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Hey guys, I just picked up a stock 96 Golf 2.0. I got it very cheap from a good friend ($1,000), so I have some money to dump into parts. I have about an extra thousand to spend on it. Any idea on what a good upgrade would be? I am looking for minor performance upgrades and major cosmetic upgrades. Thanks.
 

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Re: stock 96 golf 2.0.. first upgrade? (canucker)

Quote, originally posted by canucker »
a good upgrade would be utilizing the search button.

that doesnt even make sense http://****************.com/smile/emthdown.gif

spend 500 on some cosmetics (coils maybe) and save the other 500 for the **** thats gonna break.
 

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Re: (ZeroGravity97GT)

spend most of that money on tune up parts and maintenance parts.
Basic things. Just do a rough check of the engine.
-Oil change.
-Coolant flush. Refill with g12 i think? or g11 can't remember for mk3's.

-Check your plugs and wires. Are they intact and in good condition?
-Any leaks ?
- Hows the rust?
Spray the bay down with some engine degreaser and call it a day.
Transmission.
-Gear oil change.
-check shifter bushings
-is your clutch engaging?

Use the rest on upgrades. Suspension > exhaust > drop filter > wheels.
in that order. http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (Nico.)

def maintenance first...
Get yourself some coils and exhaust then start savin for some dope wheels and you got yourself a nice car...
Keep an eye on any rust also
 

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Re: (GTIkid92)

also if your looking to save some money after maintenance for suspension get some racelands or rokkors ya there not the best but when your on a budget it will get you somewhere for now. Get a TT exhaust, germanautoparts.com has them for 225 i think and with your extra cash get some wheels.
 

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Re: stock 96 golf 2.0.. first upgrade? (Lizen)

#1 Bentley VW Factory Service Manual for MKIIIs $55 brand new from amazon.com
#2 Catch up on maintenance schedule, including timing belt, thermostat, oil change with German made filter, Genuine Bosch or VW distributor cap and rotor, Bosch Silver spark plugs, new air filter.
 

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Re: stock 96 golf 2.0.. first upgrade? (irishgli)

A few of my favorite first time mods.

-Rear sway bar (buy used, i got 1 for cheap under 100)
-a strut bar wouldnt be a bad idea but sway is much more noticable
-magnaflow SS 2.25" cat-back, $400
-maybe a VR6 lip, Get one from dealer $160
-Coils can be had with that budget.
You have options.
 

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Re: stock 96 golf 2.0.. first upgrade? (MattySull)

first upgrade shud b some coils den wheels are u work from there
 

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Re: stock 96 golf 2.0.. first upgrade? (onewiper)

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Looks like the mark III forums have degraded to apes now.

ALL THE BAD SPELLERS OF THE WORLD, UNTIE!!
 
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