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I just re painted my mirrors the other day, did mine with guns tho, I too ended up with a couple of runs but managed to wet sand them out with 1500 and polish them up with g6 and now they look sweet.

What colour are you going on the wheels pal?

I have gloss black on mine, (on my now black R) but am thinking of changing to anthracite
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I just re painted my mirrors the other day, did mine with guns tho, I too ended up with a couple of runs but managed to wet sand them out with 1500 and polish them up with g6 and now they look sweet.

What colour are you going on the wheels pal?

I have gloss black on mine, (on my now black R) but am thinking of changing to anthracite


I thought about wet sanding them back a little bit but my mate reckoned I would have done more harm then good so I didn't bother and kept spraying till I had minimum runs. I'm left with one small run that you can only see in close up view.

Nice! Well I thought about black on black but everybody has kind of done that now so I'm either going copper or most probably white.

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Received my new polly top mounts today, hopefully get them on this weekend. And some scotch blue detailing tape.
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Received my lovely new bilstein coilovers from awesome gti yesterday :)
Managed to fit the rears tonight after work washed my arches and the inside of my wheels too. Should receive polo top mounts and new top mount bearing tomorrow from psi tuning. Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366839857.321075.jpg   177.26KB   31 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366839870.304741.jpg   171.02KB   35 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366839930.686902.jpg   169KB   34 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366839944.320038.jpg   178.08KB   33 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1366839958.886717.jpg   227.53KB   29 downloads
Didn't manage to get photos of my clean wheel's because it was dark by the time I was done. The rear is currently sitting higher than standard so I will have to lower it down at the weekend. Need to tackle my front's tomorrow :(

Going to decat and remap soon and then probably leave it at that for the rest of the year, I need to finish my mk2 and go on holiday :)

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Hi Alex,

Bilstein are the best (although I love my KW V3's) because they are easily adjusted when needed.

Don't forget to have your car professionally aligned (Hunter laser rigs are best) after you have changed the suspension.
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Hi Alex,

Bilstein are the best (although I love my KW V3's) because they are easily adjusted when needed.

Don't forget to have your car professionally aligned (Hunter laser rigs are best) after you have changed the suspension.


Cheers robin will do. Need to meet up at some point and see that gti of yours.

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Holiday?! You need a charger and a trip to the Ring

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Holiday?! You need a charger and a trip to the Ring


Ha I would love a charger and to go back to the ring, I'll speak to the missis.

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Well I got the front's on last night with no problems, can't say I'm a fan of the poly bush top mounts and I ditched the idea of using polo top caps. I have not had chance to drive the car properly yet so I can't comment on how they ride yet really, but first impressions are good.

I am seriously hoping they settle down loads though as I currently have 10mm of thread left on the front and 15mm on the rears and I personally think its about 10mm lower than original. If I lifted the coils all the way up I reckon the car would be higher than my pickup :o

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Right I have lowered the coils as far as they go now :) Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21367522518.220832.jpg   93.4KB   37 downloads
Gave her a quick wash tonight because of the builder working next door to my house using disc cutters all day making my car super dustyAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21367522637.254628.jpg   94.58KB   34 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21367522647.687269.jpg   81.85KB   29 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21367522664.803897.jpg   87.62KB   25 downloads

More updates soon when my new wheels and spacers turn up next week 😃

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Hi Alex,

Bilstein are the best (although I love my KW V3's) because they are easily adjusted when needed.

Don't forget to have your car professionally aligned (Hunter laser rigs are best) after you have changed the suspension.


Hello Robin

Don't often see you in these parts:-)
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Right I have lowered the coils as far as they go now :)


....Never ever lower coilovers as far as they will go! You should always leave at least a few turns for tolerance/headroom - That's definitely advised on KW, is Bilstein any different in this respect?
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....Never ever lower coilovers as far as they will go! You should always leave at least a few turns for tolerance/headroom - That's definitely advised on KW, is Bilstein any different in this respect?


Don't worry robin I have left at least 4 or 5 turns from the bottom :)

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Someone stole my wheels 😧Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21367843105.486454.jpg   91.06KB   26 downloads

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Bar-stools!

