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    Hello
    I want a gti for my summer car a 1985. Is there any problems with that yr? How much hp do they put out is there any upgrades for power?
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    Not a bad car but they don't make over 100hp to the wheels. With something that old, you'll want to make sure there is no rust then check the suspension bushings and mounts.

    Best way to make power is to swap in a newer VW motor, a 16v or a 2.0l from the 90s
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    i forgot to add hat it did have a motor swap oops.. i would race rally cross in the car too.

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    Long as the suspension is good to go it'll be a fun little car
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    Last edited by 67gto; 04-01-2012 at 01:52 PM.

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    The one on eBay and the last one are the only ones I'd personally buy.
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    the black one on ebay and the green one?

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    Yup
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    i kinda like the green one but it is a 4door. do you have any other suggestions i am a noob when it comes to Volkswagen

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    Get paperwork to prove any work that was done
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    i have a set of recaros will they fit?

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    Depends on the recaros but if they sell brackets for them then yes
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    i can try some universal ones i need a car before i do anything

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    I found a great 85 rust free car but the only promble is that it has no interior. Is that stuff hard to get like carpet and headliner and door panels?

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    For the older cars they cost more and are much harder to find
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    Last edited by 67gto; 04-02-2012 at 11:34 AM.

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    You could put a 16v in it no problem. I personally would love to do a 1.8t swap, corrado g60 flywheel, clutch and o2a trans, g60 brakes and axles. That would scream...
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    they are all sold. have to keep looking

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    Has rust...
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    i found some newer model 97 for 1600

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