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    1. Member Eff Bags's Avatar
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      01-22-2011 01:33 AM #1
      Since everyone's doing it...

      Week one of ownership, December '09:


      Few weeks later, after coilover install:


      Picked up the HRE 540R wheels few days later:
      (18x8.5" all around et32/35)











      Fast forward to winter '10-'11:

      Ordered an air setup:




      Air install:































      Sold the HREs and ordered a new set of wheels:
      (17x8/9" et45/53)



      More to come...
      Last edited by Eff Bags; 01-22-2011 at 01:40 AM.

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      01-22-2011 01:36 AM #2
      started taking apart the wheels tonight...







      pulling the centers tomorrow...

    3. 01-22-2011 01:39 AM #3


      Pretty sure this is a few blocks away from my old apt. lol. Do you skate?

      Nice lift!

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      01-22-2011 01:42 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by HF07 View Post
      Pretty sure this is a few blocks away from my old apt. lol. Do you skate?

      Nice lift!
      you live around worcester? yea i used to skate, not much time anymore. live at the bottom of wachusett mtn so up there in winter

    5. 01-22-2011 01:46 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Eff Bags View Post
      you live around worcester? yea i used to skate, not much time anymore. live at the bottom of wachusett mtn so up there in winter
      Yeah I was living over on Hollywood St. for a while. Had to break out lol. I don't get to skate much anymore either.

      Sick to know there's an MK6 done up like this around my way, only seen a few stock ones around since I bought mine last winter.

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      01-22-2011 01:51 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by HF07 View Post
      Yeah I was living over on Hollywood St. for a while. Had to break out lol. I don't get to skate much anymore either.

      Sick to know there's an MK6 done up like this around my way, only seen a few stock ones around since I bought mine last winter.
      haha yea i see a handful of stock ones around, mostly older gentleman.

    7. 01-22-2011 02:15 AM #7
      looking good, waiting for more.

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      01-22-2011 04:11 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Eff Bags View Post
      live at the bottom of wachusett mtn so up there in winter
      i used to go to monty tech. graduated in 2006. nice GTI
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      01-22-2011 04:19 AM #9
      /me jealous

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      01-22-2011 04:41 AM #10
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      01-22-2011 09:44 AM #11
      very nice

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      01-22-2011 09:46 AM #12
      guess I'm not doing RS's

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      01-22-2011 11:26 AM #13
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      Did you have to notch here (looks like for the airline)? or is it like that from the factory...

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      01-22-2011 11:30 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by 98DUB View Post
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      Did you have to notch here (looks like for the airline)? or is it like that from the factory...
      looks like it was notched. you can see it in this pic before it was sprayed black.

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      01-22-2011 11:33 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 98DUB View Post
      Subscribed.

      Did you have to notch here (looks like for the airline)? or is it like that from the factory...
      yep, that had to be notched.

      thanks guys

    16. 01-22-2011 12:19 PM #16
      I want to go air so badly but i just feel like the high speed turning and cornering is out the window... looks awesome tho and what about the dealer they just wont warranty anything to do with suspension after that obviously. Also how many hours was the install?

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      01-22-2011 12:31 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by CWmk6gti View Post
      I want to go air so badly but i just feel like the high speed turning and cornering is out the window... looks awesome tho and what about the dealer they just wont warranty anything to do with suspension after that obviously. Also how many hours was the install?
      if anything, suspension components won't be warrantied, depends on the dealer.

      as for high speed turning, the suspension is like being on coilovers that can raise and lower with a push of a button. air lift air bags have been used on track days, etc.

      install took 12 hours give or take. i didn't do it, i had a couple of local air veterans take that over.

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      01-22-2011 12:37 PM #18
      cant wait to see it with the rs's on.

      ditch those 1/4 caps and get some flat caps.
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      01-22-2011 12:53 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by whitepepper View Post
      cant wait to see it with the rs's on.

      ditch those 1/4 caps and get some flat caps.
      those are full caps. flat caps are coming

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      01-22-2011 06:53 PM #20
      Went to home depot because my heat gun **** the bed, ended up seeing air line kit on sale and picked up a few other things



      started the tear down a little late (lacked motivation). made it through one wheel after 20 minutes or so. rigged this thing up in literally 4 minutes to help out



      got the other rear wheel done in minutes thanks to that thing. next came the fronts, got both barrels detached but got tired of swinging the hammer before i could get the rest apart. now, time for food and since it's getting late, i'll start on the trunk after dinner. hammering into the night in my neighborhood wouldnt fly with the neighbors.

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      01-22-2011 11:21 PM #23
      cant wait to see it finished


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      01-23-2011 12:12 AM #24


      Luv it.

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      01-23-2011 03:09 PM #25
      Now your handle seems to not apply...lol.

      Love the car.
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      01-23-2011 03:12 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by .:1of1500:. View Post
      Now your handle seems to not apply...lol.

      Love the car.
      haha i tend to look at it now as "eff bags" for taking away a significant chunk from my savings account....but then again i can also say "eff wheels" for the same reason

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      01-23-2011 03:16 PM #27
      did you paint the controller black?

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      01-23-2011 03:20 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      did you paint the controller black?
      yessir

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      01-23-2011 03:23 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Eff Bags View Post
      yessir
      nice. did you do it yourself? the silver's going to stick out so I want it to blend.

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      01-23-2011 05:29 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      nice. did you do it yourself? the silver's going to stick out so I want it to blend.
      yeah, super easy. unscrew the 4 bolts on back, careful because all the buttons and springs will fall out if youre not. used krylon for plastic gloss black because i had it sitting around. spray a few coats, making sure to cover the serial number on back, and reassemble.

    31. 01-23-2011 05:39 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Eff Bags View Post
      used krylon for plastic gloss black because i had it sitting around.
      How dark does this black come out? I used another gloss black plastic paint for my GTI emblem and it ended up a little lighter than the black grill.

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      01-23-2011 05:43 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by HF07 View Post
      How dark does this black come out? I used another gloss black plastic paint for my GTI emblem and it ended up a little lighter than the black grill.
      comes out just like the cap shows, super black and glossy. it's not light by any means.

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      01-23-2011 05:48 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Eff Bags View Post
      yeah, super easy. unscrew the 4 bolts on back, careful because all the buttons and springs will fall out if youre not. used krylon for plastic gloss black because i had it sitting around. spray a few coats, making sure to cover the serial number on back, and reassemble.
      thanks man. going to get everything ready for the install.

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      01-23-2011 08:42 PM #34
      Have you had any issues with the rear bags, and the rubbing issues yet?

    35. 01-23-2011 09:57 PM #35
      it took me about 6 months of daily driving to rub thru mine..i have flat caps for sale if ur interested..pm me

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