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Well, I've been here a little while now and managed toget a few bits and pieces sort on my car so thought it's about time I put it up for comment [Y] [N] please go easy it on there are still a fair few things to be sorted out [:$] and sorry about the number of pics!
So it's a 2003 (03) GT TDI 130 4 door, I bought it in september of 2006.
so here it was at at the dealers (yes I know I shouldn't have bought it from them but I did get a good deal )
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The first mod was a set of 18" borbet LS,
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swiftly followed but the carbonio I had on my old gt tdi 110, Love the noise of thins thing, plus I think it's responsible for the extra 16bhp I seem to have gained according to awesome's rolling road [:)]
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Decided to get rid of the flag pole stuck to the roof,
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then follows a slight brake upgrade 312mm front disc's TT style,
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with a splash of paint,
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then splashed out to sort out the chelsea tractor look [:$]
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before [:(]
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After [:)]
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then followed a forge short shifter, still need to get the side shift,
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http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k295/greg_austin21/general%20car%20stuff/My%20build%20pictures/ShortShifterfitted.jpg
decided that enough was enough of the oil leaking out of the egr valve so a oil catch tank had to go on. so got hold of a Provent 200 and a few bits of pipe. It seems to have worked just got to clean out the EGR pipe and intercooler at some point [:( ]
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Had a few rolling shots taken a while back by a member on here (cheers chick)
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Then a bit of spot the difference
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k295/greg_austin21/general%20car%20stuff/My%20build%20pictures/With_out.jpg
and
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Picked a new set of lights up off a forum member
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Fitted with a HID kit from HIDS4U which came with 6000K bulbs but I'm going to be changing them to 4700K as they are a little too blue for my liking.
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then sorted out the covers in the engine bay main engine cover and battery cover.
http://i91.photobucket.com/albums/k295/greg_austin21/general%20car%20stuff/Rochdale_Meets/DSC02601.jpg
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have nearly finished my ipod install. just got to cover the holder in the sticky back velvet
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The cable plugs into the back of my stereo and has been hiden out of the way.
Then this weekend the lower front strut brace and rear ARB have gone on with a little help from Mr Duvet [;)]
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I set the ARB to the meidum setting as didn't really want to have it on the edge then suddenly let go on me. So far I've really noticed a difference it does seem to grip a LOT more in the corners I have a feeling that I'll be need another set of new tyres after nurburg :(
So then
a) sorry about the length of the post and the number of pic's.
B) any and all comments very welcome
Cheers
Greg [:)]
 

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Then a bit of spot the difference


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Oooh oooh, sir, I know sir (waves hand in the the air frantically!) Is it an Audi S3 upper strut brace Sir, painted to match the car?

'Bout time you got one of these on here - even Hayley beat you to it! It's looking good though.

'Fraid you're not going to get away without me posting at least one picture of you from yesterday on here.



For a caption I was thinking of something like 'Greg re-checks the number of wheels on his car for peace of mind before starting work' [:DD]

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Looking really nice mate, engine/battery cover set the bay off nicely along with the strut brace and look good with the carbonio[Y]

I've got the same rear arb, also set to medium and have to agree the difference was amazing!

I need to sort out one of those provents for mine[^o)]
 

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Cheers guys

and jon at least it's not the other pic you've got!!!

DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!!!
Well, in that one you're working on Hayley's car so technically it'd be a bit off topic. S'pose I could post it in her build-up thread though [:cool:]

Anyway, they say a picture is worth a thousand words and all that, so here's a visual demonstration of the impact that the rear ARB has on the car's handling



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Looking really nice mate, engine/battery cover set the bay off nicely along with the strut brace and look good with the carbonio


I've got the same rear arb, also set to medium and have to agree the difference was amazing!

I need to sort out one of those provents for mine
Cheers for the comments

They're not cheap, but I can highly recomend them! since it's been on I've not had a drop out of the egr valve (after a running in period)

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About time you started a build up thread.I have 3 Patch's new car threads on here lol.

How easy was it to fit the arb?
It was fiarly easy but deffinately a two man job and you deffinately need the right tools for the job (a pointed pry bar is the one you'll need)

again Cheers for the comments guys

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Anyway, they say a picture is worth a thousand words and all that, so here's a visual demonstration of the impact that the rear ARB has on the car's handling

[:D] quality post that [:D]

Car's looking great Greg, those rolling shots are super-cool!
 

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God damn you Jonathan Casey! [:$] I was strapped in the middle seat with both arms grabbing onto the Jesus handles and ended up on the passenger side doing the splits.....I now have biceps like Arny and my knuckles nearly reach the floor [:O]
 

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It's come a long way Greg but nice and subtle not OTT [Y] have you thought about coding the fuse box cover to match it in with the battery one.

The rear ARB is THE single handling mod that produces the most noticeable results, beggars belief why they weren't fitted as standard [:(]

I've not had a look at how the nuespeed rear fitted before and I'm quite surprised how it comes under the suspension arm reducing the ground clearance a fair bit but there again the WL one uses the drop links so it will also reduce the clearance it just uses the spacers instead of mounting under the arm[*-)]

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The drop links are miles better on the nuespeed by the looks.

Did you need to trim the engine cover when you fitted the S3 upper brace Greg?

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I was strapped in the middle seat with both arms grabbing onto the Jesus handles and ended up on the passenger side doing the splits
But enough of your personal life H, what was the handling like
PMSL! There are a couple more photo's but I'll start behaving like a gentleman and not post them here.

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It's come a long way Greg but nice and subtle not OTT
have you thought about coding the fuse box cover to match it in with the battery one.

The rear ARB is THE single handling mod that produces the most noticeable results, beggars belief why they weren't fitted as standard


I've not had a look at how the nuespeed rear fitted before and I'm quite surprised how it comes under the suspension arm reducing the ground clearance a fair bit but there again the WL one uses the drop links so it will also reduce the clearance it just uses the spacers instead of mounting under the arm




The drop links are miles better on the nuespeed by the looks.

Did you need to trim the engine cover when you fitted the S3 upper brace Greg?

Neil
Cheers Neil,

It is one hell of a difference and has most deffinately put a big smile on my face.

On the engine cover yeah I had to take the rear mount off completely to fit it under although I might have gotten away wtih just trimming it down a little but the cover is still the full length. The only problem is that as I've no rear mount it vibrate against the brace hence I've cut up a squash ball and glued it to the cover to protect it a bit as it was chipping the paint off.

Also since those pics were taken I've painted the fuse box cover gloss black to match the centre section of the engine cover just got to find some thing subtle to stick on it now , was thinking about the custom code lettering but and now thinking about some really small tdi badges.

The pics of hayley in the back are absolutly brilliant but it was even better at the time! keep em coming Jon [;)]
 
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