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      11-21-2019 09:46 AM #22776
      Well. Not the besy way to start my day. My exhaust fell off. Probably just a clamp.


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      11-21-2019 05:17 PM #22777
      Quote Originally Posted by lchd2392 View Post
      Well. Not the besy way to start my day. My exhaust fell off. Probably just a clamp.
      Sound clip or it didn't happen!
      Last edited by NeilCM; 11-22-2019 at 09:06 AM.

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      11-21-2019 08:18 PM #22778
      installed Unibrace XBQ & UBQ




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      11-21-2019 08:20 PM #22779
      Quote Originally Posted by a3scott20 View Post
      installed Unibrace XBQ & UBQ



      Hm I follow you on IG and didn’t even know lol, get to test these out yet?


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      11-21-2019 08:35 PM #22780
      Quote Originally Posted by vicar View Post
      Hm I follow you on IG and didn’t even know lol, get to test these out yet?
      I can def feel the difference after both installed. Car is much more stable when driving over bumps and handling is improved too. Worth to buy IMO

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      11-21-2019 08:56 PM #22781
      Added the TTRS bbk! @EurSlow on IG

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      11-22-2019 09:26 AM #22782


      Put the Golf R in storage. She's resting safely up on jack stands until Spring. I decided to pull the battery this year after running Stabilizer through for a few minutes and the battery is at home on a tender. Our winters are 11/1 through at least mid-April so this keeps it fully charged up.

      Last 2 years of Winter prep includes:
      1. Full wash (no detailing)
      2. Throw mint rodent bags in the engine bay
      3. Damp-Rid canister in the driver floorboard to soak up moisture
      4. Pull the battery
      5. 4 jack stands under the lift points
      6. full tank of Shell 93 + Stabilizer and run for a few minutes
      7. over inflate the tires slightly

      Sad time of year but having a 4.5 year old Golf R with only 40K miles on it and only putting about 3K a year on it now means it'll last me a long time to come.


      For those curious, the dirt bike also got moved off-site as did the KLR250. Still 3 motorcycles at my house but those are getting a full rebuild treatment so it keeps me busy these long winters.

    9. 11-22-2019 08:26 PM #22783
      Quote Originally Posted by AdamChandler View Post


      Put the Golf R in storage. She's resting safely up on jack stands until Spring. I decided to pull the battery this year after running Stabilizer through for a few minutes and the battery is at home on a tender. Our winters are 11/1 through at least mid-April so this keeps it fully charged up.

      Last 2 years of Winter prep includes:
      1. Full wash (no detailing)
      2. Throw mint rodent bags in the engine bay
      3. Damp-Rid canister in the driver floorboard to soak up moisture
      4. Pull the battery
      5. 4 jack stands under the lift points
      6. full tank of Shell 93 + Stabilizer and run for a few minutes
      7. over inflate the tires slightly

      Sad time of year but having a 4.5 year old Golf R with only 40K miles on it and only putting about 3K a year on it now means it'll last me a long time to come.


      For those curious, the dirt bike also got moved off-site as did the KLR250. Still 3 motorcycles at my house but those are getting a full rebuild treatment so it keeps me busy these long winters.
      I’ve seen your YouTube vids! I’ve bought the canvasback liners because of you. I’m glad to see you’re storing your R during the winter now. I remember seeing your rust prevention vids. I also live in the snow belt and am happy to work from home. My car may get driven about once a week.


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      11-22-2019 11:35 PM #22784
      Quote Originally Posted by kamonjj View Post
      I’ve seen your YouTube vids! I’ve bought the canvasback liners because of you. I’m glad to see you’re storing your R during the winter now. I remember seeing your rust prevention vids. I also live in the snow belt and am happy to work from home. My car may get driven about once a week.


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      Thanks for watching! That Canvasback is freaking awesome. I love it. Finally went back in and took out all of the existing dog hair. that was a fun day.

      2019, only put 3K miles on the Golf R. Hoping to continue that trend going forward. Drag strip, track days, sunny days with the window down. It's nice to keep it out of the salt but I really miss how confidence inspiring and fun it is during the winter. Seriously, such a fun car to drive in the snow.

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      11-22-2019 11:51 PM #22785
      Quote Originally Posted by AdamChandler View Post
      Thanks for watching! That Canvasback is freaking awesome. I love it. Finally went back in and took out all of the existing dog hair. that was a fun day.

      2019, only put 3K miles on the Golf R. Hoping to continue that trend going forward. Drag strip, track days, sunny days with the window down. It's nice to keep it out of the salt but I really miss how confidence inspiring and fun it is during the winter. Seriously, such a fun car to drive in the snow.
      It's a golf not a Ferrari. Drive it.

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      11-23-2019 12:00 AM #22786
      Quote Originally Posted by Crild View Post
      It's a golf not a Ferrari. Drive it.

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      Oooooooorrr.... and here’s a thought.... he can drive it as much as he wants.


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      11-23-2019 02:00 PM #22787
      Markus,
      I really appreciate the character that it took to post this out there. Not all race days are flawless! But you keep getting back on your horse and pushing the limits further. I salute you!

      I can tell you that well before the end of the video adrenaline was flowing in my veins. I can only imagine how you felt.

      Looking forward to next season and the Imola TT-RS flying around the 'Ring. Hope you have a blessed Christmas and New Years.

