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ET Readers' Rides - August 2007

Show Off Your European Car

Aug 20, 2007
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Ride of the Month Prize
Congratulations to Dustin for being awarded Ride of the Month. For being chosen, he wins this 1:10 scale, radio-controlled, MP3-playing VW Bus with working lights and air suspension from Audiobahn and Maisto (

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eurotuner Readers' Rides
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Ride of the Month'01 VW Golf GLS 1.8T
Dustin Drummey * Boston, MA
Mods: ATP GT28RS turbo kit and 3" downpipe, 42DD custom 3" exhaust, USRT 315cc injectors, Aeromotive FPR, GReddy V21 FMIC, Revo chip, Quaife LSD, Raxle axles, Spec clutch, Rieger RRX shaved front bumper and rear valance, Kerscher skirts, custom bser, OEM split mirrors and HIDs, 18" Forgeline three-piece SXR wheels, FK coilovers, WRD tie bars, Alpine in-dash, mids, amps, nav and subs, Auto Meter Cobalt gauges

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'00 VW Jetta VR6
Mike Mittelman * Dallas, TX
Mods: GIAC software, ABD CAI, Techtonics 2.5"cat-back with Borla muffler, Neuspeed strut brace, 17" Fittipaldi rims, BFG tires, TYC tail lights, tinted windows, chrome grille and floor mats

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'99 VW Passat V6
Matthew Voiland * Phoenix, AZ
Mods: 18x8" Flik Justice rims, 225/40 Nexen tires, FK angle-eye headlights, Altezza tail lights, Alpine 9883 head unit, Type-S 6.5" component speakers, 12" sub and 400W amplifier, Archos DV400 30GB hard drive and DVR player

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'01 VW Beetle 1.8T
Shae Stoedter * East Moline, IL
Mods: ATP stage 2 turbo upgrade, custom FMIC, Wings West body kit, Kamei eyelids, Neuspeed Sport springs, 18" Flik wheels, tinted windows, Euro plate

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'00 VW Beetle 1.8T
Leo Trimarchi * Hialeah, FL
Mods: Revo stage 2 software, Forge DV, GReddy cat-back, Neuspeed P-Flow, 4bar FPR, carbon hood, 18" Mod Concept rims, Wings West lip kit, smoked tail lights

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'03 VW GTI 20AE
Randy Kelly * Ft Leonard Wood, MO
Mods: GReddy V31 FMIC, GIAC X+ software, GHL 2.5" turbo-back, E05 turbo, Autotech CAI and sway bars, Forge TIP and DV, Genesis 380cc injectors and FPR, Audi TT MAF, N75J valve, H&R Cup Kit, VF dogbone bushings, Rockford amp and subs, MB Quart components and Kenwood deck

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'00 Audi A4 1.8T
Kevin Fernandes * East Providence, RI
Mods: Machined block with forged pistons and rods, Neuspeed cat-back, Techtonics cat, K&N panel filter, 18" Ruff Racing wheels, Toyo tires, halo projector headlights, S4 grille

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'69 VW Baja Bug
Troy Rivers * Loganville, GA
Mods: custom Baja headers and exhaust, open element filter, Bosch 009 distributor, Recaro seats with four-point harnesses, Auto Meter tachometer

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'95 VW Cabrio
Peterson Balubar * Ewa Beach, HI
Mods: Custom pearl white paint, smoothed Ground Dynamics body kit and fender flares, Zender badgeless grille, 17" ADR Sokudo 8 wheels, 25mm spacers, Burberry leather interior, angel-eye projectors, Injen CAI, Nology wires, Euro Sport UDP, Techtonics L/W flywheel, cam sprocket and 260 cam, Neuspeed software, Spec clutch, Weitec coils, Alpine deck, amps, mids and subs, 8" visor screens

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'03 VW Jetta
Carlos Gaston * Seattle, WA
Mods: 20x7.5" MKW Type MK35 chrome wheels, Toyo Proxe tires, Techtonics stainless steel exhaust, OEM Monsoon head unit, two 12" JBL subs, Rockford Fosgate 1200W amp

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'05 VW GTI 1.8T
Chris Maulucci * Manchester, CT
Mods: Revo software, 2.5" turbo-back, Turbosmart BOV, Neuspeed P-Flow and upper stress bar, 17" OZ Racing wheels, Bridgestone tires, Eibach springs, OE 337 front valance and skirts, 25AE rear valance, Caractere RS grille, Freedom Design hatch spoiler, color-matched engine covers, New South Performance boost gauge, clear bumper lights

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'90 AUDI 90CS
Sgt George Benjamin * The Desert, Iraq
Mods: custom CAI with K&N, Remus cat-back with DTM-style muffler, custom Audi 80 body kit and spoiler, clear corners and markers, 16" Alessio Miglia rims, Firestone tires, Diamond mesh lower grilles, white-faced gauges, LED washer nozzles, embroidered floor mats, 35% tint

