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Beautiful day, beautiful car, happend to have my digital camera with me. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Enjoy!<p><IMG SRC="http://img130.imageshack.us/img130/4548/dsc010885lo.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/8643/dsc011010gz.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img75.imageshack.us/img75/4268/dsc011086ym.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img89.imageshack.us/img89/2246/dsc011100cz.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://img120.imageshack.us/img120/7869/dsc011247ru.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by V50AWD at 8:13 AM 6-12-2006</i>
 

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Re: Some nice pictures of my wagon (V50AWD)

Nice. I like how you took the T5 badge off the rear and moved it to the grill. How did you attach it there?<p>Tom.
 

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I glued the letters on to a little piece of plastic that I then glued to the grille. It's as simple as that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Right now I only see 2 of the 5 images; the other 3 have been replaced with imageshack logos saying "This image removed due to high-bandwidth usage".<p>Anyways, those 2 that I can see look good except for those tail pipes; they stick out <i>waay</i> too much and it ruins the look <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">. For a car that is so refined, those tail pipes are like a drop of oil in your hot bowl of soup, and that little drop ruins the soup.<p>I have always wanted to use that analogy; couldn't resist <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>agc525</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Right now I only see 2 of the 5 images; the other 3 have been replaced with imageshack logos saying "This image removed due to high-bandwidth usage".<p>Anyways, those 2 that I can see look good except for those tail pipes; they stick out <i>waay</i> too much and it ruins the look <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">. For a car that is so refined, those tail pipes are like a drop of oil in your hot bowl of soup, and that little drop ruins the soup.<p>I have always wanted to use that analogy; couldn't resist <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Stupid imageshack! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> I've fixed it now.<br>I'm sorry you dont like my tailpipes. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I think the tailpipes are good looking - it's the perspective that makes them look a little long. I'm sure most people don't crawl around on the ground and look up at your car but from a different perspective, a more normal viewing perspective, I'm guessing they look good.<p>What you have is very impressive - very cool. Is it #477 Electric Silver Metallic paint?
 

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Thanks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The tailpipes stick out less when they have cooled down. Thinking about cutting them at an anlge so they follow the shape of the rear valance better. But I have heard its difficult to saw through stainless steel and make it look nice.<p>And my car has the regular silver metallic paint. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
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What do you use on your tires? I currently use Armor All wipes to give it that semi-gloss black look that you currently have in the pics. I don't like using tire dressing as it leaves the tires looking completely oily and shiny and I'm not a fan of that.
 

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That is one really nice V50 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> I've been wanting to add the T-5 badge to my grill for ages, just too scared to pay $30 (£17) for the T5 badge <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MarvynDT</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">What do you use on your tires? I currently use Armor All wipes to give it that semi-gloss black look that you currently have in the pics. I don't like using tire dressing as it leaves the tires looking completely oily and shiny and I'm not a fan of that.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I use Turtles tyre dressing, and sometimes Armor All gloss finish. Both give about the same type of shine.
 

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Looks great. I'm into the black Heico grille so I'd probably add that but I think it looks killer. Oh, someone mentioned adding R badges....I wouldn't do it. It's like adding an ///M badge to a non-M BMW. Each to his own but in my mind...pure cheeze.
 

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Re: Some nice pictures of my wagon (V50AWD)

very nice pics! Your front brake calipers look a lot different than the one's on my S40 T5. are the AWD's different?<br>here's mine...<br><IMG SRC="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v377/akbro93704/DSC02626.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by s40turbo585 at 12:34 PM 6-13-2006</i>
 

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Re: Some nice pictures of my wagon (s40turbo585)

Those are the so-called "16 inch" brakes. In the US, T5 AWDs get the 16.5's, elsewhere these are installed.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: Some nice pictures of my wagon (V50AWD)

I agree the car looks great but the tailpipes really take away from the cleaness of the car. I cut off about 3" from my Evolve tailpipes so that they are about (maybe even a tad tucked under) even with the bumper. I have expierenced no burning or paint problems on the bumper from the exhaust heat/fumes from doing this. It madethe car look sooo much better.
 

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Re: Some nice pictures of my wagon (awd)

I like the tail pipes. You should have flames coming out of them though. No seriously, I don't think they look so bad.
 
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