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    Thread: Body Kits for a '98 Golf GTI VR6

    1. Junior Member topofsteel's Avatar
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      06-01-2007 07:00 PM #1
      I'm new to the forum, how's everyone doing?
      I just bought a 1998 Golf GTI 2.8 VR6 and I'm looking for a body kit to put on it but I haven't found very many options online. Can anyone recommend a site or post pic's of theirs? Thanks.

    2. 06-01-2007 07:04 PM #2
      Quote, originally posted by topofsteel »
      I'm new to the forum, how's everyone doing?
      I just bought a 1998 Golf GTI 2.8 VR6 and I'm looking for a body kit to put on it but I haven't found very many options online. Can anyone recommend a site or post pic's of theirs? Thanks.

      go get a honda.

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      06-01-2007 07:07 PM #3
      Quote, originally posted by Talon GER »

      go get a honda.


      Super nice

      Anyhow. You won't find many cars here with body kits. And the ones you do often get made fun of.

      That being said, welcome aboard. MY advice would be to look around at some of the tasteful examples of what can be done with the car before you throw a kit on it.


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      06-01-2007 07:08 PM #4
      Quote, originally posted by Dan J Reed »

      look around at some of the tasteful examples of what can be done with the car before you throw a kit on it.

      -Jens

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    5. 06-01-2007 07:10 PM #5
      ^^^up^^^ listen to the man, or go some where else,lol

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      06-01-2007 07:13 PM #6
      look into the dubtechnik (i know i spelled that wrong) kit. It changes the factory look, and still looks pretty clean.

    7. 06-01-2007 07:16 PM #7
      I didn't say anything mean to him.

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      06-01-2007 07:19 PM #8
      honda, That's funny!
      I'm really just looking to replace the front bumper/shirt, i don't think it looks very good compared to the new models. Not the best picture but... and thanks.

      http://raleigh.craigslist.org/car/327750555.html


    9. 06-01-2007 07:21 PM #9
      holy crap. Asking Price: $8950

      but these are the kits that hurt the Jetta:


      Golf Front End




      Modified by Talon GER at 4:22 PM 6-1-2007


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      06-01-2007 07:22 PM #10
      Quote, originally posted by topofsteel »
      honda, That's funny!
      I'm really just looking to replace the front bumper/shirt, i don't think it looks very good compared to the new models. Not the best picture but... and thanks.

      http://raleigh.craigslist.org/car/327750555.html

      did you really pay $9k for it?


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      06-01-2007 07:26 PM #11
      no, $7,500

    12. 06-01-2007 07:28 PM #12
      Quote, originally posted by topofsteel »
      no, $7,500

      still a little high, in my opinion. he has records of maintenance?

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      06-01-2007 07:30 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by Dan J Reed »

      Anyhow. You won't find many cars here with body kits. And the ones you do often get made fun of.

      That being said, welcome aboard. MY advice would be to look around at some of the tasteful examples of what can be done with the car before you throw a kit on it.

      Best advice right there


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      06-01-2007 07:31 PM #14
      Like your '97!!! Did you replace the front bumper and grill? Looks great!

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      06-01-2007 07:36 PM #15
      white vr

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      06-01-2007 07:37 PM #16
      Quote, originally posted by topofsteel »
      Like your '97!!! Did you replace the front bumper and grill? Looks great!

      Thanks. It's the factory bumper, just with the turns/fogs and sidemarkers shaved. The grille is an FK badgeless, and the headlights are Hella MkIV-looks.


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      06-01-2007 07:44 PM #17
      alot of people on here like the stock/custom look

      nothing crazy, and everything you do to your car has to have a good purpose

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      06-01-2007 07:48 PM #18
      I'll whore mine sum too since its white.

      (its a 95 2.0)

      Note the lack of a body kit.


    19. 06-01-2007 08:05 PM #19
      white is seks

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      06-01-2007 08:08 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by Dan J Reed »
      I'll whore mine sum too since its white.

