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Jetta/Bora/Vento TDI Picture Gallery Do you have a Jetta/Bora/or Vento TDI? If so write a message here describing it and insert a picture if you have one. If you don't have one on the computer, email me and I'll give you my address and I'll scan it for you. If you need web space for it, email me as well. Please make a short yet descriptive title for your vehicle.

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Old September 11th, 2005, 19:33   #1
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Hi,

My old thread had become confusing since the car had changed over the years. Now that the car's configuration is "nearly finished" (are they EVER finished?). I've opted to make a fresh post. I will update this post from time to time to reflect current mods and new photos.

My Jetta's not quite as cool as others; but I'm working on it. I've had a taste of winning the stock class in a VW show. Therefore, my focus is on LOOKING stock, but not being stock. What's the opposite of rice? I guess that's me.

My concept is simple... "Make it LOOK stock(ish)." All of my mods are beneath the skin. A car that looks stock is less likely to be broken into or stolen.

Here's a photo taken at ~370,000-miles on the Tail of the Dragon:


Pretty plain? Here's the engine bay at 350,000-miles:


My hideaway communications suite:


This includes a Yaesu Dual-Band (VHF/UHF) Micro-Transceiver and a Yaesu FT-857D 12-band HF/VHF/UHF All-Mode Transceiver (both are ham radios). All items are totally invisible after quick and easy stowage.

The real goodies are always out of sight:

Left to Right - HF/VHF duplexer (for CB/scanner antenna sharing), Byonics TinyTrak3+ APRS position encoder, 300W voltage inverter, the "brain" for the VHF/UHF ham radio, a 200-watt stereo amplifier (for sub only), a ground block, a fuse block, and power distribution.

Here are the specs:

Exterior:
Classic Green Pearl
European Spec Headlamps, Hella H4 w/City Lights
OE Factory Fogs (added)
Various MF/HF/CB/VHF/UHF antennas (for Comms Suite)
Tinted Glass (35% all around)
1-1/4" Hitch Receiver (for hitch or cargo/bicyce carriers)

Engine:
1.9 Liter Direct-Injected Turbodiesel (90 hp TDI AHU)
Programming by Malone Tuning
Borg-Warner K03/K04 Hybrid Turbo
Titan P502 Injector Nozzles
PD In-Tank Lift Pump
Fuel Cooler (4-pass)
Sachs VR6 Clutch
Peloquin Torque Biasing Differential
Custom 2.5" Downpipe
Magnaflow 2.5" Diesel Catalytic Converter (#93006D)
Aero AR25 2.5" Resonator
Passat PD130 Intake Manifold
Snow Performance Water/Methanol Injection

Communications Suite:
Yaesu FT-90R Dual-Band VHF/UHF Micro-Transceiver (for APRS)
Yaesu FT-857D 12-Band HF/VHF/UHF Compact All-Mode Transceiver (100 watt Ham Radio)
Byonics TinyTrak3+ Position Encoder and GPS2 GPS Antenna/Receiver
Comet HF/VHF Duplexer (for Antenna Sharing Between CB and scanner)
TrippLite 300 Watt Voltage Inverter (for charging batteries or extended computer operations)
Yaesu ATAS-120A Active Tuning Antenna System (7-54 MHz)
Diamond VHF/UHF Antennas

Stereo:
Pioneer DEH-6900UB AM/FM/CD/USB/MP3/WMA Head Unit (w/16GB flash-drive)
Rockford Fosgate 200-2 200 Watt Amplifier (for Subwoofer)
DEI 10-inch Vented SubWoofer in 0.44 cu/ft Sealed Box
Pioneer 4" Front/Rockford Fosgate 6.5" Rear Speakers

Suspension:
Ground Control Coilover Sleeves adjusted for 1" drop
Eibach Spec Springs (430#F/340#R)
Bilstein HD Shocks/Struts
SRS Rear Anti-Sway Bar
Eurosport Upper and Lower Stress Bars
Ronal LS 15x7.5” Alloys (two sets)
BBS RZ Crosslace 14x6.5" Alloys (two sets)
My Choice of Tires in 195/60R14 (winter or travel), 225/50R14 or 225/45R15 (race), or 205/50R15 (summer)

I don't pretend to have a FAST car. But I think the term, Surprizingly Quick applies. Here's a dyno plot:


The extra torque does a great job of pulling me out of the turns at autocross events:



VARIOUS VIDEOS OF MY CAR

AUTObiography Feature at VWVortex.

