Wow, i haven't updated this for nearly 12months, so hold your horses!
Since my last update a few things have changed, I got these badgers for the sum of bugger all...
Ibiza Cupra R 305mm Brembo's, pads, discs and braided hoses, followed by...
Brand new Mk4 calipers, Mk2 discs, pads, back plates, and braided rear end, inc conversion pipes.
I also changed all of the engine mounts for brand new genuine mounts, just because I could.
In March I was sent to the Falklands for my sins, so before I went I ordered this...
I managed to save an absolute fortune on it thanks to Barrack Obama and his amazing people in the USAF as they don't pay VAT or import duties, much like the BFPO system operates for the British Armed Forces. Sean, I still owe you!!
Another thing that i did whilst I was away was has the misfortune of dealing with Carl Shakespeare of Studio In Car (1st mistake (SIC aka Sh1t Install Company)). I employed him to do me a boot install to accomodate a JL 10W6 my DLS A5 amp my air tank and compressors. Upon my return to the UK in early July, Carl said it was ready for collection, and as I had paid him whilst I was still with the penguins (2nd mistake), I toddled off to Portsmouth to his 'unit' to collect it.
The place was a dump! I don't know why I employed this scruff bag in the first place and didn't just ask for my money back straight away, but I thought that because people on Edition38 blow smoke up his arse constantly because of his work, I decided not to (3rd mistake). So I collected up all of the bits, and a natty bit of carpet and some half arsed door builds wiped my feet on the way out of his hovel, and headed over to Trimdeluxe for a good slagging about the fat jockey with me ol' mucker Joe...
When I got home I tried to fit the install...
Didn't he do well!?
Nothing fitted, and it was all bodged! I got told that this was all modelled in another Mk2, of which must've had a heavy shunt in the rear, as there was no way it was going to fit. The sub box was also a joke. It was made from 18mm front MDF baffle with a fibreglass rear end. Well....the fibreglass was so thin and non-existant in places that I could see the ground when took it out of the car at home. There were pin prick holes all over it, and would no way stand the pressure movement of a W6...
When he told me to bring it down and he would sort it he was met with a rather frustrated reply from me of why should I have to bring it the 300 mile round trip back to have it bodged to fit? He even tried to tell me that I had fitted it wrong, I mean, I've been an engineer for 22yrs, I know when a square peg won't fit in a round hole!
The guy is a complete moron with no concept of quality control, but needless to say I wasn't going to let this little prick get to me, and anyway what I paid him for it, I make in a few days!
So out came the Isopon..
It was easy to get right, so why it wasn't done in the first place is beyond me.
The next thing was the boot floor, as he hadn't built the false floor properly either - shock horror
So again, I re-did that...
And this is how the boot currently stands, with this underneath...
And this being the controller mounted just above the rear view mirror...
To allow it to do this...
And what do points mean...
10 of the best watercooled at VW Action.
Spec consists of:
Engine & transmission
184k with massive amounts of history.
Milltek 4 branch manifold (heat wrapped).
Milltek full stainless system (replicates the OE 16v tailpipes).
Brand new genuine VW engine mounts.
New dizzy due to slight oil leak in 2011.
New rad fitted 2011.
Factory fit aircon, condenser, evaporator and refrigerant replaced 2011.
Ultra-violet Corrado/Golf hybrid Recaro's with fully serviceable motors in both seats (MINT).
Rear headrests, modified to ¾ size as normal size versions look like breezeblocks!
Roof lining, A, B & C pillars, sunvisors and door mirror covers all re-trimmed in an OE style cloth by Trimdeluxe.
Steering wheel, gear and handbrake gaitor trimmed in grey leather with Ultra-violet stitching by Trimdeluxe.
Brand new ‘Newton Commercial’ carpet.
Map lights built into interior light panel.
Votex centre console with flocked centre panel and rare CD holder.
As it has the factory fit a/c, the glovebox and both dash undertrays are flocked.
All four door runner plastics are half flocked to go with the rest of the car.
4x Electric windows, rear switches are just placed in the doors and not connected, so my 6yr old couldn’t play with them!
Mk2 Granada map lights integrated into interior light/sunroof panel.
Alpine 9833r Mp3 headunit with iPod lead.
DLS A5 3 channel amp.
JL Audio C5-650 components in rebuilt OE door pods covered in grey vinyl.
JL Audio 10W6 subwoofer – as you’ll see from my project thread, the whole enclosure and door pods fit properly now after a few days of fettling!
Dynamatted doors, front, rear floor panels and rear turrets.
4awg Knuconceptz wiring kit.
Clifford Concept 650 cat1 alarm with cert.
Delocked doors and boot.
Boot lock on popper and Clifford fob.
Suspension & Brakes
Airlift V2 Management with controller being housed above the rear view mirror.
Airlift Slam series bags and shocks all round.
¼” pipework used throughout, and is heat sleeved where it gets anywhere near the exhaust (overkill!).
0.5degree camber shims on the rear.
Front wishbones fully poly bushed, also have the front x-member bushes too, just haven't fitted them.
Brand new SEAT Brembo 305mm 4pot front set up, pads, discs, calipers and carriers along with new HEL braided hoses.
Brand new Mk4 rear set up, pads, discs, calipers, conversion hoses, and powdercoated back plates.
Wheels & Tyres
BBS RS 131 & 132’s rebuilt with powdercoated barrels in an anthracite grey and the centres in an original BBS silver.
New Radinox 1.5” dishes all round, new stainless steel nuts and bolts.
Barrels swapped around to make the wheels 9” front, and 9.5” rear, fitted to the car using H&R adaptors.
Tyres are 205/40’s front and 215/35 rear Falken 912’s which have done around 1500 miles.
Full repaint carried out in 2011 by Timmy Ansell of True Paintworks in Leicester to an awesome finish. Work carried out:- removal/smoothing - rear panel seams, rear badge holes, aerial hole from wing, 3rd wiper hole from scuttle, towing eye cover from rear bumper. Tim actually commented that this is one of the cleanest Mk2's that he had even painted, saying that there was a tiny bit of corrosion where the side sill screws to the sill, needless to say he sorted it.
New genuine front wings, door rub strips, G60 arches, side skirts, passenger mirror delete, and pattern VW Heritage bumpers and front splitter.
Interior floor stripped to check for corrosion and painted in 2010.
Brand new front and rear screens after paint too.