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    Thread: The Official Cheap Little Mods Thread

    1. Senior Member CapeGLS's Avatar
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      10-01-2009 09:07 PM #106
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      ::::::: Mod Name: GPS Mounting in empty button blanks
      ::::::: Why Worth It: Looks better; easier to reach; no suction cup to fail
      ::::::: Cost: $10
      ::::::: Where to buy: GPScity.com, radioshack, hardware store
      ::::::: Time required: 2-3 hours
      ::::::: Difficulty: Medium
      ::::::: DIY: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4567544
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      I love this. Doing this asap.

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      10-01-2009 09:42 PM #107
      very useful thread

    3. 10-01-2009 11:46 PM #108
      yes...P.A. as it Public Address (from a mic to a radio) to yell/talk to people outside your car

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      10-02-2009 12:44 AM #109
      Quote, originally posted by missioncirca »



      thats the same bar i have
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      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      Well, then, I'm here to "ruin" the vortex for you. I'm sorry you hate fun.

      Also, not to sound like a turd, but just mute it when I talk or something...the next 8 shows are really fun. But again, I think you might hate fun...oh well, try it any way.

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      10-02-2009 12:59 AM #110
      sweet thread

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      10-02-2009 12:08 PM #111
      I love this thread. Keep them coming !

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      10-02-2009 04:46 PM #112
      ::::::: Mod Name: Wheel Well Vent
      ::::::: Why Worth It: More flow over the stock intercooler location
      ::::::: Cost: 4$ ish...
      ::::::: Time required: 1-2 hours
      ::::::: Difficulty: easy
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      Tools:
      Exacto knife
      Tools to remove torx screws from wheel well
      power drill and bits
      stencil or some sort of whatever its gonna take you to draw ur design on

      Materials:
      1' foot of mesh
      4 bolts and nuts
      a marker
      a brain

      DIY

      1) Remove the Wheel Liner from passenger side...
      2) Stencil on a design of ur choice... i wouldnt make the holes to large
      3) use exacto knife to cut out design
      4) drill holes around the exterior of your design and add mesh behind the design cut out
      5) anchor with bolts
      6) re-install on car


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      10-02-2009 04:53 PM #113
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      ::::::: Mod Name: Custom SRI
      ::::::: Why Worth It: sounds good
      ::::::: Cost: $10
      ::::::: Where to buy: lowes
      ::::::: Time required: 30mins
      ::::::: Difficulty: 2
      ::::::: DIY:

      1. Buy a "3" Flexible 90° Elbow w/Clamps" I got mine at lowes. here
      2. get a sharp knife and cut the middle section out.. one elbow can make 2 intakes
      3. put filter on large end. (fits perfectly over my 3" filter)
      4. place small end on maf (I.D. is 2.75" perfect over the maf)
      5. give other half to a buddy

      ***you'll also need to remove the SAI tube and get a small filter to go on the SAI pump ***

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      Bad pic I know, it's rainny out and my garage is dark.

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      Modified by 4no at 1:25 PM 10-5-2009

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      10-03-2009 12:25 AM #114
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      Nice!... info and specs on filter?


    10. 10-03-2009 12:33 AM #115
      Quote, originally posted by 4no »


      originality

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      10-03-2009 01:46 AM #116
      Quote, originally posted by Hooded Warrior »

      Nice!... info and specs on filter?

      my guess is a K&N filter...

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      10-03-2009 02:22 AM #117
      just did a k and n swap for the filter on my car and it def pulls harder... just gotta keep it oiled...

      ill have to get some spray and give it a washing soon


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      10-03-2009 03:07 AM #118
      Ehh just be careful using an oiled filter, it can shorten the life of your MAF like whoa, i had to replace mine Dry flows are highly recommended it's what ive got now i love it

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      10-03-2009 03:29 AM #119
      I think this is what I have: http://www.knfilters.com/searc...-3003

      Yea, it's a k&n. I took it off my old car. I've seen some pictures of cars with k&n though. I made the adapter to try and keep the filter farther away from the MAF. I may replace it when I got some time with a dry flow

      The black rubber matches the engine bay very well. imo it looks better than the red/blue silicone couplers most people tend to use


      Modified by 4no at 3:30 AM 10-3-2009

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    15. 10-03-2009 08:10 AM #120
      Nobody has posted the shorter shift knob mod?
      You play PC Video Games, click on this!
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      10-03-2009 09:28 AM #121
      i think someone did in the first few pages... if not find the diy and post it up urself!...

      i posted someone eles for them...


