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    Thread: What did you do to your A3?

    1. 08-12-2012 01:39 PM #2031
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      08-12-2012 02:50 PM #2032
      Installed OEM roof rack. Now it's even more of a sleeper.
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      08-12-2012 03:30 PM #2033
      Quote Originally Posted by tp. View Post
      not sure what brand. i went to my muffler shop and he had them laying around so i said i take them. might be magnaflow?

      i now they are 3 inch
      not 3" diameter right? there's no way they're 3" in diameter

    4. 08-12-2012 08:19 PM #2034
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      Installed OEM roof rack. Now it's even more of a sleeper.
      KB- Photos?

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      08-12-2012 09:21 PM #2035
      Replaced two of my subframe bolts with the stronger Passat bolts, and added the shims, in hopes of getting rid of my slow speed turning pop/clunk, but with no luck I also managed to break my 4 year old Craftsman torque wrench in the process

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      08-12-2012 09:24 PM #2036
      Quote Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
      I also managed to break my 4 year old Craftsman torque wrench in the process
      Don't those not have a lifetime warranty like most other craftsmen tools?

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      08-12-2012 09:32 PM #2037
      Quote Originally Posted by Fellow Gaucho View Post
      Don't those not have a lifetime warranty like most other craftsmen tools?
      No, they only have a year warranty, depending on which model you get.

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      08-12-2012 09:55 PM #2038
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      Installed OEM roof rack. Now it's even more of a sleeper.
      Post picture in official roof rack thread
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    9. 08-12-2012 10:41 PM #2039
      Quote Originally Posted by aznsap View Post
      not 3" diameter right? there's no way they're 3" in diameter
      yes they are 3 inch diameter, actually a lil bigger


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      08-13-2012 03:37 PM #2040
      Before


      Quote Originally Posted by empivw View Post
      Just dropped my car off at Futrell Autowerks to get my 19" VMR 708 and H&R coilovers installed. Also swapping out to a euro paddle shifter steering wheel.


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      H&R Street Coilovers with OEM match powdercoated VMR708 19" wheels with 225/35/19 Continental DW tires




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      08-13-2012 03:43 PM #2041
      Quote Originally Posted by Maitre Absolut View Post
      Post picture in official roof rack thread
      It looks... typical . I need to remove a rail that was installed. Hope to do that today and then can take pictures.

      Now I have a dilemma with my bike carriers. I got some used ones and they don't fit the OEM rack . Now I guess I will have to sell those, and pick up some that do fit.
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      08-13-2012 03:52 PM #2042
      Quote Originally Posted by krazyboi View Post
      It looks... typical . I need to remove a rail that was installed. Hope to do that today and then can take pictures.

      Now I have a dilemma with my bike carriers. I got some used ones and they don't fit the OEM rack . Now I guess I will have to sell those, and pick up some that do fit.
      Which ones did you get?
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      08-13-2012 03:54 PM #2043
      Quote Originally Posted by neu318 View Post
      Which ones did you get?
      Thule 525XT - http://lib.store.yahoo.net/lib/orsra...ctions-pdf.pdf
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      08-13-2012 04:01 PM #2044
      Waiting for the day I read a kb post in here that says "Tracked it."
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      08-13-2012 04:17 PM #2045
      Quote Originally Posted by Rob Cote View Post
      Waiting for the day I read a kb post in here that says "Tracked it."
      Likewise
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      08-13-2012 04:18 PM #2046
      Looks good Empi!

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      08-13-2012 04:55 PM #2047
      Thanks!

      Here is another good before and after picture




      Anyone in Portland Oregon area who needs any work done, check out Futrell Autowerks. Futrell Autowerks is the oldest most established APR dealer on the West Coast!

      http://www.futrellautowerks.com/
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      08-13-2012 06:17 PM #2048
      That thing looks way awesome! nice job.

      not sure if you mentioned It, but which H&R's did you get?

      edit: nvm, I see you mentioned it.

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      08-13-2012 08:38 PM #2049
      Quote Originally Posted by empivw View Post
      Thanks!

