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#1 squares

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:06 PM

Thought it was about time I edited my first post a bit now I've been here a while :)

Most up to date pics;

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My car is a 1998 Golf GTI 1.8T AGU in black, it's a daily so it's a bit rough around the edges but has been fairly good to me so far; here it is not too long after I got it;

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The car was modified before I bought it my best mates have been the last two owners I'm attempting to continue along the same path, mods so far briefly;

Outside;

Bora front end conversion
Depo projectors / angel eyes with HID headlights
Smoothed rub strip / doors / tailgate
Debadged
Wiper delete
Front badge from a T5 (i think)
Pressed plates with Uk-Mkivs plate holders + led plate lights
ProSport Coilovers
Mercedes Eltanin wheels 18x8.5 all round
On 225/45/18 tyres for now

Engine;

BMC CDA air filter
Forge 007p
Full 3" turbo-back exhaust system

It was remapped stage 1 before but it needs doing again it's at standard 150bhp now (if that)

Interior;

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Full audi S3 leather interior heated (ongoing resto project :P)
Pioneer double Din
Boot popper
Blue LED dome light


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Thanks for reading

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:15 PM

Looks nice Yes I'm a fan of the old Bolf's

I won't be much help on the tyres as im asking the same question. So i will be keeping up with this Big Smile

As for build thread you're in the right place. (Unless this post was somewhere else before)

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:19 PM

What size are the Eltanins before we can recommend some tyres? And your spot on with the location of the thread Yes Will keep an eye on this.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:22 PM

Hi mate, thanks I've wanted a mk4 since my parents had one when I was a kid, I'm friends with the last two owners of the car, the last one had the audi alloys on the whole time he owned it as he was having a crack fixed in the merc wheels which was more of a pain than he expected, the first owner had the merc wheels with a stretch on so when I've asked him what stretch he had (if he can remember) i'll post the answer here :)

 

yours is a nice colour mate looks like a wine red from the pics



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:26 PM

Cheers pal, I should probably change the banner because that's actually my old car. I got a new one a couple weeks ago. I do miss the colour.

 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:31 PM

What size are the Eltanins before we can recommend some tyres? And your spot on with the location of the thread Yes Will keep an eye on this.

Dan

Haha Yeah, would be a good start, they are 18's i'll post a pic of one of them shortly, I've found an old text from my friend he had either 185/45/18 or 225/45/18 so I guess i'll have to go through the wheels/tyres thread and try find some examples to look at :)

 

 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:36 PM

nice are you still VAG? i'll have a look if you've posted any pics yet

I need to add a banner and a profile pic but I want some 'clean' pics first not much point at the moment, I couldn't upload a picture of the back as it was slightly embarrassing haha (fingermarks everywhere from where I was trying to figure out how to open the boot in pitch black)

 

 



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:37 PM

Ah its the width we need to know for working out tyres Yes



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:39 PM

no worries i'll give them a quick measure when I get home from work, they're quite wide, could be 8.5s?



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:43 PM

That's my build thread so far if you want to take a gander mate Yes

https://uk-mkivs.net/...s/t/532288.aspx



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:56 PM

I like it man you're gonna have a lot of fun with that, cant wait to see it once some of your plans have been actioned, Whistle



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:23 PM

just noticed the logbook says AGu109133 as the engine type, is this good / bad / ugly?, it's old and done a fair few miles but appears to be still going strong after being looked after reasonably well, needs a new mount on one side in the next few thousand miles but it's been well serviced



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Posted 21 November 2013 - 10:47 PM

hello fellow Bolf owner :D starting to see a few of these bolfs turning up

I'll be keeping an eye on this build you know because bolf !!


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Posted 22 November 2013 - 04:55 PM

hello fellow Bolf owner :D starting to see a few of these bolfs turning up

I'll be keeping an eye on this build you know because bolf !!

 

Bolf indeed :)

 

Thanks for the welcome Big Smile

 

I read your build thread before I signed up here, yours is one of the ones that helped me decide to join this forum over any of the others, I think the front end looks quality when its in silver with all the black details, I've never been a fan of 5 door cars but there's so many people on here who have done such a nice job with theirs I'm definitely starting to see the attraction :)



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 07:10 PM

UPDATE

 

I just got insured with Brentacre who are absolutely spiffing, at this point I can't recommend them enough especially as I bought a pre-modified car, they were really friendly and helpful, 10 minutes on the phone and I'm fully insured as of today, she will be getting a nice wash and a few photo's this weekend :) :)

 

Party!!!

 

 



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Posted 22 November 2013 - 11:41 PM

I've always liked MOREdoors, persoanlly 3doors are awkward (I'm old y'know)

 

also grats on the cover I phoned brentacre they know what a bolf is so it's a doddle with them and you can change stuff and tell them they wont charge (Unless you increase BHP)

 

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Posted 25 November 2013 - 06:38 PM

Cheers mate, I've had a good run out in it this weekend, all seems tip top at the moment, still needs a good wash before I get some pics, might have to settle for a quick blast with a jet wash at a garage on my lunch break as it's obviously dark and freezing when I get home at night now, can't wait to get tyres on the eltanins and stick them on but ive been advised to wait til after winter as they've just been refurbed, the audi alloys are in pretty dire condition but I'll just have to put up with it.

 

the audi heated seats are a winner though in a morning Big Smile



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 02:01 AM

So tempted to bolf my golf!



