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Old 12-03-2016, 01:08 AM   #43
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Making cosmetic changes this season...started with the front smile. I didn't like the gray on gray, unlike most that color match this area. Saw a white mk6 with black smile and decided that's for me. The faster the car goes, the more I want to detune the appearance.
And then there is this R bumper sitting in the box. I have to modify the rear arches and want to color change the car anyway. Going with an mk3 color- Dragon Green Pearl or Sequoia Green Metallic. Was looking at some euro only mk7 green and even an mk2 version.
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my subframe has been out twice without replacing any bolts and I don't have subframe clunks and my world hasn't ended and my car hasn't blown up.

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Old 12-03-2016, 10:51 AM   #44
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Found a great VW green reference...
LG6S Sequoia Green Metallic
LZ6Y Cactus Green
LD6U Dark Green Metallic
LC6Y Irish Green Pearl Effect Paint Pearl
LC6V Green Pearl Effect Paint / Jaspis Green Metallic
LC6U Classic Green Pearl Effect Paint / Classic Green
LC6P Dragon Green Pearl Effect Paint / Emerald Green Mica
LY6P Ragusa Green
LG7N Bright Surf
LZ6U Emerald Mica
LY6L Tropic Green Metallic
LY6M Aqua Green Metallic
LZ6U Emerald Mica
LB6N Elegant Green Metallic
LC6N Royal Green Mica
LG6V Cyber Green Metallic
LY6M Aqua Green Metallic
LZ6H Racing Green Mica Metallic
LZ6L Cactus Green Metallic
LC6M/T3 Bright Green Mica
LGV/L9 Cyber Green Metallic
LZ6W/8L Cosmic Green Metallic
LY1B/F2 Elegant Green Metallic

Edit- this is a real rabbit hole. I've been looking at different greens for 3 days and this list on my computer has doubled.
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Old 02-07-2017, 12:56 PM   #45
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Need to update this thread with track pics I actually bought. Painting this thing in the summer I hope.

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Old 02-08-2017, 08:48 PM   #46
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Thanks for your help on the rear spindles, ordering everything up next week!

Car is looking good man, exciting to see someone else try new/different things.
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Old 03-17-2017, 04:26 PM   #47
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So are your wheels 18x8" +45? I've been stressing out over the poke in the rear.
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Old 03-17-2017, 05:16 PM   #48
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Thanks guys. You are correct on my specs. It rubs the arch on hard bumps but it's not terrible. The handling improvement is worth it IMO.
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Old 03-25-2017, 01:00 PM   #49
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Again, thanks for your help and info in this thread. Rear spindles showed up today and I picked up the hardware you said we need to do them. Finally finishing up the rear for the widebody setup on my racecar. Got some Megan camber and toe arms so the car can be properly corner balanced and setup to account for the much wider track width now.

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Fun fact that I discovered by destroying a wheel bearing:

If you buy your rear tiguan/tt/passat hubs without wheel bearings, you need washer WHT000412 (order one for each side) to properly install the bearing.
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Old 05-25-2017, 08:58 AM   #51
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Again, thanks for your help and info in this thread. Rear spindles showed up today and I picked up the hardware you said we need to do them. Finally finishing up the rear for the widebody setup on my racecar. Got some Megan camber and toe arms so the car can be properly corner balanced and setup to account for the much wider track width now.
Sweet! I'm glad to help. This was a group effort as other members pointed me in the right direction.

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If you buy your rear tiguan/tt/passat hubs without wheel bearings, you need washer WHT000412 (order one for each side) to properly install the bearing.
Great info, thanks.
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Old 10-26-2017, 09:08 AM   #52
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Well just an update to the thread...car is near 142k and the headliner is falling down. I've debated buying another car but decided to keep this as long as it's running. Mechanically I have no complaints, still have not carbon cleaned, just do the occasional Italian tune up. Original water pump hanging tough. Have a few more parts to throw at it like VWR mounts and a Wortec oil pan maybe in the spring.
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