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robintegra

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Please ignore the username,

Just thought i would say hi,

Just got a gti a few Months back, only mod so far is Eibach sportlines.

Had a GT TDi before hers some pics of Both,

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hello rob and welcome , am i right in thinking i recognise the car from ukmkv's.

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Hi Block, yeh i think you asked me a question maybe about the suspension but i can only log on to that forum at work for some reason :S

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Hey Rob, welcome to TSN. I am sure you will find us a friendly and helpful bunch (most of the time!)

Any more plans for the GTI?

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Hi Sam,

I need to get the wheels refurbished but finding it hard to at present.

Ive had 2 new conti for the front,

Colourcoding will be next the rear section, sides and a Votex front lip sprayed.

Not sure what else but im sure it will get modded a fair bit when i get saving.

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really like the silver motor,,,very tastefully done

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...only mod so far is Eibach sportlines.

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That sits real well, how much do the Eibach springs lower it?

Welcome. 169144-ok.gif

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They lower the car around 45mm, heres some pictures before and after, the car hadnt been driven on the pictures so

its settled alittle more now.

Before -

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After -

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Nice car there, and welcome to TSN 169144-ok.gif

I too recently lowered mine with Eibach Sportline springs, as far as I know, the official lowering for the GTi with them is 30 - 35mm at front and 20-25mm on the rear.

The 45mm lowering is for the GT TDi models, as they sit on higher suspension as standard than on the GTi variants, information on the Eibach website confirms this, sorry, not meaning to gripe ha.gifbeerchug.gif

Oh and here's a recent pic of mine on its sportlines, and for anyone interested, even with my 19" I haven't noticed any significant reduction in ride quality

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Oh and forgot to mention, loving your previous car, the GT TDi, very nicely done and subtle too sekret.gif

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Ditto - That TDI is very tastefully done.

robintegra > Should I mention KoniFSD plus Eibach Anti-roll bars? Milltek exhaust? grin.gif

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haha Stop it stop it,

Oops sorry thats my fault we are Eibach dealers aswell doh!

My excuse it getting confused with the old TDI laugh.gif

The TDI had an ECU upgrade to around 170bhp, Full Caractere kit, 19'' BBS CH, Eibach Sportlines again,R32 Rear Lights,

Heres a rear pic before the rear lights were fitted,

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....Then if you are Eibach dealers you have no excuse whatsoever for not having their ARBs! grin.gif

I have to say again: Very tastefully modded imo 169144-ok.gif.

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What size tyres do you put on the 19s for the GTI?

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Interesting, that does look like an amazing TDI. Is it normal for people to mod their TDI's? Diesel's are only just coming to Australia in a big way and I find it strange to mod a diesel. Maybe thats just me.

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Diesel's are great, you should try the new BMW 535 around 335bhp with a chip, get to drive these cars laugh.gif

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Diesel's are great, you should try the new BMW 535 around 335bhp with a chip, get to drive these cars laugh.gif

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you'd need a mortgage to buy that in OZ. Diesels are a recent craze in the UK. About 10yrs ago, most wouldn't be seen dead in a diesel, now it's seen as the sensible choice. Mind you manufacturers are taking it more seriously than they were back then and starting refining the soot chuckers.

But i'd agree, BMW's 6cyl TDI's are something else!

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....BMW's 6cyl anythings are something else!! notworthy.gif [imo]

Never fancied any diesel though - I just don't like the sound they make. That makes me an aging dynosaur I suppose. Ooops! "Carpal\'Tunnel" has just become "Petrolheadaurus"! grin.gif

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What size tyres do you put on the 19s for the GTI?

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I have 235/35 R19 on mine

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What size tyres do you put on the 19s for the GTI?

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I have 235/35 R19 on mine

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Ditto, I got the same size on my 19s, Yokohama Parada 2's to be precise.

To anyone buying 19s for their GTi, be careful, they have a strange offset, and if you get it wrong, they won't look right in the arches / foul the suspension and / or arch lips smashfreakB.gif

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Yep ET50 the BBS are perfect, what offset are the OZ VeeDub?

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I have ET48 on my Golf and they haven't caused any rubbing / catching problems, even carrying 4 passengers to Blackpool recently 169144-ok.gif

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Just out of interest where are you based Veedub?

Rob

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Live in a place called Essington, Wolverhampton, not many know of it, small village really sekret.gif

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