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Readers' Rides - April 2008

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Ride Of The Month
'03 VW GTI 1.8T
Mike Melbert * Lititz, PA
Mods: OEM R32 and R-Line bumpers, shaved moldings, side markers, hatch and 20AE skirts, custom Reflex silver paint and interior with R32 trim and steering wheel, 18" TSW Holsten wheels, KW coilovers, APR 93-oct software and turbo-back exhaust, ABD high-flow intake manifold, AEM cold-air intake

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Ride of the Month Prize
Congrats to Mike Melbert for his awesome GTI - a well deserved winner. But it was a close call between him, Glenn, Daniel and Jake. We'd also like to acknowledge the photo skills of Rick as well as Jude's action shot. Scott clearly has a cool car but way too much vinyl.

Mike 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. Include your return address and shirt size.


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'01 VW GTI 1.8T
Jaime Olivas * Surprise, AZ
Mods: ATP GTRS turbo kit, Megan Racing 2.5" downpipe, custom 2.5" exhaust, Revo big turbo software, Genesis 550cc injectors, GReddy FMIC, evoms DV, Rieger RRX front bumper, skirts and rear valance, 4bar FPR, N75J valve, VDO boost gauge, Neuspeed springs, Tokico Illumina shocks, Sony Xplod deck, amp and two 12" subs

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'01 VW GTI VR6
Mario Flores * Chicago, IL
Mods: GIAC software, Techtonics high-flow downpipe and 2.5" cat-back exhaust, 18'' OZ Superturismo wheels, short shifter, R-Line shift knob, R32 pedal set, Monster mats, badgeless grille, blacked emblems, 20AE grille emblem, 42DD lighting, Mintex pads

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'00 Audi S4
Jess Waleski * Schenectady, NY
Mods: AWE S-flo, DTS, Supersprint cat-back, APR snub mount, Vogtland springs, Koni Yellow shocks, Neuspeed sway bars, Oettinger pedals, '07 Jetta grocery hooks, debadged exterior, Euro license plate, drilled headlights, '03 S4 rearview mirror, dual rear foglights, 42 Draft Design lights, center-vent boost gauge

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'01 Audi A4 1.8T
Tommy Taylor * Malibu, CA
Mods: Garrett GT28-71R turbo at 1.7bar, 034Motorsport GT Series 3" inlet, 3" catless downpipe, ATP GT Series fueling/software kit, Remus 2.5" exhaust, TurboXS RFL BOV, AEM TRU-boost controller, Tein-S springs, 19" RPM R505 in black with stainless lips, two Phoenix Gold amps, two Kicker Solo Baric 10" subs, 6.5" Alpine touch receiver, VIS OEM-type carbon hood

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'97 VW Jetta GLX VR6
Manny Pantano * Canton, CT
Mods: Neuspeed chip, Techtonics 2.5" cat-back exhaust with Borla muffler, 42 Draft Design test pipe, Autotech 262 cams, ported/polished intake manifold, Mk4 head gasket, Eibach Pro Kit springs, 16" OEM Montreal II wheels, 35% tint, smoked Golf 4-look headlights, smoked side markers, VR6 lip, Kamei grille

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

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'03 VW GTI 1.8T
Glenn Sison * Yorktown, VA
Mods: APR software, TIP and 2.5" downpipe, Magnaflow cat-back, evoms V-flow intake, Forge DV, Autotech sway bars, Euro Sport strut tower and tie bars, Vogtland springs, FK and Koni shocks, OEM 20AE headlights, skirts, front lip and hatch spoiler, R-Line rear bumper, 18" BBS LMs, Audi TT shifter, smoked side markers and bumper lenses, 35% tint, Kenwood head unit, 12" Memphis Audio subs and amp

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'05 Audi A4
Scott Chau * Lakewood, CO
Mods: Burberry and tan suede interior, powdercoated white and black wheels, molded blue PS2 integration, four Alpine touchscreen TVs, vinyl graphics and trunk enclosure with three JL Audio W7 subs and trunk-mounted NOS bottle, JL Audio 450/4 and 1000/1 amps, Kenwood in-dash screen, six-piston Brembo GT brakes, StopTech rear rotors and pads, carbon hood, body kit, skirts and valve cover, Revo stage 2 software, turbo-back exhaust, Neuspeed SS, RC injectors, GReddy turbo timer, Blitz turbo gauge, HID fogs

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'04 VW Jetta 1.8T
Jude Jordan * O'Fallon, MO
Mods: APR 93-oct software, Forge 007 DV, N75-R valve, shaved air box, K&N filter, Neuspeed sway bars, H&R springs and spacers, Stewart Warner boost gauge, 35% tint, clear markers, S2K antenna, ES motor mounts, 18" Enkei RPM2 wheels

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'97 Volvo 850R
Chris Anglin * Jefferson, GA
Mods: Speedtuning software at 17psi, 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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'02 Audi TT Quattro
Rick Glesner * Littleton, CO
Mods: Revo software, Mod Shack stage 3 mass airflow tube, air box and Boost Machine, Forge DV, vent-mounted boost gauge, Haldex controller, Koni FSD shocks, Eibach springs, Caractere front grille, VAG lower spoiler, matched headlight surrounds, 3.2-style carbon tail extension, chromed OEM wheels, Michelin tires, Brembo drilled rotors, Porsche Boxster calipers

