Actually washed it after 5 years, now here is a clean pic! Ok back to work!!!!
So it was finally time to decide to either sell the car or get it on the road again after 5 years of sitting around........so here we go then!
Boxes began to arrive
and more boxes....
so here is the plan:
1- Install new suspention (VMaxx)
2- Install new wheels
3-Install refreshed euro headlights with HID in all4
4-Install USRT shift link kit, with shift lever base
5 finish and fix a bunch of interior stuff
6-Install autotech cams
the car before the 5 years wait
Out with the old...in with the new!
after the coils and wheels
specs: Schmidt modernlines 15x8 et 30 with 10mm spacers in the rear, yes the et30 fits in front.....barely!
fronts are nice and flush with the kit
next to figure out the suspention issue I am having... then the shifter fix!
The interior now....
Need to finish the corrado dash install with a proper corrado/ passat cluster (trick it out a little too!)
finish the rear of the car since it is all gutted waiting for sound deadning and rear seat delete, plus new panels etc. Should be hours of fun!
I'll post as progress goes, hope to keep this interesting!
Last edited by ziggirocco; 06-19-2011 at 09:19 AM.
my trophy seats? my prize posetions? the holy grail of vw recoaro......never!!!! muhahah! I sold my oem fronts, so I need to keep these as a back up in case I get rid of the race seats, they do not fold forwards, so if I put the rear seats back then I need the recaro, get some corrado fronts...
Looking forward to the road feel of these, I will post my feedback after I get my alignment this week.
So it was a busy week-end, got a few more things done on the road to recovery ,
1- shift base is replaced with new shif lever
2-HID in all 4 lights, i low in the headlights and single beam in the fogs, sweet! NOW i CAN SEE WHERE I AM GOING!
3-got it started for the first time in a few years (video soon)
4- replaced the reverse light switvch on the trans.
...and some more parts came in....
I still need to trim down the oem lenght, straightened it a bit as well to fit the interior better, hate that shool vbus shifter...
Lights are on!
And just a glory shot after my first ride down the street in 5+ years, running good!
Last edited by ziggirocco; 06-27-2011 at 12:28 AM.
thanks, but far from done, still needs interior work, and a few more parts to go on. Not to mention the paint is still OEM, and begining to show it's age.
But so far I am happy with it!
Ok so a few updates:
Got it aligned
Fixed my central locking issue by adding an auxiliary electric motor in the dribver's door.
Got my new door locks.......OOOOOO Shiney!
Next up some more goodies from the parts bin, and finish installing my super duper shift likage set.....oh ya and maybe drive it!
I got it from USRT, but it is made by SCCH, i think they sell it for less, you can find it here
I think usrt was about 15$ more, feels good, just need to fix up the rest of the slop in the front end links.
Thanks, as far as more money than brains, not really, I always hated the stupid slop in the shifters on these cars, and wanted it gone for good, so this combined with the linkage kit is the most you can do to get rid of it, and it is done for good. Also alot of people spend big money on wheels and other exterior add ons, but what you actually are interacting with ( the interior bits) they do nothing about, |I want to improve the car from all angles, and compared to the mk3 and later cars with smoother shifter mechanisms this is a way of getting there. maybe not for everyone, but this car is my "toy", some spend tonds on shaving the engine bay..... my .02c.
Actually the hose is oem from 87, the car has no ac and i was told in 1990 that it was a north american rocco bought in germany
I have some weird docs
So have a huge belly pan that co ers the e tire undercarriage from the front to the cat, never saw that befor either
Got my shmidt center caps sorted out
got some of my other parts ready
Got the engin oil and filter done today, as well as new redline trtans fluid.
Last edited by ziggirocco; 07-10-2011 at 12:47 AM.
i agree however $150 for a solid part which improves usability is great deal
especially since it really does work
my shifter is sloppy also but i do my best and i expect it to be worn out and 30 year old technology
just my initial knee jerk reaction to a part which could be made for $20 and sold for less than $80
wheels arent important unless they
A) improve aerodynamic drag coefficient
B) weigh less do improve accel or mpg
C) get you more girls
my car is a toy/project/hobby/etc also
if i had more cars i wouldnt know what to do first
I see that more and more guys a rocking the modern line 15 's . I 'm still rockin mine after 9 years . My car very similar to yours bro but it's mars red with imprezza hood scoop. What dash is that you have in there ? is it an mk1 rocco dash ?
before the work. PS the car sits a lot lower now and rubs!!
Last edited by 16v_scirocco1; 07-11-2011 at 11:23 PM.
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Alright so after doing the ball joint, rear shock bushings, trans oil and so on, I decided to finally install my USRT super duper shifteroo kit (after the old bushings finally gave up and made shifting a real pain).
I began by installing the delrin bushings that are supplied for the arm that attaches to the relay ball, this was pretty easy and all good.
Then I did the relay ball, this was a bit off, since the balls outer dia was too big and the inner also too big requireing me to glue it to the oem stell part that was reused, not impressed.
Then I installed the bushings into the swivel attached to the transmission housing, again the new delrin bushings were off a little and rewuired me redrilling them to allow the bolt to fit, not impressed.
Then I began the required cutting off of the ball joints on all the arms and then drilling them for the new bolt on spherical or heim joints, this went pretty well.
Then got to the weighted relay rod, this had an issue on one of the threaded heim joints and I had to fix the threads, not impressed. It also required pressing in of 2 aluminum sleves, which were too small and Ihad to super glue them into place to make sure they stayed in place.
At the price of this kit I expected the stuff to fit better. i then tested the shifting and found it pretty good, I do however need to replace the relay rod bushing going to the ****er, it is the only slop left, the shifter is very smooth but i am not sold on the weighted rod, I will give it a few miles to "wear in" and see how it is
all in all much better, to do it again I would be 50/50 on buying the kit but anyone whi=o hads a rocco should replace the bushings with the new delrin stuff, it is a huge diff.
so this is the next part to go in as soon as it arrives in the mail!
Last edited by ziggirocco; 07-31-2011 at 09:01 PM.