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    1. Member make_it_rainn's Avatar
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      11-03-2011 08:19 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by ninohale View Post
      Well buddy nice little write up.... But still a little story left to go.... And I won't spoil it

      Ps - This car is gorgeous in person
      Yeah man finally gonna update it today. Thanks for the kind words for you.


      Quote Originally Posted by ECS Tuning View Post
      Very nice!
      Much appreciated! Many many parts on her from you guys!


      Quote Originally Posted by mynameistrey View Post
      Your car is amazzingg. any pics with of the front with the wolfsburg/jetta chrome? i wanted to go the same direction.
      I do have a couple I believe. Ill get them posted asap.


      Quote Originally Posted by NiceTTs_13 View Post
      damn!
      Thank you sir.

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      11-03-2011 08:54 PM #52
      Tuesday: 3 days before H2O.

      Oh you know, just doing a quick oil change on the car at work before the long drive from Cincinnati to Ocean City, and found a slight blemish in my right rear bag.




      Didnt really worry too much about it. So I dropped the car down and one of the other technicians at work wanted to see how the air suspension worked. So without even thinking about it, I opened the door, and reached in and aired her out.

      All of the sudden I noticed the car wasnt sitting even and just wasnt sure what was going on so I aired back up, shut the door, and to my surprise....




      BAM crushed door panel.

      Aired the damn car out with the door over top of the arm on the lift. Something I never even thought about happening haha.

      I was pretty sure this was going to ruin my trip to H2O but luckily I've got an awesome parts guy that was on his game on getting me a new panel, brackets, and both rubstrips.

      Thursday: 1 Day until H2O

      Got the new door skin in at 8:30AM. So the old one was ripped off and the brackets were glued to the new panel. The skin had to sit for a few hours and set before it could be attached to the car.





      And then after it was all up and ready to go. Minus the door handle, and the rubstrips.




      So at 3:30PM the car was off to paint. Luckily I have a hook up and got the painter to do a quick side job for me.

      Friday: Day 1 of H2O

      Picked the car up at 4:00PM and headed off for the 12 hour drive to H2O.


      Drove straight through the night with no sleep and showed up at about 10AM. And went straight to the APR BBQ with my new door skin and fresh paint lookin sexy.

      (Pics from the Convention Center on Saturday afternoon)






      Had a great night out on Saturday and then at the show on Sunday. Made sure I had some margaritas on the beach before I left




      I didnt really take any pictures of the car because there was so much other stuff to look at haha. But here are a few.






      And mad props to Euromedian for this shot!




      LOOK at that sexy a$$ new paint

      And another sexy mk5 that I spotted





      So a week after H2O, I helped my buddy Kevin installed the autopilot digital air kit on his mk5 rabbit. After about 5 seconds of playing with it, I decided that manual management wasnt going to work anymore for me and the winter was perfect time to upgrade. So the wheels were already up for sale.




      So a local hit me up and offered me a trade + cash for the RS's. It was an offer that I couldnt refuse and I had to make it happen.

      So back onto Flat fives I was hahahaha








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    3. 11-03-2011 10:04 PM #53
      damn man well done..the rs's looked great

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      11-03-2011 10:09 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by insert clever name View Post
      damn man well done..the rs's looked great
      Thanks man really appreciate it. I loved them and didn't want to get rid of them but it's winter time and upgrading the air was more important.

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      11-03-2011 10:12 PM #55
      That other MKV is so so

      Keep me posted when you start to hunt for wheels in 2012!

      I may also ask for your assistance on some hard lines :p
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      11-03-2011 10:23 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by ninohale View Post
      That other MKV is so so

      Keep me posted when you start to hunt for wheels in 2012!

      I may also ask for your assistance on some hard lines :p
      Dude your car/wheel combo grows more on me every time I see it. I think I might look into getting a new set for Christmas

      As for hard lines, I made some up for the new setup but I haven't got around to trying to hook em up or anything.

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      11-04-2011 02:03 PM #57
      Rimzo's buddy.... Rimzo's

      I may make mine a little lighter
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      11-04-2011 04:40 PM #58
      I've thought about getting racing seats and having them upholstered in leather. I think that would be dope.

