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    Thread: VWvortex Project Beetle RS - Stage I

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      06-07-2011 11:26 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by vincenzo View Post
      It doesn't need more low to me. Stance is just right. It's beautiful.
      Quote Originally Posted by D Clymer View Post
      Looks amazing! I think the wheels and the stance look perfect. What an exciting opportunity.
      I agree with you gentlemen.
      Awesome stance. Looks amazing.

      I'm getting sick of the "go lower" mentality around here.
      Clearly, we've been in the game a lot longer.
      Listen to your elders- low isn't everything.

      As far as the taking the decals OFF because they haven't added the 'go' bits yet..
      Silly.
      It will live up to the RS badge. Give em a minute.
      Last edited by kölsch; 06-07-2011 at 11:31 PM.

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      06-08-2011 12:09 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by DriveVW4Life View Post
      As far as the taking the decals OFF because they haven't added the 'go' bits yet..
      Silly.
      It will live up to the RS badge. Give em a minute.
      Methinks they didn't read the entire article where it clearly states that VW had a few conditions:

      "For starters this is one of only a handful of preproduction autoshow cars in the U.S. and the car can't be driven on the streets as it was made to sit on a turntable and that's it. No registration, no plates, no airbags = no street legal. No problem we say, we'll steer clear of engine mods for now and concentrate on what we can do cosmetically."

      Then later on in the article:

      "The next step is to try and graft on a 997 GT3RS rear wing and after that we wait for an actual early production car that can be driven so we can move forward with a turbo upgrade, exhaust and locking torque biasing differential to help put that new power to the ground."



      For the record, I'm going to be watching to see what happens. Nice work!
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      06-08-2011 12:31 AM #28
      please don't put those cheap ass wheels on it.

      If anything use real Porsche wheels with adapters if your going for that look.

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      06-08-2011 12:43 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Ungarisch View Post
      please don't put those cheap ass wheels on it.

      If anything use real Porsche wheels with adapters if your going for that look.
      Someone else didn't read the article..

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      06-08-2011 12:46 AM #30
      ebay....

      Porsche wheels aren't really that expensive

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      06-08-2011 12:58 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Ungarisch View Post
      ebay....

      Porsche wheels aren't really that expensive
      Let me help:

      "The first major hurdle was trying to track down a set of Porsche GT3RS wheels in a 19" size. The stock wheels are $1,500 a piece. Getting a set of 19" GT3RS replica wheels has proven to be very difficult and compounding the issue is that the Beetle Turbo model has 19" wheels stock with 235-45R19 tires. So putting another 19" wheel wouldn't look all that special."

      I'm cool with the VMRs.
      The guys at VMR make quality reps and support the VW/Audi community.
      Why do you think so many people buy their product?
      It's also cool to see a project car that's affordable for the everyday guy like me that reads these Vortex articles.
      Last edited by kölsch; 06-08-2011 at 01:00 AM.

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      06-08-2011 01:13 AM #32
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/20-PO...#ht_3709wt_939

      coulda looked 100x better for a fraction


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      06-08-2011 01:17 AM #33
      or actual 20" GT3 wheels in 20s (aka cayenne wheels)

      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PORSC...#ht_528wt_1165

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      06-08-2011 01:36 AM #34
      Hey Jamie,

      Any chance you can find a way to bring the Beetle to NIVA's "BUGFEST" in West Chicago on June 26th? That would be cool!!!!

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      06-08-2011 09:37 AM #35
      I'm not down with the wheels - too frakkin big for such a small car. Color scheme is good though.

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      06-08-2011 09:51 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Skela View Post
      I have to agree... stick with 19's and loose the RS badging until you have to go-fast bits to back it up.

      It's great to hear the hardware similarities with the GTI though...
      It does say stage 1 and that they only had a couple of weeks to do it. Give them a break.
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      06-08-2011 10:07 AM #37
      It's a concept build brought on by a photo shop thread. Just not to sure why this is so hard for some people to grasp before spitting out some jabber about rim size, color or ride height. Having an opinion is one thing knowing when to use it is another.

