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Wax does wonders ;D

1st mod: Escort 8500/Blue (I have a feeling I may use it)



 

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I just love that color. It would look really slamming if you tinted the windows as dark as legally possible and removed the front license plate.
 

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So, next BARF meet, we will have to park our 4doors next to each other and call the riders posers for not having a GTI ;D

Nice, nice. Taking the plate off the front makes it look a million times better. I was so thankful my dealership didn't install it but had me sign a waiver saying they offered and supplied me with the brackets. You will be amazed at how quick the miles pile up on it, especially with bay area commuting. I'm at 5500 already and I'm about to move to where I have to commute an 80 miles one way. :'( My poor GTI. But at least it will be fun as hell to commute. I didn't know that was possible.
 

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Thalo said:
I just love that color. It would look really slamming if you tinted the windows as dark as legally possible and removed the front license plate.
Tint is in the plans, but I dodn't know about taking off the front plate: The Highway Patrol here is a lil overzealous in enforcing stuff like that... I'm trying to be "stealth" and avoid them...

Many years ago- I was driving my g/f's car which had a euro front plate: I saw the CHP do the head swivel, I made an evasive turn and ducked low for a few minutes. The windows on the car were limo tint except for the front ones. Whilst hiding, I had her plate stashed in the back, I reinstalled it (the legal plate that is), rolled down the windows and continued on my way.

Mr CHP was still on the prowl, finds me and pulls me over. He said: You don't have a front plate! I explained it's not my car, but I just washed it for my g/f and yes it does have a front plate, you should look sir! After he returned with the ticket book, I said can you please look? He did and uhhhh was a lil upset :-* Then the conversation was "The windows are tinted!", I said not the front ones.... would you like me to roll them up? Sir, I think you must have confused me with someone else :p
 

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So, next BARF meet, we will have to park our 4doors next to each other and call the riders posers for not having a GTI ;D
Will my Fast make me look good in front of Starbux :p :D
 

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Oh man, that is hilarious! I can't believe you got away with that. >:D

And yes, the Fast gives you double bonus points parked at *$.
 

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Beautiful. The UG is a nice color and the tints will look real slick.

You'll have to post more pics when you have tint.
 

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mistyz23, I commute 70 miles to work every day (140 miles/day) until I move in June. It's definately very hard, but the only thing that makes it worth while is having my Fast. I got it specifically for this commute and it is such a great highway car (I had a GMC pickup before and got about 13 miles/gallon). Great gas mileage if you're not to hard on it. The only gripe I have is that I have about 30 small chips on my hood now, and one big one just above my drivers side headlight washer. Every time something hits my front end, I get furious !!
 

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mistyz23, I commute 70 miles to work every day (140 miles/day) until I move in June. It's definately very hard, but the only thing that makes it worth while is having my Fast. I got it specifically for this commute and it is such a great highway car (I had a GMC pickup before and got about 13 miles/gallon). Great gas mileage if you're not to hard on it. The only gripe I have is that I have about 30 small chips on my hood now, and one big one just above my drivers side headlight washer. Every time something hits my front end, I get furious !!
Aw man! How many miles have you racked up? I plan on KEEPING this car until I drive it into the ground, so I know it is a little stupid to be worried about the depreciation. But I still feel bad. :-\ I know where you are coming from for the gas mileage! I used to drive a 68 Camaro as my daily driver at a whopping 9 mpg. I am so spoiled now, even though some people are not thrilled with the gas mileage of the GTI. I have no complaints! I've only had it since November, though, so we are still in the honeymoon phase. :-*
 

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I have to agree as well. I'm not a big fan of the gray but DAMN that looks nice. How do you like the clear bra? Mind saying how much you spent?
 

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Are the front windows tinted lighter? It kinda looks like it. But very nice! O0

What percent?
Factory tint on the front, limo everything behind the driver... The CHP like to pull people over and cite them for front tinted windows and I don't wanna excuse for them to stop me unless they are handing out Krispy Kremes ;D
 

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I have to agree as well. I'm not a big fan of the gray but DAMN that looks nice. How do you like the clear bra? Mind saying how much you spent?
The clear bra kit was a hair shy of $300 bucks...

I took the car to http://www.eastbayautospa.com/ in Walnut Creek: The owner normaly cuts his own clear bra kits...
Call Ron for a quote: Now these guys are not the cheapest, but I'd rather spend a few extra bucks and have it done correctly.
 

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That sucks about the not being able to tint the font windows. I live in texas and the legal limit is 25%. that in itself isn't bad at all.

It still looks good though. I'm thinking about getting the clear bra.
 

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hey guys, three weeks old, and first mod is 50% on the front two, 35% on the rest. I know its not loved by the cops here in vancouver - but I've passed a dozen of them so far with no issue. we'll see...looks good to me
 

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mistyz23 said:
I have to agree as well. I'm not a big fan of the gray but DAMN that looks nice. How do you like the clear bra? Mind saying how much you spent?
The clear bra kit was a hair shy of $300 bucks...

I took the car to http://www.eastbayautospa.com/ in Walnut Creek: The owner normaly cuts his own clear bra kits...
Call Ron for a quote: Now these guys are not the cheapest, but I'd rather spend a few extra bucks and have it done correctly.
hey whered u get ur tint done? i live in east bay as well
 

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Dragon said:
mistyz23 said:
I have to agree as well. I'm not a big fan of the gray but DAMN that looks nice. How do you like the clear bra? Mind saying how much you spent?
The clear bra kit was a hair shy of $300 bucks...

I took the car to http://www.eastbayautospa.com/ in Walnut Creek: The owner normaly cuts his own clear bra kits...
Call Ron for a quote: Now these guys are not the cheapest, but I'd rather spend a few extra bucks and have it done correctly.
hey whered u get ur tint done? i live in east bay as well
http://www.eastbayautospa.com/ ask for Ron (they also have a shop in Antioch.) Tell him some guy from a GTI forum sent ya ;D
 
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