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      01-15-2012 04:20 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      OMG, 235 and 50?!?!?! Gawd dayum....!

      Why 235 on a narrow 7" wheel? Wouldn't a narrower tire be better in the snow?
      hahah. yeah. found them on Craigslist for like. $125, i couldn't resist. figured i'd be obnoxious.

      anti-form and function. :thumb up:



      got it washed, and this is a pic taken a week after said wash, and still looks decent she cleans up nice

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      Nice first post. Please post pics of your S4, pics of your girlfriend's R32 and most importantly pics of your girlfriend.

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      01-15-2012 08:36 PM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      You've got longer gears now
      hitting 60mph in 2nd
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      Nice first post. Please post pics of your S4, pics of your girlfriend's R32 and most importantly pics of your girlfriend.

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      01-16-2012 05:38 PM #108
      bump, saw this guy at the mall today, he parked next to me. but check this out... 16s!!!









      a shot of the seats to prove its a real R. it had ll the R firm, steering wheel, rear bumper, everything. just a weird shaved 20th front bumper.
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      Nice first post. Please post pics of your S4, pics of your girlfriend's R32 and most importantly pics of your girlfriend.

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      01-16-2012 05:54 PM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by R32sSayBwaaa View Post

      those arent the stock R brakes they cant be! ha

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      01-16-2012 05:56 PM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by vw-tim View Post
      those arent the stock R brakes they cant be! ha
      it looks like it.. maybe he ground them down...? they look like our "tall" dual piston brakes..

      but i could most definitely be and more than likely am wrong. i wish i could have met him and talked to him.
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      Nice first post. Please post pics of your S4, pics of your girlfriend's R32 and most importantly pics of your girlfriend.

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      01-16-2012 11:11 PM #111
      It's either not an r32 (plenty of people swap over R parts) or its an r32 with 20th brakes. The last one is very possible, i have regular gti brakes on the front of my car (so I can run 15's with slicks or drag radials) with the calipers painted black all around. Btw anyone who says gti brakes won't stop an r they are dead wrong, my car with poterfield pads and slotted rotors stops just as well if not better than my r brakes did with less fade.
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      01-17-2012 12:01 AM #112
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      01-17-2012 07:30 PM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by dave13s4 View Post
      It's either not an r32 (plenty of people swap over R parts) or its an r32 with 20th brakes. The last one is very possible, i have regular gti brakes on the front of my car (so I can run 15's with slicks or drag radials) with the calipers painted black all around. Btw anyone who says gti brakes won't stop an r they are dead wrong, my car with poterfield pads and slotted rotors stops just as well if not better than my r brakes did with less fade.
      its gotta be an R. everything on it is R. R rear bumper, dual exhaust, whole interior is R, badges, everything. except that shaved 20th bumper. lol. but I'm fairly certain its an R.

      and its very possible they are gti brakes.



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      thanks man, i appreciate it. its coming along.
      Quote Originally Posted by Basil Fawlty View Post
      Nice first post. Please post pics of your S4, pics of your girlfriend's R32 and most importantly pics of your girlfriend.

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      01-17-2012 11:05 PM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by R32sSayBwaaa View Post
      its gotta be an R. everything on it is R. R rear bumper, dual exhaust, whole interior is R, badges, everything. except that shaved 20th bumper. lol. but I'm fairly certain its an R.

      and its very possible they are gti brakes.
      yea its most likely an R with smaller brakes

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      01-20-2012 05:36 PM #115
      so im thinking of maybe doing like 17x8 bbs lm reps.... what you guys think?? ive always loved them cant afford real ones.. ha and i like the price of tires for 17 inch wheels..

