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Post  jonny54 on Sun May 15, 2011 10:57 am

hey guys. I have had a 6n2 gti sat on my driveway for nearly a month now.

It needs new disc brakes and pads, offside wheel bearing and a corrosion free stock exhaust fitting Laughing
it also needs an offside handbreak cable and brake fluid change.

I can handle the exhaust, But i was just wondering if anyone with brake and bearing experience were up for helping me out and getting my car on the road. I have been cycling around for too long and need to get this car done.

The obvious solution would be to go to a garage, but i thought if anyone on here has enough experience and needs some money to put into their own car, then why not let them carry out the work.
So obviously i would sort you out some money, i just want to make a saving compared to going to a garage.
I have ordered all the parts i need and are on the way.
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Post  jonny54 on Sun May 15, 2011 12:06 pm

Also in the not so distant future i need my bbs RX2's refurbing if anyone knows a good place? Smile

if i remember rightly lewis/dave does them?
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Post  caistor_bmx on Sun May 15, 2011 10:59 pm

You wanna speak to Liam, he is always up for a bit of cash in hand for his services. Having said that I dont think he is cash only as he does swing that way Laughing
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Post  lemski on Mon May 16, 2011 6:36 am

cheers sam.


pm me if u want some help mate
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Post  caistor_bmx on Mon May 16, 2011 9:37 am

Im sure before you put a post up about been a willing traveling mechanic? Oh and with wheels speak to Liam Dave or Kai
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Post  lewis1641 on Mon May 16, 2011 11:40 am

liam's a good lad as long as you feed him.

map-tech can do your wheels. we have done several sets of rx2's. we can polish the lips and have the centres blasted and coated pretty much any colour. price will largely depend on the amount of polishing they will take and whether or not the barrell of the the wheels needs blasting and coating too.

the only potential problem with this type of wheel is the titanuim studs occasionally snap in the wheel. if it happens they need drilling out and replacing so you need to bear this in mind. the only way to tell if they will snap is to try and remove them so its a tricky situation.

if the centres are in reasonable shape we can do a reasonable job on the lip without splitting them. could be an option.

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Post  jonny54 on Wed May 18, 2011 5:39 pm

Sweet deal guys. thanks for all your replies.

lemski, i will drop you a Pm when i have some moneys together Smile

Same with you Dave. Slightly concerned about the bolts snapping, would be just my luck Laughing Either way the job has to be done, so im getting saving! i love the wheels, have concidered selling them and getting some others but couldnt find any i thought suited the car as much.
how many millions of sets of wheels do you have for sale nowerdays?

Thanks again
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Post  lewis1641 on Thu May 19, 2011 9:12 am

haha had a fresh shipment last night!

ref the studs they are titanuim going into alloy and they corrode and bind.

we can douse them in penetrating oil for a while

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Post  adi on Thu May 19, 2011 4:42 pm

Failing Liam I'd be up for doing the work for you mate. If the wheel bearing is a front one, it'l have to be a garage job as it required a proper press, but to save money you can do what I do and remove the hub and take it to them to replace the bearing then refit it yourself, its always cheaper than them laying the extra labour cost on you for removing/refitting the hub. If its a rear bearing, they're easily done at home.

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Post  DubaHolic on Thu May 19, 2011 6:28 pm

Jonny if you need any help then drop me a pm, i can do it at my work as a outside job so would be able to sort the wheel bearing out easy as we have a press. You wouldnt need to pay my work anything and just pay me as it is an outside job.

Anyway let me know how you get on mate Very Happy
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Post  lewis1641 on Thu May 19, 2011 7:57 pm

just to hopefully put your mind at ease, the last bbs's had 3 nolts go on one wheel only. gareth has just stripped a set today and they all came straight out!

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Post  jonny54 on Sat May 21, 2011 6:53 pm

Thanks everyone for your replys

adi - fantastic advice thanks for the man, it is the front one so i think i will end up at a garage.

kai - sounds like an offer i cant refuse man, i may get you to fit my discs and pads at the same time in that case as my nackered ones will have to be removed for you to fixx my bearing right? Please could you Pm me your mobile number so i can get in contact with you directly please?

dave - thanks for your help today. 3 bolts sound like less of a disaster, better none though. is it a lot of effort making a new thread for them, do they take a lot of load? theres a lot of them so i wouldnt have thought the odd one would weaken the structure that much, do you just hellicoil the holes or somthing?
I waxed my car today and the wheels remained stained and bubbling, with scractches etc etc and i thought they HAVE to be done. so i will deffinatly be requiring your services.

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Post  lewis1641 on Mon May 23, 2011 9:00 am

i wouldnt advise running them with any missing bolts to be honest with you.having said that i believe the valve hole comes through where a bolt should be?? or am i making it up? probably

we took the wheel with the broken bolts to an engineer who managed to sort them. not actually certain if he managed to extract them or drilled them and retapped them or used helicoils - my mate dealt with it all!

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Post  jonny54 on Mon May 23, 2011 5:01 pm

Oh right i see. well i wouldnt dream of running them with bolts missing! Laughing

Sounds like i shall have to keep my fingers crossed. can they been done in one whole peice? if worse comes to worse
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Post  lewis1641 on Wed Jun 08, 2011 2:44 pm

some inspiration for you...




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Post  jonny54 on Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:36 pm

Thanks dave! Surprised

Thats exactly what i want.. im thinking Charcole or a darkish grey though...?



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Post  jonny54 on Thu Jun 09, 2011 8:38 pm

Also need some centre caps, are these just a standard size? Mine have VW ones at the moment, the BBS ones in the picture look better Cool
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Post  lewis1641 on Fri Jun 10, 2011 11:15 am

they look lik eanthracite - very cool.

you can probably get some bbs stickers to go over the vw caps - much cheaper than genuine bbs caps

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Post  jonny54 on Fri Jun 10, 2011 6:22 pm

BBS stickers sound like a plan.

It doesnt have to be eanthracite. although it looks fantastic in my opinion! Just something along those lines.

Im not sure what i think about the black centres.. (BTW im aware these arent my wheels but it gives me a rough idea haha)



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Post  lewis1641 on Sat Jun 11, 2011 10:37 am

black could be good. sorry for my typo - it is called anthracite!

i am all for a bit of poke but those rear wheels look stupid imo scratch

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Post  jonny54 on Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:04 pm

Nice one.

Well either way. its going to probably be one of those colours..
and i still havent decided which one i like most!

Whats the plan with getting this done dude? Can you have a quick look over them at the next meet and give me a rough quote, and will i have to drop them off somewhere or will your work pick them up?
I just need to find some wheels to go on while mine are with you!
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