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      02-10-2011 03:13 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      The XC60 R-Designs are pretty nice. I haven't taken a ride in a volvo since my Aunt had one when I was a lot younger.
      Volvo needs to come out with an S40R; that would be a nice little car...

      Wookies in the Woods? I'm new around here. You'd have to elaborate.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...The-Woods-2011

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      02-10-2011 03:21 PM #52
      Bah, I'd probably have to work. The Carolinas would be a blast to drive through.
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      02-10-2011 03:23 PM #53
      Happens every year; just plan ahead for next March and you'll be golden

      (I should be at next year's as well; just couldn't this time due to prior trip)
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      02-10-2011 03:35 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      The XC60 R-Designs are pretty nice. I haven't taken a ride in a volvo since my Aunt had one when I was a lot younger.

      Wookies in the Woods? I'm new around here. You'd have to elaborate.
      i'm thinking about the new S60 aka the "naughty" or the C30-R.

      too bad you have to work; it looks like its going to be a fun ride.

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      02-10-2011 03:48 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by R32Girly View Post
      i'm thinking about the new S60 aka the "naughty" or the C30-R.

      too bad you have to work; it looks like its going to be a fun ride.
      lol, naughty. How fitting.

      I think I'd go with the C30 if I had to choose but obviously it's your call.

      Tell me about it. I wish I knew about it sooner. Ah well. Are you driving up for it?
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      02-10-2011 04:04 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      lol, naughty. How fitting.

      I think I'd go with the C30 if I had to choose but obviously it's your call.

      Tell me about it. I wish I knew about it sooner. Ah well. Are you driving up for it?
      yeah i agree, i have time to think about it.

      some of us were thinking of shipping our cars. crazy idea, but i can't afford to put more miles on my car.

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      02-10-2011 08:52 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by R32Girly View Post
      I would def like to listen to it next time you can make it to the meet. Let's hope it makes a difference!
      Unfortunately, ECS failed to come through with the amps, as I figured they would've. No new amp. lol.

      Saab, Rdurty, you guys are going to kill me. I managed to find a brand new AFE Stage 2 Cold Air Intake for 250 dollars shipped. That intake normally sells for 400+.

      I was really leaning towards the EVOM and nearly pulled the trigger but the AFE will be a lot easier to install and a lot of reviews I've read make it sound like a really sound choice when paired with exhaust and dsg/ecu flashes. Plus, the install seems a lot easier (considering I don't have to "fabricate" and spend more money to fabricate my own cold air feed). Furthermore, the thought of "saving" that much money on something tipped the scales in the AFE's favor.

      I hope I made the right choice.

      Should arrive sometime next week, 16th-19th - just in time for a ride up to Tampa for the Wife and I's first year anniversary.
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      02-10-2011 09:29 PM #58
      No worries man; post up a good review of the AFE when you get it. The only person I know who bought an AFE had it up for sale a week later and he had reinstalled his EVOMS.

      Not trying to say you made a wrong choice; just an interesting annecdote to say we still haven't had a decent review of the AFE as yet
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      02-10-2011 09:39 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Saabstory02 View Post
      No worries man; post up a good review of the AFE when you get it. The only person I know who bought an AFE had it up for sale a week later and he had reinstalled his EVOMS.

      Not trying to say you made a wrong choice; just an interesting annecdote to say we still haven't had a decent review of the AFE as yet
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPfeE0-v-r4

      I installed it and went for a quick jaunt to merge onto I-5 at WOT a few times... All I can say is OMFG! With the complete package of Magnaflow exhaust, APR ECU tuning and the AFE intake I am now 100% satisfied with the power and power delivery of the VR6. I kid you not, the eagerness feels like an automatic S4 4.2. It sounds really pissed off too when you go beyond 1/3 throttle but is OEM during mellow driving.