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      01-20-2012 05:46 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by dave13s4 View Post
      It's either not an r32 (plenty of people swap over R parts) or its an r32 with 20th brakes. The last one is very possible, i have regular gti brakes on the front of my car (so I can run 15's with slicks or drag radials) with the calipers painted black all around. Btw anyone who says gti brakes won't stop an r they are dead wrong, my car with poterfield pads and slotted rotors stops just as well if not better than my r brakes did with less fade.
      anniversary rotors, Brembo 4 pot cali's, still don't fit tons of wheels, but they can engage the abs without much effort.

      and i may be going with RPF1s and more rubber here very soon...
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      01-21-2012 02:16 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by 04ThirtyTwo View Post
      These are the pictures that got ahold of my wallet.



      what tire size is this? i digg it

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      01-21-2012 02:57 PM #119
      Here is mine, 17x8 RPF1's with 235/45 Toyo R888's


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      01-21-2012 04:16 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by QBNR32 View Post
      Here is mine, 17x8 RPF1's with 235/45 Toyo R888's

      i just hateeee wheel gap! haha it looks good but just little more lower haha

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      01-21-2012 04:43 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      Lower indeed looks nice, but you lose too much suspension travel and increase damage potential
      giga fold, in every possible way, no less lose so much handling...
      thats true! handling is pretty nice ha

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      01-21-2012 04:52 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by vw-tim View Post
      i just hateeee wheel gap! haha it looks good but just little more lower haha
      That was it's "track" height, it currently sits a little lower for street duty

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      01-21-2012 05:01 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by QBNR32 View Post
      That was it's "track" height, it currently sits a little lower for street duty
      forsure! post up "street" height pic! same wheel setup or you run different set up for street duty? ha

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      01-21-2012 07:36 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      OMG, 235 and 50?!?!?! Gawd dayum....!

      Why 235 on a narrow 7" wheel? Wouldn't a narrower tire be better in the snow?
      just realized it was a 55 series today. lol.

      anyways, went out and had fun today, heres a teaser pic to the videos I'm trying to string together, we got like 14" of snow or something to that effect. this is early in the day, ~8am. it snowed until about 4pm.

      Quote Originally Posted by Basil Fawlty View Post
      Nice first post. Please post pics of your S4, pics of your girlfriend's R32 and most importantly pics of your girlfriend.

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      01-21-2012 07:42 PM #125
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      01-21-2012 08:11 PM #126
      seriously i wanna get some lights on my roof! hows the light out put with them?

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      01-22-2012 12:53 AM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by aircooled56 View Post
      I'm seriously digging your rally-esque setup!
      thanks man


      Quote Originally Posted by vw-tim View Post
      seriously i wanna get some lights on my roof! hows the light out put with them?
      they send more light everywhere, but when it comes to pure distance the light penetrates straight ahead, high beams are a liiiiittle better. but. i wanna drop in a set of HIDs into all 4 fogs.
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      Nice first post. Please post pics of your S4, pics of your girlfriend's R32 and most importantly pics of your girlfriend.

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      01-22-2012 12:56 AM #128
      Quote Originally Posted by R32sSayBwaaa View Post
      but. i wanna drop in a set of HIDs into all 4 fogs.
      Who are you trying to kill?!

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      just realized it was a 55 series today. lol.
      Damn!!!

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      01-22-2012 01:02 AM #129
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      Who are you trying to kill?!



      Damn!!!
      just want it to match my headlights. and be brighter
      its rigged up to my OEM pull-out-fog switch, but that means i can't run them + high beams, only 1 or the other.

      and yeahhh. they're obnoxious. went and did a lot of snow drifting today... going to put to gather a video in the next few days hopefully. but once we were all done, we turned to head home, and just nicely driving down the road, i went to turn left and hit a curb concealed by the snow and ripped my front passenger tire :face palm:

      all good now though. replaced the fronts with a 235/45s so now i can turn without rubbing
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      01-22-2012 04:45 AM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by R32sSayBwaaa View Post
      just want it to match my headlights. and be brighter
      its rigged up to my OEM pull-out-fog switch, but that means i can't run them + high beams, only 1 or the other.

      and yeahhh. they're obnoxious. went and did a lot of snow drifting today... going to put to gather a video in the next few days hopefully. but once we were all done, we turned to head home, and just nicely driving down the road, i went to turn left and hit a curb concealed by the snow and ripped my front passenger tire :face palm:

      all good now though. replaced the fronts with a 235/45s so now i can turn without rubbing
      post pic haha an that sucks! how much did the whole light set up cost you? and hid in the lights would be dope! id make em all yellow ha

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      01-22-2012 05:26 AM #131
      I have been seriously thinking of going this route lately. This might be the place to ask this. I'm looking at 17x8 et38 at all corners. Will this work for us?


