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Discussion Starter · #202 ·
Some more updates then to try and bring you up to date, since my lack of time is bigger than ever due to my job.

Some shots after i washed the car on early september

Befores

Post summer wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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Post summer wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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And Afters

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I loved it

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but, the shade of gunmetal i think quite the perfect one. I just couldnt get it out of my head. to be honest

Car agreed

Post summer wash by mgpdoc, on Flickr

So, again, onto temporary Audi wheels to get my wheels repainted in the correct shade of gunmetal

Re-Refurb by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Car was looking funny once again

Re-Refurb by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Also bought me a new KArcher machinery

Octoberfest by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Octoberfest by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Gave my engine bay a good clean, as well as my mate's S3

Octoberfest by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Octoberfest by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Results

Octoberfest by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Next post we are gonna see how the wheels turned out and many many more things

Octoberfest by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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Discussion Starter · #203 ·
Wheels were then ready

Boom

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Now we are talking

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Red caps and gold letters were an idea that came to my head this time

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Came out awesome although the painting on caps coulda been better in my eyes. Wheel powdercoating was perfect

Threw them on the car

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In my opinion, best look of the car so far

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Cheers, hope you like them

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Discussion Starter · #204 ·
Another thing i ordered is some proper Recaro Subframe seatmounts for my car, since the ones i had were Recaro again, but for an Audi R8 it seems.

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Proper quality as always

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Octoberfest by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Installing the mounts is a bit tricky. You need to unbolt some framing off the oem seats, and u use it in between the chassis and the Recaro frames. As always pics will do the talking. I used completely new hardware everywhere and blue loctite to be safe like i have done in the past in my other cars

Part from oem seat needed, practically the slider

Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Start combining the two

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Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Remove old Recaro mounts

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Clean canvas

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Test fitting the new ones

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New bolts on side frames

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And ready to test fit

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Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Dont forget

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Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Looking much better and much safer

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Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

The car also had its programmed maintenance schedule

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Oil, Oil Filter

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Front and rear pads although they did not need to be changed

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Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Seat mount and pads by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Wish I had the time to install the Porsche calipers someday though....

And also made some more orders

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But more on that, on the next post​
 

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Discussion Starter · #206 ·
So i ordered and installed a KN specific kit for my car

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Started like this

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Removed my oem box

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Old filter

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New filter and housing assembly

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November by mgpdoc, on Flickr

All back in place

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Also, i mounted my fire extinguiher in the rear seat

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Came out clean like i wanted it

November by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Uploading more pics as we speak . . .
 

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Discussion Starter · #207 ·
So lets see some progress. . . .

Fabricated some custom spacers of 20mm for the 5x100 pcd

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Updates by mgpdoc, on Flickr

I already run 15mm on summer wheels, but wanted another set of 20mm spacers for my winter set of wheels . . .

Threw the ski box on, in time for winter season

Updates by mgpdoc, on Flickr

My other project was also there seeing the progress fealing jealous

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Then I had some more parts trimmed

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I love how they came out

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Discussion Starter · #208 ·
Then, I started removing stuff . . .

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Updates by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Had some trouble removing the radio main unit - needed some metallic specific tools to pull it out . . . however i came up with this that i broke of a pen, hehe

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All done

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Also removed the main tunnel console for further changes

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Pile of parts got bigger and bigger

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Resulting in this going out and.....yeah you guessed it, it will be retrimmed . . .

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Also, I managed to source some gunmetal 19mm plastic caps for the lug nuts

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Much better

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And also modified the audi tool i have for taking them out- shortened it to be able to get in there

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Then I decided to work on the bumper, and make the loom retrofit to activate the rear parking sensors which i was a bit bored to do

Updates by mgpdoc, on Flickr

We did the whole retrofit however, we did not manage to activate the optical thing on the MMI

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I hope we manage to at ome point, cause i love that. I now just have the audio warning, with the music volume going down and all, but not the visual thing

Had another roadtrip on the countryside

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Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Ofcourse, having the dashboard apart like this, was an opportunity i couldnt pass on. I had the chance of changing all the interior light in clear white, instead of red, like on all the new audis.