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'02 BMW 330ci
Fitim Ahmetaj * Bronx, NY
Mods: Rieger body kit, custom front fenders, 19" staggered Axxis Penta rims, Remus cat-back with quad tips, Dinan software, CAI with K&N, strut tower brace and short shifter, H&R race springs

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'90 VW Corrado G60
Justin Delacuesta * Sacramento, CA
Mods: ATP turbo and software, Crane Hi-6 ignition, Neuspeed HP kit and sway bars, TurboXS boost controller, HKS BOV, custom CAI and straight-pipe exhaust, Autotech strut braces and lower tie bar, Ground Control springs, Tokico shocks, 15" Konig Imagine wheels, SLC front clip, Kamei grille spoiler, Passat sunroof, Momo wheel and pedals, APEX'i turbo timer, Auto Meter gauges

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Mike Henry * Johnstown, PA
Mods: Upsolute TDI software, increased fuel pressure switch, custom 2.5" dual exhaust with OEM cat and muffler delete, Green Performance filter, Eibach springs, Neuspeed strut brace, 19" Motegi DPK rims, E-code halo lights, carbon bser hood, Kamei grille, tinted tails, clear markers, chrome handles and sills, Phatnoise 20GB HD, Alphasonik 15" sub, Crossfire amp

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'05 Volvo V50 T5
Charles McMullen * Wiesbaden, Germany
Mods: stock

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'80 VW Rabbit Caddy
Alice Cowart * Fort Payne, AL
Mods: 1.6 liter turbo-diesel, five-speed manual transmission, air condition, disc brakes, fiberglass sports bed cover

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'83 VW Rabbit GTI
Matt Mace * Puyallup, WA
Mods: '92 1.8L 8v and Digifant injection swap, Techtonics 272 cam, custom CAI and 2.125" exhaust, Audi 4000 trans, Sachs clutch, 110mm CV axles, ABD short shifter, 15" Planet Audio sub in custom enclosure, Pioneer mids and crossovers, custom hood scoop

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'07 VW GTI 2.0T
Zack Stewart * Little Rock, AK
Mods: evoms CAI, ATP 3" downpipe, APR 3" cat-back exhaust, Revo stage 2 SPS software, 19x8.5" Luff M1 wheels, H&R Sport springs, New South Performance Tri-pod with VDO gauges, smoked markers

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'05 VW Jetta GLI
Nikki Monroe * Minneapolis, MN
Mods: Revo stage 2 software, 4bar FPR, custom 3" downpipe, 2.5" Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, K&N panel filter, New South Performance boost gauge, TIP mod, H&R cup kit, 18" OEM Aristo wheels

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'83 VW GTI
Rick Shiflett * Birmingham, AL
Mods: Scat header, Hortech 270 camshaft, MSD ignition, Neuspeed springs, Koni dampers, Neuspeed front upper and lower stress bars and sway bars, 15" Enkei wheels, BFG R1 tires, European bumpers, BBS front spoiler, Zender rear spoiler, Nissan 300ZX hood scoop, chrome roll bar

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'01 VW Jetta 1.8T
Jeremy Bousquet * Milo, ME
Mods: GIAC software, K03 Sport turbo, 440cc injectors, Momentum Motorsports custom intake manifold, Techtonics 2.5" turbo-back exhaust, Turbo Smart DV, evoms CAI, H&R springs, Koni shocks, ACT clutch and flywheel, Rieger skirts, OEM GLI valances

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'04 VW R32
Jeff Jacobson * Minneapolis, MN
Mods: Revo software, flapper mod, AEM CAI, VMAXX coils, OEM HID replicas, 18" BBS RC wheels, 20mm front and 5mm rear spacers, debadged and shaved hatch, filled hood notch and front bumper, two-bar badgeless grille, Seat Cupra lip

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'00 VW Jetta 2.0
Pablo Escandon * Scaly Mt, NC
Mods: Borla cat-back, AEM CAI, H&R springs, 18" PYPZ wheels, Cooper tires, B&M short shifter, DC Sports strut brace, Fuba antenna

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'94 VW Passat GLX VR6
Hristo Stoynev * Concord, MA
Mods: GIAC software, custom CAI with K&N filter routed to vented fender, Neuspeed strut brace, Brembo drilled rotors, Audi 5000 calipers, E-codes, smoked turns, Euro Wires grounding kit, Hella smoked Euro tub and tails with wired rear fogs, clear markers, Pioneer deck, Momo wheel, shift knob and pedals, Ingo Noak front mask, Fuba antenna, Canadian under-dash trays



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