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    Thread: Golden.Spaceship (about time i made a timeline)

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      05-16-2010 02:14 AM #1
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      i bought my car almost 3 years ago, i figure its time for me to make a build thread. im gonna start from the beginning and try and fit everything in.

      clean slate. november 07
      the car is a 1.8t with 5spd and quattro, black pleather interior, and the paint color is called melange metallic



      the day after christmas of 07, the flex pipe on my downpipe split. so while i was changing that i decided to install a 3" test pipe. just adding this improved boost lag greatly. this is an amazing mod

      next on the list was h&r race springs, which i would now call a waste of time, but i had cracked springs in the rear so i didn't have much of a choice. around this time i got a set of clear cornered facelift headlights, and i decided to paint the centercaps on the stockies black


      i got an s4 grille for cheap, painted the emblems black and also decided to add city lights to my CC headlights


      late summer/fall 08 i picked up a set of 16x8 (et36)e320 mercedes wheels. i fitted 205/45s on with a 20mm spacer in the back and 12mm up front. (WARNING:embarrassing pics with the race springs)



      then came the day that i finally bought coilovers in spring of 09. this is when the fun started. these pictures are without spacers, and coilovers down all the way (before the springs settled) i got a set of vmaxx's with crazy low miles for cheap, hate on them, but i like them.


      i forgot to mention, sometime around spring of 09 i bought a minty set of facelift headlights with the amber still intact, i plasti-dipped my stock grille and returned it to the car and i put some black tape over the bumper supports to replicate a eurobumper, i have yet to paint that area...

      spring show n go 09


      some random pics from spring of 09





      at show n go, PQ (paul) and i traded my stock headlights for his HIDs


      then tragically my wheel fell off while traveling slowly through town...

      so i painted the new unmatched fender in a peanut butter and jelly fashion

      DATB

      some pics nic (lazer viking) took for me at DATB 09



      before waterfest my effed up alignment and camber killed my tires. a friend of mine gave me a set of proxies, only problem was they were 40 series. so i ran them, and hated it. too small of tire, too low, too much wheel gap. (the wheel gap isnt that noticeable in the pics but thats cause a pretty much edited the wheel wells enough so you cant see the tire size)
      at this time i also polished the faces of the merc wheels and painted the spokes black




      i also ditched the idea of the PB&J fender, and sprayed it with a gold spray paint that doesnt match


      i found a set of 19" rs4 wheels for real cheap so i picked them up cause i wanted to give 19s a shot (but i picked up a different wheel set that id rather run this season, so the rs4s are going on the back burner)


      winter09/10


      i painted the b5.5passat wheels im running white to change them up. i really enjoy the look



      i have also discovered that some scratched up spray paint is a beautiful slate for some chalk


      some of you guys have probably noticed my recent disappearance...about a month ago (it feels like wayyy longer) my clutch went. right around the time that i fell into a pretty bad financial status. so i finally came up with enough money to order the clutch, at this time im also changing my control arms, subframe and oil pan. oil pan was broken by the tow truck driver due to a chain being placed right underneath it. he told me its cause my car is too low.

      so keep an eye on this thread for future updates, and especially an upcoming wheel setup

      Last edited by James Himself; 06-05-2012 at 09:40 PM.

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      05-16-2010 03:16 AM #2
      Best color ever??? Melange Metallic!!!!!!!

      One of my favorite cars, so glad you have a timeline now! :clap:

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      05-16-2010 11:53 AM #4
      i absolutely love this color

      redheads are where its at. well the good looking ones. there are a lot of redheads, some are bridge trolls, others are gorgeous:rofl:

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      05-16-2010 12:41 PM #5
      Your car is a great example of KISS.

      Keep It Simple Stupid.

      I like.

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      05-16-2010 07:59 PM #6
      Welcome back James!

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      05-16-2010 09:43 PM #7
      looks sweet man.

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      05-16-2010 10:04 PM #8
      today i got my new wheels painted in an army green. tomorrow im gonna wetsand and do a good clear coat. then polish the lips. they're 9.5"s

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      05-16-2010 10:05 PM #9
      Looking forward to the new wheels, But I was soooo hoping on you running the RS4's...Im always thinking about 19's and tucking them.

