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Postby Perpetuus » Thu Feb 08, 2007 11:57 pm

eaglecatcher wrote:do they make fast shift knobs? I want to putone of them in my car. those things are soo cool.


Oh that would be nice, but I believe they only have golf ball shift knobs, at 200$ apiece though..

But hey, you could always make your own Fast shift knob;)
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Postby Perpetuus » Sun Apr 22, 2007 9:58 pm

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Postby Perpetuus » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:27 pm

The links to the pics weren't working before, but they should be fine now.
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Postby Warner » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:05 pm

The GTI looks great, Perpetuus. I haven't seen those wheels on one before. I usually see the wheels with the circular pattern.

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Postby Perpetuus » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:41 pm

Warner wrote:The GTI looks great, Perpetuus. I haven't seen those wheels on one before. I usually see the wheels with the circular pattern.


The circular wheels are optional and are 18" instead of 17". On my GTI I just have the standard wheels. First I wanted the 18" too, but I guess the 17" are not that bad.
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Postby change81 » Sun Apr 22, 2007 11:58 pm

welcome to the club~ :D
the 18s are really heavy, the 17s are a better choice...

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Postby comingbackdown » Mon Apr 23, 2007 2:02 am

*drools stupidly as I realize how nice those cars are* 8)
Sweet ride, man!

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Postby change81 » Mon Apr 23, 2007 8:24 am

question to gti owners? when u were younger did you like station wagons? i did. i think that's why i like hatchbacks... cuz not many americans do... it has cargo space, but just doesnt take but enough of the road for them...

cuz everywhere else hatchback might be the most popular car. of course everywhere else has a population density and narrower roads but isn't that strange? that in europe and asia, hatchbacks are huge on the lower end market?

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Postby vedran » Tue Apr 24, 2007 1:12 pm

change81 wrote:welcome to the club~ :D
the 18s are really heavy, the 17s are a better choice...


actually, most people will say the 18s give the mk5 GTI a stiffer ride, heavier or not
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Postby Perpetuus » Tue Apr 24, 2007 6:25 pm

change81 wrote:question to gti owners? when u were younger did you like station wagons? i did. i think that's why i like hatchbacks... cuz not many americans do... it has cargo space, but just doesnt take but enough of the road for them...

cuz everywhere else hatchback might be the most popular car. of course everywhere else has a population density and narrower roads but isn't that strange? that in europe and asia, hatchbacks are huge on the lower end market?


When it comes to wagons, I guess it depends on how well the design was executed. Wagons tend to be boxy (like the older Volvo wagons). If you look at wagons like the V50 Volvo though, I think they actually look pretty good. What bothers me though, are cars that don't look like wagons.. and don't look like hatchbacks either. The Protege5 was clearly a wagon, and even though it was mostly "boxy", it looked good. I can't say the same for the new Mazda3 wagon, it looks like a hatch-wagon.

Also, when in Europe I actually grew to like hatchbacks more. Perhaps hatchbacks look better in more densely populated places. Still, I have grown to like the hatchback look for the most part.
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Postby Perpetuus » Tue Aug 21, 2007 10:50 pm

Pictures after wash, clay, and three coats of wax- (done throughout three days)
It has been raining alot here during the day, so I opted for night time photography instead.

Enjoy! :D

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Postby Sypher » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:39 am

Its too bad that the illumination of the street lamps makes the car look yellow. Try to find a moment of clear sky to snap a couple pics :) A nice shining day improves the looks of a white car by at least 10 folds :)
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Postby Johnf514 » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:16 am

The GTI looks great, Perpetuus! The car is a straight white, correct? I was thinking a creme color would be interesting, just by the way the lighting is in the pictures.

Good wash n' wax job too! :D
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Postby Perpetuus » Wed Aug 22, 2007 1:29 pm

Johnf514 wrote:The GTI looks great, Perpetuus! The car is a straight white, correct? I was thinking a creme color would be interesting, just by the way the lighting is in the pictures.

Good wash n' wax job too! :D


Oh yes, the car is straight white. The street lamp casted a yellowish glow on the car. I am looking forward to taking some more pictures today since the sun just came out. =)

edit: no more sunlight anymore..
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Postby Perpetuus » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:33 pm

More pics today. I am looking forward to firming up the ride and getting rid of the 4x4 look soon, still anxiously waiting for the hardware to be delivered- In about one more week I hope.

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