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Old 07-09-2017, 09:42 PM   #435
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One of my DeAutoKey fog light bulbs failed. 2/3 leds died and the harnesses are very corroded. I forgot to record when I installed them but it's been less than 15,000 mi with no winter driving at all. Not too impressed.

They warrantied the bulb I asked about and we will rebuild the harnesses so that they are properly weatherproofed etc. The resistor harness was not well made and the connectors between bulb and ballasts are 8pin connectors more suited to computers or interior devices than car applications. We will rebuild everything to be sturdier and properly weatherproof.

In the meantime we put the stock bulbs back in because I'll be busy for the next two weeks driving around. Should be a 3,000 mi road trip so it'll be kinda fun.

At the beginning of the month I hit 78,000 mi. By the end of this road trip I should be over 80,000. I'm at 78,500 or so right now.


Random photos since the car is buffed and cleaned in preparation for this trip. Including the annual application of rainX which I hate because it's so much work to buff off properly. At least the stuff works wondered







And one of a friend's.



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Old 07-18-2017, 11:57 PM   #436
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Once a year Pikes Peak opens at 4:15 AM so that you can drive up to the summit and see the sun rise. This year 3 mk6s drove ~3000 mi round trip to witness / take some Colorado parks in.

Summit of Pikes Peak






We hit a bunch of towns and parks, including Boulder, Veil, Aspen, Manitoui Springs, Leadville, Colorado Springs, Breckinridge, Glenwood Springs, etc. Stopped at seven breweries also. Long drives, awesome views, cool hiking. All with 2 GTIs and a Golf R caravanning everywhere.

Gassing before driving up Pikes Peak


Garden of the Gods




The view of Pikes Peak from Garden of the Gods


The bathroom at Pikes Peak summit


Just outside Leadville


From the summit of Mt Evans - highest point you can drive to in the US @ 14,000 ft if I'm right. If not, it's still super high and the road was not great - hairpins, switch backs, narrow sheer drops with no run off. CraZy to drive up and we drove down in the dark so it was insane.




23 hours there and 23 back including stops. But continuously driving. Weird to be coming into town at 9am today.

Random rest stop in Iowa? Or Indiana. I don't remember.

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Old 02-25-2018, 11:06 PM   #437
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Car is just sitting in storage waiting for nice weather. Since it rained a ton I tried to start it and had to replace the battery. ~$120 with a coupon and core return from Autozone was pretty decently priced, I feel like. Got the battery with more cold cranking amperage since it was cheaper.

Some bodywork coming up soon I think. Front end is bothering me and I still have a few body parts to put on. Fog covers, also got some side skirts and a few minor odds and ends. One large gorge in the paint that was my fault - still haven't fixed it because it'll be a respray on the whole thing.


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Old 05-05-2018, 10:52 PM   #438
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$19 for a PDR guy to homie hook up and remove a fender dent that someone created less than a week after I removed the car from storage. Thankful and happy.

Oil change after storage. Contemplating doing a brake fluid flush.

Votex Rep sideskirts from my buddy who upgraded to a '16 4 series BMW. I scavenged his led turn signals and his side skirts


Also hit another mileage milestone. sigh.
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Old 05-30-2018, 01:44 PM   #439
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Ordered new wheels. Much excite. Never before have I ever gotten something like this. Spending tires now though who am I kidding Iíll probably just get hankook rs4s.


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Old 05-30-2018, 03:00 PM   #440
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love the wheels OP!
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love the wheels OP!

I like them a lot. Iíve had them basically since I bought the car in 2013 so Iím excited to see my new wheels.

Waitll you see what I ordered. 🤙🤙🤙


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What wheels are the current ones?

In for new wheels
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What wheels are the current ones?

In for new wheels


Current wheels are VMR v705. Cheap but decently light and no issues with them.




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Nice shot of your car there.
Cant wait to see the new wheels.
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Nice shot of your car there.
Cant wait to see the new wheels.

They should be cool. A tiny bit different I hope.

Yea this picture was from Fatmans Invasion few weeks ago at Thompson. This weekend thereís a small meet and then a test and tune about 2 hours from Cleveland Iím thinking of going to. Frank Mabo is going to be there, have been curious about the turbos heís been using / his eurodyne tuning.


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This thread deserves tags. Wow that detailed 1st post with all the parts and dates. 10/10

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Got some new spark plugs and tossed in.

New lugs are here. Tires and wheels arrived. Billet caps, metal valve stems, the works. Warehouse forgot to include my centering rings - of course - even though I specifically asked about them when confirming invoice. Got a tracking number for them 15 minutes after I emailed to complain so thatís good.

Off to ceramic coating soon.

Test fitting worked out perfectly. They clear real nicely.




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