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    1. Member HBird's Avatar
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      04-17-2019 09:08 PM #51
      Well my euro tails still haven't even shipped out from e-acca yet, so I ordered these in the mean time . Big thanks to Mops at Nemesis Autosport for these, shipping was insanely fast! Specs are 19x8.5 ET48 and will be fitted with 245/35/19 PS4S



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      04-20-2019 09:06 PM #52
      Got the wheels coated and finally on the car. Really liking how they came out! Only have a cell snap for now though.




      Also got an order from Badgeskinz as well. I’ll credit this idea to Adam Sheikh . A few OEM+ additions







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      04-22-2019 12:51 PM #53
      Quote Originally Posted by HBird View Post
      Got the wheels coated and finally on the car. Really liking how they came out! Only have a cell snap for now though.



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      This build is coming rather nicely, nice choices....those BBS wheels with that Red exterior, such a great combination

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      04-22-2019 02:17 PM #54
      The BBS look amazing, great color choice, too
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      05-05-2019 07:50 PM #55
      Finally got a weekend without rain so I gave the car a thorough wash and got some proper pictures with the new setup. Still waiting on Euro tails from e-acca sadly. Last I heard, e-acca received a defective batch so the wait continues.


















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      05-09-2019 02:55 PM #56
      This thing looks fantastic. You're making me regret not getting red. Perfect choice on the wheel model and color, too.
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      05-17-2019 07:23 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Slipstream View Post
      This thing looks fantastic. You're making me regret not getting red. Perfect choice on the wheel model and color, too.
      I’m terrible at checking in but thank you! They really set off the red nicely!


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      05-17-2019 07:25 PM #58
      After what felt like an eternity due to e-acca’s supplier issues my 7.5 Euro tails and Clubsport shifter have finally arrived stateside!



      Edit: Adding in part numbers for the individual parts

      Inner Passenger Side


      Outer Passenger Side


      Outer Driver Side


      Inner Driver Side


      Clubsport DSG Shifter


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      Last edited by HBird; 05-17-2019 at 07:33 PM.

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      05-17-2019 10:45 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by HBird View Post
      After what felt like an eternity due to e-acca’s supplier issues my 7.5 Euro tails and Clubsport shifter have finally arrived stateside!



      Edit: Adding in part numbers for the individual parts

      Inner Passenger Side


      Outer Passenger Side


      Outer Driver Side


      Inner Driver Side


      Clubsport DSG Shifter


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      Hell ya, those are going to all look awesome once installed


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      05-22-2019 08:38 AM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by oaksandnix View Post
      Hell ya, those are going to all look awesome once installed


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      I’m really digging the shifter! The red accents match the stickers I added quite well. Easily a +20hp mod!




      Ordered a harness for the lights from DAP as well as some gloss black mirror caps to begin the next round of mods. It never ends


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      06-03-2019 08:43 AM #61
      Installed the tail lights and harness yesterday. And in typical VW fashion clips were broken and one screw had to be drilled out

      Oh well, I'm loving how they transform the rear of the car. My 2nd favorite mod to date by far


      Mk7.5 Euro LED Tailights
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      DAP MK7.5 to MK7.5 Facelift LED Tail Light Adapter Harness


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      06-03-2019 10:53 AM #62
      I just scrolled through this thread to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Have you done any suspension mods yet or are you still at stock height? And are you running spacers with the wheels or no?


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      06-03-2019 01:36 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by oaksandnix View Post
      I just scrolled through this thread to make sure I didn’t miss anything. Have you done any suspension mods yet or are you still at stock height? And are you running spacers with the wheels or no?


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      I'm on stock suspension and no spacers on the wheels.

