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Old 11-19-2012, 09:06 PM   #29
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:38 AM   #30
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Keffer VW is more expensive than 1stvwparts.com

I've also been using http://genuineaudiparts.com; just make sure to select "Audi" and enter a VW part and 9/10 times it exists (at least for the stuff I order).
Prices and shipping are good to me... To each their own I guess.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:49 AM   #31
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You will end up cost more than buying a new one...and not to mention putting yours or whoever sit in that car at risk.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:25 PM   #32
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Car came last night! I took a bunch of pics of it being unloaded. I will try and post them tonight.

I got the front of the car all taken a part last night, and it was pretty much how I expected it to look. When it was hit, the battery must have been cracked/punctured, so everything has a nice layer of rust/acid on it. The battery must have been pushed into the brake mechanical, because they are dented. The radiator is also shot, so I will be replacing that along with the intercooler. Thinking about an APR intercooler, but damn that is alot of money. Even the S3 intercooler isn't cheap. The wiring is going to be the biggest challenge, but I am up for it.

The rest of the car looks awesome. It still smells brand new on the inside. The interior looks great, and the body is in perfect shape. The wheels are also spotless, and after jacking it up I can tell the suspension is fine. Also, no frame damage whatsoever. Must have been a high hit.

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Old 11-20-2012, 02:34 PM   #33
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Dude that engine bay looks warped to shit ... I know this may be too late but best of luck. That car needs a lot of work.

Something about the wheels doesn't look right either. What the hell happened to that car? I mean it must have received 20k+ of damage since it was totaled.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:53 PM   #34
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Is it me or is the left (driver side) shock tower pushed up?
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:00 PM   #35
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Dude that engine bay looks warped to shit ... I know this may be too late but best of luck. That car needs a lot of work.

Something about the wheels doesn't look right either. What the hell happened to that car? I mean it must have received 20k+ of damage since it was totaled.
Doesn't look that way to me (in real life). Maybe the pics are playing tricks on your eyes? (or you're not used to seeing the mk6 engine bay without the battery/fuse box.

The shock tower looks good too (from my memory sitting at my desk at work right now anyways..). I will post more pics tonight.
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:05 PM   #36
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Doesn't look that way to me (in real life). Maybe the pics are playing tricks on your eyes? (or you're not used to seeing the mk6 engine bay without the battery/fuse box.

The shock tower looks good too (from my memory sitting at my desk at work right now anyways..). I will post more pics tonight.
Maybe I am not sure, but the wheels don't seem to line up right with the body.

What happened to that car?
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Old 11-20-2012, 03:17 PM   #37
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Maybe I am not sure, but the wheels don't seem to line up right with the body.

What happened to that car?
I honestly don't know, because I haven't seen pictures of when it was totaled. From what I could see last night, something high came through the driver headlight, wrecking things high in the compartment like the battery and fuse box, and the wiper linkage. The carriage/frame looks great.

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Old 11-20-2012, 03:20 PM   #38
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I honestly don't know, because I haven't seen pictures of when it was totaled. From what I could see last night, something high came through the driver headlight, wrecking things high in the compartment like the battery and fuse box, and the wiper linkage. The carriage/frame looks great.

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Damn that's a HUGE risk to take on... best of luck I am sub'ing to this
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Old 11-20-2012, 04:05 PM   #39
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I give you kudos for taking on a project like this. Like some have said that engine bay just doesn't look square but, I'm sure you'll sort it all out.
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Old 11-20-2012, 09:40 PM   #40
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Good luck. May the German Car Gods be with you.
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Old 11-21-2012, 12:47 AM   #41
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Finally got around to posting some pics. I have been hard at work already with the car. Sorry, but no epic car hauler pics because it was dark out (but you can still get the idea).

Car Hauler just pulled up, seeing the car in person for the first time:


Me in the car, ready to be pulled off of the hauler (with headlamp of course):


Being pulled off of the car hauler @ ~9pm:


Made it up our driveway and into the garage! This is where the car will sit until it runs:


I then jacked the car up and my father-in-law and I disassembled the front end to assess damage:


The interior is in great shape - I just need to replace that air bag:


Glory shot of the house (w/ xmas lights already) and the GTI in the garage:


The most difficult part is going to be this wiring. I may have to replace the entire harness, but that is a ton of work I want to avoid. I am waiting on my service manual to make a decision:


Look, it's basically done!!



Tonight I took the radiator, condenser, and intercooler off. Now I am comfortable in seeing everything that is broken or needs replacement. This is going to be a long road, but after seeing everything that is damaged, it looks like I should be fine with some elbow grease. The strut tower may have shifted a bit, but not much. It looks like it will be ok. I need to get it running before I start messing with that.

Now the part buying begins!
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Old 11-21-2012, 06:23 AM   #42
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Props for taking on this project! Looks to me like an expensive adventure...lots of stuff missing in that engine bay, especially electrical. Hope the frame is straight. Good luck and looking forward seeing the results!
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