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    1. Semi-n00b
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      04-29-2015 11:48 PM #1
      Browsing the forums it doesn't look like Tampa has a presence at all. I find this surprising considering that in my neighborhood alone there are 2 GTI's, a nice looking Jetta SE, and my GLI. I'm new to the area (lived in Orlando for 6 years), but would be willing to help get something started.

      Anyone interested in trying to get something going?

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      05-07-2015 11:40 AM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by laughingman View Post
      Browsing the forums it doesn't look like Tampa has a presence at all. I find this surprising considering that in my neighborhood alone there are 2 GTI's, a nice looking Jetta SE, and my GLI. I'm new to the area (lived in Orlando for 6 years), but would be willing to help get something started.

      Anyone interested in trying to get something going?
      I am... where in Tampa are you located?

    3. 05-07-2015 01:48 PM #3
      I currently live in south tampa, I am only 16 but I am wondering what you were thinking?


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      05-07-2015 03:03 PM #4
      I am in Lithia/FishHawk, have an MK2 16V and wife just bought an MK7 GTI. Keep me posted on any get-togethers. I also know a fellow MK2 16V owner up in Lutz who might be convinced to come down for the right meetup or wrench session.

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      05-07-2015 10:56 PM #5
      I'm currently in the Brandon area, but am moving to Citrus Park next week.

      I'll be honest in that I am pretty new to the car culture, but love driving my car and can't wait to start modding it. I'm up for long runs, going to shows, pretty much anything. I had a bike for a few years and loved the whole "lets just go ride" mentality and still have that for my car.

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      05-08-2015 08:12 AM #6
      Post pics of your guys cars... I've only done a few things so far... Coilovers are next for me I think.... I'm in North St Pete


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    7. 05-08-2015 11:48 PM #7
      Ill post pics later but its nothing special


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      05-09-2015 10:18 AM #8
      All I've done so far is get it clayed and tinted. Otherwise stock GLI. First for me are probably going to be coilovers, I want to bring the ride height down an inch and a half or so.




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      05-09-2015 11:25 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by laughingman View Post
      All I've done so far is get it clayed and tinted. Otherwise stock GLI. First for me are probably going to be coilovers, I want to bring the ride height down an inch and a half or so.



      Super nice.. Car AND driveway. Lol ifs that's your driveway...

      I'm in the same boat as you. I have a 30th Ed GLI. Haven't done much. I've added the USB switch from Double apex, changed my emblems to glossy black. Bought an OEM Euroswitch. Small things like that.

      I constantly peruse websites on things I wanna buy but never pull the trigger. I'm really thinking about getting ST coilovers but every shop I've called to check just the price of installation has said around 500 which is more than I'm willing to pay.


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      05-09-2015 03:04 PM #10
      I just moved down here to Bradenton two months ago from New York. You guys try to get together for a meet or a drive some time. I have a GTI Mk 7.

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      05-10-2015 10:24 PM #11
      I'd be interested to see the black glossy emblems. I was thinking about doing a colored emblem myself.

      I'm moving next weekend, but should be able to do something on Sunday if people want to get together and maybe do a ride. Looks like we have people all the way from Bradenton through to me in Citrus Park. I wouldn't mind starting where I am and heading south picking up people as I went. Then we could all ride south. I'm new to this coast, so by all means if you have better ideas let me know.

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      05-11-2015 03:07 AM #12
      Yeah, I would definitely be down for that. I am new to Florida period, so any type of drive would be okay with me. Just looking for some much stuff to do, you know. Send me a private message bro, we'll try and figure something out.

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      05-11-2015 10:05 PM #13
      Do any of you also use Reddit? I was thinking of creating a sub-reddit for the group to more easily track different events and stuff.

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      05-11-2015 10:27 PM #14
      I went ahead and created it, and also started a topic for this Sunday.

      https://www.reddit.com/r/tampavw
      Last edited by laughingman; 05-11-2015 at 10:34 PM.

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      05-12-2015 09:41 AM #15
      I subscribed to the new reddit page... Here's a couple pics of my car..




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      05-12-2015 09:47 AM #16


      I put the gloss black emblems, I'm debating on keeping them on. I don't know how I feel about them. The front is ok I'm not to happy with the rear.





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      05-12-2015 11:08 AM #17
      Your GLI looks nice man. I subscribed to the Reddit page as well. I'm definitely down for Sunday, but do you guys know what time you want to start?

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      05-12-2015 11:11 AM #18
      by the way, I like the black symbol on the back. Looks good with the black diffuser area.

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      05-12-2015 11:19 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by ajkravchuk View Post
      by the way, I like the black symbol on the back. Looks good with the black diffuser area.
      Thanks... Where in Bradenton do you live? I live in St Pete right now, but I went to high school there and that's where my mom lives - I went down for mothers day this weekend.

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      05-12-2015 11:25 AM #20
      Oh nice, I live on 34th St. just across from Bayshore high school. I just moved down here from New York about two months ago. Are you in for the ride on Sunday?


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      05-12-2015 12:10 PM #21
      Im down for the ride. and thats where I graduated High School from. My mom lives in Mirror Lake right next to IMG on 34th too. I will be down there staying with her for about 3 weeks, I got a job at Disney and will transition to Orlando. Maybe we can do some car stuff during that 3 weeks since youll be a couple minutes away. lol

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      05-12-2015 12:17 PM #22
      I live in Bradenton Reserve just down from her. I'm game for chilling. There's a car show at Buffalo Wild Wings on University Parkway every Tuesday night at 7. I'm going tonight.


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      05-12-2015 01:20 PM #23
      Man, super jealous that you got the red stripe in your grill! Looking really clean man, I like it!

      I am still deciding if I want to do colored emblems ... I need to take some pictures and photoshop it to see what it would look like.

      Sweet, well at least there are a few of us down for a ride.

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      05-12-2015 01:24 PM #24
      What time are you thinking?


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      05-12-2015 01:30 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by ajkravchuk View Post
      What time are you thinking?


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      Well you had said that you don't get off until 12:30, so after that I would assume.

      But anytime in the afternoon is good with me. Maybe we could plan on being down your way by 1pm? Don't know if you want to head home first before we cruise.

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