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      05-02-2012 07:44 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by BLEW 32 View Post
      Holy **** Chuck !
      I log on to this site for the first time in probably months and see this. Am I the only original Bear MT R left ? Where is Gabe ?
      I've toiled with selling mine for 2 years now. But I can't, I still love it, though sometimes i feel it may be a tad loud, I think I'm just getting old.
      Good luck with the new one !
      See you up at Bear this summer maybe, I still float around up there on occasion.

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      I'll keep you informed of any OG activity

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      05-02-2012 07:45 AM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by rycr2501993 View Post
      Glad to see you got the R and that you like it. The sound of the exhaust in the r32 is the one thing that makes my day EVERYDAY. Haha. Got a new sunroof switch for it and as much cleaning stuff as i could. ill send you some pics once i get it cleaned up. the rain is killing me cuz i cant keep her as clean as i want but im moving soon so ill have better luck when i get off this dirt road. haha.
      Glad you're enjoying it!

      The old switch wouldn't push back into place?

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      05-02-2012 01:41 PM #73
      Congrats Chuck, see you in a couple of weeks! Make sure you put some miles on that bad boy so it's broken in by then

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      05-02-2012 11:22 PM #74
      Nope the tabs on the knob broke so i had to get a new one. not a big deal. Its easy to replace it.
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      05-03-2012 08:38 AM #75
      Quote Originally Posted by rycr2501993 View Post
      Nope the tabs on the knob broke so i had to get a new one. not a big deal. Its easy to replace it.
      Sorry about that. When the car was new, the sunroof switch did what I thought was the same thing, and the service dept just pushed the switch back down into place.

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      05-03-2012 10:29 PM #76
      No worries. i still think i got a great deal on this and have yet to see one that is this nice for the price. Hows the new R compare anyway?
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      05-03-2012 10:41 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by rycr2501993 View Post
      No worries. i still think i got a great deal on this and have yet to see one that is this nice for the price. Hows the new R compare anyway?
      Too quiet!! But I like it anyway
      It's very different, but at the same time very familiar feeling.
      It is definitely the only car that could possibly replace the R32 for me.

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      05-04-2012 03:13 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by climbingcue View Post
      My R32 was sold on Saturday, it was a sad moment watching it pull away on the trailer. The new owner is from MD.

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      2 more OGs gone.... these threads make me
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      05-04-2012 08:13 AM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by peace View Post
      2 more OGs gone.... these threads make me
      Don't be sad. All we're doing is turning more people on to the R32 experience.

      There were only 5,000 to start with, minus probably a couple of hundred that have not survived these last eight years. So we have to share them with others, so that they can find true happiness also.

      If you love something, let it go...

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      05-04-2012 09:45 AM #80
      Quote Originally Posted by speedbump2 View Post

      If you love something, let it go...
      if it comes back its meant to be

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      05-04-2012 10:00 AM #81
      Sad to see og's nevering posting until one jumps ship.

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      05-04-2012 07:50 PM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      Sad to see og's nevering posting until one jumps ship.
      I wish you would jump ship sometimes ugh.

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      05-04-2012 09:17 PM #83
      Quote Originally Posted by BOUDAH View Post
      I wish you would jump ship sometimes ugh.
      OK, irony?

      I proved you wrong on several levels.

      1) I kinda jumped ship, but still own the R32 ship, while I bought a 2012 R... ship...
      2) You said I would never buy a turbo, guess what? I got a $34k 2012 .:R which has a "turbo."
      3) You say I just window shop, and I am all talk.. Did I mention I now own 2 R's, both black, but one is a 4 door "turbo." Haha...

      Pic's to come to drive you into submission, finally.
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      05-04-2012 09:28 PM #84
      Easier to make a monthly car payment than it is to be able to drop many thousands at once, cash, on a proper turbo build isn't it.

      You should have prioritized and worked towards buying a decent house instead. Living in the ghetto sucks, even with a new car.
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      05-04-2012 11:29 PM #85
      Jonathan, why so serious. Haha

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      05-05-2012 08:31 AM #86
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      Sad to see og's nevering posting until one jumps ship.
      There's still a few of us around. I have no plans to ever sell my car. It's a shame that I don't drive the car as much as I should.

      Chuck congratulations on the new R! Did you buy the blanket for the rear seat for Mutley yet?

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      05-05-2012 10:12 AM #87
      Mutley!
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      05-05-2012 02:16 PM #88
      Quote Originally Posted by speedbump2 View Post
      Too quiet!! But I like it anyway
      It's very different, but at the same time very familiar feeling.
      It is definitely the only car that could possibly replace the R32 for me.

      --Chuck--
      Glad to hear you like it. As for it being to quiet get a exhaust. haha Gotta hear the motor thats for sure.
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      05-05-2012 08:42 PM #89
      Quote Originally Posted by JCWolf1.8T View Post
      ...Did you buy the blanket for the rear seat for Mutley yet?
      No, nothing for the dog!
      This is becoming a pattern. Everything for the car, nothing for the dog!

