My deliveries so far this month

So far I have 6 cars out this month, very happy with the progress so far. I believe I have 5 pictures out of the total 6 so far. Only one I missed was a 2016 A5 convertible. Very nice.

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2017 Audi S7, had the windows tinted to 20% at Double Take on Banksville Rd. 20" HRE FF01 Wheels with Michelin Pilot Sport Tires.

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FWD A3

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My dad's 2015 Audi S4 in Sepang Blue. He bought the lease out. Love this car.

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FWD A3

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2017 Audi A4 in an exclusive color (Toucan Yellow).

Black Tips!

Yesterday I had the exhaust tips powdercoated matte black and I think they came out great.  

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The black optic package from Audi should've came with black exhaust tips to begin with.  The other thing I'd like to do that I think should've been an option is matte black Audi and S3 emblems in the front and back. I always have like that Porsche does that on their Macan GTS and think it would be a nice touch on my S3. That will have to happen at some point.

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Hubcap Heaven in Penn Hills did the powder coating for me and I am very impressed with the outcome. I dropped the tips off at 830 AM and they were done by 130 PM, amazing turn around time. We use them to powder coat wheels for our cars/customers at work (Day VW & Audi) and I am contemplating having them do my OEM wheels in black if I don't get aftermarket wheels.

I also finally got my gorillapod with phone holder(see below). This is something I will eventually use for a vlogging camera, but for now I will be using it with my iphone 7. I am currently teaching myself new things to do with video and learning how to edit. I'd like to be decent in those areas before the vlog starts.

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GOOD NIGHT!

Missed a week! Here's what I've been up to..

Been so busy that I have been slacking on updates. Been contemplating starting a Vlog, but without the sufficient camera equipment, for now I will try to stay more up to date on my blog posts here. I'll give you the quick run down of the last week.

As far as the car goes I snagged some smoked Laminx for the headlights and liked it so much I ordered the same for the rear bumper reflectors. Got the email that they have arrived at home, so those were installed late this evening (see below).

Gun Smoke Laminx for the rear bumper reflectors, from ECS Tuning.

Gun Smoke Laminx for the rear bumper reflectors, from ECS Tuning.

Also trying to find an RS3 grill that's not $1400!! Let me know if you see one with the adaptive cruise control sensor hole!!!

RS3 Grill

RS3 Grill

In my personal life, I have been working crazy hours and feeling lately like I'm not doing enough to really enjoy life instead of just living it. So, I am looking into new hobbies and things to enjoy.. If anyone has some suggestions just shoot some ideas to me!

I spent some time at the fire station today since I had the day off. I did a truck check on our Rescue truck and smoked a good Muwat KFC Cigar.

Kentucky Fire Cured

Kentucky Fire Cured

Sat down to just relax for a minute after the truck check.

Sat down to just relax for a minute after the truck check.

 

 

Gunsmoke Laminx on the S3!

So the covers came in the mail yesterday and I had them on about 10 minutes later! 

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Very good product for the money. Not only does it look way better, but it also protects the headlights. Win win! 

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Below is what they looked like previously.  

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Very happy with the switch! 

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More things to come soon. Black wheels and suspension are on the list for soon.  

I love this RS4

I keep seeing this pig in Bridgeville and I LOVE it.  

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Obviously my S3 is more in focus than said RS4

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Jon Olsson's RS6DTM

I just love this car!! Wide body, Adv. 1 Wheels, big brake kit, Milltek Race Exhaust, twin turbos anodized in 18k gold, and new suspension! Photos by Oskar Bakke.  I'd love to have something like this for this summer or next winter. Need to start planning.  

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337

So in January I picked up a 2002 Volkswagen GTI 337 from my friend in Cape May, NJ. The 337 is 1 of 1200 made. They all came in Reflex Silver with Black Recaro interior. The car had 125k miles on it but drives great. The interior is in mint condition but the exterior needs some work. This should be a fun project.  

Black Recaro Seats with red stitching.  

Black Recaro Seats with red stitching.  

Over the next few weeks I'll be working on suspension, body work, lights, and performance.  

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Interior is in mint condition.  

 

Quick video

Cruised out to Oktoberfest 2014 thrown by Next Level Tuning and took some quick video footage. My boy Big Marc rode with me and caravanned with a decent sized group of really cool people.

 

Hope you enjoy.

DUBMOTION- Image is Everything. 

Old Lightroom preset, newer R32.

I used to use an edit preset I found online called "Wizels" and loved it on my old MKIV R32 which happened to be the same color as the MKV R32 (tornado red). 

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Above is the newer R32 (the MKV). So much more time and money has been put in to this car than the MKIV below but I still hold them equal. The one below was so cool and fun to drive!

 

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This car was just about as good as it gets.  Happy to have had the 2 different R32s in the same color so that they are easily compared; red cars with black wheels are probably my favorite thing. Low and loud!

Launch with the GoPro Camera

So I got to test out the gopro camera today with the suction cup mount. Really cool that you can use the wireless remote or gopro app on the iphone to control it.

Just a short video of launching the car with the launch control from the united motorsports dsg transmission tune. I still love this car so much. 

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Snagged a gopro camera this week but haven't done too much with it. Should be a blast for car shows, cruises, and outdoor activities!

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Audi A3 "Game Changer" event; April 3rd, 2014.

Join us to celebrate the arrival of the all new Audi A3.  We will be going over the all new vehicle in depth and you will be able to sit in it and learn the new technology. Festivities will include a sampling of craft beer from Rivertowne Brewing, a variety of scrumptious finger foods, and music by local House DJ Chico.  We look forward to seeing you!

Please RSVP to RSVPsewickley@gmail.com by March 28th.

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Static vs. Air

It's a choice we all have to make when building our cars and one I have gone back and forth from lately. When I got my MKV R32 I got a set of FK Silverline X coilovers and loved them for a whole year. In the spring of last year I bought my first air kit installed it with a few friends of mine. After upgrading the front shocks to the performance series I was almost happy with the setup... 

Air'd out in South Point

Air'd out in South Point

The real reason I bagged the car was that I had selected a set of HRE 109S wheels that I wanted. I got the wheels from a good friend of mine that had had them on his bagged Golf R. Being HRE they were the most expensive wheels I have ever bought even though they were used. They really brought the car together and made the vehicle look just amazing.

HRE 109S wheels fitted

HRE 109S wheels fitted

But, after a full show season and about 6-8 months I decided I wanted to go back to coilovers for better performance. I looked at pictures of what the car had looked like before and sold the bags in hopes to go back to where I was before.

BBS Wheels times 3

BBS Wheels times 3

I instantly regretted selling the airbags. Now I know what I have to do this spring. Buy a brand new kit.... Performance series fronts, performance series rears, V2 management, and one of those pretty new seamless air tanks. I know what I need to do, just need to find the money to do so. After this I should love my car again and never make the same mistakes again.

A few friends told me at the time that they knew I would regret it, but I didn't believe them. They were right! I will be back this season though. I have a few things I hope to be changing and can't wait to see how everything turns out. 

Keep an eye out for something new.