Awesome build... Great combo of parts
And as for the beater..I was thinking something along the lines of what you mentioned..an mk4, or like a b5 a4..i would LOVE a b5 s4 avant, or even a b5 a4 avant, but those are both hard to find, and a little pricier than what i want to spend...those would be ideal though..i just i just have to keep searching. and to be honest, my main concern is insurance. insurance is soooo expensive! paying the car isn't the problem...it's just having to make those huge ass monthly playments for insurance..it's almost like money being thrown away every month!!!!! prices in south florida are absurd!!!
I would just keep looking though something will turn up (an S4 avant would be really nice) and as far as insurance but mine isn't that bad, not sure who you have though.
Drive it like you stole it!!!
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yeah, i'm going to keep searching. i just found an e39 540i wagon in that price range. I also found an mk5 jetta 2.5 with about 90k miles for 5.9k..seems a bit low priced? says the car fax is clean..hmm...all the VAG wagons are a bit higher priced..i'm going to keep searching. eventually i'll find the right thing. i am in no rush at all.
as for insurance, i have allstate...the thing is i'm a teenager..and rates for teens in fl are crazy..
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- e39 would be nice, but maintenance items on them are expensive and a BMW is probably not going to help your insurance rates, but I've been surprised before so who knows. Jetta doesn't seem that bad of a price as long as it's clean, not all things get on the carfax even though they were reported, not sure why or how, but it wouldn't be the first time I've seen/heard of that. Not sure if it means like it's not immediately reported or what. Also keep in mind that the early 2.5 had some timing chain issues, but only like 1-2k cars, but still something to keep in mind. Other than that I love that motor it's incredibly reliable, probably more than the MK4 2.0 slow and they sound real nice with an intake and exhaust. I know it'll be a DD, but who says you have to go farther than that.
- Bold text is your problem for insurance unfortunately. I just started seeing reductions in rates and in two more years (25) it will plumett, can't wait for that.
Drive it like you stole it!!!
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You're lucky! I still have another 5 and a half years to go for that!!!!!
wow bro that makes me so happy what my car can be...i have mk6 candy white gli and yesterday at waterfest i went stage 1 apr intake and chip...i wanted to drop my car down on gold machine lip bbs's 18x8or9 but i dont know what to use for suspension...i was thinking like H and R cup kit...if i use that will it have the same height appearance as your gli or should i wait til next waterfest to buy a no name brand air lift for 1800-1900 i forget exact how much??? i almost bought a set or JAMO or JOMO coilovers and springs for 350 but i didn't trust it...can i get the same ride height as yours with h and r sport springs???
And a quick update:
Got myself another set of Twists. I'll be refinishing these and either letting my brother hold on to them or putting them up for sale. Any ideas on colors?
And just a teaser on these:
Repolished the lips. They pretty much look like chrome now. Can't wait to put them back together.
And the centers are also done. Just a teaser for now. I'll have more pictures up either tonight or tomorrow, when I put the wheels back together!
made some progress. oh my goodness, it is a complete pain to put these back together. so it's one 12:59 am right now and i have two wheels done. I'll finish the other two maybe tomorrow. I must say though, DAMN, these wheels look sick. I can't wait to see them in the sun. The gold bolts, the polished lip, and those red centers with gold flake....everything just ties together for pure win. Can't wait to see them on the car. I almost feel bad installing them, though, I feel like just hanging them up on my wall as decoration, hahaha.
now here's my situation...how in the world am i going to drive these, with stretched tires, on a 450whp car? that's going to be like absolutely NOOOOO traction at all...But I guess you can't have the best of both worlds..either you look baller as fuhhhh, or you get some big a** meaty tires for traction..ughhh
Oh your fronts are the same as mine just 1mm lower offset. Won't be for long though since my new lips have been bought haha i couldnt stand how far in they sat. Going to be 18x9 et9 9.5 et32. Might have the backpad shaved down a little or just say screw it keep the 9.5s up front and put the 9s in the rear and camber it. Won't be able to tell they are different widths since I will have 2.5" lips all around.
can't wait for the dyno either. you guys have no idea how anxious i am! i want my car back!!!!!
car should be done saturday!!!! I am so freakin' anxious. I wish I could have my car back already. OMG!