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Other forums I frequent have threads started similar to this and some good ideas come up.<p>Remove hood liner : Allows you to hear the engine and preserves your ote pipe.<p>next.......
 

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Re: List of free mods.... (firehawk618)

wastegate tweak to 8psi <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: List of free mods.... (s140s)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s140s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">wastegate tweak to 8psi <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh, that's a good one! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Wire up DRL to high beam (AthruC?)<br>'Bob Villa' strut bar conversion (RainyS60R) *<br>Homegrown R-Kelly style CAI * <br>Remove airbox cover for sound/hot air<br>Determine if you have stored codes via turn stalk**<br>Needsdecaf's intercooler (roll window down, keep AC off)...<u>does</u> provide significant summer horses<br>Bracket for holding shift cable, MT only (AthruC)*<br>Saggy bumper fixes (various authors)<br>Turn up headlamps (JimLill?)<br>Remove dust shields in brakes (Warpedcow?)<br>Remove exhaust bracket<p>*not free per se, but very low cost in materials<br>**not strictly a mod, but free
 

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Re: good idea (FEO)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>FEO</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wire up DRL to high beam (AthruC?)<br>'Bob Villa' strut bar conversion (RainyS60R) *<br>Remove dust shields in brakes (Warpedcow?)<p>*not free per se, but very low cost in materials<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hmmm interesting, i'll be searching for these.....
 

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Re: good idea (firehawk618)

De-badging (cosmetic mod)<br>Cutting out fog lamp grills (if they didn't come that way)<br>Removal or cutting of engine weather seal<br>
 

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Remove stock airfilter sock<br>Pull fuse to ECM (a temporary high)<br>tire pressure
 

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Exhust Resnator DEL. If you dot mind Exhust clamps then go to trak auto wait, i relly typed that frist, i mean advance auto and get a- <br>-Stright Exhust pipe 4-6" longer then the resnator, and its got to have the one size bump up so it can slip on over the existing exhust onthe car <br>2 exhust clamps to compleat the job oo yea ad that exhust puddy<br>your looking at 20 bucksish<br>Haha that might not make any sece
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvofla</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Pull fuse to ECM (a temporary high)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can you elaborate on this?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mad matt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Can you elaborate on this?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>he probably meant the fuse for awd.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mad matt</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Can you elaborate on this?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Pull 2 fuses to reset the ECM, gives it a fresh start into its learning mode.<p>Car is faster temporarily. Just drive the piss out of it.
 

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Re: good idea (firehawk618)

Technically, the strut mod was $2.14, but who's counting? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: good idea (RainyS60R)

Would pulling the ECM fuses help when doing somehing like a TCV replacement? Would that help it learn the characteristics of the new TCV faster or better?
 

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Re: good idea (wilhelmscream)

Here are some low cost mods<p>Dremeling the factory grill and creating your own grill (like iPd's grill)<br>Spray painting rims<br>Spray painting exterior plastic trim<p>
 

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Re: good idea

"brushed aluminum-look sideview mirrors" -- no, not free, but still pretty cheap. Although you probably can't do it as easily on the models with turn signals in the mirrors.
 

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Re: good idea (Sue Esponte)

Wastegate rod to 10.5psi <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: List of free mods.... (firehawk618)

give more contrast to the numbers on the Spaceball (1' job)<p><IMG SRC="http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b398/6teacher/SPACEBALLlow.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: good idea (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">"brushed aluminum-look sideview mirrors" -- no, not free, but still pretty cheap. Although you probably can't do it as easily on the models with turn signals in the mirrors.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can you please elaborate on this? I'd love to do it on mine. <br>What's the procedure?
 

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Re: good idea (tomedkaz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tomedkaz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Can you please elaborate on this? I'd love to do it on mine. <br>What's the procedure?</TD></TR></TABLE><p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=55336" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=55336</A>
 
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