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    1. Member glifahrenheitcameron's Avatar
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      09-11-2012 01:00 AM #666
      finally found a expansion plug that i like



      sanded it down some and


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      09-11-2012 09:43 PM #667
      Fits in nicely.

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      09-11-2012 09:44 PM #668
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      09-12-2012 01:07 PM #669
      removed these from the rear





      damn it was dirty



      also topped off the windshield washer fluid, put in a little bit of oil, and tied off some wires in the engine bay to make it look a little neater.

      Last edited by glifahrenheitcameron; 09-12-2012 at 10:01 PM.

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      09-12-2012 11:02 PM #670
      ripped out the washer fluid neck



      plugged the hole up with a 1 inch tapered rubber plug



      and shabam



      now i have a question, there is this thing



      do i leave it or remove it? if so how do i get it out? i cant get pliers or a socket to fit

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      09-13-2012 03:16 AM #671
      nevermind got it




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      09-13-2012 11:07 AM #672
      Quote Originally Posted by NmyGLi_06 View Post
      Your car is beautiful!! It's actually my background on my iPad!!

      Lol it's the background on my laptop!

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      09-15-2012 02:23 PM #673
      2 shots for the day, need to lower the back a little now





      and this came


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      09-15-2012 03:42 PM #674
      I wanted to throw this out there since no one has yet. You mentioned turning off the MIL that is related to your downpipe with VCDS. Unless it is now possible, you won't be able to do that. You can clear the code but it will be back. A tune (I believe stage 2 or higher) will code out that catalyst code.

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      09-15-2012 03:53 PM #675
      O2 spacers will do the same thing.
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      09-15-2012 04:21 PM #676
      Yes but you should not run a larger downpipe without software for an extended period of time. Stage 1 and 1+ will still need a spacer IIRC.

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      09-15-2012 05:01 PM #677
      I didn't see if he's running cat less or not. Cat less you should run those spacers at any stage. They do cure Mil using a test pipe. I had a mil when I first got mine, and the draft design spacer got rid of it. I also have a 2.5 tho, not sure its that makes any difference.
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      09-15-2012 05:13 PM #678
      A spacer is not needed for stage 2 on a catless downpipe.

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      09-15-2012 06:08 PM #679
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      A spacer is not needed for stage 2 on a catless downpipe.
      It'll lengthen the life of the sensor. Either or really, ones just 7 times cheaper than the other.
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      09-15-2012 06:14 PM #680
      Also depends which dp you have, a few of them come with L shaped O2 extensions already. A spacer will keep his mil off till he goes stage 2 or if he doesn't want stage 2 it'll keep it off anyway

      But, ya your right you can't just use vcds to make it never trip again.

      One serious question, Im not being a smartass, why shouldn't you run a larger dp without software long term? I've never heard that before.
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      09-15-2012 06:23 PM #681
      What I am trying to say, is that the right way to keep the MIL off with an aftermarket downpipe, is to tune the car to stage 2. Sure a spacer will keep the light off, but you are not doing your engine a service by having a larger exhaust exit and not changing the fuel/intake mapping. A spacer should be a temporary fix until a tune can be acquired.

      I had a 42DD spacer (which I prefer over the straight spacers because of fitment) for about a month until I could get a tune. Got the tune and took the spacer off in the same day and that was over 40,000 miles ago.

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      09-15-2012 10:34 PM #682
      Quote Originally Posted by KIDVersion 1 View Post
      I wanted to throw this out there since no one has yet. You mentioned turning off the MIL that is related to your downpipe with VCDS. Unless it is now possible, you won't be able to do that. You can clear the code but it will be back. A tune (I believe stage 2 or higher) will code out that catalyst code.
      i should have clarified. i do have the spacer. when i first installed it, i never had a cel. to pass inspection, i had to cut in my cat and then cut it back out. when i took it back off, the cel came back and just comes and goes. it stays on more than anything now though

