Nice color choice btw.
Longtime lurker. Figured it's time to introduce myself and start a build thread.
This is my 2000 TTQC 180hp. I bought it 2 years ago with 63,000 miles on it. Bone stock. Car had the stock 6 spoke wheels on it when I got it.
The first wash:
First mod: bought these TDR Pro Race 1.2 18x8 wheels the first day I got the car.
Wheels installed with 225/40/18 Falkens: Mind the Gap!
Yes, I know. Needs more low. That will be addressed later on.
Looking forward to conversing with you guys and exchanging ideas.
More updates soon.
Second round of mods and some 60k maintenance.
Ordered up some timing belt components since the belt had never been done:
Found a brand new P-Flo intake in the classifieds for $100. Figured what the hell.
Since we were doing the valve cover gasket during the timing belt job I took off the valve cover and intake manifold and media blasted them:
Then we powdercoated them flat satin black using my friend Jim's Eastwood kit:
Timing belt done and all buttoned up. Added a Forge BPV, NSP intake spacer, NGK Iridium plugs and coilpacks at this time also:
Running like a champ!
More updates soon.
Time to address the suspension.
Ordered up all the basics like new balljoints, sway bar links front and rear, strut bushings and bearings, tie rod assemblies, new bolts for everything, etc:
Called HPA and they hooked me up with some ST Tuning coil overs:
Got some Defcon 2's from Mike.
Ordered up some arms from Gruvenparts. No sphericals for me!
The finished product:
I'm happy with the ride height for now.
It is my DD and it will see a couple of track days. It rides very well and the car is much more neutral feeling with better turn in.
More updates soon.
Most people think Time is like a river, that flows swift and sure in one direction but I have seen the face of time and can tell you they are wrong. Time is like an ocean in a storm, you may wonder who I am and why I say this ,sit down and I will tell you a tale like none that you have ever heard.
Sex should be like a Civic; slow, obscene, and loud enough for the neighbors to hear.
Looking good..the hard part is knowing when to stop..
My TT Mods & 3.3 DSG Turbo conversion..
Thanks guys! This forum really keeps me motivated and wanting to tinker with my TT.
Newest addition: Borla exhaust to go along with my S-Line valance.
Exhaust tip close up. Really wanted to powder coat this flat black but ran out of time:
Sounds pretty mellow so far. I was expecting it to be more tractorish and boomy. Pleasantly surprised.
Also only weighs about 25 lbs or so if my scale is working correctly so that's nice to get some lbs off the car.
More updates soon!
Here's what going on since the last update:
The headlights were looking extremely poor. The clear coat had begun to flake off and it looked awful:
4+ hours later and two 3M headlight restore kits and we were back in business!
APR Motorsport TIP installed:
Since the car is on a motorsport theme(no bags, sensible ride height, lightweight wheels, etc) it needed some more carbon fiber bits!
Found a good deal on an upper and lower carbon engine cover set:
Lower cover installed:
Mock up of top cover installed:
Not sure if I want to use the top engine cover or not yet. What do you guys think? I kinda like the powder coated valve cover. Keep in mind that at some point the battery cover and coolant cover will be carbon fiber also...
Next upcoming projects include some Osir smoked corners and a Modshack cup holder:
Oh yeah, I picked up this old BFGoodrich poster and got it framed.
I've always wanted this poster way back before I even thought about owning a TT...
I have mixed feeling on the cover I like the cover its big and has a lot of carbinfiber but I think
It looks better seeing the black valve cover with bits of carbon