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Yo,

 

So actually owned my 32 for 2 or so years now but never got round to doing any threads on stuff that I've done to it. 

 

Its actually my second one(first was a black MKV LSO6KMF) but had to sell it, missed it so much I brought another.

 

Got hold of 3DR DPB DSG, When I brought the car it was completly stock but was fortunate that it came with the Recaro bucket leather seats, Sat nav and MF steering wheel . Over the last two years I've changed/added/lowered and done countless other things to it. 

 

So here it is......

 

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First thing I did was respray the grille, I actually brought a second genuine one and spent a long time separating the two parts and decided to go for matt black and the with the plate board.

 

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I then had the original wheels(Ronal Zolders) sprayed in anthracite, then purchased some BBS CH reps(not ashamed as they where actually really good) and finally have settled on a set of 3SDM 0.01s(18") Also chucked some wind deflectors on.

 

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Purchased the classic Miltek back box and then progressed to getting Lucifer(highly recommend) none res pipe and sports cats with manifolds. I also fitted a forge intake kit, R36 coil pack covers, catch can, lots of blue hoses. Made a custom screen wash hose/top cap so that it would take my forge caps. Also made a custom cover to cover up the hideous charcoal canister. The car is also on Stage 2 Revo remap now 

 

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Did the classic rear wiper delete.

 

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Jazzed up the callipers and managed to get a set of R clips and resprayed them and added a 32 decal. 

 

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Brightened up the cockpit with some LED interior lights. So much better than the standard dingy light.

 

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Made some little side skirt caps out of some sheet carbon to protect them.

 

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LED rear number plate bulbs and i also changed the reverse light bulb to a cree one as the standard is shocking.

 

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Fitted a LCR splitter, I used a bottle cage rivets to fit this rather than self tappers. so if I remove it it will look clean without having loads of little holes.

 

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I started off with upgrading to H&R springs but my rear shocks eventually went so had a cheeky little upgrade to a set of B14's, replaced all the bolts and poly pushed most of it at the same time. 

 

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There where a few marks on the back of the chairs and i didn't fancy respraying them, so I cheap'd out a little(don't judge me) and pulled the chairs out and wrapped the gloss bit. was pleasantly surprised so I did the the black bit round the gear stick too.

 

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Apparently I clean the car too much, Cleanest R32 at the mega meet

 

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Thats it really, currently modifying a MK4 engine cover to fit and work with all the extras I've fitted. Making a cover to cover up the horrible fuse box. Want to replace the stereo(the one before RNS510) with a pioneer DA120 at some point. Would love to supercharge it but unless I win the lottery I doubt this will happen.

 

Will add stuff as and when I change anything

 

Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

 


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The seat backs look great in the wrap and the little side skirt covers look sweet too - wouldnt mind a pair myself ;-)


Edited by ad_182_uk, 30 October 2017 - 11:23 AM.

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Very nice.

From your screen name I thought you already had installed the RUF charger kit

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some good mods on the car--How you finding the revo map



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Looking good. How are the coilovers treating you?



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Great read there mate some really nice touches!
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Very nice.

From your screen name I thought you already had installed the RUF charger kit

 cheers and the screen names  an old BMX thing.

 

 

some good mods on the car--How you finding the revo map

 

Yeah Revo maps good, When i first fitted the intake and back box i originally had an AMD map and it was really lumpy and had a flat spot in it. I ended up getting the manifolds/sports cats and REVO did me a deal through my local VW specialist(JKM). Cant fault it, much smoother than the AMD map and a lot more responsive.  



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Looking good. How are the coilovers treating you?

Yeah really good, super easy to fit and adjust. slapped loads of copper slip on to make it easy for any future adjustment. a lot better around corners and much stiffer too.

 

 

Great read there mate some really nice touches!

thanks dude


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Few new parts to fit.

 

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Few little tweaks over the xmas holidays.

 

Fitted a cherry red hazard switch

 

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Aux and USB switch fitted. wanted a clean fit so went for a couple of these to replace the blanking plug. Connecting these to new head unit(Pioneer SPH DA120), but no pics yet as waiting for GPS convertor cable to so i can use the current GPS antenna.

 

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Some nice changes. Jkm isn't that far from me. Are they any good?

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Some nice changes. Jkm isn't that far from me. Are they any good?

 

 

Yeah they're sound, well priced, know their stuff and give good advise. They've done services and repairs on a number of my cars over the years and can't fault them. They also price match if they can too.



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Thanks I will definitely keep them in mind.

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Fitted the new head unit earlier today, facia fitted really well and super happy with how it came out. works really good and connection to phone is good. Glad I fitted the USB blanking switch too much cleaner finish.

 

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Wow awesome mods! Looks real flash, it’s al the little things that counts

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Looks good im after a new headunit.

Needs a sub out and front and rear outs.
Be able to support a usb with 32gb worth of music and the ability to shuffle the entire stick.
Blue tooth phone and steering wheel connection.

Does your pioneer do that and how much was it? Hard to fit? Never done a headunit in a golf before includig wiring up sub etc.

