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Readers' Rides - March 2008

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Mar 1, 2008
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Ride Of The Month Prize
Congrats to Todd Giroux for his hardcore Beetle - not two words you often see together! We'd also like to acknowledge the photo skills of Justin, Chad, Michael, David, Brian, Gerald and Samuel in particular. Although all of you are obviously trying much harder with the photography and we'd like to thank you for the extra effort, it makes choosing a winner much harder. Todd wins one of our Wheel eT-shirts. These limited edition shirts are available in S, M and XL. If you'd like to buy one before they run out, send a $15 check or money order payable to Source Interlink. Send it to eurotuner wheel shirt, 6420 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90048. Remember to include your return address and shirt size.

Ride Of The Month
'02 VW Beetle Turbo S
Todd Giroux * Los Angeles, CA
Mods: K04 turbo, ATP exhaust manifold, GReddy FMIC, GIAC software and flash loader, 380cc injectors, 3" MAF, DRS 3" cat-back with race cat, VF mounts, evoms CAI, Neuspeed pulleys, TIP, N75, short shifter, STBs and 18" RS10 wheels, brass Stratmosphere DV, Plasma coils, VW 180 water/fan switches, Peloquin LSD, H&R RSS coilovers and sway bars, VW Motorsport bushings, Kumho V710 tires, Brembo big brakes, Goodridge lines, PIAA bulbs, Cobra Suzuka seats, Schroth harnesses, Auto Power roll-bar and camera mount, Momo wheel, shift knob and boot, Auto Meter gauges, Alpine deck, Boston components, JL Audio sub, Eclipse amps

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'02 VW Jetta 1.8T
Ian Browning * Mechanicsburg, PA
Mods: APR 93 software, 42DD 3" downpipe and intake, Max PSI Racing 3" cat-back, Forge TIP, Hyperboost DV, N75J, BFI stage 1 dog-bone mount, H&R springs, OEM 18" Aristo wheels, Rieger 4Motion lip, Dubtechnik skirts, custom GLI rear valance and shift boot, clear markers, stubby antenna, SPP TIP mod, Momo shift knob, Beetle S dead pedal, Monster mats, Euro headlight switch and rear fog, Pioneer deck, Kicker L5 sub, Burberry sunroof motor cover

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'01 VW Passat 1.8T
Justin Brill * Sacramento, CA
Mods: KW V1 coilovers, Neuspeed sway bars, Brembo rotors, PBR pads, evoms CAI and DV, DV relocation, V&S short shifter, Techtonics 2.5" turbo-back, GIAC 1X software, MN Tuning FMIC, VDO in-vent boost gauge, Sparco steering wheel, Corbeau seats, hardwood trunk, Euro-spec rub strips with Euro plate, JOM badgeless grille, projector headlights and corners, custom 'Eurotrash' markers, Porsche Turbo badge, 18" Miro 279 wheels, Kumho tires

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'87 VW Golf GTI
Bobby Murphy * Norfolk, VA
Mods: 2.0 16v, 13:1 Wiseco pistons, ARP studs and internal hardware, ported and polished head, Web cams, SDS EM4, MSD ignition, ZEX nitrous kit 125-shot

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'97 VW Jetta GLX
Manny Pantano * Canton, CT
Mods: Neuspeed chip, Techtonics 2.5" cat-back with Borla muffler, 42DD test pipe, Autotech 262 cams, Mk4 head gasket, ported and polished intake manifold, 16" Montreal 2 wheels, Eibach Pro kit springs, 35% window tint, Hella smoked Mk4 Golf-look headlights and markers, Kamei grille, Euro VR6 lip

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'01 Audi A4 1.8T
Tommy Taylor * Malibu, CA
Mods: Garrett GT2871R turbo at 1.7bar, 3" cat-less downpipe, 034Motorsport GT-Series 3" inlet, Remus 2.5" exhaust, ATP GT-series fueling and software, TurboXS RFL, AEM TruBoost controller, Tein springs, 19" RPM R505 wheels, Phoenix Gold amps, two 10" Kicker SoloBaric subs, Alpine 6.5" screen, VIS carbon hood

