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      03-19-2010 10:17 PM #1
      Official Lame Thread. A bit late to start a build thread...so im not. My car from 2010 on. Suck it.
      Summer 2009:

      Now:

      Decided against blowing all my money on new wheels this year and wanted more bang for the buck.....should be all installed with in the week.

      Hotchkis front/rear sway kit
      FCP Groton Option 3 control arm kit
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      Modified by fbm93 at 7:34 PM 3-28-2010


      Modified by fbm93 at 7:35 PM 3-28-2010

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      03-19-2010 10:27 PM #2
      Nice!

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      03-19-2010 10:56 PM #3
      ooo that is so what i want this summer....control arm kit and prolly hotchkis sway bar kit

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      03-19-2010 11:05 PM #4
      Wheelz > All your stuff.

      jk, shoud feel like a dif. car now.

      Empty.

    5. 03-20-2010 03:14 AM #5
      had hotchkiss setup on my mk4 golf before. those bars are the tits man. canyon carving was soo much more exciting

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      03-20-2010 03:41 PM #6
      Quote, originally posted by Gti.1love.1life »
      Wheelz > All your stuff.

      jk, shoud feel like a dif. car now.

      oh i agree. but i just couldnt find anything i liked...and am tired of feeling like i drive a marshmellow. haha

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      03-20-2010 04:02 PM #7
      should handle nice
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      03-20-2010 06:06 PM #8
      Quote, originally posted by fbm93 »

      oh i agree. but i just couldnt find anything i liked...and am tired of feeling like i drive a marshmellow. haha

      this!
      I have started to collect suspension pieces too.
      I am waiting until I have a bunch of stuff though so its a big, noticable change instead of really small incremental ones.

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      03-20-2010 10:31 PM #9
      ^hear that bud.

      gotta make a car payment soon then ill be saving up for some bodywork i believe. yes, that will make me happy.

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      03-22-2010 09:10 AM #10
      Nice.

      How much did the H-Sports, end links, and strut mounts set you back?

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      03-22-2010 11:50 AM #11
      so refreshing to see this, good things. your car will ride nice and worthwhile now.

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      03-22-2010 04:29 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by robbyb413 »
      Nice.

      How much did the H-Sports, end links, and strut mounts set you back?


      h-sports..$470 ish
      strut mounts..$50 ish
      rear end links..$60 ish

      dont remember he exact costs. but yah forum has been super slow lately. lets pick things up ladies and gentleman!

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      03-22-2010 04:58 PM #13
      Not a bad price on the h-sports IIRC, right? They used to be a tad pricier? What was your source?
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      03-22-2010 09:11 PM #14
      yeah when i looked at hsports many moons ago they were in the 525 range. it will feel like a new car, just upgrading to a 19mm neuspeed rear sway made a hell of a difference

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      03-22-2010 11:11 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by kish0000 »
      yeah when i looked at hsports many moons ago they were in the 525 range. it will feel like a new car, just upgrading to a 19mm neuspeed rear sway made a hell of a difference

      ^miss this guy.

      but yah got them from purems.com cheapest place around...well that i could find.

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      03-23-2010 08:40 AM #16
      Yeah they always have had the best price as far as I remember, but it wasn't THAT good. Good to know they're dropping in price.
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      03-23-2010 08:43 PM #17
      Post up some pics of the installed FCP kit and how it all goes together for ya.

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      03-23-2010 08:55 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by Ellison@FCP_Groton »
      Post up some pics of the installed FCP kit and how it all goes together for ya.

      thank you, for getting mine to me in less the 2 business days


      wes, very jelous of the sway bars


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      03-23-2010 09:12 PM #19
      No problem. Same day shipping is something we pride ourselves in. Glad to hear the feedback.

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      03-23-2010 09:59 PM #20
      big high five to FCP. they got thier **** together.

      yah im pretty excited for the sways too, Nic. haha

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      03-25-2010 01:32 PM #21
      Guess I lied....picked up C5 vette wheels for $50 two nights ago.

