As for minor updates. My sister sent me these from Germany:
The rear clip:
The Inside VW emblem:
Sometime this week I will be purchasing the homelink garage door opener. horribleR posted the link if you want one, thank you sir. I will repeat said link here for you guys
I will also be purchasing the OEM iPod integration for the monsoon radio. So that will be a very nice add on.
So my next major update will have a full write up of the installation of both (with pics), and my review.
Last edited by Cortexiphan; 02-28-2011 at 12:01 AM.
A LOT of stuff came in from ECS Tuning a couple of days ago, and today, with a little motivation I installed the first item: OEM iPod Integration
So the install was much easier than I had anticipated, everything went smoothly until I attempted removing the glove box. I didn't realize it was somehow connected to the center console. I assumed it was just a stubborn clip and I ended up cracking some plastic on the upside its in a place you can't see, and it seems that the glove-box is still held securely in place.
Picture of cracked plastic:
As I said, other than that the install went very smoothly.
I connected my iPhone 4, which doesn't charge but it plays music which was the main goal, so I'm happy.
Pic of phone not charging and playing music:
Then I connected my iPod classic, that charges and plays music
So I think I'm just going to keep that stowed away in my glove box, much easier than having to plugin/unplug my phone every time I enter/exit the car.
I haven't gotten much time to play around with it so I can't really say much, but it works.
I can say one thing. The sound quality is eleventy billion times better than the stupid cassette garbage.
Here's some pics of after the install:
Last edited by Cortexiphan; 04-07-2011 at 12:48 AM.
Its the old 12V charging system.
This should help:
Item Number: 000051443C
Universal 12V to 5V iPod® Cable Adapter
So as most of you know, my wheel got bent after hitting an unavoidable pot-hole in the wonderful state of Ohio.
Results were less than pleasing, my drivers-side front wheel got bent, big time. I'll see if I can find some pictures.
Anyway $371 and one week later I finally have my brand new Aristo from Volkswagen. Its shiny
Anyway I had one of my friends over (8008135 on tex) and she helped me take off all the wheels, wash them, and load them in the car
So we made it to BelleTire and the ****ers are closed.
So now I need to wait till tomorrow morning to bring the tires in.
so Goals before it goes into storage July 10th.
-Brakes they are completely shot after attempting to keep up with SKNKWRX
-Full interior and exterior detail, this will be happening pretty soon.
-Headlight alignment (currently aimed way to low, night-time driving is almost scary
-Wheel alignment (cause belletire doesn't know what they are doing)
So lets see when that gets done. Its gunna take some cash I currently dont have
So we have the weekend when I come back, when we are move into our apartments for summer term, to try and get some initial photos?
This seems like it will not be enough time to get all the photos I would like, in all the locations you are finding.
Doesn't mean that I can't try to get at least 300 shots in for each day/night.
I was planning on moving my stuff in on the 9th, but then going back at home for the rest of the weekend until later on Sunday, if possible. Then class starts the 11th
At least, this is my plan for right now. I would have liked to work on the fourth and be coming back my Thursday afternoon instead of midnight, but I feel like $550+ is worth the loss of four days and will put me closer to my financial goals/buying my first car.
We will have time to chill at school.
Last edited by iTTRS; 05-27-2011 at 01:11 PM.
Hey guys, I just did my haldex oil and filter change. Everything went smoothly.
Big thanks to .:1of1500:.'s thread for helping me out.
I did however run into a problem when attempting to change my rear-differential fluid.
I couldn't get the fill plug out. It was getting to a point where I thought I would snap the bolt off.
I tried hitting it with some PB blaster, but that didn't help either. Any suggestions?
Last edited by Cortexiphan; 06-02-2011 at 10:57 AM.