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Offline Simeon

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - G60 Conversion .. on the road! ...still! :o
« Reply #230 on: 27 April 2013, 12:56 »
Almost forgot, I also sourced a genuine Jetta 16v gti back box, which I've coupled to a mid-box, front box delete and decat :) 2.25" system now and much more plesant to drive, but it does seem to resonate a bit.. going to wrap the decat and front box straight through pipe at some point and see if that improves things.


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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - G60 Conversion .. on the road! ...still! :o
« Reply #231 on: 08 May 2013, 16:09 »
I have now given it some stick and can confirm it's faster than before :grin:

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - G60 Conversion .. on the road! ...still! :o
« Reply #232 on: 11 May 2013, 09:18 »
Good work as usual bud :)

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - G60 Conversion .. on the road! ...still! :o
« Reply #233 on: 17 May 2013, 01:14 »
Cheers mate. New wheels purchased, just need some tyres..

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - G60 Conversion .. on the road! ...still! :o
« Reply #234 on: 17 May 2013, 07:58 »
Awesome! What did you get?

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Re: Mk2 Jetta Gti - G60 Conversion .. on the road! ...still! :o
« Reply #235 on: 01 August 2013, 14:55 »
Awesome! What did you get?

2 and a half months later.. :laugh: ..I've had tyres fitted and will be giving it a bath this weekend and fitting them so will get some pics up. Nothing particularly exciting I'm afraid, but should look pretty decent.

Got MOT next week too, so will get a few pics of work being done. Needs a ball joint and rear calipers (AGAIN!! GRRRR) as handbrake is sticking on.

Ordered a new windscreen seal as want a new screen in it, but looking at the wiper blank it's probably going to need some welding too, which means dash out and paint ... all getting a bit expensive :(

On the bright side, it's running really well still and do love it. Nearly replaced it with a Fabia VRS last month, but couldn't quite bring myself to do it (not to mention the fact that I've sunk in quite a bit more money than I'll get back).

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Re: Mk2 Jetta G60
« Reply #236 on: 01 August 2013, 17:28 »
Everybody loves pics ;) Here's a couple of 'before' shots, haven't washed it for months :laugh:



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Re: Mk2 Jetta G60
« Reply #237 on: 04 August 2013, 22:55 »
Soooo, started with the ball joint, old vs newish (it was pretty knacked)



Wheels on and moved outside for a bath;





This is what happens to Tornado red if you don't look after it :o I've not really polished it for about 6months





Not really got many pics, but went over it with paint cleaner, then cut back lightly, then polished with 'black hole' and (partially) sealed with jetseal 109.



Came out ok, but the paintwork (particularly the front end) isn't that great. Needs a proper correction by someone that knows what they're doing really, or a respray (which I cant afford)..











Rear brakes over the next couple of days, then MOT on Wednesday ... hope it passes!

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Re: Mk2 Jetta G60
« Reply #238 on: 04 August 2013, 23:24 »
Like the new wheels. Looks like 90s old skool.  :wink:

Keep up the good work.


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Re: Mk2 Jetta G60
« Reply #239 on: 04 August 2013, 23:28 »
Haha, cheers. Yeah very 90s, think it works well :)