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'08 Audi TT 3.2
Andrew Gade * San Diego, CA
Mods: Window tint, smoked tail lights, markers and fogs, debadged rear emblems, custom front license plate delete and paint protection

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'03 VW GTI 1.8T
Jake Fales * Morrisville, VT
Mods: GIAC Race software, GReddy FMIC, Carbonio CAI, Spec stage 2 clutch and L/W flywheel, BFI stage 2 poly transmission and dogbone mounts, Forge 007 DV and TIP, Samco boost and DV hoses, 4bar FPR, custom turbo-back exhaust with Autotech muffler, VMaxx coilovers, Neuspeed 28mm RSB, custom bser hood, 20AE lip, FK badgeless grille, Helix smoked projector headlights, 6000k HIDs, Hella smoked tails, markers and repeaters, 18" ADR Hyperblack M-Sport wheels, New South boost gauge and column pod, Euro headlight switch, Momo steering wheel and shift knob, Alpine head unit, Pioneer Premiere sub and amp

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'00 BMW 328i
Vasilios Iatrou * Peabody, MS
Mods: Dinan intake, P46 projector headlights, 8000k HIDs, 35% tint, xenon interior lights, clear corners, Kenwood amp, two 10" Orion subwoofers

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'04.5 VW Jetta GLI
John Berry * Kernersville, NC
Mods: K04 turbo with 230whp, 286 lb-ft, FMIC, Kinetic turbo manifold, CAI, GHL 3'' turbo-back, APR software, Forge 007 DV, Samco TIP, sway bars, ABS front splitter, 42 Draft Design interior trim, Koni shocks, Vogtland lowering springs, Audi RS6 replica wheels, Helix headlights, 6000k HIDs, yellow Laminex headlight covers

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'98 VW Jetta Wolfsburg
Alex Tinsley * Burlington, Ontario, Canada
Mods: 2.0 ABA with custom turbo at 8psi, C2 Motorsports chip, 30 lb injectors, Koni Yellow shocks, Weitec lowering springs, 16" Momo Arrow wheels, FK badgeless grille, VR6 exhaust and front lip, textured bumpers and moldings, Brembo cross-drilled rotors

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'02 VW Passat Wagon V6
Al Grant * Brooklyn, NY
Mods: K&N panel filter, H&R springs, KYB shocks, painted engine covers, BMW DTM tips, HID conversion, iPod installation in ashtray, factory radio controlled with Dension Icelink, 18" Ultra Stealth wheels, Kumho tires, blue LED side markers and city lights, badgeless grille, Zimmerman drilled and vented rotors, Mintex pads

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'91 BMW 850i
Alex Chester * Atlanta, GA
Mods: Ported and polished heads, gasket matched, honed intake and exhaust manifolds, Autothority chip, UUC short shifter, 3.15:1 LSD, Eisenmann race exhaust with resonators removed, CSI clutch, Eibach springs, Bilstein shocks, 18" rims, Corbeau race seats and harnesses, smoked tail lights and markers, 35% tint, Clarion flip-down nav/DVD head unit

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'98 VW GTI VR6
Shawn Rogers * Edgewood, WA
Mods: H&R Cup Kit, Euro Sport front and rear strut-tower bars, slotted rotors, short shift kit, Euro shift knob and e-brake handle, Optima Red Top battery, Euro VR6 lip and headlight switch, E-code headlights, RSD chrome hood and hatch lifts, modified air box, K&N panel filter

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'07 VW GTI 2.0T
Daniel Bowling * Huntsville, AL
Mods: 19" Porsche replica wheels, Revo software, resonator delete, H&R Sport suspension, smoked side markers and mirrors, flat black front grille and side mirrors, 10" JL W3 sub, Alpine mono amp

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'03 VW Jetta
Carlos Gaston * Seattle, WA
Mods: 20" MKW type MK35 chrome wheels, Toyo Proxes tires, Mk4 stainless dual exhaust system, two 12" JBL subwoofers, Rockford Fosgate amp

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'91 Saab 9000 Turbo
John "JP" Newman * Leeds, ME
Mods: Red Series DIAPC and fuel EPROM with 270whp and 305 lb-ft, JT 3" downpipe, 3" custom cat-back, Recaro Aero seats and interior, Auto Meter AFR and 30psi boost gauges, SAS 1" sway bars, Super Aero wheels

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'84 BMW 325e
Dylan Rewoldt * Chicago, IL
Mods: H&R springs, short shifter, Dinan chip, KBA 16" wheels, KYB struts, aluminum strut tower brace, JVC head unit, 10" infinity subwoofer and bazooka amplifier

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'07 VW GTI 2.0T
Greg Pattman * Midland Park, NJ
Mods: APR stage 2 software, 3" GHL turbo-back exhaust, Neuspeed P-Flo intake, Forge diverter valve, Abt front lip, Rieger RS4 skirts and rear apron, Bilstein PSS9 coilovers, H&R 24mm rear sway bar, 18" BBS CH wheels

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