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    Thread: What did you do to your 2.5L today?

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      02-23-2012 10:36 PM #36
      i just finished polishing the mani...

      started with a 600 grit, ended with a 2000.. Tis shiny.

      pics later

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      02-24-2012 12:22 AM #37
      i spent the last 5 hours polishing... started with a 600 grit, and worked my way up to a 2k.. an entire handjob!




      my "tools"... i had already thrown the sand paper










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      02-24-2012 12:28 AM #38
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      02-24-2012 12:58 AM #39
      Looks nice Fred. Good job
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      02-24-2012 04:48 PM #40
      Fred, little word of advice on the install. DO NOT use the supplied hose from the VC to the mani itself if you want to avoid a minor headache down the road. This hose over time tends to collapse in on itself because its not strong enough to hold up to all the oil vapors. Get yourself a silicone hose or something stronger and throw that on instead. They might have changed the hose since I bought mine over a year ago but I doubt it. It should be good for 2-3 months tho if you just wanna get it on there and hooked up, but deffinately swap it out. Looks good all polised up .
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      02-24-2012 06:17 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by tay272 View Post
      Fred, little word of advice on the install. DO NOT use the supplied hose from the VC to the mani itself if you want to avoid a minor headache down the road. This hose over time tends to collapse in on itself because its not strong enough to hold up to all the oil vapors. Get yourself a silicone hose or something stronger and throw that on instead. They might have changed the hose since I bought mine over a year ago but I doubt it. It should be good for 2-3 months tho if you just wanna get it on there and hooked up, but deffinately swap it out. Looks good all polised up .
      this x1000

      That hose caused wayy too much headache for me.
      They're going to their house over there.
      You're not utilizing your education properly.

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      02-24-2012 06:31 PM #42
      lol.. i DONT need the hose... remember that my VC is already re routed.

      btw, i'm installing. removed the stock mani in 20 mins with the "fabbed" tool.

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      02-25-2012 08:50 AM #43
      Being a vw owner for only 44k miles now, i hadnt really gotten a chance to do anything to 'Jett-Li'. And when i saw the price of a certain 2.5 intake retailing for $280, i was a bit dismayed to say the least.. 280!?
      So, after warming the engine up a little and prying off the cover, i discovered the maze-like route for air (barely) getting into the engine- not enough i say. I unplugged the two hoses that attach to the black plastic bend before the MAF, and removed the air shroud attached to the back of the grille- so i came up with those two parts as extras. One 3",90° silicone bend, and two hose clamps from the Saab later- the Jett feels and sounds cooler than before! $280.. for an intake?? YUH right. how 'bout $4.99 for two hose clamps, and an extra k&N lying around the garage?

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      02-25-2012 10:07 AM #44
      so, heres the hyperlink..
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/75458236@N02/

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      02-25-2012 01:51 PM #45
      painting my calipers on my UG this goldish color...
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      02-25-2012 01:58 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by Super93 View Post
      for 585.

      Next step: lower it

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      02-25-2012 02:13 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by 2pt5_20v_pwr View Post
      for 585.

      Next step: lower it
      neXt is a prototype 2.5" ss exh, then the c2 sri + tune.

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      02-25-2012 02:21 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Super93 View Post
      neXt is a prototype 2.5" ss exh, then the c2 sri + tune.
      nice I got the C2 SRI & tune a couple weeks ago and I love it

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      02-25-2012 02:52 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by 2pt5_20v_pwr View Post
      nice I got the C2 SRI & tune a couple weeks ago and I love it
      did you just reuse
      all the gaskets? with no issues? your car 5spd?

