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    1. Member fredgsanford's Avatar
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      03-16-2011 09:43 AM #36
      Good stuff!!


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      03-16-2011 11:33 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      I have been debating whether to make a build thread.
      I had a build thread once.....Those were the daaaayyyyyss!


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      03-16-2011 11:52 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Err'one making their own threads.

      Happy to say I revolutionized this trend.
      While nice your thread is mere childs play, 132 pages and counting on a car he bought 1 year ago almost to the day Fred is bad ass.

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      03-16-2011 05:05 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Rdurty2 View Post
      Your vibrations are different then mine. Pressing the brake or not pressing the brake the vibrations are always there at idle for me. I feel it through the steering wheel and also in both front seats.

      If I only felt the vibrations when letting off the brake I would be perfectly happy, but thats not the case with my car for who knows why.
      I'm actually going off memory from my few hours driving on it before I took the car to the body shop on Monday. I'll confirm what I said when I get the car back in the next 3-4 days.

      Quote Originally Posted by gottaluvvw View Post
      great write up...though i will say there were at least three other write ups i found on this linked in PSU's .:R32 specific thread and through searches...your's is the most thorough (with the exception of no pictures underneath, which you will find in the other threads)

      also, i used a 21mm socket and breaker bar (16mm for the dogbone, pendulum mount bolts) and the 21mm was a beaaach to get off until i got the breaker bar

      retorque specs are 74 ft-lbs for the 21 and 30 ft-lbs for the 16mm's, iirc in one of the other build threads

      i agree with being careful puting the hpa one back in carefully aligned...don't keep hammering it in unless you know it's aligned correctly (as i can't imagine trying to get it back out without destroying it)

      i also used the screwdriver method to remove it...i would have used a drill (as mentioned in other diy threads); however my wife used the drill last and i couldn't find it (was in the new baby's room, oh well)

      as far as the vibrations and performance...i have the exact experience you have...which seems to be different than rdurty2's...
      When I get a chance I'll be sure to update my thread with your information, it's greatly appreciated. I didn't look too hard for a better write up but oh well, another reference now. I rather like the hammer + screwdriver method because I feel I have more control over everything. To each their own.

      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Good read bud.

      I'm stoked to get mine in. Thanks for the little tidbits you included regarding the proper way to insert the mount in and what not.
      You're welcome man! Feel free to PM me or call me [can pm you cell if interested, let me know] with any questions/issues. Keep reading!

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      03-16-2011 05:08 PM #40
      So, apparently my Goodbye R32 thread was not appreciated.

      I really did turn in my R32 for a Nissan Altima, on a temporary basis.

      I dropped off the R32 @ the body shop to get the front end repaired from the carnage the valet company did.

      Oh and to have this installed!




      Stoked.

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      03-16-2011 05:39 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      So, apparently my Goodbye R32 thread was not appreciated.

      I really did turn in my R32 for a Nissan Altima, on a temporary basis.

      I dropped off the R32 @ the body shop to get the front end repaired from the carnage the valet company did.

      Oh and to have this installed!

      Stoked.


      Valet ****ed up your car? They paying for that? Good excuse to get the euro grille.
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      03-16-2011 06:36 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      So, apparently my Goodbye R32 thread was not appreciated.

      I really did turn in my R32 for a Nissan Altima, on a temporary basis.

      I dropped off the R32 @ the body shop to get the front end repaired from the carnage the valet company did.

      Oh and to have this installed!


      Stoked.
      Shawn, I am guessing the, er, valet, messed up the right side of the bumper as shown in the pic above. on the Euro bumper. Lovin' the build thread, and I got a kick out of the Altima thread. Need to visit Fla.
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      03-16-2011 07:42 PM #43
      Nice thread! Can't wait to see pics when you get it back from the body shop

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      03-16-2011 10:02 PM #44
      A little late to the party but I totally did not know that Tyrolsport did away with the snap rings untill reading this thread. That makes me VERY happy. I hated those things. I even bought snap ring pliers and those still barely worked.

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      03-16-2011 10:19 PM #45
      I'm curious about the rotor install....going in this weekend...cool. Want to know if you get any squeal out of them?

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      03-17-2011 12:19 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by GaBoYnFla View Post
      I'm curious about the rotor install....going in this weekend...cool. Want to know if you get any squeal out of them?
      Sorry, been a bit busy and didn't get as many photos cause I couldn't do the rears that day and the car is in the body shop now.

      The rotor install is really straight forward. There is another DIY thread for the fronts and rears.

      Doing the rears, make SURE you have a 14 mm triple square socket for the rear! This stupid socket is the reason I had to postpone the rears.

      As for noise, they're new and put 150ish miles on them before dropping the car off @ Dayas Custom Auto. Until I can put down a nice mirror finish on the rotor, they'll be a little noisier. Honestly, the Altima brakes are way noisier than the new pads and rotors on the .:R, lol.

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      03-17-2011 02:05 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by jwbekens View Post
      Shawn, I am guessing the, er, valet, messed up the right side of the bumper as shown in the pic above. on the Euro bumper. Lovin' the build thread, and I got a kick out of the Altima thread. Need to visit Fla.
      Yeah, high school aged valets. All of them tried to act like they didn't notice it happen. I told them there was no way someone didn't notice it when they parked or backed out the car. The manager was very hesitant till one of the older valets told him that it didn't come in that way. I got a ton of complements from a lot of people while it took an hour to fill out paper work.

