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1989 VW GTI 16v Turbo
August 2, 2014
3:25 am
Overland Park, KS
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Car's Name: This is not part of my car culture. Steve McQueen didn't "name" his cars, he just drove them till they were destroyed.
Year: 1989
Make: VW
Model: GTI
Chasis: Golf
Generation: MK II
Color: Red
Purchase Date: June 2000
Purchase Location: Lawrence, KS
Engine Code:
Displacement (liters): 1.8
Compression Ratio: 8.75 : 1
Wheel Horsepower: ~ 145 on last dyno
Transmission: 5 speed
Clutch: CenterForce
Power Adders: T3 turbo off a Volvo 740
Intake: Scirrocio 16v
Other Engine Mods: Intercooler and anti-surge valve
Chip/ECU: Tectonics custom 16v turbo chip
Struts/Shocks: KYB
Drop / FTG: 1.5"
Spring Type/Rate: Autotech(?) 180lb/in
Sway Bars: front: top & bottom. Rear: bottom
Other Suspension Mods: Poly bushings
Seating: Stock seats (re-built)
Headliner: Custom black velvet
Pedals: Aftermarket
Safety Mods: None
Dash/Console: Custom gauge cluster
– Deck Sony X-plod
– Speakers: Sony X-plod
– Amp(s): nope
– Players: Sony CD changer with custom mount in hatch
Other Interior Mods:
Exhaust: Techtonics
Downpipe: Custom (handmade)
Catalytic Converter: Techtonics high-flow
Pipe Diameter: 2.25"
Resonator: Techtonics
Muffler: Dynamax
Tips: 5" oval
Exterior: new paint: custom red color I had mixed at Overland Paints in downtown OP.
Front End: Autotech custom body kit + big bumper
Roof: Stock
Boot/Hatch: Custom CD player mount: 2" pipe pedestal
Antenna: Bee stinger
Lighting: 4 -light
Wheels: BBS RH 3-pc (polished)
– offset: 40 mm
– spacers/adapters: no need
– Tires: General
Body Kit: Autotech & Zender
Shaved Parts: none
Other Body Mods: Right door resurrected from death: it had a 16" x 10" dent 3" deep in it.
Personality: grumpy/finicky
Zip Ties: none
Junk in the Trunk:
Previous Owner: Some middle-aged lady who ran it into the ground
Other cool stuff: Custom pistons designed by me, machined by my brother off my engineering drawing set.
What do you love most: I did all the work on this car myself, including paint, fiberglass, welding, fabric, sheetmetal, electrical, blah, blah, blah......
Future Plans: Mega squirt. I already have it in boxes, just need time to install. Aiming for 200+ hp @15 psi boost.

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August 2, 2014
5:46 am
Forum Posts: 99
Member Since:
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Miss seeing this beauty!!

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