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

    1. Member dhenry's Avatar
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      03-30-2012 08:25 PM #386
      Quote Originally Posted by kiserhd View Post
      Got something from Gabe@BWPerformance for it today.

      quick pic
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      UM tunedl!
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      04-01-2012 02:48 AM #387
      Did a tune up a few days ago. Got my air intake in weds just waiting on my short shifter and exhaust to come in now... Can't wait.

    3. 04-01-2012 09:51 AM #388
      Saturday -- self performed 100k service on my 06 Jetta.

      Oil, filter, air filter (looked fine at 80k so I left it in), checked CV boots, lubed door hinges, cabin air filter, injector cleaner, checked brake pad thickness, and a wash. Took it to Discount tire to have my Michelin Primacy's rotated and balanced. I do need to get it to a service shop for brake fluid and coolant flush/replacement. I don't perform those myself.

      Cheers

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      04-02-2012 07:42 PM #389
      NLS short shifter and 42DD bushings. Awesome feel.

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      04-02-2012 07:56 PM #390
      Dropped the front end a lil more, blacked out the roof, black mirror caps.





      and then.....



      Went with the 80a, and the thing is amazing, the vibrations??? who said Vibrations??? I didn't say vibrations!!! A must have piece!!!

      and the BFI piece arrives tomorrow
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      04-02-2012 09:26 PM #391
      Quote Originally Posted by DrivenAllDay View Post
      Went with the 80a, and the thing is amazing, the vibrations??? who said Vibrations??? I didn't say vibrations!!! A must have piece!!!

      and the BFI piece arrives tomorrow
      wow really? I had significant vibration at very low rpm after I installed my 85a. mainly when starting out in first gear.
      United Motorsports 2.5T

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      04-02-2012 10:40 PM #392
      Quote Originally Posted by pennsydubbin View Post
      wow really? I had significant vibration at very low rpm after I installed my 85a. mainly when starting out in first gear.
      Yeah, I read every review that I could find on the mount, and I was expecting the vibrations. I was really thinking it would be something that I'd have to deal with and get used too, but at first start up, I was shocked, as there was no crazy vibrations. Very stock cabin feel, and much much more responsive when driving. I love it! Very solid product!

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      04-02-2012 11:20 PM #393
      Same. I too have an 85a and there are some vibrations. Minimal, but there.

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      04-02-2012 11:31 PM #394
      Finalized everything for next years motor swap
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      04-03-2012 12:39 AM #395
      Quote Originally Posted by kevin FaKiN spLits View Post
      Finalized everything for next years motor swap
      what's going in
      United Motorsports 2.5T

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      04-03-2012 07:58 AM #396
      Vinyl for for the roof? Is it textured? Looks great
      -Jon

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      04-03-2012 08:39 AM #397
      Quote Originally Posted by BJR1983 View Post
      Vinyl for for the roof? Is it textured? Looks great
      It is vinyl, it's matte finish, and Thanks for compliment

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      04-03-2012 09:02 AM #398
      Quote Originally Posted by pennsydubbin View Post
      what's going in
      3.6l vr6.
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      04-05-2012 12:41 AM #399
      Installed a USP testpipe and got the 95oct tune from APR.

      My curent mods Carbonio CAI, USP Testpipe, APR 93 flash. (AWE catback in production. Can't wait!)

      I didn't get to drive too much today but The car pulls much harder in 1st and 2nd gear (tiptronic) and all around. The top end improved a little bit, but still an issue...

      I'm more impressed with the pedal response. As soon as i got into my car it was the first thing I noticed. The car revs really agressively.

      The annoying rev hang is gone.

      The car is has some new characteristics but nothing dramatic.

      Can't wait to get the cat back on with the test pipe. Theres a whine between 2500 rpms to about 3100 super annoying and then it growls with the CAI.

      I assume this is because of the stock cat. Anyone experienced this?

      Anyways I'm excited about my car again. I was coming to terms with how slow it was...I was getting angry. But progress is being made.

      Next step is coilovers.

      Then saving for an 02q swap

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      04-05-2012 06:44 PM #400
      I washed her, gave her 2 coats of wax, vacuumed every inch, changed her cabin filter, changed her oil....then when i was done i gave her a good spank'n around town... V'Dub Luv

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      04-05-2012 06:46 PM #401
      I took the intake manifold back off to check the fitment of the new design for the cast plenum. Some tweeks will need to be made, but I need more than 2 hands to hold and measure so they will have to wait until tomorrow, or until I can get some helping hands.

