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      09-19-2012 02:52 PM #1
      Whats the deal? Why aren't people building their Beetles any more? Well as soon as i figure out how to post pics I'm starting a mild build on my 02 glx 1.8t Suspensions in route and other goodies to come, YAY!
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      09-20-2012 12:19 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by redmk2bunny View Post
      Whats the deal? Why aren't people building their Beetles any more? Well as soon as i figure out how to post pics I'm starting a mild build on my 02 glx 1.8t Suspensions in route and other goodies to come, YAY!
      There have been so many build threads, I decided to not do one on my Beetle. I probably should have, as it would have motivated me to move faster. People are building their Beetles, though not as many as with the Golfs and Jettas. You can see the major stuff I've done with mine in my sig.
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      09-21-2012 08:50 AM #3
      I've done the GTi's and the Jettas, a Rocco. This is like my 18th watercooled. I just thought it would be fun to do a little thread
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      09-21-2012 01:47 PM #4
      [img]beetle[img] Ok I think I figured it out
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      09-21-2012 04:03 PM #5
      I'm putting an R32 engine in my Beetle. Just haven't bothered to do a build thread I guess.


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      09-21-2012 04:11 PM #6
      Well... Start posting! I need some motivation. I'm just starting with this one. Next week the coils show up then I dunno yet I would love to do an RSi conversion but the funds just aren't there. That R32 shoehorned in there looks pretty sick though.
      Last edited by redmk2bunny; 09-21-2012 at 08:13 PM.
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      09-21-2012 06:08 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by SMG8vT View Post
      I'm putting an R32 engine in my Beetle. Just haven't bothered to do a build thread I guess.

      Nice, I bet that's going to be a kick. Going AWD?
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      09-26-2012 10:02 AM #8
      So I received my new coilovers yesterday, YAY!!!!!
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      Time for the soft factory sport suspension to get lost.
      [img]Untitled[img]Untitled[img]Looks like a scared cat.

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      New mounts, bearings, balljoints...
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      Next week poly bushings, slotted rotors, a good brake detailing, adjustable swaybar links (possible swaybar if i can source one out) and what ever else i can afford

      It has a much better stance now It will change a bit tomorrow when I get it aligned and corner weighted.
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      I still have and inch and 3/4 to play with.
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      09-26-2012 06:27 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by redmk2bunny View Post
      So I received my new coilovers yesterday, YAY!!!!!
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      Time for the soft factory sport suspension to get lost.
      [img]Untitled[img]Untitled[img]Looks like a scared cat.

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      New mounts, bearings, balljoints...
      [img]Untitled[img]Untitled[img]
      Next week poly bushings, slotted rotors, a good brake detailing, adjustable swaybar links (possible swaybar if i can source one out) and what ever else i can afford

      It has a much better stance now It will change a bit tomorrow when I get it aligned and corner weighted.
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      I still have and inch and 3/4 to play with.
      Looks good. Are you wanting to go even lower?
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      09-26-2012 08:39 PM #10
      That pic was taken right as i put it on the ground. It settled about half an inch more and then i realized the sway bar was rubbing. I ordered up the 25mm neuspeed setup from one of the local shops. After that's installed I will probably go another inch or so. Just to tuck the wheels a little bit. But winter is coming and then its time for Hakkas, steelies, mud flaps, and spool the suspension all the way up.
      Last edited by redmk2bunny; 09-27-2012 at 04:48 PM.
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      09-27-2012 01:09 PM #11
      This is my temporary fix for now...
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      It feels like such a hack thing to do
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      09-27-2012 01:12 PM #12
      You don't even need the front swaybar I've run without for years.

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      09-27-2012 04:27 PM #13
      You crazy!!!! Are you at least running with a lower tie bar?
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      09-27-2012 04:28 PM #14
      Oh and thank you bugman00 for the complement. I felt rude not acknowledging it
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      09-27-2012 04:28 PM #15
      Nope. Makes no difference other than a little more oversteer which I personally like.

