step up and get a diverter valve AND intake this time! i want him to lower it and get a chip/exhaust, but that'll take more convincing.

      welcome to the layer cake

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      01-04-2008 05:17 PM #75
      a height like this would be decent:

      welcome to the layer cake

    6. 01-04-2008 05:42 PM #76
      Quote, originally posted by n0rdicalex. »
      i want him to lower it and get a chip/exhaust, but that'll take more convincing.

      Heh, I say you just, ahem, "borrow" it for an afternoon and we just slap the coilovers on it out at the clubhouse. It only took a couple hours to put yours on. Leave them at pretty much stock height, and ever week we lower it a couple mm's or so until it's slammed...


    7. 01-04-2008 10:57 PM #77
      Arrggg, too much to type - come out to the meet Wednesday and we'll discuss it.

      Short answer:

      Could we do it? Sure (with the exception of shortening the drive shafts / axle shafts). There's so much fab work involved that it's making my head spin.

      Would it take a LOT more time than you'd wanna spend? Sure. Probably more. Ask mbyler or bigger daddy how long their "simple" projects are taking to finish

      Is "the clubhouse" a shop that does custom work? No. We're a group of VW fans that help each other out with our various projects - we just happen to be far better equipped than the adverage "club", with some seriously skilled folks to help out.

      A Fox shell would probably work much better with this kind of swap, as it's already set up for a front-to-back motor arrangement with the trans at the rear of the block. With the Rabbit shell, I don't think you've got enough room to stuff the motor / trans in there without the front of the motor sticking way out past the bumper - or moving the front wheel wells somewhere around the front 1/3 of the door. And I happen to know where you could get a nice little Fox wagon for cheap locally that'd be perfect...

      After doing the clutch job on Mike's 4000S with the same motor/trans that you're talking about, just the thought of this swap makes my 'nads crawl into a deep, dark place around my spleen. I don't mean to be a jerk, but there's quite a few other swaps you could do with that car that a) would be just as much fun; b) wouldn't take nearly as much time / money / hassle; and c) wouldn't mean cutting up a perfectly good GTI shell. And yes, I've read the "what motor to swap into my Rabbit" thread...

      Anyway, come to the meet - let's discuss some options...


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      01-06-2008 04:03 PM #78
      Quote, originally posted by buzbomb4 »
      Arrggg, too much to type - come out to the meet Wednesday and we'll discuss it.

      Thanks for the info and ill see u on wenesday ..I wonder if 04vwgtiturbo made it home ok.

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      01-07-2008 01:57 PM #79
      So how many of u enjoyed the weather last night and today.even though its wet out the temps are nice ...ohhh quick question...if u are going north on I69 from Illinois road about a mile or so before the off-ramp for goshen road, there is a house off to the right that always has a lot of old air cooled vws and some mk1s sitting in front of it.does anyone know who lives there??


      Modified by blu98gtivr6 at 2:04 PM 1-7-2008

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      01-07-2008 03:56 PM #80
      We are meeting this Wednesday, January 9 at 7:30 at IHOP on Washington Center and Lima Road.

      Please park on the northwest corner of lot (closest to intersection) so we can all find each other easier!

      This will be the first meet in some time, which I am looking forward to as I haven't seen many of you for a very long time


      Modified by snkbyt427 at 3:57 PM 1-7-2008


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      01-07-2008 04:48 PM #81
      Quote, originally posted by snkbyt427 »
      We are meeting this Wednesday, January 9 at 7:30 at IHOP on Washington Center and Lima Road.
      Modified by snkbyt427 at 3:57 PM 1-7-2008

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      01-08-2008 09:41 AM #82
      thank you west lafayette police for wasting 30 minutes of my busy night, last night.

      apparently when you change lanes, you need to signal for a FULL 200 FEET before changing lanes, not let your signal flash 2-3 times then change lanes. odd how car manufacturers are putting that option of 2-3 flashes on the turn stalk for the lane changing purpose.

