Hello everyone, I'm a newcomer to the board, and I recently picked up a 2001 Pssat GLX Wagon to take on daily duty for me. Silver with black leather interior, 175K, excellent cosmetic condition, and a few little mechanical issues typical of a high mileage car. Not planning anything too ridiculous with this one, but I am unable psychologically to drive an all original vehicle, so a few modifications had to happen with the repairs and tune-up.
Here it is as purchased a couple weeks ago:
Rolled her into the shop and started taking things apart. Needed a PCV/vacuum refresh (great PCV kit from ECS!), all the front control arms were busted, so those got pulled.
Got a set of DEPO lights and cheap coils for kicks. sitting on the ramps for loaded/level torquing of suspension bits:
Set down and back together (Painted the badge. I have a spray paint addiction):
Got a little excited with the coils, and already got center hung in the neighbor's driveway during the test run so a may raise up a little. Maybe... but maybe not.
I got a cheap set of Solo-Werks coils, and I know, you get what you pay for blah blah. I'm not tracking this car or anything, so they shouldn't see too much stress, but I haven't used adjustable coils on anything before so I wanted to see how I liked them. So far they're great, rides real nice
Thats it for now! Got some acceleration vibration, probably CV joint/Axle related, so I'd say that will be next. New pictures and fresh updates in the works!