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Stealth Punisher

13 August 2010 12 Comments

The VW Golf have been introduced to us in the early 1970’s and since then the mk1 have grown into an icon and even deeper into our hearts.  However, somewhere along the way the mk 2 and mk 3 didn’t quite push the right buttons in the market and this mk 4 was born to set the record straight.  Ladies and Gentlemen, we introduce to you, “The Punisher”.

This Golf 4 GTI has it all.  The custom bodykit, the rims, the sound and the motor is something anyone will love parked in their garage.  The custom bumper was manufactured by LUX Body Works and Andrew did the designing of the bumper.  Wrapped in camouflage and keeping with the theme this mk 4 is not for the faint hearted or hard of hearing.

The motor has been tweaked by adding REVO Software and fitting a 60mm downpipe.  Upgraded the brakes by changing the standard braking system with slotted disc brakes and lowered the suspension by fitting a Koni Sport suspension.  Andrew also fitted a custom built double intercooler and a carbon fibre lip to give the GTI that detailed look.

From the camo exterior right to the little bit of detail it is evident that Andrew really took great care in deciding on what to fit into his GTI but what we want to focus on, is the brand new soundsystem he has installed.

The soundsystem consists of 2 X 12” Audiopipe subwoofers powered by a 2 channel, 2000watts, Audiopipe amplifier.  A 2500watt Audiopipe Class AB amplifier powers the 4 X IMPP mid and tweeter crossover system and 2 X 500watt Super tweeters.  Andrew also fitted a 1.5 Farad Capacitor to ensure high voltage output to the amplifiers.  The system is sure to leave you green with envy.  The install is wired with a variant of 1 guage, 8 guage and 16 guage cabling which ensures that the power is stable at 2ohm’s at all times.

The tunes are played via the Sony MEX5DI (anniversary edition) headunit and is able to set sound levels via the Audiopipe EQ4X, 4 channel equaliser.  The other awesome piece of equipment fitted just beneath the frontloader is not the GPS guys, oh no, it’s an iCOM F7000, all band, 2-way radio.  For the “old skool folk”, it’s a CB.  And if you guys have one of these and you’re in the Cape Town Area, you can contact him on the call sign “ZU1GTI”

The 102 amp battery is fitted between the two amplifiers and this ensures that the power reaches the amplifiers in the fasted time possible improving the performance of the subwoofers as this connection technique ensures constant sufficient power or voltage to the amplifiers and indirectly to the subwoofers.  In addition, Andrew also fitted Audiopipe BTD 800 battery terminals with LED volt display, 80amp circuit breakers, 1 to 2 fuse block and a 4 to 1 distribution block to complete the wiring.

The subwoofer enclosures are built to specification with 20mm superwood, painted with stonechip for extra strength and covered with foam and leatherette which creates optimum bass output and it looks great.

The LED and neon lighting is not visible to the naked eye until the switches are flicked and the system comes to life in a striking green haze.  Andrew fitted Varad in the footwells and underneath the vehicle.  Andrew also personally painted every removable panel in the car with green pearl and for a final touch of detail, also edged the well-known “Punisher Skull” out of Perspex and ignites once the lights are activated.

The punisher has not yet competed in any sound competitions as the subwoofers are still brand new and needs to be played-in first before it can really unlock its full potential.  We will let you guys know what his first run did but we know that The Punisher is a sure winner in the Show and Shine department.

The entire custom installation was done by Dragon Customs in Cape Town and we at Automodified would like to congratulate them on a job well done.  They are creating waves in the custom audio industry and they don’t disappoint.  If you’re interested in having your install customised then give them a call here.

Now, as we also wanted to ask as many other do, Andrew will never be finished and he will always find something to fit or replace in this awesome car roaming the streets of Cape Town.  If you’re from Cape Town and want to see the car for real, then you can visit the Tiger Wheel and Tyre at N1 City every last Wednesday when they have they’re Zoopedup Monthly Krooz.

Oh Yeah, I almost forgot, Andrew has 1 last message for us. “Oh and by the way… There is a seriously modified 1275 Mini (aka. Brandy; named after me and my awesome girlfriend, Brenda) on its way with a full custom Audiopipe sound installation (sorry Mum and Dad but thanks Brenda, Love you Babe)

We will let you guys know once we have any news on the Mini and when we hear the wedding bells ringing.  Maybe we can see Brenda in a modified Limozine and then also cover the Limo as well, COZ THAT’S HOW WE ROLL.


12 Comments »

  • Kifazoid said:

    Looks good mate im glad Punisher finaly on here lol haha congrats

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  • ROBERTG said:

    NICE ONE SON! SHOW DEM!

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  • Longos said:

    Outstanding ride man

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  • thor said:

    b-r-i-l-l-i-a-n-t !!!

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  • Blair said:

    Shoo, now that is one HOT GTi… Us Cape Town guys definitely know how to make a car look good!! Heheh {chuckles to himself}

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  • jomacher said:

    He he he. Yeah Blair, actually you guys down there do hey. Glad you like it !

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  • Kifazoid said:

    Dont worry give me a year or so and ill have one as good as that takes time effort and money one thing i dont have at moment haha

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  • Blair said:

    LOL, Jo i know u guys have some HOT cars up near the Vaal :P
    But Andrew’s GTI seems to do it for me right now, and im sure Chris agrees… “VW all the way to the bank!”

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  • Phayben said:

    Thanks this made for intresting reading. I really love your site, the theme is very cool. I have came here a number of times but never left a commented, just wanted to let you know… Keep up the good work!

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  • jomacher said:

    Thanks Phayben. Nice to hear some good comments bud. Please visit the forum and chat to some of the members.

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  • Jono said:

    Nice work JO. Articles great and the site is wicked.

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  • jomacher said:

    Thanks Jono. Glad you like it bud. Keep visiting the site as we will be opening our online store in January 2011.

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