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      03-07-2012 08:37 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by l88m22vette View Post
      You got to the point where you had everything but the rotor/caliper off, but stopped to take a pic instead of taking those two things off and removing the snapped lug? It could be done in a night, just get a replacement and go for it
      The picture is not mine, i just googled
      Took the caliper off and the brake rotor. I tried turning it, i use a screw and a hammer to turn it. made 2 full turs, and thats where i stopped since it was getting dark and it seemed that the bolt was stuck in there.. Ill try to use a a metal cutter with a disk and make a slice in there so maybe i could just use my screw driver. hmm IDK

      Any shops that could remove the bolt for me? Called tire shops nothin, called a few breake shops told me to buy a new hub..
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      03-07-2012 09:37 PM #102
      Sorry, misunderstood Can you not get to the lugbolts from behind? Should be a Torx head bolt, or it might be pressed in, can't remember..if it is pressed in, us a C-clamp to press it out shadetree style
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      03-07-2012 11:43 PM #103

      Can i unscrew that bolt that is right in the middle of the brake rotor? I mean by saying "can" will there be any fluids or oil coming out? Will i need to replace any kind of washers? or is it just unscrew and then just screw it back in? because i believe the hub is being holded with that screw

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      03-08-2012 09:09 AM #104
      Yeah it's fine. There's just grease behind it.
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      03-08-2012 10:28 PM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Mantvis View Post

      Can i unscrew that bolt that is right in the middle of the brake rotor? I mean by saying "can" will there be any fluids or oil coming out? Will i need to replace any kind of washers? or is it just unscrew and then just screw it back in? because i believe the hub is being holded with that screw


      Calipers and rotars.. I need info
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      03-08-2012 11:30 PM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by Chuckmeister87 View Post
      Calipers and rotars.. I need info
      RS4 calipers
      RS4 365mm x 34mm discs
      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
      RS4 365mm x 34mm discs
      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
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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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