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    Thread: Frisco / Plano - GTG's & Chit-Chat - We're Back!!

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      09-10-2011 01:34 PM #1
      Looks like the Frisco / Plano thread I started right before I left Avenue Autosport got archived since Avenue is no longer a Vortex sponsor, and I started that thread as "jared@avenueautosport."

      Anyhow, let's keep it going! Cabbievr6, vdub10golf, everyone else... c'mon back!
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      09-10-2011 06:27 PM #2
      well damn! I thought it was all over!! I started another thread that no one gives a damn about!!

      This will work though! How you been man???
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      09-12-2011 05:35 PM #3
      ah good times..... I miss going to races!!
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      09-13-2011 10:59 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by cabbievr6 View Post
      well damn! I thought it was all over!! I started another thread that no one gives a damn about!!

      This will work though! How you been man???
      We give a damn! My buddy from Wisconsin (jgruen78) who posted in that thread sometimes actually pointed it out to me that it got blackholed. Oh well - hopefully everyone finds us here again.

      I see you're a fan of APR... here's some pics from a couple of the distributor conferences I attended there:







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      09-14-2011 08:41 AM #5
      oh yeah! Im a fan of any team that race a VW!! But the guys at APR are really cool, at the last H2O I went to, me and my wife were walking through there set up and I saw the conti tire race was on, well they invited us in there trailer to watch it on a flat screen!! Was really cool of them!!!
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      09-14-2011 04:25 PM #6
      hey man I just went kart racing! They have a new place out in caddo mills. Im trying to get some people together so we can go out on Sunday! are you interested?

      Here is some info....http://dallaskartingcomplex.com/
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      09-14-2011 10:27 PM #7
      oh hai

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      09-15-2011 12:25 PM #8
      Plano meet tonight! Preston & Park inbetween TGI Fridays and Snuffers 8pm

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      09-15-2011 10:03 PM #9
      Sorry I didn't see your post about karting sooner, but my schedule is pretty hectic so I prolly wouldn't be able to make it anyway.

      Hopefully another Boardwalk Audi show soon? And the weather is getting moar better for Cars and Coffee!
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      09-17-2011 01:11 PM #10
      funny, i posted something about getting some karting together at the DKC some time ago, that may have been before the forum change also. i could be up for that at some point, but my schedule is often tricky as well.

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      09-18-2011 06:10 PM #11
      Hey PEJ you need to get on board with the next run out at DKC!! Sooo much fun!!

      http://youtu.be/dfYLd0WmCj8

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      09-26-2011 09:57 AM #12
      where is everyone?? real quiet in here!!!!


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      09-28-2011 03:43 PM #13
      Hey pej will you be going to Vagabahn this year? It is on Nov. 6th.

      Hey look, Im having conversations all by myself in here!!!!

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      09-28-2011 09:49 PM #14
      Sorry I've been lazy about getting on here! I do plan on going to Vagbahn - yes! I'm trying to convince my brother in law to go too, with his Corrado.

      I guess as it gets closer we can all try to make plans to roll out as a group.
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      10-13-2011 12:47 PM #15
      Is there a particular shop you guys can recommend for suspension work in the Plano/Frisco area?

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      10-18-2011 10:25 PM #16
      Sorry I haven't lived here long enough to make any recommendations.

      I wanted to know if a group of people would be rolling together to Vagbahn. My brother-in-law and I are registered!
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      10-19-2011 12:36 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by rasetsu View Post
      Is there a particular shop you guys can recommend for suspension work in the Plano/Frisco area?
      Autoscope if you have some cash to throw at the project. www.autoscope.net/

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      10-19-2011 12:53 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by 10Ten View Post
      Autoscope if you have some cash to throw at the project. www.autoscope.net/
      Does that mean they charge a premium? I found them through Google and they seem to be highly profitable based on the looks of their facilities. Not sure how I feel about places like that. I don't mind paying for quality workmanship, but I do mind paying a premium for a fancy waiting room.

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      10-19-2011 10:08 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by rasetsu View Post
      Does that mean they charge a premium? I found them through Google and they seem to be highly profitable based on the looks of their facilities. Not sure how I feel about places like that. I don't mind paying for quality workmanship, but I do mind paying a premium for a fancy waiting room.

      Unfortunately, the best workmanship is generally found at the higher-end shops. No one wants to work in a dump.
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      10-20-2011 12:53 PM #20
      yes you will pay a bit more, but paying $150 for a right alignment is far better than paying $75 and having to do over... which is exactly how i found them.

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      10-20-2011 02:23 PM #21
      Thanks for the rec, but just called for a quote and spring installation is $830. Wow.

