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    Thread: My New TT (Build Thread

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      01-16-2012 08:17 PM #51
      Yea so basically its just throwing them in the oven. Then exacto knifing the sealent and then popping the lense out? How long should I throw them in the oven for and what temp should the oven be?

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      01-16-2012 08:29 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by DaCabrioGuy View Post
      Thanks man!

      Does anyone have a link or Info on how to remove the reflector in the headlights? Like a DIY?
      MikePhillips diy here. Best on the web.

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      01-16-2012 08:46 PM #53
      Use a heat gun. Takes longer but more precise
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

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      01-16-2012 08:51 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by PLAYED TT View Post
      Use a heat gun. Takes longer but more precise
      Also more dangerous...hot spots/melting from which there is no recovery.
      You don't own a TT, you support it: SOLD 7.18.15. 2001 LZ7W coupe; REVO chip; Forge hoses and DV relo; MadMax DV; OSIR corners, DEFCON2, 986 seats, 18in OZ Vela II; trunk mat; all weather floor mats; 4-piece Votex kit. My Mods and Primer Porn here: http://public.fotki.com/TTQ2K2/.

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      01-16-2012 09:14 PM #55
      Looks good
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      01-16-2012 09:16 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by TTC2k5 View Post
      Also more dangerous...hot spots/melting from which there is no recovery.
      Just take your time. It took me 10 minutes each lens, but I didnt risk the wire insulation or the other plastic parts. It can be done either way. It all depends on what you feel more comfortable with
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

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      01-16-2012 09:38 PM #57
      Alright thanks for that link TTC2k5, I think ill try to stick to the oven because I know ill probably screw it up with a heatgun.
      Last edited by DaCabrioGuy; 01-16-2012 at 09:41 PM.

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      01-16-2012 10:24 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by DaCabrioGuy View Post
      Alright thanks for that link TTC2k5, I think ill try to stick to the oven because I know ill probably screw it up with a heatgun.
      FWIW, heat gun is handy for the reassembly. Once separated, the adhesive is no longer evenly distributed around the lenses. The heat gun makes it easy to 'fine tune' some of the adhesive globs when squeezing the lights back together after baking.

      As I recall, I went 10min, then 5, then 5, then 5 at 170F when taking them apart and then putting them back together. Pulling or squeezing between each heat session as appropriate.

      Here you can see globs after they've been put back together. The globs are keeping the headlight from being fully sealed up. With careful use of the heat gun, you can make them all go away and really close-up the lens.




      GL.

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      Last edited by TTC2k5; 01-16-2012 at 10:31 PM.
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      01-16-2012 11:25 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by DeckManDubs View Post
      Looks good
      Thank you!


      Oh ok I see now, I gotta make sure they seal back up completely. I hate leaking headlights

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      01-23-2012 05:14 PM #60
      I'll just leave these here....






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      01-23-2012 07:26 PM #61
      ^ haha nice. Does anyone know whats going on with my car? Whenever I let off the gas in either first or second gear there are chirps of the sounds of gears grinding or something like that along with the normal trans sound. My mechanic friend said it could maybe be the flywheel/clutxh. I am betting on this cause i dont know when the last time the car was serviiced and i bet they are original. Any insight would be great.

      Along with that does anyone know if it is really bad for the axles if I take out the perches from the coils in the rear?
      Last edited by DaCabrioGuy; 01-23-2012 at 09:49 PM.

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      01-23-2012 10:29 PM #62
      axels will be fine in the rear. I have no perches and AFCO springs.
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      01-25-2012 11:14 PM #63
      i vant yor kar

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      01-25-2012 11:27 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by seanmcd72 View Post
      i vant yor kar
      Its veddy nice yes?
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

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      01-26-2012 04:56 PM #65
      haha, thanks guys.

      PLAYED, do you remember what fairing size you had for your thule?

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      02-01-2012 06:45 PM #66
      ok, I know this is a really really dumb question, but I just recieved a thule 757 in the mail today and ive found myself completely stumped on how to put it on. Ive searched and searched, but nothing. I feel really stupid because everyone talks about how it is the simplest thing in the world to do. haha

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      02-01-2012 07:31 PM #67
      I believe it was a large. Not positive. Check my build thread because I have a pic with the box behind it and the size I think.
      To put it on you unlock the ends and pull the caps out. Don't pull them completely out and turn them to loosen and tighten. Then once on the car place them above the oem holes and tighten both sides until they are even and tight. Also if you have them on right they should bow down in the center of the bars.
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      if this really happens, I'm 'stancing' my car and going for some 'hellaflush'.

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      02-01-2012 09:20 PM #68
      alright thanks

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      02-09-2012 12:00 AM #69
      I just ordered integrated engineering's coil pack adaptors with the red coilpacks. Its not much, but its something.

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      02-13-2012 05:19 PM #70
      Ok, today my integrated engineering coilpack adaptors and coilpacks came in today. Some great looking peices!

      I would also like to know how to put them in. Can anyone hook me up with a DIY on this? I cant find anything. Thanks


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      02-13-2012 11:03 PM #71
      Anybody?

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      03-13-2012 07:10 PM #72
      its been a while, but here is a little vid my friend came up with. Oh and I have power slot slotted rotors and geenstuff brake pads in the trunk right now.


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      03-13-2012 09:38 PM #73
      how do you like the new coils?

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      03-13-2012 10:14 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by Jayizdaman View Post
      how do you like the new coils?
      They are fantastic. They are the perfect median between stiff and soft IMO and with madmax's CA's, the car couldnt be any better in the handleing department.

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      04-03-2012 06:44 PM #75
      Time for an update.

      Since I last posted in this thread I have installed power slot slotteed front rotors and greenstuff pads front and rear. Great set up for the price.

      Also I deleted my muffler and put on techtonics tuning exhaust tips, I had them turned up a little. I really like the noise itand how it pops.

      I put 2.0fsi coilpacks and integrated engineering adaptors.

      Unfortunatly my diverter valve blew yesterday. So a forge 007 is in the mail as of right now.

      Thats pretty much it on with the pics





      I also got around to polishing the shaft so it would match all the polished parts of the gated shifter




      A quick question as well. I saw PLAYED's build thread and noticed that all of the lines ontop of the motor had been removed. I pmed him and he said he relocated them to underneath his battery. Does anyone have a DIY on how to do this?

      Pic for reference all of the stuff in the black circle


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