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      08-16-2012 08:50 PM #4727
      So are these permanent wheels or are you going to switch them in 2 weeks?
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      im running bbs rs, but thats just because im a boss

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      08-16-2012 09:02 PM #4728
      Nice, I like those about the same as the Neu's. Wish they weren't white though but it doesnt look too bad.

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      08-17-2012 01:14 AM #4729
      Quote Originally Posted by Miller7204 View Post
      So are these permanent wheels or are you going to switch them in 2 weeks?
      Quote Originally Posted by sobe_zuki View Post
      Nice, I like those about the same as the Neu's. Wish they weren't white though but it doesnt look too bad.
      Thanks guys! These will be around for a while
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      08-17-2012 01:31 AM #4730
      One of my all time favorite wheels what are the specs before and after adapters? Will you be keeping them white?
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      08-17-2012 02:14 AM #4731
      So since you finally showed the wheels, you might as well just tell us about the overseas box while you are at it.
      Breathe.

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      08-17-2012 03:16 AM #4732
      Quote Originally Posted by DieselDubber View Post
      One of my all time favorite wheels what are the specs before and after adapters? Will you be keeping them white?
      Thanks man!

      18x8.5 et38 square.

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      Quote Originally Posted by MrMark4 GLi View Post
      So since you finally showed the wheels, you might as well just tell us about the overseas box while you are at it.
      Gonna save that one!


      Here's a huge picture dump though:

      Caleb's shop and his car on the rack:









      We started the morning by yanking off the CHs from Caleb's car, and dismounting the existing tires on the RSIIs to flip the two sets. (Loud air whoosing noises)











      "Derp":



      A Humvee with a malfunctioning tire filling system:



      I dismounted the damaged Rotiform from my original set as Caleb watched over me:



      More of Caleb doing his thing:



      Wheel pr0n:



      Special adapter for filling RSIIs through the hidden valve stem:



      I then rethreaded Caleb's damaged front hubs, and worked my way around the car, chasing each hole before installing his studs:



      Caleb then started to balance all the wheels (like a sir)





      Giant tire sticker ball:



      Super fancy balancer at work:



      We then ran into a problem. We had planned on buying new bolts to attach the 25mm reat adapters that Nik was giving me to my rear hubs. However, since the height of the bolts has to fit within the adapter, it was impossible to find a set. So I had to return to Nik's place to pull off his blades, adapters, and the mini studs required to fit my adapters. It was about 105* out and I was dying, but I got it done. Only took one picture there:



      Studs installed back at the shop on my car:



      25mm rear adapter ready to go on:



      Shiny new 42DD adapter on:



      Me being super happy:



      Caleb also noticed my tie rod ends were pretty shot, so we ordered up a pair of Moog units which were at the shop within the hour. They are super nice and feature a nipple for adding grease to the end while installed:





      Hydration:



      Greasing the end:



      Adapter pornography:



      Final wheel installation:



      Brake clearance:









      Caleb then went into wizard mode and alligned my car like a complete boss. We also discovered my rear toe shims were pretty un-necessary, so they will come bacj out soon.



      Finally, we cranked the back of my car up about an inch. With the load of three wheels and two tires to bring home, I needed the extra clearance. My rears also now poke 3mm more per side, and would've melted the crap out of my paint. I am actually pretty happy with the loaded height, and i'll probably only spin it about half way back to the original height, and keep the 25mm adapters that I had originally planned to swap. The poke is nice and at this height there is no rub


      iI

      We then finished up, torqued everything down, and I made the 100 mile drive back to Ian's place where I will stay the night before heading the last hour home. The car felt amazing the whole way, and Caleb's careful balancing has resulted in a smoother ride than any other point since I have owned the car. I am super super happy with it

      In terms of wheels moving forward, I will probably be refinishing the RSIIs in the next few weeks. I won't be doing anything too fancy, probably just sand blast them in my booth and rattle can them. I am a large fan of the white though and plan on keeping it around. I also need to find an allen head bolt to replace the one we used to plug the old valve stem on the wheel where it was damaged.

      Overall, I am very happy with the RSIIs and plan on running them for a long while Overall a great few days.

      A huge thanks to Caleb, Nik, and the management at Radial Tire Service for their huge help in getting my car to the point it is at now safely and quickly. The shop was top notch and I plan on making the trip up again soon for such awesome work

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      08-17-2012 03:37 AM #4733
      Quote Originally Posted by Zach! View Post


      Gonna save that one!
      Breathe.

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      08-17-2012 07:36 AM #4734
      Nice pics Zach! Your white RSII's remind me of my white RC's
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      im running bbs rs, but thats just because im a boss

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      08-17-2012 12:03 PM #4735
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      08-17-2012 12:18 PM #4736
      Pretty awesome shop Caleb has there
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      08-17-2012 03:09 PM #4737
      Quote Originally Posted by MrMark4 GLi View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Miller7204 View Post
      Nice pics Zach! Your white RSII's remind me of my white RC's


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      Are you coming out to play tonight?
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      Quote Originally Posted by boostd12v View Post
      Pretty awesome shop Caleb has there
      Yep!

      A few mores shots I took this morning:









      I also went to a specialty hardware store and found a pretty bolt to replace the ugly one we had in the valve stem location. The difference is barely noticeable.