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      10-21-2011 02:12 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by rasetsu View Post
      Thanks for the rec, but just called for a quote and spring installation is $830. Wow.
      check out dfweuros.com

      there are quite a few sponsors there who can help for less. Also, there are a few local guys on there skilled in installations. doesnt hurt to ask.

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      10-21-2011 02:34 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by And2TheRepublic View Post
      check out dfweuros.com

      there are quite a few sponsors there who can help for less. Also, there are a few local guys on there skilled in installations. doesnt hurt to ask.
      Just registered on there the other day! Thanks!

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      10-29-2011 11:34 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by 10Ten View Post
      Autoscope if you have some cash to throw at the project. www.autoscope.net/
      yeah, i would keep looking, Autoscope are professionals, just they work on BMWs and higher end cars, so they are used to charging more.
      I went there and got an oil change and asked them to check out the front end and they wanted to charge me $350. for ball joint job!! That was just labor. the parts were over $100!!! I went straight to GAP and got both of them for $22!!! Little crazy. I might use them for alignments though. Closer than PTP, and Dubsquared.
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      10-29-2011 11:49 AM #25
      i just set up a cruise to Vagabahn if anyone is interested....http://www.dfweuros.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=4780
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      10-29-2011 02:06 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by cabbievr6 View Post
      yeah, i would keep looking, Autoscope are professionals, just they work on BMWs and higher end cars, so they are used to charging more.
      I went there and got an oil change and asked them to check out the front end and they wanted to charge me $350. for ball joint job!! That was just labor. the parts were over $100!!! I went straight to GAP and got both of them for $22!!! Little crazy. I might use them for alignments though. Closer than PTP, and Dubsquared.
      What is GAP and PTP? Dubsquared quoted $250 so I'll probably take it to them... unless I can get a couple of volunteers for pizza and beer in exchange.

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      10-29-2011 02:32 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by rasetsu View Post
      What is GAP and PTP? Dubsquared quoted $250 so I'll probably take it to them... unless I can get a couple of volunteers for pizza and beer in exchange.
      GAP is German Auto Parts. great site to get all OEM parts on the cheap! PTP is a shop out in Arlington (i think) that alot of guys in DFW use for Alignments.

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      10-29-2011 02:37 PM #28
      dubsquared does not do alignments FYI. thats where PTP or Wilkensons comes in. Wilkensons may not be a first choice but they are close to dubsquared and are cheap. they did me right with a 4 wheel alignment once. i would use them again, but i dont go down there anymore cus im in Carrollton now.
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      11-03-2011 06:09 PM #29
      there is a cruise set up for Vagabahn in Plano area. Meet up spot is Valley View mall (behind Jared jewelry) at 730am! we are leaving at 745 sharp!

      any questions pm me.
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      11-07-2011 10:03 PM #30
      Vagabahn was def a good time - nice to see everyone. Hope I can make it out to more meets in the future!!!

      Any pics?
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      11-08-2011 08:51 AM #31
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      11-08-2011 01:04 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by cabbievr6 View Post

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      11-10-2011 03:28 PM #33
      Ok, my DG springs arrived. I've decided to DIY this. Haven't tackled a car project in a while. I've read all the DIY instructions I could find and it looks pretty straightforward.

      Anyone available to lend me a hand on December 10th? I'll provide lunch and gas money if you want. I live on the northwest side of Frisco between The Colony and DNT.

      I have most of the tools already and O'Reilly's is across the street from my house. I have air tools, but no impact sockets. I also have no sure fire way to remove the 21mm top strut nut. My GearWrench pass thru socket set only goes up to like 18mm. I do have a 21mm regular deep socket.

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      11-18-2011 02:22 PM #34
      hey guise. Im over in plano, I have a mk2 gti 16v. Im looking for a shop that can help me tune it. I just rebuilt the engine, Its running well, but wont pass inspection. Nox levels were too high.

      Im hoping there is a shop around that knows about CIS-E motronic, can help with timing, and or has a sniffer.

      There any friendly inspection places around here?- that will allow a couple passes on the rollers to get my timing dialed in to bring my nox levels down to pass. I think my ign timing might be to blame, or possibly an adjustment to my CIS fuel distributor for high nox.

      would the dealer (boardwalk) be able to dial this stuff in? any of you guys work there or anything?
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      11-19-2011 12:30 PM #35
      I dont know anyone locally, Ill put the word out!
      BTW...why havent we seen this car??
      any pics? Or if you can bring it out to the Irving GTG on the first Thursday of the month.
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