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      11-16-2015 07:29 PM #1
      Hello fellow enthusiasts,

      I apologize for starting this so far into my build, I probably should have started documenting my progress earlier on!

      So, I picked up the car from a dealer in South Carolina (I live in Michigan) on August 15th 2015. I placed a deposit on the car at two Michigan dealers back in March '15 but as I later learned neither dealer was slated to receive any .:Rs for many months, and the ones they were getting weren't in my color choice. So I did the only logical thing to do, I opted to start fishing around the country! After two weeks of calling every dealer for 1000 miles I stumbled across my perfect match, a '16 Lapiz Blue .:R, Manual Transmission with DCC that was yet unspoken for! I placed my deposit over the phone site unseen (car was still wrapped and hadn't been PDI'd yet) burned my Delta Skymiles and flew out the same day. The dealer was nice enough to pick me up at the local airport after business hours and bring a handful of staff back in to help me sign all the paperwork and hit the road in short order. 750 Miles later my new baby had arrived home!



      Completed:


      Sitting in garage awaiting install:
      • APR/Brembo BBK
      • 034 22mm Solid Rear Sway
      • 034 Rear Sway Spherical End Links
      • 034 Rear Subframe Inserts


      Planned:


      Consideration:
      • Nothing new to see here.... What else should I be considering?!


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      Last edited by DrvUMad; 10-26-2016 at 03:41 PM.

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      11-17-2015 12:38 PM #2
      Nice ride what color are those wheels?

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      11-17-2015 01:39 PM #3
      Very nice!!

      LOVE the vanity plate.

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    6. 11-17-2015 01:44 PM #4
      Looking good man!
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      11-17-2015 02:13 PM #5
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    8. 11-17-2015 02:47 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by TRICKYDIK View Post
      Nice ride what color are those wheels?

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      Love the way these look!

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      11-17-2015 03:57 PM #7
      Another Michigander. Nice! You got the other plate I was looking at!

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      11-17-2015 08:11 PM #8
      Noob question. Can you swap the center cap on wheels like this with the VW emblem?

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      11-17-2015 11:47 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by prelag View Post
      Noob question. Can you swap the center cap on wheels like this with the VW emblem?
      Yes

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      11-17-2015 11:49 PM #10
      The wheels are VWR V710FF in Matte Graphite (currently the only color they offer). It's a very nice matte finish and the quality is excellent!

      It's my understanding that yes you could swap the center caps on their production V710FFs. Mine however were cut from blanks because they had no production models in stock yet, so on mine specifically, no, I cannot swap center caps!

      Victor from VWR can speak more to that, I'll ask him to post something here.

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      11-18-2015 12:28 AM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by DrvUMad View Post
      The wheels are VWR V710FF in Matte Graphite (currently the only color they offer). It's a very nice matte finish and the quality is excellent!

      It's my understanding that yes you could swap the center caps on their production V710FFs. Mine however were cut from blanks because they had no production models in stock yet, so on mine specifically, no, I cannot swap center caps!

      Victor from VWR can speak more to that, I'll ask him to post something here.
      Let me know what you find out. Ordering these exact wheels when I get my car. What size did you get? 8.5 +45?

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      11-18-2015 12:32 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by elephantacos View Post
      Let me know what you find out. Ordering these exact wheels when I get my car. What size did you get? 8.5 +45?
      Yeah, these are 19x8.5 ET45 5x112

    15. 11-18-2015 01:25 AM #13
      Looks sharp!

      As an aside I like the patio, seems like it would be a pleasant place to relax in the evenings.

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      11-18-2015 08:18 AM #14
      I really wish you weren't in Michigan, I would totally steal that custom plate idea!

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      11-18-2015 08:57 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by B95P View Post
      Looks sharp!

      As an aside I like the patio, seems like it would be a pleasant place to relax in the evenings.
      My wife and I spend our mornings every weekend doing the "old" person thing sitting on the front patio chatting, reading the news, drinking coffee, waving to neighbors, etc. and we love every minute of it

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      11-18-2015 09:53 AM #16
      look good so far!

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      11-18-2015 08:56 PM #17


      great build, LOVE the look (license plate) thank you again for your support sir, it was a pleasure! should you need anything else please do not hesitate to contact me. if you have any additional pictures, send any and all my way



      Quote Originally Posted by elephantacos View Post
      Let me know what you find out. Ordering these exact wheels when I get my car. What size did you get? 8.5 +45?
      Quote Originally Posted by prelag View Post
      Noob question. Can you swap the center cap on wheels like this with the VW emblem?
      19x8.5 ET45 is correct Unfortunately OEM VW caps are not compatible with any wheels from our flow formed line at this time (including the V710FF). I've had customers create custom caps and can provide the dimensions. if anyone is interested feel free to shoot me a PM or email [email protected]
      Last edited by VMRWheels; 11-18-2015 at 08:58 PM.

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      11-18-2015 09:18 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by VMRWheels View Post


      great build, LOVE the look (license plate) thank you again for your support sir, it was a pleasure! should you need anything else please do not hesitate to contact me. if you have any additional pictures, send any and all my way







      19x8.5 ET45 is correct Unfortunately OEM VW caps are not compatible with any wheels from our flow formed line at this time (including the V710FF). I've had customers create custom caps and can provide the dimensions. if anyone is interested feel free to shoot me a PM or email [email protected]
      Do you know how they did it? I would like the dimensions

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      11-18-2015 09:26 PM #19
      X2

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      11-18-2015 09:40 PM #20
      Need shots of the roof! Love those wheels with the LBM.

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    23. 11-18-2015 10:28 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by DrvUMad View Post
      My wife and I spend our mornings every weekend doing the "old" person thing sitting on the front patio chatting, reading the news, drinking coffee, waving to neighbors, etc. and we love every minute of it
      R drivin', Chances of Natesville.
      Love it.

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      11-19-2015 12:10 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by spjoneSi View Post
      Need shots of the roof! Love those wheels with the LBM.

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      I'll try to get some better shots of the roof this weekend, but here's a few I already took.




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      01-18-2016 06:49 PM #23
      No new pictures sorry, the cold weather, snow and salt is leaving my car a mess and hard to keep clean!
      Last edited by DrvUMad; 05-17-2016 at 11:11 PM.

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      01-18-2016 06:59 PM #24
      Very nice build man, and wow that exxxhaust tone is pure car pornography!! :thumbs:

      I thought APR II had an software revision recently, resolving these issues?
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      01-18-2016 07:59 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by emagdnim47 View Post
      Very nice build man, and wow that exxxhaust tone is pure car pornography!! :thumbs:

      I thought APR II had an software revision recently, resolving these issues?
      Is that popping/sputtering a known issue?

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