      I am estimating 275hp at the crank. Perhaps I'm smoking crack, but my butt dyno says it feels like that over OEM and I've had several powerful cars in the last 5 years: M-coupe, V70R, Impreza STi, Stg2 MkV GTi. This car has the best overall package and power delivery now. Now all that remains are downpipes with race cats, APR DSG flash (if it ever comes out) and coil overs. I'll then be happy for a while at least until Audi decides to import another cool wagon. Oh crap, I want a $BBK$ too...
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post68246962

      I will make sure to post up my own review though, for sure. I'm really excited and very happy with the price point I got it at. As soon as I went to check the listing after I purchased it, the price jumped up to 337.
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      02-10-2011 09:44 PM #60
      Just FYI he is smoking crack

      275hp...

      as we have all already stated; all these intakes are virtually the same as far as what, if any, performance gains they provide. And this one is even sketchier than most as it is just a new top for the stock box, and a new filter inside it... Not even a cold air feed.

      EDIT: Sorry... I am not trying to put it down as again I haven't seen any real tests (outside AFE). As it is a closed box I can see it keeping temps down over some others, so it is still useful I am sure
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      02-10-2011 09:44 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Saabstory02 View Post
      Just FYI he is smoking crack

      275hp...
      I laughed at that too. lol.
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      02-10-2011 09:55 PM #62
      I want to go for a black and white theme with my R. All these "refinements" will come after the intake.



      Black Engine Coil Caps



      Tubing for Engine Coil Caps



      Smoked Side Mirror Lenses



      Smoked Bumper Side Markers



      Silver/Black VR6 Valve Stem Caps

      Think it's going to look all black and white'd out. Car is getting tinted this weekend as well.



      Opinions? I considered blue engine coil caps and such but fear that Saab will come after me for jocking too many of his ideas.
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      02-10-2011 09:56 PM #63
      That will certainly look sweet Doing the R Line mirror caps as well?
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      02-10-2011 09:58 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by Saabstory02 View Post
      That will certainly look sweet Doing the R Line mirror caps as well?
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...Caps/ES257795/

      Those?

      Hmm, something else to consider. lol. Wonder how they'd look with the smoked mirror lenses.
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      02-10-2011 10:09 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...Caps/ES257795/

      Those?

      Hmm, something else to consider. lol. Wonder how they'd look with the smoked mirror lenses.
      Not the best photo, but you get the point.

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      02-10-2011 10:10 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by entirelyvw View Post
      Not the best photo, but you get the point.
      Clutch.

      I can dig.
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      02-10-2011 10:41 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Clutch.

      I can dig.
      That was pretty clutch wasn't it.

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      02-10-2011 10:45 PM #68
      I like you mfbmike. All homo.

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      02-10-2011 10:50 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by entirelyvw View Post
      That was pretty clutch wasn't it.


      [QUOTE=BetaOp9;69934001]I like you mfbmike. All homo.
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      02-11-2011 12:52 AM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkNeo View Post


      Great choice in color
      +1, congrats on the new car!

      Looks like you've got a good direction for mods, be sure to keep this thread updated

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      02-11-2011 07:48 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Opinions? I considered blue engine coil caps and such but fear that Saab will come after me for jocking too many of his ideas.
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      02-11-2011 08:08 AM #72
      off to a good start

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      02-11-2011 08:11 AM #73
      You would have liked the EVOMS better

      Since mike passed up on a killer evom's intake deal...I have one for sale PM me if interested.

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      02-11-2011 05:47 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by VMRWheels View Post
      +1, congrats on the new car!

      Looks like you've got a good direction for mods, be sure to keep this thread updated
      Will do. I dig the community around here as well so I'll be around for a while.

      The first couple of days I didn't know what direction I wanted to go in with it but now I have a plan and idea of what I want it to look like and the mods I want to make. Now it's just a matter of saving up the money. lol.

      Quote Originally Posted by Saabstory02 View Post
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      It's true. I have to at least try to bring something to the table that hasn't been seen before, although that's probably impossible at this point. lol.

      Quote Originally Posted by cleanA3 View Post
      off to a good start


      Quote Originally Posted by Rdurty2 View Post
      You would have liked the EVOMS better

      Since mike passed up on a killer evom's intake deal...I have one for sale PM me if interested.
      I may have.

      And like you said it was a killer deal. I'm sure someone will bite.
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      02-11-2011 11:38 PM #75
      Those smoked lights seem darker then i remember them being..must just be the picture but ...keep up the nice work

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