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

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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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      11-19-2011 11:06 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by cabbievr6 View Post
      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.
      Thanks i appreciate it!

      Ive been working on it a lot more than driving it. I bought it last new years eve, I have put less than 800mi on it since then. I guess i am nervous about driving it around with an expired inspection, here in plano it doesnt take long to get busted.. you guys know how it is



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      11-20-2011 09:54 PM #37
      ^ damn that is fresh!!
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      11-23-2011 09:18 PM #38
      Nice!

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      11-26-2011 10:03 AM #39
      Very cool!!!
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      11-27-2011 05:13 PM #40
      Thanks! It's still very much a work in progress. It is somewhat drivable now, so I feel better about all the progress ive made.

      heres a build thread i started a while ago-

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...5290738-my-16v

      I will be adding to it shortly, I just picked up an 2.0 ABF serpentine conversion.

      My plan is to ditch the A/C and the whole complicated V-belt setup, run dual passat 16v cooling fans, maybe add a proper oil cooler.
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      11-29-2011 09:41 PM #41
      yoooo, I'm officially residing in Frisco now with my MKV. Seen a lot of dubs around. Guess this thread isn't very lively but thought I'd drop a post anyhow.
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      11-30-2011 08:25 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by jgruen78 View Post
      yoooo, I'm officially residing in Frisco now with my MKV. Seen a lot of dubs around. Guess this thread isn't very lively but thought I'd drop a post anyhow.
      Welcome to Frisco!

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      12-03-2011 12:37 AM #43
      thanks, anybody going to Cars and Coffee tomorrow?
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      12-03-2011 04:03 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by jgruen78 View Post
      thanks, anybody going to Cars and Coffee tomorrow?
      I will be there if it isn't raining yet, but will be in my STI. GTI is too stock.

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      12-04-2011 10:31 PM #45
      to much rain and Pej had to work, hoping to catch it next month I guess
      big D dUbs

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    21. 12-11-2011 10:39 PM #46
      Hey guys i got my mk4 running and ive been wanting to go to a meet or even the kart racing as someone mentioned early on the thread.but i work in rockwall in a place call auto parts recyclers for most of the vws.the place waspreviously called vdubs only in rockwall im sure many of u have heard of it.anyways sad to say we have alreqdy crushed many of them but we still have many of them left still sso hit me up or let me know and maybe i can hook up.

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      12-12-2011 08:31 AM #47
      good to see so many new faces in the area....we are thinking of starting a new GTG in the in old spot behind snuffers and next to TGI Fridays.

      Which day to do this is the question. Im voting for Tuesday night or how about Sunday durning the day...like around 12-1pm?? With winter coming hanging out at night can get old real quick. plus we can hut up Brickhouse Bar/resteraunt to watch games or whatever!!

      Let me know what you guys think.
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      12-12-2011 03:43 PM #48
      Here is alittle short we did yesterday.....

      http://youtu.be/pZFLrkY7AYs
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      12-20-2011 11:35 PM #49
      I'm down
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      12-22-2011 09:30 PM #50
      I live 3 blocks away from brick house

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