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    1. Member GLi16v_'s Avatar
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      07-09-2012 05:20 PM #106
      I love that euro plate, gets me everytime!

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      07-09-2012 06:29 PM #107
      Why is it that the states always gets shafted on our cars..

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      07-18-2012 05:32 PM #108
      I got ac installed on my car

      Here are my posts from my local forum

      #1-OK so this is something I'm seriously considering trying to tackle sometime real soon. I really want to put AC in my nonAC golf. I've started to put together a list of what I'm gonna need, and although it's gonna be difficult I think it's doable. The parts aren't really the problem, I believe most 2.0 parts can be bolted on but what I'm worried about is the wiring. I'm not sure if it's a seperate wiring harness or part of the main harness. If any of you have any constructive thoughts, and maybe somethings I may have not considered let me know.

      #2-I decided to go ahead and take the plunge. I bought this-

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/sho…..A-C-System

      I also have most of the wiring I'm gonna need plus heater box,ac controls, and modules (Thanks Chinaski). There's only a couple other items I'm gonna need. New alternator bracket to attach the compressor and a new receiver/drier. I'm gonna be using this for reference- http://www.davidprojects.net78…..fitAC.html. Seems to be very informative. I figure I can do this in two stages. Attach the system then wire it up afterwards.

      #3- Stuff just got serious -


      #4- Condenser and lines installed-

      Car is put all back together and drivable, next step is probably doing the behind the dash crap, I like taking out dashes

      #5-Holes drilled through the firewall for evaporator port-

      And big hole finished

      Also got the edges filed and painted. Got the old non ac half of the air box with the blower removed. Just have to remove the rest of the dash to pull the other side of the heater box and drill the ac drain.

      #6-Oops I did it again?-


      The car had the original heater core in it. It was gross


      #7- It's nice when things line up-


      Heater box installed and dash put back in. Car is in running condition again. Condenser, pulleys, belts, and ac bracket to be installed tomorrow. System will be evacced tomorrow

      #8-Today I bolted in the new ac/alternator bracket, installed the compressor, mounted up last ac line, got the whole system sealed up, and modified the alternator to fit. Just need to put belts on and wire up the engine bay. Soon I will be cool like the rest of you

      #9-Picture from yesterday, with it all sealed up-

      Differences between the alternator brackets-

      Before and after bay shots-

      BEFORE-

      AFTER-

      Time to check the system for leaks and wire it up!!

      #10 -Suck it, literally. Holds vacuum



      Yesterday I spent 8-10 hours converting the engine bay harness to control the ac compressor, I got the system running.

      My vw master tech friend helped out considerably. Used a harness from a VR6 jetta so we used the fan control module from a VR6 too. It is so nice to drive around with the windows up in 100+ degree weather
      Last edited by Lorenmws; 07-18-2012 at 05:35 PM.

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      07-19-2012 12:23 AM #109
      Just to cler things up, i need b3/b4 passat VR6 Wagon springs onto mk3 struts to raise it like this? or the whole b3/b4 strut spring and all? Winter beater here i come!
      Last edited by TheJungle; 07-19-2012 at 12:26 AM.

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      07-19-2012 08:47 AM #110
      Front struts assembly (spring, strut, strut mount,) just switch it out very simple, In the rear I just used the springs, the shocks in the passat were different. I did use b3 vr sedan stuff though, so maybe wagon would be different.

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      07-19-2012 08:57 AM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by Lorenmws View Post
      Quote Originally Posted by Lorenmws View Post
      Love this.

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      07-19-2012 10:23 AM #112
      Yeah that tach quit working had to put the old cluster back in

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      07-19-2012 10:30 AM #113
      Quote Originally Posted by Lorenmws View Post
      Yeah that tach quit working had to put the old cluster back in
      Who needs a tach? I'm driving sans speedo right now. I'm sure I could do without the tach too.

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      07-19-2012 10:32 AM #114
      It was annoying, and the other one doesn't have a tach either, it has a huge clock

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      07-19-2012 12:21 PM #115
      Did you use Vr6 sedan springs? or just a 2.0

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      07-19-2012 01:10 PM #116
      Quote Originally Posted by Sallad View Post
      Canada had these engine setups as well, just until '95.
      My '97 has a single injector, is it possible that the engine was swapped at some point?
      Also, dat early VW fuel injection. Have fun OP, you'll need the VW special fuel injection adjustment tool set: A box containing a hammer for hitting the FI setup with, and a gun for shooting yourself in the head with when that doesn't work. - 4chan.org/o/

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      07-19-2012 05:28 PM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by 97VWG0LF View Post
      My '97 has a single injector, is it possible that the engine was swapped at some point?
      Nobody would ever choose to swap this motor into a car

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      08-08-2012 05:00 PM #118
      Had to get a lower glovebox due to the new AC system, also picked up a few chrome interior goodies.


