ok people been on here a while and now have decided to start my progress thread.
bought the car back in september 2010
swapped my 106gti plus little bit of cash for it.
when got it home from nice long drive back from boston.
first thing was first give it a good clean as the car was filthy to my standards.
was impressed with the colour more than any thing as the car had been resprayed in liquid yellow.
then after few days searching internet looking at ideas for improvements i came across the wheels which i fell in love with and had to go on the car.
nice trip to wheel place in liverpool got the bbs ch reps done for nice deal with tyres.
decided to get some reg plate holders
sold the awful plate that came with the car for £300 as the lad before wouldnt give me the paper work for the car after i offered to send him the plate back and this went on for 3 months so decided to call it quits and he kept the paper work such as service history etc, i sold the plate and the car got booked in with awesome gti and had cambelt and water pump changed for peace of mind.
while awesome where doing the noticed that the bushes where worn on the front so ordered some poly bushes to replase these and got them fitted at local garage as they needed to be pressed in so these were done along with dogbone bush at same time.
couple of weeks later car went to friend of mine for full service, oil, oil filter, polen filter, haldex oil, gearbox oil, full water flush, all this done so was all up to standard and i felt fine driving the car about with no service history.
decided to create my own oil catch can as was short on cash but wanted to change some bits in the car this is what i came up with.
cheap but effective lol.
also ordered some silicone pipe and made my own inlet manifold pipe with two 45 degree bend.
went to a photo shoot with a friend of mine get some pics of the car for free.
my car and friends R32
motion shot on the way there.
next part i ordered for the car was a boost guage was bit of a pain to fit but after couple of hours routing wires and silicone hose about finally it was installed.
the car was already fitted with a intercooler so for the sake of the cost of a piece of paper decided to spray on a logo.
suspension was on its way out front spring had snapped and the rear spring was missing a coil also the ride height was to high so decided to buy some new suspension was torn between coilovers and shox and spring had B8's on last car was well impressed with them but would have liked to lower the car to my pref so decided to go for coilovers and FK-AK coilovers had great ratings and were good price so these were ordered.
once fitted noticed the camber on the rear was way out so next on the list was to buy rear tie arms to sort the camber out.
couple of days before i went to awesome after the suspension was fitted decided to change the DV the old one was starting to stick every now and then after taking it out testing it i could tell it was on it's way out so decided to invest in a new one bought a forge DV clips i got for it didnt fit so lucky i had some spare clips.
car was ready for good days cleaning ready for the awesome gti show.
can see the colour in this pic well
some of my cleaning gear
couple of finished pics
after the show the modding was put on hold for a bit as spent fair bit just before the show and durring.
picked up a silicone TIP while at the show, some more cleaning products after this i was making a list as to what was needed for ultimate dubs 2012 so decided to get in contact with westy who had some s3 brakes going for sale snapped these up quick, also needed to get HID's fitted as original bulbs were poor in the dark.
in september parked my car out side girlfriends and went out for the night came back to car in the morning nice big key mark all the way down the passanger side all the way back to primer was well P***ed off and bought the paint myself for £30 for a litre of base and a litre of final coat, took the car to penketh auto body's he done a great job on the paint also painted the wing mirrors so the car all blended together nicely.
the cost was reasonable £550 for rear quarter passenger door and front wing and also wing mirrors, will recomend him to any one in warrington, i will be going back when get new rear bumper as i have a A3 rear bumper and after i got the car back the painter told me the lad who had the car before must have spent some money as it was fitted with s3 rear arches also full S3 interior and S3 front wings this was the reason why the rear bumper didnt fit as well due to the fair of the rear arches.
so at the moment i have Silicone tip left to fit along with S3 brakes, Hid kit was fitted over winter. also future plans would involve R32 rear anti roll bar, changing rear lights as dont like smoked ones would prefer standard ones fitted also fron head lights have some marks on them would like to change these for new.
once the small details have been done then the big stuff would follow such as full exhaust system and hybrid K03s turbo and rods then a remap.
so now in 2012 not much as happened upto now car is booked in for full service with oil pick up pipe change in febuary with awesome gti
car is due for full clean before ultimate dubs, other than that i would only maybe have the brakes done before then along with silicone TIP