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    Thread: Another DBP "Build" thread

    1. Member chrisVWkitch's Avatar
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      01-12-2012 05:42 PM #1
      Purchased the car about 3 weeks ago from a local guy that took little care of the car. It smelled like the dude hauled hay, engine bay was brown, and the interior was disgusting . The overall body of the car is in good shape. There are a few minor scratches here, and there but there's no dents. One of the mirrors was primed, replaced those with chrome mirror caps. My overall goal for the R32 is to keep it clean, and simple. It currently has 75K and is running strong! So far, I'm in love

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      01-12-2012 07:16 PM #2
      another local R

      jetta looked sick, looking forward to what you do with the R

      plans?
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      01-12-2012 07:29 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by mydubby=love View Post
      another local R

      jetta looked sick, looking forward to what you do with the R

      plans?
      Thanks

      well, I have a few ideas brewing in my head right now, just trying to figure out what I want to go with. I've got the chrome mirror caps on, cupra r seat lip will be here tomorrow. Ounce tax returns come in that will fund a good deal of money into the car. I've been looking at FK Streetline coilovers, and some wheels. Also trying to figure out if I wanna do the JOM smoked/red tails...
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      01-12-2012 07:38 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by chrisVWkitch View Post
      Thanks

      well, I have a few ideas brewing in my head right now, just trying to figure out what I want to go with. I've got the chrome mirror caps on, cupra r seat lip will be here tomorrow. Ounce tax returns come in that will fund a good deal of money into the car. I've been looking at FK Streetline coilovers, and some wheels. Also trying to figure out if I wanna do the JOM smoked/red tails...
      good plan,

      soon where gonna be twinning
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      01-12-2012 09:53 PM #5
      Congrats on your purchase.

      Jetta looked good.

      Get FK Silverline X. Love mine.
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      01-12-2012 10:23 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by mydubby=love View Post
      good plan,

      soon where gonna be twinning


      Quote Originally Posted by CEL is On View Post
      Congrats on your purchase.

      Jetta looked good.

      Get FK Silverline X. Love mine.
      I was looking at those as well! I just want something that will go low and will ride great. I'm not looking to go to low as of now. I'm loving being able to drive with out my butt cheeks being clenched

      Made the tails all reds tonight, I think they turned out awesome



      More to come tomorrow
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      01-13-2012 08:04 AM #7
      Made the tails all reds tonight, I think they turned out awesome



      More to come tomorrow [/QUOTE]

      How did u Made the tails all reds.

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      01-13-2012 11:11 AM #8
      Welcome: Have fun with your build.

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      01-13-2012 01:14 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by nandosR32 View Post

      How did u Made the tails all reds.
      Red Dupli-Color Metalcast paint I just taped off the area around the amber, layed down a few coats until it turned a good shade of red. Took the tape off, and layed a few more coats down of red over the whole light to blend the color of red. Stuff works great

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      Welcome: Have fun with your build.
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      01-13-2012 02:33 PM #10
      Well, the Fedex guy dropped off a present!



      Took me about 20 min to get it on.



      After taking the picture I realized how crooked my hood alignment is
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      01-13-2012 03:41 PM #11
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      01-13-2012 05:01 PM #12
      yeah i was gonna say your hood is either half popped or installed by a dude with one eyeball

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      01-13-2012 05:18 PM #13
      Red Dupli-Color Metalcast paint I just taped off the area around the amber, layed down a few coats until it turned a good shade of red. Took the tape off, and layed a few more coats down of red over the whole light to blend the color of red. Stuff works great

      THANK YOU !! BTW i lov the silver caps for the mirrors.

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      01-14-2012 03:07 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by JDM-JTI View Post
      yeah i was gonna say your hood is either half popped or installed by a dude with one eyeball
      Haha, yea!

      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      Congrats


      Quote Originally Posted by nandosR32 View Post
      Red Dupli-Color Metalcast paint I just taped off the area around the amber, layed down a few coats until it turned a good shade of red. Took the tape off, and layed a few more coats down of red over the whole light to blend the color of red. Stuff works great

      THANK YOU !! BTW i lov the silver caps for the mirrors.
      Thanks, I think the caps flow well with the car
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      01-27-2012 02:54 AM #15
      As some of you know, the .:R got punched in the face by a snow/ice ball about a week ago.



      Went to VW to get a quote for insurance, came out to be around $1,700.00 for bumper/paint/other miscellaneous parts needed. The car should be going in for repairs as soon as they get all the parts in.

