They're the bilstein PSS coilovers. I slammed it all the way they could go. But now I have raised the height by around 1 inch all around. Bottoming out on speedbumps wasnt so great after a loooong while hehe. Thanks for the comps though.
WE couldn't get it to fit right for some reason when we got it in. There were gaps as you can see where the fender meets the bumper. It just wouldn't come together. Going to ditch the bumper if we ever hear word of the rsi body kit plans.
Yeah i'd probably only do RSI if I can get that wide body that the RSI already has. Unfortunately I really don't have 4500 bucks to dish out on a body kit alone then painting and the full works.
Also if a piece is damaged for some reason thewhole kit would have to be replaced since they don't piece out kits from bildon. Wish someone could make a REAL replica including the widebody. THAT would make some money.
If there is an exact replica I would assume there could be some trouble from VW a knockin' but I don't see how that would work since companies for toyota supras make kits that are identical to that of the TRD widebody kits. Weird.
I really think u can work with what u've got already got. This is what I'd do:
It looks like the piping on the FMIC is pushing out the front. Have a body shop cut the inside of the bumper around the pipes and this should alleviate the outside fitment issues. Get a hold of the same black honeycomb mesh they use on the new GTI to cover the FMIC and also add OEM fogs and the mesh in the outside air wells.
Ya know, everyone goes on and on about heat soak. I live in a year-round hot climate, and yeah, if I really stand on it, the temps climb to 215 or so on the temp gauge. But they drop down fast and I've never, ever noticed any significant decrease in performance. Personally, I think the FMIC for the NB is a mistake. Sure, it looks kinda rad, but I know for a fact, that around town, the temps rise cuz it's blocking the radiator.
A sidemount or Audi TT double SMIC is the the best option IMO, but u only REALLY need it if ur track or drag racing, not for occasional 'spirited' street driving.
Just baught my first car. 2000vw beetle. Manual. 140k miles on it . Love it so far had some repairs to stop it from over heating but no check engine lights or anything is on. Runs well now. Learning how to drive a manual is scary but fun feels like I'm actually learning how to drive for real...
18x8 TSW Jarama Wheels, 225/40 Michelin Pilot A/S plus tires,Eibach pro-kit lowering springs, Audi TT pedals. Soon will be big brake kit, HID headlight conversion anti-roll bar, performance chip, and cold-air intake.:cool:
We're working on building a Baja Bug to take to the Detroit Gambler 500 in May. Since we've utilized this forum for some research purposes, I figured I would share some information and photos from our build.
We utilized the Stage 3 Lift Kit from VWLiftKits.com. It includes better springs...