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LilRaverBoi

Optometrist Prime
Location
Cedar Rapids, IA
How did you manage to change the good whee/tire from the back to the front? Did you have jack stands with you or just the OEM jack? Clearly it's better to do what you did, but I don't know how that would get accomplished with just the OEM widow-maker jack. Either way, glad you made it where you were going safely.
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
How did you manage to change the good whee/tire from the back to the front? Did you have jack stands with you or just the OEM jack? Clearly it's better to do what you did, but I don't know how that would get accomplished with just the OEM widow-maker jack. Either way, glad you made it where you were going safely.
hello there.

I understand your question, and I agree, it is a widow-maker. That is why I usually carry with me a portable proper jack, but it is heavy and a pain in the ass to fit in the car, without scratching anything. I had it with me on my euro roadtrip, however this would be a 1000mile trip, and thought I'd just go with the OEM one. And boom, that is when it happened.

Thing is though, you have to:

1. Find a place that is straight, and as flat as possible
2. undo the bolts before you lift the car, not all the way of course
3. lift the car from the front jacking point, and if the car is on an aftermarket suspension, or lowered, it will also lift the rear wheel as wheel. If not, you will have to go up all the way and hope for the best.

At that point with that jack, it is pretty sketchy, but, it can work. Just pay attention to not getting under the car by any means, no matter what.

Hope that helps :)

Cheers

Mike
 

LilRaverBoi

Optometrist Prime
Location
Cedar Rapids, IA
LOL....yeah, that sounds a little sketchy, but it's not like you're under the car, so it's at least safe still. I do think you did the right thing, though....better to have a regular tire up front for steering. I just had to ask, though....I was trying to go through the logistics to make that work with the OEM jack and wasn't getting anywhere :) A real jack is clearly better, but like you said, not always easy to have one on hand. Thanks for the response.
 

gdub9

Go Full Jeremy Clarkson
Location
Omaha,NE
Car(s)
08 GTI
Better, safer way, but time consuming.
1. Take front off and put saver on
2. Put bad tire on rear and take off the good tire
3. Take saver off and replace with good wheel
4. Put saver on rear and throw bad tire in trunk
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
Removed some parts









Was running like this for a few days, remembering my A4 days, lol



Today they were ready











All done



Cheers

more to come



Mike ( @mgpdoc over at instagram )
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
Had some time, and thought I'd try something I've been wanting for some time now.



Tools we are gonna need

Remove the crappy oem bolts from the front seats



Remove seat connectors



Remove the seat, and clean the carpet now that you have the opportunity



Also say hello to your lost coins



Much better



Find some used RECARO PROFI SPG XL Seats.



And by used, I mean used by me



Here we go



Clean everything again





Offer seat to said car



Like a boss



Remove leather, i love my trim shop



Install OEM leather seat on the other car, and have a laugh







Remove passenger seat



Clean the mess





And wonder where the passenger leather seat is



Must be somewhere, I will find it



Use fresh hardware for seat installation



Both seats in





Really liking this



Comfy too







gonna need to modify the mounts to install everything properly, but other than than, everything is good. Might also want to retrim these to match my alcantara diamond stitching theme, at some point.

Cheers more to come



Mike​
 

clownish

just clowning around
Location
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Car(s)
VWs
Looks awesome - love the comments. Used seats - what did you use them in previously?


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mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
Looks awesome - love the comments. Used seats - what did you use them in previously?


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Thank you my friend.
Used in my other car, in the mkv golf, for which i also have a build thread here :attention_whore:

Cheers

Mike
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
So my wheels on this car, are not Volk TE37SL a design which I adore, but are Rota Grids, a wheel that i have been running for many years both in the Gti, and the A4 even, being in drag races, when the car was pushing more than 700hp.

So, I like the design of TE37SL but also wanted to make sure noone thought the wheel was a Volk by mistake. So i came across some nice badges over at ebay. let me show you



Ordered red and yellow as i couldnt decide what would look better.

Car was filthy so only cleaned one spoke to see how it would look



Ignore the yellow dots they will later be changed



I then moved to the other side and tested the yellow ones







Really liked the yellow side as well





So I decided one side would be yellow and the other red, at least for now, Carrera GT style - LOL



All red the same night



I love how practical the car can be with the THULE bars



I then gave two of my cars a good clean myself







More to come

Cheers

Mike ( @mgpdoc over at instagram )​
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
So been a while since i updated this

some minor mods first but nonetheless nice mods

So this is how the light switch comes from factory



I dont really like the multi-color theme going on here



Prefer something a little more subtle that flows with the white-red theme on the interior lighting. So removed the switch (possible one of the hardest switches to remove in a VAG car i think, lol)



Changed some Leds and we have something like this





much better

Bought some detailing stuff that i have been wanting to get for some time now, but always neglected it

Firstly this, that leaves such an amazing finish inside the trims, highly recommend it



And then some stuff for better and faster everyday washing procedure



And of course a foam lance for my Karcher machine





Great Quality



More importantly though, I had the car properly detailed.
Some pics of it finished, and i will post a proper story of the detailing session in a next post I will make for those interested in Detailing Sessions











Cheers



Hope you liked it

Mike​
 
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