take the advice of the sticker on the window looks good
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Specs (Updated 5/9/13):
2004.5 Jetta GLS, LD7X (Platinum Gray Metallic)- Audi TT 225 Fat Fives 17x7.5 ET32, polished by Southend Polishing2.0 8v (BEV code)
- Spacers: 10mm front, 15mm rear (final ET: 23 front, 17 rear)
- Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 225/45-ZR17
- Raceland Ultimos- currently 24.25" FTG front, 24.5" rear
- ECS Tuning rear centering plates
- OEM Votex roof bars, OEM Votex luggage rack, Rocky Mounts bike rack, Thule fairing (not currently equipped)
- OEM Bora (R/R/R/C) tails
- "Joey modded" non-fog North American headlights
- 4Motion front valance
- ECS Tuning lower grille vent fog lights - Ziza Pure Yellow H3 bulbs
- OEM non-script mudflaps
- Rear fog light
- Clear side markers
- ECS heated blue-tinted aspherical side mirrors- Techtonics Tuning .260° camshaft02J-EGT 5-speed
- GIAC Stage 1 + camshaft tune
- Neuspeed P-Flo VR6 short-ram intake
- Magnaflow 2.25" resonated cat-back, dual 3" exposed tips
- Mk1 Rabbit oil cap- Audi TT Mk1 transmission tower short shifterBlack-on-gray interior
- 42DD shifter bushings
- Front sway cut, fender liners out- Heated cloth seatsThe (short-term) to do list:
- GLI MFA cluster swap
- GLI pedals
- C-pillar bar
- GLX rear parcel tray with sunshade (C-pillars on their way!)
- 42DD LED interior light conversion
- Alpine headunit, Kicker speakers, 1200W amp, Pioneer 12" sub
- Keyfob window control modDrivers' sunglasses holderThe (long-term) to do list:
Headliner rewrap (acquiring funds/time)
195/45 tires (or 205/45)Wish list (stuff I can only dream about as of now):
Refinish worn plastics in interior
Front strut bar
Patterned rear view mirror
Paint match rockers/valances?
ECS Stage 1 clutch kit, bigger brakes (when its time for a new clutch)Swap 5th gear to TDI 5th, ring and pinion swap to same as 1.8T (4.24 --> 3.94)
Airbag set up
20/20 swap w/bigger turbo (K04 at least), FMIC, forged pistons, the works, etc
Full GLI valance/skirts
Modify late year trunklid to Euro trunk lid
Oil pressure/temperature gauges (possibly, just for fun)
Last edited by amotion578; 05-09-2013 at 10:24 PM.
(end of 2011):
great job on build!
I know, needs lower. I'm working on that very soon
Can't wait until summer to repolish and fix the curbing, then bring on show season 2012!
Old progress thread here if you're interested.
love the new rims. looking great, any more pictures of the new? and Oregon is dope, nice plates.
new wheels and lower
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Nice start, personally I think fat 5's suite the MK3 VW platform better. if you get the chance sell those and grab some clean RC's, Long Beaches, Montes, or even Aristo's. All in all it looks good though.
OEM+ or I f@c#ed your mom = http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...1#post78644927
Oh and, the tires I got with the wheels (ones pictured) have some bad inner wear on two of them, ironically enough they're the exact same tires my Sparco's have. Since lowering my car further should mean I should get an alignment (and I probably should anyway), I'm hoping I can swap my tires and get aligned all on the same day, but we'll see how that goes
i hate fat fives... sorry man...
but.... i'm no haturrr
Oh and I have a VAG-COM cable on the way (amazon special, not a legit one) so I can have my own means to clear codes and all that fun stuff that goes into looking into VAG-COM. (like the windows up/down with your keyfob trick)
I've been seeing increasingly poor mileage, especially after camming.. averaging about 24mpg mixed, my old average was around 26mpg with the same sort of mix. I've replaced my MAF not 15k miles ago but haven't bothered looking into 02 sensors... until now when I have the means to check them!
I'm hoping my 02 sensors need replaced and I can start enjoying better mileage again.
Not much progress has been made sadly We had a week where it snowed overnight, was sunny and 50°F the next day, then raining at night and icy/snow mix. Trying to find someone with an angle grinder so I can hack off my FSB and drop to 23". Luckily it's getting nicer outside...
However, I did get my eBay vagcom cable, and did the keyfob windows up/down mod
And this was taken at a GTG tonight:
Stay classy Mk4 forum
I really wish Oregon would get some nice and stable weather... In the last two to three weeks it has snowed, hailed while sunny, rained while being 40°F out, sunny and cloudless at 60°F, and just about every combination of sun, rain and temperature known to man. I guess we broke a 50 year old March rainfall record.
I keep waiting to see some good weather in which I can rent an angle grinder and get cutting/lowering away! Though I should probably wait until I actually have enough money to get an alignment after so I'm not all over the place
Though, should I only align the front after dropping the whole car or do the whole car alignment? I have that option. I would assume lower all four corners = align all four corners.
And after doing reading and discussing, for the sake of fund saving, I think 24" all around is going to be my limit for now until I can look into getting new axles, as I understand there is axle binding problems beyond that. I cannot afford to snap an axle right now, I will screw myself big time. So for now, 24" is my goal and limit (and should look good enough for the time being).
If Oregon has a rainy summer like last year I will contemplate launching an ICBM into the sun out of spite.
There's a DIY for it on the forums here- uses a Czech program and an ebay VAG-COM cable (apparently legit ross-tech cables don't work). It takes like 3 minutes total, I've done it to two cars now lol.