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Old April 25th, 2018, 05:16   #76
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Now that is one sexy looking cluster...
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Old April 26th, 2018, 11:45   #77
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Sick looking golf! and agreed! Very sexy cluster cant believe the gasket smh should notice a huge difference with that fixed! Cant wait to see more when you get it back together


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Old April 26th, 2018, 19:07   #78
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Thanks!
I'm just glad that the timing worked out on getting the ColorMFA ordered way back in November and for it arriving near the end of March worked out perfect. That way while the car was getting worked on at Trudell, they could pull it and ship it to Clusters by Litke LLC for the install.

With any luck I should have some updates for you guys in the next 2 weeks.
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Old May 16th, 2018, 21:19   #79
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Well finally some more updates on the car.

Stage 8 hardware got installed to prevent the chance of an exhaust leak. Cool fastners I've never heard of. Go check them out at https://www.stage8.com/





Since they had to drop the subframe I had them install the solid steering rack bracket and solid subframe mounts from Tyrolsport. Yes I can see the control arm bushings are shot.
The plan is to go with IDF tubular control arms next winter.
IDF Tubular Control Arms


The plan was to take the car to Road America this past Saturday, but some unforeseen issues stopped us from being able to attend. So the shop is going to look everything over and make sure everything works as it should. They're also going to cover one of my track days coming up as a way to apologize for us missing the track day.
I'm sure you're sick of reading, so on with some more pictures.
Cupra R Lip got installed


The rear license plate finally got installed


If you look at the gas pedal, you'll notice the red pedal extension from Rennline to make it easier to heel/toe out on the track.


The roll cage is a work in progress.






Then last, but not least would be the new RS-30 Antigravity battery to replace the OEM battery that died over winter. talk about a great way to shave 40 lbs off the front of the car. Eventually it will get relocated to the hatch when the mounting kit for that battery becomes available.
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Old May 20th, 2018, 13:00   #80
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Those tubular control arms look sweet!
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Old May 20th, 2018, 20:44   #81
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Those tubular control arms look sweet!
Yeah, they are a work of art. There are some other control arms I'm considering that are even more unique looking.
Like so: https://www.epiceurotuning.com/Produ...ode=EETMK4UACA

http://www.prorace-engineering.com/V...CONTROLARM.htm

And I literally just found these... http://www.urotuning.com/Fabless-Tub...-p/28-4100.htm

Then to really stiffen up the front end you could replace your stock subframe with either of these.
http://www.prorace-engineering.com/V...-S3-TSFMK4.htm
http://www.innfab.com/store.html#!/V...068/category=0

The downfall IMO is that there's no easy way to mount a skid plate on either of them. After seeing all the scraps on the DG skid plate on my Jetta after close to 10 years, there's no way I would run a MK4 without one. I'm sure if you had the time and tools you could fab something up.
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Old June 8th, 2018, 18:26   #82
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Looking for some help to resolve why my car won't go into reverse, but will go into all the other gears just fine.
For those not familiar the transmission is a 6 speed FEL 4 Motion out of a MKIV Golf/Bora TDI(diesel) over in Europe.
So if there's anything you can think of feel free to post it up. TIA
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Old June 16th, 2018, 18:31   #83
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I figure I'd update the thread on what is going on with the car. The guys at Trudell Performance were able to figure out what was causing the car not to go into reverse and that would be some melted shifter cables. We came to the conclusion that with the turbo manifold loosening up, it was spewing hot exhaust gases right on to the shift cables, causing the protective plastic coating to melt making the shifter cables stiff and not letting the cables inside move as freely as they should.

With the help of Chris at Korwerks LLC he was able to get me a new to me set of shifter cables for an amazing price, so hit him up and see if he can help you out with your TDI needs. https://www.facebook.com/AWDTDI/?ref=br_tf He's also selling the back half of MK4 AWD cars, so if you're looking for a way to turn your FWD car into an AWD car he's your man.

I decided that with the shifter box and cables out of the car it would be a good opportunity to upgrade to the Sigma 6 Six Speed Short Shift Kit and eliminate any slop in the shifter with Dieselgeek's Deluxe MK4 Shifter Bushing Kit
Talk about having some precise shifts.

