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Ryan Maretsky: 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32

Ryan Maretsky has owned his 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 for about seven years now, and in that time it has been through numerous changes. The most recent iteration that you see here was finished just in time for Eurokracy 2019. After careful research, planning, and quality part selection, Maretsky has finally built the R32 into something that truly reflects his style and tastes.

Owner: Ryan Maretsky
Location: Holbrook, NY
Vehicle: 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32
Horsepower: 323 whp

SOCIAL

Facebook: Ryan Maretsky
Instagram: @ryanmaretsky

Photography by @baiwithcam, focusnotfound.

Ryan Maretsky 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE6

ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • Short Intake w/ hidden MAF
  • Siemens 630cc injectors
  • Schrick cams
  • Lightweight pulleys
  • Intake / exhaust port and polish
  • Three angle valve job
  • Mishimoto radiator and dual fan shroud
  • Engine Bay Shave, Wire tuck, all necessary parts relocated inside car AKA "floating motor modification"

EXHAUST

  • Milltek individual free-flow headers 6-2-1
  • Milltek hi-flo sport cats
  • Non-resonated Milltek 3-inch catback
  • Custom electronic exhaust cutout

Ryan Maretsky 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE2

PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • United Motorsports custom ECU tune
  • Cartek Digital gear indicator and shift light
  • HPA Motorsports Haldex touchmotion programmer

DRIVETRAIN

  • Short shifter
  • 42DD Solid shifter bushings/solid mount busings
  • Wavetrac front and rear LSD

WHEELS & TIRES

  • BBS RS wheels - 18x13 (f), 18x15 (r)
  • Toyo R888R tires - 275 (f), 335 (r)
  • Custom anodized laser-engraved center caps

BRAKES

  • Drilled/slotted rotors
  • Hawk ceramic brake pads
  • Mk3 non-ABS boosted master cylinder
  • Dual rear proportioning valves

Ryan Maretsky 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE3

CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Air Lift Performance Autopilot V2 air suspension system
  • Air Lift Performance series struts and bags
  • Gruvenparts rear adjustable control arms
  • VF dogbone mount
  • Custom subframe and front engine mounts

EXTERIOR

  • Shaved handles, antennae, rub strips, marker lights, turn signals, emblems, hood, hatch and bumpers
  • Custom quarter hood
  • Full Repaint in original tornado red
  • Molded Clinched fender flares
  • One-off aero splitter kit
  • Custom hatch mount spoiler, endplates, mounts, redesigned uprights
  • Voltex roof spoiler
  • Euro stubby side mirrors
  • D-LNG Design Front turbofans

LIGHTING

  • Hella HID headlights w/ angel eyes
  • Hella tail lights
  • LEDGlow underglow and interior kit

Ryan Maretsky 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE4

INTERIOR

  • Custom Wood floor
  • KDN custom R32 shift tower
  • Grip Royal Woodgrain steering wheel w/ quick release
  • Custom upholstered seats
  • Crow Racing harnesses
  • Custom color-matched 6-point roll cage
  • P3 digital obd2 gauge in driver vent
  • Rennline Perforated floorboards and pedal add-ons
  • Custom Hardline trunk/air tank setup

AUDIO & MOBILE ELECTRONICS

  • Kicker L7 15-inch subwoofers (2)
  • Mids/tweeters/component speakers (10)
  • 12cuft removable ported subwoofer enclosure
  • Batteries (4)

FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"Bay shave. There is always something to look at or notice."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

"More upholstery, plexi windows, right hand drive."

SPONSORS

  • Purol Lubricants

SHOPS/MECHANICS

  • Ryan Maretsky
  • Litos Customs (paint)

Ryan Maretsky 2004 Volkswagen Golf R32 TBGLIVE1