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Mike431635
04-05-2006, 05:36 PM
Hey everyone. You all remember me with the 93 ST in "anthracite" black. Well, I abandoned it not too long ago and replaced it with a Jetta, which I swore I would not modify. Well, that didn't last long. I will have to mod this to satisfy my desires until I buy an Audi RS4 :D

These shots are probably the best ones I have right now. The first two were taken on the campus of the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee. Beautiful place.

And yes, I know it needs a drop bad :D In the fall I will be adding Koni coilovers and front and rear sways when my tuition check comes in (scholarship excess over my actual tuition costs). Maybe earlier if I get aggravated enough.

Also, I have Dubtechnik streetone sides and a GLI front lip sitting in my room waiting to be painted and installed. I also have a sandblaster and will be stripping those Beetle wheels and painting them black.

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Painted engine covers. I sanded with 120 grit then 220 and got it pretty smooth, used high build filler primer, wetsanded with 800, more primer, wetsanded, then a few coats of paint and wetsanded that with 1000. I put 2 coats of clear on them but have not wetsanded them yet. That explains the relatively dull finish. However, I do think they came out alright-- they are a bit darker than this in person and match the AEM CAI perfectly. I used Duplicolor high-heat engine enamel (Blue & Clear Coat).

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Oh, and it runs in the family. My car (left) with my little sister's B5 Passat (right). My other little sis now has a New Beetle 2.0 in blue that she plans on doing a lot of work to.

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My old Celica for reference:

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And yes, sorry guys, I do like the dub better than my Celica :thefinger

Colossus20v
04-05-2006, 06:26 PM
who are you? :)

GRUMPY514
04-05-2006, 09:48 PM
:stupid:

never heard of you before. You scrapped a Celi for a Dub....Eh

Electrical problems will fallow you the rest of your life now due to your actions :bigthumbu

Colossus20v
04-05-2006, 11:57 PM
Grumpy are you serious, cuz I was just kidding. Mike had a nice black celica st and had plans for it, then bailed out because he would have sunk a whole lotta money into an older car. He knows a lot of stuff about the different swaps in the celica. Mike is a good guy.

Mike431635
04-06-2006, 01:11 AM
<-- knows everything about Celicas :D

And really, everyone keeps talking about these "electrical problems" but the truth is, Jettas and Golfs/GTI's really don't have them. My sister's Passat is a completely different story, however...

GRUMPY514
04-06-2006, 01:14 AM
Yea his car looked familar.

Nice german tags :bigthumbu

cosmic_sombrero
04-06-2006, 02:09 AM
never heard of you before.


It was before your time ;)


Nice Jetta.

fiveSFE
04-06-2006, 05:37 AM
nice jetta, i have a 88 and the electrical problems piss me off.

i remember seeing yoru celica a while back, it was very nice.

Toyota_Todd
04-06-2006, 10:47 PM
Thats funny, both of the guys that left Toyota and went to VW have mentioned numerous times of the electrical nightmares. By the way, they are service writers that have to deal with the owners of these cars. :owned:

They wish they were back at Toyota and had less headaches now. :hehe:

Oh well, what ever makes you happy. I like some of the German cars and respect their performance, but I will keep the toyotas and the reliability :bigthumbu

Mike431635
04-07-2006, 02:11 AM
I've owned an American car, owned a Japanese car, and I now own a European car. I've driven cars of all sorts. I've worked on cars of all sorts.

In the end, I love European cars over all others. Fit and finish, simplicity of the design, etc.

And my next vehicle will be an Audi RS4.

T-spoon
04-07-2006, 05:26 AM
I've owned an American car, owned a Japanese car, and I now own a European car. I've driven cars of all sorts. I've worked on cars of all sorts.

In the end, I love European cars over all others. Fit and finish, simplicity of the design, etc.

And my next vehicle will be an Audi RS4.

I dunno about simplicity of engineering though. Owned a Saab turbo before my first Celica, and that was just stupidly overly complicated in some ways. Some of it obviously intentional to make it difficult for the owner to work on. Of course, that doesn't mean all European cars would be like that, but you know..

Your ST looked great, but in the end if you're happier with the VW, it is your money after all :)