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      02-25-2012 02:54 PM #50
      I went out side and hit it with a hammer.
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      02-25-2012 03:10 PM #51
      im working on clay-barring it.
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      02-25-2012 03:19 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      im working on clay-barring it.
      I did that about 2 weeks ago. 7 hours total. I think in the spring I'm gonna pay some place to do it. I also need scratch and swirl marks taken care of, tho I've been contemplating a full color respray...
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      02-25-2012 05:25 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      I did that about 2 weeks ago. 7 hours total. I think in the spring I'm gonna pay some place to do it. I also need scratch and swirl marks taken care of, tho I've been contemplating a full color respray...
      yeah this is my first time. but im doing it step at a time. yesterday i did the rear end. today i did the hood roof and the right side. tomorrow i will do the rest and finish with a photoshoot with some friends

      i agree kfs, i might pay someone to do it next time. this is tedious.
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      02-26-2012 12:20 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      yeah this is my first time. but im doing it step at a time. yesterday i did the rear end. today i did the hood roof and the right side. tomorrow i will do the rest and finish with a photoshoot with some friends

      i agree kfs, i might pay someone to do it next time. this is tedious.
      I like doing it. I just like doing other things on my days off! Plus a detail shop only claybars around black trim pieces. They mostly use compound wheels and real detailing tools. There is a chance I may have the car resprayed next year so I may just leave the scratched clear coat alone, use that 300$ toward the new color
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      02-26-2012 04:09 PM #55
      measured the gap on the new spark plugs, removed the old ones and installed the new ones!

      also changed the air filter.

      only left to do: oil change, fuel filter.

      this is the "40k maintenance" done at 35k intervals. the car has 69500 miles.

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      02-26-2012 04:45 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      measured the gap on the new spark plugs, removed the old ones and installed the new ones!

      also changed the air filter.

      only left to do: oil change, fuel filter.

      this is the "40k maintenance" done at 35k intervals. the car has 69500 miles.
      What's the gap supposed to be again? I just made sure the gap on the new ones was the same as the oem ones I took out...

      Also started making stainless hardlines for some hose deletion.
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      02-26-2012 05:05 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      What's the gap supposed to be again? I just made sure the gap on the new ones was the same as the oem ones I took out...

      Also started making stainless hardlines for some hose deletion.
      1.0 to 1.1mm

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      02-26-2012 05:34 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by SocoJoe View Post
      1.0 to 1.1mm
      Cool 1mm is what I did
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      02-26-2012 07:27 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      im working on clay-barring it.
      got that paint looking shiny
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      02-26-2012 09:41 PM #60
      ^ Jelous that my car cant look that nice this time of year.

      What did I do to my car today? Walked past the car while my ecu landed in Lousville KY at 7:30pm for C2 to take car of some buisness for me tomorrow.
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      02-26-2012 09:43 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      removed the stock mani in 20 mins with the "fabbed" tool.
      Did you make a tool like I did last week?
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      02-26-2012 10:44 PM #62
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      Did you make a tool like I did last week?
      Yup! It was fairly easy

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      02-27-2012 05:13 PM #63
      Installed HIDS into the projector fogs. Can't wait to see how they look at night.

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      02-27-2012 05:26 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by SocoJoe View Post
      Installed HIDS into the projector fogs. Can't wait to see how they look at night.
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      02-27-2012 07:57 PM #65
      My one inner taillight decided to fall out today. I have aftermarket ones and I guess the nuts on the bolts backed all the way out and fell off inside my hatch from all the vibrations over time. I got some new ones and replaced them. One had also fallen off the bolt of one of my outter taillights so I replaced that one too and torqued em all down pretty good.
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      02-27-2012 08:13 PM #66
      got software from United Motorsports.

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      02-27-2012 08:17 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      got software from United Motorsports.
      i wouldnt be online posting about. id be too busy enjoying it
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      02-27-2012 08:33 PM #69
      ^niice, that is on my list upcoming items to get.
      did you buy that from ecs?
      its hard for me to drop $$ like that just pedals
      id be happy with finding a wrecked gti or gli and salvage that
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      02-27-2012 08:43 PM #70
      I have some of AWE pedals that I need to intsall considering they have sat in my garage waiting to go on for 2 years.
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