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Christian Habberstad: 2008 VW GTI

Christian Habberstad loves a 4-cylinder turbo setup, so it's no surprise he finds himself behind the wheel of a 2008 Volkswagen GTI tuner project. With air ride and a handful of performance-oriented modifications, this GTI is one of a kind.

Owner: Christian Habberstad
Location: St James, New York, United States
Vehicle: 2008 Volkswagen GTI
Horsepower: 280 whp
Club: Dapper

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Christian Habberstad
Instagram: @christian_habberstad

Photography by Peter Graca.

Christian Habberstad 2008 VW GTI TBGLIVE 2

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Forge twintercooler
Forge intake
Forge blow off valve

EXHAUST:
AWE cat-back exhaust
Unitronic cat less down pipe

Christian Habberstad 2008 VW GTI TBGLIVE 6

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Unitronic stage 2+ tune

DRIVELINE:
OEM

WHEELS & TIRES:
BBS RS wheels - 18x10 (f), 18x10.5 (r)

Christian Habberstad 2008 VW GTI TBGLIVE 5

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Airlift Slam Series bags
Airlift Auto Pilot V2 management

BRAKES:
OEM

EXTERIOR:
Oettinger front bumper
Osir side skirt with carbon fiber extensions
Carbon fiber rear valence with r32 exhaust layout

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INTERIOR:
Status Racing seat w/ 6-point harness
Auto Power bolt in roll bar
Rear seat delete
Hardlines by Swoops Custom Air Setup

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Alpine in-dash navigation
10-inch subwoofers (2)

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
Volksnation All Star Fitment- Best Fitment
2016 Tuner Battlegrounds Championship - Stage 1: Elimination (Seed No. 44)

Christian Habberstad 2008 VW GTI TBGLIVE 1

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"Air Ride because I love driving low and parking lower."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Big turbo

SPONSORS:
N/A

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
ShopWerks

Christian Habberstad 2008 VW GTI TBGLIVE 4