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    1. Member anteramk5jetta's Avatar
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      11-08-2011 09:46 PM #1
      Whats going on everyone, been on the vortex for a while, did a few posts and all, but never actually introduced myself, name is steve and I'm a vw/audi noob. Been a mechanic for 12 years so worked on plenty of them, just never owned one and to be honest I love it. Car is a 2009 VW jetta SE 2.5L 5spd black with the leatherette interior. Current mods so far are smoked marker lights, smoked mirror lights, and full custom exhaust, so I decided to be different and fabbed my own with a bullit muffler, and straight pipe the rest of the way back, and my antera wheels that I love by don't like poke so never actually ran them. Have a set of FK Highsports i'm planning on swapping the inserts to Silverline x's in the fronts. since I'm a noob, every bit of help counts since i'm going from building Ford's for drag racing to vw's, so i'm lost. thanks for input
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      Pics of the wheels (that are for sale or trade )
      Prior to refinishing


      Repairs done and in primer


      all finished and ready to be installed


      Future plans are:
      Finish suspension with bushings, sway bars
      Brake upgrade
      proper set of wheels and tires
      boost friendly 2.5 with c2motorsports turbo kit
      and whatever comes to mind

      VEHICLE SPECS:
      2009 Volkswagen Jetta SE 2.5L 5spd manual

      EXTERIOR
      Filled front shield/mask color match (originally painted Duplicolor Metalcast anodized red)
      Paint matched lower grilles
      Euro replica front lip
      Votex replica side skirts
      smoked mirror lights
      Smoked side mark lights
      PerformanceLED 5000k license plate lights
      Sylvania Silverstars h7 low beam bulbs

      INTERIOR
      Custom painted interior trim Duplicolor Metalcast anodized red

      PERFORMANCE
      Custom cat. back exhaust with single oval tip and round bullit muffler
      Neuspeed P-Flo intake
      Neuspeed Underdrive Power Pulley

      SUSPENSION
      FK Highsport Coilovers (23.5FTG front 23.75FTG rear)

      WHEELS AND TIRES
      Miro Type 279 19x8.5 et 43 custom painted
      falken FK452 215/35/19
      OEM Magello 16's
      Hankook v2 concepts 205/55/16
      Last edited by anteramk5jetta; 04-15-2012 at 02:14 PM.

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      11-08-2011 10:01 PM #2
      Welcome.

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      11-08-2011 10:05 PM #3
      Hey man, welcome

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      howdy partner
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      11-08-2011 10:30 PM #6
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      11-08-2011 10:40 PM #7
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      thanks all, really liking the jetta, any suggestions though?

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      11-08-2011 11:39 PM #8
      Welcome

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      11-09-2011 07:30 AM #9
      lower it and ditch those wheels you refurbed, pick a cheap set up in the classifieds. maybe catback to hear the growl of the 2.5 and call it a day.
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      11-09-2011 07:43 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Bnana View Post
      lower it and ditch those wheels you refurbed, pick a cheap set up in the classifieds. maybe catback to hear the growl of the 2.5 and call it a day.
      I have a set of FK Highsports sitting on my toolbox, but need to replace front inserts and get sway bar end links. just don't have the funds right now I've been trying to sell/trade my antera's, but no luck, and already did a cat back. I made a custom cat back consisting of a straight pipes all the way back and a single chamber bullit muffler My boss says he hears me coming to work from blocks away Lets just say making the bend for the center muffler/resonator is a ***** Took me 2 tries to get it bent right to fit
      Last edited by anteramk5jetta; 11-09-2011 at 07:47 AM.

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      11-09-2011 09:52 AM #13
      Last edited by ECS Tuning; 11-09-2011 at 09:58 AM.

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      11-09-2011 09:57 AM #14
      put in work

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      11-09-2011 10:02 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by RETAH IH View Post
      put in work

      I need more build threads to read while im bored at work
      If someone wants to donate to a broke *** mechanic lol, as soon as I get the links and insert plan on doing so, couldn't really do so with the exhaust cause it was a last minute ordeal

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      11-09-2011 10:03 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by ECS Tuning View Post
      Oh trust me, been on your site drooling over everything I wish I could buy right then and there, I do plan on buying my inserts from you's, along with alot of other stuff just a matter of coming up with the money to do so

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      11-09-2011 11:35 AM #17
      +1 for ecs tuning.. still gotta send back my dogbone long story broke my mount while taking it off so no use for the dogbone but post up a vid of the exhaust i wanna hear the sound!
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Wheel gap on VW's is much like a girl. If you can fit three fingers than it's not a keeper.

