Figure I make one of these eventually.
It's a slow process but this has been fun the whole time.
I have tons of plans so I hope this grows!
It is an automatic 1.8t jetta. Black with black interior.
I didn't really touch my car until I joined VWF in 2011, after I got home from training.
*Note: I can't remember how many coil packs i've replaced but i think i'm verging on an entire dozen.
First thing i did is went to town on the damn foggy lenses with a 3m restoration kit.
Soon after i found "joey mod" on VWF. There's a thread for it in our DIY section.
got rid of dealer plate holders, moved front plate, painted rear emblem, got rid of rear chrome emblems. Badgeless grille
Next I ordered raceland ultimos and threw on a specter cone air filter.
Ordered front grilles.
Got tired of my plate holes, figured I experiment with bondo. Started with engine cover to get a feel for the stuff then moved to my rub strip, repainted bumper.
At about this time I replaced my oil return line for the turbo and a front axle.
This got rid of the sidemarkers and plate holes, so i decided I would get rid of everything that wasn't black next. Or make those things black.
Got the car APR tuned and a couple months later I got ridiculously tired of all black so I took it off and ordered new front and back lights deplo ecodes and hella smoked candy canes, polished my intake manifold and picked up a ROUGH and boy i mean ROUGH set of C5s. Also slapped on a VWF sticker
Next I chopped up my exhaust.
exhaust 0475 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Then put a magnaflow muffler on it, I've yet to make a decent exhaust video.
exhaust | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Then I finally got around to painting and mounting the C5s, painted brake calipers red.
Next I tinted the windows, threw on a roofrack.
Cleaned up my engine bay, sprayed the valve cover.
Being so low took a toll on the car, I ruined my oil pan and another axle!
heres on stands in some guys parking lot jb wielding my pan up. Luckily I bought an entire case of full synthetic 5w-30 for 20 bucks just before this and was in my car still!
Not even two weeks later, Smashed it again!
But this got rid of that problem. ECS hybrid oil pan, great fucking kit I swear by it.
Shortly after this my auto transmission got completely obliterated, right after buying HID's. I have good luck I guess. So the car has been sitting in the garage mostly.
The HID's came and I popped them on, they look great. Got them from roger here on the fourms.
Also threw on a K&N filter to replace specter
I just ordered lower fog grilles to fit on a set of hella micro DE fogs. They're going to look great.
Also working on sourcing parts for a full manual swap. Taxes couldn't come any slower.