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    Thread: What did you do to your 80/90/Coupe/Cabrio today ?

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      10-03-2010 02:11 PM #71
      Glad you have chosen to go with VEMS. It is honestly miles ahead of anything that 034 has. I can't stand 034EFI as a tuning platform. The software is just terrible. Don't think you are getting less with a VEMS because you aren't at all.

      As for the turbo, sounds like you want a modern day RS2. For that, I'd suggest something around a gt2871 or a gt3071. If you want the power of a 3071 with the spool of a 28, take a look at HTA turbos. They are the best turbos out there right now in my opinion. They pretty much all take the power of the next higher garrett with the spool of the smaller garrett. For example, the HTA 30r makes the power of a 35r, but spools like a 30r.

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      10-03-2010 02:58 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by loxxrider View Post
      Glad you have chosen to go with VEMS. It is honestly miles ahead of anything that 034 has. I can't stand 034EFI as a tuning platform. The software is just terrible. Don't think you are getting less with a VEMS because you aren't at all.
      Really ? Im still debating what to use for my 10vt 4000.... i can get a full 034efi kit from a friend tat was never used for pretty cheap... but not 100% on if i want to use that yet
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      10-04-2010 10:21 AM #73
      I set the head back on the block with the new hybrid turbo and got the wideband wiring done for VEMS




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      10-04-2010 05:30 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by Ktownboostn View Post
      Really ? Im still debating what to use for my 10vt 4000.... i can get a full 034efi kit from a friend tat was never used for pretty cheap... but not 100% on if i want to use that yet
      Thats just my opinion...the hardware is decent, its just the software that I think sucks balls. I have tuned on it and the whole time I just kept finding things that made no sense at all to me. For example, a single value for acceleration enrichment instead of multiple 2-D graphs for TPS/dt vs RPM, etc., etc.

      also a tabbed layout instead of dropdown menus like EVERY OTHER tuning system out there

      the tables are weird...I forget what it was exactly, but I was like wow...you really have to do that?

      Just tons of stuff that I found to be silly, rough around the edges, and just didn't make any sense to me from a tuning standpoint.

      I guess it made sense to the programmer and is simple...

      VEMS is just more sophisticated and gets new features literally on a weekly basis. There are new things coming out all the time. Some of the newest include injector angle and safety cut based on EGT.

      If you can get the 034 for really cheap, then there isn't anything wrong with going with it...but if you are good with wiring, you can do a VEMS for about $750 and that includes a wideband controller, etc...

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      10-04-2010 06:54 PM #75
      just gonna PM you about this.

      Got my depo clear corners today.






      Im happy with the turn out.
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      10-04-2010 08:39 PM #76
      looks sweet

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      10-04-2010 08:51 PM #77
      thanks man. Just waiting on my Kamei Grill now
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      10-05-2010 07:29 AM #79
      One is already on the way from Germany. Thanks anyway though. Also Im running b3 setup not b4
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      10-06-2010 10:49 AM #81
      wow !! Thats clean !!!
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      10-10-2010 09:29 PM #82
      While working on my friends mk3 i painted up my kamei grill. Installed it when i got home. No badge for it...but i got an idea.. pics will come tomorrow
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      10-25-2010 01:11 PM #83
      Installed wheel studs, why didn't i do this years ago?



      New tires too, 225s vs 245s:


      Making my BBK look like SBK:


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      10-25-2010 01:13 PM #84
      made a deal for some 01E tranny mounts for the 90

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      11-15-2010 01:10 PM #85
      engine and tranny completely out



      I don't have anywhere to store this stuff while I'm at school, so I managed to fit the engine in the glovebox



      had to fit the tranny in the passenger seat (yes its a q-script car, but it was already ruined, so ruining it further isn't a big deal)



      and finally here is one more picture of the rake the car has with a rear engine setup . Its amplified even more by the ****ty flat tire on the driver's side lol


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      11-17-2010 11:41 AM #86




      I drove it.

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      11-19-2010 05:39 PM #87
      Found my battery killer....oops. I can't wire.


      Also had to tighten another fuel line hose clamp.

      I also have a new noise. Not sure where it's coming from, but it sounds like passenger side, possibly suspension related. We put it on a friends lift and basically beat the crap out of everything that could possibly be loose, or come loose, with a malet, and came up with nothing. Hmmmm....

    18. 11-29-2010 09:55 AM #88
      zis:



      and zis:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwz0syVdZfk&hd=1

      very productive

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      11-29-2010 11:58 AM #89
      Not today, but over the long weekend I was helping a friend on a motor swap and got to use the press in the shop we were at to change out my passenger front wheel bearing. I can't believe I drove the car 4000 miles with that much noise. It is immensely better now and so much easier to speed.

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      12-04-2010 05:25 PM #90
      took a couple pix of some of my cars.

      not often these cars of mine are all in the same place. and the rabbit is still in the storage. and yes, they are dirty. not going to spend time cleaning them up for this....

      '96 Mk3 VR6 GTI with Vortech SC, '01 C5 A6 4.2L, '90 CQ street car, '90 CQ race car.
















