Thanks guys, so i hated the way the early 02A linkage shifted so i decided to change to the newer style ( late MK3 VR6 style ) since i had an extra shift tower & cables lying around.
Had to buy new linkage though as my tower was missing them.
Went a little over-board with grease, but got the new reverse switch installed.
Got some Verdict Motorsports bushings to compliment my B&M short throw shifter.
Got my manual pedals swapped in with new return spring.
yay for TT pedals
Decided to make my own turn signals with a twist to help match my E-codes better.
5 amber LEDs per turn signal as "driving lights" to match the LEDs i put in my E-codes plus i want them to look a bit more modern.
Removed the amber lens and blacked out the inside for that "E-code" look
Started working on the harness
Then took my DA with 600 grit to the clear lenses until all the pitting and "Hella" markings were gone. Once done i took it to my bench polisher with Meguires PlastiX for a completely clear lense
This picture came out bad but once the cars done i'll have more detailed pictures with a much better camera. This is with all the LEDs lit & my BFI brake ducts installed. ( i know people hate them but oh well )
Installed my ebay special clear marker lights, got all the sun faded side moldings repainted and i put them back on the car with fresh 3M molding tape
Anyone have 12-15mm rear wheel spacers with lug bolts they want to sell me?
Last edited by .T.o.n.y.; 06-03-2011 at 11:40 AM.
Meaning the bracket for the clutch master which attaches to the brake booster?
Started working on my sound system, build a quick and easy amp rack, 6 channel to power the whole car.
Bought two sets of these. ( i love ebay )
Mounted them in my doors
Heres my completed battery relocation - battery is temporary as im waiting on my Optima
L.E.D battery clamp for the win
Figured id just use the factory grounding location for the late TCM for my amp & cap.
My baby looking mug
And whats left of my trunk haha, i never use it anyway since i have my truck.
Decided i wanted a different look for my interior so i started doing this.
Ive got all the switches done in the car ( dash, doors etc ) just need to get my cluster done... ive got an idea for that i hope comes out as good as it looks in my head.
Oh yeah I installed my VR tails too with hyper while LED license plate lights.
Last edited by .T.o.n.y.; 06-04-2011 at 12:08 PM.
Well.... i need advice/help....
Oof. I suppose "watch out for obstacles" wasn't quite what you were looking for. I suspect that's a fatality, but who knows what some of these wizards are able to fix. 4x100 wheels are dime a dozen though.
Last I knew, SoleFood might be selling his Corvette sawblades that he had on his Jetta.
Last edited by Jettin2Class; 06-04-2011 at 03:42 PM.
Im praying it can be fixed as i just had these wheels refinished and love the Type Cs and their rarity.
Yeah ive seen those plus theres a guy in Cali who also has a set of fresh refinished Cs but they all are in sets and i dont want to spend $300-$500 on another set of the same wheels. There was a guy in the SW forum here who said he can fix it but i never heard back from him....
Id love too i saw those, but i just found a guy on here selling another set of Borbet Type C's in 16x7.5 for $400 shipped so im considering it. Id love to have the wider 16s over my 15x7s. I just love these wheels, i may try to get my wheel fixed then sell the set to help fund the 16s.
PS once i get my wheel situation resolved, spacers on and the crap tint removed id like to get together some locals for a photoshoot of sorts..... anyone down? I dont have the photo skills but i can bring my car! lol
Last edited by .T.o.n.y.; 06-05-2011 at 01:39 PM.
Yeah i saw those but 14x6 Due to money contraints because of my upcoming vacation next week i wont be able to purchase any wheels right now. Im thinking about just biting the bullet and buying a set of these in 16x8 et25 after vacation.
stolen from fellow vortex member - Rota Grids
I can pick up a set for roughly $580 shipped on ebay and i like the offset.
Well, heres a break down of the mods on the car currently.
stock OBDII block
rebuilt mild port OBDI head
Autotech 270 cam
TTTuning adjustable cam gear
Updated timing belt tensioner, stud & belt
Ported & wrapped AEG exhaust manifold
Ported & polished AEG intake manifold swap
Modded Neuspeed catback exhaust
Ported, wrapped and modded exhaust down pipe
VR6 catylitic converter
BFI stealth rear motor mount
BFI .5 front motor mount
G60 solid rubber trans mount
1.8T intake air temperature sensor mounted in CAI
Custom 3" cold air intake
Additional 0 gauge grounding wires to motor & trans
Low temp 71 degree celcuis thermostat
Low temp fan switch
Bosch Platinum 4s
OBX 10.5mm spark plug cables
New cap & rotor
Rebuilt 02A from 1990 Passat 16v
Lightened 02A 16v flywheel
Sachs G60 clutch disc
Sachs VR6 pressure plate
updated shift tower/cables/bracket
Verdict Motorsports aluminum bracket mounts.
B&M short shifter
Redline Trans oil
Rear disc brake swap from 1994 Jetta GL ( wider wheel base )
New parking brake cables
Cross drilled/zinc plated rear rotors
Ceramic brake pads
Braided Stainless brake lines
Corrado G60 11" front brake upgrade
Cross drilled/zinc plated rotors
Ceramic brake pads
SuperSport 60/40 cup kit
New bump stops/modded
HD VR6 strut mounts
New strut bearings
Prothane rear strut mounts
Prothane front sway bar bushings & links
R32 control arm bushings
Neuspeed strut tower brace
Autotech 28mm rear sway bar
Neuspeed trunk mounted brace
New rear beam bushings with Prothane poly inserts
BFI poly front control arm bushings
Refinished Borbet type C 15x7
Yokohama S drive tires 195/50/15
All interior lighting modded to white L.E.Ds
New leather shift boot & e-bake boot
Audi TT aluminum pedal covers
Swapped manual cluster from Wolfsburg edition Jetta ( silver faced gauges & orange needles ) 36k
Manual shifter trim for trans swap
MKI style shift knob
Hyper white dome light L.E.Ds
Hyper white trunk light L.E.D
JBL 6 channel amp
Lightening Audio Capacitor
4 gauge Rockford Fosgate amp cable
Sony components front & rear
Alpine Type R 12" sub
StreetWires 14 gauge Ultra speaker cables
Rockford Fosgate RCA cables
Euro E-code headlights & brackets
BFI bumper ducts
modded turn signals ( e-code style )
GLX smoke tails
Clear front bumper marker lights
Hyper white L.E.D driving lights in headlights
Amber L.E.D marker bulbs
Hyper white L.E.D lisence plate lights
Im sure im forgetting some but by taking my time, keeping an eye on the classifieds/ebay/craigs lights & or aquiring parts in payment for work i was able to complete all that for $2500
My estimate for my completed turbo completion in September/October is roughly $1300
which brings me to a total investment of $3800 Not bad considering all that'll be done i think. Being i buy these all the time and flip them ( made $3000 on my last jetta flip ) im basically getting this car for free
Got my cluster started yesterday since i had some free time, not sure how i feel about it but oh well here we go.
Removed the green film.
Marked the tabs for + & -
Went with black light LEDs in the idea of illuminating the new orange needles on my new ( to me ) silver faced cluster.
Started getting everything together.
Gotta keep it OEM++
Ok i have an addiction to my hot glue gun... so what? ha
Dont know how i feel about it but im not taking it out lol.