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New Beetle TDI Picture Gallery Do you have a New Beetle TDI? If so write a message here describing it and insert a picture if you have one. If you don't have one on the computer, email me and I'll give you my address and I'll scan it for you. If you need web space for it, email me as well. Please make a short yet descriptive title for your vehicle.

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Old November 7th, 2015, 07:43   #46
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How bout the $60 in scrap value its actually worth? Take PayPal?
You're either trying to make a joke or you're a fool.

Dave, thanks for letting me help build that sweet beetle. Now let's see some pics with the new stance.
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Old November 7th, 2015, 12:05   #47
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Had the alignment done by Hewlett VW today and programmed my new key from AARodriguez. $99 for the alignment and $49 for the key immobilizer programming.

New front grill and fog lights installed.



Side view in the rain after lift.



Alignment before and after with 2" lift.



When new tires are needed I will probably go to larger diameter, higher sidewall tires. Michelin Defender 215/65R16 maybe. 24.9" diameter vs 27" diameter, and 1" less tread width and 66 fewer revs. Weight is 1 lb less.

Airbag fault showed up. Dealer said seat belt switch and cleared for me. Came back on on the ride home. Will have to scan and check it out myself. Seats need to come out anyway to disassemble the console for the rear ashtray/powerpoint and rear panel replacement.

Dealer and techs really liked my Beetle. Service adviser noticed the foggy headlights and wanted to sell me the polishing job. He wasn't surprised when I told him I already had new ones at home waiting to install when the rain quits. Morimoto projectors and shrouds came in as well. The old OEM will be reworked to fit them. FX-R's with MC-R shrouds. That will take a while.
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Old November 8th, 2015, 21:51   #48
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You're either trying to make a joke or you're a fool.
Dave, thanks for letting me help build that sweet beetle. Now let's see some pics with the new stance.
The only joke is you thinking your golf is worth north of 10k and I'm no fool.
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Old November 9th, 2015, 12:17   #49
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This thing is pretty! Nice work Lightflyer - unlike Crusty over there, there are many of us who also go above and beyond what might be considered reasonable to keep our TDIs looking good.
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Old November 12th, 2015, 18:45   #50
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Wow. Nice work Lightflyer. That Beetle is looking sharp. Robby did a 1 inch lift on my wagon today (not the reason I went by, but one thing led to another, and Lance and Robby put er together).

Hey, did you sell your old radio? My Beetle's radio has a bad display, and was wondering if your radio was still good, would you sell it to me? I could get the money to Robby's for the next time your Beetle is in there... Thanks!
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Old December 17th, 2015, 12:39   #51
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Bosal hitch installed, ventectomy done, oil cooler seals replaced, clutch switch adjusted, drivers side seatbelt latch replaced. $279.02










Plus $45 for the rear brake tool. Plus $166 for all new Zimmerman rotors and $72.76 for drivers seat belt latch. Plus $46 for both headlamp latches. Plus $100 for new Akebono ceramic pads. Oh and $250 for a new 3 ton floor jack.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 12:02   #52
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This is great and great to read through....minus the angry jealous guy.
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Old December 18th, 2015, 15:08   #53
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Glad you enjoy it. I am really loving driving it. Just installed vent visors and a sunroof visor today.
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 15:49   #54
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A student will easily pay $5k for the car. However, if it has automatic transmission, selling will be much easy and will fetch $7k, as lady drivers prefer such transmission. Overall, good job in restoring.
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Old December 22nd, 2015, 23:27   #55
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great work
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Old December 23rd, 2015, 07:49   #56
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Thanks! Most of the credit goes to my trusted mechanic Robby (runonbeer) and his employee Lance. Most of the interior and cosmetic work is mine. The heavy lifting is done by the trusted mechanics. If you need someone good working on your car give them a shot. They have done lots of excellent work for me on various TDI's I have owned since 2005.
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Old December 25th, 2015, 00:35   #57
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Just because I'm curious, why the 2" lift rather than lowering? Are you planning to tow (heavy) with it often? The diesel I'm sure will be good for that. Great work so far!
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Old December 26th, 2015, 10:04   #58
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If you read you would know these are very low to the ground already and I am tired of hitting things and taking out the oil pan. No way would I lower it. I could have done a 1" lift but if I wasn't happy it would mean an expense to redo it all over again. 2" made the most sense for what I wanted. No worries any more on hitting anything and still have the panzer plate with full armor installed.
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Old December 27th, 2015, 07:46   #59
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When new tires are needed I will probably go to larger diameter, higher sidewall tires. Michelin Defender 215/65R16 maybe. 24.9" diameter vs 27" diameter, and 1" less tread width and 66 fewer revs. Weight is 1 lb less.
I'm not sure if your 215's will do this but I had some major contact between the inside of the tire and the lower spring perch on the front strut when I mounted the 225/60R16 on my little truck-car. Wound up spacing the wheel out with some 17mm ECS spacers.
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Old December 27th, 2015, 23:12   #60
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Well I was using something I saw on the New Beetle site from people Baja-ing their cars. We will see.
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