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Got my bent winter wheel fixed a few weeks ago, so I spent some time today going over all the wheels with some extra Plastidip ShadowBlack.

went though 2 cans of dip on these today.

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Yeah, so turns out the bent wheel they fixed, well, it is fixed (not dented) but it's not straight and true. Car drives with vibrations all over the place on these wheels. I had Discount Tire mount the wheels on and on my way home had crazy vibrations. Granted, I forgot my hubcentric rings at home, not sure how much that caused the vibration, but I went back to DT and had them recheck the balance (they should have initially but I don't think they did) and install those rings. 2 of the wheels have a wobble and can't be trued with weights. So essentially 2 of the wheels are toast, thanks City of Chicago!

DT put the 2 wobbly wheels on the back of the car, so vibrations are limited in the steering wheel and I'm on the lookout for cheap stock 18s and mount these tires on those. Have a few I'm looking at, we'll see what happens.
 

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That sucks. I am sitting at DT right now having them rebalance my truck tires for a nasty vibration as well. Good luck finding some decent replacement wheels, hope it gets taken care of with the quickness.
 

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Must have been a nasty pothole to damage 18’s with a 40 profile tire. I’ve hit some nasty stuff with my stock 18’s and the only thing that bent them was monster trucking a curb at 40+ mph. I won’t go to a 19 on this car for that reason. We’re they Neuspeeds? I see a lot of them bent on forums.
 
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Must have been a nasty pothole to damage 18’s with a 40 profile tire. I’ve hit some nasty stuff with my stock 18’s and the only thing that bent them was monster trucking a curb at 40+ mph. I won’t go to a 19 on this car for that reason. We’re they Neuspeeds? I see a lot of them bent on forums.
yeah it was a deep city pothole that I hit. Not Neuspeeds, they are Rial Como wheels I got on CL last year for cheap.

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Was gonna pick up that Neuspeed Power Module that Dan00Hawk Dan00Hawk has for sale but I found these stock 18” GLI wheels to replace the bent wheels. Figured better fix that vibration in the wheels before I add any more power. Gonna clean them up tomorrow and schedule an appointment to get them installed ASAP.

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GLI’s have been cleaned with some APC. Tires getting swapped over tomorrow afternoon.

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I know if you have the performance pack brakes finding 17’s that clear the caliper will be difficult.
 
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Wheels sorted but it’s a clusterfuck.

Those GLI wheels had similar issues to my current winterwheels. 2 had damage and were not balanceable. The guys at Discount Tire found 1 was straight and true and a 2nd one was ok, so we mountedthe tires from my 2 bent wheels to the GLI wheels so I’m rocking mismatched wheels ATM.

I should have had them move the wheels to each side so at least rash side looks normal, but luckily the wheels look very similar. Fronts are the aftermarket wheels. Rial Como’s plastidip in ShadowBlack, rears are GLI paibtws

I did ask the guy I bought the GLI wheels from if they were straight and true. He said yes, and I was able to get part of my money back and gave him their bent wheels back.

I will also be going back to Wellis Wheel and see what they say, if they can true up the 1 wheel they “fixed”.

I’m holding to save some $ to get a beater and not have to worry about this next year.

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Picked up the Neuspeed Power Module from Dan00Hawk Dan00Hawk today.

Let the tank get nearly empty and filled up the tank with 93 (I have been running 87) before picking this up.

install was really simple, hardest part was pulling the MAP plug off. Reinstalled everything and drove around very chill for about 45 mins before giving it some gas. Makes decent power now, passing people was way easier now!

I think this will satisfy my power needs (for now).

i still want more pops and burbles, so maybe a Downpipe and I’d have to source a resonator for the Catback.

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Sorry for being like the first drug dealer to give you a taste. You're on the road to ruin on your quest for more power now! :ROFLMAO:
Lol naw I’ve been down that road before (motor swap in my MR2). I have been eyeing a Neuspeed for a while now, so it worked out perfectly!
 
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I also understand why people get DSG tunes. The few times I did give it the beans yesterday, I was in normal D mode, the revs would hang up high in the RPM range before shifting. My guess is to really utilize this mod, I’ll have to be in manual mode and maybe next year I’ll end up with a Cobb Accessport with a DSG tune, just for ultimate daily driveability.

my plan is also to have a beater for winter next year and not have to drive this car in the snow.
 

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Using the paddles or dropping to Sport mode worked well for me when I wanted the trans to be more responsive to my sporting intentions. I'd want to drive a DSG tuned car first before I could be convinced it was worth it. :)
 

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