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    1. Member mldouthi's Avatar
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      03-07-2011 09:20 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by NotQuiteWes View Post
      Why do you need that much ground clearance if it's FWD. If he's rock climbing then buy a jeep. Or perhaps an Audi All-Road.
      I dont buy a jeep because I have access to one, and they get like 15mpg, and most climbing for me is at least 2hrs of highway driving, at least, away. And I dont buy a Audi all-raod because my pockets arent that deep. It I had more funds I would be doing this to a R32.


      Also Im doing it because its different. I followed for a while and had a lowered car, but now I have a unique car that is more usable for me.

      No where I have been climbing needs 4wd besides ice climbing in the winter (because of snow/ice), most places are just rutted out gravel which a stock height fwd car will make it through, but will scrape like crazy.

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      03-07-2011 09:26 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by NotQuiteWes View Post
      Not at all. Just this makes no practical sense in any way. It's like saying I want to buy a Jetta TDI to haul my horse trailers because it's a diesel... Why not buy a vehicle for the practical application?
      And you seem to believe that anything that isn't tarmac is the side of a mountain. Dirt roads, even mostly flat ones, you'll need more suspension travel and clearance. He isn't mud bogging. He isn't driving through lake beds and 20' snow drifts. It's light duty off-road use.

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      03-07-2011 09:32 PM #108
      I thoughts on wheel color? They will be 15x8 with a +6mm offset. Fender flares will cover accordingly.

      Heres the wheels Im thinking about.





    4. 03-07-2011 09:37 PM #109


      you NEEED mudflaps. for real, they'd give it a much more aggressive look, DOEEETTTT!!!!!!

    5. 03-07-2011 09:42 PM #110
      WHITE!!!!! Mud flaps too. Loving it.

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      03-07-2011 09:42 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      It's light duty off-road use.
      get a truck. /thread.

      But I guess I can give props to the OP for bucking the trends. But still not practical in my eyes.

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      03-07-2011 09:46 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by mldouthi View Post


      My choice, it'll display the dirt and offroadyness much better

    8. 03-07-2011 09:47 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by NotQuiteWes View Post
      get a truck. /thread.

      But I guess I can give props to the OP for bucking the trends. But still not practical in my eyes.
      Seems more practical than a truck to me. Better MPG's, OP already has this car and doesn't have to buy another one, and you get way better handling out of the rabbit.

    9. 03-07-2011 10:21 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by NotQuiteWes View Post
      But still not practical in my eyes.
      ye but the majority of this forum slams their GTI... I'd say that's much less practical than what the OP is doing

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      03-08-2011 11:28 AM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by VWFSIB6 View Post
      ye but the majority of this forum slams their GTI... I'd say that's much less practical than what the OP is doing
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      03-08-2011 01:21 PM #116
      aha...me and a few friends were just saying the other night that the next big thing was going to be raised cars...looks like it has already begun.

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      03-08-2011 01:24 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by wamp.wamp View Post
      aha...me and a few friends were just saying the other night that the next big thing was going to be raised cars...looks like it has already begun.
      lol

    13. 03-17-2011 02:22 AM #118
      Any updates? Im loving this build.

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      03-17-2011 08:52 AM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by GreenWagen View Post
      Any updates? Im loving this build.
      No updates. The money tree isnt growing well, along with lots of research on this wheel and tire thing.

      Looks like I will have to get 15x7 wheels due to the fact that if I got the 15x8 wheels I would have to get 29 or 30 inch tires (wont fit) I am still debating cutting the fender out for bigger tires, along with the fender flares, or just fender flares and stick to under 28" dia. I also cant find a offroad looking tire wider than 225 and stay under the dia. requirment.

      Another note on the wheels, I am trying to find a place in the area to redrill the wheels rather than using adaptors, but that is proving to be difficult. The wheels are +12 offset and therefore with an adaptor I would be pushing it, having the wheels poke out to much.


