Wheels, Kits, and Panties…

Yesterday felt like a busy day but it actually ended up being a “so what are we doing now?” kinda day and I hate that haha

First plan of business was to get Ricky’s wheels and tires mounted – finally after months of them sitting in my basement, Ricky is in the home stretch of getting his car done. There is exactly 13 days left until Driven and it seems like everybody is rushing to get their parts done and on. Some people like JC are still waiting for parts – it’s been since November-ish since he’s ordered his wheels and they are scheduled to be here a week before the show, if not later.

I think it’ll all work out in the end though and it’s going to be a sick show!
Anyways – onto the day…

After months of having the tires in my basement and the wheels boxed up and asking to be taken out – we finally get the chance to take them to Gary and Cort at Urban X.

Since we didn’t have an appointment, they were nice enough to let us just drop it off and have them work on them whenever they had time. Meanwhile, we headed to the Tenchiwala residence and chilled for a bit. Gopesh had some goodies to install. I was sitting in JC’s car and was checking out his dildo knob again… haha I have a soft spot for this thing cause it’s so crazy. It’s actually super fun to shift.

We were taking a look at some of the stuff we had from 2010 to see if we could reuse them for anything this year and unfortunately we can’t. The flags that we had made by Terence at Black Label got ruined when we took them to the show in Vancouver last year. It was an outdoor show and it rained practically all day.

Gopesh came and it turned out his sideskirts, rear Oettinger bumper and front lip were done being painted.

Dirty – but he’s been driving like this since we installed the exhaust a few weeks ago.

The front lip

The rest of the pieces loaded up in Punit’s Legacy

The bumper

We decided to wash the car and fit it on to make sure the paint matched and it was easier to work with. Turned out great. The APR exhaust looks sick

A shot of his APR intake that I didn’t get a chance to take a pic of last time. Kind of the same set up as stock – except carbon. Didn’t seem that special to me, but it looks sick.

Around 2, we went back to Urban and picked the wheels back up. We asked if they could leave the blue tape on the wheels so that when we test them with his air set up, we don’t accidentally scratch up the lip. This is how they look the shade – no spectrum silver or anything. Just straight gunmetal. Stealthy.

Earlier we went to the mall to eat and Ricky wanted to pick up some purple panties to hang on his rear view mirror for the show and to match his “panty dropper” sticker he’ll be slapping on his air tank and Diana was able to hook him up LOL

Video: GTI APR Turboback

Quickk clip of the exhaust on first start. Actually a lot quieter than we thought, but most likely because it’s catted. I think after a but of driving, it’ll open up a bit more but probably not much more different than this. Still nice!

You can tell Gopesh was kind of disappointed after hearing it though cause he wanted it to be loud LOL.

Gopesh’s APR Install

Finally some awesome weather. It’s actually a day that we’ve all been waiting for… over 20C and sun shining with not a cloud in the sky. No need for sweaters or heat guns. And what better way to make use of our time than to have another install day.

Gopesh has been keeping his brand spanking new APR turbo back and APR carbon intake since winter and we finally got around to installing it today. Super nice piece and since we did it on Ricky’s GTI last year – should be the same and no problem right? Wrong. I don’t think we’ve ever encountered an install without any issues – big or small. There’s always something that blocks us, but we can’t avoid it I guess.

Took a quick snap of my car since I just waxed it and it looks amazing in the sun when it’s shining.

Got to Prashant’s house and look at this parking job. I guess douche parking comes with the car.

Layout of the APR exhaust and carbon intake in the boxes

Gopesh doing work lol

Ready to get the intake in. But for some reason, I didn’t get a final shot of it. The way the APR exhaust is made was such a fail on their part. The bolts that hold the chamber to the filter don’t even fit, the filter barely fits the arm, blah blah blah.

Legs everywhere haha

Everybody doing work.

hahaha Punit was stuck under there holding the exhaust for so long. We jumped the gun and took everything off the hangers too quick and Gopesh had barely got the downpipe off. Whoops.

Finally that stock bitch is out.

Also took the rear plastic valence off since we’re still waiting on his rear Oettinger bumper, so he’ll be running like this until then.

Exhaust up. So shiny. Man the hangers for this car are such a bitch to do.

Look at that mirror shine.

I didn’t get a chance to get finished pics of it on the ground since I had to go home and get ready since we all had to be somewhere in an hour and a half… I’ll get more when he’s done his car. I did get a sound clip though, so that will be up soon.