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      09-22-2012 03:32 PM #1
      Traded my Harley for a beetle for the fiance. The general agreement is that she buys the parts and I put them on. Technically this is her build thread that is highly influenced by myself.

      The day I got it

      2003 2.0

      These will be going on soon


      Staggered 3SDMs!


      Happening soon:
      Coilovers (Most likely ultimos so we can save up for air)
      Turbo bumpers (She loves them. I could do without them)

      More distant plans:
      New color (Her choice)
      Shaved bay (My choice)

      My car:
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      09-24-2012 10:52 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by .Ant View Post
      Traded my Harley for a beetle for the fiance. The general agreement is that she buys the parts and I put them on. Technically this is her build thread that is highly influenced by myself.

      The day I got it

      2003 2.0

      These will be going on soon


      Staggered 3SDMs!


      Happening soon:
      Coilovers (Most likely ultimos so we can save up for air)
      Turbo bumpers (She loves them. I could do without them)

      More distant plans:
      New color (Her choice)
      Shaved bay (My choice)

      My car:
      Very cool. Is she looking more for looks than anything? Is there any chance you could get her to help you with the maintenence/modifying? She'll discover she appreciates the car/work more if she does.
      2000 Beetle, 1991 CR-X, 1988 F-150 (Still don't know why I like this truck...)

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      09-24-2012 12:46 PM #3
      She's always with me and giving me a helping hand when it comes to the car. She was the her fathers "boy" so she isn't afraid of getting dirty.

      As for the car it will be all aesthetics. It's a 2.0 so it's not worth the money for performance. I'm secretly hoping to drop a 24v in it, but that's not happening anytime soon.
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      09-24-2012 06:32 PM #4
      That would definitely be a fun mod. Tight fit though! Be sure you get a metal skid plate or the hybrid oil pan on that thing to make sure that motor is protected, especially if you're lowering it on those new wheels.
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      09-24-2012 10:28 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by VWBugman00 View Post
      That would definitely be a fun mod. Tight fit though! Be sure you get a metal skid plate or the hybrid oil pan on that thing to make sure that motor is protected, especially if you're lowering it on those new wheels.
      I dont believe in skid plates. She'll eventually get motor mount spacers. She won't be crazy low either. She hated when I was static.



      And on that note, I bought her coils today. Those new Hard Parker coils. They are just rebranded FKs and I happen to know a guy who works there.
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      09-25-2012 09:48 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by .Ant View Post
      I dont believe in skid plates. She'll eventually get motor mount spacers. She won't be crazy low either. She hated when I was static.



      And on that note, I bought her coils today. Those new Hard Parker coils. They are just rebranded FKs and I happen to know a guy who works there.
      Well, I sincerely hope you don't learn the hard way. My skid plate has already saved me an oil pan at least 3 times. Let me know how those coils ride.
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      09-25-2012 01:04 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by VWBugman00 View Post
      Well, I sincerely hope you don't learn the hard way. My skid plate has already saved me an oil pan at least 3 times. Let me know how those coils ride.
      Don't get me wrong, I've broken oil pans but I was at a height that would have drug a skid plate. I'm not a believer that skid plates are anymore than a bandaid.

      I'll probably make a review thread in the mk4 forum for the coils. I made the one for ultimos and it's a pretty successful thread.
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      10-01-2012 07:46 PM #8
      Coils came in while I was at H20!


      Tires are being mounted tomorrow morning.


      Hoping to get my coilover install kit from ECS shortly so I can get this btch on the ground
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      10-02-2012 12:37 AM #10
      Did you ever end up getting a deal on the coils?
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      10-02-2012 08:43 AM #11
      Yep. Not sure how much of one though. I never checked their actual prices.
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      10-02-2012 07:02 PM #12


      I'm getting so stoked. The tire shop had problems getting the tires on and they were grumpy when I picked them up. Happens every time I go there. I figured theyd have a new price for stretching tires by now.

