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    1. Member Doctor Meat Does Housecalls's Avatar
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      10-15-2011 09:26 PM #1
      4000+ posts later I guess I should post my build. It's not all that much, but whenever I have an extra dollar I put it straight into my car. I'm only happy when I spend money on the car, so I try to spend it right. A lot of reading and pics, so if you don't like either, scroll to the bottom for newest pics and mods.

      I bought it in June of 2010.
      It's a 2001 Jetta 1.8T
      5 Speed
      93,000mi



      Drove it from Boston to Atlantic City on a tank of gas. My all time record:


      Went to school. Didn't have much time to do anything, but I took a sh*tload of pics because I was happy of my "awesome new car."





      Was working one night and my downpipe decided to take a sh*t on me. Drove in limp mode all weekend then got a custom bent 2.5" turbo back exhaust.

      2.5" DP
      High flow cat.
      Unresonated.
      Magnaflow muffler.
      Stainless tip he had lying around the shop. Filled the valance surprisingly well.





      Fall came and the rubber on my LB's looked as if I drove through a construction zone.
      Got a wax and wash in before Winter.




      Then the rubber took a dump. Couldn't afford new tires so I found 15" OEM wheels with brand new Blizzaks for $300 on craigslist. I couldn't pass it up.



      Then I mounted them.

      Drove them through the winter. Filled them every 3 days.








      ENTER Spring 2011:
      (this is where I started to actually do work)


      Trashy MKIII wheels came off. I refinished my LB's and got some Eagle GT's (225/45/17). I love them. First all season tire I've had and I hate that they stopped producing them.















      Custom center caps are finally growing on me, but they're still meh.






      Got a roof rack off of asneakypanda while I was at it. Modified the maple rack he gave me with it. Drilled the bars out to accept my custom mounts for my fairing. Cut the hardware, drilled it out, and mounted my Thule 555 I got on ebay for $50.





      Stickerbombed it.





      Custom mounts. Dumped the wood to refinish it.

      More stickers.






      My car runs best at 90º angles.

      Got tired of my grey stained interior. Went to Jo-Anne's and bought 5 yards of fabric. (WAY TOO MUCH!)





      Finished product:









      Still haven't done the headliner. I'm going to be doing navy camo/black combo. The plastic pieces are all going to be black, as well as the sunroof visor, sunroof motor cover (?), and the trim around the doors.

      Got an OEM hood bra for $10. BNIB.


      Wheels got new Eagle GT's and a stage 2 refresh + new front valance. (old one was in pieces from the previous owner)





      Used my roofrack.



      Sanded and painted my grilled black:




      Streetlines showed up:




      Spent 3 months in the box ready to go and then finally got them on last week:








      Fixed my hood latch and installed my ECS XAS:



      Sparknotes:
      2001 Jetta 1.8T
      All up to date on maintenance.

      Modifications:
      Stage 2 refresh
      FK Streetlines
      ECS XAS CAI
      Interior rewrap
      Refinished Longbeaches + custom centercaps.
      Goodyear Eagle GT 225/45/17 tires
      OEM racks
      Thule 555 fairing
      2.5" TBE + unresonated + high flow cat + magnaflow muffler.
      2002+ Front and rear valances.
      Amber repeaters.

      Future:
      I really want to mess with air ride, or at least more expensive coils.
      Spacers (can't go any lower without them)
      Front and rear sway bars.
      Eurojet FMIC
      BT
      TIP
      Bigger DP
      Bora R goodies
      Secret wheels.
      Forge Splitter
      Starting a Retrofit project soon.
      Other stuff.

      Well that's that.
      -Tom
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      Quote Originally Posted by MurryEB View Post
      Doctor Meat is doing a housecall right now

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      10-15-2011 09:28 PM #2
      lookin great bro

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      10-15-2011 09:30 PM #3
      good work man but you totally copied me


      and i wear this uniform

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      10-15-2011 09:32 PM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by DanHags View Post
      good work man but you totally copied me


      and i wear this uniform
      AW SH*T!

      I thought I was doing something original by not going plaid.

      I walked into Jo-Anne's Fabric and walked right past the plaid. Saw this and I was like:
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      Quote Originally Posted by MurryEB View Post
      Doctor Meat is doing a housecall right now

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      10-15-2011 09:33 PM #6
      Hell yeah Bugaboo Creek.

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      10-15-2011 09:34 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by fredmeissner View Post
      Hell yeah Bugaboo Creek.
      LOL.

      Closed them all around here. People showed up to work and they were closed. Picadilly Pub did the same thing. I loved Bugaboo Creek.
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      Doctor Meat is doing a housecall right now

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      10-15-2011 10:23 PM #9
      UML haha I went there. I hated that parking lot with the parallel parking in between, saw so many cars get hit by dumbasses who couldn't drive. Car looks good
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      10-15-2011 10:24 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by Matt 337 View Post
      UML haha I went there. I hated that parking lot with the parallel parking in between, saw so many cars get hit by dumbasses who couldn't drive. Car looks good
      They redid it and made it even worse. We're supposed to be getting a parking garage this summer.
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      Doctor Meat is doing a housecall right now

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      10-15-2011 11:27 PM #11
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      10-15-2011 11:28 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Wellington II View Post
      You suck

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      Doctor Meat is doing a housecall right now

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      Nice tapatalk signature you trendy viking hipster.
      At least it doesn't take me 3 months to put on coils kid

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      10-16-2011 12:03 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Wellington II View Post
      At least it doesn't take me 3 months to put on coils kid

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      I know....