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Posted 26 November 2013 - 01:37 PM

So tempted to bolf my golf!

 

Do it!!! you can see peoples faces while they try and figure out what kind of car it is,

is it a Golf?

is it a Bora?

No..

It's a Bolf. Confused



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:00 PM

BOLF!  :D



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 12:04 PM

love a bolf, i so want to do this to mine  :wub:



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 07:40 PM

I do love it to be fair, was always more of a fan of the hatches especially the GTI's than the saloons boras / passats etc, this seems like the best of both almost..

 

update;

 

After 3 weeks of trouble free motoring I got my first problem, it began on Sunday with the STOP - CHECK COOLANT warning.

Naturally I obliged and proceeded to check said coolant which it turned out was on the floor outside my house. :doh:

I filled the bottle and drove up the road and back to warm up and try spot where the leak was, it looks like it's a metal pipe just behind where the dipstick goes in. I've tried to upload a pic to this comment but it's not working for some reason, tried everything. Anyway, my friend is a vw performance specialist (lucky me) he's coming over tomorrow to check it's not too serious then will order parts and with a bit more luck i'll be on the road again by the weekend. Just hoping it hasn't had a knock on effect with anything else but haven't really driven anywhere and didn't have to limp home with it so think it will be okay.

 

On a lighter note,

 

 

I commented on a thread a couple of weeks ago that was about seats and another user called Dale had the same seats as me in his old car, the pics of his seats looked amazing and made mine look filthy, which is something I assumed I would just have to deal with, but he has very kindly offered to send me his leather colourant what he didn't use so the next instalment of this thread will probably be some before and after pics of once I've spent a few hours cleaning them.

 

Also been told that I can upgrade my air vents inside to ones that have red light round them (from bora I think) has anyone done this or got any pics of this mod? would be nice to know what it looks like before I go for it.

 

Will be going to get tyres for the merc wheels in the next few weeks (before xmas hopefully) then gotta replace the rear coilies then will be able to get some respectable stance and start on finer details, got little bits of paint to touch up, remove the rabbit badge from the back and the ugly ass arial from the roof, sort a square number plate for the front. Mainly I want to get the interior looking as clean and new as possible then to the engine bay. Can't predict the future though and it is an old car added to the fact that I don't earn a great deal. Fortunately my insurance with Brentacre isn't as high as I thought it would be which leaves a bit of room for when things inevitably go wrong and to start a little savings fund for mods.

 

All in all it's not the cleanest and the hardcore detailers among you would probably scoff but it's my first GTI, it's fast as hell, loud as hell and I'm already far too attached to it. :wub2:

 

I did give it a light spray with a jet wash a week or so ago as some muppet (my dad) thought it would be funny to write 'clean me' on the back, which was something I was trying to avoid til I'd got myself a small selection of car care products. :facepalm:

 

So, this might not be a very piccy thread for a while but will do random updates and the odd cry for help for anyone who's interested, likes to follow progress and likes to offer help / advice.

 

Comments and questions are welcome anyway, can't wait to get to some shows next year and meet some enthusiasts, some of the pics of members rides on here are awesome and pics of last years meets.

 

Signing off.  :D


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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:19 PM

Don't worry about it mate, I too suffer from a hole in my pocket but I'm slowly getting used to the idea that it will be slow progress.

As for the vents I have just received a set of bora illuminated ones if that's what you're on about. Unfortunately for me they are for christmas so i cant fit them yet. :( There are plenty of pictures on here of them fitted and plenty of how to's on fitting. Simple google search brought up the most popular ones for me.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 08:20 PM

Unless I use ones I type in....

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 09:27 AM

thanks Chris yeah they're the ones I mean, It was just something my mate mentioned the other day I didn't think to whack it into google haha i'll do that now :) cheers man


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Posted 11 December 2013 - 12:22 PM

what seats are they?



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Posted 16 December 2013 - 06:53 PM

Recaro full leather heated from an S3 I think mate
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Posted 16 December 2013 - 07:00 PM

I got bora vents you'll find all the guides to fitting them and getting the to light up on here no need to google ;)

and there's a guide to making a loom  :Y:



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Posted 13 January 2014 - 02:47 PM

just dug this up, thanks C04 it will be one of the subtle mods I attempt leading up to summer


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 03:11 PM

Update

 

So, it's the new year, Christmas been and gone and now looking at building up my little money pot to get the things done I need to the car before I can fit summer wheels and slam it.

 

so far I've had a bit of trouble (a lot of trouble) with the metal coolant pipe, had it patched up a couple of times but the part from VW is about £160 which aint happening at the moment, ordered one from America for about 30 quid which is due next week so will let people know how it goes (if it fits) also replaced front passenger side tyre which had a split in the inside wall that I'm surprised didn't cause a blow out, replaced with part worn and I'm hoping it will last til I can buy a full set.

 

otherwise, I finally got my arse in gear and sorted paypal out so I could get some leather colourant that a user on here kindly agreed to send me so I will be building up a little interior thread, so much I want to do in there and didn't know where to start so I started by removing the headrests from the back seats, you'll have to take me word for it but personally think it looks much better and sportier, I think back seat headrests are more suited to saloons and 4 door cars

 

my next job on here is making a little checklist of mods so I know what I'm working towards.

 

my main focus at the moment is getting my wheels fitted so i'll be reluctant to spend on much else until I've climbed that little mountain

 

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