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    Thread: mb629's build (super slow)

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      10-04-2012 10:31 PM #1
      well i started a while ago. but ill start here. dont have pics from the past though. i have a 2.5 l 5 speed jetta.

      things ive done.
      -made a vortex user a while ago and got laughed off(x
      -black grill
      -light light tint on tail lights
      -remove jetta and 2.5 badges
      -miro mo-2 18x8 18x9 (painted faces white)
      -tein lowering springs. (for a month)
      -solowerks coilovers (for a few months now) getting bags around december/ january
      -made a new vortex user and got 's and 's lol





      and today, i got bored and started stripping the paint off my wheels.

      before-



      after a few hours i only got one done. not even polished yet


      i never realized how much work it is to strip paint and powdercoating off of a wheel. fml. lol if you have any tips id love them(:

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      10-04-2012 10:40 PM #2
      some more pictures excuse my lack of photography skills
      when it was on lowering springs

      and after coilovers





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      10-05-2012 08:57 AM #3
      Looks real gangster. Is your timeline in order?

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      10-05-2012 09:38 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by RoxanneIsMyFAST View Post
      Looks real gangster. Is your timeline in order?
      List of stuff I've done yes it's in order. Pictures are just kind of thrown on there, and thank you! Appreciate it

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      10-05-2012 09:52 AM #5
      How do you like the Solo Werks coils? Is this a daily driver? When I finally get around to it I was thinking I'd go with those as well.
      Last edited by cd_booth; 10-05-2012 at 10:33 AM.

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      10-05-2012 09:59 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by cd_booth View Post
      How do you like the Solo Werks coils? Is this a daily driver? When I finally I get around to it I was thinking I'd go with those as well.
      It is my daily driver, and for that reason I recommend bags if your trying to go low, I regret buying coilovers when I could've saved a little while longer and would have already been bagged. But, the coilovers are decent, lot of front suspension noise (no threads left helper springs still in) backs I don't really hear anything, but I have no perches in so my tire likes to rub when I hit bumps I'd go with something a little more expensive for quality reasons. Or for low, get fk's or don't get fk's and save for bags

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      10-05-2012 11:17 AM #7
      Miros look sick, clean ride.


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      10-05-2012 11:46 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by danielstdi View Post
      Miros look sick, clean ride.
      thank you,

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      10-08-2012 11:08 AM #9
      Im Pretty sure i made a horrible mistake. cause I HATE IT.

      haha i got really bored, and depressed that i havent had money to work on my car since i started class this fall. so i went out on a limb knowing i wouldnt like it. i was gonna paint the rivets gold or white though but i got lazy for now haha





      people who have seen it actually like it better than the white on white.. i find it disgusting haha ill probably go back to when i bought em and paint it that silver that the manufacturer painted it. i want some amg monoblocks though so if i get too lazy to paint again i may just pick some of those up if i can find any.

      anyway, if you hate it, i do too you dont have to tell me
      Last edited by mb629; 10-08-2012 at 11:10 AM.

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      10-08-2012 11:23 AM #10
      looks really clean white on white
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      10-08-2012 11:32 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Sammyscenepoints View Post
      looks really clean white on white
      i know i was just really bored and having withdrawals from not being able to work on my car. haha ill paint em back to white this weekend, keeping the rivets polished or gold, and ima try and trade em for some amg monoblocks super played but i still like the look lol for this week ima just have to drive around with those ugly as sh** blue wheels. haha

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      10-08-2012 04:05 PM #12
      this is a feeler, but i really want some new wheels. willing to paint to whatever color you can get in spray paint haha but not going as far as powdercoating them. throw cash or trade offers, and if not ill keep em and buy some new wheels

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      10-08-2012 04:12 PM #13
      Spray paint, low funds and boredom ruins a lot of cars.

      The white on white looked good. Silver would flow well too
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      10-08-2012 04:28 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Spray paint, low funds and boredom ruins a lot of cars.

