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      12-05-2018 09:05 PM #1
      Today we started on our next project vehicle, a 2019 Atlas SE.

      Our list of mods is starting out with,
      •Lift kit
      •Proper off-road wheels and tires
      •Performance adders
      •Custom touches

      Here's a few teasers of our progress.


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      12-06-2018 12:14 PM #2
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Today we started on our next project vehicle, a 2019 Atlas SE.

      Our list of mods is starting out with,
      •Lift kit
      •Proper off-road wheels and tires
      •Performance adders
      •Custom touches

      Sent from my Pixel 3 using Tapatalk
      Love the wheels and rims so far. Can't wait to see what else you guys do with this
      Last edited by RCDheliracer; 12-06-2018 at 03:26 PM.
      2018 Atlas SE 4Motion w/ Tech

    4. 12-06-2018 02:52 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by RCDheliracer View Post
      Love the wheels and rims so far. Can't wait to see what else you guys do with this
      Can you edit your response to NOT include a repost of all the photos?
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      12-11-2018 12:56 PM #4
      We were curious how it would sound with a resonator delete so we did a thing.



      I guess the resonator is technically "straight through" haha.



      Finished test resonator delete pipe installed.



      At free revving it has a little more grumble but once we get it out on the highway we will see how it really sounds.

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      12-11-2018 01:00 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      We were curious how it would sound with a resonator delete so we did a thing.


      At free revving it has a little more grumble but once we get it out on the highway we will see how it really sounds.
      A video at idle, and driving, would be awesome! thanks,

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      12-11-2018 04:17 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by knedrgr View Post
      A video at idle, and driving, would be awesome! thanks,
      Ask and you shall receive!

      After putting a couple miles on the rest of the system opened a bit. It sounds good without being too much!

      Free rev - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu4eqa8789k

      Acceleration - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3z1GuPCMvg

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      12-11-2018 04:23 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Ask and you shall receive!

      After putting a couple miles on the rest of the system opened a bit. It sounds good without being too much!

      Free rev - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu4eqa8789k

      Acceleration - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3z1GuPCMvg
      That actually sounds pretty good! Thanks for sharing the progress so far
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      12-11-2018 05:14 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by RCDheliracer View Post
      That actually sounds pretty good! Thanks for sharing the progress so far
      Thanks!

      This was step one, step two is a production version.

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      12-11-2018 07:38 PM #9
      Any drone on the freeway?

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      12-11-2018 07:42 PM #10
      Pretty cool! What tires/size are those?
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      12-11-2018 08:24 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by KarstGeo View Post
      Pretty cool! What tires/size are those?
      Agreed, thinking about getting an Atlas. What tires and wheel sizes will fit on it? I want to install BFG T/A KO2s.
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      12-12-2018 08:29 AM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by irongraycc View Post
      Any drone on the freeway?
      None, in the cabin you can hear the exhaust but it's no obtrusive at all.

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      12-12-2018 08:45 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by KarstGeo View Post
      Pretty cool! What tires/size are those?
      Quote Originally Posted by racingvw92 View Post
      Agreed, thinking about getting an Atlas. What tires and wheel sizes will fit on it? I want to install BFG T/A KO2s.
      We are still putting the finishing touches on the project. For the wheel/tire combo we are working on a couple things to get the fitment perfected.

      Once once it's completed we will have a release with all the items installed available for purchase on our website. https://www.smithvwperformance.com/

      Stay tuned for more updates like this piece were working on.



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      12-12-2018 10:34 AM #14
      ^^^ Light bar?

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      12-12-2018 10:37 AM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Ask and you shall receive!

      After putting a couple miles on the rest of the system opened a bit. It sounds good without being too much!

      Free rev - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hu4eqa8789k

      Acceleration - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C3z1GuPCMvg

      Thank you! Will this be a bolt-on system? Obviously we'll need to cut off the factory resonator, but will the thru pipe be able to clamp into place, or do we need to have it welded on?

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      12-12-2018 10:50 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by knedrgr View Post
      ^^^ Light bar?

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      12-12-2018 10:53 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by knedrgr View Post
      Thank you! Will this be a bolt-on system? Obviously we'll need to cut off the factory resonator, but will the thru pipe be able to clamp into place, or do we need to have it welded on?
      The plan is to do like the OEM S3/Golf R resonator delete. One cut and clamp into place.

      Once we get the design finalized and tested we are thinking a group buy would be the best way to kick it off. Thoughts?

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      12-12-2018 11:04 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Go on.....
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      12-12-2018 05:26 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by RCDheliracer View Post
      Go on.....
      More pictures tomorrow.

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    22. 12-13-2018 10:36 AM #20
      Im interested for the exhaust pieces. Group buy would be great.

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      12-13-2018 11:19 AM #21
      https://www.instagram.com/p/BrVNlHrjgNy/

      Check out our IG post from this morning

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      12-13-2018 11:21 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Andre VW View Post
      Im interested for the exhaust pieces. Group buy would be great.
      Thanks for the feedback!

      Currently, procuring materials to get a test unit underway!

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      12-17-2018 10:21 AM #23
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      12-20-2018 01:14 PM #24
      Sneak peek of the lights installed with the wrapped grill bars.



      We ordered all the OEM pieces to explore making a plug and play harness. Stay tuned!
      Last edited by [email protected]; 12-20-2018 at 01:17 PM.

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      12-20-2018 01:39 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
      Sneak peek of the lights installed with the wrapped grill bars.

      We ordered all the OEM pieces to explore making a plug and play harness. Stay tuned!
      Really liking this a lot! I was really curious about the mounting from the earlier pics. Very clean!
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