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02-04-2010, 04:17 PM
How's it going StanceWorks!! My name is Jon Balint, I figured I'd join up after hearing great things about this site from my friend Zack01GC who is a local friend and now i go to college with. Anyway, I'm from Wexford, PA which is like 20 mins north of Pittsburgh, so im saying Pittsburgh cause its more well known. Im driving a 2004.5 Volkswagen GLI 1.8T
here are recent pics of my car, its stock (semi-lame) but I'm a college student so I'm doing things as i get money. Any Suggestions will be greatly appreciated.. I am doing suspension this summer but i have no idea what to get yet. I'm going OEM+, at least for this summer. I'm getting coils, spacers, and polishing my RC's, well at least that's the plan.
02-04-2010, 04:20 PM
Welcome to StanceWorks
02-04-2010, 07:17 PM
Your car looks familiar, where do you go to college at? Anyway, Im a student to, no money, no job, I feel yah there. To keep the urge of buying parts down, do simple under $100 things such as headliner or wheel refinishing. Just a tip. Car looks clean man.
02-04-2010, 08:10 PM
Um California University of Pennsylvania, just a small state system school
02-04-2010, 08:26 PM
well here are some of the people im usually with if that helps..
02-04-2010, 08:33 PM
ah, none of them strike a memory. I remember the checker print mirror and the color. Anyway, car looks sick. Can't wait to see it dropped.
02-04-2010, 09:06 PM
yeah ill post some pictures up here once i get it on, just don't know how i can make OEM+ look good yet. I know the polished rims will add a little to it but i don't know how they will look. stretched tyres add so much and i'm not stretching on 18x7.5's(stock wheels)
02-04-2010, 09:34 PM
Yeah, heres some pics of a 7.5 w/ stretch tires. It can be made to look good, but its going to look silly with small tires out the back.
Just to let you know what stretched 7.5 looks like. Re-do the headliner, it makes driving the car more fun in a way lol plus its cheap.
02-04-2010, 09:55 PM
Whats up Jon.
I see my car in there behind Chang's...
02-04-2010, 10:33 PM
Yeah you sneak your beautiful ass in the picture quite well, haha. What do you think of stretched tyres on my RC's? I think it will look good from the side, I think it will look a bit weak from the rear. This would be after the drop of course.
i say save your money and put them to nicer wheels. RC's are ok, but not worth polishing or stretching tires on.
02-05-2010, 09:55 AM
I think they are a little narrow myself.
02-05-2010, 10:59 AM
exactly what i thought. i want rims that are semi nice for like 400 and i can get them refinished.
02-05-2010, 12:47 PM
i would get some clean as wheels if i had like $1400 to throw down for wheels. I'm making $300 payments a month for this, so i have no money for big things. i have big plans for this car.
02-05-2010, 02:29 PM
Hooray for GLI's! :) Welcome.
02-05-2010, 02:59 PM
Hooray for GLI's! :) Welcome.
I don't agree with one thing and that's the headliner business posted above. Your car comes stock with the black one, don't change it. just my 2 cents.
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