So after coming into a good daily driver and wanting to move on my poor 914 project, I'm considering moving on from this car. No, I will not part it out except for the sub box and maybe air horn setup.
-Sporting the newish 16x8 Snowflakes
Recently rebuilt the bottom end with Forged Wiseco pistons, 9:1 CR + Mk4 HG, so compression is 9.x now.
-fast, powerful, fairly comfortable even for long haul drives. It's been to Northern CA and back quite a few times since '03 when I bought it.
-newish PT5862 billet wheeled turbo. VERY smooth, impressive spool
-42# C2 chip = good drivability and no CELs
-Snowflakes. Love these wheels. If they'd fit on either of my other cars I'd consider keeping them. BFG G-force sports with tons of life. Recent alignment.
-Mk 2 Recaros: hands down the best seats my seat has sat in. See long haul comment.
-air horns out of boat w/ brand new uninstalled Viair 380c.
-rebuilt trans, 02j gears, w/Peloquin LSD, brand new Southbend Stage II daily clutch with bottom end rebuild.
-bottom end rebuild done ~6-7k miles ago with many new parts, all receipts.
-custom stealth box style sub enclosure (thanks Darren!)
-Neuspeed Race springs, Koni Sports, adjustable dampening.
-pulled and rolled fenders = no rubbing. Ever.
-smooth Abt rep skirts, textured to match bumpers and moldings.
-has a custom, all metal heater core*
-setup has been set at 13psi daily, could probably fuel to ~20ish psi. (has Walbro 255)
-A/C is there and works well.
-Mk 4 look real Hellas w/ 4300k HID drop ins
-blue reverse LED gauges, blue LED switches
-35% nano film all around, clear nano on windshield.
The not so good:
clear coat issues. If I keep the car, it'll get resprayed.
3 window regulators are working to off themselves.
front seats could use reupholstering.
*custom all metal heater core not installed.
cruise control doesn't work (steady foot always worked fine for me).
scratch on window tint, driver front from window reg.
So I think that's about it. It's been a pretty good car for me all in all. Just time to move on.
That's exactly how I used it for the last almost 2 years, as my daily and only. Down to Nogales for work, up to Phoenix, out to CA...wherever I wanted to go. It got over 30mpg going to Phoenix (downhill) and high 20's coming back at ~80mph. Not bad at all for a car that is capable of ~400whp
I was contemplating selling it so I could "man up" and focus on the P-car.
You're right. You're not trying to low ball me, you are. But thanks for the bump.
Ive had more $5k offers than I can shake a stick at.
You and I are already giving our cars away at just over $6k.
Its a rough market out there. I guess we should ask 7500 so people will lowball us to 6500.
Haha thanks man! How you been, stranger? And where are you these days?
Been good, out in Italy with the 173rd Airborne gettin my paratrooper/airborne infantry on...heading back to AZ for 2 weeks tomorrow then back to Italy to get ready to head to the sandbox this summer to play war for a little while...
It looks like the car is going to a new home. There's a deposit down on it and the buyer is looking into shipping it so this car will be leaving the area. My last road trip this weekend in it makes it hard to see it go, but I think it's just time.