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Old 03-08-2013, 10:02 PM   #57
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Finally got a chance to clean the car to showroom quality today. Tomorrow I'm out and about taking pictures, but today I took a few of the new Black Smoke LED tails and the 35th Edition bumper. Man, with a clean car this bumper is absolutely killer. Love it.

Looks a little strange right now with the halogen headlamps since the 35th edition GTI doesn't come with them, but my HID's should come in soon (hopefully. I paid for them almost a month ago). Also, that lower valance will be painted black when I drop the bumper to install the lights. I'm asking the shop to quote me for painting the rear emblem backing black as well.

Also, I'm going Stage 2. I'll flash to Stage 1 during APR's sale, buy a DP install it and get flashed to S2 before the dyno day late May. Should now be reading out around 245whp, maybe more with the S3 IC.





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Old 03-08-2013, 10:37 PM   #58
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From my Depot LED Tails Review:

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Finally, some decent pictures with the lights on the car.

















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Old 03-09-2013, 12:46 AM   #59
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Looks good! Love the bumper!
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Old 03-11-2013, 11:10 PM   #60
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Posting this here. Just sold the black smoke, waiting until dose gets the dark cherry back in stock.

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:30 PM   #61
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Mocking up a DIY gauge mount. Don't like how the other column mounts sit. We'll see how this goes. I'll have to cut the cover up to let tghe gauge sit in there and mount it to the same cover with an L-bracket made of aluminum (it'll be mounted to the back of the gauge and the underside of the cover). Got another column cover on the way if it goes poorly.

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It sits right on top of that connector retainer clip. I might have to cut it off if the gauge wants to sit on top of it (it wasn't in the pics above) and secure the connector with some mild epoxy. Those rast edge connectors are notorious for popping out without proper retainers.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:39 PM   #62
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What do you have in mind?
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:45 PM   #63
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Had to send that post before my phone batt gave out. Just updated it with more consise plans. I have a diagram of the L-bracket on my work computer I'll upload tomorrow. This is my weekend project

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Old 03-14-2013, 08:48 PM   #64
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Had to send that post before my phone batt gave out. Just updated it with more consise plans. I have a diagram of the L-bracket on my work computer I'll upload tomorrow. This is my weekend project

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I hear ya. Looking forward to see what you come up with.
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Old 03-15-2013, 07:49 AM   #65
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Let me know if you need some machining work done up for the mount.

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:51 AM   #66
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Updated my super-fly CAD drawing to reflect how it will be mounted. The key is two-fold: Lots of adjustment available in the L-bracket and a really accurate cut in the column cover.

Speaking of, I have to figure out how I want to cut into the thing. Have to figure out what the width of the cut should be. It's a pretty irregular shape, especially with the lip at the front of the gauge. I think routing the wires and the pressure tube will be last on the list of my concerns - if anything, I can fab a little plastic cover to hide that bit. Of course the L-bracket will be plasti-dipped.

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Old 03-15-2013, 02:57 PM   #67
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Officially going Stage 1 March 27th at 10:30am. Unless APR isn't having their sale at that time, which would suck.

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Where you getting it done at? I'm having my k04 flash done in opelika that day too!
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:36 PM   #69
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Where you getting it done at? I'm having my k04 flash done in opelika that day too!
Woohoo! I'm driving 3hrs to Chicago to get it done at Mt. Prospect Autobsrn. They use the OEM seal, whereas community auto in grand rapids (1.2 hrs) seals it with rv sealant and doesn't warranty their work :thumbsdown:

Plus, they'll do my 30k mile tuneup hahs

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Old 03-15-2013, 08:42 PM   #70
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I just cut out the column cover for the gauge. Used a box cutter. Seriously that plastic is just butter to a sharp knife. And I must say I'm proud of the method I used to determine the depth of space underneath the cover . Pulled out my last clay bar and with the wrapper on top I reinstalled the cover. I kept the wrapper on the clay bar so the cover didn't pick the bar up as I uninstalled it. There's a quarter inch between the cover and that tab, so for the gauge to sit where I want it I'd need to get it at about a quarter inch below the inside of the cover.

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Made a pilot hole, then expanded it to reach the quarter inch depth.

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Checked it against the car along the way to get proper alignment. Here's the final cut (doesn't have to be pretty lol)

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And you know what... Screw the L-bracket. This thing sits in there really tight. Just going to calk around the edge inside the cover to keep it there. I may drill a hole for the tube and wires or I might just pass them straight back through the fabric. Not sure yet. Final fit:

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