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Old 12-06-2017, 04:17 PM   #1701
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Are there any local shops that can do a BT that are reasonable? I just don't have the time to get to the car. Looks pretty straight forward so I don't see labor being super high.
I thought you bought an RS3?
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Old 12-06-2017, 05:38 PM   #1702
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I know Komet will put an IS38 on a GTI so I donít know why they wouldnít put a BT on an R.
I emailed them earlier today actually. Is Kurt still there?

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I thought you bought an RS3?
Well that was the plan until the dealer started playing games with pricing after we agreed on a price. I went to give them my deposit and then all of a sudden I get the "Manager now says we can't discount it....blah blah blah". So that's fine, I will just take my business elsewhere.

Same thing happened with the R. Dealers though they had gold on the lot and didn't want to deal. Took some calling around and a little dealer agreed to a price over the phone, took my deposit and it was no drama when I went there the next day.

As a result, I have decided to change my plans a bit. Gonna throw a BT on the R and wait for the markets to get flooded with RS3s. Looking at getting a manual ZL1, or something else, which will fit my plan of having a fun rwd manual car AND I will still have a fun awd small engine car with auto. Dealers are now discounting ZL1s when they were charging over market 6 months ago. Like anything, the market gets flooded with vehicles and dealers need to move them. I might wait till Jan, because who is going to buy a 700 hp rwd sports car in January?
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Old 12-06-2017, 10:50 PM   #1703
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I'm selling a like new set of TR Motorsport MT1 wheels 5x112 17x8et48. These wheels are only 16 pounds each, very lightweight. The tires are ventus v12 used for one summer of street driving, one tire needs to be plugged but the other three are fine. $600 with the tires included. Let me know if anyones interested. Wheels have no curb damage or bends.

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Old 12-07-2017, 07:17 AM   #1704
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Kurt is still the owner as far as I know. They’ve done a fair amount of work on my buddies golf R in the past year. Kurt’s always seemed like a cool guy when I’ve picked my friend up there.
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Old 12-07-2017, 02:52 PM   #1705
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Komets a good shop. Pay an arm and a leg for the work there though. I usually come in about half their price on most vw things. All depends on what's important to you when choosing a shop though.

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Old 12-07-2017, 03:47 PM   #1706
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Will keep that in mind if I don’t have the free time to install my CTS downpipe next year...
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:03 PM   #1707
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In my experience in life and in general, you get what you pay for. When short on time I have used both independent shops and guys doing stuff on the side in the past. If I have the cash, I prefer a reputable shop.
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Old 12-07-2017, 04:25 PM   #1708
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In my experience in life and in general, you get what you pay for. When short on time I have used both independent shops and guys doing stuff on the side in the past. If I have the cash, I prefer a reputable shop.
I usually agree on some of the more complicated things. I'd prob pass on a BT job anyways, think you have to pull the engine on that, or at least move it forward a few inches to clear the firewall/exhaust manifold. Not the end of the world but it has the makings to turn into a larger than expected job. I'll never touch a clutch job again on an R due to that reason, getting the rear transfer case out to drop the trans took longer than the clutch job itself. nope.
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Old 12-08-2017, 04:26 PM   #1709
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I'm selling a like new set of TR Motorsport MT1 wheels 5x112 17x8et48. These wheels are only 16 pounds each, very lightweight. The tires are ventus v12 used for one summer of street driving, one tire needs to be plugged but the other three are fine. $600 with the tires included. Let me know if anyones interested. Wheels have no curb damage or bends.

These wheels are legit!

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Old 12-10-2017, 05:06 AM   #1710
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Put winter tires on my GTI mounted to OEM 17" Goals.



Also did the Audi S3 short shifter. Feels good. Bushings are next.

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Old 12-10-2017, 09:17 PM   #1711
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Put winter tires on my GTI mounted to OEM 17" Goals.



Also did the Audi S3 short shifter. Feels good. Bushings are next.

I need to swap mine on soon

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Old 12-11-2017, 12:44 AM   #1712
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I took my summer tires off 11/11. I have the cable end bushings on my MK7 and they make a big difference. I’ve been thinking about doing the bracket bushings too but I’m not sure how much of a difference they make.
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I took my summer tires off 11/11. I have the cable end bushings on my MK7 and they make a big difference. Iíve been thinking about doing the bracket bushings too but Iím not sure how much of a difference they make.
Nice. I need to kill my all seasons so I can but summers on my summer wheels finally.

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I took my summer tires off 11/11. I have the cable end bushings on my MK7 and they make a big difference. Iíve been thinking about doing the bracket bushings too but Iím not sure how much of a difference they make.

I bought both to put on. 42dd cable bushings and picked up ECS bracket bushings on the cheap for black Friday.
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Old 12-11-2017, 04:31 PM   #1715
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Nice. I need to kill my all seasons so I can but summers on my summer wheels finally.

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I have summers on some VMRís I originally bought for my MK6, then run the all seasons on the stock Austinís once the temperature drops. Iíd like to get winter/snow tires when the all seasons are done but I put less than 3,000 miles on them last winter so it may take awhile.
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Old 12-11-2017, 05:34 PM   #1716
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I took my summer tires off 11/11. I have the cable end bushings on my MK7 and they make a big difference. Iíve been thinking about doing the bracket bushings too but Iím not sure how much of a difference they make.
I thought the bracket bushings made a bigger difference than the shifter bushings on my mk6. It's the same shifter setup, I would think it would be the same on the mk7 platform.
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Old 12-11-2017, 06:25 PM   #1717
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I thought the bracket bushings made a bigger difference than the shifter bushings on my mk6. It's the same shifter setup, I would think it would be the same on the mk7 platform.
Interesting. I may have to pick those up then. Itís an identical shifter setup as I transferred my ECS short shifter from the MK6 to the MK7.
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