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A/b: 2002 GTI 337

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Next up, and winner of this week’s NGP Racing $50.00 gift certificate is VWvortex reader: Deer Killer 337

Q: How long have you owned this car?

A: I’ve had it about two years.

Q: Is there anything unique about the history of this car?

A: I hit a deer – that’s where my Vortex name comes from (some people can’t take a joke).

Q: What was your objective with this car?

A: Still undecided.

Q: What tuning style would you describe this car as?

A: It’s my own style – a combination of everything that I like.

Q: Who helped you build this car?

A: Everyone in the Blitzkrieg family.

Q: What makes your car special?

A: Everyone hates me for modding a 337.

Q: What is your favorite part/feature/function?

A: The looks I get as I pass people by.

Q: Who or what inspired the direction of modifications on this car?

A: Bernie from Dub-Nation.com – Madface says my car is his brother from another mother.

Q: What don’t you like about this car?

A: It’s never fast enough.

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Q: What would you change if you could?

A: Nothing – I like it the way it is.

Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how satisfied are you with the outcome of this project?

A: 13.7.

Q: What would you do to the car if money were no object?

A: The sky is the limit.

Q: Who has been your biggest critic of this project?

A: Madface, aka FthElemnt (on a daily basis).

Q: What do your family and friends say about this car?

A: My friends love it, my family thinks it’s a waste of money.

Q: What is your favorite place to drive this car?

A: Anywhere there are some nice twisty corners.

Q: What is your ideal day with this car?

A: Any day I get so see a supercharged VR6 driver’s jaw drop as I hang right next to them.

Q: Who gets to drive this car?

A: Blitzkrieg members, but only if I’m in the car with them.

Q: If your car had a motto, what would it be?

A: “CAUTION: weapon of mass destruction!”

Q: If you had to name your car, what would you name it?

A: It already has a name – Deer Killer.

Q: What was your previous project?

A: I’d rather not discuss that issue…

Q: What is your next project?

A: I’ll think about it when this car is paid off and complete.

Q: What one word best describes your car?

A: Superfly!

Owner Information:

Name- Mikhail Menendez

Address- Longwood, FL

E-mail- one337mike@yahoo.com

VWvortex Username- Deer Killer 337

Occupation- Account Executive

Club Affiliations- Blitzkrieg

Vehicle Information:

Year- 2002

Make- Volkswagen

Model- GTI 337

Mileage- 33,9xx

Original Color- Reflex Silver

Current Color- Various shades of Reflex Silver

Engine- 20V 1.8T

Engine Modifications- Revo chip, Samco hoses, Forge/Samco Turbo Inlet pipe, Forge side mount intercooler, polished intake manifold, polished hood lifter, polished Injen cold air intake, polished strut caps

Exhaust Modifications- 2.5” Techtonics turbo back w/resonator removed, C5 Corvette exhaust tip

Transmission Modifications- Diesel Geek short shifter

Suspension Modifications- Koni coilovers, Neuspeed front upper strut bar, Neuspeed 28mm rear sway bar, Eurosport rear upper strut bar

Brake Modifications- EBC Green Stuff pads

Wheels and Tires- DTM Kruez 5, mirror polished: 18×9, 225/40-18 front; 18×10, 255/35-18 rear

Exterior/Body Modifications- Blitzkrieg decal, Jetta front end, Votex front bumper w/shaved side markers, FK mesh grill, filled hood notch, Mattig cup mirrors, OEM side skirts, key hole deleted from driver’s side door handle, chrome door handle covers, Freedom Design short antenna, rear emblem painted silver w/gray backing removed, OEM European rear bumper with rubstrips filled and OEM 337 valence molded in, European tag on the rear bumper because we rock it hardcore

Interior Modifications-Autometer boost and oil pressure gauges, Freedom Design golf ball shift knob, Jetta air vents, Ichibahn aluminum floor plates

Audio/Video/I.C.E.- Sony Xplode 10” subwoofer, Sony Xplode 480 watt amp

Thanks/Props- Blitzkrieg (my car family), my real family, my brother for waxing it for me, and my girlfriend for not hating my hobby



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