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    1. Member BeauDennis's Avatar
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      12-07-2008 05:30 PM #71
      yeah man if you can get it done locally then i would do it. just make sure that they are quality machinists or you will get royally screwed over. yeah most go with around 20-30mm.
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      12-07-2008 06:06 PM #72
      my rears are 1.2" which gives me a flush look with 7.5" wide wheels

    3. 12-08-2008 11:49 AM #73
      Quote, originally posted by Tdotdub »
      Guys. How did u guys put your audi rims on the beetle? I have a set of 17" audi rims and they bolt patterns are different? But I know alot of people put them on.. Somehow.

      depends on the Audi. First gen TT wheels bolt right up (MKIV Chassis like the new beetle).

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      12-08-2008 12:44 PM #74
      or adapt-it-usa sells non-hubcentric adapters. Some people will whine about that, but I am on my 3rd set with no issues.
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    5. 12-08-2008 02:28 PM #75
      Quote, originally posted by josh@blowneuroz »
      or adapt-it-usa sells non-hubcentric adapters. Some people will whine about that, but I am on my 3rd set with no issues.

      3rd set because of different sizes (spacers)?

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      12-08-2008 03:07 PM #76
      one set of 5x112, and two sets of 5x4.75". The second set of GM pattern was to increase the thickness of my adapters for the RS's. I needed thicker adapters to clear the suspension.
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      12-08-2008 03:22 PM #77
      yeah i really want huffs for my car but then again i would have to buy the huffs and the adapters and that gets realllll expensive.
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    8. 12-08-2008 03:47 PM #78
      Quote, originally posted by josh@blowneuroz »
      one set of 5x112, and two sets of 5x4.75". The second set of GM pattern was to increase the thickness of my adapters for the RS's. I needed thicker adapters to clear the suspension.

      ah okie, got it. I forgot about the GM C4 wheels, duh.

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      12-08-2008 03:56 PM #79
      I drover my bug in the snow saturday, we were gonna drop the top, lol but I didnt want to ruin my leather seats. And this afternoon I froze my bumm off cleaning the car and wheels from the weekend snowfall. I need to buy new tires so I can take off the daisies for the winter
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      12-08-2008 05:28 PM #80
      went to the dealer to get the transmission fluid and the filter .. and will drop it off tonight at my mechanic's ....damn that fluid is $$$$$$$$$

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      12-11-2008 05:39 PM #81
      Quote, originally posted by mspastrygurl »
      I drover my bug in the snow saturday, we were gonna drop the top, lol but I didnt want to ruin my leather seats. And this afternoon I froze my bumm off cleaning the car and wheels from the weekend snowfall. I need to buy new tires so I can take off the daisies for the winter

      I have stock 17s if you want to buy them.
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      12-12-2008 06:53 PM #82
      I replaced my serptine belt tensior.. on a tdi engine.. wow that was a %$#&ing nice job to do lol I know why i was holding back from that job 6 months now...

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      12-13-2008 05:34 PM #83
      drove it to work n starin at it thinkin about new shocks!

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      12-13-2008 05:39 PM #84
      finally got my new steering wheel in.
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      Expenses in F1 have gone down since the 1960s because teams don't need an extra pit crew to help the driver carry around his balls when he is not in the car.

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      12-13-2008 06:38 PM #85
      Went on a chase to find my glow plug relay and after opening a few things it became personal... Yet I needed to leave and could not finish my hunt... SO its on!!!! I will find that glow plug relay and replace it. My CEL is on most likley because of it. I got to all the ****ty jobs to do and I am finishing them... The ones I have bin putting off for months now. Than once i'm done I got a few small things i want to do... Audi TT turbo on my tdi, chip the tdi, and put a remote starter... and not to mention find a 1.8T hatch... and in this order as well.. I don't care about it looking really rough until i get a hatch

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      12-14-2008 10:53 AM #86
      i vacuumed the whole thing out and gave it a bath.
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    17. 12-16-2008 05:06 PM #87
      03 Vert Beetle....bought it today...semi cleaned the inside...more to come
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      12-16-2008 05:42 PM #88
      Found my glow plug relay.. and noticed that is not the one I have so I can't replace it.. SO in the morning I will test if they work or not and if they don't I will buy one... MY diesel starts soo hard at -6.0 C

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      12-20-2008 07:52 AM #89
      got a flat tire.. Cut in the sidewall. So i had to replace it yesterday night

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      12-20-2008 12:15 PM #90
      i got my transmission out by myself with no lift...that wasnt fun
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      12-20-2008 01:24 PM #91
      fixed a boost leak and washed and waxed it

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      12-24-2008 04:08 PM #92
      Wow this thread kinda slowed down becasue of x-mas.

