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    1. Member thepirate's Avatar
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      09-14-2012 11:52 AM #316
      I've always loved the VIP look.

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      09-14-2012 01:18 PM #317
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      ....is that a yes?

      My friend that installed my last set of tires bragged about mounting my last set. "didn't even have to use a cheetah, too easy bro!" Been meaning to piss him off hahah
      Did you have a 205 on a 8.5 last? Not much of a feat.......
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      09-14-2012 02:31 PM #318
      If ur going that much stretch i wouldn't get nankangs..thats all i said.

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      09-14-2012 08:56 PM #319
      BLAH!!!

      Idk what tires to get. 215/35 front with 225/35 rears or 215/35 on all four?!

      Leaning towards the 215/225 option...nankang nsII's
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      09-14-2012 08:57 PM #320
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Did you have a 205 on a 8.5 last? Not much of a feat.......
      hahah that's what I thought
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      09-14-2012 09:01 PM #321
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      If ur going that much stretch i wouldn't get nankangs..thats all i said.

      Falken 452s be any better?
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      09-14-2012 10:21 PM #322
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      Falken 452s be any better?
      Yes. Do falkens
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      09-15-2012 11:14 AM #323
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      I used film the first time..which looked like crap, I wouldn't bother with it.

      Second time around I used "Kylon stained glass color" It's basically transparent spraypaint. Many large chain hardware stores have it. I ordered mine from acehardware.com. Restoring your headlights beforehand makes a huge difference. Once you've sprayed them, wetsand 1000-2000 and polish them with a plastic specific wax and it turns out good.
      Awesome thanks, i got an ace hardware store right next by so i'll give it a shot. thanks!

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      09-15-2012 11:42 PM #324
      Quote Originally Posted by roots92 View Post
      Awesome thanks, i got an ace hardware store right next by so i'll give it a shot. thanks!
      sure thing!

      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Yes. Do falkens
      Only an extra 38 bucks for Falkens. I'll gladly pay that for a little piece of mind.
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      09-16-2012 01:02 AM #325
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      sure thing!



      Only an extra 38 bucks for Falkens. I'll gladly pay that for a little piece of mind.
      Falkens should be 125 on ebay
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      09-16-2012 01:36 AM #326
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Falkens should be 125 on ebay
      extra 38 for all 4 that is. found some for 117

      If all goes accordingly, a8l's are being delivered to their new owner.
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      09-16-2012 04:17 PM #327


      Bye bye wheels. I didn't use them to their full potential. Hopefully the new owner will.
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      09-16-2012 04:34 PM #328
      I love those wheels and the floor. I should have gotten that wood instead of mine! Can't wait to see the new wheels though

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      09-21-2012 04:00 PM #329
      I just got a phone call from discount tires direct that my tire order was cancelled because the index rating for the tire "didn't support my vehicles weight" Tried doing some convincing over the phone "I really want your business sir, but it's company policy that blah blah blah yada yada"......"Alright. Fine. Just cancel my order......."

      10 minutes later... reorder the tires. oh why yes! these 215/35r19's are for my 86 vw jetta, with a curb weight of 1973lbs.... I guess they're just trying to cover their asses against lawsuits from blow outs and whatnot? I should send them a picture of it mounted on a 10" wheel and see if they reply
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      09-21-2012 05:18 PM #330
      They wouldn't mount my 215's on a 9.5, liability or some crap.

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      09-21-2012 06:37 PM #331
      Quote Originally Posted by D3ZAudi View Post
      They wouldn't mount my 215's on a 9.5, liability or some crap.
      I think it's a little more understandable for a shop to do that. I've got a friend that will do it after hours for cash. score

      But when a online business won't even let me order tires when I told them what model of car it's going on?! Come on now. That's a bit much.
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      09-21-2012 08:14 PM #332
      Yea having friends that work at shops really helps, did mine at a auto repair/body shop after hours.

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      10-08-2012 01:44 AM #333
      22.5 and tiptronic..

      Drop it like it's hott.

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      10-08-2012 10:43 AM #334

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      10-08-2012 10:45 AM #335
      How's my old coils treating you?

