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    Thread: VR6 Rabbit Face Lift

    1. Member VIP VR6 Rabbit's Avatar
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      01-10-2008 06:45 PM #1
      My VR6 Rabbit got a face lift.

      Euro bumpers
      Fender Flares
      Badgeless Grill
      Duckbill Lip
      A-pillar Fairings
      Rims from a 99' Jetta

      BEFORE:





      Modified by VIP VR6 Rabbit at 8:22 PM 9-15-2008


    2. 01-10-2008 06:57 PM #2
      looks good.... a set of nice aftermarket headlights and turn signals would looks awsome

      those rims really look good on that car i never would have thought

      #bankrupt

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      01-10-2008 07:49 PM #3
      Nice work. Definitely a huge improvement all around, even with the wheels.
      psn - pappas64

    4. 01-10-2008 08:03 PM #4
      Love the wheels, love the duckbill, but those badgless grills always look so sloppy, not sharp like the stock ones. Looks good though.

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      01-10-2008 08:08 PM #5
      paint the chrome on the trim black an some 165/45's on those 15's and you're golden. thats one clean 79
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      01-10-2008 08:13 PM #6
      Kind of s a sleeper. I like it.

    7. 01-11-2008 02:05 AM #7
      Looks good!!! My future convertion on one of my rabbit's will have to be a VR convertion.
      Are you happy with the way it drives??

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      01-11-2008 06:04 AM #8
      wheels = dope!
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      01-11-2008 09:51 AM #9
      Looks good. I love how those Mk4 wheels look good on almost anything but a Mk4.


    10. 01-11-2008 02:27 PM #10
      definitely sleeper. Post up a video again.

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      01-11-2008 02:29 PM #11
      looks much better man nice work

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      01-11-2008 02:34 PM #12
      love the new look

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      01-11-2008 05:30 PM #13
      Quote, originally posted by der hare »
      paint the chrome on the trim black
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      01-11-2008 05:43 PM #14
      i love the way it looks now, good work

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      01-11-2008 05:48 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by VIP VR6 Rabbit »


      same cap on my wheels fell off. anyone have any? lol

      looking for any VR performance parts (BVH, timing kit, head studs, pistons, axles, coils)

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      01-11-2008 06:26 PM #16
      Thanks for all the comments and suggestions.

      Overall im happy with how it drives, not a big autocross or road racing fan and thats part of why I did the VR, to drag race.

      The badgeless grills are a bit slopping, some day i'll try to get it more flush.

      I was actually thinking of painting the chrome strips on the trim, but not sure how it will turn out.

      The emblems on my wheel caps fell off, I've found them on ebay $25 shipped.

      Heres a pic someone took this last summer at pacific waterland.. Before the face lift.




      Modified by VIP VR6 Rabbit at 3:14 PM 1-12-2008


    17. 01-11-2008 08:32 PM #17
      I have exactly the same wheels on my VRT BBS RM Centre cap fit perfectly

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      1986 GTi Engineering Caddy - 1988 VR6 Turbo Caddy - 1990 1.8 GTi Leisure Caddy - 1992 1.8i Caddy Sport - 2001 1.8T Caddy Van - 1978 Ford Escort (1.8T in the making)

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      01-11-2008 10:59 PM #18
      Quote, originally posted by The Transplanter »
      BBS RM Centre cap fit perfectly

      good idea.

      looking for any VR performance parts (BVH, timing kit, head studs, pistons, axles, coils)

    19. 01-11-2008 11:00 PM #19
      nice it looks alot better now since the first time i saw it at pacific waterland
      i got a smile on my face when i remembered i sold you those a piller fairings
      looks good

    20. 01-11-2008 11:12 PM #20
      Quote, originally posted by VIP VR6 Rabbit »
      Overall im happy with how it drives, not a big autocross or road racing fan and thats part of why I did the VR, to drag race.

      i'm down, lets run the rabbits sometime this year .... PIR or Woodburn? i will be running it at Pacific Waterland this year, and its in the calendar, too.



      Modified by speeding-g60 at 8:13 PM 1-11-2008


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      01-12-2008 06:28 PM #21
      Quote, originally posted by The Transplanter »
      I have exactly the same wheels on my VRT BBS RM Centre cap fit perfectly


      Wow, I didn't know you did a turbo on your caddy VR! I need to check out your site more often. Thats good news about the BBS RM Centre Caps, I might buy a set of those instead of the OEM VW caps,because the emblems fall off.

