I don't post much these days, but I thought I'd post up some updates on the GTI.
Over the Summer I was offered a full 1.8T w/ 5-speed transmission from a 2001 Jetta for a price that I couldn't refuse so... the 16v has been ditched in favour of the 1.8T. The swap and engine maintenance was completed in 3 days, and I drove the car as an N/A 1.8 for a bit until I could get it into the shop for piping
Motor being situated:
After a rather long wait, I got the car back from the shop with shiny stainless piping and a FMIC. Intercooler is located behind the grille, for added stealthiness.
The plan is to do the same conservative build as I did on my previous MkIV GTI. A K04-001 with all the usual bolt ons etc... Not looking for crazy power, just a reliable FWD go-kart.
Next on the agenda:
- Swap the new transmission in
- New wheels
- Paint the new-to-me faded passenger side door
- Start adding more power / More engine bay cleanup.
Last photo of my car from this Summer:
See y'all next season