      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      I didn't see if he's running cat less or not. Cat less you should run those spacers at any stage. They do cure Mil using a test pipe. I had a mil when I first got mine, and the draft design spacer got rid of it. I also have a 2.5 tho, not sure its that makes any difference.
      its catless

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      09-15-2012 10:38 PM #683
      I don't see how running a larger downpipe without a tune would cause harm. Are you getting the most out of the larger downpipe? No. But harming the motor? How?
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      09-16-2012 12:21 AM #684
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      I don't see how running a larger downpipe without a tune would cause harm. Are you getting the most out of the larger downpipe? No. But harming the motor? How?
      You aren't
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      09-16-2012 01:38 AM #685
      so should i just adjust the spacer til the cel goes away or what?

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      09-16-2012 02:21 AM #686
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      I don't see how running a larger downpipe without a tune would cause harm. Are you getting the most out of the larger downpipe? No. But harming the motor? How?
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      You aren't
      Never said it would hurt or harm the engine. I said you aren't doing the engine any good and that the right way would be to get the tune.

      Quote Originally Posted by glifahrenheitcameron View Post
      so should i just adjust the spacer til the cel goes away or what?
      I would first scan it to find out what code it really is. Also check the wires for the O2 sensor to make sure there aren't any kinks or breaks. A spacer won't do crap for an incomplete circuit.

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      09-16-2012 04:22 AM #687
      if i can remember correctly the scan said the 02 sensor was too rich

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      09-18-2012 05:30 PM #688
      horn came today for the honk to chirp mod


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      10-04-2012 09:13 PM #689
      painted the dip stick matte black today and cleaned the car


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      10-04-2012 10:12 PM #690
      Can I ask how you removed the dipstick tube to paint it? The orange upper piece of the tube looks terrible and I hate it
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      10-04-2012 10:40 PM #691
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Can I ask how you removed the dipstick tube to paint it? The orange upper piece of the tube looks terrible and I hate it
      i didnt remove it. what i did was took a very thin and fine paint brush, sprayed the spray paint into a small cup, and just carefully painted it like that

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      10-04-2012 10:42 PM #692
      Quote Originally Posted by glifahrenheitcameron View Post
      i didnt remove it. what i did was took a very thin and fine paint brush, sprayed the spray paint into a small cup, and just carefully painted it like that
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      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post

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      10-04-2012 10:58 PM #694
      I like what you've done with the car. It looks pretty good. Only thing is the tail lights might be a bit dark...I would've gone lighter. I myself drive a Fahrenheit Gti, I think with the Gli because its a lighter yellowish orange lighter tints look better. Just my opinion

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      10-05-2012 02:52 AM #695
      Quote Originally Posted by Dgrees_Fahrenheit View Post
      I like what you've done with the car. It looks pretty good. Only thing is the tail lights might be a bit dark...I would've gone lighter. I myself drive a Fahrenheit Gti, I think with the Gli because its a lighter yellowish orange lighter tints look better. Just my opinion
      u talkin about the led tails i have now or the tint that i used to have on the stock tails

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      10-05-2012 08:43 PM #696
      bfi torque arm insert installed



      also put in some oil, fuel injection cleaner, greased the DV, and got the rest of the supplies needed to to install the chirp horn

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      10-07-2012 12:08 AM #697
      got productive today....trimmed the back fender liners a little



      also in the back i greased the perches/collars

      trimmed front fender liners



      rolled the little tabs on the front fenders



      chirp horn



      also in the front i lowered it just a hair (there was only like 1 thread left) and greased the collars or whatever they are considered and made sure to tighten the 2 together really nice to try to get rid of the squeaking .

      besides all that i just cleaned the wheels while i had them off



      heres what the horn sounds like



      not sure if it threw a CEL or not since i already had one prior to this lol

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      10-08-2012 04:47 AM #698
      in the market for a shift knob.....forge big knob or osir with the red light to match my interior lights?

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      10-08-2012 10:29 AM #699
      Forge big knob is... Big
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      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Forge big knob is... Big
      It is. A friend has it and there is no way I could live with it for daily use.

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