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    Thread: -DeRicing an MKIV- I think Ive saved one... pick heavy

    1. 08-13-2012 03:26 AM #1
      Long story short I got a great deal and bought this car in the spring. Planning on stripping it down and using it as a daily I had alot of work ahead of me. Well I started having alot of fun working on it and making it more presentable and after damn near stripping it down to nothing and starting over im getting pretty happy with how the car is turning out.

      Here was what the car looked like when I brought it home



      New bags,management,interior, some body work, some stretched rubber, OEM hood and grill, and a chit load of maitenance later, here's the outcome...





      Got rid of the fake splits for some twist and moar low.
      I never could get the fitment dialed in with these because of the 7.5 fronts, rear fitment was baller though.






      Here's how the car sits now and after some TT spindles and LCA's im going to be pretty happy with it. Added a little more camber and pulled the rear fenders to fit some 19" HRE 540's.
      We just got a new camera today so I took some decent pics today and wanted to share my progess with you guys. Thoughts and or suggestions please, Im done with the front bumper fitment because I just keep ripping it off so please forgive that.











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      08-13-2012 03:30 AM #2
      I wouldn't say de-ricing, it was still fairly decent judging from the pictures. But you have definetly made it much better and I enjoyed seeing your work, so props to you sir.
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      08-13-2012 03:32 AM #3
      so f*cking dope
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    4. 08-13-2012 03:50 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Symphony View Post
      I wouldn't say de-ricing, it was still fairly decent judging from the pictures. But you have definetly made it much better and I enjoyed seeing your work, so props to you sir.
      I should have been more elaborate, I pulled about 20 neon lights and led's out of the interior and a plexi glass/light show sterio install out of the hatch. Add that to the CF hood, ebay grill, and halo's and you've got rice. I wish I had more before pics.
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      08-13-2012 03:55 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by bnhsln4ever View Post
      I should have been more elaborate, I pulled about 20 neon lights and led's out of the interior and a plexi glass/light show sterio install out of the hatch. Add that to the CF hood, ebay grill, and halo's and you've got rice. I wish I had more before pics.
      Sorry man, I should have asked before I made assumptions. From what I saw, the front end needed most of the work.
      Are you keeping the M3 style skirts?
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      08-13-2012 04:04 AM #6
      Very nice turnaround!
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    7. 08-13-2012 04:59 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Symphony View Post
      Sorry man, I should have asked before I made assumptions. From what I saw, the front end needed most of the work.
      Are you keeping the M3 style skirts?
      Probably keep the skirts until they get ripped off or I break them with a floor jack. I really dont mind them except they a fiberglass and brittle.
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      08-13-2012 05:20 AM #8
      Much better now.. Sh!t is clean.
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      08-13-2012 08:08 AM #10
      all that work and money into the car ruined by ur brake calipers

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      08-13-2012 09:41 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by bnhsln4ever View Post
      Probably keep the skirts until they get ripped off or I break them with a floor jack. I really dont mind them except they a fiberglass and brittle.
      that's what you think will happen....

      i've had my m3 skirts for like 5 years now with the same thoughts: "run them till they break." mine have been crunched on steep driveways and squished by floor jacks and theyre still fully intact

      great turnaround on the car. that rear fitment with those twists was but tucking the HRE's is just as dope
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      08-13-2012 10:38 AM #12
      fresh.

      is the hood lined up correctly? looks just a tiny bit off to me

    13. 08-13-2012 10:39 AM #13
      Major improvement!! Get some R skirts and brakes call it a day

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      08-13-2012 10:43 AM #14
      HRE wheels look awesome.
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      08-13-2012 10:50 AM #15
      Good work. HRE's

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      08-13-2012 11:10 AM #16
      HYFR you saved it!!
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      08-13-2012 11:16 AM #17
      good save man, looks good

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      08-13-2012 12:28 PM #19
      love the new wheels...

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      08-13-2012 12:38 PM #20
      nice save man, it turned out awesome
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      08-13-2012 01:23 PM #21
      were those fake splits 19"s?

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      08-13-2012 01:27 PM #22
      good work man
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      08-13-2012 02:49 PM #23
      looking good buddy hope all is well...i might need to make a trip out there to pull my rear fenders a tad
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    24. 08-13-2012 03:15 PM #24
      Thanks for all the kind words and input guys, Its nice not hearing "those look like your old wheels" like most of my friends that just dont get it keep saying

      Quote Originally Posted by 12w0 View Post
      fresh.

      is the hood lined up correctly? looks just a tiny bit off to me
      Yeah its pretty bad, CF hood lined up perfect but OEM is jacked?? Its on my list

      Quote Originally Posted by 20vtVdubb View Post
      Major improvement!! Get some R skirts and brakes call it a day
      This might be in the plans with spindles and control arms as well. Im done forking out cash at the moment though.


      Quote Originally Posted by chrisc351 View Post
      were those fake splits 19"s?
      Yup 19's, I was trying to get away from 19's so I could get a little lower and run more tire but I just have a thing for big wheels I guess. Kinda missed them when they were gone.

      Quote Originally Posted by DibbleDUB View Post
      looking good buddy hope all is well...i might need to make a trip out there to pull my rear fenders a tad
      Come on by, Im getting pretty handy with the roller
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    25. 09-02-2012 11:47 PM #25
      Couple shots my sis snapped on the way to volksfest last weekend

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