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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Sun Jan 08 2012, 10:47

Cheers guys!

Gonna get the tyres removed after work tomorow then get the powdercoated at work, buy some spacers and see how the fit!
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Mon Jan 09 2012, 02:58



oh yes like them wheels :-)

laurens cars coming on

i would do them white mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm


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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Tue Jan 10 2012, 03:31

Yep very nice on the wheels.
The Rocco looks like its coming on leaps and bounds....liked your hotdog photo too Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Wed Jan 11 2012, 12:34

Cheers guys thanks for all the comments! Having a right mare finding decent tyres for the 14's can only find big gay bubble tryes! and all the lower profile ones are sooo pricey, having no money sucks!

Dan ill see what Lauren says about white should have them done by next week thought whatever the colour.

Ooh also might be borrowing an arch roller this weekend from a guy at work so If anyone wants a play on Sunday hit me up

Anyway everyone loves pics!

How my boot looks at the moment

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Slowly filling up my allocated corner of the garage with car stuff

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In my quest to learn how to fix stuff myself Ive got this, only on page 8 so far

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And finally

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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Wed Jan 11 2012, 17:32

Nice pics Mat Smile What width tyres you after? if they're 195's its gonna be around 60 a corner as they're bit of an uncommon size unfortuantly mate

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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Thu Jan 12 2012, 11:32

Yeah I thought they might be uncommon, 195 would be ideal whats the profile? Not sure If I could afford 60 a corner but will have a think
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Thu Jan 12 2012, 11:55

Liking this! bigger version of my car Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Thu Jan 12 2012, 12:55

Cheers bud! See your polo most mornings

Quick update

Got one of these

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Well I actually got two this was the first one

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Turns out the MOT guy didnt know how to turn the lights on and was pressing the foglight button Very Happy

So on the road for another 12 months had no advisorys aswell not bad for something older than me!

Next job getting rid of those gayboy helper springs, my hunger for lows needs feeding!
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Thu Jan 12 2012, 16:10

the lowest profile i could find was 45

Camskill seem to do the cheapest at 52 (FALKEN ZE912) link --> camskill - FALKEN ZE912 ZIEX
MyTyres do Uniroyal RainSport2's for 55 link --> MyTyres Uniroyal RainSport 2

I use RainSport2's on my VR's winter wheels & I have to say that they're one of the best wet weather tyres ive ever had and give good grip in the dry to.

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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Fri Jan 13 2012, 10:07

Hi DAMIT cheers for those links I have them saved on my favourites, sooo want some but im going paintballing for a mates bday can't say no to paintballing!
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Mon Jan 16 2012, 04:19



nice one MOT passed now get that rocco scappin the flooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Tue Jan 17 2012, 11:25

Nice cars peeps... sorry lauren text me for a fuesbox i would assume for her mk2 8v gti... but unfortunately i dont have one, i had a look coz i thought i did but its a mk3 8v gti one!

Love the rocco coz i want one for a trackday car....

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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Sat Jan 21 2012, 07:25

dapperdan wrote:


nice one MOT passed now get that rocco scappin the flooooooooorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr


Cheers mate, thats the goal now!

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Nice cars peeps... sorry lauren text me for a fuesbox i would assume for her mk2 8v gti... but unfortunately i dont have one, i had a look coz i thought i did but its a mk3 8v gti one!

Love the rocco coz i want one for a trackday car....

Didnt know she had text you mate, if you know of anyone with one give us a shout please

Do it they are so cheap to pickup
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Sat Jan 21 2012, 07:38

Well ive been thinking about removing the helper springs for a while so today I gave it a go, heres a few to many pics.

