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

    1. Member entirelyvw's Avatar
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      08-12-2010 09:04 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by -jakrbt- View Post
      Okay, now time for you to come do mine. And heat index of 95? Riiiiiiight! In my garage!!!
      You just have to man up. I went through three soaking wet shirts and 6 big cups of water during my detail. It's a labor of love.

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      08-12-2010 10:05 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by tbobaggins View Post
      How do you like that osir grill?
      a+, fit and finish are awesome.

      Quote Originally Posted by entirelyvw View Post
      You just have to man up. I went through three soaking wet shirts and 6 big cups of water during my detail. It's a labor of love.
      i manned it up even more and wore the same soaking wet t-shirt the whole time. i wanted to just throw it out after i was done

      today i plan on detailing the interior, then i'm going to stare at expensive parts on the internet and try to not order them

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      08-12-2010 10:30 AM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by killrobot View Post
      a+, fit and finish are awesome.
      I've looked at that grill over and over. I keep starting to buy one and then i stop myself, because I love the CF but I hate the screening... I wish OSIR would have keep the stock crossbars so everything matched up right

      I'd buy a CF grill in a heartbeat if it had this; but I just can't bring myself to do it when the center doesn't match. Glad the product is top notch though, it does look good against the red



      Quote Originally Posted by killrobot View Post
      today i plan on detailing the interior, then i'm going to stare at expensive parts on the internet and try to not order them
      I can't tell you how many times i do that every week...
      -Jason
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    4. 08-12-2010 10:52 AM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Saabstory02 View Post
      I can't tell you how many times i do that every week...
      That's me too. I look at wheels I dunno how many times a day. And I know what I want. Just can't bring myself to spend the money on them. Before my son was born, it wasn't a problem. I'd find what I liked, get the cash, and do it. Now? Even when I get the cash for stuff, I can't seem to make myself spend it on what I was trying to get and it ends up going elsewhere, usually on either bills, or eating out. At least, though, my RSB should be here in the next day or so.

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      08-12-2010 10:58 AM #55
      wow you're just installing the RSB now? that's great though, you'll noticed it and enjoy it from the moment you drive it.

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      08-12-2010 11:18 AM #56
      new tires came off the truck today.

      I love it when my office reeks of rubber.



      nice plates Tyler!
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      08-12-2010 11:26 AM #57
      Got some new stuff in the mail yesterday that I plan on busting out very soon:

      Optimum PT Car Wash - for the first bath - haven't washed her in over a year, literally
      Optimum PT No-Rinse Wash - for subsequent cleanings
      Meguiars Gold Class Bug & Tar Remover - for caked-on road grime on the wheels and other spots
      Optimum PT Car Wax - heard it's pretty awesome for being a spray-on, wipe-off
      Klasse High Gloss Sealant Glaze - never used sealant before and I want to get it right
      Applicators and other hardware

      On top of what I already own - a PC 7424 DA Polisher and a few assorted Sonus polishes - I think I've got the right tools for the job. Will definitely post some photos once the job's done.
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      08-12-2010 01:29 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by -jakrbt- View Post
      Okay, now time for you to come do mine. And heat index of 95? Riiiiiiight! In my garage!!!
      Come to Chicago and I'll do it! My cousin and I have been detailing cars for a while and are thinking about starting a small business out of it. We need a few good cars to build up our "portfolio" first though

      Quote Originally Posted by Saabstory02 View Post
      I've looked at that grill over and over. I keep starting to buy one and then i stop myself, because I love the CF but I hate the screening... I wish OSIR would have keep the stock crossbars so everything matched up right

      I'd buy a CF grill in a heartbeat if it had this; but I just can't bring myself to do it when the center doesn't match. Glad the product is top notch though, it does look good against the red
      that was my only complain at first, they should have made it so you could choose to use either the stock crossbars or mesh. once you get used to the mesh it seems "normal" though and makes the car look sportier imo. i just want to figure out a good way to attach my stock R32 emblem to the grill.
      Last edited by killrobot; 08-12-2010 at 01:31 PM.

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      08-12-2010 01:30 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by killrobot View Post
      Come to Chicago and I'll do it! My cousin and I have been detailing cars for a while and are thinking about starting a small business out of it. We need a few good cars to build up our "portfolio" first though
      half my family lives in chicagoland. now you got me thinking road trip!

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      08-12-2010 02:49 PM #60
      I just put the spare on the car for the first time today. Widowmaker and all on the side of the road.


      Chicago is where its at Dr Cheebs.

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      08-12-2010 03:49 PM #61
      Try to get your MU replaced to avoid that costly DSG service fee...
      Easier said than done.... I have been through dealership BS for 2 years now about that stupid transmission. They tell me its normal. Then I was quoted $700 for the 40K service and DSG service... I just rolled 41k so I have to do something very soon. I thought our letters were supposed to go out in October...? Ugh, not sure if I should just go ahead and pay for the service and live with the damn thing. Really not happy with the DSG and am looking at the possibility of a manual swap down the road.

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      08-12-2010 06:29 PM #62
      Drove to meet my dad for dinner then got home and played around in photoshop came out with this


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      08-12-2010 06:36 PM #63
      schwung, you need to visit another dealer on one of your next trips out of town.

      not that the mech unit will cure your 6M blues!



      av. that is awesome.

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      08-12-2010 06:59 PM #64
      Av. love the wheelz.

      i installed the R36 dead pedal today. 3 damn years.. what was i waiting for again? i think my car is faster and takes the corners at twice the speed now.

