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    Thread: Finally to the point where I wanna take pictures of it... Caddy content.

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      01-13-2012 08:54 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by UghRice View Post
      Hmm. I'd rather be immature online than a dick in real life.
      This^ and if being immature is not wanting to put chrome on my truck, then I guess I'm pretty immature.
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      01-13-2012 09:41 PM #142
      The LX trim is not chrome FYI... They're polished stainless...
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      01-13-2012 10:13 PM #143
      did those wheels come off a passat wagon on air ? An older one ?

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      01-13-2012 10:56 PM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by AudiUrPnts View Post
      did those wheels come off a passat wagon on air ? An older one ?
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      01-14-2012 12:16 AM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by UghRice View Post
      Hmm. I'd rather be immature online than a dick in real life.
      Problem is I'm a dick online and a bigger prick in person.

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      01-15-2012 02:10 AM #146
      Got the rear lower, but the fenders are like a millimeter from the tire, soooooo I'm gonna have to put on the air shocks soon, and maybe do a little fender pulling.

      As for the front, I spun the coilovers down quite a bit, but it barley went lower, maybe like .5" would it be the strut bushings stopping it from going lower? Or what could be getting in the wayy!? But anyway, making progress!:p

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    7. 01-15-2012 02:17 AM #147
      You sitting on the bump stops. There are few options to fix this-

      Cutting the bump stops can help but you risk damaging the strut.
      Raise the towers, much work involved.
      Extended bearings/ caps.
      Order H&R Ultra or Ultra Ultra Low's

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      01-15-2012 02:20 AM #148
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mk1 View Post
      You sitting on the bump stops. There are few options to fix this-

      Cutting the bump stops can help but you risk damaging the strut.
      Raise the towers, much work involved.
      Extended bearings/ caps.
      Order H&R Ultra or Ultra Ultra Low's
      Can't believe I didn't catch that! Thanks!! Haha I'll probably take them out, I took them out on my mk6 and haven't had any problems
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    9. 01-15-2012 02:41 AM #149
      Quote Originally Posted by GaugeDoisher View Post
      Can't believe I didn't catch that! Thanks!! Haha I'll probably take them out, I took them out on my mk6 and haven't had any problems
      I wouldn't draw many comparions to your MK6. The MK1 are obviously much more primitive. This makes them much less "low friendly". Don't be surprised if you have adverse side effects from removing the bump stops.

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      01-15-2012 02:48 AM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mk1 View Post
      I wouldn't draw many comparions to your MK6. The MK1 are obviously much more primitive. This makes them much less "low friendly". Don't be surprised if you have adverse side effects from removing the bump stops.
      Ah, I'll atleast need to cut them, or put in smaller ones.
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    11. 01-15-2012 02:51 AM #151
      Quote Originally Posted by GaugeDoisher View Post
      Ah, I'll atleast need to cut them, or put in smaller ones.
      Much better plan

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      01-15-2012 03:37 AM #152
      look to see if your axle is hitting the frame rails.
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      This is the mk1 forum bro...we fix ****.

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      01-15-2012 04:03 AM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by bmxguy View Post
      look to see if your axle is hitting the frame rails.
      That was taken care of a while ago
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      01-15-2012 05:50 AM #154
      most likely on the stops then. cut them bad boys in half. if you havent done it already id pul the helpers out as well. i think my coils have rode better wound down with the helpers pulled and the bump stops cut down.
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubspeed View Post

      This is the mk1 forum bro...we fix ****.

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      01-15-2012 11:21 AM #155
      Sounds like its time for you to raise your strut towers and get some shock travel back.
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    16. 01-15-2012 11:29 AM #156
      extending the shock towers is not THAT hard. if you can weld you'll be fine.
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      01-15-2012 12:14 PM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by psychobandito View Post
      extending the shock towers is not THAT hard. if you can weld you'll be fine.
      I cut the bumpstops, but can't test drive until I finish the rear. So, if it's not how I want it up front, then I'll raise the shock towers.
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      01-15-2012 12:24 PM #158
      This is where the front sits for right now, hasn't settled since I let it off the jack.