I should have some pictures to post coming up in the next few weeks as things finally wrap up and we can get the car on the road and on the track real soon.
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Old June 17th, 2018, 12:51   #84
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Glad you got it figured out! Two steps forward and one step back hehe Keep up the good work. Shes turning into a thing of beauty amazed at whats been done so far! if I could achieve half of whats been done Id be a happy man! I know a lot of people talk about doing stuff like this... but youre making it happen living the dream for us all 🕺🏻


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Old June 17th, 2018, 13:21   #85
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Glad you got it figured out! Two steps forward and one step back hehe Keep up the good work. Shes turning into a thing of beauty amazed at whats been done so far! if I could achieve half of whats been done Id be a happy man! I know a lot of people talk about doing stuff like this... but youre making it happen living the dream for us all 🕺🏻


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Thanks Yeah, with this car it sure seems that way where you figure out one thing only to have something else come up. It makes me regret not getting the exhaust manifold ceramic coated this spring while it was out of the car.

The only way to prevent that from happening in the future is by putting some protective sleeves over the shift cables and putting on a turbo blanket.
https://www.deipowersports.com/produ...ltra-sheath-ma
https://www.deipowersports.com/produ...m-turbo-shield

It's been more of a project than I bargained for, but it's turning out the way I want it and there's more to come in the future.

If you (or anyone that can drive stick) find your way up near Green Bay, WI and the car isn't either in storage for the winter or under the knife, then we could go and take it for a spin.
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Old June 17th, 2018, 13:40   #86
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No doubt! Im down south... the Deep South lol, but just got back today from Washington DC and was only a month or so ago went up to Pittsburgh. So Im not afraid to venture have to put it on my bucket list! Will hit you up for sure if I make it up that way


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Old June 26th, 2018, 18:27   #87
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Well, things are starting to come together for the car. With the battery that came no longer willing to take a charge, I went with a lightweight Lithium Ion battery from Antigravity Batteries and got their RS-30 that only weighs 11.5 lbs and with their RS-30 Battery Tray weighs a total of 13.5 lbs




With me being in a wheelchair, I need a way to bring it with to the events, so last year I purchased a 5x9 all aluminum enclosed trailer from http://www.blizzardmfg.com/ this way I can load it up with my chair, tools, extra set of wheels, jack, cooler, spare parts, etc and not have to worry about it getting wet or stolen.
For whatever reason I haven't taken a picture of my trailer, but it's like the trailer below, but in a dark blue that matches my Galactic Blue Jetta.




My plan was to have a friend drive my Jetta towing the trailer and me and my friend that were signed up would be in the RTDI. I soon realized that I might not always be able to find someone to drive the Jetta, so I needed to come up with a way to tow the trailer with RTDI. I thought that I was going to have to have something custom fabricated, since I thought what are the odds that a company out there makes a hitch for an AWD MKIV Golf... low and behold Westfalia in the UK makes a towbar as they call it for my car!
After doing some searching around for places that would ship one to the US, I was able to work with the guys at Darkside Developments on getting it shipped over here.
Here's how it looks installed without the bumper cover in place.

Add the swan neck to the hitch, hook up the trailer lights, and you're all set to tow


Link to the hitch/towbar for those that might be interested in getting one for their car.
https://www.westfalia-automotive.com...277600001-438/

Then last but not least, after discovering that the shift cables needed to be replaced, I figured it would be a good time to upgrade to the Dieselgeek Sigma 6 short shift kit. It sure is a shame that these magnificent looking parts are hidden under the hood of the car, so I took some pictures of them before they got installed.




With any luck the car should be ready to go in the next couple of weeks.
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I agree, it would be nice if we could like posts and threads. A few more Smilies would be another nice addition, especially with the slew of emojis that are available on smartphones nowadays.

The shift cables are getting the finishing touches and they're protected by Heat Sheath - Aluminized Sleeving from DEI to prevent any future problems with the shift cables getting to hot. You can't really see it in the following picture, but it does capture the new Dieselgeek Sigma 6 short shift kit.


On other news, I couldn't help myself since they were on sale and still are until the 8th of July, but I purchased a set of Epic Euro Tuning Ultra Adjustable Control Arms. I was going to hold off until this next winter, but I saw how amazing the price was and had to purchase a set, since I didn't know if I was going to see them this low when I was ready to order them this fall.
Here's what I ordered: MK4 Ultra Adjustable Control Arms
They also have a more basic option as well: MK4 Control Arms

Depending on when I get them, I may go ahead and install them this summer still, otherwise it'll be a winter project. If they do get installed, I'll report back with how they perform.
Some teaser shots of the control arms(All credit of the pictures goes to Epic Euro Tuning)








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