Can't wait! There needs to be a Twin Cities metro area GTG this summer sometime. Seems like there are several really nice TTs around here.
Soo It took much longer to get the project done. Unfortunately it took me 8 hours to get the first part done(tore the front driver side apart and finished rears...) as I had to tackle this all by my lonesome... luckily my buddy finally made it over to help out and we got it done by around 9-10ish pm... lol
anyway, heres the pics and the mayhem!
After messing around with the front and not being able to take the strut out, I took a break and moved to the back.
after about 45 mins...
and finally done...
Then on my way to the womans this morning, I did a quick photoshoot lol. Excuse the dirty car...
Heres some before and after...
Thats it for now!
Last edited by Tempes_TT; 05-14-2011 at 03:17 PM.
Well guys, Ive pulled the trigger on some new shoes last week friday. I decided on these.
I got them in 18x8 front and 18x9 rear with ET 35 all the way around.
Ill be needing some tires to go along with them. I haven't decided on any yet.
anyways, this will be the last thing ill be getting as cosmetics go. Then my main focus will shift to the K04 and all supporting mods.
Last edited by Tempes_TT; 05-31-2011 at 05:49 PM.
For all-season in our part of the world, I was impressed by the test results for the Continental ExtremeContact DWS all-season tires in snow. Tire Rack testing in snow:
Testing on dry and wet tracks:
Not sure what your criteria are, or if you'll keep your current wheels for winter duty and go for a dedicated summer tire on the new ones...
Are you adding spacers all around? I'd at 15mm up front and 20-25 rear..
215/40/18 on the 8's
225/40/18 on the 9's
Depends on if you want to run stretch or not though..
Last edited by Neb; 06-17-2011 at 08:54 AM.
So I finally got my new shoes in! now just waiting on the guy to see if he can get my tires ordered... sooner than later.
I decided on 225/40 on fronts and 235/40 in the rear.
Last edited by Tempes_TT; 10-15-2011 at 01:05 PM.
Well here it is guys...After a couple phone calls I was able to get the (not so very competent) shop to mount and balance these!
Had to drive it in 4th all the way home
anyway, here are some quick shots from last night! I may plan an actual photoshoot in a much nicer place sometime soon!
This is what you guys get to look forward to..
Theres quite a few "maintenance" things I want to get fixed, heres the list...
Mostly all the imperfections as far as cosmetics go, were done to the car from the previous owner.
-Starting with the driver side mirror...
Heard it was common due to the fact that they heat up every time the car turns on...or maybe theyre temp regulated... anyways theres no on or off switch for them. lol They will be getting replaced with "blind spot" side mirrors
-Then theres the antenna that was ripped off or something...its not there anymore and all thats left is a nub...
Im planning on covering it up with possibly a small shark fin antenna cover once I paint my roof.
-Then theres a lovely ding on the rear fender flare/quarter panel...
Im not quite sure who to get a hold of that does a quality job and doesnt charge an arm and a leg, though this shouldn't be too tough of a job at all to even tackle myself.
-Next comes my lovely bumper which is split down the middle and the skid plate to match. skid plate (my fault) baraly stays on now, even after adding some of my own screws to keep it in place...
Im planning on replacing my bumper with a VR6 TT bumper (S-Line) and purchasing (probably very soon) the metal panzer plate done by diesel geeks to replace the crappy plastic plate.
-finially, by far my FAVORITE find; rust. >
Theres a bit on the edge of the flare over the rear wheel where the quarter panel and rear bumper meet...
Then theres some more lovely rust towards the rear where the quarter panel meets the side skirt, along with some rock chips...
and lastly, even more rust underneath the passenger side door...
Ill be fixing this by getting a fresh coat of paint on as soon as I can get a hold of the bumper, maybe also invest in a clear bra.
Thats so far what I have in mind as far as cosmetic maintenance go.
As far as performance, most of it will just come together as time moves on, but the plan is officially a gt2871r build.
Hopefully I can start piecing it together this year as well. This will of course means all supporting mods including but not limited to...
-Valves and Rods
-Chip tune (not sure by who)
-Front mount/Dual side mounts (havent decided yet)
-Porsche (brembo) BBK upgrade
Meanwhile, "performance" maintenance will be done including...
-Haldex oil change
-A-Arm/Control Arm bushings (defcon bushings, though ideally just a subframe refresh in general would be nice)
-Clean up the engine bay, maybe delete some stuff
The interior has also been on my mind.
-Ive been thinking of possibly throwing in some Recaro seats (the ones Audi uses on their RS series)
-35% tint to keep cool/"preserve" the leather (and also set off the exterior )
-Re-fabricating the inside, maybe some plaid for the roof or something and darker tones, maybe some solid color on the sides(getting board of the all grey interior)
-Of course the gauges, though Im not a fan of the crazy pillar pod gauges (not that they really make any for the TT anyways), so Ill be keeping an OEM+ look. (gauges in vent and underneath radio)
Some miscellaneous mods include...
-Blue Haldex controller
-headlight reflector delete/smoke turn signals
-LED DRL mod (pogea style)
Well, thats whats been on my mind lately! Constructive and positive input is always welcome!
Last edited by Tempes_TT; 06-29-2011 at 08:04 PM.