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I just want to start this off with a BIG THANK YOU to Vortex & everyone who has bought my parts and sold me parts as well, and also to the peeps who helped answer my noob like questions along the way. Here's to you:beer::beer::beer: If I never would have came on this site i wouldnt even be close to where I would want to be with my corrado. (or near as broke:D) All of my parts and including my car have been bought through here. including all the parts I had from my g60 have been sold here. thank you 1 more time to the honest people on here making great, smooth transactions:beer:

So i bought my first corrado along time ago I was 17 and had no clue what a Corrado was til i laid eyes on it. It was a 91 g60 automatic:rolleyes: the thing was a nightmare the whole time I had it and dropped a lot of $$ into it just to try to keep it alive. I crawled through the hatch to open my doors for about 2 years that i owned it:banghead: Out of the 12 years i owned it, it drove a total of 6 off and on. it sat for the last 5years. I was putting together slowely all the things needed to do a 5 speed swap. once i had everything in place to do so I realized I'd be better off selling everything and buying a vr6;) So Januaruy of 2011 I sold the g60 for $1200 and wished the next guy the best of luck. he also had another g60 he just got done bringing back to life, so i was happy it was going to a good home.

Less than 4 months later in April 2011 I bought a 1993 Vr6 from a guy up in Vermont. i paid $4500 and about $700 to get her shipped down here. Do to getting married to my loving, "understanding" wife she let me buy it, but I had no time to really do anything to it. So i just started buying things i knew it needed and things i knew i wanted:D I did kinda rush into getting another one, but i felt like this was the one, and it had to be NOW or NEVER. After buying my new C and lurking around this forum for over a year now i know a lil better. but now it's too late and i :heart: my car unconditionly!!!!!
So my car was in need of some very minor tlc. the interior is just about flawless and the motor seems to be very strong at 138k on the clock. it could use a respray eventually. Things that need to be replaced are the alternator, serpentine belt, front axle, inner/outter tierod assembly, front/back brakes calipers, carriers rotors, ebrake cable, swaybar links, headlights, fog lights, turns, basically the whole front bumper, and now the door handles.
Ive bought so many parts just to end up reselling them for some thing better that i wanted. i ended up buying 3 sets of fogs and reslling them when i found a pair of french fogs:heart: and i first went out and bought a set of lowering spring which i later sold to buy Koni coilovers when they had that christmas special. but in the end everything i bought and have for my car just waiting to put it in place.:pic:
This is the base of my story pics and more will follow. this thread for me is way over due. I came on here and never really introduced my self til now, ohh yeah btw my name is Tony:beer: I just needed to get some stuff started on my car to feel comfortable enough to start this thread. dont worry pics are coming.:laugh: so far last week i got it into a buddies garage and had all the tools needed. needless to say im not much of a mechanic my self but im definetly not afraid to get my hands dirty. last week I replaced my alternator and all of my lights upfront. replacing my fogs with 3k hid's and my TK modded headlights with 5k hid's:cool:

Now comes a lil fun and not to mention great seller ratings! :peace:parts I've bought from Vortex and who I've dealt with and helped me along the way!

