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      04-25-2012 08:42 AM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by jettasportwagen View Post
      Oh ok, just curious. I'm 2nd cousins with the owners of ECS (Brian and Tom) through my wife. Thanks for the help.

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      lol yea ive seen those, i dont understand the fascination with giant ass ****ing stickers on the front windsheild in the 'scene'
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      04-25-2012 12:54 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by Andy P View Post
      Anytime man, hope to see you around at some local shows!
      Yeah I am hoping to have my car together for the Great Lakes show which is coming up in a week now just waiting for my wheels

      I love my Ultra Lows they are great only thing I can say is they mean what they say on how far it drops your car you can be low or slammed and that's all you have for adjustment options

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      04-27-2012 09:37 AM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by kooma View Post
      Im getting a 19x8.5 ET35 wheels, and planning on lowering with koni coil overs. And after reading this thread, it means that the offset of the wheels are a bad idea? No matter what size of tires Im getting?
      yup your going to need stretched tires and some camber. thats what Im running on my car.



      -1.6 degrees camber in the front, rear is -2.8 degrees.


      Quote Originally Posted by LEBlackRob View Post
      Yeah I am hoping to have my car together for the Great Lakes show which is coming up in a week now just waiting for my wheels

      I love my Ultra Lows they are great only thing I can say is they mean what they say on how far it drops your car you can be low or slammed and that's all you have for adjustment options
      yup called ultra lows for a reason
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    4. 04-27-2012 02:09 PM #144
      Mine.

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      04-27-2012 03:28 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by Biggu View Post
      yup your going to need stretched tires and some camber. thats what Im running on my car.


      -1.6 degrees camber in the front, rear is -2.8 degrees.
      ohhh wow, still a lot to do on mine then. and you still need to roll the fenders too right?

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      04-27-2012 05:07 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by kooma View Post
      ohhh wow, still a lot to do on mine then. and you still need to roll the fenders too right?
      Just let the tires take care of that

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      04-29-2012 12:05 AM #150
      Just right!
      Quote Originally Posted by boradie sucht View Post
      lol yea ive seen those, i dont understand the fascination with giant ass ****ing stickers on the front windsheild in the 'scene'
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      04-29-2012 07:21 PM #151
      Thanks. I wish the rears tucked but oh well. Wheels are still for sale btw
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      04-29-2012 10:07 PM #152
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      04-30-2012 06:09 PM #153
      looks like your poking pretty hard in the rear. I love the lips though

    14. 04-30-2012 07:10 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by rootrider View Post
      like this?

      love this color what happened to this guy does he still have the car? You rarely see a JSW on the streets let alone in that color.

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      Looking good. Keep them coming please.

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    16. 05-01-2012 02:03 PM #156
      i'm still around! i was MIA for a while because i bought a motorcycle and got into that for a bit

      just got a few toys for the wagon. i'm trying to get everything finished up before Wuste 12!

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      05-02-2012 12:34 AM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by mktooslow View Post
      Love the GTI front. Did you have to do custom fenders for it to line up properly?
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    18. 05-02-2012 01:07 AM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by AlpineE90 View Post
      Love the GTI front. Did you have to do custom fenders for it to line up properly?
      I have not done the fenders yet but it is on the to do list in future mods. I had already slightly damaged the driver fender with my wheel/tire by hitting a big pot hole while swerving to miss a car that cut me off. As you can see in the pictures the miss alignment is not noticaable from a couple feet away, but it bugs the hell out of me.

      I also need to pull the bumper back off so that I can install the gti washer fluid res. The stock one will not clear the gti fog light housing.

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      05-02-2012 01:23 AM #159
      a few from the weekend



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      05-02-2012 04:27 PM #161
      Those of you running hr ultra lows or any coils, what did you do in regards to front camber? I am getting pretty bad camber wear in the front with the hr ultra lows winded half way down.

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      05-02-2012 04:36 PM #162
      Quote Originally Posted by peitrus View Post
      Those of you running hr ultra lows or any coils, what did you do in regards to front camber? I am getting pretty bad camber wear in the front with the hr ultra lows winded half way down.

      Did you get a wheel alignment? If not time for an alignment after the suspension settles.

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      05-02-2012 04:54 PM #163
      The places I went to weren't able to align my jsw. I assumed camber Plates were needed? Any recommendations for shops in SoCal that will align my vehicle? Thanks in advance.

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      05-02-2012 10:23 PM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by peitrus View Post
      Those of you running hr ultra lows or any coils, what did you do in regards to front camber? I am getting pretty bad camber wear in the front with the hr ultra lows winded half way down.
      Are you sure its camber wear and not toe wear? My front camber is in spec with my ST's all the way down (right around 1.8" - 2.0"), but my toe was WAAAY out of spec, causing really uneven tire wear in the front.

