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« on: 23 September 2008, 10:49 »
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Re: Wazzzer - 1.8T
« Reply #1 on: 26 September 2008, 23:31 »
Thanks mate...

Right I've done something similar on my local site so I thought I'd share it with you lot as well. I'll start from the beginning with a list of my planned a current mods, then I'll let the pics do the talking. Anything with a :cool: next to it means it's bought and probably waiting to be fitted lol

I bought my Golf off my mate just under 2 years ago as myself and the wife needed a car to replace both her Corsa and my Escort RS Turbo. I'd spent an obscene amount of money on the Escort to get a magazine feature so it was time to start afresh. My mate was selling the Golf for £4600 and it only had 46k on the clocks! It was in very good condition so we had to have it...

Exterior:

Replica Anniversary front valance  :cool:
Genuine Votex side skirts :cool:
Colour coded 4motion rear valance :cool:
Colour coded rear Sharan badge  :cool:
enfig perfect fit aerial   :cool:
Colditz dealer plate surrounds  :cool:
Dubmeister pressed plates  :cool:
Aero wipers  :cool:
Mk5 door mirrors  :cool:
HID conversion  :cool:
Anniversary style (joey) Depo projector headlights :cool:
colour coded wing indicator blanks :cool:
Heko wind deflectors :cool:
US rear lights :cool:
Tinted mirror indicators :cool:
Smoked US side markers :cool:

Wheels:

18" Mk5 Golf Monza replica wheels painted in Alfa Romeo Grigio Carbon :cool:
10mm Eibach spacers at the front :cool:
15mm FK spacers at the rear :cool:

Brakes:

Audi TT carriers  :cool:
Front - Seat Leon Cupra R Brembo 4pots with 323mm discs and Brembo pads  :cool:
Rear - 256mm vented discs with Brembo pads :cool:
Red calipers :cool:
HEL braided brake lines :cool:
Custom intermediate braided rear brake lines :cool:

Interior:

Silver/black Net Optic dash parts  :cool:
Newsouth Mk6 Golf boost gauge :cool:
blue LED door pin lights  :cool:
Anniversary interior light with W8 stlye LED downlights :cool:
Bora vents  :cool:
Aluminium instrument rings  :cool:
Audi TT pedals  :cool:
Mk5 Golf R32 steering wheel  :cool:
Beetle Sport door aluminium pins  :cool:
Immo3 Bora Sport cluster with white/red LED backlights :cool:
Miles to empty and lit needles/gauges :cool:
Ford Galaxy Highline needles :cool:
Comfort indicators :cool:
Passat mirror switch :cool:
Anniversary style black interior :cool:
A-pillar pod :cool:
US centre console :cool:
R32 style door triggers :cool:
Richbrook Speed top leather/aluminium gearknob :cool:
Auto headlight kit :cool:

Suspension:

FK AK Street coilovers :cool:
Audi S3 upper front strut brace  :cool:
Audi S3 lower front strut brace  :cool:
Rear strut brace  :cool:
Whiteline adjustable rear ARB  :cool:
Whiteline adjustable front ARB :cool:
30mm poly wishbone front bushes :cool:
Poly ARB bushes :cool:
Audi TT wishbones :cool:
Audi TT hubs :cool:
Audi TT Roadster subframe bushes :cool:
Fabia VRS rear beam bushes :cool:
Supersport poly top mounts :cool:
S3 steering rack :cool:
Audi TT Superpro caster adjustable poly bushes :cool:
PSI Tuning poly rear spring caps :cool:

Engine:

Carbonio CAI with G-Reddy cone filter :cool:
K03s turbo  :cool:
THS FMIC :cool:
R-Tech Stage 2 custom remap :cool:
Forge 007p :cool:
2.5" stainless exhaust with twin tailpipes :cool:
3" decat :cool:
Audi S3 washer bottle cover :cool:
Later spec battery cover :cool:
Silicone boost hoses  :cool:
Audi TT short shift kit  :cool:
PCV system removed :cool:
Saikou Michi Stage 3 catch can :cool:
SFS supersize TIP :cool:
THS PCR pipe :cool:
Forge adjustable actuator with yellow spring :cool:
NGK 7 spark plugs :cool:
C20LET yellow injectors :cool:
VR6 MAF housing :cool:
Devils Own water/methanol injection kit :cool:
Badger5 ported exhaust manifold :cool:
TFSI coilpacks :cool:
Ignition amp removed :cool:

Transmission:

ABF single mass flywheel  :cool:
Techniclutch VR6 clutch :cool:
THS FR3 Engine mounts :cool:
R32 dogbone mount :cool:
B&M replica short shift kit :cool:


ICE:

Kenwood DPX303 headunit  :cool:
Pioneer 17cm speakers :cool:

I'm a bit of a sucker for ebay so most of these bits were bought on there either second hand or brand new.

The first bits I picked up were a new headunit



and a set of crystal indicators, this is them compared to the old ones...



next were a set of coilovers...



followed quickly by a Forge recirculating dump valve in anodised black...


