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Project Heartland Eos: Part 3

posted by on 1 June 2007 in Technical Features

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Designers know that any car looks better when it’s low to the ground and rolling on large wheels. Just take a look at the concept vehicles at any major auto show. Beyond the outrageous color choices and obligatory chrome, one thing all those cars have in common is oversized wheels and super-low ride height. Sadly, […] More…

Project Heartland Eos: Part 2

posted by on 30 April 2007 in Technical Features

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It’s been a couple months since we’ve checked in on our Eos project. That’s because the Midwest winters are good for killing project car momentum. But we knew that going in, hence the name…Heartland Eos. – Ed. This chapter is dedicated to those readers who live in the Midwest, particularly on the Great Lakes. You […] More…

Project Heartland Eos: Part 1

posted by on 2 January 2007 in Technical Features

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You had to know it would only be a matter of time before we did an Eos project series, and we figured the new year was the perfect time to launch a new series. This one is a little unique in that our subject vehicle resides in the midwest, not exacty Mecca for drop-top lovers. […] More…

Project Mk V GTI: Part 4

posted by on 6 October 2006 in Technical Features

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Frank is no stranger to hot looking cars, as his past projects have proven. In this installment, he addresses the visual details of the GTI. Wheels, body kit, lighting and some Euro accessories round out the project.- Joslin My favorite part of any project is the exterior styling, and I knew I wanted to keep […] More…

Project Mk V GTI: Part 3

posted by on 20 July 2006 in Technical Features

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Now that the GTI has been lowered, it’s time to give it some more power. Upgrading the ECU is a given for an engine like the 2.0T. In this installment, Frank reports back on the results of his upgrades.- Joslin When it came time to upgrade software in the GTI, I once again chose a […] More…

Project Mk V GTI: Part 2

posted by on 7 June 2006 in Technical Features

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For the second installment of our Project GTI, we check in with Frank on the progress. This week he reports back on the new suspension and a minor facelift- Joslin When it came time to chose my suspension, for me the choice was easy. I went with H&R. Having had H&R coilovers on 3 of […] More…