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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.

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      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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      02-11-2011 11:47 PM #76
      Blue coil pack covers ftw!

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      02-12-2011 06:54 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by Sk.:Rilla View Post
      Those smoked lights seem darker then i remember them being..must just be the picture but ...keep up the nice work
      Thanks dude.

      Quote Originally Posted by DarkNeo View Post
      Blue coil pack covers ftw!
      Your engine bay is CLEAN. Nice work. I'll make sure to get some pics of the blacked out engine bay once I get the coil caps and tubing in.

      The R got tinted today. Looks so much better imo.

      Wifey took a couple pics with her cam before it died.



      Then took some quick shots with her camera phone.





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      02-12-2011 08:44 PM #78
      Went to an air cooled meet a couple of weeks ago with the R. Figured you guys may be interested in seeing what was out there. Some pretty sweet rides.


      First, the R:





      And the rest:



      The grill was actually housed in an old VW chassis. lol.












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      02-15-2011 05:13 PM #79
      Intake gets here soon.

      Can't wait to get it installed.
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      02-15-2011 06:47 PM #80
      Hoping to snag an EVOMS intake soon.

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      02-16-2011 01:24 PM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Thanks.

      At first I was partial to the blue, but I've grown to love the white.

      Strongly considering going black on the wheels. Either powder coating them or otherwise. I love the way a white car with black interior looks on black/dark wheels.
      Did you drive the blue R32, 2549, that was there at Gunther? That was mine Unless it was sold by the time you got your white one.
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      02-16-2011 04:49 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Hoping to snag an EVOMS intake soon.

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      Get in touch with Rdurty2. He's letting one go for a pretty reasonable price.

      Quote Originally Posted by quailallstar View Post
      Did you drive the blue R32, 2549, that was there at Gunther? That was mine Unless it was sold by the time you got your white one.
      I did not actually.

      Why did you get rid of yours?
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      02-17-2011 08:37 PM #83
      Received and installed my AfE Stage 2 Pro 5 R intake today. Total install time took about 1 - 1/2 hour with a friend of mine.

      Sound - I can't get over how much better the car sounds. Both during standstill revving and during acceleration. I drove home with the radio off, windows up and got wood every time I gave it some gas (@ 3k rpm/70 MPH). I can't compare this intake's sound with that of other intakes considering it's the only intake I've ever had installed in this car aside from the stock one but the "baritone", deep growls coming from the engine are amazing. Revving the engine, the car/intake seem to be digging deep and taking it some serious amounts of air. My brother in law - who helped me pick out the car and works for VW was very much impressed with the sound and even moreso the appearance of the intake.

      Performance - Right off the bat, throttle response, much quicker. The R is no slouch, even stock but there's just something different now. From a stop, at a redlight, barely touching the gas gets me moving. I don't feel like I lost any of the car's low end torque either. My buddy who helped me install it, and also has driven the car on two occasions (a lot harder than I do mind you lol), says the performance gain is noticeable. I agree. Nothing drastic but like I said, there feels to be more power or pickup readily available.

      Appearance - I'm a fan of AfE's setup. The powder coated heat shield. The air filter tucked away and out of sight. Not everyone is a huge fan of the way AfE's intake would look in their engine bay and I can understand that. I prefer substance over style when it comes to performance.

      As of right now, I'm thoroughly satisfied and impressed with the AfE's intake. The 2-3 people who have seen and heard it are also impressed. It makes the R that much more enjoyable to drive (and listen to). Installation was fairly easy and for the most part self explanatory. Aside from us not having a 5 star security torx bit to remove the maf sensor and me dropping a hose clamp , the install was a breeze.

      I'd highly recommend this intake to anyone searching for one. However, don't spend 400 bucks on it as it's listed on afe's website, afepower.com

      I was able to find mine, new on amazon for 250 (which is right around the price range of the evom's v-flow and other MK 5 R32 intakes.
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      02-17-2011 08:39 PM #84
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4K6lh6mVido


      Here's a really bad quality video of the intake right after installation lol. Video does the intake no justice though imo. But here it is nonetheless.
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      02-20-2011 10:48 PM #85
      Went up to Tampa/St. Pete this weekend for the wife and I's 1 year anniversary. Coincidentally, there was a car show @ The Pier in St. Pete. Snapped some shots that you guys may (or may not ) find cool.












      Didn't drive the R up. We actually rented a dodge caliber. As soon as we got home, I hugged the R. Driving the uncomfortable caliber made me realize just how comfortable and fun the R is in comparison.
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      02-20-2011 10:49 PM #86
      I'm starting to contemplate exhausts. At the top of my list are Borla & Neuspeed cat back systems. Anyone have experience with either and/or other systems. I looked at capristo and kreissieg exhausts but those are way out of my price range.
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      02-20-2011 11:25 PM #87
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Didn't drive the R up. We actually rented a dodge caliber. As soon as we got home, I hugged the R. Driving the uncomfortable caliber made me realize just how comfortable and fun the R is in comparison.
      I had a Dodge Caliber as a rental in Kansas. I originally had a Chevy Aveo and made them upgrade me for free since the Aveo was a complete piece of crap, especially in the snow. Compared to the R, it's hands down crap. Compared to the Aveo, the Caliber is amazing.

      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      I'm starting to contemplate exhausts. At the top of my list are Borla & Neuspeed cat back systems. Anyone have experience with either and/or other systems. I looked at capristo and kreissieg exhausts but those are way out of my price range.
      Maybe save up for some of these high end ones? Lol. If you do everything at once, you wont have anything to look forward to in the years to come.

      Considered doing the Tampavw magnaflow resonator mod? Couple that with the rdirty2 switch mod and it's a pretty nice setup.