Really should have greased them up when I fitted them Very Happy
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Took them out stripped them and left with this mess
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Out came the WD40 and the wire brush
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And all done
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Well I thought I was on a roll so carried on mucking about whipped these out
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To reveal some pretty tidy rust free arches
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Borrowed this badboy of a guy at work so clueless, I managed to roll the arches
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Leaving me with this, not quite done in this photo but nearly there
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Couldnt put the archliner back in because I had bent the where the screws hold onto the arch so shot a bit of primer over the bits that were bare metal, probably last all of ten minutes
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Well thats it, lowered the coils all the way down put the wheels on lowered it back down to tarmac and ..... its not low, didnt even lower from where it was before the helpers where taken out, so some googling and ringing a mate and apparently I should have cut the bumpstops! Grrrrrrrr well I was angry and cold so Ive called it a day, working overtime tomorow so might give it another go after depending on the weather.

I need to rent a lockup!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Sat Jan 21 2012, 08:25

Also just spent a weeks wages on tyres, hopefully have my wheels fitted and bumpstops cut next weekend!
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Mon Jan 23 2012, 02:40



daaamthose bump stops


also fuseboxes are not that expensive if laurens replacing it she should buy new imo

second hand electrics= a world of pain

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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Mon Jan 23 2012, 02:44

like the look of that arch roller

i have all ways gone scaffold pole /hammer style


also i use chain lube (for motorbikes) on yur coilies it doesnt dry up like wd40

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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Mon Jan 23 2012, 12:43

Hi Dan I dont think the problem is the fusebox but its getting checked over this weekend so will buy a new one if thats the problemo

Arch roller is pretty cool didnt have a clue how to use it but i borrowed it for nothin so better than beating it with a hammer. If you ever want a go mate just give me a shout and ill borrow it again.
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Mon Jan 23 2012, 12:52

Well as it was slighty warm ... ish after work today I popped over the Halfords and took Dans advice and got some chain lube.
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Then stripped down the drivers side front coilover.
Oh hello bumpstop
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Bumpstop meets hacksaw
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My new and improved bumpstop
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Mounted everthing back onto the car and im still not impressed even thought Ive only done 1 corner its not low enough, just have to hope that the new wheels and tyres will help alot or I will have to start thinking about cutting the springs =[

Anyway it was starting to freeze so that stopped play, passenger front after work tomorow hopefully.

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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Mon Jan 23 2012, 13:03

Progress is looking sweet man, I'm loving your new found addiction to teh lowz hehehe, trust me mate, no mater what you do you will never feel like your low enough...

I don't know what your gonna need to do to get it as low as you want... Maybe just chop up the springs some? Lol
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Mon Jan 23 2012, 13:35

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Progress is looking sweet man, I'm loving your new found addiction to teh lowz hehehe, trust me mate, no mater what you do you will never feel like your low enough...

I don't know what your gonna need to do to get it as low as you want... Maybe just chop up the springs some? Lol

Cheers bud, I just want it somewhere near how low my old MK3 was that thing was silly low and had the helpers still in!

Well I could chop the springs but they are pigtailed so wouldnt be a simple chop, I could buy some smaller springs but havnt looked at prices yet or I could get rid of the bumpstops completly but I dont think 150 coilovers would last 5 minutes also going to look at raising the top mounts.

So much effort for lows lets hope the rocco looks half decent low or it will be getting sold! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Tue Jan 24 2012, 02:35


i would see this phase though before loppin a coil off and wheels and tyres will make adifference

maybe you should consider 13's ???

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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Tue Jan 24 2012, 12:53

dapperdan wrote:

i would see this phase though before loppin a coil off and wheels and tyres will make adifference

maybe you should consider 13's ???

Yeah Im removing the helpers and cutting the bumpstops then trying the wheels and seeing what its like.

Maybe but I love these wheels =[
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Sat Feb 04 2012, 09:29

For those of you that didnt see it at the meet, ive fitted thr wheels heres how she looks now.

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Also could i ask a favour of someone can I borrow someones 13's to quickly put on the car to see how it looks?
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PostSubject: Re: Scirocco.   Sat Feb 04 2012, 13:35

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