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      03-24-2011 05:53 PM #1


      This week's A/b feature's Vdubb333's 2008 GTI. Check it out.

      FULL STORY

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      03-24-2011 06:17 PM #2
      the car's beautiful so props on that. but not that low, scratch that, not low at all. keep up the good work though.

      why is wheel gap so different between these photo's! or are my eyes decieving me



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      03-24-2011 06:19 PM #3
      Nice ride

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      03-24-2011 06:27 PM #4
      so if i Photoshop the hell out of my car, i may too get an opportunity to upload an AUTObiography?

      (not hating, just asking)

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      03-24-2011 06:37 PM #5
      Not just you....two different ride heights...or parked on a slant

      Diggin the front bumper though!
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      03-24-2011 06:38 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by korre07 View Post
      the car's beautiful so props on that. but not that low, scratch that, not low at all. keep up the good work though.
      Low doesnt automatically = better. It's a good OEM-style project.

      why is wheel gap so different between these photo's! or are my eyes decieving me
      I'm guessing it's the angle and how the car is situated. The low-looking angle is on the PS, and the bigger wheel gap is on the DS.
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      03-24-2011 07:59 PM #7
      yea to me thats the perfect ride hight... just enough to cancel that gap and sit the wheels right. any lower would be bags or coils all the way down style. the pics make it look clean
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      03-24-2011 09:29 PM #8
      All of these people getting featured must be big time lurkers.

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      03-24-2011 10:45 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      All of these people getting featured must be big time lurkers.
      Post count=super star status

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      03-24-2011 11:59 PM #10
      nice four door man, my next car definitely will be a turbo mk5

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      03-25-2011 01:09 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by BEANS View Post
      Post count=super star status
      Sucks to be at the bottom of the totem pole, huh?

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      03-25-2011 01:44 AM #12
      lower it
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      03-25-2011 01:54 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by ChrisSince1987 View Post
      so if i Photoshop the hell out of my car, i may too get an opportunity to upload an AUTObiography?

      (not hating, just asking)
      It looks like to get a feature you just fill out the form, submit, and then possibly get chosen.


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      03-25-2011 08:36 AM #15
      It's a better offering than recently, but still:


      "Who gets to drive this car?
      Me and only me. You know mother’s they don’t understand how low your car is so they take speed bumps at 20km/h."


      I didn't know sport springs were that low


      He also says it's an 08.5 when he talks about the new FSI engine he got, that's funny I have an 08.5 with a TSI since they switched halfway through the model year.



      Nice looking car, but I don't consider "black/white theme" on the list of exterior modifications.



      And lastly, love the final pic of the steering wheel. I bet if I tried, I could take a better pic of mine, I have the exact same one, I'll submit one of my MKVI shift knob look out for me in Vortex autobiography in May




      Also, I do realize I sound like a total douche. However, I just feel like these 19 yr old kids being featured need to put more effort into their submissions, "most humorous/embarassing story" is taking 2.5 hours to remove the FSI engine cover?

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      03-25-2011 08:48 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Sucks to be at the bottom of the totem pole, huh?
      yesss it does

      Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Bobby View Post
      Also, I do realize I sound like a total douche. However, I just feel like these 19 yr old kids being featured need to put more effort into their submissions, "most humorous/embarassing story" is taking 2.5 hours to remove the FSI engine cover?
      i just LOLed everywhere.


      and what makes this kidd sooo speical to get a feature. theres something wrong with what going on here and ima find what what it is. BRUHAHAHAHAHAHHA
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      03-25-2011 10:19 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Sucks to be at the bottom of the totem pole, huh?
      Quiet down, underling.



      I'll make the same general statement I've made in recent A/B threads- if you don't like what you're seeing, submit your own car. It's really that simple.

      ... and then sit back and watch people criticize yours when it's featured.

      Quote Originally Posted by wolfsburg__gli View Post


      and what makes this kidd sooo speical to get a feature. theres something wrong with what going on here and ima find what what it is. BRUHAHAHAHAHAHHA
      Spend less time complaining and more time submitting, chief. It's really that simple- take the time to submit yours, and I bet it'll get featured. There's no grand conspiracy here. I promise.

      Quote Originally Posted by AKdub914 View Post
      yea to me thats the perfect ride hight... just enough to cancel that gap and sit the wheels right. any lower would be bags or coils all the way down style. the pics make it look clean
      There's only one "right" way to modify these cars; you've been here long enough to know that.

      I may submit mine simply because it's improperly modified and to prove that someone with a gigantic e-wang can get featured.

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      03-25-2011 02:05 PM #18
      I think the wheel gap is the same all around actually, it just SHOWS more on the close up pic because the far away shot is so heavily edited, the blacks just run together.

      I get that you just submit and can get featured...but I mean, isn't there some type of minimum criteria? Other than the Oettinger bumper (which I actually like), it looks like every other next to stock GTI rolling around lol.