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      02-20-2011 11:34 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      I had a Dodge Caliber as a rental in Kansas. I originally had a Chevy Aveo and made them upgrade me for free since the Aveo was a complete piece of crap, especially in the snow. Compared to the R, it's hands down crap. Compared to the Aveo, the Caliber is amazing.



      Maybe save up for some of these high end ones? Lol. If you do everything at once, you wont have anything to look forward to in the years to come.

      Considered doing the Tampavw magnaflow resonator mod? Couple that with the rdirty2 switch mod and it's a pretty nice setup.
      Aveo. Caliber wasn't that bad I suppose. Just really uncomfortable and felt like a cow. The blind spots in that car are HORRIBLE too.

      Those high end ones (capristo, kreissieg) are up in the 3k-4k range. I just can't see myself paying that much for an exhaust. They sound great, undeniable. They probably increase performance significantly more than the ~800$ Borla/Neuspeeds but again, that's just way more than I can see myself spending on an exhaust.

      I've actually heard of the TampaVW mod in a thread or two somewhere but couldn't find any threads regarding it. Rdirty switch? You mean the flapper mod? In all honesty though, I haven't considered that. I REALLY like what I've seen (and heard) in videos showcasing the neuspeed and borla exhausts.
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      02-21-2011 12:43 AM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Aveo. Caliber wasn't that bad I suppose. Just really uncomfortable and felt like a cow. The blind spots in that car are HORRIBLE too. You're right on all accounts. Very limited field of view, made me much more cautious around Caliber drivers.

      Those high end ones (capristo, kreissieg) are up in the 3k-4k range. I just can't see myself paying that much for an exhaust. They sound great, undeniable. They probably increase performance significantly more than the ~800$ Borla/Neuspeeds but again, that's just way more than I can see myself spending on an exhaust.

      I've actually heard of the TampaVW mod in a thread or two somewhere but couldn't find any threads regarding it. Rdirty switch? You mean the flapper mod? In all honesty though, I haven't considered that. I REALLY like what I've seen (and heard) in videos showcasing the neuspeed and borla exhausts.
      Tampavw mod...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...R32-Sound-Clip!


      Rdurty2 mod...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...IY...nailed-it

      You use the Rdurty2 mod to keep the pure awesomeness on the DL for cruising. :-D

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      02-21-2011 07:08 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Tampavw mod...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...R32-Sound-Clip!


      Rdurty2 mod...

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...IY...nailed-it

      You use the Rdurty2 mod to keep the pure awesomeness on the DL for cruising. :-D


      Thanks bud.

      That's hilarious that you noticed the same on the Caliber. I was very cautious while driving it. I double checked for blind spots every time I switched lanes. Such a horrible interior/window design. American car designs as of late really leave me
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      02-23-2011 04:15 PM #91
      Just got some H&R coilovers.

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      02-23-2011 05:35 PM #92
      As promised, pictures of the aFe Stage 2 Intake.






      The intake (air filter) sits inside the powder coating heat shield encasement.

      And the H&R's that I brought home just hours ago.

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      02-23-2011 11:10 PM #93
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      02-24-2011 01:16 AM #94
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      You need some black jCaps
      Link?
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      02-24-2011 02:19 AM #95
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      Link?
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      02-24-2011 11:45 AM #96
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      Yeah, I looked there. All I see is aluminum caps when searching for MK 5 R32. Not black ones.
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      02-24-2011 11:50 AM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Yeah, I looked there. All I see is aluminum caps when searching for MK 5 R32. Not black ones.
      Nope, they are there. You just gotta dig a little farther

      http://jcapsonline.com/index.php?pag...mart&Itemid=91

      Look at the bottom of the left side; you'll see pics of the black anodized cap. At the bottom there is a drop down to select your finish, just pick black in there to order it instead of brushed.

      And they look like this once you get them in:
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      02-24-2011 11:52 AM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by Saabstory02 View Post
      Nope, they are there. You just gotta dig a little farther

      http://jcapsonline.com/index.php?pag...mart&Itemid=91

      Look at the bottom of the left side; you'll see pics of the black anodized cap. At the bottom there is a drop down to select your finish, just pick black in there to order it instead of brushed.
      Figured I was missing something. Saab to the rescue, again.
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      02-24-2011 11:53 AM #99
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      02-24-2011 11:54 AM #100
      Yeah, they make a huge difference. Black Jcaps + black engine coil caps

      Just got those coilovers though. Wife would probably if I ordered more stuff for the car that quickly. haha.
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      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Yeah, they make a huge difference. Black Jcaps + black engine coil caps

      Just got those coilovers though. Wife would probably if I ordered more stuff for the car that quickly. haha.
      Just get creative, "they were free with the coilovers!" Lol.

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      Just get creative, "they were free with the coilovers!" Lol.
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      Might work, no one would expect a set of caps to cost $190, lol. She'll be like "whatever"

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      02-24-2011 12:15 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Just get creative, "they were free with the coilovers!" Lol.

      "Honey? I bent a wheel on the .:R today, need to order a replacement. They are $179 + shipping, probably be around $190-$200 or so... I know I just got the coilovers, but this is more of a repair issue, not an upgrade?"

      "Did you get that new wheel yet?"

      "Yeah, take a look! you can't even tell, it matches perfectly with the other three, isn't it nice?"
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      02-24-2011 12:21 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Saabstory02 View Post
      "Honey? I bent a wheel on the .:R today, need to order a replacement. They are $179 + shipping, probably be around $190-$200 or so... I know I just got the coilovers, but this is more of a repair issue, not an upgrade?"

      "Did you get that new wheel yet?"

      "Yeah, take a look! you can't even tell, it matches perfectly with the other three, isn't it nice?"
      lol.

      Has this ever worked for you in the past?
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