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Title: Avalon Motorsports Grand Opening... you guys going?
Post by: scott on August 28, 2004, 07:20:44 AM
I am surprised to see that Zev has not posted here yet, but he is doing the grand opening of hisnew store on the 2nd of October. I guess there will be a BBQ and great specials!  We are going to try and make this a 719 driving event and bring the whole crew, so I hope to see some of you guys there as well!
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Post by: RobD on August 28, 2004, 04:47:23 PM
Thanks for the update.  I'll try to make it down.

Rob
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Post by: coveredbytheblood on August 30, 2004, 06:29:53 AM
SWEEETT!!
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Post by: kraut-sled on August 30, 2004, 08:34:40 AM
I would like to go, but I have a wedding to attend that day, so I will not be able to attend.
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Post by: 92UrS4 on August 30, 2004, 08:35:17 AM
It's close to where I live, so i will try and drop in.
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Post by: UberGrrl on August 30, 2004, 10:00:12 AM
Uh..where is it?
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Post by: GTIguy on August 30, 2004, 10:02:44 AM
4980 E. Evans Ave. Denver, CO 80222


(http://www.avalonmotorsports.com/map.gif)
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Post by: 34k on August 30, 2004, 10:09:49 AM
I'll probably roll down to that.
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Post by: ColoradoB5 on August 30, 2004, 12:42:03 PM
I will probably be up for that too!  

I wonder why he hasn't posted here?
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Post by: Freeride on August 30, 2004, 12:53:38 PM
I'll be driving down from S Boulda, if anybody wants to caravan...
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Post by: GTIguy on August 30, 2004, 01:23:50 PM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
I wonder why he hasn't posted here?


I've talked to Zev a couple times in the last few days and he's extremely busy with customers and moving into the new shop etc...
I'm sure he just overlooked posting here.
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Post by: kraut-sled on August 30, 2004, 01:38:28 PM
Quote from: "GTIguy"
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
I wonder why he hasn't posted here?


I've talked to Zev a couple times in the last few days and he's extremely busy with customers and moving into the new shop etc...
I'm sure he just overlooked posting here.


Just hung up with him...  He is now able to flash GIAC software into the ECU of most DBW cars, so he has been busy doing that the last couple days.

He did want tme to confirm the 2nd as the opening date and envite everyone down.  And he is sorry for not posting here.

He also said that there will be free wheels, ECU upgrades, and certificates for free K04 turbo upgrades for the first 500 cars to show ups so get there early. 8O  8O

Alright I made that last part up :oops:   But everyone should stop by.
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Post by: 92UrS4 on August 30, 2004, 01:40:00 PM
LOL, I would need two, do I need to show up twice?

That's awesome, would be cool if they could get that program together for the A6 2.7T, needs to get out of beta!
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Post by: GTIguy on August 30, 2004, 01:42:33 PM
Quote from: "kraut-sled"

Just hung up with him...  He is now able to flash GIAC software into the ECU of most DBW cars, so he has been busy doing that the last couple days.



Yep..as a matter of fact my appointment is tomorrow to get my R32 flashed by Zev with the latest and greatest from GIAC.  8O
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Post by: kraut-sled on August 30, 2004, 01:45:48 PM
So you are part of the problem!  Not part of the solutions, eh...

Please let us know how it goes.  I have the REVO software from him and it has been flawless.  I hope the GIAC programs are the same.
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Post by: GTIguy on August 30, 2004, 01:49:19 PM
Quote from: "kraut-sled"
So you are part of the problem!  Not part of the solutions, eh...


Whatcha mean  :?

Quote

Please let us know how it goes.  I have the REVO software from him and it has been flawless.  I hope the GIAC programs are the same.


Yep...I ran the Revo software installed by Avalon in my last car, 20AE GTI 1.8T...nothing but good results.
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Post by: kraut-sled on August 30, 2004, 01:51:37 PM
I mean if he was not soo busy flashing ECU's he would have time to post the party info here.

Anyway, once you get the GIAC uploaded are you going to go on the next drive?
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Post by: GTIguy on August 30, 2004, 01:53:51 PM
Quote from: "kraut-sled"

Anyway, once you get the GIAC uploaded are you going to go on the next drive?


