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Okay, i figured now that i'm mostly done with patching, servicing, bodging and breaking bits on my car, i can move onto the more serious business of getting it built up to my needs...

So the story begins in 2008...

Was looking at pretty much anything with either a solid 1.8T, or a PD130 engine. When an '01 GT-TDI with reasonable mileage, and a bible of history came up locally for some reasonable wodge, i jumped into my poorly Mk3 and went to scout the car out...(it was something like 1am when i found the car on AutoTrader, so i thought i'd go and check to see if it were there, and if so, get up at 6am to go and try it out. This being a work day and all).

Cue turning up at work at 9am, in a shiny, indigo blue GT-TDI...




Pretty decent list of toys as standard. Cruise control, heated sports interior (though not Recaro for some reason), Arm-rest, washer-jets, sunroof, Monty2s, and full electric everything except folding windows.

Ended up spending the first month or so getting money back out the dealer due to a hole in the exhaust, bust wiper motor on the rear, and a heated seat that wouldn't shut off. Oh, and i also had the dreaded 'limp-mode' caused by the injector loom...Finally got down to business, and got myself some nice pressed plates from Dubmeister, as well as affix some all-important go-faster stickers!

Shortly after this, i discovered that my boot had slowly been transformed into a water-feature due to the two lower vents under the rear bumpers leaking. Steep and scary learning form the forums, led to my Sunday afternoon being spent like this:



Nothing quite like dropping the bumper on the first car you've owned that actually looked better clean than dirty...

Then over christmas, i managed to warp a Monty2 on a chunk of ice falling off the back of an artic on the motorway in France, which forced me to look at changing wheels sooner rather than later (i needed 2 new tyres on the wheels that weren't bent outta shape). Nothing quite like a quick motorway blast to make your car look like crap...



So where am i now...

Well, i've scored a set of Ronal TTs off a guy on here, which i've coated in some reasonable quality 225/45/17s, and i've recently gone and had a turbo-bacl Milltek 4-mo, non-res system fitted by the wonderful staff at AmD.

Went around the car, and swapped all the failing 501s and strip bulbs with LEDs to sharpen it up a little at night, and subsequently discovered that the door position sensor in the lock module is on the blink, causing my interior lights to not work, and to occasionally forget to turn my lights out.



I've also just fitted the mk5 aero-rear wiper assembly on, having seen it on Usher80's PD, and loving how much cleaner it looks.

Plans for future...

- Got a set of Hofele lower intakes on order, along with a shim to get more/cooler air directed to the intercooler, as well as as a second feed to the bottom of the airbox.
- Super-secret-advertising-system
- Suspension, having replaced the top-mounts; i've commited a sin against the VW community, and taken the car back to full-standard ride height. Now i know how the car should feel, i can get an idea on what i want/need out of it. So planning for a 20-30mm drop, plus rear ARB.
- Electrical toys and gubbins...
- Fit the 2nd de-lock kit, side-repeaters, light-strips, and hopefully a new auto-dimming mirror!
 

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I'm not normally a fan of the blue Tim, but it does look good in the super-shiny pics.[Y]

Learnt something new too. I didn't know there were any Y reg 130's.
 

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Tim Sr
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Thank you!

I managed to get a bit of work done today, and snapped a picture of the milltek, scary what 2 days of bad weather does...



Also delt with the water-logged repeaters i had, with some el-cheapo-ebay-special smoked units. Not too bad actually...



Finally, decided to fit a set of LED strips i had spare, as additional boot lighting. Pretty pleased with the results, although i'll have to wait until tonight to see if it actually does what i want...





Also just found out that the the Hofele intakes i bought do not fit
into the drivers side of the front bumper, due to the toe-bar mount.
Unimpressed[:mad:]
 

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Tim, I've only just seen this.....what the hell is wrong with you....forget the car, I want a build thread dedicated to those stickers of yours!!![:DD]
 

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Also just found out that the the Hofele intakes i bought do not fit into the drivers side of the front bumper, due to the toe-bar mount. Unimpressed
Whaaaat!?[:mad:]

I just bought a set of these. Now I'm gonna have to steal a Dremel off of someone.........
 

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Wierd as I fitted the ones Venom do to my brothers car with problems whatsoever

You have unscrewed the towing eye, right? [;)]
 

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Looks nice Tim....get yourself a white LED bulb to replace the standard boot light and it'll look a bit neater[y]....I need to do the same mine, been meaning to for years lol
 

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Whaaaat!?


I just bought a set of these. Now I'm gonna have to steal a Dremel off of someone.........
Having wondered this myself, i had a close look, and i think it would take a big honkin' chunk outta them to get em to barely fit...
Don't want to worry you Tim, but I got round to trying mine today and they fit with no issues at all........
 

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Tim Sr
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Minor update...

Blocked the vac line running to the top of my EGR, no light as yet. Should keep my intake pipe a little cleaner in future...

Also, did a testfit of a boost gauge. All plumbed in minus power for the lighting, that and its just cabletied to the dash. Waiting on a little pod to arrive.
 
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