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      I decided to go ahead and take out the middle leaf spring, and after I did the rear sat exactly where I wanted it, but now i need to either narrow the rear axle or pull the fenders out some

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      I put this new bolt in here because the old one was seized, and wouldn't unscrew so I had to cut it..

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      And this is how the rear is sitting for now, it'll get better in due time.

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      01-16-2012 11:10 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by GaugeDoisher View Post
      The wheels are 4x100, they bolt up fine.
      ahaha good one.

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      01-16-2012 11:12 PM #160
      You forgot to put the last 2 lug nutz on your wheel

    21. 01-17-2012 12:16 AM #161
      Quote Originally Posted by GaugeDoisher View Post
      but now i need to either narrow the rear axle or pull the fenders out some
      There's one more option you forgot about.

    22. 01-17-2012 01:23 AM #162
      narrow the axle - reversible mods are the jam.
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      01-17-2012 01:43 AM #163
      Started flipping the axle tonight, taking the drop plates off and putting air shocks on, so I'll get rid of like half an inch of poke.
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      01-22-2012 10:27 PM #164
      Yay for a stripped bolt (not from me)

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      Byeee axle

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      Oh hai axle

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      Cleaning up

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      Done

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      Oops......

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      01-22-2012 10:59 PM #165
      good work there with the axle

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      01-22-2012 11:59 PM #166
      def not the original hardware on that thing. axle looks nice and clean.

    27. 01-23-2012 12:04 AM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by Digital K. View Post
      def not the original hardware on that thing. axle looks nice and clean.
      I doubt the drop plates were original equipment either.

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      01-23-2012 12:06 AM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mk1 View Post
      I doubt the drop plates were original equipment either.
      I didn't put them in, so I wouldn't know.
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    29. 01-23-2012 12:09 AM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by GaugeDoisher View Post
      I didn't put them in, so I wouldn't know.
      I was being sarcastic. Drop plates were never an OEM piece.

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      01-23-2012 12:12 AM #170
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mk1 View Post
      I was being sarcastic. Drop plates were never an OEM piece.
      Well yeah lol, I thought you meant like if the previous owner made them himself, or if they were made by a company
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    31. 01-23-2012 12:17 AM #171
      Did you center the axle under the truck before you welded the axle seats on? Our trucks are often times up to a 1/4" out from side to side. Very common occurrence.

      Another tip to be on the look out for- Anytime you do an axle flip this tends to make the wheel lunge forward by as much as a 1/2". This can cause massive tire/fender interference when your on the low. This can be cured by slotting the spring seat and spring clamp allowing the axle to be moved to the rear to compinsate.

    32. 01-23-2012 12:20 AM #172
      Quote Originally Posted by GaugeDoisher View Post
      Well yeah lol, I thought you meant like if the previous owner made them himself, or if they were made by a company
      Nope. Just by looking at the hardware I am pretty sure I know who made them-

      Me

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      01-23-2012 12:57 AM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Mk1 View Post
      Did you center the axle under the truck before you welded the axle seats on? Our trucks are often times up to a 1/4" out from side to side. Very common occurrence.

      Another tip to be on the look out for- Anytime you do an axle flip this tends to make the wheel lunge forward by as much as a 1/2". This can cause massive tire/fender interference when your on the low. This can be cured by slotting the spring seat and spring clamp allowing the axle to be moved to the rear to compinsate.
      Yes, I centered it.

      Thanks, I'll probably do that
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      01-26-2012 11:09 PM #174
      I'm sure you guys are gonna hate me for this, but I really needed money, and as a last resort I sold the wheels

      So it's gonna be on the bmw wheels for now
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      01-27-2012 12:36 AM #175
      Quote Originally Posted by GaugeDoisher View Post
      I'm sure you guys are gonna hate me for this, but I really needed money, and as a last resort I sold the wheels

      So it's gonna be on the bmw wheels for now
      Devastating.

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