4 struts, 17 inches, 2 switches: MKIII Jetta

I’ll admit it, when I first received a link to this thread, I thought “oh no, I can’t feature a car whose main purpose is to get as low as possible, the fans will destroy me in the comments!”, but then I dug a little deeper. As build thread aficionados, I think we all agree that the journey is more important than the destination, and this car takes one hell of a journey, regardless of it’s intended purpose. Among the many modifications, the owner/builder installs a front subframe into the rear of the car to achieve his ride height goals, and then custom fabricates a set of hydraulically controlled adjustable spring perches for his coilovers. There’s also plenty of milling, lathing, welding, general fabrication, bodywork, spray painting, lots of tool porn (I hope you like hammers!), and plenty of high quality details, like the ARP bolts being used for engine accessories. I mean, the guy even hammers out his own damn shoe-horn from a piece of 16ga stainless steel! Once the suspension is finalised, the car is torn down and it’s rebuild is currently in progress. This build has held my attention on-and-off for over a week now, and I’ve loved every page of it, plus the name of his blog is Wrinkle Red, and we all know I’m a fan of wrinkle red paint!

Submitted by one of the owners friends who wishes to remain anonymous. Click here for more MKIII builds.








CLICK HERE for the build thread. When you reach the end, CLICK HERE to head to the blog, where you’ll find the rest of the progress. You’ll have to start at the oldest date and work your way up to the present. The build is still in progress.


4 thoughts on “4 struts, 17 inches, 2 switches: MKIII Jetta”

  1. Love the insane obsession of the builder on this one. The TOCA Touring stance looks terrific.

  2. Something about VW Vortex keeps crashing my web browser (Firefox). I go to scroll down and it goes black….hangs….crashes.

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