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Nick Antonyszyn: 2002 Volkswagen GTI

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Nick Antonyszyn was looking for the perfect car to suit his needs and personality. When he stumbled upon the 2002 GTI 337 Edition, complete with Recaro seats, special trim, and a lip kit from factory, he knew he was on the right path. On a spirited drive on the highway, the heater core hose blew and it forced Antonyszyn to fix the issue. After getting his hands dirty for the first time, on his very first build nevertheless, it wasn't soon after that he began modifying his limited edition GTI in his garage even further to be everything he wanted it to be.

Owner: Nick Antonyszyn
Location: Montcalm, QC
Vehicle: 2002 Volkswagen GTI 337 Edition
Horsepower: 235 (estimated)
Club: N/A

SOCIAL:
Facebook: Nick Antonyszyn
Instagram: @its_big_nick

Written by Adam Gordon.
Photography by Alexander Holley

Nick Antonyszyn 2002 Volkswagen GTI TBGLIVE7

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
Mishimoto twin slim fans
Custom aluminum fan shroud
Fully shaved engine bay
Raintray delete
Complete wiretuck
A/C delete
P/S delete
OEM sandwich plate delete
Inline filler neck
Haggard billet brake fluid reservoir
Forge 007 dv
Original Agn euro valve cover

EXHAUST:
Custom 3-inch stainless steel turbo-back

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
Unitronic stage 2 tune

Nick Antonyszyn 2002 Volkswagen GTI TBGLIVE6

WHEELS & TIRES:
Kelleners Double K Sport wheels - 18x8.5
Nitto Neogen tires - 205/40/18 (f), 215/40/18 (r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Airlift Slam series
Autopilot V2
Idf drop plates
Frame notch

BRAKES:
Zimmerman rotors
EBC green stuff pads

Nick Antonyszyn 2002 Volkswagen GTI TBGLIVE4

EXTERIOR:
337 oem rear lip
337 oem sideskirts
337 oem wing 
Oettinger front lip

INTERIOR:
337 red stitched Recaro seats
Aluminium trim
Perforated 3-spoke 337 wheel

Nick Antonyszyn 2002 Volkswagen GTI TBGLIVE5

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"My favorite modification is by far the engine bay, even after removing so many components the car still runs and drives like new while looking a hell of a lot cleaner!"

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
Full interior re-trim
Respray

Nick Antonyszyn 2002 Volkswagen GTI TBGLIVE3