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Looks good im after a new headunit.

Needs a sub out and front and rear outs.
Be able to support a usb with 32gb worth of music and the ability to shuffle the entire stick.
Blue tooth phone and steering wheel connection.

Does your pioneer do that and how much was it? Hard to fit? Never done a headunit in a golf before includig wiring up sub etc.

 

Yeah its got sub out and and front and rear outs.

 

Ill test the USD and see if it works with a memory stick and do an update. I changed the one of USB cables supplied with a blanking plug and put the second in the glove box. 

 

Bluetooth works, and steering wheel controls too. (need the connection box to do this) You are limited on the MFD to just saying Active. You can skip tracks, and do the volume, skip through the options(AUX, USB, radio etc). Mine doesn't mute like before but it just quiets the track with the mute button. This may just be a something I need to adjust in the settings.

 

Not hard to fit, you just need all the right cables etc( correct harness etc). I went to the local car audio shop(not halfords) and they supplied with a kit with all the correct cables(minus the extras) and the facia. I didn't fit the GPS antenna supplied with the unit) and just got a convertor cable to work with the antenna already fitted in the car. You will need the correct aerial booster cable too.

 

Pic below shows everything needed(minus the USB/Aux cables/plugs).

 

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Extra parts to do USB/AUX/GPS

 

Aerial Booster(if you already have MF2D headunit - old version of RNS510): http://www.ebay.co.u...872.m2749.l2649

 

GSP convertor: https://www.ebay.co....872.m2749.l2649

 

USB Plug cable: https://www.ebay.co....872.m2749.l2649

 

USB console plug: http://www.ebay.co.u...872.m2749.l2649

 

AUX console plug: https://www.ebay.co....872.m2749.l2649

 

AUX adaptor(had to replace the end of the cable supplied with the plug above): https://www.ebay.co....2wAAOSwe09Zmhsc

 

Head units are around £300 depending on where you get it from, suspect some are in Jan sale now so you might pick yourself up a good deal. Cables and connections where about an extra £100.


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Looks good im after a new headunit.

Needs a sub out and front and rear outs.
Be able to support a usb with 32gb worth of music and the ability to shuffle the entire stick.
Blue tooth phone and steering wheel connection.

Does your pioneer do that and how much was it? Hard to fit? Never done a headunit in a golf before includig wiring up sub etc.

 

Tested a 32gb memory stick in the glove box USB cable, put 12gb music pulled from itunes straight on to it in album folders and put it on shuffle mode. Worked a treat!!



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sounds good whats the part number of your unit / do you have a link to one?

Im not confident messing with the wiring myself so may need to take to a audio place unless anyone on here can help?

I currently have an alpine unit thats working with the steering wheel etc etc so assume and modular changes to avoid battery drain and what not have been done.

edit: looking closer at yours the facsia surrounding the unit looks indentical to mine so that may be a bonus.


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sounds good whats the part number of your unit / do you have a link to one?

Im not confident messing with the wiring myself so may need to take to a audio place unless anyone on here can help?

I currently have an alpine unit thats working with the steering wheel etc etc so assume and modular changes to avoid battery drain and what not have been done.

edit: looking closer at yours the facsia surrounding the unit looks indentical to mine so that may be a bonus.

 

The head unit is a Pioneer SPH-DA120. thats a winner if the facia is the same. Touch wood haven't had an issue with the battery draining. 


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been thinking of a way to cover up the ugly fusebox cover for a while now, seen a couple things out there but decided to draw something up and get it cut. 

 

Quite happy with the way it turned out

 

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Looks good. Where you get the catch tank? Was it simple to fit?

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Looks good. Group buy?... :)

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Looks good. Where you get the catch tank? Was it simple to fit?

 

Its a Forge Motorsport one, Reasonbly easy to fit, hardest bit was removing the old hose off the top of the inlet manifold. Took all of about 10-15min to fit.



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Looks good. Group buy?... :)

Possibly, Would need to get it priced up. There is a second design that i shall post soon that is slightly different. Also need to modify the drawing as I had to mod it after it was made slightly(because of the catch can)



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Sounds good mate. Keep us posted. And yeah, removing that hose is a pain!

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Its a Forge Motorsport one, Reasonbly easy to fit, hardest bit was removing the old hose off the top of the inlet manifold. Took all of about 10-15min to fit.

Nice, you going FI eventually then? Just didnt think the mk5 R32 engine really needed a catch tank unless going up in power etc?



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Nice, you going FI eventually then? Just didnt think the mk5 R32 engine really needed a catch tank unless going up in power etc?

 

Like you said normally you would have a catch can for upping there power more so that a standard remap. But because i don't use the car mass amounts Its also good for catching condensation within the system and prevents any sludge that may build up if the car doesn't quite get to heat. Also it allows a less oil vapours being recirculated back into the inlet. basically trying to keep everything as clean as possible internally as well as outside.


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Gave the old girl a well deserved clean

 

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Gave the engine bay a dang good clean!

 

Worked a bit more on the engine cover but don't want to share anything yet. just in case it turns out shite :D

 

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