This is my car. A 2000 VW GTI VR6. It's my other passion. I've got alot of plans for it, with concentration on handling. It'll be quite the fun car when I get done with it. I've had it for 2 years now and it's slowly coming along. I plan on autocrossing and taking this thing to the track every chance I get. I just recently dropped almost $2500 into it for a new clutch, brakes, wheels and tires, and a new Optima battery. That was alot to handle financially all at once, but the end result was totally worth it. All things considered, I got damn good deals on everything. HUGE props to Dani and Charles @ Bugformance for getting me going again with a new clutch. As for the wheels, even though they are only OEM 17 inch Monte Carlos, they are new to me, and I think they make my car look so much better than those old 16 inchers. Keep checking back every once in a while as every time I do some new stuff to the car I'll update it here...
Finally updating this... I now have an H&R Cup Kit and my suspension has never felt better. I recently went on a road trip with a few friends and got to really put it to the test and I have to say, it passed with flying colors. I also finally got a set of wheels that I absolutely love- Flik Wasps. The set the car off so much. I'm getting closer to done with this thing, all I have left are a few body parts, a few more engine parts and some other miscellaneous stuff. But then I guess a project like this is never done, eh?
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Exterior: Kamei Badgless Grill, red painted calipers, German personalized front license plate, black VW roundel, black GTI badging, disabled DRL's, black billet aluminum shorty antenna, OEM smoked turn signal lights, 42 Draft Designs smoked side marker lights, rear fender rock guards, custom cut rear valance for exhaust
(Future mods: smoked
headlights, Kamei eyelids, full Votex kit (all black), rear spoiler, black B pillars)
Interior: Black leather/grey. Isotta leather steering wheel cover, OEM Sunglass Holder, TT Pedals
(Future mods: GTI red lettered floor mats, removal of all wood trim to be replaced with body color trim, golf ball style shift knob, replace cubby in dash with 3 gauge pods- oil temp, voltage and, water temp, 4 point safety harness, remove OEM cup holder, replace with console mounted cup holder)
Stereo: Sony Xplod CDX-MP40 w/ MP3 playing capability, JBL 10" sub and Baja 200 watt amp, VW Monsoon Sound System
(Future mods: 500 watt amp for sub, Upgrade amp for cabin speakers, custom sub/amp enclosure, de-Monsooning the entire system)
Engine: Carbonio Cold Air Intake, Remus exhaust w/ straight pipe to replace resonator, High Flow Cat, AutoTech Short Shift Kit, Optima Redtop Battery, Jay Caps- strut tower caps and power steering cap, and a brand new transmission thanks to my stupidity. ;-)
(Future mods: VF Engineering Stage 1 Supercharger, CPU flashed by GIAC, Remus exhaust, more aggressive cams, Quaife limited slip)
Black Flik Wasp 18" wheels, Republic Ultra Hpr Gt
225/40R18 tires, H&R Cup Kit (H&R springs, Bilstein shocks), Neuspeed Upper Front Strut Bar, Brakes- Mintex Redbox pads, ATE Power Disc rotors
(Future mods: H&R rear sway bar, spacers, stainless steel brake lines, and full VF Engineering engine mounts)
Props to: VW Gruppe, Bugformance, Sunnyvale VW, and my Fiancee (for putting up with all this)