Full time aeronautical engineering undergrad. With that and ROTC I'm pretty busy. Work part time to keep payments and whatnot. ROTC cuts back on school costs thankfully.
will post pics of my wolfy later sitd bone stock with some forge parts in the engine. and 18' steelies need to be painted white and need white wall tires for them will have th oppisite of a MURDERED out car mine will be ALL WHITE aka SNOWED OUT lol but love the thread idea cuz most poeple who put a **** load of money in there car been saving up for years and probably still live at mommies house
Im in the Army overseas right now so budget is tight not to mention I'm married with a new dog. Ive started a build thread and Im doing A LOT of the mods DIY. Saves a ton of money. Even if it doesnt look perfect i can get it close. My big problem is im in a weird part of germany and not alot of modded out cars here. Mostly old people driving bmw's and benz. I know still rocking 4x4 status but saving up for some real nice coils.
The highway is my spirit animal.
I have gotten hooked up on everything on my car.
OEM euro led tails 300+stocks
MKVI interior 500 bucks
OEM votex with shaved exhaust and custom turn down 300+stock
Wheels free in trades
Only thing I have paid full price for is stage 1+, intake and coils.
total spending's 2,500 if I dont count the wheels I just picked up for 1,300
I'm glad to know that they finally decided to get rid of the stupid USA plates in Germany. I was at Vilseck for 3 years and I hated parking my care on the street when I traveled. Hopefully I'll be able to get back over there for my next duty station. You should take a trip up to Ramstein AB, they have a HUGE HUGE HUGE junk yard there were you can always find used parts for dirt cheap. Well at least it was still there in 05.
Once I get my lights installed I will post some of my pictures of my ultra low budget build.
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Currently how she sits. Totaled my mk4 jetta, sold the the Keskins b/c they wouldnt look good w/o a nice suspension set up. From that I put half of it into savings and spent the other half on h&r sport cup kit. Rides much better than my previous set of coils that were on the jetta and my wife doesn't complain Also added a votex front valance, and rear votex w/ diffuser. Waiting for the mounting tape to be back in stock at ECS so I can install the rear spoiler from ECS. LOVE those clearance sales
Bought the car with the "Will not mod until paid off" agreement with the wife Needless to say that did not happen
I would love to throw an airlift kit and a set of amg Aero II's on it but just don't have the funds right now. That and we are saving up for her next car or suv (hopefully VW )
Anyway on with the pics
Damn near every mod on my car has been purchased on a budget, from H&R Super Sport springs to sprayed r32 style tails. After just over 2 years, she's right where I wanted when I started out. I am about 18 months from paying 'er off. MKVIs are starting to look not so ugly anymore...getting the itch for a new car/bored with(finished) modding on the current GTI. I just hope that the next person will get as much enjoyment out of my car as I had.
I'm currently a student also taking 18 credits, I got financial aid and pulled out student loans had to pull a little extra out for the car Going to work during the summer and plan on getting some 19"s, and GLI side skirts and rear valance and a rep votex lip. I decided i'm only going to go with looks and suspension, since i have a 2.5L and will cost alot of money to make it fast. Well here it is so far.
Family Budget (Married with 2 dogs and a house.)
Mods are more cosmetics (wheels, Coils), HID fogs and Audio Setup (JL audio 2piece up front. BA 4 way amp, RF P300.1, Audiobahn 8" DVC Subwoofer, etc etc....)
Car is quick enough for what I need it for so the Rest of my Money goes to making the wifey happy.