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      04-05-2012 07:31 PM #402
      New turn signals.


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      04-07-2012 11:21 PM #403
      Quote Originally Posted by aquino View Post
      NLS short shifter and 42DD bushings. Awesome feel.
      I will be doing this next week as well. How was the install?

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      04-08-2012 09:08 AM #404
      Quote Originally Posted by Castlesofsand View Post
      I will be doing this next week as well. How was the install?
      Hardest part is getting the OEM rubber bushing out of the arms. Super easy for me since my battery is in the hatch and out of the way. Be careful not to drop your clips into the abyss. PM me if you have any questions. GL

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      04-08-2012 05:06 PM #405
      finished with my wire tucking.

      pics in a bit

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      04-08-2012 10:07 PM #406
      Finally got my brakes done... Effin eh! stupid north! I hate the salt and snow. I've been down here now for 5 yrs (2 with the car) and haven't changed the brakes until now. Man those 4 M14 bolts were a huge pain. It took a day to get them off. 3 hrs of liquid wrench, 3 hrs of PB and then 1.5 hrs of the home brew (ATF and Acetone) and finally got them loose with a 2 foot pipe. Oh and there was some paint involved... I only have a crappy cell phone picture: (The GTI brake upgrade, just finished bedding them. These were still new lol


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      Untitled by Mean_Jetta, on Flickr

      I'll grab more when I can with a real-ish camera
      C2 tune, Peloquin LSD, .717 TDI 5TH gear swap, AWE exhaust, BSH CAI, H&R street sport coilover + 25mm RSB, neuspeed short shifter, 17x8 BBS RGR.

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      04-08-2012 10:12 PM #407
      that looks good. what kind of rotors are those
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      04-08-2012 10:30 PM #408
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      that looks good. what kind of rotors are those
      Ate premium one. Here are the rears, but you get the idea. Good luck finding them though, they just pulled out of the USA. The rears were next to impossible to find. The fronts were a lot easier. I grabbed the ceramics to hopefully cut down on some dust int he rear and HPS up front

      [IMG] Untitled by Mean_Jetta, on Flickr[/IMG]
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    24. 04-08-2012 10:59 PM #410
      Lol, you are the 3rd black mk5 i have seen with yellow calipers. Looks good though.

      HPS dust pretty bad, specially with slotted rotors :S

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      04-08-2012 11:08 PM #411
      Quote Originally Posted by DerekH View Post
      Lol, you are the 3rd black mk5 i have seen with yellow calipers. Looks good though.

      HPS dust pretty bad, specially with slotted rotors :S
      the front never seemed to have any dust compared to the rears but after bedding I could see the pad material in the groves lol.

      hmm... I have never seen any pictures of the black and yellow calipers. Personally, I love it and am very happy
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      04-08-2012 11:28 PM #412
      Quote Originally Posted by DerekH View Post
      Lol, you are the 3rd black mk5 i have seen with yellow calipers. Looks good though.

      HPS dust pretty bad, specially with slotted rotors :S
      lol, so im not the only one??

      my wheels are ALWAYS filled with dust... but the car stops in a dime, so i dont complain.

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      04-08-2012 11:38 PM #413
      Ill see how the dust goes but I think it will be fine, Haha. I wont mind. More excuses to wash it
      C2 tune, Peloquin LSD, .717 TDI 5TH gear swap, AWE exhaust, BSH CAI, H&R street sport coilover + 25mm RSB, neuspeed short shifter, 17x8 BBS RGR.

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      04-09-2012 02:18 PM #414
      Driving it to go look at this.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...abbit-GTI-2500

      Thoughts?

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      04-09-2012 03:32 PM #415
      Got my exhaust aligned correctly and got a C2 tune
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      04-09-2012 08:23 PM #416


      Looking forward to installing this bad boy, but I can't find anyone that sells 21mm sockets.

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      04-09-2012 08:51 PM #417
      Sears.

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      04-09-2012 08:53 PM #418
      Didn't even think about that. Thanks! Weren't you supposed to call me?!

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      04-09-2012 09:21 PM #419
      Quote Originally Posted by itskohler View Post
      Didn't even think about that. Thanks! Weren't you supposed to call me?!
      Autozone if you got one near you... like 4.00 or so.

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      04-09-2012 09:45 PM #420
      Quote Originally Posted by DrivenAllDay View Post
      Autozone if you got one near you... like 4.00 or so.
      Def, autozone.

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