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1997 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0 supercharged - Hello Phattso

VW enthusiasts come in two varieties. There are those who dabble, and then there are lifers. If you dabble you might buy a new Volkswagen, perhaps make a few modifications, and then sell it to step up to an Audi, BMW or whatever. Other dabblers buy everything in one swoop, attend every show and burn themselves out (and their budget) before they ever learn to appreciate the wonders of long-term, multi-generation VW ownership.

It goes without saying, lifers are here to stay. Projects may come and go, but the badge on the grille will say VW whether it's a Mk1 or a Mk4, and was made in '79 or '99.

Engine: two liter 8v four cylinder with polished Pro-Charger supercharger, flat black intercooler, gloss black powdercoated intercooler piping, polished OBX header, Techtonics Tuning high-flow cat and stainless steel cat-back exhaust system with Borla muffler, polished upper and lower intake manifolds, chromed power steering and coolant bottles

Drivetrain: five-speed manual, Sachs clutch, G&M Enterprises shift weight

Brakes: Zimmerman cross-drilled rotors with ceramic-coated pads

Suspension: Bilstein PSS9 coilovers, polished Neuspeed strut bar

Wheels & Tires: 16x8.5" ET15 (front), 16x9" ET7 (rear) three-piece color-matched Schmidt Modern-Line wheels with polished lip and gold bolts, 205/45-16 (front), 215/45-16 (rear) Yokohama A520 tires

Exterior: smoothed front bumper with deleted side markers, Euro VR6 spoiler, GTI grille, Golf hood with Mk4-look hood extension, smoothed washer nozzles, smoothed door handle recesses, color-matched handles, DTM Cup mirrors, Seidl Tuning rear window spoiler, smoothed rear bumper with blended Wings West apron, Vento plate tub with illuminated flip-down plate, smoothed rear-weld seams, pulled fenders with bumpers extended to match, crystal foglights and turn signals, smoked Mk4-style headlights, smoked GL tail lights

Interior: Sparco Evo seats, Driver's Edition shift boot and handbrake boot, VW Motorsport alloy golfball shift knob, Audi TT pedals and dead pedal, voltage gauge, early-style B-pillar with no seatbelts, Optima Red Top battery in stainless steel box in trunk

Audio: Pioneer head unit, 4" MB Quart speakers in doors, 6.5" MB Quart rear speakers, Rockford Fosgate 10" sub in custom enclosure, two chromed Rockford Fosgate amps, XM tuner and CD changer under rear seat

Thanks: fiance, parents, Steve Pike, Techtonics Tuning, Matt from G&M Performance, Cory and Don at yourautosourceinc.com, Brendan, Doug, Danny, Gina and rest of family