      Anyone have any thoughts about painting these Avus wheels black?


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      01-12-2008 06:37 PM #22
      Quote, originally posted by fastrabbitvw »
      nice it looks alot better now since the first time i saw it at pacific waterland i got a smile on my face when i remembered i sold you those a piller fairings looks good

      Thanks again for the A-pillar fairings! Got anything else for sale? Anything that would make my car look better?

      Quote, originally posted by speeding-g60 »
      i'm down, lets run the rabbits sometime this year .... PIR or Woodburn? i will be running it at Pacific Waterland this year, and its in the calendar, too.

      Yeah, I'll probably go to PIR sometime this summer, maybe more shows too.


    23. 01-12-2008 07:53 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by VIP VR6 Rabbit »
      Yeah, I'll probably go to PIR sometime this summer, maybe more shows too.

      i dont normally go to PIR (never have actually) i run Woodburn.... Salem is home. but let me know when you are going to PIR, i will try and make it. i AM going for Pacific Waterlands, its on Sept 7th they tell me. and definitely got to get to WaterWagens this year


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      01-14-2008 09:12 PM #24
      Man, I really need to keep it on the track. Just got another speeding ticket, first one on the freeway.. all my others have been in town. I should invest in a radar detector.

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      01-14-2008 09:15 PM #25
      Quote, originally posted by VIP VR6 Rabbit »
      Man, I really need to keep it on the track. Just got another speeding ticket, first one on the freeway.. all my others have been in town. I should invest in a radar detector.

      ....that.....or be more vigilant.....or better yet, slowww down


    26. 01-18-2008 08:42 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by VIP VR6 Rabbit »

      Thanks again for the A-pillar fairings! Got anything else for sale? Anything that would make my car look better?


      im not sure what you could add to that to make it look better

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      01-26-2008 06:51 PM #27
      Some updated pics with my new front bumper+spoiler and 4 headlight grill


    28. 01-26-2008 07:51 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by VIP VR6 Rabbit »


      Wow, I didn't know you did a turbo on your caddy VR! I need to check out your site more often. Thats good news about the BBS RM Centre Caps, I might buy a set of those instead of the OEM VW caps,because the emblems fall off.

      Anyone have any thoughts about painting these Avus wheels black?

      Yeah, been turbo'd over a year now, its currently in my w/shop having a few updates

      I couldnt fit the VW center caps on the back as the VR6 stub axles stuck through the rim to far and I just happened to have a set of RM's hanging around at the time

      I did think of painting the wheels metallic black when I first got them with a VR6 sticker down one of the spokes, and then a clear coat over the top

      Do it, you know you want to


      Modified by The Transplanter at 12:53 AM 1-27-2008

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      01-26-2008 07:57 PM #29
      I personally liked it better before the bumper/4 lamp grill.

      VR rabbits =

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      01-26-2008 07:58 PM #30
      i liked it better before . much more of a sleeper. but its still cool none the less.

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      01-28-2008 04:48 PM #31
      The New bumper+spoiler and quad grill is more of a Winter look.

      My duckbill lip was damaged, lucky it didn't break all the way off. I was driving to the store and all of a sudden what I thought was a white plastic bag flew across the road, no way to avoid it. I heard something hit the front of the rabbit, It had to be some sort of small white animal like a cat or rabbit. Whatever it was, It busted the middle part of my duckbill apart and even bent back an "L" bracket I made for support.

      A few days later BFI has the sale on the front lips, I bought one of each. Im curious how the small lip will look.


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      05-16-2008 09:06 PM #32
      Some updated pics from Volkstag, thanks to the people who took these.


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      05-16-2008 09:41 PM #33
      Chaulk full of true old school goodness! A+ Sir.

      Looks very nice!


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      05-16-2008 10:04 PM #34

      Got duel spoilerz?


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      05-16-2008 10:14 PM #35
      I had the lower wing laying around so I figured why not try to make this work, I have too much time on my hands. If I ever paint the car I'll take it off...

      Parts added:

      Zender side skirts
      Zender 3 piece wing
      Scirocco wing?
      78 only tail light filler
      Kamei Hood scoop


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