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    1. Member ItsNotaScirocco's Avatar
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      08-24-2011 10:17 AM #1
      Well I have been collecting parts and doing lots of research for a while now. I have been getting a little impatient so I decided to get busy. This will be my build thread from here on out. Enjoy!

      I bought this Corrado in April of 2010. I was looking for an SLC that was in good shape inside and out. Something I could go big power and worry about the interior and exterior later. I found that in this car. This car was very well taken care of. When I bought the car it came with Stainless TT cat back, TT chip, weitec cup kit, and all the exterior mods in the pic below. Since I have taken ownership, I installed 10lb flywheel, stage 2 kevlar disc clutch, euro 2.9 intake manifold, koni coilovers, and BFI poly mounts.

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      Spec Stage 3 Puck Clutch



      Lugtronic Standalone should be shipped this week. Kevin Black is an awesome guy to deal with. Very helpful and responsive.
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      08-24-2011 10:34 AM #2
      Send that clutch to my rebuild.

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      08-24-2011 10:36 AM #3
      The beginning


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      08-24-2011 10:43 AM #4
      My camera sucks... sorry for some of the shi**y pics.
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      08-24-2011 10:49 AM #5
      Nice start to a thread.. just a random question, what is this breather cap for? I am confused as to what it is doing near the Alternator? Is it hooked into the SAI?


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      08-24-2011 10:52 AM #6
      Not sure. It was on the car when I bought it. It goes to a pipe that goes to all that air pump garbage
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      08-24-2011 11:38 AM #7
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      08-24-2011 12:11 PM #8
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      08-24-2011 12:18 PM #9
      That breather cap is for the SAI.
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      08-24-2011 12:29 PM #10
      Do W3rk Son. Do W3rk.

      By far my favorite Zender'd Corrado. All you need is some Zender Turbos (Wheels)!!!!!
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      Do you guys remember the time that Ryan kid started mixing and matching rods and end caps and then his motor wouldnt turn over? I do

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      08-24-2011 01:42 PM #11
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      ... (Corrado) might be the greatest collection of bad VW ideas ever put into one car.
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      08-24-2011 01:49 PM #12
      I feel ya man, it's always hard to keep awesome part's/car's to yourself. Glad you spilled the bean's, look's like a great start. I'll be watching this forsure.
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      08-24-2011 07:35 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by DUBZAK View Post
      Do W3rk Son. Do W3rk.

      By far my favorite Zender'd Corrado. All you need is some Zender Turbos (Wheels)!!!!!

      Someday I will be baller enough to have Schmidt TH lines.
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      08-24-2011 07:45 PM #14
      removed more stuff from the bay today. Did some cleaning and there is still a long way to go. Droping the subframe tomorrow, and possibly going to tackle that mess of wires.

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      08-24-2011 07:49 PM #15
      Does that SRI fit?.. it looks like it will be super tight to the core support. I know the c2 SRI won't fit Corrado's. I know you said it was custom made, was it for the Corrado? You might want to check it with rad support on before you get too deep into the build. I just say this because the plenums look kind of long. If it already fits, money in the bank, polish it up!

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      08-24-2011 08:57 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by cstanley19 View Post
      Does that SRI fit?.. it looks like it will be super tight to the core support. I know the c2 SRI won't fit Corrado's. I know you said it was custom made, was it for the Corrado? You might want to check it with rad support on before you get too deep into the build. I just say this because the plenums look kind of long. If it already fits, money in the bank, polish it up!
      I know. It looks like it will be snug. I questioned the guy who makes them and he says it will fit. He has pictures of one he made on a Corrado. I may have to do slim fans tho.
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      08-26-2011 09:46 PM #17
      dropped the subframe today and did some cleaning. What a greasy mess. I will be seperating the control arms to sand everything down and coat with por 15.

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      08-27-2011 10:08 AM #18
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      08-27-2011 10:12 AM #19
      "The problem with keeping up with the Jones' is that people don't realize that the Jones' are broke."