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      06-08-2011 10:20 AM #38
      YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!! So glad you guys are able to follow through with the RS plans! Looks great already, can't wait to watch it EVOLVE!
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      06-08-2011 11:26 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by DriveVW4Life View Post
      I agree with you gentlemen.
      Awesome stance. Looks amazing.

      I'm getting sick of the "go lower" mentality around here.
      Clearly, we've been in the game a lot longer.
      Listen to your elders- low isn't everything.

      As far as the taking the decals OFF because they haven't added the 'go' bits yet..
      Silly.
      It will live up to the RS badge. Give em a minute
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      This car will never see any go-fast bits, hence my comment stands...
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      06-08-2011 11:31 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by vincenzo View Post
      It does say stage 1 and that they only had a couple of weeks to do it. Give them a break.
      When ever were coils and rims considered Stage 1 of anything?

      I applaud what they've done in the short time they had to do it... the RS badge though is not warranted until it has the performance mods to back it up.

      It comes across as a poser to me with that sticker.... something I'm sure was never the intent.
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      06-08-2011 12:01 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by Skela View Post
      When ever were coils and rims considered Stage 1 of anything?

      I applaud what they've done in the short time they had to do it... the RS badge though is not warranted until it has the performance mods to back it up.

      It comes across as a poser to me with that sticker.... something I'm sure was never the intent.
      Everyone has different definitions to stages. I wouldn't call the Brembo brakes stage II a stage I either but this first process to them is "Stage 1". It seems like the intent of all this is just to give us car fans a glimpse of what the vehicle can look like. So yes the RS is not warranted and it is all about aesthetics right now. What's the point of installing more performance mods anyway when you are not even allowed to drive and test the vehicle?
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      06-08-2011 12:02 PM #42
      It's alright I guess. Everyone has there opinion. I would have done something that draws attention to the new body line/shape and complements it. The color and big wheel choice distracts from the focal point of the 2012 beetle, the new body style. The wheels overpower. Plus, I think it's tacky when cars are themed around another car. The beetle is new, the style should be fresh. IMO, less is more.


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      06-08-2011 12:07 PM #43
      Lower it.

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      06-08-2011 12:52 PM #44
      All in good time people. We knew people would both like and complain about the RS look theme. We also knew there would be a group that thought the drop was perfect and another that won't be happy till it sits on the ground. Such is life.

      The rear H&R coils are adjusted as low as they will go and with the offset and width of the wheels, we're going to have rubbing issues in the rear. The fronts can be adjusted lower, but again we're going to run into rubbing issues quickly. Overall we're going to have to get creative with the wheels and tires on this one since the stock wheels are big on this car and come with fairly tall side profile rubber to go with it.

      We have tossed around a LOT of ideas on how we will change this car up and there are some really great possibilities. However we are inclined to wait a bit longer till we get a car that can actually be driven. Then we'll add the appropriate power mods to the package and change the look a bit. Meanwhile we're going down this path to see how it turns out for now. We'll have a fresh canvas late June/early July.

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      06-08-2011 12:56 PM #45
      Yeah, it does look like there's a pile of ground clearance though so with the right offsets and rubber you guys could definitely go down a bit. Even another 1/4" and for the current wheel setup it would be spot-on for a driver.

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      06-08-2011 03:02 PM #48
      this is simply badass. The fact that VW let you have the car to start modding it is so cool.

      love the GT3RS theme.
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    24. 06-08-2011 03:34 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by Ungarisch View Post
      http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/20-PO...#ht_3709wt_939

      coulda looked 100x better for a fraction

      Wow, im sure this design would look perfect on the beetle!

      20" looks a bit big though looking from the pictures of the RS design... I guess 19" would be more than enough

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      06-08-2011 04:28 PM #50
      I 20's look a little to big for the body, maybe if they're tucked in and lower can be pulled off.

      Not a fan of the color scheme, but i guess for a show car it's fine.

      Good start!

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