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    1. 04-10-2012 06:54 PM #126



      Quote Originally Posted by Trackhead View Post
      You are very generous to share all of your due diligence and it's appreciated by all I'm sure.

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      04-10-2012 10:18 PM #127
      Quote Originally Posted by Trackhead View Post
      Good advice, many thanks. Please update us with a confirmation that your hardware parts list in an earlier post is accurate or not, once you get everything installed.

      You are very generous to share all of your due diligence and it's appreciated by all I'm sure.
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      04-10-2012 10:28 PM #128
      TLud, did they include bump stops for the front and rear? If so, can you provide those part numbers? Also, do you know if the bump stops vary between 2 and 4 door?

      Thanks for your contributions.

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      04-10-2012 11:38 PM #129
      Quote Originally Posted by Trackhead View Post
      Good advice, many thanks. Please update us with a confirmation that your hardware parts list in an earlier post is accurate or not, once you get everything installed.

      You are very generous to share all of your due diligence and it's appreciated by all I'm sure.
      I certainly will.

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      I'm very happy to help.

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      TLud, did they include bump stops for the front and rear? If so, can you provide those part numbers? Also, do you know if the bump stops vary between 2 and 4 door?

      Thanks for your contributions.
      I talked to an OEM+ rep about this, and because I have an R, OEM+ did not include bump stops. They did not have to because the bump stops are identical between the Euro and NA models. There is no need to change them out.
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      04-11-2012 01:54 AM #130
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      I talked to an OEM+ rep about this, and because I have an R, OEM+ did not include bump stops. They did not have to because the bump stops are identical between the Euro and NA models. There is no need to change them out.

      that is even more good news!!

      Any ETA when you're getting the car back?
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      04-11-2012 02:16 AM #131
      Quote Originally Posted by brakedust View Post
      that is even more good news!!

      Any ETA when you're getting the car back?
      This.
      I'm going to ELM tomorrow it would be cool to see you there. If you are picking up your car of course

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      04-11-2012 09:38 AM #132
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      I talked to an OEM+ rep about this, and because I have an R, OEM+ did not include bump stops. They did not have to because the bump stops are identical between the Euro and NA models. There is no need to change them out.
      Fantastic. I'll check with a local dealership to see if they can beat the online suppliers. I can't wait to see your car.

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      04-11-2012 01:09 PM #133




      Guys look what I just found sitting in the shop!

      Edit: And here are his wheels ready to be mounted!

      ELM is also doing stage 1 on mine
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      04-11-2012 01:31 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by brakedust View Post
      that is even more good news!!

      Any ETA when you're getting the car back?
      Thought I would be picking it up today, but it looks like APR didn't strain themselves to get my HPFP back to me in one day, so hopefully tomorrow.

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      This.
      I'm going to ELM tomorrow it would be cool to see you there. If you are picking up your car of course
      Yeah, unfortunately it won't be ready. Sorry I missed you. You're going to love Stage 1.
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      04-11-2012 01:34 PM #135
      Quote Originally Posted by pierovw View Post


      Guys look what I just found sitting in the shop!

      Edit: And here are his wheels ready to be mounted!

      ELM is also doing stage 1 on mine
      Well looky there, it's my little Tiguan sitting on the rack, looking nice and diRty as usual.

      Stage 1 will put a serious grin on your face.
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      04-11-2012 01:42 PM #136
      Love the license plate

      You might already know this but "Das R" is technically translated to "The letter R", whereas "Der R" would be in reference to the car.

      Just thought I would chime in as a native german

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      04-11-2012 02:06 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      Well looky there, it's my little Tiguan sitting on the rack, looking nice and diRty as usual.

      Stage 1 will put a serious grin on your face.
      Only drove for like 10 min but the car pulls like crazy now! haha can't wait to drive again

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      04-11-2012 02:10 PM #138
      hurry the fudge up and get those wheels on
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      04-11-2012 04:06 PM #139
      Quote Originally Posted by dreidreisieben View Post
      Love the license plate

      You might already know this but "Das R" is technically translated to "The letter R", whereas "Der R" would be in reference to the car.

      Just thought I would chime in as a native german
      Die Leute denken das Auto von den Reklammen auf dem Fernsehen. Oder "Der R" war bei jemand anderem gestohlen



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      04-11-2012 04:33 PM #140
      Quote Originally Posted by brakedust View Post
      Die Leute denken das Auto von den Reklammen auf dem Fernsehen. Oder "Der R" war bei jemand anderem gestohlen



      Wheels are looking great
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      04-11-2012 04:35 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by Dutchmastr9 View Post
      hurry the fudge up and get those wheels on
      No joke.
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      04-11-2012 04:43 PM #142
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      No joke.
      well.... we're waiting
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      04-11-2012 04:44 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by dreidreisieben View Post
      Love the license plate

      You might already know this but "Das R" is technically translated to "The letter R", whereas "Der R" would be in reference to the car.

      Just thought I would chime in as a native german
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      04-13-2012 01:11 AM #144
      Friendly Bump. Can't wait to see more pictures and hear about your driving impressions.

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      04-13-2012 01:13 AM #145
      Every time this gets to the top I'm excited thinking that Tlud is posting info on the new springs. Darn!
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      04-13-2012 01:14 AM #146
      check his build thread playa playa
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      04-13-2012 01:14 AM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by Lamfalus View Post
      Every time this gets to the top I'm excited thinking that Tlud is posting info on the new springs. Darn!
      Same here...

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      04-13-2012 01:14 AM #148
      Friendly bump. Can't wait to see pix and hear about the driving impressions.

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      04-13-2012 01:22 AM #149
      As of this afternoon, the springs are on the car. I am waiting to take more pics and measurements once the springs settle a little bit. I also want more driving time to solidify my ride/handling impressions.

      I know how it feels to wait for info, so I'll divulge the following for now. The initial drop, measured immediately after the car came off the lift, was only 1/4" in front and 1/8" in back. I was a little disappointed, but not terribly surprised, by that. Based on my past experience, I expect them to settle a little more.

      You can see pics of the R with the new springs and new wheels (I'll also have pics with the old wheels in my writeup) in my build thread. For reference, these pics were taken within an hour after coming off the lift.

      All disappointment vanished when I drove the R with the new springs for the first time. I do not kid or exaggerate when I say that I would buy these springs all over again, even if they didn't change the ride height at all. This suspension was clearly designed to work with these springs. More later.
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      04-13-2012 04:16 AM #150
      Quote Originally Posted by TLud View Post
      As of this afternoon, the springs are on the car. I am waiting to take more pics and measurements once the springs settle a little bit. I also want more driving time to solidify my ride/handling impressions.

      I know how it feels to wait for info, so I'll divulge the following for now. The initial drop, measured immediately after the car came off the lift, was only 1/4" in front and 1/8" in back. I was a little disappointed, but not terribly surprised, by that. Based on my past experience, I expect them to settle a little more.

      You can see pics of the R with the new springs and new wheels (I'll also have pics with the old wheels in my writeup) in my build thread. For reference, these pics were taken within an hour after coming off the lift.

      All disappointment vanished when I drove the R with the new springs for the first time. I do not kid or exaggerate when I say that I would buy these springs all over again, even if they didn't change the ride height at all. This suspension was clearly designed to work with these springs. More later.


      Interesting info, looking forward to more updates after you've driven on them for a bit.
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