So, time for that, not easy, i can tell you. You have to take out all of the door cards for instance, just for one window switch, etc etc. . . .
While i was there, we retrofitted a new dome light with leds from factory that i had for some time now, and also ordered a new one for the rear "seats".

pics to follow

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OEM one out, and rewiring ready to be done

WhiteLed by mgpdoc, on Flickr

WhiteLed by mgpdoc, on Flickr

I removed all 4 door cards

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Various parts where switches and lights are hidden

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WhiteLed by mgpdoc, on Flickr

WhiteLed by mgpdoc, on Flickr

We also changed from red leds to white on the new dome light

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This was the hardest to dissasembly

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UpDates by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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WhiteLed by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Now that's what i like

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Oem leds and reading lights

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Ambient light changed from red to white

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Bluetooth microphones wired as well

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WhiteLed by mgpdoc, on Flickr

UpDates by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Ordered this for the rear

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Will put everything together when the dashboard is ready from the trim shop and will take nice pics :)

More updates to follow, uploading them as we speak

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Discussion Starter · #209 ·
Finally, i have another interesting update, which i personally enjoyed A LOT

So, this is, or at least was till last year, winter setup on the oem 17s, painted gloss black

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Summer wheels were removed and will be washed and polished and stored next to my Golf till next season

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Winter 20mm spacers, vs Summer 15mm spacers in the back

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What for , you will ask. And I shall reply. For a new set of wheels

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i can remember myself wanting these wheels since i was a child, and i never went ahead with it. Till this Xmas :)

Here they are

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I have opened many boxes with car parts, but there are few that i was excited like this time. I love these wheels.

Inside the boxes, were also some stickers i custom ordered to spice things up a bit

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Rare Rims uk, Rota Dealers, delivered once again

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Now that is what i am talking about

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Specs are 8,5x17, ET35, 5x100pcd square fitment

the blue beast was once again mad at me

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After i threw the stickers on, time to mount them

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Spacers on

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Test fitting

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Dont know if i will be selling these, we shall see

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Damn so sexy

D154s by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Currently running my 215.40.17 Kleber Krisalp IIs, but next seasons i will go for 225.45.17 which can be fitted, and are much cheaper and with no stretch on the 8,5 wheel

D154s by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Threw them on, and installed center caps as well

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First touchdown and i am in love

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Threw the lug nut caps, which are a pain in the ass to remove, to say the least, but they look tidy af, so they went on

D154s by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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Fitment with the 215.40s

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D154s by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Went for a quicky shoot jut before rain and snow started, excuse the dirty car

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D154s by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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Discussion Starter · #210 ·
Hello everyone. Again, many things have been happening, but didnt have the time to put them in writing I guess . . .

First I customized a window safety net to fit my rear trunk compartment

Feb2018 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Feb2018 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Feb2018 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

And installed in place like so

FeB by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Then I also sourced a rear Audi Q3 Led Dome light

Feb 18' by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Feb 18' by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Feb 18 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

And also another Led front one, which unlike mine has the connections to play inline with the rear one

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Feb 18' by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Feb 18 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Feb 18 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Then, it was time for the big change on the interior. A change i had a long time coming, although i didnt accept it at first, lol.

Like in every car i own, it was time to go custom .

This is, how i was driving daily for a couple of months.

Feb 18 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Everything was working, and nothing was scratched

Feb 18' by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Feb 18' by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Like always, i removed the dashboard on my own, and re-installed everything again on my own. Two months later, everything was ready at last

Pics of parts

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For this, i chose the OEM location of where the Quattro badge is situated

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Center console

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Double-Stitching like you should

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And then, re-installed everything back together, it was a joy to say the least enjoyed it all the way

FeB by mgpdoc, on Flickr

FeB by mgpdoc, on Flickr

FeB by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Needless to say i was over the moon with it

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FeB by mgpdoc, on Flickr

FeB by mgpdoc, on Flickr

FeB by mgpdoc, on Flickr

FeB by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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FeB by mgpdoc, on Flickr

I hope you liked it too

More to come

Follow me over at instagram, @mgpdoc for faster updates on this, and more.

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Discussion Starter · #211 ·
Again, I have some updates to show you.

So, I sourced a pair of power folding mirrors, and heated as well. A nice retrofit i always wanted to do

Apr_1 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Complete with the loom

Apr_1 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Control unit

Apr_1 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

And thes ECUs

Apr_1 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

I will install them when i have some more time i guess

Then, although i said i wouldnt do this, in this car as well, i fell for a set of cf mirror caps. I just had to

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Untitled by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Lost no time, and installed them

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They came out great, amazing quality, and suit the car nicely.

What is more, I purschased some LED facelift tailights. I already had LED ones which i like. But thes are also cool. I think i will keep both, lol.

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Car was very happy with its gifts . . . but more was to come . . .

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I sourced some S-Line Sideskirts, german ebay is your friend sometimes.

