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Title: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 30 March 2013, 17:32
I'm giving dub rides a go instead of a another dub project, as I like the idea of fellow members being able to openly voice their thoughts on things :smiley:

As a lot of you know, I was unfortunate enough to lose my lovely mk4 earlier this month! :sad: I love the golf and have always owned one, but i have always let my eyes wander over the years, and the Scirocco has been a car that has always tickled my fancy! Well after some maths, and a journey to the bank, I realised that I could do something crazy and go and get the car that I had always wanted, since its release! :evil:

One long stuffy 6 hour coach journey down to Plymouth, and I was sitting in a Jaguar dealership signing the papers for my viper green Scirocco, which I have aptly named 'Kermit'! :smiley: No points for guessing why?! :rolleyes:

The spec is lovely, and I'm still finding out features that even the sales exec didn't realise!! Here is a list of it's credentials:

2.0 GT TDI 140bhp engine
DSG gearbox
Flappy paddles
Black leather heated interior
Black headliner
Auto wipers
Auto rear view mirror
RNS 510 Satnav/DVD player
Integrated Bluetooth
W8 light
Footwell lights
iPod connection
Flat bottomed steering wheel with controls
Cruise control
Dual climate control
Traction control
Adaptive chassis control
Rear privacy glass
18" Interlagos alloy wheels
Headlight washers
Scirocco door sills

It is gorgeous to look at, inside and out, and it's even better to drive! :cool:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/2F704BAD-ADE3-492A-845A-9042E728A320-2843-000002749882A46D.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/15C79B02-AB7B-48C8-812E-D8B3485C6151-3805-0000035ABE8548D2.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/89BD1641-4AD7-416B-99B7-F0168B44B425-3805-00000359F0C974E2.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/95A2528D-B835-4EA7-8B9B-9AB82515ECBA-3805-0000035A49C6B70A.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/C581CDFA-D13A-4F6C-9D0B-5EC30934EF27-3805-0000035A240ED86C.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/155B36C1-FCFA-4950-BC88-E1DD473C9C9A-3805-0000035A045B2C1B.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/08AEE897-0AFD-4872-A1A7-8641C7D04D10-3805-0000035B12EFE398.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/188E2D42-0810-411D-9962-4476C75BF4D5-3805-0000035A543180F0.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/8F6E7EAA-3E2B-4F26-9A48-2B06C664F895-4537-000003BD71E0AE15.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/68446612-9442-442F-8747-FABD99F54058-4537-000003BD8195E7E5.jpg)
If I'm honest, there are a few mods that I'll do, but I don't think anywhere near the extent of the golf!

Comments welcome :afro:
Title: Re: My Rocco Kermit!!
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 30 March 2013, 17:50
Very nice, I'm surprised that modifiers don't use this colour for their motors.
Title: Re: My Rocco Kermit!!
Post by: Wayne on 30 March 2013, 21:28
Love it, excellent choice :afro:
Title: Re: My Rocco Kermit!!
Post by: VW BUSH on 30 March 2013, 21:35
I thought they were 170bhp, hey ho learn summit new.
Super colour, just love these cars hope you enjoy it! :cool:
Title: Re: My Rocco Kermit!!
Post by: Rhyso on 30 March 2013, 21:41
I thought they were 170bhp, hey ho learn summit new.
Super colour, just love these cars hope you enjoy it! :cool:

2 versions  :wink:

140 and 170  :nerd:
Title: Re: My Rocco Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 31 March 2013, 00:15
I thought they were 170bhp, hey ho learn summit new.
Super colour, just love these cars hope you enjoy it! :cool:

2 versions  :wink:

140 and 170  :nerd:
Beat me to it :smiley:

