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    Thread: "Moaning Myrtle" - Build on a budget

    1. Member EliteEmerz's Avatar
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      04-30-2012 11:18 PM #26
      My 5.25" speakers in my doors are mounted like ****. I wish I bought smaller ones. Lesson learned. If you have bose, you should just use the OEM fronts if they're still good.
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      1999.5 A4Q 1.8T - Auto - Neuspeed springs/Bilstein struts - Forge Motorsports TIP/Diverter valve - coil pack upgrade - (2010-2014) SOLD

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      05-01-2012 02:41 PM #27
      WHy do they not sound good? is it the way they are mounted? or the speakers themselves... I hate bose
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      05-01-2012 09:14 PM #28
      Door TEMPORARY fix:

      So I opened up the door on sunday real quick and didnt find anything, tried the window, It Worked!!

      put the door card back on and it didnt work

      so I pulled the door card off and the process repeated about 3 more times... Finally I got smart and started checking wires and found that one of the wires was helld together by quite literally a thread

      SO next I got some heavy gauge speaker wire for home theater and took off the second wire and electrical taped them together like so....



      This weekend Ill completely re-do this single wire



      **on a separate note I found found some thing odd:
      after turning the car on I have to open and re-close the passenger door or the overhead light will just stay on signaling the door is open ... what could cause this.

      Also.. how can I get the lcd screen in the center of the cluster to work ... should I just buy a whole new cluster/ go to junkyard and pick one up?
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      05-01-2012 09:22 PM #29
      They're mounted crappy because I didn't have adapters handy so they don't sound amazing, still sound good tho.

      As for your cluster LCD, buy a new one on ebay for about 50-75$ and put it in. Anything you get from a junkyard will have dead pixels.

      As for your rear subwoofers, if you want your trunk space hook up whatever system fits you. I have 2 10" sonys in a ported box I got for free running off an Alphasonik amplifier (5 channel, runs all 4 speakers also) and my system is plenty loud for having sh*tty subwoofers.

      If you'd rather keep your trunk and have alittle bump, just replace those 6"/6.5" woofers with something aftermarket. Such as these
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/KICKER-2010-...75db1b&vxp=mtr

      (Kicker CVT 6.5" Shallow mount subwoofer)
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      2001 GTI VR6 2DR- 5spd - KYB AGX struts - wagon springs - not much done yet - (2013-DRIVING)
      1999.5 A4Q 1.8T - Auto - Neuspeed springs/Bilstein struts - Forge Motorsports TIP/Diverter valve - coil pack upgrade - (2010-2014) SOLD

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      05-03-2012 04:15 PM #30
      So I have been looking around and have been mostly unsuccessful on finding the LCD.. Cany anyone point me in the right direction

      also Staggered wheels... Can I do it if its only width or not at all?
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      05-03-2012 11:14 PM #31
      http://www.ebay.com/itm/Audi-LCD-Clu...0f631f&vxp=mtr

      Theres the LCD
      Simple to replace. You can find mad videos and DIY's using google.

      And for rims, you should find some OEM 17" or 18" rims, RS4 or A8 style are my personal favorites
      My VAG past to present
      2001 GTI VR6 2DR- 5spd - KYB AGX struts - wagon springs - not much done yet - (2013-DRIVING)
      1999.5 A4Q 1.8T - Auto - Neuspeed springs/Bilstein struts - Forge Motorsports TIP/Diverter valve - coil pack upgrade - (2010-2014) SOLD

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      05-06-2012 07:00 PM #32
      So I was looking around today and I came across http://www.etektuning.com... have you guys ever heard of them? good or bad. Let me know thanks
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      05-15-2012 02:41 PM #33
      Hey guys,

      So i fixed the speaker and Ill have pics on that up tonight

      Question about injectors - What else do I need to have done when I get 650cc injectors

      Do I need to get a new ECU, intake, DV, head parts?
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      05-16-2012 10:39 PM #34
      do I need a new flywheel when I buy a new clutch/where can I get a core refund?
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      05-16-2012 11:58 PM #35
      wish i had black interior!
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      05-17-2012 01:03 PM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaVR6drvr View Post
      So I was looking around today and I came across http://www.etektuning.com... have you guys ever heard of them? good or bad. Let me know thanks
      Id stick to ecstuning and that sort.

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      My VAG past to present
      2001 GTI VR6 2DR- 5spd - KYB AGX struts - wagon springs - not much done yet - (2013-DRIVING)
      1999.5 A4Q 1.8T - Auto - Neuspeed springs/Bilstein struts - Forge Motorsports TIP/Diverter valve - coil pack upgrade - (2010-2014) SOLD

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