Calling all auto modders
I noticed in the what do you drive thread there are some nice rides. I'm a serious modder and I was just wondering if there are any other modders on here. So post up your ride an a list of the mods so far and what you hope to do to it in the future.
99 VW Passat
1.8L Turbo 5Speed Manual
KKK K04 turbo upgrade
APR Turbo Inlet Pipe
Forge Diverter Valve
HiFlow catalytic converter
Removed stock resonator from exhaust and replaced stock piping with straight through stainless steel to dual DTM Magnaflow muffler
Audi RS Engine and Transmission mounts
Short shifter kit
Boost and Oil pressure gauge
KW V2 coilovers lowered to 1 finger width between fender edge and top of tires
Audi RS4 reps rims 19x8.5 et 38 with 8mm wheel spacers(front) and 12mm(rear)
Audi A4 4 point strut brace
Audi S5 style headlights
Jonboy tinted tail lights
Blacked out grill and trunk VW badges
Front bumper lower lip
Stock sideskirts paint matched
Side mirrors paint matched
Momo shift knob
Swap entire interior from silver to black
Passat GLX door cover with leather inserts swap
This year I'm hoping to get my Upsolute chipped ECU flashed to the upgraded turbo, change headlights for HID units, Change rims to 19" BBS LM reps
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- 06-17-2011, 11:59 AM #12
Recently got my GTI running again (tore her apart to upgrade some internals and replace some **** poor vw syncros in the tranny). She's a subtle but very fun car, and i learned enough about VW's working on it to where i know i'll never buy one again, lol!
- Eibach pro system with sways front and back
- APR chipped running 200whp for 4 years now, never had a problem or a thrown code (caused by the chip anyways, lol)
- Forge short shifter kit
...and a fresh set of conti sports recently that made it all come together nicely, handles well, power is usable (but still a bit much for front wheel drive, spins like hell without ETC on). Its entertaining, and paid off, lol!
We had a 2004 Z4 3.0i with some small mods done for a long time, but recently sold it and bought this...
2003 M3...laguna seca blue, SMG (what a god send of a transmission, holy crap i love it) and a slew of aftermarket stuff...
- 19" VMR VB3's (did 19x10 in the rear because i love the inset look of the rim, rubs a bit )
- Bilstein W0133's (my only regret, so much money and very limited adjustability, and no e-control for dampening, which tein offers for around the same cost)
- ZCP alcantera steering wheel
- ZCP alcantera SMG boot and e-brake boot
- Dinan intake system, throttle body and ECU tune (Stage 1)
...and my wallet called it quits after that, but its an amazing car, truth be told...it's a little much for my liking to use on the street, thinking about getting a rear gear change so that i can make the gearing a little more street friendly, right now the car is trouble...
- 06-17-2011, 12:26 PM #13
- 06-17-2011, 01:22 PM #14
^^^ The new ones are such great roadsters...i really wish Mazda had put that kind of effort into them back when the S2000 was still a hot commodity, i think it would have developed them into even more stout performers...as a previous owner of an S2000, when i drove the new Miata, i was very impressed.
Even our Z4 didn't feel as planted or stable as that car does, it was truly the closest sporty roadster i've found to the honda we owned before.
- 06-17-2011, 01:45 PM #15
- 06-17-2011, 03:30 PM #16
Z3 would have seriously let you down, the chassis was geared more towards a cruiser type car, very soft, lots of body roll...all can be remedied with aftermarket products but in the end, unless it was one of the M variants, the Z3 was much lesser a car than your Miata, which i consider one of the best roadsters on the market today. (slowly becoming one of the ONLY real roadsters as sad as it is for me to say that).
- 06-17-2011, 03:42 PM #17
Yeah, I've heard that about the Z3... I love the stiffness in the Miata... great cornering, very tight handling and great acceleration for a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine... it's a shame that they could not get the wankel engine perfected...
The cockpit is a bit tight for a larger guy like myself, but I am willing to suffer