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Old 06-06-2018, 09:29 AM   #449
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Nice tires, im loving mine . Cant wait to see post ceramic coat
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Old 06-06-2018, 10:48 AM   #450
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Nice tires, im loving mine . Cant wait to see post ceramic coat


After so many rs3 tires I had to try the new compound. I was tempted by the Michelin pilot sport cup 2s but in the end the cost wasnít worth it to me. This time...


McGard Black plated lugs 2 piece with threads coated. A little nicer than the standard lugs I usually get.





Also checked out Midnight Garage and Rennline stud kits. Both seem like theyíd corrode after a year or so being on the car. Iíd like to find a nice stud set maybe coated in something that wonít rust as quickly and get some cool nuts for them.


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Old 06-06-2018, 10:52 AM   #451
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most people see the lugs, i see the Milwaukee mat they are on. pics of box?
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:06 AM   #452
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Nice man! I ran RS3's last year and loved them. I'll be trying RS4's this year as well.
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Old 06-06-2018, 11:09 AM   #453
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Wobble bolts?
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Old 06-06-2018, 03:37 PM   #454
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Cant wait to see the setup!
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Cant wait to see the setup!

It’ll be a few weeks before everything is together between work and finishing up everything properly. I’m too excited.

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Nice man! I ran RS3's last year and loved them. I'll be trying RS4's this year as well.

I know a few people who have run them already this year. For the money and the wear pattern I can’t help but feel like it’s worth it. These seem to last a little longer than other aggressive tires and they might not be rated tippy top tier but they’re so fun. Preaching to the choir I think but yea I like them.

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Wobble bolts?

They protect the wheel a little more but they’re just normal lugs that cost more

For comparison: OEM audi, mcgard, normal lugs (ball vs the other two are cone also)


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most people see the lugs, i see the Milwaukee mat they are on. pics of box?

I wish. I’ve got a HF box and a no name hutch that’s probably a decade old. That was at the shop I shipped the stuff to to make sure I got it when I was at work.



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Old 06-20-2018, 11:36 PM   #456
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A shot of the car from two weeks or so ago.

Back from a week in Detroit, picked up the car after a paint correction session along with wheels. Have to get the tires mounted and balanced on the wheels and then get everything on the car. Hopefully this week.

Last night I impulse bought a new diverter valve - Turbosmart Kompact EM Plumb Back BOV. Should fit. Hopefully fixes two years of soft codes that Iíve gotten with my GFB DV+.

Also... picture of all the accessories and hardware for my new wheels and tires. Wheels are picked up, ceramic coated, and ready to be mounted. Have a friend set to do it on Friday but was wondering if I was willing to pony up for retail at a high end tuner shop or something. Iíll probably just go with my friend and beg him to be super careful. So excited.



Hub rings for 66.6 to 57.1 - anodized and metal, happy; expected plastic.

Metal valve stems - hoping they donít corrode. JDM and fancy.

Color matched billet center caps.

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All coming together!
Sweet shot of the ride too.

Getting some rust corrosion repairs done by the dealership under warranty but sometime after the 4th, let me know if you hit any of the local car shows. I'd love to see the car in person.
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Sweet shot of the ride too.

Getting some rust corrosion repairs done by the dealership under warranty but sometime after the 4th, let me know if you hit any of the local car shows. I'd love to see the car in person.


What all are you having fixed?

I havenít seen any local stuff popping up recently. eurohanger is Saturday in Holland MI and Cult Classic is Sunday in PA. Both are a bit of a drive but I might try and go to one or the other.


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man you got me re-considering 19's for daily driving again... love the simple yet elegant look.
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Old 06-22-2018, 12:25 PM   #460
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Hood / Passenger Fender / Rockers have paint bubbling / rust issues.

Mostly excited about the Hood and Passenger Fender getting full replacements. Not sure how they'll fix the rockers but hey, I'll take it. Hopefully my car has seen its last winter, and that its not completely too late to save it from rusting out completely in 3 years.
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Mostly excited about the Hood and Passenger Fender getting full replacements. Not sure how they'll fix the rockers but hey, I'll take it. Hopefully my car has seen its last winter, and that its not completely too late to save it from rusting out completely in 3 years.


Filler, maybe welding? New body parts are good though! Last winter because youíll get another vehicle to run through winter?

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man you got me re-considering 19's for daily driving again... love the simple yet elegant look.
I never minded dailying 19s but at my ride height and slightly upsized tires I did have to do some front fender bodywork. I love the VMR 5 spoke - never did like the other examples out there so I never switched. Iíll probably refinish mine and run them again soon.


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New properly sized hub rings. 66.06 to 57.1 wonít cut it. Caused massive vibration. Donít listen to a dude who says itís ďwithin specĒ. Itís garbage and your car will not drive correctly. I bought some 66.56 to 57.1 hub rings and with the alignment, meticulous mounting, and balancing everything drives like butter. Car is set.

New wheels are Volk TE-37 Sagas in Diamond Dark Gunmetal mounted on Hankook R-S4s.

All the colors!


The blue ones were the wrong size. I wonder if anyone would buy these dumb things. Theyíre anodized aluminum.


So smooth. Finally driving properly.


Also rewrapped the front grill in glossy 3M instead of matte because there were some rock chips. I hate wrapping and I will never do a full car. Neverrrrrr.




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