A/b: 1994 Golf GL 1.8T Share Comments Want to see your car featured in an AUTObiography? Just click HERE. We can’t promise you that we’ll feature every car that gets submitted, but we encourage you to be creative with your answers, as that’s always a good way to score some brownie points with us. Quality photos won’t hurt your chances any, either, so please include up to five with your submission. Next up, and winner of this week’s NGP Racing $50.00 gift certificate is VWvortex reader: evolveVW Q: How long have you owned this car? A: I’ve had it for about seven years Q: Is there anything unique about the history of this car? A: It was originally a competition stereo car. Q: Why did you choose this car to purchase? A: The previous owner told me he was thinking about selling it… I told him I was thinking about buying it. Q: What other cars did you consider? A: None – this one was kind of an accident. Q: What was your objective with this car? A: Balance and timelessness. No matter what fads are popular, I wanted the car not to age, style-wise. Q: What tuning style would you describe this car as? A: OEM Plus, especially the exterior. Everything is OEM except the wheels. Q: Who helped you build this car? A: The Fastdubs crew – what an unbelievable source of knowledge and their willingness to help was amazing. Q: What makes your car special? A: The engine swap was done in a storage garage with no workbench and one outlet. I had BBS RS wheels long before they became popular again or widely available. Q: What is your favorite part/feature/function? A: My SDS programmable engine management. Want to up the boost? Just make a few adjustments, no chip reburn needed. The flexibility is great. ***Image3:bottom*** Q: Who or what inspired the direction of modifications on this car? A: Getting burned on Vortex a long time ago when the car had vinyl on it – yellow vinyl – and being in constant “competition” with another red 4-door. Q: What don’t you like about this car? A: It has its share of dings and imperfections. Q: What was your biggest obstacle in building this car? A: Not enough money to do all the things I want. Q: How did you overcome the issue? A: Time – that’s why it’s taking so long to get done. Q: What would you change if you could? A: I would switch to dampening adjustable coilovers. Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this project? A: I’d give it an 8.5. Q: What would you do to the car if money were no object? A: Syncro, Recaro A8s… the rest will happen at some point. Q: Who has been your biggest critic of this project? A: Myself. Q: What do your family and friends say about this car? A: My family and friends love the car; however it has become an issue of some sort in all of the romantic relationships I’ve had since I’ve owned it. Q: What is your most memorable/humorous/embarrassing moment with this car? A: That’d have to be running over my side exit exhaust on the way to Mk3 Massiv, then breaking an axle pulling away from the side of the road and getting flat-bedded to the show. I swapped the axle out with some key parts with the help of Pete (general problem) and Brent (OnelowcabriO). Q: Has this car competed in any events? A: Waterfest, H20 International, Mk3 and Mid Atlantic Massiv, various local shows. Q: Results? A: As much as I’ve grown to not care about trophies, I’m still chasing first place at both Waterfest and H20. Seems I get second and third every year. Oh well. Q: What is your favorite place to drive this car? A: Anywhere where the road isn’t straight. Q: What is your ideal day with this car? A: Making it home without breaking anything. Q: Who gets to drive this car? A: Myself. Q: If your car had a motto, what would it be? A: “If it ain’t broke… just wait a while.” Q: If you had to name your car, what would you name it? A: RS Edition. Q: What was your previous project? A: A 1989 Jeep Wrangler. Q: What is your next project? A: A 1985 Jeep CJ7 that has been sucking the time away from the Golf. As for the Golf, next up is an 02A trans with LSD, front mount i/c, and a big turbo. Q: What one word best describes your car? A: Anally clean. (That’s two words, actually, and as far as I’m concerned, not really possible- Ed.) Q: Other info you’d like to share? A: This car was originally a stripper GL – no power anything, no AC, and factory rear discs. ***Image5:bottom*** Owner Information: Name- Vinnie Moellering Address- Liverpool NY E-mail- evolveVW@hotmail.com Username in VWvortex Forums- evolveVW Occupation- Warehouse guy at Keystone Automotive Club Affiliations- Fastdubs of Central New York Vehicle Information: Year- 1994 Make- VW Model- Golf GL Mileage- 91,000 Original Color- Tornado Red Current Color- Tornado Red Engine- 2002 AWP code 1.8T Engine Modifications- SDS Programmable Engine Management; custom cob-jobbed intercooler piping; Greddy Type S BOV; smoothed and polished valve cover, intake manifold and BOV; Magnecor custom everything plug wires; and about three boxes of crap taken off of the motor and thrown out Exhaust Modifications- stock 1.8T downpipe; MK Racing Side exit exhaust Transmission Modifications- BSI Racing unsprung six puck clutch and pressure plate Suspension Modifications- FK Coilovers; Momo and Eurosport strut bars Brake Modifications- Cross-drilled rotors Wheels and Tires- 15×7 BMW E30 BBS RS 25mm ET; 195/50-15 Bridgestone RE730; 10mm spacers in the rear Exterior/Body Modifications- GTI grill, headlights, and fogs; 6-year-old VR6 chin spoiler; painted side molding, lower rear valance, and hatch spoiler; rear wiper deleted Interior Modifications- ’98 GTI “Flag” sport cloth; Mk4 shift knob and boot; Schroth 4-pt harnesses; BBS 3-spoke steering wheel; Autometer gauges Audio/Video/I.C.E.- Alpine 7949 old skool competition deck; Kicker Resolution 5.25″ components in Q-Logic kick panels; Kicker Resolution 6.5″ midranges in front and back doors; two 10″ Kicker Solobarics; Kicker ZX460 4 channel and ZR240 2 channel with Sink Link Thanks/Props- My family for providing support and use of garage and tools; Fastdubs… especially Ryan McShane, Pete, Brent, and Jeff; Vortex peeps like Pat (Blown Wide Open), Jay Cabot (BadasslilGTI), Neil (big bentley), and Gina (Pimpsta) for the unyielding encouragement; Luke (Lukedwag) for clutch help doing the swap; Pierce Autoparts in Bouckville; If i didn’t mention you by name, don’t worry, you’ve probably had something to do with this and I thank you; last but not least, my two ex-girlfriends for sticking with me as long as they did… someday Ill find someone who understands For more discussion on this story, click on the link to our discussion forums to the left. 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