      The white on white looked good. Silver would flow well too
      i know:/ haha will go back to white on white this weekend most likely, and im thinking about buying some amg monoblocks (if i can find some) so i have 2 sets, that is unless someone wants to buy mine. i was just messing around with the spray paint cause someone gave me the idea to use blue.. people who have seen it in person like it, I ABSOLUTELY HATE IT so white on white it is.

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      10-09-2012 04:55 AM #15
      i like the white wheels the most

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      10-09-2012 02:21 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by glifahrenheitcameron View Post
      i like the white wheels the most
      Haha open to opinions (: saving up for new wheels but in the mean time looking for something different with my wheels

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      10-13-2012 08:59 PM #17
      pictures with what i ended up doing with the wheels







      this is a homie not me. haha

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      10-13-2012 10:00 PM #18
      ^^ I knew gold would look good!

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      10-13-2012 10:07 PM #19
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      10-13-2012 10:12 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by fsiguy View Post
      ^^ I knew gold would look good!
      yeah, haha i like.

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      10-13-2012 10:14 PM #21
      Should have gone 18x9 all around
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      10-13-2012 10:16 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by RETAH IH View Post
      Should have gone 18x9 all around
      agreed ill throw spacers on up front sometime

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      10-15-2012 12:38 AM #23
      a couple more pictures



    24. 10-15-2012 02:56 AM #24
      Take the helpers out or raise the rear a little. Looks good accept for the reverse rake.

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      10-15-2012 10:10 AM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by 02GTI-VR6-same1 View Post
      Take the helpers out or raise the rear a little. Looks good accept for the reverse rake.
      Lol, ill probably have to raise the rear a bit, I'm a little scared to lower the front more cause I scrape frame a lot already whenever I go to class.. Can't wait for bags so I don't have to have this problem

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      10-15-2012 12:12 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by 02GTI-VR6-same1 View Post
      Take the helpers out or raise the rear a little. Looks good accept for the reverse rake.
      F* it removing helper springs lol hope it's not gonna put holes in my pan going over those speed bumps at school hah, I can't raise the rear enough to even out without putting perches back in, but with the perches in it raises the rear way too much

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      10-15-2012 12:23 PM #27
      looks good dude.

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      10-15-2012 12:29 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by VeeeDubn View Post
      looks good dude.
      Thanks man, aha I guess I gotta do something about the front being too high though:/ haha everyone is telling me to here, Instagram and in person lol

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      10-15-2012 12:55 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by mb629 View Post
      Thanks man, aha I guess I gotta do something about the front being too high though:/ haha everyone is telling me to here, Instagram and in person lol
      yeah i was gona make a comment about ur buddy and the car having the same stance in that last pic
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      10-15-2012 01:15 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by alexj87 View Post
      yeah i was gona make a comment about ur buddy and the car having the same stance in that last pic
      Haha not cool lol! It's aright will get it down and post pics this friday

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      10-15-2012 11:07 PM #31
      Kind of un-important. but still made me happy. got this in an email today from vwworld from instagram



      oh and also bn photos who got my homies car in stanceworks is shooting my car saturday!


      So i definitely have to get my front helper springs off on friday.

      i truly doubt this means anything but its still nice to get some kind of acknowledgment.
      kbye

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      10-19-2012 06:24 PM #32
      Took Helpers out 23.5 gtf
      Had to flare fronts cause rubbing):
      Last edited by mb629; 10-19-2012 at 06:37 PM.

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      10-21-2012 01:04 AM #33
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...some-pictures.

      pictures. and a question, how low ftg can you be before having to notch your frame? im 23.5 5 threads left up front

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      10-21-2012 07:50 AM #34
      Oh you'll know When you start hearing it bang off your frame regularly, that's when. There's no need to get a notch if it's not banging. It also depends what engine you have, 2.0t's have thicker axels than 2.5's. I was banging my axel left right and center at 23ftg (2.0t), but then some 2.5 guys don't even hit it at the same height.

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      10-21-2012 09:10 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by mb629 View Post
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...some-pictures.

      pictures. and a question, how low ftg can you be before having to notch your frame? im 23.5 5 threads left up front
      Depends on the stiffness of the suspension as well. Don't worry about it till you hear the axle start to hit
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