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Here's my New Beetle, Finch, let me know what you think, I will keep posting pics as time goes on and I get more done to my car!





 

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Thanks guys, The intake is supposed t give an extra 8HP to the wheels. Now I know this sounds kinda high and I was even questioning, However the difference that it made is unbelievable. I didn't take it to the dyno though but I like the power.
 

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thanks beetlebomb!

It was very easy to install, it comes with everything you need, hardware, instructions, warranty info. The only thing I did change was the hardware (it came with plated so I went stainless to match, and not rust)

Thanks again for your interest!
 

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Finally I found a name!

Just before my New Beetles 7th Birthday, May 17th, It's been named! I finally found the perfect name, "Finch". I think it's appropriate, because like a gold finch it is yellow and black. Not to be mistaken by the same name used on American Pie, the guy who craps in the girls washroom, lol. Here's another couple of pictures of Finch while I'm at it:


 

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I thought about the rear fog conversion, but I really like how bright the backup lights are! Plus I really like symetry on vehicles.
 

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New for this year:
- TVA Dash Kit (Yellow)
- TVA Consol Kit (Yellow)
- Magnaflow Cat-back Exhaust

Once the nice weather is here to stay I will add these items and post pics!
 

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Woooo Hooooo! I get my exhaust put on tomorrow!!! it will be a Magnaflow cat-back, 304SS, Mirror finish... I cant wait!
Keep watching, I will post pics this coming weekend!
 

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Ok well my exhaust went on without problems monday, and as promised here are a few pics!




Unfortunately it has rained, so the mirror finish doesn't show the greatest without being cleaned, however I am very happy with the quality, the sound, and the install. A special thanks goes to the boys at AMI Motorsports in Barrie, Ontario!
 

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Beetlebomb said:
Looks good, there, yellow99! Is that system about the same weight ans the stock exhaust, do ya think?
Hey Beetlebomb! Long time no talk! I am unsure of the weight, but I believe it would weigh the same if not less than the stock system. reason being, stainless and regular steel weigh about the same however this muffler is much smaller than the regular one, it also has a lot less inside of it for baffles. It is a straight through design, and the new power is great, especially in the mid rpm's.

After the rain, I'm so glad I have a stainless exhaust now!
 

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Beetlebomb said:
Yes, you sound really happy with it, but how does IT sound?? (Pretty darn sporty, I'll bet....) :cool:
Oh yea it sounds incredible, its a nice low rumble at idle and once you put your foot down it wakes up! Its a very sporty/racy sound, and I love the sound of it when your slowing down, the back pressure is sweet, it definately sound more like a race car! Thats a good thing IMO. Once your at speed it quiets down a bit too, which I also like, that way you can comfortably talk to the other passengers in the vehicle, and on long drives you dont get a headache!
 

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Yes and Yes! the trottle response is much better, in fact I went on a nice cruise yesterday to my Granparents place, 2 hours away, and a long the way there were some slow drivers, so while going to pass I noticed a lot less hesitation, much quicker acceleration and a much faster car, not being slowed down from the old restricted system.

I haven't checked my actual 0-60 time yet but I'm sure its under 10 seconds, at least it seems to pick up a lot better than before. I am getting a G-Tech Pro SS G-meter in about a month or so, I will definately let you know what it reads once calibrated! I know it's no slower than before and you can definately feel it accelerate faster throughout all rpms!
 

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Took some pics in Barrie, thought I'd share them!



 

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EvilinaDM101 said:
Lookin Good Yellow!! :goodjob:

LUV that angle of your pictures!! :D
Hey thanks! I was trying to get some nice pictures for a change so I took out a digital camera from the collegesomehow the 7.1 was better than the 1.3 mega pixels. lol!

SPIRU: I love your bug, looks great with the tint, spoiler, and eyelids! thanks for the comments!
 

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Sorry I didn't notice all the pictures were from the same angle, here are some more!
 

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gilligan said:
sweet yellow bug, and a 99 to boot:)
Thanks Gilligan, your 99 looks awesome too, plus you come up with some wicked crazy ideas, i love your originality! Thanks for the good review, you made Finch happy!
 

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JuggBug said:
Saweeeet! ......and yellow too, yummy! :)

I friggin' :heart: those eyelids! I sure wish they'd hurry up and come out with some for Juggy!

Finch is lookin' hot.....:)
Thanks Juggs! I'm really surprised nobody has made eyelids for your new new beetle, at least the main body is the same so you can get parts that way, I love your back window! Your rims are HOT too!

Finch saw a picture of Juggbug and got a little excited, lol!
 

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Beetlebomb said:
Man, yellow99, your beetle looks HOT! Love the pics and the angles of the latest ones...they really show off your car to good advantage... Love the looks of your new Magnaflow exhaust system. Enjoy! ;)
Thanks so much! I figured my schooling would be worth something, so I rented a digital camera from the school and drove around Barrie until I saw a good place to take some pics. I'm a bit of a moron though, I didnt wash Finch before his photoshoot so there are spots of dirt in the pictures:mad:

Thanks so much for all of your comments, providing the weather is nice enough here tomorrow I will install my TVA Dashkit! I'll post pics when I get it in!

And for the exhaust, I wouldnt recommend anything else after using Magnaflow!
 

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captbp said:
What he said :)
Yellow is best
To be totally honest I wanted the bright blue metallic:eek: . But once I saw Finch, It was love at first sight! My brother was always suggesting I get a yellow one, so he was happy. I think the bug looks great in most of its colours, I think VW did a great job bringing back the retro-look. Now I would only buy a yellow one, but I dont have to, I have Finch!:D
 
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