      then hassled me about my exhaust - even though its a 50 state legal magnaflow system. then for some reason my vin checked out as a red car....ok, quit wasting my time....

      but, this made it worth it....just a written warning and when the cop pulled away, his cruiser started pissing coolant and billowing steam. i smiled, waved, and drove away.

      you could tell there was an officer in training too. short pig just walked up to my car all nervous and awkward like.

      welcome to the layer cake

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      01-08-2008 10:44 AM #83
      Quote, originally posted by n0rdicalex »

      but, this made it worth it....just a written warning and when the cop pulled away, his cruiser started pissing coolant and billowing steam. i smiled, waved, and drove away.

      you could tell there was an officer in training too. short pig just walked up to my car all nervous and awkward like.


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      01-08-2008 06:06 PM #84
      Spotted:a late 80's lambo contach .Saw it in laotto of all places.also saw a mk3 porclin blue jetta slamed on 17's.saw it at elagant occasions in huntertown around 11:30 today.

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      01-08-2008 06:58 PM #85
      there are a bunch of "supercars" in fort wayne oddly enough.

      ive seen a blue diablo at the BP at lima/washington ctr, followed a white diablo on lafayette, and followed a ferrari 430 down washington ctr.

      but there are some murcielagos, more ferraris, and im pretty sure there is a carrera gt in the mix. the dude from sweetwater sounds owns a nice collection.

      welcome to the layer cake

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      01-08-2008 07:06 PM #86
      made it back in one piece. its nice and warm! Auto tranny is out (without dropping subframe). I plan on cleanin' the engine bay out on weds, thursday put the shifter in and pedals, bolt axles and tranny in on friday, and have wiring done by saturday to be driven.

      see you guys tomorrow night

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      01-09-2008 11:55 AM #87
      i have also seen a mint green galardo,a silver f430,and an awesome 512 tr,in kendalltucky.they were just passing through .

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      01-09-2008 11:59 AM #88
      Quote, originally posted by 04VWGTITURBO »
      made it back in one piece. its nice and warm! Auto tranny is out (without dropping subframe). I plan on cleanin' the engine bay out on weds, thursday put the shifter in and pedals, bolt axles and tranny in on friday, and have wiring done by saturday to be driven.

      see you guys tomorrow night

      nice to see u made it home.good luck with the swap.if u want any help lmk.im not too busy these days.also thought i saw u yesterday on clinton around 300.

    19. 01-10-2008 10:46 AM #89
      Great meeting last night - about twice as many people showed up as I had expected! It's always good to see the usual croud, but all the first-timers that showed really impressed me. As I said last night, if the new folks want to IM me their address, I'll add you to the club email list (although I think we'll use this thread as a meeting notice point from now on too).

      Our next meeting at IHOP will be Wednesday, Febuary 6th, so mark your calendars!

      Also - whoever was asking me about 7" round headlights, send me a IM with your email address and I'll take some quick pics of what I've got.


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      01-10-2008 09:07 PM #90
      +1 for me owning page 4 WOOT!
      Brian, the dudes with the Jetta coupe #1 single rounds I believe inquired about the 7". Ditto on the excellent meeting. I haven't been in a while and enjoyed meeting everyone who was new. Had to bring my coupe just to show off...I wanna see #1 though


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    21. 01-11-2008 03:23 PM #91
      hey guys! noob here with coupe #1 . Just wanted to say it was nice to meet all you guys, hopefully we'll see each other on the 6th. I'll bring the coupe this time----If it's still mine (hint hint blu98gtivr60)

      heres a pic of the car

      http://i258.photobucket.com/al...81574


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      01-11-2008 03:25 PM #92
      Quote, originally posted by Pierroth »
      hey guys! noob here with coupe #1 . Just wanted to say it was nice to meet all you guys, hopefully we'll see each other on the 6th. I'll bring the coupe this time----If it's still mine (hint hint blu98gtivr60)

      heres a pic of the car

      http://i258.photobucket.com/al...81574

      coupes *drool*


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      01-11-2008 05:22 PM #93
      Yeah, that might be driven by my fiance if were lucky

    24. 01-13-2008 11:39 AM #94
      Did you sell this car already? A buddy of mine (another Sturgis native) just sent me a email describing this same coupe...

