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2004 VW R32, 2000 BMW 328i and More - Readers’ Rides

No car is turned away.

Ride of the Month

Congratulations to Michael for submitting our favorite photo this month. As a reward we’ll send him one of the Eat, Sleep, Race shirts we’ve been sent. We’d also like to thank everybody who entered a car this month, particularly Chris, Kevin and Kenton who were equally in the running for ROTM, as well as John, James, Zach, Alfonso, Adam and Brandon. May we remind you to submit your entries to – no car is turned away.

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’04 VW R32

Michael Gieseke • Greenfield, IN
Mods: GIAC software, Billy Boat cat-back, V-Maxx coilovers, slotted and drilled rotors, Hawk ceramic pads, 19" staggered BMW Alpina wheels, Adaptec adapters, Eagle tires, Hella smoked Mk5-style headlights and Magic Color tail lights, smoked LED markers, Euro stubby mirrors, Seat Cupra lip, Black Magic Pearl grille, painted lower grilles, MHW Audi TT shift surround, 42DD LED interior and license-plate lights, Pioneer AVIC D3 nav, tint, Osir keyfob with R-logo

’00 BMW 328i

Derek Crammer • Reading, PA
Mods: Flowmaster 40-series muffler, CXRacing coilovers, 19" Miro STP3 wheels, Federal tires  

’98 VW GTI VR6

Tony Cirilo • Chester, VA
Mods: Techtonics chip, K&N, Karlyn wires, FK springs, Koni STR.T shocks, ASA rims, Kumho tires, drilled and slotted rotors, painted calipers, badgeless grille, smoked fogs, painted stock lips, Euro plate

’01 Porsche 911 Turbo

Brandon LuTran • Walnut, CA
Mods: Short shifter, Bilstein coilovers, 19" iForged Triumph wheels with chrome lips and color-matched centers, Pirelli tires, VIS front valance, titanium tinted windows, Misha GT2 wing, Pioneer AVIC-D3 head unit with nav, DVD and iPod integration, Bluetooth unit

’08 Saab 9-3 Turbo X

Adam Vandenbos • Santa Fe, NM
Mods: BSR software, Maptun 3" downpipe and foglight covers, ITG filter, custom K-Sport coilovers, GS subframe brace, short shifter and slotted rotors, 19" BBS CH satin wheels, Continental tires, 3M carbon wrap, satin black trim and exhaust tips, yellow headlight wrap

’85 BMW 318i

Bradley Green • Redmond, WA
Mods: M42 engine swap, 2.25" custom exhaust, K&N cold-air intake, Z3 short shifter, A/C delete, H&R Sport springs, Bilstein shocks, Enkei OR52 wheels, plastic rear bumper, iS steering wheel

’06 VW GTI 2.0T

Kevin Consuegra • Bergen County, NJ
Mods: Revo s2 software, GHL downpipe, Eurojet axle-back exhaust, Magnaflow muffler, BSH CAI, Competition catch can and mounts, S3 intercooler, Air Lift XL front air ride, Universal Airhouse 2 with dcups, AZ OB2 compressor, Accuair VU4 manifold, brass knuckle switch box, Dakota Digital gauge, Whiteline “walk” kit, H&R rear sway bay, 17" OZ Futura wheels, OEM LED tail lights, shaved R32 front bumper, Euro R32 rear bumper, Thule roof rack, alcantra Eurojet seats, Edition 30 golf-ball shifter and e-brake handle, NSP boost gauge

’06 VW Jetta GLI

Kenton Shaull • Auburn, WA
Mods: ABD s2 MAF housing, Mototech carbon CAI with Evolution Motorsports heat shield, Forge DV with BOV spacer, ATP 3" DP and mid-pipe, Autotech cat-back, KMD HPFP and cam follower, BSH PCV fix and catch can, Eurojet turbo discharge and throttle-body pipes, APR s2+ software, EIP short shift, Air Lift Slam front and Performance rear with Auto Pilot controller, dual Viair 480c compressors, Accuair EXO tank and brackets powdercoated olive green and white, EBC slotted rotors, Red Stuff pads, 18" RaderWerks MTEN80 wheels powdercoated olive green, Continental DWS tires, olive green grille stripe and custom VW hand-sign badge, projector fogs with open grilles, smoked markers, GLI Monster mats, P3cars vent-integrated digital interface, JL Audio W3 sub and e1200 amp

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