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      04-08-2012 06:44 PM #1
      Hey everyone! I just recently bought a Jetta 2.5 SE (Wednesday to be exact). I'm very excited to start doing some modifications to my new car! Now, on with my intro.

      A little about myself: I'm 15 years old, this is my first car and I live in the Northwest Arkansas area (if anyone wants to start a Jetta scene around this area).

      Friday, I purchased a set of brand new ST coilovers to put on my car. They should arrive mid week this week, and Saturday I will be going to Fort Smith to get them installed. Yesterday (Saturday), I removed my front VW emblem from my grille and taped around my rear emblem and painted them both matte black. Today, I spent about an hour and a half taping around the "Jetta" badge and "2.5 SE" badge and also painted them today. Everything turned out very nice! Pictures of my progress will be posted below! I hope to meet a lot of people, and hope we can start a Jetta MK6 scene here in the Northwest Arkansas region!

      Friday, April 6th
      Purchased ST Coilovers

      Saturday, April 7th
      Painted front and rear VW emblems matte black


      Sunday, April 8th
      Painted "Jetta" and "2.5 SE" logos on rear of the car


      Thursday, April 19
      Got my ST Coilovers installed at Ozark Imports
      Pictures on page 2; post #57

      More progress to be done soon!
      Last edited by Russell L.; 04-21-2012 at 11:49 PM.

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      04-08-2012 08:28 PM #2
      Good job Russell. Now, go brush your teeth and good night

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      04-08-2012 08:38 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by jpcacosta View Post
      Good job Russell. Now, go brush your teeth and good night
      HAHA, it sure has been a busy past few days

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      04-09-2012 02:57 AM #4
      Wow, painting them on the car is kinda ballsy.

      My advice would be to go ahead and remove the badges, and get a stock VW badge again. I'm not the biggest fan of $5 mods..it looks tacky on a brand new and otherwise simple/classy car.
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      No. 50k miles is 80km.

      You don't seem to understand the concept of 'k'. It means thousand so its 50k and 80k not 8000k

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      04-09-2012 07:03 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by KC Jazz View Post
      Wow, painting them on the car is kinda ballsy.

      My advice would be to go ahead and remove the badges, and get a stock VW badge again. I'm not the biggest fan of $5 mods..it looks tacky on a brand new and otherwise simple/classy car.
      I'd rather do mods to my car myself rather than buy mods that I could just as easily paint. They turned out really nice; very smoothe, no rough spots, etc.

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      04-17-2012 07:02 PM #6
      ST Coilovers came in the mail today! Dropping my car off tomorrow night to get them installed on Thursday; GONNA BE SWEET.
      Last edited by Russell L.; 04-17-2012 at 09:13 PM.

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      04-17-2012 07:54 PM #7
      Awesome man, make sure they are reminded to keep bump stops and helper springs in. sure you can go lower without them but they keep you safe when you bottom out

      Simply telling them to put them all the way down might not provide even height. The car weighs more on one side than the other, especially with you in it, so driver side may need to be raised up slightly to even the gap. Or vice versa. You can fine tune it later I suppose. Hope it comes out great

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      04-17-2012 08:00 PM #8
      Thanks for the advice! I'll get some pictures of it when it comes out of the shop and post them here (hopefully Thursday).

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      04-17-2012 09:43 PM #9
      looks good man usually dont like black emblems but yours looks alright
      maybe its the silver talkin love black on silver

      just dont get black wheels

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      04-17-2012 09:48 PM #10
      Thanks! A lot of people have their opinions about the emblems (my girlfriend hates them). Glad you think they look alright! I was actually planning on getting black enkei raijin wheels. I thought they would look pretty cool. I just don't think any more silver/gunmetal would look good on my car.

