Just got this sweet Golf MK3 k2 edition in excellent condition...just 140k kms...this is my first vdub so i would appreciate some tips and suggestions mod-wise..
Other cities seem to have a thread like this, I though, Why not have one here?
Pics gives you brownie points
Let get this thread started.
I shall not start it, since I has no picture of my car....
1990 Vw jetta sitting as if she came from the factory from Germany
I'm just out here visiting or I'd recommend some good shops but I don't know the area.
Also check out the mkIII forum they will have all kinds inspiration for you! Welcome to the vw world man good luck!
Best of luck, hope to see you around, not a lot of blue mk III's around.
Personaly if I were you I would go thru the car with a fine toth comb and find any and all th elilttle things that might be wearing down and have them replaced or brought up to snuff. Then I would look at some Ecode headlamps. Im my opinion th eonly thing that sucks on the MKIII is the Golf oem headlamps. Then I would look at a good set of coilovers. Now a days I would go with a set of ST (Suspension Techniques). These are actually KW V1's only they are rebranded under their sister company ST. By far the very best bang for buck. Otherwise go with the KW or H&R... I find that eitherone is a personal preferance as to preformance and comfort. But like I said when you are getting the KW for much less in the ST brand I dont really know why people purchase the KW or H&R....
After that I would look at gettis a killer set of wheels... Someting that is era correct or something OEM+. BBS as stated above is rare that it goes wrong on a VW... There are a few that just dont work but you'll know them when you see them. I love the BORBET wheels on the MKIII. Also dont go tooo big... I would try and stay to a 16" or 17" at most.
Sorry.... Backing up a bit once you have all the little mechanical things taken care of Give Terrance at Glossworks a shout and have him do a complete detail of your ride. I PROMISE you it will literaly look and feel like new. Seriously I have NEVER known any detailer to be able to work magic like him.
ONce those things are done you can look at preformance if thats your cup of tea... If you choose to keep the engine just get a Magnaflow SS cat back system and have a Magnaflow Cat added as well and but in a Cold air intake. I like K&N but the oil has been know to screw up the MAF sensors so if you are worried about that then go dry with INGEN.
Upon that I would do the little things like go badgeless... A euro textrued bumpers and flair kit just makes the MKIII's sexy as hell... Oh and forsure replace teh tail lights with crystal smoked tails.... will make a big improvement. Same with the side indicators.
Once all that is finnished I would focus on the interior... It try and replace the seats with a MKIV set of GTI/GLI Recars front and rear.... Or go for a MKIII GLX Leather interior.... If you replace the steering wheel the MKIV GIT wheel is a great match on that interior...
Most of all just enjoy the car.... I miss my MKIII's... Every one was just fantastic.... Everytime I sold one I wanted another within a day.... Im now running a A6 Avant and a Eurovan for the family but someday Ill have another one.
As far as shops go in VAn area I highly recomend Synergy Auto Group. They are in Richmond and Chris is just an awesome guy. HONEST and friendly. He will give it to you straight no BS. He does great work and stands behind it!
Other wise I have used a few nothing bad but nothing great... For tires go to NTW (NAtional Tire Wholesale) on River road in delta.... Hands down the best place and prices anywhere....
If you ever want to upgrade your brakes look for a used Brembo set up off craigs list.... For Disc contact ADAM's ROTORS just google him. Awesome stuff and great prices. Or go Brembo or Stop Tech.
Well thats just the few little things I would look at being a first time dubber. Good luck and have a great time!
great info on the different stores in Vancouver A4dream
I'm looking to get and install some H&R sport springs for my mk6 Jetta sportline in the coming weeks.
I've been on the hunt for shops in the past month and have come across several shops in Vancouver that seemed pretty good and who specialize in VW/Audi.
Still choosing which one to go to:
Blitzkrieg, RPI, Shift Autosport, PG Performance and CTS Turbo.
Checked out The Speed Syndicate too.
I might have to check out Synergy as well then.
Couple pics of my mk6 Jetta:
I will be in Vancouver in a week or so, and I wanted to stop by the salvage yards to see if you guys have any Canada only stuff I could pick up (I live in the states). Are there any u-pull it yourself type yards in Vancouver? If so, how do I find them?
WTB: mk2 recaros, prefer blue
Hello Left Coasters
I'm looking for a key cutter for a newly bladed key fob - any tips appreciated. The STEALERSHIP wanted over $300 for the cut key and programming = SCAM
Bought the fob with blank blade on EBay for $40, now just need a cutter as the programming is a snap.
FYI: you must match up the key # exactly - it's in fine print on the fob under the key bed.
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Hi guys...Wow I really appreciate all the suggestions...I was kinda MIA visiting family in nigeria and the internet there sucks to say the least. Unfortunately i sold my golf when i got back and picked up something a lil bit more upscale...a 1999 Audi A4 1.8t Quattro. It snows in Kamloops and i dont have a lot of experience driving stick in winter. So the 4wheel auto is a huge bonus...here she is
Naija 4 life
I'll be in Vancouver from mid February on a working holiday so I'll definitely be coming along to any meets you guys are having (if there are any). I'll most likely be rocking up in a rental car, so no hating!
I've had Jetta's my whole life (and that's odd for a 21 year old down here), here are a few pics:
The Mk5 2.0TDI:
And the current car; a Mk5 2.0TSI. I'm gonna have trouble letting her go, the thought actually makes me want to cry.
And the family bush basher:
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Im new to the forum. Im from Ireland and I have recently relocated to Vancouver. Im big into the VW scene back home but am looking to see whats going on over here. Anyway, heres a few pictures of my Passat.
Its a 1.9 TDI 130pd 4motion. Its the only 4motion passat wagon in ireland as they were never on sale there. I had to import it from the UK. I love it to bits!
Didnt think this would take off, but I now have an mk4 golf. Sold the jetta long ago.
I Will try and update with new on local meets and what not. But there is a vancouer dub website.
There was another one, But i dont know where it went.
Thought I would let this note. I found a good VW Jetta mechanic in the Vancouver area. It's Jakob's Auto Repair, in North Van, 604-987-5112. Just google it.
There lead VW mechanic has wrecked VW's for about 10 years and has a tonne of experience on them. It's actually a Porche repair shop, but they do VW / Jetta's as well. I came with a strange electrical problem, he fixed it, but completely eyeballed that my fanbelt/pully system as I had problems tensioning it, was using completely the wrong parts, from a different year'ed Jetta. He collected a bunch of parts in his shop, ordered in some cheap bolts and set me up perfectly. Anyways, he has a tonne of experience and does all my "hard" Jetta repairs. Cost is $100/hr, but that is no different compared to any other professional shop, as they are fast. They were originally recommend to me by another repair shop that didn't want to play with my Jetta electrical problem.
Hard to find good Jetta shops.
I have a set of Koni coilovers:
and a pair of the Forge Motorsports adjustable tie bar:
Both are BRAND NEW.
I am in Vancouver, BC