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'97 Volvo 850 R
Chris Anglin * Jefferson, GA
Mods: Speedtuning 17psi tune, IPD boost gauge kit and plug wires, K&N cone filter, PBR Metal Master pads, Brembo rotors, ATE Super Blue brake fluid, Falken Ziex 912 tires\

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'99 VW GTI VR6
Chad Harwick * Dubuque, IA
Mods: Turn2 cold-air intake, motor mounts and crank pulley, Magnaflow cat-back, Optima Red Top battery, SuperSport 60/40 Cup kit, BBS RXII wheels, drilled and slotted rotors, Euro gauge cluster and VR6 lip, BFI wheel spacers and shorty antenna, shaved rear wiper, badgeless grille, DE interior, Alpine head unit and mids

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'03 VW Jetta 1.8T
Nicholas Frazier * West Springfield, MA
Mods: GIAC software, Forge 007 DV, ECS N75 valve and CAI, Optima Yellow Top, Pioneer head unit with iPod adaptor, Rockford amps, caps and sub in custom enclosure, 42DD interior LEDs, pillar pod and clear markers, Helix E-code angel-eye headlights, HIDs, TYC tails, GLI cluster and radio cage/trim, Auto Meter Cobalt boost gauge, Monster Mats, Euro headlight switch, R-Line shift knob and boot, 18" Stern ST-7 rims, Kumho tires, stubby antenna

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'03 VW GTI 1.8T
Adam Ideker * Lynnwood, WA
Mods: Neuspeed software, P-Flow intake, downpipe, short shifter and Sport springs, APR high-flow cat, Jetex 2.75" cat-back exhaust, Forge 007 diverter valve, ECS N75 valve and UDPs, 18" 5Zigen Heidfeld wheels, Hella smoked E-codes, tail lights and markers, flat-black emblems, Momo shift knob and boot, Euro light switch, PIAA bulbs

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'01 Audi TT quattro
Fabio DeMoura * Medford, MA
Mods: GIAC software, Modshack VTDA intake, APR TIP, H&R coilovers, ECS poly bushings, Votex front lip, 18" Champion RG5 Monolite Porsche wheels, molded RS1 body kit, black painted roof, Zimmerman drilled rotors, PBR pads, FK badgeless grille, split mirrors, smoked markers, 42DD engine accessories, VEI electronic boost gauge

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'00 Jetta GLX VR6
Damion Coughlin * Aloha, OR
Mods: AEM CAI, GReddy G2 2.5'' cat-back, Autotech chip, KW V2 coilovers, Alpine Type R subs, Kenwood V12 amp, Sirius radio, 18'' Axis wheels, clear markers, Hella E-code headlights, PIAA bulbs, stubby antenna, tinted windows

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'04 Audi S4
Nathan Oleson * Canby, OR
Mods: H&R coilovers, 18" OZ Ultraleggera wheels, BFG KDW2 tires, Milltek downpipes and non-resonated cat-back, H-Sport front and rear sway bars, E-code headlights, Euro fogs, 35% tint, Dension Icelink, Valentine V1, Blinder M-20s

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'03 VW GTI 1.8T
Michael Graven * London, England
Mods: APR 2.5" turbo-back exhaust, TIP and LIP, Revo stage 2 software, 4-bar FPR, Injen CAI, Forge 007 DV, N75J valve, ECS dog-bone bushings, H&R PCS coilovers and rear sway, WRD LTB, Neuspeed STB, Yarrowsport rear STB, Brembo rotors, Hawk pads, 20AE pedals, door pulls and pins, hood and hatch shocks and skirts, aluminum sills, Omori boost gauge, Euro light switch with fogs, R32 vents, 42DD interior LEDs, smoothed rear valance, Euro 20AE headlights, Hella smoked tails and horns, R-Line rear bumper, ECS smoked markers

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'97 VW GTI VR6 Driver's Ed
David DallaPalu * Allentown, PA
Mods: GIAC chip, ported and polished intake manifold, Turn2 CAI, 2.5" exhaust with test pipe, Corrado short shifter, H&R Ultra Low coilovers, powdercoated Porsche 7 slot wheels, smoked E-codes and fogs, Momo Millennium wheel and shift knob, Euro lip and bumper, Euro Sport strut tower bars