      Let me know when you come down! Can maybe hook you up with some discounts on Universal tickets. ;-)

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    13. 03-17-2011 03:33 PM #48
      nice thread

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      03-18-2011 01:31 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by upayme View Post
      nice thread
      Thank you, sir!

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      03-18-2011 11:56 PM #50
      A day of utter disappointment.

      Delayed till Monday-Tuesday thanks to VW, they delayed one of the parts.

      To add to the gloom and doom that hangs over today, lets see the photos of after the valet driver tried to drive over a parking curb. I'd have been SOOOOOO pissed had I not noticed, and I almost didn't if it wasn't for the sidemarker hanging down [yeah thats how much force was involved, it flexed the bumper to the point that it popped the sidemarker OUT of it's snug home]


      Passenger Side Front Bumper - This side looks the worst and you can see the destroyed tab. I was so sad when I saw this pull up.




      Driver Side Front Bumper - The bumper corner tab is of course torn and the fender was pulled a little.




      Underside pretty destroyed.



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      03-19-2011 05:30 AM #51
      Hey man thats what my underside looks like, but I didn't run over any parking curbs

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      03-19-2011 08:04 AM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Hey man thats what my underside looks like, but I didn't run over any parking curbs
      Run over any cheerleaders lately??

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      03-19-2011 03:42 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Run over any cheerleaders lately??

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      No just a few sensual experiences with the road.


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      03-20-2011 01:27 AM #54
      Just in! Name that mod!




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      03-20-2011 01:39 AM #55
      Some sort of foot rest?

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      03-20-2011 01:48 AM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Some sort of foot rest?
      bingo R36 dead pedal
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      03-20-2011 03:05 AM #57
      Right-o! I'm amused the R36 dead pedal is made in Italy.

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      03-20-2011 10:09 AM #58
      glad you like it

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      03-20-2011 11:01 AM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by Av. View Post
      Hey man thats what my underside looks like, but I didn't run over any parking curbs
      This guy.

      Beta: I am jealous of your bumper.

      Where did you get it?

      I want a euro rear, too.

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      03-20-2011 11:33 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      This guy.

      Beta: I am jealous of your bumper.

      Where did you get it?

      I want a euro rear, too.
      Be not mad! Got lucky, I called oempl.us to check if I could get just the bumper skin for the R32 instead of their kit, they had one on hand that they took $250 off to get rid of it. Shipping sucked ass, $165, but all in total it cost me $150 out of my own pocket to do the Euro front bumper vs the OEM US bumper. I feel it's worth it! Don't know of anyone off the top of my head with the euro R32 front. Anxious to see it. Not a huge difference, but subtle enough.

      Just need someone to mess up the rear bumper and we're gold!

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      03-20-2011 12:26 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Not a huge difference, but subtle enough.
      It's the little things that make all the difference.

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      03-20-2011 01:30 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      It's the little things that make all the difference.
      Oh I know! People thought I was weird for swapping the plastic glove box handle for the metal one, lol. Made a huge difference to me interior wise.

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      03-20-2011 01:48 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by BetaOp9 View Post
      Oh I know! People thought I was weird for swapping the plastic glove box handle for the metal one, lol. Made a huge difference to me interior wise.
      Funny you mention that, as that is going to be one of my next little things.

      Did you use a magnet to assist in getting the old one out?

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      03-20-2011 02:26 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Funny you mention that, as that is going to be one of my next little things.

      Did you use a magnet to assist in getting the old one out?
      Lol, well getting the old one out was easy for me, the torx driver I used had a nice snug fit so it came out with the driver (just had to be super delicate). Putting the f'Ing screw back in was the nightmare as it goes in at some weird angle that was hard to get it to bite and you have tul to use the driver since there screw is recessed. I dropped it INSIDE the glove box door once and took me a lot of cussing to get it out. Eventually got it in and love it.

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      03-20-2011 04:38 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      It's the little things that make all the difference.
      Isn't the difference just no sidemarkers?


      Hey Beta, where did you get the metal latch? The only place I've seen it is Tmtuning.
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      03-20-2011 05:26 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkNeo View Post
      Isn't the difference just no sidemarkers?


      Hey Beta, where did you get the metal latch? The only place I've seen it is Tmtuning.
      Yeah just no side markers but it looks soooo good.

      You can get the glove box handle from your dealer or ECS. It came stock on early MKV's here so it's in the parts system.
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      03-20-2011 05:30 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      Yeah just no side markers but it looks soooo good.

      You can get the glove box handle from your dealer or ECS. It came stock on early MKV's here so it's in the parts system.
      This one correct?

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Glov...atch/ES319387/



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      03-20-2011 05:43 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkNeo View Post
      This one correct?

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Search/Glov...atch/ES319387/



      -Edit- looks like the correct part number, ordered
      that's it. it's actually plastic with an aluminum look...what more can you expct for $20....but it looks great. much better than the stock black one.
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      03-20-2011 07:03 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by DarkNeo View Post
      Isn't the difference just no sidemarkers?
      Yeah, but if you know a thing or two about body work then you will appreciate the euro bumpers coming without sidemarkers. That is, if you want to ever "shave" the sidemarkers.

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      03-20-2011 07:08 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Yeah, but if you know a thing or two about body work then you will appreciate the euro bumpers coming without sidemarkers. That is, if you want to ever "shave" the sidemarkers.
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