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Back last october I built a performance 2 liter. here is the build thread.
http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4575412-RIP-My-LB6T-(teal)

well that car was rear ended in the begining of may.





Anyways, shortly thereafter, I picked up a 97 vr jetta. At first i just drove it and swapped a few things over to it here and there, mostly interior stuff, but them I got to missing dailying a fun an good handling car.

this was the start.


first things first was to swap in my neuspeed exhaust and TT high flow cat off of the 8v...

then i replaced the water pump.


Yeah i know looks like a good build so far... haha but it is. First things first.


Ecodes are a must.
I managed to find an ecode locally, and salvaged one off of the wrecked car.

Threw the azenis on my extra set of bugattis...


started making my clone manifold



almost ready to be welded up.

Welded.

Got her all polished up nicely.

While i was at it i fitted a 1.8t air intake temperature sensor.

Next came the brakes.

Brembo slotted rotors and Hawk HPS pads.





The other track toy...





More to come.
thats all for now.
 

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without a doubt this build will top the last one. It may not be quite as fast, but i will be very dissapointed if it dosent top it...

More pictures later today...

I've got big plans for this one.
 

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off to a nice start
 

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I'm actually tracking the vr this weekend at putnam park and I'll definetly have an in car camera going. I just can't wait to get this show on the road with this build. I almost have everything. More to come.
 

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its way easier than you think. Raise the motor up, and pretty much just pull the water pump out then replace. Its not worth the 300 bucks in labor.
only takes an hour or two.
 

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Updatesss....
SO with this build i am doing a ported and polished big valve head. Lightweight valvetrain and lifters.
The head is inthe machine shop right now and should be done by mid next week. In the meantime i have been collecting other parts to make this happen.
Eurosport intake.

Ported lower intake manifold.

Autotech 10 lb flywheel

forge motorsports coolant hose kit.

Newsouth gasket.

I did the 1.8t air intake temperature sensor in my clone manifold.

Another shot of the manifold.


Neuspeed strut bar off of the old car...


More to come!
 

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thanks for the manifold and downpipe! i still can't get the bastard on there. pretty excited to see what you do with this one though! :thumbup:
 

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Looks like things are coming together nicely. Lookin forward to this build. :thumbup:

I never knew about that M3! An '89 Red M3 is my dream car, as seen here in the BMW Museum in Munich: :laugh:

 
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