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    Thread: My take on stance and the b5's that inspire it..

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      02-19-2011 04:13 PM #106
      HAVE HEART

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      02-19-2011 04:26 PM #107
      only way i can get rid of them is to the trash

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      02-19-2011 05:13 PM #108
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      Remember your awesome reiger front bumper and stock suspension? I do. F*ggot.
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      02-19-2011 07:08 PM #109
      Have any of you guys have any points of frame rubbing when going over speedbumps? My lower control arm bushing brackets are hitting speedbumps everytime i go over them. If you look right behind your front wheels under the car its a little triangle looking bracket that sits down about half a inch and mine are polished on the bottom from going over bumps. Has anyone tried cutting out the piece on the bracket that sits down further and welding in a flat piece of metal to have better clearance????
      Here is a picture of what i am talking about. Dont mind the loose bolt.

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      02-19-2011 07:15 PM #110
      Most of us have flattened that dome long ago. It's fine, think of it as added protection.

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      02-19-2011 07:34 PM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by keeganhartman View Post
      Most of us have flattened that dome long ago. It's fine, think of it as added protection.
      It wont cause my alignment to go out if it gets bent does it?

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      02-19-2011 07:38 PM #112
      It won't bend if that's all you've done to it... they usually just get shaved down until are flat. If you look at james' thread he just replaced his he has a picture of the worn one.

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      02-19-2011 07:47 PM #113



      if you have a dremel use a cutting wheel and just wiz off that hanging piece. or you can just wait until it gets f ucked up enough that its flat like those above. i wonder if mine being so beat up were why my car vibrated so much from the front
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      02-19-2011 08:08 PM #114
      I need to invest in a new dremel. I broke mine a while ago and I've missed what I could have been using it for!

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      02-19-2011 08:16 PM #115
      Just scrape it until its flat.
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      02-19-2011 09:42 PM #116
      ^ what he said..its not a big deal ive been polishing mine too

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      02-19-2011 09:43 PM #117
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      Go kill yourself...

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      High car??? Rice??? Wtf are you smoking brethren.

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      02-19-2011 10:10 PM #118
      ^ Dude why don't you post a full side shot of your car and not one were you are towering over it. Bend down and snap some shots, maybe we will be able to see the lowness. But either way you have no stance….

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      02-19-2011 10:15 PM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      ^ Dude why don't you post a full side shot of your car and not one were you are towering over it. Bend down and snap some shots, maybe we will be able to see the lowness. But either way you have no stance….
      Never said I had stance man. I will take fresh pics once I get my new RS4 bumper on. I had a front end collision. Car looks a lot lower right now anyway with the stock 16's on. I would like to go lower this summer though when I put the 18's back on.

      Don't appretiate being bashed, I thought this was a place were I can GAIN knowledge about this platform.

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      02-19-2011 10:19 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by 99APRA4 View Post
      Never said I had stance man. I will take fresh pics once I get my new RS4 bumper on. I had a front end collision. Car looks a lot lower right now anyway with the stock 16's on. I would like to go lower this summer though when I put the 18's back on.

      Don't appretiate being bashed, I thought this was a place were I can GAIN knowledge about this platform.


      Maybe you wouldn't get bashed if you weren't posting in a stance thread.

      Gah, I'm being a jerk, sorry. This place is chock FULL of knowledge, I think you just came at it with the wrong approach mang.
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      02-19-2011 10:23 PM #121
      This thread is to GAIN knowledge about stance. You can learn all sorts from the B5 forums, sure. You do indeed state yourself that you do not have stance...in yet you posted in a thread directed entirely for stance.

      Lowness isnt just height from the ground to your car...its also the tire to fender height. Or lack there of. If theres any vertical space between the fender and the tire, theres too much!
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      02-20-2011 12:41 AM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by 99APRA4 View Post
      And yes, it is lowered on coils brah.
      Brah? ....Really?


      When you put the 18's back on, pick smaller tires and put the bitch on the ground. Wheel gap is not cool man of course neither are altezzas. Then again, its your car, do what you want man
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      02-20-2011 12:52 AM #123
      So, this being a stance thread aside, why the hell is everyone telling the guy what to do with his car? I ran coils for a year at 25"+ GTF, for a reason. Perhaps he has one too, and perhaps some of you guys need to realize that purpose of buying coils is not ONLY to dump the car on it's nuts.

