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CT/NY Meet - Sunday, 3/18/12

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Decided to create a separate thread here as it seemed more appropriate given this is a GTG. Here is the original thread:

Suggested start time of 10AM at the northbound Mobil station/rest stop just over the CT/NY border on the Merritt Parkway. Map:

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Anyone want to bring bagels or something similar? Coffee?

I'm happy to make any VAG-COM changes people need and then after hanging out for awhile, we could head-out for some fun on the Merritt. Looking forward to it!
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Thanks Derek, S5 #2 Will be in Attendance! Long range weather forecast looks great, Hope it stays that way.
My Merritt fun will be limited too, just got a speeding ticket today after getting my car back from Audi of Fairfield, 81 in a 55..

As tempting as it may be, I might have to lay low .. We're only going to be playing catch-up with scott anyway , or try-to-catch-up lol

The Merritt is usually pretty dead anyway, and those with radars will give us heads up... I need a radar!!!!
Damn where did you get snagged? Good idea, whoever has a radar detector can lead the pack!!
2 red cars and all the rest are black ... we need some diversity haha
Haha well its not like they make S5'S in too many colors, But i hear ya! How did your HID fogs come out? Ive been looking for some legit ones but all i can find are some cheap ones on Ebay that i really dont trust....
My tech. (our tech) Ted says to stay away from those aftermarket bulbs they get far to hot and mess up s bunch of stuff. See you guys on Sunday might have to bring my son to justify my time away from my cell
Dammit, But they look so good!! I was wondering if anyone will be bringing their wifes/Girlfriends or is this going to be mainly a sausage GTG?
If I don't at least suggest he come along -then its just another attempt to be with my car and not my family(which it is) but since I have at least three track events already paid for with hopefully more this spring -bringing my son makes me look more like a dad spending quality time with his boy then the huge pile of shit that I really am!
How old is your Son? I have a 4 year old little boy that loves going for rides in his daddy's drop top! Im sure whatever yours sons age, he would love to see all the nice cars if he has his Dads blood!
I got a 6000k 35w HID kit. They look nice and I like them so far, for now, as long as they are working lol. I have yet to see or hear of a good brand, and they always seem to be hit or miss and very unpredictable. The first 8k hid kit I tried didn't even turn on and fire the bulbs up. Ive tried cheap ones, expensive ones , not so expensive ones, all pretty much seem to be the same Japanese crap all rebranded with different labels. Usually people get the kits for dirt cheap and sell them for a huge profit.

If you do try an hid kit, I would just get the cheapest one you can buy on eBay or something, that way when they burn out your not as mad and didn't waste as much money, maybe pick up a second kit for spare bulbs ballasts. 55w hid kits are brighter, but generate a lot more heat than the 35 Wat kits which are still very bright..though less likely to cause the damage as Scott described..still doesn't mean things can't happen, but I haven't really heard of anyone having melting problems with 35 watt ...

if you don't need them for the greater light output, just mainly for looks/color to match the led drls, just get the Hoen halogen fog bulbs and skip the headache and aggravation.
Great info thanks alot Vinny, let us know in a few weeks how the HID fogs are working! do you have any links or any idea where to get those hoen halogen fog bulbs? matching my drls is basically all I want.

thanks again
Yea definitely go with the Hoen then, I needed something brighter..

I'm not sure where you can get them though since I never really looked into purchasing them.. Try doing a search on the forums and I'm sure you'll come across a link.. Check ecs tuning, they may carry them
Thanks man.
My son is going to be 12 this june
Great Age, He should start appreciating Dads car soon if he's not in love with it already!
I may still have my Hoens from when I did the HID conversion. Will look tonight...
Thanks Derek, Let me know how much you want for them if you still have em, I will grab them from you this Sunday.
***Lime Rock Car Show***

Not sure if you guys have a Facebook or not, But here is a link for a great car show June 22nd & 23rd @ The Lime Rock Raceway State Park up in Northern,CT. This would also be another great GTG, Always planning ahead!!/events/247194148707230/247657195327592/?notif_t=plan_mall_activity
No charge for a fellow petrolhead!
Thanks Derek thats very kind of you!
Looks like were going to be blessed with Amazing weather as well!!!!
Mini-detail day on Saturday!
Good idea! Just ordered these Wolfgang products i was reffered to try out by Mopsta, What do you like using for your detailing?
Im good to go guys 100%, once I meet up with Subfixer we will stop by the New Cannan rest stop as well if you two are still there.
ok. just saw this. I wont make the 9:30, but I'll be coming on exit 35 (High Ridge) about that time if all goes well.

I'll be bringing my laptop, but can only stay a couple hours.
Bringing my Laptop as well just incase and have Rosstech downloaded , have to take off 1130 the latest so not much time unfortunatly
Awesome pics, awesome video- we should try to do this at least once a month, especially with the summer months coming up.
Had an amazing time everyone! A BIG Thank You to BB Vigin for the VagCom upgrades, He showed there are still great people in the world that enjoy helping others!! Too bad i missed the ride, And i agree meeting up once a month would be great throughout the Spring/Summer months. Really hoping Everyone if not more A5/S5ers can Meet up April 7th for the Dubs on Defrost show.
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is there another meet up this weekend?
Nothing that i am aware of, The next one i would like to get together would be April 7th before the Dubs On Defrost show in Westport,CT.

What area are you from?

That is unfortunate I was hoping to attend a meet up, if I would have known about this one I would have showed up.
Sat Apr 7th is only 2 weekends away, We all would hope you can make the show. I also see your trying to sell you S5, Slapping a big 4Sale sign on your Windshield and parking at a car show would be a great way to start...
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