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Hey everyone! <p>Just picked up my shiny red '97 850 GLT this week! Only 90k miles and in great mechanical condition. I'm just taking care of a couple small cosmetic things this month before taking on the bulk of the upgrades next month. <p>Anyway, some new husky floor mats and window tint are all a must but I've got a little extra cash left over. I'm thinking either a eurosport strut brace or samco tubes but can't decide what to do first. Thoughts?
 

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Re: New GLT! What to do now... (BRICKBOOST)

Welcome to SS!!<p>I would save up for IPD sway bars for your first mod. They will transform your ride - for the good - of course!
 

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Thanks for the welcome and the advice! Sway bars look awesome. To be honest I'm already really impressed with the way it handles (too many years driving an SUV) so I can't wait to see what the sway bars will do <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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They will make you grin from ear to ear. My mod route usually starts with suspension or exhaust. I like a good handling car before adding power.<p>Also doing a stage 0 would be good.
 

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Re: New GLT! What to do now... (850arrrsaylikepirate)

I like the sound of that <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">. Definitely going to work through a full stage 0 and I definitely agree about starting with suspension / exhaust. Exhaust will have to wait for a couple of months tho.<p>Well the good news is I replaced the plugs with NGK Iridiums today and WOW what a difference. Much, much smoother. It looked like the plugs hadn't been replaced for some time but even with that i was surprised at the difference it made.<p>Bad news is she seems to have sprung an oil leak so i'd better take care of that before I move ahead with the sway bars <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New GLT! What to do now... (BRICKBOOST)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>BRICKBOOST</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Hey everyone! <p>Just picked up my shiny red '97 850 GLT this week! Only 90k miles and in great mechanical condition. I'm just taking care of a couple small cosmetic things this month before taking on the bulk of the upgrades next month. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Congratulations! I will be getting my first 850 this week! It's a 1995 with the 2.4L turbo. Only 115K miles and good mechanical shape. looking forward to getting some IPD swaybars!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>guidowitz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Congratulations! I will be getting my first 850 this week! It's a 1995 with the 2.4L turbo. Only 115K miles and good mechanical shape. looking forward to getting some IPD swaybars!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually I have the 2.3 L engine (the VARIANT 3) turbo. 222hp.
 

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make sure the timing belt has been done.<p>I just did mine for the first time at 131k. I ran into the former owner in a bar, and she told me it had never been done.
 
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