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    Thread: Killer BFI Project and MK3 Tuning Guide

    1. Member D-rock11's Avatar
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      05-30-2010 10:06 PM #71
      That GTI is insane. but why 2.0 instead of VRT?

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      07-22-2010 09:14 PM #72
      This makes me want to make my 8v Ginster into this so badily. would like some ginster textured tops front and rear along with side molding if anyones got them

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      07-28-2010 01:29 AM #73
      In the before picture, and idea on what that front wheel was?
      Quote Originally Posted by the mad conductor View Post
      Fly to kashyyyk
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    4. 07-28-2010 12:26 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by GenesisJFAP View Post
      In the before picture, and idea on what that front wheel was?
      It was cracked and then scrapped, we know that much

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      10-06-2010 08:02 AM #75
      hey,

      real quick,
      why two different diameter wheels?
      i dont' remember what they were/are, but i seem to remember 16s in front and 17s in back (?)

      great car, just missing 2 doors

    6. 10-06-2010 01:45 PM #76
      Quote Originally Posted by rd97gt View Post
      hey,

      real quick,
      why two different diameter wheels?
      i dont' remember what they were/are, but i seem to remember 16s in front and 17s in back (?)

      great car, just missing 2 doors
      You are correct. It was 16s in the front and 17s in the rear. 16x8'' front and 17x9'' rear BBS RS wheels on BFI adapters and five-lug conversion, 195/40-16 front, 205/40-17 rear Pirelli P-Zero tires
      Last edited by black forest ind; 10-06-2010 at 01:47 PM.

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      10-15-2010 09:53 AM #77
      Quote Originally Posted by black forest ind View Post
      You are correct. It was 16s in the front and 17s in the rear. 16x8'' front and 17x9'' rear BBS RS wheels on BFI adapters and five-lug conversion, 195/40-16 front, 205/40-17 rear Pirelli P-Zero tires
      so was it just a look you guys were going for?
      and that is impressive a 17x9 wheel in the back

    8. 10-15-2010 11:06 AM #78
      Quote Originally Posted by rd97gt View Post
      so was it just a look you guys were going for?
      and that is impressive a 17x9 wheel in the back
      Yes, we were just changing it up and going for a staggered look.

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      10-24-2010 04:44 PM #79
      Quote Originally Posted by black forest ind View Post
      Yes, we were just changing it up and going for a staggered look.
      Aggressive stance, I like it. Great build guys, love me a good budget car! Looks sex too. I'm a fan!!

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      10-24-2010 11:05 PM #80
      I have a mk3 that i recently swapped the front end for a jetta one, and i am repairing a couple rust spots and looking into lowering it. I was wondering what all i would need and about an average cost.
      I was also looking at the jom coilover suspension kit on the bfi site and wanted to know if that would work out fine or if there is a cheaper way.

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      10-24-2010 11:26 PM #81
      I have a mk3 that i recently swapped the front end for a jetta one, and i am repairing a couple rust spots and looking into lowering it. I was wondering what all i would need and about an average cost.
      I was also looking at the jom coilover suspension kit on the bfi site and wanted to know if that would work out fine or if there is a cheaper way.

      Or could i actually just use the spax 60/60 sport springs, which i believe you guys said you used, without having to change any other part of my suspension. For example only use the spax and just use those to replace my stock springs

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      10-25-2010 12:07 AM #82
      Quote Originally Posted by andrewmilie View Post
      I have a mk3 that i recently swapped the front end for a jetta one, and i am repairing a couple rust spots and looking into lowering it. I was wondering what all i would need and about an average cost.
      I was also looking at the jom coilover suspension kit on the bfi site and wanted to know if that would work out fine or if there is a cheaper way.

      Or could i actually just use the spax 60/60 sport springs, which i believe you guys said you used, without having to change any other part of my suspension. For example only use the spax and just use those to replace my stock springs
      Changing the springs would work but you have to keep in mind that a lower center of gravity is going to put more stress on different parts of your suspension. It's not recommended to change the springs without changing the strut tower, seats, lower ball joint etc. And you're going to be wanting to replace the bushings and ball joints either way. You could technically get a lower car with shorter springs but if you're going to do something you might as well do it right, right? Go with the coil overs and get a busing replacement.

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      10-25-2010 11:36 AM #83
      well i found a set of lowering springs for about fifty dollars, what other parts would i need to do that right?

      or should i do the coilovers like you said, but what other parts are needed for that setup?

    14. 11-01-2010 08:07 PM #84
      plz help

    15. 11-01-2010 08:08 PM #85
      vr6

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      05-20-2011 07:21 PM #86
      Can you send a front bumper to Europe ?

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      05-08-2012 09:33 PM #87
      post a picture of the engine?

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      09-05-2012 09:25 PM #88
      i wish we had more pics! I wanted to drive 3hrs to BFI's location last week when i was on vacation in sc but i called and they dont have the car anymore

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      12-22-2012 01:35 AM #89
      Looks like the same color as my motorcycle - is it 2010 Camaro Yellow? (My bike is the Bee also)

      I need to find out how you got the power - going to read your build notes. Not that I need to go faster... but you know...

      Can't believe you didn't change cams for that power! Very Nice Ride - Well done!
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      02-17-2013 12:37 PM #90
      Looks amazing!!

      How much would it cost us to purchase all those parts from you, used in the build?

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      11-30-2013 03:37 PM #91
      I have all the parts from the killer bee. but I need help with it, I would appreciate some help. I thought it was plug and play, I thought wrong I guess.

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      12-11-2013 01:28 PM #92
      Quote Originally Posted by Vwcapo09 View Post
      I have all the parts from the killer bee. but I need help with it, I would appreciate some help. I thought it was plug and play, I thought wrong I guess.
      Has she been dismantled??? Or you bought all the parts that went into it

      I saw her once in Ri after she was sold from bfi


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