1986 VW Golf Mk2 aka The RUBVDUB-Mobile


1986 mk2 golf gl usa
To get the features kicked off, we will be starting with my 86 Volkswagen Mk2 Golf. It is a "bare bones" model that came factory without A/C and manual everything from locks to windows (and of course the sun-roof).

mk2 golf aero font 7 slat

How long have you had it?
For about a year now. This is not my first mk2, I've owned just a few under 10 mk2s in my life from GTI 16V models to base Jetta GL models and a few Mk1 Cabriolets.

mk2 golf techtonics tuning exhaust tip

Where did you get it?
I purchased from a good friend Eric aka @thevwspecialist on instagram. He owned it for about 9yrs before parting ways with it. Eric is a certified VW tech and is still working on cars for people, you should hit him up if you've got a watercooled Dub in Southern California.
I was not in the market for another car, especially something I'd be tinkering with and putting money into but it came at an opportune time and knew the troubles of finding a well taken care of 30 year old VW.

mk2 golf usa tail lights

Details
Exterior
- Original 30yr+ old paint
- Raceland Ultimo Coilovers (of course!)
- BMW 5 Series wheels redrilled to 4x100 (15x7 et20)
- Euro Bumpers with Chrome Strip (from ECS)
- 7-Slat Aero Grille

Interior
- Ultra-Violet GTI seats from later model mk2 (old ones thrashed)
- Original Tweed Door Cards
- Clip-in bezel style dash
- Alpine Head Unit (period correct baby!)

Motor
- 275K miles on the original 8V CIS injection engine
- Replaced 16V Trans with shorter gears (70mph feels like 100mph)
- Techtonics Tuning Catback
- BBM Solid Front Motor Mount



VW hands hat
rubadub media arched wiper delete sticker

That concludes this little feature. Feel free to send an email to will@rubadubmedia.com if you would like to have your car featured!

- Will

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