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      11-04-2011 09:55 PM #59
      awesome build man and great setup! can you pm me instructions on how you polished the wheels? i think im going to try and tackle mine this winter
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      11-04-2011 09:56 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by make_it_rainn View Post
      I've thought about getting racing seats and having them upholstered in leather. I think that would be dope.
      You are thinking right with that statement
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      11-05-2011 09:34 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by yedda View Post
      awesome build man and great setup! can you pm me instructions on how you polished the wheels? i think im going to try and tackle mine this winter
      Thanks man. You start off by stripping it down completely with aircraft stripper, sand through all grits from 180 to 1500, changing directions each time. Then polish it out with some aluminum polish. Super basic to understand but it's a lot of work.

      Quote Originally Posted by FSAS07BOH View Post
      You are thinking right with that statement
      You're gonna have to help me decide to make the new wheels cream completely or to keep them silver or polished. More than likely the Nue's.

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      11-05-2011 10:18 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by make_it_rainn View Post
      Thanks man. You start off by stripping it down completely with aircraft stripper, sand through all grits from 180 to 1500, changing directions each time. Then polish it out with some aluminum polish. Super basic to understand but it's a lot of work.



      You're gonna have to help me decide to make the new wheels cream completely or to keep them silver or polished. More than likely the Nue's.
      Im down to paint them whatever color you want, im always partial to cream though
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      11-05-2011 10:37 PM #63
      I know you have a hookup as you are a tech at a dealership but how much do those rubstrips go for?

      I'm OCD and mine have some very trivial imperfections (you can tell PO would fling his door open ) and was considering repainting them. But if the price is right (I also have a hookup at a dealership lol), I may just opt to get new ones, in candy white of course.

      It would only be the front rubstrips - the ones on the doors, not the ones on the rear quarter panels.

      Cream RS' looked great on your car dude. Keep it up.
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      11-05-2011 10:38 PM #64
      p.s. ninohale is a stud.
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      11-06-2011 07:50 AM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      I know you have a hookup as you are a tech at a dealership but how much do those rubstrips go for?

      I'm OCD and mine have some very trivial imperfections (you can tell PO would fling his door open ) and was considering repainting them. But if the price is right (I also have a hookup at a dealership lol), I may just opt to get new ones, in candy white of course.

      It would only be the front rubstrips - the ones on the doors, not the ones on the rear quarter panels.

      Cream RS' looked great on your car dude. Keep it up.
      I don't remember off the top of my head but I now they weren't expensive. I'll get a price on them tomorrow for you man!

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      11-06-2011 08:07 AM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by make_it_rainn View Post
      Thanks man really appreciate it. I loved them and didn't want to get rid of them but it's winter time and upgrading the air was more important.
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      great buid so far man
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      11-06-2011 09:04 AM #69
      a good start
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      11-06-2011 08:54 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by make_it_rainn View Post
      I don't remember off the top of my head but I now they weren't expensive. I'll get a price on them tomorrow for you man!
      That would be lovely. Feel free to give me the price that you get as a dealership employee as that is the price I'd likely get as well. Part number(s) would be awesome too. Thanks bud.
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      11-06-2011 09:15 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      That would be lovely. Feel free to give me the price that you get as a dealership employee as that is the price I'd likely get as well. Part number(s) would be awesome too. Thanks bud.
      Will do man. I'll post back here tomorrow.

      And thanks everyone. She's got big things coming this winter. New wheels, accuair and Dakota management, and a false floor build. Stay tuned

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      11-07-2011 12:15 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      p.s. ninohale is a stud.
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      11-07-2011 12:16 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by make_it_rainn View Post
      Will do man. I'll post back here tomorrow.

      And thanks everyone. She's got big things coming this winter. New wheels, accuair and Dakota management, and a false floor build. Stay tuned
      When you start wrenchin' let me know.... I could stand to learn a few things
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      11-07-2011 12:59 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by ninohale View Post
      When you start wrenchin' let me know.... I could stand to learn a few things
      Will do man. The accuair is already on and done though. I'll show you how it's all set up, and you can help me do my floor and hard lines

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      11-07-2011 01:02 PM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      That would be lovely. Feel free to give me the price that you get as a dealership employee as that is the price I'd likely get as well. Part number(s) would be awesome too. Thanks bud.
      Each rub strip is 64.68 a piece. PN's 1K3-853-515-A and 1K3-853-516-A. They come primered.

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