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#1 unitzero

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 07:38 AM

Had a battered old 99' Peugeot 206 passed down from my mum when I passed my test, this got quickly traded in for my 1st VAG car ..

Brand new 2006 Seat Ibiza 1.4 Sport.

After 1 year I decided that the 1.4 wasn't the engine for me and I was bitten by the modding bug and fancied some torque,
so I found a nicely specced low mileage 2004 Bora SE TDI and traded in my ibiza with less than 5k on the clock.

This was where it all began, started with my 1st set of OEM+ wheels, then coilovers, then bags.. the list goes on.

Now the Bora is sold

Bought a 2003 B6 Audi A4 Avant 1.8T ... sold it

Bought a 2002 Golf Wagon 1.9 TDI ... sold it

Bought a 2007 Audi A4 Avant (B7) 2.0 TDI ... Now this has been sold

2016 New Year / New Car: 2016 MK7 GTI


















The Bora Story...

I bought the Bora in July 2007

looking like this [ :o] :

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2004 Bora TDI SE

Standard equipment:-

Heated black leather interior
IMMO 3 full FIS sports clocks
Heated headlight washers
Cruise control
Multi function steering wheel
Winter pack
Net Optic trim
Coincidental personal plate

Its been through a few stages over the last 4 years or so...



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FINAL EDITION :

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Current Mod List:
Smoothed boot
Black Grill
Smoothed front rub strip
Golf Anniversary skirts (reps)
4Motion front valance
Stubby antenna
Lupo/cupra stubby mirrors converted from manual to electric
GLI Tail Lights
5000k HIDs

Interior-

iPod integration
Armrest delete
Air ride valves/switches in ashtray recess
Octavia vRS gear nob
Blue Alarm LED
White LED interior Lighting

Engine-

R-Tech Stage 1 Remap
Pipercross panel filter

Chassis-

Air Lift Air Ride Imported from ECS Tuning in the US
consisting of..

Viair 380C compressor
5 Gallon Tank
1/4" lines
Airl Lift LifeStyle front shocks ( adjustable dampening)
Air Lift/Firestone Rear Bags
4 Manual Paddle Valves installed in the ashtray recess
2 twin needle gauges in the Single DIN slot

Mercedes Wheels

Anti Roll Bar removed

Chassis Leg notched for driveshaft clearance





From the beginning ...

My 1st mods were a blue alrm LED, Glasses holder and stubby aerial ( the "cheap mods for skint people" has been a very useful thread ! )

Interior :

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Sitting high on stock 16's.. :-

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Sitting almost as high on 17" TT's with new Eagle F1's :-



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Girlfriend bought me this Oettinger style Grill

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wasn't sure whether to De badge or to get a Jetta badge ...

decision made. badges have been removed :- (good idea - it's not a jetta)

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Time to sort out the 4x4 tractor look, After reading up and conversing with folk I did plan on getting Koni STRT suspension but after reading alot of reviews on the Jamex/vmaxx coilovers and hearing problems about the ride height being uneven with some Koni fixed height kits I decided to book into midland VW and get the Jamex fitted last month :-

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Thats all for now, planning on getting a remap in the future and maybe a gli or 4motion colour coded front valance/lip ( prob. 4motion as i am a poor poor man ! )



All opinions welcome.

Cheers

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 07:56 AM

Liking that Baz, top drawer

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 07:59 AM

[:(] No pics are coming up! [:'(]


 



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Posted 15 February 2008 - 08:09 AM

 

 

cheers baz

[:(] No pics are coming up! [:'(]

 

 

pics should be there ! they are hosted on my webspace.[:^)]



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#5 unitzero

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 05:17 PM

anyone else having trouble seeing pics? i see 106 views [:|]

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Posted 17 February 2008 - 05:22 PM

I see pics, and I like what I see! [Y]

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 06:48 AM

cheers buddy,


Gonna try and lower it a tad more today as the
passenger side seems to have settled higher than the drivers side. I
have now borrowed a trolley jack as the vw one does not fill me with
confidence !


 


Mind you, i have my old wheels in the
boot/back seats and i went over a speed bump thats usually just 
fine and i got a little "scrape" sound ,  i guess thats my undertray[:(]


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Posted 18 February 2008 - 06:57 AM

Was the leather interior standard or have you replaced the velour stuff mate?  Looks like its coming on nicely.

