2021 Jetta GLI

Post By: Chris Ault

Date: 06/07/2023

The Story

Never thought I'd own a VW... At the beginning of the pandemic the lease was up on my truck. I needed a vehicle and looked for something cheap. I came across a 2015 Audi A3 1.8 FWD I was able to get for a great price. I ended up loving the modular nature of the car and the MQB platform! I started looking for something manual and with less miles and became infatuated with the GTI, mk7 specifically. After driving one I realized there wasn't much room for my 2 boys in the back. A little more research led me to the GLI which offered a little more space but the same amount of fun! I found the perfect one in Chicago and made the drive to make her mine. She is the daily driver with tasteful mods that I look forward to maybe auto crossing this spring/summer.

Current Setup

  • Wheels: 18x8.5 Konig Dekagrams
  • Performance: ESCTuning BOV Adapter
  • Tires: 255-40-19 Firestone Firehawk Indy 500
  • Suspension: ST XA Coilovers
  • Performance: MBRP Catback Exhaust
  • Performance: Neuspeed P-Flo Intake
  • Performance: Neuspeed Short Shift kit
  • Performance: 034Motorsports Turbo Inlet Pipe
  • Wheels:

Planned Upgrades

  • Exterior: Ingo Noak Front Lip (have, but not installed)
  • Exterior: Rear lip spoiler (have, but not installed)