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      02-09-2012 01:45 AM #1
      So this is a thread where you can ask any stupid/little questions with out making a specific new thread.
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      02-09-2012 01:47 AM #2
      So my question is will these bolts work for a 15mm spacer?

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      02-09-2012 08:12 AM #3
      stock bolts are 14x1.5x28mm.

      So 28mm + 15mm spacer = 43mm.

      You're about 3mm short.

      (nice thread idea)
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      02-09-2012 11:57 AM #4
      Will the 3mm make a difference?
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      02-09-2012 12:07 PM #5
      Not until the first 25mm have "unscrewed."

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      02-09-2012 12:14 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Mantvis View Post
      Will the 3mm make a difference?
      I inadvertently installed some lug bolts that were about 5mm shorter and they wouldn't stay tight even when torqued properly. YMMV.

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      02-09-2012 12:14 PM #7
      nice idea for a thread. My stupid issue:

      Front right marker light (the yellowish one on the lower part of the headlight) does not work with car running, left does. Both turn signals work normally, no quick flashing or warning lights on dash. Front left marker light goes out when the car is off, with the key on, but the right side then works

      All other lights work properly. Any ideas? (I can't imagine there are separate bulbs for when the car is on/off)
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      02-09-2012 12:56 PM #8
      Weird ^^ did you try swapping the left/right bulbs to see if it's bulb related? I'd do that first.
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      02-09-2012 12:57 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by DougLoBue View Post
      stock bolts are 14x1.5x28mm.

      So 28mm + 15mm spacer = 43mm.

      You're about 3mm short.

      (nice thread idea)
      Right but you only need "X" amount of threads to grab (for what "X" is though).
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      02-09-2012 01:03 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      Weird ^^ did you try swapping the left/right bulbs to see if it's bulb related? I'd do that first.
      Just noticed this morning on my way to school, buddy I was following noticed it and told me, will try swapping them tonight. On a related note, I installed a Greddy FATT turbo timer, about a month or two ago, per their instructions (Hook up red to largest constant 12v source under dash, green to ignition on wire, blue to accessory wire) and the timer worked, but my dash lights and all background red lighting would not work. Also, about half of my lights didn't work (one brake light, one marker light, etc.). I undid the blue accessory connection and the next day all of my lights worked again (2-3 starts later). After that I figured it fixed itself/something reset ... I guess the marker light is probably a lingering issue from that. I did check all fuses about a week ago (I hate when fuses are upside down (numbers upside down - I'm a bit anal), and I wanted to check anyways, so I pulled every fuse out and checked/put back).
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      02-09-2012 01:16 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Mantvis View Post
      Will the 3mm make a difference?
      Your car, your gamble. I'd personally stick to the math. I ended up just putting studs in my hubs at all four corners : )

      On a side note I have 43mm bolts - a set of 10 I think cone seat that I was trying to sell awhile back.


      Quote Originally Posted by Currancchs View Post
      nice idea for a thread. My stupid issue:

      Front right marker light (the yellowish one on the lower part of the headlight) does not work with car running, left does. Both turn signals work normally, no quick flashing or warning lights on dash. Front left marker light goes out when the car is off, with the key on, but the right side then works

      All other lights work properly. Any ideas? (I can't imagine there are separate bulbs for when the car is on/off)
      There are actually two bulbs per headlight. One is a turn signal, the other the running light - it's confusing because they share the same electrical connection. Sounds like your right front running light is burnt out.

      In this picture look below the second zero at the diaganal connector and then between the third zero and 7 at the vertical connector.