:)


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Got some new shoes "thanks Cheempeej" going to grab some paint later but I don't know what colour I should go????Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21368177517.812048.jpg   90.65KB   13 downloads

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Right I finished spraying my new wheels last week and fitted them with 25mm spacers on the rear and 15's on the front. Really happy with the turn out, I just need to respray the rust silver on the discs and the callipers black. I have had some good comments on the street so far, some bloke felt the need to shout at me in town "that's a really nice golf" hahaha! Anyway I have it a quick wash yesterday and the Missis kindly had a play about with the camera :)Attached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21369572060.204232.jpg   93.21KB   22 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21369572090.933743.jpg   81.92KB   32 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21369572156.650474.jpg   69.71KB   37 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21369572171.099919.jpg   78.91KB   36 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21369572318.234685.jpg   68.07KB   31 downloadsAttached File  ImageUploadedByTapatalk 21369572380.933799.jpg   67.81KB   22 downloads

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Pretty good shots by your missus. She clearly is more than just a banker!

Did she shoot those pics in Reply #78 as well, Alex?
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Some really good pic there Alex...... :drinks:

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Pretty good shots by your missus. She clearly is more than just a banker!

Did she shoot those pics in Reply #78 as well, Alex?


Cheers robin yea she's not to bad :) the last 3 in#78 were shot by me all the ones in #78 were edited by me. Took plenty of shots, uploaded what I thought were the better ones.

Some really good pic there Alex...... :drinks:


Thanks mate 😄 appreciate it!

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Received this bad boy today :)

Haven't had a chance to drive the car properly yet to see what it's like :(


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Received this bad boy today :)

Haven't had a chance to drive the car properly yet to see what it's like :(


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Received some more goodies today :) finished work early so i am off out to clean the R ready for its M.O.T tomorrow 😁 Attached File  ImageUploadedByAG Free1375107679.206943.jpg   217.09KB   19 downloads

I also received the two spark plugs I was missing on Saturday so I can stick them in now as well, yay!


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After the car failed the mot last week on track rod ends, I bought a set of lemforder track rod ends and to bars and fitted them the weekend. So the car is in for its retest today and wheel alignment.
I have also put a deposit down on a set of new wheels :)
And I got a quote today off a fairly local detailer today.
Enhancement Detail (2 day booking) - £450 - this would see a 80 - 85% reduction in paint defects on neglected paintwork
Correction Detail (3+ day booking) - £600 - this would see the paintwork being near perfect as possible.


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What wheels? You might aswell get the full detail :D

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What wheels? You might aswell get the full detail :D


As much as I would like to get the full detail I also don't have £600 to chuck at my cars body work :(
Mot PASS :) advisories though :(
:Both front macpherson strut has slight movement at the upper attachment :/ what part is that? I'm guessing its on the lower control arm or something?
:Play in steering rack

And this bit makes me laugh they also 'HAD' to wrote down under tray fitted obscuring some components and engine cover fitted obscuring some components in the engine bay. They now have to write that for all car and are not allowed to take them off to look. He said for instants if there was a wheel but missing it would be an mot failure but if the car had a hub cap it would because they wouldn't ba bale to see the missing nut. What the hell?

Wheels are a secret :)


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Well I got a phone call yesterday from my mate to say he has received his new wheels and mine are ready to be picked up. Dropped the Missis off to work at 8 this morning and got cracking. To say I am pleased is an understatement, I was never 100% about the oz's. I liked them but they didn't quite look right.
Anyway the new ones are zito's with good falken tyres on them, ET20 all round with 25mm spacers on back and 15mm on front.
The front has lovely poke but the rears in my opinion need adjustable tie arms just to bring the top out a bit.

All in all very happy :)
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Please excuse the stone chips :( need to take a trip to the body shop "damn you black paint"
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What do you think?

Cheers
Alex


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Booked in at awesome gti on the 1st October to get a APR stage 2 remap, cruise control fitted and a full valet :D so excited!!!
And 200cells should be arriving this week.


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Received the 200cell cats today :) (thank you lucifer) went straight to my mate at my local garage after work and we stuck them on :D OH MY! What a sound, its chucking it down so I only opened my window a crack but I am well impressed.

Next to come is that remap, can't wait.


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