I was only ever going to get it in this colour! :cool:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: jamesblonde on 31 March 2013, 00:58
There's a special place in my heart for Scirocco's this colour :)
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 24 April 2013, 15:07
Got hold of some spray paint and changed this
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/A1523958-610D-47AB-B59A-CBA5BDC6790F-22471-000011ADB2E610A3.jpg)
...to this!! :cool:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/C491E59D-DB77-4C70-8F5E-38DF0D7DF5A8-22471-000011AC688D0555.jpg)
I'm very impressed with the colour match! You can also see that I've finished it off with a smart looking Audi R8 oil cap :smiley:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 16 May 2013, 15:58
I've been meaning to do this since I bought the car, and seeing that the weather has been cooperative, I took my chance...
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/2E3CE6EE-0851-4354-B060-3E5383ABCEF6-39473-00001EB603C55B0D.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/6BCC6AE9-2948-44C9-93E9-E09CA5FF1E0B-39473-00001EB819434050.jpg)
So chuffed at how this has come out!! :cool:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/399899B1-87D7-457D-A066-304080B48054-39473-00001EB852FFB051.jpg)
And fitted :smiley:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/D19692C0-6F2C-4174-8E10-D8E22E99C6F1-39473-00001EB8AFEEBC52.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/8F1A00E6-41A8-4C7E-B2CA-719A2B4A5A6A-39473-00001EB936197A94.jpg)
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: brett on 16 May 2013, 16:22
Nice car mate  :cool:,nice little touches aswell
Always like the rocco
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: Wayne on 17 May 2013, 00:08
Engine cover looks really good and a nice match :afro:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: Ginge 35Edition on 17 May 2013, 05:45
Great job with the rear diffuser.
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: R5MEE on 17 May 2013, 06:16
Great job with the rear diffuser.
X2  I need to pluck up the courage to paint a couple of my bits :whistle: but always resort to wrapping  What primer/paint combo did you use?
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: Toby on 17 May 2013, 07:19
Engine cover looks great!! As does the rear defuser  :smiley:


' like '
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 20 May 2013, 20:07
Great job with the rear diffuser.
X2  I need to pluck up the courage to paint a couple of my bits :whistle: but always resort to wrapping  What primer/paint combo did you use?
I'm the opposite, as I've never bought any vinyl wrap! :grin:

It's just halfords grey primer and metallic black paint. Nothing special, but provides the right look at a fraction of the cost of a bodyshop :smiley: Anything bigger, or more visible, and I think it would be unwise to rattle can it up though! :laugh:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: dom on 21 May 2013, 19:50
Subtle changes make all the difference :afro:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 25 July 2013, 15:30
Time for a mighty update :cool:

There were a few little cosmetic things that I wanted to get sorted on the Rocco, that I felt would sharpen up the look. So I went from this...
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/38539ACA-4E0F-4500-83DA-EB6DF3E318BF-551-0000004E6E02F505.jpg)
To this.
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/15911FEF-3901-40BB-ADED-4A3BF4892FD4-551-00000040676C6137.jpg)
And this...
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/A7974A9F-1F9C-4C14-B93C-FE53E003B230-551-000000556B2EEFC7.jpg)
To this.
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/778E49EA-2013-459F-9C4E-FB866FF7361B-551-00000040BB9F622B.jpg)
And those famous last words of 'I'm not gonna do too much modding', well I got my hands on a Scirocco R exhaust. I took it over to my mate (who is the godfather of metal fabrication) and he welded on an adapter.
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/EF6591D3-5CCF-4CBB-8325-FDDC616B40AA-551-000000479E5A3928.jpg)
This is due to the R pipe work having a thicker diameter to that of the GT models. After angle grinding my back box off, I got the R back box bolted into place.
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/01BD94BC-9ED4-4969-A900-7D6261A1DB8B-551-00000047ABC54039.jpg)
My god are the pipes wide apart :shocked: I ended up having to take a saw blade to the bumper, in order to accommodate the pipes!! It's a temporary measure, as I'm waiting for an R-line rear bumper to come up for sale. Anyway, here's the end product :smiley:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/2B46F050-87D1-453B-92F5-50E96BB7C59E-551-00000048C2D5AFD2.jpg)
Made an appearance at inters as well. Met up with a couple familiar faces, and met some new ones :smiley:
For those that went, you would know how awesome the weather was! :cool: Anyway, here are a couple pics that I took whilst there...
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/F07C476C-A68F-4CC0-8930-FC87F4190D2C-551-00000046E7292BF0.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/128A8C71-14FC-45AA-94D0-33EE5A6266FB-551-00000045DF2AAD86.jpg)
And I even got my car washed, for free :laugh:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/A452BEAF-EE2C-41AE-8CE6-4C3393BE790F-551-0000004550F9B2D5.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/01E41D43-3ECB-4356-9706-F225043E6694-551-000000478193A8CC.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/A3F710D2-75DC-49EA-9E04-5714BE6DC57C-551-000000474A348BEE.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/1006E4F5-177C-47C0-8A6E-1A3DF0988DC4-551-000000452D89DBEA.jpg)
Gleaming!!!!! :kiss:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/FA5DC4F8-5CA9-4991-8174-2755BE70E371-551-0000004378CE735E.jpg)
On my list of jobs now for my bright green frog are:
-Front splitter
-Rline skirts
-Rline rear
-Interior dash trim hydroprinted
So only a couple things :whistle: :grin:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 06 September 2013, 20:33
Finally sorted out getting my personalised number plate switched over to the Rocco! Whilst I was at Inters, I invested in some German pressed plates, as the style has grown on me considerably. I also purchased some german number plate stickers to give that more authentic feel :smiley:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/A604D07A-D8E4-4A1B-A713-F5EAC303FFAD-3330-000001EB206DFC54_zps4cf9ed0a.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/627EE94F-0C72-4532-8FBF-AF44E5F10255-3330-000001EA989E3CEC_zpse427c03b.jpg)
I can also tick off one of the jobs I had previously listed. I sent my interior trim off to be hydroprinted. Now this will divide opinion, and if I'm honest, I was unsure to begin with, but now i'm loving it! Here it is...
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/FFDA0C86-B6AF-4982-A9B0-D6EC6DD85D68-3330-000001EB5B9999D7_zps39d49cfc.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/E39C8BDF-FC8F-47C4-A815-18B717511AAA-3330-000001EB9D61D1AC_zpse90d13ba.jpg)
SNAKESKIN!!!!! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:

