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William Giordano: 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32

William Giordano had regarded the Golf R32 as his dream car for a long time, so when the opportunity presented itself he couldn't resist. He went into the build without a complete vision for the project, but it didn't take long for the modification bug to consume him, turning his 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 into a full blown show car.

Owner: William Giordano
Location: Holden, MA
Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32
Horsepower: 390 (estimated)
Club: N/A

SOCIAL:
Facebook: William Giordano
Instagram: @uniqueautomotivepd@billybrownr

Written by Adam Gordon.
Photography by @kapone, @gregmphotos, @ian.gilgosky, @jcole_photo.

William Giordano 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE7

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE:
VF Stage 2 Supercharger Kit W/FMIC
SuperCharged Innovations Cog Setup
Techtonics Tuning 264/260 Cams
Sanel Machined Head W/5 Angle Valve job
Forge Splitter Valve
Bluewater Performance/034 HP Fuel Rail w/034 Gauge
Bosch 044 Inline HP Fuel Pump
Siemens 630cc Injectors
SRI by DTM Autowerks
Stainless Steel Coolant Lines by DTM Autowerks
Brake Fluid Reservoir by DTM Autowerks
IC Piping by DTM Autowerks
ABS Delete
Autotech Stainless Steel Brake Lines
MKIII Non ABS Brake Booster / Master Cylinder
Gruven Dipstick
Gruven Crack pipe
United Motorsports Adaptive Tune
DieselGeek Short Shift Kit
IE Secondary Air Injection Block-off
IE 6-Port Vacuum Manifold
ECS Dogbone Transmission Mount
VF Engineering Motor Mounts w/ARP Bolts
A/C Delete
Verdict Motorsports shift bracket bushings
S/S Fuel Lines
Odyssey AGM Battery / Relocated
Full wire tuck
Custom Plating by AEC
Powder Coating by myself and Blake Van Thof
Full Shaved Bay

William Giordano 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE3

EXHAUST:
Milltek Headers W/ARP Exhaust Studs
Kartboy Poly Exhaust Mounts
Magnaflow exhaust tips
Custom Exhaust Flapper delete
Dual Custom Stainless High-Flow Cats
Custom Res Delete

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS:
United Motorsports Stage 1 Forced Induction Supercharger tune

DRIVELINE:
Southbend Stage 2 Daily Clutch Kit
Raxles Performance Axles

William Giordano 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE2

WHEELS & TIRES:
Custom wheels - 18x9 (r), 18x10 (r)
Nankang NS-20 tires
Custom center caps

William Giordano 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE5

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION:
Airlift V2
Custom Strut tower bracing w/Autotech Upper Strut Tower Bar
Neuspeed 25mm Front Sway
Eurosport Rear Upper Strut Bar

BRAKES:
Hawk Performance Pads
Adams Custom Rotors
Stainless Steel Brake Lines
Mk3 Non ABS Swap

William Giordano 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE6

EXTERIOR:
Full Custom Paintjob
Sickspeed Fender Washer Kit
Cupra R lip
Shaved Hood, Hatch, Front Bumper
Rolled Fenders
Euro E-Code Headlights
Helix Smoked 50/50 Tails
Polo Rear Wiper
Smoked Side markers/Bumper Lights
Full Tint
Lamin-X Paint Protection

LIGHTING:
Custom engine bay lighting
Custom Courtesy puddle lights

William Giordano 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE4

INTERIOR:
Custom Copper Hardlines w/Floating Tank
AutoPower Race Series Roll Bar
Corbeau LG1 Racing Seats w/4 PT Harnesses
CIM Vent Pod Boost Gauge
AEM UEGO Wideband Air/fuel w/column pod
Custom Fabric Pillars
MKVI Golf R Steering Wheel Swap w/custom stitching

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA:
Pioneer App Radio 4
Polk Audio DB Component System
Custom Cherry Bamboo Rear Seat Delete/Subwoofer enclosure
2 12-inch JL W3 Subwoofers powered by Kenwood 1000w

William Giordano 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE8

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS:
New England Dustoff - Runner Up R32, Runner Up R32, Trend Setter Award, 10 Year Anniversary Best of Show
Uconn Car Show - Best in Show
Waterfest Afterfest - Best in Show
Dubs in the Meadow - Best in Show
Trollfest - Panty Dropper
Wolfsgart - 1st Place R32, Alpha Class Participant, Alpha Wheels
Volksbahn - Best of Show, Best MK4
Clean Culture - Best in Show VW
Hot Import Nights - 2nd Place Hottest VW, 1st Place Hottest VW
H20i - Top Dawg Participant, 3rd Place R32
Bug-a-Fair - Best Paint, Best Engine, Best in Show

FAVORITE MODIFICATION:
"My favorite modification is the shaved bay, it was by far the worst job to do ever but the end result is amazing!"

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS:
"Possible big brake kit but the issue is clearance with the custom wheels."

SHOPS/MECHANICS:
Unique Automotive
DTM Autowerks

William Giordano 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE9