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About gtige0rge

  • Birthday 10/01/1994

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    Black Lupo GTI - 1.6 16V

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  1. On going progress report - Well overdue, so here it is: Since getting my wheels back the other month, I have been making use of having the front end stripped down and have been mainly concentrating on updating the mechanical and electrical side of things. The car itself being an 04 plate is now touching 13 years old and as expected there were slight bits of tidying up to do. First jobs on the list were deleting the air con, power steering and charcoal filter... I didn't really read up on anything and decided to approach it myself, this would allow me to learn from any mistakes along
  2. Quick update: Wheels are back from powder coating, they were also acid dipped and blasted before hand. Let's just say I'm more than happy with the outcome! Tyre size is perfect, not only do they look sickkkkk but they are now 100% function over form. So here they are with the edition of brand new genuine centre caps...
  3. Finally got time to drop my new wheels off for Powder Coating after picking up my tyres the other night... Can't wait to get them back! Nice to see my plans are finally starting to unfold. I've gone for Compomotive MO's 15x7 wrapped in nothing but the best Yokohama ADO8R's! However I'm gonna leave the colour a secret for now
  4. **** dude! You live and learn, it's all part of the fun man. In the famous words of Alfred (Batman) "Why do we fall Bruce? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up". I'll have to have a look into that, all depends on noise restrictions too May have to get a bolt in Cat or Silencer for Track Day use haha
  5. Cheers Clayton! I love your car, I've been following it for a while on Youtube etc. As a matter of fact yours was the reason I went with the Janspeed Exhaust in the first place Thanks a lot mate! Much appreciated I've been thinking Oulton Park mainly for now but I'd love to give Blyton and Cadwell a go at some point! Hopefully planning a Ring trip this summer too, if all goes to plan haha!
  6. Quick parts update: I have been busy saving since October and have finally reached my target, after what seems like a lifetime. So here's what I have gone ahead and bought: Raceland 4-2-1 Decat Manifold Yokohama AD08R 195/50/15 tyres BC Racing Fully Adjustable Coilovers Compomotive MO's (15x7) - Soon to be powder coated Weighted Short shifter and aluminium shifter bushings Personal Neo Grinta 330mm suede steering wheel OMP steering wheel boss/adapter OMP front strut brace HEL braided brake hoses Whiteline rear anti-roll bar
  7. Sadly just a month after fitting my exhaust and getting the car up-to a standard that I was relatively happy with I lost my job and started to hit some financial difficulties. My insurance/tax renewals were becoming seemingly closer and closer and I was forced to sell my Rota's and put the car up for sale. Eventually after listing the car on multiple sites and having no luck finding any real interest and getting bothered by multiple messers, 3 months went by and I managed to find myself a new job. This could only mean one thing... I could keep the car Result! Although the car was startin
  8. All in all the only thing the car was missing now was some noise. Now a lot of people usually go for the Oval tipped catback exhaust from Scorpion, however due to personal preference and with aims to keep the cars original characteristics I went with a Janspeed Stainless Steel Catback system and BMC CDA bought from @Kam Racing. At the time I didn't have enough money for both the Catback and Decat Manifold as much as I would of liked to get hold of both. Upon ordering the Janspeed exhaust I realised that the system I had ordered came standard with a rather large centre silencer and worried it w
  9. The next thing on the list was to fix the low hanging exhaust, which is a common fault on the Lupo's mostly down to age and general wear/tear. Luckily a good friend of mine, The Notorious @Adam R4 can weld and fixed the problem for me no issue. In fact there came a point were we would spent countless hours in his garage fettling around and cleaning our cars.
  10. Here is how I managed to get her sitting after having the car tracked/setup and some more tinkering of the coilovers, adjusting the ride height to suit my needs. The small edition of Cambridge rear lights made a bigger difference than expected and really set the car off well, I thought.
  11. The Rota Grid V's were perfect for the look I was going for, the colour was even more of a bonus. At first there were some minor fitment issues which were soon rectified. The first problem being Front Brake Caliper clearance, this was solved with a little grinding of the carrier on both sides. The second problem rubbing on the front and rear wheel arches due to the wide offset of the new wheels. Both of these problems were sorted out whilst fitting my coilovers. Here are the results Before/After some subtle lowering
  12. Although first time around I didn't even think to make a build thread, let alone have the time during my various un-social shifts at work to write one. Whilst I now have the time to do so, I thought it would be a good idea. I like the idea that in years to come I will be able to look back and say "I did that", I invested my own time, money and patience into building something that I love and most importantly of all something that would come to make incredibly happy and blessed. Anyway let's get back into it... Initially my first mods list was very basic and consisted of: JOM Coilove
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