      Today I cleaned the snow of my beetle before driving it. That is so not me. I will just sit in. Let the glow plug light go out of i feel like it. and put the wipers on and rear defroster, and roll the windows down and up.. lol done. faster warmer and dryer


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      12-27-2008 12:56 PM #93
      today i put in my AWE pedals, my VF engineering motor mounts, different taillights, clear turn signals, and clear side markers.

      overall i think my car looks 25% better.

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      12-28-2008 09:09 AM #94
      Yesterday: drove the TDI to Dulles and picked up parts for both cars.

      Today, driving TDI from home to Bedford Pa, to Philly to DC to visit dad, pick up a set of seats from one beetle owner to another who is fixing up a wrecked bug to give to his daughter. Calling Willy to see if he has time to work on both bugs this week.

      If I can get them in this week, the gasser needs an o2 sensor and some switches replaced on the driver's door.

      The TDI needs one seatbelt buckle replaced, a glow plug harness, and the door microswitch replaced.

      Soon, the gasser will get a timing belt job, trailer hitch rewired, and a whole new suspension. Also needs paintwork

      The TDI needs a skidplate, EGR valve, some paintwork and lifted, and I'll be happy


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      12-29-2008 07:35 PM #95
      haha drive mine 3 hours a day to commute from home to school and back..........

      graduate in like 6 months though so an r32 engine swap will be in the process soon


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      12-30-2008 10:54 PM #96
      so today i got my cowl induction hood back from my painter. overall he did a pretty damn good job on it. cant wait to put it on the car tomorrrow. look on the beetle picture thread for pictures of the hood on the car.
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      12-31-2008 12:16 AM #97
      bought a gps today and the only good place where it fits in the beetle is beside the rear view mirror. Oh well at least its out of the way and not to mention I got a gps

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      01-01-2009 03:50 PM #98
      My flipping tdi beetle will not start.. I actually let it glow cuz i never let it and just start her up. Than when it wasn't starting I let it glow for 2 times, than 3 when it didn't start again and 3 again. than my battery was almost deid. So I charged the battery and checked the glow plugs if they work cuz i got codes for them and they work so yeah.. This car does not like the cold and I already replaced the starter and the battery to make it start better in the winter... Thats what the dealer says (starter does not turn fast enough) and battery gets weak.. and became alot better but now its haunting me again... If the repairs will be alot than I will jump into my B3 TD passat that I just finished and drive it for the winter than sit back in this for the summer. SO I did a few things today with no luck.

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      01-01-2009 04:08 PM #99
      today i changed coil packs #1 and #2. Now the only one that is 9 years old is #3. which will probably blow soon. but i have a new one incase it does. and i bought a body kit from a local i have to get it painted and on. hah and i tried changing the shifter knob but no luck. does anyone know how to do it?
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      01-01-2009 06:10 PM #100
      Finally got my car started... It was soo hard. The only way it would start was with brake cleaner.. which begs to ask the question did my fuel lines get sucked out back to the tank dry? That happened to me with my mk3 jetta. And that problem was becasue of the pump... And thats not good news. And we all know diesel pumps are not cheap. Sigh... If it starts giving me problems I think it might get scraped or sold to a person that wants to fix it.. (thats what happened with the mk3)

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      01-01-2009 10:42 PM #101
      the body kit is sanded and ready to be painted
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    32. 01-02-2009 05:44 PM #102
      I got the oil changed and washed it cuz it is 75 degrees in the middle of winter!!!

      I Texas!


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      01-02-2009 08:20 PM #103
      Quote, originally posted by DubbinTopless »
      I got the oil changed and washed it cuz it is 75 degrees in the middle of winter!!!

      I Texas!

      I donno I love winter.. I like the cold, snow, and the ice. I think its greta to have once a year.

      I put diesel in my beetle lol it doesn't happen often cuz its a tdi


    34. 01-03-2009 04:17 PM #104
      Quote, originally posted by tscbmxer92 »
      the body kit is sanded and ready to be painted

      Pics?? or links please....New to this forum as far as posting but I plan to get a kit eventually..caractere
      on topic: I loaded the cd player up w my type of tunes for the time being. Got some HIDs 4 it but no install yet. I would like to paint the light housing blk when I do install them...and drop it from baby suv status

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      01-03-2009 04:24 PM #105
      Accidently broke my key today.. When I dropped it from only 2 feet.. May be 3 but not from somewhere high. And I noticed my cd changer is starting to break. Oh and I got pulled over in it on the 1st. But I got a fast one and let go with out a ticket

      Oh and also got a flat on the 2nd and bent my rim on the 30th.. SO lots happend but nothing good.. well except not getting a ticket


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