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Detailing Catalogue
on October 27, 2014, 10:28:30 PM
As some of you have already realised the Detailing Catalogue is now active.
Very similar to the mods catalogue reviews, where to buy add to your profile etc.
Should be a great resource once we get it populated with your favourite detailing products.

If we missed some categories etc please let us know.

Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
Last Poster: mrvertigo73 in Members Rides on Today at 01:06:59 AM
Just need to be richer, not older - I'm much older, and still can't get a car for each of my auto cravings!!  :driver:

Older means richer! Pay rises, cheaper insurance etc  :grin:

Re: Just fitted a new style cluster into a 2007 Golf GT
Last Poster: Shoduchi in Technical Workshop on Today at 12:52:50 AM
A MY09 GT Sport 1.9 TDI has the following:
    Address 03: ABS Brakes       Labels: 1K0-907-379-60EC1F.clb
       Part No SW: 1K0 907 379 AD    HW: 1K0 907 379 AD
       Component: ESP MK60EC1   H35 0106 
       Revision: 00H35001

Would it be compatible?

Re: Booked in for Stage 1 - now stage 2!!
Last Poster: dansmith180 in R-Tech Zone on Today at 12:04:57 AM
£5 says 324.7bhp  :laugh:

Re: MC71's Red Mistress UPDATE 19/8/14 - Reply #238
Last Poster: Tortaruga in Members Rides on Yesterday at 11:59:22 PM
IMO the OEM ones do look better aesthetically but are crap as lights wheres the VALEO ones are brilliant as lights but don't look as good during the day
Keep the Valeo lights handy at all times in a knapsack. When darkness falls, simply pop them in place of the OE lights. Reverse the procedu

Re: Dave J's Edition 30 - no. 1387 - 2 year anniversary...
Last Poster: th3_f15t in Members Rides on Yesterday at 11:04:06 PM
Happy anniversary. Real shame about that beautiful looking mk4 you had. You ED30 looks great though, and has been treated to a lot of presents. :happy2:

Re: help , vibration/tremmor in 4th gear through gear stick ??
Last Poster: GrayMK5GTI in Technical Workshop on Yesterday at 10:50:37 PM
I get a bit of vibration in 6th if I let off at 70mph.

Unless it gets really bad, I wouldn't worry  :smiley:

do you get it through the gear stick?

Yup. Don't

Re: Who shall I choose to remap my GTI?
Last Poster: dan930 in Performance Modifications on Yesterday at 10:28:34 PM
I've heard lots of great things about R-Tech and was planning on going there for my stage 2+ next year but now I've read Puddings comments my eyes have been opened.  :jumping:

As soon as you become successful people always want to try and talk sh*t, maybe there's lots of good reviews bec

Re: My Golf GTI Edition 30 - No. 424
Last Poster: Dave J in Members Rides on Yesterday at 10:01:27 PM
Lovely ED30 Kieran - have you still got the mk1 too?!

I've no experience of coilovers on the mk5, but in terms of ride height, I wanted a minimal drop on mine. 20mm was just right IMHO - I used VWR springs.
Have always heard good things about Bilsteins - had a set on my old mkiv - very good dampers I thought...

Re: New GTi owner from Herts
Last Poster: prp74 in New Member Intro's on Yesterday at 09:39:08 PM
Welcome  :happy2:

Re: Storing music on a SD Card
Last Poster: DamoP in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Yesterday at 09:20:16 PM
Good stuff.  :happy2:


you mail box is full, trying to pm you

Re: Switchable maps
Last Poster: TomGTI in R-Tech Zone on Yesterday at 09:19:21 PM
The switch option is available for all stage2+ setups, We have developed all the new maps around the mk6 r software and implanted high speed logging capabilities which allows the owner to log extra data and uncapped data with vcds.  ie load caps out at 191.7% with vcds with the logger patch its unlimi

Re: Pirelli Edition - Register
Last Poster: gtipirelli in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:36:00 PM
Nope not me sorry

I have only seen one other in a small village just north of me

Re: Searching for my old mk2
Last Poster: th3_f15t in Random Chat on Yesterday at 08:19:19 PM
https://www.gov.uk/check-vehicle-tax - Enter the reg here and it'll tell you. :happy2:

It also displays when both the current tax and MOT expire, handy to keep tabs of your own dates if, like me, you move about a lot and don't have your documents to hand all the time.

Re: Painting sideskirts & bumpers, texture or not?
Last Poster: Mandy in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:15:04 PM
It will look so much better sanded flat, I've made that mistake before...


stage 2+ parts golf r mk6
Last Poster: jamie_dunky in Wanted on Yesterday at 08:09:06 PM
hi looking for....
turbo back milltek or even downpipe n decat
itg or revo air intake
loba or apr hpfp
give me a call or text on 07703536373

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: DamoP in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 08:08:59 PM
RCD510, MDI and bluetooth combi loom oh and no sleep before nights  :signLOL:

Re: Show us your pumpkins! :)
Last Poster: Scottymon in Random Chat on Yesterday at 08:06:28 PM
^awesome mandy & rich :happy2:

Re: Chrome switches
Last Poster: DamoP in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Yesterday at 08:06:03 PM
Contact DamoP, he seems be in contact with some of Bold Sport's suppliers.
thanks dude

i have boldsport kits  :happy2:

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Diy refurb kit
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    Location: Stafford
    Delivery Only

    For sale is a diy refurb kit

    I was going to use this on a set of wheels but sold them on before I got around to it.
    Included is 1 can of primer. 3 cans of anthracite paint. And 1 can of laquer.
    I also have some metal filler which is pretty much new that I'll include.

    Looking for £24 posted for this kit.
    £45 worth it bought elsewhere.

    Yeti exhaust tips
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      Location: Stafford
      Delivery Only

      For sale is a pair of skoda yeti exhaust tips from my mk3 sciricco.
      These simply slide into the existing pipes to give the Gti look to your car at a fraction of the cost of replacing a backbox etc.
      look as good as the real thing once fitted.
      No damage or scratches to either of these.

      Front Splitter US Spec mk5 GTi
      Location: King's Lynn
      Delivery Only

      I have for sale US Spec GTI front Splitter in Reflex silver and you can see by the photos there is some scratches underneath but when fitted is not noticable - also some small stone chips but this is to be expected nothing major. Easily fitted with a jack.

      Paypal Payment Only.
      Golf GTI mk5 - Gear knob, Gaitor and Surround. 
      Location: King's Lynn
      Delivery or Collection

      I have a mk 5 Golf GTI Gear knob for sale - the gaitor and surrond is in mint condition but there is a slight bit of wear on the gear knob as you can see in on the 3rd photo but isnt hugely noticably once fitted. It will be delivered by Royal mail.

      PayPal Payment Only
      BBT K04 hybrid turbo
      Location: Northants
      Delivery Only

      Had this converted by BBT but have now decided not to use it.
      It has an uprated actuator, larger compressor wheel and unlike nearly all other K04 hybrids it uses a larger clipped exhaust wheel. Also the front of the runners have been opened up slightly.
      I believe a reputable tuner has seen in excess of 400bhp from one of these BBT hybrids.