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    Thread: zevion's R32 stage plaid

    1. Member zevion's Avatar
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      02-20-2012 12:10 AM #106
      New DSG software is close. Others on this forum will know that UM is working on more DSG software tricks (that I shall not mention) to allow higher torque through stock clutches without slip. For me, this means putting down serious torque. Should be on the dyno within the next month. Will get the water meth running and boost controller dialed in. Also plan to change the DSG shift points and raise the rev limit, because at WOT the VR6 is revving through each gear so quickly, it bounces of the rev limit before the DSG can shift sometimes. So that's the big news.

      Aside from that, there's the cosmetic stuff...

      Originally I was sold on Snowflakes (3 piece), but then I decided these were nicer:



      So I was all settled and it was just making sure 19x9.5's could be made to work all round, then I saw another option:



      Now I'm confused. So, which set?
      Last edited by zevion; 02-20-2012 at 12:13 AM.

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      02-20-2012 12:13 AM #107
      Not particularly a fan of either or watercooled ind as a whole anymore.

      I haven't followed up with a friend of mine recently but I know Chris was having a group buy going on for coilovers and a bunch of people who ordered through him were left in the dark regarding when they'd be getting their coils yada yada yada. My friend was one of the guys taking part in that group buy and last I spoke to him, Chris had his money and it had already been 1-2 months with no word on when he'd be getting his merchandise. Since then, watercooledind (Chris) is no longer a forum sponsor on here. Not sure if one thing has to do with another.

      But that shouldn't sway your decision. Regardless of the aforementioned, really not a fan of the designs I've seen thus far. But then again, really haven't seen much else than renders.
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      02-20-2012 12:16 AM #108
      I like the first wheel more. More lips on it will give it a more aggressive look

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      02-20-2012 12:16 AM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      Not particularly a fan of either or watercooled ind as a whole anymore.

      I haven't followed up with a friend of mine recently but I know Chris was having a group buy going on for coilovers and a bunch of people who ordered through him were left in the dark regarding when they'd be getting their coils yada yada yada. My friend was one of the guys taking part in that group buy and last I spoke to him, Chris had his money and it had already been 1-2 months with no word on when he'd be getting his merchandise. Since then, watercooledind (Chris) is no longer a forum sponsor on here. Not sure if one thing has to do with another.

      But that shouldn't sway your decision. Regardless of the aforementioned, really not a fan of the designs I've seen thus far. But then again, really haven't seen much else than renders.
      Good to know. I haven't shelled out a penny yet. I need these within 6 weeks. So what other great modular wheel options are out there?

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      02-20-2012 12:30 AM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      Good to know. I haven't shelled out a penny yet. I need these within 6 weeks. So what other great modular wheel options are out there?
      I'm not extremely fluent when it comes to the wheel game, particularly when it comes to the sizes you're looking for. Sorry bud.

      Someone page PSU or one of these other wheel guys in this forum.
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      02-20-2012 01:15 AM #111
      Hey Zevion

      Awesome thread

      In terms of wheels , BBS or CCW get my vote
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      02-20-2012 01:41 AM #112
      Nice thread, Zev. Looks even better in person. Can't wait to hear it in person (and maybe have a go at the wheel!)
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      02-20-2012 10:16 AM #113
      I'd get some CCW's or Rotiforms, I plan to get some CCW's next, I'm diggin the 1 piece race look at the moment.

      These are the wheels I want:



      These look good too:
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      02-20-2012 10:20 AM #114
      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      Good to know. I haven't shelled out a penny yet. I need these within 6 weeks. So what other great modular wheel options are out there?

      cannot wait to see this car in person at WiTW!


      Zevion, when are you cruising down?
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      02-20-2012 10:50 AM #115
      CCW
      Paint it black and take it back.
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      02-20-2012 10:53 AM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post

      Originally I was sold on Snowflakes (3 piece), but then I decided these were nicer:



      So I was all settled and it was just making sure 19x9.5's could be made to work all round, then I saw another option:



      Now I'm confused. So, which set?
      considering none of these wheels have actually been produced yet .. id say hold off on those and go with a more reputable company such as rotiform or ccw

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      02-20-2012 11:51 AM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      These look good too:
      If there was one rotiform wheel I went with, it would be this one. These looked amazing on Mark P'
      s MK4 R32 at Fixxfest. imo, their best looking wheel.
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      02-20-2012 11:53 AM #118
      Agreed. These wheels are amazing.
      Paint it black and take it back.
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      02-20-2012 12:19 PM #119
      what two after market clutches did you go through?

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      02-20-2012 12:52 PM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      cannot wait to see this car in person at WiTW!


      Zevion, when are you cruising down?
      Abraham, I spoke with him a while on Friday, I'm trying to get him to cruise down with me (hopefully you and some udders as well.) but he doesn't know if he'll have the time and energy, he said he may ship it and fly down.
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      02-20-2012 03:25 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by sixteen10 View Post
      Hey Zevion

      Awesome thread

      In terms of wheels , BBS or CCW get my vote
      Thank you sir. CCW looks nice. BBS only really have LM's.

      Quote Originally Posted by benyates View Post
      Nice thread, Zev. Looks even better in person. Can't wait to hear it in person (and maybe have a go at the wheel!)
      Was nice to meet you as well. You are most welcome to take her for a spin at WiTW.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ryan E. View Post
      I'd get some CCW's or Rotiforms, I plan to get some CCW's next, I'm diggin the 1 piece race look at the moment.
      Both sexy options.

      Quote Originally Posted by abeR View Post
      cannot wait to see this car in person at WiTW!


      Zevion, when are you cruising down?
      Planning right now. Sounds like it might be a god option to head down with Ben and others and join you guys in Chicago?

      Quote Originally Posted by germanbycar View Post
      CCW
      That's 3 votes for CCW.

      Quote Originally Posted by JDM-JTI View Post
      considering none of these wheels have actually been produced yet .. id say hold off on those and go with a more reputable company such as rotiform or ccw
      That's what is becoming clear to me. I hate people selling stuff you can't get. BTW, they are not responding to emails from the dealer now. Kinda says it all.

      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      If there was one rotiform wheel I went with, it would be this one. These looked amazing on Mark P'
      s MK4 R32 at Fixxfest. imo, their best looking wheel.
      Sexy, no doubt.

      Quote Originally Posted by NeverOEM View Post
      what two after market clutches did you go through?
      Both were R&D clutch sets (not products being sold). First from Southbend, second set from SSP.

      Quote Originally Posted by benyates View Post
      Abraham, I spoke with him a while on Friday, I'm trying to get him to cruise down with me (hopefully you and some udders as well.) but he doesn't know if he'll have the time and energy, he said he may ship it and fly down.
      If there are a bunch of guys driving, I think I'll make the drive. Sounds much more fun than hauling a thousand miles alone. Let's plan something.

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      02-20-2012 03:35 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post


      That's what is becoming clear to me. I hate people selling stuff you can't get. BTW, they are not responding to emails from the dealer now. Kinda says it all.

      well correct me if im wrong .. but the dude running the whole operation .. isnt he like ~18 years old?

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      02-20-2012 04:16 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by JDM-JTI View Post
      well correct me if im wrong .. but the dude running the whole operation .. isnt he like ~18 years old?
      Plus a 6 week window isn't a whole lot of time for custom wheels. I'd suggest if you are going to go with new wheels order them ASAP. CCW isn't a bad choice either, I know they have had fast turnarounds on wheels for customers.

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      02-21-2012 05:27 AM #124
      So nobody mentioned Forgeline. Any reason? What about these.





      On the last one, I quite like the brushed outer and titanium center:




      I kinda like hidden hardware as well.


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      02-21-2012 10:25 AM #125
      Forgelines are amazing wheels.
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      02-21-2012 11:38 AM #126
      so are ADV1s

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      02-21-2012 11:40 AM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverOEM View Post
      so are ADV1s
      in my humble opinion, I'd say they are more for higher end cars

      But then again, zevion is pretty much a B.A.M.F. so my opinion is moot in this case

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      02-21-2012 11:54 AM #128
      I always liked these:
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      02-21-2012 12:14 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      in my humble opinion, I'd say they are more for higher end cars

      But then again, zevion is pretty much a B.A.M.F. so my opinion is moot in this case

      I think when you have a golf that can spank Ferraris and Lamborghinis, you earn the privilege of buying some ADV1s lol

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      02-21-2012 12:19 PM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by NeverOEM View Post
      I think when you have a golf that can spank Ferraris and Lamborghinis, you earn the privilege of buying some ADV1s lol
      exactly. lol.
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      02-21-2012 05:38 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by mfbmike View Post
      But then again, zevion is pretty much a B.A.M.F. so my opinion is moot in this case
      Haaa. I wish. I just live really poor so that I can drive rich.

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      02-21-2012 05:39 PM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      Haaa. I wish. I just live really poor so that I can drive rich.
      hood rich

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      02-21-2012 08:49 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      Haaa. I wish. I just live really poor so that I can drive rich.


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      02-22-2012 09:14 PM #134
      Forgelines ordered today. 3-4 weeks until delivery. 19x9.5 all around. Brushed rim with titanium center like these.


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      02-22-2012 09:16 PM #135
      Why 19's?
      Paint it black and take it back.
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      02-22-2012 09:24 PM #136
      Quote Originally Posted by germanbycar View Post
      Why 19's?
      18's can't clear the brakes (brembos).

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      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      18's can't clear the brakes (brembos).
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      02-23-2012 12:20 AM #138
      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      18's can't clear the brakes (brembos).
      Are you 100% sure? I only ask because if you get custom wheels, you might be able to make it work with the proper offset.

      Jesse I think couldn't fit his stock 18's with his stop techs ban they clear fine with his 18" nuespeeds.

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      02-23-2012 01:06 AM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by Nanozic View Post
      Are you 100% sure? I only ask because if you get custom wheels, you might be able to make it work with the proper offset.

      Jesse I think couldn't fit his stock 18's with his stop techs ban they clear fine with his 18" nuespeeds.

      We tried hard. Some promises it would work and then changed their tune later. With offsets and everything factored in we ended up with 19's. In any case, I run 19's now and have no issues. But I was wanting 18's. Oh well.

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      02-23-2012 01:18 AM #140
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      IMO the first major 'R' engine failure was they put that puny little 4 pot into it to begin with.

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