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      Mutley!
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      05-06-2012 12:11 PM #90
      Quote Originally Posted by Mutley View Post
      No, nothing for the dog!
      This is becoming a pattern. Everything for the car, nothing for the dog!



      Hi Abe!

      LOL. I just bought my black lab his dog blanket, but he's not allowed in the R. He rides in the wife's Tiguan.

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      05-06-2012 09:06 PM #91




      I can't decide btwn the two Chuck.

      I am thinking APR.

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      05-06-2012 09:41 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      ...I can't decide btwn the two Chuck.

      I am thinking APR.
      The performance gains are very similar. I guess it all boils down to who is closer/more convenient.

      When the time comes for me, I'll probably go with APR because the dealer I bought the car from is an authorized APR outlet.

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      05-06-2012 09:51 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by speedbump2 View Post
      When the time comes for me, I'll probably go with APR because the dealer I bought the car from is an authorized APR outlet.
      I am going with APR, since I feel they have been the vw turbo 4 banger tuner champ for a long time.

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      05-07-2012 12:33 PM #94
      I've seen the APR vs UM new R stage 2 dyno results. As expected, UM wins on numbers.. and knowing Jeff's obsession with smooth responsive driveability, you know who I'd get.


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      05-07-2012 01:16 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      I've seen the APR vs UM new R stage 2 dyno results. As expected, UM wins on numbers.. and knowing Jeff's obsession with smooth responsive driveability, you know who I'd get.


      - Josh
      Jeff is great at what he does. I know first hand having him in my car at WITW taking data logs while we drove. Various times I might add. At one point I glanced over and he was looking at graph in deep thought. Well his deep thought paid off for my current tune.


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      05-07-2012 04:43 PM #96
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      I've seen the APR vs UM new R stage 2 dyno results. As expected, UM wins on numbers.. and knowing Jeff's obsession with smooth responsive driveability, you know who I'd get.


      - Josh
      Can you provide proof of such event? No offense, but don't you prog for Jeff?

      Thought I saw you post something to that effect and could make you biased.

      Dyno' seem pretty similar in power, and I've been in enough Apr tuned 2 audis to know its good enough for me.

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      05-07-2012 09:51 PM #97
      No, I am not a UM dealer. I tried flashing customers for c2 a couple times a few years ago.. but it wasn't worth my time or hassle to do so, so I stopped.

      BTW- even when I did flash those couple guys, I did so for free. They just paid C2 for the flash.. I just met them on my own time, with my own laptop, because I love hot rodding cars and helping other guys that are into making VW faster..


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      05-07-2012 09:55 PM #98
      Oh, and as for proof..it is not up to me to post the results. Ask Jeff.

      If you seriously need to ask for me to back up anything I say.. you haven't been paying any attention I'm the 6+ years I have been in the R32 forum.


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      05-07-2012 10:13 PM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      Oh, and as for proof..it is not up to me to post the results. Ask Jeff.

      If you seriously need to ask for me to back up anything I say.. you haven't been paying any attention I'm the 6+ years I have been in the R32 forum.
      I don't know what you mean about paying attention, I have been here since 2004, and don't
      know what you are talking about. Sorry...

      I wasn't asking Jeff, I was asking you to back up your claim, not attacking.
      Pretty cool you have flashed for others and for free, I say thanks to those you've help, but I still
      would like some kind of proof to those claims. I am thinking Jeff is some kinda black hat tuner lol...

      All I know, I have been in 2 versions of 4 bangers APR has tuned, we tune a lot of Audi's at
      my dealership, mainly R8's though, but have many happy 2L people, and their tunes were not
      only impressive, the before and after difference I have felt, but the tunes were always smooth,
      OEM like, and they always delivered some increased butt dyno power.

      I am most likely having my Audi dealership send out my ECU to be flashed soon, I get an
      employee discount, which I was supposed to find out what that was today, but was too busy to
      remember.

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      05-08-2012 09:28 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      I am thinking Jeff is some kinda black hat tuner


      You do realize that most people would take the term black hat as an insult right?
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      05-09-2012 12:24 PM #101
      anyway....

      chuck

      before flashing, was told the intake and exhuast wont allow for much improvement,
      due to restrictions there, and the euro version did not get nailed like we did, again.

      i have not looked into much about this car or mods, so little time these days, but those are
      concerns brought to my attention by people i know and trust.

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      05-11-2012 08:03 AM #102
      I've been thinking about selling my R after 5+ years of ownership. I don't know how some of you made the switch to the new R. I drove it and I felt like I was driving a mini van that happened to be stick. All though I did test drive an e90 m3 and b8 s4 before that. The new R just didn't feel "right". Good luck with the new car. 420+hp apr stage3 would be fun tho ha.

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