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      10-08-2012 11:54 AM #336
      Dat scrape

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      10-08-2012 01:34 PM #337
      Do you have some kind of sheet metal under? Never have seen a b5 do that before
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      10-08-2012 10:10 PM #338
      Quote Originally Posted by gear View Post
      How's my old coils treating you?
      oh you know

      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Do you have some kind of sheet metal under? Never have seen a b5 do that before

      I built myself an aluminum skid plate out of a large decommissioned construction sign. It was a rather large sign so I cut it in half and doubled it up. It's probably .08 thick, x2. Covers up my transmission pan really well. Only draw back is I'm running about 25 degrees hotter than normal. Assuming that's due to the lack of air flow underneath the car. It's been colder here lately so it's not a big deal right now. Probably going to break out the sawzall and find a good place to vent it.
      Last edited by CoopaCoopaCoopa; 10-08-2012 at 10:12 PM.
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      10-08-2012 10:32 PM #339
      Damn low! Last I measured I was at 22.75 and a thick skid. Us crazy triptronic drivers

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      10-08-2012 10:53 PM #340
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      I built myself an aluminum skid plate out of a large decommissioned construction sign. It was a rather large sign so I cut it in half and doubled it up. It's probably .08 thick, x2. Covers up my transmission pan really well. Only draw back is I'm running about 25 degrees hotter than normal. Assuming that's due to the lack of air flow underneath the car. It's been colder here lately so it's not a big deal right now. Probably going to break out the sawzall and find a good place to vent it.
      I need me one of those, I want to just shower people in sparks F*CK THE WORLD!
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      10-08-2012 11:45 PM #341
      Quote Originally Posted by D3ZAudi View Post
      Damn low! Last I measured I was at 22.75 and a thick skid. Us crazy triptronic drivers
      It's because us tiptronic owners know we can't be fast, so we at least try to go low

      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      I need me one of those, I want to just shower people in sparks F*CK THE WORLD!
      I've trimmed the back down some so it doesn't spark as much now. As cool as it is to throw sparks everywhere, the first time a police officer sees that...I'm getting in trouble for it.

      edit-but yes, agreed. f*ck the world hahaha
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      10-09-2012 12:24 AM #342
      too be completely honest i smoked a joint and sat down and read from page 1 to the end, and you have been through some ups and downs, and im just glad the whip turned out the way u wanted it too, the cactus green cant die! lol btw i LOVED the copper A8 wheels on the green, looked original and just worked very well. goodjob buddy, all these forums of you guys putting so much money and time into your car always inspires me to maintain my car, keep it as low as possible, and actually makes me wish i study auto mechanics instead of gay ass electro engineering.
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      10-09-2012 02:12 AM #343
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      22.5 and tiptronic..

      hahahahahaha. I'm going to go ahead and apologize that I thought this was a mini van
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      10-09-2012 12:56 PM #344
      Quote Originally Posted by deljon View Post
      hahahahahaha. I'm going to go ahead and apologize that I thought this was a mini van
      has decent low, needs more megapixel
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      10-09-2012 10:48 PM #345
      Quote Originally Posted by NeedingAnAudi View Post
      Do you have some kind of sheet metal under? Never have seen a b5 do that before
      I've shot sparks like that before in my car. Smashing my DTS bar at night makes a pretty good spark show. I was at 22.5 when I shot sparks.
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      10-09-2012 10:58 PM #346
      Quote Originally Posted by deljon View Post
      hahahahahaha. I'm going to go ahead and apologize that I thought this was a mini van
      Darn it Del. The dimensions were off from photobucket, gimme a break!
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      10-13-2012 09:38 PM #347
      Doing my headliner. The old material is in perfect condition. Strip it off or leave it on? Keep in mind it's an avant..so pretty much double the material.
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      10-14-2012 09:07 AM #348
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      Doing my headliner. The old material is in perfect condition. Strip it off or leave it on? Keep in mind it's an avant..so pretty much double the material.
      If its not sagging I would leave it alone.

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      10-16-2012 07:03 PM #349

      Decided on a color. Cognac brown suede.


      Avant headliners a flippin huge.


      It looks red in this picture, it's more of a natural brown/terracotta color. It's still pretty flashy thought

      Ignore the fake wood floor. That's being changed soon enough.
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      10-16-2012 07:40 PM #350
      What?? Haha I was thinking about doing brown suede while ago too! I think I may go black, but the problem is, my sunroof/ dome light panel is tan, and pre-facelift, so I don't think I'll be able to find a matching black one which stinks. You have anymore pictures of the headliners?
      Also, how hard was wrapping the headliners?

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