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    1. Member jrbrownie00's Avatar
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      04-20-2011 09:30 PM #101
      Quote Originally Posted by sebasEuRo View Post
      That trunk woofer is like..
      sounds awesome and the pictures really make it look bigger than it is.

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      04-21-2011 12:21 PM #102
      lol dunno man, looks pretty big to me
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      04-21-2011 03:43 PM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by jrbrownie00 View Post
      I would consider myself more cheap than on a budget.

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      What suspension?

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      04-21-2011 03:46 PM #104
      Quote Originally Posted by turbomonkeyexpress View Post
      Yeah, it's absolutely worth noting that it takes good sleuthing to find a great deal, and it helps to have people watching your back for good deals too. Just the same, I see a LOT of cars that get the "Budget baller" mindframe and run way too far with it, and it turns out poorly planned. In the end, they wind up over doing the car, then going back to stock after realizing that what they did was just plain cheesy. Patients and planning win in my book. If you don't have the money for what you REALLY want, and you REALLY dream for, don't settle for the fifth best option. Set goals and follow through.

      I can't say it enough, Don't settle for junk. We're all on a budget.

      I'd rather look at 100 MKV's aired out on BBS RS's, than a jetta on springs with every part ECSTuning sells for under 50$ slapped on.
      You see this because people are impatient and do a lot of small mods before the big ones

    5. 04-21-2011 04:57 PM #105
      Oh neat! I'm on a budget too! Full time college student, part time programmer.


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      04-21-2011 05:35 PM #106
      not quite baller, but built on a budget.

      so far just used H&R ultralows, lightly used sumitomo htr z3's and ebay alphards.





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    7. 04-21-2011 06:00 PM #107
      fk's and craislist wheels lol

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      04-21-2011 06:23 PM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by dunhamjr View Post
      not quite baller, but built on a budget.

      so far just used H&R ultralows, lightly used sumitomo htr z3's and ebay alphards.


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      04-22-2011 03:41 AM #109
      def some sweet rides in this thread ... i will be re-joining the ranks of the budget baller soon

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      04-22-2011 08:09 AM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by golfIVever View Post
      What suspension?
      fk highsports.

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      04-22-2011 09:57 AM #111
      i like the budget pics and all but I have alot of you guys beat bad with the budget stuff.
      I'm with kid1.
      married---ding
      lil girl--ding
      house--ding
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      and all the other bills......yeah you get the point.
      working at one of the major food distributors in the country and I rebuild turbos on the side so I can buy some small things.
      so here is my budget build....07 gti..bought it new with 13miles on. now it has 65k....a k&n drop-in(given to me), forge DV(xmas), forge spacer(xmas), non res tbp(xmas), open fog light vents($70),golf ball shifter knob($20-on sale at ecs), flat black emblems and grill(free). stock wheels, stock 4X4 status. I have dreams of a bonus from work one year that will give me some money for coilovers, merc wheels, stg1 apr, afe intake, 42dd DP and res delete........lmao....still dreamin'
      anyways! here is the daily.

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      04-22-2011 02:49 PM #112
      ^ I'd hit it
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      04-22-2011 02:52 PM #113
      megan racing springs, 160 bucks, smoothed and painted factory side skirts, rear valance, and front spoiler(hooked up huge cause i work in a body shop) and rollin on bremmer krafts BR01's with the dish painted to match. gotta love the MK5's, no body kit, just wheels, springs and a little paint work and they snap necks all day long! sorry bout fuzzy photo, i phone picture


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      04-22-2011 08:30 PM #114
      blahaha, two unitedgrey gti's with alphards in the "budget" thread....

      yall struggl'n

    15. 04-22-2011 10:33 PM #115
      Quote Originally Posted by steezy yeezy View Post
      blahaha, two unitedgrey gti's with alphards in the "budget" thread....

      yall struggl'n
      Says the guy who was lookin' for LM Reps a month ago.

