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    Got the skirts painted over the weekend. I am going to try and get them on the car today.

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    Yaaaay


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    Hell yeah!
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    So I only took this one picture so far of the skirts installed. I will get some when the car is back together. I have a lot of adjusting to do, and making some better mounts but they look half decent.

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    Yesterday I decided it was time to finally swap the clutch. I ordered a Sachs VR6 upgrade which should be good with the new nozzles. The current clutch wasn't slipping, but I just wanted to be sure. The trans is filthy from the coolant leak.

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    Threw on the hybrid oil pan and new rear main seal. Also found the car has an ECS Flywheel.

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    I am waiting on a few more parts that I forgot to order, and I have a friend coming over tomorrow to get the trans back in since I dont have a trans jack yet.
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    Looking good. Skirts will looks awesome when painted.

    Did u clean the gearbox while you are there ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mgpdoc View Post
    Looking good. Skirts will looks awesome when painted.

    Did u clean the gearbox while you are there ?
    Did a minor clean, but I have a coolant leak thats dripping on it, so I will try and really clean it after I fix that problem. It was a cold week ( 30*) so I didnt want to get out the hose and pressure washer for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Did a minor clean, but I have a coolant leak thats dripping on it, so I will try and really clean it after I fix that problem. It was a cold week ( 30*) so I didnt want to get out the hose and pressure washer for it.
    Sounds logical. Never mind my detailing craziness


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    So lets play catch up to the fun that I had after the clutch was all together.

    First I decided to get a new alignment since I threw in new tie rods. Figured why not do them while the trans was out and there was room. One side was not in bad shape at all but I feel like it was a good $65 investment into the car. Anyway I took it back to Mavis for the free check and fix, but it didnt fit on their rack anymore. It was close before. Took it to the other much further away shop a few days later and started to have a major issue on the way down. The clutch line started to leak and was not holding pressure anymore. I limped it to the shop, they did the alignment thankfully, and limed it to my friends house down the road. We pulled the slave, threw in another with a new o-ring. No luck. Stock back in and bleed, kinda held. I got the car home, it sat till a new slave and line came in. Easy fix. Works like a charm and was a lot less than a new oem hose.

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    I decided to finally put on the oem euro front rubstrip that has been waiting. I went with plasti dip for now. I wanted to see what the car looked like with texture. To me its a more "euro" look which pairs well with the basic tdi. I found some new plastic/tape combo which made this so easy.

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    Turned out good I think. I have some clean up to do on the door strips, and I may even re dip them eventually.

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    The skirts are still off since I need to make up a better mount along the body. I kept hitting it with my heel and didnt want to break them. I also kind of want oem to be honest.

    Next up I found some wheels I always wanted for a very good price. Corvette C4 Anniversary in 17x9.5. Tires are also basically new with 500ish miles.

    IMG-5039 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Got home. Immediately had to test fit them. First issue. Just a little extra pad backing plate. Easy fix with the die grinder.

    IMG-5042 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Wheels are spray bombed white, which I honestly dont **** right now. I will do something fun with them over the winter when I get bored.

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    Another problem was the front wheels would not clear the strut body itself. I also had to ditch the helper springs and wind up the perches. I can now go a little lower as well. Anyway the adapters ordered were 31mm and 38mm. The guy mentioned the front poked a lot, which I didnt think about at the time. Anyway he was using the 38 up front which cleared, and the 31mm in the back. If I was going to order new adapters which I dont want to spend the money on I would get 36mm and 40mm. I ended up using a slip on 5x120.65 5mm spacer which I might drop down to a 3mm. Good thing I can share these with the corvette lol.

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    Anyway enough rambling on. Here is the pics from last night when I had them on finally. I will get some real shots today after a test drive. If I could add a touch of camber up front they would be perfect I think. Or a smaller tire up front.

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    OG, triple OG.

    Loving the attention to the detail. The license frame and wheels tug at my heart strings.

    Also.. want to do chains and clutch on my MK4? :p

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    Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
    OG, triple OG.

    Loving the attention to the detail. The license frame and wheels tug at my heart strings.

    Also.. want to do chains and clutch on my MK4? :p
    I will run the plate frame till it falls apart on every one of my cars. I am deff going for another throwback vibe with this one. I will send you a mesage about the work.


    So I needed a new driver fender after rolling them due to rust at the bottom. Ran out to Lenker Volkswagen Collection to check out their TDI collection and grab the fender. Stopped along the way at my old jeep stomping ground.

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    I want to come back here when its open again with the wife. Sure looked cool

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    Also ended up finally finding a OEM 4-motion lip. I need to get better pics but I am so happy with it. I did order a reiger rep which I might still run eventually.

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    Also another big moment. Getting closer to 350k. I am going to do a timing belt once that happens.

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    Corvette wheels are off for now till I get new front adapters. I didnt trust the slip on combo up front enough.
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    This is such a nice build. OEM+ with a bit OG.

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    Quote Originally Posted by white out View Post
    This is such a nice build. OEM+ with a bit OG.
    Exactly what I am going for. I wish the body was in better shape, but theres only really one bad dent.

    So I decided to order some tires finally for the brocks. They showed up in a day, and my friend down the road got them mounted up right away on a sunday. I threw them on immediately. I still want to play with the fitment, but I am very happy with them.

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    Since I am a nerd, and had the perfect opportunity.

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    Also took off the roof rack for the time being. We are expecting snow anyway and if the car is outside I didnt want to deal with the rack and cleaning it off. Walking out this morning to the shop and seeing it, I really like the car now.

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    Debating with myself to get air or not. If I do itll be a older style setup with parts I have around for the management.
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    Well I made the decision. Found a setup used locally for a good deal. I was originally going to run to Pittsburg on sunday (8 hr round trip) for a low mile set of struts and no management for 1k. I got this setup for $500 more and had to drive 10 min away. Hard to beat.

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    Gonna look sick .


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    So the air install has been one of my longest so far. Main issues are I am being way over critical of my work so I have had a hard time making up my mind. Also a few parts delays and family work has pushed it back. Lets do some catch up.

    So my first problem was deciding where to put the management. I love the oem rubber liner, so that was the first hurdle to get past. I tired out these options as an idea.

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    I would have just make a slight riser and put everything on top and exposed, but then I loose the sub or it goes somewhere stupid. I like my bass.....sorry. Anyway I did not really like either setup, and figured if I loose the spare, I can hide everything underneath without raising the floor. I made a template and did a test fit which I was happy with. Honestly I don't understand why I didn't do this same thing years ago with my old GLI. I made so many trunk setups and never anything clean like this.

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    Decided to sell the 450c compressors to a good friend who could use them, and order a new set of 444 in black. I plan to paint the tank in the spring black as well so it should look good with the carpeted panel. Amazon lost the first set, so 1 day turned into 1 week on the compressors delaying all of this.

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    As mentioned it all fits perfect under the stock trunk cover thing. I plan to do something with the sub in time, but not sure yet.

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    To run all the wiring, and clean up some other wires I ran I pulled the grey carpet to swap the black one in finally. It was gross on the padding, but I will deal with that once its warm again.

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    I should be starting on the struts, notch, trans swap, and ball joints this week.
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    Still slacking on the air install, ran into issues with the front upper mounts. Ended up ordering new plates which is pushing the install.

    Anyway the Jetta got a new diesel sibling at the house.

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    Just one for now.

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    YASSS!! love the look bagged, anyway to get lower? the black molding looks good, some nice fender to lip fitment would set this off!

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    Quote Originally Posted by scweet14 View Post
    YASSS!! love the look bagged, anyway to get lower? the black molding looks good, some nice fender to lip fitment would set this off!
    I now wish I didnt get a 45 series tire all around, but I would like it to lay out. Front I can either get bent tie rods, or do a small notch to get it down the last little bit. The rear I may trim the upper bag mount but not sure how much I will really gain there. Easiest would be to get the drop camber plates but not sure on those yet. Mainly worried about needing a high rear bag pressure to lift enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Front I can either get bent tie rods, or do a small notch to get it down the last little bit.
    Could always go for R32/TT front hubs to get the front down a little more! Couple degrees of camber from the arms that go with the hubs too.

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    Thought about doing all that, but honestly dont want to spend what it will cost for that. Right now I have a really bad leak in the one front strut that I cant track down which has been a major bummer. Honestly thinking about pulling the air all together and just going back to coils.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    Thought about doing all that, but honestly dont want to spend what it will cost for that. Right now I have a really bad leak in the one front strut that I cant track down which has been a major bummer. Honestly thinking about pulling the air all together and just going back to coils.
    I'd say go for it. Nothing to worry, more trunk space, and with a decent ride height, totally usable and good looking at all times.


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    Wow its been a long time since I updated this one. With race season over, I guess its time to recap and get current.

    Few details on the air I never posted. Came up with a good spot for the controller so its hidden 99% of the time which makes me happy. Also thought to finally label which ports are for what. Really happy with my hidden trunk setup.

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    Enjoyed the air for a while, then got tired of dealing with a front strut leak so I threw the coils back on for a while. Results below. I think it ended up a little lower but not much.

    IMG-5871 by minthinrich, on Flickr

    Got into 3d printing in FDM, but had my friend make me a usb adapter for the dash on his resin setup. OEM+ look for the win.

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    Also ended up grabbing a new battery cover, and used tray for a smaller battery. Have yet to actually run it since I have a larger battery but once I figure out if I can go smaller (2 sizes listed factory for the diesel) I might try it. Sucks cuz it looks so good. Also threw on the period correct nuespeed intake. I would be really curious if it actually hurt the mpg at all, but I can kind of hear my turbo sometimes now so thats cool I guess.

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    Got bored one day and threw the air back on. It was show season after all. Took it to Loe' Show in pottstown but didnt think to register so parked far away.

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    In prep for the last show of the season outside of some meets I may try and hit I ran down to One Love Auto Group to grab a set of stubby mirrors. I missed out on a black set a few months ago, but these popped up in Jazz Blue. You can see the bases were a little faded and beat up.

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    I did not really plan on buying the mirrors, but another step closer to having my old Gli again in mods. Decided to pull them apart and get them on the car. Sprayed the bases with Dupli-color bumper coating which worked perfectly.

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    Decided to spray the mirrors with dip for now until I have time to order paint to match the silver. The dip laid out perfectly and matches all the trim on the car so it goes well together I think. If I could have easily matched the Jazz Blue I thought about spraying the wheels for a porsche kinda vibe but black dip is cheap and easy.

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    Let everything dry. Mounted up on both sides and I forgot how good they can look on a car. Sure to be correct I should only have the one side (sorry its been a while I forget which is which). Anyway I had the same setup years ago on my old Gli like I mentioned. Crazy to think when I bought that set all the parts were brand new in box.

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    In final prep for the show I need to redo some interior pieces and I want to redo the headliner and pillars. Expect to see more pics soon.
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    Of course skipped the last show of the year per usual for me anymore. If I would have read you can leave if needed...I didnt want to be there from 9:30-4....I would have been fine. Oh well maybe next year.

    Anyway still waiting on my euro trunk, hopefully that comes in soon. Air was pulled off and will be for sale soon. I may keep the management for the new car, but still on the fence on what direction I want to really go.

    Some pics of the new daily since diesel is expensive and the jetta is sitting for a little.

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