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    A 2001 GTI VR6 straight out of FL. I first bought this car back in June 2007 with a bit over 75K miles on the odometer.
    Now it has a bit over 100K so she hasn't been driven as much over the years but never neglected for one moment.
    Started off with body work preparation and fitting of the Rieger front bumper and rear bumper add on, then I was on to rebuilding the suspension and then to finalize with a very classic paint job and finish.


    This is my second MK4 VR6 as I owned a Tornado Red 2000 GTI VR6 which was painted over to Ferrari red. I bought the first one in October of 2004 and had it until June 2007 when it got totaled by an idiot who failed to give preference and was speeding.
    Luckily the MK4 is a very solid built car and it saved my life, walked away without a scratch.
    Insurance settled with me very quickly as I had already found this one 2 days after the accident and I told them that I wanted to buy it so for them to speed up the settlement process.
    As lucky as I was to find this car someone had a down payment of $500 on it and wasn't sure if it would be still within my grasp. I called the dealer and gave them my word that I'm paying for the entire car so they could go ahead and refund whoever paid down $500 on it.
    Within 29 days after my accident I received my 2001 GTI VR6 and I was happy ever since with it up to this day.
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    Last edited by BM_VRSIX; 08-22-2014 at 04:07 PM.
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    Suspension rebuild
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    The paint job
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    More paint job shots
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    The end result and finish!!
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    Looks amazing! Now that its rebuilt you can sell it to me
    2001 Golf 1.8T..
    German's make some good rice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deejay View Post
    Looks amazing! Now that its rebuilt you can sell it to me


    Thanks for the comment. It's actually for sale at the moment so if you're serious make an offer.

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    Just a few updates.
    Had my custom airbrushed engine cover installed after sitting in the shed for quite some time and also nabbed an Audi 4 rings emblem and fitted it onto my Rieger front bumper mesh grille in the lower front center.
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    So this is basically a list of things that have been done and added to the car over the past 12 months:

    • Fully rebuilt suspension including OEM ball joints, tie-rods, driveshafts, front and rear wheel bearings & hubs.
    • New Koni FSD Shocks with new Neuspeed Sport Springs 38 mm lowering
    • Polyurethane front and rear control arm bushings
    • VF-Engineering polyurethane motor & transmission mounts set and VF-Engineering front sway bar links with polyurethane bushings
    • Upper C-pillar aluminum stabilizer bar
    • Brembo Italy High Carbon Steel and Cadmium plated crossed drilled disc brake rotors front and rear with Bosch Quietcast brake pads
    • European RSR-style rear tail lights
    • E-Code .:R32 style Angel Eye Projector Beam Headlights
    • OEM European headlight switch with functional rear left fog light
    • 18 inch Knig Unknown wheels with 225/40/18 Falken Ziex Tires
    • Rieger Tuning European front bumper, side skirts and rear bumper valance (full body kit) fitted and fully sprayed with PPG Metallic Black Pearl base coat and House of Kolor Kandy Apple Red (UK-11) over base coat for mystical color changing effects and finished with 4 hands of PPG clear coat for an ultimate shine
    • Custom airbrushed Ferrari red flaming engine cover
    • Optional GIAC performance ECU Flash software for stock cams +10 HP/ +15 Ft.lbs
    • 5 speed manual transmission (3.389 final drive ratio) with Stage II street performance clutch and pressure plate upgrade
    • OEM VW Shark fin antenna with built-in antenna amplifier
    • OEM VW matte black rear hatch emblem
    • Red/ Chrome .:R front bumper grille badge
    • OEM Audi Q5 4 rings front grille emblem
    • GTI logo leather steering wheel emblem
    • OEM GTI logo monster rubber floor mats
    • OEM European GTI 25th Anniversary Edition door sill protector foils
    • OEM European GTI 25th Anniversary Edition aluminum sport pedals and footrest
    • OEM .:R32 chrome hatch and hood struts
    • JOM Style Wolfsburg Edition chrome door lock pins


    Yeah I basically burnt through quite some cash just to get the car where it is at today.
    Nonetheless I don't regret doing it as it stands out and is one of a kind, well at least around here where I am from.
    Last edited by BM_VRSIX; 09-09-2014 at 04:03 PM. Reason: typo's
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    Just starting my MK4 12v VR6 rebuild after a timing chain guide snapped and bent my valves :/ Good excuse to do a complete rebuild and do a few mods here and there. The old engine is getting IE performance parts, a turbo, and 400whp. Yipee!




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