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    Thread: Any experience with this Berg Cup kit?

    1. 08-25-2011 12:36 PM #1
      I'm wondering if anyone has any info or experience with this wide body kit I found on the good ol' ebay... It's bucks less than Showcar's kit. But I'm wondering if anyone has seen or purchased one of them. I'm about to pull the trigger, I'm just wanting to make sure it's not garbage...

      http://www.ebay.com/itm/VW-Golf-1-Ve...9c80ee4ee#shId

      What are your thoughts?

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      08-25-2011 12:57 PM #2
      If the kit is fiberglass, virtually no fiberglass body parts fit perfectly as some adjustment will be needed for mounting.

      Also fiberglass may change its shape slightly with temperature. Be sure to mount the parts with the car and parts out of the sun.

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      08-25-2011 01:06 PM #3
      that's a great price!
      the product look decent, going just from the photo
      it scares me that there's no supporting information, and that it's shipping from the czech republic but the ad is in german, on the american ebay

    4. 08-25-2011 02:16 PM #4
      98.4% positive feedback on 933 transactions = 14-15 people felt the need to give something other than positive feedback + uncertainties already mentioned = Sketchy McSketch-a-lot.

      Agreed on good price but caveat emptor fahsho.

    5. 08-26-2011 06:06 AM #5
      Whoa there! had to go and throw down the Latin on us now? ha ha!

      I'm assuming it's fiberglass... I read a few reviews of people that have bought that same wide body kit in the past and they said it was a good purchase... So who knows. I think I might just give it a go. If it turns out to be junk or not as advertised, I'll be boned, but I we'll see I guess.

    6. 08-27-2011 09:45 PM #6
      if you pull the trigger on this let me know how it fit!

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      08-28-2011 01:09 AM #7
      i got the same kit from ontario canada,
      may save you some shipping charges to get it closer to home!
      http://www.showcars-bodyparts.com/rabbit.html



      front spoiler is really low and easily damaged,,,as you can see its no longer on my rabbit!

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    8. 08-28-2011 03:22 PM #8
      i've heard nightmare stories about that guy.

      any comments?

      ps. #1 car on vortex^

    9. 08-29-2011 03:19 AM #9
      I talked to the guy at showcars. Nice guy. The 4" flare kit was going to be 580 plus 180 in shipping... Not a bad price for what you get, but I'm just a broke ass hoe

    10. 08-29-2011 02:13 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by tonezz View Post
      i got the same kit from ontario canada,
      may save you some shipping charges to get it closer to home!
      http://www.showcars-bodyparts.com/rabbit.html

      front spoiler is really low and easily damaged,,,as you can see its no longer on my rabbit!

      What size wheel and tire setup do you have on there? The new paint looks sick. Right now my rabbit is primer gray, think I might just keep it that way. Keep it ratty looking.


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      08-29-2011 03:32 PM #11
      http://www.showcars-bodyparts.com/rabbit.html

      DON'T I REPEAT DON'T BUY FROM THEM!

    12. 08-29-2011 05:08 PM #12
      Just pulled the trigger.... cross your fingers that is shows up in once piece, fits decently well, and I don't get screwed...

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      08-30-2011 03:43 AM #13
      whats the shipping cost from there? i want to know how this comes out.

    14. 08-30-2011 12:14 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by rad64dart383 View Post
      whats the shipping cost from there? i want to know how this comes out.
      it was 480 ish after shipping. I'll keep you posted!

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      09-14-2011 08:55 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by SeattleDownhill View Post
      it was 480 ish after shipping. I'll keep you posted!
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      09-14-2011 08:18 PM #16
      Also watching.
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      I refuse to say anything but A1, A2 and A3. As far as I am concerned VW stopped making cars after that.

    17. 09-14-2011 09:06 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by SeattleDownhill
      The 4" flare kit was going to be 580 plus 180 in shipping.
      Quote Originally Posted by SeattleDownhill View Post
      it was 480 ish after shipping.
      How did $760 shipped become $480? That's some good 'gotiating there.

    18. 09-14-2011 11:32 PM #18
      Whats been so bad about dealing with this guy?

      He is in my backyard... Curious to know how this order turns out.

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      09-15-2011 02:42 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by rudyparks View Post
      How did $760 shipped become $480? That's some good 'gotiating there.
      I interpreted this that it was $760 from show cars, but he bit the bullet and went for the kit off German eBay for $480.

      I just want to see how this fits up and if it's close enough for my race car so I can go to real rubber like 9".
      Quote Originally Posted by wilm13 View Post
      I refuse to say anything but A1, A2 and A3. As far as I am concerned VW stopped making cars after that.

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      09-15-2011 06:42 PM #20
      watching this, are the flare bolt on? or is there some special glue type stuff needed?

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      09-16-2011 12:23 AM #21
      Interested.
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      09-16-2011 01:25 AM #22
      not to get too off topic here...

      "rat look" and keep it in primer... I kept mine in primer due to needing to keep the money under the hood and in the tank.. I also loved the look.

      Long story short, the primer gets contaminated eventually, you have to take it all off, just to reprime and paint it.

      People will say "noooooo" But I'd advocate sanding that primer nice and smooth and paint it, even if its just rattle can paint... A satin finish would look good, retain that "rat look."

      (I shudder when I use that term, rat is not a look, its a mentality that has to do with function first.)

      Anyway, like I always say, it's your car, do as you wish. Just wanted to offer my experience.
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      05-31-2012 02:23 AM #23
      It has been awhile, did the kit show up? We have been waiting patiently.
      Quote Originally Posted by wilm13 View Post
      I refuse to say anything but A1, A2 and A3. As far as I am concerned VW stopped making cars after that.

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      08-15-2012 10:08 PM #25
      I also bought from this guy. The guy had great communication and the parts showed up in a timely manner. The packaging was a really sketchy, but it all came in one piece and wasn't broken.

      I would buy again.

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      08-16-2012 02:29 AM #26
      hmmm....this is cheap..and has a front air dam...thus or nls. fack

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    27. 02-05-2013 12:22 AM #27
      what width and offset are those wheels? Using any spacers?

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