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Well, i remember muttering these immortal word to Mrs Foxy.....

"..i'll spec the new car well enough to avoid being drawn into modding it for a good long while....."

Famous last effing words!!

Day 1 - car is delivered 5 minutes after 18" alloys arrive to replace the 17's fitted from factory.

Month 2 - MFD2 OES Sat-nav fitted.

Month 5 - Eibach springs

Month 6 - Milltek downpipe and full exhaust + Gti rear valence.

.....and now......

Month 6 - brand new Red GTi 312mm complete front brake setup.....

.........when am I gonna learn??? LOL!
 

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Thats happened to my last three cars [:I]. The fiancee is getting abit peeved off now.

But i just can't help it [;)].

I think its an addiction to be honest. Anyone no a good shrink.
 

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TBH though if its your hobby its alot cheaper and less time consuming than other mens hobbys such as Golf (not the car the ball and club game) or football certain season tickets are more expensive than modding any car.
 

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Must have been looking the other way when you had your springs fitted Foxy!

What difference did they make to the handling of the car? I quite like the stock GT setup but would like a bit less roll on hard cornering. Any improvement?

Cheers!
 

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I had the same thing in mind mate, yet I have already investigated some new Eibach lowered springs and 18" BBS CH wheels :) Are the lowered springs fine with the stock dampers? I'll be going 30mm lower than standard (standard being Comfortline, since we can't get Sportline 2.0 TDi's here)

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Yeah, thats where it comes from...........Foxy! It's all his fault that my 4mo isn't stock anymore, damn GB's and the like!

I never wanted to mod my car, and this voice in my head made me do it![:eek:)]

Pukka now though[:D]
 

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I know that feeling, we added pretty much every extra to our Golf when speccing it (wellI did and then explained myself later!) and still the mods continue...

Im always on the lookout for something to mod it but still keep it looking OEM!
 

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Quote: posted by JMcQueen on 05/03/2005 00:20:51

So how much did the brakes set you back in the end Foxy?

Couldn't possibly say.....put it this way: i couldn't turn them down.

If you keep tabs on VolswagenRacing you'll notice they have a new car in their line-up.....it's a new MK5 Golf GTi.

Need I say more?? !! LOL
 

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Quote: posted by Tooks on 05/03/2005 11:37:14

Must have been looking the other way when you had your springs fitted Foxy!

What difference did they make to the handling of the car? I quite like the stock GT setup but would like a bit less roll on hard cornering. Any improvement?

Cheers!

The springs are designed to be used with OEM shox Iain.....

They are Eibach Pro-Kit.

30mm drop and the handling is great.....better than before - less body roll (not that there was alot really).

The ride comfort is litte affected, thought just a little more sturdy....a pleasant drive, all the same.
 

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Eibach pro-kit now on order!

Foxy, you're a bad influence!

Now, under no circumstances should I look at your group buy post and particularly not the GTI Steering wheel, pedals and gear knob! Especially under no circumstances should my wife see my credit card statement if I do!

The words "What is this cash withdrawal on the XX of March for?" are even more frightening than "I was cleaning out the garage and found this loose brick in the wall, and behind it were some porn videos disguised as Michael Palins Around the World in Eighty Days....."

Keep credit card in wallet, keep credit card in wallet, keep credit card in wallet.......

Bangs head on table repeatedly...

ps can anybody tell I've been drinking? [:D]
 

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LOL @ Tooks......

UPDATE......

Month 6 - GTi Steering wheel and matching gear shifter.....

.........noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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Hey Foxy, have u managed to get your hands (!) on a GTI steering wheel? I have been looking for one all over the place. I can find a GTI shifter fairly easily, but not the steering wheel!
 

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Oh another question, is your GTI steering wheel a multifunction one? I read somewhere that u need a CANBUS module to get it to work with everything else in the car, in fact I'm sure i saw a part number for it somewhere and something like it for sale on ebay.de? and u may even need to change some settings on the on board comp?
 

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Cheers Foxy! [:D] Need to do my budget now! I can see this going out of control! [:D]

I have only test driven a GTI, however I'm actually getting a GT TDi, but I absolutely loved the steering wheel on the GTI, just gotta have it! (and the gear changer!) [:D]

I had a look at that post and the first thing on the list is a CC stalk do you need a new steering wheel column surround for that, for the extra stalk?

Out of interest what are the three modules? And how much do they roughly go for?

PS, how do I order? Should I just send you and email?

(Dang! cant get away from the Mark 5! the GTI ad is playing as I post this!)
 

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Foxy,when and what are you going to do with power? I assume a remap of sorts now you have a new zorts.Just interested when you hike the power up to really make use of the new shocks and brakes[:)]

also,have you had the geometry checked since the new shocks went on and if so what settings did you use and has anyone else reading this checked a standard car?
 
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