I think that about covers it... See my car at StealthTDI.com for more details and the photos that weren't posted here. Oh, my car still gets about 40-mpg with all the city driving around here. I can get about 55-mpg on the highway if I'm nice... which is quite seldom. My longest tank was 909-miles. My best economy was a no-nonsense 62.4-mpg!

Take Care,

Scott

Last edited by Stealth TDI; March 23rd, 2012 at 11:56. Reason: Updating Photos/Specs...
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Old September 11th, 2005, 20:16   #2
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I'm new to the TDI thing, but I've seen your car around and am a big fan of the stealth electronics you have done. I've added an aftermarket stereo that includes the Serius radio tuner and DVD player in 1 unit. I also have a tweaked CB radio from my truck, but I haven't been able to find a place to hide it.
Good job on the car. keep it up.
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Old September 11th, 2005, 20:59   #3
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That Baby is seriously clean! I am a HUGE fan of looking stock and not being stock, I give you two thumbs up!
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Old September 11th, 2005, 21:30   #4
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Once again, nice job Scott!
Now we need to get you a hybrid turbo!
-BB
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Old September 16th, 2005, 07:59   #5
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Very nice...good work..
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Old September 16th, 2005, 12:56   #6
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Nice ride. I think it is much better to look stock and not be than to like like most of the ricers (wing's wheels and nothing under the hood).

Like the CB mods too. I don't think I could go without a CB in my Jeep
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Old September 16th, 2005, 18:32   #7
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Hi,

Thanks for the comments, guys. I was on the fence about a CB. Having a ham radio in the car, about all a CB is good for is tuning in during traffic jams to see what truckers see (and my FT-857D has Ch.19 programmed). Once in a blue moon I'll get a call from someone who sees antennas and assumes I have a CB. So it's good to be able to answer.

Scott

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Old September 17th, 2005, 12:04   #8
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I use my CB in my Jeep all of the time. Most of our Jeep club members have one so we can all talk on trail runs. May be a good idea for tdiclub members
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Old September 18th, 2005, 05:08   #9
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Hi,

CB antennas are stylish on trucks. So one is likely to choose this as a popular form of communication. However, most VW enthusiasts are unlikely to put a CB antenna on a VW. HOWEVER, FRS is another alternative. FRS radios are good for about 1-mile. So cars on the highway can easily talk between one another.

When I used to drive with NorCalVW, EVERYONE had an FRS radio. We'd stay on the same channel. The lead guy would call out police or other reports. The last guy (sweeper) would report any stragglers or problems. I often monitored the police band with my scanner to ensure a large group of VWs wasn't attracting unwanted attention. Unfortunately, my VW club over here isn't quite that organized. But that's okay. Given some of their posting habits, I'm not sure I'd wanna talk to them on the radio anyway.

Take Care,

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Old September 18th, 2005, 23:51   #10
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Hi Scott: Your car is looking as good as ever, perhaps better! With the FSR radios, we still use them on our driving trips up here. As you well know, it can be pretty funny hearing Pyce tell all his stories and Norman and Peter C. making comments about all the lame drivers we pass when those radios are on...

Dan
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Old September 20th, 2005, 20:59   #11
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Those dual antennas look super sharp.

Oh, and you cheated. You got your car repainted by insurance J/K of corse.

-J
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Old September 21st, 2005, 05:34   #12
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Hi,

Quote:
Those dual antennas look super sharp.
I wanted to get a photo that captures BOTH antennas; and now the XM radio antenna. So here's a new photo:


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Oh, and you cheated. You got your car repainted by insurance J/K of corse.
Okay, I cheated. But this paint job still has over 70,000-miles on it.

Scott
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Old September 22nd, 2005, 18:37   #13
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I'm impressed!!! You'd be the one to ask. Laptop stands that fit a Jetta. Any ideas?
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Old September 24th, 2005, 16:46   #14
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Hi,

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I'm impressed!!! You'd be the one to ask. Laptop stands that fit a Jetta. Any ideas?
Easy Google search for "automotive laptop mount" shows:

http://www.ram-mount.com/

http://www.expressmounts.com/

http://www.gomobilenow.com/

http://www.yourmobiledesk.com/

Not sure how well they'd work in a VW. But it's a start...

Scott
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Old April 30th, 2006, 15:07   #15
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It was pretty exciting to watch the car cross a significant milestone...





Take Care,

Scott

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