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Post  jonny54 on Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:34 pm

Hey guys, Im new to this forum

Im Jonny and from lincoln but dont know any people that are into vw's. Are there many meets on?

Now the point of my post is i have had my mk4 golf for 2 years now, ive done a few things to make it my own. it has some RS6 18's and its dropped 60 at rear and 40 at front and had a few more bits, made a few interior changes but nothing major.
I love my car, it has a real personality. But im itching for a change, i want to stay VAG but dont know what to get. ive been looking at mk2 A4 and a6 estates but have seen from other forums that they are plagued with gearbox problems and the turbo'd models suffer with oil pressure issues.
its a real toss up between selling my car and starting again, or keeping my car and improving it.

My alloys need a good re- furb and i wouldnt mind getting a gti interior and gear gator and little bits like that would clean up the golf no end! Can anyone help with that?

i could do with some advice on strut bracing as well. as far as i can see the front tops attach to the car, im wondering why that is, as from my point of veiw it would seem to make sense to conect the two coilovers together at the top instead of the body of the car. unless the body flex's?
and i cant find where the top rears attach in my boot!
sorry for my nievety

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Post  lewis1641 on Sun Feb 27, 2011 10:43 pm

Hey how's it going? Welcome to the forum.

Only you can decide what's best. From my own perspective i believe you are better the devil you know. It sounds like you love your car too!

As for strut braces, its questionable what gains they actually offer to be honest.

Your rear suspension i believe has seperate springs and dampers so you don't have a strut top as such.

Wheel refurbs i can help with! I can remove kerb marks then have them blasted and powder coated front and back for £180. I know there's cheaper out there but this is good workmanship.

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Post  jonny54 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:02 pm

Thanks man, i may have to take you up on that offer.

Also on these cold winter mornings, the car starts fine. but theres a power loss until its warmed up. its service light just came on and its booked in for a service and mot and i was thinking that might make it a bit more friendly in the morning. is there anything else i can do?

As for the strut bracing, ive just seen a few show cars with big chrome ones in the boot, and as they are readily available i thought they must attatch somewhere.
I want to stiffen the car up if i keep it, it used to sit on coils but i broke the seal on the nearside so put koni springs on. These seem lean happy.
I would get new coils but last time the driveshaft was nocking, which made the driving experience less than the koni's.
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Post  Krash on Mon Feb 28, 2011 1:40 pm

if the driveshafts knocking you'll need a chassis notch
and service will always makes the car run a lot smoother
i think you should keep it, you'll only get buyers remorse if you sell

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Post  jonny54 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:40 pm

Thanks man.
I Think i would regret it if i sold up.
Its just tempting to get it fixxed up and sell it on to get another project and have some cash in the pocket.

Do you know anywhere i can the notches put in? i tried googleing but it just came up with people that want it done too.
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Post  lemski on Mon Feb 28, 2011 8:41 pm

fairly simple to notch if you can weld. Wink
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Post  Jord_C on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:01 pm

Keep it and improve it matey, its got lotsa potential Smile
U on UK-MKIVs btw? Lots of eye candy on there :p
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Post  jonny54 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:20 pm

Thanks man. I think thats what i needed to hear.
And nahh im going to check it out now.

I cannot weld, at least not to the standard required to do that job.

Here are some pics took last year, still looks the same now exept the rear window is stickered up quite alot:

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=100000469045434&aid=24276#!/photo.php?fbid=141382225887411&set=a.141371669221800.24276.100000469045434&theater

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Post  jonny54 on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:22 pm

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Post  Jord_C on Mon Feb 28, 2011 9:29 pm

Looks smart mate Smile
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Post  jonny54 on Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:36 pm

Thanks dude. I think i am going to keep it. And project it.
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Post  Jord_C on Wed Mar 02, 2011 7:29 pm

what have you got planned? Smile
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Post  jonny54 on Sat Mar 05, 2011 2:44 pm

depends on cash flow

it needs decking at the front, so coils.
because of that im notching the chassis
i need some alloys. ive got 18s atm so want smaller ones.
i want to replace or re-appulsture seats
its a 1.4 so i want to guy colour coded door handles off a black gti
remove rear wiper
debadge the "golf" badge so the tailgate is symetrical
remove my rear suspension adjuster so its lower at back
i want the rear lights with the single clear stripe horizontally
get some legal pressed plates, car mats and new gearstick gator

then it should be pretty much perfect for my daily
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Post  Swainy20 on Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:30 pm

What alloys you after?

Ive got some 17s we could come to some sort of deal with if you want?
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Post  Jord_C on Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:09 pm

Sounds great mate! I need my bumpstrips colourcoding too lol!
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Post  jonny54 on Sat Mar 05, 2011 6:13 pm

Yeah im lucky, mine are black already. just a shame they arent glossy black like the paint

And what sort of deal are we talking about with those wheels dude??
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