      Bath time

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      08-08-2012 05:03 PM #119
      you've turned this car into something else for sure.
      BHC!

      instagram @sixpackmk3

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      08-08-2012 05:18 PM #120

      Trying to erase all evidence of previous owners, hood still needs to be fixed/painted L041. Still have no clue why they painted it flat black, rest of the paint on the car looks great for being 20 years old.
      Last edited by Lorenmws; 08-08-2012 at 05:29 PM.

    16. 08-08-2012 08:24 PM #121
      It is the ACC mono motronic engine

      I have the same motor in my variant

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      08-08-2012 08:28 PM #122
      Nope, very similar engine but it's an ABS (90hp) not an ACC(75hp)


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      08-09-2012 12:49 PM #124
      Quote Originally Posted by Lorenmws View Post
      Been changing some stuff up for the winter, and possibly the future. Really like the height and the ease of entry for loading my daughter in the baby seat. Might go completely Golf country on the outside, Brushguard and all
      Is this just raised with springs and struts from a B4? Did you need to swap anything else, or use ball-joint extenders or anything like that?

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      08-09-2012 01:01 PM #125
      I went to the junkyard and picked up the struts and springs from a B4 VR passat sedan. I used the whole front assemblies (ie springs, struts, strut mounts) and in the rear I just swapped my springs with the rear vr springs and spring bushing thing.
      Last edited by Lorenmws; 08-09-2012 at 01:07 PM.

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      08-21-2012 09:09 AM #126
      Hoods getting painted

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      08-21-2012 09:18 AM #127
      a Orignal German Golf in the Usa Nice!

      Greetings from Germany

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      08-24-2012 04:51 PM #128
      And she's back up for good




      Hoods being painted

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      08-25-2012 01:10 PM #129
      That is so awesome. I wish I had the cajones to do that to mine.

      How does it handle? Do you know what would happen if one were to put that set-up on a VR?
      ([Oo)===o===(oO])

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      08-25-2012 07:26 PM #130
      The front would not probably raise to much. You would need frame spacers

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      08-26-2012 03:03 PM #131
      Shiny hood

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      08-26-2012 03:56 PM #132
      You have to do the whole car now
      Loving this, I have an ABS Mk3 myself. These won't die

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      08-27-2012 12:48 PM #133
      lifted on steelies looks pretty sweet if i say so myself that brush gaurd will complete it nicely

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      08-27-2012 04:53 PM #134
      Quote Originally Posted by scoomscoom View Post
      lifted on steelies looks pretty sweet if i say so myself that brush gaurd will complete it nicely
      Thanks, still looking for tire help though. I'm looking for the biggest and most aggressive looking tires I can fit on these rims (15x6.5) and still daily. I have no tire experience

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      08-27-2012 06:13 PM #135
      i would go wider then 6.5 maybe a 7 or 7.5 and possibly something around a 205 or 215 x 45ish

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      08-27-2012 07:11 PM #136
      Keeping these steelies, need to find something to fit them with a larger sidewall

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      08-28-2012 01:29 PM #137
      Quote Originally Posted by Lorenmws View Post
      Thanks, still looking for tire help though. I'm looking for the biggest and most aggressive looking tires I can fit on these rims (15x6.5) and still daily. I have no tire experience
      Your first clearance issue will not be the fenders as you go up in tire size. The tires will start to hit the strut body/spring seat right around 25" tall by 7.5" wide (section width) and fender clearance becomes an issue once you are up to 26" tall by 8.5" wide (section width). To get around the strut clearance issues I mod an early MKII strut body and always use Bilstdin HD inserts. Like this:





      I would not recommend running a 15" wheel if you are going for any aggressive offroad style at all. the smallest tire that's even considered aggressive at all that I'm aware of for a 15" rim is the 205/75R15 General Grabber AT2. this tire is 27" tall and 8" wide and would cause serious rubbing issues everywhere and would require the strut mod. The smallest aggressive tire that I know of for a 14" rim however is the All-Terrain T/A KO 195/75R14 which is 25.5" tall by 7.5" this requires strut modding, but will clear your fenders without chewing them up real bad. All the good old 27x8.50r14 offroad tires of old are no longer available, that BFG is your best bet.

      Also, your rear shock is fully extended with that spring on the back, causing an odd ride. I found this one out the hard way myself a while back. To correct the issue - use all the passat upper mounting hardware and seat by drilling 2 holes in the strut tower for bolts to come in through the top like the Passat. the car will ride much better and be much safer to drive then.

      Here is a MKIII on 27x8.50R14 mud tires:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxD4...=plpp_play_all

      And a MKII on the same size:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ-4...=plpp_play_all

      And a MK4 chassis (New Beetle) on the larger 205/75R15:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPdE...=plpp_play_all


      Hope the info is helpful! And that's one bad-ass car! Me like!

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      08-28-2012 03:16 PM #138
      Here is a MKIII on 27x8.50R14 mud tires:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CxD4...=plpp_play_all

      Just experienced my first sh!t giggle when watching this video

      edit: I realize it was posted directly above this post. I just wanted to clarify which video caused my first ever sh!t/giggle
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      http://i.imgur.com/YaKvp.gif

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      08-28-2012 03:24 PM #139
      first video posted directly above your post

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