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Postby justwork » Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:31 pm

PM JLEMOND regarding your window seals, I was going to get some off him a while back but never did. Fair price and brand new, if he still has them.
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Postby Doc » Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:59 pm

Sweet thanks man. I PMed him, we will see if he can help me out.

In the mean time my garage has been occupied by one of my cars
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Postby justwork » Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:58 pm

What is it?
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Postby Airhead rider » Wed Mar 03, 2010 9:25 pm

I'm going to take a guess...Lancia?
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Postby btw1549 » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:30 pm

Not to sure where your from but that's deffinetly a 2.8 VR6 under the hood and a VW ABS Unit and everything else is vw but It's Horizontally mounted so it must be a Stick Jetta! That power steering resevoir is throwing me off though. I would have to say 2002 though. Is it a 24 valve?

That car turbo will be sick. The 3.2l VR's with the twin turbo's push over 700 horse! That's why I'm looking for a wrecked R32 as my next project!!
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Postby Gary » Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:37 pm

Looking at the cylinders I would think it's a VW V6. Never seen one, but heard they are like that.
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Postby Doc » Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:05 pm

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It is a 97 12 valve VR6 Jetta. I have a 60 trim strapped to it. I am freshening up the head and installing head studs ect. I have yet to dyno it as I was just running around on 8lbs. After I get it back together I am shooting for 17 lbs of boost. If I decide to keep it I would like to do a 14 valve swap.
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Postby btw1549 » Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:12 pm

That's a clean looking car. I knew it was older because that was an old power steering resevior but it looked like a 24 valve which would be 2001 and newer so I was really confused.

Sweet ride though and I bet it hauls even with the 8psi!!
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Postby Doc » Thu Mar 04, 2010 5:02 pm

Even on 8lbs I have surprised a few C5 Vettes... and held my own with the rest to have them worried lol. It it is funny cause it is damn quiet... all you hear is a little air shooting out the tail and the tires screaming for mercy.
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Postby Airhead rider » Thu Mar 04, 2010 11:55 pm

Interesting, I've never personally seen an engine configuration like this though know Lancia has what looks to be a similiar configuration 4 cyl.
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Postby btw1549 » Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:28 pm

Airhead rider wrote:Interesting, I've never personally seen an engine configuration like this though know Lancia has what looks to be a similiar configuration 4 cyl.


If you think that is weird you should see vw's W-12 engine. I'll post a picture for you to see tonight. It's simply amazing.


Here is VW's W-12. Take that Above pictured 6 cyl and slap two of them side by side at angles!! The Bugatti Veyron has a W-16 quad turbo'd!!

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Sorry for the hi-jack but This thing is sweet!!
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Postby Doc » Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:29 am

Take two VR6s and put them together.... and there you have it.
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Postby kon87 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:45 pm

Another dubber woohoo! You ever on Vortex?
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Postby Doc » Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:01 pm

I am lurking about the Vortex all the time. I do not post much as that place has really gone downhill as far as members.

Seems that entire forum has a serious problem with indifference. I know a ton of VW owners... I think me and one other guy actually still post there.

I mean god forbid my car is not low enough to rip a oil pan once a week on city streets.... or has window tint...or I smoke ganja.. ect ect. You would think these things really had an ability to change the overall outcome of their day..... and some of these members that are a thousand miles away.

And seems like 70% of the time, these crappy post come from sheep that are into VWs cause it is the cool social thing to do... not cause they enjoy it.

I have never seen a group of the people all there for the same thing fighting amongst one another like I have on the vortex "booo"
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Postby btw1549 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:42 pm

I use the vortex only for the new concepts. Other than that I agree that pretty much everyone that posts is ignorant.
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Postby kon87 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:15 pm

Thats true about the forum, only good things on there are the DIY's and classifieds. Its all about the trends to fit in the scene. A lot of flaming and biased people.

This is what i mean.


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Postby Doc » Sat Oct 23, 2010 5:50 pm

Well ..where have I been?

Busy with a new house and some other projects has kept the Trooper maintained...but yeah

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Been trying to get the boost up on the Jetta...got a baseline so now it is time to open up the exhaust , turn up the boost...and scatter me a transmission lol

But as far as the truck...I been still wanting to go with a front locker...and have been exploring air compressor ideas. I remember a guy doing air ride long ago had a cool trick. I think it was a "York" AC compressor he had on his Suburban so he was able to have it work as air compressor. I was thinking of something like that...ideas?