Possibly...fill me in on the next drive and I'll see what I can do.
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Post by: kraut-sled on August 30, 2004, 01:55:56 PM
As soon as I know, I will post it here
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Post by: aowhaus on August 31, 2004, 12:14:58 PM
It's a bit far on my calander, but I'm pretty sure I'll swing on by.
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Post by: jayryan on September 09, 2004, 09:46:37 AM
I'm going...BBQ
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Post by: 92UrS4 on September 09, 2004, 09:48:47 AM
I just talked with Zev yesterday, says construction is moving along and they are busy as always.
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Post by: sediahaka on September 10, 2004, 09:23:24 AM
avalon left me very unimpressed.  it took ben at racing trenz 10 seconds to tell me it cost $65 (1 hour labor) to put in my turbo timer.  my friend at mac autosports said the same.  when i went in to avalon, tt in hand, it took them 20 minutes to tell me "we're gonna have to hard wire this in"  duh it's got a bunch of wires just sticking out the back of it. i make look like a dumb little girl but it's pretty obvious it's not gonna just plug in.  "its gonna be a big pain to do  blah blah blah"  so me being very frustrated just took it back and left.  so my freind at mac who's done one on an a4 before is gonna put it in this weekend for me.  i figured a tuner shop that specializes in german cars would not have left me so disappointed.  needless to say i probably wont be attending the grand opening.
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Post by: kraut-sled on September 10, 2004, 09:33:25 AM
Sarah, that sucks!  I wonder who it was that you talked to over there?  I have noticed that recently there are some new people that are not too good at promoting themself as knowledgeable.

I hope that where ever you go and have it installed, you are treated well and are happy with the results.
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Post by: Freeride on September 10, 2004, 09:59:30 AM
Only suggestion that I have, is to email Zev know about your experience...

Not sure who you talked to, but I have yet to encounter a TT that doesn't need a hard wire connection...  Good luck with the install this weekend.
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Post by: ColoradoB5 on September 14, 2004, 12:33:56 PM
Well this definitely sounds like a good time, so we should make solid plans to meet.  Does anyone know what time it starts?  Early I assume...I would definitely be down for hanging out for a couple hours.
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Post by: jayryan on September 14, 2004, 02:57:29 PM
Yeah. Let's all meet up. Maybe I'll even buy something 8O

Just for the record. I've heard lots of mixed reviews about Avalon, but whatever, to me, it's who can do it the best that sounds the most competent.

Zev did lose a wheel on a drive.... :?
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Post by: kraut-sled on September 14, 2004, 03:07:08 PM
I heard he lost a wheel as a result of a Tie-Rod breaking.  It may have be due to failure to tighten the lug bolts on the wheel.  Ask him for details, he will be happy to share them.  It is funny, from a certin point of view.

I do think a tuner is only as good as those who work for them.  This applies to all tuners / mechanics.
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Post by: DenverPat on September 14, 2004, 03:52:56 PM
Well, I didn't want to bring this up, but in the interest of knowing the truth, I don't know if the wheel fell off or the tie rod broke.  I do know the wheel rolled across the road without anything attached to it, including lugs.  If the TR broke, would the wheel completely separate from the car?  It seems to me the wheel would still be attached by the lugs to the hub or something.
Hell, I don't know.  I'm not a mechanic.  But, I was driving the car immediately in front of him when it happened and was the first car to the scene after it came off.  I kind of doubt a TR breaking would cause all five lugs to come unscrewed.  Also, the lugs did not break.
Again, I don't want to bash anyone here, but sometimes I think rumors on line get out of hand.
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Post by: 03Indigo on September 14, 2004, 03:56:06 PM
I agree Pat...if a tie rod broke, that would only affect steering on the side that is affected.  the entire bearing housing would still be attached via the control arms, not sure what a tie rod has to do with lug nuts, or causing a wheel to fall off...especially when there are no broken lugs or other damage to the suspension.
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Post by: kraut-sled on September 14, 2004, 03:59:49 PM
As long as they do not burn the burgers or have warm coke, attendence should be fun.

