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#1 SamPet

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 08:55 AM

Okay Everyone,

I thought it might be a good idea to post mods which are decent and cheap, for those of us feeling the squeeze (£).

Rules are as follows: Please post the price (must be sub £100), a short description, a picture (if available) and a part number/place to get it from

If we can keep it a simple and informative thread, maybe it'll become sticky - so let's spread the knowledge peeps.

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I'll go first-

VW OEM Sunglasses holder, which replaces the grab handle. £16 from a stealer.

Part number = 1CO 857 465 Y20 (grey) / 1CO 857 465 3PT (beige)

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#2 Martin_Bpool

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 09:13 AM

**Don't know prices, but as I find out ill edit this post!!!**


 


 


 


000 998 229A = Retrofit Kit for comfort turn signals (33ish)


 


7M0 035 849E    = Sharan Ariel (22.89)


 


3B7 947 105 F 2EN    = W8 light (Grey without sunroof) (30) plus wiring/adapters - 5ish


 



 


 


 


 


 


7L6 947 175 A = Touareg torch (LED) (Recharges from Cig lighter)


 



 


 


 


1J2 955 426 A VW Golf IV aero wiper blades (RHD cars)
1J2 955 425 A VW Golf IV aero wiper blades (RHD cars)
1J2 955 409 D VW Golf IV aero wiper arms (RHD cars)
1J2 955 410 D VW Golf IV aero wiper arms (RHD cars)



#3 Martin_Bpool

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 09:14 AM

More useful part numbers here:


http://www.seatcupra...ead.php?t=62535



#4 Chris_Wales

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 09:21 AM

Bora vents, badgless grille. 100 isnt really a skint mod for me, 30 is more like a skint mod!

#5 SamPet

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 09:26 AM

You're probably right about the price limit, but I think that once you start talking under 30, the thread would be pretty short. Also, to some people 100 is not a lot, and to others it's a large amount..... tought to please everyone [:)]

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 09:28 AM

A bargain mod has to be a euro style black grill. Works best on certain colours but I bought one for my silver Bora, from a scrappy for 12 + 3 postage off of ebay! It completely changed the front of the car!

#7 andymac

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 10:26 AM

Number Plates, start from 20 a pair dont have to be illegal or flash just tidier better border and honeycomb reflector, tidys car up no end

www.craigsplates.com 

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 10:29 AM

Also Cruise control for DBW cars can be had for 55 all in but does require some diy fitting

 

Beetle sport gearknob always on the bay for 30 ish

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#9 Chris'n'Lau

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 10:52 AM

ukmkivs.net sticker - 2.50  [:D]



#10 GOOF72

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:01 AM

Rear aero wiper arm for around the 20 quid mark.


Sharran rear badge for around 12 quid[;)]


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#11 fenwick458

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:11 AM

000 998 229A = Retrofit Kit for comfort turn signals (33ish)

 

whats this one?

 

 



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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:15 AM

000 998 229A = Retrofit Kit for comfort turn signals (33ish)

 

whats this one?

 

 

 

ditto,   what parts are involved for this?  and how difficult is it to fit? 


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#13 Y15HAL

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:18 AM

Stubby aerial from Zeke's GB, around 20! Much better than the 4ft old one! [:P][;)]


Painting calipers for around 5 and a bit of elbow grease [Y]



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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:20 AM

What is comfort turn signals and what's the w8 light different to normal unit?


#15 Y15HAL

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:38 AM

What is comfort turn signals and what's the w8 light different to normal unit?


comfort turn = you flick the indicator stalk once, and the indicator flashes 3 times


w8 light = as far as i know, has 2 red led's which illuminate, which gives a nice glow when you have your headlights on



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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:42 AM

What is comfort turn signals and what's the w8 light different to normal unit?

comfort turn = you flick the indicator stalk once, and the indicator flashes 3 times

w8 light = as far as i know, has 2 red led's which illuminate, which gives a nice glow when you have your headlights on

With the comfort indicator so you just flick it not enough to lock otherwise the stalk would stick to the indicating position. :S and is that red light thing good? I'm not sure if i'd like it tbh. Hmmm interested though as i'd wanna start modding simple things before goin into the bodykit/performance stuff. 



