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    1. Member The Luscious's Avatar
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      12-16-2005 01:11 PM #17536

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      12-16-2005 01:57 PM #17538
      cdog loves the a8 wheels

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      12-16-2005 02:27 PM #17539
      I think cdog just beat The Luscious in the Friday Pic Post

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      12-16-2005 02:37 PM #17540
      post for friday pic day

    6. 12-16-2005 02:56 PM #17541

      I like this one best...


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      12-16-2005 04:57 PM #17542
      Quote, originally posted by VRpower6 »
      yeah see, what kind of people are the people that didnt like it, that didnt do well? im willing to work hard, but if it wont pay off in the end then idk what i should do?

      i dont want to be a salesman... hell no, its just not my style. i want to be a tech and i want to work on german cars. UTI grads on victory lane, where do they all work? vw, nissan, porche etc... and did any go thru the manufacter's program to get jobs at bergstrom? and did they need previous experience in mechanics at a shop?
      -casey

      i dont like selling either. i'm doing it again starting monday unless someone else has something better for me.

      when i say victory lane i'm just referring to the bergstrom stores - porsche, bmw, mb, jag, rover, volvo, lexus. i can think of a handfull that i know for sure did manufacturer specific programs, and were hired pretty much right out of school. i dont know if they had previous shop experience, but uti is pretty much that - half the school is hands on, and then i believe you have a shop job after school every day

      No more Shake N Bake. From now on, it's El Diablo and The Magic Man

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      12-16-2005 05:08 PM #17543
      anyone else have info or advice?

      edit - anyone know what the stock mm offset for mk3/4 5 lug wheels are? i kno its 5x100 but i need the offset ...thanks


      Modified by VRpower6 at 4:12 PM 12-16-2005


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      12-16-2005 05:30 PM #17544
      Quote, originally posted by grahamdini »
      I think cdog just beat The Luscious in the Friday Pic Post

      Depends what you're into I guess. I'm liking crazy offsets lately


    10. 12-16-2005 05:36 PM #17545
      lets all go out tomorrow night...

    11. 12-16-2005 05:50 PM #17546
      10 to 5 biatches!

      TGIF!


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      12-16-2005 06:18 PM #17547
      Damn, I went to Kohl's to buy my "big buck" embroidered sweatshirt, but they're all sold out

      Brian


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      12-16-2005 06:46 PM #17548
      normal offset for the mk3 is 33 mm as far as the tech school rant i will say that i believe the tech is by far one of thee best schools in the country.. i have heard nothing but bad things about uti...you get jack sh@t for hands on experience in uti as far as the tech that is all you do you do have classroom work but compared to the time you are in the shop it is almost nothing. with uti all you do is read books and have lectures very minimal time in the shop i know this from a good friend that went there and dropped out for this very reason. casey i say you get in good with a bergstrom have them pay for all your schooling and have a good job waiting for you let me know if your interested i can probably hook you up!!!

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      12-16-2005 08:37 PM #17549
      Quote, originally posted by cdog »
      lets all go out tomorrow night...

      i like all you guys, but whenever i'm at a bar with you i'm the odd man out.

      have fun

      No more Shake N Bake. From now on, it's El Diablo and The Magic Man

    15. 12-16-2005 09:00 PM #17550
      Just a few Random thoughts about Tech Schools, dealerships, etc from the top of my head. :

      Pros: This is an easy foot into the dealership door. You start out on an hourly wage for X months and if you are good they will keep you and put you on higher flat rate pay. Employee discount can be a good thing at times. Being able to browse the parts computer is priceless. Access to shop manuals (old and new) is also priceless. If you become friends with the older techs or techs with similar interests they will help you out to a point. UTI weeds out the loser kids with a strict policy on attendance, dress, etc. You can get a job at a far away dealer and wait for an opening at your dealer of choice if they were not currently hiring. Many dealers will pay for your ASE test fees and send you to the "Learning Center" so you can learn the new models/engines/etc. ASE tests and Learning Center credit is good for any dealer you may work for.

      Cons: UTI seems abit high priced for what you get. When you get out you are not done learning how to do the basic workday, you still need to develop logical troubleshooting skills, and you need to always be completely aware of what you are doing at all times ( please work safe ). Not all of the dealers will pay you your $15.50 or whatever starting wage UTI promises. Some dealers will screw you out of that if you don't go through the agent guy and go directly to them. You may have to move far away to get a job at a dealer. Senior techs may not like the "new guy" as many see them as someone taking from their paycheck either by taking work away or by wasting their time to train the "new guy". The service advisors/dispatchers may give you advanced work that you are not ready for and blame you when you mess it up ( a normal part of learning... just don't do it again! ). Working at a dealer can put you into the middle of a big soap opera that you want nothing to do with.

      Final thoughts: I started out in 92' as a dealer used car mechanic and worked my way into VW before there was a big UTI program to find people like us. If I was going to try and get in fresh today I would probably go to the local tech school as they seem to have a better hands on expieriance. UTI does have better connections with the dealerships as far as job placement goes from what I can see. I have seen about 5 UTI grads, one Wyo Tech grad, and 5 high school program kids come through in my time at a small dealer.

      Sorry for the long run on post!


    16. 12-16-2005 09:05 PM #17551
      Quote, originally posted by VRpower6 »
      anyone else have info or advice?

      edit - anyone know what the stock mm offset for mk3/4 5 lug wheels are? i kno its 5x100 but i need the offset ...thanks


      Modified by VRpower6 at 4:12 PM 12-16-2005

      I'll go look into the parts dungeon... 95 GLX Jetta 15" BBS = ET 43.


    17. 12-16-2005 09:25 PM #17552
      Quote, originally posted by GeoffVR6 »
      I have seen about 5 UTI grads, one Wyo Tech grad, and 5 high school program kids come through in my time at a small dealer.

      Now I'm curious....what are you general thoughts of each of the above groups. Throw in the Shade tree mechanic that's decieded to make a go of his hobby.

      Rate based on Technical. ability, troubleshooing techniques, and real world insight.

      Believe it or not, PC repair is a very similar profession to car work. I know how I feel about each of the above "class" of new employee. I just want to see if it holds true in the other major troubleshooting profession.


      Modified by A1WolfsburgGLI at 8:27 PM 12-16-2005


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      12-16-2005 10:09 PM #17553
      i think to sum up the schools - anyone can turn a wrench, but it takes a good tech to develop diagnostic skills. thats what the schools gets you ready for. in the cases of the guys who didnt like the schools because of that, they probably had a different expectation and when they got there, couldnt or wouldnt adjust


      Modified by yo vanilla at 9:10 PM 12-16-2005
      No more Shake N Bake. From now on, it's El Diablo and The Magic Man

    19. 12-16-2005 10:54 PM #17554
      Check it out, I got myself a SWEET new PC!!!!!

      I'm thinking of building another one in a Mini ATX case for the car...lol. It'll be mounted in the trunk and have virtual input from a dash mounted wood grain interface!!!

      GPS is a bit tricky and requires the optional slide rule, Graphite marking device and tri-fold mapping module.

      I call it the Carabacus.
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      (Sorry Barron, couldn't pass it up.)


      Modified by A1WolfsburgGLI at 10:09 PM 12-16-2005


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      12-17-2005 12:48 AM #17555
      hey guys thank you for all your help... it looks like im gonnab be calling UTI and telling them that i want to rethink things... i've heard multiple times that UTI isnt what they say it is... i like the idea of moving away and starting over but i would honestly rather stay around here and get my career started. i like the sounds of the bergstrom program thru the tech. tyler i will be in touch with you very soon to talk about what you did and maybe if i can go the same route.

      of the uti grads that currently work at berstrom or where ever, did they have previous experience or did they get placed directly out of school?

      thanks again guys - TGIF
      -Casey


    21. 12-17-2005 01:55 AM #17556
      Quote, originally posted by yo vanilla »

      i like all you guys, but whenever i'm at a bar with you i'm the odd man out.

      have fun

      Bah, dont talk silly. You're comin out with us!


