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      03-08-2012 11:30 PM #106
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      Calipers and rotars.. I need info
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      Also you will need at least 19's to clear the brakes
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      03-12-2012 12:32 AM #107
      Quote Originally Posted by Mantvis View Post
      RS4 calipers
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      Also you will need at least 19's to clear the brakes
      Very very nice. Thank you sir



      I'm wanting to get my 12 year old TT a tune. I've got a Forge DV, but does anyone have an old TT and has had about 20psi running through their engine for a while? I'm a little worried about it something failing, but the power..... oh the power is just so tempting
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      03-12-2012 12:48 AM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckmeister87 View Post
      Very very nice. Thank you sir



      I'm wanting to get my 12 year old TT a tune. I've got a Forge DV, but does anyone have an old TT and has had about 20psi running through their engine for a while? I'm a little worried about it something failing, but the power..... oh the power is just so tempting
      Youll be fine
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      03-12-2012 08:42 AM #109
      Sweeeeeeeeeet
      Sex should be like a Civic; slow, obscene, and loud enough for the neighbors to hear.

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      03-12-2012 10:07 AM #110
      Are there any pics of a TT with 18" AMG Monoblocks?

      I can't really look right now, on phone and I'm supposed to be working

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      03-12-2012 12:57 PM #111
      I've got another dummy question... what the hell are wheel spacers for?
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      03-12-2012 01:03 PM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckmeister87 View Post
      I've got another dummy question... what the hell are wheel spacers for?
      Make the wheels more flush with the edge of the fenders. It's appearance based, though it does add track width as well, which plays into but has minimal affect on handling.

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      03-12-2012 01:04 PM #113
      wheel spacers have multiple purposes. 1) looks, some people like the flush or stanced look with the outer edge of the tires being flush with the outside of the fender well. 2) big brake clearance, if you upgrade to 4 or even 6 piston brakes, the extra width from the calipers most be taken into consideration for the wheels to clear the brakes. 3) wider wheel base, the lower and wider the center of gravity and wheel base is, the more stable the car becomes (in easy to understand terms.. the suspension design has a lot to do with it as well)

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      03-12-2012 06:00 PM #114
      I cant wait to go home and measure to find out how thick I need them
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      03-13-2012 12:20 AM #115
      When lowering a car should i be taking out the wheel wells? (like the plastic splash guards)
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      03-13-2012 06:45 AM #116
      No, think of all the rain, snow, sand, and salt!! It will give a prime opportunity to get caught under the body which in time can lead to rust.. I can tell you haven't taken the passenger rear wheel well out.. The evap and fuel lines run into a canister there, I would never advice anyone to run this exposed.. There is no weight to be losses from it and the protection to be gained from it is worth far more IMO

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      03-13-2012 06:48 AM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckmeister87 View Post
      I cant wait to go home and measure to find out how thick I need them
      Just or reference, I'm running 16" fat fives with 225's at all four corners. 25mm in the rear looks beastly and I am weighting on tubular controls to put the fronts on but went with 15mm. Again, just a reference

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      03-13-2012 07:09 AM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by seth_3515 View Post
      No, think of all the rain, snow, sand, and salt!! It will give a prime opportunity to get caught under the body which in time can lead to rust.. I can tell you haven't taken the passenger rear wheel well out.. The evap and fuel lines run into a canister there, I would never advice anyone to run this exposed.. There is no weight to be losses from it and the protection to be gained from it is worth far more IMO
      Actually, it's the wheel wells that trap a lot of dirt down by the rocker panels. FYI, my GTI has 239K miles and hasn't had front wheel wells in about 8 years. No rust, no buildup, and no problems. Things get dirty regardless of if you have all the plastic surrounding the engine.

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      03-13-2012 10:30 AM #119
      Quote Originally Posted by Mantvis View Post
      When lowering a car should i be taking out the wheel wells? (like the plastic splash guards)
      Well you have to remove the rears to lower the car

      There's no need to remove them unless you're going on air. You'll be rubbing them pretty bad (at least the rears)
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      03-13-2012 10:57 AM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by seth_3515 View Post
      Just or reference, I'm running 16" fat fives with 225's at all four corners. 25mm in the rear looks beastly and I am weighting on tubular controls to put the fronts on but went with 15mm. Again, just a reference
      16in fat fives??? FFs are 17, right?
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      03-13-2012 11:12 AM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by TTC2k5 View Post
      16in fat fives??? FFs are 17, right?
      Yes, FF's are 17's unless you get the euro A8 FF's which are 18's
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      03-13-2012 11:40 AM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by seth_3515 View Post
      Just or reference, I'm running 16" fat fives with 225's at all four corners. 25mm in the rear looks beastly and I am weighting on tubular controls to put the fronts on but went with 15mm. Again, just a reference
      Pictures please
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      03-13-2012 11:59 AM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by 20v master View Post
      Actually, it's the wheel wells that trap a lot of dirt down by the rocker panels. FYI, my GTI has 239K miles and hasn't had front wheel wells in about 8 years. No rust, no buildup, and no problems. Things get dirty regardless of if you have all the plastic surrounding the engine.
      not talking about the fronts I said rears also, like I said I (personally) wouldnt advise anyone to take those off..