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'87 BMW 325es
Jason Carns * Beans Cove, PA
Mods: Custom CAI and 2.25" dual exhaust, Ireland Engineering long-tube header and strut tower bar, Lowtec 60/50 springs, Tokico shocks, gunmetal OEM rims, Euro bumpers, ellipsoid headlights and clusters, Zender front splitter, spoiler, rear apron, Kamei eyebrows and hood fins, 6000K HIDs, illuminated M shift knob, M-Tech 1 steering wheel, German-spec overhead check panel and OBC

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'97 GTI VR6
Brian Robinson * Waterloo, IA
Mods: Koni coilovers, Autotech rear sway bar, poly control arm bushings, 17" Borbet wheels, 42DD test pipe, Neuspeed chip and plug wires, gutted airbox with K&N, 2.9L-type intake manifold, Euro Sport cat-back, Diesel Geek short shifter, BFI mounts, Euro VR lip, headlight switch and smoked fogs, Hella amber turns, Bonrath badgeless grille, Hella Mk4-look headlights, stubby OEM mirrors and antenna, Kamei golf ball shift knob, chrome HVAC controls and door pins, Pioneer deck, Infinity mids and sub, Kenwood amp

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'86 VW Golf Wolfsburg Ed
Gerald Rath * Surrey, BC Canada
Mods: custom frosted-look window tint and lower chin spoiler, Euro headlights with city lights, bumpers with chrome strips, JOM steering wheel, Recaro seats, polished Porsche D90 wheels, Euro plate

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'04 Jetta GLS 1.8T
Robert Selzer * Columbia, SC
Mods: 17" Work Meister wheels, intercooler mister, Raid Silberpfeil steering wheel, ESE intake, ECS N75, Forge DV, Turbo XS catch can, H&R springs and 15mm rear spacers, 4Motion front lip, painted rear lip, Euro amber markers, badgeless grille, E-code headlights, Yakima rack, custom shift knob, NSP boost gauge and pod, custom shaved and painted engine cover, polished intake manifold, JL subwoofer, Punch 360 amp, custom fiberglass enclosure

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'98 VW Jetta GLX VR6
Adam Sargent * Saskatchewan, Canada
Mods: Neuspeed chip, race springs, strut tower bar and under-drive pulleys, Autotech CAI and 262 cams, custom 2.5" straight-pipe exhaust, smoked markers and tail lights, Mattig badgeless grille, single wiper conversion, 17" wheels, Yokohama Parada 2 tires

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'04 VW Beetle
Samuel Santiago * Caguas, Puerto Rico
Mods: 18" Audi A8 rims, Dunlop tires, Turbo S front bumper, HID headlights, Bilstein shocks, H&R springs, drilled rotors

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'97 VW Jetta GLX VR6
Bryan Hammerschmidt * Aberdeen, NJ
Mods: Neuspeed P-Flow intake and P-Chip, Euro Sport 160 fan switch and thermostat upgrade, Falken Ziex tires, factory re-spray, badgeless grille, black truck emblem

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'00 Audi S4
Jess Waleski * Schenectady, NY
Mods: AWE S-flow intake and DTS, Supersprint cat-back, Center-vent boost gauge, APR snub mount, Vogtland springs, Koni shocks, Neuspeed sway bars, OEM sport mats, Oettinger pedals, '07 Jetta grocery hooks, debadged emblems, drilled headlights, Euro plate, '03 S4 rearview, dual rear fogs, 42DD LED interior and exterior lights

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'01 VW GTI VR6
Mario Flores * Chicago, IL
Mods: GIAC software, K&N, Techtonics downpipe and 2.5" cat-back, 18'' OZ Superturismo wheels, B&M short shifter, R-Line shift knob, R32 pedals, Monster mats, badgeless grille, black emblems, 20AE grille emblem, 42DD interior LEDs, Mintex pads

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'96 BMW M3
Monte Vosberg * Milwaukee, WI
Mods: 19" Beyern 5 wheels, VIS carbon hood and CSL-type bumper, carbon strut tower bar and M5-style lip, custom cold-air intake, Dinan software, Bavarian Autosport projector beam foglights, Ultimate drilled rotors



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