      /Devils' advocate...but seriously...
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      02-20-2011 02:01 AM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by .Mad Hatter. View Post
      So, this being a stance thread aside, why the hell is everyone telling the guy what to do with his car? I ran coils for a year at 25"+ GTF, for a reason. Perhaps he has one too, and perhaps some of you guys need to realize that purpose of buying coils is not ONLY to dump the car on it's nuts.

      /Devils' advocate...but seriously...
      Functional AND stanced! Thats why we buy coils

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      02-20-2011 07:03 AM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by 99APRA4 View Post


      High car??? Rice??? Wtf are you smoking brethren.
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      02-20-2011 08:38 AM #126
      Okay, I'm gonna be the first to say it, that dtm car isn't as low as I thought they were. What size are those wheels then, that it can be tucking that much and be at like 24"gtf? Look at the rockers and bumper clearance

      Editokay, it does look lower than 24, but probably at about 23gtf, I guess its just because those wheels have such huge tires? Looks so awesome
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      02-20-2011 09:56 AM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by yoffer View Post
      Functional AND stanced! Thats why we buy coils
      Right, because your suspension setup and the one on that car are the same...it's running the same coils we are and there aren't any modifications to any of the other suspension components.

      Fact: with the stock control arms, the car handles better at about 25.5" GTF.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      02-20-2011 10:09 AM #128
      I wasn't trying to be a prick or anything you just came off real defensive after people started giving their opinions...which you asked for.

      Also good pictures say 10000000000000 words. Geoff your car has not ever been the lowest but the height, plus wheel set-up, plus you and your brother's photography skills have always made your car a favorite amongst the usual folks that frequent the site.

      Next time do an intro thread or something.

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      02-20-2011 10:19 AM #129
      Thanks Chris!!

      I totally agree with what everyone is saying though, he got defensive after he asked for opinions

      I've been there with the "not low on coils" setup though, and I had my reasons. Being told to kill oneself because your car isn't low is a little harsh.

      Within the context of this thread, I want to tell him to lower his **** another inch at least too, hell it's a stance thread. While being low isn't the only component, it sure is a good starting point, lol.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      02-20-2011 11:14 AM #130
      Geoff, your car is making its way to low, slowly lol. Its def one of my favorites, it has looked perfect in every state its been in
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      02-20-2011 11:19 AM #131
      haha, thanks James. Height will remain the same this year, hope to dial in the stance with teh RXs though

      edit: Brad was my inspiration for what I plan to do this summer.
      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      02-20-2011 12:21 PM #132
      I was wrong to think just because my A4 is riding on H&R coils it is stanced. Didn't mean to sound defensive either. I had stock tails that I tinted but they **** out on me so I thought I would go with something a little different for the tails.

      I'm going to stop posting in this stance thread until I lower my car another 1/2 inch like I already planned before being told to commit suicide LOL. The tails and badge are staying though! (Not that anyone cares)

      /Rant.

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      02-20-2011 12:22 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by yoffer View Post
      Functional AND stanced! Thats why we buy coils
      Now if I could just make my **** look like that...

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      02-20-2011 12:34 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by .Mad Hatter. View Post
      Right, because your suspension setup and the one on that car are the same...it's running the same coils we are and there aren't any modifications to any of the other suspension components.

      Fact: with the stock control arms, the car handles better at about 25.5" GTF.
      It was a joke, you know most people just buy coils to get low.

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      02-20-2011 12:59 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by yoffer View Post
      It was a joke, you know most people just buy coils to get low.
      Oh dude I know. Hey, at the very least perhaps this thread inspired APR to lower his **** earlier than he otherwise would have. LOL.

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      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      02-20-2011 01:32 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by .Mad Hatter. View Post
      4T, making you do **** via peer pressure since 05'
      lmao this^. soo true...i have had many an argument with the fiance why i need to buy yet another suspension set-up after i bought springs and shocks at the outset...

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      02-20-2011 01:46 PM #137
      1. Admit fault in buying a cup kit
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      Quote Originally Posted by futur View Post
      who is fastest? if you guys didn't find out, what were you doing instead? patching floors? #mk3 #lulz # POR15 #umadbro #supercharger #thatsalottospendforjust8psi #justthetip #justkidding #noimnot
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      02-20-2011 02:41 PM #138
      same arguement with the gf today. and the same excuses as posted by mad hatter came up. Except it was over wheels. Idk if they will ever understand haha. I have more cups than cabinets and she has a whole double closet to here to my dresser. Those are necessary though hahaha

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      02-20-2011 04:37 PM #139
      sounds like the issue is, you live with her!
      Who knows...

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      02-20-2011 05:34 PM #140
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