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    Thread: Lowlydubb3r's build thread

    1. Member LowlyDubb3r's Avatar
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      03-22-2012 10:33 PM #1
      Hey everyone,

      I have been saying I was going to buy one for awhile and today I finally did it. I got a Candy White/Titan Black 6spd Passat TDI SE. I'm coming from a 4 door MKV GTI that looked like this:

      Here's the new car:

      I'm going to try and refrain from doing any major modifications for at least a month..... lol
      I do plan on adding these before SOWO:

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      03-22-2012 11:51 PM #2
      i am psyched for your build pimp.

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      03-23-2012 12:16 AM #3
      Congrats! Looking forward to the mods! Welcome to the Candy White Club.

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      03-23-2012 03:32 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by ourlee View Post
      i am psyched for your build pimp.
      So am I lol

      Quote Originally Posted by cheapa55TDI View Post
      Congrats! Looking forward to the mods! Welcome to the Candy White Club.
      Thanks. I have been a member for awhile

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      03-23-2012 03:59 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by LowlyDubb3r View Post
      So am I lol


      Thanks. I have been a member for awhile
      Haha, yes. I guess I joined your club.

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      03-24-2012 08:23 PM #6
      Decided to do some "work" today. Nothing too crazy but cleaning it up a bit



      Leaving the TDI for now. I'll probably end up relocating it under the taillight.

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      03-25-2012 12:02 AM #7
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      03-25-2012 03:32 PM #8
      Good looking car... cant wait to see what treatments it gets. keep the pics coming.

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      03-28-2012 05:43 PM #9
      Another mini-update... I got some ziza super white headlight bulbs and I should be getting my high beam bulbs tomorrow. Here's the pictures...


      Oh and I also did this today

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      03-28-2012 08:35 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by LowlyDubb3r View Post
      Oh and I also did this today
      Just did that today too, 6 speed manual TDIs are insane!

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      03-29-2012 10:29 PM #11
      Got my other set of blubs today. Decided to go with yellow for the high beams...



    12. 03-29-2012 10:43 PM #12
      Yellow high beams look OK, but I thought they were illegal (like everywhere) in the US?
      "If stupid got us into this mess, how come it can't get us out?"

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      03-29-2012 10:50 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by But Officer.... View Post
      Yellow high beams look OK, but I thought they were illegal (like everywhere) in the US?
      From my understanding as long as they are not your dedicated headlights they are fine. I had yellow high beams in my GTI and had no problems. If I get fogs they will be yellow as well.

      Edit: I looked it up.... for MD the law says

      "Headlights must be white in color. Any required lamp, lens, or reflector that is obscured by any object or shielded by a nontransparent material, or any headlamp equipped with aftermarket clear, tinted or screen type color is prohibited."

      So I guess they aren't legal but I'll take my chances. I don't plan on blinding anyone, I just like the yellow look
      Last edited by LowlyDubb3r; 03-29-2012 at 10:59 PM.

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      04-03-2012 10:15 PM #15
      Installed the new hinge covers I got from redneckracing. I got some more bulbs coming in soon and sunday I'll be picking up my new daily wheels. I'm still on the search for my show wheels....

      FYI if you buy the dual hinge covers, on the passenger side there is a stud on one of the clips. Either you can drill a hole in your hinge or just cut that stud off, which is what I chose to do and it sits flush and clips perfectly.

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      04-05-2012 05:01 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by LowlyDubb3r View Post
      Installed the new hinge covers I got from redneckracing. I got some more bulbs coming in soon and sunday I'll be picking up my new daily wheels. I'm still on the search for my show wheels....
      it's thursday already, where are the pics of the wheels?!!!

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      04-05-2012 08:37 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by cheapa55TDI View Post
      it's thursday already, where are the pics of the wheels?!!!
      Wait what? When did I say anything about thursday and wheels?

      I did test fit one of my sets of wheels and Chopped it.
      I don't know how I feel about 19's. Those wheels got traded and I might get another set of them but in 20's I'm still deciding.

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      04-05-2012 08:43 PM #18
      Go with 20s, the B7 swallows 17-19 wheels.

