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      11-26-2011 08:27 PM #51
      Plasti-dip those sob's, if you like it do it up the right way, if not take that crap off.
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      11-26-2011 09:38 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      DO NOT PAINT THOSE WHEELS!

      I have never seen them look good painted, unless you paint them a silver like Nic did with his set. Just take the time this winter and polish them I promise, you won't regret it.

      Depending on the shape of the wheel (if curb damage, start with 220 grit paper), go 400, 600 - dry, 800, 1000, 1500, 2000 - wet. Then polish them with a quality aluminum polish. I bought mine off a trucker website for $9, it seals and polishes, very good stuff.
      Link to said polish?
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      11-27-2011 01:38 AM #53


      Was in behind the glove box and found this. 2 black boxes that are wired together. Looks pretty hacked in..lots of electrical tape and zip ties. Any ideas what it could possibly be? One of them says something about being a Portalac sealed battery box.

      I'm scurred, I hate electrical things hajl;dsjhf;alshdf.
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      11-27-2011 01:43 AM #54
      That is clearly a bomb.
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      11-27-2011 02:28 AM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by turbwhistle View Post
      That is clearly a bomb.
      Right?! Whatever it is, I'm 99.99% sure I havn't used it.
      Drop it like it's hott.

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      11-27-2011 02:32 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by turbwhistle View Post
      That is clearly a bomb.
      x2
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      11-27-2011 08:57 AM #57
      Probably for a system or something. I'd pull it out, looks ghetto.

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      11-27-2011 06:07 PM #58
      I wish I could assume that^ But the entire stereo system is factory. I unplugged the battery it and nothing changed. The battery seems to power the other box and then there is just one wire coming out of the other box..and said wire goes way deep into the dash. Curiosity is killing me.
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      11-27-2011 06:13 PM #59
      red or black wire, make the right choice

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      11-27-2011 06:29 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by rickyb5r View Post
      red or black wire, make the right choice
      LOLZ
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      11-27-2011 06:30 PM #61
      The car looks good. The side mirror delte is definitely unique and sets you apart. Oh, and I LOVE Cactus Green.
      Fahrenheit GLI #800~6-speed

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      11-27-2011 09:54 PM #62
      Did the independent front/rear fog lights mod along with dual rear foglights today. That relay behind the glove box is not fun to remove or plug back in when you have boxing mitts for hands.

      Hopefully I can get rid of ml320 wheels and pick up some coilovers in the very near future. My 4x4 status kills my motivation to show how shiny the green is.
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      12-02-2011 08:59 PM #63


      Well..went for a walk down the spraypaint aisle and decided on copper.


      Thoughts??
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      12-02-2011 09:02 PM #64
      Id go full polished like Chris said.

      Not too partial on colored wheels anymore...god im getting growing up. haha
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      12-02-2011 09:40 PM #65
      I'd have to see them mounted, but I still think these wheels only look good stock or polished.

      I've seen them purple and they looked awful, copper may look a little better.

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      12-02-2011 09:56 PM #66
      I think slammed that color will pop.

      But I'm starting to think the same as wes. white, silver, black.
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      12-03-2011 01:22 AM #67
      copper on cactus would probably be the best color combination to go with if you had to do it. i bet they'd look real good on there.

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      12-04-2011 12:48 AM #68
      A while back someone on either here or audizine was making copper valve cover covers. Kinda looked like the 034 one. Anyone remember who?
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      12-04-2011 01:11 AM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      A while back someone on either here or audizine was making copper valve cover covers. Kinda looked like the 034 one. Anyone remember who?
      goodhews right?
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      12-04-2011 01:15 AM #70
      Taylor made them in copper then sold the design to 034

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      12-04-2011 09:59 PM #71
      Taylor=Goodhews?

      And since he sold the design to 034...I'm guessing he can't really sell them anymore?
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      12-04-2011 10:13 PM #72
      Finally got my frankenstein-roof rack set up the way I want it.

      -Allroad/A6 factory cross bars trimmed down on the ends
      -Yakima raptor bike attachments trimmed so the trays can slide
      -All the stupid yakima wingnuts replaced with actual nuts

      My bmx, fixie, and 29er all fit with their wheels on. Hatch still opens, nothing in the way of the sun roof, still uses the oem audi locks on the cross bars. Even without a fairing this set up has way less wind noise than any rack I've had that had yakima bars and a fairing. It's super stable and looks pretty oem+



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      12-04-2011 10:21 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      Taylor=Goodhews?

      And since he sold the design to 034...I'm guessing he can't really sell them anymore?

      i do not know the specifics of the deal

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      12-21-2011 02:49 AM #74
      Fitment.
      all 4-17x10...Back spacing is 7"..5x120. No et is given on the barrel. Interwebs says "around +38"
      Rears should be fine. Fronts?
      Last edited by CoopaCoopaCoopa; 12-21-2011 at 02:57 AM.
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    25. 12-21-2011 09:08 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by CoopaCoopaCoopa View Post
      Been doing way to much of this to work on the car. My worn out bumper clips piss me off.. my torn ass seats piss me off.. my suspension pisses me off. However! Things are poppin, I've finally met some car gurus that know what they are doing. I've got some things planned. But, I probably won't have any pictures up until the car is sitting proper.

      Hope everyone elses show season is going well!
      sweet tailwhips... i been SO close to them for a while now but i just cant land em

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