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Jacamo97 last won the day on June 5 2018

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  1. Yea, definitely Janspeed. I've attached what it looked like. They were really good about it though and even though it had been fitted I could send it back for a full refund... Then as I said, saved £100 and got a custom one done! Don't think I'll ever buy a branded exhaust again haha had a couple of custom ones from the same place and they've always been great! When I got to the custom place they said that the Janspeed one would have needed the brackets fabricating to fit without any wonkiness Also just checked and it was £350 inc postage in Feb 2018
  2. Janspeed ones have done up in price since I bought a couple years back! I ended up sending it back, as when it was fitted it was wonky... And this seems to be a trait with the Janspeed option as I have been round shows and you can tell which lupos have Janspeed exhausts! 😁 I ended up getting a custom one made, and it ended up being about £100 cheaper than a Janspeed on. So there is always that as a third option!
  3. Hi guys, Replaced the exhaust on my Lupo GTi a couple years ago now and the standard exhaust has just be sat in the garage since. Having a clear out, and wondered if anyone would be interested in taking it off my hands and what kinda price they go for? Having been imported from Japan, there isn't much in the way of corrosion from what I recall. Covered about 80-85k KM before it was removed. It is the full exhaust from the cat, but was cut in half when removed, so would need fabricating back together. If anyone is interested, I'll dig it out the garage and get some taken. Collection only from WS15 area, cash on collection. Any other questions, let me know.
  4. Hi All! Got a Lupo GTi and going to start sprinting with it, but not quite sure where we'll be mounting the harness. It'll be a 4 point harness, with a bucket seat replacing the drivers seat. If we remove the rear seats, is there anywhere the harness can be mounted or will we need to fit a brace bar across the rear? Also, would anyone know where the best place to mount the remaining 2 points of the harness? Would you need to bolt them to the floor or can they be attached to the seat? Any information regarding fitting a harness would be much appreciated!
  5. Got round to fitting the new lever last weekend, dead easy to do! Unfortunately, the bonnet still doesn't release... Not without pulling the cable directly with a pair of mole grips and a lot of force! Looked at the actual bonnet release mechanism, cleaned it up, lubed it up and it seems to move a lot smoother than before but still doesn't release without a lot of force. If I tried to release the bonnet with the plastic lever and handle it'd easily snap again before opening the bonnet. Indeed the lever was snapped, but I'm thinking now that it snapped because the cable is screwed! it seems to move to some degree, but I'm not sure how much movement there is suppose to be. Any other ideas on what the cable seems to difficult to pull?
  6. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LUPO-MK5-1998-2005-3D-CCFL-Projector-Headlight-Chrome-for-VW-Volkswagen-RHD/361642123235?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908131621%26meid%3D97ac368187654f758f9d12d8152a1bc7%26pid%3D100678%26rk%3D2%26rkt%3D3%26sd%3D323740865026%26itm%3D361642123235&_trksid=p2481888.c100678.m3607&_trkparms=pageci%3A7de9a7fd-4edb-11e9-a16f-74dbd180d70f|parentrq%3Ab40e31391690a9e4a6f73f27ffe68d0b|iid%3A1 Anyone fitted or tried to fit these lights or similar? Is the fit any good? are they just plug and play, or do you need to rewire a couple of things? Any information would be great!
  7. Thanks for the information guys. So in essence, all that would need to be replaced would be the lever in the middle of that image? As that's the only piece that's broken. As the rest of the mechanism works fine.
  8. That's a good point, my spoiler isn't in great nic, it's bubbled pretty bad... and the break light is swimming. I'll have to take a better look now everything is dry.
  9. A how to on this would be great! The little black pin thing has snapped, which I didn't realise till I bought a new lever.
  10. I'll take a look into that then, cheers!
  11. Could do with testing things by opening the boot and holding it horizontal while pouring water onto different areas and see if anything comes through. As yesterday there was just water drops all over the place. I'll take a look again after work later and see if I can see anything on the seal now that it should be dry, but I'm pretty sure it seamed fine.
  12. Anyone know how difficult it would be to replace the mechanism for the bonnet release on a Lupo GTi. Specifically, the interior section? Part of mine broke and has worn down so a new lever still doesn't work. Kinda annoying when you need a pair of pliers or mole grips whenever you need to pop the bonnet!
  13. Anyone had any issues with the rear windscreen seal leaking? Was washing my car yesterday, and when I was drying it off and there was water over one side of the parcel shelf. Opened the boot and checked the boot seal, but this seemed fine. No splits or perishing, so all I can assume is the window seal itself! Anyone know how much this would cost? Or if there are any easier ways to deal with this?
  14. Just been reading through a few forums, and a few people have said that when the revs are low it can be a little more annoying to drive as the revs drop quicker and they have to keep tapping the throttle to keep the revs up. Has this been a issue you've noticed? Following on from the above, this is the reason people notice a drop in fuel economy as they have to keep the revs up. Interesting, thought that because you could climb and fall through the revs quicker you'd see some form on gain on performance be it acceleration or deceleration! All the above is definitely something to keep in mind! I'm far from an expert on this, so if you have anything else to add please do so!
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