PARTS Vortex Member
1. Vr6 engine manual JPawl
2. Corrado Bentley Better World Books*
3. 1993 Vr6 Corrado JohnnyKuhns
4. H&r springs and struts (resold) Brokenbonez
5. K&N air Filter Brokenbonez
6. NA headlights incredible condtion Scotmbb107
7. Corrado logo shift knob :pic: Torsten
8.brand new still in orginal box Kamei Grill spoiler Dirty_vr
9. Rare Kamei Grille Dirty_Vr
10. Mk3 minty Black floormats set VwSporting
11. Clear Lamenix headlights,fogs,turns ?
12. tie rod assembly left,right Mjm autohaus
13.serpentine belt Mjm autohaus
14. Hid kit 3k for fogs Ebay
15. BBS valve caps Vwtechr32
16. Indigo Blue gauge faces and volt gauge Spoonfed Tuning
17. Slc fogs (resold) Gitee
18. New Vw rear emblem Zeblor
19. Front axle Scotmbb107
20. front calipers/carriers*edit: front calipers are garbage too Scotmbb107
21. rear calipers/carriers (rear calipers are garbage):mad: Scotmbb107
22. new e-brake cable Scotmbb107
23. front stainless steel brake lines Scotmbb107
24. front swaybar links Scotmbb107
25. temporary front/rear brake pads Scotmbb107
26. new cv boot for axle Scotmbb107
27. Front rotors Scotmbb107
28. mk4 rear calipers mad8vgti
29. Black cabrio visors burtondk12
30.Vr6 control arms w/ R32 bushings GotEuroCorrado
31. Yellow bulb caps (up :fs:) Hotproperty
32. stock lug bolts great guy--> Punchthefish
33. 4 205/40/16 DiscounttireDirect
34. Koni Coilovers Mjm tuning (i think)
35. vr6 lower spring disc caps (resold) Ebay
36. 10k hid kit (resold) Ebay
37. 5k hid kit DDM Tuning
38. set of long beaches (resold) madrabbit?
39. brand new set of Lb's (resold):laugh: Keystone Dist.
40. new center caps for Lb's (resold) Ebay
41. Slc stock grille minty Keskin615
42. French Fogs Keskin615
43.the wrong alternator:banghead: Keskin615
44. smoked lamenix fogs,turns (resold) Volksracer
45. euro switch VW35i
46. another set of vr6 fogs (resold) 2.8L
47. magna flow high flow cat Amazon
48. resinator and Vibrant muffler Amazon
49. BBS rs 16x8 w 2'' lips (*FREE*) JetrocVR616V
50. ATE slotted rear rotors/ *** rear wheel bearing kit fourseasons tuning
51. VIS Carbon Fiber hood CorradoKing
52. 42DD intake tube w/maf great guy---> electriceye
53. stainless steel door sills (resold) electriceye
54. all rear emblems slc, corrado electriceye
55. red vr6 grille emblem electriceye
 

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I'm must be in pass, if you bought it in April 2012. :screwy: I thought it was march 2012 today. :laugh: back to future now. Nice story, very nice 93 flash red rado. :thumbup:
:laugh: FIXED and thank you:beer:
 

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Great looking 93' - interior really looks mint :thumbup:

Subscribed for sure :thumbup: ;)
thank you, the interior was one of the main things that turned me on to this car :beer: this weekend i hope to install Brakes, calipers/carriers and rotors all around. replace my axle and whole tie rod assembly. along with installing my coil overs. i think im gonna keep the speedlines on til i see how bad the camber is. but til then here's a teaser of "my free wheels" that i'm gonna rock in due time. Whats that you say? how'd i get them free:eek: lets just say thank you to fed ex:laugh:
 

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Those headlights were looking pretty wonky before you modded them, they look much better now. Nice clean Corrado!!
thank you too!! yeah the old headlights were busted along with the fogs and turns. But i do like it now that everything is replaced. i just have to figure out why my headlights wont switch to hi or lo beam:confused: it only stays on one beam. I'm working on trouble shooting it now, but i think im gonna have to rip it all out and wire it back up from the begining and go from there.
 

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...49. BBS rs 16x8 w 2'' lips (*FREE*) JetrocVR616V
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... but til then here's a teaser of "my free wheels" that i'm gonna rock in due time. Whats that you say? how'd i get them free:eek: lets just say thank you to fed ex:laugh:
RS's look good - I think 8x16'' is the perfect size for the Corrado :thumbup:


Really want to hear the story of how you got 'em for "free" :popcorn:

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Love the name of the thread. :) Glad you finally made a post bud. Looks like you took my advice on the HID setups, exactly the same as I'm running. Car is looking great keep up the good work and I'm definetly subscribed. :popcorn: And also looking forward to the wheel story, sounds like a "cool story bro." Haha :beer::beer:

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:confused:

RS's look good - I think 8x16'' is the perfect size for the Corrado :thumbup:
Really want to hear the story of how you got 'em for "free" :popcorn:

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Story coming soon;)

Not digging the yellow lights. They remind me of someone with tobacco stained front teeth.
:laugh: opinions appreciated, thanks! I like tough:D

Did you buy this from a guy named Jon in VT? If so then this car is super clean.
Yep! Jon is a good guy. Communicated very well through out the whole process. There was a couple things he might have left out:rolleyes: but not to big. Just didn't have anytime last year to get anything done.
 

