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      04-19-2012 07:58 AM #36
      theres a reason no one uses enkeis anymore hehe
      interested to see how it looks

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      04-19-2012 08:08 AM #37
      What's the reason? Haha

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      04-19-2012 08:09 AM #38
      http://www.enkei.com/performance.html

      take your pic ahahahaha

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      04-19-2012 08:16 AM #39
      I'll go with the EKM3's. I realize all of their wheels look ****ty, but there are few wheels that look nice. And those few wheels are the ones I want.

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      04-19-2012 08:23 AM #40
      You might want to see those in person before buying to really make up your mind.... just a thought they aren't as great as the picture believe me ive seen them

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      04-19-2012 08:32 AM #41
      What do you mean by that? I have no way of seeing them before I buy them.

      EDIT: I understand what you mean by that. I looked them up on YouTube and there's a civic SI with the EKM3's and it looks terrible. Thanks for telling me that.
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      04-19-2012 09:09 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Russell L. View Post
      What do you mean by that? I have no way of seeing them before I buy them.

      EDIT: I understand what you mean by that. I looked them up on YouTube and there's a civic SI with the EKM3's and it looks terrible. Thanks for telling me that.
      Haha point proven

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      04-19-2012 09:59 AM #43
      Now interested in RPF1's haha

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      04-19-2012 10:07 AM #44
      http://www.google.com/imgres?q=rpf1s...,r:13,s:0,i:95

      could be done but you gotta be lowwwww
      and the sts wont get you there

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      04-19-2012 10:27 AM #45
      RPF1s would look incredibly awful on a Jetta SE. There's no point in putting an honest race wheel on a car that screams "not made for performance."

      They are a great wheel, but you're REALLY looking in the wrong direction.

      You just need to buy an OEM setup from Paul @ Keffer. Can't beat the deal. My $900 shipped set from him came with tires that list for $650 + shipping on TireRack. A ****in steal.

      - someone who has owned RPF1s before.
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      04-19-2012 10:30 AM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by KC Jazz View Post
      RPF1s would look incredibly awful on a Jetta SE. There's no point in putting an honest race wheel on a car that screams "not made for performance."

      They are a great wheel, but you're REALLY looking in the wrong direction.

      You just need to buy an OEM setup from Paul @ Keffer. Can't beat the deal. My $900 shipped set from him came with tires that list for $650 + shipping on TireRack. A ****in steal.

      - someone who has owned RPF1s before.
      you gotta remember hes 15 not really looking to have the oem looking car im guessing
      hes also obviously into the whole enkei thing haha

      you have had a lot more cars than hes seen and a lot more experience allow him to make a mistake
      wait what...

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      04-19-2012 10:57 AM #47
      Haha guys, im just looking, I need suggestions. I don't want Miros, everyone has them and I don't have money for ccw's. Shoot me some suggestions!

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      04-19-2012 11:03 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Russell L. View Post
      Haha guys, im just looking, I need suggestions. I don't want Miros, everyone has them and I don't have money for ccw's. Shoot me some suggestions!

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ckage-blow-out!!!!!!!!!!!!

      problem solved

      any girl worth a **** doesn't give a **** what kind of wheels you have, and it's guaranteed to look classier and overall nicer if you have something OEM on there then some "custom" looking crap just to be different.

      i'm tellin you man....trust us, we've been there. i came here at 14 y/o.
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      04-19-2012 11:08 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by KC Jazz View Post
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ckage-blow-out!!!!!!!!!!!!

      problem solved

      any girl worth a **** doesn't give a **** what kind of wheels you have, and it's guaranteed to look classier and overall nicer if you have something OEM on there then some "custom" looking crap just to be different.

      i'm tellin you man....trust us, we've been there. i came here at 14 y/o.
      i came at 16 so i know exactly what you want ahha
      look at some oem reps maybe rs6, or tt reps

      or maybe raderwerk wheels

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      04-19-2012 11:16 AM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by xHoldenMcNeilx View Post
      you gotta remember hes 15 not really looking to have the oem looking car im guessing
      hes also obviously into the whole enkei thing haha

      you have had a lot more cars than hes seen and a lot more experience allow him to make a mistake
      wait what...
      He's right, I'm not really looking for the OEM look.

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      04-19-2012 11:19 AM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by Russell L. View Post
      He's right, I'm not really looking for the OEM look.
      http://raderwerks.com/

      https://www.klutchrepublik.com/gear/browse/56

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      04-19-2012 11:28 AM #52
      Well, alright then.

      These would look sick as **** if you drop it properly.

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...oys/ES2226025/
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      04-19-2012 11:51 AM #53
      i personally love oem wheels from different car companies

      done right they can be something special

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      04-19-2012 11:56 AM #54
      Raderwerks MO-2 S? I like those.
      Last edited by Russell L.; 04-19-2012 at 12:29 PM.

