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      10-03-2012 07:07 PM #19881
      Got the new kicks polished up and mounted today and her detailed just in time for Oktoberfest this weekend....now lots of


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      10-03-2012 07:09 PM #19882
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIHB View Post
      Got the new kicks polished up and mounted today and her detailed just in time for Oktoberfest this weekend....now lots of

      nicee, what are those wheels & the specs?
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      10-03-2012 07:17 PM #19883
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      nicee, what are those wheels & the specs?
      Thanks...WORK S1 3pc 8x8 et 23 front and 8x8.5et38 rear

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      10-03-2012 07:17 PM #19884
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIHB View Post
      Thanks...WORK S1 3pc 8x8 et 23 front and 8x8.5et38 rear
      nicee, they came red like that too? or did you paint them?
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      10-03-2012 07:34 PM #19885
      Candy red powder coat from prev owner

    6. 10-03-2012 10:40 PM #19886
      I just got my Super Xiphos back from powder today. Might bring these to Oktoberfest to see if somene wants to take them home...


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      10-03-2012 10:50 PM #19887
      Quote Originally Posted by FahrenheitFarmer View Post
      I just got my Super Xiphos back from powder today. Might bring these to Oktoberfest to see if somene wants to take them home...

      damnnn those look awesome, love the black lip
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      10-03-2012 11:09 PM #19888
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      10-04-2012 01:41 AM #19889
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Or because the front is such a pita to change. It does make a noticeable difference. Mostly felt when you go back to the garbage hollow oem bar.
      My front sway bar isn't even connected on either side. It just rattles around every bump.

      Quote Originally Posted by vwaudipreferred View Post
      Spun the Racelands all the way down. There was a knocking in the front end so I tightened up everything from the coil over install and cleared it right up.

      Try out some fk springs in it. you can go lower since you dont have helper springs on the racelands.

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      10-04-2012 04:13 AM #19890
      removed my b and c pillars to get ready to do plaid tomorrow . and wen to my local club meet.

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      10-04-2012 07:43 PM #19891
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      10-04-2012 07:53 PM #19892
      Took the spacers off, didn't like them. Now they are for sale

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      10-04-2012 09:06 PM #19893
      I removed the bra. It was still on from the trip home from h20
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      10-04-2012 09:12 PM #19894
      Pulled the driver front coilover on the wife's R32 and found a bent FK shock body...right at the knuckle. Time to see how their customer service and warranty is.
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      10-04-2012 09:36 PM #19895
      Filled it up with gas

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      10-04-2012 09:37 PM #19896
      Quote Originally Posted by Atömic View Post
      Bought a new house & shop for it...

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      10-04-2012 10:17 PM #19897
      Installed a relay fog light wiring kit on it, and got my new wolfsburg fog grills on, it looks great now. Also plastidipped the wolfsburg upper grill, and it came out nice and matte.
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      10-04-2012 11:53 PM #19898
      Quote Originally Posted by Atömic View Post
      Bought a new house & shop for it...

      super jealous! now get some equipment in there
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      10-05-2012 11:49 AM #19899
      stared at the dirty thing.



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      10-05-2012 11:57 AM #19900
      Got the BFI stage two full transmission mount in the mail today. Going on either tonight or tomorrow.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      10-05-2012 12:55 PM #19901
      Called the dealership to make my appointment to fix my cam follower which I believe is broken. Car is misfiring on two cylinders and recently changed all my spark plugs and replace the coil packs. Damn it

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      10-05-2012 11:00 PM #19902
      Installed the BFI stage two transmission mount.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      10-05-2012 11:22 PM #19903
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      Installed the BFI stage two transmission mount.
      how do you like it? sorry i never made it to the mkv meet to do the test drive...i also just put in a stage 1 transmission mount a couple days ago and now that it is broken in everything feels solid. also, i put in a short shifter and breather for the valve cover.




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      10-06-2012 02:05 AM #19904
      I may need to do one of these engine mounts. My car constantly feels like a train with horrible slack in it. If I dont go from brake to gas just right it kicks really bad from a stop. Engine sorta jumps around when you start it up.
      My other other car has 2,150HP per axle.

