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    1. 02O is stock. But with only 100k miles, and only...

      02O is stock. But with only 100k miles, and only 25k of it boosted, it's actually held up pretty well. It's got a 2nd gear syncro issue - likes to grind every now and then - but other than that, it...
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      I think I started a trend... I've seen two or...

      I think I started a trend... I've seen two or three of these threads pop up. And I love it. We don't see enough of these types of threads for MK3s anymore.

      Hopefully this just makes us all work...
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      Most turbos that are designed to work with an...

      Most turbos that are designed to work with an internal gate will come with one. That being said, one day, I plan on picking up a GT28RS (nicknamed the disco potato) with a 5 bolt turbine housing so I...
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      I have a clone of that manifold. I piad $175 for...

      I have a clone of that manifold. I piad $175 for it back in the day, but the last time I went looking, the clones are damn near as much as the real ones... might be best buying one of those. I have a...
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      All wastegates do the same... they limit how much...

      All wastegates do the same... they limit how much a turbo will spool, therefore, limiting boost (that's very basic, but hey, I'm not an engineer :laugh:)

      Cross-section of an internal gate...
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      Try to find an ATP or ATP style log manifold for...

      Try to find an ATP or ATP style log manifold for internal wastegate. therealvrt is correct... low boost applications work fine with an internal gate. I run 11 on mine (7.5 psi at gate plus manual...
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      Yeah... I noticed that after the fact... my bad...

      Yeah... I noticed that after the fact... my bad :laugh:
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      I must of missed when you said you were going C2...

      I must of missed when you said you were going C2 Stage 2... that definitely makes everything easier. You will need the bigger MAF for the Stage 2, but I think a stock VR MAF housing is the same size,...
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      turbo TDI manifolds have the turbos cast into...

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      TDI manifolds have the turbos cast into them, don't they? I can't remember... it's been years (2006) since I did any research on those. I've got a SPA clone manifold from eBay. Almost ten...
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      PFT... kits... if you're patient, you can piece...

      PFT... kits... if you're patient, you can piece one together for a lot less and it's a lot more fun :thumbup:

      I'm OBD2, but when I first did it, I had no CEL. Only reason I do now is because of...
    12. Thanks to the cancellation, I had an opportunity...

      Thanks to the cancellation, I had an opportunity to spend some time down in the garage. I spent most the time cleaning and planning, but I feel like I got a lot accomplished.

      First things first, I...
    13. Thanks for the kind words guys. :cool: Pulled my...

      Thanks for the kind words guys. :cool: Pulled my parts this morning.. snapped some pictures, but I've got a paper to write so I need to get into that first. I'll probably mess around with some things...
    14. Damnit... I forgot to message you, sorry man....

      Damnit... I forgot to message you, sorry man. :banghead: Glad you found your way here.

      Anyway, I feel like I've gotten a lot done on this thing already... hope I can keep the progress going at...
    15. I don't talk about it much... just not my style I...

      I don't talk about it much... just not my style I guess. I still owe you a ride... maybe this spring once it's back together.




      I don't know if I've seen your car... but I know the kids have....
    16. Had a different kind of fun today. Although...

      Had a different kind of fun today.

      Although some of the hardware from the USRT kit is easily obtainable from other sources, there are a few parts that either A) are functional, just ugly B) custom...
    17. An update this soon? Well... not a whole lot of...

      An update this soon? Well... not a whole lot of work, but enough to throw up some pictures.

      Although my plan is to powdercoat any of the cast parts I can (alternator casing, for example) there are...
    18. my mk3 tribute/history of/don't call it a build thread story

      I don't usually make threads like this... but I figured, why not show you what ten years with a MK3 has looked like from my view and where I think this car will be heading (and obviously as many...
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      LOL that's funny

      LOL that's funny
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      I've known about all this stuff but I always...

      I've known about all this stuff but I always needed something "real" to talk and compare it so my kids get it. When I get into 3D printing/scanning, this will be perfect... thanks Barry :thumbup:
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