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So I was absend for some time because I actually destroyed my phone with thousands of pictures on it, including everything about my cars! Luckily I restored everything so we are good to go on now
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Have to start making safety copies from now on.

CUSTOM FLOOR MATS

Next thing to make interior look nicer were new floor mats. I ordered them from a company in our country, they are fully personalized (material, edge pattern, edge colour and the R32 logo).

Paid 50€ for all 4 which is a steal. More than happy with how it turned out and these are super easy to clean
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OEM perfect fitment.

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You should have bought 10 sets and offered a group buy. They look excellent and at €50 a real bargain. Good question about the Wingbacks . Over here, Recarro CS wingbacks without heating or airbag are about £1200 each. Airbags cost another £260 per seat and if one goes for heating and airbags, closer to £2k . ( you can tell I have been looking) Personally I would/ will settle for the basic seat .

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Love it, that is an absolute bargain price for those mats!

Do you have any plans to change the seats? Wingbacks maybe?
To be honest the seats are my next top priority. OEM are great but I hate leather so much! The case is that in our country wingbacks are impossible to get because there isn't any ???? The only option is to import them but the prices for 10+ year old seats are killing this idea. Found a few "cheap" sets in UK, but nobody is willing to send them over to Europe!

Tried Recaro CS in friend's R32 but I don't like them, so no no.

I am really into Recaro Pole Postition to be honest. Have to try them but everyone I ask, says these are incredible!

I think final decision will be between pole position and OEM wingbacks. Will see ;)
 

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Nice choice on Pole Positions!

I've never tried therm personally but they look fantastic and I've heard many a good thing about them.

I look forward to reading about your choice soon ;)
 

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Seat discussion continued. Pole position do not fold, so access to the rear seats a bit compromised. To be fair, access to the rear is about number 471 on my list of priorities , but did you find the Sportster CS seats uncomfortable ( hence your dislike ) or did they not look 'right' in the R32?. Pole position do look good and save an absolutely massive amount of weight over the o.e seats
 

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Nice choice on Pole Positions!

I've never tried therm personally but they look fantastic and I've heard many a good thing about them.

I look forward to reading about your choice soon
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I have everything and a lot planned for this thread so yes, just keep following it, many interesting and unique things are yet to come ;)

Seat discussion continued. Pole position do not fold, so access to the rear seats a bit compromised. To be fair, access to the rear is about number 471 on my list of priorities , but did you find the Sportster CS seats uncomfortable ( hence your dislike ) or did they not look 'right' in the R32?. Pole position do look good and save an absolutely massive amount of weight over the o.e seats
Yeah mate same. Rear seats are going to be deleted anyway in mine, and I also never drive anyone at the back seats in my R, it is just something I hate.

About CS. The look itself isn't that bad, but yes the seats look too modern for the R32 in my opinion (much better looking in a mk6 or mk7). Also the seating position was way to high (I know lower brackets are an option but still having no height adjustment is just another no for me). Pole positions look straight "race car" and since my car is being done in "DTM" style, with OEM taste I think these are the best possible option, including TUV certificate so I can legally use them in my country.
 

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Right. Thank you. I see. The higher seating position suits me , so if I cannot find o.e wingbacks I think I will go down the CS route , although I do plan to look at both in the flesh before I purchase .
 

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Right. Thank you. I see. The higher seating position suits me , so if I cannot find o.e wingbacks I think I will go down the CS route , although I do plan to look at both in the flesh before I purchase .
Yeah mate, these are all an amazing seats, even standard OEM, it's just what you preffer and like at the end of the day :) btw why don't you start your own build thread, would love to see it ;)
 

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I love making custom and unique things, so I've decided to make a carrier for a little fire extinguisher.

CUSTOM FIRE EXTINGUISHER CARRIER

I got an idea, to mount the fire extinguisher on the passenger side floor mat. So I've made a carrier from plexiglass which is mounted below the mat with 3 bolts. Super clean, practical and it also looks very nice.

Cut it on laser

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From below

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Don't mind the dust, it's just the protective foil. This is the design of the whole thing.

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Mounted in car

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And the final look ;)

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Moving on. This mod was done by previous owner but I would do the same exact thing as he did.

MK7 KEY FOB RETROFIT

Golf 5 key is boring and it reminds me on mk4 key which I don't like at all. So one of the two keys was replaced with Golf 7 key housing. I love it and it looks and feels so much better than standard! Also have some rubber casing on it which is not on the pictures, just to keep it good looking. Also have to repalce the .:R logo, I have one in spare ;)

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The Mk7 one is much neater. Tricky job to do ?
I did this myself recently, got the fob off eBay and once the blade was cut by the local shoe repairers, it was a 5 min job. I did use a little hot glue to hold the chip in the recess as it popped out so wouldn't switch the immobiliser off. Doh????????‍♂
 

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Let's touch the radio unit which was also upgraded by previous owner. The OEM radio was SAT NAV.

RCD 330+ RADIO UNIT

OEM was replaced by RCD 330+, an aftermarket unit which looks so OEM that is hard to believe. Fits perfectly into mk5 to be honest!
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This one also has USB port, SD card port, touch screen and many more options. Works like a charm :)

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