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Old 12-25-2018, 05:44 AM   #52
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When is the keyboard upgrade? :P
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Old 12-25-2018, 11:46 PM   #53
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Just wanted to say this is an awesome thread. Definitely a good story with some funny little bits sprinkled throughout.


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When is the keyboard upgrade? :P

Never lol. Just got this keyboard.



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Old 12-25-2018, 11:50 PM   #54
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Can't stop, won't stop - finally my build

Did the rear brakes. Was running stock rear brakes with stainless steel lines. With the front AP racing bbk, the rear was getting super loose under hard braking. I could tell the brake bias was completely thrown off. Glad to say that the ferodo ds2500 rear pads really made a difference. Feels way more balanced now when braking hard. I also bled the lines out and got some bubbles from both rear calipers. Pedal is super hard now. Used a motive power bleeder and motul rbf600. The rbf600 is at least 3-4 years old but unopened lol. I have a couple unopened bottles from 3-4 years ago that aren’t opened and a couple recent new bottles in case the old ones were no good. Was a little worried but seems fine. Pedal pressure is hardest it’s ever been and it was pretty firm to begin with. I did a search and it is kind of 50/50 on what people say about using unopened bottles that are old. From this experience it seems “ok” but I’ll give it a couple months first.








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Old 12-27-2018, 12:10 AM   #55
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I used to see this baby around Wberg all the time. It looks great!
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Old 12-27-2018, 01:42 AM   #56
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Damn probably saw me driving like an asshole too. Lol. Which GTI is yours? I always seem them around. And a black golf R with wheels.


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Old 12-27-2018, 01:54 AM   #57
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Most entertaining build thread, bar none. I wish I had the shekels to throw at mine, but until that happens I can live vicariously through Tapatalk.

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Old 12-28-2018, 04:30 AM   #58
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Most entertaining build thread, bar none. I wish I had the shekels to throw at mine, but until that happens I can live vicariously through Tapatalk.

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Old 12-30-2018, 06:52 PM   #59
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Does ECS or the like sell a front grille that includes the red stripe but without the honeycomb? You could get an R grille and paint/wrap the chrome trim red...
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:17 PM   #60
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This is a sick build thread, I wish I found it sooner. Good work!
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Old 12-30-2018, 07:36 PM   #61
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Does ECS or the like sell a front grille that includes the red stripe but without the honeycomb? You could get an R grille and paint/wrap the chrome trim red...
I actually really like the Oettinger grill but seems they have discontinued it or something. Can't find it anywhere. But I might do the R grill. I have to take a closer look at one to see if the silver trim is removal. If I remember correctly, the red strip on the GTI grill is removable, but I'm not sure about the Golf R grill.

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Old 12-31-2018, 03:02 AM   #62
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Old 01-01-2019, 01:14 AM   #63
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Just got in some parts 5 hours before 2019. Great way to end the year. Sneak peek:




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Old 01-03-2019, 03:00 AM   #64
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Can't stop, won't stop - finally my build

Sound deadening time.









Also found a bunch of condoms hiding in my car lmao. Completely forgot about them.


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Old 01-03-2019, 03:47 AM   #65
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Old 01-03-2019, 01:46 PM   #66
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No unopened. I'm not that gross to leave evidence behind. But dawg enough to forgo them completely.

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Old 01-05-2019, 11:32 PM   #67
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Much better quality than the Recaro OEM seat covers but I have to play around with how I pulled the fabric and looped it into the frame because there are some wrinkles here and there.


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Old 01-09-2019, 01:44 AM   #68
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Finally got around to sound proofing the doors. Made a big difference. The whole time I was thinking fuck why am I adding weight to the car. I should be stripping it. Then I realized it's only a fwd GTI that I daily drive lol. So probably better I quiet it down. But now the idea of building a crazy Evo 9 as a weekend car is back in my head...

Anyways, on to pictures:





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