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Old 08-01-2017, 06:03 PM   #351
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Good one! Watched it during my tea-break

You got a quite unusual approach to modding your MK6 and that's what I like about it. Radical Ed is unique and awesome
Thanks bro! much obliged
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:37 PM   #352
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Cool mod overview vid and I like your direction Yeah, suspension work will tighten things up a bit. Also, installing another BRIDE seat for the passenger will drop some additional LB's I'm still considering lighter seats and a carbon hoodie to drop LB's thanks to your build-thread. This mod shit is never ending
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Old 08-02-2017, 09:46 AM   #353
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Cool mod overview vid and I like your direction Yeah, suspension work will tighten things up a bit. Also, installing another BRIDE seat for the passenger will drop some additional LB's I'm still considering lighter seats and a carbon hoodie to drop LB's thanks to your build-thread. This mod shit is never ending
Thanks for the comments dude!

Yea hard to get the suspension any tighter than it already is. With 4 chassis braces a decent spring/shock combo and mounts... really the only thing left is bushings. That will be around the 100k mark.

I almost bought two bride seats but im the only one between me and my wife with a bony ass (thank god). Seriously these seats are real snug>

Dude the mods really dont end. But who cares? this is a forever car for me. I have 0 interest in selling it or getting something different. might as well make it what i want. Especially since its paid off

Thanks for the comments dude!
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Old 08-25-2017, 11:15 AM   #354
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So a few updates.

I took the vinyl wrap off as it was starting to peel in its second summer of over 115 degrees. BTW the vinyl wrap weights just over 5lbs.

The carbon fiber hood has been fading at a ridiculous pace. I am going to try and get it recleared before big socal euro

Toying with different ideas on future mods... new tune, wheels or throttle body... not sure

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Old 08-25-2017, 02:44 PM   #355
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So a few updates.

I took the vinyl wrap off as it was starting to peel in its second summer of over 115 degrees. BTW the vinyl wrap weights just over 5lbs.

The carbon fiber hood has been fading at a ridiculous pace. I am going to try and get it recleared before big socal euro

Toying with different ideas on future mods... new tune, wheels or throttle body... not sure

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How much weight would a paint job on the hood net you? I've recently seen a Mk6 GTI with carbon fiber hood and front fenders color matched. Obviously, if you want the cabron scene points, this not the route to go, but the paint/clear seems to hold up much better to the elements than gel-coated carbon no? Just a thought.
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Old 08-25-2017, 03:32 PM   #356
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How much weight would a paint job on the hood net you? I've recently seen a Mk6 GTI with carbon fiber hood and front fenders color matched. Obviously, if you want the cabron scene points, this not the route to go, but the paint/clear seems to hold up much better to the elements than gel-coated carbon no? Just a thought.
well ive been thinking about a respray down the road anyways. for now i think i just want to reclear the hood to give some contrast to an otherwise regular black gti
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Old 09-02-2017, 03:43 PM   #357
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Went back down to Cool It Window tint in Upland CA to get my Carbon fiber hood wrapped.

Im sorry I dont have any before pictures of how bad the resin/clear coat got... but it was BAD. Like grotesque. Only took 6 months in some harsh ass desert to get it to fad beyond the ability of restoration.

I kinda knew this was going to happen but with big socal euro tomorrow I needed to get my car more presentable.

Got a new type of 3m wrap that has a protective layer to better prevent from scratches. Armando down at coolit did an excellent job working around the hood pins even though there is no removing them.

The gloss black wrap looks REAL close to deep pearl black. Only when you get right up next to it do you realize that there is no fleck in it and therefore a wrap.

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Old 09-05-2017, 07:31 PM   #358
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Old 10-22-2017, 12:39 PM   #359
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So I havent posted in a while but ALOT has been going on with the car.

Picked up some Team Dynamic wheels used
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They do not look this good; beat up and rashed but i really dont care as im getting them refinished in bronze anyways. The main goal here was saving 4lbs per corner of rotational mass. 16lbs total. The car will be getting re-weighed tomorrow.

Also i cleaned my damn engine bay! Gnarly sandstorm put LAYERS of sand everywhere in the engine.
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Next weekend is a track day at Streets of Willow. I intend to not be slow this time. hahaha.
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:57 AM   #360
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So I havent posted in a while but ALOT has been going on with the car.

Picked up some Team Dynamic wheels used
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They do not look this good; beat up and rashed but i really dont care as im getting them refinished in bronze anyways. The main goal here was saving 4lbs per corner of rotational mass. 16lbs total. The car will be getting re-weighed tomorrow.
Excited to see how they look on the car once they are refinished. Great going
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Old 10-23-2017, 01:36 PM   #361
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Excited to see how they look on the car once they are refinished. Great going
Thanks man. It'll probably be over the winter when I get all that done. Im not in a huge rush
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Old 10-28-2017, 06:43 PM   #362
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Took a picture of my new (old) track wheels.

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They are little beat up but they will serve the track day tomorrow just right

Streets of Willow. Going to try to push it a little harder than usual (which means i might actually post a respectable time. lol).
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Old 10-29-2017, 12:28 PM   #363
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Love following your thread. Im super jealous you get to go to the track this late in the season. I had to cram in 11 track days between May-Oct. The season is over for me now due to the weather unfortunately. Took it out this weekend for a little cruise and the tires are worthless in 40 degree weather.

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Old 10-30-2017, 10:43 AM   #364
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Love following your thread. Im super jealous you get to go to the track this late in the season. I had to cram in 11 track days between May-Oct. The season is over for me now due to the weather unfortunately. Took it out this weekend for a little cruise and the tires are worthless in 40 degree weather.

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Thanks man! I'm pretty sure I follow yours with the exact enthusiasm. Haha

As for track season this is the ONLY time imo. It's too hot in the summer here. High DA still prevents turbo from spooling quick enough. And it loses breath faster. Meth doesn't help that unfortunately.
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