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Posted 18 February 2008 - 09:32 AM

yeah the leather was one of the selling points. that and the number plate spelling my initials (kinda)


- its basically the highline spec with the options that the previous owner added.


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Posted 07 March 2008 - 10:44 AM

Really thinking about different wheels even though ive had these for about 2 months !


anyone wanna  do a swap? !


 



 a few recent ones.. phone pics (sorry)



 


 


 


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Posted 13 March 2008 - 10:21 AM

how much did the lowering cost? i need to get mine done, as it is also being mistaken for a john deere around town!

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Posted 13 March 2008 - 05:05 PM

400 From Midland VW all in. [Y]

You can get slightly cheaper if you buy from ebay and fit yourself/go to a garage but not sure on wrranty issues so i chose to get them supplied and fitted at the same place just in case.


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Posted 13 March 2008 - 05:09 PM

Looks really good mate, nice mods so far.  What's your plans for it then?


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Posted 13 March 2008 - 06:18 PM

The rims suit it well...i'm the same though not had mine long and fancy a change even though i still like the ones ive got! Stance looks good how much have you lowered it by?



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Posted 14 March 2008 - 05:47 AM

I'd guess about 45 - 50mm ? can't be sure as ive been messing with height of the coilovers!

 

remap next and maybe some skirts and gli/4motion/oettinger valance.


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Posted 16 March 2008 - 02:26 PM

Car looks really good mate, im after a Bora TDI as a next car in the summer, but would defenitely hold out when looking to make sure I could get that colour!


Have you considered US spec Jetta GLI lights? Would set off the rear end nicely [H]


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Posted 16 March 2008 - 04:22 PM

I have actually ! someone on vwvortex wanted to a straight swap but the problem is that we'd both be without lights for about 2-3 weeks !   

I might keep an eye out though .. money is tight at the moment though! 

Thanks for the comments, Ive only seen one other Bora in this colour, theres a few BGP  (Blue Graphite Pearl) mk5 golfs about though. 


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Posted 06 April 2008 - 05:13 PM

More recent pics ..


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Posted 07 April 2008 - 05:35 AM

Just looked at your pics,Bora looks good mate.I only got koni spring set on mine lowered 40mm been looking at coilovers but aint to sure bout going any lower as its my daily driver.



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Posted 07 April 2008 - 11:46 AM

Its my Daily too and this height is pretty much fine. i do clip the top of the mini speed bumps but just fractionally and its just the undertray . If i can i go over them with one wheel . Still its a small price to pay for a better looking/ handling car. [^o)]

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Posted 14 August 2008 - 05:10 PM

Removed JOM grill and painted my old one flat black :




 


 


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Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:25 PM

Hi Mate,


Looking good.  Have to say, I preferred the other grille you had in (minus the German badge).  Condition looks great though...  I also agree with above, the alloys might not suit the Golf, but they look great on the Bora.


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Posted 16 August 2008 - 02:57 PM

cheers bud, the german badge was only on for a week when realised it looked a bit "ghey" lol !


I reckon im gonna get 15mm spacers on the rear wheels then i'll be happy - saw a jetta on the vortex with spacers on these wheels and it looked alot better, i have a pic somewhere ..


 


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Posted 21 October 2008 - 07:45 PM

Looking forward to seeing this tomorrow night mate, should be good.



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Posted 23 October 2008 - 05:58 PM

Yeah man !


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Posted 27 October 2008 - 01:24 PM

update : german plates and surrounds ordered - before the ban on showplates!


Pics shortly


 


I had been seriously contemplating getting an Audi A4 avant recently ( i think the main reason was sleeping in my boot at Edition 38 wasn't the most comfortable experience ) but ive eventually weened myself off the idea ( for now )  how often do i ned to sleep in my car anyway ffs !


i might try and get a bit more power over the winter maybe an exhaust, filter and a remap - funds permitting of course !


and then maybe badgeless grill , new wheels and 4mo valance.


 


 


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Posted 01 November 2008 - 03:49 PM

 looking really good mate looking like alot of boras are opting for these tt wheels i have the same set up on mine same wheels and its pretty much lowered the same but i fancy droping it abit more as it doesnt seem that low really>????



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Posted 01 November 2008 - 06:58 PM

Cheers man,


I'll be going lower soon but need to get a new ARB.


 


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Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:26 AM

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:33 AM

 i like! ;)






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