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    Thread: Dubunny build thread (Pic Heavy)

    1. Member redrbt2.5's Avatar
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      03-17-2012 01:48 AM #1
      I decided to put together a build thread of the life of my '08 Rabbit. Progress will most likely be slow but plans do include turboing the car.

      Currently the car has:
      APR 93 oct tune
      Carbonio CAI
      Magnaflow Catback
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      27 mm APR rear sway bar
      H&R Sport Cup Kit
      Full BSH Mounts
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      Pirelli 225/40/18 PZero Nero
      Euro Jetta Front Bumper
      Votex Front Lip
      Black Textured Mirror Caps and Door Handles

      first day I got her brand new off the boat.






      LIMKV BBQ


      first upgrade was a magna flow cutback
      followed by a Carbonio intake.




      then proceeded to move forward with the black and red look by blacking out the tails and the emblems



      then started with the trim, probably what I have changed the most. It is now plaid fabric







      first set of rims, 18x8 rs4 reps


      Finally got a H&R cup kit to cope with the massive wheel gap and improve performance. This worked well with the 27 mm rear sway.
      Before



      After



      Cheap Bosnian fogs that were more for looks but set the car off nice





      Auto-x





      Euro Jetta Bumper and black mirror caps.


      aweful paint job that I was charged twice for and still didn't get it right.

      http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._2238005_n.jpg

      On the way to SoWo '11


      Winter mode.
      Finally got a set of racks







      Finally a nice upgrade to the wheels for summer and textured door handles.
      Also was able to upgrade to a Votex front lip




      A nice visit from my buddy with his stg 2 SC R32

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      03-17-2012 02:01 AM #2
      well i think its a great looking car. cant go wrong with the racks! id say lower it a lot more but i shouldnt be talking. i be stock

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      03-17-2012 10:03 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by RWM3 View Post
      well i think its a great looking car. cant go wrong with the racks! id say lower it a lot more but i shouldnt be talking. i be stock
      my same thoughts, wish I could find springs that went lower but if I could get the ass end down a little it'd be just right.

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      03-17-2012 12:18 PM #5
      get some GTI skirts and it would look 12 times better...I like though
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      03-17-2012 02:22 PM #6
      i think ive seen this car....ever been to a place called starland ballroom?
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      Depends if I'm trying to maximize exit speed to get to the end of col-de-sac a few tenths quicker.

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      03-17-2012 02:53 PM #7
      the car looks good.

      since it looks like you enjoy your autocross, why dont you get a nice set of coils so that you may be able to adjust them and get the best possible suspension config for the better experience/lap times

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      03-17-2012 04:28 PM #8
      Looks nice !

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      03-17-2012 06:56 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by lance0206 View Post
      get some GTI skirts and it would look 12 times better...I like though
      I've thought the same thing but I was thinking of going with the GLI skirts because they are a little more subtle.

      Quote Originally Posted by Ciderian View Post
      i think ive seen this car....ever been to a place called starland ballroom?
      Not that I can remember, where?

      Quote Originally Posted by thygreyt View Post
      the car looks good.

      since it looks like you enjoy your autocross, why dont you get a nice set of coils so that you may be able to adjust them and get the best possible suspension config for the better experience/lap times
      I've thought of it but the cup kit was nice because its put it in and forget it, already at a predetermined performance level. However lately I have been thinking about the coil route, just need the $$.

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      03-17-2012 07:46 PM #11
      haha i guess not

      its a concert venue in south jersey
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      Quote Originally Posted by McBanagon View Post
      Depends if I'm trying to maximize exit speed to get to the end of col-de-sac a few tenths quicker.

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      03-17-2012 09:29 PM #12
      took some more pics today with a buddy who came down for the weekend.







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      04-17-2012 08:57 PM #13
      a couple nice shots from this weekend's Dustoff.




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      04-29-2012 03:23 AM #14
      So I was able to acquire a Eurojet header w// high flow cat and will be installing it before SoWo, just waiting for all the hardware to arrive.



      Hopefully I'll be able to get access to some lift time because I do not want to do this on my back in the driveway

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      04-29-2012 03:33 AM #15
      Local get together crew had a cruise today and snapped some nice pics.







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      04-29-2012 06:07 AM #17
      i like it! how about considering a pair of color matched votex (rep) skirts? it'd give your bunny more aggressive-ness
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      04-29-2012 06:38 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by redrbt2.5 View Post
      That's an awesome shot
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      04-29-2012 07:09 AM #19
      Very nice!

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      05-01-2012 11:54 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by jbkoopa View Post
      i like it! how about considering a pair of color matched votex (rep) skirts? it'd give your bunny more aggressive-ness
      Yeah I've definitely wanted to get my hands on some side skirts to help with the aggressive look, all in good time.

      Quote Originally Posted by s t a y g o l d View Post
      That's an awesome shot
      wish I could take the credit, one of the guys on the cruise had a nice camera. got a good shot of us rolling out

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      Very nice!

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      05-13-2012 02:53 PM #21
      Finally installed the eurojet headers and so far I am really happy with them. The car revs faster and the engine is a much more lively, less bogged down. I'll post some pics and videos of how it sounds later today.

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      05-13-2012 04:20 PM #22
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      05-13-2012 05:26 PM #24
      trade front bumpers, OEM euro GLI/GTI for yours
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      05-15-2012 01:20 AM #25
      As promised here is a clip of the exhaust with the new headers installed. Extremely happy with the performance/sound of the car. Definitely made me decide to go all motor with the car, just love the rev happy all motor feel.




      Quote Originally Posted by Minor_Threat View Post
      trade front bumpers, OEM euro GLI/GTI for yours
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      05-15-2012 01:25 AM #26
      sounds good
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    27. 05-15-2012 02:05 AM #27
      How did you like those fogs, were they any good?

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      05-15-2012 11:25 AM #28
      The chrome smiley kills me.
      there goes the neighborhood.

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      Quote Originally Posted by OEM+ sluts View Post
      The chrome smiley kills me.
      I've heard that one before, it'll get some plastidip eventually

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