      Selling an extra set of adapters if anyone is interested:

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      08-17-2012 03:11 PM #4738
      looks great

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      08-17-2012 03:38 PM #4739
      Different color for the rims and it's the greatest Jetta

      I recommend gun metal grey/normal-OEM silver

      Good luck, u'r doing it
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      08-17-2012 06:30 PM #4740
      sweet ride. wish i knew more about cars and could mod haha. but also too paranoid i'll void my warranty.

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      08-17-2012 08:35 PM #4741
      Quote Originally Posted by Circoloco View Post
      Different color for the rims and it's the greatest Jetta

      I recommend gun metal grey/normal-OEM silver

      Good luck, u'r doing it
      No gunmetal would look bad and i painted them white because oem silver is boring
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      08-19-2012 08:55 AM #4742
      Quote Originally Posted by Blackpitty View Post
      looks great

      Thanks buddy!


      Quote Originally Posted by Circoloco View Post
      Different color for the rims and it's the greatest Jetta

      I recommend gun metal grey/normal-OEM silver

      Good luck, u'r doing it
      I have a few ideas I've been thinking about...




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      sweet ride. wish i knew more about cars and could mod haha. but also too paranoid i'll void my warranty.
      Haha only one way to learn


      Quote Originally Posted by Nikolay View Post
      No gunmetal would look bad and i painted them white because oem silver is boring
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      08-19-2012 11:26 AM #4743
      Quote Originally Posted by .:FrankRizzo:. View Post
      My old car, I miss it:
      I'm sick of this **** happening

      This is my build thread. lol.
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      08-19-2012 11:29 AM #4744
      The new wheels look really nice. I would keep them white over gold.

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      08-19-2012 12:41 PM #4745
      White would look better if u polished the Lip. As with the BBS, gold, that would look nice

      is it ok if i whore my car in ur build thread too Im JK.. Maybe.

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      08-19-2012 01:26 PM #4746
      Quote Originally Posted by Zach! View Post
      I'm sick of this **** happening

      This is my build thread. lol.
      I think people think that because its such a long thread, it must be some sort of "post your car here" thread haha.
      But no. It's really just the mk4 chitchat thread.
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      08-19-2012 01:52 PM #4747
      Quote Originally Posted by Konkordmusk View Post
      I think people think that because its such a long thread, it must be some sort of "post your car here" thread haha.
      But no. It's really just the mk4 chitchat thread.
      They think its a share your oem+ car thread.
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      08-19-2012 02:40 PM #4748
      Quote Originally Posted by Konkordmusk View Post
      I think people think that because its such a long thread, it must be some sort of "post your car here" thread haha.
      But no. It's really just the mk4 chitchat thread.
      Hahaha post your OEM+ thread
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      08-19-2012 02:57 PM #4749
      Hey, I'm new here. Here's my car. I think it's OEM plus:



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      08-19-2012 03:04 PM #4750
      should have left the thread title alone...
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      Why all these fu ck tards posting their cars?? fu cking noobs.
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      08-19-2012 06:45 PM #4752
      One of my favorite wheels. Looking great!

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      08-19-2012 08:12 PM #4753
      Quote Originally Posted by boostd12v View Post
      Why all these fu ck tards posting their cars?? fu cking noobs.
      I mistook this thread for the old OEM+ thread so sue me.

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      08-19-2012 08:22 PM #4754
      Quote Originally Posted by .:FrankRizzo:. View Post
      I mistook this thread for the old OEM+ thread so sue me.

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      08-19-2012 08:55 PM #4755
      Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Wellington III View Post
      No, acting like a badass is the ever-thriving culture of the MKIV of crucifying someone, and acting like people are dumb, because they don't live on the forum everyday and know the ins and outs of what is going on in each thread. I need to remember not to travel to this forum anymore, and leave my memories of being part of this forum with my past MKIVs, in the scrap heap.

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      08-19-2012 09:10 PM #4756
      Quote Originally Posted by .:FrankRizzo:. View Post
      No, acting like a badass is the ever-thriving culture of the MKIV of crucifying someone, and acting like people are dumb, because they don't live on the forum everyday and know the ins and outs of what is going on in each thread. I need to remember not to travel to this forum anymore, and leave my memories of being part of this forum with my past MKIVs, in the scrap heap.
      Please do so. Cause honestly, letting what someone said about a mistake you made get to you is pretty pathetic. Why do you care so much about what he said?
      This isn't a thread for arguments, and of course it isn't the old OEM+ thread. Just move on.
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      08-19-2012 09:32 PM #4757
      New wheels look good zach.

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      08-19-2012 11:06 PM #4758
      So glad to finally see rsiis done right I've always loved the style, do you still have your front sway bar on?

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      08-19-2012 11:59 PM #4759
      Jetta is looking really nice Zach!
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      08-20-2012 09:56 AM #4760
      Quote Originally Posted by .:FrankRizzo:. View Post
      No, acting like a badass is the ever-thriving culture of the MKIV of crucifying someone, and acting like people are dumb, because they don't live on the forum everyday and know the ins and outs of what is going on in each thread. I need to remember not to travel to this forum anymore, and leave my memories of being part of this forum with my past MKIVs, in the scrap heap.
      You shut your mouth when you're talking.

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