Oscar Rau, like many others is a full time university student currently attending Rowan University in Swedesboro New Jersey. After much and much hustling and grinding on a students budget, as well as charging people for coilover installs including fender pulling, he managed to do most of the work on this badboy himself.
Oscar always had problems with his ride height, being static, he had to go as far as removing his front bumper to get into his drive way and still wasn’t pleased to look at his car parked and not tucking fender. One day he woke up and decided that being static was enough, he then started to think that bags was the right way to go. Calls started going out to Airlift and as soon as he blinked, his car was aired out on some front Airlift XL and Firestone rear, brained by an accuair e-level management and fed by dual viair 400c compressors and 3/8 lines.
The lines of this car are heavenly, because Oscar really paid attention to detail. The paint of the car is very unique, since it’s not even a stock color, its Maserati Matte Grigio Granito w/ Matte Black Magic Pearl Roof and Mirrors. Starting from the front end, the Rieger deep 4motion front valence, is nicely complimented by the OEM Euro rubstrips as well as the Seidl Badgeless grille – all this in addition to the custom Boser hood. Those headlights with dual blinkers are custom made by Oscar himself. Even on the side of the car, the fenders are shaved with molded fender vents, the doors are swagged by half cup door handles, and touched by EMphase side skirts. The back of the car is also very detailed of course that even the gas tank is a molded Audi TT polished trap. Oscar also added a GLI trunk lid and a GLI rear valence with the filled exhaust cutout.
This car has so much work put into it, that it shows how much love the owner has put into it. The engine of this beast is a 24V VR6 TT 264/260 cams. The exhaust is a also a custom 2.5 inch Borla catback with turned down muffler tips. That sound is nicely backed up by a short ram intake. With all this work put in, Oscar apparently has more to come since hes thinking of doing a hybrid VR6 engine, with an R32 head / 2.8L block.
Suspension-wise, without the bags, there’s a hell load of camber going on, with a Audi TT spindle/control arm conversion running -1.5 degrees of camber in the front and in the back IDF drop plates giving -3.65 camber. Seems like a lot for an MK4 right?
But it had to be done to fit these gorgeous BBS RS-II 18×9 all around, wrapped in 215/40/18 Falken 912’s +25 front +20 Rear.
Even though Oscar is a “do it yourself” kind of guy, we all ned a helping hand at the end of the day. With the help of Dave and Brad from Straighline Autowerks (SLAW), all the body work and paint was done to perfection, and Tom Espo from Espo’s powdercoating who did the refinishing on the wheels. Bagriders did a lot of good work getting out the bags and helping Oscar make the right choice for his car, as well as his brother who has been there and helped him with his car ever since he had gotten it, and last but not least his girlfriend for putting up with his addiction: His car.