I really fancied something different, as everyone with a Rocco appears to go down the 'piano black' route like the R model, or a lot of people in general go for carbon fibre effect :rolleyes: "Why snakeskin?!" Some of you will ask. Well, it's certainly not random... The paint code of my car is 'Viper' green. I'll leave it at that :wink:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/7DAE1332-843E-4DAB-B158-09CE44A17CAD-3330-000001EBE0816CB8_zps1a878fb2.jpg)
Comments welcome :smiley:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: JC on 06 September 2013, 20:40
have fun with the polis on them plates  :lipsrsealed: 3 strikes and bye bye  private reg, hello ! plate  :shocked: :sick:

but the interior is  :cool: :afro:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: cobalt6700 on 07 September 2013, 08:41
That snakeskin looks  :cool: nicely done.
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: Wayne on 07 September 2013, 21:33
That interior is horrid, sorry to be harsh
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: dom on 07 September 2013, 21:56
Not a fan of the snakeskin tbh :undecided:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: Wooosh on 07 September 2013, 22:10
I've always liked the Rocco's front leather seats but the rears dont fit in anything else shame really :undecided:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: xtetx on 12 September 2013, 17:14
epic dude!
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 12 September 2013, 20:12
I'm not offended by anyone that isn't keen on the snake print, as I knew it was a marmite mod! But for all those that do like it, thanks for your comments :afro: Got pulled over by the 5-0 the other night, as I had a headlight bulb blow, and the sergeant loved the snake print! :laugh:

I've since bought a front splitter, which will be sprayed and fitted, as well as some Scirocco R side skirts. Looks like the modding bug is staying!! :evil:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: xtetx on 13 September 2013, 08:41
did the snake skin come with a free pimp jacket and cane?  :grin:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 13 September 2013, 10:08
did the snake skin come with a free pimp jacket and cane?  :grin:
No, just a couple of hookers! :grin: One of my colleagues remarked that with the black headliner, leather interior and snake print, my car looked like a brothel! :laugh:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 04 December 2013, 18:34
Been a bit of movement on the Rocco since the last update...

