Fairly certain the car wasn’t the focus of this pic ;).
We haven’t done a feature in quite some time. I wanted to let the barage of H20 pics subside before posting this car. These pics were taken by Matt Berenz (excluding the first one,
unknown source Mathew Buchanan) during the Canibeat meet at H20. While VW has tried to make thier Jetta a “world car”. It has not taken away its appeal in the “Dub Scene”. I apologize profusely for using that cliche term. Many cars have come and gone, (I’m looking at you, Civic) but the Jetta has stood the test of time. Ryan Beard’s car helps further the Jetta’s appeal to the scene. It’s helped change my opinion at least. Quite frankly I wasn’t a fan when the car was first released. This and a few other builds have had thier turns changing my mind.
The wheel and body colour combo make or break a vehicle. The gold and silver colours go miles in bringing this car together. I don’t think a crazy colour would have worked as well. The two colours also flow into the trunk, with the air setup. The Classic Nardi wheel and knob (might have to get myself that), again tie the colour together. Wood grain like a sir.
Check the below images for Ryan’s and Matt’s work. Ryan mentions his future plans, and full parts list below.
Ryan, thanks for allowing us to shoot your car.
Loving the choice of bride seats.
You know you’re awesome when you have a matching BLQ in your trunk.
Our words in black, Ryan’s in Blue:
Your name, Your car:
Ryan Beard, 2011 Volkswagen Jetta
What do you do?
I have been working and managing a hookah bar for 3 years.
When did you buy your car, and when did you start modding it?
March 7th, 2011 I got my first set of wheels 3 months after buying and got the air suspension on 5 months after buying, and that’s where it all began
What mods are currently on the car?
Wheels: Rotiform BLQ 3pc
Front:19×8.5 with 215/35/r19 Tires
Front also has 15mm spacers
Rear: 19×9.5 with 225/35/r19 Tires (Falken 452’s
Wheels are Translucent Candy Gold
Bride Euro Sport II Racing Seats: Gradation Insert
Rear Sears wrapped in suede to match fronts with bride gradation fabric in middle insert
RCD-510 Navorgation swap
Nardi Classic Steering wheel with Nardi Classic Ship Knob
Jetta SEL Door Sills
Ziza LED Interior Lights
Rear Trunk Setup includes 5th Rear Rotiform with tire (Same specs) with a sunken display and 2 tanks; one polished, one paint matched with Translucent Candy Gold all wrapped in suede
Full Votex Lip Kit (Front lip, Side Skirts, Rear Valence, Rear Lip Spoiler)
Debadged rear emblem and front license plate drill holes removed
Jetta GLI Taillights
Ziza LED headlights
Front Fog Light Kit from Jetta SEL
MK6 Jetta Full kit with Switchspeed Analog Managment
FRONT SUSPENSION: AIR LIFT SLAM SERIES
Front Suspension: AirLift Slam Series
REAR SUSPENSION: CUSTOM MADE (.01)
Rear Suspension: Custom Made
REAR SHOCKS: BILSTEIN SPORT
Rear Shocks: Bilstein Sport
COMPRESSOR: DUAL VIAIR 400C
Compressor: Dual Viair 400C
AIR TANK: RAW ALUMINUM 10 GALLON
Air Tank: Raw Aluminum 10 GallonDo you cringe or smile when you drag frame on an obstacle?
Even though I’m on bags I still daily drive really low and my lip kit has its battle scars, I cringe in success when I scarp on the speed bumps everyday when I leave my apartment.
If you didn’t own your current car, what would you be driving?
Would it be modded? It was a toss up between the Jetta or the Genesis Coupe, I have no idea where the coupe would be if I had gotten that instead, but regardless it would have the same styling as the Jetta. Bagged, wheels, but more performance based.
How long are you holding on to it?
Until she dies. Perfect answer, too many kids with leased cars up for sale nowadays.
Starting January I’m going to be dropping a 2012 Passat 3.6L Engine. Also reupholstering the interior with leather including a gold cross stitch. And an independent rear suspension from the Mk5 GTI to allow for camber and wider fitment.
Rotiform for the amazing wheels, Bag riders for the great costumer service, air lift for allowing me to park at there tent at some of the largest events this past year. Along with all the websites that have featured my car already.