Finally made it. Thanks for the recommendations.
I have my 07 rabbit loaded up on a transport ready to start the 18 some hour trip from the Chicago area. Uhaul is almost ready to go.
QUESTION: I need a reliable shop to install my new low comp pistons and connecting rods for me. Rebalance and everything. sticking with the stock head until I finish my turbo install. Any suggestions based on experience??
Pic for clicks and suggestions
Try here: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...stin-Area-GTGs
I'll be moving to Austin soon as well. Enjoy it. I just came back from there on Sunday.
I would suggest introducing yourself, and maybe a little differently, on dfw euros and European AG. Hopefully you can get the information you are looking for on those boards.
Austin is the best city to move to in Texas, however we don't have the largest VAG scene here nor are there really any of us digging into our engines. We are a pretty tight knit group though and tend to hang out at the first drop of a hat, especially on Tuesdays.
It wouldn't have hurt to post in the Austin GTG thread either. The South forum is slow as it is, at least posting up in a thread with almost 1000 pages has a better possibility of netting a response.
Welcome to Austin.
Last edited by Marble; 07-25-2012 at 03:44 PM.
Marble, let's be honest - the Austin VAG Crew isn't the friendliest or welcoming group out there. I have posted question a couple of times in the Austin GTG thread and was never responded to also I don't have time and I am too old to be hanging out at a bar on Tuesday nights.
Like someone once said - It is what it is....
Aquino - hope you got my PM and A/C in your ride.
Last edited by FlyGLi2C; 07-27-2012 at 12:45 PM.
I appreciate the PM. I don't really believe in putting myself out on the internet. I'd rather introduce myself in person. It's sad a group of people would be standoffish where networking would be a benefit. You never know who's asking for information, or what they may contribute.
If you "don't have time for us" then why expect any help/ time from us? Because we own VWs? There's a little more to it then that, that's just a coincidence.
It's just weekly, and BTW we're all pretty "old." I'm 34, with a 40+ hour/ week job, a wife, 2 dogs, but I make the time to hang with friends and make new ones. Hanging out is what makes it a community, the internet helps extend the community during the times we aren't hanging out. Also we do more than just hang out at a bar, in which you make it sound like a negative thing. There's an outside area to hang out, not all of us drink, and it's quality time. Some stay for a few minutes, others stay for hours.
Ever think that maybe none of us know the answer you're looking for? Would you rather the lot of us all respond, quoting your question, saying "I don't know?" Didn't I already explain that there aren't really any of us digging into our engines? So what do you expect?
FWIW, this is the internet, make some time to hang out and introduce yourselves.
So, let's be honest.
And aquino still hasn't posted his question up in the Austin GTG thread even though it was mentioned, twice before.
Help yourselves out and give it a shot.
Met a local with his own shop in person and stayed to chat it up. He seems real cool and down to earth. Dropping the rabbit off tomorrow. I've only been in Texas a few days and am looking forward to showing up on one of the coming Tuesday nights. I don't write anyone off, so when I show up on a bicycle don't be mean.
Oh, not fair! That last one wasn't even a VW guy!
So, one guy talking crap on your car and another guy not searching for you at a show?
I was a new guy just a year ago. I went back and looked at my first posts.Ah, memories...
My first post in the Austin GTG thread
You guys ARE a bunch of D!CKS! F*ck you guys!
I can't quote how many times those guys have hooked me up with parts or helped me install stuff or answered my stupid questions. It's a good group of people. It takes time and thick skin to get to know all the personalities. Just like everything else.
Pix for clix
If you still looking for a shop.....
Motormania - out by the lake off 620 - very good and trust worthy
Underground VW - Had them fix my oil pan and told me my car was too low.
Kenny Hill Autowerks - Just dropped my car off this morning to fix the fuse box on the battery.
Just saw a place called Vee Dub but never been there.
Welcome to Austin and hope that helps. Outside of cars you should check out Alamo Draft house, Chuys, Home Slice, Amys Ice cream and Iron Works BBQ.
Last edited by jseeley; 09-25-2012 at 06:19 PM.