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    Thread: Red Joint, My Lazer Red B5

    1. Member a2thej22's Avatar
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      10-11-2011 06:25 PM #1
      Whats up guys, i have been trolling the b5 forums for a while and thought i would introduce myself, i have many different aliases in the vw world some call me Black Aj, Tpain, Blage or Blaggio. I recently picked up my second b5 (first one was short lived), story will come later. But heres my red joint and a couple of the other cars i've owned.

      *edit* Motor Build Starts on Page 4 or click here:http://www.audizine.com/forum/showth...Of-Pics)/page4

      A couple shltty pics the p.o. sent me before i bought it..








      Immediately removed that stupid quattro badge from under the trunk, we all know thats not supposed to be there and cleaned it.


      Had my buddy over at JFJ Autoworks do the timing belts and we took care of the 15+ vaccum leaks to achieve this..

      No Cel and this

      around 18 lbs of boost, was at about 8 when i bought it.. (if you couldnt guess its chipped)

      Then i fixed the ecodes


      Had to replace the two autozone special front axles that came in the car. Both broke within 2 months of owning the car and were put in right before i bought it.

      Then picked up some oem roof racks

      Last edited by a2thej22; 01-17-2013 at 11:21 PM.
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      10-11-2011 06:30 PM #2
      car looks clean.

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      10-11-2011 06:31 PM #3
      oh yeah and my previous cars as promised:


      Green Joint:


      Black joint and my pride and joy:


      And the my first audi that lasted 3 months.



      had a couple other mark 3's but they were turds
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      10-11-2011 06:31 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by lowlife13 View Post
      car looks clean.
      thanks man
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      10-11-2011 06:34 PM #5
      Where did you get the roof racks? I need a set.

      Also, our cars are nearly identical. Seriously.

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      10-11-2011 06:37 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Stumanbmx View Post
      Where did you get the roof racks? I need a set.

      Also, our cars are nearly identical. Seriously.
      I found it on craigslist for like 120 but they sell em new on ecstuning.com for like 260. They look so much better than any other rack for this car imo
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      10-11-2011 06:53 PM #7
      lookin' good - i'm liking the progress.

      looks like you are in the right direction.

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      10-11-2011 06:55 PM #8
      thanks man, just waitin on coils
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      10-11-2011 10:00 PM #9
      hopefully will have coils next week, also gotta make my front lip black again and get some lower door moldings.
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      10-11-2011 10:34 PM #10
      I need a joint.
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      10-12-2011 01:10 AM #11
      that roof rack is sweet
      same one i want but its either that or snow tires right now soo itll have to wait lol
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      10-12-2011 08:29 AM #12
      Wicked clean Laser Red B5!

      Any future plans for it, or just keeping it clean and OEM?

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      10-12-2011 10:03 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by justin@FCP View Post
      Wicked clean Laser Red B5!

      Any future plans for it, or just keeping it clean and OEM?
      im thinking coils and wheels, not sure what wheels im going to run yet, and build a motor once it goes. i currently have a borla exhaust, k&n cone filter, bailey motorsport dv and its chipped. Not sure on the brand because it was in it when i bought it.
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      10-12-2011 10:38 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by James Himself View Post
      I need a joint.
      dont we all
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      10-12-2011 07:27 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by James Himself View Post
      I need a joint.


      Red is nice. kudos.
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    16. 10-12-2011 07:44 PM #16
      Nice to see another Laser red around! If it wasn't for the wheels and the facelift we'd look like brothers! keep up the good work man.

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      10-12-2011 10:34 PM #17
      its a dope color
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      10-13-2011 12:17 AM #18
      Hopefully gettin this thing back on the road tomorrow. finishing up the second axle install and hopefully making that lip black again, ill try to get some pics up of before and after
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      10-13-2011 10:40 PM #19
      finally back on the road and new fog installed cause the other drivers fog bracket was broke
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      10-17-2011 10:49 AM #21
      coilovers coming for the end of the week , and hopefully tackling that white lower valence on my front bumper
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      looks good, where in NH are you?? I'm over in Londonderry
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      10-17-2011 11:51 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by drumonay View Post
      looks good, where in NH are you?? I'm over in Londonderry
      I live in Bedford, but spend a lot of time in durham cause i go to unh, will you be at broke.down on Sunday?
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      10-17-2011 01:29 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by a2thej22 View Post
      coilovers coming for the end of the week , and hopefully tackling that white lower valence on my front bumper
      I was going to ask about that lower front valence, is it painted, or is it something a cleaner would fix?

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      10-17-2011 02:32 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by justin@FCP View Post
      I was going to ask about that lower front valence, is it painted, or is it something a cleaner would fix?
      the valence is just really faded, i tried back to black with no luck but my buddy said hes had some success with a heat gun in bringing back textured exerior parts, he said it should work on this with no problem so after im done with school for the week im going to give that a shot.
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      10-17-2011 03:22 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by a2thej22 View Post
      the valence is just really faded, i tried back to black with no luck.
      This is what you want to use:


      This stuff works wonders!!! I've used Back-To-Black, with little success, but this stuff works. I've even tried it on my friends Pontiac Aztec that has the lower plastic cladding, and makes it look like new. Are you going to be at Broke Down on Sunday?

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      10-17-2011 04:19 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by justin@FCP View Post
      This is what you want to use:


      This stuff works wonders!!! I've used Back-To-Black, with little success, but this stuff works. I've even tried it on my friends Pontiac Aztec that has the lower plastic cladding, and makes it look like new. Are you going to be at Broke Down on Sunday?
      Yes i will be there, if the heat treatment doesn't work will you have some of this with you?
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      10-17-2011 04:35 PM #28
      I'll bring some up with me if you want to try it out. I've never heard of using a heat gun before, but if it works, let us know!

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      10-17-2011 04:37 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by justin@FCP View Post
      I'll bring some up with me if you want to try it out. I've never heard of using a heat gun before, but if it works, let us know!
      i will def. keep you posted with before and after photos
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      10-18-2011 10:43 AM #30
      I'll be there at the show in my B5.5 Passat, but post here how you make out with the heat gun method.

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      10-18-2011 02:06 PM #31
      ill do definitley
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    32. 10-19-2011 05:25 PM #32
      My favorite black kid

      My lorinsers sure would look pretty on the red joint my friend

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      10-20-2011 09:04 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by h4robkr123 View Post
      My favorite black kid

      My lorinsers sure would look pretty on the red joint my friend
      i know i know its definitely a serious option
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      10-20-2011 09:08 PM #34
      Set up my music...
      Helped my buddy do a valve cover gasket, and chain tensioner gasket on his audi


      Then tackled that faded lip issue today, the heat gun worked out perfectly, it was like magic.



      Before


      After


      Heres another before and after


      Worked on the grill's too


      Short crappy video so you guys can see the magic happen


      And the finished product
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      10-22-2011 12:35 AM #35
      Coils went in today, took about 2 hours for the first 3 and about 5 for the last one stupid rusty bolt. Heres some pics, raising the front in the morning.




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