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      03-13-2012 12:00 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckmeister87 View Post
      Pictures please
      headed to get pics now..

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      03-13-2012 12:01 PM #125
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      Yes, FF's are 17's unless you get the euro A8 FF's which are 18's
      Ill get pics of those too..

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      03-13-2012 12:03 PM #126
      Quote Originally Posted by seth_3515 View Post
      not talking about the fronts I said rears also, like I said I (personally) wouldnt advise anyone to take those off..
      The rear without fender liners is really loud with sand & pebbles flying up into the car.
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      03-13-2012 12:10 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by DougLoBue View Post
      The rear without fender liners is really loud with sand & pebbles flying up into the car.
      Glad someone else notices these things.. And I was considering the JEGS poly seats on sale right now. I've sat in one and didn't think it was bad at all.

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      03-13-2012 12:27 PM #128
      Just checked to be sure.. Yes, they are 16" fat fives do some research.. Got the pics, but the car isn't on the ground so they will poke more but gotta load them on my computer from my phone. I used my iPhone and had the grid on the photo to try and make it as close to even as possible so you can see how "flush" they are with the fenders
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      03-13-2012 12:31 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by seth_3515 View Post
      Just checked to be sure.. Yes, they are 16" fat fives do some research.. Got the pics, but the car isn't on the ground so they will poke more but gotta load them on my computer from my phone. I used my iPhone and had the grid on the photo to try and make it as close to even as possible so you can see how "flush" they are with the fenders
      then they be rare indeed.
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      03-13-2012 12:36 PM #130
      It's ok.. USRT didn't believe me til they looked into it further as well

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      03-13-2012 12:41 PM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by seth_3515 View Post
      It's ok.. USRT didn't believe me til they looked into further as well
      do they look exactly like FFs, or just similar? I've seen wide 5-spoke in 16s on some of the very early TTs but they were not the same as the 17in FFs. Cast, not forged; painted, not polished; center slightly different too.

      Still, a nice looking, classic 5 spoke, and sooooo much nicer than the standard 6 spoke on the early TTs.

      cheers.
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      03-13-2012 12:45 PM #132
      Very similar, not polished. It is the early 5 spoke before the polished 17" I'll have pics up I'm headed home and cant load them to phtobucket from my phone. I'll be posing them within the hour though.

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      03-13-2012 12:48 PM #133
      Quote Originally Posted by seth_3515 View Post
      Ill get pics of those too..
      18's.

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      03-13-2012 01:10 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      18's.

      To appease everyone I will not call them fat fives.. They are the early model five spoke that are very similar to the fat gives but have a slightly narrower spoke and are cast not forged, painted not polished and have a different center.. Or can I say gen 1 fat fives?

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      03-13-2012 01:12 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by seth_3515 View Post
      To appease everyone I will not call them fat fives.. They are the early model five spoke that are very similar to the fat gives but have a slightly narrower spoke and are cast not forged, painted not polished and have a different center.. Or can I say gen 1 fat fives?
      G1FF has a nice ring to it or ever UrFF.
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      03-13-2012 01:15 PM #136
      how bout early FF reps? uploading photos now

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      03-13-2012 02:23 PM #138
      those aren't FF's. Or this is the first I've heard them called that. They're more like 16sthatshouldbereplacedbecausethey'retoosmallforth iscaranddon'tlookthatgreat.
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    34. 03-13-2012 02:58 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by DougLoBue View Post
      The rear without fender liners is really loud with sand & pebbles flying up into the car.
      What baffles me is that you can hear anything besides your exhaust !

      Oh and I also think it's perfectly fine to run without the heavy fender liners (I dropped a substantial amount of weight removing all kind of non-functional plastic covers on this car. It's not like crap is not trapped behind it anyway and the chassis-side of the arch is all coated. Easy access to many components is also plus. My 2 cents!

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      03-13-2012 03:03 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by Neb View Post
      those aren't FF's. Or this is the first I've heard them called that. They're more like 16sthatshouldbereplacedbecausethey'retoosmallforth iscaranddon'tlookthatgreat.
      Right.. because I dont jump on the RS bandwagon

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