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    Thread: Better Late than Never - AWPower Build Thread

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      05-06-2012 01:17 PM #141
      Do tell. How is Shawn?
      Paint it black and take it back.
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      05-06-2012 01:24 PM #142
      The tune is so far so good A bit more torque on the low end. revving to 7200rpm is cool. The car has to adapt a bit more for me to see the full effect of the tune. Shawn is good just got to see him for 30 minutes.

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      05-06-2012 01:56 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      The tune is so far so good A bit more torque on the low end. revving to 7200rpm is cool. The car has to adapt a bit more for me to see the full effect of the tune. Shawn is good just got to see him for 30 minutes.
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      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      IMO the first major 'R' engine failure was they put that puny little 4 pot into it to begin with.

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      05-06-2012 03:43 PM #144
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      The tune is so far so good A bit more torque on the low end. revving to 7200rpm is cool. The car has to adapt a bit more for me to see the full effect of the tune. Shawn is good just got to see him for 30 minutes.
      How was shawn in real life ?

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      05-06-2012 05:10 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by Aviator. View Post
      How was shawn in real life ?
      hahaha. Shawn in real life is amazing if you havent met him you should.

      btw did you bring your broom?

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      05-07-2012 06:46 PM #146
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      hahaha. Shawn in real life is amazing if you havent met him you should.

      btw did you bring your broom?
      I had the pleasure of meeting mr shawn at sowo last year.

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      05-07-2012 07:12 PM #147
      Quote Originally Posted by Aviator. View Post
      I had the pleasure of meeting mr shawn at sowo last year.

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      05-10-2012 08:26 PM #148
      I had some time today, so I decided to clean up the shifter plate because the original paint VW put on there was chipped and just did not look right. So I peeled off all the paint with my fingers and when to the autoshop to get some stuff.

      I purchased:

      320 grit sanding block
      Painter's Tape
      Semiflat spray paint

      I taped the silver trim off with painter's tape and sanded down the white plastic that was underneath the original paint. Then I gave the plate two good coats.

      The plate went from this:


      To this:


      A much better and much need improvement. Ill be installing it tomorrow after I give it a good 24 hrs to dry.

    9. 05-10-2012 08:29 PM #149
      i need to do the same. my paint there is so spotty. what is needed to take that piece off?

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      05-10-2012 08:44 PM #150
      Just pull off the black plate by pulling up on it, disconnect the wire connected to it and then push down on the frame that holds the leather boot. I had to push on all four corners of the frame to disconnect from the plate.

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      05-10-2012 08:46 PM #151
      The manual boot and plate is a good solution but I find this cheaper and an easier fix

    12. 05-10-2012 08:46 PM #152
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      Just pull off the black plate by pulling up on it, disconnect the wire connected to it and then push down on the frame that holds the leather boot. I had to push on all four corners of the frame to disconnect from the plate.
      i expected step by step instructions with photos, but ok

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      05-10-2012 08:57 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by avenue. View Post
      i expected step by step instructions with photos, but ok
      Sorry cant do that for you

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      05-10-2012 08:58 PM #154
      Come up to SoWo and ill do it for you

    15. 05-10-2012 09:01 PM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      Come up to SoWo and ill do it for you

      Nice try. I don't know what color to paint it. I'm thinking white.

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      05-10-2012 09:08 PM #156
      Just leave it off.
      Paint it black and take it back.
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    17. 05-10-2012 09:09 PM #157
      Quote Originally Posted by germanbycar View Post
      Just leave it off.
      Weight reduction.

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      05-10-2012 09:26 PM #158
      Quote Originally Posted by avenue. View Post
      Nice try. I don't know what color to paint it. I'm thinking white.
      Might as well just peel the paint and leave it white plastic

    19. 05-10-2012 09:29 PM #159
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      Might as well just peel the paint and leave it white plastic
      That is what will be done

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      05-10-2012 09:35 PM #160
      Tape peeled off. Some small imperfections but better than before


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      05-11-2012 02:19 AM #161
      Nice Brian , that's a good improvement
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      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      IMO the first major 'R' engine failure was they put that puny little 4 pot into it to begin with.

    22. 05-11-2012 03:07 AM #162
      Rock white with me

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      05-11-2012 05:15 AM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      Come up to SoWo and ill do it for you
      Do mines next.
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      05-11-2012 10:23 AM #164
      Quote Originally Posted by RU1NED View Post
      Do mines next.
      Ha

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      05-11-2012 10:39 AM #165
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      Ha
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      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      IMO the first major 'R' engine failure was they put that puny little 4 pot into it to begin with.

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      05-11-2012 10:42 AM #166
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      05-11-2012 10:45 AM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post



      Oh haai



      This time next week I will hopefully have met you already
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      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      IMO the first major 'R' engine failure was they put that puny little 4 pot into it to begin with.

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      05-11-2012 10:56 AM #168
      Quote Originally Posted by sixteen10 View Post


      Oh haai



      This time next week I will hopefully have met you already
      Most definitely will be great to meet you

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      05-11-2012 04:00 PM #169
      Take a picture of the plate re-assembled.




      Looking mean

    30. 05-11-2012 04:02 PM #170
      That's a nice honda

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      05-11-2012 04:04 PM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by avenue. View Post
      That's a nice honda
      hyundai son

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      05-12-2012 07:49 AM #172
      Trim looks much better. I would have matched it to the coin tray or just did the manual boot trim but it still looks good.
      "The only person to ever look good in the back of a 4-seater convertible was Adolf Hitler."

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      05-12-2012 09:58 AM #173
      Quote Originally Posted by AWPower View Post
      Most definitely will be great to meet you
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      Quote Originally Posted by zevion View Post
      IMO the first major 'R' engine failure was they put that puny little 4 pot into it to begin with.

    34. 05-12-2012 11:45 AM #174
      I'm gonna a peel my shift boot paint later tonight. I swear they just plastidipped the damn thing

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      05-13-2012 12:37 PM #175
      Quote Originally Posted by avenue. View Post
      I'm gonna a peel my shift boot paint later tonight. I swear they just plastidipped the damn thing
      I feel they did the same. How did it come out?

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