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Noel Janssen: 1991 VW Golf GL

Competitor: Noel Janssen
Location: Carpentersville, Illinois, USA
Vehicle: 1991 VW Golf GL
Horsepower: 140 whp (estimate)

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Facebook: /noel.janssen.3
Instagram: @vdubboi84

Photography by Sam Donell, Noel Janssen.


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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • Cold air intake
  • Eurosport wires
  • MSD coil
  • M20 motorsports short ram intake manifold
  • 42dd solid front motor mount

EXHAUST

  • OBX 4-2-1 header
  • Catalytic converter deleted
  • Tectonics 2.25" exhaust
  • Magnaflow muffler

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • Giac tune (eprom chip) running in a stock obd2 GTI computer

DRIVETRAIN

  • 2.0 aba from 97 GTI
  • Trans was also swapped at same time from same car
  • 9 lb. aluminum flywheel
  • Stage 1 clutch

WHEELS & TIRES

  • RH Cup wheels - 16x7.5 (f), 16x9 (r)
  • Completely stripped centers, powder-coated brilliant blue lips bare metal and polished
  • 42draft Designs custom studded spacers - 30 mm (f), 25 mm (r)

BRAKES

  • Mk3 front spindles with powerstop drilled and slotted rotors (f)
  • Napa premium pads (f)
  • Mk3 disc brake conversion (r)
  • Stock mk3 GTI brakes (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Rokkor coilovers (for the lows)
  • Prothane lower control arm bushings
  • Prothane rear beam inserts
  • Prothane strut bushings
  • Prothane shock bushings

EXTERIOR

  • Open air sunroof imported from Europe out of a VW polo
  • Blue heckblend made
  • Kamei hood scoop
  • Kamei mid spoiler
  • 40mm oversized flares
  • Mk3 roof antenna
  • OEM VW roof rack
  • Rust, dings, scratches are intentional. #embracetherust

LIGHTING

  • Mk2 GTI quad round front end swap
  • Hella magic colors blue tail lights
  • Hella magic colors blue front bumper lights

INTERIOR

  • NRG front seats on modified brackets
  • NRG steering wheel
  • NRG quick release

AUDIO, MOBILE ELECTRONICS & MULTIMEDIA

  • JVC head unit
  • JVC speakers

FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"Everything. I've poured my heart and soul into this car and I cant pick one thing I love more than another."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • Garrett T3 turbocharger setup
  • Built top end
  • Tectonics 276 cam
  • Autotech cam gear

SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • Noel Janssen
  • Noel Janssen's friend

PHOTO GALLERY

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