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welppppp. the 2.0 is pretty much on its way out so i figured its time for the new build thread. yay...
these came in today

heres what im workin with




and this was the 2.0

 

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sweet! any engine performance mods? or is this just going to be another show car lol.
haha well i didnt care so much with the 2.0. but its a daily driver and a "show" car. i dont have many plans (or money) for the engine but more down the road. maybe cam/chip and a couple little things nothing big.
Hey Vento -

What brand coils are those?

The new car looks clean.
thanks! they are rokkors
 

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yah it has a 2.5" catback magnaflow. im gunna get the cat deleted. i know a lot if 1.8's upgrade their downpipe, worth it for a vr?
 

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haha thats what i figured. if i can find one thats not too expensive ill prolly grab one withought a cat and it should sound how id like it to.
now to raise everything underneath up!
 

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Are you gonna grab a skid plate? I feel you may smash your first oil pan with it being a bit closer to the ground than the 2.0's haha.
 

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i<3VAG
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haha wont be the first
gunna hopefully get everything sitting higher so i wont need a skid plate. gives you less clearance with the plate
 

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I hate skid plates, they get in the way and take away clearence. They dont do a whole lot either aluminium is not very strong, and steel is heavy. Not to mention half of them dont have any holes to vent the air properly, or enough room to change oil. I had one for a few month. Got tired of it and was going to take it off the next weekend. Had a real bad rainstorm and was taking a friend to the bar for his bday. There was a fun stretch of backroad we always take. Started to rain so hard I could hardly see, and a decent size rock fell from a ledge and was on the road. I hit it, messed up my front lip, mangled my skid plate and still dented the pan and fucked up my oil pump/pickup. I had to replace everything a skid plate was supposed to protect. What a waste...
 

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it's all personal preference. i have a steel one, and yeah it weighs 25lbs, but I cud care less. It's saved me multiple times from being stranded on the side of the road with a cracked pan and having to pay towing charges... and being without my car for a period of time. People say you can't get low with them, I agree I'll never get below 23" because of it, but I'm able to sit at a decent height .

So there's two side to every debate... but usually those happily running skide plates tend to stay quiet about it so not to get flamed. lol

*just a note... I'm not disagreeing with your opinion, if I had the same experience as you I'd be feeling the same I'm sure lol I'm just stating I'm running one and like it... for now. haha
 

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well my ninja driving skills arnt too bad so i dont plan on running one haha. maybe one of my friends will be generous enough to just weld something solid to the pan.
5mm's in. just gotta grind down the calipers some so my wheels will clear..
 

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yes headers ARE worth it, and not just for sound, power ups too! they are just one more peice the the puzzle. cam, chip, intake and sense you already have great cat back. this thing should fly quite nicely. even on a 2.0 headers are worth the power, and sound.
 
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