      Get an alignment and you'll be fine. Search your local forums for places that deal with lowered cars. The only one that comes to mind is EF1 in Signal Hill, but if I remember correctly theres a guy who does amazing track setups and corner balancing in Torrance...
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      05-03-2012 08:27 AM #165
      alot of people get confused about camber and toe wear. if its in the very inside edge of the tire like a 1-1.5 inch section thats most likely toe. if its gradually all the way through the tire thats camber. camber wear does wear but toe wears tires 99% quicker than camber.

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      05-03-2012 11:22 AM #166
      toe can destroy tires in a couple of weeks.. I've seen it happen
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      05-03-2012 11:28 AM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by rootrider View Post
      toe can destroy tires in a couple of weeks.. I've seen it happen
      Toe in the alignment? Or ToeBALL?

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      05-03-2012 12:03 PM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by Biggu View Post
      alot of people get confused about camber and toe wear. if its in the very inside edge of the tire like a 1-1.5 inch section thats most likely toe. if its gradually all the way through the tire thats camber. camber wear does wear but toe wears tires 99% quicker than camber.
      Not necessarily. Front tires should wear similar to rear tires in respect to camber. If you are seeing an issue with toe on your front tires, it is usually indicated by feathering of the tread blocks.

      Camber wear would be the wear of the inside of the tire (front or rear). Basically your tires sit like this / \ when your car is lowered. That excessive camber is what causes the inside portion of the tire to wear faster.

      There are many other factors that can cause tires to wear irregularly, the best advice is to get an alignment but you may need to purchase camber plates for the frontto correctly dial in the camber.
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      05-03-2012 12:33 PM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by peitrus View Post
      The places I went to weren't able to align my jsw. I assumed camber Plates were needed? Any recommendations for shops in SoCal that will align my vehicle? Thanks in advance.
      Just go to the dealer. It's usually $60 to $80 and takes about an hour.

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      05-04-2012 04:29 PM #170
      Another shop that is known for lowered cars refused my car. The dealership said they could do it. But only if I remove my bumper. Good grief...putting on my stock suspension on now.
      Not even that low:

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      05-04-2012 04:48 PM #171
      I wish I lived in a neighborhood that wasn't rock-n-hole country. But it is what it is. Being that I have a nice skid plate now, I need to raise my up more so that the rythem on my rock-n-hole plate is not so frigging loud when I hit the highs and lows on lousy county road crew work. I'm looking for front springs that are color coded

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      Could be a good chance some of you still have some front and rear springs that would work on my 03 jetta sedan and would like to get them out of the garage/shop and have some extra $'s in your pocket. Please get back to me if you have some.

      Yah, I know it isn't the right place to post, but it seems like it is a better place to post for springs.

      Thanks guys

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      05-04-2012 05:00 PM #172
      I wish I lived in a neighborhood that wasn't rock-n-hole country. But it is what it is. Being that I have a nice skid plate now, I need to raise my up more so that the rythem on my rock-n-hole plate is not so frigging loud when I hit the highs and lows on lousy county road crew work. I'm looking for front springs that are color coded

      1 pink 4green 170 #"

      4pink 2green 170 #"

      2blue 2white 170 #"

      3pink 1green 170.5 #"

      1 purple 171 #"

      2white 4blue 175 #"

      2blue 4white 175.5#"

      Could be a good chance some of you still have some front and rear springs that would work on my 03 jetta sedan and would like to get them out of the garage/shop and have some extra $'s in your pocket. Please get back to me if you have some.

      Yah, I know it isn't the right place to post, but it seems like it is a better place to post for springs.

      Thanks guys

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      05-04-2012 05:09 PM #173
      Remove your bumper!?

      Thats lame, We have different sized blocks/ramps that we use when pulling porsches, audis, vw's onto the rake. Not to mention half the guys I work with drive low cars. If you were in WA we would hook you up, sorry you have to deal with that!

      On a plus note...... Your car looks good

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      05-04-2012 08:23 PM #174
      Quote Originally Posted by peitrus View Post
      Another shop that is known for lowered cars refused my car. The dealership said they could do it. But only if I remove my bumper. Good grief...putting on my stock suspension on now.
      err.. aligning your car at stock height and then lowering the car again will change the alignment. You need to have the alignment done at the car's current ride height.

      Look around for an alignment place that has a pit you can drive onto.. they'll be able to work on any car. Around here there's a couple of large Les Schwab's with an alignment pit.. one of which has a VW enthusiast who makes sure to take care of the cars
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      05-04-2012 10:37 PM #175
      Quote Originally Posted by peitrus View Post
      Another shop that is known for lowered cars refused my car. The dealership said they could do it. But only if I remove my bumper. Good grief...putting on my stock suspension on now.
      Not even that low:
      Thats crazy...you live in so cal, theres plenty of slammed, stretched, poked, kitted, modified cars down there, and theres plenty of shops that cater to them. I dont know your exact area, but try calling places like GMG Racing, Road Race Engineering, EF1 Motorsports or even just google "lowered car alignment moreno valley." Someone out there can do it, they just need to use boards/ramps to get your car on the rack.

      I went to just about every alignment shop in Monterey and finally found a place that said no problem, $90 later with the specs I wanted, I was out the door.
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