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      04-17-2012 09:50 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Russell L. View Post
      Thanks! A lot of people have their opinions about the emblems (my girlfriend hates them). Glad you think they look alright! I was actually planning on getting black enkei raijin wheels. I thought they would look pretty cool. I just don't think any more silver/gunmetal would look good on my car.
      issues with black wheels include:

      1. always look dirty
      2. look like steelies from a far
      3. must be slammed to pull them off imo
      or...
      4. must be bbs's ccws schmidts etc

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      04-17-2012 09:54 PM #12
      Hmmm, I understand what you're getting at. I had cris photoshop them onto a silver jetta, and they looked pretty nice. Id keep them clean; I've washed my car like 5 times since I got it 2 weeks ago haha. I don't know of these wheels would look like steelies from far away. They have too many spokes to look like steelies.

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      04-17-2012 10:20 PM #13
      to each their own

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      04-17-2012 10:23 PM #14
      Haha, true, but I don't want my car to look like complete ***t. Any wheel suggestions? Let's stay in or around $1,500.

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      04-17-2012 10:45 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by Russell L. View Post
      Thanks! A lot of people have their opinions about the emblems (my girlfriend hates them). Glad you think they look alright! I was actually planning on getting black enkei raijin wheels. I thought they would look pretty cool. I just don't think any more silver/gunmetal would look good on my car.
      i just googled those wheels...dude your car would look so classy if you just got silver.

      please just get them in silver. black is gonna look so tacky.
      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      No. 50k miles is 80km.

      You don't seem to understand the concept of 'k'. It means thousand so its 50k and 80k not 8000k

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      04-18-2012 02:41 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Russell L. View Post
      Haha, true, but I don't want my car to look like complete ***t. Any wheel suggestions? Let's stay in or around $1,500.
      go with a good set of cast rotiforms. haven't seen to many sets on mkvis and coming from the mkiv scene its kinda weird. or fifteen52. both great companies for a first set of wheels under $1500

      another route would be klutchrepublik, but they only have one set that would fit our cars. still look good though. and yes please do not get black wheels unless they are 3 piece with polished lips/barrels and black centers, but that will def be at least double what you want to spend.

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      04-18-2012 06:27 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by KC Jazz View Post
      i just googled those wheels...dude your car would look so classy if you just got silver.

      please just get them in silver. black is gonna look so tacky.
      Silver or gunmetal? I'm leaning more towards gunmetal since its not just a plain silver. It's more of a silver-blue'ish.
      Last edited by Russell L.; 04-18-2012 at 06:53 AM.

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      04-18-2012 08:28 AM #18
      Haha everyone has nues or blqs
      go with something no one has done
      Keep it looking classy
      Black wheels suck trust me
      ive had 20 some sets of wheels

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      04-18-2012 08:58 AM #19
      Raijin's don't look like blqs. They actually look like Miros. I haven't quite decided on a wheel yet, but the Raijin's are what I'm aiming at right now.

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      04-18-2012 08:59 AM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by Russell L. View Post
      Raijin's don't look like blqs. They actually look like Miros. I haven't quite decided on a wheel yet, but the Raijin's are what I'm aiming at right now.
      i know they dont haha i was responding to the other kid
      get silver

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      04-18-2012 09:04 AM #21
      Haha oh ok. What about gunmetal Enkei SR6? Silver on Silver seems like too much silver.

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      04-18-2012 09:29 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Russell L. View Post
      Haha oh ok. What about gunmetal Enkei SR6? Silver on Silver seems like too much silver.
      a brighter silver on silver looks really classy
      i believe all wheels should be silver haha

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      04-18-2012 10:17 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by xHoldenMcNeilx View Post
      a brighter silver on silver looks really classy
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      Quote Originally Posted by Verebs1 View Post
      No. 50k miles is 80km.

      You don't seem to understand the concept of 'k'. It means thousand so its 50k and 80k not 8000k

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      04-18-2012 11:12 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by KC Jazz View Post
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      04-18-2012 12:06 PM #25
      Haha alright! I'll go with silver wheels of some type! Probably raijin.

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