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Only part missing

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Then, I ordered some more boxes from the dealership, this time it was the chassis-mounts for the sideskirts. These were new, and cost more than the sideskirts themselves. I also bought the fittings, and bolts. I wanted to do it right, or not at all.

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From this

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To this

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So, i went ahead and decided to fit the mounts. As my car didnt come from factory with the S-Line parts, it did not have the guides, like studs, to where the mounts should sit. So i had to measure some things, and then bolt these on the car. It had double sided tape from factory, a very strong one. I used bolts in the 7 holes given, and also some adhesive glue in the flat contact points.
In my opinion this is going nowhere.

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Side by mgpdoc, on Flickr

Then the other side

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I put them on without clipping them perfectly , because they need to be painted misano red

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Side by mgpdoc, on Flickr

They came out awesome....imo :)

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Discussion Starter · #212 ·
It's been a while since I updated this, mostly due to lack of time, not lack of things happening.

However let's take things slowly, hopefully in the actual time frame they happened.

Got the car on the dyno

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Car made a healthy 160hp, and almost 29kg of torque.

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Got the car stuck - again

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Sideskirt were painted

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Installed with all new hardware

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Loved the sideskirts

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Installed new beefy Bridgestone summer tires on my winter wheels - go figure

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225-45-17s

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Then, I removed the rear bumper to match the lower trim in gloss black

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While i was there I went for a full bumper respray to make it fresh

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Car was like this for a while, since number one rule, is to not time-push your painter

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Polished the exhaust given the chance

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Love this photo

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Bought some new OEM hardwate to convert the tailights to the Facelift ones that i had bought a while back. All this lot in the picture, costs no less than about 100euros. It sucks I know

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Out with the old

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In with the new and everything working like it should

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Here with the bumper installed in gloss black as well. I liked the rear end it was very fresh and these tailights when on, are very smart. I will show you in pics to follow.

Changed the boot seal as well which was looking tired

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Then, seeing that the talights were looking very white at the indicator i thought i'd give it a go with red tint like i always to see what they looked like

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https://flic.kr/p/M8pRSK by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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Came out really nice

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I liked it and left it like that for a while

Then I bought some Audi R8 ashtrays

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Removed my tall one

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Modified to fit

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Installed in place

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Much nicer, and subtle

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Also took my GTX3076 MKv out for a stretch :)

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Discussion Starter · #214 ·
Then i gave the car a proper service, oil, filters, cleaned the KN intake, etc.

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Wheels got a wash prior to storing them

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Summers 18s back on, and car ready for a summer trip

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Car felt great on the trip

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In the middle of nowhere

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Also bought another two OSIR pods for my side vents

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What i didnt like is the engine movement back and forth, when letting go off the gas pedal , and while shifting, despite the Powerflex rear dog mount. I obviously needed new mounts , oem or something even better. I could find nothing available for my car - as always- so i searched and talked a lot, wit companies. I think i came across something, which, fingers crossed will fit. If it does actually fit, we will have to see how the vibration is inside the cabin as well, as these were not intended to go on a diesel car. Along with the engine mounts, I also ordered some black - yes black - powerflex mounts for some suspension components. I will let pictures do the talking

DSC_0415 by mgpdoc, on Flickr

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Top Strut Front Suspension Bushings, lets hope these will hold better than stock ones- already changed once

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And now for the engine mounts - I bought the Vibra Technics, great quality - lets hope they fit. They told me the dog mount is not suitable for non-petrol cars, and if i see that's the case, i will use my existing Powerflex Diesel specific one. As for the other two, although not listed for my car, they told me they would fit. Bought them through Darkside Developments, and they told me that if they dont fit, I can return them and get my money back. Let's see.

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Engine side

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Gearbox mount

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Dog mount

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Fingers crossed they fit

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Cheers

More to come, hope you liked the updates

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Discussion Starter · #216 ·
So then naturally, i just had to find some time to put all the things, and see how it went. First stress of the process was to see of the mounts would actually fit, since, they were not listed for my car. However everyone reassured me after a lot of photos going back and forth that they would actually fit.

Driver's - Gearbox side

Airbox removed

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Mount removed

Side by side

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What a weird shaped mount. Seems like they will be ok though

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Test fitted and went in first time

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Marked my bolts, cause you know me.

Installed the airbox back in- needs a good clean, LoL

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Now, for the passenger's - engine side

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This is the actual mount

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This was very tired. Side by side with the VT one

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Installed in place

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Finally the lower mount - no problems here

Out with the old oem mount with the Powerflex insert

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In with the complete replacement of the VT one

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I was very anxious as to how it would behave, given this is a diesel engine, and vibrations are there. Even in a petrol car, when you go to stiffer mounts, you can feel it in the cabin. However, no drama. Yes, when the car is cold, and the ac on sometimes it can get a little harsh, but nothing major, and only at idle. Feels very very nice, and no going back whatsoever . . . .

