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Old 08-03-2018, 10:56 AM   #449
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Beautiful! Those wheels look amazing!


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Old 08-03-2018, 11:31 AM   #450
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Thank you! Although quite heavy, I feel like they really make the car's 'stance' look super sharp. They look bigger on the 6 than the R. Might swap to something lighter one day but real torn on a few choices for the price/weight/look factors. They gotta look perfect, but i don't wanna waste $ on heavy wheels, and if yo uwant both looks and lightness it costs a ton usually.
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Old 08-11-2018, 08:16 PM   #451
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Today did brakes and fixed my boost toeaks which were on either side of the intercooler. Much more tourqey and no more wierd boost noises

Brakes are ebc redstuff pads and ecs drilled/slotted 'geomet' rotors.

Behold my bears fan colored spring/strut combo


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Old 08-11-2018, 08:17 PM   #452
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Pic didn't take the first time

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Old 08-12-2018, 12:42 PM   #453
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Lookin good Dont forget to put the spring back on the caliper

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Old 08-12-2018, 01:00 PM   #454
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Lookin good Dont forget to put the spring back on the caliper

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Old 08-12-2018, 03:46 PM   #455
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Oh I did, thanks!
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Old 09-08-2018, 02:23 PM   #456
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Small updates

Went to the windy city dubfest - Volkswagen/Audi yearly meet a few weeks back. Great show, cool peeps, great cars.

I got in the top 20, which being out of ~300 or so felt pretty cool

Beyond that found out my rear lower control arms are shot so I'm replacing those with the rear brakes probably this next weekend.


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Old 09-08-2018, 03:29 PM   #457
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Small updates

Went to the windy city dubfest - Volkswagen/Audi yearly meet a few weeks back. Great show, cool peeps, great cars.

I got in the top 20, which being out of ~300 or so felt pretty cool

Beyond that found out my rear lower control arms are shot so I'm replacing those with the rear brakes probably this next weekend.


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The bushing or?

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Old 09-08-2018, 06:07 PM   #458
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Small updates

Went to the windy city dubfest - Volkswagen/Audi yearly meet a few weeks back. Great show, cool peeps, great cars.

I got in the top 20, which being out of ~300 or so felt pretty cool

Beyond that found out my rear lower control arms are shot so I'm replacing those with the rear brakes probably this next weekend.


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Thatís awesome man! Wanted to go this year, but my GTI needs some body work done. Hopefully next year. Glad to hear it was a good turn out. What do you have your hood panels lined with btw? I like that look. Looks cleaner over the hood liner.


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Old 09-09-2018, 03:11 AM   #459
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@jay yeah the bushings are about shot; you can see a misalignment between the through bolt and the control arms themselves.

@ hbrown, definitely a good time hope to see you next year

I did my hood with some extra sound deadening material. Didn't really help with sound deadening as it's more for rattles but I like the look too haha
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:22 PM   #460
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Awesome pics! Fabulous build. Sub'd!
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Old 09-25-2018, 10:26 AM   #461
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Thanks Deep.mit!

Won't be many more updates unfortunately, as I am pretty much 'done' building, atleast for now. Diverting my focus to wedding, house, potential future kids, and paying off debt. No more fun for riceburner lol
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Old 09-25-2018, 02:30 PM   #462
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Thanks Deep.mit!

Won't be many more updates unfortunately, as I am pretty much 'done' building, atleast for now. Diverting my focus to wedding, house, potential future kids, and paying off debt. No more fun for riceburner lol
Haha, all of that should be fun too

Build or not, do post even the small things you do with the car. I am pretty much at the same stage as you. Keeping the interest alive by tinkering with smaller things.
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