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    1. Member SoCalMK6GTI's Avatar
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      04-11-2012 10:38 PM #456
      Check the bung/port where the PCV goes, mine came with a hairline crack and leaks oil deposits ever so much. Carbonio said it was an installation error? Even though it came like that out of the box, been living with it for over a year. I've always wondered if that could cause a performance issue....?

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      04-11-2012 11:22 PM #457
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      Check the bung/port where the PCV goes, mine came with a hairline crack and leaks oil deposits ever so much. Carbonio said it was an installation error? Even though it came like that out of the box, been living with it for over a year. I've always wondered if that could cause a performance issue....?
      It definitely could cause an issue if it's sucking in unmetered air. I inspected mine pretty well and did not see any cracks, but I have seen a bunch of people with that issue. I got mine used on here for less than half price shipped so if there is a problem I'll just have to deal with it I guess. I'm just going to spray can it black and hopefully it matches the rest of my intake pretty well. I've been wanting the stage 2 pipe for a while, but just couldn't bring myself to pay 200 bucks for something that didn't net any gains. For the price of this one though it was worth it.
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      04-11-2012 11:26 PM #458
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post
      It definitely could cause an issue if it's sucking in unmetered air. I inspected mine pretty well and did not see any cracks, but I have seen a bunch of people with that issue. I got mine used on here for less than half price shipped so if there is a problem I'll just have to deal with it I guess. I'm just going to spray can it black and hopefully it matches the rest of my intake pretty well. I've been wanting the stage 2 pipe for a while, but just couldn't bring myself to pay 200 bucks for something that didn't net any gains. For the price of this one though it was worth it.
      If you're just going to paint it, why didn't you just get the BSH pipe? It's a textured black pipe almost identical to the Carbonio stage II.

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      04-11-2012 11:26 PM #459
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      If you're just going to paint it, why didn't you just get the BSH pipe? It's a textured black pipe almost identical to the Carbonio stage II.
      he said he got a deal on it.
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      04-11-2012 11:30 PM #460
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      he said he got a deal on it.
      Understood but the BSH pipe is cheaper than the Carbonio so it's a deal either way. Why do you care?

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      04-11-2012 11:35 PM #461
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      Understood but the BSH pipe is cheaper than the Carbonio so it's a deal either way. Why do you care?
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      04-12-2012 07:34 AM #462
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      If you're just going to paint it, why didn't you just get the BSH pipe? It's a textured black pipe almost identical to the Carbonio stage II.
      I paid 80 bucks shipped for the carbonio.. I think thats still less than half of what the BSH pipe is. Like I said, I really didn't need the pipe as it does nothing for performance...I just wanted to clean the bay up a little.

      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      he said he got a deal on it.
      Long time no see
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      04-12-2012 08:09 AM #463
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post
      I paid 80 bucks shipped for the carbonio.. I think thats still less than half of what the BSH pipe is. Like I said, I really didn't need the pipe as it does nothing for performance...I just wanted to clean the bay up a little.
      Wow! that is a great deal.

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      04-12-2012 09:27 AM #464
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      Wow! that is a great deal.
      Exactly
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      04-12-2012 09:30 AM #465
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post
      Long time no see
      yeah this place sucks....the MKVI forum...not your thread. been hanging in the R forum and waiting for my new car.
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      04-12-2012 10:49 AM #466
      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      yeah this place sucks....the MKVI forum...not your thread. been hanging in the R forum and waiting for my new car.
      Yea I hear that. Everyone is doing pretty much the same thing, and it's basically the same couple players. I basically just keep up with my thread to have a log for myself and talk with a few people. Can't wait to see the new car!
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      04-12-2012 11:50 PM #467
      Waiting for the paint to dry on the stage 2 pipe. Pics tomorrow.
      Whiteline WALK and trailing arm bushings on the way.
      Waiting for my 1.8t heads to sell to get LED tails.

      These pics I took last week in the meantime (I need an actual photo shoot ASAP)


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      04-16-2012 07:10 PM #468
      How's the ride quality of the ST's running that low?
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      04-16-2012 08:22 PM #469
      Quote Originally Posted by JoshinFL View Post
      How's the ride quality of the ST's running that low?
      They ride great! I would recommend them to anyone.

      Stage 2 pipe is on. No increase in power, but definitely more noise
      Picked up whiteline trailing arm bushings today. I have to find a weekend to put these on and use some zaino on my car (that's been sitting in my spare room for a month).
      My mkiv head should be sold tomorrow so I will be ordering LED tails as soon as I receive payment
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      04-17-2012 09:01 PM #470
      LED Tails ordered today!!! Dark Red with fogs.

      Pics of Whiteline trailing arm bushings below. Going to try and get these on Sunday

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      04-17-2012 09:26 PM #471
      Pics of Stage II pipe painted?

