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    Thread: The Official Cheap Little Mods Thread

    1. Member CTDUBER's Avatar
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      09-08-2009 07:45 PM #26
      What a great thread

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      09-08-2009 08:23 PM #27
      ::::::: Mod Name: Flat Trunk aka Rear seat Delete
      ::::::: Cost: ~ $50 for the wood and $40 for the carpet
      ::::::: Online Store: Home depot / Rona / etc
      ::::::: Time required: patience
      ::::::: Difficulty: moderate
      ::::::: DIY:
      no detailed step by step here, just picture that you can use for inspiration. It's not hard at all, just measure, test fit with cardboard, cut and assemble.
      The carpet is also very easy to install: join each tile one by one and cut the borders with a scissor to get a good fit.
      You can get those tile at canadian tire in canada (rona too), not sure about US: http://www.canadiantire.ca/bro...74670
      All the pictures steps can be seen here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3504132
      ::::::: Picture(s):
      the result

      Last edited by kilimats; 02-14-2011 at 10:13 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by dele
      The guys on coils can pull off their own Airless pride thread cos they clearly are the underdogs in the air/static debate, kinda like the equality movement for women.

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      09-08-2009 09:05 PM #28
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      09-08-2009 10:40 PM #29
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      it shows that the majority of people dont care about your $2000 wheels.

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      09-08-2009 11:44 PM #30
      ::::::: Mod Name: (THE POPULAR) Joey Mod Headlight aka blacked out headlight
      ::::::: Cost: Spray paint @ ~$10
      ::::::: Online Store: your local paint store
      ::::::: Time required: around 8 hours (it took me the whole week end without rushing it)
      ::::::: Difficulty: moderate
      ::::::: DIY:
      All is here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1567138
      ::::::: Picture(s):

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      Quote Originally Posted by dele
      The guys on coils can pull off their own Airless pride thread cos they clearly are the underdogs in the air/static debate, kinda like the equality movement for women.

    6. 09-09-2009 12:09 AM #31
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    7. 09-09-2009 12:35 PM #33
      spectacular thread sir.

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      09-09-2009 01:02 PM #34
      I will watch..someone should chime in on the inside door bases. You know how you put a sheet of metal on the inside bottom of the door and put a sticker on it

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      09-09-2009 01:26 PM #35
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      VW enthusiast = Constant pursuit of driving a lowered car and trying not to spend more money on it.

    10. 09-09-2009 02:39 PM #36
      Keep them coming! Some of us don't live with our parents

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      09-09-2009 04:21 PM #37
      Quote, originally posted by steinert25 »
      anyone have a DIY for dogbones?

      if you are talking about the VF engineering dogbone mount...
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      ::::::: Mod Name:VF Dogbone Mount
      ::::::: Cost: 200$
      ::::::: Online Store: awe-tuning.com
      ::::::: Time required: 30 minutes?
      ::::::: Difficulty: 3/10
      ::::::: DIY:
      1. pull car up onto ramps or jack it up in a secure spot high enough to be able to get underneath the car.
      2. first loosen bolts 3 and 4. (when this happens the motor will possibly torque so i would stick some wooden blocks underneath so that it wont move when you take the mount off.)
      3. take bolts 3 and 4 off.
      4. take bolts 1 and 3 off.
      4 1/2. If you are not doing the whole mount like VF and just the inserts, take the dogbone apart and replace bushings. Its pretty simple.
      5. Screw dogbone back on by putting bolts 3 and 4 back on first. then you might have to move the engine back to its original position by hand to get 1 and 2 back in.

      Also take a look at this DIY: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...emoval-install
      ::::::: Why worth it: With the stiffer bushings, the engine moves less. When the engine moves, it is wasting horsepower torquing the engine. This keeps the engine still so more power is routed to the ground.
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      Modified by tscbmxer92 at 1:35 PM 9-9-2009
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      09-09-2009 04:26 PM #38
      thanks to all the contributors !
      FYI, added ::::::: Why Worth It?: section so we know why the mod is valuable
      from now on, please use this sample post (also posted on page 1 first post)
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      ::::::: Mod Name:
      ::::::: Why Worth It:
      ::::::: Cost:
      ::::::: Where to buy:
      ::::::: Time required:
      ::::::: Difficulty:
      ::::::: DIY:
      ::::::: Picture(s):
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      Modified by kilimats at 1:49 PM 9-9-2009
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      Quote Originally Posted by dele
      The guys on coils can pull off their own Airless pride thread cos they clearly are the underdogs in the air/static debate, kinda like the equality movement for women.

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      09-09-2009 04:40 PM #39
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      09-09-2009 04:57 PM #40

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      ::::::: Mod Name: yellow highbeams
      ::::::: Why worth it: it looks kewl
      ::::::: Cost: $30
      ::::::: Online Store: err dunno
      ::::::: Time required: 5 minutes
      ::::::: Difficulty: 1/10
      ::::::: DIY: swap out OE H7s for yellows

