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An update...got the wiper delete plug, installed it, didn't like it, unistalled it. Guess that one looks better in pics than in person. Oh well.
I'm torn about deleting mine. Have you considered the ECS one? Its glass and looks like it sits perfectly flush. You almost can't see it at times.

Someone elses pics :p


 

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Atl-Atl...Thought about that but it's even worse IMO. To me the gap around the edge looks worse than a subtle dome like plug being over the entire hole. Plus they often times actually look like this when installed showing some of the blueish hue of the glass around the plug... http://www.golfmk6.com/forums/showpost.php?p=409027&postcount=14 Not very good looking.
I wonder if it would be as easy as spray painting the clear glass with tinted or black paint?
 

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I'm good at spending other people's money too. I'm even better at spending my own though. :laugh: Wait, that may not be a good thing. :sly:

I'm trying to think long term with the car and not be too wasteful with $ buying parts I just have to sell later. So I think I'm going to just pick up a Borla catback for now and then down the line go right to stage 3 and skip the needed downpipe for stage 2+ on the stock turbo. At least that's the plan for now. I may change my mind later, who knows...not me. :laugh: Either way the catback will work for stage 2+ or 3 so it's a safe choice to feed the mod habit.

I also need to do some more coilover adjusting. Got the front pretty much where I want it (spun everything down 2 turns since my old pics). I think I need to go 2 more turns in the rear since I seem to have a 1/2" rake now which is just a bit too much. I don't want the saggy ass look and rather have some rake but right now it's just a bit high in the rear. Two more turns down should be perfect. It's at 24 3/8" front and 24 7/8" rear for people who are interested in ride height numbers.
You can add intercooler and HPFP to that list of things to purchase now that can stick around when you go stage 3. You're welcome :p
 

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Perhaps I should change the name of my thread to "some reassembly required" after today. :laugh:

Bumper and engine cover off and ready to be dropped off at the body shop tomorrow. Goodbye plate holes and marker lights!



I also unhooked the soundaktor while I was tearing things off.
Thanks guys!

dc/dc...I honestly don't know all the specifics on how they worked their magic. Since this shop has done several local VWs from MK1s to MKVIs (quite a few forum members actually) is why I decided to trust them to do it since they've done it many times.

speeedfrk...You can't tell they where ever there. If I told anyone it was a euro bumper they wouldn't question it (not that I would, I rather give the body shop credit where it's due!). I've had 9 different cars and nearly every one has had custom body work over the years. My 337 was shaved as you can see (rub strips and fender lights) and that was a great job too. I had an Integra that I bought shaved and it was a crap job where you could see the outline of the shaved keyhole in the hatch. Anyway, as for the R it looks amazing you can get your eyes as close as you want in any light at any angle and there's no sign of where the markers were. I'm not a fan of the paint matched markers, it looks a bit ghetto to be honest. The bumper has enough plugs in it with the tow hook and washer caps, it doesn't need two more. Better off with clear, smoked or amber lenses than painted ones. I was actually going to shave the washers and tow hook hole but decided not too since the washers are functional and I needed a place for my front plate so I had to keep the tow hook hole.
If you don't mind me asking what did the front bumper work cost?
 

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What's with that high tech bent nail? lol
Hah, you've never installed a short shifter or adjusted a shifter in a Volkswagen. The bent nail is used to lock the shift lever into its "home" position when adjusting the shifter or taking the shifter assembly parts off of the transmission.
 
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