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    1. Member germanbycar's Avatar
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      04-11-2011 11:04 PM #26
      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.

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      04-11-2011 11:05 PM #27
      I wish the woodgrain fit in the rabbit! and btw I got the same shifter haha

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      04-12-2011 02:39 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozzker View Post
      Allright, I've noticed this new fad, for some reason there are a bunch of people who seem to think that unless you pour countless thousands of dollars into your car the minute you bring it home, it becomes nothing more then a worthless eyesore. I think these people are wrong.

      Our cars aren't cheap, and for some of us being able to afford the MKV was a big step up, and upgrade in itself. This is a thread for pics of cars built, or being built on a budget, whether it may be a student budget like myself, or a family budget, a working mans budget, a "i'm saving money for a house budget", etc. Lets show that you don't need $1000+ wheels and an expensive air setup to have a good looking car, and give inspiration to others.

      I'll start, as stated, i'm in University, so my budget for my car is whatever I have left after tuition, books, rent, food, car payment, and insurance, which frankly, is not very much.





      And the wheels I am refinishing myself, in a satin black, for this season, they are 17x9.5 all around, Im hoping for a nice flush look.



      Im also going to be ordering coils in May when I start working full time again, some thing in the $600-$800 range, V-Maxx or FK most likely, I want them to last and offer a firm ride.

      Also, my other budget build, just for fun:





      A 1988 Nissan Pathfinder, 3.0L V6 TBI, 4x4 Auto. Doing a 5spd Swap from a parts truck, as well as a 6 inch lift and a bunch of maintenance and replacements on this truck next week, all from parts that I have collected over the winter from various part outs and online sales and specials. I am looking forward to it. I really enjoy working on vehicles!


      Theres my budget build(s), now lets see yours!
      awesome love the car man wish my 2010 wolfy came with fogs on it. but anyways dont have a pic at the moment but im on a paying for a new house new car and new baby girl budget lol
      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

    4. 04-12-2011 03:14 AM #29


      Heres my GLI thats monster truckin currently but soon to be fixed. Mild mods so far. I just did the Detroit wheels from a 2010 GTI and I added the OEM navi unit. I have a few other mods planned but like everyone in this thread budget is a big deal.

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      04-12-2011 04:26 AM #30
      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.

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      04-12-2011 11:45 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Ozzker View Post
      There are some gorgeous cars in this thread, Im speechless, they are all sooo nice and clean, and all budget friendly!




      Thanks!! And I agree, its all about the deals, I snagged the full set of 9.5's for much less then what the average set of Sawblades goes for around here, and other then some house paint on them, they are in amazing shape, straight, no bends or rash anywhere, so I figured I would accept the challenge and make them work. I've got 15mm adapters for the front, and 20mm for the rear, so I don't think I will be poking too much, final et of 41mm upfront and 36mm in the rear. I just hope I wont be hitting suspension components upfront, but I am ready to space them out if I am.


      Keep the cars coming!
      The rears will poke a little, but if you run 2-2.5deg. camber on a 215, you'll have no issues there. The fronts will be fine too, Mine only poked a little bit with a 215 on it. I'll dig up some pictures and whatnot for you. They should actually sit damn near flush in the front, with tasteful poke in the back!!
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      04-12-2011 11:51 AM #32
      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

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      04-12-2011 02:27 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by TeamZleep View Post
      The rears will poke a little, but if you run 2-2.5deg. camber on a 215, you'll have no issues there. The fronts will be fine too, Mine only poked a little bit with a 215 on it. I'll dig up some pictures and whatnot for you. They should actually sit damn near flush in the front, with tasteful poke in the back!!
      Some pictures would be awesome!
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      04-12-2011 02:43 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by surferman802003 View Post
      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.

      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.
      Last edited by plainzwalker; 04-12-2011 at 02:48 PM.

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      04-14-2011 11:32 PM #35
      this thread needs more cars! haha! Thread has alot of potential. as soon as i have time to take better shots of my car i will def make a contribution. being on a budget is a fact... as far as baller... i think so

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      04-14-2011 11:38 PM #36
      my whole build has been on a budget
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...l-Build-Thread

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      04-14-2011 11:47 PM #37
      This thread is so awesome
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      04-14-2011 11:55 PM #38
      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


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      04-15-2011 12:32 AM #39
      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.

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      04-15-2011 01:04 AM #40
      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.






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      04-15-2011 03:10 AM #41
      I just got married and I'm helping my wife pay her school, I work part-time and I don't put any money into the mkv anymore. If I have money now-a-days it goes into my Mk2 VRT.


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      04-15-2011 08:00 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by inspectahpete023 View Post
      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
      A federal loan at 6% is not a good way to mod your car on a budget..now youll be paying for those car parts for 120 months...

    19. 04-15-2011 10:50 AM #44

      Champagne taste on a Coors Light budget.

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      04-15-2011 11:07 AM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by PatientlyWaiting View Post

      Champagne taste on a Coors Light budget.

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      04-15-2011 12:45 PM #46
      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.

      Current Set-up


      Tried 19's

      Prevous

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      04-15-2011 04:09 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by KyleCrish View Post
      still going to school, but working full time. slowly coming together. owned it for 2 years now.

      Looks pretty nice! I love those wheels!

      Which brand are your LED license plate lights? And are these just the bulb or the whole thing!

      In advance thank you very much!

      Beto

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      04-15-2011 04:19 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by BETOGLI View Post
      Looks pretty nice! I love those wheels!

      Which brand are your LED license plate lights? And are these just the bulb or the whole thing!

      In advance thank you very much!

      Beto
      they are ziza. and they are suuuper bright.

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      04-15-2011 04:43 PM #49


      poor man stance! part time student, full time worker!

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      04-15-2011 04:49 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by xstayposix View Post
      I'm a Mom who works as a Stable Manager and a freelance Makeup Artist so funds are tight. But I think I've done a great job with what I have to work with.

      Lovin' the plates lol
      Quote Originally Posted by cbs_24 View Post
      We don't want to see pictures of your poverty Jetta in this thread. Why is it so hard to understand?

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