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I've been waiting for a nice sunny day and some mods to get finished to share some photos! I've had my R for about 2 months now and I'm loving it! List of mods is at the bottom! Enjoy!<p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/DSCN1163Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>TME Front, Eibach Rear and a glimpse of the Euro Specs!!<p><br><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/DSCN1170Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/DSCN1156Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>18" Pegs w/ BFG KDWs and 10mm ViVA Performance spacers (Thanks George!)<p><br><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/DSCN1149Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Euro Spec lighting (Thanks R-Kelly for the great write-ups! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> )<br>And thanks to George for a standup performance despite FedEx's attempt to damage the lights! <A HREF="http://www.vivaperformance.com/parts/catalog/index.php" TARGET="_blank">http://www.vivaperformance.com...x.php</A> is the best! THANK YOU GEORGE!!!!!!!!<p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/DSCN1173Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/DSCN1171Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Didn't park the car that way on purpose! Those Brembos are so <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> !<p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/DSCN1159Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Best mod I've done! Twice as much light! I CAN SEE! The price increase by Volvo is just downright mean. EVERY R made should've been given these lights.<p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/DSCN1177Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Heico Pedal (THANKS SCOTT!)<p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/DSCN1162Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>The Pacific!<p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/DSCN1168Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>Can't beat The Great Northwest! <p><IMG SRC="http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e24/msyd34/DSCN1165Medium.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>My new desktop!<p><br>Mod List:<br>Heico Pedal set and doorpins, Takspeed Brake Lines and safety cable, Euro spec Lighting, R-Kelly's bulb recommendations, IPD rear sway bar, TME front and Eibach Rear springs, 10mm spacers all around, JRL Exhaust, euro fog grills (only because I totally scratched mine up trying to cut them out! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> ), BMC Filter and all weather floormats <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> . I think that's it! For now <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Read on if you like. But I must give credit where credit is due.<p>Props:<p>JRL for his vast amount of knowledge, and his patented exhaust! Did it. LOVE IT! The checks in the mail. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> DO THIS MOD!<p>R-Kelly for his adventures in lighting! It was unfortunate my driverside headlight took a rock on the 3rd day but Geico paid for half my euro spec lights! Probably wouldn't have done it were it not for the accident, but now that they are in and shining brightly I can't imagine night driving without them!<p>Johann for the photos of his R. Convinced me to go with black and the spacers!<p>Scott @ IPD. Pedals look nice, yah? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Thank you for your advice.<p>Takspeed for the FANTASTIC customer support.<p>George, you are most excellent! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Back to cruising the coastline! Thanks all!<br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Capital R at 1:39 PM 4-23-2006</i>
 

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nice job man!<br>looks great!<p>viva la "R" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Spectacular car. Great, now I want to trade in my '04 for an '06 (or '07). Damn you!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Well, I'm at least determined to get a set of those Heico pedals - they look terrific with the Nordkap interior.<p>We need to organize a Northwest R meeting very soon, so we can get all of our lonely R's together in one place. Perhaps the upcoming IPD garage sale next month?<p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Finally! Some decent photos to share! (Capital R)

That just looks awsome... I love the black with the silver pegs and Euros <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Beautiful car though, glad I could help. I was just thinking last weekend driving back from Nurburgring in the dark both nights, that the Euro light mod was worth EVERY penny. On the autobahn, stock high beams don't allow you to see far enough to go more than 70mph IMO. With Euros/silverstar high beams blazing, I was comfortable at 120mph. Not often a mod is a huge safety, driving enjoyment and looks improvement.<p>One interesting note about R headlights, per the dealer, you can order the glass covering seperately. You can not do that on regular S60 xenons (we were trying to find the difference between black xenons and R xennons).<p>BTW, I love the look of the Heicos as well, why I was glad Takspeed started selling these... a little less pricey and you get an R engraved on the footrest versus Heico symbol.<p><IMG SRC="http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/6527/100_5218Small.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Finally! Some decent photos to share! (Capital R)

Always love those tires!<br>Nice aluminum pedals! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Finally! Some decent photos to share! (Eric_H)

Great photos, really beautiful. You have a nice eye. <p>Your R looks great too. <p>I have to channel my inner JRL (and I'm sure Kelly will disagree) but it looks like you have less wheel-fender gap in the rear than the front. Is this an optical illusion or is it a result of the TME and Eilbach combination? I like the "pouncing" stance of the stock R. I guess some people don't, to each his own. <p>Otherwise, <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Finally! Some decent photos to share! (Capital R)

Awesome! That is one sweet <b><i>R</i></b>! Love those pics with the Pacific in the background. You definetely have a sharp eye!<br>
 

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Thanks for sharing - she is a beauty!<br>nice job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Finally! Some decent photos to share! (needsdecaf)

Thanks for the kind words fellas! Yeah, it was one of those rare days here where it was clear blue sunny and no fog! Rare for these parts but spectacular! Nice to have the car clean for longer than a day!<p>I looked long and hard at the stance when I was parked at the office last week (level surface), and I couldn't see a difference in ride height! Perhaps just me. But if you look at the first photo the difference is negligible. I did have the baby jogger in the back (that took some work! But it fit, much to my wife’s surprise!) so perhaps that dropped it a tad. Either way I'm happy! <p>Now that I look for other lowered sedans I'm surprised at how sooooo many are seriously slammed in the back and XC style in the front! I don't get it. Some are nice BMWs too. Weird.<br>
 

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Re: Finally! Some decent photos to share! ("R" Kelly)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>"R" Kelly</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>BTW, I love the look of the Heicos as well, why I was glad Takspeed started selling these... a little less pricey and you get an R engraved on the footrest versus Heico symbol.<p><IMG SRC="http://img103.imageshack.us/img103/6527/100_5218Small.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Very nice peddels, my cart keeps getting bigger at Takspeed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Looks like you guys both went with the 'flat' finish with domed nibs. How do they feel with different shoes (rubber vs. lether soles) or if they get a bit wet are the slippery?<p>LTA<br>
 

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Very handsome and terrific pictures. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>(What kind of camera are you using)?
 

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THanks!<p>It's just a simple point and click Nikon Coolpix 4500 (4.13 megapixels) I was wishing I had a fancier camera but given the quality of the photos I'm happy with it! Not like I'd know what to do with a fancier camera anyway! Though not all of those photos were shot in "auto" mode <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Capital R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">THanks!<p>It's just a simple point and click Nikon Coolpix 4500 (4.13 megapixels) I was wishing I had a fancier camera but given the quality of the photos I'm happy with it! Not like I'd know what to do with a fancier camera anyway! Though not all of those photos were shot in "auto" mode <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I assume you are getting jpeg files right from the camera (ie using its built-in 'developing' with auto-white balance)? If so, it's doing a nice job estimating white balance because the colours look quite natural.<p>Nice choice of Silver pegs with Black Sapph. paint!<p>LTA<br>
 

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Just curious, but I noticed the wipers on your headlights aren't going all the way down. Could it have something to do with the Euro lights (which look so much better than US/Canadian spec).<p>I'll have to look for your R next time I'm at my sister's beach house in Pacific City. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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You'll drive right by my workplace, depending on which way you come from!Bayshore Family Medicine.
 

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Looks great Syd, well doen I'm glad you're happy with the work <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Finally! Some decent photos to share! (Capital R)

Were you able to avoid the DRL message when you switched to Euro headlights?
 
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