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    Thread: A new year, a new direction. (PG content)

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      - 35% tint all around

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      - Keyfob window control mod


      The to do list:
      Refinish worn plastics in interior
      Front strut bar
      Paint match rockers/valances
      GLI brakes
      Retrofit heated GLI Recaro seats

      Wish list (stuff I can only dream about as of now):
      Air
      Neuspeed supercharger
      Full GLI valances/skirts
      Modify late year trunklid to Euro trunk lid
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      "When I came to, the general back-alley ambiance of the suite was so rotten, so incredibly foul. How long had I been lying there? All these signs of violence."

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      02-17-2012 08:15 PM #2
      take the advice of the sticker on the window looks good
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      "Upgrading" to smaller wheels is like "upgrading" to a smaller penis..

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      02-17-2012 09:01 PM #3
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    4. 02-17-2012 09:33 PM #4

      (end of 2011):
      great job on build!



      I know, needs lower. I'm working on that very soon

      Can't wait until summer to repolish and fix the curbing, then bring on show season 2012!

      Old progress thread here if you're interested.


      love the new rims. looking great, any more pictures of the new? and Oregon is dope, nice plates.

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      02-17-2012 09:35 PM #5
      new wheels and lower
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      02-17-2012 09:42 PM #6
      i like the new wheels better than the old ones.

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      02-17-2012 10:58 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by TurboWolfVdub View Post
      take the advice of the sticker on the window looks good
      yeah seriously! looking to break into the 23" range

      Quote Originally Posted by Jetta603 View Post
      love the new rims. looking great, any more pictures of the new? and Oregon is dope, nice plates.
      thanks! I love fat fives. unfortunately no, those are my only two, I'm busy until Monday so I'll get more then (and maybe actually go out to a location with a better camera) and take some real photos

      no sales tax ftw

      Quote Originally Posted by eastcoaststeeze View Post
      new wheels and lower
      so excited to have these wheels finally! hopefully I'll get around to dropping, cutting sway and alignment in the next few weeks

      Quote Originally Posted by oldskool1963vw View Post
      i like the new wheels better than the old ones.
      me too! I was unhappy with those old wheels almost immediately after I bought them... needed black rubs to attempt to pull them off and even then... not what I really wanted.
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      "When I came to, the general back-alley ambiance of the suite was so rotten, so incredibly foul. How long had I been lying there? All these signs of violence."

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      02-18-2012 05:20 PM #8
      Migrated my progress thread to this one.
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      "When I came to, the general back-alley ambiance of the suite was so rotten, so incredibly foul. How long had I been lying there? All these signs of violence."

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      02-18-2012 05:31 PM #9
      Nice start, personally I think fat 5's suite the MK3 VW platform better. if you get the chance sell those and grab some clean RC's, Long Beaches, Montes, or even Aristo's. All in all it looks good though.

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      02-18-2012 05:33 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by VR JC View Post
      Nice start, personally I think fat 5's suite the MK3 VW platform better. if you get the chance sell those and grab some clean RC's, Long Beaches, Montes, or even Aristo's. All in all it looks good though.
      Considering I JUST picked these up not 48 hours ago, and the fact I love these wheels on Mk4s, I'm probably sitting on these forever

      I did consider going for Aristos, and if something happens to these wheels and I must move to something else, that's my next choice.
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      "When I came to, the general back-alley ambiance of the suite was so rotten, so incredibly foul. How long had I been lying there? All these signs of violence."

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      02-18-2012 05:41 PM #11
      I like I like. Just a tad low my dear friend
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      I want to get the lsd because with the tires and what not about this there when I round about 10.
      What with the hills couldnt keep the who now.

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      02-18-2012 05:46 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Easy Dubs It View Post
      I like I like. Just a tad low my dear friend
      I know! I'm working on that this week! I have a friend who knows how to cut a sway and I need to set up a day where A.) it's not raining and B.) I have time to adjust my suspension and get it slammed! 23" front and rear is my goal... or 23.5", whichever I can get to



      Oh and, the tires I got with the wheels (ones pictured) have some bad inner wear on two of them, ironically enough they're the exact same tires my Sparco's have. Since lowering my car further should mean I should get an alignment (and I probably should anyway), I'm hoping I can swap my tires and get aligned all on the same day, but we'll see how that goes
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      "When I came to, the general back-alley ambiance of the suite was so rotten, so incredibly foul. How long had I been lying there? All these signs of violence."

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      Phat5's

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      02-18-2012 06:21 PM #14
      new>old looks good dude
      My thread thing.

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      02-18-2012 06:22 PM #15
      Tip of the hat to you, Sir

    16. 02-18-2012 06:33 PM #16
      very very nice.
      i love the PG bro
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      02-18-2012 06:41 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by KCISRViTG10 View Post
      Phat5's

      (oh by the way I have the beer symbol on my fairing if you look close enough)

      Quote Originally Posted by Mk4WiLk01 View Post
      new>old looks good dude
      I agree!

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      Tip of the hat to you, Sir


      Quote Originally Posted by redbullgotwings View Post
      very very nice.
      i love the PG bro
      thanks! I love the PG too, number 1 reason why I bought this car over a Relfex 1.8T, almost 4 years ago
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      "When I came to, the general back-alley ambiance of the suite was so rotten, so incredibly foul. How long had I been lying there? All these signs of violence."

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      02-18-2012 07:51 PM #18
      i hate fat fives... sorry man...

      but.... i'm no haturrr
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      Quote Originally Posted by mk4boost View Post
      i hate fat fives... sorry man...

      but.... i'm no haturrr
      gonna pour me some of that haterade?
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      "When I came to, the general back-alley ambiance of the suite was so rotten, so incredibly foul. How long had I been lying there? All these signs of violence."

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      02-18-2012 08:26 PM #20
      On point.

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      02-18-2012 10:06 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by SEE YA View Post
      On point.
      thanks!
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      "When I came to, the general back-alley ambiance of the suite was so rotten, so incredibly foul. How long had I been lying there? All these signs of violence."

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      02-19-2012 03:55 PM #22
      Oh and I have a VAG-COM cable on the way (amazon special, not a legit one) so I can have my own means to clear codes and all that fun stuff that goes into looking into VAG-COM. (like the windows up/down with your keyfob trick)

      I've been seeing increasingly poor mileage, especially after camming.. averaging about 24mpg mixed, my old average was around 26mpg with the same sort of mix. I've replaced my MAF not 15k miles ago but haven't bothered looking into 02 sensors... until now when I have the means to check them!

      I'm hoping my 02 sensors need replaced and I can start enjoying better mileage again.
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      "When I came to, the general back-alley ambiance of the suite was so rotten, so incredibly foul. How long had I been lying there? All these signs of violence."

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      02-20-2012 11:11 PM #23
      Put my good tires on the fatties today and sold my old wheels. Now that's out of the way, more low inc soon
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      "When I came to, the general back-alley ambiance of the suite was so rotten, so incredibly foul. How long had I been lying there? All these signs of violence."

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      03-11-2012 04:43 AM #24
      Not much progress has been made sadly We had a week where it snowed overnight, was sunny and 50°F the next day, then raining at night and icy/snow mix. Trying to find someone with an angle grinder so I can hack off my FSB and drop to 23". Luckily it's getting nicer outside...

      However, I did get my eBay vagcom cable, and did the keyfob windows up/down mod

      And this was taken at a GTG tonight:




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      03-11-2012 11:01 AM #25
      Clean. Keep it up
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      wibbly wobbly... time-y wimey... stuff.

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      03-11-2012 11:48 AM #27
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      03-11-2012 03:53 PM #28
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      Clean. Keep it up
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      lower it
      Thanks

      soon as it's nice outside and I have found an angle grinder, lower it will have been achieved
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      03-11-2012 04:00 PM #29
      not bad
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      improvement
      as my buddy says:

      holy sh*t it looks soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much better
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      04-05-2012 09:27 PM #32
      I really wish Oregon would get some nice and stable weather... In the last two to three weeks it has snowed, hailed while sunny, rained while being 40°F out, sunny and cloudless at 60°F, and just about every combination of sun, rain and temperature known to man. I guess we broke a 50 year old March rainfall record.

      I keep waiting to see some good weather in which I can rent an angle grinder and get cutting/lowering away! Though I should probably wait until I actually have enough money to get an alignment after so I'm not all over the place

      Though, should I only align the front after dropping the whole car or do the whole car alignment? I have that option. I would assume lower all four corners = align all four corners.

      And after doing reading and discussing, for the sake of fund saving, I think 24" all around is going to be my limit for now until I can look into getting new axles, as I understand there is axle binding problems beyond that. I cannot afford to snap an axle right now, I will screw myself big time. So for now, 24" is my goal and limit (and should look good enough for the time being).


      If Oregon has a rainy summer like last year I will contemplate launching an ICBM into the sun out of spite.
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      04-05-2012 09:34 PM #33
      finally somebody else with black sparcos!! i thought i was the only one but where can you get that window mod for the key fob? car looks good

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      04-05-2012 09:37 PM #34
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      lower it
      yolo. lol.

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      04-05-2012 09:48 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by JayDD007 View Post
      finally somebody else with black sparcos!! i thought i was the only one but where can you get that window mod for the key fob? car looks good
      Awesome! Yeah I've seen them on an 08+ Subaru WRX, and that's it lol. They're on a T-Red Mk4 now, I still see them at my college now and then.

      There's a DIY for it on the forums here- uses a Czech program and an ebay VAG-COM cable (apparently legit ross-tech cables don't work). It takes like 3 minutes total, I've done it to two cars now lol.

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      Yes, yes I know! As soon as it gets nice out
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