« Last Edit: 18 October 2015, 12:44 by Wazzzer »


1999 1.8T: R-Tech remap - 225bhp/256lb/ft : K03s : THS FMIC : THS PCR pipe : 2.5" stainless exhaust : THS FR3 Engine mounts : G60/VR6 clutch : Calibra Yellow injectors : VR6 MAF : Devils Own WMI : Forge 007p : Carbonio CAI : Leon Cupra R Brembos : FK AK Street coilovers : Votex skirts : Anniversary front : click ---> http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=92175

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Re: Wazzzer - 1.8T
« Reply #2 on: 26 September 2008, 23:44 »
next were some 4motion valances from my local stealers which would eventually be colour coded



A Bora sport gearknob to rid the interior of the crap walnut one...



and also got myself a badge from a VW Sharan to colour code along with the valances



I also ordered my grille, not to everyones taste but I liked it



and a de-locking kit...



I sold all my amp and my sub gear from the Escort as I've decided to keep with the standard bits for the moment so the money went on a Blueflame exhaust system that ebay yielded for a bargain price



then a decat pipe...



which I found out later was actually too short and didn't meet up with the rest of the system. This required me to get a piece of exhaust to bridge the gap. I found a company on ebay that made exactly what I needed and got them to send it to me along with some Mikalor clamps to replace the exhaust U clamps



Next up was a set of anniversary headlights, an OE armrest and a boost gauge pod for the steering column







then a W8 light





1999 1.8T: R-Tech remap - 225bhp/256lb/ft : K03s : THS FMIC : THS PCR pipe : 2.5" stainless exhaust : THS FR3 Engine mounts : G60/VR6 clutch : Calibra Yellow injectors : VR6 MAF : Devils Own WMI : Forge 007p : Carbonio CAI : Leon Cupra R Brembos : FK AK Street coilovers : Votex skirts : Anniversary front : click ---> http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=92175

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Re: Wazzzer - 1.8T
« Reply #3 on: 26 September 2008, 23:53 »
I had to then move on to some essentials, the header tank sensor gave out and was constantly telling me my water was too hot so a repllacement was needed. I was shocked at how cheap these are from the stealers!

old one



I also changed the pollen filter as my windscreen kept misting up in the mornings

New vs old...



I grabbed myself a set of Anniversary replica GRP sideskirts to get sprayed with my other parts...



I also bought myself an N75J valve and made a sub loom for the W8 light, to save cutting my original loom about





and a Tourag torch, which is so handy to have!



I then replaced the walnut interior with lower spec matt black parts. The prats that I couldn't repllace were sprayed with satin black.

before



and after



and the W8 light fitted...



1999 1.8T: R-Tech remap - 225bhp/256lb/ft : K03s : THS FMIC : THS PCR pipe : 2.5" stainless exhaust : THS FR3 Engine mounts : G60/VR6 clutch : Calibra Yellow injectors : VR6 MAF : Devils Own WMI : Forge 007p : Carbonio CAI : Leon Cupra R Brembos : FK AK Street coilovers : Votex skirts : Anniversary front : click ---> http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=92175

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Re: Wazzzer - 1.8T
« Reply #4 on: 27 September 2008, 00:00 »
all my parts came back from being sprayed by a mate of mine and he did a cracking job

The Anniversary sideskirts..



The rear 4-Motion valance



New Sharan badge next to the old



The Anniversary headlights being fitted





the bumper, grille and headlights fitted



along with the N75J valve and CAI while I was there





The missing badge had arrived



and I had some part worns fitted to the Rials



1999 1.8T: R-Tech remap - 225bhp/256lb/ft : K03s : THS FMIC : THS PCR pipe : 2.5" stainless exhaust : THS FR3 Engine mounts : G60/VR6 clutch : Calibra Yellow injectors : VR6 MAF : Devils Own WMI : Forge 007p : Carbonio CAI : Leon Cupra R Brembos : FK AK Street coilovers : Votex skirts : Anniversary front : click ---> http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=92175

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« Reply #5 on: 27 September 2008, 00:04 »
I hacked the passenger side grille about so the air flow was available for the CAI



found these up at Inters and had to buy them





and some German style plates to compliment them



I put my Wolfsburg state seal and the German MOT equivilant sticker on them as well to make it look bit more authentic



I also fitted my Sharan badge



Some shots of it in the sun









1999 1.8T: R-Tech remap - 225bhp/256lb/ft : K03s : THS FMIC : THS PCR pipe : 2.5" stainless exhaust : THS FR3 Engine mounts : G60/VR6 clutch : Calibra Yellow injectors : VR6 MAF : Devils Own WMI : Forge 007p : Carbonio CAI : Leon Cupra R Brembos : FK AK Street coilovers : Votex skirts : Anniversary front : click ---> http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=92175

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« Reply #6 on: 27 September 2008, 00:10 »
next were the parts for the coilovers







so I could fit them and the Rials



I didn't realise I had the drop to the max on the fronts, lowered it down and couldn't get the jack out lol





I've also changed my fake wood handles over for the satin black versions in the back...

The old...



the new...



taking the locks out...



fitted the drivers handle...



and sorted my s/steel zorst out so I know I've defo got all the bits I need.