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      10-06-2012 08:22 AM #19905
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      how do you like it? sorry i never made it to the mkv meet to do the test drive...i also just put in a stage 1 transmission mount a couple days ago and now that it is broken in everything feels solid.
      Well, I did not test drive last night. Just torqued it to spec and pulled it off the ramps. No major difference at idle compared to the mount insert. This morning I drove to work and wow. Huge difference with vibrations in the middle RPMs. I didn't push it (I'm low on gas) but I didn't feel any major improvements with performance. The insert would have probably done the trick for a while, but I just wanted the full set. BFI had their H2Oi sale still going on so I capitalized on that. Got the mount for $20 less than normal.

      Did you also have just the insert before? Was your reaction the same? Visually, I like what is there now as well. Haha.

      Quote Originally Posted by xk1llxy0urselfx View Post
      I may need to do one of these engine mounts. My car constantly feels like a train with horrible slack in it. If I dont go from brake to gas just right it kicks really bad from a stop. Engine sorta jumps around when you start it up.
      Don't do just one. Doing just one puts added stress on the others and that will cause early failure. Just save up and do them all. At minimum, full engine mount, transmission mount insert, and dogbone insert. It'll definitely clean things up.
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      10-06-2012 08:33 AM #19906
      Installed a Scroth 4 point Rally harness. These are the DOT legal street belts, so no cage required. The fit is REALLY tight (as expected), so I am expecting a real benefit when autocrossing.

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      10-06-2012 09:11 AM #19907
      Updated photo with new mount:


      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      10-06-2012 12:59 PM #19910
      the BFI mounts looks good in there...i need to do a battery relocation to clean things up.

      Do you think the complete replacement mount is worth the extra $100 over the insert? (i know the billet will look better, but how about performance wise?)

      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      Did you also have just the insert before? Was your reaction the same?
      No i did not have the insert before, i also wanted to hop on the BFI sale.
      since i am comparing my reactions of the OEM trans mount with the stage 1 pass. side motor mount and stage 2 subframe mount, i could feel a delay in shifting almost like i could feel the trans mount flexing under accel (as it was the weakest link out of the 3).

      with the full set of mounts, there is much more vibration in reverse gear as well in the 1-2k rpm range. however it is very tolerable, but i do not think i would want to have stage 2 in my DD.
      I have a terrible rattle coming from the dash/vent assembly when getting out of my first gear and some whining noise coming from the trans.
      as far as performance goes....traction under accel is better, shifts are instant and smooth, everything feels solid and tight.

      Don't do just one. Doing just one puts added stress on the others and that will cause early failure.
      i left the transmission insert with the "additional stress" from the 2 other poly-mounts.... i was expecting it to be squished, but to my surprise it looked to be in rather good condtion . here is a of the oem mount @ 80k miles
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      10-06-2012 01:09 PM #19911
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      Do you think the complete replacement mount is worth the extra $100 over the insert? (i know the billet will look better, but how about performance wise?)
      I haven't really pushed the car yet with the full mount. From my drive into work this morning, nothing felt amazingly better. Only I have noticed is the added vibrations at about 2,000-2,500 rpm.

      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      ...and some whining noise coming from the trans.
      Very possible that noise was there all along and the mount just amplified it.

      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      i left the transmission insert with the "additional stress" from the 2 other poly-mounts.... i was expecting it to be squished, but to my surprise it looked to be in rather good condtion.
      How long did you let it go like that? A short amount of time probably won't hurt, especially at stage 1 and softer densities. I was surpised at the condition of my OEM insert as well at 71k. The insert BFI shows on their site at 40k must have been beat to hell!
      "Antequam desilirent", RIP brothers.

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      10-06-2012 01:33 PM #19912
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      I haven't really pushed the car yet with the full mount. From my drive into work this morning, nothing felt amazingly better. Only I have noticed is the added vibrations at about 2,000-2,500 rpm.
      when i pushed mine, the difference in how the power is put down is noticeable, it is hard to even make a chirp in 3rd gear now

      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      Very possible that noise was there all along and the mount just amplified it.
      im sure it was, i also need to change the fluid...im trying liqui moly this time.

      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      How long did you let it go like that? A short amount of time probably won't hurt, especially at stage 1 and softer densities. I was surpised at the condition of my OEM insert as well at 71k. The insert BFI shows on their site at 40k must have been beat to hell!
      i have had a 90a stage 2 subframe insert for 75k miles(my first mod). and i have had the 65a stage 1 mount for a little less than 10k miles.

      and idk wtf happened to the mounts shown in the BFI site with 40k miles

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      10-06-2012 01:37 PM #19913
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      10-06-2012 06:36 PM #19915
      Washed and waxed the livery today.

      Well, except the MK4. She's being a royal pain in my ass.

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