Rocky Mountain Club B5

Discussion Forums => General Discussion => Topic started by: mike618 on February 01, 2004, 03:31:16 PM

Title: finished the first official mod
Post by: mike618 on February 01, 2004, 03:31:16 PM
Saturday I was up in  Denver at my friend's house and we got the konis and the eibach kit installed.  Front end locked all the way down and rear a quarter turn off of fully stiff.  IT went well except for the first side we did, the driver's side front...  mike from fountain was right, gettign that bolt that holds the top two ball joints out was nasty.  VW has a specific tool they use for said job. (one of my students works at vw and he printed the whole service manual for the front suspension.)  With lots of cursing and wd40 we got that bolt out.  The rest of the job was easy.   So murphy's law kicks in  :evil: it is snowing and I cannot play with my new mod.  Next an ECU upgrade, 17 inch rims and tires and I still have to order gauges for my a pillar pod.  Thanks to Ben Brunner for loaning his garage and tools plus his car know how, and thanks to Mike for giving me the heads up on the bolts.
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Title: finished the first official mod
Post by: kt037 on February 01, 2004, 03:53:54 PM
not a prob man those bolts are a bitch if they've never been removed
Title: finished the first official mod
Post by: mike618 on February 01, 2004, 09:27:19 PM
I still swear if you get the tool that vw uses to press them out you are ok...
We had a great deal of success with a large punch and a ball peen hammer, they came out with out damage.  I used one of the thicker ones.
Title: finished the first official mod
Post by: Rusty on February 02, 2004, 12:45:14 PM
That's a heck of a first mod.  Good for you!!!
Title: finished the first official mod
Post by: mike618 on February 02, 2004, 05:27:50 PM
I got to play with the suspension a bit today, of course while getting gas I saw a college girl at cc witha  brand new s4... with the v8
I was jealous
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Title: finished the first official mod
Post by: ColoradoB5 on February 03, 2004, 09:03:45 AM
Hey Mike, did you take out the whole suspension assembly in the front?

Hopefully not, since you just need to remove the 2 bolts at the top in the engine bay.  If those are the ones you are talking about, yeah, they are a major pain.

Also, what gauges are you going to get for your pillar pod?  I have the Autometer Cobalt Boost and A/F gauges, so I can definitely lend a hand when you put those in...they are a pain.
Title: finished the first official mod
Post by: mike618 on February 03, 2004, 04:44:04 PM
I took out a whole unit with tie rod ends, it had the spring attached to it.  There were 3 bolts in the engine bay that had to come out, they were 16mm
one was by the wires for the ecu, that was the easy part, it was taking out the bolt that connects the tie rod ends that was horrible.
bleah!
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Title: finished the first official mod
Post by: kt037 on February 06, 2004, 08:56:17 AM
i find that removing the whole assemly is easier and takes the ssame amount of time as the other way..


(esspecially when you are doing it all by yourself)
Title: finished the first official mod
Post by: mike618 on February 07, 2004, 12:28:15 PM
I like the upgrade, the car is very stiff, I have borderline over steer in and out of corners...
as for the gauges I waws looking at the same ones you have, I was planning on a boost gauge and an exhaust temp...
just need to save the $$
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