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This must be one of the most respected and loved GTI’s in Canada! It’s low, it’s clean, it’s unique and it’s owned by a … LADY!

Here is what CJ told us about her car:

“The GTi has changed quite a bit in the 4 years I have owned it. At first I wanted to keep the car mildly lowered and go balls out on power. Started buying parts to go FI and then this nice “Street Racer” law was instated and I said screw this, no point to having a High Powered car with that law in effect. So plans changed quickly afterwards. Sold those parts I had bought for more aesthetic looking parts. About 90% of the mods were installed by myself, some of the bigger jobs with the help of friends and my forever supporting boyfriend Marc. I love installing stuff on the GTi, it passes time and keeps me out of trouble. When there is something I cant do myself, the work gets done at Advance Autowerks. Any paint work was done somewhere locally.

There will be a few subtle changes to the the GTi for 2011, but will be keeping those changes on the DL for now. :)”

The Mods List so far on the GTi with a 24V VR6 heart:
Engine / Exhaust :
Custom Short Ram Intake
OEM R32 Short Shifter Linkage
B&M Short Throw Shifter
2.5″ SS Techtonics Tuning Cat-Back Exhaust w/ Borla Muffler
Interior :
OEM Audi TT Pedals w/ Dead Pedal
OEM 20th/R32 Black Headliner Kit
Skoda Polished Door Pins
Exterior :
Clear Fender Repeaters
In.Pro Chrome Mirror Covers
Shaved/Molded Votex Look Front Bumper
Hofele R32 Side Skirts
OEM R-Line Rear Bumper w/ Single Tip Cutout
OEM Ocean Tail Lights
OEM MkV Shark Fin Antenna
HID Retrofits (Lexus GS300 Projectors w/ Acura TSX Clear Lens & Dual Turns)
Suspension :
BagYard Bombers Front Air Struts
Firestone Sleeve Bags w/ AAC Brackets
Stock Rear Shocks
Mason Tech Great Plates
EuroSportAcc Camber Shims
Wheels :
CCW LM20
Fronts 18×8.5 wrapped with some Falken Ziex 512 215/40 Tires
Rears 18×9.5 wrapped with some Falken Ziex 512 225/40 Tires

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Philippe Myers Vw Rabbit

Presenting Philippe Myers’s Vw Rabbit. This old school bunny is probably one of the coolest cars to participate in iHeartEuro cruises. This flat brown 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit LS with 4Cyl 1600cc 8v Diesel engine with 552 000km on it isn’t as slow as you might thing. Normally it has no problem keeping up with MK4′s and MK5′s (most cars that show up to our cruises).

Well, let’s look at some details of this 27 year old vee dub:

  • 1982 Volkswagen Rabbit LS (Chassis Type-17 2Door), Flat Brown
  • Engine: 4Cyl 1600cc 8v Diesel with 552 000km, orange fluo oilpan
  • Suspension: Coilovers Patec Holeshot, polyurethane bushings all around
  • Wheels: Mags OEM Tarentulas 13×5.5, 175/70/13 tires.
  • Interior: Recaro Trophy seats,  Scirocco S steering wheel
  • Other mods:
    Front Bumper pre-81 US chrome with over-riders, Rear Bumper custom euro plastoc, Flashers euro 81-84, Euro Front fenders,  Westmoreland rad support, Small Duckbill, 2spot  grille early chromed trim, crystal-clear Headlights, Small-Taillights Conversion, Taillights early All-red, Mirror Black-Flag on Driver’s side, passenger mirror is shaved, Antique Belge plate,  Yellow Euro Mono-foglight, Ooga Horn.

    … and more things in project for this awesome Rabbit!

For more pictures check out Myers’ thread on our forum!

Myers 1982 Vw Rabbit LS

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