    22. 12-17-2005 07:21 AM #17557
      Quote, originally posted by VRpower6 »
      hey guys thank you for all your help... it looks like im gonnab be calling UTI and telling them that i want to rethink things... i've heard multiple times that UTI isnt what they say it is... i like the idea of moving away and starting over but i would honestly rather stay around here and get my career started. i like the sounds of the bergstrom program thru the tech. tyler i will be in touch with you very soon to talk about what you did and maybe if i can go the same route.

      of the uti grads that currently work at berstrom or where ever, did they have previous experience or did they get placed directly out of school?

      thanks again guys - TGIF
      -Casey

      I looked into going to school at UTI. All I can say is BRIBERY. Their rep that came up here was always throwing money at us. I went to the tour and the dude handed me a $50. I say go down there and milk your rep, but don't sign up.


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      12-17-2005 11:13 AM #17558
      Quote, originally posted by cdog »

      Bah, dont talk silly. You're comin out with us!

      yeah yeah, i do owe you a beer. i may be going to madison tonight, otherwise where you going?

      No more Shake N Bake. From now on, it's El Diablo and The Magic Man

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      12-17-2005 11:22 AM #17559
      I'm probably going to be the odd man out tonight. Jamie is going to
      stomp and we don't have a sitter so looks like I'll be chillaxin at home

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      12-17-2005 02:07 PM #17560
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2348002 looks like that allan(spelled that right hopefully) got a super sweet, ub3r rare mod in that buy. they are stock as I remember it...read the whole post its funny.


      Modified by grahamdini at 7:14 PM 12-17-2005

    26. 12-17-2005 04:09 PM #17561
      Quote, originally posted by yo vanilla »

      yeah yeah, i do owe you a beer. i may be going to madison tonight, otherwise where you going?


      I'm pretty sure we will be at the speakeasy


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      12-17-2005 07:36 PM #17562
      Quote, originally posted by grahamdini »
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2348002 looks like that allan(spelled that right hopefully) got a super sweet, ub3r rare mod in that buy. they are stock as I remember it...read the whole post its funny.


      Modified by grahamdini at 7:14 PM 12-17-2005

      Reflections of light

      Brian


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      12-18-2005 01:46 PM #17563
      it'll have to be next time. i went to madison and got back about 5am. goddamn am i tired. did you guys know in madison you have to have a caboret license if you want a dancefloor in your bar?
      No more Shake N Bake. From now on, it's El Diablo and The Magic Man

    29. 12-18-2005 07:59 PM #17564
      Quote, originally posted by The Luscious »
      I'm probably going to be the odd man out tonight. Jamie is going to
      stomp and we don't have a sitter so looks like I'll be chillaxin at home

      vvvvierd. I'm wearing a Stomp shirt right now


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      12-18-2005 09:43 PM #17565
      The thread about Allan's "reflections of light" modded headlights just gets better and better

      Brian


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      12-18-2005 10:23 PM #17566
      allan should put his "reflection of light" head lights up on ebay or something...get some sweet cash for them.

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      12-19-2005 12:55 AM #17567
      anyone ever see the air guitars being sold on ebay? lol the guys would sell the air guitars and then ship a box filled with packaging peanuts... and thats it. lol people were selling these for 15 bucks a piece

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      12-19-2005 07:59 AM #17568
      Quote, originally posted by ButchHusky »
      The thread about Allan's "reflections of light" modded headlights just gets better and better

      Brian

      i'm totally lost, is that another allan or have i just not gotten enough sleep lately?

      No more Shake N Bake. From now on, it's El Diablo and The Magic Man

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      12-19-2005 08:01 AM #17569
      oh yeah so i start at the hon duh store today. still looking for another job!!!!
      No more Shake N Bake. From now on, it's El Diablo and The Magic Man

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      12-19-2005 09:05 AM #17570
      Allen-Let me know when the New SI arrives. I would like to consider one for my next vehicle.

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