Steve Nodarse 1992 VW Corrado PASMAG 5

Steve Nodarse spent a long time as a truck and low-rider enthusiast before arriving where he is today. After a hiatus from modifying vehicles, Nodarse is back in the game with a cool custom Corrado. “Every show or meet I went to I always saw the Jettas, GTIs, and Golfs,” he tells us. “I rarely ever saw Corrados, but when I did see one, it always caught my eye and my interest. I just liked the look of it and always thought if I ever build something, that would be the car.”

[As seen in PASMAG issue #140]

Fast-forward to today, and his aspirations have come true. After being given the nickname “Passenger” by most of his friends egging him on to get back into a car of his own, it wasn’t long before he pulled the trigger on a 1992 Corrado SLC. It was only a matter of time before he cooked up a plan for this classic VW. “Originally the plan was to shave the bay, R32 swap, fresh paint, air and wheels,” he explains. “As you can see, that got thrown out the window. I wanted to do it differently than everyone else. I wanted mine to be original. So that's when I decided I wanted to take it to another level and made it a full blown show car.”

Nodarse’s favorite aspect of the build, and possibly the favorite aspect of the build for most onlookers, is the custom wide body work that still maintains the car’s original body lines. In looking for a way to preserve the body lines, but also do something unique, Nodarse decided to keep things subtle, yet noticeable. All in all, a very tasteful build.

Steve Nodarse 1992 VW Corrado PASMAG 9

With 57% of the Popular Vote, Steve Nodarse wins the PASMAG Tuner Battlegrounds award category competition at Tuner Evolution: Daytona Beach at Ocean Center in Daytona Beach, FL!

ESSENTIALS:
1992 Volkswagen Corrado SLC
Owner: Steve Nodarse
Location: Daytona Beach, FL
Engine: VW VR6 3.2L V6
Horsepower: 260 (est.)
Torque: 235 lb-ft (est.)

SOCIAL
Instagram: @pasnger

Steve Nodarse 1992 VW Corrado PASMAG 6

ENGINE
2008 VW R32 VR6 engine swap
Techtonics camshaft
United Motorsports swap tune

Steve Nodarse 1992 VW Corrado PASMAG 7

EXHAUST
Full custom 3-inch exhaust system by Legacy Innovations

Steve Nodarse 1992 VW Corrado PASMAG 8

DRIVETRAIN
Clutchnet carbon fiber clutch
10-lb billet steel flywheel
O2A transmission w/ VF mounts, machined shifter inserts
Short shifter
Upgraded axles
Quaiffe LSD

Steve Nodarse 1992 VW Corrado PASMAG 1

WHEELS / TIRES / BRAKES
Custom Evod Industries 3-piece wheels – 17x9 (f), 17x10 (r)
Dunlop Direzza ZII tires – 215/40R17 (f), 235/40R17 (r)
Custom Wilwood brake kit

CHASSIS/SUSPENSION
JRi Shocks Hydraulic Ride Height suspension

Steve Nodarse 1992 VW Corrado PASMAG 10

EXTERIOR
Shaved and widened front and rear bumpers
4-inch widened fenders
Ecodes LED headlights
Audi A6 door handles
Extended and painted tail lights
Shaved engine bay
Paint by Legacy Innovations

Steve Nodarse 1992 VW Corrado PASMAG 4

INTERIOR
RHD dash conversion
Leather and alcantara suede reupholstery
Momo Millenium Evo steering wheel
Recaro Sportster CS
Shaved vents and center console
Electric e-brake

Steve Nodarse 1992 VW Corrado PASMAG 2

AUDIO
Pioneer In-Dash Navigation head unit
Rockford Fosgate 5 1/4 (f)
Rockford Fosgate 4x6 (r)
Rockford Fosgate 8-inch subwoofers
Rockford Fosgate amplifiers

SHOPS/MECHANICS
Legacy Innovations

Steve Nodarse 1992 VW Corrado PASMAG 3

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