well i brought him the "ebay kit" with the 2.5 inch piping and real big intercooler. so a little more work was needed as far as triming the bumper and cutting on the crashbar. it took about 12 hours straight work thats counting a pd150 intake install and r520 installs. one injector did not want to co-operate at all so he had to make a slide hammer hah. but he did an amazing job welding up that fmic. im leaving for his place right now, gonna install my recarro seats then hangout at the g2g tomorrow
i'll actually be taking more pics soon. have some more plaid in mind.....but not sure how it will look. i'm in the works of getting some photoshops done. i'll post them here when i get them and see what the more....exteriorly conservative dub owners think......
i've been getting a lot of messages about the headliner and have no problems sharing how i got it. I actually got very lucky and an individual from indiana was selling it so i picked it up wrapped already with the plaid with all of the pillars and sunroof cover. i then wrapped the parcel shelf and the armrest cover with extra fabric that he provided.
i'll tell you that you can use just about any fabric that you want, but i would recommend something that has a slight stretch, will make some of the corners easier. there's lots of individuals that have done this on vortex themselves. the process is fairly simple yet time consuming. remove, strip off old fabric, get a very super strong adhesive to use on the fabric, let it dry and air out, then reinstall. i'll try and find the headliner removal diy on vortex to post, but if you have upper air bags on the pillars they SUCK to take off.
Great job, like your Jetta(for me Bora), nice black looking although i like more OEM looking and keeping it in my Bora....Jetta/Bora is one of the most beautiful cars in my mind. And TDI power makes it for me more attractive.
well i thought i would have some photo updates for you tonight, but my plans changed. i have a full set of gli front and .:R rear brakes to install on the jetta(needed brakes, and friend was upgrading his glis and bought a full set of .:R brakes) but my friend had too many cars at his shop to do them tonight so tuesday evening i'll be throwing those on.
i'm still working on the euro trunk. i'll keep you guys updated on that one i'm pumped
I know this isn't the answer you are looking for, and it's a little boring. But, if Wisconsin requires a front license plate then I would suggest:
Euro Plates only allow 9 characters, including spaces, and the above works great. That way the cops will likely leave you alone. This is what I did.
A few weeks ago I stupidly took a risk with my fuel gauge and lost the bet. As I was waiting for a tow because I needed to re-prime my injectors, a CT state trooper stopped in front of me. He asked me what my plate number was and I pointed to my Deutsch plate on the front, which showed CT ###LLL. That worked for him, and other cops have left me alone too.
I would think that if you put something else on the Euro Plate then you have more of a chance for a future issue. Just my $0.02 In the end, it's really your decision.
well the gli brakes went on today. the pedal is still a little squishy to me, so i may be bleeding them a bit more, but they're on and they look good. also the front brake warning light is on, but will be hopefully go away once scanned and removed
You mentioned that you picked up the headliner already wrapped...do you know where the previous owner purchased the fabric? It looks like some I saw from a group buy/custom order or something on Vortex, but if it's more readily available I'd like to know. Thanks!