Luis Camarena’s – OEM+

Andrew Profiles

I’ve never found my car anything special, she’s just my daily so I see her everyday so all the things i’ve done don’t stand out as much to me as to others. I really didn’t have major plans for the car, as my older brother introduced me to different upgrades I started reading up more and more and I soon found the now dreaded “vwvortex” haha.

I found the gli on craigslist for a steal, the previous owner had covered the entire interior in crushed velvet, and painted all the interior trim a off red from the car, I I fell in love with the tornado red color and slowly started to get ideas of what my plans were for her, especially to remove all things the PO had done.

Car Specs/Modifications:
1990 Tornado Red Jetta Gli
2L 16v
Mild port and polish
Techtonics 268 cams
Solid Front Motor Mount
AC Delete
Power Steering Delete
Stg 3 Clutch
9lb flywheel
Smoked E-codes
DDM Tuning 6k HID’s
Non 3rd Brake Light rear glass
Mk3 Radiator Fan
Techtonics Cat Back Exhaust with Borla Muffler
Front Fenders are cut and arched out
Rear Fenders are cut/welded and arched out(Thanks to Brent)

Rokkor Coilovers
Poly Bumpstops
OEM Control Arms w/ Poly bushings
Poly Sway bar bushings
ECS Tuning Hubcentric spacers: 3mm front/ 5mm rear
Brembo Vented Rotors
Wheels: 16×9 et+20 all around ESM 002’s

Interior was re-upholstered by my brother( my car was his testing waters for his first Recaro interior. This was done about 3-4 years ago so it’s showing its’ age.

Reupholstered parts:
Front seats
Rear Seat
Pillars all plastic interior trim
Shift boot
E-brake boot
Rear speaker tray

When I first got the car she was just a commuter to get me from point A to B with still having the small itch to upgrade little things here and there, as time went by the itch was scratched and became a “rash” of upgrades, she is still daily driven to and from work, shows, gtg’s etc.

When I first got the car my brother helped me with majority of the work, as time went by he got busy with work and I had to learn little by little. I have had a lot of help from close friends and local vw/euro shops. It’s always a learning experience for me, if it’s not from good friends, Brent Brooks, Aaron Stanley, Josh @ Day N Night Rebuild , Too Quicks and many other people have all helped one way or another, whether it’s with info or a helping hand in the garage.