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Hey I'm new to this forum. Never been to a car show before but I'm excited to come out and see some cool stuff haha. I drive a 2010 Audi TT with a controversial wrap.
 

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Swap you say? Proceed.
 
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A wrap haha. Like a vinyl wrap. Besides it my car is stock for now because I might have a bit of a transmission issue. I wish it was swapped!
 
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Ok, let me give you some context to this wrap. I got this car in May of 2019, its my second car and I paid 90% of the cost. My dad graciously covered the other little bit of money. This car is a rebuilt title with just 57k miles, it came from Georgia. It's mostly stock but it's got a TTRS front end. I've got some pictures of it when it was wrecked I found on an auction site, and I also have some pictures of when I first saw the car before it was fixed. I can find those if ya'll are interested. In September of 2019, I decided to get some wheels for the car. My dad showed me a picture of a wrapped TT, and I liked it. It's a blue chrome wrap, it reflects light really well and is pretty eye catching. However, I did not feel like fronting the cost. My dad offered to pay half as he desperately wanted to get a car wrapped, he really loved the idea. Again, I did not see a point to get it wrapped. He ended up booking an appointment without telling me as he had a guy who owed him a favor who could can do wraps. At first, I loved the wrap. It was getting me a ton of looks, attention, and it made me feel cool. Then I decided to share it with the internet, and I got tons of haters telling me I'm a fraud and a faker and I felt like shit. I had grown men with wives and children telling me to drive my car off a cliff. My wrap as a "side blade" type deal, and at the time of the wrap I thought it looked cool and I didn't realize so many people would either call me out for driving a "fake R8" or people who don't know much about cars telling me how much they like my R8. At the end of the day, I still like my car however I hate the wrap and I regret ever letting it get done. I just feel like a dumbass driving around it in. I had plans for an intake, downpipe, and a stage 1 tune through APR, nothing crazy as its my daily and the car honestly isn't worth much. The automatic trans has started to occasionally slip and I'm putting my plans on hold until I figure out what the hell is going on with it. My dream car is a SW20 Toyota MR2, and I'm thinking about getting one in the spring if everything goes right. I wish I never did the wrap and I could just keep the TT as a stock daily. With the wrap, I feel the need to mod it in order to keep up the appearance. The wrap is basically a mistake in my mind.
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I think its partially a purist thing. Purists hate it because its not a real R8. I'm honestly just scared of bringing it to a meet because of backlash not gonna lie haha. I actually think me and my friend are gonna take his manual 2000 BMW 323i up on Thursday.
 
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btw in the pics u can see the TTRS badge on the front because the front end came from a salvaged TTRS. I've since taken the badge off as not to confuse people
 
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Haha you're not wrong! I also have a 2018 Kawasaki Ninja 400 I bought myself in March. It's in the shop for an engine rebuilt because it started running weird under warranty and they found lots of metal in the oil filter.... the bike has just 1200 miles on it! Once the engine is rebuilt I'm gonna get rid of it for hopefully an mr2.
 

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First off, the TTRS front does so much to improve the looks of the car. Dont be ashamed of that. The wrap, maybe without the "sideblades" it wouldn't cause so much of a stir, but everything else looks good to me. But this opinion is also coming from someone whos made a couple of my cars look like something they're technically not :LOL:
 

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Ok, let me give you some context to this wrap. I got this car in May of 2019, its my second car and I paid 90% of the cost. My dad graciously covered the other little bit of money. This car is a rebuilt title with just 57k miles, it came from Georgia. It's mostly stock but it's got a TTRS front end. I've got some pictures of it when it was wrecked I found on an auction site, and I also have some pictures of when I first saw the car before it was fixed. I can find those if ya'll are interested. In September of 2019, I decided to get some wheels for the car. My dad showed me a picture of a wrapped TT, and I liked it. It's a blue chrome wrap, it reflects light really well and is pretty eye catching. However, I did not feel like fronting the cost. My dad offered to pay half as he desperately wanted to get a car wrapped, he really loved the idea. Again, I did not see a point to get it wrapped. He ended up booking an appointment without telling me as he had a guy who owed him a favor who could can do wraps. At first, I loved the wrap. It was getting me a ton of looks, attention, and it made me feel cool. Then I decided to share it with the internet, and I got tons of haters telling me I'm a fraud and a faker and I felt like shit. I had grown men with wives and children telling me to drive my car off a cliff. My wrap as a "side blade" type deal, and at the time of the wrap I thought it looked cool and I didn't realize so many people would either call me out for driving a "fake R8" or people who don't know much about cars telling me how much they like my R8. At the end of the day, I still like my car however I hate the wrap and I regret ever letting it get done. I just feel like a dumbass driving around it in. I had plans for an intake, downpipe, and a stage 1 tune through APR, nothing crazy as its my daily and the car honestly isn't worth much. The automatic trans has started to occasionally slip and I'm putting my plans on hold until I figure out what the hell is going on with it. My dream car is a SW20 Toyota MR2, and I'm thinking about getting one in the spring if everything goes right. I wish I never did the wrap and I could just keep the TT as a stock daily. With the wrap, I feel the need to mod it in order to keep up the appearance. The wrap is basically a mistake in my mind. View attachment 68506View attachment 68507View attachment 68508
I think the wrap looks good, you will find over time what other people think means absolutely nothing, it’s about what you like it’s your stuff not theirs
 
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Thanks to everyone for being so nice! I'm 18 going on 19 in February and some of my only experiences with online car communities has been me being laughed out of an Audi FB group. I'm glad people like my car. I found some of the old pictures, thought I'd give them a share :)
My car on a salvage auction site (forgot which one) :
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My car the first time I saw it in person:
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My car the first time I saw it whole:
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From what you're saying, it sounds like your dad had more influence on the wrap than you did, but the fact that you're on the hunt for an SW20 MR2 tells me you've got good taste. Good luck on the search! Just don't let your dad near it. :LOL:
 

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Welcome!

I think the wrap looks good. The chrome blue is a bit flashy in the sun but I think it fits the car well in general. At night it looks really good IMO!

And who gives a shit if people say it looks like an R8.... they are both fucking Audi's :rofl: tell them to go suck a dick.
 

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like Audi doesnt share stylings across their own models.....haters are a joke sometimes, dont let them get under your skin.

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