It is a suspitious event, and hopefully not one that is repeated by anyone, anytime, anywhere.
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Post by: Freeride on September 14, 2004, 04:21:35 PM
I'm definitely still down...  Hopefully my friend JC should have his A4 motor rebuilt (timing gear disintegration), back from AutoSportwerks by then, and cruise...
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Post by: shummer on October 15, 2004, 09:20:32 AM
Just a reminder, this thing is tomorrow at 1pm - grand opening/bbq/car show. I'll probably be there to check things out.
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Post by: jayryan on October 15, 2004, 09:31:31 AM
A few of the guys are meeting at Maggiano's just off of Dry Creek and I-25 between 1 and 1:30 to head up.

My wife probably won't be back with the car at that point, so I'll either wait and show up a little later or maybe ride up with Wyaka since we work together and have to be back about the same time.

This was all hidden in Chop-Shop's boost/hesitation thread.
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Post by: 92UrS4 on October 15, 2004, 09:36:27 AM
I'm going too, the 719 folks are doing a drive and are going to give me a call when they are heading in from Boulder.  I'll probably head over when they do to catch up with them and see what's new.
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Post by: kraut-sled on October 15, 2004, 09:49:20 AM
I will be going.  JR I will meet up with you at Dry Creek and I-25 @ 1PM.

See you all there!
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Post by: coveredbytheblood on October 15, 2004, 10:21:12 AM
I would like to meet up with everyone at maggianos as well.  I am not sure where dry creek road is though.  I looked up Maggianos online and didnt see one off that road.  Anyone have more info??  Thanks
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Post by: ColoradoB5 on October 15, 2004, 10:23:16 AM
This is back on?
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Post by: shummer on October 15, 2004, 10:32:41 AM
Quote from: "coveredbytheblood"
I would like to meet up with everyone at maggianos as well.  I am not sure where dry creek road is though.  I looked up Maggianos online and didnt see one off that road.  Anyone have more info??  Thanks


It's on Clinton St. which runs along the east side of I-25 between Dry Creek and Arapahoe.
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Post by: 92UrS4 on October 15, 2004, 10:39:03 AM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
This is back on?


Yes, it was supposed to be on the 2nd, but got pushed to this weekend. They were having lifts and some other work done this week so it;s close, but sounds like they are good to go.

I would expect I will be there around 2.
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Post by: ColoradoB5 on October 15, 2004, 10:40:41 AM
I knew it was off, I just didn't know it was on again.  Nothing like getting late notice!  

I probably won't be able to make it sine my mom is in town, but I may be able to make it out for a few.  What time is everyone going?  Sounds like 1:30...?
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Post by: Colorado_Baja on October 15, 2004, 10:55:55 AM
Quote from: "ColoradoB5"
I probably won't be able to make it sine my mom is in town, but I may be able to make it out for a few.  What time is everyone going?  Sounds like 1:30...?


Cool Winston! I hope you can make it down, I havent seen you since... DATR. Wow. Any ways im planing on comeing as long as the car is back in one peice. (intercooler install)

Greg
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Post by: ColoradoB5 on October 15, 2004, 10:59:21 AM
Yeah I saw your post on that.  Hopefully the patch will hold for you!
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Post by: 34k on October 15, 2004, 11:51:32 AM
Winston, Et Al... this is definately back on. We ended up starting to make plans in another thread and I forgot to post something new, perhaps I'll do that now as a reminder/update.

Here's a MapQuest of where we're meeting:
Maggiano's (http://yp.mapquest.com/main.adp?_dlc=2&_dis=0&_dirsview=distance&_dirskip=0&_dirletter=&_direxpand=&_dgid=0%2c116629482&_dgskip=0%2c2&_dircid=116629482&_diradid=0&_diraction=detail&_dircity=Denver&_dirstate=CO&_dirlat=397392&_dirlong=%2d1049842&_dirzip=&_dby=&_dircat=&_dirnamesearch=Maggianos&_diraddress=&_dirdma=7&_dirpid=)

The time is between 1-1:30 PM
We'll probably hang out for a short bit and then head over to Avalon so if anyone's running late they can just meet us there.

Here's a MapQuest of Avalon just in case:
Avalon Motorsports (http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?searchtype=address&formtype=search&countryid=US&addtohistory=&country=US&address=4980+E.+Evans+Ave&city=denver&state=co&zipcode=&historyid=&submit=Get+Map)