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      08-12-2010 09:17 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      schwung, you need to visit another dealer on one of your next trips out of town.

      not that the mech unit will cure your 6M blues!
      I wish it were that easy Abe... here in the lowcountry, there are limited choices. I'm working on it. If anyone knows of a good dealer in Jax, let me know. Otherwise, I'm stuck taking it to the Charleston dealer that I got the car from. I hate to say, but I think part of my dealer problem is the sexist attitude that I frequently run into. Ridiculous!

      Oh, I think I've found the cure for my MT blues Just going to wait for my CPO to run out, gather parts in the meantime, then rip into it!

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      08-12-2010 09:41 PM #66
      Yesterday 03:09 PM #40

      ^^ congrats, what color?

      finally finished washing/polishing/waxing,
      Deep Blue Metallic Still makes me smile every time I walk out to see it parked there.

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      08-12-2010 09:44 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by TanTheMan67 View Post
      Deep Blue Metallic Still makes me smile every time I walk out to see it parked there.
      Best color Might want to fix your profile "2002 r32 "

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      08-12-2010 10:46 PM #68
      Neuspeed Exhaust and H&R Rear Sway Bar installed. Sooooo loud, love it.








    19. 08-13-2010 07:44 AM #69
      ^^Nice!

      Nothing done to the .:R aside from the normal day-to-day work drive. But did get my Whitelite Flat Out Rear Sway delivered! Now to figure out which setting to go with......

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      08-13-2010 10:49 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by schwung View Post
      I wish it were that easy Abe... here in the lowcountry, there are limited choices. I'm working on it. If anyone knows of a good dealer in Jax, let me know. Otherwise, I'm stuck taking it to the Charleston dealer that I got the car from. I hate to say, but I think part of my dealer problem is the sexist attitude that I frequently run into. Ridiculous!
      seems you could either:


      1. use your sex to your advantage? from a guy's standpoint it's a fair statement to make... c'mon you know how to manipulate some freakin service advisor a-holes, no?
      2. or get a big burly car guy friend to make it happen for you? there's plenty of online documentation to support your case for an MU swap.


      unless you have a load of mods and they're not mod-friendly... PITA, but you maybe still can temporarily unmod the car if you think the dealer will be ok with that.

      or are they claiming they cannot reproduce bad DSG behavior? that IS vw policy, to only proceed with warranty work if they can reproduce symptoms in-house. if this is the case, it's on you to figure out exactly what it takes to reproduce the symptoms. then you provide them with the procedure in writing and they can't decline... as long as you have VWoA behind you. call VWoA if they continue to give you trouble.

      but you already know all this, right? i'm probably not understanding your full situation.

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      08-13-2010 10:58 AM #71
      Id think the dealer should change the MU out regardless. mine said, "whenever you are ready I will order the part", they are not going to do any testing at all I just said, I experienced this unsafe issue.. my car didnt respond in traffic and and almost caused an accident.. and they will just swap it out as the campaign suggests. or ID hope.



      Schwung, next time you take a road trip go see a vw dealer and see if they can at least order the part for you or get the ball rolling, maybe they can get the claim started and have your local dealer do the install when the part arrives.

      or you can bribe your servicewriter

      good luck

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      08-13-2010 02:32 PM #72
      Cut a hole in my house to drive through.


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      08-13-2010 03:49 PM #73
      ^^ was that previously heated living space converted to (or back to) garage? NICE!

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      08-13-2010 04:09 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by cheeebs View Post
      seems you could either:


      1. use your sex to your advantage? from a guy's standpoint it's a fair statement to make... c'mon you know how to manipulate some freakin service advisor a-holes, no?
      2. or get a big burly car guy friend to make it happen for you? there's plenty of online documentation to support your case for an MU swap.


      unless you have a load of mods and they're not mod-friendly... PITA, but you maybe still can temporarily unmod the car if you think the dealer will be ok with that.

      or are they claiming they cannot reproduce bad DSG behavior? that IS vw policy, to only proceed with warranty work if they can reproduce symptoms in-house. if this is the case, it's on you to figure out exactly what it takes to reproduce the symptoms. then you provide them with the procedure in writing and they can't decline... as long as you have VWoA behind you. call VWoA if they continue to give you trouble.

      but you already know all this, right? i'm probably not understanding your full situation.
      Well, the car is virtually un-modded to date, so that's not an issue. It has been dealer serviced since I've had it. I might need a team of bouncers to go with me next time! I just made an appointment today. I have been told by others to pursue it w/VWoA if they continue to give me a hassle about it. I KNOW it needs to be dealt with, as I have all the same herky jerky symptoms as the rest of you guys. It is worse in the cooler weather though, so the extreme heat of late has lessened my issue.

      I shouldn't even get started sharing stories on the dealer idiocy I've experienced. Sometimes I can't believe that stuff actually happened. A few visits ago, I had them put the car on the lift and I helped work on it myself! Then they were all googly eyed at the chick messing with her car. Another time, I was waiting on them, and they had a very upset customer who couldn't figure out her iPod dock to save her life. So I showed her, then ended up giving the whole service department the iPod tutorial. I made them comp my oil change for that one. Doesn't VW train these people???

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      08-13-2010 07:32 PM #75
      yikes... i keep hearing of dealer incompetence. for now i'm clear cus i've found my dealer situation and my non-dealer mechanic as well. seems like many dealer, vw or not, have major issues with finding or paying quality staff. good luck though, sounds like it's time for VWoA to step in. last time i had an issue (which ironically was dealer stubbornness regarding an MU swap), i called VWoA and they set the appointment at the dealer for me. within the hour the dealer's receptionist called me to confirm the appointment for DSG evaluation. and all i did was call VWoA and tell them basically what you're telling us here.

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