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      02-24-2011 11:55 AM #101
      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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      02-24-2011 11:58 AM #102
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Just get creative, "they were free with the coilovers!" Lol.
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      02-24-2011 12:03 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      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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      02-24-2011 12:22 PM #106
      Used similar to get a winter tire/wheel package for my old Saab
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      02-28-2011 07:48 PM #107
      H&R Coilovers installed. Car is now sitting about an 1 - 1 1/2 inch lower.

      I LOVE the new look. The new ride will take getting used to (stiffer) but noticeably better imo.

      Next up on the list, Borla cat-back.
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      02-28-2011 07:50 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      H&R Coilovers installed. Car is now sitting about an 1 - 1 1/2 inch lower.

      I LOVE the new look. The new ride will take getting used to (stiffer) but noticeably better imo.

      Next up on the list, Borla cat-back.
      You are not allowed to make posts about doing mods and having no pictures in the post

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      02-28-2011 07:51 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by Rdurty2 View Post
      You are not allowed to make posts about doing mods and having no pictures in the post
      I suck. I know. Well, truthfully, my camera (and camera taking skills moreso) suck too.

      Gimme a few.
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      02-28-2011 07:57 PM #110
      Before:





      After:








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      02-28-2011 09:24 PM #111
      Now you just need some spacers for the rear wheels.

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      02-28-2011 10:12 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by Rdurty2 View Post
      Now you just need some spacers for the rear wheels.
      Yes sir. A lot of friends suggest the same. I just didn't know what size to put on. Now with the coils on and the car lowered, I can visualize it and I'm thinking somewhere between 10 - 15 mm's in the back will do. But still not 100% sure.
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      03-02-2011 03:59 PM #113
      I gave the R a much needed bath lastnight and managed to get 2 quick snaps in before the cam battery died. Notice the lower height after coilover install.




      Wife's Black Passat 2.0T in the background. She came home as I was finishing the wash and couldn't pull into the driveway.

      And I just placed my order for the HPA Core Interlock mount. I really need to move my ass and get those smoked sidemarkers and mirror lenses already. Just didn't expect to invest in coils (or the hockey puck) so soon. lol.
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      03-02-2011 04:24 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Yes sir. A lot of friends suggest the same. I just didn't know what size to put on. Now with the coils on and the car lowered, I can visualize it and I'm thinking somewhere between 10 - 15 mm's in the back will do. But still not 100% sure.
      Here's my car with 8mm rear spacers at stock ride height. (*note I'm now on 10.5mm because you really need to have hubcentric spacers and you can't get 8mm spacers that are hubcentric.) I think the 10.5mm spacers are perfect though.

      Before:


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      03-02-2011 04:53 PM #115
      Thanks for that reply.

      Looking at your pictures, something tells me I might prefer closer to 12MM's on the rears. Hmm, something to think about.

      Thanks a lot dude.
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      03-02-2011 05:11 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Thanks for that reply.

      Looking at your pictures, something tells me I might prefer closer to 12MM's on the rears. Hmm, something to think about.

      Thanks a lot dude.
      No problem, man. Car's looking good.

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      03-09-2011 02:45 PM #117
      Car is filthy right now. lol. It amazes me how quickly a white car gets dirty.

      About to give the R another wash. Finally got around to buying a better drying towel.



      Used it once when helping a friend of mine with a boosted caliber SRT wash his car and knew I wanted one.

      Picked up some meguiar's tire shine and wheel cleaner. Hoping it works better than the crappy armor all wheel & tire cleaner stuff I bought previously. Everywhere I seem to look, when it comes to getting the best washes and shines out of their cars, people are using meguiar's products.

      Also picked up a can of this stuff.



      I remember seeing PSU mention this in his thread - he uses it to keep his exhaust tips clean. I saw it and figured I'd use it on the stock exhaust tips as they are pretty black right now as well.

      More importantly, I want to see how it works before I order my Borla cat-back, which I will be purchasing in about a week or so.




      Also considering lowering my car another half inch or so. I think the back is as far as it will go without removing the perches. The front suspension has about 7 threads left or so and can go about an inch lower. Thinking of just lowering the front a half inch and calling it a day.

      I've taken some pretty crazy bumps at relatively high speeds and haven't heard any sort of rubbing/scraping or anything like that so thinking one more half inch won't hurt and will look better. Opinions?
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      03-09-2011 05:33 PM #118
      After I finished washing the exterior/interior and wheels of the R, I figured I'd give this never-dull stuff a shot. I wish I would've taken a before shot just to give you guys an idea of how black the bottom of both of my exhaust tips were.

      I ended up using about a palm of my hand size wad of the never dull and went to town. Took about 3-5 minutes on them and ended up with this. What is left, I just could not get off, no matter how hard I polished. I'm guessing the original owner never polished the tips, nor did the dealer from where I purchased the car. So, 28000 miles worth of caked up exhaust residue.



      I'm guessing the next time take the never-dull to them (or if the exhaust tips are bit warmer?) I may be able to get the rest off. Overall, a good product that actually seems to work for keeping your tips clean. Once I get my Borla exhaust, I will probably use this stuff (less than what I used for this cleaning, maybe half the amount) once a week or as often as I wash the car.

      Would recommend.


      *edit*

      Looking at the pictures now, it looks as if the never dull actually cleaned some of the "inside" of the exhaust tip. It's pretty good stuff.
      Last edited by mfbmike; 12-06-2011 at 11:44 PM.
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      03-09-2011 05:41 PM #119
      And because I feel like whoring...







      I am really impressed by the meguiar's wheel cleaner and tire cleaner/shine. You guys be the judge.

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      03-09-2011 06:01 PM #120
      Nothing tops a clean car with tire shine.

      Looking good dude.

      Keep working with that Never Dull. It will eventually get everything off.

      I just did mine last night... after driving it all winter, the tips felt like sand paper.

      The secret is to use a little wad of Never Dull... keep rubbing it in and then use your finger nails for the bigger/rougher spots.

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      03-09-2011 06:05 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Nothing tops a clean car with tire shine.

      Looking good dude.

      Keep working with that Never Dull. It will eventually get everything off.

      I just did mine last night... after driving it all winter, the tips felt like sand paper.

      The secret is to use a little wad of Never Dull... keep rubbing it in and then use your finger nails for the bigger/rougher spots.


      I figured after a couple more uses, or even 1 more use of the never dull, the tips would be completely clean. Thanks for the recommendation.

      Haha, the sandpaper reference is spot on. That stuff gets so caked up on there. I was using my fingernails trying to get it off but no luck.

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      03-09-2011 06:24 PM #122
      If yours are really, really bad; how about a non-scratch Scotch Brite pad? Or some steel wool?

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      03-09-2011 06:38 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      If yours are really, really bad; how about a non-scratch Scotch Brite pad? Or some steel wool?
      No bull****, as I was doing it, I considered breaking out a brillo pad.

      But no, they aren't that bad. In fact, the first application got rid of most of the exhaust residue so I'm pretty confident it will eventually come off.

      It's just good to know I have a product I can use to keep my future 4.25" Borla tips clean.
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      03-09-2011 07:07 PM #124
      looking good!

      You can use some fine steel wool on the tips, just make sure you go in one direction left to right facing the rear of the car. Apply the steel wool in conjunction with soapy water as a lubricant. Finally, use your eagle one product to shine it up.

      The stock pea shooters don't look too bad as long as they're clean...
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      Will be here next Friday. Perfect timing. Ordering the Borla exhaust today.
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