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      08-24-2010 07:33 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Damn.. You were just sitting on a bunch of goodies weren't ya

      That MFD2 looks nice Glad you like the springs, any plans to upgrade the shocks ?
      Unsure at the moment. Looks like I'm forced to invest some money on repairing my passenger front CV boot. Remember when my tire tread came off on I-4? Well it apparently wrapped around my axle and damage the CV boot. Hopefully we can do a boot kit, otherwise it's a new axle for me. $480ish with a $200 core refund.
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      08-24-2010 08:21 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Unsure at the moment. Looks like I'm forced to invest some money on repairing my passenger front CV boot. Remember when my tire tread came off on I-4? Well it apparently wrapped around my axle and damage the CV boot. Hopefully we can do a boot kit, otherwise it's a new axle for me. $480ish with a $200 core refund.
      That unfortunate to hear. You just got to love unexpected damage Best of luck

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      08-24-2010 08:32 PM #143
      I plasti dipped my grill to see if I like it before I maybe paint it. I filled the grill holes. Yes, they need smoothed a bit more.

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      heavy understeer and snap oversteer. PQ35 perfect.
      08-24-2010 08:45 PM #144
      looks good. my black grill is chipped like crazy and salt/pepper all over. i like the p-dip look. may be my next project if it ever gets below 1100 freakin degrees round here.
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      08-24-2010 08:58 PM #145
      That's an interesting look. How does it hold up to road debris and wear? I'd like to see close ups.

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      08-25-2010 09:26 AM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by GTItraveler View Post
      That's an interesting look. How does it hold up to road debris and wear? I'd like to see close ups.
      If it holds up like my old GTI grill, I should have no problem at all. It was a pain in the butt to tape everything off. I can take a close up if you want. Just remember I didn't do the greatest job as I knew this was an experiment before painting. I also have to work on the plate holes. I used a plastic epoxy weld and the stuff is rock hard. I think I am going to use a razor and dig some out and use a body puddy to smooth the holes better.

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      08-25-2010 10:15 AM #147
      I plan on p-dip the extra grill I have at home was wondering how did you fill in the holes?

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      08-25-2010 10:32 AM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      I plan on p-dip the extra grill I have at home was wondering how did you fill in the holes?
      1. Go to Autozone and buy plastic weld epoxy.( it has two different types of fluid that have to mix)
      2. Ruff edges around holes so epoxy has something to bond to.
      3. I placed electrical tape behind the holes. I'm sure you could use other types of tape.
      4. Mix epoxy on some type of hard surface and mix quick.( Turns to goo real fast)
      5. Scrape goo in holes. I suggest you don't fill all the way to the top. This way, you can place some sanding puddy/bondo over. This is also easier to sand than the hardened glue. I now have to scrape/cut some of the glue to place the puddy in for sanding.
      6. Let cure over night.
      7. Bondo.
      8. Sand down till smooth.
      9. Tape off what you want plasti-dipped/painted.
      10. Enjoy.

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      08-25-2010 10:41 AM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by Voyles View Post
      1. Go to Autozone and buy plastic weld epoxy.( it has two different types of fluid that have to mix)
      2. Ruff edges around holes so epoxy has something to bond to.
      3. I placed electrical tape behind the holes. I'm sure you could use other types of tape.
      4. Mix epoxy on some type of hard surface and mix quick.( Turns to goo real fast)
      5. Scrape goo in holes. I suggest you don't fill all the way to the top. This way, you can place some sanding puddy/bondo over. This is also easier to sand than the hardened glue. I now have to scrape/cut some of the glue to place the puddy in for sanding.
      6. Let cure over night.
      7. Bondo.
      8. Sand down till smooth.
      9. Tape off what you want plasti-dipped/painted.
      10. Enjoy.
      regarding that point, i strongly suggest you DO NOT DO THIS. rather, while at Autozone, buy a body patch kit. it will come with some self-adhering wire mesh that covers the back of the holes, then it can be smeared over with a thick layer of epoxy/bondo. let dry and contour sand the front. the mesh patch will have your back if you get a rock hitting right on the patch. merely taping it can allow the epoxy to pop through the hole.
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      08-25-2010 11:46 AM #150
      Alright thanks for the instructions definitely doing it as my next project

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      08-25-2010 04:27 PM #151
      New goodies came in today

      Installing todays!

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      08-25-2010 05:50 PM #152
      Ordered some yellow bulbs for the inner headlights

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      08-25-2010 06:01 PM #153
      Hella tails and hatch pop kit installed. Waiting on my friend with the vagcom.

