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#1 stobo91

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:52 PM

Well hello  :)


Im Dan, currently 21 and driving my dream car a Golf GTI! After a year an half driving a 1.2 Fiat punto and another year and a half driving a 1.6 Golf Mk4, i can finally afford the running costs of a 1.8t so here we are!


Never really been a big car person, always wanted to drive but i always kind of thought the car modifying scene was just full of chavs! Signed up here when i had my problematic 1.6 and soon realised what i was missing out on!


Got a small list below of my modifications completed to date


Comments are appreciated, good and bad [ :)]


 


Sold my 1.6 (thread here) in April and two months later i found the lovely 1.8t i had been looking for.


Ive been updating my old 1.6 thread but decided to start a fresh new one just for her [:)]


Hoping to have more updates for this one.


Its a 2003/53 Golf Mk4 GTI 1.8t AUQ.


 


Mod list/To do list


Mk5 rear wiper


Sharan badge


Pressed plates and number plate LEDs


Stubby aerial


Pipercross panel filter


Forge 007p DV


JOMs


15mm front spacers


20mm rear spacers


Polybush top mounts


 


DIY US Spec rear lights


Destroy wood trim


Passat mirror switch mod (ordered)


Parking sensors


tinted side repeater


Powerflex dogbone bush


 


 


And this is what she looked like when i first went to view her.


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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:52 PM

Well hello [:)]


Im Dan, currently 21 and driving my dream car a Golf GTI! After a year an half driving a 1.2 Fiat punto and another year and a half driving a 1.6 Golf Mk4, i can finally afford the running costs of a 1.8t so here we are!


Never really been a big car person, always wanted to drive but i always kind of thought the car modifying scene was just full of chavs! Signed up here when i had my problematic 1.6 and soon realised what i was missing out on!


Got a small list below of my modifications completed to date


Comments are appreciated, good and bad [:)]


 


Sold my 1.6 (thread here) in April and two months later i found the lovely 1.8t i had been looking for.


Ive been updating my old 1.6 thread but decided to start a fresh new one just for her [:)]


Hoping to have more updates for this one.


Its a 2003/53 Golf Mk4 GTI 1.8t AUQ.


 


Mod list/To do list


Mk5 rear wiper


Sharan badge


Pressed plates and number plate LEDs


Stubby aerial


Pipercross panel filter


Forge 007p DV


JOMs


15mm front spacers


20mm rear spacers


Polybush top mounts




DIY US Spec rear lights


Destroy wood trim


Passat mirror switch mod (ordered)


Parking sensors


tinted side repeater


Powerflex dogbone bush 


 


 


And this is what she looked like when i first went to view her.




 




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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

Couple of pics from when i got her home





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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

Couple of pics from when i got her home





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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

My clay bar arrived so gave the car a good clean and clay and paint feels so much nicer.


Since
buying the car i found a few annoying little problems which i wanted to
fix.. First was the rear washer pipe had popped off by the C pillar and
was leaking water into the car. Sorry no piccies of this!


And
also on Mk4's that have a secondary air pump, the rivets are known to
slowly break over the years which lets air leak out when the pump is
being used. The pump only comes on when starting the car from cold and
as air was leaking out it gave a very loud vacuum type noise for about
90 seconds which sounded dreadful.


Pump out and new bolts in:



 


Tractor!





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Posted 30 September 2012 - 12:55 PM

My clay bar arrived so gave the car a good clean and clay and paint feels so much nicer.


Since
buying the car i found a few annoying little problems which i wanted to
fix.. First was the rear washer pipe had popped off by the C pillar and
was leaking water into the car. Sorry no piccies of this!


And
also on Mk4's that have a secondary air pump, the rivets are known to
slowly break over the years which lets air leak out when the pump is
being used. The pump only comes on when starting the car from cold and
as air was leaking out it gave a very loud vacuum type noise for about
90 seconds which sounded dreadful.


Pump out and new bolts in:



 


Tractor!





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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:11 AM

 


Also ordered a Mk5 wiper to tidy the rear up. Theres a seller on ebay that sells them complete for £9.90 at the minute. They arent genuine but its good quality and well worth it for half the price Yes


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And heres my favourite pic so far




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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:11 AM

 


Also ordered a Mk5 wiper to tidy the rear up. Theres a seller on ebay that sells them complete for £9.90 at the minute. They arent genuine but its good quality and well worth it for half the price Yes


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And heres my favourite pic so far




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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:15 AM

 So i borrowed my girlfriends mummas camera and tried to get some better pictures!


The place i wanted to go was closed and i wasnt leaving without any so i found this random spot. Wasnt ideal really as the sandy coloured gravel doesnt contrast the deep black shine very well.


Ah well here they are..












 



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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:15 AM

 So i borrowed my girlfriends mummas camera and tried to get some better pictures!


The place i wanted to go was closed and i wasnt leaving without any so i found this random spot. Wasnt ideal really as the sandy coloured gravel doesnt contrast the deep black shine very well.


Ah well here they are..












 



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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:17 AM

 


Had her first full wash, clay and polish yesterday! Will take some pics soon


Also degreased and pressure washed the engine bay.




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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:17 AM

 


Had her first full wash, clay and polish yesterday! Will take some pics soon


Also degreased and pressure washed the engine bay.