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      10-04-2009 01:36 AM #122
      Dry flow filters FTW
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      10-04-2009 03:39 PM #123
      Quote, originally posted by missioncirca »
      Dry flow filters FTW


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      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      Well, then, I'm here to "ruin" the vortex for you. I'm sorry you hate fun.

      Also, not to sound like a turd, but just mute it when I talk or something...the next 8 shows are really fun. But again, I think you might hate fun...oh well, try it any way.

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      10-04-2009 04:56 PM #125
      Ok back to the thread.... MOAR!

    21. 10-04-2009 06:49 PM #126
      Keep it coming please=)

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      10-04-2009 08:17 PM #127
      I'm sure everyone have read the DIY, but just to have it listed here as well

      ::::::: Mod Name: Red Tint your Taillights R/R/R/R
      ::::::: Why Worth It: different look for cheap
      ::::::: Cost: $20 ish
      ::::::: Where to buy: the transparent Candy Red Spray can be found in hobby stores or online
      ::::::: Time required: hours
      ::::::: Difficulty: moderate
      ::::::: DIY: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3514007
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      Modified by kilimats at 5:18 PM 10-4-2009

      Last edited by kilimats; 10-04-2011 at 09:14 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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      10-04-2009 08:21 PM #128
      ::::::: Mod Name: Roof rack paint proctection
      ::::::: Why Worth It: without it, the roof paint fade out
      ::::::: Cost: $20 ish
      ::::::: Where to buy: ebay / hardware stores
      ::::::: Time required: 1 hours
      ::::::: Difficulty: easy
      ::::::: DIY: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4364247
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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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      10-04-2009 08:35 PM #129
      ::::::: Mod Name: Dual Siren
      ::::::: Why Worth It: Amplify a little the (already loud) single DEI 514N siren (and somewhat act as a backup but not really lol)
      ::::::: Cost: $10 for the 6-tones DEI 514N siren
      ::::::: Where to buy: ebay
      ::::::: Time required: 2 hours without skills (1 with)
      ::::::: Difficulty: somewhat easy
      ::::::: DIY:

      1- follow this http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3456052
      2- stick the secondary siren wires where the primary goes

      3- mount the siren where you like, here is my setup


      4- read this DIY to bullet proof your car even more: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4414568


      Modified by kilimats at 5:37 PM 10-4-2009

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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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      10-04-2009 08:46 PM #130
      edited the DIY for the Sound activated Neon Light on page 3

      with this

      EDIT: fix the MIC volume issue by adding electrical tape on top, not it only record LOW frequencies, so only the BOOM BOOM BOOM makes the light goes off

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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.

    26. 10-06-2009 09:45 AM #131
      for my fellow golf drivers i'm doing the golfball shift knob mod, and turf floormats today. ill have the diy up tonight or tomorrow.

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      10-06-2009 09:54 AM #132
      ^^ golf ball mod? i wanna see...
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      10-06-2009 02:46 PM #133
      speaking of without skills....

      Wire nuts? Really?


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      10-06-2009 02:59 PM #134
      it is cheap and a fire hazard.

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      10-07-2009 12:22 AM #135
      anyone have a sequential turn signal DIY like what the new mustangs have?

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      10-07-2009 03:20 AM #136
      Quote, originally posted by Gberg888GLI »
      anyone have a sequential turn signal DIY like what the new mustangs have?


      i have one...but its for an old school stang...dont really kno howd they work on any other car tho
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      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      Well, then, I'm here to "ruin" the vortex for you. I'm sorry you hate fun.

      Also, not to sound like a turd, but just mute it when I talk or something...the next 8 shows are really fun. But again, I think you might hate fun...oh well, try it any way.

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      10-07-2009 11:46 AM #137
      Quote, originally posted by Gberg888GLI »
      anyone have a sequential turn signal DIY like what the new mustangs have?

      What would ours go? Up and down?

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      10-07-2009 11:54 AM #138
      ^ he meant alternate fender blinker to headlight blinker i think
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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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      10-07-2009 09:51 PM #139
      Quote, originally posted by kilimats »
      ^ he meant alternate fender blinker to headlight blinker i think


      if thats what he means..that might be kinda cool. headlight-fender-taillight...sounds like a project
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      Quote Originally Posted by Rutledge View Post
      Well, then, I'm here to "ruin" the vortex for you. I'm sorry you hate fun.

      Also, not to sound like a turd, but just mute it when I talk or something...the next 8 shows are really fun. But again, I think you might hate fun...oh well, try it any way.

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      10-07-2009 09:56 PM #140
      Quote, originally posted by automan89 »

      if thats what he means..that might be kinda cool. headlight-fender-taillight...sounds like a project

      That sounds awesome actually.


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