Couple updates..here about 7 hours into the job... here's a couple picks explaining where I'm at right now..
Ready to come in and be torn apart
Had to clean out the garage and put random car parts all over my house to make room for this project lol
But had a chance to make this beautiful rack..
Battery Intake off with bumper etc.
Exhaust manifold was a batch to get off.. one bolt did not want to budge and was semi-stripped it took lots of wrist/forearm scrapes and sweat to get it off...
Tomorrow is going to be a long day.. exhaust is coming off all the way up to the heads but the bolts are so rusted the first one i tried to loosen broke.. so it's going to be a challenge... also valve cover and head should be off tomorrow.. and more parts coming in the mail!!!!
So a little update.. for friday.. I finished working on the car at around 4pm.. and relaxed for a little while.. at 1am.. my chest started to hurt.. so i went to lay down.. next morning didn't go away so i went to the hospital.. just to find out I have a 20% collapsed lung.. HURRAYYY
So right now i'm sitting with a tube in my chest... until they think it's safe to take it.. pretty much excruciating pain.. soo i think the car is on hold for a little here.. I'm trying to find someone locally to take it under their wing and finish the job.. since i obviously can't do it in this condition.
There will be pics and updates as so by whoever I get to do it.. because I still want to keep this thread going... also will be talking to UM tomorrow about their tune compared to the C2 one.. and see what software I want to go with...
As of right now car sits in the garage.. I was hoping this wouldn't happen lol but there's always a snag... like collapsing your lung.. But I talked to Tom at Innovative Motorsports last week who's basically in partnership with UM (they're in the same building) So he's been a little busy but either end of this week or next week he'll be taking my car and finishing it and then sent over to Jeff at UM for a tune. I'll finally be back at work this week so I'll at least be able to afford this. Can't wait to have it hauled away and see what it's going to look like when I get it back. I'm hoping and praying to have it back by waterfest.... That will be a miracle.. we'll see what happens.
I also agree, having this by waterfest is not realistic, unless you have some serious loot (enough to persuade someone to work around the clock)
On another note, I'm not sure what you already have in the works (or what your budget is), but another shop in CT that could completely handle the install is BNR Motors in Meriden. Nothing against IM (I've heard nothing but good things), but just figured I'd mention it incase you wanted to price them out as well. I already know what your thinking, "Who the hell is BNR Motors"...a year ago I would have said the same thing and they are litterally 1 mile from my house (maybe because I've only been in the VW scene for 2 years and generally do all my own work). I'm not exactly sure how long they've been in business, but it is a family owned, VW only shop that has been around for the past decade or so (from what I gather). Over the past year or so, Bharat has taken great strides to bring in more "performance" business to go with all the general repair business they do (Some of which I believe even the VW dealers have sent to them ). He has purchase LOTS of goodies for the shop (additional lift, paint booth, etc) and hired some additional talent which have an extensive history in the fabrication/performance industry. Anyways, I stumbled across them when I had some haldex issues and was looking for a local mechanic other than the dealer for costs sake. Since then I've developed a good relationship with the guys down there and they have been my go to guys for stuff I don't feel comfortable doing on my own (in my tiny a** garage) or if I just don't feel like doing it. They are a cool bunch of guys and are willing to work with you. Shoot, I bet if you called them tonight they'd be in the flatbed headed your way . Anyways, just wanted to toss it out there....and just for the record, I'm in no way affiliated with them
If you call, ask for "B" (Bharat - Owner) or Rich....
210 Center St.
Last edited by Cspence; 07-09-2012 at 06:36 PM.
I understand you've had a good experience with this company and I appreciate the feedback because I'm still looking for somewhere to bring my car.. IM is a little backed up right now and I really need it back on the road. But, does this shop have experience with this kind of performance.. I mean it's no built drag setup.. but it'd be nice if they were familiar with my car specifically and the setup I'm doing.
Give them a call and talk to them....or better yet, if you have the time, swing by the shop to check it out in person....they'll have no problem showing you around and talking to you for a bit (Then at least you can see some of their work since they have a few project cars there - Twin supercharged G60, VF Stage 2 12v VR, Shaved Corrado - work in progress, etc). There is no doubt in my mind that they could handle this given the experience, knowledge and resources they have. They work on a few local .:R's (obviously including mine) regularly, so they "know" our cars specifically, but more importantly since they are a VW only repair shop, they know just about everything VW in general....ask them a few questions and you'll see lol. Shoot, I was down there this past Saturday and Rich was in the process of replacing the chains, flywheel, clutch, and downpipe on the VF Stage 2 12v and I learned a TON about the job, which was cool since most of it was very similar to our car (incase I ever wanted to under take the job on my own )
Last edited by Cspence; 07-10-2012 at 07:34 AM.
A little update or big... The car has been towed to Tom at innovative motorsport where he will be undergoing the rest of the build. I asked him for pictures to at least keep the thread going until my cars done. Tuning will be done by UM ( right next door to IM) so I was lucky enough to meet Jeff. I will update with pictures as they are provided. cheers
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dont get the dp that cts uses....ull hate life and need a big mallet for adjustments
Would be nice if clay or Nik came in here offering discounts for people who have their ****ty ass DP that doesn't fit for ****..
YEA F U CTS and your crap fitting DP..
offer us a discount on your viand setup and make us all love ya again.
I can only dream