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    Thread: What did you do to your .:R today?

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      08-20-2010 04:13 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by cheeebs View Post
      no wash, i had my independent tech do the work. it saved me about $400, but missed the wash. is a half-ass dealer rinse worth $400?
      Never let the dealer wash your car

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      08-20-2010 04:50 PM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Never let the dealer wash your car
      I hear they delicately buff the paint with steel wool.

      edit: I cleaned my car today hoping I would test fit some wheels at Achtuning, but now that's next week. So... at least I get a clean car for the weekend.
      Quote Originally Posted by dubnick32 View Post
      That guy shouldn't own an R32. I bet he goes out dancing at least twice a week.

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      08-20-2010 04:54 PM #103
      The .:R got the rear wiper delete, the euro cupholder installed, as well as a dashboard tray to replace the top vent

      Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk

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      08-20-2010 04:57 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by cheeebs View Post
      no wash, i had my independent tech do the work. it saved me about $400, but missed the wash. is a half-ass dealer rinse worth $400?
      was a joke, and I assumed you would get off your ass and wash it for once. I never mentioned the dealer

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      08-20-2010 06:50 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      was a joke, and I assumed you would get off your ass and wash it for once. I never mentioned the dealer
      haha! nope.
      function/form

    6. 08-20-2010 10:55 PM #106
      Broke out the Race Ramps and torque wrenches ... and changed the oil.

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      08-21-2010 12:14 AM #107
      Cut front rotors. min 1.080. at 1.142
      New front pads. Hawk hp+
      Painted front caliper brackets flat black. soon I'm doing all blue parts
      Jumper bypass brake sensor
      New brake fluid. ATE super blue
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      Thoughts of driving but its raining and I just detailed it
      More thoughts about driving it

      Treffen is this weekend. Hope to see a bunch of you guys that live in the area there.

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      08-21-2010 10:43 AM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by AsianR32 View Post
      The .:R got the rear wiper delete, the euro cupholder installed, as well as a dashboard tray to replace the top vent
      I thought the dashboard tray didn't fit in the R due to the sensor for the climate control? I keep that vent turned off all the time and would love to replace it with a tray. Actually, I'd like to use the tray insert for a permanently mounted ipod dock.

    9. 08-21-2010 11:15 AM #109
      putting on my GHL exhaust tomorrow

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      08-21-2010 11:19 AM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by dubnick32 View Post
      Cut front rotors. min 1.080. at 1.142
      New front pads. Hawk hp+
      Painted front caliper brackets flat black. soon I'm doing all blue parts
      Jumper bypass brake sensor
      New brake fluid. ATE super blue
      Full interior and exterior detail
      Thoughts of driving but its raining and I just detailed it
      More thoughts about driving it

      Treffen is this weekend. Hope to see a bunch of you guys that live in the area there.
      PICS! i wanna see yer brakes.
      function/form

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      08-21-2010 12:00 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by wjlyerly View Post
      I thought the dashboard tray didn't fit in the R due to the sensor for the climate control? I keep that vent turned off all the time and would love to replace it with a tray. Actually, I'd like to use the tray insert for a permanently mounted ipod dock.
      At first I did not think the tray would work either. I went to the dealer to ask there techs if I was able to maybe remove the sensor or tuck it away. But every volkswagen tech said "No the sensor has to be there or the AC won't work properly, blah blah blah". So I gave it a shot, replaced the top vent and just tucked the sensor away and my AC works perfectly fine, if anything I think the AC has gotten a bit colder.

      Here are some pics







      Sorry for the huge pictures
      Last edited by AsianR32; 08-21-2010 at 12:26 PM.

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      08-21-2010 03:30 PM #112
      ^^ thats very neat, how do u like ur pioneer unit??

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      08-21-2010 03:31 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by mofat01 View Post
      putting on my GHL exhaust tomorrow
      nicee
      Last edited by qkrtkdgh; 08-21-2010 at 03:34 PM.

