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      02-03-2013 12:09 AM #1
      So I'm planning on buying a set of coilovers for my 2012 Golf R.

      Any recommendations on an installer? And what should this cost? (with or with out alignment).

      Thanks,

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      02-03-2013 12:22 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by neshirk View Post
      So I'm planning on buying a set of coilovers for my 2012 Golf R.

      Any recommendations on an installer? And what should this cost? (with or with out alignment).

      Thanks,
      this place in fairfield installed mine for me.
      they jsut gave me a falt rate of 200 and i picked it up the next day.

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      02-03-2013 01:20 AM #3
      I can install them for you in your driveway if you'd like. I also work at a performance shop, and can do it there and align it after either
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    5. 02-04-2013 12:02 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by Konkordmusk View Post
      I can install them for you in your driveway if you'd like. I also work at a performance shop, and can do it there and align it after either
      Oh yeah, how much?
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      02-04-2013 12:34 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 1 can 'rado View Post
      Oh yeah, how much?
      You tell me! Literally. I always charge what you feel like paying me, I'm always just happy to help the VW community!

      Unless you were talking about the alignment.
      In which case it's 80$ for the lowered car lift, no getting around that!
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      02-04-2013 12:45 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Konkordmusk View Post
      You tell me! Literally. I always charge what you feel like paying me, I'm always just happy to help the VW community!

      Unless you were talking about the alignment.
      In which case it's 80$ for the lowered car lift, no getting around that!
      Go with this deal
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    8. 02-04-2013 01:20 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Konkordmusk View Post
      You tell me! Literally. I always charge what you feel like paying me, I'm always just happy to help the VW community!

      Unless you were talking about the alignment.
      In which case it's 80$ for the lowered car lift, no getting around that!
      I live in Davis. Ill PM you after I get my catalytic installed on my Hachi Roku.
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      02-04-2013 01:28 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 1 can 'rado View Post
      I live in Davis. Ill PM you after I get my catalytic installed on my Hachi Roku.
      I used to live in Sacramento, now I live and work in the Peninsula, somewhat far from Davis
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      02-05-2013 01:13 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Konkordmusk View Post
      I can install them for you in your driveway if you'd like. I also work at a performance shop, and can do it there and align it after either
      what about a timing belt job on a mk2 1.8L 16v?
      1+3+3=7

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      02-05-2013 11:14 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by jreed1337 View Post
      what about a timing belt job on a mk2 1.8L 16v?
      I can do that too! Napa is quite far away though
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      02-07-2013 09:08 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Konkordmusk View Post
      I can install them for you in your driveway if you'd like. I also work at a performance shop, and can do it there and align it after either
      Thank you for the offer... no offense I'm not comfortable with this as an option. It is very kind of you to help the community in this way. But I would prefer a local insured shop.

      I've been calling around the San Jose area and it seems the going rate is $500 for the install and 100 for an alignment.

      Thanks!

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      02-08-2013 01:25 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by neshirk View Post
      Thank you for the offer... no offense I'm not comfortable with this as an option. It is very kind of you to help the community in this way. But I would prefer a local insured shop.

      I've been calling around the San Jose area and it seems the going rate is $500 for the install and 100 for an alignment.

      Thanks!
      not to be offensive but are you crazy? I'm telling you to go call Aaron Johnson at Dublin VW. He is a master tech for audi and VW. tell him tcardio told you to call. don't be stupid. go cheap and pay twice. you wont regret it. this guy does road calls!! WORD
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      02-08-2013 11:19 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by neshirk View Post
      Thank you for the offer... no offense I'm not comfortable with this as an option. It is very kind of you to help the community in this way. But I would prefer a local insured shop.

      I've been calling around the San Jose area and it seems the going rate is $500 for the install and 100 for an alignment.

      Thanks!
      Well, like I said, I work at a performance shop and while I'm unsure of the final install price, we charge 80$ for a lowered car alignment.

      You'll definitely want to find a shop that you know is good with VW/Audi vehicles. The auto-leveling xenons need to be reset with vagcom after the install, most places don't have a vag-com capable unit.
      Here's me doing a suspension install for a local friend


      And here's the happy owner

      Last edited by Konkordmusk; 02-08-2013 at 11:29 AM.
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      02-08-2013 11:45 AM #15
      Konkordmusk knows what he is doing. In fact, I was able to watch him the entire time. I chose to have him install them at a friend's garage, but he does work at a Professional shop. If you choose to do a home install, he literally charges whatever you feel is fair. I paid less than 50% of what you got quoted. He did a professional job and I'm completely happy with the install. Next on the list for him to install is my clutch and intercooler at the same time.

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      02-08-2013 06:35 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Konkordmusk View Post
      You tell me! Literally. I always charge what you feel like paying me, I'm always just happy to help the VW community!

      Unless you were talking about the alignment.
      In which case it's 80$ for the lowered car lift, no getting around that!
      Again this is such a generous offer. Let me think on it. I'm not ready yet. I'll send you a PM to discuss.

    17. 02-08-2013 10:19 PM #17
      stock wheels look wayyy better. if i ever had an R suspension and engine is all i would touch...

      Konkordmusk seems
      Quote Originally Posted by Svën Höek View Post
      your way = your way, good luck with resale.

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      02-09-2013 12:49 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by franciscomk3 View Post
      stock wheels look wayyy better. if i ever had an R suspension and engine is all i would touch...

      Konkordmusk seems
      I've touched those already... 7lbs lighter on each corner is nice too.

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      02-09-2013 01:20 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by EvoKnvl View Post
      I've touched those already... 7lbs lighter on each corner is nice too.
      I hate the stockers... Thats the first thing I'm changing. I have some RSe07's coming.


      Then
      GIAC
      LEDS
      Volant Intake
      Coils, undecided

      Then I should be satisfied, or at least out of $$ for now.

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      02-09-2013 02:10 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by neshirk View Post
      I hate the stockers... Thats the first thing I'm changing. I have some RSe07's coming.


      Then
      GIAC
      LEDS
      Volant Intake
      Coils, undecided

      Then I should be satisfied, or at least out of $$ for now.
      Looks to be a good list. I have the Volant as well. I have the MkV version that I adapted it. Very happy with it as it's a little more discreet, which is a necessity for CA.

    21. 02-09-2013 05:53 PM #21
      how was that hf jack de-anodized!? i have one and hate the bright ass color lol
      Quote Originally Posted by Svën Höek View Post
      your way = your way, good luck with resale.

      everyone else's way= the way vw built it..
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      02-09-2013 06:49 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by neshirk View Post
      I hate the stockers... Thats the first thing I'm changing. I have some RSe07's coming.


      Then
      GIAC
      LEDS
      Volant Intake
      Coils, undecided

      Then I should be satisfied, or at least out of $$ for now.
      I mount and balance tires too
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      02-11-2013 07:26 PM #23
      I'd recommend Tomas Sport Tuning in Berkeley. Not only do they do top notch servicing, installs and diagnostics, they build VWs from the ground up.
      Even if you don't do the work there, take a few minutes to look at some great cars Tim has built that are in the shop.

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      02-26-2013 11:12 AM #24
      Koncord, where's your shop on the peninsula? Will need some work soon.

      and you're looking for a mild project: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...s-transmission

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      02-26-2013 01:03 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by toneman View Post
      Koncord, where's your shop on the peninsula? Will need some work soon.

      and you're looking for a mild project: http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...s-transmission
      Oh, San Bruno, on San Mateo avenue. I do house calls and installs
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