Username or Email Address
Do you already have an account?
Forgot your password?
  • Log in or Sign up

    VWVortex


    Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123
    Results 51 to 74 of 74

    Thread: A Little Interior Makeover: Ballin On A Budget PT.2 (Progress Thread)

    1. Member surfinsk8r's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 8th, 2010
      Location
      Blue Bell + Millersville, PA
      Posts
      858
      Vehicles
      '02 STG3 S/C BMW M3, '02 Audi TT 225Q [sold], '01 400hp Mustang GT [RIP], '92 Lexus SC400 [RIP]
      08-06-2010 01:02 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by bgweed View Post
      I took out the rubber rings, the aluminum "shell", and the spring that holds the "shell" up against the bottom of the knob. Basically, everything shown here, except I put the outer ring back obviously.

      To keep the boot up, i tucked it up under the knob screw-on ring and a little bit into the bottom of the knob. Be careful not to tuck it up too high, or the set screws will be screwing into the boot material... then the material will come out from under the screw and it will be loose. I didn't zip-tie mine, because i didn't have any small zip-ties. When i get my car back from having the flywheel/clutch installed, I probably will try to zip-tie it with a very small zip-tie and try to get that bottom screw-on ring to go over it. I'd take pics if I had my car
      Maybe my car is missing something, or I've really overlooked something.
      Where is this screw on ring?
      I can't seem to figure out what you are referring to, either way I'll probably go for a re-install tomorrow.

    2. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 3rd, 2008
      Location
      Then CA, Now VA
      Posts
      937
      Vehicles
      '02 TT ALMS / '06 FX35 / '02 QS Z06 / '08 S6
      08-06-2010 10:15 AM #52
      I think bgweed's referring to the base of the Balling on a Budget knob that screws on from the bottom to cover the knob's set screws.

    3. Member surfinsk8r's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 8th, 2010
      Location
      Blue Bell + Millersville, PA
      Posts
      858
      Vehicles
      '02 STG3 S/C BMW M3, '02 Audi TT 225Q [sold], '01 400hp Mustang GT [RIP], '92 Lexus SC400 [RIP]
      08-06-2010 10:19 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by paullee View Post
      I think bgweed's referring to the base of the Balling on a Budget knob that screws on from the bottom to cover the knob's set screws.
      Got it, thanks!

    4. Member
      Join Date
      May 23rd, 2008
      Location
      Lewisville, TX
      Posts
      2,801
      Vehicles
      2001 LZ7W 225 coupe; 1995 MX-5 M-edition
      08-08-2010 06:00 PM #54
      I got one of the universal knobs from autozone last week and installed it yesterday. Looks much better in real life...pics don't do it justice.

      Feels good too.



      Shown here from the side. Needs adjusting as it was not centered when I tightened the set screws.



      Looks oversized here, but not. Knob diameter is about same as OEM knob.


    5. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 3rd, 2008
      Location
      Then CA, Now VA
      Posts
      937
      Vehicles
      '02 TT ALMS / '06 FX35 / '02 QS Z06 / '08 S6
      08-08-2010 08:15 PM #55
      Nice set up!!! Now you are officially a "Budget Baller"!!

    6. Member
      Join Date
      May 23rd, 2008
      Location
      Lewisville, TX
      Posts
      2,801
      Vehicles
      2001 LZ7W 225 coupe; 1995 MX-5 M-edition
      08-08-2010 10:06 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by paullee View Post
      Nice set up!!! Now you are officially a "Budget Baller"!!
      LOL

    7. Member
      Join Date
      Jan 25th, 2005
      Location
      Ottawa, Canada
      Posts
      9,569
      08-09-2010 08:39 AM #57
      I want your seats.

      Quote Originally Posted by TTC2k5 View Post
      I got one of the universal knobs from autozone last week and installed it yesterday. Looks much better in real life...pics don't do it justice.

      Feels good too.



      Shown here from the side. Needs adjusting as it was not centered when I tightened the set screws.



      Looks oversized here, but not. Knob diameter is about same as OEM knob.


    8. Junior Member
      Join Date
      Apr 28th, 2010
      Location
      Woodside, NY
      Posts
      35
      Vehicles
      2001 Audi TT 225Q, 1998 Audi A6
      08-09-2010 09:10 AM #58
      Hey nice upgrades~
      What brand / model is your LCD stereo?
      Does it hide behind the original silver panel?
      I want a navigation stereo on my TT but want it hidden behind the silver panel for theft issues...