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      08-25-2010 11:21 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Ordered some yellow bulbs for the inner headlights
      I was totally going to do this, but didn't want to spend $50 on bulbs. What did you go with, where did you get them, and how much? I had a hard time finding them that were yellow tinted, a lot are just coated and shine yellow.

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      08-25-2010 11:53 PM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      I was totally going to do this, but didn't want to spend $50 on bulbs. What did you go with, where did you get them, and how much? I had a hard time finding them that were yellow tinted, a lot are just coated and shine yellow.
      I met up with a fellow R from here on the forums last friday. He said he had these... linked me these http://www.amazon.com/Hella-H7107070...ecc_rvi_cart_1

      but now the website says they don't fit the R?

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      08-26-2010 05:31 AM #156
      Sorry for the late night / early morning post. Didn't get home till just now.

      Well pulled the baby into the garage.



      Put in the ECS hatch pop kit.



      Installed my new Hella tails.



      And Wa-La



      Still looking for any help as to how to get the inner set of LEDs to become the turn signal.
      If anyone knows how this could be done, pleaseeee let me know. I would hope there would be no wiring involved but if I have to I will. Thanks!

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      08-26-2010 06:30 AM #157
      H7s fit.
      insert cheap credibility statement here...

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      08-26-2010 07:55 AM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      I met up with a fellow R from here on the forums last friday. He said he had these... linked me these http://www.amazon.com/Hella-H7107070...ecc_rvi_cart_1

      but now the website says they don't fit the R?

      These are good too http://www.amazon.com/Nokya-Arctic-Y.../dp/B0013JDW34
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      08-26-2010 12:02 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      I met up with a fellow R from here on the forums last friday. He said he had these... linked me these http://www.amazon.com/Hella-H7107070...ecc_rvi_cart_1

      but now the website says they don't fit the R?
      These are the ones I purchased. They were like $25 or so.

      http://www.luminicsbulbs.com/jdm_yellow.php
      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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      08-26-2010 12:53 PM #160
      Alright glad the bulbs will fit

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      08-27-2010 12:12 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      I met up with a fellow R from here on the forums last friday. He said he had these... linked me these http://www.amazon.com/Hella-H7107070...ecc_rvi_cart_1

      but now the website says they don't fit the R?
      Lol, noticed that amazon.com says "Item Weight: 5 Pounds" for those bulbs. Wow must have a bit of dark matter in them.

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      08-27-2010 12:38 AM #162
      1,000 posts... Take a screen shot quick!

      Congrats. LOL.

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      08-27-2010 08:24 AM #163
      Put my holeless, plastidipped grill back on the car finally

      Unfortunately, my magnetic plate holder isn't working; magents keep peeling off despite beign Epoxied on...
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      08-27-2010 11:19 AM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by Saabstory02 View Post
      Put my holeless, plastidipped grill back on the car finally

      Unfortunately, my magnetic plate holder isn't working; magents keep peeling off despite beign Epoxied on...
      What type of epoxy are you using. Did you mix it properly first?

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      08-27-2010 11:23 AM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by Voyles View Post
      What type of epoxy are you using. Did you mix it properly first?
      It is Gorilla Epoxy, 5 minute set time. Yes; mixed correctly it failed the first time I did it as well, but I thought it was due to humidity. I am guessing the plate holder is polyurethane, and just too smooth and flexible for the Epoxy to hold onto...

      I gotta do a little research and see if I can find something better.
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      08-27-2010 06:00 PM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Lol, noticed that amazon.com says "Item Weight: 5 Pounds" for those bulbs. Wow must have a bit of dark matter in them.
      Probably filled with sulphur hexafluoride

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      08-28-2010 02:16 AM #167
      Vag'd the hatch, so now it pops open.

      Tomorrow will try the "ghetto" method to get my tails turn signal LEDs to work.

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      08-28-2010 03:46 PM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Probably filled with sulphur hexafluoride

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      Cleaning the R today, its been a few months since I have and working on my grille

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      08-28-2010 06:29 PM #169
      had the windows tinted. looks so much better. now to look into powder coating the wheels and front bumper. oh and get either body color or tinted side markers.

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      08-28-2010 06:43 PM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by Saabstory02 View Post
      Put my holeless, plastidipped grill back on the car finally

      Unfortunately, my magnetic plate holder isn't working; magents keep peeling off despite beign Epoxied on...
      Well, it isn't clean but I wanted to get a pic up at least



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      08-28-2010 07:35 PM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      I was totally going to do this, but didn't want to spend $50 on bulbs.
      Wow.. don't know where you were looking, but that's a rip off.

      Got my Nokya H7s for $15 shipped.

      Nokya is your best bet anyways.

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      08-28-2010 09:07 PM #173
      Hey! You found my money, thanks man!
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      08-29-2010 08:21 AM #174
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