      Last edited by Doooglasss; 02-09-2012 at 01:19 PM.
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      02-09-2012 01:23 PM #12
      You guys are awesome, thanks! This thread is great, 2 small/stupid questions answered in the first couple of hours!
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      02-09-2012 02:08 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by DougLoBue View Post


      There are actually two bulbs per headlight. One is a turn signal, the other the running light - it's confusing because they share the same electrical connection. Sounds like your right front running light is burnt out.
      But he said that it works when the car is shut off?
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      02-09-2012 02:55 PM #14
      Opps Ben you're right... Must be due to that turbo timer wiring he was talking about?
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      02-09-2012 03:11 PM #15
      I figure if it isn't a bulb causing some whacky issues I must have burnt out something installing the TT. I'll first check the bulbs, but if not, maybe some contact in the headlight switch itself got burnt, my best guess. In any case, I don't want to hijack this thread since it is supposed to be quick answers, so if the bulbs are not the culprit I'll likely check the headlight switch and then start a new thread if that doesn't resolve the issue. Thanks for the advice though!
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      02-09-2012 09:04 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by DougLoBue View Post
      I ended up just putting studs in my hubs at all four corners : )]
      My adapters are studded. I cant Imagine ever going back to the bolts ever again. If i ever buy 5x100 wheels again I will be having studs pressed right into the hub as you did

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      02-10-2012 11:59 AM #17
      had a similar issue a while back. Took the screw-in housings out, cleaned and made sure the metal prongs were making proper contact with the bult when installed. Worked for me after that. Good luck.

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      02-13-2012 06:04 PM #18
      New question poped into my head!

      What is a chance of ruining the fender while turning and hitting a bump?

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      02-13-2012 07:47 PM #19
      Learn to drive low and you wont risk $$$$ in fender damage

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      02-13-2012 08:03 PM #20
      how easy/hard is it to ruin it?
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      02-13-2012 08:10 PM #21
      Depends if you know how to drive low

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      This is the stupid question thread, let's keep it on-point Here is one: why does the rear seat delete cost so much?
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      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      This is the stupid question thread, let's keep it on-point Here is one: why does the rear seat delete cost so much?
      Same reason the pole positions cost so much

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      02-13-2012 08:59 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Mantvis View Post
      how easy/hard is it to ruin it?
      i doubt you would bend the fender but it's very easy to rub the paint off. Hit a dip in the road going around the corner and it'll do it. happened to my fenders with my OZ setup
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      I've seen it happen on many vw's but our fenders are beefier

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      02-24-2012 11:47 AM #26
      After Rubbing the fender paint, will it rust during winters?
      How should it be prevented?
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      02-24-2012 11:57 AM #27
      Yes. Paint it

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      02-24-2012 12:19 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Mantvis View Post
      After Rubbing the fender paint, will it rust during winters?
      How should it be prevented?
      it will rust if it's rubbed through the paint. Happened to mine 2 seasons ago. It's only surface rust but I can show you a photo tonight if you want. Have to get it repainted this spring.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mantvis View Post
      After Rubbing the fender paint, will it rust during winters?
      How should it be prevented?
      Raise your car up.
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      02-27-2012 10:00 AM #31
      sway bar end links. Are they both the same p/n for either side? Or are they right side/left side specific.
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    32. 02-27-2012 11:03 PM #32
      Looking at front bumpers as I'm in need of one. Any good places/sites (stateside) to get me sorted out ?
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      02-27-2012 11:45 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      sway bar end links. Are they both the same p/n for either side? Or are they right side/left side specific.
      if you are talking about the drop links, that connect to the strut (top) and swaybar (bottom), then they are side specific.

      I have pn: 1J0411315D (LEFT); 1J0411316D (RIGHT), for the 225.

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      02-28-2012 08:28 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by TTC2k5 View Post
      if you are talking about the drop links, that connect to the strut (top) and swaybar (bottom), then they are side specific.

      I have pn: 1J0411315D (LEFT); 1J0411316D (RIGHT), for the 225.

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      Thanks, that's what I'm talking about.
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      02-28-2012 08:29 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by riktt View Post
      Looking at front bumpers as I'm in need of one. Any good places/sites (stateside) to get me sorted out ?
      http://www.ttstuff.com/

      Not cheap but they have lots.
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