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      11-09-2011 11:45 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      Oh trust me, been on your site drooling over everything I wish I could buy right then and there, I do plan on buying my inserts from you's, along with alot of other stuff just a matter of coming up with the money to do so
      Please feel free to ask or PM me with any questions you may have!

      Quote Originally Posted by vortexn View Post
      +1 for ecs tuning.. still gotta send back my dogbone long story broke my mount while taking it off so no use for the dogbone but post up a vid of the exhaust i wanna hear the sound!
      Thanks, did you contact our customer service or just waiting to send it back?

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      11-09-2011 11:46 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by ECS Tuning View Post
      Please feel free to ask or PM me with any questions you may have!



      Thanks, did you contact our customer service or just waiting to send it back?
      i did i just havent had time to send it back awe and i are getting some exhaust warranty things situated so im going to send them both back at the same time i figure it should be soon but its not hurting is it waiting a bit?
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Wheel gap on VW's is much like a girl. If you can fit three fingers than it's not a keeper.

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      11-09-2011 11:48 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by vortexn View Post
      +1 for ecs tuning
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      Quote Originally Posted by vortexn View Post
      post up a vid of the exhaust i wanna hear the sound!
      x2

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      11-09-2011 12:17 PM #21
      Thanks for the info guys, only thing I'm still wondering about is do I need to run shorter end links with my fk coilovers????????? and stupid noob question regarding the rear perches. By the way they look, they bolt to the lower control arm????
      I've heard nothing but great things about ecs tuning, so I plan on making plenty of purchases from you guys.
      Only thing I have video wise of the exhaust is a short vid I took at idle but the vid blows cause I took it with my phone, trying to get a good vid soon

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      Hey, I see you're in the Lehigh Valley. If you need parts, stop by Faulkner Ciocca VW and I can hook you up with any parts you might need.
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      11-09-2011 12:39 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by FAHRENHEITLAD View Post
      Hey, I see you're in the Lehigh Valley. If you need parts, stop by Faulkner Ciocca VW and I can hook you up with any parts you might need.
      Thanks man, good to hear. I'm actually right down the road from there also

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      11-09-2011 12:51 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      Thanks man, good to hear. I'm actually right down the road from there also
      Cool, no problem, just ask for me, Alex and I will give you special internet pricing 25% off list price.
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      11-09-2011 12:58 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by FAHRENHEITLAD View Post
      Cool, no problem, just ask for me, Alex and I will give you special internet pricing 25% off list price.
      Sounds good thanks

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      11-09-2011 01:00 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by anteramk5jetta View Post
      Thanks for the info guys, only thing I'm still wondering about is do I need to run shorter end links with my fk coilovers?
      This is one of those things Vortex argues about. I have yet to see any definitive answer. I thought FK shipped shorter end links with their coilovers though. Anyway I'm running shorter ones (the FK ones) and they are working well and others running stock ones that work well. Also seems to depend on the coilovers.

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      11-09-2011 01:05 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by x047x View Post
      This is one of those things Vortex argues about. I have yet to see any definitive answer. I thought FK shipped shorter end links with their coilovers though. Anyway I'm running shorter ones (the FK ones) and they are working well and others running stock ones that work well. Also seems to depend on the coilovers.
      Bought mine second(technically third)hand, was missing links and spanners. I just got the spanners but still need the inserts for the fronts cause 1 is blown. They're FK Highsports, was planning on putting in siliverline x inserts for the adjustability. I didn't want to throw them on to find out the links hit the control arm and end up kicking myself in the ***

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      11-09-2011 01:31 PM #28
      welcome to the madness. nice work on the wheels btw.

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      11-09-2011 01:36 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by eatonrabbit. View Post
      welcome to the madness. nice work on the wheels btw.
      Thanks, took me 2 months to get them done. Just blows since I put all that work into them and not able to run them

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      Anyone got a set of fk links or fk inserts they dont want

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      11-09-2011 09:22 PM #31
      Ok, posted this before but got no answer, when I install my coilovers, the rear perches don't look like they will sit on top of the coil. Am I right with assuming they get install to the lower control arm or do I have some fun ahead of me

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    34. 11-10-2011 11:39 AM #34
      Welcome Steve. Although it seems we already met in another thread

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      Quote Originally Posted by dx3 View Post
      Welcome Steve. Although it seems we already met in another thread

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