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  1. Yes - suspect the rear drivers side bush collapsed, beam twisted clockwise on passenger bush. Evidence is rear wheels are both offset to left side with drivers rear further back in arch Oh and round-abouts at 50 can be interesting with rear wheel steer!
  2. As title - I have done this on Mk3 & Mk4 Golfs -it is possible to keep the brake flexi attached and hard lines un-clipped allows just enough room to change the bushes -Is this possible on the Lupo or is the beam flexi too tiny?
  3. LR5V

    How Many GTI's Left

    Less than 600 taxed How Many Left Q1 of 2018 - 598 apparently in use & 227 Sorn'd Dont know what the Jap imports are doing to the figures & the amount I still see being broken makes me wonder how accurate the figures are.
  4. Double ditto - my German isn't going to improve any time soon
  5. I got a copy of Elsa win. It is a bit painful to use, my excitement of getting to the Lupo GTI stuff was very quickly extinguished when all the info is in German! Hope yours isn't the same, that or you are very good reading German!
  6. LR5V

    Spacer help?!

    Isn't it the distance from the top of the wheel to where you want the tyre to be away from the arch? I am just about to order some spacers from this ebay seller his stuff looks to be good value
  7. LR5V

    Steel doors on GTI?

    Cheers Yeah those Belgiums, renowned for not keeping their mind on their job, constanly thinking of chocolate! Are your doors are Alloy or steel?
  8. LR5V

    Steel doors on GTI?

    Any one else with a late 2005 GTI care to check their doors & glass?
  9. LR5V

    Steel doors on GTI?

    This just gets better and better!
  10. LR5V

    Steel doors on GTI?

    Well I have Pilkington in both doors & screen, but Sekurit in rear sides - going back to the OP's question, being one of the last to be made, could it have come like this off the production line with steel doors and fat glass?
  11. LR5V

    Steel doors on GTI?

    just found someone online saying 3mm is the GTI glass thickness - is that correct?
  12. LR5V

    Steel doors on GTI?

    Cheers Rich - Think I checked that before, just checked again with my much cheapness calipers the glass is 4.54mm on both doors
  13. LR5V

    So this happened.....

    Ibiza Cupra R brembo set up with 315 discs, must be the best OEM brake set up for 4x100 But Genuine Cupra R calipers are hard to find and expensive, discs are also pricey too. however Fiat, Alfa or Peugeot brembos calipers are the same piston sizes but need adaptors to work...and after that its having the wheels to go over them. I have a set of these off a Fiat Coupe in the garage: When I get some time I am looking to fit them to 280 discs under 15" superligeraas
  14. LR5V

    Steel doors on GTI?

    Mine is a UK 2005 GTI and has the B for Belgium in the chassis number -like yours it has steel doors, but everything else is Alloy as meant to be. The seller was adamant that they were aluminium, even claimed the paint shop confirmed this.....unless the paint shop swapped the doors! Other things I have noticed about my doors: Outside It is missing that weird mystery block of plastic 2 thirds of the way up the window next to the A pillar Inside the cover over the electric mirror is not body colour matched, not tornado red just black plastic. Lastly the window clips design is complete excrement, but that seems to be an issue we all share!
  15. I was told that some of the OMP bolt in cages were too big - so big you couldn't shut the doors!