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    1. 07-15-2012 03:15 AM #1
      Hey guys this is my way of archiving the life of my first car so bare with me here and leave some input.




      Bought an 2003 gti 1.8t with a lot of miles but in great shape


      With miles, comes maintenance. My father and I replaces some sensors, fixed some vacuum leaks, plugs, coilpacks, oil, coolant, ect.. With our work I passed emissions which was a reason for the owner selling it, and got the cel to turn off
      My dads 99 roadster


      Next thing to come was some movements in bad direction happened
      little bit of tint, black emblems, debadge. I though it was looking kinda good now


      I refurbished the headlamps and boy do these look good for OEM


      wheels are black for WINTERxMODE


      Then came a little step in my future stance game, some clean audi fat fives


      So this is happening, very exited with some progress


      Then I got the hatch done!


      Thats it for now
      Last edited by logantheninja; 11-05-2012 at 08:45 PM.

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      07-15-2012 03:23 AM #2
      car looks clean.
      maybe consider going back to chrome badges, might look better with your new wheels.

    3. 07-15-2012 03:34 AM #3
      My original plan with the fat fives was a gloss white powder coat, call me crazy but I like the crazy contrast off all black and bright white wheels. I'm not set on it though, either that or polish them very well, which will look a lot more OEM+ which I like but wont be very different I guess .
      Inspiration:

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      07-15-2012 07:23 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by logantheninja View Post
      My original plan with the fat fives was a gloss white powder coat, call me crazy but I like the crazy contrast off all black and bright white wheels. I'm not set on it though, either that or polish them very well, which will look a lot more OEM+ which I like but wont be very different I guess .
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      Those are flat fives not fat fives, but still not to bad of a start buddy, Contrast is never a bad thing ton of people have white wheels on black cars and it typically look good. Go for it. Just make sure to go low
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      07-15-2012 07:55 AM #5
      Nice start young man
      All I want is money, fvck the fame I'm a simple man

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      07-15-2012 08:07 AM #6
      Put badges back to stock, polish the fat fives, and ditch the tint. Just my $.02.

      You've got a good base to start with
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      07-16-2012 04:25 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by logantheninja View Post
      My original plan with the fat fives was a gloss white powder coat, call me crazy but I like the crazy contrast off all black and bright white wheels. I'm not set on it though, either that or polish them very well, which will look a lot more OEM+ which I like but wont be very different I guess .
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      Go for it! have some powder coated white Aristos on my black gti. I was nervous when i first got them but as soon as i put them on, i couldnt of been happier. I love them

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      08-21-2012 01:56 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by logantheninja View Post
      My original plan with the fat fives was a gloss white powder coat, call me crazy but I like the crazy contrast off all black and bright white wheels. I'm not set on it though, either that or polish them very well, which will look a lot more OEM+ which I like but wont be very different I guess .
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      Looks sick, do it

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      07-15-2012 03:45 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by treejetta View Post
      car looks clean.
      maybe consider going back to chrome badges, might look better with your new wheels.
      X2

      Black badges look like crap IMO. Shave them or leave them stock.

    10. 07-15-2012 03:51 AM #10
      Your car, do it how you want. Looking good. Keep it up!

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      07-15-2012 04:16 AM #11
      Agreed about the badges. If you coat the wheels or not, they'll look better chrome IMO
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      stance is so dumb, you all have ruined your cars.
      these cars have a turbocharged engine.....stage 2 your almost 300hp. But you guys lower your cars to look like ricers.
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      07-15-2012 05:37 AM #12
      Return your badges back to stock. I say do a full polished finish on your fat fives. It takes some effort it will look great in the long run.

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      07-16-2012 08:46 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by engineman98 View Post
      Return your badges back to stock. I say do a full polished finish on your fat fives. It takes some effort it will look great in the long run.
      x2

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      07-15-2012 05:39 AM #14
      get some coils, and i support you doing the 5's white

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      07-15-2012 06:20 AM #15
      looks good so far. nice 5's

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      07-15-2012 10:08 AM #16
      Black badges look great. Tint too. Nice first car. Make it your own.

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      07-15-2012 10:21 AM #17
      Just leave it the way it is with the fat fives and call it a day, save the money you would have spent on cheap ebay crap and save yourself the negative comments on everything you put on it. when all else fails just leave it stock.

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      07-15-2012 10:26 AM #18
      I'd tint your tails red, there's a good dyi in the cheap mods thread

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      07-15-2012 10:52 AM #19
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      07-15-2012 11:45 AM #20
      where are you from?

    21. 07-15-2012 11:51 AM #21
      I most likely will start a welding apprenticeship soon and will eventually work at his shop so in the future a shaved hatch and possibly shave the side strips

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      07-15-2012 12:34 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by leftoverbolts View Post
      I'd tint your tails red, there's a good dyi in the cheap mods thread
      I just did that.. I'm happy with the turn out, but put to much coats on IMO and its to dark for my liking.

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      09-21-2012 11:44 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by ZLaSalle View Post
      Lawl bs.
      Lawl gtfo troll.

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    24. 09-22-2012 04:57 PM #24
      So I got it painted today I just need to buff it and its done! not bad painting from some guy off of craigslist using *CHEAP* in the title of his ad
      Behold my shaved hatch

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      09-22-2012 05:23 PM #25
      very clean, i like it

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      09-22-2012 05:24 PM #26
      looks good! drop it though
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    27. 09-22-2012 05:58 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Kno View Post
      looks good! drop it though
      After winter I will slam it. First I need to buy snow tires and roof racks, necessities for an ski bum

    28. 09-25-2012 10:17 AM #28
      How low can you go in a Colorado winter with snow tires. Is there any difference between studded and non studded snow tires?


    29. 11-04-2012 09:26 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by rygi95 View Post
      Check it out! Senior year finally arrived with this!
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      That's a beauty! After winter I'm going fishbowl and low

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      11-04-2012 10:26 PM #31
      I really like your car but keeping the badges chrome would of went better with the scheme.

    31. 11-04-2012 10:49 PM #32
      Hey Joltz, i had black bbs RC's on it before thats why the badge and lights are blacked, gotta get stock back

    32. 11-04-2012 11:18 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Joltz View Post
      I really like your car but keeping the badges chrome would of went better with the scheme.
      I Went black with the intent of "blacking out" the car I still think it looks good but just isn't as clean and oem as chrome. My winter wheels are black long beaches so I'll stick with the black badges till summertime

    33. 12-15-2012 08:14 PM #34
      So back to monster truck status and winter wheels with some nice blizzaks all around

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      12-15-2012 09:09 PM #35
      fvck youre lucky living in colorado, i wont be riding on the ice coast for weeks still what resort(s) do you ride?

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