I decided to give the wheels a bit of a refurb, as there was a bit of lacquer peel. It takes a bit of patience, and hard graft, but the results are extremely rewarding :smiley:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/EB16A4F7-83C7-4332-A86E-86D56F2B0E3D-2731-000001E8094422DA_zps54a7567a.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/5968F532-77C3-4133-9F4D-9FAFA235E008-2731-000001E818E40D1F_zps6bd19b1c.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/7043C894-7DA2-48E5-BDE6-F5F657011C0F-2731-000001E8620A9AC1_zps2a2c7af8.jpg)
I bought some R-line side skirts, as I didn't like the cheap looking black rub strips that VW decided to tarnish the Rocco with. By recommendation of Hoggy (off this forum) I took the car up to Evolution Paint Works in Carlisle, where they worked their magic. To say I'm chuffed with the end result is an understatement!! :cool:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/F1A77E5D-FAA9-497B-B8EC-524C78FC5244-2731-000001F6D9EA7D06_zpsfb3b50ad.jpg)
And if that wasn't enough, I purchased a front splitter to finish the front end off. I initially bought a cupra splitter, as I was misinformed that they fit. Simply, they don't!! :grin: Unfortunately I am finding that mods on the Rocco are costing me more that on the golf. The splitter I bought cost me in excess of £120 :undecided: Looks spot on though! :cool:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/2B3A2073-3E31-422A-B99E-37EBA296E7EF-2731-000001E745CF3704_zps3b4281b4.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/40E3DDA6-63BD-48AC-AE16-FB83F95C3909-2731-000001E79D20A048_zpse083e0ba.jpg)
Comments welcome peeps :wink:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: AD1.8T on 04 December 2013, 18:46
I need one of these soooo nice !
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: Carl! on 04 December 2013, 19:48
Did the police say anything about your plates when they pulled you?
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 04 December 2013, 19:55
Did the police say anything about your plates when they pulled you?
One was giving it large threatening to issue me a fine, whilst the sergeant gave me a wink and shook his head. I was warned about them, but no fine :whistle:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: xtetx on 04 December 2013, 19:57
Looks tastey
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: dom on 04 December 2013, 20:06
Looks good, colour match on the skirts looks a little off though :undecided:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 04 December 2013, 20:16
Looks good, colour match on the skirts looks a little off though :undecided:
When I uploaded the pic to photo bucket I thought that, but i can only put it down to the angle/shadow, as it's spot on in the flesh.

I had the whole passenger side sprayed, due to some c*nt keying my car :lipsrsealed: So I know that it's a match to the door and rear quarter :smiley: Who keys cars these days?! Especially out in the country!! :angry:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: legg360 on 04 December 2013, 23:10
Someone who is jealous that you got a decent car that they will prob never afford so out of spite they damage it... few years ago down my street every decent car was keyed in one night.... a nice wave down the side
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: xxpenxx on 12 February 2014, 15:32
Jealous!
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!!
Post by: sveed1.8T on 06 March 2014, 16:42
Time has come for me to part with this green machine! :undecided:

I have recently purchased my first house, and I need to free up some money to do boring stuff, like pay my parents back some dollar and pay for a new bathroom. I have uploaded an advert to Autotrader, of which here is the link..

http://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201403052275353/postcode/CB62HN?atcide=emc-cars-FTL002

I will upload an advert on this website with the full spec, if anyone is interested (or knows someone that is interested. Anyway, here are a couple pics of how he sits :sad:
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/E8B643D7-F1CD-47C8-B54D-15A925B828F2-204-0000000698BA6FDF_zps9271c9be.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/5B7A2678-45A7-4E01-9060-F6319E9B764D-204-00000006CF50A51A_zps0a52d64d.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/51A3B165-408F-4F00-BF25-73D6F936AD1E-204-0000000788727057_zps328d8a4e.jpg)
(http://i1008.photobucket.com/albums/af201/sveed5/152CC415-A4A4-4F45-958F-41E6F2146649-204-00000006F746F2E2_zps9854c303.jpg)
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!! **Now for sale**
Post by: justalex81 on 06 March 2014, 22:19
so what's next on the 'murder' list?

Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!! **Now for sale**
Post by: sveed1.8T on 07 March 2014, 01:04
so what's next on the 'murder' list?
The what?! :huh:
Title: Re: My Rocco, Kermit!! **Now for sale**
Post by: sveed1.8T on 26 June 2014, 00:18
Sold :undecided: