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    1. Member vwluger22's Avatar
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      09-16-2019 06:28 PM #42501
      Quote Originally Posted by JCMaler View Post
      Just did an oil change on my fiance's Jeep Wrangler. The thing appeared to have had less than a quart of oil in it! It takes 6 qts.
      Yikes
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      Yesterday 08:12 PM #42502
      Quote Originally Posted by drval85 View Post
      Thumbs up for skyline mod.

      This looks so much nicer without the 3rd brake light.
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      Today 04:10 PM #42503
      Just noticed rust bubbles forming on the PS fender. I seem to recall some sort of corrosion warranty... is it 10 years?

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      Today 04:13 PM #42504
      Quote Originally Posted by JCMaler View Post
      Just noticed rust bubbles forming on the PS fender. I seem to recall some sort of corrosion warranty... is it 10 years?
      Yes

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      Just like that!

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      Today 04:21 PM #42505
      found it, 12 years / 100k. I'm within both.
      https://testing-public.carmd.com/Tsb...114587/V501602
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      Today 04:27 PM #42506
      Quote Originally Posted by vwluger22 View Post
      Yikes
      I have my phone remind me to check my oil every 3 mo just for this reason. Always have to add a quart or two

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      Today 04:56 PM #42507
      I have my phone remind me to check my oil every 3 mo just for this reason. Always have to add a quart or two
      #smart.


      Yesterday I finished putting back in most of the front and rear consoles after replacing the PS parking brake cable. It's a jigsaw puzzle for sure. As you can see the cable was in real bad shape, and I had the replacement collecting dust for way too long since first noticing the bubbling in the cable jacket. I'm going to carbon vinyl wrap the front console lid to match shifter surround I did previously while I have it out.




      Here's the fender. Can't believe I hadn't noticed it until now:

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      Today 05:04 PM #42508
      Quote Originally Posted by bmurray716 View Post
      I have my phone remind me to check my oil every 3 mo just for this reason. Always have to add a quart or two
      I put a golf R motor in mine uses no oil so far.

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      Today 05:31 PM #42509
      I just changed the whole front steering to passat front aluminium knucles and lower control arms... fresh bearings, ball joint/etc. I also installed passat rear alu spindles... +8mm each side FTW

      the front wheels are in a "V" alignment.. lol I'm waiting for fresh tires for an alignment

      17" RPF-1's in the front also, that's going to be a light setup

      I also retrofitted HIDs i found at a junkyard... 64$ for the two headlights with all the bulbs/ballasts/etc


      no front end pics, but it's pretty bad on bumps lol



      Also put my "Rabbit 2.5" front grill back on



      The blue stripe is to match these:



      Last edited by tharkhold; Today at 06:37 PM.

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      Today 05:59 PM #42510
      Quote Originally Posted by tharkhold View Post
      I just changed the whole front steering to passat front aluminium knucles and lower control arms... fresh bearings, ball joint/etc.

      the front wheels are in a "V" alignment.. lol I'm waiting for fresh tires for an alignment

      17" RPF-1's in the front also, that's going to be a light setup

      I also retrofitted HIDs i found at a junkyard... 64$ for the two headlights with all the bulbs/ballasts/etc


      no front end pics, but it's pretty bad on bumps lol



      Also put my "Rabbit 2.5" front grill back on



      The blue stripe is to match these:



      Love the brakes! Mine started out a blurple to red later.

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      Today 06:38 PM #42511
      Quote Originally Posted by TooOldForThis View Post
      Love the brakes! Mine started out a blurple to red later.

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      Those are big boy brakes though, mine are little kiddo ones

      I had a complete set of 17z 4 pot brakes, but decided that the setup would be WAY too heavy for the 2.5L... I sold them and concentrated on lowering the unsprung weight on my car.


      In the front I have 17 RPF-1s (15.25lbs each wheel), 2 piece rotors "GTI" rotors, passat LCA/knuckles... I can't wait for the front end to be aligned to try these out!

      I also already had blistein coilovers, but the passat knucle gave me another -4/-5mm closer to the road.

      I need to find an early a3 quattro rear aluminium subframe, but those are extremely rare as VAG decided to cheapen out and only make steel ones later on. That's another 7kg saved.
      Last edited by tharkhold; Today at 06:43 PM.

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      Today 06:39 PM #42512
      Quote Originally Posted by tharkhold View Post
      Those are big boy brakes though, mine are little kiddo ones
      They are still awesome though!

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      Today 06:49 PM #42513
      Quote Originally Posted by TooOldForThis View Post
      They are still awesome though!

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      Thanks.

      I'm still pondering on installing rear R32 310x22 2 piece rotors. I already have some parts, and they look nice as they are blue. The brake bias thing has me a little woried though, since these would very likely unbalance the car's braking.

      Front "GTIs" are 312x??mm, and r32 rears would be 310x22mm... if only there was a way to alter the brake ecu so the car would 'know' it has bigger rotors in the back (and slack some of that rear brake piston powah!)

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      Today 06:51 PM #42514
      Quote Originally Posted by tharkhold View Post
      Thanks.

      I'm still pondering on installing rear R32 310x22 2 piece rotors. I already have some parts, and they look nice as they are blue. The brake bias thing has me a little woried though, since these would very likely unbalance the car's braking.

      Front "GTIs" are 312x??mm, and r32 rears would be 310x22mm... if only there was a way to alter the brake ecu so the car would 'know' it has bigger rotors in the back (and slack some of that rear brake piston powah!)
      I think you'll be fine dude I did that to my exwife's Farenheit GLI and it was good.

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      Today 06:59 PM #42515
      Quote Originally Posted by TooOldForThis View Post
      I think you'll be fine dude I did that to my exwife's Farenheit GLI and it was good.

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      Ah, good to know.


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      Today 07:21 PM #42516
      Quote Originally Posted by tharkhold View Post
      Those are big boy brakes though, mine are little kiddo ones

      I had a complete set of 17z 4 pot brakes, but decided that the setup would be WAY too heavy for the 2.5L... I sold them and concentrated on lowering the unsprung weight on my car.


      In the front I have 17 RPF-1s (15.25lbs each wheel), 2 piece rotors "GTI" rotors, passat LCA/knuckles... I can't wait for the front end to be aligned to try these out!

      I also already had blistein coilovers, but the passat knucle gave me another -4/-5mm closer to the road.

      I need to find an early a3 quattro rear aluminium subframe, but those are extremely rare as VAG decided to cheapen out and only make steel ones later on. That's another 7kg saved.

      Can you elaborate on the -4/-5mm lower due to Passat knuckles? Does the strut sit lower in Passat than stock knuckles?

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      Today 08:48 PM #42517
      I switched rims.. put my 3 pc HRE RS106 on the GTI and put the Rotiform RSE on the golf R. Honestly both rims look great on the GTI.. but the HRE looks much better on the R!



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      Today 10:29 PM #42518
      Quote Originally Posted by moo moo View Post
      Can you elaborate on the -4/-5mm lower due to Passat knuckles? Does the strut sit lower in Passat than stock knuckles?
      the struts 'sank' an extra 4-5mm as compared to the stock steel knuckles yes.

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