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EDIT. All of the pics are currently offline. Just in the process of setting up a Flickr account, and moving them all to it. They should be live again this week.

Scott.


So this post is long overdue. This round of the project started last summer. But the car itself, started as a project a long time ago. For those of you who were around back in the day, you're probably fimiliar with my car. It used to be Ron's car (prior to RPI existing), and was featured in the Jan/96 issues of European Car. That story was also reprinted in the fall 97 issue of VW Power. Back then it was 'just' a VR syncro GTI however.






The car lasted like that for a few years, and about 5 years ago it had a low boost turbo setup installed. I have only owned the car for about 4 years, and in that time i've done a few changes to it. new- wheels, suspension, brakes, taillights, seats, a roll cage, and a few other changes.


















Although i've been super happy, there have been a few things that i wanted to improve wit h the car. I wanted better handling, i wanted more power, better braking, and just an overall better driving experience. So this past summer we tore my car down, and started probably the biggest build i'll ever be part of.
So in mid-summer, i dropped my car off at MMP, we had a master plan, and we started to tear the car down. A few hours later, my motor was out, and there was no turning back.



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slowly uploading and updating :)
 

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Re: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI (TBT-Syncro)

Awesome, so you were the one who bought the car. I remember in the end of the article, that the car needed an extra 50 hp to be competitive in Pike's Peak. I guess you surpass that and then some.
 

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Re: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI (TBT-Syncro)

Quote, originally posted by TBT-Syncro »

I wanted better handling, i wanted more power, better braking, and just an overall better driving experience.

what suspension setup did you have previously? any idea what kind of power you were putting down? what turbo/how much boost. stock vr brakes?
great looking car.
vr : http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
syncro http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
boosted http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI (pele)

daaaaaaaaaaamn i envy you sir..... http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI (FLATBLACKMK2)

I have that issue of VW Power in my collection. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif That car was such an unreal feat of engineering back in the day. Keep the post updated man
 

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Re: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI (Jeramiah)

how far are you in the build since you started last summer?
 

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Re: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI (paste)

Whoa, I remember reading about that car in those mags! Good to see its still alive and well. Wonder what is up with the doppelganger..

So I see it is not a "rallye golf" anymore....lol jk
 

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Re: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI (GTi2OV)

I always wanted to see a good syncro build.. Should be pretty insane with the GT35R in there..
Cheers
 

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Re: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI (Dowskeet)

Its about time you post some progress pics. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
Man I was in heaven when I drove this back in the day when Ron originally built it. It was a pretty exotic piece of machinery back then :rockin:
 

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Re: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI (pele)

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what suspension setup did you have previously? any idea what kind of power you were putting down? what turbo/how much boost. stock vr brakes?

it was H&R springs, with Bilstein shocks.
with the low boost setup, i was making 225 to 4 wheels, so about 300 crank.
that was with a t04e at 7psi.
i had been running passat g60 brakes with hawk pads originally, but then a MMP Wilwood setup.
 

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Re: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI (TBT-Syncro)

Nice to see the car still around, i remember the VW POWER article, and i also remember the Eurotech car and seeing it at the first Waterfest. I wonder what ever happened to Les J??
 

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Re: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI (vwtuninggruppe)

Very nice project. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Project-Gang Green- Gt35R VR Syncro GTI (vwtuninggruppe)

Quote, originally posted by vwtuninggruppe »
Nice to see the car still around, i remember the VW POWER article, and i also remember the Eurotech car and seeing it at the first Waterfest. I wonder what ever happened to Les J??

He is still running Eurotech. And I think Doppleganger is floating around the Caribbeansomewhere.
 
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