I thought it was about time I started a Build Thread as it seems the best way to keep track of all changes.
Bit of background...I was looking for a long time, but wish I had signed up to this forum during my search as I would have definitely wanted some of the extras that mine doesn't have (e.g. wingbacks, steering wheel controls..) but...no regrets.
I eventually purchased one from Jim Reid Vehicle Sales, based near Kintore in Aberdeenshire in January 2016. Big shout out to the salesman Andy for making the experience enjoyable (this included a test drive by myself!!). I managed to part ex my Seat Leon FR (10 plate) which was a big help. The main driver for switching cars was to move away from Diesel and get something with a bit more grunt, noise wise. Safe to say that the R32 does just that.
I did nothing to the car for months as was just enjoying driving it and didn't see the need to change it. It's probably also worth noting that this was bought to be driven, there's so many great drives up in Scotland and a few of us even went and did the North Coast 500 in June time this year. The R32 was fantastic, especially in the corners. But...the more I read on here, and the more meets I started going to up here in Scotland...let's just say modifying is quite infectious...and addictive!
The first 'mod' I did was a stubby aerial as the stock one is ridiculously big, and was getting some stick off the other lads Probably one of the easiest changes to do, screw off old one and screw in the new one - done.
The next mod was new number plate light units - just a fresher look which I have done to all my previous cars. I also came across a comment on here stating to upgrade the reverse bulb light, to make it brighter, which I did at the same time.
Next on the list was some sort of exhaust system and after much reading I decided I wanted one of Lucifer's kits. I got lucky and a used back box, non res setup popped up for sale on Facebook - bought! Shout out to my mate Mike for fitting this - huge help I've got to say that the sound from the car when you remove the stock kit is insane - I didn't want to put the new kit on Anyway on with the Lucifer kit and it looked great, fills the diffuser/valance holes much better, and sounds more aggressive - exactly what I wanted.
Next mod was changing the standard 'Hazard Triangle Light/Switch' to a darker tinted one, as recommended on this forum - thanks for the tip! I found it a right pain to change with lots of swearing taking place but got there in the end.
The mods started to take place pretty quickly and I managed to get some H&R lowering springs from Usual Suspect - cheers mate. At the same time I managed to get a decat and downpipe set from Lucifer - cheers mate. Headed back to my mate Mike's again, and got my other mate Scott to come along as he has fitted many lowering spring kits etc. Brilliant help from them both and we managed to get the springs done in the morning and the decat/downpipes done in the afternoon. No real dramas but the bolts we needed to remove for the downpipes were a bit of a bastard to get to. I'm sure this would have been easier if the car was on a ramp.
I managed to get a Forge induction kit the same weekend - it was waiting for me when I got back on Saturday night - cheers to Bulmer92 Managed to fit it on the Sunday morning, just before a meet and trip to Knockhill for the Paul Walker tribute.
I also finally got the paperwork through for my new reg
So...that's the latest and I can't believe how much has been done over the last month. I don't think anything will change for a while now, my wallet is still hurting! haha.
Also, a big thank you for all the knowledge that resides in here.
Thanks for reading,
Edited by flatlemon, 17 October 2017 - 11:03 AM.