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Also...some dummy hit me. He took the brunt of it..but now I gotta take care of this dent. Oh well...does not look too bad. Thank god Dave at STM Tuning fabbed up those bumpers...really tore up the other guys car.


It was down for a few days when a leak appeared at the lower thermostat housing. I fixed it and replaced a line going into it and guess that was my slow coolant leak. Since then it has not used any coolant, and my idle problem stopped.. I am sure the temp sensor was not seen correct temps....cause the abnormal idle.

Winter is soon here....so I am still thinking of what to do next.


Oh...you all will be proud to know..I convinced my friend to get a trooper...he LOVES it[/list]
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Postby psguardian » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:35 pm

I would go with an electric compressor, belt drive may be quiet but is more of a power drag. Grats on the convert lol.

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Postby SuperFlea » Sat Oct 23, 2010 6:54 pm

Gotta love girls-on-hood pics... but in all honesty, if my girl climbs on the hood of any of my cars, i'd get upset!

Nice Jetta, gotta love VR6 power. And it's so clean as well. I was doing an MK2 Jetta engine swap. I have a 2.0T FSI Engine out of a 2006 Audi A3. But it's still somewhaty new to do.
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Postby Doc » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:20 pm

psguardian wrote:I would go with an electric compressor, belt drive may be quiet but is more of a power drag. Grats on the convert lol.

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Actually it is only cause rotational drag, when the clutch mechanism is engaged.

SuperFlea wrote:Gotta love girls-on-hood pics... but in all honesty, if my girl climbs on the hood of any of my cars, i'd get upset!

Nice Jetta, gotta love VR6 power. And it's so clean as well. I was doing an MK2 Jetta engine swap. I have a 2.0T FSI Engine out of a 2006 Audi A3. But it's still somewhaty new to do.


Mm well the Trooper has lots of dents. I was not worried about a few extra dings. And besides...she is 4 foot 11...maybe 90 lbs

As far as the car...it is just something I drive around. I am not trying to go too crazy and make sure my focus is on my fast projects. I figure that OEM clutch will handle what I wann throw at it this year. 300 HP should keep me happy for a while..so that is the goal in the next month er so for it. It is ready for more...but again the tranny is the fuse at this point.
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Postby Rodeo Song » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:27 pm

PNW crew, I'm with you...........

Everett / Monroe area here..........I drove from "seattle" to Spokane and back in 2 days to find and get my dream of a 2004 Rodeo with Direct Injection.

~350 miles ~7 hours each way. Yeah I drove that far to buy my 2004 sight unseen other than 10 photos emailed to me from the car lot. I waited 2-3 years to find my perfect 'zu. mint condition rig, single owner, full maintenance records.......YAH!

Went over Stevens Pass through Leavenworth in my 1997 Passport, Grins yeah through Waterville (nice girl photos keep 'em coming) Through the wheat fields flat lands of Eastern Washington to Spokane, Bought the rig cash, stayed the night in Spokane for a music and riverside arts/food festival, drove both my 1997 and new 2004 back through Vantage and Ellensburg, up over Blewitt Pass (snoqualmie pass is boring) back through Wenachee and Leavenworth and Stevens pass to home.

For all those not familiar, Between Western and Eastern Washington are the Cascade Mountains, the Passes are about 4000 feet altitude, I live at 115 foot above sea level. Gorgeous area, born and raised in Seattle.

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Postby Doc » Sat Oct 23, 2010 8:52 pm

Yeah I am kinda all over the state myself. Some of those pics taken of the brown haired girl were out near Waterville area. I tend to find roads where my cars can stretch their legs..
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Postby 94Rodayo4x4 » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:13 pm

Doc wrote:Yeah I am kinda all over the state myself. Some of those pics taken of the brown haired girl were out near Waterville area. I tend to find roads where my cars can stretch their legs..
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Hee hee I got a heavy foot


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Postby imamonstertruck » Sat Oct 23, 2010 9:13 pm

hope you were racing to the fuel pump my friend :wink:

nice looking truck you have there... solid bumpers for sure!

I have been toying with the idea myself on swapping my a/c for on board air... thumbing around for ideas... let me know what you figure...

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Postby Doc » Sat Oct 23, 2010 11:18 pm

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Plenty of gas left....light was not even on. That Acura was not super fast...but it was not a complete slouch either. The Jetta would have whooped on it by car....it has seen 160 on many occasions.

Yeah I am gonna look into the York idea...with a good tank...they provide enough air for most air tools. I imagine the only real challenge would be to find a way to mount it to the engine.

And you can make just about anything into a tank. I was thinking of using my front and rear bumpers.
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