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      06-15-2011 03:49 PM #1
      Bought the car back in November of 2010 because I needed a decent daily, with decent mileage, 4 dr (for the kids), and I liked the look . Bought it with 90K, and currently has 140K. It's my daily and only means of transportation

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      Update: Did a full top-end rebuild at 103K due to the timing belt going out. Hopefully she runs good for a while now

      138k my auxiliary water pump died...again! Bypassed for now, and probably for good. Can't justify buying one every year, especially when retail is $180 for a tiny pump!
      Last edited by RadRacer513; 09-29-2013 at 09:27 PM.

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      06-15-2011 03:53 PM #2
      get rid of those tails and the wing and it looks like your going in the right direction

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      06-15-2011 03:54 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by gettinhyphy View Post
      get rid of those tails and the wing and it looks like your going in the right direction
      agreed. without low you'll never really get approval on here though. just a heads up

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      06-15-2011 04:01 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by gettinhyphy View Post
      get rid of those tails and the wing and it looks like your going in the right direction
      Tails will be gone soon; have some candy-canes sitting in the closet, just waiting for the right day (and time) to put them on. Not sure if I want to tint them a little first or not though; probably not . I'm not sure about the wing though; is it just stuck on, or will there be holes in the trunk if I remove it?

      Quote Originally Posted by Baconator14 View Post
      agreed. without low you'll never really get approval on here though. just a heads up
      I know, hence the "don't even bother" post above . I mostly want it stockish looking too, so I doubt I ever will lower it. Another reason for all the OEM like exterior upgrades

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      06-15-2011 04:06 PM #6
      remove tails
      remove spoiler
      remove HIDs
      put side vents in

      learn how to properly enter a driveway and you won't have any issues with going lower.

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      06-15-2011 04:07 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer513 View Post
      Tails will be gone soon; have some candy-canes sitting in the closet, just waiting for the right day (and time) to put them on. Not sure if I want to tint them a little first or not though; probably not . I'm not sure about the wing though; is it just stuck on, or will there be holes in the trunk if I remove it?
      there will be holes if you remove the spoiler, because of the third brake light so just get another trunk lid which is what I did. As for the tails, it takes no more than 5 minutes to install them and if you are going for the smoked look just get gli tails.


      Oh and bag it.
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      06-15-2011 04:20 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by oakdub View Post
      remove tails
      remove spoiler
      remove HIDs
      put side vents in

      learn how to properly enter a driveway and you won't have any issues with going lower.
      Tails will be gone, eh on the spoiler, why the HIDs? And what the hell are side vents? And I know how to enter a driveway, I was just trying to show how steep some of the drives around here are; that's not even one of the steepest ones.

      Quote Originally Posted by TurboWolfVdub View Post
      there will be holes if you remove the spoiler, because of the third brake light so just get another trunk lid which is what I did. As for the tails, it takes no more than 5 minutes to install them and if you are going for the smoked look just get gli tails.


      Oh and bag it.
      Hmm, might keep my eye out for a new hatch then. And bags are a possibility, but that's far far far in the future

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      06-15-2011 04:23 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer513 View Post
      Tails will be gone, eh on the spoiler, why the HIDs? And what the hell are side vents?
      HIDs in stock housings are a huge no-no. they blind the people you pass on the road
      and the side vents refer to the inserts on your front bumper. obviously each one on either side of the middle vent insert

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      06-15-2011 04:24 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer513 View Post
      Tails will be gone, eh on the spoiler, why the HIDs? And what the hell are side vents? And I know how to enter a driveway, I was just trying to show how steep some of the drives around here are; that's not even one of the steepest ones.



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      Proceed with plans to not **** it up
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      06-15-2011 04:49 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Baconator14 View Post
      HIDs in stock housings are a huge no-no. they blind the people you pass on the road
      and the side vents refer to the inserts on your front bumper. obviously each one on either side of the middle vent insert
      1 they're e-codes which have a little cutoff already, and 2- I have glareshields which work pretty damn good. In the pic of the lights the shields aren't in, and neither are the vents (I do have them though, just didn't put them back on yet for the pic). I ran with no shields for a few days and hated all the glare. With the shields installed, the glare is nearly none, and no one has ever complained about the lights. When he said side vents, I thought he meant those stick on POS's...Definitely not putting them on...

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      06-15-2011 05:04 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer513 View Post
      And this is why I'm not lowering it, so don't even bother
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      06-15-2011 05:18 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer513 View Post
      I'm not sure about the wing though; is it just stuck on, or will there be holes in the trunk if I remove it?
      if the spoiler is oem wolfsburg. leave it on.

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      06-15-2011 05:21 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by oakdub View Post
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      hit the nail on the head with that video.

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      06-15-2011 05:22 PM #16
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      06-15-2011 05:25 PM #17
      that "driveway" or whatever it is is no excuse.

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      06-15-2011 05:28 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by oakdub View Post
      learn how to properly enter a driveway and you won't have any issues with going lower.
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      Pussy.
      Quote Originally Posted by sim0nvr6 View Post
      that "driveway" or whatever it is is no excuse.

      ^^^ this...
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      06-15-2011 05:37 PM #19
      dude, your from florida, home of the flattest roads in the country

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      06-15-2011 05:44 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by mk4gutti View Post
      dude, your from florida, home of the flattest roads in the country
      Dude, I live by the beach, where every place is built higher up due to flooding, resulting in stupid steep drives. It's not the roads, they're decent, it's the drives.

      And yes, it is an OEM Wolfsburg wing; I like it, but am open to just about anything. Maybe I'll ask someone to 'shop it off for me

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      06-15-2011 06:09 PM #21
      either use 2x4's to enter your driveway or bag it. im such a problem solver if i lived in florida id buy coils just so i can drive around static
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      06-15-2011 06:29 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer513 View Post
      Dude, I live by the beach, where every place is built higher up due to flooding, resulting in stupid steep drives. It's not the roads, they're decent, it's the drives.

      And yes, it is an OEM Wolfsburg wing; I like it, but am open to just about anything. Maybe I'll ask someone to 'shop it off for me
      at least you learned one of the top 3 vortex no-nos today. Do not give excuses as to why you cannot go low. INstead never bring it up, or just say you are getting to it eventually.
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      06-15-2011 06:36 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by boostingti4ever View Post
      either use 2x4's to enter your driveway or bag it. im such a problem solver if i lived in florida id buy coils just so i can drive around static
      Trust me, I want coils... BAD... But I just don't see it happening anytime soon. Here's another excuse: Wife says no

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      06-15-2011 06:44 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer513 View Post
      Trust me, I want coils... BAD... But I just don't see it happening anytime soon. Here's another excuse: Wife says no
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      Quote Originally Posted by boostingti4ever View Post
      im leaving now

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      06-15-2011 07:05 PM #27
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      i lied i stayed for a reason though i would love to see some night pics of your headlights against a wall to see if the glareshields really work. i knew i stayed for a reason
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      06-15-2011 07:09 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by boostingti4ever View Post
      i lied i stayed for a reason though i would love to see some night pics of your headlights against a wall to see if the glareshields really work. i knew i stayed for a reason
      I'll try and get some tonight; they definitely help. Not perfect, but I wish I could do a before and after shot, cuz the glare before was horrible. I had my headlights maxed out downward and still didn't like it. Now, they're aimed nice and look 10x better

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      06-15-2011 07:10 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer513 View Post
      I'll try and get some tonight; they definitely help. Not perfect, but I wish I could do a before and after shot, cuz the glare before was horrible. I had my headlights maxed out downward and still didn't like it. Now, they're aimed nice and look 10x better
      im just really curious because most people dont buy them, ive never seen a pic of them against a wall.
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      06-15-2011 07:22 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer513 View Post
      Wife says no
      lol.

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      Maybe I'll ask someone to 'shop it off for me

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      06-15-2011 09:28 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by boostingti4ever View Post
      im just really curious because most people dont buy them, ive never seen a pic of them against a wall.
      Not a wall, but a fence, lol. Probably about 15ft from the car


      Nice cutoff, but still a little glare. But it doesn't seem to bother anyone else, so I'm not worried about it. I got the xentec kit off eBay and they came with the glare shields installed. They even have a spot cutout so hibeams still work (and probably cause the little glare I have)

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      06-15-2011 10:14 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by RadRacer513 View Post
      Not a wall, but a fence, lol. Probably about 15ft from the car


      Nice cutoff, but still a little glare. But it doesn't seem to bother anyone else, so I'm not worried about it. I got the xentec kit off eBay and they came with the glare shields installed. They even have a spot cutout so hibeams still work (and probably cause the little glare I have)
      im impressed
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      06-15-2011 10:16 PM #33
      If your not going to lower it, least get rid of the tail lights.

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      06-15-2011 10:23 PM #34
      Do you guys not read the thread? I have new tails, just waiting to put them in!

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      06-15-2011 10:24 PM #35
      Wife won't let you buy coils? Dude, just buy them and have 'em shipped to a friend's place. Put 'em in there, then drive home. She won't notice. If she does, tell her your springs sagged, or that you got the coils for 28.50 shipped. Problem solved.

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