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Title: 2003 IY 20th AE GTI #3277
Post by: redline on October 23, 2008, 10:50:48 PM
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3139/2948054015_882a1209b9.jpg?v=0)

Since the 90 got totaled, it was time for a new car and this steal of a car came up. It has quite a bit of TLC to do, but I'm hoping to have her to perfect condition by the start of show season next year. I plan on keeping her for the next 60-80,000 miles so maintenance is top priority. I've split p my future mods into a couple of stages and the idea is that as soon as I get done with one stage, I can move onto the next. However, if I find a good deal, I'll jump ahead and buy it.

Existing Mods:
Performance:

 - Carbonio cold air intake
 - Samco hoses
 - 034 motorsports downpipe
 - Miltek turbo-back exhaust
 - Neuspeed short shifter
 - Neuspeed 3-way adjustable rear sway bar
 - Forge 007 DV
 - NGK BKR6E spark plugs

Interior:

 - .:R32 steering wheel
 - Euro light switch
 - Carbon fiber sunroof panel
 - False floor/rear seat delete

Exterior:
 - 20% Tint all around
 - ASA AR-1s (winter beaters)
 - Hella r/c/c/r tails
 - Polo rear wiper
 - Aero front wipers
 - Phaeton antennae (going on soon)

The Plan:
Stage one: Restore
- Clean air filter/maf/etc
- Fix hole in downpipe
- Timing Belt
- Fuel filter
 - BG44K
 - Bentleys
 - Replace the hood
 - Fix hail dents in roof
 - Fix front bumper/valence
 - Coolant flush
 - LED lights

Stage two: Improve
- false floor/rear seat delete
- Phaeton antennae
 - Boost gauge
 - Switch to Forge black hoses and TIP
 - Different tails (not sure which yet)
 - OE 25th mats
 - Rear upper strut bar
 - Upgrade to PBR ceramic pads and cross drilled/slotted rotors (bling bling)
 - OE 25th front bumper
 - Leon Cupra R lip
 - S3 water tank cover
 - S3 battery cover
 - Jetta vents
 - Euro stubby mirrors

Stage three: Show status
 - Chip (probably Revo)
 - Radar detector
 - Upgraded side intercooler
 - Clear Bra
 - Rims
 - Tasteful lowering
 - Euro rear bumper
 - Vinyl black roof
 - Carbon fiber color-matched engine cover

Stage four: the "I just won the lottery" stage
 - Full euro cluster and OEM Nav
 - Bags
 - Stage 3+
Title: Re: 2003 IY 20th AE GTI #3277
Post by: 03Indigo on October 24, 2008, 02:49:49 AM
nice future list for mods.  Looking forward to more pics!!!!
Title: Re: 2003 IY 20th AE GTI #3277
Post by: 92UrS4 on October 24, 2008, 05:38:41 AM
Very nice Mike, I still can't wait to see it in person.
Title: Re: 2003 IY 20th AE GTI #3277
Post by: ianacole on October 24, 2008, 07:46:53 AM
Looks great from that shot  ;)

I've got an Escort 8500 X50 red display if you'd like...and shortly the Forge side mount.
Title: Re: 2003 IY 20th AE GTI #3277
Post by: amontgomeryc on October 24, 2008, 08:37:15 AM
if you ever need a Bentley, just let me know and its yours to borrow :)
Title: Re: 2003 IY 20th AE GTI #3277
Post by: Noob_Shum on October 24, 2008, 11:14:13 AM
Sweet car man, I am sure you will much more happy with this can than my Passat ;) Heck of a lot more fun to drive :)

Jonathan
Title: Re: 2003 IY 20th AE GTI #3277
Post by: redline on October 24, 2008, 09:42:14 PM
Thanks guys!

Very nice Mike, I still can't wait to see it in person.

I'm a block away 2 night a week, I'll swing by someday if you want.

Looks great from that shot  ;)

I've got an Escort 8500 X50 red display if you'd like...and shortly the Forge side mount.

That's because rock chips and hail damage don't show up from 2 stories high ;) PM sent

if you ever need a Bentley, just let me know and its yours to borrow :)

I might have to take you up on that offer soon, timing belt time is past due.
Title: Re: 2003 IY 20th AE GTI #3277
Post by: redline on October 29, 2008, 07:31:27 PM
This week has been good as far as working on the car. Got the broken down pipe fixed so no more John Deere status! The old one was completely fubarred, it had completely separated from the turbo mount.

(http://photos.vwmail.net/d/1303-2/_MSP0075.jpg)

I also cleaned the air filter, MAF, and replaced the spark plugs. The old ones were so bad it took a breaker bar to get them loose.

(http://photos.vwmail.net/d/1292-2/_MSP0078.jpg)
(http://photos.vwmail.net/d/1298-2/_MSP0077.jpg)
Title: Re: 2003 IY 20th AE GTI #3277
Post by: 03Indigo on October 29, 2008, 07:50:57 PM
fun, fun.  Can't wait to see it, and drive it :D.  Pretty soon we will have it all purdied up for ya.
Title: Re: 2003 IY 20th AE GTI #3277
Post by: redline on November 17, 2008, 08:03:29 PM
Washed the left-over wax residue pics bump. Even if they do make it look 4x4 ;)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3138/3040105376_aaf8f43aef.jpg?v=0)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3044/3040105720_29f00b4d39.jpg?v=0)

Picked up a new driver's side seat belt and going to install that this week hopefully. Also called the PO and she has the golfball knob so that saves me at least 150 bucks! The stealership quoted me 550  :o