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      06-04-2019 06:46 PM #64
      Any plans to go lower? Living in WI I’m torn on lowering my car any since I drive it year-round but I wanna eliminate some wheel gap and I think 19s are the way to go


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      06-04-2019 07:38 PM #65
      Quote Originally Posted by HBird View Post
      Installed the tail lights and harness yesterday. And in typical VW fashion clips were broken and one screw had to be drilled out

      Oh well, I'm loving how they transform the rear of the car. My 2nd favorite mod to date by far


      Mk7.5 Euro LED Tailights
      P/N: 5G1052200C


      DAP MK7.5 to MK7.5 Facelift LED Tail Light Adapter Harness


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      DSC_6393 by Hunter Birdsong, on Flickr


      DSC_6352 by Hunter Birdsong, on Flickr


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      Are these like Audi's where they flash from left to right and vice versa? Where did you get them from and price?

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      06-04-2019 08:30 PM #66
      Quote Originally Posted by oaksandnix View Post
      Any plans to go lower? Living in WI I’m torn on lowering my car any since I drive it year-round but I wanna eliminate some wheel gap and I think 19s are the way to go


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      At the moment no. Roads are pretty miserable where I'm at in Dallas so stock height it is. My S3 I had before was on coils and it was annoying trying to dodge bumps/holes and worrying about turning into places.

      Quote Originally Posted by vwlifer27 View Post
      Are these like Audi's where they flash from left to right and vice versa? Where did you get them from and price?
      Yeah, these have dynamic turn signals. I mentioned it before but I got them from e-acca and the price with shipping to me was around $550.

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      06-10-2019 10:18 AM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by HBird View Post
      Installed the tail lights and harness yesterday. And in typical VW fashion clips were broken and one screw had to be drilled out

      Oh well, I'm loving how they transform the rear of the car. My 2nd favorite mod to date by far


      Mk7.5 Euro LED Tailights
      P/N: 5G1052200C


      DAP MK7.5 to MK7.5 Facelift LED Tail Light Adapter Harness


      DSC_6381 by Hunter Birdsong, on Flickr

      WoW this build is coming alone super nice...loving all the touches you're adding.....

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      06-10-2019 01:27 PM #68
      Quote Originally Posted by MK7_2015 View Post
      WoW this build is coming alone super nice...loving all the touches you're adding.....
      Thank you! I've been pretty happy with how it's turn out so far

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      06-23-2019 09:43 PM #69
      Updating with some new pics with the gloss black mirror caps on. Spent 2 hours washing the car only for it to rain 12 hours later















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      06-23-2019 11:41 PM #70
      Quote Originally Posted by HBird View Post
      Updating with some new pics with the gloss black mirror caps on. Spent 2 hours washing the car only for it to rain 12 hours later














      I can’t get over how good the wheels look on stock suspension and gives me a moral dilemma on lowering or not


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      06-25-2019 09:19 AM #71
      Quote Originally Posted by oaksandnix View Post
      I can’t get over how good the wheels look on stock suspension and gives me a moral dilemma on lowering or not


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      Haha! Thank you! I'd definitely say lower it if you can. I'm not because roads in my part of town are trash so stock height it is!

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      08-08-2019 12:27 PM #72
      Haven't checked in here in a minute or two, but figured I'd update with some recent pics. I did place a pre-order for the Loiacono Engineering lip spoiler in gloss black this week (looks identical to the GTI TCR spoiler). Also leaning towards a custom exhaust lately after meeting up with some other Mk7 peeps this weekend














    25. 08-08-2019 01:50 PM #73
      Sup with that white Rabbit though

      Yours is nice and clean
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      08-08-2019 02:18 PM #74
      Is that someone’s white silver metallic I see? Great pictures!


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    27. 08-08-2019 05:43 PM #75
      Great pictures. I just checked out the spoiler you mentioned and really like it. I've been waiting for the Mountune to release theirs but it's taking forever. It was between theirs or Maxtons but now that one you mentioned is in the mix. I've never heard about those guys, but love the Facebook pics of it. Thanks!

      And any links to the other GTIs in the photos? Each one has something I'm thinking about doing so I'd like to see more photos of them if possible.
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