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    Thread: the PRJCT .:R chronicles (iMod.:R BUILD UP)

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      02-05-2012 04:25 PM #26
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      02-05-2012 09:53 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      I ran these before on my APR'd Stg3 TTS and the two massive benefits I noticed were cold-starts were cut down from 7 seconds of turn-over to 3 seconds consistently, which is obviously less stress on the ignition system over time. Also since its an amplified spark it accelerates the ignition and combustion process. In real life what that meant to me was that the already seamless APR stage3 system was further refined. Smoother power delivery is a nice added bonus.
      Thanks for the explanation. Always good to learn new things. I'll be watching this build closely.

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      02-07-2012 04:44 PM #28
      The reflectors all over this car would make sense on a friggen' school bus but it seems like a bit of overkill on the .:R. Before anyone says anything, I understand the value in them as a safety measure etc, but I still think they are obnoxious and whats worse, they kill the beautiful lines of the MK6. I resolved the issue by getting the VS Cov.:R Ups (master pack) for the .:R The company that makes them is in my neighborhood and they were pretty inexpensive so I just went with it. They do either smoked or solids for all the plastic lenses on our car.





      The Cov.:R Ups master-pack included:

      -Rear foglight strips
      -Rear valance reflector black-outs
      -Front side-marker black-outs
      -Front LED DRL strips

      Since he's close by I had him install those and smoke out my headlights too, brah! Looks way meaner now. I like how the smoked tints dull down the plastic-y look of the lenses. He makes these packs in all kinds of colors and tints.

      Hit up Lyle @ Vinyl Styles for more info. He'll sort out pricing etc and they are all available now.
      vinylstyles@gmail.com

      Here is a vid of the install on my car. I whipped it together in a half day but it still gives a good idea of how easy it is to install.




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      Last edited by iMod.:R; 02-10-2012 at 04:25 PM.

    4. 02-07-2012 05:01 PM #29
      Nice. The reflectors on the front bumper make me cringe each time I see them. The ones on the rear valence aren't great but they give me the visceral reaction like the fronts.

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      02-09-2012 10:00 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by codewhore View Post
      Nice. The reflectors on the front bumper make me cringe each time I see them. The ones on the rear valence aren't great but they give me the visceral reaction like the fronts.
      True that.

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      02-09-2012 10:03 PM #31
      The packages are starting to show up a bit more now. This was todays gem.



      ... and now the shelves are looking stocked a bit better for the big power build up that starts in 2 weeks.

      Last edited by iMod.:R; 02-09-2012 at 10:08 PM.

    7. 02-10-2012 08:25 AM #32
      Droooollllll, thanks now i have to go change my pants before leaving for work...

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      02-10-2012 03:13 PM #33
      Niiiiiiiiceeee
      I'll be back

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      02-10-2012 04:08 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by R20dubnasty View Post
      Droooollllll, thanks now i have to go change my pants before leaving for work...
      Dude, imagine how hard it is to have to stare at "the stockroom" that my one car garage is becoming and know that I wont be able to reap the rewards for another 5 weeks. Torture I say...

      Quote Originally Posted by TEFF View Post
      Niiiiiiiiceeee
      Thanks TEFF. You do know that most of this is your doing right? Putting ideas in my head!

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      02-10-2012 04:18 PM #35
      Another brown box delivered by a man in a brown uniform, driving a brown truck. I am reeeaaaally psyched about this one. I was watching Dieselgeek back when I had the DSG in my TTS and couldn't utilize this bit of kit. Now I can!

      Dieselgeek Sigma 6-speed short shifter:



      I learned about them here:
      [DIESELGEEK WEBSITE]





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    11. 02-10-2012 04:23 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      Dude, imagine how hard it is to have to stare at "the stockroom" that my one car garage is becoming and know that I wont be able to reap the rewards for another 5 weeks. Torture I say...
      Ahhhh, muffin!!

      What about us poor bastards that get to stare at your "stockroom" knowing that our wait is waaaaay longer than 5 weeks (probably never)?!?!

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      02-10-2012 05:17 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      Thanks TEFF. You do know that most of this is your doing right? Putting ideas in my head!
      I'll be back

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      02-11-2012 08:38 PM #38
      you're going to love the Dieselgeek shifter. when you go back to a stock shifter it feels sloppy like a stick in vaseline.

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      02-12-2012 02:49 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by dummy View Post
      you're going to love the Dieselgeek shifter. when you go back to a stock shifter it feels sloppy like a stick in vaseline.
      YES!!!! that is exactly the analogy I would have used, LOL. That made my night

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      02-12-2012 05:15 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      YES!!!! that is exactly the analogy I would have used, LOL. That made my night
      t's just true. i have accidentally shifted from 3rd to 2nd while trying to go to 4th twice since getting my R. the shifter feel is just to sloppy for me after driving my MKV GTI with the dieselgeek shifter for almost 6 years.

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      02-13-2012 12:00 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by dummy View Post
      t's just true. i have accidentally shifted from 3rd to 2nd while trying to go to 4th twice since getting my R. the shifter feel is just to sloppy for me after driving my MKV GTI with the dieselgeek shifter for almost 6 years.
      I believe you on that one.


      I am anticipating "Mod-Days" which all starts next week when the car goes in and loses its engine for 1.5 weeks.

      Got a quick shot today up in the Lodi Wine Country under some menacing skies.

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      02-13-2012 07:16 PM #42
      Probably the only time these two will ever be in the same pic together. The TTS goes back to stock early next week and then off to Autotrader she goes....

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      02-14-2012 04:25 PM #43
      Now this is how to do a build thread. I will be watching this one closely.
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      02-14-2012 04:50 PM #44
      In for le sex. Hit me up if you need some input Jason, I always love to feel more important than i am

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      02-14-2012 05:33 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by GREYTRACK View Post
      Now this is how to do a build thread. I will be watching this one closely.
      Right on, thanks. BTW, my wifes fam is from Suffern in Rockland County NY!

      Quote Originally Posted by NeverOEM View Post
      In for le sex. Hit me up if you need some input Jason, I always love to feel more important than i am
      Thanks Tim, appreciated as always and you are important as hell to me buddy!

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      02-14-2012 05:54 PM #46
      I am having dangerous thoughts.... Thoughts of taking the HRE c93s from my TTS (that are about to be retrofitted to Golf .:R spec's down at HRE) and selling them to get some of these Vintage series 505's.



      My buddy Mr. Fernando pchopped these onto a 2-door but at least it gives us an idea? Yay? Nay?
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      02-14-2012 06:34 PM #47
      me gusta.

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      02-14-2012 06:40 PM #48
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      02-14-2012 06:56 PM #49
      Those are some seriously cool wheels!!

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      02-14-2012 07:05 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by iMod.:R View Post
      I am having dangerous thoughts.... Thoughts of taking the HRE c93s from my TTS (that are about to be retrofitted to Golf .:R spec's down at HRE) and selling them to get some of these Vintage series 505's.



      My buddy Mr. Fernando pchopped these onto a 2-door but at least it gives us an idea? Yay? Nay?
      Dude those look sick. I am definitely going to need your advice when it comes time for wheels.

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