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      11-29-2010 04:37 PM #1
      ..and this is my Jetta.




      1992 Volkswagen Jetta

      The Basics:
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      • Factory Exterior Bits
      • Factory Sunroof/AC/Manual windows and door locks
      • Doorcards are grey w/ black trim, but the original seats re a grey-ish blue-ish color. *I don't like it.
      • Alpine White w/ blue pearl
      • I Am the Third Owner (Met/Know Both PO's!)
      • 140,000 On the Clock


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      • KW Variant1 Inox-Line Coilovers for Mk3 VR6 (A Smidge lower Than Halfway)
      • Neuspeed 25mm Front Sway Bar
      • Neuspeed 28mm Rear Sway Bar (Full Stiff)
      • Neuspeed Front Strut Brace
      • Neuspeed Rear Strut Brace
      • EuroSpec Mk4 (288mm) Front Disc Brake Conversion - Cross-drilled/Slotted/Vented Rotors
      • EuroSpec Mk4 (Aluminum Caliper) Rear Disc Brake Conversion - Cross-drilled/Slotted Rotors
      • Turner Motorsport (ARP) 90mm Wheel Stud Conversion (Front)
      • Bimecc 80mm Wheel Stud Conversion (Rear)
      • MXP (Mackin Industries) Anodized Aluminum Lug Nuts w/ Locks
      • Axis Oldskool 15x8" ET25
      • 195/50R15 (82V) Bridgestone Potenza RE-11
      • H&R 20mm Spacers (Required to Clear Front Brakes)

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      • K&N Drop-In Performance Filter
      • Techtonics (TT) Mandrel Bent Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Borla Muffler
      • Castrol Syntec Blend 20W 50
      • Wix Oil Filter
      • Fuel Reservoir Delete w/ Bosch 044 Inline Fuel Pump

      Interior/Exterior
      • Genuine OEM VW Mk2 GLI Rear Lip Spoiler
      • Genuine OEM VW Fender Antenna Block-Off (Need Fuba!)
      • Genuine OEM VW German Tails (lightly smoked)
      • Armor Door Plates
      • Genuine Complete Thule 305 Rack w/New Style Faring & 2x Fork Mount Bike Attachments
      • Momo Indy 320mm (Imported from Japan, Made in Italy 11/83)
      • JDM "Formula" horn button (Imported from Japan, rare)
      • Modified Password:JDM V1.1 BrassKnuckle Shift Knob
      • Racecar pedalset
      • Recaro 'Trend' Driver and Passenger Seats
      • Kenwood CD Player (nothing special, from the 90's)
      • Polk Audio Kickpanel Speakers and Tweeters (w/crossovers)

      On the Burner
      • Camber Plates
      • Fogs (w/Euro Rear Fog)
      • Reupholster Headliner













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      11-29-2010 06:24 PM #2
      shes pretty.. looks super clean too

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      11-29-2010 06:48 PM #3
      haha this is a car i got 2 days ago! same rims and color! woah!
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      11-29-2010 07:52 PM #4
      really nice car! i like that you autoX it and still keep it looking show worthy
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    5. 11-29-2010 08:57 PM #5
      nice wheels and stance

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      11-30-2010 01:15 PM #6
      Thanks for the positive comments guys. I put my flame suit on and everything, lol.


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      11-30-2010 01:17 PM #7

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      11-30-2010 01:18 PM #8
      car looks good!
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      11-30-2010 01:32 PM #9
      big fan of the axis/lug color combo.
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      11-30-2010 02:05 PM #10
      I remeber the car from niello show.

    11. 11-30-2010 02:13 PM #11
      Looks clean. Love the purple lugs, I want some for my daily driver!

      Anyways

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      11-30-2010 04:25 PM #12
      I AutoX monthly and take the twisties often. Glad you guys like the lugnuts/stud conversion!

      @8v Fury, I can't wait for Niello next year. I hope it doesn't rain, and I hope we don't get stuffed to the back of the ranch again neither.

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      11-30-2010 04:27 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Moofluffen View Post
      Looks clean. Love the purple lugs, I want some for my daily driver!
      Here.. http://upgrademotoring.com/wheels/lugnuts.htm


    14. 11-30-2010 05:14 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by spoon! View Post
      Thanks

      I've been lusting after some purple ones and titanium ones at a local JDM shop lol.

