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Old 07-25-2016, 11:22 AM   #57
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minor cosmetic mod from a few days ago...



black washer reservoir cap to match most other things in the bay.
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Old 07-29-2016, 02:33 AM   #58
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Did the same on mine. Looks a lot better in the engine bay.
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:44 AM   #59
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Hows the ride quality with the koni oranges. Thinking of going the same route as im pickin up vwrs today

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Old 08-06-2016, 05:32 PM   #60
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Hows the ride quality with the koni oranges. Thinking of going the same route as im pickin up vwrs today

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i like the feel, i think it pairs well with the VWR sport. be advised that the sport spring will drop you .5 to .75 in once broken in. wheel gap shrinks, noticably, but still there. not in a bad way, for me at least
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Old 08-06-2016, 09:48 PM   #61
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i like the feel, i think it pairs well with the VWR sport. be advised that the sport spring will drop you .5 to .75 in once broken in. wheel gap shrinks, noticably, but still there. not in a bad way, for me at least
Do u think they drop more than dg springs ( previously had those ) an i have coilovers i just uninstalled an up for sale. I just missed the comfort


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Old 08-06-2016, 09:58 PM   #62
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Do u think they drop more than dg springs ( previously had those ) an i have coilovers i just uninstalled an up for sale. I just missed the comfort


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can't say as these VWRs are the only lowering ive done. as i understand it DG's will bring you lower by about an inch. VWR is less than that as i mentioned earlier. ive heard nothing but good things about DG springs, but im happy with my height right now. i have read that the spring rate is great. im sure there are people on here with Koni Orange / DG setup who could comment more....
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Old 08-07-2016, 12:22 AM   #63
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Mmm either way il be happy with the set up . Hope itl feel tighter around corners . I've got a rear sway bar already. I think suspension makes a great difference when improved

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Old 08-13-2016, 12:27 AM   #64
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exciting things will be happening over the next few weeks... DEPO R LED tails, P3 boost gauge (until i get the analog center vent mount one i want), R8 coils and NGK platinum (PFR7S8EG) sparkplugs. And a frontlip i bought from OnePerfectDose that i colormatched using rattlecan paint from scratchwizard. and if i get around to wetsanding and re-clear-coating it, an ebay ABT style front grille.
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Old 08-18-2016, 04:33 PM   #65
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today was a busy day. installed:

R8 coils and NGK platinum (PFR7S8EG) plugs... glad i found the torque spec so i could use my torque wrench for once... 22ft-lb, for those who want to know.

oil change. nothing too exciting about that but added to the work i was doing.

DEPO LED Golf R tails, dark cherry:
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Old 08-21-2016, 10:06 PM   #66
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i've decided i want something a little more protective than a piece of plastic that is my skid plate...

from what i gather there are a few options out there... i'm open to any. ECS makes them and has on sale right now, but they will never get a dime from me again. I'd buy a used one from a member though.

Other brands i have seen out there: DieselGeek, Evolution Imports, and Rennline.

If you know you'll be selling or want to trade for my plastic one because you're going back to stock (with some cash involved from my end obviously....) then let me know.
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Old 10-25-2016, 08:14 PM   #67
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installed new ABT style grille for the winter (i intend to modify the stock one a bit and reinstall for spring), and installed a color-matched (by me) front lip.




Front lip install gave me trouble - the alignment clips did not align with the spots in my front bumper...


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so i clipped off about half of them and screwed the thing in place where the screw holes were. there is a small gap now, might give it some time and affix to to be flush later with some caulking.

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Old 03-12-2017, 08:59 PM   #68
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made an IG for the car's adventures... name is in signature.
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:17 PM   #69
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Looking at exhaust options, i'm now considering something from Milltek:

Model SSXVW187



Turbo-back including Hi-Flow Sports Cat
3-inch Race System with Black Trims
System Number: SSXVW187
Consists of:
1 x Cast Large Bore Downpipe with 200cell Race Catalyst {Replaces MSAU342SPR} 1 x Front Connecting Pipe 1 x Centre Silencer Assembly 1 x Twin Rear Silencer Assembly 2 x Matt-Black Tip

Tailpipe Style:
Dual 100mm GT100B

Pipe diameter: 3.00"
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Old 03-16-2017, 02:58 PM   #70
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Went in to the repair shop for the install of my replacement front lip spoiler. Got it color-matched as i had before, though this one was done my a professional. the install took a bit because this part is a PITA to install.

Will try to get more pictures of this on the car once i can clean my car again. and once it is warm enough to remove the lamin-x film from my driver side fog light. Replacing it with clear lamin-x film instead of the previously tinted film i had on them.
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