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      12-04-2011 12:55 PM #1
      EDIT: updated and added better pics

      here is my mods so far, pretty much all cosmetic but will be starting under the hood soon

      Votex spoiler on deck lid
      tinted taillights
      tinted headlights
      tinted mirror signals
      colormatched rear bumper reflectors
      colormatched lower front bumper grills
      colormatched vw emblems
      debadged
      lowered on h&R sports with 18" Goals
      dyed door trim pieces silver
      added 12v outlet in armrest
      led drls, reverse lights, tag lights, and city lights
      upgraded low beam bulbs to philips crystal vision
      shaved lock cylinder
      35% tint on windows

      next on my to do list is relocate p/s reservoir and intake

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      retro-fit projector practice

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      [IMG]outlet install 8[/IMG]

      here is a teaser for the p/s reservoir. just the initial mock up.

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      Last edited by Fendermender; 01-02-2012 at 07:29 PM.

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      12-04-2011 01:06 PM #2
      Looks great!!

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      12-04-2011 01:08 PM #3
      i want to do the arm rest outlet also. can you send me the link to the site you bought that from or send me the part number?

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      12-04-2011 01:13 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by MaxBlock88 View Post
      i want to do the arm rest outlet also. can you send me the link to the site you bought that from or send me the part number?
      i got it for free out of a totaled MKV jetta. im not sure of of the part number but heres how i did it

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...inside-armrest

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      12-04-2011 05:05 PM #5
      WOW, I really like how you did the interior trim pieces! I've been look for something similar but don't want to drop 300+ for the part. Where did you get them dyed, around how much $ if you don't mind me asking?
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      12-04-2011 05:10 PM #6
      Do you mind taking some more pics in better lighting, so I can see how the H&R springs look?

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      12-04-2011 05:35 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by CWVWJ View Post
      WOW, I really like how you did the interior trim pieces! I've been look for something similar but don't want to drop 300+ for the part. Where did you get them dyed, around how much $ if you don't mind me asking?
      I had a guy i know from a local interior shop do it. I took all the pieces out and he sprayed them for 40 bucks on the side. you could try bringing them somewhere local to you, i dont think it would be too expensive ( way less than 300) and that stock texture looks really good silver. i like it better than the sel pieces myself.

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      12-04-2011 05:37 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by DEEEJ View Post
      Do you mind taking some more pics in better lighting, so I can see how the H&R springs look?
      yeah ill do that tomorrow. i took those about twenty minutes after i put the whole car back together and i just wanted to get some pics up.

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      12-04-2011 06:20 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by Fendermender View Post
      yeah ill do that tomorrow. i took those about twenty minutes after i put the whole car back together and i just wanted to get some pics up.
      Thanks.

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      12-05-2011 07:03 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by DEEEJ View Post
      Do you mind taking some more pics in better lighting, so I can see how the H&R springs look?
      is this better?
      [IMG]2011-12-05_11-57-15_576[/IMG]

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      12-05-2011 07:04 PM #11
      Did you have someone spray your lights to tint them? I'm in VA as well and if that shop in the pic is local to the DMV area I'd like to go that route, i have reservations about just putting window tint on them.

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      12-05-2011 07:05 PM #12
      i shaved the lock cylinder today

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      12-05-2011 07:07 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Fendermender View Post
      i shaved the lock cylinder today

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      How, and what did you use? The key lock is by far the ugliest thing on this car.

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      12-05-2011 07:10 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by MARKVIDarryl View Post
      Did you have someone spray your lights to tint them? I'm in VA as well and if that shop in the pic is local to the DMV area I'd like to go that route, i have reservations about just putting window tint on them.
      I did it at the shop i work at. its a vw dealer in richmond. not sure what you mean by dmv area?

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      12-05-2011 07:15 PM #15
      DC, Maryland, Virginia.. What did they use to spray? I spose I could get a shop up here to take on the project.

