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i've started a thread in the MK3 forum about my project
going with this setup
AccuAir E-level kit
5 gallon tank
dual 400cc compressors
switch speed touch pad
70amp power wire kit
AirLift front and rear struts
The car is at the body shop now in the process of a full color change, new bumpers, moldings, top, interior and more.
I am swapping everything from a 1998 GTI VR6 with 280k miles on it. really just using the engine, TDI transmission that is in it, and 5-lug swap and black dash from the GTI.
and this is the inspiration and the color combo i'm going with
Last edited by VR6 NRG; 03-30-2012 at 12:15 AM.
1999 baby mad OG right here
wow thats gunna look sick cant wait to see progress
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just a few updated crappy cell phone pics cause everyone loves pics
This is the air tank with the first traces of Ipanema brown anywhere on the car...
i had him paint the eXo mounts in gloss black too.
the pics were taken in a small room without much light but i was told when out in the sun the color looks amazing.
Prominently displayed in the trunk. The Cabrio trunk is so small anyhow I may as well use it up.
The optima battery will go in the spare tire well.
With the exo mounts being used I want all that stuff to be seen and not hidden.
thats the issue i have with mine, i wanna still use my trunk cause i use my cabrio alot for vacations but there is no good place for a tank. i might just go with a small 3 gallon and hope for the best.
looks good so far, i cant wait till i get a chance to start working on mine and get a bigger turbo in it.
this car will be a 2-3 day a week driver so i don't really need the trunk. I have a 2012 TT coupe to drive every day and 2 other roommates cars in the house if anything needs to be hauled around.
so losing the trunk space wasn't a big concern for me. i have the back seat if i go on a short trip to put ****
some minor picture updates
air tank finally out in the sun. lordy this is a gorgeous color
and the GTI started getting taken apart today
and i was just texted this picture the engine is out. new Euro Enginuity reinforced oil pan and 2.9L clone fully polished manifold will go on tomorrow.
thats all for now
figured i would update with some pics.
this coming weekend the AccuAir system is scheduled to be installed.
but for now it looks like this
Reminds me of Matt Crooke's old ride. (Color)
there are similar colors for sure, but i don't think anyone has used this exact color for their car, at least here in the US.
Ipanema Brown metallic from Audi's Exclusive catalog.
No thread jacking.
Today they got the trunk floor and the air tank/compressors/ wiring all mocked up and floor done for the trunk.
I went to the shop after for about 40 mins to check it out and also got a broken side mirror fixed.
The engine bay is just about ready to put the engine in and wire harness is done and ready
As for the rear lug conversion. AFAIK it's just the rotors that make it 5 lug. We used all the parts right from fthe GTI.
the air install is 90% done. all of the wires, air lines, trunk setup, and hardware are done. Only things left are the struts and e-level sensors.
Wednesday the engine goes in along with the battery and then test it all out.
greatest texted pictures EVAR!!!
Air system is up and operational as of 1am this morning. these guys are working their butts off for sure. What am awesome experience with everyone that has worked on the car so far.
the progress has slowed some but the paint is all finally done,
and motor running are the biggest tasks
got some new pics today though
I really like the color scheme. Great work!
///KCH2O ”VDUBkill 2:0 – The path of 2.0T is beset on all sides by the injustice of the speedtrap and the Plague of the Prius drivers. But blessed is he who in the name of disparity overwhelmeth the exotic in the valley of the s-bends. And I shall strike down upon thee with great revs and furious acceleration those who attempt to obstruct or delay my overtaking and you will know my engine is turbocharged when I lay my powerband upon thee.”