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AbbyThugStig

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Building my dream car, T-red GLI
« on: Jul 29, 15, 15:09 »
Specs on the when bought:
95xxx Miles
Jom coilovers
Depo ecodes
Ugly ass tails
Magnaflow muffler with the most ugly welds I have ever seen (developed a huge hole after scraping it on the ferry)
Chrome trim painted black
MSR wheels with bald tires
Neuspeed ram air intake
n75H valve


Here are the first pictures I got of it.





The first thing I purchased for this car was a Forge 007 Diverter valve and a Boss double din touch screen stereo.  The car came with a forge dv but it had a rubber diaphragm in it that "farted" at 3500rpm



After driving the car for a while in the snow no less on bald tires it was time to get some winters. As I was looking I bent one of the MSR wheels on a pothole. I drove around on a flat for about a week. I finally found some subaru wheels with some great tires on them. (Which I can't remember for the life of me right now) So I had to drill out the hub a bit to make them fit but with some convincing I bored them out to fit the vw hub nice and snug. Much better in the rain and snow.




Next I picked up some light bulbs for the ecodes and a euro switch since the previous owner for some reason didn't install them even though they got ecodes.



Now since I bent the MSR wheels I seriously started looking around for wheels and absolutely fell in love with X5 wheels. Found a guy here on vortex and got them shipped up from the states and came with 42DD adapters.

 
 I then bought a badgeless grill (one of the slats was broken and on an angle), Oem GLI tails, and stole my dads roof racks off of his Tdi. I also ordered a bra to hide the hood notch and some hood damages from 10 years of being on the road.

Got home and mounted everything but the bra








Finally got the bra in the mail put it on, lowered it more and took her to her first show.




I got sick of the car not sounding like much and ordered a 3" Turbo back exhaust from 42DD with the test pipe what a massive difference!



Before and after video (the good pull is at the end)



Got the New South Performance boost gauge and pod and installed that. Love the oem look to them.



Bought and installed the Forge short shifter (sorry no pictures)

The next big purchase was getting stage 2. I decided to give Gonzo a try, I know may people have had problems but I don't really have many complaints. What a massive difference going from the stock 180hp to 230ish. Got 2 step/antilag, Valet, Cat delete, and launch control. Did the flash in my driveway.

Took the car to volksfest and to my surprise I won first place out of all Mk4's (including golfs)




Now that I am all caught up right now the next things on the list are putting the Thule 872XT wind deflector on my roof rack and currently waiting for my mk3 to sell and as soon as that sells I will be buying airride.

If you made it to here congrats!
Let me know what you guys think, there is lots to come and I have a lot of plans for this car so stay tuned!

Stephan Schmidt

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Re: Building my dream car, T-red GLI
« Reply #1 on: Jul 29, 15, 16:23 »
Red GLI, VERY nice!

Radvr6t

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Re: Building my dream car, T-red GLI
« Reply #2 on: Jul 29, 15, 17:17 »
Looks great so far, keep up the great work :thumbup:
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Wabbit

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Re: Building my dream car, T-red GLI
« Reply #3 on: Jul 29, 15, 17:27 »
nice wheels mang.

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Re: Building my dream car, T-red GLI
« Reply #4 on: Jul 29, 15, 20:21 »
I'd still love a MK4 TR GLI - nice car!

AbbyThugStig

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Re: Building my dream car, T-red GLI
« Reply #5 on: Aug 09, 15, 02:12 »
Did some work on the car last weekend. Did a frame notch, new Thule roof rack fairing, new NGK Iridium spark plugs, did an oil change, and lowered the rear a bit.

So my car with 2 people in it starting hitting the subframe because of the ****ty blown JOM coils in it so since I will be getting airride I figured I would just do a frame notch. My dad and I did this in about 2 hours and several broken bits later. Just went to the hardware store and picked up a 3" hole saw (We didn't get a very deep one so it took some extra cutting so it wouldn't bottom out) and went to a steel mart and picked up a couple feet of 2.75" pipe ID. Here are the pictures I took (I know I should have taken more) Excuse the welding job neither of us are welders by trade.











Picture of the spark plugs I put in. Massive difference in my idle, much smoother.



Put on the roof rack fairing, car looks a lot cleaner.



So I went up to the interior of BC the same weekend and found out now that my frame is notched the axle now hits the swaybar with 2 people in the car  :suspicious: But it doesn't when it's only me. Was driving home when a cop caught me going 130km/h in a 100 zone while I was passing trailers and got my very first ticket (and on my birthday no less....) of course I didn't have my N on so he got me for that too, which is my own fault I haven't had that on since I got it. Anyways it ended up being a pretty expensive weekend.



Got a flat tire this week too and of course it's back home where there are no custom tire shops to take off my tire so I had to take it to your regular run of the mill shop and of course the wheel is now scratched up and there is a tear in my sidewall from them trying to get the tires off.  :angry:
I also got my glass headlight lenses that I might put in tomorrow if I feel up to it, and got some adhesive for fixing my A pillar and C pillar fabric which is coming off.

Thanks for taking the time to read my first update! :)
« Last Edit: Aug 09, 15, 02:18 by AbbyThugStig »

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Re: Building my dream car, T-red GLI
« Reply #6 on: Aug 09, 15, 08:31 »
Do you have r8 ignition coils?

Let's see the engine bay of this beauty
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AbbyThugStig

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Re: Building my dream car, T-red GLI
« Reply #7 on: Aug 09, 15, 10:37 »
Do you have r8 ignition coils?

Let's see the engine bay of this beauty

No I don't yet its next on this list, and you dont want to see the engine bay, when I get my fmic Ill be cleaning it up and painting the valve cover etc etc but for now it looks like shit.

AbbyThugStig

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Re: Building my dream car, T-red GLI
« Reply #8 on: Aug 09, 15, 21:30 »
Another update! Did my glass lenses today. Car looks way cleaner now!  A couple things I will do different next time but I think they came out great for my first shot at it.

Before







After










Also fixed my fabric on my A and C pillars. Those clips are a b*tch. (Didn't take pictures)

AbbyThugStig

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Re: Building my dream car, T-red GLI
« Reply #9 on: Dec 31, 15, 03:32 »
Winter update with no pictures:

At the end of summer I got an amazing deal on a brand new set of jom coils. After selling the old ones they only cost me $150
Just ordered the 034 coilpack cover, powdercoated black, so I can actually open my hood and have it not look like crap.

This next season is going to be:
-Idf drop plates (I was maxed on the coils in the rear to get the same stance as before and want to go lower)
-New rear adaptors to go with the drop plates for some nice fitment
-Timing belt and waterpump
-Alignment
-Front fender roll
-New axle
-Lots of Misc things


Going to be a detailing/maintenance year for me this year.

Happy Holidays!

Scooby

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Re: Building my dream car, T-red GLI
« Reply #10 on: Dec 31, 15, 08:12 »
Happy New Year bud