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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old January 22nd, 2004, 09:10   #1
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There is a thread going on over at the vortex that some of you may be interested in checking out!
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This guy is offering to cut out the middle man on OEM HIDS and Climatronic....

So how long do we give it untill VOA shuts this down.
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Old January 22nd, 2004, 09:26   #2
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Old January 24th, 2004, 17:26   #3
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ahh...not very long. THe URL seems bad

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Old January 26th, 2004, 06:14   #4
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naw, the url is good, its the info in the thread that seems bogus. Sounds fishy to me.
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Old January 26th, 2004, 06:20   #5
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it'll be interesting to see if the guy can pull this off.
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Old January 26th, 2004, 06:27   #6
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Yeah, i would like some info on this... that is even cheaper than the price i thought i was going to get..
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Old January 26th, 2004, 23:51   #7
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Aparently 35 sets of OEM HIDs just sold for $430 shipped today.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothrea...579&page=1

I think this guy is a scammer though.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothrea...79&page=12
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Old January 27th, 2004, 04:18   #8
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Good work, Detective Kennedy. That deal seemed odd from the beginning. I guess it will all settle out within a few weeks and this may turn out to be one of the biggest scams yet @ Vortex. [img]/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]
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Old January 27th, 2004, 08:54   #9
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Yeah, I was watching that thread last night, and something's not right. The guy has no idea what's involved in the auto-levelling system, and no sane person who had a limited number of OEM HID packages would sell 'em for just $430. (Unless he needed to unload 'em in 3 hours)
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Old January 28th, 2004, 08:22   #10
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Yeah, saw that thread. I dunno about this. It seems something not right.

Alot of people on that forum are gullible, and naive. I don't need HID's to impress anybody.
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Old January 28th, 2004, 21:21   #11
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Don't they drive on the wrong side of the road in Australia? Wouldn't that mean that Aussie lenses would be backward and blind oncoming drivers?
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Old January 28th, 2004, 21:36   #12
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LOL. Good point. You might as well buy HID's from the UK. They will serve you just as well.

Chris, didn't you run into this problem already?? Does anyone know if they infact drive on the opposite side?

anyone?

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Old January 29th, 2004, 05:26   #13
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Yes, UK, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong, and probably some other obscure countries drive on the left. I would not purchase headlights from someone in these places, just to be safe.

But I also wouldn't buy HID's - I don't consider them a safety upgrade like the incandescent ecodes are. Just my opinion.
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Old February 2nd, 2004, 22:02   #14
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Oh my word, the soap opera unfolding on this "HID buy" on vortex needs to be nomidated for a day time Emmy. LOL

It just got locked up. I was waiting for that. What a mess. Oh thank god we just fight about oil here and don't have to deal with that crap.
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Old February 3rd, 2004, 08:24   #15
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Ha...
I WIN! NO HID buy as I suspected and documented. I should feel bad for beating up a little kid but I don't...

If you've got an afternoon to waste, do a search on the VWVortex by creator: ducelectronics.
Read the long HID posts... quite a drama.
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