      Maybe if the Food Lion growled loud enough from VA I'd of had them on in a week.
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      Doctor Meat is doing a housecall right now

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      10-16-2011 12:09 AM #15
      every single one of there pictures sucks!




      Hi.

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      Quote Originally Posted by i3rent View Post
      every single one of there pictures sucks!




      o hai.

      Get back on FB. I miss looking at your multicolor heap of trash.
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      o hai.

      Get back on FB. I miss looking at your multicolor heap of trash.
      Someone post the Dr House oh snap gif for me

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      10-16-2011 12:27 AM #18
      damn thats a lot of pictures
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      Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Wellington II View Post
      Someone post the Dr House oh snap gif for me

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      That was very uneventful
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      Quote Originally Posted by boostd12v View Post
      I've seen the way you drive. With a system like that and how your granny shiftin' not double clutchin' like you should. You're lucky that hundred shot of NOS didn't blow the welds on the intake DJ!

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      10-16-2011 12:37 AM #20
      I like where your car is heading, keep it up
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      10-16-2011 12:49 AM #21
      Soo many pictures!

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      Looks great man nice work
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      lots-o-pics

      cool thread, i like watching the car change over time
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      Pffft. Ain't **** n*gga.


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      10-16-2011 01:25 AM #25
      my fingers hurt from scrolling tom
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      10-16-2011 01:33 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by oakdub View Post
      my fingers hurt from scrolling tom
      I have to agree.
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      Quote Originally Posted by boostd12v View Post
      I've seen the way you drive. With a system like that and how your granny shiftin' not double clutchin' like you should. You're lucky that hundred shot of NOS didn't blow the welds on the intake DJ!

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      10-16-2011 03:06 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by oakdub View Post
      my fingers hurt from scrolling tom
      same here but enjoyed it

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      10-16-2011 03:16 AM #29
      Got an OEM hood bra for $10. BNIB
      wut ?? how? where? when?


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      my fingers hurt from scrolling tom
      free spinning scroll wheels can save life in those kinda thread

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      Quote Originally Posted by kilimats View Post
      free spinning scroll wheels can save life in those kinda thread

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      10-16-2011 02:07 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by Clean PG View Post
      damn thats a lot of pictures
      And I had to delete 5 of them to post as well!


      Quote Originally Posted by rubAdubDUB01 View Post
      I like where your car is heading, keep it up
      Quote Originally Posted by punkinabox View Post
      Looks great man nice work
      Quote Originally Posted by tom.ski View Post
      same here but enjoyed it

      clean car man
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      Thanks!



      Quote Originally Posted by oakdub View Post
      my fingers hurt from scrolling tom
      Quote Originally Posted by DJ Swindle D View Post
      I have to agree.
      Something tell's me you two love birds were in the same room.

      Quote Originally Posted by kilimats View Post
      wut ?? how? where? when?
      Haha. I got it on craigslist. This guy had a whole bunch of junk parts from random cars in his garage. He was asking $100, and I told him I'd give him $50 for it. He told me no and in a week called me back and told me he'd rather give it to me for $50 than his ******* neighbor for $75. So I drove down and picked it up.

      Then I sold the bumper bra (which I should of kept for long drives...) For $40 shipped to another member here, untouched in the original box.

      Just have to keep your eyes open. Deals will come around. When I first bought mine, no one wanted them. Now everyone does.
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      Quote Originally Posted by MurryEB View Post
      Doctor Meat is doing a housecall right now

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      10-16-2011 02:18 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Gunslinger7 View Post
      Something tell's me you two love birds were in the same room.
      Why would I be in Canidia?
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      Quote Originally Posted by boostd12v View Post
      I've seen the way you drive. With a system like that and how your granny shiftin' not double clutchin' like you should. You're lucky that hundred shot of NOS didn't blow the welds on the intake DJ!

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      10-16-2011 02:24 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by DJ Swindle D View Post
      Why would I be in Canidia?
      Damn I didn't know Oaky was in Vir-gine-ah.
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      Doctor Meat is doing a housecall right now

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      10-16-2011 02:49 PM #34
      $50 for a bra? Lol I paid like 25 for mine brand new, then traded a ripped one for another intact hood section.

      When did they get expensive?

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      10-16-2011 02:50 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Chauncey Wellington II View Post
      $50 for a bra? Lol I paid like 25 for mine brand new, then traded a ripped one for another intact hood section.

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      $10. BNIB.

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      Doctor Meat is doing a housecall right now

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