      Mark - post up some pics of the past two weekend's carnage!

      Edit - Pedro, I'm jealous - I've been trying to come up with a way to get that GLI away from Dennis ever since I saw it this fall. If you come to the next meeting you better bring that car!


      Modified by buzbomb4 at 1:53 PM 1-13-2008


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      01-13-2008 02:15 PM #95
      He better be there and bring the white jetta

      P.S.You would think a vw enthusiast website would over look words like gti,jetta,gli,ect.on spell check

      just got a call from pedro saying he sold the car ohh well ill find one some day .


      Modified by blu98gtivr6 at 2:48 PM 1-13-2008


    26. 01-13-2008 09:52 PM #96
      Hey everyone! This is Alex, Pedro's bro. Great meet by the way! Very excited to meet you guys. Hope to make it on the 6th.

      Here's a pic of the Jetta I took in the summer.

      Notice the unattended pump.


    27. 01-14-2008 11:28 AM #97
      that's right guys, the coupe is no longer mine........here's a sneak peek of the GLI



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      01-14-2008 01:02 PM #98
      ^ i want that
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    29. 01-14-2008 01:10 PM #99
      Wait until you see this GLI in person - it's one of the nicest I've seen in a long time. The previous owner put a lot of work into making sure it was correct and original, and it shows.

      I'm just glad to see it went to a good home!

      I need to get the pics from the weekend's carnage from Byler - we stripped out one of my A2 GTI parts cars. It had rust in all the wrong places, but had a ton of good usable parts. Of course, now I've got so much stuff in my garage that I can barely get around anymore


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      01-14-2008 03:29 PM #100
      Quote, originally posted by buzbomb4 »
      Of course, now I've got so much stuff in my garage that I can barely get around anymore

      yeah i wish I had that problem .

    31. 01-14-2008 08:25 PM #101
      thought i'd share this with all of you.....got pulled over on the third day of owning the car for having a "loud exhaust"
      luckily it was just a verbal warning


    32. 01-14-2008 08:35 PM #102
      YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARDS!!!!

      Tim (it is Tim, right? blu98gtivr6?) kept saying at IHop, that he started this. I thought he meant "Strictly German" and kept wondering why the hell I'd never seen him.... he meant the thread. I agree w/ Brain, that this is a great place to disseminate the GTG info from here on out, at least in addition to the email reminder, but Vortex certainly is a good way for the lone wolves out there to track us down.

      Nostalgia anyone? Here's some pix from the parade in 06. I miss the Red Rocket a little... at least the Momo wheel and the steelies. However the new TDI pulls like a freaking tractor in Avilla









      I think I just killed a server with those. If you have dial-up... sorry bout yur luck


    33. 01-14-2008 10:21 PM #103
      You know that cop just wanted to check out your fine ride

      Speaking of loud exhausts, I had to move Rusty 1 out of the garage to get the passenger side door off Friday night. I drove it around the block with no hood / doors / interior / dash / exhaust just for the heck of it - man was that thing LOUD. It was a blast!

      Wes - you may miss the red rocket, but I really miss that blue R32. I should have sold a kidney and kept that car... Glad to see you join us here.

      I've really got to get in the habit of hosting some of my pics...


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      01-14-2008 10:23 PM #104
      Quote, originally posted by buzbomb4 »

      I've really got to get in the habit of hosting some of my pics...

      me too. i have gobs from the clubhouse and from meets at vorderman's.

      that blue r32 was amazing. i remember following you to that hot dog place on 3 after the parade. that car sounded amazing.


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      01-14-2008 10:49 PM #105
      it was always amazing when i took out that r32 to clean the rabbits that were for raffle at Scotts.

      short shifter, lowered, and exhaust made that car a blast.

      welcome to the layer cake

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