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Decided to make a thread here to keep track of my progress with my GTI.

Bought her back in January when she looked like this...

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Definitely a few rough edges (lacquer peel, kerbed alloys) general 14 year old car wear and tear!

Changed a few thing's whilst waiting to pass my driving test, but it was mainly a case of keeping her clean and kissing her goodnight..the usual.

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Got myself some pressed plates

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and got some Cambridge lights which I de-tangoed

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Then I passed my driving test and could finally drive her!

This was my first ever drive out on my own, First stop was for some petrol

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Absolutely love driving her, amazing little car!

have also had the alloys refurbished

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and polished/cleaned like a right nob head

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Did a little touch up job on the rear brakes aswell because they had been replaced with grey ones and it annoyed me everytime I saw them!

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next step will be to address this cavern of an arch gap

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So i bought these and some 15mm spacers for the rear

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Hopefully going to get them on this weekend, so i'll update after that :)

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Not planning on crazy low, there's a lot of speed bumps around where i live! Just want to get that arch gap down to an acceptable level! No idea why the standard suspension is so high!

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Yeah got a few around where i am, was thinking 40mm for mine. I reckon it should have been about 30mm lower as standard anyway where it is now is just stupid.

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Liking that!

What paint did you use on the calipers? Mine need doing as they are a sort of dark pink at the moment...

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Liking that!

What paint did you use on the calipers? Mine need doing as they are a sort of dark pink at the moment...

I used this on mine, it went on lovely and dries fairly quickly :)

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FERRARI-RED-BRAKE-CALIPER-PAINT-KIT-high-temperature-125ml-with-brush-/161794957744?hash=item25abbb21b0

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I used Hammerite on mine, wish i'd seen what clayton has linked to though! Ah well

Yeah got a few around where i am, was thinking 40mm for mine. I reckon it should have been about 30mm lower as standard anyway where it is now is just stupid.

I'm not gonna go any lower than 50/60mm I don't think. Just want to get them on now!

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little update, Got the rear coilovers on at weekend, took me almost two hours to get the bolts off the bottom of the shocks! They were seized like nothing I have ever seen before. So because of that I ran out of time to fit the fronts, I just levelled it up with the front as best I could until i can get the fronts done. Also discovered I had been sent the wrong bolts with my spacers, so waiting for them now aswell...frustrating!

Anyway, here's a comparison :)

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Smart looking GTi mate looking at buying coilovers for my gti as my current suspension is way to bouncy and crashy. How low did you go with the APs as the pic looks like how i want mine to sit. Also what tyres do you have on? I currently have 195/45/15. Cheers.

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Smart looking GTi mate looking at buying coilovers for my gti as my current suspension is way to bouncy and crashy. How low did you go with the APs as the pic looks like how i want mine to sit. Also what tyres do you have on? I currently have 195/45/15. Cheers.

Didn't actually measure the height because I haven't got the fronts done yet, but i wound the adjusters down so there was 4 threads visible at the bottom. My tyres are the same as yours aswell!

Speaking of finishing fitting the coilovers i took my front wheel off to be confronted with this...

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Could not get them to budge at all. Any suggestions on what to do? I was thinking some penetrating oil and a breaker bar maybe??

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Yes that's exactly what you need. Also, have you got any better pics of your rear wheel positions? They look from your pics above like they sit quite far back in the arches.

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I'll get hold of them in the morning then and give it a go. I haven't got any better pictures, I'll get some better ones tomorrow. Is that an issue if they do? And what would cause it?

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Not sure, but I'm positive someone had summat recently exactly the same. But one the wheels should be dead centre to the arch. Have a look round the forum.

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Smart looking GTi mate looking at buying coilovers for my gti as my current suspension is way to bouncy and crashy. How low did you go with the APs as the pic looks like how i want mine to sit. Also what tyres do you have on? I currently have 195/45/15. Cheers.

Sorry to crash the thread folks, but here's a pic. of my GTi with 195/45 R15 Kumho's and AP coil overs set at maximum height, were fitted at the beginning of last September so they're bedded in nicely now.

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Finally managed to add the right picture....lol

Martin.

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Couple more pictures, Got the front coilovers on. Looks so nice now

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Got a better picture of the rear wheel aswell, on this side it seems pretty much dead central to me

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Seems like it's just the other side, which is strange :S

Anyway I have a badge from a sharan for the back and i'm toying with taking the 'lupo' badge of the rear..not sure though

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Yeah I think i'm going to remove it this weekend when I get the spacers and stuff on, that does look better.

Clayton I love your car so much! It is beautiful <3

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Yeah get rid lf the Lupo badge mate! And the Sharan badge looks much better

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Clayton, if you don't mind me asking, where did you get the Sharan badge? Lovely car as well.

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Clayton, if you don't mind me asking, where did you get the Sharan badge? Lovely car as well.

Thanks mate. Funnily enough i had a friend who was breaking his MK4 which had one on it so i got it off there!

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Don't suppose anyone knows the part no for that sharan badge or where to get from?

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