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    Thread: The New Moo: Version 1.8

    1. 10-05-2012 05:36 PM #1
      Hey all!

      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
      Last edited by Moofluffen; 10-05-2012 at 06:15 PM.

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      10-05-2012 06:04 PM #4
      UP UP! looking good

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      10-06-2012 01:01 AM #7
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      10-06-2012 10:45 AM #10
      NEW WHEELS???????!!!!!!
      <---- we are soooooooooo coooooooooooooool
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      10-06-2012 11:41 AM #12


      IM me pics of your new wheels, I promise not to tell anyone what you picked
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    12. 10-09-2012 11:59 AM #13
      Thanks for all the love guys

      The new wheels are nothing exciting, just something my man had kicking around from one of his previous cars. The advantage is I'll be able to run a 195/50/15. No more tire spinning lol. I'll keep the Zenders for "pretty car days"

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      10-09-2012 12:26 PM #15
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      threads worth reading
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      10-09-2012 01:48 PM #17
      yeah 3 day 1.8t swaps piece of cake your crazy. love the car cant wait for the new wheels
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      10-09-2012 03:15 PM #18
      1.8t mk2= you wana come swap mine in 3 days? Lol looks awesome

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      10-09-2012 03:38 PM #19
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      10-09-2012 03:43 PM #20
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    20. 10-09-2012 04:20 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Mean 'n Green86 View Post
      yeah 3 day 1.8t swaps piece of cake your crazy. love the car cant wait for the new wheels
      lol my buddy who orchestrated the swap is a 1.8T conversion genius lol. I just took care of all the small stuff my little girl hands were capable of.
      We had the 16v out on Friday, the bay was cleaned the new motor was mocked in on Saturday and by Sunday it was wired up and running. It fired up first crank... that was such a great moment!

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      10-10-2012 07:31 AM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Moofluffen View Post
      l It fired up first crank... that was such a great moment!
      can't say i've ever had that happen. i suck at carsssss
      <---- we are soooooooooo coooooooooooooool
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      Quote Originally Posted by tomdooley View Post
      your timing belt should be tighter than kinkerstinker's pants

    22. 10-10-2012 12:42 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by kinkerstinker View Post
      can't say i've ever had that happen. i suck at carsssss
      lol I don't think I ate or slept that week... I was so damn nervous, but everything went really smoothly

      Aside from SPEC sending me a clutch disc that was too large and they won't do anything about it, so now I have a stage 2 SPEC pressure plate and a new OEM 16v disc. Ah well, transmission will be swapped anyways...

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      10-10-2012 02:08 PM #25
      Don't bother w/ SPEC crap. I had a stage 3 clutch in my old VR and it was meh. I'd go clutchmaster or southbend personally.

    24. 10-10-2012 03:00 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Project_2501 View Post
      Don't bother w/ SPEC crap. I had a stage 3 clutch in my old VR and it was meh. I'd go clutchmaster or southbend personally.

      lol the swap is done, the clutch is in. I paid virtually nothing for it... I didn't care so much as the transmission should be swapped out next season. I'm much more familiar with MkIV parts... should be good.

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      10-10-2012 07:35 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by Moofluffen View Post
      lol I don't think I ate or slept that week... I was so damn nervous, but everything went really smoothly

      Aside from SPEC sending me a clutch disc that was too large and they won't do anything about it, so now I have a stage 2 SPEC pressure plate and a new OEM 16v disc. Ah well, transmission will be swapped anyways...
      ACT stage 3, 6 puck.. DO IT! its what im running. I bought it USED!!! from a buddy 4 years ago. And its STILL holding up

      also running a eurospec lightened flywheel


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      10-10-2012 07:54 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Moofluffen View Post
      lol the swap is done, the clutch is in. I paid virtually nothing for it... I didn't care so much as the transmission should be swapped out next season. I'm much more familiar with MkIV parts... should be good.
      I'm sure it'll be fine, and can't beat virtually free; I paid out the ass for mine a few years back.

      When you swap transmissions, throw a LSD in there. That was my favorite upgrade to the drivetrain of my old mk3.

    27. 10-11-2012 01:22 PM #29
      For what I paid, I can't complain too much... the clutch has been ok thus far lol

      and yeah I would like to put in an LSD in the future! I had a nice K04 build I did on my former MkIV and I'm hoping to do the same in this car, I want reliable, modest power lol. an LSD would definitely help in the MkII though ... :p

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      10-11-2012 02:21 PM #30
      Nice looking car, buddy.
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      10-11-2012 06:19 PM #31
      Simple and clean!
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    30. 10-12-2012 11:48 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Big Dac With Fries View Post
      Nice looking car, buddy.
      Quote Originally Posted by veedubcos View Post
      Simple and clean!
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      10-12-2012 02:56 PM #33
      holy shiny fender batman!
      <---- we are soooooooooo coooooooooooooool
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      Quote Originally Posted by tomdooley View Post
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    32. 10-12-2012 03:53 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by kinkerstinker View Post
      holy shiny fender batman!
      The pathetic part is that the passenger side door, is actually that faded... I swapped it on last year to replace the original one as some genius former owner thought it would be a good idea to rivet the trim to the door. I had a large peek-a-boo rust hole

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      01-08-2013 01:34 PM #35
      boy did i miss this one!

      lookin' good, Jess.

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