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      04-05-2012 08:46 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Turbonium20V View Post
      Go with 20s, the B7 swallows 17-19 wheels.
      Unfortunately, that's what I'm worried about. Reselling 20's is pretty rough. The wheels I pick up on sunday are 19's but hopefully I will be able to pull them off after the air ride install.

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      04-05-2012 11:15 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by LowlyDubb3r View Post
      Wait what? When did I say anything about thursday and wheels?
      Haha, I'm all off. I thought your post was last week for some reason and today was past Sunday. Obviously, you meant this coming sunday. That's what happens when I read too quick.

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      04-06-2012 05:11 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by cheapa55TDI View Post
      Haha, I'm all off. I thought your post was last week for some reason and today was past Sunday. Obviously, you meant this coming sunday. That's what happens when I read too quick.
      Lol no worries

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      04-06-2012 11:48 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by LowlyDubb3r View Post
      Wait what? When did I say anything about thursday and wheels?

      I did test fit one of my sets of wheels and Chopped it.
      I don't know how I feel about 19's. Those wheels got traded and I might get another set of them but in 20's I'm still deciding.

      I'm going to go with the CH Style reps, Always look great on VeeDubs no matter what the make...



      My Passat is Tungsten Silver, so the Black will look real nice...
      Last edited by fiddypassat; 04-06-2012 at 11:54 AM.

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      04-06-2012 10:45 PM #23
      Well the PIAA DRL bulbs are on a nationwide backorder so I have to find an alternative but I did get new license plate lights.



      Quote Originally Posted by fiddypassat View Post
      I'm going to go with the CH Style reps, Always look great on VeeDubs no matter what the make...
      My Passat is Tungsten Silver, so the Black will look real nice...
      I would say don't do reps and stay away from black wheels but that's just my opinions. As long as you like it.

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      04-08-2012 07:32 PM #24
      Test fitted the wheels I picked up today. Hopefully I'll order the tires and have them mounted this week.


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      04-13-2012 11:02 PM #25
      Here's the crappy cellphone picture. I'll take better ones tomorrow.

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      04-16-2012 07:41 PM #27
      Looks good. One question since it looks like you're going with air on it. Since B6 coilovers will work on B7s, in theory, B6 airride should work as well, right? ECS sells a B6 air ride kit for a pretty good price and I've been thinking about it. Also, is there anything in the way that would stop a B7 from being low?

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      04-16-2012 10:22 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by jetta.wolfs View Post
      Looks good. One question since it looks like you're going with air on it. Since B6 coilovers will work on B7s, in theory, B6 airride should work as well, right? ECS sells a B6 air ride kit for a pretty good price and I've been thinking about it. Also, is there anything in the way that would stop a B7 from being low?
      Thanks. I'm going to be using my air ride I had on my MKV which is compatible with B6's. I mean if you want to be safe you can wait till my install is complete. I'm hoping to start it this weekend and be fully complete next week. If the suspension is the same as MKV, MKVI, and B6 then the only thing that will keep you up is the passenger side axle where you would need to notch the frame.

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      04-26-2012 09:02 PM #29
      You get this thing on the ground yet?

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      04-27-2012 08:33 AM #30
      i appreciate the hard work but the wheels are no good for me. jmho

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      04-27-2012 07:05 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by jetta.wolfs View Post
      You get this thing on the ground yet?
      Nope. The build is starting sunday, everything should be on and the car actually low next week.

      Quote Originally Posted by ourlee View Post
      i appreciate the hard work but the wheels are no good for me. jmho
      Thanks. The wheels aren't for everyone I'm not one to rock reps so I'm happy with these for now.

    32. 04-27-2012 07:23 PM #32
      meh

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      04-27-2012 07:49 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by teknokrat View Post
      meh


      On a side note, I'm not trying to offend any of the people running reps. I just personally don't like using replica wheels.

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      04-27-2012 08:44 PM #34
      At first I didn't like the white on white, but the more I look at it the more I start to like lol.

      +1 for not being stock

      Once it's low I'm sure it will look pretty bitchin.
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      04-27-2012 09:31 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Myfirstvdubb View Post
      At first I didn't like the white on white, but the more I look at it the more I start to like lol.

      +1 for not being stock

      Once it's low I'm sure it will look pretty bitchin.
      Thanks. I personally think Helios are one of VWs best looking factory wheels.

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