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Old December 11th, 2009, 23:34   #1
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Default Pierre's 2003 Golf TDI Build

OK.... I am finally close to having all the power parts i need to start my build .... Sooooo... now I can start this thread.... Up till now, I have been doing a bunch of boring chi chi cosmetic mods.... Soon the real fun will start as soon as my head gets here.

Here she is when I first bought her in Virgina. I think this was the ad photo I bought her from:

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My 14.71 sec quarter mile run tothemax-vs-lugnut


First mod was a little Alum trim inside:












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Old December 11th, 2009, 23:36   #2
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Then I got her some new shoes...and HID's .... She's looking better already ..... Got a great deal on some used mint R32 shot peened RC's with potenzas and used HID's.

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Old December 11th, 2009, 23:38   #3
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Next had a ball at the the Sac GTG http://picasaweb.google.com/bayareatdi where Fixum Rich put in:

a new TB kit



An 11 mm pump and this super cool Nicktane http://nicktane.com/osc/ 1 micron fuel filter




And some Blistein coilovers. It corners amazing but it feels just like riding without a supension, kindda a like riding a hardtail. Had to take some Advil when I got home for my neck ache.




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Old December 11th, 2009, 23:39   #4
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Next my Whitebread 2.5" DP








New custom Whitebread DP went in




Trying to blow it out the side on this one instead of a sporty tip since the car is white

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Old December 11th, 2009, 23:41   #5
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Doniol Custom Digital Gauge went in along with some associated work to be able to put in the gauge:

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...t=custom+gauge


First had to do the EGR cooler delete and then I put in the Thermocouple ... then the Gauge. initially had a bad tap in MAP circuit so the gauge did not work at first... after some troubleshooting I finally figured out that I did not have any MAP signal going to the gauge. Changed the tap and all was fine. I am very happy with the gauge but the troubleshooting took me nearly all frickin weekend.















And finally


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Old December 11th, 2009, 23:52   #6
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Then Out with the PSS9's



In with the Koni Coilovers

Also added:


Rotors
Akobono Pads
Front Sway bar bushings & end links
Tie rod ends
LCA's w/ TT bushings
Ball Joints

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Brake Bleed &
Wheel Alignment

She drives TIGHT and SWEET.... and way too frickin hard still... ran into some drama trying to adjust them... they are still not to my liking but will have to live with them for now...









Real PITA to adjust the rear Koni's ... one has to take them out of the car




Still trying to figure these out and decide if I will keep them ....
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Old December 11th, 2009, 23:56   #7
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Then as I continue to wait ... I build up my garage full of parts and work on some more chi chi cosmetic stuff

I installed a brushed alum radio cage ( What a PITA!) and a OEM iPod adapter.

and replaced the missing little radio knobs...

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Old December 11th, 2009, 23:59   #8
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She's is in the body shop now for a couple weeks.... recovering from a fallen chain from the roof... (a gift from my teenage son... who left a frickin chair on the roof before taking off for college... wind blew it right off and right down onto her) Finally got all the insurance stuff worked out... Getting the Hood, fender and rear quarter panel painted... + some more cosmetic goodies on the body... No photos yet... will be in there one more week... Should get out just about the time when my head gets here and then the real fun will begin.....

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Old December 12th, 2009, 10:32   #9
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Very nice build, I would like to do something on the same track.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 11:00   #10
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Pierre, what a great thread first off. Great way to show off all your hard work. However, don't let the wifey see this thread LOL... Can't wait for the post body shop pics!
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Pierre your car rides nice with the new suspension, at least for my taste and feel, and also remember that the suspension needs to get broken in , I can already predict that Pierre's car within 3-6 months, it is going to be irrerecognizable, it is going to be a jewel.
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Old December 12th, 2009, 16:51   #12
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Great thread Pierre. Your ride is going to be sweet.

I've been trying for a day now to get my wife to let me buy a second TDI. Vetoed!
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Have you cut the bumpstops on your suspension?

My Koni coils rode horrible last time I drove the car haha. They're at my mechanics place (tdijetta99) getting the bumpstops cut along with a bunch of other goodies
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Quote:
Originally Posted by toastyjosh
Very nice build, I would like to do something on the same track.
Thank you for the compliments guys!

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Pierre, what a great thread first off. Great way to show off all your hard work. However, don't let the wifey see this thread LOL... Can't wait for the post body shop pics!
No worries ........" You are spending all your time and our money on your car and your forum" .... "But honey , all this stuff in the garage is used and was given to me by my friends on the TDI Club..."

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Pierre your car rides nice with the new suspension, at least for my taste and feel, and also remember that the suspension needs to get broken in , I can already predict that Pierre's car within 3-6 months, it is going to be irrerecognizable, it is going to be a jewel.
Both your and Phillips Golf's are an inspiration of me. Maybe after these mods are done, I can ride with the big boys at the West Fest ...... trying to place with Justin's and your two rockets.


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Great thread Pierre. Your ride is going to be sweet.

I've been trying for a day now to get my wife to let me buy a second TDI. Vetoed!
Yes.. that was a pretty hard sell....I only won one battle and not the war ..........

"You have to sell one of your cars..... We can't afford two cars...."


"But honey, I can't drive the white car while I am working on it and I need to put these parts into it and then we can talk about it + I need the Grey car to drive to work.."

"OK then, just while you are putting the parts in it but when all this work is done on your atre gonna have to pick one to keep and we will sell the other one..."
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Have you cut the bumpstops on your suspension?

My Koni coils rode horrible last time I drove the car haha. They're at my mechanics place (tdijetta99) getting the bumpstops cut along with a bunch of other goodies
I guess I need to buy some..

I think I am going to get the sports ones which a re shorter

http://www.tdiparts.com/catalog/prod...roducts_id=373

I have none on there right now and it never comes close to bottoming out... just way stiff..
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