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      12-07-2010 11:08 AM #91
      The driver window in my CQ wasn't going up straight, so I tore it apart last night and got it working again. Turned out a previous owner tried to fix it in the past as well, but the fix didn't last. Here was his solution:


      IMG00090-20101123-2205.jpg by TheHarley, on Flickr

      First tried a spacer on the existing clamp and at some point while overtightening the screw (is the phillips original?) stripped the threads there. Added a nut, a nail, and a slot to hold the cable onto the few threads of window bracket bolt to aid the weakened stock clamp.

      I drilled and tapped the hole bigger for the original cable clamp and used a nice large hex head bolt without the spacer. Needed to file down the ribs next to it a bit, so I could get the bolt flat on the clamp. Seems to be working great for now. If not I will be back in there to replace to the glass in the future once I polish up the spare one I picked up.

      Should have taken pictures of the modified bracket, but only had my cell phone, so didn't think to. Here are some pictures of the new hung door panel I picked up with the glass to replace mine with the broken map pocket.


      image by TheHarley, on Flickr


      IMG00095-20101206-2243.jpg by TheHarley, on Flickr

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      12-07-2010 04:38 PM #92
      supposedly leak in the filler tube, but they couldn't find a replacement part... we'll see...

    23. 12-08-2010 05:29 AM #93
      Rebuilt rear caliper
      Waxed her with meguiar's nxt
      glue'd the worn leather back on the shift knob.


      Next to come, more interior switch light bulbs..... they're SOOO ANNOYING!!!! haha gosh

    24. 12-08-2010 05:43 AM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by Richard_Cranium View Post
      made turbo manifold heat shield. 20 ga SS....

      and nothing i know of for manifolds other than custom. and for exhaust, you want a Bag-O-Snakes...





      WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO THAT KID?!?!
      THAT STUFF IS rated R !! Kids can't play with that stuff!!! AHAHA
      THEY're TOO SEXY!!!

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      12-08-2010 09:03 AM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by rdwong View Post
      Next to come, more interior switch light bulbs..... they're SOOO ANNOYING!!!! haha gosh
      Try these:

      http://www.amazon.com/SMT-Mini-Wedge.../dp/B002XIQGR8

      Might last longer and not much more expensive than the bulbs I have found. $1.59 for white. All other colors are $2.25.

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      12-09-2010 11:51 PM #96
      worked on the headlight panel and the turbo inlet.




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      12-13-2010 09:05 AM #97
      Finangled the alternator belt back on last night and tensioned it better only to kill the alt afterwards. Shopping for alts now.

    28. 12-24-2010 05:59 AM #98
      I glued up the leather on the shift knob, it was falling appart...
      And I polished my cluster. I pulled it out cuz when my headlights are on, the bulb on the left side of speedometer won't come on, however, the right flasher and high beam indicater are on..... I thought the bulb needed a wiggle. nothing helped.... darn
      If anyone's had that, let me know how you've fixed it....

      Also, planning on installing some cheap "rally style" mudflaps. But kinda stuck on how or where to mount it onto...
      Anyone got pics?
      actually i'mma start another thread on it too.

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      12-27-2010 08:48 PM #99
      Got my new snow tires mounted and put on. Other than that, nothing!!! Big Red's been running great! (probably just hexed it. )


      On my list of things to do this coming weekend is to remove the driver's seat and see if I can't figure out why it doesn't get toasty. We've already tried swapping out the switches (passengers side works great), but no luck.

      Also,I think I've tracked down my loud ass rattle...it appears to be my kinda loose bumper cover on the passenger side (some tard side swiped it before I got it, and broke the clips on the bumper).

    30. 12-28-2010 05:29 AM #100
      I've got my rear rotors and some nice raybestos pads! all cleaned and ready to go on once I have the time to!
      I'll be trying to loosen my diff fill nut as well. Last time i tried it wouldn't move...

      And I got some big mudflaps for trucks, will be trimming them and attemting to mount them one way or another. I might end up building a custom bracket for them, but I would really prefer it if someone has done it before or knows the car better than I do and could guild me in the right direction so I won't be wasting time.

    31. 01-02-2011 02:41 PM #101
      got 'er a new heart


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      01-05-2011 11:04 PM #102
      Not today, but most recent pics of my progress..
      Can't wait until spring so i can finish painting and start the motor swap

      It's gonna be all white.





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      01-06-2011 06:53 PM #103
      bought it 2 days ago.

      today i did the big 3 upgrade and removed the shift buzzer thing.
      Last edited by minimotos95; 01-06-2011 at 06:57 PM.

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      01-18-2011 06:58 PM #104
      Changed the oil. It's really nice to do regular maintenance stuff instead of rebuilding this and replacing that.

      I'd like to find a fresh new front bumper for her come spring, since the one that's on there is kinda rough. Now that she's running nice, I'd like to get her looking as pretty as possible (luckily, all the rust is underneath).

      Will post pics in the springtime after a good wash and wax!

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      01-21-2011 01:36 AM #105
      got me a flowmaster system,

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