#17 Y15HAL

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:48 AM

as far as i know, its just a little flick, obviously not enough for it to lock [Y]


this may make sense with regards to the W8 light:


http://uk-mkivs.net/...ead/797529.aspx



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Posted 13 June 2007 - 11:56 AM

Delock 12


Colour coded wing mirrors 35ish


Colour coded Sharan badge 5 + 12 for badge


Blue I for GTi badge 15


Very simple Short gear lever - Free! (with the aid of a saw!)


cold air feed 20 and dremel discs!


Green cotton panel filter 15 off the bay!


Hid kit 90ish


clear indicators blubs 9


I feel cheap now!



#19 Chris_Wales

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Posted 13 June 2007 - 12:11 PM

the comfort indicator is designed for changing lanes on the motorway of signalling off a roundabout, with a conventional stalk you can click it into positon for constant, or hold it to the contact for it to flash (as i do when changing lanes)

with the comfort one, you push the stalk towards the turn direction as you would, but don't let it click into place (as far as it will go until you feel resistance) then release, this will then flash three times and stop, whilst you concentrate on you driving skills [H]


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Posted 13 June 2007 - 02:04 PM

the comfort indicator is designed for changing lanes on the motorway of signalling off a roundabout, with a conventional stalk you can click it into positon for constant, or hold it to the contact for it to flash (as i do when changing lanes)

with the comfort one, you push the stalk towards the turn direction as you would, but don't let it click into place (as far as it will go until you feel resistance) then release, this will then flash three times and stop, whilst you concentrate on you driving skills [H]

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What's involved for fitting this kit? 


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#21 Chris_Wales

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 02:34 AM

i believe it's just a loom to replace.

see here:

http://uk-mkivs.net/...ead/923404.aspx

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 02:46 AM

Or save 33, its not exactly hard to work indicators.

#23 Chris_Wales

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 02:51 AM

lol haha! i haven't got this fitted on mine, but have used them in other cars.


Bit fiddly to use, and as i mentioned earlier, i'm happy with holding my indicator in place.


But it could be a funky feature to show off when selling your car! [H]



#24 prawnstar

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:05 AM

aero wipers are great mine were 40 for all three from someone here.


us spec rear lights were 80 a pair


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#25 Chris_Wales

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:11 AM

Yeah th US GTI rears are great!


But, everyone seems to be buying them now! [:o]



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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:32 AM

V6 4motion front valance 36ish.


V6 4motion rear valance 36ish although you'd then have to invest in a Milltek etc.


Blue alarm led 10 from ebay.  Or you can do it yourself for less if you're electrically minded.



#27 Y15HAL

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:35 AM

De-badge the rear end for a smoother look for nothing! [H]

#28 haf1zur

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 03:44 AM

Bora Vents 75 pounds off of ebay


Wheel Center Caps 10-25 pounds off of ebay


Blue Tinted Side Mirror Glass about 10 pounds from the dealers


Headlamp Covers about 25-30 pounds off of ebay (40 pounds i think from dealers)


Footwell LED's some LEDs and wiring cant be more than 10 pounds


Armrest 40-50 pounds


Cubby Hole 20 pounds


Door Alarm LED MOD 10 pounds


De Lock Kit ??? 6-10 pounds


LED Sidelight Bulbs 10 pounds


Twin Rear Fog Light wiring 10 pounds (or if you got some wire handy, should be free)


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#29 Martin_Bpool

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 04:00 AM

Twin Rear Fog Light wiring 10 pounds (or if you got some wire handy, should be free)


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Or if you've got a Bora just pop a light into the other side (1.99 for two at Morrions lol)



#30 Chris_Wales

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Posted 14 June 2007 - 04:03 AM

these ''cheap'' mods are all well and good, but once you've done one, you move to the next, and eventually the cost adds up!


you can't escape the modifying bug






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