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      10-02-2012 09:16 PM #1016
      i re did the fuel line, and remove the motor mount bracket to see if it can get it made locally in 1 piece... the middle bolt was messing with my sleep.

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      10-02-2012 09:36 PM #1017
      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      Impressions?
      the NLS short shifter feels great! although i wish it shortened the side to side, and maybe i will powdercoat it in the future.

      the valve cover breather that BW sends in their kit was big and ugly imo and would hit the hood. the new breather in that pic is smaller and has a better fit.

      my original tranny mount that i just took out felt like it was shot (i had upgraded the two other mounts and left this one for 80k)
      Now with the complete replacement the whole car feels solid, improved traction , smoother shifting.
      there is a bad vibration around 1100 rpm....hopefully once the mount is broken in it wont be as bad.

      edit: i also broke the little white plastic ring that holds the side to side part of shifter.

      im going to go check what my mount looks like compared to
      Last edited by dhenry; 10-02-2012 at 09:44 PM.
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      10-02-2012 10:28 PM #1018
      I would like to see the mount as well.
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      10-02-2012 10:45 PM #1019
      Quote Originally Posted by vwluger22 View Post
      I would like to see the mount as well.
      oem mount @ 80k miles

      not too bad
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      10-02-2012 10:53 PM #1020
      Interesting looks like their 6K mount.
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      10-03-2012 12:14 AM #1021
      Noticed my NLS SS had surface rust on it. If you are tedious on keeping your bay clean you might want to take it off and coat it with something Dom. If you haven't already.

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      10-03-2012 10:57 PM #1022
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      my original tranny mount that i just took out felt like it was shot (i had upgraded the two other mounts and left this one for 80k)
      Now with the complete replacement the whole car feels solid, improved traction , smoother shifting.
      there is a bad vibration around 1100 rpm....hopefully once the mount is broken in it wont be as bad.
      About 2 months or so ago I installed the full round of BFI Stg1 mounts. I'm not sure if the mounts 'broke in' some or if I just got used to the vibrations at certain points. Either way, it bothers me less now than right after I installed them. I'm sure you'll find the same.
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      10-08-2012 11:37 AM #1023
      killed my wheel gap with Solo-werks.


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      10-09-2012 12:56 AM #1024
      Quote Originally Posted by endicott View Post
      killed my wheel gap with Solo-werks.

      Looks good. Have a side profile shot?

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      10-09-2012 10:27 PM #1025
      Quote Originally Posted by adamea1635 View Post
      Looks good. Have a side profile shot?
      Thanks, here are a few more and some more details:

      front - helper springs and 15 threads left to drop.
      rear - perches in and if I remember correctly 1" worth threads left

      24 7/8" FTG all around

      wheels: 18x8 ASA AR1
      tires: 225/40ZR-18 General G-MAX AS-03

      I don't like the wheels, love the tires.


      Last edited by endicott; 10-10-2012 at 12:01 AM.

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      10-10-2012 12:35 AM #1026
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      10-11-2012 10:38 AM #1027
      Welp, I took off my nurburgrings and put on the stock steelies. I bought LED's for the license plate, hopefully they will be here by tomorrow. I really should put in my dog bone mount bushing in sometime. It's been sitting in my garage for awhile. Sometime next week my car is getting detailed. Can't wait to see what it looks like after.
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      10-11-2012 10:50 AM #1028
      sold it.
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      10-11-2012 11:07 AM #1029
      im going to go check what my mount looks like compared to
      [/QUOTE]

      I have pictures somewhere showing my stock trans insert compared to the new BFI stage 1 I put it. After 95k miles, ~15k turbo'd, my mount still looked like what is pictured as being "6K miles"

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      10-11-2012 12:58 PM #1030
      mine looks similar at 80k and looked like it was 6k when i pulled it out.

      what other mounts are your running jimmy?
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      10-11-2012 02:51 PM #1031
      Quote Originally Posted by nothing-leaves-stock View Post
      sold it.
      What did you sell?
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      10-11-2012 07:39 PM #1032
      Quote Originally Posted by nickbeezy View Post
      mine looks similar at 80k and looked like it was 6k when i pulled it out.

      what other mounts are your running jimmy?
      stage 1 BFI motor mount and HPA 85a duro puck
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      10-11-2012 08:07 PM #1033
      Here's a stock insert we took out of a car yesterday that had 130k miles..

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      10-11-2012 11:52 PM #1034
      Quote Originally Posted by pete@blackforest View Post
      Here's a stock insert we took out of a car yesterday that had 130k miles..


      So I guess you forgot to add the 1 before the "30k miles"?
      why so serious?

