Though I'd get a project thread started to track the evolution of golf as all the mods get fitted. I don't have any pictures of the ol' Dub on the computer at the moment and I don't have my car with me since I'm away at college, but I'll get them posted ASAP. For now, a list of the mods I have planned:The List
ABT front spoiler
ABT side skirts
ABT rear valence, without exhaust cutouts
Carbon fibre look badgeless front grille
Angel Eye/DRL headlights
Phillips X-Treme Power bulbs + blue sidelights
Rear lights with a black background instead of red
OEM Colour Coded centre console fascia
OEM R32 pedals
Some 18" black multispoke alloys with a silver lip
I have the colour coded centre console fascia installed. It was a pretty easy and quick job thinking back about it. Main difficulties was getting some of the clips out and getting the clip that held the wires to the top half of the fascia out. Took some swearing
. It really brightened up the whole interior though and matches the door trim, which in turn matches the exterior colour so it's lookin' good
. I'll post pictures as soon as I can.
I have 2 of the 3 OEM R32 pedals fitted. Clutch and brake were simple, just a case of popping out the original rubber pedals and popping the new ones into the holes. There was a bolt holding on the accelerator pedal fixture and the only tool I had on me at the time was a size too small. The little gap it's in was too small to fit my spanner into so for now it's still the original black pedal. I'll post some pictures when I get the R32 accelerator fitted.
The ABT gear has all been sitting in my shed. I have to get onto someone and get a quote for a spray, but keep forgetting
As some of you may have seen in the Mk5 section, my CF look grille arrived but with a large crack on the side. I ahve emailed fischer, who I bought it from, but have not received a reply yet. On the up side it really does look the bizz
. I initially thought it could be real carbon fibre but other forum members pointed out it was just a paintjob. Thinking back it was a bit silly of me to think it was really CF since carbon fibre was listed as a paint choice, but at least I learned something
Haven't ordered new alloys yet, or the angel eye/DRL headlights due to a lack of funds
. Will get on it as soon as I can though, promise
. The Phillips bulbs are here though and ready to go. I'm going to wait for the new headlights, fit the bulbs to them and then install them both at once.
I have the new rear lights but have some doubts about them. They are very similar to stealthwolf''s rear lights and he recently posted about the trouble he has had with them. They are not identical, but look very similar which makes me worry. I was also thinking about some LED rear lights but I don't know if they would really suit the colour of the car. The red LED ones would be best, since the black ones look disgusting with the white LED ring. Really the only thing putting me off about them is the white LED ring while the lights are not on. It would really clash with the rest of the car. If the black rear lights don't work out and the LED set keeps on clashing with the car then I'll go for some R32 rear lights, which are a kind of smoked red.
That's how things are going at the moment. Some time in the future I hope to get some coilovers to lower the Dub nicely and get my stance sorted
. In a few years I might swap out the piddly 1.4 lump for a 20v 1.8T or a 2.9 VR6T, which the necessary brake upgrades of course
. Failing that I could get my normal 1.4 converted to VW's twincharged 1.4 from the golf GT. Talking with a few other Irish Dubbers I know there seems to be word of a group in Dublin who can do the conversion, but no word of a name. Well, In the meantime I can keep on dreaming
Thanks for reading! Updates and pictures coming soon