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      09-26-2011 06:13 PM #1
      OK, I give in. Everyone else has their own thread, so why not me?

      I've had the car since August 2007 - it was a pre order.

      Latest pictures from April 2011...











      MODIFICATIONS

      ENGINE:
      EVOMS V-Flow Intake w/ Dry Filter & Sock, with Custom Motor Armor Insulation
      JCaps Billet Aluminum Coolant Cap
      JCaps Billet Aluminum Oil Cap
      JCaps Billet Aluminum Washer Bottle Cap
      VW Blue Coilpack Covers w/ Black Wire Loom
      .:R 450/1000 Number Plate - Added to Fuse Box
      Flapper Mod
      UM ECU Flash plus UM DSG Flash
      HPA Core Interlock Dog Bone Mount "Hockey Puck“
      Custom WiTW R32 Engine Badge
      Complete Scorpion manifold back exhaust with dual high flow CATS, resonated.

      EXTERIOR:
      3M ClearBra - Custom Cut (Front, Mirrors Door Handle Recesses, Rear Wheels & Top of Rear Bumper, Headlights)
      35% Window Tint
      OEM Center Cap Delete Kit for stock rims
      ECS Tuning Clear Sidemarkers
      OEM Dark Taillights
      ECS - ZiZa LED License Plate Bulbs
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      ECS - Ziza LED City Lights
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      4-Motion License Plate Frame
      UniBrace XB
      VMR V710s 18 x 8.5 ET45 with Nitto Invos 225/40/18 (summer)
      Nokian WRG2 on stock wheels (winter)
      Goodridge SS Brake Lines
      Tyrolsport Brake Stiffening Kit
      HPA Gen 2 Haldex Controller with Wireless Remote

      INTERIOR:
      ECS Tuning Billet Climate Control Rings
      Euro Headlight Switch
      Factory Navigation
      .:R-Line Monster Mats
      JCaps Billet Aluminum Seat Recline Caps
      JCaps Brushed Aluminum Door Sills
      Gorilla Gear Cargo Mat w/ Holders
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      VW First Aid Kit
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      Inner Halogens On w/ Highbeams
      Last edited by RRRRR32; 04-14-2014 at 06:22 PM.
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      09-26-2011 09:19 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      By the time this thread gets 6800 replies like yours... Yours will probably be into 7 figures!
      Last edited by RRRRR32; 09-26-2011 at 09:59 PM.
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      09-26-2011 09:42 PM #5
      I like your wheel choice. caR looks good man

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      heavy understeer and snap oversteer. PQ35 perfect.
      09-26-2011 09:54 PM #6
      dave,
      tell me about your unibrace experience.

      dave.

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      09-26-2011 10:23 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by 10Ten View Post
      dave,
      tell me about your unibrace experience.

      dave.
      Overall a good experience. I bought both braces at the same time and UniBrace gave me a bit of a discount to get them together. Installation of the XB went with no problems except that I couldn't get it installed as high as some others. It is about half an inch lower and I had to remove the little clips on the backs of the seats due to interference. UniBrace may have solved this - you need to inquire.

      The UB brace went on very quickly. I had to loosen some of the heat shields to get it in flush. The ends of the brace needed to get under the shields to be planted firmly against the body. The car did not have all of the flange nuts holding on the original braces - I was short 4 from the factory. I took it to the dealership to buy more. They offered to replace them for me at no charge, which I let them do. They ended up breaking one of the studs that holds the brace. They fixed it with a nutsert (like is used on the XB). It took two visits but they were apologetic and didn't charge me so all is good. Double check with UniBrace to see if they ever got the torque specs worked out.

      As far as handling improvements, the car feels stiffer and more planted through corners - very subjective I'm sure. I didn't test the braces individually. I did run through the TOD several times in the years before braces and then again a few months after installation and I felt a lot more confident. Not sure if the car and braces were affecting that or if it was just more experience on the dragon. I had my new summer tires after the braces were put on as well so that probably helped my confidence too.

      I like the way they look too!

      UB




      XB


      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      09-27-2011 02:14 AM #8
      Dave ,

      your car looks great and has an impressive mod list

      How long ago did you order the UNIbrace? I am looking at an XB now and am hoping the fitment is 100%

      Nice thread , I like it

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      09-27-2011 02:34 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by sixteen10 View Post
      Dave ,

      your car looks great and has an impressive mod list

      How long ago did you order the UNIbrace? I am looking at an XB now and am hoping the fitment is 100%

      Nice thread , I like it
      I orderd both the UniBraces in Summer 2010. Good stuff...
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      09-29-2011 06:46 AM #10
      HPA Hockey Puck on the way...
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      09-29-2011 07:10 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by RRRRR32 View Post
      HPA Hockey Puck on the way...

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      11-30-2011 11:09 AM #12
      Got my HPA Hockey Puck installed this week -- you can really feel the difference! Remarkable. Slight increase in vibration at idle, otherwise no detrimental effects. All good.

      Install by the local tuner took 45 minutes and $59 took care of that. As reported elsewhere, the most difficult part was to get the old mount out of there.
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      04-05-2012 08:34 PM #13
      Spring mods...

      Tyrolsport Brake stiffening Kit
      Goodridge SS Brake Lines
      p3cars Digital Vent Gauge
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      04-18-2012 08:43 PM #14
      A few quick snaps before heading south to WiTW 2012. All cleaned up and ready to go.

      I need to ask some of the guys how to make the colors in these pictures pop a bit more.

      Here is a link to all my WiTW photos...

      http://s192.photobucket.com/albums/z...w/WiTW%202012/
      Last edited by RRRRR32; 04-26-2012 at 04:57 PM.
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      04-19-2012 02:23 AM #15
      Looks great Dave

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      04-19-2012 09:26 AM #16
      Very nice clean car! Love the mods on it so far!


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      04-26-2012 04:54 PM #18
      Count one HPA Gen 2 Haldex Controller = Ordered!
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      04-26-2012 05:13 PM #19
      Nice car

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      04-27-2012 06:18 PM #20
      A bunch of new pictures from WiTW...



















      Last edited by RRRRR32; 04-27-2012 at 06:33 PM.
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      04-27-2012 10:51 PM #21
      Nice shots

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      04-28-2012 03:00 AM #22
      DBP R32s with silver VMR 710's are Soooooooo sexy.

      We can't help having good taste can we.

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      04-28-2012 12:44 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      DBP R32s with silver VMR 710's are Soooooooo sexy.

      We can't help having good taste can we.
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      06-05-2012 09:06 PM #24
      Probably the best shot of me from this years WiTW trip!

      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
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      06-07-2012 03:08 AM #27
      Can't believe you caved to the peer pressure.

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      10-05-2012 10:19 AM #28
      I just got Instagram. Lovin' the iPhone snapshots.

      ...
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      07-19-2013 10:52 AM #29
      MILEstone...

      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      02-03-2014 07:52 AM #33
      Moar Wookie!

      Full Scorpion kit.

      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      02-13-2014 09:36 AM #34
      Complete Forge - Scorpion Manifold back, resonated with dual High Flow Cats, added yesterday.
      2008 DBP .:R32: ...more awesome than a monkey wearing a tuxedo made out of bacon riding a cyborg unicorn with a lightsaber for the horn on the tip of a space shuttle closing in on mars while engulfed in flames...
      And in case you didn't know, that's pretty dang sweet. (Sincerely, Flint)

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      02-13-2014 12:14 PM #35
      Nice.
      What wheel/tire size is that? Are you on stock suspension?
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