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So this all started back in October 2012 when I traded in my 98 Jetta GL for this SVT







I got lucky and found her with less than 60k miles on it! :bow:

First mod was a K&N drop in panel filter to replace the crappy OEM one.

Next thing taken care of was the brakes... replaced all 4 corners with Centric Rotors and Hawk HPS Pads.

Now for a mod that kinda splits opinions...


Next up was to replace a worn part... so instead of replacing I upgraded



Now at this point I decided to test the limits of the car (and my driving) by going to an auto-x


Just after that I decided it was time for a good service



Thank god I did it! The plugs were well passed their best!


Honestly at this point nothing really happened for a while until this


So got the tyres swapped over from my standard wheels and this was the result


Just recently I decided to clean up the calipers a bit with a lick of paint



And this was meant to be the end point until late in the year but well with it being a Ford something had to break... A strut decided it was time to die so few messages among NorCal sorted me out with some replacements....







And that brings you up to the current day :evilgrin:

Massive thanks along the way go to Chris (Norcalfocus01), Rick (lolibater, he hooked me up with the struts), Ryan (lowlifestyle), Jesse and basically all the NorCal folks for accepting me and making FJ the place to be
 

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VERY nice looking Dynamics... I'm liking those more and more...

Is your suspension still all stock, or do you have any suspension components?

I just picked up my second SVT this year... this time I found an EAP with 60k on it as well... I'm looking at doing some "minor" adjustments to it... You have a great start there, keep it up!
 

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Why are half the pictures in this thread at my house? :troll:


I got that particle board sitting here. I think we should try out that idea we had.
 

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Honestly at this point nothing really happened for a while until this


So got the tyres swapped over from my standard wheels and this was the result
Well I'm glad it was a fellow enthusiast that won that auction. I put in that last bid and I was planning to go higher, I just didn't get home before it ended. I ended up winning a white set a few days later. The gold looks way better on your black car that it would on my silver one.
 

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Well I'm pretty glad you never got to put another bid in haha

That was the highest I was going to go!

Wasn't even in the market for wheels but they were so cheap
I couldn't turn them down!
 

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Okay so the long awaited update; Part 1

I picked up a debadged grill while I was back home in Scotland and this is the result






I did have to hacksaw some stuff to make it fit, part of the lock stuff behind the grill needed cut back and then had to cut and bend part of the top of the grill for the catch handle.

and some more photo whoring :p






Oh and this happened the other day :(



She is getting old!!
 

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I dunno seems to fit damn well to me anyway... Fits with a even gap all along the bonnet shut line and fits fine at the lights and sits fine with the bumper too...

Only part that doesn't fit was at the bonnet latch with the grill being for EDM

My dent in the front bumper makes it look worse than it is
 

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This is a really beautiful car that deserves a genuine Hofele or a euro OEM grille (I'm partial to the 'small' diamond patterned one). :thumbup:
 

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Car looks great.

I didn't see you mention your timing assebmly. With only 60k miles, I'd bet it's still original. You should make sure it's fresh asap.
 

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So I went down to FBF with the NorCal crew :cool: here are some pictures from it..

This one is on our way down to Santa Barbara, we stopped off in San Luis Obisbo


Couple pics from the show



This one shows the custom parcel shelf me and Chris (NorCalfocus01) made


My new plate surround I picked up at the show


and finally a rolling shot on the way home (thanks to Nick and Frush for this one)
 

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It's funny it's only online people that don't like the grill, everyone that's seen it in person likes it :lol:

Still should be ordering coilovers in the next few weeks (might wait and see what sales pop up for labour day)
 
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