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    Thread: Ryan's Build Progression

    1. Member Ryro's Avatar
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      04-19-2012 10:17 PM #1
      I never actually sat down and made a build thread, so here we go.

      I got my car in 2009, it is a 2002 reflex silver gti with a 5 speed manual transmission. The car was bone stock from the previous owner, and had 147xxx miles on the body, and 80xxx on the engine. I got it for $2900 because it wasn't running, turns out it was a plug in the engine bay not plugged in all the way. First thing I did was the timing belt, and water pump to keep the maintenance up to date. The car has been kind of a slow progression because I bought it the beginning of my senior year in high school with my own money, and was paying it off for a while. Now I'm in college and making much more progress.

      Current Mods
      -forge 007 diverter valve
      -short ram
      -samco turbo inlet hoses
      -42dd 3" turboback
      -ultimo coilovers
      -20th aluminum interior trim
      -R shift knob and pedals
      -rear wiper delete
      -n249 valve bypass
      -idf drop plates
      -camber shims
      -shaved hatch
      -badgeless grille
      -filled bumper/hood notch

      Upcoming Plans:

      -idf tubular control arms
      -smaller rear adapters
      -20th sideskirts and valences painted and ready to go on in spring






      The first things I started on were new audi tt wheels, smoked the bumper and side markers, a stock grille, and some good old racelands (before ultimos came out)





      Went into winter mode and got a roof rack



      During winter the roads got alot worse (PA roads are already bad enough)







      Came out to my car after being at a party



      Alot of time went by, and my car stayed the same, until I got a new job and started making more money. I got a nikon d60 in fall, and started taking some more decent pictures. I also removed my rear wiper blade.







      I left my car in a parking lot for about an hour and came back to this





      Picked up a few goodies from a wrecked 20th for a great price, and some .:R pedals, and shift knob. I also picked up some mercedes monoblocks for dirt cheap.











      Picked up some new bumper markers, and amber sidemarkers



      I ordered some glass lenses cause my headlights were looking pretty bad and I was sick of polishing them. I got my 42dd 3" turbo back too











      Ended up finally getting my ocean taillights after they were on back order for two months, and got some more monoblocks





      (I test fit the zaubers, but took them off to be refinished, and get some new tires)








      I wanted to get bags, but figured it'd be better to save up rather than spend all my money on one thing, so got some ultimos for the mean time. I made sure to take out the perches, and helper springs off the bat



      (f*cked up winter wheels )


      (blue 20th valence that fits with my single tip exhaust)







      Last edited by Ryro; 11-07-2012 at 02:59 PM.
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      04-19-2012 10:22 PM #2
      starting off awesome

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      04-19-2012 10:23 PM #3
      good progress. love the zaubers

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      04-19-2012 10:25 PM #4
      Glass Lenses make a hugeeeee difference....Car looks great!

      .Ryan

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      04-19-2012 10:31 PM #5
      wow those headlights look so clean!

      did you really sit there and peel every sticky note off? i'd prob have tried an automatic car wash
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    6. 04-19-2012 10:32 PM #6
      If this was my car, the first thing i would have spent money on would be that effed quarter panel, and rubstrip. Regardless, nice progress. Oh, get some new control arm bushings
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      04-19-2012 10:34 PM #7
      those headlights are amazing...car looks great

    8. 04-19-2012 10:38 PM #8
      looking good man. love the progress.
      rims are nice too.
      like to see a little variety not just bbs rs
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      04-19-2012 11:15 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by greatgatzby View Post
      starting off awesome
      Yeah man I was on vortex a while before I started doing mods

      Quote Originally Posted by jettaaddictionII View Post
      good progress. love the zaubers
      Zaubers were my dream wheels

      Quote Originally Posted by MkThreeDub View Post
      Glass Lenses make a hugeeeee difference....Car looks great!

      .Ryan
      thanks man


      Quote Originally Posted by Clean PG View Post
      wow those headlights look so clean!

      did you really sit there and peel every sticky note off? i'd prob have tried an automatic car wash
      Yeah it ended up taking about a half hour, and thanks the headlights made a huge difference

      Quote Originally Posted by blackjetta24 View Post
      If this was my car, the first thing i would have spent money on would be that effed quarter panel, and rubstrip. Regardless, nice progress. Oh, get some new control arm bushings
      you mean fender? yeah I plan on getting a new one before paint

      Quote Originally Posted by JayDD007 View Post
      those headlights are amazing...car looks great
      Quote Originally Posted by redbullgotwings View Post
      looking good man. love the progress.
      rims are nice too.
      like to see a little variety not just bbs rs
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      04-20-2012 12:05 AM #11
      looks good man. are the zaubers 1 or 3pc
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      04-20-2012 12:08 AM #12
      good work, those headlights came out amazing
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      04-20-2012 08:08 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by furr View Post
      looks good man. are the zaubers 1 or 3pc
      3 piece monoblocks for sure

      Quote Originally Posted by TurboWolfVdub View Post
      good work, those headlights came out amazing
      thanks man, best way to clear your headlights
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      04-20-2012 09:18 AM #14
      cant wait to see it with the zaubers
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      04-20-2012 09:35 AM #15
      for a local
      3.2L GOLF with a tailgate.
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      04-20-2012 09:48 AM #16
      nice progress

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      04-20-2012 09:50 AM #17
      good shit buddy
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      04-20-2012 10:37 AM #18
      Doin good work
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      04-20-2012 10:52 AM #19
      Looks good
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      04-20-2012 10:58 AM #20
      in for this one
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      04-20-2012 11:02 AM #21
      looks good dude.. real good
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      04-20-2012 11:44 AM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by xcrunnr93 View Post
      cant wait to see it with the zaubers
      Me either

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      for a local
      I had no idea you were local

      Quote Originally Posted by senad187 View Post
      nice progress
      thanks man

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      good shit buddy
      thanks chris, looking forward to meeting all you guys during show season

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      Doin good work


      Quote Originally Posted by mkIIIdub90 View Post
      Looks good


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      in for this one


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      looks good dude.. real good
      thank you sir
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      04-20-2012 12:37 PM #23
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      yolo. lol.

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      04-20-2012 02:57 PM #25
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      42DD






      come to bethlehem bro, just follow the star

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      04-20-2012 02:59 PM #26
      nice progress so far, in for more
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      04-20-2012 03:45 PM #27
      have you had the car inspected with the turbo-back? does it pass pa emissions? Your car looks great

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      04-20-2012 07:04 PM #28
      Nice car man!
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      very local hahaha
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      04-20-2012 09:31 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by Nextion View Post
      nice progress so far, in for more
      thanks bro dude
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      have you had the car inspected with the turbo-back? does it pass pa emissions? Your car looks great
      Yeah I passed emissions fine because I have a high flow cat and don't throw any codes
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      04-20-2012 10:49 PM #31
      Really nice start and build

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      04-21-2012 08:44 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Ryro View Post


      I'm hunting you down and finding you
      Im always in the same place. To easy.
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      04-21-2012 09:03 AM #33
      Great thread and car looks really good looking forward to seeing the future plans
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      04-21-2012 09:27 AM #34
      lookin good

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