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GINA - Pepper the 2000 red 1.8T

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Here's Pepper, 2000 1.8T. First pic is how he ended up, and the others are from Nov05

GIAC X+ chip
Forge DV
Neuspeed P-flo intake
Vibrant cat-back exhaust
Samco red silicone vacuum hoses
Rear engine bay weather stripping delete
ABD lower IC pipe
ECS Stage 1 clutch kit (14lb flywheel, VR6 clutch)
Apex Tuning silicone throttle body hose
Painted engine cover, washer fluid cap, and coolant cap
Snowbox removal

Autotech ClubSport Stage 1 suspension
18" ASA AR2 wheels with VW center caps
Dunlop SP Sport FM901 tires
BFI Lower Front Tie Bar

Mintex Red Box brake pads
ATE PremiumOne Orbital Slotted rotors
Red painted calipers

Exterior Mods
Caractere rear spoiler
TVA front splitters
Clear corner lenses with Silverstar bulbs
Red/clear OEM looking taillights with Silverstars
Red vinyl emblem insert on rear
Fog light grilles
Turbo emblem
Blacked out fog bar
S2000 antenna
Bosch Icon wiper blades
Glossy black roof
Black joey-modded headlights
ATS sideskirts
Hood with shaved emblem and molded Bernt wipercowl

Interior Mods
Pioneer DEH-P6700MP headunit
50% tint all around
Red grab handle ends and speedometer ends
TT racing pedals
Custom NB dead pedal
Red accents around knobs
Saratoga Saddlebag
Euro switch
Dimpled aluminum steering wheel spokes
Turbo S style shift knob (5 speed)
Black shift boot w/ silver stitching
Red/black sport seats
Red/black door panels
Turbo S doorpins
TT side vents
Black panels
Brushed aluminum door handles

2006 Season Awards
Spring Show n Go: 2nd place
Waterama: 1st place
Summer Sizzle: 3rd place
H2O: 2nd place
Fall Show n Go: 1st place

2007 Season Awards
Farmington: 1st place
Spring Show n Go: 3rd place
Volksfest 07: 1st place
Dubs on the Lake: 2nd place
VAG Fair: 1st place
VW SuperJam: 1st place
H20: 3rd place

2008 Season Awards
Spring Show n Go: 1st place
Waterama: 1st place
Waterfest: 2nd place
H20: 1st place

2009 Season Awards
Spring Show n Go: 3rd place
Dubs at the Beach: 1st place
VW June Bug: 1st place
Waterfest: 3rd place


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Damn Gina....looking good. Where's the big scratch at on the dash? Is it something that a dashmat might cover?? That could be an option. :goodjob:
I loooooooove me some Pepper, and Gina ain't too bad neither. ;)
A hint??? Sumthin i might wanna steal??
Well that doesn't help! :lol:
GINA said:
You already got it :p
I figured it out!!

You're gettin' it.

I already got it.

It must be a new super ability to charm people!!! :D
Oh Gina they look fantastic! I'm very happy for you! :D
Aww, i wish i had gone. :( If i didnt have to work that day i woulda been down there for an org cleansweep. Damnitall!

Lookin good you guys! Love Peppers shoes ya know. I want some new shoes.
Congrats Gina!!! It's always good to see you darlin'. Pepper was lookin hot as hell!

2 trophies for the org. :D
Link is a god.
I still think WindWaker was weak though. Fun, but weak.
Hooray! We're all ridin' durrrty!
We bathe tomorrow (i hope). Thank goodness Pepper isn't a garage queen.
1. window deflectors would not take away from Pepper's look, but get the good ones. not the cheapo ones. Or get the cheap ones and mod them to look like the good ones.
2. If you do mudguards, definitely paint them. I rather like the look of them, but some don't so much. you know this though.

I washed Tuesday. Filthy now. The northeast/mid-atlantic sucks.
Billsbug said:

Uneeda spoiler...
Umm...she has a retractable one. :confused: YOU SILLY VERT PEOPLE!! :ha:

Gina come wash my Bug.
GINA said:
Thanks John. You know I wouldn't put anything cheap on my car, come on. I'd get the weathertech ones that go into the window instead of sticking ON it. Ordering now.

Today is an absolutely awesome day to wash, it's in the 50s! But it's still hard since I have a massive pile of ice in front of my house. No place to wash :(
I have the stick-on ones, but i've been trying to figure a way for me to mod them so they don't appear to be stick-on. I'm imagining i can file down some edges and such and it'd work.

Weathertechs are nice, but need breaking in from what i have heard. Something to ponder if you get them.

They will look good. never you fear.
Argh! You stink Gina. I was gonna do that too. :p Oh well, least you're a different color. :D
what issues were you having? Just the whole flexibility of it? causing cracking, etc.? That's a tough issue. Explains why most people get the biillet caps actually.
Yeah, i can see that happening. What about latex?

Or, there's this stuff i used to mess around with in shop class. It's essentially a rubber product that comes in a can and is liquid. However, when you bake it, it hardens but remains flexible. Still, it's pretty messy and not shiny at all. Guess that wouldn't work so good. Wish i still had a shop to use with all the grinders and lathes and such. Ooooo and the welding equipment! : drool :
Uh-oh. Gina's got some growl now?? Before you know it you'll be bagged, exhausted, and chipped. :lol: I was wondering how long it would take you. I had a feeling you wouldn't stay stock for very long. Good for me though. Now i can rule the stock class with you moving on. ;) Still, from what i understand, most shows call you stock until you hit 2 or more tuner mods. for example intake + exhaust, exhaust + suspension, etc. That's why even with my P-Flo i entered stock. It's not a performance mod, so i used judgement.

And you damn well better rip Geico a new one! Paint shouldn't go bad in just over a year. That's a clear sign of poor workmanship. And hood bras are so overrated.
GINA said:
John, it's dangerous. You're right. Now I catch myself looking at new exhausts when I know I shouldn't be. You remember that gal in the silver S at the spring S&G? She had all sorts of stuff done under the hood, and was still sitting in stock. Granted, she didn't win anything, but the fact remains. Anyway, I'll still be hanging out with the stock crowd for a while longer. Until someone kicks me out, anyway :lol:
That chick was a PITA. That car had intake, exhaust, suspension, and lord knows what else. :mad: CLEARLY a modified Beetle. They won 2nd instead of me and it was a gross error on the judges part and an UNclassy thing for that chick to have done. Didn't she have a body kit too? I swear...she shows up this year i'm ratting her out. :rolleyes:

What are your plans for S&G? Steph and i are detailing thu, fri, sat all day long. Are you coming early or driving that day?
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