      Now the real question is... Polished vs. Color ??

      Double staggered:
      fronts 17x8.5
      rears 18x9.5 should be interesting


      and are these; front et 56, rear et 61 ??
      saw on another thread fronts were et 58 and rear et 65 http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4756948



      Modified by fbm93 at 10:34 AM 3-25-2010


      Modified by fbm93 at 10:35 AM 3-25-2010

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    22. 03-25-2010 01:36 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by fbm93 »
      Double staggered

      i cant wait for you to prove me right and pull them off

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      Welp Timmy you were right.

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      03-25-2010 02:00 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by fbm93 »

      Double staggered:
      fronts 17x8.5
      rears 18x9.5 should be interesting

      How exactly is that going to work? Won't quatto/your ABS take issue with the fact that they're going to see your wheels moving at different speeds?

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      03-25-2010 03:45 PM #24
      Quote, originally posted by robbyb413 »

      How exactly is that going to work? Won't quatto/your ABS take issue with the fact that they're going to see your wheels moving at different speeds?

      Nope if i run 205/45/17 and 205/40/18 there will be only .8% difference. Well under the 3.0% recommended max staggered difference.

      so i should be in the clear.

      someone want to help me out on the offset question?

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      03-25-2010 04:04 PM #25
      i CANNOT wait to see this double staggered malarchy
      I hate trailer queen show cars. Sure, it's a beautiful car or whatever, but what's the point?

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      03-25-2010 04:15 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by fbm93 »
      big high five to FCP. they got thier **** together.

      yah im pretty excited for the sways too, Nic. haha


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      03-25-2010 04:24 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by fbm93 »

      Nope if i run 205/45/17 and 205/40/18 there will be only .8% difference. Well under the 3.0% recommended max staggered difference.

      so i should be in the clear.

      Oh, I see what you're doing there. I was picturing a smaller tire up front with a similar aspect ratio to the 18 (smaller sidewall that you've said you're doing with). Interesting.

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      03-25-2010 05:40 PM #28
      Double staggered?! Whaaaaat. Haha I need to see pics asap.

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      03-25-2010 08:11 PM #29
      Quote, originally posted by NickBroderick »
      Double staggered?! Whaaaaat. Haha I need to see pics asap.

      i have pics of them above

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      03-25-2010 08:25 PM #30
      i totally support this wheel decision.
      they would look really good dark blue
      or dark purple
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      03-25-2010 08:29 PM #31
      I say silver, sorry for all the Jettas

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      03-25-2010 08:54 PM #32
      Silver doesn't look bad at all, but I say polished!! I'm glad to see you picked these wheels up for their right price. My buddy owns a corvette and can't believe people pay more than $100 for those wheels. You can't give them away to corvette owners. These are going to look good!!!
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      03-25-2010 09:16 PM #33
      Quote, originally posted by colinisneat »
      Silver doesn't look bad at all, but I say polished!! I'm glad to see you picked these wheels up for their right price. My buddy owns a corvette and can't believe people pay more than $100 for those wheels. You can't give them away to corvette owners. These are going to look good!!!

      yah idk to polish or to powder coat is going to be around the same price for me.

      and its okay...all i could find was jetta's too haha.

      i wasnt even gunna buy wheels this year but for $50 why not. prob gunna be a lil while before they get put on. need to save up for some body work first i think.

      dude i got them from had a 12s svt cobra, 11s camaro, and 10s vette all sugercharged. it was pretty nuts. said he had 20k into the vette motor.

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      03-25-2010 09:21 PM #34
      that's nutty and it would be fun to own a few of those haha. What colors are you thinking for the wheels if you do powder coat them?
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      03-25-2010 09:26 PM #35
      was actually thinking like a flat army green ...maybe purple. i really have no idea. really more worried bout getting the offsets right. little confused about them.
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