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      11-17-2011 05:55 PM #1
      Hey guys, I've been lurking around the forums for the longest time. I had planned to do a build thread for the longest time but never got around to it. Here is my 2008 Jetta SE 6 Speed Auto



      Bought it in December 2010 at Bernardsville, NJ VW.



      Well when I bought the car I never thought about ever modifying it in anyway. Hanging around with my crazy friends who all have tricked out mk2s I figured why not get somethings done.

      First thing done was to paint the stock wheels black (Only picture I could find without anything else done to it haha). I also threw on the europlate "R3V0-3VOM".



      I then went and two-tones the front emblem black and white to go with the whole storm trooper look. I also de-cromed the entire front grill and lower grills and painted them flatblack. Left the bars crome for a nice look.



      Now all of that was cheap mods I could do on my budget.
      I then decided that money had to be spent on performance.
      I bought the Neuspeed P-Flow intake from one of the users here, invadertim3.



      My next step was either to get an exhaust or to go low. I looked up coil-overs and decided to wait a little bit and research them more. I had a friend in one of the local towns that had a MK5 Rabbit with the AWE cat-back. I called them to order, BUT found out it would be 8-10 weeks until I could get one shipped. I then decided to go with the Techtonics Tuning Dual Borla Cat-Back.

      Unfortunately i have no pictures of the Borla when it all came but it was in massive boxes. It sounded amazing after it was all hooked up. Only loud at low RPMs and was quiet but head turning at high RPMs.

      Then lurking around here I began to look into headers. Finding only Eurojet for 999.99 USD I located the OBX Racing Headers. With mix reviews I finally purchased them and installed them.



      The car is now very, very loud but still a good aggressive growl that turns into a raging monster when its opened up at high RPMs.

      Then A Ford Explorer Backed into me at a parking lot breaking on of my taillights. I went and purchased a Set of the Black euro tails from edward@becautoparts.com.

      I then purchased a set of Used coilovers from a user here, electricalbox.


      His raceland coil-overs gave me a nice drop. (Pictures from the Fall Coolwater Cruise this year)



      And thats it! I currently love the Jetta even though its a automatic. My next big thing is to install a manual trans. I have it all parted together just need to buy the pieces and get it installed. Here is how the car sits now, in my driveway haha.
      Side:

      Front:


      _______________UPDATE______________________



      So as those who have read this know, I had a bit of a fender bender. Well my insurence just cut me a check and let me replace it with OEM parts and Aftermarket parts. Well here is how she stands from when I got her back from the shop!!





      When I got her back the first thing to do was finish my Carputer build and audio build.




      This is what my Frontend software on it works all touch screen. Running Centrafuse 3.6


      We got bored one night and decided to play a game of freecell on the computer in a parking lot.




      I also redid the trunk and got out any inperfections.


      I just also filled my notch in my hood today Will be sure to upload pics when its done!


      PERFORMANCE

      • Neuspeed P-Flow Short Ram Intake
      • Techtonics Tuning Dual Borla Catback
      • OBX Headers Running Catless
      • Neuspeed Pulleys
      • C2 Race Tune



      SUSPENSION

      • Raceland Coilovers


      Visuals

      INTERIOR


      • 7" Lilliput Touch Screen VGA Monitor with HDMI
      • Two Component Type S Alpine Speakers for Front
      • Two Co-Axle Type S Alpine Speakers for Rear
      • Type R Alpine Subwoofer in Ported Alpine Box
      • Type X 2 Channel Amp for Sub
      • Type R 4 Channel Amp for Speakers
      • Windows 7 Micro ITX form PC with 5.1 Sound and 250GB HDD
      • Red Footwell LEDs
      • EuroSwitch



      EXTERIOR

      • Color matched Front lip
      • Shaved Trunk
      • Notch Filled Hood
      • Badge-less Grill
      • R-Line Fog Grills
      • Projector Foglights
      • OEM GTI Style Headlight Projectors with 6000K HID Kit
      • Black LED EuroTails Coded and rewired properly
      • Votex Rear Valance and Defuser
      • Votex Front Lip
      • Votex Sideskirts
      Last edited by legitcobra; 09-17-2012 at 02:29 PM.

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      11-17-2011 06:11 PM #2
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      11-17-2011 06:12 PM #3
      get you some skirts! nice car BTW
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      11-17-2011 06:13 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by lance0206 View Post
      get you some skirts! nice car BTW
      I was going to get the GLI ones, but then I read about thygreyt's 6 speed manual swap and well, I have my heart set on it <3

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      11-17-2011 08:15 PM #5
      lose those LEDs.

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      I lowered my balls in you girlfriends mouth 1.8" and she even said go lower
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      11-17-2011 09:15 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by MKVrabbit07 View Post
      lose those LEDs.
      I plan on it once I get a set of fogs.

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      11-17-2011 10:24 PM #7
      Not a fan of the LEDs.

      Car looks good though.
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      11-17-2011 10:48 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by legitcobra View Post
      I plan on it once I get a set of fogs.