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      10-12-2012 12:25 AM #1035


      My trans mount after 90K
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      10-12-2012 12:56 AM #1036
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      10-12-2012 01:32 AM #1037
      Quote Originally Posted by trudub View Post


      So I guess you forgot to add the 1 before the "30k miles"?
      Not at all. Those are legit numbers and the actual images of the inserts.
      I'm sure those are Mk4 inserts in that picture, given when the picture was taken and the fact that the Mk4 is an older platform.
      Keep in mind, Mk4/Mk5/Mk6 use the same lower trans insert (Mk4 has an additional upper).
      Also, the 'shrinkage' is not linear - more mileage doesn't necessarily mean more 'shrink'. 60k on one car might be less dramatic then a car with 30k.
      My '08 2.5l with ~40k looked like the advertised ~30k in the image provided on our website. Ironically enough, the trans insert in my '04 1.8t GLI with ~100k looked like my ~40k 2.5l insert. Different cars, different driving habits, etc will wear the mount differently.
      One thing is for sure - the stock insert is inferior to our poly replacements. We're not selling snake oil here.. Try one and you'll know.
      Last edited by pete@blackforest; 10-12-2012 at 01:44 AM.
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      10-12-2012 09:28 PM #1038
      Quote Originally Posted by pete@blackforest View Post
      Not at all. Those are legit numbers and the actual images of the inserts.
      I'm sure those are Mk4 inserts in that picture, given when the picture was taken and the fact that the Mk4 is an older platform.
      Keep in mind, Mk4/Mk5/Mk6 use the same lower trans insert (Mk4 has an additional upper).
      Also, the 'shrinkage' is not linear - more mileage doesn't necessarily mean more 'shrink'. 60k on one car might be less dramatic then a car with 30k.
      My '08 2.5l with ~40k looked like the advertised ~30k in the image provided on our website. Ironically enough, the trans insert in my '04 1.8t GLI with ~100k looked like my ~40k 2.5l insert. Different cars, different driving habits, etc will wear the mount differently.
      One thing is for sure - the stock insert is inferior to our poly replacements. We're not selling snake oil here.. Try one and you'll know.


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      10-16-2012 02:08 PM #1039
      Took a picture with my new wheel/tire setup. Hopefully the last 4x4 SUV picture I take as I'm installing my new springs and shock setup this Saturday.


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      10-16-2012 07:37 PM #1041
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    27. 10-17-2012 01:08 AM #1042
      Quote Originally Posted by HollisJoy View Post
      I hit an Onion at interstate speed
      A Semi hauling onions was ahead of me & 3 lanes to the right.
      I watched a single onion fall off the truck & then roll right toward me.
      Hitting an onion at 75mph will scratch your paint.

      That sucks,your lucky it did not it hit your windshield! I hit a owl at 75mph before,owls scratch paint to.:

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      10-19-2012 11:19 AM #1043
      Quote Originally Posted by cbs_24 View Post
      Took a picture with my new wheel/tire setup. Hopefully the last 4x4 SUV picture I take as I'm installing my new springs and shock setup this Saturday.
      Should look good once 4x4 is eliminated I just did the same.

      Today I acquired the first piece of my winter project...


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      10-19-2012 11:41 AM #1044
      Quote Originally Posted by endicott View Post
      Thanks, here are a few more and some more details:

      front - helper springs and 15 threads left to drop.
      rear - perches in and if I remember correctly 1" worth threads left

      24 7/8" FTG all around

      wheels: 18x8 ASA AR1
      tires: 225/40ZR-18 General G-MAX AS-03

      I don't like the wheels, love the tires.


      I really like your wheels. I want to get some alloys in the new year for my MK VI. Something understated, not too 'boy racer' and yours are perfect. Many I have seen, especially 3rd party, are a little to garish for my taste.

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      10-19-2012 11:57 AM #1045
      My salsa red Jetta is getting detailed for the first time since I bought it 2 years ago. On Monday my friend is putting on my OEM suspension. My fk street lines are so worn and bouncy.......

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      10-19-2012 01:52 PM #1046
      What about a few days ago?

      I took some photos of it. I need more low I know.

      I was doing some creative stuff with these. I learned some, while, I know what not to do now.


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      Nice pictures

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      10-19-2012 05:30 PM #1048
      Quote Originally Posted by endicott View Post
      Should look good once 4x4 is eliminated I just did the same.

      Today I acquired the first piece of my winter project...



      Nice TB. I really wanted to go with that one, but I was able to find the Votex rear easier. The goal is to have it and my TB sideskirts painted and installed by the new year.

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      10-20-2012 06:47 AM #1049
      Love my thunderbunny a$$

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      10-20-2012 01:45 PM #1050
      Quote Originally Posted by cbs_24 View Post
      Nice TB. I really wanted to go with that one, but I was able to find the Votex rear easier. The goal is to have it and my TB sideskirts painted and installed by the new year.
      You'll be looking good then, I like the front valence, votex? I need me one of those.

      Quote Originally Posted by TylerO28 View Post
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