Mk2 Jetta Build... the sites first build =P

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Post by Justinmk2 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:43 pm

ok so as a few of u know i picked up a jetta last fall that had a little work done to it already with plans of continuing the build.

Motovation for choosing this was its a clean 1990 Jetta GL with only 100k on the clock and is 100% RUST FREE!

Plans are to add some bolt ons, do exhaust, wheels, and redo some of the interior, and just have a fun Summer DD and possibly get a little dirty out on the track from time to time

Heres what i started with:

SHELL - ~100k on it
-1990 Alpine white Jetta GL
-fresh alpine white paint on bay, bumpers, trunklid and below the belt line
-Lowered on Raceland Springs with Oem Struts
-New Exhaust
-Rear Disc Swap
-Wolfsburg Edition front fenders
-French yellow Fogs
-New Heater core
-Oem interior with Mk4 shift boot
-Euro front plate mount
-Silver Steelies with New Fuzion all seasons
-Sony stereo
-Yakima Roof Rack + Fairing
-A/C Delete

MOTOR + TRANS ~120k on it
-2.0 Aba motor swap (from 1995 golf that was getting a vr6 swap)
-Lightweight Lifters
-268 tt cam
-ECU chipped For 268 style cam
-ACH Long Gear Trans (only used on Diesel Applications 1985-1987)
-Larger Radiator Swap from the same 1985 Diesel
-Dual Fan Swap (Passat)

Pics of when i first got it:








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Post by Justinmk2 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:46 pm

a couple more current pics of the jetta sittin nice and low Very Happy


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Post by Justinmk2 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:52 pm

Unfortunatly these Mk2's have a rod transmission that is notorious for sloppy gears, so i ordered the "smart shift 2" kit from Usually Sideways Rally Team (USRT) to Make new stronger linkage and tighten up some of the play, overall there is still a little play in the shifter, but finding a gear is much more accurate and im 100% happy with how it turned out.

Heres a vid of shifter play before the kit, trans was engaged in second gear during this

Wont let me upload the vid till 7 days of membership... so that will come soon

the old shift linkage


the new stuff


and a couple pics from doing the fab


Grinding off the old linkage ball joints to add stronger steel heim joints


and the anoying lever that took forever to tune to get all 6 gears to grab


While i was at it i also installed a Sickspeed Anodized aluminum weighted shift knob




here was the old Mk4 Pos that was in it before
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Post by Justinmk2 on Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:58 pm

a couple recent purchases yet to be installed






got bored and put new headlights in it the other night too, i like the change

old faded lights


New and shiny

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Post by Nick. on Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:16 pm

now you just gotta keep it!
looks good afro
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Post by whitey on Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:28 pm

Looks great! In for more
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Post by slowEJ8 on Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:40 am

get your damn V W back on the road already. meow.meow.meow.
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Post by Nick. on Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:10 am

seats and wheels on the car. k thankx cat
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Post by Justinmk2 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 8:44 am

Nick. wrote:seats and wheels on the car. k thankx cat

steal me some S drives to put on the wheels kthxbye bounce
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Post by Nick. on Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:57 pm

nahh i dont have to do that, you can afford those their cheep mang! hah.
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Post by Justinmk2 on Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:00 pm

Nick. wrote:nahh i dont have to do that, you can afford those their cheep mang! hah.

Yea ill be able to afford them soon, just gotta pay some bills off first... damn priorities
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Post by oldsintrigue on Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:06 am

how are them siverstars? i bought the ZXEs from advance autoparts by the sylvania also and i get flashed for my dims and had a guy stomp on his breaks in front of me yesterday, he pulled over and pulled up behind me with his brights on i returned the favor ( also pulling over) and got up behind him and showed him just how bright my brights are lol. he pulled over and stayed there until i was almost a mile away lol
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Post by Justinmk2 on Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:21 pm

bumpin98intrigue wrote:how are them siverstars? i bought the ZXEs from advance autoparts by the sylvania also and i get flashed for my dims and had a guy stomp on his breaks in front of me yesterday, he pulled over and pulled up behind me with his brights on i returned the favor ( also pulling over) and got up behind him and showed him just how bright my brights are lol. he pulled over and stayed there until i was almost a mile away lol
I love the silverstars, they certainly are no hid's but for the price they have a great clean white glow to them, I get people shining their brights on occasion, always fun to flash em right back Smile
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Post by Bryton. on Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:06 am

I am exited to see this thing on the road!
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Post by Bryton. on Tue May 08, 2012 1:20 am

Okay i am curious of two things, what size exhaust, and whats different about the Wolfsburg Edition front fenders vs the stocks.
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Post by Justinmk2 on Tue May 08, 2012 1:38 am

Bryton. wrote:Okay i am curious of two things, what size exhaust, and whats different about the Wolfsburg Edition front fenders vs the stocks.
The exhaust im planning on redoing soon, id have to remeasure as i cant remember if it is 2" or 2and a quarter

As for the fenders, to my knowledge the only difference is a wolf logo on the fender trim, kind of a pointless adition, not sure why exactly they were changed by the po
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Post by Justinmk2 on Thu May 10, 2012 10:04 pm

Ordered my yokahama s drives new master cylinder and drilled and slotted rotors, everything should be going in on monday Smile
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Post by Nick. on Thu May 10, 2012 10:05 pm

excited to see the bbs's on!
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Post by Justinmk2 on Thu May 10, 2012 10:09 pm

Nick. wrote:excited to see the bbs's on!

Me too!! I have pics from the previous owner of it on some bbs reps and it looked so sick!
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Post by Justinmk2 on Fri May 11, 2012 5:59 pm

tires came in today!!

195-50-R15 Yokahama S Drives

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Post by Justinmk2 on Mon May 14, 2012 10:07 am

mastercylinder and drilled rotors shipping got delayed till tuesday, but i worked some shit out and got an extra day off work so she should be back on the road this week
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Post by Nick. on Mon May 14, 2012 4:23 pm

with the bbs's on to?
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Post by Justinmk2 on Mon May 14, 2012 4:33 pm

Yessir
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Post by Nick. on Mon May 14, 2012 5:52 pm

nice dude im excited to see it
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Post by Justinmk2 on Wed May 16, 2012 9:58 pm

yay more delays and shenanigans.... it'll be on the road... someday
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