Yesterday I finshed putting my rear speakers in and putting the rear panels back together. I just wanted to post some pics of the cuts that had to be made to make the speakers fit properly in the tray.
The speakers used
I really didn't want to cut and mutalate anything in this car. I just didnt see any other way of getting around this to make it to work. plus I figured you can't see it when it's all put back together so I just got er done.
After that I finally went and replaced all of my fuses. I had 3 of the old brittle fuses break in half when I pulled them out and at least 2 of the fuses were fried. aftrer they were all replaced guess what started working MY FOG LIGHTS yay!!! So now the only lights that are not working properly on my car are the driver side parking light and the dome light when the door opens. lil by lil i'm getting er done
Last edited by Tk2g60; 04-17-2012 at 11:19 AM.
This ^ I did it. its easy. still putting my car back together but this is a more reliable, cheaper, stronger sparking system. Not to mention the fact that you dont have to hack up your harness. I believe if you use the 2003 version you dont need to have special wires. Thats what ive done.
^^ I ended up taking the easy way out for now. Just installed a new coil pack and fresh plugs and wires. Fires up like a champ now it did sound pretty awesome though running on 5 cyl
After that I washed it up and my brother buffed it out for me. It really needed a BJ pretty bad. So shiny now. I took some pics before I parked her for the night. I'll post em a lil later. Bye for now
Edit: (for red Bosch wires) part# 357 998 031A
Last edited by Tk2g60; 04-30-2012 at 06:23 PM.
Well it was a nice weekend with some pretty nice weather, so I had the rado out and about all weekend everything seems to be good and running strong. Keeping my fingers crossed that I have no unexpected problems anytime soon cause money has been tight lately I'm in the middle for saving up for some spacers so I can run my Rs's soon.
The first day I had the rado out I drove out to our local Walmart and parked out deep in the parking lot so no one would park next to me and when I come out there is a fellow dubber checking it out he I driving at 97 gti DE found out he had a couple rado's a lil while ago and he is also a vortexer. On here he is coraddofuher. A real good guy he is. I will be keeping in touch with him hopefully soon for some gtg's after I pooled out of Walmart I had some mk4 vr6 jetta behind me wanting to race lol. Needless to say he pulled away from me and I have no excuses besides I need to do some motor work..... Hopefully this winter. I'm not sure if the mk4 was a 12v or not but either way I want mor power
nothing big here but just wanted to give a minor update of something I'm getting ready to install. I had bought a mk4 .:R32 ebrake handle with gray stitching. it had a chrome button. when it arrived in the mail I noticed the chrome on the button was chipping and looked like poop. it might be hard to see but ill post the pivs anyways
So then I found a simple diy on how to take apart the handle and replace the button. http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ver-and-Button
I ended up buying a brushed aluminum button off of ESC tuning here is how it came out
I think it looks good, but now I kinda wish I had a red stitched boot on it now intead of the gray stitched. I was thinking about trying to dye the gray to red. Any thoughts if that would work well enough? If not I'm just gonna let it be.
Other then that my car is still running strong, I just got her inspected and have been driving her every weekend and have been meeting people everywhere I go this weekend "hoping it stays nice out" I'll be taking the rado to tristate tunners meet with a couple of friends. I wonder if I'll be the only rado there. Guess I'll see
Last edited by Tk2g60; 05-07-2012 at 12:51 PM.
you dont have to install the whole ebrake--the boot is way easier to just take off the mk4 one and put straight on the corrado. This was one of the first mods I ever did
Post pics of final product
There is some good info wish I woulda knew that before I went out and bought the whole ebrake assembly and then the button. I'm gonna stick with what I got now though. I was wondering why yours had a black button on the handle. It woulda been easier to just ad the boot but now I'm going the full monte
Ok. I need to see pics of the final product!!!!
I was gonna buy a full CF one of a BMW but it was gonna be highly modified to make it work. I rather have something simpler like this. So.... Pics or it didn't happen.
So excited!!! Today we just found a place we are gonna sign a lease for this week and the place has a garage that will house the Corrado with in a month my C will not see a lick of bad weather and I have a Amazing place to give her some surgery