      ::::::: Mod Name: Checkered rear view mirror
      ::::::: Why worth it: it looks kewl
      ::::::: Cost: ~7 bucks
      ::::::: Online Store: home depot
      ::::::: Time required: 30 minutes
      ::::::: Difficulty: 3/10
      ::::::: DIY:
      1. pop mirror off
      2. tape off glass
      3. create desired checkers by cutting the tape into squares, leaving the part you want colored exposed(obviously)
      4. spray just enough to cover
      5. let dry
      6. remove tape
      7. replace in car
      ::::::: Mod Name: Keg can Intake shield
      ::::::: Why worth it: only reason i can think is that it has kept my filter cleaner longer... otherwise its ghetto
      ::::::: Cost: ~40 bucks
      ::::::: Online Store: auto zone and the beer store
      ::::::: Time required: 30 minutes to and hour
      ::::::: Difficulty: 4/10
      ::::::: DIY:
      1. buy mini keg, filter(that will fit inside), piece of 3" pipe of some sort, 3" to 2.5" coupler
      2. do not waste the beer
      3. cut a 3 inch hole in one end
      4. cut the entire other end off
      5. attach filter to the piece of 3" with a hose clamp or something
      6. put the filter in the open side, 3inch tube first and put that through the 3 inch hole.
      7. secure in some way
      8. use a coupler to attach the tube to the MAF
      9. show off how redneck you can be



      thats all i can think of right now but i have a lot of these



      Modified by joelzy at 2:13 PM 9-9-2009
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      09-09-2009 05:15 PM #41
      Nice, I've been looking for a DIY on the checkered mirror. I'm sure I know something, but can't think of anything atm
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      09-09-2009 05:37 PM #42
      Great thread..keep them coming.
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      09-10-2009 01:14 AM #43
      ::::::: Mod Name: Parking Light LED upgrade
      ::::::: Why Worth It: Stock yellow bulb looks awful
      ::::::: Cost: $5 each for the low budget LEDs or $10 each for the high powered version
      ::::::: Where to buy: Low budget on ebay or super bright on http://www.superbrightleds.com (model i got was WLED-xLX 1Watt LED http://www.superbrightleds.com/specs/WLED-xLX.htm) - FYI: 42draftdesigns.com high intensity LED are just as bright as the $5 ebay LEDs...)
      ::::::: Time required: 15min
      ::::::: Difficulty: easy
      ::::::: DIY:
      1-remove OLD
      2- Put new (lol)
      ::::::: Picture(s):
      here is the low powered version from ebay (I dont have any from the high powered version at the moment but trust me, they look 3x times brighter, crazy stuff ! will add pics later)




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      Quote Originally Posted by dele
      The guys on coils can pull off their own Airless pride thread cos they clearly are the underdogs in the air/static debate, kinda like the equality movement for women.

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      09-10-2009 01:34 AM #44
      can we get this added to the diy section
      my mods cost a ton

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      09-10-2009 03:23 AM #45
      Quote, originally posted by ruetzal »
      I will watch..someone should chime in on the inside door bases. You know how you put a sheet of metal on the inside bottom of the door and put a sticker on it

      ::::::: Mod Name: Custom Door sills
      ::::::: Why Worth It: it looks cool, i guess
      ::::::: Cost: any where from free - 50 bucks depending on what you have laying around
      ::::::: Where to buy: Lowe's
      ::::::: Time required: ~2 hours
      ::::::: Difficulty: easy
      ::::::: DIY: go to lowe's and buy 2 pieces of 1/8" thick x 1.5" wide x 32" long pieces of aluminum. lay a stencil down and paint it or put a sticker on it. or leave it aluminum, its up to you. wait for it to dry (if painted) and then spray adheasive on both the door and the back of the strip of aluminum wait about 15 - 20 seconds and slap it on.
      ::::::: Pictures cant find any
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      09-10-2009 08:27 AM #46
      ^ having a hard time figuring this mod out picture would definitely helps
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      Quote Originally Posted by dele
      The guys on coils can pull off their own Airless pride thread cos they clearly are the underdogs in the air/static debate, kinda like the equality movement for women.

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      09-10-2009 08:50 AM #47
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      ::::::: Mod Name: cheap Ipod interface using CD changer port
      ::::::: Why Worth It: This is for the VW monsoons, as Killimats pointed out, some aftermarkets have an aux in hole that you could use for the same purpose.
      though it doesnt charge iphone/ipod, you CAN listen to pandora or other internet radio via iphone, which is awesome because they are free.
      Not sure this works on all mk4s, but should with any that have a CD changer plug in the back.
      If you buy one iphone or ipod specific you can charge them and use the stereo or steering wheel controls, but wont be able to access music other than ipod(i.e. panora). being that this interface uses a miniplug the options are greater.
      ::::::: Cost: ~ 60 bucks
      ::::::: Where to buy: enfigcarstereo.com (http://enfigcarstereo.com/shopsite_sc/store/html/VW_AUX_DMX_V3A.html)
      ::::::: Time required: couple hours
      ::::::: Difficulty: 3/10
      ::::::: DIY:
      1. open left rear panel in trunk or hatch and locate the CD changer plug (12 prong iirc)
      2. connect your new interface box to that and secure it back there in some way
      3. the output is RCA on this box so i found a good length of RCA wire i had laying around and then bought a length RCA-to-miniplug to use for the connection.
      4. run the lines from the box in back up to the front wherever you want to have the plug exposed for connection to the ipod/phone.(i ran mine to the dash as you can see in the pic but later dropped it to the ashtray when i upgraded to iphone.)
      5. make sure the lines are tight and dont have a lot of play as i found this can cause distortion in the output.
      6. plug in the device, hit the CD option to changer and push play on the device!
      ::::::: Picture(s): all i got, back when i had the shuffle, i imagine it would work with anything that has a miniplug.

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    22. 09-10-2009 09:27 AM #48
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      09-10-2009 02:14 PM #49
      Quote, originally posted by kilimats »
      ^ having a hard time figuring this mod out picture would definitely helps


      not mine, but from the DIY
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      09-11-2009 03:58 PM #50
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      ::::::: Mod Name: sweet interior
      ::::::: Why Worth It: personal touch
      ::::::: Cost: $50-$150
      ::::::: Where to buy: Johann's fabric
      ::::::: Time required: HOURS
      ::::::: Difficulty: 2/10- no homo haha
      ::::::: DIY: kinda http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4429223
      ::::::: Picture(s):




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