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      05-16-2010 10:13 PM #10
      in good time sir, in good time lol

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      05-17-2010 02:39 AM #11
      i am literally in the same exact situation with the fender.except mines just blue, not chalkboard paint anymore

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      05-17-2010 01:29 PM #12
      what happened to your fender?

      clutch is ordered. GAP should get it to me tomorrow or the next day. this thing will be in action soon

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      05-18-2010 11:31 AM #13


      mind you, the lips havent been polished yet

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      05-18-2010 01:18 PM #14
      the new clutch came in today. the tear down will most likely start tomorrow

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      05-18-2010 02:04 PM #15
      You basterd! I've been looking high and low for sawblades. I was hoping when you said 9.5 they weren't going to be sawblades but I knew in the back of my mind they were. Well at least I'll get to see em on your ride. I'll have to go a different route now. :p There going to look great on your spaceship!

      Are you doing the clutch yourself? Take some pics. Laying under my car I've always wondered the complexity of a cluch install. I've done 240's about 3 times, but comparing 240's to a quattro transmission is apples and oranges.
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      05-18-2010 03:17 PM #16
      haha i went into the wheels classifieds (something i hold myself away from for fear of what i do every time i go in) and found these 50 miles from my house for $250. couldnt resist haha

      yeah im doing the clutch myself. im excited but also terrified haha.

      i just ordered my adapters. i got 1 inch for the fronts, and 1.5 inch for the rears. front et~31 rear et~18. after the weekend ill order my tires, im gonna get 215/45/17s. hopefully i can get all of this together by DATB

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      05-18-2010 07:00 PM #17

      a little update. i got the paint off the lip of the one wheel

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      05-18-2010 07:07 PM #18
      dont like blades, but interested to see you pull them off

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      05-18-2010 11:30 PM #19
      looks good bro, came along way

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      thumbs up! cheers!
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      05-19-2010 03:07 PM #21
      thanks kassidy. what are you up to now, i see your selling your struts. what are you doing then?
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      05-19-2010 10:34 PM #23
      Hmmm don't know if I'm feelin' the green. Still looking forward to seeing them on your car.

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      05-20-2010 12:10 AM #24
      haha im stoked on how theyre gonna look. i think the green will really compliment the gold
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      05-20-2010 01:22 AM #25
      I think 17x9.5s oughta compliment the car pretty well
      Changing to a MacPherson strut front end and stuff.
      Anything coming besides wheels in the near future?
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      05-20-2010 03:15 PM #26
      in the near future, i have to put my euro trunk on, paint my front fender, idk, i havent really came up with a huge plan yet.

      i cut into my strut tower today, i need to clean it up and put some gasket on it. only did the pass. side so far, i need to figure out something with the ecu...

      after lifting the car on stands and crawling underneath, i realized that i dont need to put a new clutch in just yet. my axle bolts backed out and my drivers side axle was disconnected...
      ---is it true that these axle bolts are stretch bolts and i should replace them?
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      05-20-2010 03:55 PM #27
      you should see whats broken next time before you order parts

      they already backed out once.. i wouldnt re use them, and im fairly sure they will be like $1.00ea at the dealer, so why not

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      05-20-2010 04:16 PM #28
      After I did my clutch, I used loc-tite and still had them back out, twice.
      I support Nic's thought that if they're cheap, try replacing em. Or tighten em all too often.
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      05-20-2010 05:51 PM #29
      yeah, i def should have checked it out in more detail.... oh well, when the clutch actually goes, i have one sitting around.

      i ordered new ones from GAP, i didnt want to drive all the way to the dealer to find out they didnt have any in stock, so i just went this route. i also got some undercoat and sprayed that on my trouble areas of my floor boards.

      anyone with a bentley--or extensive knowledge, know what the torque specs are on the axle bolts? i was told that if you tighten a bolt too much it can back out also, so maybe tightening them as much as i can isnt the way to go
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      05-20-2010 07:13 PM #31
      thanks dianick

      anyone know who's car this is?
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    32. 05-20-2010 07:37 PM #32
      That car is making me drool.
      Hurry up and get those saw blades on!

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      05-20-2010 07:42 PM #33
      I think thats Keeganhartman's car. James, I love your car but I just have to do this. Sorry, but I haven't been able to stop thinking about it since I saw the sawblades



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      05-20-2010 09:08 PM #34
      I love that accord haha. Everytime I see an accord like it I think of how good it could look
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      05-20-2010 09:17 PM #35
      you need to use blue loctite on the bolts.

      the tq spec isnt too high.. my bentley is at the shop, but we used loctite on mine, got them snug and them a final little snug... mine have NEVER backed out.
      Who knows...

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