Passat R36 (Jap Import)

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Thats Nice GIF
 

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Nice bus! Pic of it off the boat, are those all R36's imported by BHP?
 

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Lovely car mate. I love seeing something a bit different on the roads - looks very handsome in the silver as well!
 

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Cheers man 😄
Nice bus! Pic of it off the boat, are those all R36's imported by BHP?
Thank you! And yep! BHP have imported quite a few over the past 12 months. They certainly know their way around them.
Lovely car mate. I love seeing something a bit different on the roads - looks very handsome in the silver as well!
Thanks very much mate. I thought I’d bought the wrong colour after looking at a lot of the blue ones but couldn’t be happier now with the silver!
 

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Not much of an update other than the Passat got a real good deep clean today. Decontaminated the paintwork as it was covered in tar 😬 washed and finished off with some Gyeon Wetcoat which gives insane water behaviour. Still need to get booked in for a professional detail and seal but that’ll come in due time.

I also bought these after seeing them on a Blue R36 in the owners club. Personally think they looked better against the blue than my silver. Cheap addition but still not completely sold on them. Crap quality zoomed in photo but let me know what you think. Cheers!
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I like the idea but its a different shade of chrome to whats on the car

Also, vast majority dont know what a R36 is and will probably think its a fake badge anyway lol
 

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Absolutely love this car. Looks so fresh in silver
 

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I like the idea but its a different shade of chrome to whats on the car

Also, vast majority dont know what a R36 is and will probably think its a fake badge anyway lol
Cheers, might keep them on. Still undecided but time will tell!
Absolutely love this car. Looks so fresh in silver
Thanks Chris! 😀
Out on an essential journey today and bumped into these two! @Harry_182 @Dmur197
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Seen this today coming into bushmills , such a lovely car and that front bumper with the xenon's 👌 credit to you it's a lovely car
 

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Seen this today coming into bushmills , such a lovely car and that front bumper with the xenon's 👌 credit to you it's a lovely car
Aw cheers man! Had a good run out today, great craic. Can’t wait for the better weather and restrictions to ease so we can get to meets.
 

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No real big developments or updates apart from I’m booked in for DSG remap this Monday coming. It’s meant to change the driveability of the car completely according to the owners group and others I’ve spoken to. Booked in with @pobmk4, the wee wizard that he is. So looking forward to that! 😁
 

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Small update time:
I was recently snapped by the Paparazzi during a wee “lap of the port”

DSG Map has been done and it’s completely changed the driveability of the car. Snappier gear changes, holds the gears longer, basically, how it should’ve been out of the factory.

What’s next?
All 4 alloys need refurbed as they are in crappy enough condition. Being diamond cut, it can be costly enough to get all 4 done - so, naturally, I’ve ordered a full set of brand new alloys for it and a set of lowering springs, as you do.
These should both be here inside the next month and the new look will be revealed in due course.
I’m really excited to see how these new alloys look on the car with a small drop. It’s gonna be spicy!
 

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The Churchridge Treatment;
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Just a small update this time. The car has been in with my good friend @Dmur197 of Churchridge Detailing getting the full works after being sadly let down by a “professional” detailer who failed to get back to me with a day/date.
Very impressed with Daniels work. His attention to detail is next to none and I’d gladly recommend anyone from the North Coast and afar to head his way. You can find him and his work on Instagram @ChurchridgeDetailing.

Moving on, my H&R springs have arrived and I’m booked in with @pobmk4 of Dubtech, Ballymoney to get them fitted in early June. New wheels have yet to arrive but I am waiting patiently. I imagine my next update will be when I’ve my new wheels & springs fitted.

Until next time!
Thanks for reading.
 

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Just saw you in portstewart @R36_ Any photos of the new wheels?! Looked great!
Cheers man! Just got them on yesterday morning in time for some of the meets tomorrow. I’m booked in for Tuesday morning with Dubtech in Ballymoney to get my springs in, doesn’t actually sit too bad as it is at the min. Wasn’t gonna post any photos until the springs were in but what the heck.. thanks again 😁😁
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So here we are. Wheels on. Springs in. Sits lovely in my opinion. Only thing I’m missing is spacers which should hopefully be sorted come Monday.


Thanks to @Dmur197 for the excellent detail he done for me. Wash, decon & detar, single stage & finally a ceramic seal. Can’t recommend Daniel & Churchridge Detailing enough. Find him on Insta @ChurchridgeDetailing

@pobmk4 at Dubtech Ballymoney for all the work he’s done for me. Known Paul for years and whatever this chap doesn’t know about VAG cars simply isn’t worth knowing. He’s worth his weight in gold & more.

Lastly, Ady at Finvoy Tyres for always looking after me and taking extra care whilst fitting my new tyres onto my new alloys.

Will update once I get sorted with spacers.

If you see me at a show or a meet, please say hi, always nice to talk to fellow enthusiasts and rms’ers!

Thanks for reading!

Chris.
 
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