      These wheels are the plan as long as I can find someone to redrill them, and at a reasonable price. I am also looking into other stock wheels to powder coat white. None have caught my eye. Well that are as reasonalbly priced as these.
      http://www.summitracing.com/parts/USW-90-5712P/

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      03-17-2011 12:02 PM #120
      I also keep getting a CEL saying bank 1 is to lean. Do I need to get a tune to fix this? I have the p-flow intake and glasspack exhaust.

      Thanks

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      03-17-2011 01:00 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by mldouthi View Post
      Better pictures with a clean car will come later.

      Hells YES!!!

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      03-17-2011 02:52 PM #122



      ORDERED!

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      03-17-2011 04:46 PM #123
      ORDERED!
      Nice...what size did you go with? Offset?
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      03-17-2011 05:33 PM #124
      Man I would love to see the WRC style wheels on a rabbit.

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      03-17-2011 06:23 PM #125
      awesome! I was going to suggest Diamond wheels which are similar to the ones you ordered but require a bigger tire (you cannot run it with low profiles or they bend easy). Can't wait to see them on with mudflaps!

      You should also pick up some OEM GTI sideskirts
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      03-17-2011 08:08 PM #126
      Car looks cool man, all u need is some rally mud flaps the wide flat kind like trucks have and your golden man! Dope


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      03-17-2011 10:13 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      Nice...what size did you go with? Offset?
      I got 15x7 5x4.5 and getting them redrilled. They have a 4.5 backspacing. which is +12 offset!! POKE haha. but not really. They are backordered and wont ship until the 29th.

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      03-18-2011 12:03 AM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by mldouthi View Post
      I got 15x7 5x4.5 and getting them redrilled. They have a 4.5 backspacing. which is +12 offset!! POKE haha. but not really. They are backordered and wont ship until the 29th.
      Poke just means you can run fender flares!

      If I could find some D-hole style wheels in 17's with a decent offset, I'd be all over them.


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      03-18-2011 10:41 AM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by mldouthi View Post
      I also keep getting a CEL saying bank 1 is to lean. Do I need to get a tune to fix this? I have the p-flow intake and glasspack exhaust.

      Thanks

      Bump

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      03-18-2011 12:04 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      Poke just means you can run fender flares!
      THE WIDEBODY RABBIT FLARES!! Yes!
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      03-18-2011 12:20 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by sebasEuRo View Post
      THE WIDEBODY RABBIT FLARES!! Yes!
      What flares would those be. Link?

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      03-18-2011 10:40 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by mldouthi View Post
      What flares would those be. Link?
      Make some fiberglass molds to make some! I don't there there are any mkV flares out there right now...


      ESC has these listed under the r32 section...

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...-3.2/ES414240/

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      03-18-2011 11:18 PM #133
      Holy good lord jesus christ this thing is EPIC.

    29. 03-19-2011 01:44 AM #134
      I'm in! Looks awesome. Are you going to get a box for the roof?

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      03-19-2011 01:59 AM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by magics5rip View Post
      Make some fiberglass molds to make some! I don't there there are any mkV flares out there right now...


      ESC has these listed under the r32 section...

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...-3.2/ES414240/
      Item title days R32, but description says Toureg?


      I want to like this but I just can't decide. I am withholding judgement until the new wheels/tires. I think that will make or break the whole package.
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      03-19-2011 02:09 AM #136
      Love this thing....Mud flaps please!

      http://www.rallyarmor.com/store/univ...ogo-p-267.html


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      03-19-2011 09:54 AM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by SpecialFX View Post
      Item title days R32, but description says Toureg? :confused
      Yeah, I was a little confused by that too. A quick call to ECS should clear up any confususion.

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      03-19-2011 03:22 PM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by Thisbunnyroars View Post
      Love this thing....Mud flaps please!

      http://www.rallyarmor.com/store/univ...ogo-p-267.html


      I wish I could get ahold of these flares, those are awesome.

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      03-19-2011 03:29 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by sagerabbit View Post
      I'm in! Looks awesome. Are you going to get a box for the roof?
      No box yet. For now duffels will do.

      I work for an aluminum transit case company, I need to save up for one of those.

      zargescases.com They look pretty sweet, and are still super light, but they arent in the budget for now.

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      03-19-2011 09:05 PM #140
      1552 was supposed to be producing these...


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