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    Thread: 1988 CABBY.....work in progress....PIC HEAVY

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      03-30-2012 02:54 PM #576
      I know you may get this a lot, but how much did your diamond racing wheels run you(without tires)?

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      04-05-2012 09:58 AM #577
      IM BACK.....

      just woke up....NUTTY BDAY!!.....CRAZY CONVENTION.....and guests at the house from Rome Italy, Penn., Georgia and Japan for the last week....but now they are gone and its back to a few days of normality and a DAY OFF....im just taking for myself....so tired..

      BUT...im posting pics in a minute.....

      4 words....

      THE RED LOOKS RAD!

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      04-05-2012 10:43 AM #578








      and this one was just now.....

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      04-05-2012 11:28 AM #579
      Take yer top off!!!
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      04-05-2012 01:12 PM #580
      it was....and while we were out to dinner last night n another car..

      IT RAINED.....so i put it up...its down now to help dry my seats....ugh

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      04-05-2012 01:28 PM #581
      Check this stuff out man. Helps to suck the moisture out when you can't put the top down to air it out. Rained for 3 days straight and had no condensation on the inside of my windows. Love it.

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      04-06-2012 07:30 PM #582


      Hey just wondering if you needed spacers with these wheels? and what size tires are they? I have the same wheels I have 175/70/13 on them and am going to order some coilovers and wondering if i need spacers.

      Thanks!
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      04-06-2012 07:46 PM #583
      i didnt, they cleared everything fine....

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      04-06-2012 09:26 PM #584
      dink and flicka

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      04-07-2012 04:19 PM #585
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post








      and this one was just now.....
      hell ya the red wheels look rad man

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      04-11-2012 08:52 PM #586
      I dont mean to be a pain in the a**(new to the whole VW world) and i was confused about the size of the 13x8" wheels that you had/have.. what where the dimensions of the wheels? 13 inch diameter..... 8 inches wide.... whats the back space and offset? and if you dont mind me asking what did you spend on the wheels? Really like the looks of the car, way bad a**!!

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      04-11-2012 10:24 PM #587
      You has roof rack.....…..................





      ................................I wants it.
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    13. 04-12-2012 04:23 AM #588
      Totally bitchen! I wouldn't change a thing

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      04-12-2012 10:21 AM #589
      Quote Originally Posted by ToplessBunny85 View Post
      You has roof rack.....…..................





      ................................I wants it.
      I MADES.....lol...Home Depot, 20$
      theres a few pages back that have some pictures....

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      04-12-2012 10:23 AM #590



      oh and my axle broke...haha, had to fix it at work, so i had help.....lol


      thats Lil' TEEJ.....hes a good helper.....

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      04-14-2012 12:02 AM #591
      i am planning on a strut cap fab. deal to go lower in the front with the same travel.....looking for something easy.....thinking maybe a "flipped to the top" of the strut tower thing.....i know just putting it on top wont get me much.....BUT...ill figure out a spacer plate of some sort that i dont need to buy for 300$........

      hmmmm..

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      04-14-2012 03:06 AM #592
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post


      opened up the airbox a bit more....and added the metal tube to promote cooler air....a bit...lol...

      and swapped the throttle body, this is off a 16v i think....had to swap out the guts on the smaller port, and grind down the intake manifold a bit, gasket matched to the new throttle body...

      runs nice, harder now...fast....and it sounds mean....but now i have a whistle somewhere....vacuum leak i cant find.....
      would you mind doing a little write on on what you had to do to make the 16v TB work on the 8v i tried searching cuz i want to do it ( like what did you have to swap out on the little port and were did you have to grind down on the manifold and anything else you had to do) if you dont mind
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      04-14-2012 03:28 AM #593
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      i am planning on a strut cap fab. deal to go lower in the front with the same travel.....looking for something easy.....thinking maybe a "flipped to the top" of the strut tower thing.....i know just putting it on top wont get me much.....BUT...ill figure out a spacer plate of some sort that i dont need to buy for 300$........

      hmmmm..
      If you track down some early Rabbit strut mounts, you can extend them.
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      04-14-2012 11:38 AM #594
      good call......im gonna look up new ones....years?

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      04-14-2012 11:41 AM #595
      Quote Originally Posted by KnuckleUp2 View Post
      would you mind doing a little write on on what you had to do to make the 16v TB work on the 8v i tried searching cuz i want to do it ( like what did you have to swap out on the little port and were did you have to grind down on the manifold and anything else you had to do) if you dont mind

      I gad to gut both of them, and use the center pin and spring from the old on so i had the correct linkage up top on the larger port....
      then....
      i did a bit of grinding on the manifold.....gasket matched to the new one i made from cork....i actually did this on the car....stuffing towels into the mani to keep out the shavings....it worked great....

      as for the larger port at the rear....i plugged it at 1st, but the car idled like poop, so i un-capped it....thats it....lol

      i love the throttle response.....it was an easy swap.....

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      04-14-2012 12:14 PM #596
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      good call......im gonna look up new ones....years?
      New ones don't exist anymore. Gotta get lucky in the yards. Not too sure on what years to look for, aside from early round-eye rabbits. Pre-'79 I think.

      "Zed's dead, baby, Zed's dead."

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      04-14-2012 08:53 PM #597
      Quote Originally Posted by mileycyrus View Post
      I gad to gut both of them, and use the center pin and spring from the old on so i had the correct linkage up top on the larger port....
      then....
      i did a bit of grinding on the manifold.....gasket matched to the new one i made from cork....i actually did this on the car....stuffing towels into the mani to keep out the shavings....it worked great....

      as for the larger port at the rear....i plugged it at 1st, but the car idled like poop, so i un-capped it....thats it....lol

      i love the throttle response.....it was an easy swap.....
      thanks alot i plan on doing it eventually and that helps alot
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      04-15-2012 01:15 PM #598
      there has to be a way to do it to the newer style caps.....i have seen them flipped to the top of the tower......looks weird but it works the same in theory......like i said, i think i would have to make some sort of riser plate as well.....just flipping it only would get 1/4 inch i think.....

      like these....

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      04-15-2012 01:36 PM #599
      Those look nice, but you still have to use the ****ty new style mounts. I don't care if you buy German made or not, coilovers rape them. I have a set now that have lasted me about 10tkms, so far, but they're still stretched out a bit and ugly as hell.

      The appeal to tracking down old style mounts or making your own is you can rebuild them. Either with Porshe parts for the old style, or making some new ones that use mk3 style mounts.

      As soon as I have the time I plan on cutting some mk3 strut towers out and welding them into my car so I can have rebuildable strut mounts for eternity.

      Mk3 mount:



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      04-15-2012 01:44 PM #600
      so....something like this is better....using the audi bearing setup?


      these look to be easy to make, and i could probably cut and weld using the original flange, unless i wanted to make the plate as well.....
      Last edited by mileycyrus; 04-15-2012 at 01:49 PM.

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