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on January 29, 2015, 01:49:39 PM
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If you have ordered stickers and they have not come then please forward me your PayPal receipt to rich at and I shall get them out ASAP


Re: Getting a Pirelli plaque
Last Poster: rich83 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:36:57 PM
It was a limited edition... but they were not numbered

interior questions
Last Poster: golfgti10 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:24:13 PM
If I remove the bonnet handle will I lose the cable?

also where on the internet can I buy two new airbag emblems that are on the b pillar and two new protective covers which hide the screw on the rear door cards

4mm stubby aerial?
Last Poster: Chedburn in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Today at 04:22:43 PM
So I made the mistake of ordering a polo aerial without measuring. Turns out I need a 4mm not 5.
Does anyone have a part number or link to where I can get a 4mm stubby / polo aerial?

Bluetooth streaming to RCD300
Last Poster: gazrn in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:21:16 PM
So i've bought a bluetooth streamer similar to this
and a 15v to 5v adaptor and plugged it into the 30 pin iPod connector in my arm rest, I'm trying to stream from my iphone6 through the stereo.
The unit powers up and connects to my phone but when

wheel alignment
Last Poster: mk5-beast-91 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:20:47 PM
anyone know the best place to get a fast road set up around surrey area?

Re: New car, a4 Quattro special edition
Last Poster: ed30sam123 in Members Rides on Today at 04:19:48 PM
very nice Jake  :happy2:

Re: My Golf GTI Edition 30 - No. 424
Last Poster: ed30sam123 in Members Rides on Today at 04:12:26 PM
Over at Land Rover in nelson mate.

Sweet I'm undecided wether to go back into the trade or not or save my knowledge for my hobbies :)

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Painter/body shop near Harrogate
Last Poster: GTi-Andy in Mk5 General Area on Today at 04:05:25 PM
Looking for a body shop close to me in Harrogate, North Yorkshire.

Just need the lower part of the rear bumper and a front splitter painting.

The bumper is an edition 30, so it won't need smoothing out.

Any recommendations and idea on the cost?

Re: Matto's Shadow Blue GT Sport 210 *Small update*
Last Poster: Matto in Members Rides on Today at 03:53:57 PM
Its the fact they are the TTS discs which means they are lighter. Have a fancy cooling fin layout and are marginally smaller at 340mm  :happy2:

Last Poster: MAH in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 03:26:40 PM
Ok thanks for he info mate

Re: Golf mk5 gti gear knob and gaiter
Last Poster: Woldddd in Wanted on Today at 03:25:06 PM
Seen it on eBay mate, not after the carbon trim but that's with it if your willing to sort a price out? Thanks

Re: MFSW and highline clocks fitting.
Last Poster: olsen-72 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:15:20 PM
You will have Xmas tree on the dash. Lot of warning lights

Re: Dom's Tornado Red Gti
Last Poster: maxitrol in Members Rides on Today at 03:12:57 PM
i would buy new wings  as it will only bubble back through

Re: RCD300 (2005 gti) Upgrade options
Last Poster: J400uk in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Today at 03:12:06 PM
RNS 310 seems to work without battery drain. Its slightly older than the 315 but easier to update the maps and supports the Highline instrument cluster display in a Mk5 (315 doesn't).

For the other units you'll need to update the CAN Gateway at the same time. There should be a guide on here somewhere for that I think as the question comes up quite often!

Re: R8 coilpacks - yes or no?
Last Poster: JimmyC92 in Mk5 General Area on Today at 03:08:02 PM
Sorry to topic high-jack! Does anyone know if the r8 coil packs would work in a 1.4 TSI lump? The 170 BHP version?

Re: Recent Purchases Picture Thread!!
Last Poster: maxitrol in Random Chat on Today at 03:04:50 PM
Very nice @damoegan

Re: V6 TBD- Mk5 R32 T
Last Poster: StuF in Members Rides on Today at 03:04:04 PM
One word - EPIC!  :happy2:

Re: No boost....DV?
Last Poster: jaye2992 in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Today at 02:57:38 PM
I can here something when revving it on idle yes and the exhaust is alot louder. All the intercooler pipes are still attached and and i've checked the intake and PCV. Not sure what else it could be and I cant get it into the garage till after this week. Getting the DV off on Wednesday so we shall see.....

Re: Snow foam
Last Poster: maxitrol in Detailing on Today at 02:56:02 PM
am waiting for @xjay1337 to wash mine :grin:


2.0 TFSI valve cover
Single Image
    Location: Northwood/Grays
    Postage: £10.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Bought this with the intention of customising it but I'm not going to ever get round to it so want to pass it onto someone who'll have some use for it. Collection or postage available.
    S3/R32 full brake setup in gloss black - 345mm/310mm
    Location: Co Durham
    Collection Only

    S3/R32 full brake setup

    Here are the brakes removed from my ED30 as it has gone back to completely standard.
    They were refurbed in 2012, and all of the discs and pads were replaced less than 4000 miles ago in 2013.

    What you are looking at is -

    Front calipers with 'R' pad clips & HEL stainless hoses (longer for the 345mm setup)
    Front 345mm discs (with no lip)
    Front pads (with the Low Pad sensor)
    Front larger dust shields
    Rear calipers (you need to re-use your rear flexi hose, and also the rigid pipe has snapped on removal, yours will transfer)
    Rear 310mm discs and pads

    Regardless of what people say, these are a great setup for a tuned mk5 based car for fast road use. I even have the same front setup on my Tig.

    The whole setup is very heavy and will be about £37 with sufficient insurance to send to most of the UK mainland - but let me know and I can look into it.

    I don't want to split them, but if someone buys the rears first then I am happy to do it.

    The price is £575 for the lot collected from County Durham.

    TTRS/RS3 calipers
    Location: Glasgow
    Postage: £20.00
    Delivery Only

    TTRS/RS3 calipers for sale

    Great condition come with pins, sensors, carriers and pads with loads of life left.
    Came off a car with under 5k 
    Slight chip on one caliper pictured easily touched up.

    £300 collected from Glasgow or plus delivery
    Go Faster Bits DV+
    Location: Runcorn
    Postage: £0.00
    Delivery Only

    GFV DV+ with both pistons. Fitted to my ed30 for about 6 months and worked faultlessly.

    Looking for £60 posted or £55 collected


    Mk5 Golf GTI Manual 6spd Gear knob with gaiter Good condition
    Location: Bromley/Catford
    Postage: £0.00
    Delivery or Collection

    Mk5 Golf GTI Manual 6spd Gear knob with gaiter Good condition

    Please pm me or text me on 07816767930 for more info!

    Forge Dv for 2.0tfsi engines GTI/S3/CUPRA R/GOLF R etc
    Single Image
      Location: Bromley/Catford
      Postage: £0.00
      Delivery or Collection

      Forge Dv for 2.0tfsi engines GTI/S3/CUPRA R/GOLF R etc

      Good condition.

      Please pm me or text me on 07816767930 for more info!