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      07-22-2011 04:29 PM #1
      hi everyone i been on here for lil while now but havnt really posted up my nb so here it goes.......

      what i started with



      when the 2.0 started to go out on me


      sooooo....





      my girlfriend happy its getting fixed...


      the replacement......24v vr6 and 6spd


      after spending some nights cleaning, polishing, and painting.....



      its in.... sort of lol




      late night of tryin to button everything up



      all buttoned up at h20i....black roof, blacked out headlights,turnsignals and tail lights.







      next i was going to put an r32 drivetrain in but decided the money would go to giving it a face lift.
      air ride went on....






      and now most recently..... wheels






      as it sits today notched frame rail and a few other things so it sits even now




      next up is getting it to lay sub-frame some shaving,bodywork, and paint, then on to the interior.

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      07-23-2011 01:08 PM #2
      Good to see beetles going in the right direction and keeping the spirit alive
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      07-23-2011 02:25 PM #3
      thanks man yeah theres not to many nb at the shows. i seen yours at waterfest it looks awsome. clean work

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      07-23-2011 02:49 PM #4
      Good job! Reminds me of my own car a few years back minus the 24v and the air ride.

      Keep up the good work!

    5. 07-24-2011 08:13 PM #5
      what did u do in the front to get down

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      07-26-2011 08:08 PM #6
      Can you go that low static on a NB? I'm thinking about buying one but I came from a low mk3 and now I have a low mk4, so I want to do something different.

    7. 07-28-2011 10:28 AM #7
      That's a Volkswagon, Looks great !

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      07-28-2011 07:46 PM #8
      thanks guys, and the front to get it to go lower i ground about 1/2 inch off the top of the knuckle and slid the strut further into it and cut the bottom of the strut 1/2 an inch. next is going to be cutting the strut towers and raising them up. i also have 1'' motor mount spacers to get rid of the axle bind. As for being this low static it doesn't happen unless you run a smaller wheel. i've cut and modified the wheel wells,struts,spindles, and upper and lower frame rails to get it to be were it is right now because of the 19'' audi wheels. but im not done yet it will be lower

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      07-28-2011 08:11 PM #9
      pebblepushers- what did u do in the front to get down
      what did you do on the front of yours to get it down?

    10. 07-29-2011 10:18 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by lowbug2001 View Post
      what did you do on the front of yours to get it down?
      a plasma cutter and fresh pack of sawzall blades, it also has hydros on the front, i could never get it low enough on air thats why was wondering about your car cause i could never get mine that low on air. your car looks really good love the wheels.

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      07-29-2011 01:29 PM #11
      I saw your car yesterday in Old Newcastle. Had to bang a Uee and go back and snap a few pics. Nice choice in wheels. I'm runnin the same thing on 18's. I will down load the shots and post em up.

      Always wanted a VR6 bug........lookin good brah.
      Last edited by 2003NBTurboS; 07-29-2011 at 01:55 PM.

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      07-30-2011 11:07 PM #12
      pebble pushers- oh ok makes sense i was wondering cause yeah its hard to get it really low on air i thought about doin hydros or making it a double a arm suspension and mounting the bag on the upper arm to get it where i want it.

      2003NBTurboS- thanks man yeah thats were i live. If the blue jetta was behind it i was probably home. post up the pics id like to see it and get a vr6 and we can make it happen.
      Last edited by lowbug2001; 07-30-2011 at 11:12 PM.

    13. 07-31-2011 01:13 PM #13
      if you do a upper control arm i deff wont to see some pics i been kicken that around for years,

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      08-01-2011 11:12 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by lowbug2001 View Post
      2003NBTurboS- thanks man yeah thats were i live. If the blue jetta was behind it i was probably home. post up the pics id like to see it and get a vr6 and we can make it happen.
      My plan is to do the same R332 swap you wanted to do. But if I go that route I'm gonna just get a shell and start fresh. I ain't choppin up my TS!!!!!!!!

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      08-01-2011 02:45 PM #15
      Pebble pushers- Yeah ima either buy the new XL airlift struts that are suppose to get you lower and have more lift or do the upper control arm idea I'll def post up pics if I do. 2003NBTurboS- aww come on why wouldn't you cut it up lol j/k well if you ever do get a shell and wanna do the swap let me know I'd be glad to lend a hand.

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      08-01-2011 09:33 PM #16
      Here's dem pics I took......

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      08-01-2011 09:34 PM #17
      Another.....

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      08-01-2011 09:35 PM #18
      Last one........

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      08-02-2011 03:09 AM #19
      lovin the low.
      I think it could go in a better direction in terms of the rest of the exterior styling, but do you

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      08-03-2011 02:36 AM #20
      bump 4 a nice beetle

    21. 03-24-2012 03:08 AM #21
      Very nice work. Ur Bug looks good. 24v FTW!!

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      03-25-2012 03:01 PM #22
      Actually a good looking bug. I would never buy one but I like how it's looking.

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      03-25-2012 08:40 PM #23
      Nice to see a Beetle build

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      03-29-2012 03:31 AM #24
      You might be missing this

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...tes/ES2515458/

      Anyways, awesome car!

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      03-29-2012 10:39 PM #25
      You might be missing the big red lettering stating "Not to be used with air ride systems'

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      03-31-2012 01:00 PM #26
      how did you get around the DBC setup when swapping to the 24v? Also were you able to get the Beetle cluster to work properly?

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      04-05-2012 02:23 AM #27
      unless noted by the suspension manufacturer

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      02-21-2013 04:03 AM #29
      niceee man

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