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    2004 GLS 1.8T

    Engine:
    APR 93 Octane and Stock Programs
    Forge 007 Diverter Valve with Yellow Spring

    Wheels/Suspension:
    18" ASA AR2 Wheels
    Kumho Ecsta ASX Tires - 225/40/18
    Neuspeed Sport Springs - 2.25" drop
    Koni Yellow Shocks (F - full turn; R - half turn)

    Exterior:
    Kamei Sport Grill
    Debadged Trunk Letters
    Smoked Bumper Side Markers
    OEM European W8 tail lights with Rear Fog Light (Dash Board Icon Activated)
    Osram Silverstar Low Beams
    Osram Cool Blue City Lights
    PIAA Ion Yellow Fog Lights
    JOM "Avant Garde" short antenna

    Interior:
    Llumar 30% semi-metallized tint
    OEM Euro switch (also activated rear fog icon)
    OEM W8 Console
    Digital Boost Gauge
    Last edited by bill1975; 01-25-2009 at 03:10 PM.

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    Lower that T-Reg!!!



    Seriously though, looks nice and clean, I like it

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    wow i like those rims alot..i was considering those but got black rims with a chrome lip instead. The stock suspension doesnt bother me at all. But to each his own.

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    Nice ride man, may I suggest the Vogtland sport suspension...I got mine like 5 months ago and compared to the FK Hightec cupkit that I had before, its so much better...smoother ride even though its a little bit stiffer, but turning is also much better.

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    We both know that wheel gap is going to bug you.

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    Clean car! Hope i get to see it next time i'm down in dallas

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    Looks good. The tint and wheels tie together well.

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    You know the gap actually looks worse in the pics. It doesnt seem AS bad in person. Coming froma Toyota (and a 16 year old one at that) the stock suspension doesnt really bother me, but I can see where it could be tightened up a bit. A little less body lean would be good. Sometimes when the road surface is "hilly" (think 635 between I35 and the airport) it floats up and down a bit, but I've driven worse.
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    Like those rims now I want some for mine did you get them locally?

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    Thanks man... No, I bought them from another PW member. However you can get them new at www.edgeracing.com

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    Papa's got a brand new grill.....

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    I like your car, It's just on my mind.........................

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    Thanks dude!

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    Oh man, I didn't even realize you posted this- looking good!

    Now get that thing to squat a little!

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    Ha! I just realized you posted this, several days after the fact. Hopefully I have some shocks coming soon, and when I get them, I'll be knocking on Paul's door.....

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    Bump for new pics.

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    lovin the drop bill.

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    nice b5

    hi Bill,love your ride,got exaclly the same ,can you tell my what offset those rims? thanks

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    Thanks. Offset is 35....

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    thanks bill

    i cant wait when i put those rims on my passat,i just bought them,your car was inspiration for me..so from now your passat replica will drive in new york,ill attache some pic when im done..

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    ^ I can see this might get confusing. LOL

    Good job Bill. Hope you are having fun with it.

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    HAHA Thanks Mike.....and Mike.

    Glad to hear from you again. Believe it or not Im worried I might be too low. After taking a look at my ground clearance It hit me how low I am. Will probably raise the front up a tiny bit. I wish I had the actual stock measurements so i could get an accurate idea of how much lower I am. I just know its somewhere in the 2" range.

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    Pretty sure you were at 27.25" at the fenders stock.

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    Both? I thought the fronts sit a bit higher? Thats about what I've guessed. If thats true then I have a 2.5" drop up front! :Yikes: WAY More than I expected! The lowest I have heard these springs go is 1.8" compared to the advertised 1.5. Of course the coilover sleeves may have something to do with it.

    Assuming the "spring perch substitute" on the front sleeves didnt loosen up and wind itself down, the front has settled a quarter inch! I will definitely need to raise the front. 2.5" is too low for every day driving, and I prefer en even car with no rake anyway.

    Currently the rear fenders sit at 25.25" and the fronts at 24.75 (the FR is actually 1/8th inch higher)

    Funny how the car looks raked in the first picture but not so much in the others.

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    The front coil over sleeve was adjusted to the same height as the Koni perch would have been. I have seen 2.25" drop with Nuespeeds.

    The H+R Sports on my 00 Sedan dropped 2.25".

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    nice ride...cool

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    what kind of sleeves are you running the front? and where can i get a set for the front and rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by blitz2k1 View Post
    what kind of sleeves are you running the front? and where can i get a set for the front and rear?
    They are Koni coil-over sleeves for Koni shocks. They are for the front only on a FWD, but can be used on all 4 for a 4MO. You can get them directly from Koni or order them thru Pure Motor Sports.

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    ^^^^ Yup, what he said.

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    Dude, I know I've told you this several times, but I can't get over how good you car looks. Seriously. I it. It looks so .

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