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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…

Project SportWagen: Air Suspension

posted by on 14 July 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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Over the years we’ve become somewhat famous (or infamous if you happen to be whoever is Editor-In-Chief of Jalopnik this week) for our community’s love affair with lowering their car.  Starting with springs and cup kits, then moving to coilovers and eventually full-blown air suspension, the Volkswagen crowd has been into the ‘stance’ scene before it had a […] More…

Project SportWagen: Wheels and Roof Rack

posted by on 7 July 2015 in Project Golf SportWagen

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Before work could get underway on our Golf Sportwagen, I needed to retrieve it from Chicago. Fast forward a few short days and I found myself entering airport security just before 5am at Baltimore-Washington International Airport (a.k.a. BWI), and soaring 30,000 feet above the roads I’d be traveling back on in just a few hours. Once safely […] More…