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

    1. Member pennsydubbin's Avatar
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      05-03-2012 06:12 PM #551
      Quote Originally Posted by pete@blackforest View Post
      The bottle opener was worth the hundreds spent.
      definitely need something close by for all the beers i'll be drinking during this install process
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      05-03-2012 06:16 PM #552
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      send me an email so i can give you the info for the brakes... it would suck to waste so much money.
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      05-03-2012 06:54 PM #553
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      05-03-2012 07:27 PM #554
      Quote Originally Posted by pennsydubbin View Post
      I'm a male stripper on the weekends


      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      how is your addapter/spacer situation? a friend had em and he had to re torque the lugs every 100 miles or so.
      I have adapters and dont have to do this, when they where brand new after 100 miles or so I re torqued them like you would with a new set of wheels fresh out of the box.
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      05-03-2012 08:00 PM #555
      yeah i had adaptec make my set up... they were ordered per my specs i sent them...

      I'm actually getting away with an extremely low offset... as in low 30s and high 20s... but these bad boys are truely works of art!

      hubcentric...wheelcentric, actual correct length of the lug studs to accomodate landrover lug nuts. the list goes on...

      regardless, are torqued to 85ft,lbs per their instructions. and the land rover lug nuts are actually HUGE!!! but a cool feature of them is they allow precise and great consistent torque... because they use a floating washer as well as the lug nut itself becomes a bushing... torqued correctly they shouldn't move at all!

      anyway even with the low offset, these wheels have a strange inner barrel and the holes had to be machined down to accomodate my porsche boxster brakes....lol who would have thought? when i put them on at first it was LOCKED in place. so i shaved the faces of the calipers (i know scary) and then also had the spoke holes machined to allow more space... I am going to have to shave more though soon, because my larger spacers are up front. and the narrow (only by 3mm) are out back...
      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-03-2012 08:11 PM #556
      I have adaptec and there really great! But are you running spacers and adapters together?
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      05-04-2012 12:05 AM #557
      No only adapters...adapted to fit range rover bore and pcd to VW


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      god i love my car. it may not be fast, but it's crazy fun!



      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

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      05-04-2012 12:17 AM #558
      Land Rovers look great
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      05-04-2012 01:49 AM #559
      Had a rare midweek day off, so I started the process of repainting my door trim strips. the guy who originally did them just painted directly over the black texture so the paint did not adhere well. It was coming off in a few places and bugging the hell out of me. Used my wives blowdryer to heat up the adhesive, then peeled them off with the help of my library card. Got most of the old 3m tape off the doors. I'm going to have to mess with that more later.

      Started sanding them by hand, but after spending almost 2 hours on one of the small rear panel pieces I broke down and went to Wal-Mart and bought an orbital sander. Finished the next two before I ran out of light. I'm going to try and finish the last one, then get a layer of adhesion promoter and sandable primer down tomorrow before work. Hopefully I'll have them installed back up by Monday.
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      05-05-2012 01:28 AM #560
      Messed around with Track Recorder. I am guessing the 0-60 widget doesnt' work. All well, and yes I know I am running lean.


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      05-05-2012 04:42 PM #561
      Finally washed the car inside and out, and figuring out what all I want to do on this thing.

      Result; the need of $10k...sigh.

      So, put the freon back in that I never added after the engine swap as it is 90 degrees right now.

      Next, search for wheels and tires......
      **- 2005.5 VW Jetta Package 2 with 2008 2.5L -**
      BFI stage 2 transmission mounts

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      05-05-2012 06:42 PM #562
      Brakes! Anyone know how to clean these calipers up nicely and does anyone know why my rotors look scratched?? Sticky pads??
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      05-05-2012 07:52 PM #563
      i did this yesterday



      photo (1) copy 2 by burbank2broward, on Flickr


      red tails pt 2 by burbank2broward, on Flickr


      red tails pt 3 by burbank2broward, on Flickr

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      05-06-2012 02:29 PM #564
      Quote Originally Posted by Burbank2broward View Post
      i did this yesterday


      I like the red tails

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      05-07-2012 01:34 AM #565
      United Motorsports 2.5T

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      05-07-2012 09:14 AM #566
      Wanted to change up the front a bit. I know its a rattle can jobby, but I wanted to see what it would look like. I think it came out nice and will get it properly painted when I get back from SoWo

      From this:


      To This:


      Went from this:


      To This:






      Just need my votex lip now and the front is for the most part completed.

    17. 05-07-2012 08:30 PM #567
      Had it dropped off at the body shop today. ~$4700 in damage and it will not make it to SOWO.

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      05-07-2012 09:11 PM #568
      Quote Originally Posted by kiserhd View Post
      Had it dropped off at the body shop today. ~$4700 in damage and it will not make it to SOWO.
      what a bummer. hope all goes well
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    19. 05-07-2012 09:13 PM #569
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      what a bummer. hope all goes well
      Yeah I'd feel better if I totaled it because I was driving like a douche. Instead it got taken out by hail.

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      05-07-2012 10:05 PM #570
      Quote Originally Posted by kiserhd View Post
      Yeah I'd feel better if I totaled it because I was driving like a douche. Instead it got taken out by hail.
      Wtf? Seriously man? I'm sorry Hans that sucks.any pics of the damage? You can text them to me

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      C2 stage 2 TURBO!!! ACHTUNG!!! 2.5liter 5cylinder contents under pressure!!!

    21. 05-07-2012 10:13 PM #571





      Apparently the camera wanted to focus on the paint so they had to manual focus to get any detail from the dents.

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      05-07-2012 10:15 PM #572
      That's terrible.

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      05-07-2012 10:30 PM #573
      that looks bad. That sucks man.

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      05-08-2012 12:00 AM #574
      Sorry to hear about the hail damage man...it's a terrible feeling. I had to pay a little over 1k out of pocket last year for hail damage that occurred while the car was sitting outside a performance shop.

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      05-08-2012 01:35 AM #575
      Eff that, get the hood fixed and pocket the cash.
      If it sounds like sarcasm, it probably is.

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