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      04-19-2012 01:13 PM #55
      those are technically trying to be bbs lm reps

      heres a better attempt at a rep
      almost identical

      http://esmwheels.com/access/wheels-e...cPath=21_56_58

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      04-19-2012 02:32 PM #56
      I like the raderwerks better.

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      04-19-2012 10:26 PM #57
      Today is the first day to experience the stiffness of ST Coils! One bad thing.. My mom drove me to the mechanics shop to pick up my car from getting the coils installed.. First thing I notice when I get out of my moms are is this deep dent in the left passenger seat lower door panel with a few scratches around the dent. Pissed me off, but good thing the shop hadn't closed for the day, so the owner saw the dent and when I get my windows tinted, I'll be getting the dent repaired as well. Kinda pisses me off right now, but.. **** happens. I caught up with my brother a little bit ago. He took a few shots of my car dropped on the ST's. I'll have him add them to his flickr and I'll link you guys to them. Such a clean drop!

      http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethan_lowry/7095103213/
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      And then, whoever that pro is in that picture below.. haha
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/ethan_lowry/7095102443/
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      04-20-2012 08:33 AM #58
      remove the rear perch

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      04-20-2012 09:02 AM #59
      What's that?

      I see the back is high, but I figured the springs had to settle or something.

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      04-20-2012 10:05 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by Russell L. View Post
      What's that?

      I see the back is high, but I figured the springs had to settle or something.
      the adjuster piece
      and allow the spring to seat to the cars body itself

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      04-20-2012 12:53 PM #61
      What do I need to do to do that? I'll get it done when I get new wheels.

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      04-20-2012 01:51 PM #62
      Quote Originally Posted by Russell L. View Post
      What do I need to do to do that? I'll get it done when I get new wheels.
      you should be able to pull the spring out by pushing down on it once jacked
      it is the black adjuster
      once it is out you just put spring back in

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      04-20-2012 02:22 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by xHoldenMcNeilx View Post
      you should be able to pull the spring out by pushing down on it once jacked
      it is the black adjuster
      once it is out you just put spring back in
      It would be able to slide out without a spring compressor?

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      04-20-2012 03:09 PM #64
      Quote Originally Posted by azthegame View Post
      It would be able to slide out without a spring compressor?
      mine did

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      04-20-2012 06:47 PM #65
      Ok, I'll look into it this weekend! Gonna shoot some pics with my brother tomorrow.

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      04-20-2012 08:15 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by xHoldenMcNeilx View Post
      mine did
      Thanks a bunch man, just did it. With a good tug it came out and I removed my perch in the rear. If it is too much I will pop then back out and put perch on the top

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      04-20-2012 09:22 PM #67
      Is the perch meant to be taken out? Can you put the perch back in? Do I need to take my wheels off to remove the perch or do I just push up on my springs? What exactly is the piece that comes out?

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      04-20-2012 09:37 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by Russell L. View Post
      Is the perch meant to be taken out? Can you put the perch back in? Do I need to take my wheels off to remove the perch or do I just push up on my springs? What exactly is the piece that comes out?
      Well, took a trip on the freeway without the perches on. I hear scraping. I couldn't be certain if it was the bottom of my car scraping or the tire on the fender. If it was the tire on the fender, I would simply need to change my wheel spacers from 15mm to 10mm (which I am going to do anyways) so I will try again when I get my new spacers. The stance is PERFECT in the rear without the perch.

      I took my perch and springs out with the wheel on. I just jacked it up, reached in from behind the car, pulled down and tugged on it and it popped right out. I took the perch out and just had the stock rubber pads on the top and bottom. Aligned the spring to where it is supposed to sit and held it there while someone released the pressure on the jack for me.

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      04-20-2012 10:17 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by azthegame View Post
      Well, took a trip on the freeway without the perches on. I hear scraping. I couldn't be certain if it was the bottom of my car scraping or the tire on the fender. If it was the tire on the fender, I would simply need to change my wheel spacers from 15mm to 10mm (which I am going to do anyways) so I will try again when I get my new spacers. The stance is PERFECT in the rear without the perch.

      I took my perch and springs out with the wheel on. I just jacked it up, reached in from behind the car, pulled down and tugged on it and it popped right out. I took the perch out and just had the stock rubber pads on the top and bottom. Aligned the spring to where it is supposed to sit and held it there while someone released the pressure on the jack for me.
      So the stance is level? I can't decide whether I want to take the perches out yet, or get my new wheels on whenever I find and purchase a set and then take the perches out.

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      04-20-2012 10:39 PM #70
      Took me 15 minutes to remove both perches. With tires on. It isn't hard especially if you're perches are already on top of the spring. Mine were bolted into the control arm under the spring. Once you remove the perches remember... Wherever it sits is where it will sit. You simply have to adjust the fronts to match the backs. I am really curious how it will be if I remove my spacers. Going to do it tomorrow and drive with only spring and no spacers to see if it still scrapes. If it doesn't I am golden once I switch my wheel spacers for thinner ones
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