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Hey everyone. I figured I would make a picture dump to keep track of what I'm doing to my car. I have a 2004.5 Black Magic Pearl Jetta GLI 1.8T. I bought it bone stock with 80k on the clock. Now it has 109,000 miles. 6 Speed.

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Unitronics 1+
Koni Coilovers
AEM Dryflow Short Ram Intake
Splitter Valve
ECS Tuning Strut Bar
15mm spacers front
20mm spacers rear
Timing belt and waterpump done @90,000
Completely rebuilt K03s turbo @100,000
New South Performance off-center steering wheel Boost gauge

Before coils and spacers:








Upgraded to a MANN charcoal lined cabin filter because the old one was causing poor ventilation (clogged).


Went through the whole "murdered out" phase and got sick of it within one winter.


Staggered, Sommers, CT


My 1.8T and Millers old 2.0 (RIP) at Limerock Raceway



Made this which did not reflect my car at all at the time


Turbo went bad at 100K, bought a completely rebuilt replacement K03s from XSBOOST TURBOCHARGERS. Installation was a PITA.



Bought and installed these


Current:











FUTURE PLANS:
Maybe an FMIC, or some wheels with stretch! We'll see, as I currently have $0.00.

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First update, finally got my 42DraftDesigns 3in Turboback Exhaust with Double-wall 4in single tip.



Also, picked this truck up for a steal, runs great so far. Need it to get wood for our wood stove. Bigger tires and a small lift coming soon.




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Looking good man!


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Perfect height. Waiting on sound clip.

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Thanks for the shoutout man haha. We'll have to get together sometime once the weather is better. You've gotta see the new 2.0


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Looking good man!
Thanks buddy!

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Perfect height. Waiting on sound clip.
Yeah its as low as I can go. I still have enough function too. I might try out the polo bushings again but that will be it. But thanks! I cant wait to install it.

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Thanks for the shoutout man haha. We'll have to get together sometime once the weather is better. You've gotta see the new 2.0
Definitely dude! Lookin forward to the 5 speed.

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and they say koni's dont go low...pffft

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and they say koni's dont go low...pffft
Right!?! With polo bushing they go plenty low. I should take a more recent picture of how my car sits now, i think it has also settles more. I have barely any clearance in the front.

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I should take a more recent picture of how my car sits now, i think it has also settles more. I have barely any clearance in the front.
Do it. You won't.


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Snowboarding trip to Berkshire East with my brother and cousin.

















I've also been making some paracord bracelets.
This one had a total of 16 ft of paracord in it. 8ft of each color. King Cobra stitch.

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Since when do you have a roof rack and 2 white RC's?


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Since when do you have a roof rack and 2 white RC's?
lol Ive had the roofrack. Its only for snowboards/skis, so i only run it in the winter. And all my wheels were dipped white, but i peeled it off the front a few months ago because it dried too porous and the brake dust wouldnt clean out. and i figured i might as well keep it on the back rcs because it will help protect them a bit from winter. Theyll all be going white come spring time.

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So you plasti dipped the wheels? It actually looks nice...
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So you plasti dipped the wheels? It actually looks nice...
thanks, yeah the white ones are dipped, they came out pretty good. Enough to convince me to want to paint all my wheels white.

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