    9. Member
      Join Date
      May 23rd, 2008
      Location
      Lewisville, TX
      Posts
      2,801
      Vehicles
      2001 LZ7W 225 coupe; 1995 MX-5 M-edition
      08-09-2010 01:39 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by cko1009 View Post
      Hey nice upgrades~
      What brand / model is your LCD stereo?
      Does it hide behind the original silver panel?
      I want a navigation stereo on my TT but want it hidden behind the silver panel for theft issues...
      Stereo is the OEM Concert I. (second pic) Third pic is auto climate control.

    10. Member
      Join Date
      May 23rd, 2008
      Location
      Lewisville, TX
      Posts
      2,801
      Vehicles
      2001 LZ7W 225 coupe; 1995 MX-5 M-edition
      08-09-2010 01:41 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      I want your seats.
      LOL. You too can have a set of OEM Porsche GT3 seats...for a small fortune.

    11. Member surfinsk8r's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 8th, 2010
      Location
      Blue Bell + Millersville, PA
      Posts
      858
      Vehicles
      '02 STG3 S/C BMW M3, '02 Audi TT 225Q [sold], '01 400hp Mustang GT [RIP], '92 Lexus SC400 [RIP]
      08-09-2010 01:47 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by TTC2k5 View Post
      LOL. You too can have a set of OEM Porsche GT3 seats...for a small fortune.
      Replicas are a measly $2000...

    12. Banner Advertiser ECS Tuning - Audi's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 12th, 2009
      Location
      Wadsworth, OH
      Posts
      5,547
      Vehicles
      2003 DG B6 A4 1.8T
      08-09-2010 04:12 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by surfinsk8r View Post
      Replicas are a measly $2000...
      Definitely a ballin budget that we'd all like, not ballin on a budget!

      Quick Hijack:
      Sorry to those offended BTW. I really thought the mats would look killer with the other accents and they are definitely well priced. Sometimes people don't know about what is available and those posts are usually followed by Thank You PMs and orders. -I'll limit it down for you all though, my apologies-

      Continue DIY build thread:
      TTC2k5 - How are you liking the gated alloy shifter with some more miles on it? I was concerned with the notion that you might get more gear box chatter coming up through the tranny hump without the boot.

    13. Member ysmdyb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 6th, 2009
      Location
      Alabama
      Posts
      269
      Vehicles
      2000/Audi/TT
      08-09-2010 04:42 PM #63
      Isn't your shift knob get so hot that feels like burning your hand in summer time?

    14. Junior Member
      Join Date
      Jan 18th, 2010
      Location
      Houston, TX
      Posts
      86
      Vehicles
      2003 Audi TT 225qc
      08-10-2010 07:32 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by ysmdyb View Post
      Isn't your shift knob get so hot that feels like burning your hand in summer time?
      I live in Houston, so that thought crossed my mind a few times.
      The knob actually is LESS hot when I get back in the car than my stock knob. I think that since the stock knob had much less metal mass, it caused more temp rise. This knob really isnt bad, even after leaving the car in the sun all day at work in the 95deg Houston heat.
      APR 93/100 | K&N | 42DD 3" DP | Modshack Boost Machine | Eibach | Bilstein | Autotech | SouthBend | PowerSlot | Boss 318 | Smoked lights | V1

    15. Member
      Join Date
      May 23rd, 2008
      Location
      Lewisville, TX
      Posts
      2,801
      Vehicles
      2001 LZ7W 225 coupe; 1995 MX-5 M-edition
      08-10-2010 10:39 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by Chris@ECStuning View Post
      Definitely a ballin budget that we'd all like, not ballin on a budget!


      Continue DIY build thread:
      TTC2k5 - How are you liking the gated alloy shifter with some more miles on it? I was concerned with the notion that you might get more gear box chatter coming up through the tranny hump without the boot.
      Chris: No gear box chatter at all. And now that I have the polished knob versus the OEM top-half, I'm liking it even more. Aesthetically, it is much cleaner now.
      Overall driving experience is nice. I actually forget it's there during normal stop and go traffic.

      cheers

    16. Member
      Join Date
      May 23rd, 2008
      Location
      Lewisville, TX
      Posts
      2,801
      Vehicles
      2001 LZ7W 225 coupe; 1995 MX-5 M-edition
      08-10-2010 10:41 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by ysmdyb View Post
      Isn't your shift knob get so hot that feels like burning your hand in summer time?
      Yea, damn thing gets quite hot here in dallas. But, not as hot as the OEM euro metal knob I had before. This one also cools faster too.

    17. Member ysmdyb's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 6th, 2009
      Location
      Alabama
      Posts
      269
      Vehicles
      2000/Audi/TT
      08-12-2010 11:35 AM #67
      Thanks!

