MK4 Golf GTI 1.8t

PieMan1

RMS Member
I'm on the hunt now for a set of 17s, particularly TT Comps or VRS Spiders. I'm a firm believer though if a MK4 has a Anni kit then it's 18s or bust looks wise! There was definitely a noticeable difference in drivability between the 18 Bolas and the 16 Montreals
Rossios,

I have a set of TT Comps, 17's , need refurbed and tyres . if youre interested drop me a PM.

Thanks.
 

Lyons

RMS Regular
Location
Texarkana
Drives
X5 30D / MK7 R
I'm on the hunt now for a set of 17s, particularly TT Comps or VRS Spiders. I'm a firm believer though if a MK4 has a Anni kit then it's 18s or bust looks wise! There was definitely a noticeable difference in drivability between the 18 Bolas and the 16 Montreals
Evolos always look well on a Mk4.
 

Rossios

RMS Regular
So Dubshed yes, she got an almighty wash a few days before, I really would have liked to book more days off work to get it properly detailed up but I guess you can only polish a turd so much. I only managed enough time to go around her with Autogylm SRP and some AF Temptation wax, but came up pretty well for the age of it and it being a daily. Also did a rear wiper 'delete' and treated it to a new set of number-plates.
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Also helped my friend install his boot build in the Golf R along with a clubsport-style rear brace bar, came out very nice!
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So we managed to convoy up on the Saturday morning and the Golf made it in one piece, I wasn't sure how it was going to sit at speed on the motorway with the new suspension but it was alright.
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Money shot!

Didn't seem to be an awful load of MK4s up there, but the pick of the bunch had to be the black MK4 anni inside, was brilliant.
It was nice to see my car up there and getting positive feedback, most people passed comment on the wheels but it's a shame as I really didn't like them!

Not alot happened since Dubshed, I got the wheels sold to a guy with a lovely big VR6 Bora, and they sit alot nicer on his than they did mine.
Oh and also this:
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It's a GTI with an anni kit, has an AGU swapped into it at some stage with like 9 previous owners and currently sitting (supposedly) 230bhp. Has service history for 4 different registrations, the owner honestly didn't have a clue what he was selling and denied the engine swap! (AGU in an 03 car and it has an aftermarket immo so obviously de-immobilised when the swap was done), i'd love to take a few bits off her but it's running just need a few bits sorted for MOT, so it will be put in the garage and forgot about until i'm content with the green one! ^o)
 

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r16vka

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Location
Ards
Drives
Mk4 GTI TDI Anni
Saw this outside at dubshed thought it looked smart in the green on the wheels, makes a change from the usual silvers and blacks etc (y)

Black anni indoors was me :oops:

Ive a whiteline front arb in the garage somewhere if your still looking an upgrade?
 

Rossios

RMS Regular
Saw this outside at dubshed thought it looked smart in the green on the wheels, makes a change from the usual silvers and blacks etc (y)

Black anni indoors was me :oops:

Ive a whiteline front arb in the garage somewhere if your still looking an upgrade?
Ah yes I loved it, such a clean wee car it's a credit!
Not right now just, but when I get a set of wheels sorted I may take you up on that
 

Rossios

RMS Regular
Took the car to Scotland on the Stenaline deal last minute with a couple of boys and it was such a good day, roads around there are exceptional in places, defintely planning to go back and maybe book a night or two somewhere!

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"Can I speak to the owner"
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Car did great and returned brilliant MPG, raised it up by around 15mm on all corners to try and make the journey abit more comfortable.
While waiting for the port at Cairnryan I checked the oil and my dipstick tube broke 😟, I didn't think any bits of plastic fell down into the sump so a mate of mine had brought his toolbox and we put some plastic around the hole to keep the PCV system happy, new one ordered next day and i'll change the oil pick up aswell for piece of mind.
Highly recommend anyone to do this trip if it comes up again, just don't really on 20 year old plastic!
 

wonka

RMS Regular
Location
Tandragee
Drives
Octavia VRS
Nice motor. My wee brother had one of these as his first car a few years back (on my dad's insurance at the time).
I loved taking it out for a blast.
 

Rossios

RMS Regular
Car is looking great! Had the same thing happen with the dipstick on my Passat, real pain when it happens but was handy sorted.

Also, my friend has been loving the wheels 👍🏻
Love it! Was actually chatting to a mate about his Bora the other day, so refreshing to see a 4mo rather than all the TDIs we are blessed with in Tyrone (I love a good PD130 though!) , wheels definitely suit 10x on his car
Nice motor. My wee brother had one of these as his first car a few years back (on my dad's insurance at the time).
I loved taking it out for a blast.
I think they are a textbook example of 'drive a slow car fast'. I've only been driving just over 2 years and seems to be perfect for my current experience of driving/capabilities with the power it has
 

wonka

RMS Regular
Location
Tandragee
Drives
Octavia VRS
I think they are a textbook example of 'drive a slow car fast'. I've only been driving just over 2 years and seems to be perfect for my current experience of driving/capabilities with the power it has
Similar to a bit of a debate in one of the other threads at the moment - it's all good, usable power.
I found it was one of those cars that could be really pushed on in places and while you may not have been doing ridiculous speeds it felt fast and handled well.
 

Rossios

RMS Regular
Not much been happening with the car, at this stage I'm just waiting for the k03 to kick the bucket so I can get the k03s on and get a tune.
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Was checking my oil and seen oil threw up the side of the rocker cover, initially thought the cam chain tensioner gasket had failed and my stomach dropped but thankfully it was just the cam cover breather hose had split :relieved:, put some creation motorsport hoses on and called it a day. Also got the dipstick replaced, it seems VW revised it down the line with something that wasn't made of cardboard!

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Would also like to get some sort of bracket and heat shield made up for the Ramair because it's not really secure right now. Also I'll probably do the injector seals in the next week or so and get my mate to spray the inlet manifold the same colour as the rocker cover. Other than that there's been no updates, it needs another service in 2k so if the k03 doesn't go before then i'll get a k03s and progress with the swap (provided the mechanic is free, I love doing small jobs on the car but something as big as that I won't be tackling it myself!).

I suspect it will be the last year for shows, after driving to Scotland my bonnet and bumper got dashed with stonechips, so a near full front respray is going to be needed in the near future. Also still on the lookout for TT comps and a cream interior8-(. Still does the job as a daily mile muncher.

I also haven't even looked at the black GTI yet, just start it every weekend, would love it commit more time to it and get it MOT'd but just have alot going on at home right now, my friend expressed interest in it to put the AGU in his MK2 but he's only after getting married so thats been pushed aside! Next time I book a few days off work i'll use it to go over the wee car with a fine tooth comb and decide what I'm going to do with it. I'd love to take the k03s off it along with a few other bits but unfortunately don't have room to break a car right now and I know once I take it apart it won't see the roads again!8o|

Cheers and hope everyone had a great bank holiday weekend (y)
 

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