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      02-04-2013 10:16 PM #1
      Added rear view camera, and ran wires through the interior.

      Changed the DRL's to LED's

      Replaced the hi/lo headlight bulb to 70/65 watt Osram brights.

      Tomorrow's project is to remove the door panels and replace the factory speakers with the Focal Polyglass 165's......
      2012 Beetle Turbo DSG, APR Stage I, S1/S2 Carbonio Intake, APR Rear sway-bar, Focal 165V30, JL 900/5, JL 10W6V2 sub

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      02-04-2013 11:21 PM #2
      did you buy the one off ebay from the polish seller? how hard did you feel the install was? I'm tempted but not quite sure I'm ready to make the plunge.

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      02-04-2013 11:40 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by VWNDAHS View Post
      did you buy the one off ebay from the polish seller? how hard did you feel the install was? I'm tempted but not quite sure I'm ready to make the plunge.
      Camera was a $14.95 Koolertron CMOS unit from Amazon, the headlight bulbs were from CandlePower ($38) and the DRL'S replacements were from DDM

      What's the URL to the eBay unit you are interested in?
      2012 Beetle Turbo DSG, APR Stage I, S1/S2 Carbonio Intake, APR Rear sway-bar, Focal 165V30, JL 900/5, JL 10W6V2 sub

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      02-05-2013 12:19 AM #4
      the one bearjam installed that replaces the logo on the rear hatch

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      02-05-2013 12:22 AM #5
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      02-05-2013 07:26 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by grahamwright1 View Post
      Added rear view camera, and ran wires through the interior.

      Changed the DRL's to LED's

      Replaced the hi/lo headlight bulb to 70/65 watt Osram brights.

      Tomorrow's project is to remove the door panels and replace the factory speakers with the Focal Polyglass 165's......
      Do you have pictures of the LED DRL? How bad was the install?

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      02-05-2013 07:53 AM #7
      My new one sat on the lot for about 6 months so I clay barred her and then put on a coat of cleaner wax.
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      02-05-2013 08:13 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by BugzLife View Post
      I smoked an 88 mustang gt that thought he was a bad ass...turns out...HE WAS WRONG!
      Lol

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      02-05-2013 08:29 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by BugzLife View Post
      I smoked an 88 mustang gt that thought he was a bad ass...turns out...HE WAS WRONG!
      Is that the one with the 150 HP engine that had trouble getting out of it's own way? :-)
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      02-05-2013 08:39 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Chrisho View Post
      Do you have pictures of the LED DRL? How bad was the install?
      I've had the bulbs since I got the car in November and couldn't figure out how to get into the headlight assembly since there was no room for my big hands.

      Yesterday I took a few minutes to read the User Guide that came with the car and found out how to remove the headlight assembly from the car. Who would have thought that you could actually learn something useful from the factory documentation? :-)

      Once the headlight was out of the car, there's a long plastic bar that holds the DRL'S bulb and it was easy to pull the old bulb out of the car. The new LED's were a little longer and wide, so it took a couple of minutes to feed the new bulbs into the housing again as getting the correct angle was a bit of trial and error.

      These are 18 LED lights and give off a very nice 4500 K white light instead of the old yellow color of the factory bulbs. If I'd taken the time to read the guide when I got the car, I could have had these in within 10 minutes!
      Last edited by grahamwright1; 02-05-2013 at 08:53 AM.
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      02-05-2013 09:57 AM #11
      I don't see any pictures to prove what you are saying. Just hear: "Bla, bla" Boring... Yawn, yawn...
      "Just look at those wheels!"

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      02-05-2013 11:06 AM #12
      Since it has been snowing in ohio. I decided to find a parking lot and have fun getting the Beetle sideways.
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      02-05-2013 12:11 PM #13
      I brushed the snow off my car after working midnight to 8

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      02-05-2013 01:50 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by LEBlackRob View Post
      Since it has been snowing in ohio. I decided to find a parking lot and have fun getting the Beetle sideways.
      pics next time !

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      02-05-2013 03:17 PM #15
      Well since I havent been on in a couple of days I will just fill you guys in. Over the past two days the wife and I and a couple buddys bagged our turbo and we also ordered a complete intake from cts turbo. It will go about another inch lower in the front when we notch the passenger side frame for the axle. That will take place next weekend.



      Here is a pics a friend snapped and developed in his own darkroom for a school project.


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      02-05-2013 05:13 PM #16
      turned off my seatbelt & door open chime, also saved my heated driver seat to memory via vag com
      Last edited by jokerny77; 02-05-2013 at 05:16 PM.

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      02-05-2013 09:14 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by jwcardy View Post
      Well since I havent been on in a couple of days I will just fill you guys in. Over the past two days the wife and I and a couple buddys bagged our turbo and we also ordered a complete intake from cts turbo. It will go about another inch lower in the front when we notch the passenger side frame for the axle. That will take place next weekend.


      Here is a pics a friend snapped and developed in his own darkroom for a school project.
      Nice, Wes! Glad you kept the 17" for the turbo.

      Darkroom!?? Can't say I've heard that word used lately...
      "Just look at those wheels!"

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      02-05-2013 09:17 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by jokerny77 View Post
      turned off my seatbelt & door open chime, also saved my heated driver seat to memory via vag com
      Where the hell can I get one of these vag coms and how much do they cost??
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      02-05-2013 09:52 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by stainlineho View Post
      Where the hell can I get one of these vag coms and how much do they cost??
      http://www.ross-tech.com/index.html

      I think I paid about $349
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      02-05-2013 09:57 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by grahamwright1 View Post
      http://www.ross-tech.com/index.html

      I think I paid about $349
      If you plan to own newer VW's going forward this is a great investment. Its great for tweaks, but essential when it comes to diagnosing issues. Great investment!

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      02-05-2013 11:42 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by grahamwright1 View Post
      Is that the one with the 150 HP engine that had trouble getting out of it's own way? :-)
      Dont know if that was it or not but I put him in his place anyway!

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      02-06-2013 12:02 AM #22
      Just got my ESP Off button in from USP Motorsports, can't wait to install it in my turbo!

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      02-06-2013 09:55 AM #23
      I've got an APR Intercooler sitting ready to be installed, but I'm not sure if my mechanical skills are up to the task :-(
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      02-06-2013 10:00 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by grahamwright1 View Post
      I've got an APR Intercooler sitting ready to be installed, but I'm not sure if my mechanical skills are up to the task :-(
      It's not too bad, but definitely helps to have done it or seen it done before. If you plan on attempting it and run into problems just let me know, I've been through it a couple of times now.
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      02-06-2013 12:02 PM #25
      give me the intercooler I'll install it and tell you how the install went,

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