      I agree with the 08.5 FSI thing too....which is actually why I came to post...haha. So is he saying his TSI was having problems so they downgraded him to an FSI for free? I hope it's just confusion on his part, but I would be pissed if I bought a TSI model and they threw an FSI back in it lol!
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      03-25-2011 03:19 PM #19
      Photoshop lowered lol...

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      03-25-2011 04:04 PM #20
      How about whomever is in charge of picking out the cars to be featured just makes an executive decision that lately they just aren't worthy of being featured? I never have thought the Driver's Gear catalog made one a "tuner".

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      03-25-2011 04:42 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Accidental L8 apex View Post
      How about whomever is in charge of picking out the cars to be featured just makes an executive decision that lately they just aren't worthy of being featured? I never have thought the Driver's Gear catalog made one a "tuner".
      I can overlook that fact, but how about featuring people who contribute to the site on a regular basis?

      I just looked this kid up and he has 2 posts... both of which he was looking for a front bumper.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/member.php?565498-vdub333

      And this is overlooking the fact that it's a feature with two photos... that last generic shot of a steering wheel doesn't even count.

    21. 03-25-2011 04:45 PM #22
      the Oettinger bumper looks an awful lot like the new gli chin minus the carbon/black beard


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      03-25-2011 04:47 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      I can overlook that fact, but how about featuring people who contribute to the site on a regular basis?

      I just looked this kid up and he has 2 posts... both of which he was looking for a front bumper.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/member.php?565498-vdub333

      And this is overlooking the fact that it's a feature with two photos... that last generic shot of a steering wheel doesn't even count.
      Now *that* I can get behind...
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      03-25-2011 06:14 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      I can overlook that fact, but how about featuring people who contribute to the site on a regular basis?

      I just looked this kid up and he has 2 posts... both of which he was looking for a front bumper.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/member.php?565498-vdub333

      And this is overlooking the fact that it's a feature with two photos... that last generic shot of a steering wheel doesn't even count.
      Seriously...hell I'd be happy if it was someone with a post count of 100 but people have seen the car on the forums...

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      03-25-2011 06:30 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      I can overlook that fact, but how about featuring people who contribute to the site on a regular basis?

      I just looked this kid up and he has 2 posts... both of which he was looking for a front bumper.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/member.php?565498-vdub333

      And this is overlooking the fact that it's a feature with two photos... that last generic shot of a steering wheel doesn't even count.
      I'm assuming you've already submitted yours, right?
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      03-25-2011 06:52 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Slipstream View Post
      I'm assuming you've already submitted yours, right?
      Stop relying on that old argument for the lack of feature-worthy cars showcased on page one of this place as that was exactly my point. Nobody worth featuring is submitting, so stop doing it altogether. Putting out a mediocre features "because you whiners won't write in with your own cars" just might mean it's over.

      At least the Eos had some audio-fab done to it, but other than that, nobody but the owners of said vehicles want to see a car decked out in Driver's Gear crap. Just how sterile and homogenized can "modding" get?

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      03-25-2011 06:58 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Slipstream View Post
      I'm assuming you've already submitted yours, right?
      Why would you assume that?

      These Autobiographies are more of a joke than anything it seems. The laughing stock of Vortex.

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      03-25-2011 07:01 PM #28
      This thread reminds me of this episode



      Hate, hate, hate, hate lol
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      03-25-2011 07:44 PM #29
      i think you should, you guys are the big dawgs that everyone looks up to. we all start from scratch somewhere and hope to have somethin dope out of it... thats wat that kid did, he just applied for the bio page. my car is no where near done yet so i cant think about showin it off lol
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      03-25-2011 07:51 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      Screw it, I'm gonna submit my car one day... Not today though, I'm just too excited it's FRIDAY!
      Your car is far too nice to be featured for an AB, but;

      Fun fun fun fun fun!

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      03-25-2011 07:58 PM #31
      lol
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      03-25-2011 08:07 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      Errbody missed the friday comment..
      Hence me saying, "Fun fun fun fun fun!"

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      03-25-2011 08:13 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      CRAP! I fail almost as hard as whoever told that poor girl she had a career in music...
      Sadly I watched an interview and they say she has talent supposedly... Stays on key, hits the right notes, etc.

      Too bad she killed her career right from the gate with this fine gem.

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      03-25-2011 08:20 PM #34
      complex.com she makes $24,900 a week offa that in itunes sales....
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      03-26-2011 02:00 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Ricky Bobby View Post
      It's a better offering than recently, but still:


      "Who gets to drive this car?
      Me and only me. You know mother’s they don’t understand how low your car is so they take speed bumps at 20km/h."


      I didn't know sport springs were that low
      Don't know if you've driven in Canada-land but yes even sport springs are too low for a lot of locations/drivers. Entirely doable year round but you can imagine how he might not want the typical "mom driver" scooting about in it. Heh, my old GLI bumper didn't last more than a few months once my Jetta(stock height) got handed off to the folks.

      And it's the day after Friday now right? Gosh, what's that name again.....?

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