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Re: Philips X-Treme power bulbs
« Reply #20 on: 17 December 2007, 20:15 »

o really whatelse you got lined up to do? what car you thinking of getting? mark 5?


remap after crimbo
uprated clutch - got the prices etc so will start picking up pieces over the next few months
Anniversay suspension

after that i intend to enjoy it for a couple of years; my next car will most likely be an Audi as i don't like the MK5 except in GTI trim and the spyshots of the MK6 look fooking sh!te!!  plus the mileage i do rules out getting a GTI so it will be another derv for sure  :wink:

Im after a new clutch soon is it worth getting a uprated one then? What makes are good??

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Re: Philips X-Treme power bulbs
« Reply #21 on: 17 December 2007, 20:19 »
what bhp will u be pushing with the remap?
whats recommended in the world of clutches and best £Â£Ã‚£wise?

must so alot of mileage and a job that u drive ur car all day then  :cool:
I must warn you I'm about as decisive as a 5 yr old in a sweet shop!!  :grin:

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Re: Philips X-Treme power bulbs
« Reply #22 on: 17 December 2007, 20:20 »
Sachs or Helix do good stuff; i'm going for a Sachs kit.

uprated is needed as you take the power up and with a remap i'll be easliy pushing the limits of the standard clutch; just as well spend a few extra quid and get one which will last the life of the car.

you got a 5 speed box? as i think you can fit a G60 flywheel and clutch kit which means OEM feel and reliability :afro:

have a look over on UKMKIV's net as there's loads of threads about clutches there

what bhp will u be pushing with the remap?

must so alot of mileage and a job that u drive ur car all day then  :cool:

should see 180bhp and close to 300lbs ft of torque  :cool: might have it trimmed back though and just make sure i have as smooth a torque curve as possible

don't do silly mileages but for me its more cost effective to have a derv; got a few European road trips planned over the next couple of years so it makes sense  :smiley:
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Re: Philips X-Treme power bulbs
« Reply #23 on: 17 December 2007, 20:22 »
Sachs or Helix do good stuff; i'm going for a Sachs kit.

uprated is needed as you take the power up and with a remap i'll be easliy pushing the limits of the standard clutch; just as well spend a few extra quid and get one which will last the life of the car.

you got a 5 speed box? as i think you can fit a G60 flywheel and clutch kit which means OEM feel and reliability :afro:

have a look over on UKMKIV's net as there's loads of threads about clutches there

mmm G60 i will look into this cheers bud!

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Re: Philips X-Treme power bulbs
« Reply #24 on: 17 December 2007, 20:24 »
not worth me puttin an uprated clutch on as i have a 2.0, there aint much point remapping it 4 a couple extra bhp 4 all the money it costs ay? :cry:
I must warn you I'm about as decisive as a 5 yr old in a sweet shop!!  :grin:

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Re: Philips X-Treme power bulbs
« Reply #25 on: 17 December 2007, 20:28 »
not worth me puttin an uprated clutch on as i have a 2.0, there aint much point remapping it 4 a couple extra bhp 4 all the money it costs ay? :cry:

save your pennies and get a 1.8T or a 130 / 150 TDI in the future :afro:

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Re: Philips X-Treme power bulbs
« Reply #26 on: 17 December 2007, 20:50 »
me thinks your right mate, wouldnt mind a 150 tdi just the missus hates diesels and i reckon that i need a turbo before i cross the border into dervland!! :laugh: :cool: :wink:
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Re: Philips X-Treme power bulbs
« Reply #27 on: 17 December 2007, 20:56 »
me thinks your right mate, wouldnt mind a 150 tdi just the missus hates diesels and i reckon that i need a turbo before i cross the border into dervland!! :laugh: :cool: :wink:

lol  :grin: :grin:

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Re: Philips X-Treme power bulbs
« Reply #28 on: 18 December 2007, 09:10 »
Going back to the lights, I know Rhyso replaced his.

Im going to buy some for myself as a xmas pressesnt (how sad am I).

Easy to replace?

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Re: Philips X-Treme power bulbs
« Reply #29 on: 18 December 2007, 09:46 »
Going back to the lights, I know Rhyso replaced his.

Im going to buy some for myself as a xmas pressesnt (how sad am I).

Easy to replace?

dipped and full beam can be done with the headlights done in situ; sidelights are easier to replace if you remove the headlights though  :sad: unless you got fingers of a small child or even have a small child which can do the job