    15. 11-30-2010 05:29 PM #15
      verr nice

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      11-30-2010 07:55 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by spoon! View Post
      I AutoX monthly and take the twisties often. Glad you guys like the lugnuts/stud conversion!

      @8v Fury, I can't wait for Niello next year. I hope it doesn't rain, and I hope we don't get stuffed to the back of the ranch again neither.
      I hope it doesn't either. Did you do the caravan from the dealership to the show?

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      11-30-2010 08:03 PM #17
      I love this car and the way it is used.
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      12-01-2010 01:36 AM #18
      Thanks fellas! I make it a point to have as much fun with it as I can.. this year I've blown a couple coolant hoses, cracked a coolant ball, cracked an upper coolant hose flange, all caused by a malfunctioning thermostat, replaced the water pump, and replaced the head gasket... the diff finally blew bolts outta' the side of the tranny a couple months ago, so a new clutch setup and tranny went in as well. Being my daily and all, can't seem to progress as much as I would have liked, being set back every now and again with pesky repairs.


      Quote Originally Posted by 8V Fury View Post
      I hope it doesn't either. Did you do the caravan from the dealership to the show?
      Yeah, I was pretty much in the better half of the caravan as we arrived to the ranch, though still got sent to that rear plateau area. For '11, it'll be different... I know a guy!


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      12-01-2010 04:30 AM #19
      See you at there and hopefullly you can make it out the sacwater gtg on saturday.

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      12-01-2010 11:57 AM #20
      Mike (337 + Mint Green MK2 GLI) invited me this year. After the Bugformance open house though, we all went and got sloshfaced and didn't leave the host hotel all night.



      Next year for sure!

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      12-01-2010 01:40 PM #21


      Raised her up for the 'season'.. not exactly show dropped. In this photo, you can see plainly the trimmage to my front flare my tires have done.

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      12-01-2010 01:55 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by spoon! View Post
      Mike (337 + Mint Green MK2 GLI) invited me this year. After the Bugformance open house though, we all went and got sloshfaced and didn't leave the host hotel all night.



      Next year for sure!
      Cool, it will be a great time.

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      12-02-2010 02:31 AM #23
      Very nice car spoon...love the stance btw
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      12-02-2010 11:17 AM #24
      Thanks man!

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      12-02-2010 11:53 AM #25
      hi spoon!, im Shtbox.
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      12-03-2010 04:33 AM #26
      nice car!

      lol spoontography

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      12-03-2010 12:30 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Shtbox View Post
      hi spoon!, im Shtbox.
      Hi. Did I meet you at a show or something? I hope I don't owe you money...

      Quote Originally Posted by Op-Ivy View Post
      nice car!

      lol spoontography
      I know damn, I had do come up with something. I stuck the "sofakingeuro" stamp on all my pics... even show coverage photos. A couple online blogs hit me up and asked me to contribute, and my buddy said I take nice pics and that I should stick my name on them.

      So that was the best I came up with. Lol...

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      12-03-2010 01:38 PM #28
      very nice car , love the rims

    29. 12-03-2010 02:03 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by spoon! View Post


      Raised her up for the 'season'.. not exactly show dropped. In this photo, you can see plainly the trimmage to my front flare my tires have done.
      I think this drop is perfect! From the auto-x picture it seems like you could use a bit more camber for running around cones.
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      12-04-2010 01:24 AM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Ice_ken View Post
      very nice car , love the rims
      Thanks Ken!

      Quote Originally Posted by danny_16v View Post
      I think this drop is perfect! From the auto-x picture it seems like you could use a bit more camber for running around cones.
      About the camber, I'm so totally on board with that! I've been poking through the Vortex Motorsport forums and such seeing what everyone else is doing and how much success they're having. I can go out and grab some Ground Controls and be done with it, but I kinda want to do something different for some dumb reason; I'd like to find out what might fit/fit with minor modification. I'd maybe like some Vorshlags, or maybe something from Turner Motorsport (I'm a huge TMS fan!).

