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i have been quite busy the last few weeks, especially washing paint of my hands <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> . im looking for feed back, eithe pos or neg(i can handle it). had the phmic installed and the got a dyno and found out im in need for a custom tune. the grill and rear badge are easy to do. i recomend it for a fun DIY job. the rims on the otherhand, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> . i now hate sanding. i took my time, like 4 days. day one i sanded with 320 grit and a light cout of high heat paint. 24 hrs later added another light coat, and agin the next day. the final day i put them back on and i was very pleased. but now i need to darken the head/tail lights. maybe a darker tint... 10%?? i also wanna do my evolve tip flat black! o ya, do u think tire shine would look bad now?<br>enjoy guys.<br>p.s. xman, the paint adds like 500 hp and 450 tq. jk dude, calm down <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq3/abashein/IMG_0226.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq3/abashein/IMG_0227.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq3/abashein/IMG_0225.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq3/abashein/IMG_0221.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>HPTJoe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Leave it to a 20 year-old to ruin wheels that were just fine.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not sure they are ruined. But, I don't really like them either.
 

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So how are you liking the FMIC in the summer heat down there? Can you feel the difference and lack of heat soak?<br>
 

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The rims have a bit too flat of a finish. A semi-gloss would look more appropriate. <p>Other than that minor tweak I like everything else. If you agree and would consider painting the rims with a different finish it might be a good idea to also paint the FMIC. That's all a matter of opinion.<p>Your sun-weathered trim looks exactly like mine. Gotta love South Florida!
 

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Re: added phmic, painted rear badge, grill and rims (R broski)

For comparison:<p><IMG SRC="http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq3/abashein/IMG_0225.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/SH8KDWN/IMG_2326.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Not my cup of tea either, but to each his own.
 

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i like the look of the rims <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">, paint the trim to match the rims and maybe it will tie things together nicely - or not.
 

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That's a lot of brake dust! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>C70drvr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">That's a lot of brake dust! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Too matte for me, true. Nice modding though, only thing that matters is that you like it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>And what is *up* with the back trim strip looking like a river delta? Mine does too, and I just assumed it was from damage, but I've seen a couple now with this same patterning. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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the flat black makes the wheels look like mine if I do not clean them... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I like the flat ones. I do like the low gloss best.<p><IMG SRC="http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f76/xman03/P5163305.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Flat black wheels on anything but a rat rod look out of place, IMO. Either it takes away from the cars glossy paint or makes the rims look permanently dirty, as already mentioned. That being said, you did a nice job on it, and the rest of the pieces.<p>Your friend didn't want to get out of the car before you took the pics? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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It doesn't really matter what any of us think. It's his car. As long as he likes it that's what makes the world go around, right?<p>FWIW, I don't generally like black Pegs on TiGrey but I actually think that the flat black looks better than the high gloss in this application. I'm not sure what it is, but something about black pegs (regardless of finish) makes the TiGrey look...dusty? They do, however, look great on the BS cars (as in the pic of the BS R @ Carlisle).<p>Just my $.02,<p>-Eric
 

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Re: added phmic, painted rear badge, grill and rims (R broski)

Did you have the phmic installed in Tampa or WPB? If in Tampa, what shop?
 

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Re: added phmic, painted rear badge, grill and rims (Sue Esponte)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Sue Esponte</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It doesn't really matter what any of us think. It's his car. As long as he likes it that's what makes the world go around, right?<p>FWIW, I don't generally like black Pegs on TiGrey but I actually think that the flat black looks better than the high gloss in this application. I'm not sure what it is, but something about black pegs (regardless of finish) makes the TiGrey look...dusty? They do, however, look great on the BS cars (as in the pic of the BS R @ Carlisle).<p>Just my $.02,<p>-Eric</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am in agreement with Eric i think the non gloss rims looks fine in this case. Im not to fond of the glossy black rims on the Ti Grey R. Broski car looks good man!<br>Who installed the FMIC?<br>Do you have a tune or are you running all stock with the FMIC?
 

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Re: added phmic, painted rear badge, grill and rims (sh8kdwn)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sh8kdwn</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><IMG SRC="http://i72.photobucket.com/albums/i179/SH8KDWN/IMG_2326.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Holy fender gap Batman!!! Is that thing raised?!?!?! <p>To the OP:<p>Do not like flat. Make it low gloss. <p>Open up your foglight grilles (easy to do with utility knife and an hour)<p>For god's sakes, paint or dye your rear bumper trim!! <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: added phmic, painted rear badge, grill and rims (Needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Holy fender gap Batman!!! Is that thing raised?!?!?! <p> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It has the special off-road kit.
 

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IMHO I like the flat black, it looks sick!! If it's shiny, its to blingy (is that a word??) and when it's flat it looks much harder...nice job!
 
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