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      08-21-2010 04:38 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by qkrtkdgh View Post
      ^^ thats very neat, how do u like ur pioneer unit??
      I love my Pioneer head unit! It's the AVIC-F90BT. As you can see though the plastic border to fit the head unit isn't really that flush. Hopefully soon when I have more free time I'll fashion something up so it will sit flush and get it to look like the car was made with it.

      The GPS on the head unit is actually really great. Very accurate, and actually very smooth. I have the GPS sensor and bluetooth mic ran to the top driver side corner of the windshield so it is out of the way but still usable

    15. 08-22-2010 05:15 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by mofat01 View Post
      putting on my GHL exhaust tomorrow

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      08-22-2010 05:16 PM #116
      looking good brother

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      08-22-2010 05:41 PM #117
      Plan on installing my Neuspeed Rear Sway Bar w/ Endlinks tomorrow.

      Possibly the Neuspeed springs as well for a nice little drop.

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      08-22-2010 07:01 PM #118

      • Installed my low profile engine trim
      • Separated my new holeless, Plastidipped grill so I could mount magnetic plate holder
      • Installed Magnets; only to have epoxy fail due to insanely high humidity
      • reinstalled magnets, allowing Epoxy to cure inside house to avoid humidity...
      • Took pics of my failing EVOMS intake trim to send to Ian
      • Mounted my Front plate on my passenger visor temporarily until I can finish my grill and get it installed...
      • Drank a beer and stared forlornly at my grill-less front end

      -Jason
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      08-23-2010 12:15 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Saabstory02 View Post

      • Installed my low profile engine trim
      • Separated my new holeless, Plastidipped grill so I could mount magnetic plate holder
      • Installed Magnets; only to have epoxy fail due to insanely high humidity
      • reinstalled magnets, allowing Epoxy to cure inside house to avoid humidity...
      • Took pics of my failing EVOMS intake trim to send to Ian
      • Mounted my Front plate on my passenger visor temporarily until I can finish my grill and get it installed...
      • Drank a beer and stared forlornly at my grill-less front end

      . forlornly = word of the day.
      function/form

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      08-23-2010 12:39 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by cheeebs View Post
      . forlornly = word of the day.


      I started with despondently; but decided that didn't catch the depth of my feeling at that point
      -Jason
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      08-23-2010 12:44 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by AsianR32 View Post
      At first I did not think the tray would work either. I went to the dealer to ask there techs if I was able to maybe remove the sensor or tuck it away. But every volkswagen tech said "No the sensor has to be there or the AC won't work properly, blah blah blah". So I gave it a shot, replaced the top vent and just tucked the sensor away and my AC works perfectly fine, if anything I think the AC has gotten a bit colder.
      Love the tray...
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

      US-spec R32 Registry * Cont.:Ributor

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      08-23-2010 01:35 PM #122
      Brake fluid flush w/ Super Blue... (ooohs and awwwws) yeah right.

      Motive Bleeder is money. First time using a pressure bleeder.

      Cycled the ABS pump.

      The 2.5 y/o fluid looked a little yellowed. I did notice a VERY small bit of air in the lines.

      I figure 2 years down the road I'll flush it with the Typ 200 from ATE. The undyed version of super blue. It really helped having different colored fluid.
      insert cheap credibility statement here...

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      08-23-2010 11:05 PM #123
      Broke out the jack and jack stands.

      Installed the Neuspeed Sway Bar and Endlinks.

      Ordered the Pop Hatch Kit and Hella Taillights from ECS.

      Then test drive.







      Old Puny links and bar go bye bye



      Hello shiny new parts



      Ooh La La

    24. 08-23-2010 11:11 PM #124
      I had to polish out a strange parking lot scratch on my right rear 1/4 panel and c pillar. I stood mesmerized when I first saw it, trying to figure out how it got there. Took about 4 minutes with some cleaner wax to make it go away!

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      08-24-2010 02:27 AM #125
      My friend and I installed H&R Springs - Hand-me-downs courtesy of my man Anthony [Av.]


      Last edited by BetaOp9; 08-24-2010 at 02:30 AM.

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