    18. Junior Member
      Join Date
      Apr 28th, 2010
      Location
      Woodside, NY
      Posts
      35
      Vehicles
      2001 Audi TT 225Q, 1998 Audi A6
      08-13-2010 08:57 AM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by M-Power M3 View Post
      So I thought I'd make a little progress thread on my interior makeover. It took me a long time to decided I finally wanted to do this since the TT's interior IMO is already really classy but I've decided it's time to make it my own.

      The one thing I never really liked was the rubber shift boot. It looked like something you'd find in a child's play room. So I hit up ebay and found a suede shift boot for dirt cheap and bought it. This led to me needing a new shifter and while I was getting some cleaner product at kragens I spotted this shift knob that matched the TT's brushed interior accents pretty well surprisingly...



      The huge non-adjustable headrest on the roadsters bugged the crap out of me so I removed the pins and dropped them lower (DIY I did: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...863&viewfull=1)

      Comparison


      Next I had an extra Broadway Mirror lying around so I threw that in. They look kinda goofy to some people but I love them...



      I later installed my flip out monitor from one of my old cars and chopped the roll bars if that counts as an interior mod lol...



      And now I'm working on doing some suede accents. First off the A-Pillars...

      Supplies/Work Space = My pong table, some beer and pizza. Oh suede, scissors and 3m headliner spray too...



      The final product



      More to come stay tuned
      So, what brand model is your Flip Out Monitor?
      Does the silver cover close with the stereo installed?

    19. 08-14-2010 04:38 AM #69
      Wou,love yuor roadster!!

      please,where do you find 3m headliner in alcantara?

      In my opinion you need just alcantara steering wheel and 2 Porsche seats or recaro Cs(arghhh more expensive)

      good work!!

    20. Member ILLA NOIZ's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jul 1st, 2007
      Location
      Charlotte, NC
      Posts
      1,840
      Vehicles
      2001 Audi S8
      08-14-2010 09:36 PM #70
      You know... I looked at that knob a few weeks ago and almost bought it.
      After seeing the thread, I ran across the street from my store and grabbed one.

      Wow! It looks and feels great. Even better since I have a B&M short shifter.
      Sits right on the rubber boot and looks better than stock.


    21. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 3rd, 2008
      Location
      Then CA, Now VA
      Posts
      937
      Vehicles
      '02 TT ALMS / '06 FX35 / '02 QS Z06 / '08 S6
      08-15-2010 03:35 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by ILLA NOIZ View Post
      You know... I looked at that knob a few weeks ago and almost bought it.
      After seeing the thread, I ran across the street from my store and grabbed one.

      Wow! It looks and feels great. Even better since I have a B&M short shifter.
      Sits right on the rubber boot and looks better than stock.

      Another member added to the "Budget Baller" club. Awesome!!

    22. Member darrenbyrnes's Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 3rd, 2005
      Location
      Minneapolis
      Posts
      3,466
      Vehicles
      2000 Audi TTq
      08-16-2010 12:40 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by paullee View Post
      Another member added to the "Budget Baller" club. Awesome!!
      I've had this knob for a few weeks now. Had to use some of that "Automotive Goop" to keep it from twisting around and some Loctite on the set screws, but it looks and feels great. My GF keeps touching my new smooth knob.

      Never underestimate the stopping power of a tree.

    23. Member
      Join Date
      May 23rd, 2008
      Location
      Lewisville, TX
      Posts
      2,801
      Vehicles
      2001 LZ7W 225 coupe; 1995 MX-5 M-edition
      08-16-2010 11:06 AM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by darrenbyrnes View Post
      I've had this knob for a few weeks now. Had to use some of that "Automotive Goop" to keep it from twisting around and some Loctite on the set screws, but it looks and feels great. My GF keeps touching my new smooth knob.

      she does?? Where does the line form????

    24. Member
      Join Date
      Feb 3rd, 2008
      Location
      Then CA, Now VA
      Posts
      937
      Vehicles
      '02 TT ALMS / '06 FX35 / '02 QS Z06 / '08 S6
      08-16-2010 03:45 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by darrenbyrnes View Post
      I've had this knob for a few weeks now. Had to use some of that "Automotive Goop" to keep it from twisting around and some Loctite on the set screws, but it looks and feels great. My GF keeps touching my new smooth knob.


      - Budget Baller Shift Knob: $20
      - Automotive Goop & Loctite: $8.99
      - Unsolicited and frequent touchings of Knob by GF: PRICELESS!!!

    Page 3 of 3 FirstFirst 123

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •