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    1. Member TBomb's Avatar
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      05-07-2019 01:13 PM #9051
      Quote Originally Posted by maxxxpayne View Post
      Upgraded to 21st century by installing the Pioneer SPH-DA130DAB. Bluetooth, Spotify, FM, DAB, Aux, iPod and iPhone integration via Apple CarPlay. Full steering wheel integration using Connects2 wiring harness. Vastly improved sound and looks the part too!

      This does look good! Can you post some more pictures and maybe some details? Did it come with the trim surrounding the head unit?

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      05-07-2019 01:18 PM #9052
      Quote Originally Posted by AngryGiraffe View Post
      On the facelift 8p you can have L&R rear fog lights so a total of 6 bulbs. They are $55 for a pair and you need 3 pairs. I don't know of another led that is error free and as bright as DeAuto bulbs.
      The only thing I would caution against, and I want to be careful because of their affiliation with the forum or whatever, but I did not have the best luck with the error free, very bright, $55/pair brake light LEDs from a popular source that is mentioned frequently on these forums. My first set started having individual emitters failing, some would flash and some would be out completely. They were replaced for free, minus return shipping, and the replacements worked for a while and then eventually I had the entire bulbs fail (multiple). At this point I was given the run-around on getting a replacement set, being told that they were failing due to my car producing too much voltage I wound up going back to regular bulbs for my brake lights and have had zero issues. Just something to consider before sinking that kind of cash into some LEDs...

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      05-07-2019 02:48 PM #9053
      I have had some issues with deautokey leds in the brake position. I returned them and the new ones work just fine. They offer lifetime warranty and are really a good company with a good product. The returns are helpful so they can fix issues on new products.


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    6. 05-10-2019 03:00 PM #9055
      Quote Originally Posted by groesche View Post

      That Pioneer unit looks hot! Do you sill get the display on the dash with that?
      Thanks, it’s one of the best mod I’ve done.
      Sadly, there’s no display on the dash, but to be honest, personally I don’t miss it at all.

    7. 05-10-2019 03:15 PM #9056
      Quote Originally Posted by Bronco View Post
      Oh, that looks sweet !!

      I wish I had a double din stereo ... Apparently the conversion from single to double is too pricey to justify
      Thanks. While the brand new parts can be expensive, you should be able to source the second hand ones form a breaker/junk yard for a reasonable price. Of course then you’d have add the price of the unit and time spent doing it (a lot of time) but IMO it’s worth it at the end.

      Or buy a new car. It’s probably easier haha.

    8. 05-10-2019 03:16 PM #9057
      Quote Originally Posted by K3V11N View Post
      Which surround kit did u buy for this? Looks clean!

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      The surround kit is from Connects2. In North America, you’re probably better off getting it from Enfig Car Stereo.

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      05-10-2019 06:24 PM #9058
      DSG Fluid change and Oil Change. With obligatory beer. Lol

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      05-10-2019 09:27 PM #9059
      Quote Originally Posted by K3V11N View Post
      DSG Fluid change and Oil Change. With obligatory beer. Lol



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      05-18-2019 11:41 AM #9060
      HPA Intake Manifold, carbon cleaning and replaced water pump since I was in there.

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      05-18-2019 11:47 AM #9061
      Quote Originally Posted by dale333 View Post
      HPA Intake Manifold, carbon cleaning and replaced water pump since I was in there.

      Sexy

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      05-18-2019 11:58 AM #9062
      Quote Originally Posted by dale333 View Post
      HPA Intake Manifold, carbon cleaning and replaced water pump since I was in there.

      How did you get your new style APR intake to fit? I have both the old style and the new style and the old style fit much better without modification. I could not get the new one to fit at all without modification, so I put it up on eBay.
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      05-18-2019 12:41 PM #9063
      Quote Originally Posted by strangetdi View Post
      How did you get your new style APR intake to fit? I have both the old style and the new style and the old style fit much better without modification. I could not get the new one to fit at all without modification, so I put it up on eBay.
      Oh, that was a fun bit of time with APR . I had to put a washer under that front bracket up against the radiator because it was to tight, then they sent me another bracket from the CC/Tiguan/Passat that I slightly modified for the rear. I can send you some pictures if you want.
      Last edited by dale333; 05-18-2019 at 12:59 PM.
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      05-18-2019 12:48 PM #9064
      wow Moomtaz, thats sick!

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      05-18-2019 01:22 PM #9065
      Front Brembo GT B-M4 345x30 - Rear MKV R32 Caliper V4 ECS Rotors 310x22





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      05-18-2019 01:33 PM #9066
      Quote Originally Posted by GvFx View Post
      Sexy
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    18. 05-18-2019 05:25 PM #9067
      Quote Originally Posted by TBomb View Post
      This does look good! Can you post some more pictures and maybe some details? Did it come with the trim surrounding the head unit?


      The unit doesn’t come with a surround or adapter cables. You’ll have to source those yourself. Enfig car stereo is probably the easiest place to get the whole kit and it’s plug and play.

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      05-19-2019 02:37 PM #9068
      Replaced all for corners rotors/pads. Tried installing SS lines but now I have issues with the pedal. I can build pressure if I pump the pedal. But it slowly goes to the floor (or near the floor) almost seams like a leak but I can't find anything. I only replaced the right rear brake line with a stainless one. With the issues, I swapped it back to the stock line (using new washers). I have a power bleeder but the damn cap leaks Tried vacuum bleeding and traditional pump,hold, bleed release with no luck. I an build pressure but it doesn't hold-what gives?????

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      05-19-2019 09:59 PM #9069
      Quote Originally Posted by groesche View Post
      Replaced all for corners rotors/pads. Tried installing SS lines but now I have issues with the pedal. I can build pressure if I pump the pedal. But it slowly goes to the floor (or near the floor) almost seams like a leak but I can't find anything. I only replaced the right rear brake line with a stainless one. With the issues, I swapped it back to the stock line (using new washers). I have a power bleeder but the damn cap leaks Tried vacuum bleeding and traditional pump,hold, bleed release with no luck. I an build pressure but it doesn't hold-what gives?????

      Any ideas?
      My car does this EVERY time the brakes are played with. Then the following day, they're back to normal.
      HPA K04/Intake Manifold/tune, PTP turbo blanket, APR Downpipe, Carbonio Intake, GFB's DV+, Red Top coils, 034 Swaybar and rear subframe mounts, Audi R8 knock off wheels, Aspherical mirrors, StopTech slotted rotors and steal brake lines, US Mill Works license plate bracket, Clearmounts phone holder.

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      05-20-2019 02:02 PM #9070
      Quote Originally Posted by dale333 View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by groesche View Post
      Replaced all for corners rotors/pads. Tried installing SS lines but now I have issues with the pedal. I can build pressure if I pump the pedal. But it slowly goes to the floor (or near the floor) almost seams like a leak but I can't find anything. I only replaced the right rear brake line with a stainless one. With the issues, I swapped it back to the stock line (using new washers). I have a power bleeder but the damn cap leaks<img src="https://www.vwvortex.com/Anthony/Smilies/mad.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Mad" class="inlineimg" /> Tried vacuum bleeding and traditional pump,hold, bleed release with no luck. I an build pressure but it doesn't hold-what gives?????

      Any ideas?
      My car does this EVERY time the brakes are played with. Then the following day, they're back to normal.
      Does that happen to you when cracking a line open and/or just changing out rotors/pads?
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      05-20-2019 05:03 PM #9071
      Quote Originally Posted by groesche View Post
      Does that happen to you when cracking a line open and/or just changing out rotors/pads?
      This happened after I replaced a failed master cylinder, when I changed out the rotors/pads/lines (all same time) and once when I took the car in (dealership) for TSB and they performed a "courtesy check" on the car (which included the brakes I guess). I don't know what they did but my brakes sucked for a day. Cleared up the next day.
      Last edited by dale333; 05-20-2019 at 07:59 PM.
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      05-20-2019 05:17 PM #9072
      I just drove it and the brakes seem solid. However, if I'm stopped with my foot on the brake it seams to go down slightly over time. WTH? This is after leaving sit 24 hours or so. This comes back? Not that I don't believe you but that doesn't sound right.
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      05-20-2019 06:19 PM #9073
      Quote Originally Posted by groesche View Post
      I just drove it and the brakes seem solid. However, if I'm stopped with my foot on the brake it seams to go down slightly over time. WTH? This is after leaving sit 24 hours or so. This comes back? Not that I don't believe you but that doesn't sound right.
      That’s normal. That means that the brake booster is doing its job. Happens on all cars. I think maybe you are just paying too much attention to it at this point.


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      05-20-2019 08:03 PM #9074
      Quote Originally Posted by groesche View Post
      I just drove it and the brakes seem solid. However, if I'm stopped with my foot on the brake it seams to go down slightly over time. WTH? This is after leaving sit 24 hours or so. This comes back? Not that I don't believe you but that doesn't sound right.
      I've never experienced this either. But after happening three times and it eventually going back to normal. I'm fairly confident that yours will too.
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      05-22-2019 12:16 PM #9075
      Done with upgrades for awhile. Did RS style front bumper/grille, led headlights and logo, sport exhaust, United Motorsports triple tune and new wheels/tires. I have it about where I want it.

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