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Kyle Pearson: 2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI

Kyle Pearson bought his 2004 Volkswagen GLI in November of 2015. He knew right away that his car would look completely different in the spring after it spent some time in winter storage. Using his car as a canvas of self expression, even Pearson didn't know things would go this far.

Owner: Kyle Pearson
Location: Georgetown, ON
Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Jetta GLI
Horsepower: 226 whp
Club: Cam Society

SOCIAL
Facebook: Kyle Pearson
Instagram: @fkndubbin

Photography by Christopher James, Unite Media, Small Town Photographer.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE
ECS Tuning FMIC
K&N Cone Air Filter
R8 Coilpacks
Audi TT 710P Diverter Valve
Audi TT 386cc fuel injectors
Forge Turbo Inlet Pipe
034 Motorsports Vacuum Lines
MK6 Coolant Reservoir Cap

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EXHAUST
42Draft Designs 3-inch turbo-back exhaust
Eurosport 3-inch downpipe
High flow cat
Magnaflow muffler

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS
Doman8 Performance Stage 2 Tune w/ Anti-lag and No Lift Shift
Newsouth Performance boost gauge

DRIVELINE
Southbend Stage 2 clutch with Aluminum Flywheel
Quaife Limited Slip Differential

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WHEELS & TIRES
Work Meister SR1 wheels - 18x9 +22 (f/r)
Sailun Atrezzo tires - 215/35/18 (f/r)

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION
Air Lift Performance Slam Series XL front bags
Firestone F9000 Rear Sleeve Bags
Air Lift Performance 3P Management System
Air Lift Performance 4-Gallon polished air tank
Viair 444 compressor
C-Notched frame (passenger side only)
Polyurethane lower control arm bushings
IDF Drop Plates

BRAKES
Cross drilled and slotted rotors

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EXTERIOR
Mercedes-Benz Dolomite Brown Metallic paint
Full GLI valance/skirt kit
Chrome rubstrip trim
European front shaved rubstrip
Europlate [Oh KRAP]
Carbon fibre stubby antenna
Rolled fenders
Custom Front Lip Splitters

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LIGHTING
DEPO headlights w/ Projectors & fogs
White LED lowbeam & highbeam bulbs
White LED side marker bulbs
Yellow LED foglight bulbs
White LED interior bulbs
White LED license plate bulbs
White LED taillight indicator bulbs

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INTERIOR
NRG SRK180H short hub
NRG 2.0 Quick Release
Project Feint custom brown leather wrapped steering wheel (1 of 1 made]
OEM R32 Konig bucket seats
C-Pillar Strut Brace
Steering column boost gauge pod
Brushed Aluminum radio cage/door trim
OEM Brushed Aluminum City dash vents
Monster Mats
OEM MK5 Shift Knob
Custom wooden trunk set up wrapped in fabric
OEM Leather Door Cards
OEM Brushed Aluminum European Headlight Switch

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA
JVC Touchscreen Head unit
Pioneer door speakers
Pioneer tweeters
12-inch 800W Polk Audio subs in custom ported box (2)
1300W Rockford Fosgate amp

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION
"The paint. Brown is not a factory colour for a MK4 Jetta. It stands out from the crowd, and has allowed me to create a social footprint with the vehicle. It has also allowed me to come up with a clever nickname that has stuck on social media - The Cocoapuff."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS
- Re-upholstery of seats to match the paint colour... black leather with deep brown alcantara
- Fabless Manufacturing Tubular lower control arms with camber adjustment
- interior wrap (pillars/headliner) in same material that trunk set up is currently wrapped in
- different sub/box set up that fits properly and cleanly
- SAI delete
- Skoda climate control knobs

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SPONSORS
GoClean Waterless
Das Parts Volkswagen Parts Specialists
Doman8 Performance
Marshall's Auto & Refinishing
Project Feint CA
DKM Clutch

SHOPS/MECHANICS
Marshall's Auto & Refinishing
Doman8 Performance
Zachary Botelho

COMPETITION EVENTS, CLASSES & AWARDS
Das Parts Show-n-Shine 2018 - Das Parts Favourite
Driven Toronto 2018 - PASMAG/TunerBattlegrounds Winner
Driven Toronto 2018 - Best in Class Euro
Ertefa 2018 - Best Jetta Street Class
Ground Rulez 2018 - Best Volkswagen
Northern Showdown 2018 - Top 75
CSCS 2014-2017 - Various 1st and 2nd place awards
RimRim/Toronto Racing 2016 - 1st Place Volkswagen
Cultch'd 2017 - Best Euro
Eurokracy 2017 - Top 100
Vagkraft 2017 - Freshest Concept
ImportExpo Season Opener 2018 - 2nd Best Jetta

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