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    Thread: What did you do to your cabby today?

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      07-22-2012 12:42 AM #526
      Quote Originally Posted by Dragonwing View Post
      Hey, Poop, sorry if I offended your sensibilities, but to me, it looks kinda....well..... goofy.

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      It's tire stretch, many VW people love it! Just as many hate it.

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      07-22-2012 01:01 AM #527
      Quote Originally Posted by Dragonwing View Post
      Hey, Poop, sorry if I offended your sensibilities, but to me, it looks kinda....well..... goofy.

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      I know this may come as a huge surprise to you, but it ACTUALLY has a function, aside from just looking "goofy." Regardless of anyone's opinions on the aesthetic value, even my own, tire stretch is quite common. Get with the times.
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      07-22-2012 01:10 AM #528
      i see more and more cars with stretched tires these days. i think they look pretty neat. epecially when the car is super low

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      07-22-2012 01:35 AM #529
      PartyPooper: Nothing comes as a huge shock to me these days, but OK, I'll bite. What is the ACTUAL function, (aside from leaving the rim exposed) that makes it better than mounting a low-profile tire that actually puts tread on the ground UNDER the width of the rim. No bull****....I'd really like to know, only because it seems to me that, under spirited cornering, the likelihood of peeling a 'stretched' tire off the rim is a real risk. Is it?

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      07-22-2012 01:38 AM #530
      whats the tire specs?

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      07-22-2012 01:44 AM #531
      vortex thread on everything you need to know about stretched tires

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...-afraid-to-ask

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      07-22-2012 01:55 AM #532
      Read it and came away with the understanding that it's just for looks, and serves no practical automotive purpose. Just puts your rims at risk from errant curbs. Psssh....

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      07-22-2012 01:59 AM #533
      Quote Originally Posted by Dragonwing View Post
      Read it and came away with the understanding that it's just for looks, and serves no practical automotive purpose. Just puts your rims at risk from errant curbs. Psssh....

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      pretty much.

      i dont think that the rims are any more at risk though. if you're gonna rash em they would get rashed either way.

      my guess is that the tires would wear quickly too

    9. 07-22-2012 08:39 AM #534
      For anyone who doesn't know where this originated from...... Us Vw people as well as others use it basically for looks and the ability to lower ur car without slicing up your tires. But it came from the drift car scene. When they stretch their tires they have basically 0 sidewall flex so they get all the power to the street during turns etc needed for what they do. We obviously don't need to do this in our front wheel drive cars but it looks cool to me and yeah u have to drive very carefully but I'm not looking to beat up on my 20year old car that I break my back and hands to keep looking nice. That's what American cars r for. :-)

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      07-22-2012 09:24 AM #535
      ^ This.
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      07-22-2012 11:18 AM #536
      Played around with oil caps for my newly acquired Moroso valve cover. I don't' like the angle the stock VW caps wind up at, looks like I have to have a custom aluminum top piece made for the VW bottom portion.

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      07-22-2012 11:50 AM #537
      Quote Originally Posted by tinygiant View Post
      pretty much.

      i dont think that the rims are any more at risk though. if you're gonna rash em they would get rashed either way.

      my guess is that the tires would wear quickly too
      Chances are, as stated, if you're going to rash a wheel, it's going to happen. It's not the curbs fault if you drive into it. Stretch, in itself, does not decrease tread life, it's just that, usually, guys with crazy stretch are also set up with crazy camber, which DOES kill tread.
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      07-22-2012 12:23 PM #538
      To me the function of the stretch was always optical, you get that nice wide stance that many want with the rims poking out somewhat while the tread is still covered & therefore you actually are street legal, I know here in North America that is of lesser importance as there seem to be many jurisdictions that have different problemsvthan wheelfit on souped up cars, but many cars I've seen over here with wheel poke w/o stretch would make it about a block or two in a German city before the 1st cop would pull 'em over, scratch the stamps off the plates & order a tow truck...

    14. 07-22-2012 08:25 PM #539
      Quote Originally Posted by PartyPooper View Post
      Chances are, as stated, if you're going to rash a wheel, it's going to happen. It's not the curbs fault if you drive into it. Stretch, in itself, does not decrease tread life, it's just that, usually, guys with crazy stretch are also set up with crazy camber, which DOES kill tread.
      The camber won't affect tires if u dial it in with 0 toe

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      07-22-2012 08:42 PM #540
      Sure it will. If you're on gnarly camber and your outer tread is off the ground VIP style, your inside tread will wear out much quicker.
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      07-23-2012 06:02 PM #541
      Window washer fluid pump. It is of the MKIV variety, not the MKIII... Somebody let europartsdirect.com now.

    17. 07-23-2012 07:10 PM #542
      What's the size and offset of those wheels. and what size tires did ya put on em?

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      07-23-2012 09:21 PM #543
      Quote Originally Posted by FL 2.0L View Post
      Window washer fluid pump. It is of the MKIV variety, not the MKIII... Somebody let europartsdirect.com now.
      what part of fl you in?

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      07-23-2012 09:28 PM #544
      new wheel bearing. hopefully this one lasts more than 2 months.

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      07-23-2012 11:09 PM #545
      Worked on the driver's side of Nimbus, yesterday. Pulled the wheel arches, and painted them the wrong color. Will have to fix that. Painted the lower beltline a nice gunmetal grey. Came out quite satisfactory. Today, added a tasteful red pinstripe to ease the transition from the white to the grey. When something turns out just as you envision it....that makes for a good day.

      Paint shop says that the bumpers are done. I'll pick them up when I'm done with the body, and attach them to the collapsed bumper shox.

      Now I can turn the car around and do the same for the passenger side. Why do I keep thinking that that side is going to be a real ass-ache?

      Pix to follow when completed.

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      07-24-2012 08:05 AM #546
      Replaced the clutch cable on my cabby a few days ago. The cable pulled through the firewall and didn't have anything to pull against . Ended up using an extra washer to keep it from pulling through this time... Drove it a few days, and then broke a piece of shift linkage... hopefully it comes in today. I have places to go!

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      07-24-2012 08:57 AM #547
      Quote Originally Posted by NimreyDX View Post
      Replaced the clutch cable on my cabby a few days ago. The cable pulled through the firewall and didn't have anything to pull against . Ended up using an extra washer to keep it from pulling through this time... Drove it a few days, and then broke a piece of shift linkage... hopefully it comes in today. I have places to go!

      been there. replaced the clutch cable then did the linkage.. then had to get the linkage aligned.. then the rubber grommet on the attachment kit broke.. lol i think my whole linkage and shift related pieces are all replaced now

    23. 07-24-2012 10:28 PM #548
      Quote Originally Posted by 93cabbyg60 View Post
      What's the size and offset of those wheels. and what size tires did ya put on em?
      15x8-1/2" et 17 with 165/45/15 also runnin 32mil spacer in back and 20 up front. I love the look. Pics don't do it justice. But the stance is great. Lost one center cap already on the first freakin ride man. Bummed out about it. But I gotta say this car handles amazing with the set up. To my surprise. Low and slow. Watch for potholes. :-)

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      07-27-2012 01:45 PM #549
      Quote Originally Posted by oshwass1962 View Post
      what part of fl you in?
      Cape Coral.

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      07-27-2012 01:47 PM #550
      Daughter had the windows tinted...


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