It’s always impressive to see Volkswagens in the south of Ireland which push the scene forward, one of the biggest things we tried to do since the site was created was to showcase cars which hopefully are a sort of a milestone or marker for others to follow or be influenced by. Tommy’s wagon is certainly one of these cars, the first wagon he built which we featured a few months back was his first test, having somewhat of a soft spot for the wagon he managed to make the perfect blend of clean and simple.
The wagon stood out with the right set of Rotiforms a brand we didn’t see so much in the south at the time. Take two, this time the build was pushed much further, every aspect of this reincarnation of a vision was pushed twice as hard creating one of the most impressive Wagons we have ever seen. When we shot the white wagon, Tommy told us he had bigger plans, and that he had plenty left in him to go again. This time around the results were amazing; the Bora front end looks at home on this mk4 variant.
The Golf received a full US Jetta R line kit- smoothed and without exhaust recesses, r32 side skirts and Lupo stubby mirrors , US smoked front style lights repeaters and rear lights which works perfectly with the U.S. Silverstone grey.
The arches were rolled to accompany a very aggressive wheel and tire offset. The back end was gifted a U.S. plate recess with pressed plates creating a very clean and subtle look. The second time around with this new chassis is pretty impressive. As we took the shots on a rather rare may evening I couldn’t help but be impressed at how someone could improve on an original creation in so many ways.
What we love about this car was Tommy’s bold idea to fit a set of 19×9 up fronts and 19 x 10s at the rear. The wheel of choice would be the Borbet Tiger claws from a BMW x5. As you know by now when a wheel choice is done right is changes the complete look of a car and can almost make or break the entire exterior look of any project.
The wheel setup/stance here was nailed and you can’t help but stare in awe as this rolls past with a set of 19×10′s at the rear.
Inside received the same style of treatment. Black heated Recaro seats replaced the originals, custom leather door cards, an anniversary gear knob, Audi TT aluminium trim, bora vents and a set of Bora sport clock with a switch hidden in the ashtray for the Air ride system.
Matched perfectly with the outside the black leather interior is so well executed it almost looks original, which is one of the best compliment you could give anyone when it comes to nailing an interior… nothing is out of place not even the impressive audio system which Tommy is a firm believer adds to a car when done correctly.
Sound systems have faded out over the years due to the whole stripped out JDM movement and drift wave that has come along, which has definitely wedded out many of the bad and cringe worthy areas of the car scene but its nice to see someone take a step back and do something that was considered a dead trend and do it right. Inside you will be greeted with sound from an MTX 3 way front speaker system, kicker tweeters powered by JB audio 450/4 amp. In the back there is a set of JL audo 12 x 7 woofers powered by 1200wrms. The system puts out around 150dbs and is all very neatly packed into the wagons interior.
Under the bonnet the Variant has received the 1.9 TDI stage 2+, a Garrett hybrid turbo, an Allard front mount and a full Milltek turbo back exhaust system with the help of a Sachs clutch and a live remap. The Variant comes in at around 221bph with 331ft/lbs of torque.
The car sits on a set of Rayvern Air ride suspension with a remote, for stopping power relies on a set of Audi s3 312mm brakes. One of the best all round Volkswagen builds we have seen around the south east of Ireland. The kind of mile stone that we were talking about at the beginning of this feature, something to gauge a build off of, this like other similar builds are fully pushing the boundaries of the Irish car scene in their own respects, whether you are into the whole Japanese/Euro madness you have to admire such a build as it ticks all the boxes. It’s that bit more impressive than just rusting a bonnet or putting a sticker on your window. Hats off to another very impressive round two from the wagon man!
Borbet TigerClaws from BMW 19 x 9 & 19 x 10
Rayvern Air ride system with remote
US themed Bora front end conversion
US Jetta R line kit smoothed without recess
R32 side skirts
Lupo stubby mirrors
US smoked front side lights, repeaters and rear lights
Joey mod headlights
US size plate recess
Sprayd US Silverstone grey
Black heated Recaro seats
Anniversary gear knob
Audi TT aluminium trim
3 spoke leather wheel
R32 pedal set
Bora sport full display clocks
custom vents housing gauges
hidden switch for air ride in ashtray
1.9 TDI stage 2+
Garrett hybrid turbo
Allard front mount intercooler
Full Milltek turbo back exhaust
Sachs clutch kit
Audi s3 312mm brakes.
Pioneer double din CD DVD Nav ipod head unit
MTX 3 way front speakers
Kicker tweeters powered by JB Audio 450/4amp
JL audio 12 x 7 x 2 woofers powered by Pioneer 1200 wrms amp
0 gauge power cables
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