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Offline willni

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Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« on: 22 April 2021, 09:28 »
Hello Everyone,

Been a member for a while now, so thought I might as well fire together how my car is progressing.
I had a 7.5 GTD for 2 years, enjoyed it but always missed a petrol engine, had been on the look for a while and my local dealer had one drop it from a trade in with great spec on it and most importantly it being a 3 door so I went for it.

Photos of it at the local forecourt





Finally got it home, beside my old GTD





Spec List over standard for the car includes:
Performance Pack
Climate Windscreen
7-Speed DSG (DQ381)
Vienna Leather
Panoramic Sunroof
Dynaudio Excite System
Discover Pro Radio
Rear Camera
19in Santiago Alloys

Firstly the most important bit I had carried out was a having a Front End Paint Protection Film applied to the Bumper, Bonnet, Arches, Headlights and Wing Mirrors as well as the rear boot lip beneath the boot lid was wrapped. As the car had maybe one or two stone chips when I got it, it was to protect it going forward as well as from shopping being dragged in and out of the boot.

Whilst it was in getting wrapped they also wrapped the roof gloss black to tie into the sunroof. They did a fantastic job on both.






Following on from this, the car came with aftermarket carpet mats in the car, not to my personal taste so I swapped them out with my old Weathertech Rubber Mats from the GTD.




I then broke out the Rupes Bigfoot and corrected the paintwork followed by applying a ceramic coating to the paintwork and hydrophobic coating to the wrapped areas. During this my V750 came back and I could place my own registration plate on, but the internet doesn't need to see it. :tongue: I also painted the Brake Disc Hubs and they were getting rusty, just a bit of Hammerite Smooth Silver as due to Brexit I can't currently get hold of POR15.





There was a few nice dry evenings and the salt was off the roads, so I took the Edition 30 out for a run out and got a picture of them together.



Currently I'm mulling over choosing some new alloys for the car, but thought I might as well try on my old BBS CI-R 19's (Et45 8.5J) from the GTD wrapped in Michelin PS4S's (225/35R19). Not too certain if I like the complete dark theme on the car so took them off and put the Santiago's back on and then swapped the Michelins onto the Santiagos as the Pirelli P-Zero's (Fairly new) just weren't cutting it for me.
 






Recently fitted some Gloss Black Mirror Caps as well to tie into the Dark Theme.



I also got the rear three windows tinted up to the optional factory spec (90%).


« Last Edit: 26 April 2021, 08:26 by willni »
WillNI the GTI Guy

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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #1 on: 22 April 2021, 09:59 »
Looking good  :cool:. I personally like the combination of your BBS alloys on a TR GTI, but then we don’t all like the same things.

Your ED30 looks quite narrow compared to your mk7.5 GTI. I used to be able to get my mk5 Golf in my small single garage without too much trouble. I did try getting a mk7 in there when I had one as a courtesy car but it was quite a tight squeeze! 
2020 Polo GTI Plus; Pure White, DSG (because they all are)
Gone but not forgotten;
2016 Polo GTI; Blue Silk
2011 mk6 Golf GTD; Carbon Grey
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2002  mk4 Golf GTI (the 150 bhp diesel version); Deep Black Pearl

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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #2 on: 22 April 2021, 10:24 »
Looking good  :cool:. I personally like the combination of your BBS alloys on a TR GTI, but then we don’t all like the same things.

Your ED30 looks quite narrow compared to your mk7.5 GTI. I used to be able to get my mk5 Golf in my small single garage without too much trouble. I did try getting a mk7 in there when I had one as a courtesy car but it was quite a tight squeeze!

If we all liked the same thing the road would be very boring  :grin: I just think in Satin Black they look a bit severe, if I didn't lose all the small BBS badge details I'd just refurb them satin platinum (OB5).

It is quite a bit narrower, I think it's just the wingspan of the wing mirrors make it appear so though. But we all get a bit fatter as we grow up  :grin:
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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #3 on: 22 April 2021, 10:50 »
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Was - 2015 Tornado Red 3dr GTI PP, manual, Santiagos, Audi short shifter.

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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #4 on: 22 April 2021, 10:54 »
Broke out the laptop and Hex-V2 VCDs cable and changed the throttle response from time based and to direct input, to help the throttle responsiveness.  :smiley:

A lovely set of Revos in satin bronze :whistle:

https://www.lkperformance.co.uk/wheels/revo/6061-rv019-matt-bronze

I always loved the Revo Alloys and was very close to buying the bronze for the old GTD, but thought I'd need to lower it for it to work, as I take the car onto construction sites I can't lower the car. (clipped the front canard on the lower bumper of the GTD previously  :sad:)
« Last Edit: 22 April 2021, 10:57 by willni »
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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #5 on: 22 April 2021, 11:10 »
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« Last Edit: 23 April 2021, 19:03 by willni »
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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #6 on: 22 April 2021, 11:13 »
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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #7 on: 22 April 2021, 19:47 »
That is bloody lovely.  :smiley:
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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #8 on: 02 May 2021, 12:03 »
Small update - Fixed a rattle in the passenger door card today as it was more effort to take it to Volkswagen to get sorted. But I'll be trying to get the Dynaudio A-Pillar replaced under warranty as the speaker sounds on it's way out.
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Re: Willy's Red 7.5 GTI PP
« Reply #9 on: 10 May 2021, 14:17 »
My T-Roc Pretorias arrived today along with the clubsport centre caps, so I'll be ceramic coating them and then putting them on.  :smiley:

I went with the clubsport centre caps as I thought it would tie the alloys into the red of the car better since they are a matt grey colour.






« Last Edit: 10 May 2021, 17:10 by willni »
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