      Since tax returns are coming in within the next week or so, I've been tossing around the idea to buy myself some goodies for the car. Coilovers is one of those things. Now, coming from being on air ride with my other car, I want to get something that rides good being at any height. But I'm kinda on a budget with this stuff as I have other things I need to spend my money on. I was looking at these, http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ies/ES2142924/. I know they're on the cheaper side of the suspension products. But at this point I'm not really looking to spend a whole lot on suspension stuff. My main focus is that they'll ride good at any height I choose to adjust them too. Also, I've been looking at lower grille fogs.

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      01-28-2012 02:31 AM #16
      Washed the car today. Decided to go and attack the muffler tips as they were black. Some elbow grease, and mother metal polish and they're back to being nice and shiny!



      I've been looking into some different tips for the car. I was considering 3" polished turn down tops, but I have fallen in love with the double walled 42draft tips. Decisions... decisions
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      01-28-2012 05:29 AM #17
      Very nice
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      02-01-2012 12:33 PM #18
      Anybody have any good experiences with these coilovers? http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...vers/ES240604/ I'll be putting in a order for some coils as soon as I find some that will ride good, and go low. I've heard good things about FK's. Just trying to get some input before making the purchase!
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      02-01-2012 03:00 PM #19
      i had fk konigsports .. a slight upgrade from those .. they rode great and went low enough in the front to the point where i couldnt drive ..

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      02-01-2012 05:48 PM #20
      I have FK's. Love them.
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      02-01-2012 09:59 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by JDM-JTI View Post
      i had fk konigsports .. a slight upgrade from those .. they rode great and went low enough in the front to the point where i couldnt drive ..
      Coo! Looks like I know which coilover im going with!

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      I have FK's. Love them.
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      02-07-2012 04:51 PM #23
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      02-08-2012 01:29 AM #24
      Looking forward to some install pics when those coilovers go on

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      02-08-2012 01:38 AM #25
      Same! I love the comfort of stock suspension, but I need some lows in my life! Especially coming from a bagged car, to this thing
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      02-21-2012 11:48 PM #26
      Car is in the shop getting a face lift. Hopefully I'll have it by the end of the week! I also bought wheels for it... The specs are 18x8/9 et 38 - after adapters et 18 all around. I'v been trying to figure out what tire set up I want to go with. I was thinking...

      front - 205/40
      rear - 215/40

      Would that set up f*ck with the car. I know you have to stay in some % with the tire sizes when it comes to staggered set ups on our cars. Any incite would be appreciated
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      02-24-2012 10:54 PM #27
      Got the car back from the collision center today! Fresh new front end feels good Also picked up a new set of wheels that I will be running for the season

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      02-25-2012 01:38 AM #28
      Did they blend the paint better this time???

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      02-25-2012 05:25 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by navi-gates View Post
      Did they blend the paint better this time???
      Oh yea, its way better then before


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      03-05-2012 03:17 AM #30
      Yo! You got the coilovers on. Looking good! How do you like them?

      And speaking of new tips, you should check out Vibrant tips. Same look as 42draft design's but half the cost.
      I have my eyes set on these ones
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      03-15-2012 10:11 PM #31
      Yes sir! I'll def look into those man

      So a lil update... I got the adapters for the Mercedes wheels, and got them mounted today. The specs are 18x8 et18, 18x9 et 18. Unfortunately I ran into a little issue that I looked over. My plan was to run the tires I had on the Aristo's for the spring time, which are 225/40's. Ounce summer was to roll around I was going to purchase new tires. After getting the wheels mounted up, we dropped the car and the rear was sitting absolutely perfect! The front on the other hand was not to my liking. So I ordered 205/40's for the front. Ounce the new tires come in, I will roll my fenders and actually lower this pig



      And the issue, mexi poke





      Another shot...

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      03-17-2012 12:48 AM #32
      Still waiting for your review of the Highsports

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      03-30-2012 12:22 AM #33
      Got the 205/40's mounted, and lowered the front to my liking. I'm going to take out the rear perches tomorrow to get the rear down a little big more.




      As far as my review on the coils... They ride great for how low I am. I would definitely tell someone to purchase them if they're looking to buy coilovers under 1k.
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      04-05-2012 10:26 PM #34
      So ive grown bored of the Lorinser wheels... I was offered trades for audi RS6 wheels... the only downfall is that they are 19's. Anyone running 19's static, and actually pulling them off?
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      04-09-2012 01:53 AM #35
      Decided to get a rear seat delete going. Wrapped it in a diamond stitched fabric... I think I'll keep it for a while

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