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Grant Shabacon

Grant Shabacon has always been a long-time fan of Volkswagen, so it's no surprise to see him in one now. After noticing that the MK5 GTI had a lot of potential, he decided to take it upon himself to modify one and make it stand out among the ones he had seen driving around and online.

Owner: Grant Shabacon
Location: Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada
Vehicle: 2007 Volkswagen GTI
Horsepower: 270 whp
Club: N/A

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Grant Shabacon
Instagram: @grantmk5

Photography by Grant and friends.

Grant Shabacon 2007 VW GTI TBGLIVE 10

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Upgraded HPFP
Audi R8 coil pack
CTS turbo intake 

EXHAUST:
3-inch CTS catless downpipe w/ 3-inch dump-pipe
3-inch APR res-deleted cat-back exhaust 

Grant Shabacon 2007 VW GTI TBGLIVE 9

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Stage 2 Eurodyne tune
Newsouth Performance boost gauge

DRIVELINE:
DSG gearbox

Grant Shabacon 2007 VW GTI TBGLIVE 2

WHEELS & TIRES:
Work wheels - 18x8.5 (f), 18x10 (r)
Continental DWS tires - 215/4018 (f/r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
H&R ultra low coilovers
Upgraded dogbone mount

BRAKES:
OEM

Grant Shabacon 2007 VW GTI TBGLIVE 4

EXTERIOR:
Jetta front grille
Jetta foglight grille 
Rear wiper delete
Short antenna
Smoked side mirror turn signals
Smoked reflectors
Vortex front lip  

INTERIOR:
OEM MK5 GTI leather seats  
Rear seat delete
Dump-pipe switch
Black Forest Industries DSG shiftknob

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer double din

Grant Shabacon 2007 VW GTI TBGLIVE 8

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
N/A

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"Going stage 2. The power was finally there. The car felt like it should for a daily driver."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
3.6L engine swap

SPONSORS:
N/A

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Euro Otto Sports
CTS Turbo

Grant Shabacon 2007 VW GTI TBGLIVE 6