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      12-05-2011 07:18 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by dh71704 View Post
      How, and what did you use? The key lock is by far the ugliest thing on this car.
      i thought so too. I ordered the piece that goes in the left rear door and installed it in the front door. If you open the door you'll see a black rubber piece on the inside where the handle is. pull that off and there is two T20 screws. one comes all the way out and the other is a set screw just turn it until in stops, then you can pull the whole lock cylinder out. then you'll have to drill a hole in the new one for the set screw. i just put it in and held it tight while turned the set screw in and out to make a mark where i needed to drill. make the hole a tiny bit smaller so it will thread in the plastic. the piece is about twenty dollars from vw and then you would have to get it painted i can get the part number tomorrow if you want.

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      12-05-2011 07:31 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by MARKVIDarryl View Post
      DC, Maryland, Virginia.. What did they use to spray? I spose I could get a shop up here to take on the project.
      i called my buddy who actually sprayed them and said he basically did a few coats of black candy on them and then cleared them. you can go as light or dark as you want depending on the mix ratio and the number of coats but im really happy with how mine turned out.

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      12-05-2011 07:42 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Fendermender View Post
      is this better?
      [IMG]2011-12-05_11-57-15_576[/IMG]
      That looks excellent! Thank you.

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      12-06-2011 08:03 PM #19
      my led tag lights and reverse lights finally came in

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      hopefully i can get my windows tinted this weekend.

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      12-06-2011 08:52 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Fendermender View Post
      my led tag lights and reverse lights finally came in


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      BRIGHT!!!
      what bulbs did you use?

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      12-07-2011 07:27 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by dh71704 View Post
      BRIGHT!!!
      what bulbs did you use?
      theyre 68 smds. i got em off ebay for 17 bucks for the pair. the seller was dt_autotech. the bulbs are chinese but the seller is in california. so far no bulb out warnings or other issues

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      12-08-2011 10:10 AM #22
      I have the same bulb. They look bright in the pic but with a 20% tint on my rear windows i cant see **** in reverse.

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      12-09-2011 01:05 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by MaxBlock88 View Post
      I have the same bulb. They look bright in the pic but with a 20% tint on my rear windows i cant see **** in reverse.
      so you guys just switched the bulbs .. ? that simple ?

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      12-09-2011 02:29 PM #24
      By shaving Jetta and SE... do you mean you debadged it?

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      12-09-2011 02:55 PM #25
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      12-09-2011 07:45 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by thaynes23 View Post
      so you guys just switched the bulbs .. ? that simple ?
      yep its that simple

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      12-09-2011 07:46 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by RAEGLATEM View Post
      By shaving Jetta and SE... do you mean you debadged it?
      yeah i forgot thats the term most people on here use

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      12-11-2011 01:14 PM #28
      i just met up with a guy i know that designs race parts for corvettes today to see if he could design me an intake for my car. he said he would take on the project. All we did was take some measurements today but i've got my fingers crossed that he can come up with something awesome. im gonna get a hold of an extra power steering reservoir this week so he can start fabricating a relocation bracket.It'll probably take a few weeks to get it finished but ill put up some pictures when its done.

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      12-12-2011 01:53 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by dh71704 View Post
      How, and what did you use? The key lock is by far the ugliest thing on this car.
      i actually used the key lock today for the first time to close my windows from the outside, so i guess i won't be doing this. nice look though

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      01-02-2012 07:32 PM #30
      updated

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      01-09-2012 06:45 PM #31
      small little mod. might come in handy if i ever have to change a tire. i took it of a jaguar XF.

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      that part of the strap that is suppossed to be exposed comes in handy because now i dont have to lift up my second trunk mat to get to the first one.

    32. 01-09-2012 07:03 PM #32
      looks awesome man! i like that you didn't go overboard tinting the lights like most people do.

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      01-09-2012 08:55 PM #33
      where in va are you?

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      01-09-2012 10:10 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by ripNdip View Post
      where in va are you?
      technically chesterfield buts its pretty much richmond

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      01-14-2012 02:35 PM #35
      more little stuff. added vw accessory exhaust tips, new personalized plates and a license plate frame

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      i geuss you could almost call this re-badging

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      also got my traction control switch that ill try to wire up soon. hopefully it works on the SE's

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