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    Thread: Skaffles' Timeline and Introduction

    1. Member Skaffles's Avatar
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      04-26-2012 05:52 PM #1
      ]Friend's flickr with a lot of my car and our friends' cars
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      Hello all.

      I've been browsing the forums for a while but never got a chance to formally introduce myself. So... everybody, I'm currently just a college student and modding on a budget. I wouldn't say I have extensive car knowledge at all as I have started modding not too long ago, but I do enjoy research.

      I figured I would just combine this with my timeline so I can keep track of my progress on my current car before I get a new car in the near future.

      Campanella White 2008 Jetta 2.5l

      I don't need to post a stock picture of my car (don't think I have one) but stock 2.5 jettas are common.

      I like to call this next section my "developmental period"... you'll see why..

      First thing
      -I just threw on R32 springs
      -Plasti-dipped my OEM wheels
      -Tinted my front headlights
      -GLI UPPER grille swap with MKV badge on front
      -Smoked Sidemarkers
      ,gave it an extreme minor drop .5" to be exact, but steering felt better. Like I said... my 'developmental' period haha.




      First performance mod
      -A.W.E Catback exhaust that I got from another member on here, can't remember the name.



      -BSH Cold Air, again got from a member can't remember the name.



      WHEELS

      -BBS CVs 17" on Vredestein Quadtrac 225/45.

      Crappy cell phone pic



      At this point my car looks like:



      Then I took the headlight tints off



      Much better

      A few aesthetic mods that I did/had at this point

      -Entire honeycomb grille set with open fogs
      -Projector foglights
      -Glossy black side pillars
      -Aftermarket bulbs
      -ECS projector headlight kit
      -Painted Front calipers
      -Painted res. caps/hood lining/box covers silver








      Outdated SOUND CLIPS




      The day I lowered her - Raceland Coilovers









      Some Mods before WINTER
      Got this ECS underdrive lightweight pulley in. It's a pretty decent mod considering its only about 130$ with increased throttle response, no harmonics issues either.



      Dogbone broke so got polyurethane



      AWE Catback Resonator Delete with a 2.5 S.S T304 Straight Pipe



      -New Hankook Venus V2 ALL SEASON TIRES
      -New Front Axle
      -Raised Coils approximately 1 inch

      TUNED @ 93500; Unitronic Stage 1+
      Feels great, no rev hang; accessible torque at all ranges hopefully unitronic will release an SRI tune so I won't feel stupid buying unitronic over C2 or UM; however in the future I probably will get the UM tune.


      Thunderbunny bumper







      Last edited by Skaffles; 04-20-2014 at 10:57 PM.
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      04-26-2012 07:07 PM #3
      nice progress so far man
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      04-26-2012 07:51 PM #4
      why do you GSE kids always have to pop your hood and prop it with your euro plate?
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      04-27-2012 02:00 PM #6
      Thanks guys!


      Quote Originally Posted by Minor_Threat View Post
      why do you GSE kids always have to pop your hood and prop it with your euro plate?
      And to make you angry
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      04-27-2012 02:49 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Minor_Threat View Post
      why do you GSE kids always have to pop your hood and prop it with your euro plate?
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      04-27-2012 02:54 PM #8
      definitely needed the headlight tint gone

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      04-27-2012 03:24 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by sWeEtL0u View Post
      definitely needed the headlight tint gone
      I know I know!
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      04-27-2012 03:27 PM #10
      Looking pretty good
      Ten times better without that headlight tint.
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      04-27-2012 05:03 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Rresetrrewind View Post
      Looking pretty good
      Ten times better without that headlight tint.
      Thank you sir! I agree.
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      04-27-2012 05:04 PM #12
      Looks like you've come a long way. Keep it up.

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      04-27-2012 05:12 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Looks like you've come a long way. Keep it up.
      Much appreciated
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    14. 04-27-2012 06:03 PM #14
      Looks good! I like the most recent.. clean
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      04-27-2012 06:52 PM #15
      nice progression, definitely getting better! looking forward to see where this goes.
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      04-27-2012 07:31 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by VW SKIM View Post
      Looks good! I like the most recent.. clean
      Quote Originally Posted by illuder83 View Post
      nice progression, definitely getting better! looking forward to see where this goes.
      Thanks guys. Getting a lip and United Motorsports tune soon.
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      06-04-2012 11:39 PM #18
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      09-14-2012 02:50 AM #19
      Revival Bump / Update

      Haven't been on forums as much, been pretty busy.

      Got this ECS underdrive lightweight pulley in. It's a pretty decent mod considering its only about 130$ with increased throttle response, no harmonics issues either.



      Hoping to get my GLI skirts as well as my lip soon, will have some recent pictures up soon as well!
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      09-14-2012 02:25 PM #20
      not a fan of the blue bulbs. to each his own i guess. seems like you are having fun with your mods so keep it up

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      09-14-2012 03:10 PM #21
      Gettin better! Nice to finally put a car to the name


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      09-14-2012 03:49 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Skaffles View Post
      Revival Bump / Update

      Haven't been on forums as much, been pretty busy.

      Got this ECS underdrive lightweight pulley in. It's a pretty decent mod considering its only about 130$ with increased throttle response, no harmonics issues either.
      Thanks for the order - Enjoy!

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      09-14-2012 04:37 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by rtrev2442 View Post
      not a fan of the blue bulbs. to each his own i guess. seems like you are having fun with your mods so keep it up
      Very reasonable criticism, thanks!

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      Gettin better! Nice to finally put a car to the name
      Thank you sir

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      Thanks for the order - Enjoy!
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      11-23-2012 02:04 PM #24
      Bump for some minor updates!
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      12-30-2012 02:56 PM #25
      Finally snow hits NJ , also chipped.

      TUNED @ 93500; Unitronic Stage 1+
      Feels great, no rev hang; accessible torque at all ranges hopefully unitronic will release an SRI tune so I won't feel stupid buying unitronic over C2 or UM; however in the future I probably will get the UM tune.




      Last edited by Skaffles; 04-09-2013 at 12:52 AM.
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      03-16-2013 12:44 AM #26
      Bump. Thunderbunny front bumper.

      Thank you mk3tdi3! More pictures coming later.

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      03-17-2013 07:49 PM #27


      Hoping to get some Rline black mirror caps and a votex rear, but for now i'm broke.
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      04-09-2013 12:46 AM #29
      BEAUTIFUL day, 70 in NNJ.





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      05-20-2013 09:54 PM #30
      More pictures to whore, cause that's all I do.





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      08-11-2013 11:35 AM #32
      Painted engine cover wood grain black + white. Crappy picture.



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      08-11-2013 12:01 PM #33
      Looking good, the front bumper works well. And ya, the removal of the headlight tint was a huge improvement, I think it looks better without the MkV badge as well.

      Any issues with the A/C, power steering, headlights, or stereo because of the underdrive pulley? It's on my list of possibles but not at the cost of accessories.
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      08-11-2013 12:10 PM #34
      Thanks. And only electronic issue I've noticed so far (Had it for about 10k miles) is the interior dome lights, but this usually only happens when you throttle with all the dome lights on. Other than that I love the pulley.
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      08-11-2013 06:35 PM #35
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