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      11-23-2019 07:17 PM #22788
      I added a custom smooth leather and perforated leather steering wheel with silver stiching on my R today. Fit and finish is perfect and it's a lot thick than oem. Nicely contoured and a nice surprise was that this wheel has those finger grooves on the back side of the wheel, just the top portion. I didn't know they would add that but they did and is a nice touch! I got this wheel from TAW Customs and took about 1 month...worth the wait.

      Here are a few pictures...





      Last edited by RalYam79; 11-23-2019 at 07:23 PM.

    15. 11-23-2019 07:48 PM #22789
      What was involved for install? Looks awesome.

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      11-23-2019 08:03 PM #22790
      Quote Originally Posted by impulsive.ca View Post
      What was involved for install? Looks awesome.

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      First I had to take the airbag off, just one clip on either side holding it onto the steering wheel. Clips can be accessed from back of wheel. What I did was opened my driver door and owered off my car. Turned the steering wheel 90 degrees to access one side and unclipped the air bag. Then turned the wheel opposite and unclipped the other clip. Then move the wheel to center then I disconnected the battery. Then disconnect 2 connectors and off it comes. Then unbolt center nut with a 12mm triple square bit. Make sure you remember or take a picture of the alignment marks and take the wheel off. Then I had to take the front trim piece and control buttons off my OEM wheel (it's all one piece) and put it onto the new wheel...also I swapped my DSG paddles over as well. Then install in reverse order...only took me 30 minutes to do..at the most.

      The torque spec for the new bolt holding the steering wheel on is 30nm plus 90 degree turn.
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      11-24-2019 03:15 PM #22791
      Finally managed to put my winter wheels on.

      Summer wheels off:


      Winter wheels on:


      However, in doing so, noticed that the winter wheels (at least two of them) have patches inside with bubbling. Not sure if it's just the paint or rust. Is this normal? Should I be worried? Have I now got a great excuse to get different wheels?



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      11-24-2019 10:17 PM #22792
      Anyone else so tired of the inner exhaust tips being soot marked & darker than the outers, and the etched/pitted dirty chrome...

      So finally tapped those dirty tips off, prepped them by sanding off the caked carbon soot marks, two coats of high temp primer, followed by two coats of high temp engine enamel.

      Much better & should match the gloss black rear lowers & be much easier to clean! Easy peasy & just took a day to complete... & looks SOOO much better!








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      11-24-2019 11:01 PM #22793
      Nice job on the tips. Can't wait to see them on the car.
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      11-24-2019 11:55 PM #22794
      installed the new CAE shifter


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      11-25-2019 12:04 AM #22795
      Quote Originally Posted by lilR View Post
      installed the new CAE shifter



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      11-25-2019 12:38 AM #22796


      Now if it’s a Hitachi Magic Wand for the ladies you might be onto something.

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      11-25-2019 08:02 AM #22797
      Quote Originally Posted by lilR View Post
      installed the new CAE shifter

      How do you juggle the decision between smashing the hazard button and sacking your rear middle passenger in the nuts


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      11-25-2019 10:11 AM #22798
      Quote Originally Posted by lilR View Post
      installed the new CAE shifter

      CAE makes nicely engineered race shifters. (You can see some here: http://www.hardmotorsport.com/audi-v...eatured&page=1). That isn't one of them — are you sure it's not a fake?

      The threaded rod makes is look like it was assembled from Home Depot parts. I suppose you could improve the appearance with a length of black heat shrink sleeving over the threaded rod, or even by spraying it black.

      Or maybe that was supposed to be a joke...please?

      Quote Originally Posted by vicar View Post
      How do you juggle the decision between smashing the hazard button and sacking your rear middle passenger in the nuts?
      Tall shifters are a thing, serving to keep the shifter close to where your hands are on the steering wheel. Here's the one on my track car:



      There's a suitable short shift mechanism at the lower end to control the throw distance at the knob.

      Neil

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      11-25-2019 01:17 PM #22799
      Quote Originally Posted by Diggs24 View Post
      Nice job on the tips. Can't wait to see them on the car.
      Had to wait for daylight, though still overcast & rainy here in Seattle. Painted tips match the lower valence & look 100x better than the usually dirty & uneven carbon soot-covered chrome stock tips (inners were always darker than the outers, ugh!). Plus should be a breeze to clean & hard to tell even if they’re not.

      Pix as requested:



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      Last edited by MadDawgWA; 11-25-2019 at 01:25 PM.
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      11-25-2019 01:59 PM #22800
      Quote Originally Posted by NeilCM View Post
      CAE makes nicely engineered race shifters. (You can see some here: http://www.hardmotorsport.com/audi-v...eatured&page=1). That isn't one of them — are you sure it's not a fake?

      The threaded rod makes is look like it was assembled from Home Depot parts. I suppose you could improve the appearance with a length of black heat shrink sleeving over the threaded rod, or even by spraying it black.

      Or maybe that was supposed to be a joke...please?



      Tall shifters are a thing, serving to keep the shifter close to where your hands are on the steering wheel. Here's the one on my track car:



      There's a suitable short shift mechanism at the lower end to control the throw distance at the knob.

      Neil
      yes, sorry its a joke at this height it has a very long throw you won't even know what gear you're on LOL

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