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      04-17-2012 09:33 PM #472
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      Pics of Stage II pipe painted?
      Meant to grab one today and forgot. It looks ok but I ran the paint in one spot. Actually I ran it once, sanded it all down and resprayed and it did it again. It figures the paint on the side you don't see is mint I'll get one tomorrow, but it'll probably end up just getting plastidipped.
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      04-18-2012 04:53 PM #473
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCalMK6GTI View Post
      Pics of Stage II pipe painted?
      I took two iPhone pics today. You can see in the first one where it curves down is where the paint got messed up.



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      04-19-2012 09:05 PM #474
      U should of got the guy who painted your eng cover to paint that pipe...
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      04-19-2012 09:17 PM #475
      Quote Originally Posted by jetta021.8t View Post
      U should of got the guy who painted your eng cover to paint that pipe...
      I'll just give to him and have him paint it twice right away...
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      04-20-2012 11:00 AM #476
      Why don't you take some of that modding money, and buy a damn camera............


      Bay looks fresh though.
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      04-20-2012 11:34 AM #477
      Quote Originally Posted by Br1zzy View Post
      Why don't you take some of that modding money, and buy a damn camera............


      Bay looks fresh though.
      I did get one! Didn't feel like grabbing it to take one of the bay. Pretty much all the pics since Christmas time have been with the new camera..
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      04-22-2012 09:41 PM #478
      Edited this with iPhoto. Came out alright I guess?

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      04-22-2012 10:15 PM #479
      Intake pipe looks good
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      04-22-2012 11:22 PM #480
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      Intake pipe looks good
      Thanks!
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      04-22-2012 11:34 PM #481
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post
      I took two iPhone pics today. You can see in the first one where it curves down is where the paint got messed up.



      So fresh and so clean clean

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      04-23-2012 09:12 AM #482
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post
      Edited this with iPhoto. Came out alright I guess?

      @Brizzy
      New background, thanks!
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      04-23-2012 09:25 AM #483
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      So fresh and so clean clean
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      04-25-2012 08:14 AM #484
      Really hope my tails come this week. The anticipation is killing me!
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    30. 04-26-2012 10:10 PM #485
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post
      Well mine is a daily driver (as long as its not snowing anyway) and I got the endurance. The daily probably would have been fine, but I'm sure I'll be at the track a few times so I went with endurance. Plus APR's program is rated at 380tq and the daily is good for 400...I'm sure once you get into 100 octane the crank torque is over 400 so I'd rather be safe than sorry and only spend a grand once (after already spending 400 on the drop in disk once). For an extra 100 bucks I would go with the endurance.
      How many miles do you have on the endurance & have you had any issue with it ?
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    31. 04-26-2012 10:26 PM #486
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post
      Had a 5 hour marathon last night. Did the clutch, brake lines, stiffening kit, new tires and changed the oil. The flywheel does make noise, but its so much nicer to drive now. I love it!
      I wish you the best with your clutch, please let us know if you have any issues with it. I'm waiting on my exhaust to go K04 & have heard there may be issues with the SB design. Of course I'm a bit worried so please keep us informed. Thanks btw your gti is where I hope mine to be soon! Looks great! & runs even better, I'm sure.
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      04-26-2012 11:19 PM #487
      Quote Originally Posted by ina04gli1.8t View Post
      How many miles do you have on the endurance & have you had any issue with it ?
      I just put it in January or February. Probably around 4000 miles? No issues what so ever. I love the clutch and flywheel.

      Quote Originally Posted by ina04gli1.8t View Post
      I wish you the best with your clutch, please let us know if you have any issues with it. I'm waiting on my exhaust to go K04 & have heard there may be issues with the SB design. Of course I'm a bit worried so please keep us informed. Thanks btw your gti is where I hope mine to be soon! Looks great! & runs even better, I'm sure.
      The only issues I have heard of is with the silent design, nothing about the regular flywheel/clutch. I have the regular/noisy one. I really don't think there is anything to worry about..I know a ton of people with these setup's and no problems, along with a ton of experience with southbend parts with no problems. Thanks for the kind words. It's about where I want it minus a few parts (mainly brakes and some bushings). It definitely hauls ass too
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      04-28-2012 10:55 PM #488
      Trailing arm bushing in today! Haven't had a chance to really test them out, but the rear does seem a little tighter

      And LED tails in, repair wire in, wires switched for fog and coded. Will get decent pics tomorrow, but these should do for now. Getting some 100 octane tomorrow in prep for HS Tuning track day Wednesday



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      04-28-2012 11:12 PM #489
      Quote Originally Posted by nick0188 View Post
      Getting some 100 octane tomorrow in prep for HS Tuning track day Wednesday

      I just filled back up.

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      04-28-2012 11:28 PM #490
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave@HSTuning View Post

      I just filled back up.
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