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xtetx - 1.6 16v > 1.8T
« on: 14 May 2012, 16:22 »
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Re: xtetx - 1.6 16v
« Reply #1 on: 15 May 2012, 20:50 »
Cheers JV!

I bought this car on 23/10/2011 and have loved it ever since!
Only covering a mere 1500 miles in her first year, it had been well looked after and was tidy as hell.
She has been serviced every year at a main dealer until the pervious owner had her which she was then serviced at a local garage.
Every receipt from new and only had 59,000 miles on the clock.

I wish I had saved the photos from the advert on auto trader but basically she looked like this just without the DC sticker haha.




The 17inch Audi TT alloys were put on by the last owner but that was the only "modification" that had been done.


« Last Edit: 27 June 2013, 12:35 by xtetx »

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Re: xtetx - 1.6 16v
« Reply #2 on: 15 May 2012, 21:00 »
After having the car for just over 2 months, some muppet pulled in to the side of me (they were in the wrong) and drove off, leaving me with this.






After spending £250 of my own money she was repaired. Like new.






After telling myself I wasn't going to change a single thing on her I decided that my first modification would be some Eibach pro springs. I thought the 30mm drop would be a nice subtle touch and make the ride a lot better.



Got these for £140 delivered from demon tweaks.




This was after the drop.


Tool box in the boot which is making it lower on the back.



« Last Edit: 14 August 2013, 10:11 by xtetx »

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Re: xtetx - 1.6 16v
« Reply #3 on: 15 May 2012, 21:12 »
Next on the list was a MK5 back wiper and a gloss black rear badge.

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Re: xtetx - 1.6 16v
« Reply #4 on: 15 May 2012, 21:16 »
Next on my list was bora sport clocks. I ended up buying Bora V6 clocks for £100 .
Before and after pictures:



Cheers to Chris Robbinson for coding these in for me.
I didn't have an outside temperature sensor so this was on my list of things to get sorted.
« Last Edit: 15 May 2012, 21:30 by xtetx »

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Re: xtetx - 1.6 16v
« Reply #5 on: 15 May 2012, 21:32 »
So, next was to get some nice rear lights. I know lots of people have them but they look great. Think I payed £140 from the dealers for US Spec rear lights.



Cleaned the back up so much and went well with the colour of my car I think.

At the same time i did this, i also got a groupon deal. 2 wheels refurbished for £48.
Both front alloys were looking tired so i got them done.

« Last Edit: 16 May 2012, 12:51 by xtetx »

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Re: xtetx - 1.6 16v
« Reply #6 on: 15 May 2012, 21:36 »
The peasant aerial got swapped for a 2010 polo aerial. £12 off eBay.
Before and after.


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Re: xtetx - 1.6 16v
« Reply #7 on: 15 May 2012, 21:54 »
It was time to change the suspension to be on coilovers. I wanted it to sit lower and after much debate I put her on to JOMs. I've heard nothing but good things about the quality for the price.
So, off came the eibachs and on went the JOMs only to find out the rear adjuster was a duff.
Put them on anyways but the back sat slightly high!




Straight after we fitted the new suspension, the good old 1.6 chocolate gearbox cracked and let oil into the clutch.
Gearbox £225, borg and beck clutch £110 and blood, sweat and tears!!!
My bro haha


The crack causing the slipping clutch.


Then we were up till 1am in the pitch black, rain and cold.


This got fitted and everything was sweet. Runs so much better.

In the mean time whilst waiting for my new adjuster I bought some pressed plates from Carbon Motive and some plain surrounds off eBay- look sweet as!






I then got a new adjuster and dropped the back as far as the adjuster would let me.
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Re: xtetx - 1.6 16v
« Reply #8 on: 15 May 2012, 22:03 »
So I got in touch with aRd off ukmkivs to get my outside air temperature sensor and stalk fitted. Drove 2 and a half hours to Thornaby from Manchester.
Not got proper picture but you can see it works!



424 Miles out of a full tank. Not bad for a 1.6 16V!
« Last Edit: 22 May 2012, 20:30 by xtetx »

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Re: xtetx - 1.6 16v
« Reply #9 on: 16 May 2012, 12:58 »
So this Saturday, im back off up to see aRd (Ray) to have remote central locking / alarm siren fitted in to her(this will go off when the doors open, it wont have motion sensors in) - this will  also include auto windows up. This will be great as i currently have 1 key that i have to unlock by using the door locks.

At the same time i will be fitting the Bora vents + loom which i bought off ebay.

I have just recieved a smooth rear bumper which i bought off the forum from ads1 - not opened it yet but will be doing when i get home.
Next month this will be getting sprayed and fitted.