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Kyle Duquesnay: 2001 VW GTI

Kyle Duquesnay, owner of KD Designs, purchased the 2001 VW GTI in 2015 from one of his shop's distributors. The body and interior were in rough shape. "We started working on the car 2 weeks before New England Dustoff, mentions Duquesnay, "with a crazy timeframe, a bunch of friends helped with all the work." Together, Duquesnay and the group got all the body work done with a new custom paint color, and added a full audio system and much more! 

11 days prior to New England Dustoff in 2017, Duquesnay decided to pull the motor and shave the engine bay. "We put in a motor from my previous show car but upgraded it with an APR Stage 3+ turbo kit meant for an Audi TT, mentions Duquesnay. With a complete interior makeover planned over the winter of 2017, Duquesnay and the crew at KD Designs are excited to showcase their GTI restoration-build at future shows.

Owner: Kyle Duquesnay
Location: Woonsocket, RI
Vehicle: 2001 VW GTI
Horsepower: 380
Club: Ocean State Dubs

SOCIAL
Facebook: Kyle Duquesnay
Instagram: @kddesignsri

Written by Randi Bentia.
Photography by Kyle Duquesnay.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
1.8t 
Apr Stage 3+ turbo kit
Custom built intake manifold
Euro AGN valve cover
Stage 3 motor and transmission mounts
APR carbon fiber cold air intake
Mishimoto aluminum radiator and fan kit

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EXHAUST
APR 3-inch exhaust with turn down tip (hidden)

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
APR software

DRIVELINE
VW 02J transmission
Quaife differential
Sigma 5 shift setup

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WHEELS & TIRES
BBS RS wheels - 17x8.5 (f), 17x9.5 (r)
Yokohama S-Drive tires

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Air Lift Performance suspension
Custom tie rods, under chassis bracing, rear x bar brace

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BRAKES
20th Anniversary brakes with stainless lines, cross drilled and slotted rotors

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EXTERIOR
European bumpers, gli side skirts
Audi TT fuel filler door modded to fit
TDI rear lower valence
Custom side skirt extensions

LIGHTING
European head lights
Hella tail lights

INTERIOR
20th Anniversary GTI Recaro interior
R32 headliner and trim (black)

AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
Pioneer mechless head-unit
iPad mini molded into dash
Diamond Audio 6.5-inch components (f/r)
Diamond Audio  10-inch shallow mount subwoofer
Diamond Audio micro 4v4 amplifier
Diamond Audio micro 2v2 amplifier

FAVORITE MODIFICATION
"2017 GTI steering wheel - it makes an old car feel brand new!"

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SPONSORS
MRI Marketing, Lowrider Depot

SHOPS & MECHANICS
KD Designs (www.kddesignsri.com)
Lowrider Depot (www.lowriderdepot.com)

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