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    Thread: my Tornado Red B3 Sedan

    1. Member Golfwa78's Avatar
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      07-23-2011 02:28 PM #1
      1993 B3 Passat VR6
      233k on body/ 20k on re-built motor with new head

      Engine:
      GIAC Cam Chip
      Neuspeed CAI
      MKIV Head Gasket
      PowerGasket between intake manifold and head
      New Injectors
      Brand New Head (complete)
      Cams: Autotech 262’s
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      G60 solid tranny mount
      Diesel Geek Short Shift kit
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      MSD Coils & MSD Wires
      Aluminum crack pipe
      Corrado SLC Transmission (rebuilt)
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      Lightened flywheel
      Custom Stainless 2.5" Exhaust (Cat Back)

      Brakes: 11.3” DE front calipers, Brembo rotors, Hawk HPS pads
      MK4 rear calipers, Brembo rotors, Green Stuff pads
      Goodridge SS front and rear over axle lines (flex lines at calipers)
      ATE super blue brake fluid

      New Tires: Nangkang 205 40 17 Z's all around
      Wheels: BBS Madras 17”
      Spacers/ Adapters: H&R 20mm (front), 35mm (rear)

      Suspension: Neuspeed Sport springs
      Bilstein Sport dampers
      HD front upper strut mounts
      VWMS front control arm bushings
      TT rear control arm bushings


      B4 (1997) Leather Seats
      B4 (1997) Center console with rear cup holder
      B4 (1997) HVAC controls
      B4 (1997) Turn stalks & clamshell
      Euro 3-point Seat Belts (used)
      Euro Corrado Steering wheel (used)




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      http://s981.photobucket.com/albums/a...enwa01/Passat/
      Last edited by Golfwa78; 11-24-2012 at 12:30 PM.

    2. 07-23-2011 04:30 PM #2
      That's awesome man nice car. Is that a b4 grille?

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      07-23-2011 06:34 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by mddub View Post
      That's awesome man nice car. Is that a b4 grille?
      Nope, B3 grille, but i have no idea where it came from previous owner had it on when i got it. I know its Mattig but thats about it. thanks for the props btw

    4. 07-24-2011 12:39 AM #4
      How are those cams btw? Looking to chip and cam soon trying to get some ideas.

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      07-24-2011 03:03 PM #5
      they are pretty moderate, its paired with the GIAC chip and it really hauls. has more low end vs high end, but you can go alot more if you go w 268's or so. also, if you do the MSD conversion it gives a little bit more kick too.
      Last edited by Golfwa78; 04-18-2012 at 11:17 PM.

    6. 07-24-2011 03:36 PM #6
      What's the msd conversion .. im new to vws lol

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      07-24-2011 05:47 PM #7
      Replacing the stock coil pack with MSD ignition coils. Notice on my engine the Red coil packs and heavy duty wires?

    8. 07-24-2011 06:24 PM #8
      How hard was it to get that dash in there? That's a mk4 dash right?

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      07-24-2011 06:53 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by mddub View Post
      How hard was it to get that dash in there? That's a mk4 dash right?
      That's a B3 dash, sans the steering wheel:

    10. 07-24-2011 06:58 PM #10
      Is that just a lighting kit or something?

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      07-24-2011 07:23 PM #11
      Wait, I think you are talking about his cluster, not the dash.


      From what I see he has reversed LCD screens, red bulbs/LEDs behind them,
      red painted needles, aluminum bezel rings and replaced OEM green illumination with blue.

    12. 07-24-2011 07:31 PM #12
      As always, you are right lol. That sounds like alot of work....

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      07-24-2011 08:06 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by mddub View Post
      That sounds like alot of work....


      Revesing the LCD screens: here and here

      Painting the needles and replacing the OEM green bulbs: here

      Aluminum Gauge Rings: here

    14. 07-24-2011 08:44 PM #14
      Thanks alot izzo! If I drive out to you how much for the intake and steering wheel lol!!

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      07-24-2011 09:36 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by mddub View Post
      If I drive out to you how much for the intake and steering wheel lol!!
      I have them listed here, intake is $160 shipped and the steering wheel is $150 shipped.
      You want to drive down here, less of course.

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      07-24-2011 10:08 PM #16
      izzo rules

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      07-25-2011 08:05 AM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by Golfwa78 View Post
      izzo rules
      This

      OP, Many props on your car. I love the sedans, (sorry Wagoners) being a damn proud owner of a stuupid clean one myself if I must say.

      Specifically on your car, I like those wheels, The grille is OMGWTF! I need to find that. Your speaker covers on the doors are sweet. And the HID assembly is very bad ass.

      Good deal sir. Thinking of Chipping/Camming mine, Gonna wait until next year probably when I'm a little more comfortable with ripping sh1t apart.

      Nice ride.

      Heeeeeey, ....

      I just noticed you have a cup holder in your center console. How'd you do that?
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      07-25-2011 08:43 AM #18
      cup holder is a walmart special. sits between center console and passenger seat. works great! thanks for the props.

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      07-25-2011 10:39 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Golfwa78 View Post
      cup holder is a walmart special. sits between center console and passenger seat. works great! thanks for the props.
      Doesn't interfere with e the E-Brake?

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      07-25-2011 11:54 PM #20
      nope!

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      07-26-2011 08:35 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Golfwa78 View Post
      nope!

      i must get one

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      03-25-2012 10:15 PM #22
      some updates: installed new (used) sunroof, re-wrapped headliner and installed amp and 12" sub. found some 17" BBS Madras on Craigslist.. having them bead blasted and refinishing them when they get back...







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      04-08-2012 10:51 AM #23
      sittin' pretty:


      $250 craigslist find getting re-finished:












      dont worry they aren't black, just in the shade




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      04-12-2012 12:19 AM #25
      Those wheels look great as they are!
      93 Passat wagon VR6T FOR SALE http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...6T-Edmonton-AB

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      05-01-2012 06:58 PM #26
      did some polishing!

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      12-10-2012 12:01 PM #28
      Pm me with more info/ pics. Is it a vr?


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      07-08-2013 06:49 PM #30
      miss her... but... on the lookout for a new project

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      11-09-2013 08:36 AM #31
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?t=6844554

      Hey everyone,went this route. The good: it's super similar to my b3, the not so good: I've got a lot of work ahead of me (which is fine). Anyways, figured I would drop it here in case anyone was interested in following the progress.

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      04-29-2014 12:07 AM #32
      Wondering if anyone has seen this car? Sold it a year ago to a kid who turned around and sold it a month later to someone in VT. Anyways, have a lot of work into it and just want to be able to answer any questions etc. the owners may have

    32. 04-29-2014 07:18 AM #33
      There is one for sale on Vermont craigslist right now that looks like it could be yours. It's in Stowe, and the wheels have been painted white and the grille is black for some reason. You can buy it back


      http://burlington.craigslist.org/cto/4409528500.html


      EDIT: Just checked it out--- it IS your car. For sale for $2800. When I first saw the above ad, I cringed at it being that much for so many miles but now I see you rebuilt the engine and it has a list of goodies to go with it. I hope it's still as clean as when you had it!

      Jae
      Last edited by jaesiv; 04-29-2014 at 08:09 AM.

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      04-29-2014 11:25 AM #34
      Cool thanks Jae, minus that black chalk board paint and white plastidipped wheels it looks exactly the same. I would love to buy it back, but I am building a Corrado now and my wife would kill me if I bought another vw. If anyone is looking though, I will say the car is solid and a steal at $2800.

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