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      05-27-2012 03:44 PM #561
      [QUOTE=Siliconrane;77560301]MMMMM carbon Fiber Goodness. Looks Good Man!

      +1. Who makes that cover?

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      05-27-2012 05:31 PM #562
      Quote Originally Posted by Trackhead View Post

      +1. Who makes that cover?
      Neuspeed

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      05-27-2012 06:06 PM #563
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      05-29-2012 02:46 PM #564
      great thread, very informative and car looks great

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      05-31-2012 10:17 PM #565
      Quote Originally Posted by SHO'NUFF View Post
      great thread, very informative and car looks great
      Thank you, sir!
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      05-31-2012 10:19 PM #566
      are you a spurs fan

      Love you car
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      05-31-2012 10:31 PM #567
      In yet another display of VW de-contenting the NA-spec R, the iPod/Media cable provided with my car does not allow song tagging. The RNS-315 (and the RNS-510 that I have now) both have a feature that allows you to "tag" songs played on the radio or Sirius to your iPod or iPhone. Click the "Extras" button, then click "Tag." You then have the option to download that song the next time you're connected to iTunes. It's a pretty cool feature, but if you don't have the right cable, it won't work.

      Until I did some research, I didn't even realize how many different iPod/Media cables VW makes. The one that came with my car was part no. 000-051-446-A. The one that you need for tagging has part no. 000-051-446-J. I ordered the new cable on ebay for $50 shipped. Now, everything works as it should.

      Another cool feature that both the RNS-315 and the RNS-510 have (no new cable required) is called Sirius Seek. If you're listening to Sirius radio, you have the ability (also under the "Extras" tab) to mark a song. You then receive an alert any time that song is played on Sirius or regular radio. You can also create alerts any time your favorite team is playing in a game being broadcast on the radio or you can set score alerts.
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      05-31-2012 10:32 PM #568
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      are you a spurs fan

      Love you car
      Thanks! Not a Spurs fan. I grew up in Orlando, so I have the misfortune of being a Magic fan.
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      05-31-2012 11:00 PM #569
      Quote Originally Posted by Alive By time View Post
      are you a spurs fan

      Love you car
      What's wrong with being a Spurs fan? (can you guess where I grew up?)

      I'm also a big fan of TLud's car. It's basically this thread that pushed me over the edge on putting down a deposit for a Golf R...

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      05-31-2012 11:14 PM #570
      I decided to replace the standard interior lights with LEDs. So, I ended up ordering the LED kit from Bold Sport (linky). Several other Vortex members have installed this in their Rs successfully, so I thought that just ordering the kit would save me some trouble.

      The Bold Sport kit comes with the following LEDs (all of which are 6000k in color):

      5 x T10 WSW LEDs (2 for the front map lights and 3 for the rear passenger dome lights)
      DSC_0729

      2 x 3LED festoons (for the 2 vanity mirrors)
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      2 x Style 194 4LED wedges (for the 2 footwell lights)
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      1 x 8LED festoon (for the trunk light)
      DSC_0726

      Although it's pretty straightforward, you can follow this DIY for access to the bulbs. Replacing all of the bulbs took me about 45 minutes.

      Everything installed as it should until I got to installing the 5 T10 LEDs in the map lights and the rear dome lights. All of these lights have housings with circular holes at the top for the bulb to poke through. I managed to maneuver the T10 LEDs into the front map light housings, but as you can see from the picture below, they just flat out wouldn't fit into the rear dome housing without cutting, which I was completely unwilling to do.

      This is the definition of square peg/round hole:


      Those who have gotten these T10 LEDs to work apparently had different housings (not sure if this is a 2-door/4-door thing or what).

      So, I had to order some Style 194 wedges from LED Wholesalers.



      You can also get these from PERFORMANCEleds.com. Apparently, the owner (Shawn, whose username is BetaOp9 and is a MkV R32 owner) is a great guy and the bulbs are qaulity and American made.

      In any event, the Style 194 wedges arrived today and got them plugged in without any issues. I couldn't get any pictures to come out very well, but you can check out the pics on Bold Sport's link. It gives the interior an upscale look without being cheesy. I'm a big fan.

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      05-31-2012 11:16 PM #571
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimb213 View Post
      I'm also a big fan of TLud's car. It's basically this thread that pushed me over the edge on putting down a deposit for a Golf R...
      TLud is pretty much the man.

      HRE's? Check (Baller). Subtle but effective drop with Euro springs? Check (Mature). All the desired engine upgrades? Check (Duh). I could continue, but come on we all know this man's car is perfection.

      Need pics and impressions of the RB rotors now that they're on
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      05-31-2012 11:17 PM #572
      Quote Originally Posted by Jimb213 View Post
      What's wrong with being a Spurs fan? (can you guess where I grew up?)

      I'm also a big fan of TLud's car. It's basically this thread that pushed me over the edge on putting down a deposit for a Golf R...
      Thanks to you, too! That's high praise!

      The Spurs have put on a clinic this post season. I was actually 2 minutes from the Alamodome (with Siliconrane, as a matter of fact) when the first game against OKC was going on. After the game finished, my hotel was flooded with some very excited Spurs fans.
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      05-31-2012 11:18 PM #573
      Quote Originally Posted by Wlfsbrg2.0T View Post
      TLud is pretty much the man.

      HRE's? Check (Baller). Subtle but effective drop with Euro springs? Check (Mature). All the desired engine upgrades? Check (Duh). I could continue, but come on we all know this man's car is perfection.

      Need pics and impressions of the RB rotors now that they're on
      Thanks again. The brake post is coming. I haven't been on much recently, and I'm trying to catch up with everything.
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      05-31-2012 11:22 PM #574
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      Thanks again. The brake post is coming. I haven't been on much recently, and I'm trying to catch up with everything.
      Sounds good. Sorry I'm not trying to rush you, just excited to hear your thoughts!
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      05-31-2012 11:26 PM #575
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post

      You can also get these from PERFORMANCEleds.com. Apparently, the owner (Shawn, whose username is BetaOp9 and is a MkV R32 owner) is a great guy and the bulbs are qaulity and American made.
      Any idea what "Door Warning Lights" are? Do we have them?

      http://www.performanceleds.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=61_70_72_74&product_id=81

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      06-01-2012 01:46 AM #576
      Quote Originally Posted by ecirwin View Post
      Door warning lights came factory on very few MKV/VI's, I think MKV GLI's mainly.

      PerformanceLEDs.com does have kit to add them, but it's not on the website yet.

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      06-01-2012 07:19 AM #577
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      Thanks to you, too! That's high praise!

      The Spurs have put on a clinic this post season. I was actually 2 minutes from the Alamodome (with Siliconrane, as a matter of fact) when the first game against OKC was going on. After the game finished, my hotel was flooded with some very excited Spurs fans.
      That was a good game! I was watching it with my dad out at Lake LBJ over the weekend. I'm not a huge basketball fan, but I start to pay attention whenever the Spurs get into the playoffs. I bet the Riverwalk was hopping that night!

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      06-01-2012 07:38 AM #578
      Quote Originally Posted by ecirwin View Post

      _MG_0972 by Toe_Ball, on Flickr

      These are on my JSW. I have everything to install them on my R as well, but I haven't gotten around to that yet.

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      06-01-2012 09:14 AM #579
      I noticed you have the quick drain kit on the catch can... I too bought this but didnt install it yet, where did you run the hose for the quick drain kit? I was thinking of just putting it on and off as I needed to but I am curious as to what you decided to do.

      Thanks!

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      06-01-2012 04:02 PM #580
      Quote Originally Posted by bmrgold View Post
      I noticed you have the quick drain kit on the catch can... I too bought this but didnt install it yet, where did you run the hose for the quick drain kit? I was thinking of just putting it on and off as I needed to but I am curious as to what you decided to do.

      Thanks!
      I installed the valve, but not the hose. I'll wait until the next oil change, or until I have to drain the can and will take care of it then. Routing's gonna be tight.

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      06-01-2012 05:20 PM #581
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post

      man, how did I miss this shot? So nice... I know its all subjective, but for me at least, that stance is about 1/2" away from money shot

      Looks great though!
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      06-01-2012 08:11 PM #582
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      The one that you need for tagging has part no. 000-051-446-J.
      Thanks for posting that part number...just ordered one for my car

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      06-02-2012 12:16 AM #583
      LOWER IT BRO <@;-)
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      06-02-2012 10:25 AM #584
      Quote Originally Posted by YoungMedic View Post
      man, how did I miss this shot? So nice... I know its all subjective, but for me at least, that stance is about 1/2" away from money shot

      Looks great though!
      Agreed! That picture makes the car look great! Those wheels

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      06-02-2012 11:21 AM #585
      Always looking forward to updates on this build.

      Good work.

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      06-02-2012 12:19 PM #586
      Quote Originally Posted by YoungMedic View Post
      man, how did I miss this shot? So nice... I know its all subjective, but for me at least, that stance is about 1/2" away from money shot

      Looks great though!
      Quote Originally Posted by pierovw View Post
      Agreed! That picture makes the car look great! Those wheels
      Thanks, I love this pic, too. It was taken by one of the guys working at the dyno shop. One of my favorites.

      Aesthetically, I think you're exactly right about 1/2" more of a drop being perfect, but I liked the feel of the stock setup far too much to do anything more than the Euro springs.

      Quote Originally Posted by JosephHatfield View Post
      Thanks for posting that part number...just ordered one for my car
      No problem. I've been enjoying it on my car. Makes it much easier to get all the songs I hear on the radio and want to download.

      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      LOWER IT BRO <@;-)
      I got nice and toasty last night too. Went for a long run this morning, which sucked.

      Quote Originally Posted by GTI Fanboy View Post
      Always looking forward to updates on this build.

      Good work.
      I'll be posting details about my new brake setup this weekend. Next step, is the 42DD down pipe, Stage 2+ and the VWR intake, which I'll do whenever the hardware finally gets here.

