its hard to explain how the DH is worth the drive to Austin, that place is just awesomeness!
They will run forever and then some. Just don waste money on power. I also assume its an auto
Converted BMW Fan boi 98.5 Dakar ///M3 Dinan stg3
I hate Volkswagens.
.:Racing is easy just remember Fast in slow out....or was it the other way around.
Turn signals are your friends, and exist for a reason
Congratz on the purchase, Chance! I'm sure your son will have a blast driving and modding it. Now sell that beetle and buy my Passat!
no nothing is changing, just getting feedback. nice Mk3! after i get Tom's old mk2 up and running, we will almost have every generation of jetta out there. We just need a mk1.
Mk3- Chances Kiddo
mk5-cant rememeber the guys name
mk6-jordan mason-air ride jetta
Most anything for the engine will be for maintenance purposes. I will upgrade some parts that need to be replaced, such as exhaust, suspension and other such items. However, I would not expect much to be "modified".
We have already agreed, Low & Slow...
'96 Jetta GL
138k on the odometer
Appears all stock except for the head unit.
AC and Heat works great.
Power roof is missing lining, but still works with the power button and seals well.
It spent almost 12 years with the previous owner. Drove smooth from Austin to the house. Exhaust has deteriorated internally to the point it is an empty fart can, but still complete (will be one of the first purchases). Has a dent in the rear passenger door, but I am hoping it is fixable with paintless repair.
Chance if you have any upper end issues with the engine I do have those items. Throttle body, speedo cable, intake, etc. Also if you were referring to a missing headliner, I can help. I have replaced a few in my day.
that makes two of you who now have decided to create their own car meets... at Friday night GTGs...
when will you guys learn... Fridays are stupid. choose a different night.
i dunno if you were around when we lost our spot at HH. That was because of irresponsible adults. I dont care who leaves and makes new groups, i was busting your balls. I honestly like our thursday night meets merely for the fact that everyone there is mostly family. i remember when i first showed up and i was welcomed with warm greetings and great conversation. Now i hear bickering and complaining about what goes down, who we do and dont like and a bunch of **** talking. Not the **** talking we do to mess with eachother, but the **** talking that causes RAGE. its ****ing stupid. I dont promote Friday nights, ive been in the area long enough to know that it may be good for a little while, but someone will do something really stupid and **** it up for everyone else, ie. Harker Heights. The Imports night idea was to make another group for another night, not to interfere with the Thrusday night we already have.
Do what you do.
I think the engine is in good condition, but I am new to 2.slows. I don't think I need any parts at the moment, but we can discuss further in person. I may see about getting them from you to customize for future application. We will talk Thursday (if you make it, I know ya been busy).
My understanding is that Thursday night was created specifically to get away from the Friday shenanigans. It is intended to be a safe, enjoyable and welcoming gathering. I like that I can bring my family and feel comfortable that it is a positive environment and they can all be involved. My son is stoked to get his license this year just to drive his slow a$$ Jetta to Rosa's and share with the group.
There is a comfort in knowing that I can show a group of people our (new) 16 y/o sedan that is slow as dirt with fading paint and get a thumbs up. To know there are others who appreciate my appreciation for something so insignificant is awesome.
Most other groups in the area can't provide that. They are too busy disputing who has the loudest blow-off valve or how hard their v-tech kicks in.
ON ANOTHER NOTE:
I snagged those BBS CVs from Kieth this evening. I am going to refinish them and stick'm on the Jetta. It was a deal I couldn't pass up. Since I got those, the Orlandos will eventually become available. I don't expect you (yoda) to be on the road anytime soon, so I am sure you can wait to get ahold of them.
Now I just need some coils!
I'm going to lower the Jetta before my R, if for no other reason to incite violence amongst the locals...
Chance, I'm pretty stoked for your family bro! Cars and garage time make the coolest bonding experience. I can't wait for my daughters to start driving too. My oldest (3yrs old) is already my garage helper in training. She knows how to hold the light, reach for screws that fall into small gaps, and know when daddy needs a cold LOL
As for the discussion about different GTGs... I've seen this place fluctuate from good to bad and back to good. People are always gonna want to start something new, that's what makes people stand out. Am I right? If you want to get out there and start a lil club/team or what ever you want to call it, go ahead and do it. Just make sure you guys do it well, and don't forget to have good morals or values to stand by. Also if you want to expand your group, you gotta have something that people want. If you guys want to go to shows and win. You gotta do something (shows/GTGs) outside of Killeen. That will make you guys stand out and will make people look at you in a positive way. That's just my honest opinion.
I mean I've won 1st place in All Euro car shows in Houston, Dallas, and Austin... but what do I know right?! LOL
On the OTHER note:
It is good to have variety and selection. We don't all show for the same reasons or have the same expectations on Thursday. It is nice that there are enough people in the area proudly driving euros that we can have multiple groups. I would just hate to see the idea of Thursday nights get lost.
This all goes back to what was attempted with CenTexDubs.com. I hoped it would be an information resource and hub for providing information to a variety of groups in the area. Not a car club per say, but a core group that just enjoys and develops the community as best they can by supporting the central Texas area and connecting the different organizations. Unfortunately, most people didn't really want to volunteer their time or money for such an endeavor without personal gain.
so this should be an I told ya so moment for Chance but, its hot a balls out here and I'm really concerned with cooling issues with the .:R. its sputters from being so hot out and its not like i can shelter it all day while I'm at work so any suggestions? I'm considering getting that Mishimoto Radiatior for it and maybe even a DSG cooler but somethings gotta give and i have a hunch it won't be the sun lol