      Our cars are very similar


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      06-01-2007 08:10 PM #22
      if you want a more modern clean look go for a mk3.5 cabrio front end ( 1999-2002 golf cabrio =3.5 cabrio)

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      06-01-2007 08:14 PM #23
      I say texture bumpers,tetured door moldings,flares if you like them,
      paint the roof,hood,and hatch black,and get multipieced wheels in black with polished lips,just my thoughts


      edit: I forgpt smoked e codes and smoked tails of some sort,with smoked fogs,I get excited with whit golf and everything smoked


      Modified by Coogi at 5:15 PM 6-1-2007


    24. 06-01-2007 08:17 PM #24
      I'll second your motion Dan J Reed

      saw your car at SNG

      my white bucket


    25. 06-01-2007 08:17 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by Coogi »
      I say texture bumpers,tetured door moldings,flares if you like them,
      paint the roof,hood,and hatch black,and get multipieced wheels in black with polished lips,just my thoughts


      edit: I forgpt smoked e codes and smoked tails of some sort,with smoked fogs,I get excited with whit golf and everything smoked

      just tell him how to mod his whole car then


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      06-01-2007 08:21 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by Jacon »

      just tell him how to mod his whole car then


      might as well since he wants to put a kit on it

      dont hate cause my idea sounds good to me,does that sound right


    27. 06-01-2007 08:29 PM #27
      Quote, originally posted by Coogi »


      might as well since he wants to put a kit on it

      dont hate cause my idea sounds good to me,does that sound right

      and you've mad my point.......re-read your statement:

      Quote, originally posted by Coogi »


      might as well since he wants to put a kit on it

      dont hate cause my idea sounds good to me,does that sound right

      ...tard


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      06-01-2007 08:39 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by topofsteel »
      no, $7,500

      not bad considering its not even over 70k miles yet.

      body kits are bad. mk?


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      06-01-2007 09:00 PM #29
      Yea, Hold on! I guess I didn't really mean (read n00b) Body Kit, I just wanted clean the front up a bit. And to be honest i wasn't sold on the white until i saw this...

      http://i124.photobucket.com/al...r.jpg

      ...Thanks.


    30. 06-01-2007 09:27 PM #30
      shaving changes face

    31. 06-01-2007 09:35 PM #31
      someone post a59 pics

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      06-01-2007 09:42 PM #32
      Quote, originally posted by Jacon »

      and you've mad my point.......re-read your statement:

      ...tard


      sounds good to me you tool,he doesnt have to do it,it was the first thing that came to my head,you take too many things to the heart,you wanna hug through IM's?


    33. 06-01-2007 10:00 PM #33
      your new gti looks pretty nice, welcome. i would just throw a vr6 lip on it that you can buy pretty much any where (ebay) and youll be set untill you lower it

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      06-01-2007 11:24 PM #34
      Quote, originally posted by Coogi »
      sounds good to me you tool,he doesnt have to do it,it was the first thing that came to my head,you take too many things to the heart,you wanna hug through IM's?

      do you just try to pick fights on vortex?

      anyway to the OP, what dan said is pretty much the truth. It's the sheep thing to do, but start with a set of coils. They transform the car completely. I wouldn't buy a cup kit go for coils right away. I bought a cup kit and now regret it. wishing for a set of coils

      Quote Originally Posted by soccergk
      looks like chocolate pudding....why the hell did you paint it brown? to match the **** you have for brains

    35. 06-02-2007 12:09 AM #35
      jesus quit arguing its the guys first thread...

      anyways welcome to the tex, its good to see another nc mkIII on here. if you havent found it yet check out ncdubs.com. its not as fast on response with the tex but you get better info on local events. oh one more thing, Dan J Reed is a god here (call me a suckup idc) so check out his page (http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed/Campingart/jettatech/index.htm) itll help out a lot. with dan j reed and a bently manual you can do just about anything.

      as for your question about body kits, i have nothing to add, my car is bone stock,and will be until i have money after my trip to germany this summer. even then, im keeping it oem for the most part. personally i dont like a lot of aftermarket body kits on vw's. the germans design their cars well from the start i think, so they dont need much. maybe some wheels and a lower stance. well anyways im starting to rant.just thought id try and say something helpful. again welcome to the tex, and dont be a sheep, theres too many on here already.

      flamers flame on


      Modified by goose9109 at 9:13 PM 6-1-2007


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