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Then it was a matter of installing all of the new bushed and things to complete the puzzle

Old rear control arm bushings

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Inner Arches were tired

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Disassembling

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Front suspension removed for the top mount bushings and bearings

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OEM vs Powerflex Black Bushings

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Steering rack ball joints, that love my wide wheels+Spacers+Ride Height combo a lot, i am sure

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Control arms removed

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New arches bought from the dealership, ready to be installed

In place

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I need to clean my suspension, makes me sad to see it like that

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Putting shinny things back on

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Old bushings removed, new ones, Powerflex black bushings front and rear, in place

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These are not only firm, but also, stealthy, noone knows they are there, except for you. Ok maybe the passenger as well.

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Until i show you some final photos after the alignment and fitment of the new suspension components, here's a small, but not cheap side projects i have been working on.

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Any ideas ?

I bought this expensive bad boy. It is suitable for M5, M6, M8 and M10 rivnuts. I always wanted this, and instead of going to body shops, have one just for me. This gives you the ability to go oem fitment on all custom mounted parts, so it's just what i wanted.

Also acquired some cobalt drill bits all the way to 13mm. Cant go wrong with quality tools i guess.

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First job i tried it on, was the rear fire extinguisher mount.

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It was installed with self-tapping screws, which due to vibrations, at some point, fail.

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Drilled the holes to 8mm

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M8 Rivnut with some red loctite

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Ah, better

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Now, for the fitment photos, after the suspension has settled. Car feels amazing, mush stiffer but in a good way, not here and there, more like in one place. Sharper, and precise

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Without doing anything to the front ride height from the suspension settings, look how much higher it sat from the changes of components....

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Cheers everyone, I hope you liked the updates

For faster updates, as always, follow me on instagram, @mgpdoc
 

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Discussion Starter · #218 ·
After 3,5 year of owning the car from new, and 55k kms, my floormates were looking tired. Not bad for a daily.
I didnt like the options my dealership had to offer, so i searched online for something custom, and subtle. So, onto the pics as always.

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Out with the old ones

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Transferred my custom billet securing clips onto them

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That uneven stitching gets my OCd a bit, but oh well . . .

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Installed them on the car

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Looked perfect

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And the rear ones

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Cheers guys

Mike
 

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Took the car on yet another roadtrip to central Greece

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Then I did a mod i saw on Youtube from Obsessed garage. He gave me the idea, how to eliminate this thing that happens at gas stations

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So this is before

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Remove the whole assembly

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Remove this, which looks like a . . . . . you know

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This is all we are gonna need

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Ah much better

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Now if it falls, it falls down. Not on my fender.

Now, I am sure some guy at a petrol station will open it, and leave it on the top of the car, that is why, i am always there, you know just in case.

Been looking for a short shifter for this car for quite a long time, however never pointed me in the right direction. Either nobody knew, or nobody cared I guess. However searching over at briskoda forum, i was almost sure i found one, and after talking with the company , they assured me it would fit, so i gave it a go. Even if it didnt the price was worth it for a shot.

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Lovely piece of product

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Oem one

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New one in place

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Feels SO much better, the travel of the shifter, and the feedback from it. Amazing value for money mod in my opinion.

It would be rude not to give it a good wash

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Cheers

Mike
 

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Discussion Starter · #220 ·
Here they are

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And their specific connectors

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Unboxing the EGT

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And the water temp

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Threw them on to see how they would look

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Really came together

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Then I found an old adapter housing i had for the water hoses, that i had used in the golf.

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Bought all new clamps, and oem hoses to see if it would fit without removing the ones from the car

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It worked great, but the blue theme, just didnt work for me anymore.

So, I could paint it black, or silver, or i could do something even harder. Make a copy out of scratch aluminum.

This piece, will become our final product

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There we go

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Test fitted the sensor

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All great

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Now all i have to do is install them , both the exhaust temp and water temp and we will be good to go

And last but not least, another project . . . .

Remember my TTs steering wheel ? Removed it

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This came to the rescue

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Also, used my Golf a bit more

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Dont worry, i didnt go back to this steering wheel for no reason. I sent mine off to UK, to get some Alcantara, and Carbon fiber treatment. Super excited. Cant wait to show you guys results :)

Cheers

Mike, mgpdoc over at instagram for faster updates.
 
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