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    Thread: Mundane Progression by OEM+ sluts (2009 Jetta SE)

    1. Member OEM+ sluts's Avatar
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      01-15-2012 11:49 PM #1
      To be honest, I’m tired of blowing up the “What did you do to your MkV today?” thread and figured I would start my own (seems all the hipsters are doing it these days). It'll basically serve as a place to dump pictures and show the progress I’ve made. Anyway, I purchased the car on December 13th 2011, a few days after my 22nd birthday. Once I sold my BMW 3-series I knew I was going to buy an MK5 and waited patiently for the right one come along.

      Day I picked her up:

      (Bought it with tint, not sure of the %...I’m going to have it removed once I get pulled over for it)

      Took advantage of the weather & painted the calipers two days later.




      …so much wheel gap


      Smoked side markers…grill stayed like this for only 24 hours.






      Filled the holes on the shield & painted it black

      snapped my smiley in half trying to remove it






      De-badged & LED plate bulbs




      Votex lip, subtle spoiler & back to OEM side markers




      Bought these beautiful things…


      …Mike aka Minor_Threat installed them & I took some pictures the next day












      Twisted the fronts down 5 threads & the rears settled a little. My friend Anthony snapped some shots a few days later (which came out great)




      Bought some plasti dip




      So it's been a month and this is how she'll sit for winter. GLI side skirts should
      be on by next week and I've been searching for a set of wheels to refinish for
      spring but haven't had any luck

      Welp sorry for wasting your time
      Last edited by OEM+ sluts; 06-13-2012 at 06:26 PM.
      there goes the neighborhood.

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      01-15-2012 11:58 PM #2
      Don't Like the red brakes but nice start

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      01-16-2012 12:07 AM #3
      crazy what a difference the plastidip makes. Most vortexers disagree, but I love black wheels! lookin good How much thread do you have left? I'm sitting maybe a TAD bit lower, & i've got 14 threads left up front & 8 in the rear on my ksports. I was debating between these 2 coils for a while.
      Quote Originally Posted by cbs_24 View Post
      We don't want to see pictures of your poverty Jetta in this thread. Why is it so hard to understand?

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      01-16-2012 08:48 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by BigMeecH View Post
      Don't Like the red brakes but nice start
      Thanks man! Love your car btw

      Quote Originally Posted by s t a y g o l d View Post
      crazy what a difference the plastidip makes. Most vortexers disagree, but I love black wheels! lookin good How much thread do you have left? I'm sitting maybe a TAD bit lower, & i've got 14 threads left up front & 8 in the rear on my ksports. I was debating between these 2 coils for a while.
      Thanks! Yeah, I never liked plasti dip but I figured for winter why the hell not. Up front I have 12 threads left with the helpers still in...I believe the rear is at 10 or 12 as well. I plan on going much lower once spring rolls around
      there goes the neighborhood.

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      01-16-2012 10:04 AM #5
      // Open Road Tuning
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      bags and wheels = build thread

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      01-16-2012 07:28 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Your wheels sold? I wanted them so badly

      Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk while pooping.
      there goes the neighborhood.

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      01-16-2012 07:41 PM #7

      very nice. i especially like the boat pic. and some things you've already done ive been planning on doing so its like looking into the future.
      awesome though very nice so far.
      It's always the least brightest bulb in the box that I wanna screw

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      01-16-2012 07:49 PM #8
      you gotta lower that thing.
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      01-16-2012 07:56 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by ArminT View Post

      very nice. i especially like the boat pic. and some things you've already done ive been planning on doing so its like looking into the future.
      awesome though very nice so far.
      Thanks...yeah the boat pics came out great, just wish I was lower in them.
      Quote Originally Posted by dehkiddneto View Post
      you gotta lower that thing.
      Come spring time she'll be significantly lower
      there goes the neighborhood.

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      01-18-2012 10:50 PM #11
      Picked up a set of wheels today that I'm not crazy about but I couldn't
      decline the offer. I'm going to clean them up, although they're in great
      condition, and determine whether they'll stay or not.


      Parked behind my boss's R8 today, snapped a picture during lunch break
      & four hours later it was stolen
      there goes the neighborhood.

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    12. 01-19-2012 12:40 AM #12
      THAT SUCKS!! Sorry to hear that, you were off to a good start.

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      01-19-2012 12:46 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by SoCal619 View Post
      THAT SUCKS!! Sorry to hear that, you were off to a good start.
      Pretty sure he's talking about his bosses R8.

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      01-19-2012 12:57 AM #14
      LMAO WHATTTT the R8 got stolen? lol did they find it?
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      Wheel gap on VW's is much like a girl. If you can fit three fingers than it's not a keeper.

    15. 01-19-2012 01:55 AM #15
      what FTG are you set at? tad over 24??
      Skim.

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      01-19-2012 06:02 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by vortexn View Post
      LMAO WHATTTT the R8 got stolen? lol did they find it?

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      01-19-2012 07:20 AM #17
      def better to see individual threads then to go through
      the what did you do to your mkv thread. gets boringgg.
      good start so far mane
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      01-19-2012 07:21 AM #18
      oh and if your boss has an r8 youre working at the right job
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      01-19-2012 07:53 AM #19


      Interested in where you got the LED's for your license plate and if you had to mod anything.
      I love Yoga pants.

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      01-19-2012 08:48 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by vortexn View Post
      LMAO WHATTTT the R8 got stolen? lol did they find it?
      Not sure if they found it or not...I'll ask him when he comes in later
      Quote Originally Posted by VW SKIM View Post
      what FTG are you set at? tad over 24??
      That's a good question, haven't measured...mainly because I'm still not low
      Quote Originally Posted by Bnana View Post
      oh and if your boss has an r8 youre working at the right job
      *had an R8
      Quote Originally Posted by bwalzywolfsburg View Post


      Interested in where you got the LED's for your license plate and if you had to mod anything.
      Got them from ECS, no modifications necessary. Just swap out the OEM bulbs with
      the LEDs using the origional housing...takes a few minutes.
      there goes the neighborhood.

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    21. 01-19-2012 09:09 AM #21
      Wheels look ~like Porsche Lobster Claws...


      I like 'em...
      i thank GOD a lot

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      01-19-2012 09:13 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by brandn3w View Post
      Wheels look ~like Porsche Lobster Claws...


      I like 'em...
      refinish them in hyper silver and 35 tires!
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      01-19-2012 09:14 AM #23
      thank you

      I will be sure to order them
      I love Yoga pants.

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      01-19-2012 10:35 AM #24
      Good progression so far

      And yeah black plasti-dip is definitely awesome in cases like this. I plasti-dipped my OEM wheels until I got new wheels. Until you get yours it definitely works
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      01-19-2012 11:15 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by brandn3w View Post
      Wheels look ~like Porsche Lobster Claws...


      I like 'em...
      Yes, pretty similar to Lobsters...they're Corvette Wagon Wheels 17x8.5 & 18x9.5..
      ...I think
      Quote Originally Posted by dehkiddneto View Post
      refinish them in hyper silver and 35 tires!
      I was thinking about spraying them a cream color but I'm open to suggestions
      Quote Originally Posted by bwalzywolfsburg View Post
      thank you

      I will be sure to order them
      No problem
      Quote Originally Posted by Skaffles View Post
      Good progression so far

      And yeah black plasti-dip is definitely awesome in cases like this. I plasti-dipped my OEM wheels until I got new wheels. Until you get yours it definitely works
      Thanks...they're only going to stay like that for a few months, maybe less.
      there goes the neighborhood.

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