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Project SportWagen: Setting the Stage(s) with AWE Tuning

posted by on 31 August 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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With suspension from Air Lift Performance, wheels from Rotiform, and roof candy courtesy of Volkswagen Accessories, you might just say that Project SportWagen is starting to look the part of a proper show car within today’s Volkswagen scene, while retaining the ability to be driven daily.  But although the looks are very much in-line with […] More…

Project SportWagen TDI: Wheels and Tires

posted by on 28 August 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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Let’s be clear, in the simplest terms, in the most convenient of definitions: the Mk7 can fit an absurdly huge wheel without rubbing. This is smart packaging on Volkswagen’s part, as right off the showroom floor, we were able to bolt up a set of 20” by 9” wheels left over from our Turbo Beetle […] More…

Intro: Project SportWagen TDI

posted by on 21 August 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen TDI

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Another Golf SportWagen, you’re probably thinking?  Aren’t we already running one of these as a project?  Have we lost our collective mind? Yes, we are, and possibly, we have.  But just like Mad Men once hypothesized that women can either be a “Jackie” or a “Marilyn,” or Beatles fans still argue fifty years later over whether the band’s best studio […] More…

Project Golf SportWagen: Wheels, Tires and Added Utility

posted by on 5 August 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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    Rob Dickinson- the brains behind Singer Porsche- once said “the wheels make the car”, and he’s got a pretty good point.  We’ve seen it countless times in our own forums- a base model which decidedly looks extremely meh, turned into a superstar with the right combination of wheel style and size.  So when it […] More…

Mk2 Resto Project – Going Straight to Plaid

posted by on 28 July 2015 in Mk2 GTI Restoration

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(Editor’s Note: While the last post in this series was just over a year ago, work never completely ceased on our Mk2 Resto Project.  We’ve got some catching up to do, so let’s get to it.) It all started with a phone call. Wait—back up. It started with a web search for interlagos plaid. Though […] More…

Project Golf SportWagen: Index

posted by on 23 July 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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For our latest project, we’ll be taking a closer look at the all-new SportWagen from an enthusiast standpoint. Suspension, wheels, power adders and various other modifications are all on our short list, with the ultimate goal being a vehicle that will feel at home at enthusiast events, the head of our local mountain bike trails, the […] More…