      Currently I'm sitting at a degree-and-a-half negative. I'd like to be somewhere between -2.5° and -3.5°. But yeah, this is something I absolutely MUST DO if I still want to keep up with the S2000's and Evo's. Wanna help out?

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      12-04-2010 04:08 AM #31
      spoon your jetta is win!!!

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      12-04-2010 01:40 PM #32
      ^^Thanks Drew!

      Below is an excerpt of the results for last AutoX. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but just wanted to give you guys an idea of what can be done with the setup I have and what cars I am competing with. After the names are club affiliations and sponsorships. The first four numbered columns are lap times, with the small numbers next to them are cones taken. The fifth column is fastest lap, followed by event ranking, followed by a couple "index ranking" columns (?), then followed by event points and total points accumulated.


    33. 12-04-2010 06:22 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by spoon! View Post



      About the camber, I'm so totally on board with that! I've been poking through the Vortex Motorsport forums and such seeing what everyone else is doing and how much success they're having. I can go out and grab some Ground Controls and be done with it, but I kinda want to do something different for some dumb reason; I'd like to find out what might fit/fit with minor modification. I'd maybe like some Vorshlags, or maybe something from Turner Motorsport (I'm a huge TMS fan!).

      Currently I'm sitting at a degree-and-a-half negative. I'd like to be somewhere between -2.5° and -3.5°. But yeah, this is something I absolutely MUST DO if I still want to keep up with the S2000's and Evo's. Wanna help out?
      Well I've never campaigned either of my cars seriously, but I've done alot of reading (more on the M3's) about the formulas that seem to work out there for autox.

      Really I imagine it will all depend on the class you intend to run and the rules which will limit the other supporting modifications (tire/wheel width, engine mods, weight reduction, brakes etc.)

      Regarding suspension:
      Koni/Ground Control is a great option for the money... you can choose various spring lengths and rates. Konis can be serviced and custom valved by many people and they've been around forever, which is a testament to their quality but also to their older technology. They're twin tubes and a very good shock. However from what I've read the single adjustables have their limitations in terms of higher spring rates. This may not be an issue for you.

      AST, one of the best manufacturers there is out there. They only do monotubes and they do em right. I'm not even sure you can get a shock from them lower than their 4200 series (which is awesome). They tend to pair them with Hyperco springs which have an awesome reputation. Really you can't go wrong with AST, but prepare to spend $$$.

      AMR... look up AMR engineering, they're a U.S based company, it's literally just one guy. He custom builds every set of coilovers and they're a very descent price. I heard from a couple of guys campaigning EF civics around here in Atlanta that their coilovers ride and are amazing. His are single adjustable monotubes, and I believe he uses Hyperco springs as well. You'd have to spend some time talking with Andy about spring rates, valving, etc. But he'll build them and probably at the same price as Ground Controls. I spoke to him and the guy doesn't mess around, these aren't some marketing ploy coilovers trying to sell and sell. He doesn't even advertise. And you get to talk to him straight forward, which is a good thing, but could also be a negative when it comes to support. However, he did mention to me that if you ever did need a rebuild, you could actually rebuild them yourself. Which is kind of cool. I think it seems worth looking into.


      Whatever you do, get camber plates, get at a good ride height so you have little to no bumpsteer (maybe get one of those bumpsteer correction kits if you're real serious) Look into geometry modifications needed to make it handle. Talk to Bryson 'Paintcanman' too, he knows how to set these cars up to handle. Also get the widest, lightest wheel, and the widest tire you can fit within the rules of the class you plan to run. Get some G60 flares to help with that
      Last edited by danny_16v; 12-04-2010 at 06:24 PM.
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      12-04-2010 06:46 PM #35
      I'm hearin' ya. About the coils.. I'm going to stick with KW until they give me reason not to. That reason being wanting to go adjustable dampening... in the far future though.

      Camber plates are for sure within' the near future, and so is my tierod flip! Not too much bumpsteer on the track, BUT, let's just say I absolutely love those serene mountain roads, and bumpsteer IS a huge issue there... especially at my ride height. So those two mods are not too far off.

      Tubular controls is also something I really desire... need $$$$.

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