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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:30 AM

Having never sprayed before i decided i would like to give it ago.


So got myself some basics from halfrauds and bought a black front VW badge and a sharan badge.


 


 


Sharan:





 


Front:


I bought it as it was already black, but it was slightly chipped and dull so thought it would be best to freshen it up



 


And heres them on the brum..




 


Really pleased with the outcome! [:)]


I like the dark stealthy look so ive ordered some black side repeaters, and also may get some light smoke lamin-x for the headlights.


 


Opinions welcome as always!



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Posted 01 October 2012 - 05:30 AM

Having never sprayed before i decided i would like to give it ago.


So got myself some basics from halfrauds and bought a black front VW badge and a sharan badge.


 


 


Sharan:





 


Front:


I bought it as it was already black, but it was slightly chipped and dull so thought it would be best to freshen it up



 


And heres them on the brum..




 


Really pleased with the outcome! [:)]


I like the dark stealthy look so ive ordered some black side repeaters, and also may get some light smoke lamin-x for the headlights.


 


Opinions welcome as always!



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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:37 AM

Nice to see you have started a new thread for this car mate....does look sooooooo nice [In-love]


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 11:37 AM

Nice to see you have started a new thread for this car mate....does look sooooooo nice [In-love]


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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:07 PM

Good to see she has her own thread now [:)] Whens the remap?! [;)]



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Posted 01 October 2012 - 03:07 PM

Good to see she has her own thread now [:)] Whens the remap?! [;)]



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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

 Thanks boys!


Well as i walked to work yesterday morning, looked over at my car and saw the sharan badge was still on. Got home at 5 and it wasnt there [cry] Had a look around the road etc hoping it had just dropped off but couldnt find it. Later that night had a a walk to the shop and half found the badge half way down the road! Its either been stood on and kicked about lots of time or has been run over a fair few times. Totally destoryed..


Gutted isnt the word as its literally taken me about 5 weeks and a full can of black paint to get it perfect.


Anyways bought another Sharan badge today so it will still look the same as above [:)]


 


Haha honestly Dan think im gonna leave it at 180 for a while, plenty enough power for me!


 



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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:13 AM

 Thanks boys!


Well as i walked to work yesterday morning, looked over at my car and saw the sharan badge was still on. Got home at 5 and it wasnt there [cry] Had a look around the road etc hoping it had just dropped off but couldnt find it. Later that night had a a walk to the shop and half found the badge half way down the road! Its either been stood on and kicked about lots of time or has been run over a fair few times. Totally destoryed..


Gutted isnt the word as its literally taken me about 5 weeks and a full can of black paint to get it perfect.


Anyways bought another Sharan badge today so it will still look the same as above [:)]


 


Haha honestly Dan think im gonna leave it at 180 for a while, plenty enough power for me!


 



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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

 Got myself a pipercross panel filter and a Forge 007p fitted.

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Makes the turbo abit more audible as i let off the gas/gear change etc which is quite addictive.

 

Next is to fit my Powerflex dogbone bush. Made a great difference to my old 1.6 so though why not try in on the 1.8t [y]

 



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Posted 02 October 2012 - 09:15 AM

 Got myself a pipercross panel filter and a Forge 007p fitted.

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Makes the turbo abit more audible as i let off the gas/gear change etc which is quite addictive.

 

Next is to fit my Powerflex dogbone bush. Made a great difference to my old 1.6 so though why not try in on the 1.8t [y]

 



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Posted 04 October 2012 - 04:58 PM

Great looking motor mate it looks well clean. I used flyeyes on my headlights and its proper easy to do, im from Vegas too mate where abouts you at?

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Posted 04 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

Nice to see you adding a few little bits to that amazing engine  [B][Y]


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Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:25 AM

Great looking motor mate it looks well clean. I used flyeyes on my headlights and its proper easy to do, im from Vegas too mate where abouts you at?

Thanks bud!

Tried Flyeyes on the rear lights of my old 1.6 to try and get all red rears but didnt really go down well. May have to check it out for the fronts though, thanks [y]

im up Boythorpe not far from Queens park, what about you?

Dont think ive seen you around!

 

Nice to see you adding a few little bits to that amazing engine  BeerYes

Thanks adam [:)]

Want to keep the bay as standard as possible so maybe when funds allow im going to get some black silicone hoses.

 

Anyway small updates [:D]

my private plate that i got for my 21st has arrived so fitted that along with some numberplate LEDs.

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Just stuck on with some sticky pads, but hoping to get some number plate holders.

Not sure if i fancy the Wolfsburg VW ones again. Would love a set of UKMKIVs ones but dont think they do them anymore!

Thanks for reading and the comments mean alot [:)]



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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:27 AM

Nice car mate, I'd love a 180bhp GTi



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Posted 05 October 2012 - 06:49 AM

 Thank you mate [:)]


Its a great car, but then again i wouldnt mind 50+ mpg!


 



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Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:09 AM

I keep toying with the idea of changing mine for a petrol but I look at the trip computer and change my mind!



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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:17 AM

Hahahaa


To be honest its not bad on a long stint, quite easily sees 35-40 but will all this new found power its hard not to have a play!


 



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Posted 05 October 2012 - 08:20 AM

I also think about how much I've spent on him!!







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