I bought and fitted a rear strut brace to improve the handling a bit



The exhaust fitted



and a Bora vent loom made for the recently purchased vents made by my good self





1999 1.8T: R-Tech remap - 225bhp/256lb/ft : K03s : THS FMIC : THS PCR pipe : 2.5" stainless exhaust : THS FR3 Engine mounts : G60/VR6 clutch : Calibra Yellow injectors : VR6 MAF : Devils Own WMI : Forge 007p : Carbonio CAI : Leon Cupra R Brembos : FK AK Street coilovers : Votex skirts : Anniversary front : click ---> http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=92175

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« Reply #7 on: 27 September 2008, 00:19 »
I fitted some Audi TT pedal covers and while I was there I thought it would be nice to fit the matching dead pedal as well as the standard plastic one fitted in the Golf is a bit boring.

This is how I did it...I drilled a hole into the Golf dead pedal and cut a slot into it for the locating tab.





The TT pedal has locating tabs down one side but I only needed one so the others were ground off to give a cleaner look





then all bolted together and looks like this



and fitted, like this



looks spot on now and really updates it without being too OTT

I also fitted some tacho rings



The column pod was rubbing on the back of the steering wheel so I modified this slightly...

I cut out this section...



so it would sit like this...



My exhaust was knocking a bit so I invested in an R32 dog bone mount, which made it feel like a new car!



I made sure all the lights worked in the Bora vents before fitting



The tacho rings and the pod fitted along with the Newsouth gauge



I bought some S3 upper and lower strut braces from the local stealers







Bora vents fitted



A k03s turned up on ebay for the right price so I've stashed it away in the shed for a later date




1999 1.8T: R-Tech remap - 225bhp/256lb/ft : K03s : THS FMIC : THS PCR pipe : 2.5" stainless exhaust : THS FR3 Engine mounts : G60/VR6 clutch : Calibra Yellow injectors : VR6 MAF : Devils Own WMI : Forge 007p : Carbonio CAI : Leon Cupra R Brembos : FK AK Street coilovers : Votex skirts : Anniversary front : click ---> http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=92175

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« Reply #8 on: 07 October 2008, 23:24 »
right where were we...

Next up were a set of aero wipers front and rear

Rear was a combination of a Sharan blade with a Polo arm



and now...



then the fronts were the retro fit aero blades as opposed to the whole arm conversion



and now...



I then ordered my HID kit for fitting at a later date...



and prepped the bits I could ready for fitting

I starting prepping the parts for the HIDs and had a quick test fit in my old headlights...

First of all I had to drill a 25mm hole in the back plate of the headlight to allow the wiring to pass through



then thread the wiring through and push the grommet into place (this seals the light again and will stop any condensation getting in, once they are fitted properly I'll use some silicone as well)



then connect the wiring from the original harness to the ballast, then back to the HID blub



and then refit the cover making sure all the wires are free and don't get crushed



Some Beetle Sport door pins to tart the interior up after seeing them in my mates Beetle



and a steering wheel from a Skoda Octavia VRS, which I don't have a pic of for some reason




1999 1.8T: R-Tech remap - 225bhp/256lb/ft : K03s : THS FMIC : THS PCR pipe : 2.5" stainless exhaust : THS FR3 Engine mounts : G60/VR6 clutch : Calibra Yellow injectors : VR6 MAF : Devils Own WMI : Forge 007p : Carbonio CAI : Leon Cupra R Brembos : FK AK Street coilovers : Votex skirts : Anniversary front : click ---> http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=92175

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Re: Wazzzer - 1.8T
« Reply #9 on: 07 October 2008, 23:30 »
I ordered this handbrake lever cover but I didn't realise it wasn't a genuine item. But as I had it I wasn't going to waste it so I put it aside for fitting another day



My MOT told me my brakes were shot so this was an ideal opportunity to upgrade to 312mm discs. I found some bargain Mintex front discs and pads on ebay so these were purchased and stored away

then on to the strut braces...

3x8mm holes on each



then a quick test fit to make sure I'd drilled the holes in the right place



then I painted the bare metal in the holes with a touch up pen. I did this twice to make sure it was all covered



The bolts/washers/nuts I used



While I was there I thought I'd fit the bottom brace, what an absolute nightmare of a job

Anyways I got it fitted after nearly 2 hours of fun



and I also fitted a bit of black silicone pipe rather than the blue rubber thing that was on there



the strut brace finally fitted in place, bit of a mission on my own trying to feel under the arch and tighted the nuts at the same time...







The whiteline adjustable ARB turned up along with the 312mm carriers







1999 1.8T: R-Tech remap - 225bhp/256lb/ft : K03s : THS FMIC : THS PCR pipe : 2.5" stainless exhaust : THS FR3 Engine mounts : G60/VR6 clutch : Calibra Yellow injectors : VR6 MAF : Devils Own WMI : Forge 007p : Carbonio CAI : Leon Cupra R Brembos : FK AK Street coilovers : Votex skirts : Anniversary front : click ---> http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=92175