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      Rims are for bicycles.
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      11-18-2011 04:46 AM #9
      Can you take a close up pic of your LEDs in the grill? looks a lot less cheesy than most
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      11-18-2011 08:23 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by CapitalDan View Post
      Can you take a close up pic of your LEDs in the grill? looks a lot less cheesy than most
      Sure, but I mean they are $25 autozone led light strips just m3 taped to the grill then wired to the fuse box as DRLs.

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      11-22-2011 02:29 AM #11
      UPDATE: Just finished my Carputer and Audio build. I will post up some pictures in the morning/afternoon when I have some time!

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      11-22-2011 03:27 AM #12
      I know you're saving money for the manual swap (as a very happy manual gli owner, I highly support your decision), but if you get in the impulse buying mood, as I often do when it comes to my car, I'm going go have a pair of gli sideskirts lying around in a month or so that I'd be willing to part with for not too much $$. Pm me if you're interested in the next couple moaths.

      As your car stands now though, it looks great. Keep up the tasteful modding.

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      11-22-2011 07:34 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by pforadas View Post
      I know you're saving money for the manual swap (as a very happy manual gli owner, I highly support your decision), but if you get in the impulse buying mood, as I often do when it comes to my car, I'm going go have a pair of gli sideskirts lying around in a month or so that I'd be willing to part with for not too much $$. Pm me if you're interested in the next couple moaths.

      As your car stands now though, it looks great. Keep up the tasteful modding.
      I'll probably shoot you a PM with Christmas coming and all. Thats the problem I end up saving for a few months to go buy the trans then something gets in the way. Like side skirts :/

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      11-24-2011 06:44 PM #14
      I finally got around to taking the europlate off and filling the hole. The front end looks so much cleaner. After doing this, and with all the sales on ECS and such, the tranny swap may have to wait......

      All taped up with the holes filled, I was to lazy to take off just the grill lol.



      Sanded up and resprayed flat black



      Up close pic of the final product


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      11-24-2011 07:12 PM #15
      Is that a reflection off the of the grille? It almost makes the paint look inconsistent.
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      11-24-2011 07:17 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by DoctorDoctor View Post
      Is that a reflection off the of the grille? It almost makes the paint look inconsistent.
      I was only like 2 coats in so the primer was still showing through. I did about 10 coats to make it look well done. Had to rush off to thanksgiving dinner though so I'll take a picture in a bit.

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      11-24-2011 07:40 PM #17
      should have taken off the grille, it's only 4 bolts.
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      11-24-2011 07:58 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by maxxgtiturbo View Post
      should have taken off the grille, it's only 4 bolts.
      this

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      11-24-2011 08:07 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by maxxgtiturbo View Post
      should have taken off the grille, it's only 4 bolts.
      takes less time then that taping job, and less overspray
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      11-24-2011 08:33 PM #20
      Well I'm shaving the sidemarkers over the course of the week starting monday, so I have to take the bumper off then. None of the over spray got on the bumper anyway

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      11-25-2011 12:48 AM #21
      wow. just imagine how much of that spray went through to your engine bay/radiator/fan.

      Like everyone said, should have take the grill off.

      Hahahaha this reminds me of my cousin doing same thing to his A4, i was like wtf?

      GL with the car.

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      11-25-2011 01:29 AM #22
      Coilovers
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      LED's
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      Painting grill without removing it from car
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      11-25-2011 10:17 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by MttMarx58 View Post
      Coilovers
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      LEDs are gone and I ordered foglights last night during some black friday sales

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      Nice dude
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    25. 11-25-2011 04:18 PM #25
      4 bolts
      Skim.

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      11-25-2011 05:54 PM #26
      Shaved the trunk today, its all primed and ready to be painted when my paint arrives next week. (I took the rest of the paper off that was around the trunk so it doesn't look dumb while I drive.)


      The sidemarkers and foglights should be installed by the end of the week.

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      11-26-2011 04:35 AM #27
      You using Bondo to shave everything?

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      11-26-2011 01:35 PM #28
      Looking good.

      I want to shave my decklid...but am just going to wait until I get a Euro decklid and shave that instead.

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      Quote Originally Posted by santorum View Post
      I want to shave my decklid...but am just going to wait until I get a Euro decklid and shave that instead.
      Weld it. No bondo.

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      11-26-2011 03:06 PM #30
      That would be what I would do. That gap is too big to use Bondo...correctly.

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      11-26-2011 10:00 PM #31
      Bonding worked perfectly for the trunk to fillthe emblem. The sidemarkera will need to be wielded

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      11-27-2011 12:50 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by legitcobra View Post
      Bonding worked perfectly for the trunk to fillthe emblem. The sidemarkera will need to be wielded
      side markers? as in the ones on the bumper? hope you mean plastic welded or something lol
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      11-27-2011 12:56 PM #33
      i just pissed my pants
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      11-27-2011 01:26 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by maxxgtiturbo View Post
      side markers? as in the ones on the bumper? hope you mean plastic welded or something lol
      I'm an idiot. Lol My friend who is doing it all with me had me completely confused....

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      11-28-2011 02:44 AM #35
      lol. weld the headlight washer covers while ur at it.

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