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Old February 26th, 2012, 15:41   #31
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Nice! I made it about 2 weeks before i took my car in for tint and not too long after that, I swapped fog light grills. White looks SOOO much better with tint.
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Old March 5th, 2012, 05:43   #32
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Nice looking Jetta Wofman.
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Old March 8th, 2012, 17:08   #33
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Thanks. Grille or Eibachs/sways probably next. Depends when I sell my AEZ-18 wheels from the audi (RIP).
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Old March 15th, 2012, 06:55   #34
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to corvettecrazy , how did you get all the chrome pieces separated without breaking the tabs ? i did the large chrome front and the thin little piece on the lower grill of our last mk5 , but i want to do it perfectly on our new tdi . any tips ?
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Old March 17th, 2012, 07:09   #35
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It is easier to not break tabs when everything is warm, and thus soft. A hair dryer never hurts to warm them up a little bit.

The bottom center grill I actually decided to not remove the chrome piece from the grill as it was so thin and there is enough space to do a nice job without removing it. All of the top pieces came off pretty easily.

Hopefully that answers your questions.
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Old March 18th, 2012, 10:46   #36
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wow, you have made some awesome progress since we saw the car at dyno day!
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Old March 18th, 2012, 19:30   #37
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thanks , vette , i must be more ham fisted than you, it seems like everty time i get them all set to pull one side they all pop back in . this was in the dead of winter outside . so ....... im goi n to use a bunch of paper clips this time . any recomendations on grit to scuff the chrome for paint ?
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Old March 19th, 2012, 20:35   #38
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wow, you have made some awesome progress since we saw the car at dyno day!
Yeah, thank you! I need to make it to one of the first friday meets again soon. Now that ski season pretty much sucks, that could happen.


TDIdea: I used 3M matte vynal on the grill, so I don't really have any suggestions for paint. If I were to paint the grill, I would probably go with something in the 600 range so the scratches weren't very deep and the paint could fill them easily.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 09:15   #39
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Hey it looks great! It seems like you did the tint yourself. How much and and how long did it take you? I am looking to do the same but I am not sure whether or not to take it to a shop. After all, I see high school kids with bubbles in there ricers.
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Old April 4th, 2012, 15:44   #40
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Hey it looks great! It seems like you did the tint yourself. How much and and how long did it take you? I am looking to do the same but I am not sure whether or not to take it to a shop. After all, I see high school kids with bubbles in there ricers.

I didn't do the tint myself. I had it done at Solar Solutions in Bedford, MA. ( http://www.solarsolutionstinting.net/index.php ) I highly suggest having tint done by someone who knows what they are doing. The pros generally have large scale vynal cutters so the piece of tint is cut to the perfect size every time. They also know all the tricks to getting a great looking install. Many of my friends and co-workers have had their tint done there and it looked great even after 3-5 years. I'd have to pull the paperwork for the exact cost but it was somewhere around 180. Probably the second best piece of money I spent on my jetta. (First being the blue tinted aspherical mirrors)
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Old April 9th, 2012, 09:28   #41
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Great thanks for the advice. I have been looking to do mine for some time and just made my appointment there. Will you be at the GTG in worcester this friday?
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Great thanks for the advice. I have been looking to do mine for some time and just made my appointment there. Will you be at the GTG in worcester this friday?

No problem. I guess I could swing through for the second friday gathering. I dont think I currently have anything going on.


Oh and the summer wheels are back on!
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Old April 28th, 2012, 18:37   #43
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I got pretty sick of the terrible trunk light and decided to do something about it today.

Trunk all lit up.


LED strip in the center


LED bar on one side


And the other side
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Old April 28th, 2012, 21:30   #44
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OK -- update time. Here's new look up front:




A little balance to back end (you've aleady seen):





Decision time coming up: Eibach springs/sways or 17s. One this year, the other next spring, presumably.
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Old June 20th, 2012, 21:40   #45
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And now with 17s -- Hankook V12s, 225x45 definitely improve the handling.




Wider stance:




I don't know why VW didn't have 17s as standard in '10.
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