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Et Readers' Rides - September 2007

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Aug 29, 2007

Ride of the Month Prize
Congrats to Adam for narrowly squeezing Eric out of the top spot for Ride of the Month. For being chosen, Adam 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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'03 VW GTI 20AE
Adam Woodhams . San Jose, CA
Mods: Revo stage 2 software, 4-bar FPR, Forge hybrid DV/BOV and TIP, Neuspeed CAI, FMIC and rear sway bar, APR 3" downpipe and test pipe, 42DD LED gauges and pods, custom short shifter and tail lights, Vmaxx coilovers, 19" Rial Daytona Race rims, smoked FK halo headlights, 6000K HIDs, stubby antenna, badgeless grille

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'07 Audi A4 S-Line
Ken Swaha . Miami, FL
Mods: APR software, cat-back exhaust, test pipe and shift knob, Carbonio CAI, H&R Sport springs, RS4 rear sway bar, grille and pedals, ECS column boost gauge, smoked headlights, side markers and tail lights, 5% window tint

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'04 Mini Cooper
Jeff Cangelosi . Stonybrook, NY
Mods: R-Speed exhaust, K&N cold-air intake, H-Sport springs, 17" Porsche Turbo Twist rims, Kumho tires, DBA slotted brake rotors, M7 carbon front splitter, carbon rear spoiler, Cooper S front bumper, JVC KD AVX2 head unit

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'06 VW GTI 2.0T
Andros Thomson . Hartford, CT
Mods: Neuspeed CAI, UDP, TIP, carbon engine cover, H&R Sport springs, rear sway bar, AWE turbo-back exhaust, high-flow cat and boost gauge, Forge FMIC, Autotech slotted and drilled rotors, Red Box pads, 17" OZ Ultraleggera rims, Dunlop tires, OSIR GT2 lip spoiler

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'00 VW Jetta VR6
Mike Mittelman . Rutherford, NJ
Mods: GIAC chip, ABD CAI, Techtonics 2.5" cat-back exhaust with Borla muffler, chrome Neuspeed strut brace, 18" Privat wheels, BFG g-Force tires, Club Sport suspension, TYC tail lights, tinted windows

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'98 VW Jetta GLX VR6
Henry Preston . Portland, OR
Mods: Techtonics chip and cat-back exhaust, ABD intake, aluminum radiator, 17" ADR wheels, Toyo tires, keyless entry, tinted tail lights, Sparco shift knob, Belltronics radar detector, Pioneer head unit, Eclipse mids and amps, MTX subwoofer

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'05 VW Jetta
Michael Mcdonald . Brooklyn, NY
Mods: custom 2.5" cat-back exhaust, 18" ICS rims, Kumho tires, 5000K HIDs, white eyelids, purple markers and city lights, white neon underglow, blue LED door sills, VW Monster mats, 5% tint

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'00 VW GTI 1.8T
Bobby Mesaris . Bel Air, MD
Mods: K04 turbo with APR software, custom FMIC and 3" turbo-back exhaust, Forge DV, Sachs VR6 clutch, lightweight G60 flywheel, 42DD gauge pod, VDO boost gauge, Eibach springs, Bilstein shocks, Euro Sport strut bars, Skoda shift knob and boot, 20AE lip spoiler and skirts, painted rear valance, 17" OZ F1 Cup wheels, TT short shifter, 35% tint

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'00 GTI VR6
Chris Torbett . Knoxville,TN
Mods: custom K&N CAI and 2.5" Apex'i exhaust, Neuspeed wires and strut brace, TT short shifter, poly mounts, Eibach springs, 18" BBS RC wheels, Dunlop tires, Brembo rotors, EBC pads, painted calipers, stage 2 axles, E-code headlights, PIAA bulbs, R-Line rear spoiler and shift knob, VIS carbon hatch, MTX subs in custom enclosure, Sparco harnesses and pedals, smoked markers, rolled fenders, custom carbon battery box

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'01 VW Jetta 1.8T
Rady Santiago . Ponce, Puerto Rico
Mods: GIAC X-Plus software, manual boost controller, Audi TT DV, ECS N75 valve, custom 3" downpipe and 2.5" exhaust with Borla muffler, P&P intake manifold, Blitz turbo timer, 4-bar FPR, Samco hoses, ECS under-drive pulley and stage 1 clutch, Peloquin LSD, VF-Engineering mounts, H&R Sport springs, Bilstein shocks, Neuspeed strut brace and lower tie bar, Audi TT rims, Auto Meter gauges and pods, Sony head unit

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'00 VW Jetta
Marcos Macias . Hamilton, NJ
Mods: AEM short ram intake, Magnaflow cat-back exhaust, H&R Race springs, 17" Flik Justice wheels, smoked tails, OEM GLI bumpers, Euro rub strip and trunk lid, Dubtechnik skirts, FK E-codes, smoked tails, polka-dot headliner, brushed aluminum dash trim, TT pedals, polished intake manifold, Hella horns, Pioneer subs, Kicker amp, Sony deck