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      09-27-2012 04:34 PM #16
      How would one change a belt on that 3.2l swap?
      Really just a little under steer... Hmmm. Unfortunately I already ordered it. You coulda said something earlier.
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      09-27-2012 04:38 PM #17
      You could always sell it since it's brand new. The install is a nightmare and the subframe bolts are one time use stretch bolts so to do it properly you want to replace those and they're not cheap! I ran a Neuspeed FSB before, ended up selling it when the axles kept hitting it when I aired out but I never rubbed axle when I was on coils.

      Oversteer is actually a good thing in a fun car, I run a 28mm RSB to add even more. It's kind of funny, with no FSB and a big RSB the car handles very evenly, it doesn't really oversteer or understeer it's a nice balance.

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      09-27-2012 04:45 PM #18
      I already ordered those 034 motorsport aluminium subframe bushings and bolts $50 And It's not that bad to swap out the sway bar with a lift and a screw jack
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      09-27-2012 04:46 PM #19
      Yeah a lift would help!

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      09-27-2012 04:47 PM #20
      I have a couple of buddies with shops. It helps... BRAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      09-28-2012 07:40 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by redmk2bunny View Post
      So I received my new coilovers yesterday, YAY!!!!!
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      I like the new stance. What brand are your coilovers? I'm thinking about a set for my NB but still want to maintain my daily driver ride, to some degree. Don't want anything that rides too harsh.
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      09-28-2012 10:24 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by redmk2bunny View Post
      Oh and thank you bugman00 for the complement. I felt rude not acknowledging it
      No worries bud
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      09-28-2012 02:52 PM #23
      They are RSK coils $329, shipped. I did some research and they are actually built by FK. I've let some buddies try them out first hahaha. One friend has had hers for two years with two winters and they are still mint. No leaks, no bangs, not an issue except the alignment twice a year. But seriously for the price they are a decent setup. Obviously the ride is stiffer but no harsh banging, no bump steer, and with the new balljoints and bushing/bearing kits ( drowned in silglide) they are awesome. I live in Minnesota, the roads here suck but so far I've put 300 miles on them and not one issue. I got it aligned and corner weighted last night and it's sooooooo f@#$king sweet. 65 MPH cloverleafs with no problem
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      09-29-2012 03:40 PM #24
      Thanks for the background & testimonial on them!

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      09-29-2012 04:25 PM #25
      Anytime
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      10-01-2012 04:23 PM #26
      This is my buddy Jeff. He is The Alignment Guy in Minneapolis. He knows his stuff he does it well and hes inexpensive

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      10-01-2012 07:54 PM #27
      Yeah, you don't need a sway bar. Haven't had one in a long time in my mk4. TT/R32 spindle/LCA swap is a nice project though. Car handled much better after I did it.
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      10-02-2012 07:56 PM #28
      Hey Like the look of the bug so far. Jeff is awesome. Any plans for the motor yet?
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      10-02-2012 08:45 PM #29
      I dunno yet on the motor. After I'm done with the suspension and brakes then I will build up on the motor. Nothing too obnoxious though.
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      10-04-2012 04:35 AM #30
      Cool. Ya I plan on doing the same in mine. Want to get it handling and stopping better and eventually get about 250-300whp out of the thing. Lots of work to do yet though. Let me know if you ever need help with anything. Not too far from St. Paul.
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      10-05-2012 12:25 PM #31
      Cool man thanks. I'd for sure like to check out your Beetle. PM me sometime we can hang or some s#!t. It's looking like my Audi sold so I'm gonna have a good chunk of change to play with here soon. I'm thinking Apr or Revo and some exhaust to match up to the downpipe and a little growl I've got some EBC slotted rotors for the front but I need some rears now and SS lines.
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      We are around..beetle owners unite!! My 1.8t big turbo bug with watermeth cruising the strip at h20


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      10-08-2012 11:51 AM #33
      Nice
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      10-09-2012 11:17 AM #34
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      My build thread was posted long time ago.. It's under the knife now doing AWD and turbo kit. RSi OEM kit is ready to put on after it done.

      I will update the thread when I have gotten some free time.
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      Very nice!

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