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      01-22-2012 09:19 AM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by vw-tim View Post
      post pic haha an that sucks! how much did the whole light set up cost you? and hid in the lights would be dope! id make em all yellow ha
      I'm the huge omfg mood of the moment (not to mention snow storm) I never took a pic of the stupid tire :kickself: I'm going back to the shop to mess around with a couple things though, and I'm betting the tires still sitting in the tire graveyard. I'll grab a pic.

      The whole light set up was relatively cheap, I caught the Hellas on sale. Amazon saw me checkin em out, then they sent me an email a couple months later when they went on sale

      And I want them to be 8000k like my headlights, I want them to match and be bright. I want to get bora fogs for my lower grilles and drop yellow hids into those. Then fix all the wiring do I can run all of them together, override the relay or limit switch that says "only high beams or fogs, not both."
      Then align the yellow bora fogs to the "pull out 1 click" on the euro switch and the light rack to the "2 clicks out" position.
      Light for dayssssss
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      01-22-2012 10:16 AM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by Tredmark4 View Post
      I'm looking at 17x8 et38 at all corners. Will this work for us?
      It should.
      Can you test fit one?

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      01-22-2012 11:48 AM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      It should.
      Can you test fit one?
      x2. it should, just be careful about wheel weights used and where they're placed. I've had 2 sets of wheels have their wheel weights rub on my calipers, a set of 17" rotas and a set of 18" raderwerks. i had to take them somewhere else for thinner wheel weights.

      i sounded like a sprinkler going down the street.
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      01-22-2012 12:27 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by QBNR32 View Post
      Here is mine, 17x8 RPF1's with 235/45 Toyo R888's

      What offset if you dont mind me asking. Looks perfect!
      Does it rub at all? I know its a bit high but form and function are my goals too, not the low n slow

      Great setup!

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      01-22-2012 12:49 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by R32sSayBwaaa View Post
      I'm the huge omfg mood of the moment (not to mention snow storm) I never took a pic of the stupid tire :kickself: I'm going back to the shop to mess around with a couple things though, and I'm betting the tires still sitting in the tire graveyard. I'll grab a pic.

      The whole light set up was relatively cheap, I caught the Hellas on sale. Amazon saw me checkin em out, then they sent me an email a couple months later when they went on sale

      And I want them to be 8000k like my headlights, I want them to match and be bright. I want to get bora fogs for my lower grilles and drop yellow hids into those. Then fix all the wiring do I can run all of them together, override the relay or limit switch that says "only high beams or fogs, not both."
      Then align the yellow bora fogs to the "pull out 1 click" on the euro switch and the light rack to the "2 clicks out" position.
      Light for dayssssss
      haha dang sounds like your gonna be the sun at night! ha be all bright and .:Radiant! haha are you gonna power the lights off another battery?

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      01-22-2012 01:09 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      It should.
      Can you test fit one?
      No I cannot. But based on the spoke design I don't think caliper clearance is an issue, only really worried about unnecessary poke up front.


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      01-22-2012 01:49 PM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by Tredmark4 View Post
      No I cannot. But based on the spoke design I don't think caliper clearance is an issue, only really worried about unnecessary poke up front.


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      i dont think there will be any poke.. im no expert but im running 19x8 et35 and then i put on a 10mm idk if this pic helps...


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      01-22-2012 01:55 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by Tredmark4 View Post
      No I cannot.
      But based on the spoke design I don't think caliper clearance is an issue, only really worried
      17x8 at ET38 should only be a concern for caliper, not poke. But, I am no wheel expert.

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      01-22-2012 02:44 PM #140
      Can u share some more pics.
      Are u running any spacers?
      Are the fenders rolled? Any rubbing issues with 235/45 profile tyres?


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      Here is mine, 17x8 RPF1's with 235/45 Toyo R888's

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