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    Default Rabbit VR6

    Hi all,

    Been living in Calgary for a few years now, but finally brought my car out.

    Some details:

    1992 Golf 4dr GL with 86,000 km original on body, original non AC car with sunroof, and 250 km on VR6 crate motor and drivetrain

    Engine
    - 12v VR6 crate motor (2000 September assembly date)
    - Crank checked for perfect balance and crank journals polished
    - Fererra dual valvesprings
    - ARP main studs, ARP con rod bolts, ARP head studs
    - 6lb fly wheel
    - Eurovan steel valve cover
    - Custom R32 reinforced steelpan (greater clearance)
    - MK5 R32 oil pump and pick up
    - Schrick 268 degree cams
    - S2 Metalwerks custom stainless steel header ceramic coated with grey ceramic coat (for cast look)
    - HPG/HPA cast intake manifold/short runner
    - EMPI driveshafts
    - VF engineering solid engine mounts and transmission mount
    - OE Santana radiator with radiator fill neck
    - single large slim mishimoto "pusher" radiator fan
    - Eurovan/G60 cable clutch setup to allow retention of factory MK2 pedal cluster (no drilling of hole for hydraulic MC)
    - Polo shift box with O2J shift tower and shifter cables with dieselgeek short shift kit

    In a nutshell here, all harware, seals, sensors, bushings, the clutch... everything in this drivetrain is brand new except for the rebuilt transmission where parts were reused.

    Chassis
    - Corrado K frame
    - Passat front cross member
    - New A arms with R32 bushings
    - H&R Ultra Ultra Low coilovers
    - New MK2 manual rack with new rods/bushings

    Engine management
    - VEMS/Lugtronic ECU with custom mil-spec harness and bulkhead (quick-disconnect) connector

    Braking
    - 9.4" vented brake setup front (MK3 GTI)
    - Disc conversion and MK4 calipers (rear)

    Wheels:
    - 14x8.5 and 14x9.5 14" BBS RS with custom barrels and custom lips
    - Custom 1/3rd height hex nuts and new black/silver BBS logos
    - Faces refinished in BBS silver and cleared
    - Wheels assembled with stainless steel harware
    - Sealed with aluminum sealant, followed by RTV sealant
    - Valve stems mounted in barrels
    - New 195/40/14 Continental tires

    Interior
    - MK2 German 1984 hard plastic dash with ultra deep glovebox and ultra deep lower storage compartment
    - Carat brown lower center console w/ power window switches
    - MK2 radio delete
    - Carat beige/brown carpet
    - Recaro Trophy front seats recovered in tweed (centers) and Bentley chocolate leather (outers)
    - MK3 Jetta rear bench recovered in tweed (centers) and Bentley chocolate leather (remaining area)
    - German heavy grain beige parcel shelf and side shelves
    - German beige trim pieces for either side of rear bench
    - OEM Lap belts
    - OEM C pillars without provision to bolt in shoulder belt
    - all latches replaced with chrome units
    - chrome Golde sunroof crank
    - battery relocated to trunk
    - New German CE2 tachless cluster with orange needles
    - VEMS ECU mounted inside glovebox

    Exterior
    - full glass-out respray of exterior and engine bay in LA7U using RM/BASF paint, 5 coats of clear
    - engine bay semi-shaved to rid of un-used holes while retaining character of sheet metal
    - shaved rear VW badge, and wiper arm/squirter shaved from rear hatch
    - fenders given 0.5" pull on fronts, and 0.5" pull on rears, rolled flat and seam sealed
    - Heatercore secured with tapped inserts and countersunk hardware with rubber gaskets against firewall
    - OEM round radiator support with Hella LHD headlamps
    - German front fenders with provisions for side badges
    - Rare Rabbit badges on front grille, front fenders and rear
    - 1985 rear hatch glass (no brake light)
    - NOS OEM front and rear chrome euro bumpers which I had to personally fly over to Canada from the UK
    - All exterior body trim new
    - New window seals all around
    - Votex roof rack with lock keys

    Pics in it's various iterations:















    Anyway, just wanted to introduce myself on here and post the occasional update.

    Look forward to meeting you folks at meets in the future!

    Regards,
    Neal
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    Default Re: Rabbit VR6

    Glad to see you finally made it onto the forums!
    Welcome to Eurodrivers bro!
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    Default Re: Rabbit VR6

    Holy **** man I didn't realize you had moved to Calgary. Always admired your MK2. Welcome to our city. And don't let this weather throw you off!
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    I still miss my MKII...and yours has a VR6....SOOOOO NICE! Welcome to ED!
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    Mine....2005 Golf TDI, VNT 17, Malone tuned stage 4, Spec stage 2 clutch, FMIC, Ventectomy, NewSouth gauges, BuzzKen 2.5 turbo back exhaust, Evolution Skidplate, Helix OEM Reps retrofitted with Morimoto Bixenon mini's, ST coils, colour matched Huffs. Frostheater

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    Thanks for directing me here Evan!

    Derek, yup been here since the beginning of 2012 and loving it!
    I guess my IG account can make that confusing with how much time I spend in Toronto still lol

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    Welcome and gorgeous car!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Neal!

    Welcome to Calgary! About time you made it out here, love the car dude!

    -TJ
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    Sweet lookin car man. Welcome!
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    Beautiful car. Can't wait to see it in the flesh. Welcome!
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    Default Re: Rabbit VR6

    What a beauty! NICE!

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    Welcome! Like the rims!

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    Did you own a Ford Probe at one point in Toronto?
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    Car is looking nice bud!


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    Default Re: Rabbit VR6

    whered you get the rabbit badge for the front grille?

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    Default Re: Rabbit VR6

    Thanks Rod!

    Hey Stefan, yeah I did! It was probably the best handling car I have owned thus far... Did you have one too??

    Pat, the badge came from a fellow I have been trading parts with in Germany off of the Vortex. His screen name is Grafpaschn there.
    It took about 3 years or so to find one in new condition that someone was hoarding. The matching Rabbit fender badges and rear badge are easier finds.

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