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      04-22-2011 10:57 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by steezy yeezy View Post
      blahaha, two unitedgrey gti's with alphards in the "budget" thread....

      yall struggl'n
      if you are talking about mine... its black, not grey. wish it was UG though. and i really dont think alphards are all that expensive.

      my hr ultralows cost $500 shipped and the alphards were $628 shipped, WITH tires. so for coils, wheels and tires for UNDER $1200... yeah i would say thats a fairly small budget.

      especially considering these are things i have done only within the last 2 months and i have owned the car 2.5 yrs.

      the reality is that alphards while being a nice wheel... are not really that expensive. hell i can think of a large number of REPS that cost more then my alphards did.
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      04-23-2011 01:31 AM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by detrix View Post
      megan racing springs, 160 bucks, smoothed and painted factory side skirts, rear valance, and front spoiler(hooked up huge cause i work in a body shop) and rollin on bremmer krafts BR01's with the dish painted to match. gotta love the MK5's, no body kit, just wheels, springs and a little paint work and they snap necks all day long! sorry bout fuzzy photo, i phone picture

      Pretty nice ride man! Is it a VW Votex front lip the one that you hooked hugh?

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      04-23-2011 06:26 AM #119
      300$ wheels. 400$ used fks. 150$ carbonio. misc debadging/painting and im happy

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      04-24-2011 02:32 AM #120
      Here's mine...

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      -OEM Front Shield w/o front plate holes
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      -OEM Open Air Light Grilles ($100)
      -Debaged Front and badge holder removed (Free)
      -Springs ($180)
      -Autotech Sport Tuning Intake ($100)
      -Dension Gateway ipod Adapter ($50)
      -color matched side markers by local body shop ($60)
      -L.E.D. Tail Lights ($318)

      Definitely on a budget. As far as "Baller".... i dunno about that haha! all i know is it makes me
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      04-24-2011 04:17 PM #121
      Quote Originally Posted by dunhamjr View Post
      if you are talking about mine... its black, not grey. wish it was UG though. and i really dont think alphards are all that expensive.

      my hr ultralows cost $500 shipped and the alphards were $628 shipped, WITH tires. so for coils, wheels and tires for UNDER $1200... yeah i would say thats a fairly small budget.

      the reality is that alphards while being a nice wheel... are not really that expensive. hell i can think of a large number of REPS that cost more then my alphards did.
      Truf right thur. I can actually pick up a set of Alphards right now for $500 with tires and turn around and sell them on the vortex for twice the price
      I had a set of Chicago reps for 1 week and I paid $530 shipped without tires...so truth again
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      04-24-2011 05:16 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by NB_Turbo1 View Post
      Owe 80k in school loans at 900$ a month payments, full time diesel tech for ford, this is where my spare cash goes and what makes me broke
      I work for ford too, only i'm an auto tech. I get **** all the time from the guys i work with for driving a vw.

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      04-24-2011 06:28 PM #123
      Quote Originally Posted by FaLLeNAn9eL View Post
      Says the guy who was lookin' for LM Reps a month ago.
      Your point? I was inferring that wheels such as alphards are not cheap, so its weird to see them in a "budget" thread. However, it seems the one fellow got a bargain for his setup! Extremely envious. But I guess their budgets have a few more figures then mine do. Im a sophomore in college. If you are trying to insult me for looking for LM reps go for it. I am happy with my car the way it is, aside from the fact I want to lower it more but do not want to make sketchy ramps. I would love to do so much more to it, but the money I am making is being saved for after college which is the smartest decision to make. After I am done college and have a good job I will most likely make this my project car and buy something else as a daily.


      This is what I want to eventually do to it after school. The wheels will be stripped and powdercoated black for next season.

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      04-24-2011 06:35 PM #124
      Some really nice rides in this thread!!

      All great inspiration to save up your pennies and keep an eye on the classifieds and local craigslist/kijiji!!

      Update for my ride: Still waiting on my adapters from 1552, have my Sawblades fully stripped and cleaned, going to mount the tires and plasti-dip them for this season, as the funds for powder coating just are not available right now. Also picking up coils in the next few weeks, so I have them on when the Sawblades go on. Looking at something cheap such as Racelands for this season, and piecing together an air-ride setup over the winter!! Budget FTW!
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      04-24-2011 07:13 PM #125
      ^save up some more and get some fk streetlines. I did racelands with sawblades and needless to say ran them for 3 months and wanted more low. just my opinion.

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