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Old 04-18-2011, 04:51 AM   #1
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I've been on the forum for a while now and I figured it was time to let you all in on my daily. I bought it for $800 when I was 14 from a very nice man in a trailer. Since then I've put about $6k in it. I love working on this car and luckily because I went the cheap route I get to constantly fix things... The list of mods are as follows:
Engine:
Ebay log mani with 16g dsm turbo
Knockoff ssqv bov
12:1 FPR
FM intercooler pipes w/fun-sized intercooler
2.5 straight pipes
Aluminum rad with slim fans

Suspension:
Ebay super-stiff adjustable coils
KYB shocks
FM adjustable sways
Front strut bar
Autopower roll bar
Door bars

Drivetrain:
Ebay 6 puck with lightweight flywheel
4:10 torsen

Interior:
Ebay deep dish steering wheel with slim quick disconnect
Custom 2-tone charcoal(center) and black(back and sides) seats
Kenwood head unit w/ipod interface
X4 6.5 3-way speakers

Exterrior:
Wings west full kit with lip spoiler
Carbon F1 style mirrors
Black TSI's
Seamless replacement vinyl top
Black-out tail lights
16" Konig Holes with 205/40/16 cooper tires

It's not the greatest quality build in the world but I have had more fun building and driving this car over the past 7 years than I have doing pretty much anything else. A few old pictars to start off:
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Plans if I can get my bills paid this summer include proper engine management and a full overhaul of the turbo system.
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Old 04-18-2011, 04:14 PM   #2
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I will assume the front is crashed, since you don't want to show us. The back looks nice though.
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you from the 417 area by chance?
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I am living in Springfield right now, yes. And here's a front end pic:
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And here's what happens when a brand new 16g blows its oil seals out on the first start:
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And yes, the ricy muffler is gone now...
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Engine bay and interrior shots are coming as soon as I get a nice day to clean the car up. It's supposed to rain/baseball-hail over the next 6 days...
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Moar from a nice day:
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Car looks good! I almost got mine out today, but im lazy.
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Looks good man. So how has the log manifold held up? That isn't the autochrome stainless one right?
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It's just the cheapo ebay manifold and suprisingly it's held up really well. Only one small crack directly below the turbo on the bottom of the manifold. And I just replaced my HKS SSQV special edition black bov with an adjustable ebay ssqv knockoff and I couldn't be happier with how it's performing. The sound is wonderful and it came with two recirculation fittings if I decide to go that route too. Pics as soon as I can.
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Crappy cell phone pics of the interrior with the door bars in as of today:
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God. Awful. Pictures.
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