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Love the name of the thread. :) Glad you finally made a post bud. Looks like you took my advice on the HID setups, exactly the same as I'm running. Car is looking great keep up the good work and I'm definetly subscribed. :popcorn: And also looking forward to the wheel story, sounds like a "cool story bro." Haha :beer::beer:

David
Thanks for the good words bro. The hid's I'm still working on. For some reason they aren't switching over from lo to high :mad: but I'm sure that will get sorted out soon enough. I have some plans in the near future but 1st things 1st. All new suspension and brakes:beer: then I definetly want to do the b4 moonroof swap. My sunroof motor is on the fritz anyways. As for the wheels, I'll try to get to that a lil later tonight. I was thing "cool story bro" would of been a great thread title too:laugh: I just wanted a good catchy thread title. A Corrado is always a Never Ending Story :laugh:

p.s. when installing the hid's in the fogs I ended up removing the silver piece in there to get the long bulbs to fit. I got to a point where there was no turning back. Then just removed it all together:( wasnt to happy about that but we did what ever it took to get er done.
 

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i need pictures of those rims and et of them on the car please! i am buying a set of 16x8 RS this weekend for mine and want to see how they fit. my 16x9 Modernlines were dope so i would say the 8's will be fine just wanna see the stance!! :thumbup::thumbup:
 

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WOULD YA JUST LOOK AT THAT! JUST LOOK AT IT!

If that isn't the cutest darn **** box on this here Vortex idk what is! :laugh:
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Lol. What up Burke. Are you hitting on my Vr6 :laugh: might be cute now. Soon it will be a sexC Beast

i need pictures of those rims and et of them on the car please! i am buying a set of 16x8 RS this weekend for mine and want to see how they fit. my 16x9 Modernlines were dope so i would say the 8's will be fine just wanna see the stance!! :thumbup::thumbup:
That makes 2 of us. Im waiting myself to see how it looks with these wheels on. But I'm not putting the wheels on yet. Maybe I will this weekend all depends on how bad the camber is after I drop it:thumbup:
 

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Lol. What up Burke. Are you hitting on my Vr6 :laugh: might be cute now. Soon it will be a sexC Beast
Haha well I was JUST LOOKIN AT IT! Lol hey man..running free rs's is like running rs reps..****s weak! So ill be over with $500 and take them off your hands...you don't want that on your conscious man! :peace::popcorn:
 

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it feels like I have been waiting for this day for a long time. I had some parts building up in my haus and it was finally time to get er done. My good friend Mason (mustang guy) works at Haldeman and we were waiting to get it in on a Saturday and bang out the suspension and brakes al around.

and moar parts:rolleyes: we just had a huge pile lined up with new fresh parts to put on. The list for the day involved replacing left and right axle, inner and outer tie rod assembly new control arms with r32 bushings, new rotors, calipers, carriers, and brakes. Ohh and i almost forgot my new fresh Koni coilovers;) @ 1st the reason I bought these control arms with the bushings was so i could get them powder coated. Then on judgement day I could just swap and save time. In the end I didnt get the arms powder coated but it was still good i got them cause the old control arms were damaged on the left side. this car was for sure hit something and damaged some things in the lower front part of the car. I did realize most of the damage last week when I had removed the bumper and tried to bend back "half fast" for now part of bracket that helps support the bottom of the bumper.
also like i said the control arm was all banged up tie rod assembly was shot as well with the axle. The bushings were toast! here is New and old


Here's my buddy torching:cool: we needed the torch pretty often through out the day to help loosen up some bolts. Everything did go pretty smooth til right at the end installing the calipers. ll get to that in a lil bit. but first some pics
Just getting started
Then installed new axle and tie rod assembly, moved on to the coil overs

front stock rotors (for now) i already had them. now that the rears are on I'm itching to change the front again to match.

Beautiful ATE rear slotted rotors. While everything was off and in the works we realized I need to replace my left rear spindle sooner then later.

Then it was lunch time. No beer yet but didn't forget to add the BACON on the hawaiian pizza:D
 

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After lunch we were in the middle of finishing installing the brakes. when trying to put on the mk4 rear calipers we ran into a small problem. where the banjo line connects to the caliper, it was hitting the trailing arm. We were running out of time the shop was gonna close up at a certain time and we had to get out. knowing that we had to adjust the coils do a alignment and mount and balance 2 tires on the speedlines we had to skip the mk4 rear caliper mod til a lil later. but here is where it was hitting.

The white out represents what needs to get grinded down. We started the one side and almost had it on, but like i said we were just running out of time.


here it is when we first set it down to see how it sat. By this time we literally had like a 1/2 hr. till we were gonna get the boot outta the shop. so we put it back up raised the front 1" and did a "eye alignment" just to get out of there before the doors were locked.
 
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