      Tomorrow I'm gonna start pulling out the suspension and then having my fiancé finish it up with me over the weekend.
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      10-03-2012 10:53 AM #13
      I like the wheels. Can't wait to see them on the Bug with the new suspension
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      10-03-2012 03:09 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by VWBugman00 View Post
      I like the wheels. Can't wait to see them on the Bug with the new suspension
      I have one side done. I could have finished today, but Im waiting for her to get home friday so I can show her how to put the coils in.

      And Friday I'll have a day old tattoo on my forearm, making her have to do the dirty work.
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      10-03-2012 03:31 PM #15
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      And Friday I'll have a day old tattoo on my forearm, making her have to do the dirty work.
      will you tattoo say "boobs booze bagged & boosted"?
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      10-03-2012 04:08 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by carlhuebner View Post
      will you tattoo say "boobs booze bagged & boosted"?
      Definitely not.
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      10-06-2012 01:42 AM #18


      Coils need to be properly adjusted. May have to remove the helper springs because of the wheels fitment. They barely fit (without spacers). Not what I was expecting. Need to order some conical bolts.
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      10-06-2012 04:00 AM #19
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      Coils need to be properly adjusted. May have to remove the helper springs because of the wheels fitment. They barely fit (without spacers). Not what I was expecting. Need to order some conical bolts.
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      10-08-2012 12:55 PM #20
      That's looking pretty sick Yeah thats the same coils that I have on my Beetle. You will need spacers. My stock wheels just barely fit, I'm talking like 2mm of space. Can't wait to see it stanced
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      10-08-2012 02:27 PM #21
      It ended up not needing spacers. There's about 1/2 inch clearance from the strut and wheel. If I added spacers the poke would be too much.

      As for the rear, I may need a 3 or 5mm spacer just to get it to match the front.

      I didn't think fitting 8.5s and 9.5s would be so different than mk4s.
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      10-09-2012 10:19 AM #22
      Looking nice though. Those wheels look huge in there, they're 18's right?
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      10-11-2012 10:57 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by VWBugman00 View Post
      Looking nice though. Those wheels look huge in there, they're 18's right?
      Yep 18's.



      Once the springs settle, I may go lower. Maybe not since winter is right around the corner.
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      10-12-2012 09:25 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by .Ant View Post
      Yep 18's.



      Once the springs settle, I may go lower. Maybe not since winter is right around the corner.



      and i sure hope that front plate is only on because there were already holes in the bumper...
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      10-16-2012 10:27 PM #25
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      and i sure hope that front plate is only on because there were already holes in the bumper...
      I certainly did not put the plate holder there.
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      10-22-2012 11:20 PM #27
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      The bump reminded me to update my progress.



      New headlights. (only on in the picture) I wish I could have found glass lenses.
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      10-27-2012 02:42 PM #28
      I hate those wheels ...
      ...n because they're not on my car.
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      10-30-2012 12:12 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by redmk2bunny View Post
      I hate those wheels ...
      ...n because they're not on my car.
      this.

      btw I'm stalking this thread. Not many people are doing beetle builds anymore.

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      10-30-2012 12:48 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by redmk2bunny View Post
      I hate those wheels ...
      ...n because they're not on my car.


      Quote Originally Posted by OhRandi View Post
      this.

      btw I'm stalking this thread. Not many people are doing beetle builds anymore.
      Yeah, this forum is dead. I'm used to the mk4 forum and it's night and day.


      OP, fiance ordered new emblems. Received these in the mail and I nearly panicked.


      Realized it had a blue film on it.



      In the next couple weeks, we will be slamming it for the last show of the year. I'm excited.

      Then winter mode.
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      11-02-2012 11:59 AM #33
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      I did the same one on my Beetle. They kinda look similar...
      Come on Minnesota. Gimme a reason to put on some snow tires.

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      11-02-2012 08:42 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by redmk2bunny View Post
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      I did the same one on my Beetle. They kinda look similar...
      they do!

      How common are euro bumpers for beetles? I'd like to do that eventually.
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      11-05-2012 05:41 PM #35
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