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    Thread: Performance oriented build.

    1. Member wilsfox's Avatar
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      09-14-2010 01:21 AM #1
      Back last october I built a performance 2 liter. here is the build thread.
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...B6T-%28teal%29

      well that car was rear ended in the begining of may.





      Anyways, shortly thereafter, I picked up a 97 vr jetta. At first i just drove it and swapped a few things over to it here and there, mostly interior stuff, but them I got to missing dailying a fun an good handling car.

      this was the start.


      first things first was to swap in my neuspeed exhaust and TT high flow cat off of the 8v...

      then i replaced the water pump.


      Yeah i know looks like a good build so far... haha but it is. First things first.


      Ecodes are a must.
      I managed to find an ecode locally, and salvaged one off of the wrecked car.

      Threw the azenis on my extra set of bugattis...


      started making my clone manifold



      almost ready to be welded up.

      Welded.

      Got her all polished up nicely.

      While i was at it i fitted a 1.8t air intake temperature sensor.

      Next came the brakes.

      Brembo slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads.





      The other track toy...





      More to come.
      thats all for now.

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      09-14-2010 01:36 AM #2
      doin work.
      "What does Marcellus Wallace look like?"
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      Quote Originally Posted by rubbinNdubbin21 View Post
      I know you just picked up the car, and are new to the game... but please re-read the title of this thread again, and compare the other cars in here, to the nonsense you just posted

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      09-14-2010 01:44 AM #3
      Nice e30

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      09-14-2010 01:53 AM #4
      looks good. lovin that e30 too.
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      09-14-2010 02:27 PM #5
      Cleaned her up today.



      View of the brakes.

      Picked up a brand new momo monte carlo.

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      09-14-2010 02:29 PM #6
      Coming to the dark side! Loved the old build. I'm sure this one will top it.

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      09-14-2010 02:31 PM #7
      without a doubt this build will top the last one. It may not be quite as fast, but i will be very dissapointed if it dosent top it...

      More pictures later today...

      I've got big plans for this one.

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      09-14-2010 03:07 PM #8
      off to a nice start
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      09-14-2010 03:50 PM #9
      bump for doing work man
      ya gonna have so much fun with this one

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      09-14-2010 03:54 PM #10
      Very cool dude. I like that you drive your cars the way they should be driven. Make a VR video like you made your 2.0 videos.

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      09-14-2010 08:02 PM #11
      I'm actually tracking the vr this weekend at putnam park and I'll definetly have an in car camera going. I just can't wait to get this show on the road with this build. I almost have everything. More to come.

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      09-14-2010 09:01 PM #12
      How hard was it to replace the water pump?
      I need help

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      09-14-2010 09:31 PM #13
      its way easier than you think. Raise the motor up, and pretty much just pull the water pump out then replace. Its not worth the 300 bucks in labor.
      only takes an hour or two.

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      09-14-2010 09:44 PM #14
      Hardest part is beating the bitch out with a flathead and a hammer. I've seen them sooooo seized in there.

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      09-14-2010 10:28 PM #15
      Updatesss....
      SO with this build i am doing a ported and polished big valve head. Lightweight valvetrain and lifters.
      The head is inthe machine shop right now and should be done by mid next week. In the meantime i have been collecting other parts to make this happen.
      Eurosport intake.

      Ported lower intake manifold.

      Autotech 10 lb flywheel

      forge motorsports coolant hose kit.

      Newsouth gasket.

      I did the 1.8t air intake temperature sensor in my clone manifold.

      Another shot of the manifold.


      Neuspeed strut bar off of the old car...


      More to come!

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      09-14-2010 10:31 PM #16
      lots of seals and other parts waiting to go on...


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      09-15-2010 12:18 AM #17
      thanks for the manifold and downpipe! i still can't get the bastard on there. pretty excited to see what you do with this one though!

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      09-15-2010 01:19 AM #18
      Looks like things are coming together nicely. Lookin forward to this build.

      I never knew about that M3! An '89 Red M3 is my dream car, as seen here in the BMW Museum in Munich:


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      09-15-2010 01:38 AM #19
      Nice looking Manifold and car

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      09-15-2010 02:03 AM #20
      Looks like this is going to be a good build
      PTAC!

    21. 09-16-2010 09:20 AM #21
      looks good can't wait to see it completed

      what suspension are you running?

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      09-16-2010 09:43 AM #22
      nice e30 m. It's a shame we won't see your ronals on that 5x100 vr
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      09-16-2010 10:39 AM #23
      Nice build, great E30
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      09-16-2010 10:43 AM #24
      f**k that mk3 I wanna know more about that ///M

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      09-16-2010 10:54 AM #25
      E30 M3 is badass.... Hennarot, Cinnabarrot or Hellrot?


      good handling car? a MK3? LOL.... But it can be made to handle with enough hard work


      what kind of suspension are you running? spring rates? swaybar sizes? The Azenis are a great tire but they are dated. I change to Dunlop Star Specs from Azenis on my old MK3 and I LOVED the upgrade in grip and sidewall stiffness


      I now run 245/40/17 squared on my E36

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