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      02-25-2012 02:10 PM #51
      im working on clay-barring it.
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      02-25-2012 02:19 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 04:25 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 11:20 AM #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 03:09 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 03:45 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 04:05 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 04:34 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 06:27 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 08:41 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 08:43 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 09:44 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by vwluger22 View Post
      Did you make a tool like I did last week?
      Yup! It was fairly easy

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      02-27-2012 04:13 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 04:26 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 06:57 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 07:13 PM #66
      got software from United Motorsports.

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      02-27-2012 07:17 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 07:22 PM #68
      putting these in


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      02-27-2012 07:33 PM #69
      ^niice, that is on my list upcoming items to get.
      did you buy that from ecs?
      its hard for me to drop $$ like that just pedals
      id be happy with finding a wrecked gti or gli and salvage that
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      02-27-2012 07:43 PM #70
      I have some of AWE pedals that I need to intsall considering they have sat in my garage waiting to go on for 2 years.
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      02-27-2012 07:50 PM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      ^niice, that is on my list upcoming items to get.
      did you buy that from ecs?
      its hard for me to drop $$ like that just pedals
      id be happy with finding a wrecked gti or gli and salvage that
      Im a VW parts guy

      What is ecs selling them for? pm me and i'll see what I can do

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      02-27-2012 08:47 PM #72
      switched stock license plate bulbs to led bulbs

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      02-27-2012 10:07 PM #73
      ^^^^^^ Me too! ..well i fixed one of mine...

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      02-27-2012 10:19 PM #74

      Looks sick! Changes the whole look of the car

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      02-28-2012 06:10 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by vwluger22 View Post
      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.
      hahahaha yeah me too exept ive only had mine for maybe 6 months. still, ive put it off long enough.
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