So there aren’t that many “clean” mkIV GTI’s in the Valley, but this sure is an exception. My friend Mel’s GTI is nicely done and he gets the “esta chida tu camionetita” – (your little truck is cool) from time to time. This bad boy does get attention with the 19″ Super Mesh wheels and the stretched out tires front and rear. It is nicely stanced and it is static, not air.


It is powered by the oh so sexy sounding VR6. There is nothing more beautiful in the VW world than the growl of a vr6 as it drives by. Many people stop and stare when driving by.


Even though he rocks the front euro plate, it is still clean.

He is holding it down nicely for the EMC2 club.

Melchor Rodriguez’s MKIV GTI

Performance :
Neuspeed 8mm Ignition Wires
Neuspeed Pflow Intake
TT Short Shifter
Sachs Stage 1 clutch
18lb Single Mass Flywheel
Custom 2.5″ Catback Exhaust connecting to a Magnaflow Muffler
Optima Red Top Battery

Cosmetics :
20th Anniversary Lip Kit
Joey Modded Headlights
4500K HID Low
2500K HID High

Interior :
Black Suede Headliner and Pillars
MOMO Commando Steering Wheel
Full LED Interior
Carbon Fiber Interior Accents

Rollers :
19×8.5 ” Front — 19×9.5″ Rear Axis Supermesh

Stiff Stuff :
FK Streetline Coilovers
ECS 5mm Spacers all around

Sounds :
OEM VW Sound System

Photos courtesy of : Ricardo Reyes aka Sost Photography