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Kevin Boucher: 2002 Volkswagen Passat

Kevin Boucher always had a soft spot for big body cars, and the Volkswagen Passat is no exception. Not many enthusiasts modify this car which made it that much more enticing and enjoyable for Boucher to find a 2002 Volkswagen Passat sitting on his friend's driveway, unmoved for almost 2 years. "He thought he had blown the transmission in the car," recollects Boucher. "Come to find out all it needed was an axle. His loss was my gain!" Boucher gave his friend $200 for the Passat, and it was that moment his vision started - to build something that no one had ever seen started.

"Hanging around my Volkswagen family really inspired me to always want to do more to the car," mentions Boucher, "I set my mind to having the only bagged, fully shaved Passat with a CC interior."

Owner: Kevin Boucher
Location: West Boylston, MA
Vehicle: 2002 Volkswagen Passat
Horsepower: 280 (estimated)
Club: n/a

SOCIAL
Facebook: Kevin Boucher
Instagram: @dasshavedpassat

Written by Randi Bentia.
Photography by @kap0ne, @bradenpfahl, @jettajessphotography.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
Completely shaved engine bay
Full wire harness tuck
Custom sheet metal work
Polished intake manifold
Polished throttle body
Polished valve cover
Polished engine mounts
Stainless hardware
Powder coated intercooler pipe
Polished/powder coated ECS coil pack adapter plate
Big port intake manifold
I.E. Intake cam
Supertech valves
Lightweight crank pulley
Gates racing belt
Ported and polished head
Tubular exhaust manifold
K04 with upgraded compressor wheel and housing
ABS relocation
Power steering relocation
Coolant overflow relocation

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EXHAUST
Catless 3" downpipe
Straight 2.5" exhaust
Magnaflow resonator

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
Custom tune- Reflect Tuning
24 psi

DRIVELINE
Single mass lightweight flywheels
Stage 3 fx clutch

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WHEELS & TIRES
Audi Turbine wheels - 19x8.5 (f/r)
Nankang NS-20 tires - 215/35-19 (f/r)

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Air lift performance front struts
Airhouse 2 rear bags
V2 management

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EXTERIOR
Smoothed front bumper
Shaved trunk lid
Paint matched lower plastics
Custom exhaust cut out
LED turn signal mirrors

LIGHTING
Custom engine bay lighting
Custom trunk lighting

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INTERIOR
Swapped two-tone dashboard
Swapped two-tone door cards
Black carpet
Plaid pillars
Plaid shift boot
Plaid/vinyl door cards
Two-tone CC seats with custom rear bolsters
Custom wood trunk
Floating polished air tank
Custom copper hardline setup

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
Kenwood head unit
Factory speakers
Kicker CompR 12-inch subwoofer
Rockford Fosgate Punch amplifier

COMPETITION, EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS
Wolfsgart 7.0 - 1st in Class
NE Dustoff 2017 -Best Passat
Wolfsgart 8.0 - 2nd in Class
Wolfsgart 8.0 - Best Interior

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION
"My favorite modification by far is the shaved engine bay. I take a lot of pride being able to say I did all of the work myself. The best part about it is talking to people or judges who say "I've never seen this done to a Passat before". Well you see, that's why I did it."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS
"I am currently working with a friend who is a machinist on coming up with a one-off set of 3-piece wheels. Also to come is a built engine block with precision turbo reaching for 400hp."

SHOPS & MECHANICS
"99% of the work done to this car was completed by myself"
Unique Automotive (powder coating)
Reflect tuning
Seamless customs (door inserts)

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