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    Thread: Aonarch's Beetle; The Saga Begins

    1. 06-15-2012 01:13 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Sticker was ~$20k.

      The sale price was the sale price, no trade-in, downpayment, none of those sales tricks.

      I hate, hate dealers that do that!!! We will sell you this for XXXXX, oh wow that is a good price! You read through the sale order and you see price including 20% downpayment, no tax, fees, blah, blah.
      Wow, $3K off MSRP. That's a great deal. I'm surprised the dealer was willing to deal so much with it being a first year release.

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      06-15-2012 03:01 PM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by 99_XC600 View Post
      Wow, $3K off MSRP. That's a great deal. I'm surprised the dealer was willing to deal so much with it being a first year release.
      I'm not complaining.
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      06-16-2012 07:37 PM #78


      Have you guys seen the spare tire in the Beetle?!

      Yikes that is tiny. Next to it is a standard VW spare tire 205/55/16R. Ours is a 125/90/16... Not good enough IMO.



      So I cut some wood and I mocked up a frame. I now need to make a wood floor, or top, to sit on top of the frame as well. I'll do that later. I don't have any road trips coming up soon.

      I plan on keeping the small spare in there for trips less than 50 miles away, but anything more than that I'll throw the frame and wood floor in there with the big spare.

      Oh the reason for the frame is because the spot for the spare is very small just like the original spare. Putting the larger spare in will not allow the carpeting to fit. So a frame and new floor is needed to fit the carpet. You will lose about 4" of depth in the rear cargo area doing this modification.
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      06-16-2012 10:19 PM #79



      I went ahead and ordered some H&R Super Sport springs to help with my wheel gap problem.

      I still haven't found any shocks yet. Super Sports really need aftermarket shocks or else they will ride like garbage. Koni Yellows are normally good for a moderate drop. I need to call up some suppliers and see if I can source some.

      Measured for spacers today. I really like the stock wheels and I plan on keeping them for a bit. If I am going to go lower I will need to spacers to help get them flush. Spacers should also help in the handling/ steering department a bit too.
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    5. 06-16-2012 11:20 PM #80
      I'm running koni yellow adjustables with my super sports, I was able to just order the gti ones from ecs, you could probably go the same route with the Jetta ones.

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      06-17-2012 12:30 AM #81
      Quote Originally Posted by walery View Post
      I'm running koni yellow adjustables with my super sports, I was able to just order the gti ones from ecs, you could probably go the same route with the Jetta ones.
      I assume the Jetta shocks will work as well, just not 100% due to the fender height. Maybe I can ask a Jetta owner to measure their rear shocks decompressed.
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      06-17-2012 02:54 PM #82


      ^ Made a foam gun, cost $10 from Wal-mart Lawn and Garden center.



      ^ Foam gun in action, basically impossible to take a picture of foam on a silver car, but it is covered in foam.




      ^ Two 5 gallon buckets. I don't use the three bucket system, because my wheels never get dirty enough.



      ^ I got a dent, while at Wal-mart purchasing the foam gun. Irony...
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      06-18-2012 10:46 AM #83
      I didn't realize the spare tire was that tiny...lol. I already have a couple dents on my fenders from people leaning on my car.

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      06-18-2012 10:59 AM #84
      lookin good op


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      06-18-2012 11:43 AM #85
      Quote Originally Posted by vdub10golf View Post
      I didn't realize the spare tire was that tiny...lol. I already have a couple dents on my fenders from people leaning on my car.
      My first dent in years. Also get better friends.

      Quote Originally Posted by the mad conductor View Post
      lookin good op


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      06-19-2012 06:35 PM #86


      What does everyone think? Wheels are 18's, the shop makes them look like 20s.
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      06-19-2012 06:47 PM #87
      only cause they're going the wrong direction...


      for reals tho, not digging them.

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      06-19-2012 08:05 PM #88


      I like these Audi wheels, but something tells me no.




      What about those is 5x112 18x8 ET35? Should fit alright, might need a bit of a spacer to flush them out, but I love the classic design. That is the wheel on the New Beetle road cars.
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      06-19-2012 08:13 PM #89
      I noticed those same Audi wheels on an Audi at work today. Liked what I saw.

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      06-19-2012 08:17 PM #90
      I am watching this one!

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      06-19-2012 08:24 PM #91


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      06-19-2012 09:45 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by dubb34r View Post
      I noticed those same Audi wheels on an Audi at work today. Liked what I saw.
      They do look good. No on the MKIV R32 wheels?

      Quote Originally Posted by EUROBORA8V View Post
      I am watching this one!
      Спасибо товарищ

      Quote Originally Posted by chubs625 View Post


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      06-19-2012 09:45 PM #93
      Quote Originally Posted by dubb34r View Post
      only cause they're going the wrong direction...


      for reals tho, not digging them.
      Teach me photoshop.
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      06-19-2012 10:33 PM #94
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      I think these would look nice try pshop
      OEM+ l ORT

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      06-19-2012 10:41 PM #95
      Quote Originally Posted by shankys_14 View Post
      I think these would look nice try pshop
      Bro me and pshop are not friends.
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      06-19-2012 11:25 PM #97
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      Bro me and pshop are not friends.
      Same here I would help you other wise.
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      06-20-2012 12:02 AM #98
      Quote Originally Posted by shankys_14 View Post
      Same here I would help you other wise.
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      06-20-2012 04:21 AM #99
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      They do look good. No on the MKIV R32 wheels?



      Спасибо товарищ



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      06-20-2012 08:43 AM #100
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post


      I like these Audi wheels, but something tells me no.
      I did created these pshops awhile ago, may help give you a better idea:


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