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    1. Member oviewankenobi's Avatar
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      02-28-2012 02:39 PM #1
      oviewankenobi's '11 GTI
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      Factory Specs: (Purchased June 21, 2011 from Antwerpen Volkswagen in Glen Burnie, MD.)
      • 2011 Golf GTI 2-Door
      • Manual Transmission
      • Tornado Red Exterior
      • Interlagos Interior
      • RNS-315 Navigation
      • Bluetooth
      • Sunroof
      • Xenon Headlights
      • 18” Detroit Wheels


      Exterior:


      Interior:


      Suspension:
      • Vogtland Height Adjustable & Dampening Adjustable Coilovers
      • APR Rear Anti-Sway Bar


      Wheels:


      • Work Autostrada Monzas
        • 3-Piece Wheels
        • Candy White Centers with Gold Bolts/Barrel Valve Stems, Polished Lips & Matte Black Barrels
        • Front: 18 x 8 et 42
        • Rear: 18 x 9 et 47

      • BBS LM
        • 2-Piece Wheels
        • United Gray Centers with Gold Bolts/Chrome BBS Valve Stems & Polished Lips
        • Front: 17 x 8
        • Rear: 17 x 9


      • OEM 16" Steel Wheels

      • Work Autostrada Monzas (Traded)
        • 3-Piece Wheels
        • Anthracite Centers with Chrome Bolts/Valve Stems, Polished Lips & Barrels
        • Front: 18 x 8.5 et 41
        • Rear: 18 x 9.5 et 40



      • OEM BBS Porsche Sport Design (Sold)
        • 2-Piece Wheels
        • Satin Bronze Centers with Polished Lips & Barrels
        • Front: 18x7.5 et 50
        • Rear: 18x10 et 65
        • Adapters - FK 20mm - 5x130 to 5x112


      Powertrain:
      • APR Stage II ECU Flash Upgrade
      • Carbonio CAI Stage I
      • Billy Boat Turbo-Back Exhaust System
      • NewSouth Performance Boost Pressure Gauge with Vent Pod
      • NewSouth Performance MultiTap Hose
      • South Bend Stage II "Daily" Clutch
      • Forge Adjustable Short Shifter with 42 Draft Designs Shifter Cable Bushings
      • Autotech Lower Engine Motor Mount Insert (Removed/Replaced)
      • Black Forest Industries Stage I Torque Arm Insert
      • R8 Oil Cap
      • OEM Black Coolant Cap
      • OEM Black Windshield Washer Fluid Cap


      Vag-Com:
      • Cluster Staging
      • Comfort Blinker Set to 4
      • Wiper Sweep in Reverse Disabled
      • Horn Disabled upon Lock


      Purchased/To Be Installed:
      • OEM Euro Light Switch
      • OEM Rear Sunshade
      • OEM Seat Tray (Driver)
      • OEM Seat Tray (Passenger)
      • OEM Dash Cubby
      • OEM LED License Plate Lights
      • OEM Red Coilpack Harness


      Future Plans:
      • Stuff


      Credits:
      • New German Performance
      • Espo's Powder Coating
      • Collin's Collision (Joe/spitfire481)






      Last edited by oviewankenobi; 01-17-2014 at 03:36 PM.

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      02-28-2012 03:45 PM #3
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      02-28-2012 03:51 PM #4
      Not a lot to see right now... but I'm working on refinishing the Porsche wheels, selecting a TBE, and getting lined up for shaving the front bumper & painting some bits.

      Slow and steady..

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      02-28-2012 03:54 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by oviewankenobi View Post
      Not a lot to see right now... but I'm working on refinishing the Porsche wheels, selecting a TBE, and getting lined up for shaving the front bumper & painting some bits.

      Slow and steady..

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      02-28-2012 03:56 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by oviewankenobi View Post
      Not a lot to see right now... but I'm working on refinishing the Porsche wheels, selecting a TBE, and getting lined up for shaving the front bumper & painting some bits.

      Slow and steady..
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      02-28-2012 03:57 PM #7
      any plans to remove the lower grill?




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      02-28-2012 04:00 PM #8
      In fact, I've been debating over what I should do with the Porsche wheels, color-wise.

      Black is slick, but having the opportunity to powdercoat them something different - I'm open to opinions.

      The Monzas are anthracite, so don't need two sets with the same color.


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      02-28-2012 04:00 PM #9

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      02-28-2012 04:01 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      any plans to remove the lower grill?



      Lower grille will be replaced with the Dorbitz custom when the bumper comes off for shaving/respray.

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      02-28-2012 04:02 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      any plans to remove the lower grill?



      and color matching the whole car?

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      02-28-2012 04:03 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      and color matching the whole car?
      exposed IC ftw

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      02-28-2012 04:04 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by oviewankenobi View Post
      Lower grille will be replaced with the Dorbitz custom when the bumper comes off for shaving/respray.

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      02-28-2012 04:04 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Squirrel Nuts View Post
      and color matching the whole car?



      Yea, exposed IC and all.

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      Quote Originally Posted by johnnyR32 View Post
      IMO the best place for mounting a euro plate is in the trash.

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      02-28-2012 08:41 PM #17
      Nice

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      02-28-2012 08:58 PM #18
      Thanks for fellas.

      Trying to add some TR in hurr.


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      Color?
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      02-28-2012 10:04 PM #20
      TR or white for the porsche centers
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      02-28-2012 11:04 PM #21
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      02-29-2012 10:01 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by 98DUB View Post
      TR or white for the porsche centers
      Here's what I was thinking..

      White
      Cream
      Bronze
      Gold

      They're BBS wheels, but not trying to overstep the boundaries of BBS law.

      Also, father may be picking up a RR Evoque. If it stops raining, I'll snap a

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      02-29-2012 10:41 AM #23
      Nice car. Simple.

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      03-01-2012 05:30 PM #24
      On order..
      • Forge/Scorpion Cat-less & Res-less TBE


      Leaning toward Podi for boost gauge..

      Also, first chance to drive Pop's new ride today.


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      Last edited by oviewankenobi; 03-14-2012 at 12:40 PM.

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      03-06-2012 04:50 PM #25
      Porsche's to be sand-blasted tonight. Then, maybe, powder-coating by the end of the week.

      Still trying to decide on a color..



      Otherwise, picked up rubber mats for the 4-banger Evoque today.

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      03-07-2012 11:38 PM #26

      Sandblasted Porsche Wheels by oviewankenobi, on Flickr


      Powdercoat next week.

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      03-10-2012 10:47 AM #27
      So, think I decided on a dark bronze for the Porsche wheels.

      Would like the same color as HREs.



      But, my wheels will have a polished lip. Matte or gloss? Opinions?

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      03-10-2012 12:15 PM #28
      Matte Gloss bronze ftw.

      Also polished lips with different colored face
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      03-10-2012 12:27 PM #29
      They're 2-piece wheels, so the faces would be matte bronze and the lips polished. Unless I powder coated the lips, but then I would have to plate or paint bolts too. Uh

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      04-11-2012 10:26 AM #32
      Porsche faces getting powdercoat this weekend. Hope to pick them up Monday.

      Have to get some tires.. but everything should be finished up by the end of the month.

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      04-23-2012 11:22 AM #33
      iPhone poor quality pics.. but the wheels are finally coming together. Went with Nitto Neo Gen tires which are being mount and balanced by the end of the week. So hopefully, I'll snap a few this weekend with the wheels on. Then, its about dialing in the adapters.

      After the wheels are finished up, looking to have the front bumper shaved/sprayed and put in slat upper/lower grilles. Fiance would like me to reduce the parts sitting around our place - so that's how that goes.


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