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May 31, 2011

Buzz Kill: Fred Saez’s Ginster Yellow MKIII GTI

Photography & Words by Jordan Unternaher for Canibeat.com

As a photographer and car enthusiast, there isn’t much more that I could have asked for than the opportunity to shoot one of the most iconic MK3 GTIs in the VW Scene. Probably always remembered as the “Killer BFI” car this insanely fresh Ginster Yellow ’98 2.0T GTI has landed in the hands of Fred Saez, of New Jersey. Since purchasing the car Fred has made some changes to make the car his own, but a lot of the same parts that Black Forest Industries installed are still equipped to this day. Enjoy guys!

Engine:
2.0L 8V with Rotomaster T3/T4 50 trim
Kinetic Exhaust Manifold
2.5” Downpipe
C2 Motorsport head spacer, Stage 2 Software, and 3” billet MAF
Bosch 440cc injectors,
Bahn Brenner Billet Fuel Rail
42 Draft Design 2.5” test pipe
Jetex 2.5” exhaust
TiAL 38mm Wastegate
GReddy BOV
BFI Modified USRT Short Runner Intake Manifold
Eurospec Sport Adjustable Cam Gear
Billet power steering reservoir
Snow Performance Water/Methanol Injection Kit
Air to Water Intercooler with Mocal Cooler
VR6 Water Pump
AFCO Dual-Pass 3” aluminum radiator
BFI Catch Can
BFI Stage 5 Motor Mount Kit

Drivetrain:
BFI Stage 3 Clutch Kit
Lightweight Flywheel
USRT Smart Shift
Peloquin Shim Kit

Brakes:
11.3” Front
11” Rear Eurospec Sport Brake Upgrade
BFI Stainless Line Kit

Suspension:
Spax adjustable coilers,
FK Roll-bar and Rear Tie Bar
BFI Control Arms with Polyurethane Bushings

Wheels & Tires:
Staggard BBS RS wheels
16×7.5 Fronts
16×8.5 Rears
Yellow Centers
BFI Lips
205-40-16 Falken 512s (all around) t
5mm Front Spacers

Exterior:
OE Ginster Yellow with Gloss Black Roof
Jetta Front Swap
Shaved Washer Jets, Antenna, and Rear Wiper
OE Euro Bumpers and Moldings
VR6 Front Lip,
OE NOS side skirts,
Thule Roof rack with fairing
BFI smoked fog lights and turn signals,
Smoked E-code Headlights,
BFI Badgeless Grille,
Black Jetta Mirrors,
Inxx Polished Hood Lifts

Interior:
Trophy Recaros with black/yellow inserts new false floor done by “vwfalsefloors.com”
MOMO Steering Wheel
Audi TT pedals including dead pedal
Audi TT shifter with Conrero Shift Surround,
Custom 4 gauge pod where radio use to be with Autometer boost, voltage, oil pressure, and exhaust temp
Pioneer Head Unit in Glove Box


Editor: Marin Nelson

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