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Hey Guys,

Wanted to show people what we have started doing for our up coming 2009 Eurotuner GP shootout. We wanted to use a car that would showcase many of the products we offer and keep the car cost effective at the same time. So we found a clean high mileage 2001 Golf 1.8T with 5spd transmission.

Here is a list of things we will be doing in the next few months along with some stuff we already started...

-GT28RS turbo upgrade (looking for ~350BHP)
-Eurosport (FMIC), UDP kit, Intake, Exhaust, etc...
-Weight reduction (~2400 - 2500lbs)
-Carbon fiber hood & lightweight relocated battery
-H&R coil-over suspension
-Eurosport camber plates & stress bars
-Momo race seat w/ harness
-LSD
-Lightweight wheels (Enkei RPF1 17x8)
-etc...


Here are some pics when the car first arrived and some of the progress pics...










Car weight with half tank of gas (2873lbs)


















Car almost full stripped


Here is how many (lbs) we have removed and it's all documented.

45.6 front driver seat
45.4 front passenger seat
68.2 rear seats (top, bottom, seatbelts, headrests, complete)
4.4 spare tire tool kit with jack
40.2 rear full spare tire
9.2 full front carpet
21.2 full under carpet padding kit (front & rear)
9.2 rear deck lid & trunk carpet cover
49.2 all other trim pieces (rear fender well covers, rear upper tray covers, steering wheel, center console, front seat belts, door sill covers, b pillar covers, etc..)
9.6 Enkei wheel & tire (set of 4 wheels & tires)
3.0 lower front engine covers (left, middle, right)
9.2 H&R coil-over suspension (all 4 shocks & springs)
30.0 rear metal bumper support (rebar)
16.0 front metal bumper support (rebar)
25.0 a/c system (compressor, condensor, two lines)



385.4 TOTAL WEIGHT REMOVED SO FAR!!!


Open to any and all comments.


Thanks,
Vik
 

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Most definitely bookmarked...
 

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Will be very fun to watch
 

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I was wondering the same thing. I wonder how fast the car will be with no driver seat or steering wheel :dunno:

This looks like a really cool project though. I'm really looking forward to the build. And I want a GT28RS :(
 

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Lexan.

Needs more lexan.
 

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The new seat will weigh about 25lbs and the steering wheel is about 5lbs. So I'm hoping we only put back in another 30lbs or so. We are still waiting for the lightweight battery, carbon fiber hood and wheels along with a few other items to reduce even more weight.
 

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Cage?
 

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Some new stuff came in today and we are beginning the installation process...



Enkei RPF1 wheels 17x8 35et (16lbs)





H&R Coil-overs, H&R wheels spacers, Eurosport Slotted rotors, Eurosport brake lines, Eurosport camber plates, Eurosport stress bars, Hawk brake pads, Ate superblue racing fluid.




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Vik
 

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Me hearts RPF1...good luck guys. I know you guys were getting sort of ripped upon for bringing a Focus to the challenge but show'em that you're also great "Euro" tuners as well.
 

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Can I have it?
 

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Are you guys entering under EuroSport or FSWerks?
 
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