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    Thread: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI

    1. Senior Member TBT-Syncro's Avatar
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      02-16-2008 10:19 PM #1
      EDIT. All of the pics are currently offline. Just in the process of setting up a Flickr account, and moving them all to it. They should be live again this week.

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      So this post is long overdue. This round of the project started last summer. But the car itself, started as a project a long time ago. For those of you who were around back in the day, you're probably fimiliar with my car. It used to be Ron's car (prior to RPI existing), and was featured in the Jan/96 issues of European Car. That story was also reprinted in the fall 97 issue of VW Power. Back then it was 'just' a VR syncro GTI however.






      The car lasted like that for a few years, and about 5 years ago it had a low boost turbo setup installed. I have only owned the car for about 4 years, and in that time i've done a few changes to it. new- wheels, suspension, brakes, taillights, seats, a roll cage, and a few other changes.














      Although i've been super happy, there have been a few things that i wanted to improve wit h the car. I wanted better handling, i wanted more power, better braking, and just an overall better driving experience. So this past summer we tore my car down, and started probably the biggest build i'll ever be part of.

      So in mid-summer, i dropped my car off at MMP, we had a master plan, and we started to tear the car down. A few hours later, my motor was out, and there was no turning back.

      /end post 1.



      slowly uploading and updating

      Last edited by TBT-Syncro; 05-10-2011 at 01:19 AM.

    2. 02-16-2008 10:23 PM #2
      Awesome, so you were the one who bought the car. I remember in the end of the article, that the car needed an extra 50 hp to be competitive in Pike's Peak. I guess you surpass that and then some.

    3. 02-16-2008 10:24 PM #3
      good car and good luck with the project.

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      02-16-2008 10:28 PM #4
      Awesome can't wait to see the rest of the project.
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      02-16-2008 10:37 PM #5
      subscribing definitely

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      02-16-2008 10:44 PM #6
      in on this aswell looks like its gonna be sick

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      02-16-2008 11:10 PM #7
      Quote, originally posted by TBT-Syncro »

      I wanted better handling, i wanted more power, better braking, and just an overall better driving experience.

      what suspension setup did you have previously? any idea what kind of power you were putting down? what turbo/how much boost. stock vr brakes?

      great looking car.
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      02-17-2008 12:12 AM #8
      daaaaaaaaaaamn i envy you sir.....
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    9. 02-17-2008 12:16 AM #9
      I have that issue of VW Power in my collection. That car was such an unreal feat of engineering back in the day. Keep the post updated man

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      02-17-2008 02:36 AM #10
      how far are you in the build since you started last summer?

    11. 02-17-2008 02:57 AM #11
      Whoa, I remember reading about that car in those mags! Good to see its still alive and well. Wonder what is up with the doppelganger..


      So I see it is not a "rallye golf" anymore....lol jk

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      02-17-2008 03:05 AM #12
      I always wanted to see a good syncro build.. Should be pretty insane with the GT35R in there..

      Cheers


    13. 02-17-2008 04:32 AM #13
      Its about time you post some progress pics.

      Man I was in heaven when I drove this back in the day when Ron originally built it. It was a pretty exotic piece of machinery back then :rockin:

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      02-17-2008 02:45 PM #14
      Quote, originally posted by pele »

      what suspension setup did you have previously? any idea what kind of power you were putting down? what turbo/how much boost. stock vr brakes?

      it was H&R springs, with Bilstein shocks.
      with the low boost setup, i was making 225 to 4 wheels, so about 300 crank.
      that was with a t04e at 7psi.
      i had been running passat g60 brakes with hawk pads originally, but then a MMP Wilwood setup.


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      02-17-2008 02:47 PM #15
      Quote, originally posted by GTi2OV »

      So I see it is not a "rallye golf" anymore....lol jk

      nope. i did have the VR rallye badge, but i gave it to a Rallye owner a couple of years ago.


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      02-17-2008 03:20 PM #16
      you sir are a very lucky man

    17. 02-17-2008 03:42 PM #17
      Nice to see the car still around, i remember the VW POWER article, and i also remember the Eurotech car and seeing it at the first Waterfest. I wonder what ever happened to Les J??

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      02-17-2008 06:00 PM #18
      Very nice project.
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      02-17-2008 06:06 PM #19
      Quote, originally posted by vwtuninggruppe »
      Nice to see the car still around, i remember the VW POWER article, and i also remember the Eurotech car and seeing it at the first Waterfest. I wonder what ever happened to Les J??

      He is still running Eurotech. And I think Doppleganger is floating around the Caribbeansomewhere.


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      02-17-2008 06:19 PM #20
      very nice, can't wait for updates

    21. 02-17-2008 06:23 PM #21
      I haven't seen his name around in a while, figured they got out of the game. Sorry, didnt mean to go off topic. to the OP and his golf, sick car!!

    22. 02-17-2008 07:27 PM #22
      haha i have a set of those tsw's they woulda been sick 10 years ago

    23. 02-17-2008 08:16 PM #23
      Quote, originally posted by vwtuninggruppe »
      Nice to see the car still around, i remember the VW POWER article, and i also remember the Eurotech car and seeing it at the first Waterfest.

      the dub scene was so great back then....such a great vibe


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      02-17-2008 08:19 PM #24
      Sweet project

      Keeping the syncro or going haldex?


    25. 02-17-2008 08:41 PM #25
      I always loved this car. It was quite an inspiration to me in the late 90's when I did my first VR swap. Keep us updated on the build

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      02-17-2008 09:07 PM #26
      I have that issue of VW Power, and I've seen pics of TBT-Syncro's car on here, but never realized they were the same car.

      Feelin' real smart right about now. Lol.

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    27. 02-17-2008 10:26 PM #27
      can't wait to see this completed.

      btw: i want that vw power magazine


    28. 02-18-2008 12:20 AM #28
      Awesome. And I actually atill have a copy of that VW Power mag. It has some of my favorite all-time Dubs in it.

    29. 02-18-2008 01:28 AM #29
      This should be fun to watch.
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    30. 02-18-2008 02:45 AM #30
      sick car. with the capabilities of the guys at MMP,.. this thing will be crazy! can't wait to see what happens with this thing.

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      02-18-2008 10:51 AM #31
      wow awesome base, can't wait to follow this build...
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      02-18-2008 04:21 PM #32
      Looking good Scott!
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    33. 02-18-2008 04:45 PM #33
      Agreed, glad to see this car is still around!

      Does it still use the "homemade" VR6-syncro bellhousing?


    34. 02-18-2008 05:42 PM #34
      sweet!
      will be following this build

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      02-18-2008 05:47 PM #35
      this looks like a sweet project
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