      Here is another good before and after picture




      Anyone in Portland Oregon area who needs any work done, check out Futrell Autowerks. Futrell Autowerks is the oldest most established APR dealer on the West Coast!

      http://www.futrellautowerks.com/
      great job with the mod. you picked nice components. You have reverse rake so lower the front a little more. Did you get an alignment after the install?
      I hate cupholders

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      08-13-2012 08:40 PM #2050
      Quote Originally Posted by tcardio View Post
      great job with the mod. you picked nice components. You have reverse rake so lower the front a little more. Did you get an alignment after the install?
      I don't see reverse rake

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      08-13-2012 09:48 PM #2051
      Quote Originally Posted by Odessa434 View Post
      Looked at the curbed damage on my 19" CHs inflicked upon by my wife and cried. This happens daily.
      Pics aren't working bud.
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      08-13-2012 10:09 PM #2052
      Quote Originally Posted by NBPT_A3 View Post
      Pics aren't working bud.

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      08-13-2012 10:16 PM #2053
      Quote Originally Posted by tcardio View Post
      great job with the mod. you picked nice components. You have reverse rake so lower the front a little more. Did you get an alignment after the install?
      There is all four stock wheels and tires with stock suspension components in the back!!! That's about 200 pounds of stuff in the back!! Yes car has been aligned and there is no reverse rake.

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      08-13-2012 10:31 PM #2054
      Quote Originally Posted by cldub View Post
      Did I miss something?
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      08-13-2012 11:10 PM #2055
      Quote Originally Posted by NBPT_A3 View Post
      Did I miss something?
      Yeah. You got trolled. Same spam message that some other spambot posted a couple weeks ago

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      08-13-2012 11:19 PM #2056
      Quote Originally Posted by empivw View Post
      There is all four stock wheels and tires with stock suspension components in the back!!! That's about 200 pounds of stuff in the back!! Yes car has been aligned and there is no reverse rake.
      ahhh. good to know. thanks for the 411.
      I hate cupholders

    27. 08-14-2012 01:32 AM #2057
      Quote Originally Posted by aznsap View Post
      not 3" diameter right? There's no way they're 3" in diameter
      please respond

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      08-14-2012 08:05 AM #2058
      Quote Originally Posted by NBPT_A3 View Post
      Did I miss something?

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      08-18-2012 06:00 PM #2059
      Re-torqued all of my subframe bolts, dogbone mount bolts, and end links then cleaned and re-greased the front perches on my coilovers, and tightened down the set screws. Slow speed steering clunk is gone

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      08-18-2012 07:07 PM #2060
      Quote Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
      Re-torqued all of my subframe bolts, dogbone mount bolts, and end links then cleaned and re-greased the front perches on my coilovers, and tightened down the set screws. Slow speed steering clunk is gone
      I think I have to do something like this..
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      08-18-2012 08:26 PM #2061
      Rinstalled my stock airbox so there are no warranty issues when I take it in this week and have them fix my bad brakes, leaky rear differential and the headliner that is pulling out.
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      08-18-2012 09:30 PM #2062
      Quote Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
      Re-torqued all of my subframe bolts, dogbone mount bolts, and end links then cleaned and re-greased the front perches on my coilovers, and tightened down the set screws. Slow speed steering clunk is gone
      ROFL...i did the same thing however, i followed TSB 2014645 and replaced the bolts and added the new collars like the cc and the passat
      I hate cupholders

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      08-19-2012 12:36 AM #2063
      Quote Originally Posted by tcardio View Post
      ROFL...i did the same thing however, i followed TSB 2014645 and replaced the bolts and added the new collars like the cc and the passat
      Yeah, I replaced the two bolts and added the shims like the TSB, but my torque wrench broke when I was tightening them up. New torque wrench got here so I finished the job

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      08-20-2012 12:54 PM #2064
      My first PlastiDip experience. The masking did not turn out as clean as I had hoped - it got too thick and hard before I pulled it [edit: that's what she said anyway] and I had to trim it back a bit. But it looks cool from a distance.


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      08-20-2012 01:25 PM #2065
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