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    1. Member .Ant's Avatar
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      07-15-2011 08:00 PM #1
      This thread originally served as my "Fck I just broke down thread". I don't feel like giving it up, so it's now my build/ timeline thread.

      This was the original post. Since then my car has been fixed and broken again and again.

      Car broke down today.

      Probably no waterfest.

      I had a secret too.





      I guess this will serve as my teaser now.
      This is the earliest picture I could find of my car. Car was bought completely stock.


      First set of Mods:
      • GIAC tune
      • APR R1 diverter valve
      • Eurojet 3” turbo back exhaust
      • Rokkor coilovers



      I have a lack of pictures from this era.

      I was a broke college kid so I did a bunch of cheap mods for the time being.

      Home Depot door sills


      Hand stitched the seats


      Rear seat delete


      Rear wiper delete. (No pictures but imagination can be used)

      Joey modded my headlights and replaced the lenses with glass.


      Started making a “racecar” and installed a eBay FMIC and devils own Stage II water/meth. I found a rep R32 bumper and sold the stock golf bumper.


      Rewrapped my interior mostly plaid other than the headliner that I did black.




      Thought I was so awesome.



      Bought played wheels.



      Moved onto my second set of coilovers, Raceland Ultimos.


      Sometime around this time I installed a forge turbo inlet pipe, TT short shifter, Euroimage motor mount spacers, Hotchkis front and rear sway bars, roof racks, and traded my diverter valve for their Eurojet diverter valve.



      Got my frame notched by these guys. Highly recommend them. Real chill guys who are actually in the vw scene.


      Bought a DSLR. Still thought I was cool.






      Bought OEM R32 grills. Can’t really tell from head on.


      Car is starting to take shape.





      New plate and golf tails to match my amber side markers.


      Sold the sawblades and removed my tint.


      Fried my ECU the day I was getting my new secret wheels mounted.


      Replaced my ECU and got tuned by Gonzo Tuning.
      17” BBS RS 5x112
      Front: 8.5” et39 1” lip
      Rear: 9.5” et45 2” lip





      Broke an axle 139 miles away from home right after a show in the rain.


      Replaced both axles with Raxles.





      One week later I took third at a show and caught on fire on the way home.



      Found Jetta vents at the local junkyard.


      Restitched my seats to match my wheels and put the back seat back in.






      Removed crappy FMIC, crappy rep bumper, and water/meth for my new bumper.
      Euro golf bumper with a 4motion lip.


      Broken oil pan 109 miles away from home. Replaced with hybrid pan.


      BAGS!
      Airlift slams front and rear
      Accuair E level





      Dirty car


      After TT spindle and LCA swap


      Rob Swain Photography



      Rebuilt headlights


      IDF Drop Plates




      EuroImage flat caps. Cant really see them though.


      Euro rear bumper


      700 Miles with no plates


      SoWo





      Stubbies!


      The start of a shaved bay.


      Battery relocate. Bolted the OEM battery box to the car.


      Vag Fair. 99-02 Wild.






      Gonzo GTT




      Wire tuck


      IDF plate broke off


      H2oi





      Sectioned subframe



      Off to Dubfresh for bay shaving



      Cleaning and painting the engine.



      Putting everything back together



      Tie rod notch


      Shorted some wires



      Floating car


      Slim fans mounted in the front


      Bay first release




      Tristate Tuners 2013



      Near future plans:
      • Maintenance
      • Enjoying it



      Thanks!

      Table of Contents


      Test fit rear wheels and fried ECU

      Front Wheel on

      ECU woes

      Spacers on adapters

      Fcked my bumper

      Very old picture

      Replaced ECU

      Low skateboard

      Broke axle after vag fair

      Vag Fair 1 2 3 4 5 6

      Homemade ramps

      Raxles

      Caught on fire

      Waterama 1 2 3

      Car fixed

      A funny old pic

      Firewall flash test

      Engine cover mini project

      Dead Water meth

      Restitching my interior

      Random pic

      Dubs on the boards

      New bumper and broken dog bone

      Jetta vents

      Crazy bumper

      Quick shoot with a buddy

      Missing sawblades

      Dog bone fixed

      New bumper on

      Lost waffle and cap

      Too low

      Removing tint fairy tale

      Rental

      Old

      Grills

      Painted bumper

      Broken oil pan

      Sweet trade

      Thread reached 1k

      FDR Toys for Tots meet 1 2 3 4

      Vibration dampening

      Beginning of the bag install

      Bag install (Time lapse video)

      Broken axle

      Bags finished

      TT Spindle and LCA swap

      Hella4 Feature

      Vag Com Dyno

      Hardwood False Floor

      IDF Drop plates

      Finished Headlights
      Last edited by .Ant; 05-19-2013 at 10:14 PM.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rictus
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      07-15-2011 08:01 PM #2
      Awwwww mannnnnnnnnnnnn and I just saw this on Facebook.

      That sucks bra
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      07-15-2011 08:07 PM #3
      That suck

      Wheels are going to look good though
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      07-15-2011 08:07 PM #4
      that blows
      Vacuums suck

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      I love your sig man. It just works both ways cuz vacuums do suck in air and if your car runs on vacuum power it also sucks
      I know its a fail on my part but oh well

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      07-15-2011 08:08 PM #5
      boooo. what happened?
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      07-15-2011 08:11 PM #6
      damn that sucks! at least you have pretty wheels to stare at all weekend?
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      07-15-2011 08:26 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by Tinker Bell. View Post
      boooo. what happened?
      Just driving and I lost pedal response so I pulled over. I think it's either my plugs or coil packs. My buddy is coming over with his 1.8t so we can try his coil packs.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rictus
      Don't bomb threads with any variation of any combination of letters, numbers, words, phrases, icons, smilies, memes, pictures, videos or any other sort of post.
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    8. 07-15-2011 08:32 PM #8
      get a tdi next time, you'll be happier. I hate myself for not getting one
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      07-15-2011 08:43 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by NoIdentity View Post
      get a tdi next time, you'll be happier. I hate myself for not getting one
      I wish I had a TDI.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rictus
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      07-15-2011 08:48 PM #10
      Man that stinks. Scan it!

      Does it start?
      I haz too many cars

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      07-15-2011 08:51 PM #11
      does the car run? seems more like a throttle pos. sensor, if you just lost throttle response
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      07-15-2011 08:55 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by boostingti4ever View Post
      does the car run? seems more like a throttle pos. sensor, if you just lost throttle response
      I haz too many cars

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      07-15-2011 08:56 PM #13
      Here's my actual "Sht I'm fcked thread" It has more info on my issues.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...BS-EPC-and-CEL

      So far I've heard FPR, the pedal sensor, and coil packs. Still haven't got the chance to scan it.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rictus
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      07-15-2011 09:04 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by .Ant View Post
      Here's my actual "Sht I'm fcked thread" It has more info on my issues.

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...BS-EPC-and-CEL

      So far I've heard FPR, the pedal sensor, and coil packs. Still haven't got the chance to scan it.
      coilpacks seem the least likely candidate since it idles fine, coilpacks wouldnt stop the car from reving up either, they would just make it misfire and run like crap. FPR maybe? but i dont see those going bad too often. could be a throttle pos. sensor or the pedal assemby. once you scan it try a tba, if it comes up error then the pedal assembly is bad.
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      07-15-2011 09:06 PM #15
      It occasionally now starts up but then the motor dies. Not like a dead battery die.

      Then sometimes it runs fine.
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      07-15-2011 09:28 PM #16
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      07-15-2011 09:36 PM #17
      Did you check your fuses?
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      07-15-2011 09:51 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by DJ Gonzo View Post
      Did you check your fuses?
      Nope. Which ones you think?
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rictus
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      07-15-2011 09:52 PM #19
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      07-15-2011 10:13 PM #21
      Alright now my car runs like sht. Misfiring like a mofo. I have auto-scan going on now.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rictus
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      My car broke down a couple days ago too! Welcome to the club


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      07-15-2011 10:15 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by orzel541 View Post
      My car broke down a couple days ago too! Welcome to the club

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      07-15-2011 10:25 PM #24
      I posted up my codes in my other thread. I did a TBA and that went fine.
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      07-15-2011 10:50 PM #27
      worst day eevvveeeeeerr
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      07-15-2011 10:52 PM #28


      hope you get it worked out dude

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      Maintenance is paramount...
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      07-16-2011 12:53 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by iTz JERSEY View Post
      worst day eevvveeeeeerr
      Tell me about it. It's like the day I found out Santa wasn't real.

      I ordered adapters from motorsports tech and bugged them about sending me them before waterfest. They were extremely awesome about it and managed to pull it off and I got them today. I would name my first born after them. Then this sht happens.

      And a good buddy of mine came over to try to help. He walked away with my waterfest passes.
      Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Rictus
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      07-16-2011 01:10 AM #32
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      07-16-2011 01:18 AM #33
      well at least im not the only one with a ****ty start to what was supose to be the best weekend this summer
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      07-16-2011 02:21 AM #34


      ah whatever I give up how do you upload GIF's?
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      07-16-2011 02:38 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by GTIDamien_407 View Post
      ah whatever I give up how do you upload GIF's?
      same way you upload pics lol
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