      After that, I have something very special in mind, which I'm pretty sure no one else has done yet. And then I will be done. Hopefully.
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      06-02-2012 01:41 PM #587
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post

      Aesthetically, I think you're exactly right about 1/2" more of a drop being perfect, but I liked the feel of the stock setup far too much to do anything more than the Euro springs.
      Im with you on that one.. its why my coilovers are still sitting in the box
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      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post


      After that, I have something very special in mind, which I'm pretty sure no one else has done yet. And then I will be done. Hopefully.
      Sawzall the roof off?

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      06-02-2012 06:51 PM #589
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      Aesthetically, I think you're exactly right about 1/2" more of a drop being perfect, but I liked the feel of the stock setup far too much to do anything more than the Euro springs.
      You just wanna drive on my Eibachs first...

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      06-02-2012 07:54 PM #590
      Great info, and awesome car! Was wondering, and maybe it's been discussed, (so sorry for wasting time), but is there compatiblity issues using APR software with say 42DD down pipe? My local shop says probably not, but given that these pipes are new, wanted some feedback. Seems like 42 is first to market with a down pipe (correct me if I'm wrong). Also what do you think of HPA having a tune and down pipe? They are 3 hours away from me, but new to 4 cylinder tuning. Appreciate any input! T
      Cheers!

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      06-02-2012 08:03 PM #591
      Great build thread. I'll go against the grain and say the stance as is is PERFECT. I'm not into the slammed look neither for looks and definitley not for the ride (maybe I'm getting too old).

      How are you finding the 510? I played with one in an Eos at the dealership. The speed (or lack thereof) would drive me crazy. Is it better in the R?
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      06-03-2012 01:33 AM #592
      Quote Originally Posted by Golf-Ur View Post
      Sawzall the roof off?
      First cabrio R? Not quite.

      Quote Originally Posted by ToeBall View Post
      You just wanna drive on my Eibachs first...
      I definitely do. After reading up on them, I'm very excited to check them out when you get them installed.

      Quote Originally Posted by VWINBC View Post
      Great info, and awesome car! Was wondering, and maybe it's been discussed, (so sorry for wasting time), but is there compatiblity issues using APR software with say 42DD down pipe? My local shop says probably not, but given that these pipes are new, wanted some feedback. Seems like 42 is first to market with a down pipe (correct me if I'm wrong). Also what do you think of HPA having a tune and down pipe? They are 3 hours away from me, but new to 4 cylinder tuning. Appreciate any input! T
      Cheers!
      Both the APR down pipe and the 42DD down pipe are 3" designs with resonators and 200-cell high flow cats. Given the AWD making things tight in that area, I doubt there is much difference in how they are shaped either. As a result, I don't think there will be any issues using APR software with the 42DD down pipe, but I like the way you think. You're anticipating where I'm going with this.

      Quote Originally Posted by Toyin View Post
      Great build thread. I'll go against the grain and say the stance as is is PERFECT. I'm not into the slammed look neither for looks and definitley not for the ride (maybe I'm getting too old).

      How are you finding the 510? I played with one in an Eos at the dealership. The speed (or lack thereof) would drive me crazy. Is it better in the R?
      Thanks for the compliments and I agree.

      The only respect that the 510 feels noticeably slower than the 315 is at startup. It takes a few more seconds during the initial boot-up. I have the latest hardware revision and the latest firmware, and I really don't notice any lag with mine. I was pretty nervous about this given the complaints, and I was happy not to notice any issues in this respect.
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      06-03-2012 11:47 AM #593
      Thanks for the info re 42 DD down pipe. Is it possible (and has anyone) gone nitrous? As you can see my engine knowledge is severly limited. My dad worked for Chrysler, and nobody was modding the K car or minivan at the time!

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      06-13-2012 03:07 PM #594
      Anyone looking for an alternative to the Blendmount should check this out:

      RADAR LASER DETECTOR BRACKET MIRROR MOUNT

      It is not as elegant as the Blendmount, but it is less than half the cost and free shipping. I just ordered one from the link above. They have different mounts for different brands/models. I'll post something when I get mine and install it.

      TLUD - sorry if this is a thread-jack, but your thread is where I found the Blendmount.

    35. 06-13-2012 03:31 PM #595
      Quote Originally Posted by ecirwin View Post
      Anyone looking for an alternative to the Blendmount should check this out:

      RADAR LASER DETECTOR BRACKET MIRROR MOUNT

      It is not as elegant as the Blendmount, but it is less than half the cost and free shipping. I just ordered one from the link above. They have different mounts for different brands/models. I'll post something when I get mine and install it.

      TLUD - sorry if this is a thread-jack, but your thread is where I found the Blendmount.
      Good find but I'd like to hear TLud's opinion on whether that attachment will stay solid on our oddly shaped mirror stem. I was zip tying a radar cord up there and noticed that unless the tie was placed exactly against the round base or the mirror, it wouldn't stay put.

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