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#1 Old 10-08-2006, 01:48 PM
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+1 for aircooled vdubs , I'm restoring one right now a, 72 beetle.
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awesome i have a 69 street bug and my 64 1/2 ghia that im restoring









my first car 69 baja


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and my roomates cars + my bug


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That had to be a big change. Air-cooled VW to Forced-induction Subie. I have a lot of respect for VW guys. They're as crazy (if not crazier) than the Subie fanatics. My friend has a completely built and supercharged G60 Corrado that should be back on the road in a few weeks.

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yeh its kinda crazy having a/c i still dont know how to work it properly

my bug has 50hp so it is a slow terd
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Nice thread! I was forced to get rid of my '67 Bug a couple years ago, right in the middle of a resto-cal project. Soon enough I'll have another...
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i've been looking in my area for a old beetle. just somthing to mess with, make loud, and drive around on nice days
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my blue one is for sale too bad your in new england


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i've been looking in my area for a old beetle. just somthing to mess with, make loud, and drive around on nice days
Its hard to find a bug on the east coast, the salt killed them all.
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yea tell me about it.
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i own a 96 gti. watercooled ftw.

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My cousin redid a Beetle a while back. If I recall, it was pretty cost-effective also. It didn't cost him a whole lot of money. It wasn't cheap by any stretch, but it didn't cost as much to restore as a lot of other cars would.

I had a 2002 GTI 1.8T 5spd, and it was a great car. The only problem was that at the end of the day it still would've had FWD, and FWD and corners don't mix. I had an APR chip and a Forge "Race" diverter valve. It made for pretty snappy acceleration, but the handling still wasn't worthy of a GTI name. After I swapped out the HORRIBLE Eagle RS-As for some BFG Traction T/As, the handling was improved greatly, but the trade-off was a lot of road noise and an "edge" when hitting bumps.
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My vw and rex, i'm a big vw fan i owned a 87gti, 96 jetta vr6, 00 passat glx and my current 03 1.8turbo. I'm looking to buy a 86/90 golf gti to do a 1.8 swap it should be fun.
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i dont know much about vdubs, but my friend is doing a VR6 swap into a 1985 golf. he got the motor out of a corrado and fully rebuilt the motor. im gunna try to get some pics...should be pretty fast with the motor around 230 horse in a 2800lb car.

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After 10 years I got rid of my 1974 VW Thing!

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