We got our project running.. Corrado.

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  1. Dreams2Reality

    Dreams2Reality saywhat

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    We picked this gem up over the summer, 1990 Corrado G60, Nugget Yellow OEM paint.

    It's a G60 Supercharged, Stage 4 setup currently. Wire harness in it was FRIED and we picked this up for a low price of $900 from a friend in the club. Well, after $1,500 in wiring / repair, she's running. And boy oh boy is she fast.

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    Don't mind the hoodpins, the previous owner screwed up the latching system and this was his only way to fix it.. it's being smoothed out over the winter.
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    Mofolicious New Member

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    where's your toque, eh?
    Fucking :bowdown: :coold:

    Sweet deal.
     
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    It's so fun to drive.
     
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    jesus that paint is pristine. Is there any rust on it? Interior shots?
     
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    Very nice. I love my Corrado :)
     
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    Corrado club!:wavey:
     
  7. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    I always liked the Corrado. I could never own another VW, though, at least not for another couple of cars.
     
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    The interior is the normal G60 blue/black leather, except it's brand new.. like, we took it apart to steam clean it, and it had price tags on it from 2002 newly purchased. There's a 4 point racing harness in each seat as well.. the last dyno sheet shows 247whp, and that was before the supercharger rebuild.

    Here's the kicker with the car -

    I have over 10 years of receipts with records of over $25,000 of maintenance and performance upgrades.. the engine only got 55K on it!


    And no, no rust whatsoever.


    The spoiler isn't working, I just need to get a relay.
     
  9. art_VW_shark

    art_VW_shark OT Supporter

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    they're only improving, reliability wise, man
     
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    No more g-lader I take it... thats a plus.

    But I always hated the "stages". It's not that hard to say how much boost you're running. Maybe it's just me.
     
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    If you're directly relating Stages to boost you're way off. Pulley's, injectors, software, etc all lead to certain stages.


    But this supercharger holds 15psi :mamoru:.
     
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    Cachee0 OT's Technical Recruiter, Send me your resume

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    sweet
     
  13. deusexaethera

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    Not bloody likely. Electric parking brakes that fail on? Electric steering-column locks that also fail on? Still using timing belts on engines with interference valvetrains? Airbags that spontaneously go off? Computer-assisted steering that can physically disconnect the steering wheel from the rack, presumably using a solenoid that will fail prematurely like every other Bosch product made in the past 15 years? These are not signs of improving reliability.

    The best thing VW could do to improve reliability would be to stop trying to offer luxury-car features at econobox prices. The Germans are not so fantastic at engineering that they can overcome the law of cost vs. quality vs. functionality.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention my latest favorite bit of German engineering: hoses that change diameter from one end to the other, so you have to buy reducers and multiple sizes of hose to replace them. (Buying OEM replacement hoses is also an option, but if I'm gonna get raped in the ass I at least want them to use lube, and OEM hoses cost so much money I won't have any left to buy lube with.) Also, said hoses never, ever, ever have any slack at all, so in order to move parts around you have to disconnect them and spill your fluids all over the place.
     
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