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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by Dubbin'0n15s » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:03 pm

You took off the intake manifold for spark plugs?! :slap:
You can delete the EGR, SAI, and the evap stuff to clean up your bay a bit. Its 95 so no worries about emissions. Get a GIAC chip from tt to make cel go away after you delete that stuffs. Go to a sports store and get some hockey pucks to make new engine mounts with.
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by Dubbin'0n15s » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:06 pm

got desl? wrote:
SLiMeX wrote:Wheels arrived today. The previous owner hadn't detailed them in what looked and felt like 186,346 years, so I immediately washed them.
(I felt it was fitting for the Cabrio project.)

Here's a teaser:
The first person that can correctly guess what wheels they are and what car they're originally from, I'll buy them White Castle or Home Run Inn for lunch during 3rd Autocross this Sunday at Maywood Park: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=13400.
BBS RZ?? :hmmm:
Look harder, the center cap is audi.
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by got desl? » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:10 pm

Dubbin'0n15s wrote:
got desl? wrote:
SLiMeX wrote:Wheels arrived today. The previous owner hadn't detailed them in what looked and felt like 186,346 years, so I immediately washed them.
(I felt it was fitting for the Cabrio project.)

Here's a teaser:
The first person that can correctly guess what wheels they are and what car they're originally from, I'll buy them White Castle or Home Run Inn for lunch during 3rd Autocross this Sunday at Maywood Park: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=13400.
BBS RZ?? :hmmm:
Look harder, the center cap is audi.
I noticed that too...looks like a varation of the BBS RD....but the flat center cap is throwing me for a curve
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by Dubbin'0n15s » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:15 pm

Eh ill just wait until I see the rimzzzzzzzzzzzzzz :D
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by mp3dub » Tue Jun 05, 2012 7:52 am

Audi 80 5 spokes?

Edit: Which is to say, unless you're running adapters, they're Fox/Coupe/4000/80/90 wheels.
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by SLiMeX » Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:59 pm

mp3dub wrote:Audi 80 5 spokes?

Edit: Which is to say, unless you're running adapters, they're Fox/Coupe/4000/80/90 wheels.
Close!
Hint: I will have to run adapters in order for these wheels to fit.
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Post by mp3dub » Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:44 pm

SLiMeX wrote:
mp3dub wrote:Audi 80 5 spokes?

Edit: Which is to say, unless you're running adapters, they're Fox/Coupe/4000/80/90 wheels.
Close!
Hint: I will have to run adapters in order for these wheels to fit.
Oh, in that case, they're Audi 100 5 spokes. :bananadance:
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Post by DasTeknoViking » Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:51 pm

90CS Sport to be exact... had the car and them wheels 10 years ago.

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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by SLiMeX » Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:35 pm

Test fit...

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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by Sir Revalot » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:52 pm

Why you gots 2 be such a kak tease dude??

He..he shows us your stuff!!
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by SLiMeX » Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:06 pm

Two days ago, I swapped in the new coilovers. I decided on Racelands only after reading many reviews on a number of different forums (BimmerForums, VWVortex, Audiworld, Toyota forums, etc.) and came to the conclusion that at this time, the Cabrio doesn't necessitate paying for H&R's or a high-end suspension. I'll save my $$$ for my Rabbit.

I installed everything myself and since it was my first time installing any type of suspension on any type of car, I'm a little worried on how I did.
I consulted my Bentley manual and numerous DIY's, but I may bring it to M1 just to give it a once-over. It's kind of bizarre to do this work my own for the first time and not have anything go wrong... I keep expecting something to break. :confused:

This is what each shock looked like, and the struts weren't any better:
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Here's after I installed the suspension (15 threads left in the front, 20 in the back):
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This was way too low for me, so I raised the suspension about 10 threads. I took it for a test drive down my steep driveway and around the neighborhood and didn't hear anything rattling or smelled anything burning from rubbing. So far so good.
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by Dubbin'0n15s » Thu Jun 21, 2012 2:35 pm

That's too low?! :no: and let me holler at that headlight swtich already...
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by SLiMeX » Wed Jun 27, 2012 6:27 pm

Driving around today, the brake pedal unexpectedly went to the floor and now the car is up on jack-stands in the garage.
My master cylinder is bone dry and I'm attempting to locate the location of the leak.
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by Sir Revalot » Wed Jul 04, 2012 11:01 am

This car is looking better and better, did you go with the ultimos?
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by SLiMeX » Thu Jul 05, 2012 9:46 pm

I went with the Raceland Ultimos, yes.

I also found the brake leak - the right rear hard brake line. I purchased and bent that one the best I could, then bled the brakes with fresh DOT4. I was back in business!

I'm trying to decide what to do for Eurowerks this year. Should I take the Rabbit again or should I bring the Cabrio? If I bring the Cabrio, in what state should I bring it? As in, should I replace the fenders, fix the various scratches, fill the license plate holes? It's not a show car, but I'll attend the show and spend the rest of the time at the in-laws for the following week. The clear coat is peeling and I just question how much money and effort I want to put into the car...

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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by eurotuner86 » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:15 pm

Looking nice man. :thumbup: ..am kinda new to the dub scene and chicago...lol by the way let me know how does coilovers working for you so far, :hmmm: i just got me a 98jetta and am thinking going with the same brand...nice rabbit n cabrio... :thumbup:
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Post by DasTeknoViking » Thu Jul 05, 2012 11:52 pm

If I where you I would replace ALL steel brake lines in the back, also replace the 4 rubber rear lines... my 438k mile Passat was in similar shape but the lines didnt leak yet. I replaced everything from the proportioning valve back. I would also suggest pressing in some new rear beam bushings into the suspension, they are shot on all MK2-MKIV cars after 120+K miles.

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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by SLiMeX » Sun Jul 08, 2012 2:03 pm

3 hours in...

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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by Sir Revalot » Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:31 am

I need a garage!! Its so much easier to get motivated when you have space.

Are you going to eurowerks?
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by SLiMeX » Sat Jul 14, 2012 6:06 pm

I'm planning on going to Eurowerks. Everything is right on schedule. I am work on the Cabrio a lot after work/before bed because it's been cooler at night. Here are some updates:

Sanding down the bumper scratches and discovering high and low spots on the dent-ridden hood:
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Sanding down the driver's side door and also fixing the rust issue on the front and rear of the door:
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Hail damage is the worst!
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All better in primer. Also notice replacement fenders from a donor '95 Wolfsburg Cabrio from New Orleans!
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Tonight I plan on jambing out the fenders, doors, and hood.

What's up next week? I am getting my UrS4 Fuchs wheels refinished and then wrapping them in 205/40's. Windshield has a small divot and that is also getting replaced and I have a bunch of other small things that need to get tidied up around the car...
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Post by Sir Revalot » Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:39 am

:thumbup: :thumbup:
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by SLiMeX » Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:51 am

Well, it's too damn hot to work on the car right now or do bodywork, so it looks like I won't be going to Eurowerks.
However, I'm shooting for Dubs in the Valley!
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Post by mp3dub » Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:49 pm

Just buy an armful of blue tape and cover the car!
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by SLiMeX » Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:30 pm

mp3dub wrote:Just buy an armful of blue tape and cover the car!
Don't tempt me! :hmmm:

In other news, the UrS4 wheels are back from refinishing...
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...and I just picked them up from being wrapped in Kuhmo 205/40's!
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I'm headed up to Minneapolis tomorrow through the middle of next week, so I'll pick up on the Cabrio when I return!
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Re: MKIII Cabrio

Post by SLiMeX » Sun Jul 29, 2012 11:12 pm

I could get used to this flat gray look.

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