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I'm going to be getting a set of the GTi skirts very soon. BUT should I leave them as they are or have them painted Diamond Black the same as the car ??
 

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I was toying with having mine coded but after living with then for a while I think they look better as they are, thery're a nice contrast to the paint but if yours is black I think it lends itself to having them coded. I alsothink that the outer part of the front spoiler should be coded (if you have one?)
 

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I'd colour code them. Plus as well as doing the front I'd also do the rear valance. It looks so much more stylish, and it's easier to keep looking good too!! [:D]
 

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I'll be doing the rear but not all of it, I will be leaving the centre section plastic. I've only got the GT TD so i'll be improving it with GTi bits. I would go for the front bumper but the wife doesn't like the plastic honeycombe for some strange reason
 

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I'm going for the GTI side skirts and rear valance been quoted ?88 for the skirts and all the fitment bits and ?47 for the rear valance by my stealer which i think are pretty good prices :)

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Why would they want to put the insurance up for a manufactures part? you could say you had it put on by the dealer from new? Anyway i can run for ?88 if they get damaged :)

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I found out that some insurance companies won't replace like for like. so if me leather gets nicked admiral won't cover it as its not a standard fit item they will only replace it with cloth.....
 

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I phoned my insurance to ask about votex kit charged me ?70 and i have a letter from them saying i have a body kit fitted so covered :)

if you are changing the look of the car with adding Gti bit's this will change the insurance as its not standard and will look different so they will want to charge, But i olny paid ?70 for the full votex kit.

Some may say that they wont insure you then if anything goes wrong they will not pay out see it a few times
 

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Why would they want to put the insurance up for a manufactures part? you could say you had it put on by the dealer from new? Anyway i can run for ?88 if they get damaged :)

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Not worth it mate, what if your motor gets nicked, turns up badly damaged or written off and they say the whole policy is invalid as the car is more appealing to thieves cos its modded.
 

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Ok so i have to tell the insurance :(

So whats the best price anyones got for a set of GTI Skirts? I've been quoted ?88 from my stealer but i want them colour matched and fitted so that will add to the cost anyone had this done? How much did it cost you?

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Are they easy enough to fit yourself? I?m not totally inept when it comes to doing bits on the car so if its easy I?ll do it myself if it's fiddly I?ll get VW to do it before I pick her up :)<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

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Bump. So is this a bolt on job as the bits listed in the kit suggest? Or is there drilling or gluing involved? Had a look at a nice GTi this aft, but couldn't tell. Decided they would finish off the looks of my Tornado Red GTTDi though, so the insurance is set up for them and the Grand Prix 17" rims. Should get the car Saturday and will order the skirts soon after. Reckon to leave them black - I like the way they run from the line of the front valance to the back one.
 

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Well here's a list of part numbers and prices, which are fresh from a dealer near me :-

Retaining Strip (left) - 1K0 853 543 - ?4.70<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>

Retaining Strip (right) - lK0 853 544 - ?4.70<o:p></o:p>

Hex bolt - WHT000188 (18 off) - ?0.28 each<o:p></o:p>

Skirt (left) - 1K3 853 859 9B9 - ?30.20<o:p></o:p>

Skirt (right) - 1K3 853 860 9B9 - ?30.20<o:p></o:p>

Jacking adapters - 1K0 853 493 (4 off) - ?3.24 each<o:p></o:p>

Fixing screws - N103 546 01 (8 off) - ?0.14 each<o:p></o:p>

Total Cost = ?88.92 inc. vat.

His computer wasn't live, (it was late) so he couldn't tell me about availability, but the price is pretty good. Someone's got to do a "How To" on this - I hope its not me! Looking at the bits, I reckon it means drilling holes in sills - on a new car! I don't know if I could! [:S]
 

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Right, you guys got me thinkin,ive a mkv gt tdi in black ,now would i have to spray them or could i put them straight on,has anyone done it to there mkv in black..!
 

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I'm going to colour code mine (diamond Black) I think fitting is going to be easy (ish) hopefully I can convince the wife that I need them, she seems to think they look a little tacky !
 
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