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    Thread: What did you do to your Quantum today?

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      08-10-2010 08:32 PM #301
      Quote Originally Posted by maderabmx View Post
      Ive always wanted a Quantum wagon... soooo bad. it's definitely my next car.
      Well, you could have a Quantum coupe, just like Phil....my 2nd one is up for sale!
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...um-Coupe-in-MA

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      08-10-2010 10:10 PM #302
      dude honestly, I had never even seen Quantum coupe in person before I saw Phils haha. I couldnt bite his style! but those things are soooo sick!
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      08-13-2010 09:15 PM #303
      my ignition switch crapped out,,so i hot wired it,,saved 25 bucks and repair time..

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      08-16-2010 03:37 PM #304
      Quote Originally Posted by Row1Rich View Post
      You bought Tildens car right? Enjoy it, we missed it this weekend at our GTG.

      From a previous trip



      The blue one right?

      Could you please give some information on the suspension set up? Especially the mk3 stuff in the rear?

      Which springs were used exactly? What shocks? and what modifications were made to both?

      I want to lift my QSW a couple inches and I really would like to do it this way instead of with spacers. Thanks!!
      Thanks Brain!

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      08-16-2010 05:25 PM #305
      Quote Originally Posted by 4doorhoor View Post
      The blue one right?

      Could you please give some information on the suspension set up? Especially the mk3 stuff in the rear?

      Which springs were used exactly? What shocks? and what modifications were made to both?

      I want to lift my QSW a couple inches and I really would like to do it this way instead of with spacers. Thanks!!
      That's my car in the middle, the gold one. The rears are Bilstein shocks with the adjustable height spring perch and Neuspeed sport springs. Warning: it's very stiff!

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      08-16-2010 07:46 PM #306
      Thanks for the info. You mean mk3 bilsteins and neuspeed springs right? Do they just bolt right up?




      I saw the previous owner of the blue car briefly post up his set up in the for sale thread. I was looking for info on that set up.


      Info on yours, or any other is greatly appreciated as well however.
      Thanks Brain!

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      08-26-2010 01:20 AM #307
      Please?
      Thanks Brain!

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      08-26-2010 03:14 PM #308
      Quote Originally Posted by 4doorhoor View Post
      Thanks for the info. You mean mk3 bilsteins and neuspeed springs right? Do they just bolt right up?




      I saw the previous owner of the blue car briefly post up his set up in the for sale thread. I was looking for info on that set up.


      Info on yours, or any other is greatly appreciated as well however.
      Yup, the MK3 stuff just bolts up.

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      08-29-2010 08:47 PM #309
      Quote Originally Posted by Row1Rich View Post
      Yup, the MK3 stuff just bolts up.

      Awesome, really good to know. What'd you do in the front? I was planning on using audi 90 springs up there.
      Thanks Brain!

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      08-30-2010 01:58 AM #310
      Quote Originally Posted by 4doorhoor View Post
      Awesome, really good to know. What'd you do in the front? I was planning on using audi 90 springs up there.
      To avoid losing wheel travel, we lengthened the front strut housings 2", used the stock springs with HD shocks from Bilstein. Also spaced the front subframe 1".

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      08-31-2010 07:34 PM #311
      Chased down all the electrical gremlins in the new coupe and she runs as new again. Ready to have some routine maintenance and maybe some bodywork before the auction block!

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      09-04-2010 08:02 PM #312
      Full steam ahead on the 2.0T FSI swap! I can't sit around planning and waiting anymore. I went ahead and dropped the subframe/drivetrain today. My plan is to lift the front end of the car up and roll the drivetrain out from underneath. Done it once before and it's a bit of a PITA getting the strut assemblies clear, but I can do it. Tomorrow I finish pulling wiring out and finish stripping out the interior. There's only the door cards, seats, front carpet and dash left anyway. Then strip off the body trim and remove the glass (oh so carefully!!!) and I guess it will be ready for stripping and painting...Yikes.

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      09-19-2010 08:02 PM #313
      Washed it and filled to the top with fuel.

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      09-20-2010 12:23 AM #314
      Yesterday:
      Installed a fresh new front suspension in the 'new' 82 Coupe.

      Today:
      Bled the front brakes in the 'new' Coupe.
      Replaced the plugs, wires, cap, & rotor in the QSW.

      Disassembled the engine/tranny from the 'old' coupe after taking a bunch of measurements to compare to the FSI/CVT swap.

      We'll see what's next...

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      09-28-2010 12:25 PM #315
      Sunday: installed brand new Bilstein HD rear shocks in the little blue coupe. Also relayed the starter, but it looks like I'll be installing a new one as it didn't fix it. Easy enough. Gonna do a timing belt and seals/gaskets maybe next weekend.

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      09-28-2010 02:55 PM #316
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnBarleyCorn View Post
      Full steam ahead on the 2.0T FSI swap!
      You're a crazy dude. I can't wait to see this!!

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      09-28-2010 03:16 PM #317
      I'm trying to get 034 in on this...I'll be buying parts from them anyway....

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      10-30-2010 02:21 PM #318
      I bought ANOTHER one. 87 5-cyl wagon autotragik. Low miles and NO rust...MA shore and literally no rust. Thank you elderly owners with garages! I'm going to fix it up and sell it off. I didn't want it to get scrapped. Needs some brake work and an interior cleaning. Pics when I pick it up next week.

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      10-30-2010 02:37 PM #319
      Quote Originally Posted by JohnBarleyCorn View Post
      I bought ANOTHER one. 87 5-cyl wagon autotragik. Low miles and NO rust...MA shore and literally no rust. Thank you elderly owners with garages! I'm going to fix it up and sell it off. I didn't want it to get scrapped. Needs some brake work and an interior cleaning. Pics when I pick it up next week.
      Good man!


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      10-30-2010 03:02 PM #320
      I found the pics the guy sent me:





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      10-31-2010 02:51 PM #321
      Removed the extremely near-mint original door cards form the QSW and swapped in the blacked-out leather cards. Looks killer. Glad the guy backed out on the deal for them.



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      10-31-2010 10:20 PM #322
      those look really good!
      Thanks Brain!

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      11-04-2010 11:41 AM #323
      Quote Originally Posted by 4doorhoor View Post
      those look really good!
      Agreed!

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      11-04-2010 12:50 PM #324
      I'm thinking I'll dye the seats black along with the headliner and really black it out. I do have the front MK3 Trek heated seats that I'm planning on fitting in there and they're already black also...It's going to be my daily so I guess I'll make it just how I like it, rather than worry about keeping it stock. Plus a warm butt in the Cape Cod winter would be nice.

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      11-15-2010 11:33 AM #325
      Put new rotors and pads up front on the QSW. Bedded them in on the road by my house and they're nice. Mintex red box with some German rotors, nothing special there. Bleeder screws actually turned no problem...amazing.

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