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jamie1989 - VW Bora 1.6 to 1.8t conversion build
« on: 24 September 2011, 23:06 »
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Re: jamie1989 - VW Bora 1.6 to 1.8t conversion build
« Reply #1 on: 24 September 2011, 23:54 »
Thanks jv

OKkkkayy this is my bora, Dont expect anything showroom condition but we all start somewhere and I will get this project done haha

Soo its been about a Year now and my Bora is still going strong from when I bought it.
Life started as 1 little 1.6 but then a 1.8t conversion happened! and boy can it move now :D

It looked like this when I purchased her, A little rough but I loved her on the rs6's.



Heres a few pics during the conversion





Then I changed the colour of the wheels and added hid's




Got bored then added :D Merc's 18" monoblocs only 8's on the front 8.5's on the rear. Went white and black to stand out but what a payne to keep clean.






Then a trip upto R-Tech hehe stage 1 195bhp. Nick done his magic and the trip back to Wales, well I cant explain the smile on my face said it all!!!! :D





Got told to lose the blow off valve and buy a forge recirculating valve :D So thats what I did.




I have replaced the crappy seats too for leathers, which im happy with I just need the door cards finished. I wouldnt mind some bora sport clocks soon as I have the standard clocks you find in the golf's.

The mercedes alloys are for sale shortly, I have purchased another set of RS6's untill I find a decent set of LM reps or something different without adaptors.
I have loved every minute of owning this car. During the last year I have replaced the turbo, stage 1 R-Tech remap, Decat, 3inch cat back exhaust, TDI dogbone from Awsome gti, purchased a new clutch kit, Pionner DVD player, Leather seats, Merc alloys, new coil overs, top mounts, CAi and plenty more to come.

What you all think?? Not bad from a 1.6 heyy  :D

« Last Edit: 13 July 2012, 14:12 by jamie1989 »
1.6-1.8t AGU K03s, Forge actuator, Forge 007p, turbo back exhuast, Ths front mount, Catch can, 5 piece silicone boost pipes and creation sports tip. Stage 2 atm 232bhp 270lbs. Waiting for custom mapping :-)

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Re: jamie1989 - VW Bora 1.6 to 1.8t conversion build
« Reply #2 on: 26 September 2011, 17:43 »
Just found pics when I first had her, I added the Air intake at that point. I cant believe the difference already :D
Before some time in 2010

After Today 26/09/2011


Here is a picture before I sprayed the mercs


And a picture while nicks doing his magic :D

1.6-1.8t AGU K03s, Forge actuator, Forge 007p, turbo back exhuast, Ths front mount, Catch can, 5 piece silicone boost pipes and creation sports tip. Stage 2 atm 232bhp 270lbs. Waiting for custom mapping :-)

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Re: jamie1989 - VW Bora 1.6 to 1.8t conversion build
« Reply #3 on: 04 October 2011, 20:51 »
Sooo while cleaning the car I noticed a few flies and what not in my headlights, I thought what a perfect time to clean them out and do the "joey" mod :D



1.6-1.8t AGU K03s, Forge actuator, Forge 007p, turbo back exhuast, Ths front mount, Catch can, 5 piece silicone boost pipes and creation sports tip. Stage 2 atm 232bhp 270lbs. Waiting for custom mapping :-)

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Re: jamie1989 - VW Bora 1.6 to 1.8t conversion build
« Reply #4 on: 29 October 2011, 18:11 »
Been abit quiet lately but a few things done, Iv had the timing belt changed, smoothed off wings and filled in the number plate recess.


« Last Edit: 13 July 2012, 14:13 by jamie1989 »
1.6-1.8t AGU K03s, Forge actuator, Forge 007p, turbo back exhuast, Ths front mount, Catch can, 5 piece silicone boost pipes and creation sports tip. Stage 2 atm 232bhp 270lbs. Waiting for custom mapping :-)

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Re: jamie1989 - VW Bora 1.6 to 1.8t conversion build
« Reply #5 on: 08 November 2011, 14:46 »
So the winter is here the BBS's have to come off and be replaced with the rs4 reps. I have also played with the idea of spraying the front mount matt black so today I had time to do it and this how the bora stands ready for the rubbish weather.



1.6-1.8t AGU K03s, Forge actuator, Forge 007p, turbo back exhuast, Ths front mount, Catch can, 5 piece silicone boost pipes and creation sports tip. Stage 2 atm 232bhp 270lbs. Waiting for custom mapping :-)

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Re: jamie1989 - VW Bora 1.6 to 1.8t conversion build
« Reply #6 on: 08 November 2011, 14:49 »
And Iv sprayed my VW badge again  :grin: Stone chips are a pain in the backside haha
1.6-1.8t AGU K03s, Forge actuator, Forge 007p, turbo back exhuast, Ths front mount, Catch can, 5 piece silicone boost pipes and creation sports tip. Stage 2 atm 232bhp 270lbs. Waiting for custom mapping :-)

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Re: jamie1989 - VW Bora 1.6 to 1.8t conversion build
« Reply #7 on: 08 November 2011, 20:02 »
The rs4 alloys are for sale I dont like them on the car  :angry:
Iv had them for a while now never fitted them to the car and they have been on for a day and im not impressed with them.
They look better in my garage than on my car I dont dig the black on black sorry.
1.6-1.8t AGU K03s, Forge actuator, Forge 007p, turbo back exhuast, Ths front mount, Catch can, 5 piece silicone boost pipes and creation sports tip. Stage 2 atm 232bhp 270lbs. Waiting for custom mapping :-)

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Re: jamie1989 - VW Bora 1.6 to 1.8t conversion build
« Reply #8 on: 11 November 2011, 12:06 »
RS4 alloys sold now  :cool:
BBS's back on for now.
1.6-1.8t AGU K03s, Forge actuator, Forge 007p, turbo back exhuast, Ths front mount, Catch can, 5 piece silicone boost pipes and creation sports tip. Stage 2 atm 232bhp 270lbs. Waiting for custom mapping :-)

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Re: jamie1989 - VW Bora 1.6 to 1.8t conversion build
« Reply #9 on: 04 December 2011, 15:08 »
Had a busy day  :wink: chopped up the slam panel so the front mount would mount up further.
I also added the seat cupra splitter and replaced the valance as the other was chopped up  :embarassed:
We all make mistakes im glad its done now though.


« Last Edit: 04 December 2011, 15:11 by jamie1989 »
1.6-1.8t AGU K03s, Forge actuator, Forge 007p, turbo back exhuast, Ths front mount, Catch can, 5 piece silicone boost pipes and creation sports tip. Stage 2 atm 232bhp 270lbs. Waiting for custom mapping :-)