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

    1. Geriatric Member PSU's Avatar
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      06-21-2011 10:02 AM #2001
      Looked at mine as I drove off in my Honda, which got 38.79MPG on my last tank of gas.

      That's 38.79MPG on back roads, too, due to construction and other BS as of late.

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      06-21-2011 12:46 PM #2002
      Quote Originally Posted by valkswagen View Post
      Well my stock plastic splash guard and front lip were taken out by a dead turtle. I thought this one would be a little better for round two.
      mine got taken out by a dead raccoon.

      how much was your skid plate?

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      06-21-2011 02:27 PM #2003

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      06-21-2011 02:32 PM #2004
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      Saabstory is right, at high speeds most all street cars will get lift in the front unless you have aero. If the air entering doesn't have a place to be channeled through you're going to get lift. I think on the street it doesn't matter, but on the banked oval/high speed track/autobahn/etc you want to minimize that as much as possible.
      I've run the banked oval a few times without one of them so I could have my tow hook in, I've since modified an extra grill so I can keep the grill in with the tow hook and keep things as the VW Engineers designed it.
      That's Awesome that the VW engineers were thinking about us for the times that we take the cars out for high speed runs

      After seeing the HPA intake using the grille for more air, I'm also thinking it would be great to make some brake cooling ducts from there. Paired with some nice rotors like the RB 2-piece, I bet you wouldn't even need a BBK on the track.
      If your gas cap light comes on even if you think you tightened the cap, try pulling on the cap as you tighten it. Worked for me.
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      06-21-2011 02:40 PM #2005
      Quote Originally Posted by Roberts_J View Post
      mine got taken out by a dead raccoon.
      Goundhog here. Dead now..


      I'm away from my car for the next month while i'm out of town for work.

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      06-21-2011 03:17 PM #2006
      Quote Originally Posted by Voyles View Post
      Goundhog here. Dead now..


      I'm away from my car for the next month while i'm out of town for work.
      my car has been in the shop for over 4 weeks, im supposed to get it back today and i go out of town for 2 weeks on sunday

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      06-21-2011 03:19 PM #2007
      Those ducts sound slick, I think you're right!

      Quote Originally Posted by Slave IV View Post
      That's Awesome that the VW engineers were thinking about us for the times that we take the cars out for high speed runs

      After seeing the HPA intake using the grille for more air, I'm also thinking it would be great to make some brake cooling ducts from there. Paired with some nice rotors like the RB 2-piece, I bet you wouldn't even need a BBK on the track.
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      06-21-2011 03:21 PM #2008
      Quote Originally Posted by Slave IV View Post
      That's Awesome that the VW engineers were thinking about us for the times that we take the cars out for high speed runs

      After seeing the HPA intake using the grille for more air, I'm also thinking it would be great to make some brake cooling ducts from there. Paired with some nice rotors like the RB 2-piece, I bet you wouldn't even need a BBK on the track.
      We do have brake ducts...look at the under tray, there's 2 ducts that are designed to send air to the front brakes

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      06-21-2011 03:47 PM #2009
      Quote Originally Posted by Ikey3125 View Post
      We do have brake ducts...look at the under tray, there's 2 ducts that are designed to send air to the front brakes
      I'll check it out...and the more I hear these things, the more I'm loving the engineering behind the R32.
      But more air on the brakes couldn't hurt. I'm thinking something like this:

      With the hose drawing air from the grille like the HPA intake.
      If your gas cap light comes on even if you think you tightened the cap, try pulling on the cap as you tighten it. Worked for me.
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    10. 06-21-2011 04:33 PM #2010
      Slightly tinted clear corners:


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      06-21-2011 04:40 PM #2011
      Quote Originally Posted by Slave IV View Post
      I'll check it out...and the more I hear these things, the more I'm loving the engineering behind the R32.
      But more air on the brakes couldn't hurt. I'm thinking something like this:

      With the hose drawing air from the grille like the HPA intake.
      Not that advanced...but if you look under...we do have brake cooling ducts

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      06-21-2011 04:51 PM #2012
      Quote Originally Posted by Ikey3125 View Post
      Not that advanced...but if you look under...we do have brake cooling ducts
      Thanks...again.
      If your gas cap light comes on even if you think you tightened the cap, try pulling on the cap as you tighten it. Worked for me.
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      06-21-2011 05:00 PM #2013
      put it in

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      06-21-2011 08:16 PM #2014
      Got hit by a PT cruiser. (I know I made the joke before, but not this time). Rear passenger side and wheel jacked.

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      06-21-2011 08:51 PM #2015
      Quote Originally Posted by MoWsE View Post
      Got hit by a PT cruiser. (I know I made the joke before, but not this time). Rear passenger side and wheel jacked.
      Dang man.

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      06-21-2011 09:08 PM #2016
      Quote Originally Posted by MoWsE View Post
      Got hit by a PT cruiser. (I know I made the joke before, but not this time). Rear passenger side and wheel jacked.

    17. 06-21-2011 09:37 PM #2017
      I dropped it off for some slammage!!

      cant wait for tomorrow night, to pick it up!

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      06-21-2011 10:56 PM #2018
      Quote Originally Posted by PBR ME View Post
      I dropped it off for some slammage!!

      cant wait for tomorrow night, to pick it up!
      Your JCaps should be arriving shortly as well.

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      06-21-2011 11:13 PM #2019
      Quote Originally Posted by MoWsE View Post
      Got hit by a PT cruiser. (I know I made the joke before, but not this time). Rear passenger side and wheel jacked.
      You ok??
      Paint it black and take it back.
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      06-21-2011 11:29 PM #2020
      Quote Originally Posted by MoWsE View Post
      Got hit by a PT cruiser. (I know I made the joke before, but not this time). Rear passenger side and wheel jacked.
      crap dude, i JUST got my car back from an accident (went without for over 4 weeks) Hope your R has a speedy recovery and that you are okay.

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      06-22-2011 01:28 AM #2021
      Quote Originally Posted by Roberts_J View Post
      crap dude, i JUST got my car back from an accident (went without for over 4 weeks) Hope your R has a speedy recovery and that you are okay.
      So...asian tween?

      Was she hot?

      Sorry buddy.

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      06-22-2011 01:35 AM #2022
      oh yeah update. GOT MY CAR BACK AND GOT HIT AGAIN TODAY. F U MERCEDES SUV WITH TWEEN DRIVER.

      if you like asian girls who look like they are 12 and probably haven't had their first period yet, than yes she was extremely hot.



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      06-22-2011 01:36 AM #2023
      Quote Originally Posted by Roberts_J View Post
      oh yeah update. GOT MY CAR BACK AND GOT HIT AGAIN TODAY. F U MERCEDES SUV WITH TWEEN DRIVER.

      if you like asian girls who look like they are 12 and probably haven't had their first period yet, than yes she was extremely hot.


      They eventually turn 18. Nice.

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      06-22-2011 01:40 AM #2024
      That sucks guys hope you all are okay!

      If it's any consolation, the body shop called to say it'll be next week till I get my R back.
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      06-22-2011 01:41 AM #2025
      Quote Originally Posted by Katie83 View Post
      That sucks guys hope you all are okay!

      If it's any consolation, the body shop called to say it'll be next week till I get my R back.
      When did you drop it off? Did you find a euro bumper?

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