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'01 VW Jetta
Jose Sayan . Ft Lauderdale, FL
Mods: K&N panel filter, polished manifold, Eibach springs, Tokico Sport shocks, Neuspeed strut brace and pedal covers, custom painted head- and foglights, GLI front lip and trunk spoiler, Streetone skirts, 19" ADR X-factor rims, smoked tail lights and markers, shark antenna, Zimmerman rotors, badgeless grille, eyelids, Sony subwoofers

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'98 VW Jetta
Mike Abbonizio . West Chester, PA
Mods: OEM GLX side skirts, TDI hub caps, Euro lip spoiler, textured bumpers and moldings, Corrado trunk spoiler, red Hella tail lights

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'02 VW Jetta 1.8T
PJ Roberts . East Stroudsburg, PA
Mods: Revo stage 2 software, Fujita SRI, custom FMIC and turbo-back exhaust, Samco TIP, HKS SSQ BOV, Eurospec 4-bar FPR, Eibach springs, 17" Flik Wasp wheels, Auto Meter boost gauge, Oettinger skirts and rear valance, Kamei grille, Momo shift knob

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'84 VW Rabbit GTI
Mike Norford . Ashland, VA
Mods: Techtonics downpipe, 2.5" cat-back exhaust and G grind cam, A/C delete, H&R Cup kit, Euro Sport upper strut and lower tie bars, braided lines, shaved badges, clear corners, Momo steering wheel, Scirocco seats, new paint

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'02 Audi A4
Josiah Reuter . Sioux Falls, SD
Mods: Eibach coilovers, 19" OZ Michelangelo wheels, Dunlop SP Sport Maxx tires, Rieger front valance and roof spoiler, Caractere skirts and rear valance, LLTek grille, JE Design eyelids and pedals, Eclipse nav head unit, monitors and backup camera, Kicker Solo-Baric sub and amp, Stringer 5 caps, hardwired V1

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'04.5 VW GLI 1.8T
Luca Manning . Canton, NY
Mods: GIAC X-Plus software, Eurojet front-mount intercooler, Forge 007 diverter valve, custom cold-air intake and interior gauges, Recaro seats

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'00 VW Jetta GL
Marek Babula . Queens, NY
Mods: 20AE GTI front end, AEM cold-air intake, SuperSprint cat-back, polished intake manifold and sway bars, H&R Sport springs, Bilstein shocks, 17" OEM Monte Carlo rims, Kamei grille, smoked tail lights, 8000K HIDs, Joey-modded headlights, GLI interior trim with suede headliner and pillars, Audi TT pedals, Pioneer head unit, tinted windows

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'00 VW Jetta GLX
Michael Houin . Plymouth, IN
Mods: Neuspeed sway bars, short shifter, software and polished strut bar, H&R Race springs, Momo shift knob and boot, AEM intake, 17" Borbet wheels, Borla cat-back, Soundstream VIR-8004 DVD head unit, short antenna

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'03 VW 20AE GTI
Alex Vukajlovic . Hinsdale IL
Mods: Revo stage 2 software, evoms CAI, Forge 007 DV, Milltek 2.5" turbo-back exhaust, R32 shift linkage and steering wheel, 18" Ace Allure wheels, FK Silverline Plus coilovers, Neuspeed sway bars, Momo shift knob, Infinity Basslink sub, smoked markers and signals, hardwired radar, Euro plate

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'90 VW GTI 2.0 16v
Carlos Ayala . Caguas, Puerto Rico
Mods: custom 4-2-1 header, cold-air intake and 2.25" cat-back exhaust, Digifant 1 G60 ECU, wiring and injectors, SS fuel rail, Techtonics motor mounts, Turn2 tranny mounts, P/S and heater delete, G60 02A transmission and brakes, Neuspeed Sport springs, Tokico shocks, ATE slotted rotors, 16" BBS RX wheels, original paint, Kamei grille spoiler, big bumpers, 16v flares, Freedom Design hatch wing, Thule Air roof rack

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'97 VW GTI VR6
Eric Harris . Lafayette, IN
Mods: VR6 swap, DSR 256 cams, Bosal header, ESS UDP, GIAC chip, polished intake manifold, Turn 2 mounts, Thermal R&D exhaust, Weitec coilovers, poly bushings, Neuspeed sway and stress bars, Goodridge lines, Zimmerman rotors, 16" Brock B2 wheels, Yokohama tires, Hella Mk4 lights, JOM badgeless grille and fogs/turns, VR6 chin spoiler, DTM mirrors, Recaros, Momo wheel, shift knob and pedals, Sparco harnesses

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'03 VW Beetle 1.8T
Zach Nelson . Minneapolis, MN
Mods: APR software and turbo inlet pipe, N75J valve, Forge 007 DV, ABD lip, polished intake manifold, black signals and grille, OEM R32 wheels, Hawk brake pads, New South Performanc Indigo boost gauge, Alpine Type-S subs, Volfenhag amp

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'03 VW GTI 1.8T
Carlos Toledo . Aurora, IL
Mods: Neuspeed cat-back exhaust, P-Flow intake and Race springs, Brembo drilled rotors, PBR pads, 19" Zender wheels, Nitto tires, OEM 337 side skirts, badgeless grille, clear markers, Alpine sound-field controller, amp and subs, 30% tint

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