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Old 02-04-2017, 03:42 PM   #239
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Looking good! Loving the hood.
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Old 02-11-2017, 01:01 AM   #240
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I visited the Simpson show room today in Torrance, CA. They were super helpful and they welcomed me to try on a few of their helmets which was exactly what I wanted. I needed a SA2015 rated helmet for an upcoming track day and no longer wanted to rent a helmet as I've done in the past. Simpson helmets just felt right. The Simpson Voyager 2 was very comfortable but didn't work well with my glasses. The glasses temples would poke the back of the Voyager helmet and prevent the glasses from sitting on my face properly. The Simpson Bandit helmet worked well with my glasses, and had a secure snug fit on my head. I would not have known how much better the Bandit helmet fit on me compared to the Bell helmets if i purchased online so I was very glad I tried on both helmets in person for comparison. Bell helmets such as the Sport and the Sport EV which were nice but felt extra roomy in size medium, but too tight in size small. I have a narrow long head/face. The Simpson Bandit helmet was the best fit for me among my local options. I considered purchasing one of the less expensive brands such as Zamp or Pyrotect however Simpson gave me a nice discount when I visited them in store so it was an easy decision for me.

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Old 02-12-2017, 04:00 AM   #241
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I really love the combination of performance and longevity from Stoptech pads. They typically last about 15-20,000 miles.

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Old 03-13-2017, 03:57 AM   #242
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Sad to say this, but I decided to move on from the GTi. The times I had with the GTi certainly were fun and I still miss the car but some things have to end for new projects to begin.

I decided to purchase a 2016 Audi A3 1.8T in Florett Silver. I've already begun adding all the Neuspeed essentials such as Rear sway bar, intake, wheels, and power module (kinda like going Stage 0.75)



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Old 03-16-2017, 01:30 PM   #243
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Sad to see it go, I was thinking of the same but decided to keep the car. Did you sell your CF hood?

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Old 05-17-2017, 01:12 AM   #244
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Curious, did you have to remove the whole bumper to remove the front talent/fog grill??

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Old 05-17-2017, 01:14 AM   #245
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Time for some cosmetics!

I had my front insert color matched and the lower honeycomb and foglight housing painted gloss black to match the upper honeycomb grill.

Total Cost: $150

I went to 360 Autoworks for the work to be done. If you live in Socal, this is a great autobody shop. You can ask for Duc (pronounced Duke) and have the same thing done to your car for the same price. Just mention "Simon recommended me to come here. He has a white GTI" and you should be good.















Curious, did you have to remove the whole bumper to remove the front talent/fog grill??

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Old 07-08-2017, 07:38 PM   #246
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Curious, did you have to remove the whole bumper to remove the front talent/fog grill??

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You do need to remove bumper if you can't lift your car.


You don't need to remove bumper if you have your car on a lift in order to get behind the bumper an access the clips.
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Man fuck photobucket and their new user policy
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