      Nice accumulation of parts

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      08-27-2011 11:14 AM #20
      Lugtronic Delivers! Got the ECU, wideband sensor, and plug n play harness today. I also ordered the boost control valve for this setup but it is on back order.
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      08-27-2011 12:03 PM #21
      Awesome thread beautiful rado ww! You are off to a great start. Nice wErk where exactly are you located in eastern PA?
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      08-27-2011 12:27 PM #22
      Thank you everyone for compliments. I am located in Perkasie, PA Near Quakertown.
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      08-28-2011 12:37 PM #23
      Well I got carried away with some sanding on the control arms. But well worth the outcome. One control arm took a leisure paced 2 hours. I would have preferred to get everything sandblasted but elbow grease is free.




      So I got a question for you guys making big power. What are you guys doing with mount cups on the sub frame? I want to beef them up so nothing lets loose or breaks. I am thinking a fat weld around the outside of the cup and more welding on the inside of the cup to the sub frame. Any other suggestions? or would this be sufficient? or is this over kill? I plan on being in the 500hp range +/-
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      08-28-2011 01:50 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by ItsNotaScirocco View Post

      So I got a question for you guys making big power. What are you guys doing with mount cups on the sub frame? I want to beef them up so nothing lets loose or breaks. I am thinking a fat weld around the outside of the cup and more welding on the inside of the cup to the sub frame. Any other suggestions? or would this be sufficient? or is this over kill? I plan on being in the 500hp range +/-
      If you are going to repaint anyway, this is not a bad idea. When I mod the SF for 6spd, I always reinforce them with weld. Weld a bead around the outside and inside as you describe. Just don't weld up the lower drain channel. Then prep bare metal accordingly with something self etching, etc.

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      08-28-2011 01:52 PM #25
      Also, while you have the A Arms out, you should change the mounts/bushings to the solid R32 type before you paint.

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      08-28-2011 02:40 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by sdezego View Post
      Also, while you have the A Arms out, you should change the mounts/bushings to the solid R32 type before you paint.
      New bushings are definatly in the plans
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      08-31-2011 08:54 PM #27
      I removed the dash, fuse panel and most of the wiring coming thru the firewall. That abs wiring blows. I'm glad I am going non abs so I don't have to put that bs back in.
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      08-31-2011 09:27 PM #28
      Looks great man, im looking to do a turbo build here very soon, cant wait to see it finished
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      08-31-2011 09:58 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by BoostedCC-R View Post
      Looks great man, im looking to do a turbo build here very soon, cant wait to see it finished
      Thanks! and me too on seeing it finished. Its definatly moving along but the funds for this project got shut off for 6-8 weeks due to a lay off There is still plenty of work to be done that doesnt cost anything!
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      09-01-2011 12:49 AM #30
      Looks like a sweet job on the rear bumper. What happened with the skirts? Are you going to blend those too? I'm a big fan of the Zender kit done right (blended in to body). Good looking C!
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      09-01-2011 08:20 AM #31
      Whoever the PO had do the body work didnt do a vary good job installing the kit. The rear bumper was done well but the skirts have a few runs. The rear bumper and side skirts are molded. I understand the front was a one time before a minor fender bender required a new front bumper. The previous wietec cup kit was older and allowed the tires to rub bad on the front of the rear arch. This rubbing started to seperate the side skirts. I am still debating on weather or not to keep the kit. I have since purchased an slc front bumper. I had the stock hood, and rear bumper. Another thing that bothers me about the kit being molded is that I cant take off the fenders or the rear bumper. The Zender kit is the only kit I would consider for a Corrado but in the end its still fiberglass and that is what leaves me undecided. I love the stock look with 90mm lip on the front and some staggerd 16's with big lips.
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      09-01-2011 11:40 PM #32
      Removed the 2.5" cat back and installed the 3" today. All the wiring is out of the bay and ready for paint prep. I have been bouncing around alot because I am out of work for a few weeks so there is a lack of funds now.
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      09-03-2011 12:18 PM #33
      When extending the wires for a wire tuck... Would it create too much resistance to cut, splice, and solder? Just curious how you others have done this. I am aware i can repin connectors but i would prefer not to if I dont have to.
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      09-03-2011 09:45 PM #34
      As long as you make a good/correct solder joint there is no problem at all and resistance will not change. Make a lineman's splice, heat it up with a lighter and let the hot wire suck the solder in, don't melt the solder onto the wire..like 99% of people.

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      09-03-2011 09:57 PM #35
      Lose the blended body kit. I think it looks like dookie. I like where your head is at with this project man. Keep it up!

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