We'll I have been on here for a bit and never did this so I guess it time to share.
I bought the car on October 31, 2008. I looked at a few new Rabbits and GTI's but then by chance found this guy sitting in the back of a Honda dealership. after a few hours of talking I drove the car home.
It's a 2006 GTI, Untied Grey, 6 speed and had 30k on the clock.
After trying to avoid the itch to build this for a few month I broke down. I picked up a set of H&R sport springs to lower the car a bit. I was happy at first but soon after wanted to be lower.
The car stayed the same for a bit, was busy spending the summer riding my bike all over the place. Then I moved into an portent with a garage and it all goes down hill from here.
I ordered a set of FK high sport coil overs. first thing I had when I got them was take the helper springs out and threw them in the trash can. After a few hours of work the car was on coils and getting lower. I also removed the rear wiper and plugged the hole.
I got the car tuning with REVO stage 1 software.
After driving it for a few days I knew the tire sizes were holding me up so I switch to 205/40/17 Falken 512's on my Classix's and then spun the coils down.
I then did not like how much the wheels sat in so I picked up 13mm for up front 30mm for the rears. I also order a voted rep lip & a badgeless grill from TM tuning.
Figured it was time for new wheels so I trade the classix's for a set of c4 saw blades painted white.
I then got my hood notch filled finally!
Winter hit Indy pretty hard so I threw the car into winter with a set of deniers I picked up from a friend and raised the car up. I alos had a front bumper shaved and painted my grill trim white to match the saw blades.
It started to warm up a bit so I knew it was time to get the car in order. I pick up a diesel geek skid plate, open lower grilles & lower the car to zero threads.
Skid plate bolts after one trip to Louisville for WBTB..
I got bored with the saw blades and wanted something a bit better So sold them and picked these up from Memory Fab. BBS RS's 17x8.5 17x9.5 with 205/45 up front and a 215/45 rear.
After a bit of debate and research I bought a airlift slam series kit with manuel management. it took about 12 hours to do the install with my buddy Ethan and myself, back then air lift had not told you everything you needed to do like the kits of today do. also notch the frame on the passenger side so I could get the frame touch the ground.
Packed up and drove down to florida to see my mom a week before sowo. Then headed to Sowo. on the way home I drove through the tail of dragon and let the gti have some fun.
I switch the rear tires size on rs's from 215/45 to 215/40 and finally got the arch to lay between lip and tire.
I once again got bored with my wheels and sold the RS's to my buddy Nick. I then once agin called up Memory Fab and picked up a new set of wheels. RH ZW1's 17x8.5 and 17x9.5.
Then headed off to IA Summer meet.
The car started having bad fuel cut problems so I took it in. The cam follower had broke wearing away my hpfp and my cam. The dealer ship had the car for about a week. Replaced my HPFP, Cam, scam follower, did my water belt and timing belt at the same time to cost future cost down.
I got the car and had a P-flow intake to install on and then took the car for drive and it felt like a new car.
With H2O coming up fast I figured I would change some thing around but sadly My RH's Got ruin In shipping. So I rushed to pick up something new and finally found it. I pick up a set of Alphards from here. I also pick up a A3 throttle pipe to replace the factory noise pipe
I Rushed to get them here. The day they showed up i had the tires removed and they were off to powder coating. I got them back a few days before I left. Got them on and got on the road for H2O.
On the way to H2O I hit a possum in the middle of Ohio then broke the center of my lip and cracked my shave bumper in a few spots then about 8 hours Later I smashed my first oil pan on a bridge transition. Spent 3 hours on the side of the road replacing it.
After H2O I was kinda bummed out on the case and thought maybe it was time to pay of some loans and credit cards. So I started to part out and sell the parts off my car. I sold the air ride and the wheels. I picked up a set of sport coil overs to run and left the car alone for the next 5 months.
I started a better paying job and work with my good friend Brandon who got me back in the mood to build a car. So i picked up a 1979 4 door Rabbit to build and started throwing everything into that build as I left the mkv alone and a snow storm ripped my bumper off ruining it.
I almost had the Rabbit running but I was missing the mkv more than I cared about the Rabbit. I busted missed the feel and the look of the car. At that point I sold everything I had in the Rabbit build to get the GTI back on its Feet.
I did a little cheap make over on the GTI. Paint the Denver black and grill trim.
I then pick up my second Air ride set up thanks to Bag Riders.
Accuair switch speed management, air lift slam series fronts, air lift rear bags, air lift rear shocks, 400c compressor, NUMATICS water trap, 3/4" line and a 5 gallon tank.
This time the Install only took 6 hours with a some friends help and I was back on the ground.
I then Pick up some new wheels
Superstar dishs 17x8 17x9 and put 205/40 falken 512's on them. I had to mill the holes out to allow a 14mm bolt.
I went to Treffen in chicago and pick up a roof rack from my buddy Joey. and then came home and got to work on the car again. I bought a new front bumper and fenders to replace the beat ones on my car and had them Painted in Cinci by Mark.
Drove like this for a few weeks.
subframe on the ground
I got my parts back from paint and the car looked amazing again but still bummed it's no longer shaved.
I figured i would keep my wheel whore ways going and trade my wheels off but this time I was getting something back. I got my old Alphards back which was nice because it was the one wheel I did not want to sell but did to get ahead at the time.
I painted the grille trim and roof rack bars White to match the wheels.
Also warped the Merc caps in white vinyl
Also finally got fog lights again after a possum took them out.
pick up yellow ftp and fog lights.
I found out I got a job at ECS Tuning as a automotive photographer, I stepped away from the car and got Ready to move from Indianapolis, IN to the Cleveland, OH Area. After some stress and all the packing My girlfriend and I moved into our Apartment on Ohio and started my new job.
And that lead us to now.
5 oil pans & 100,000 miles later.
Car has much much to come for it this year. You'll just have to watch and see what happens.