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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2015, 10:17:55 AM »
This R deserved to be shown! :wink:

Really great example! Great spec, great colour, great mods... :drool:

Keep up the good work. :congrats:

Those calipers will make it even more special. What colour are you thinking of painting them? :popcornsoda:

The colour MFA was an extra. I know a guy who retrofitted a colour 3D MFA to his Touran, that I didn't know it existed. :drool:

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2015, 11:24:52 AM »
Looks great! Will keep an eye on development :happy2:
Is that your garage?  What I'd give to be able to have that at my disposal, don't think I'd ever leave. :party:

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #17 on: October 13, 2015, 12:09:31 PM »
Looking good Mike. Hope alls good with you!

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #18 on: October 13, 2015, 12:23:17 PM »
Looks great! Will keep an eye on development :happy2:
Is that your garage?  What I'd give to be able to have that at my disposal, don't think I'd ever leave. :party:

Thanks mate, yeah, that's my workshop that I hire out at a good rate per month. It's made the world of difference.

Looking good Mike. Hope alls good with you!

Cheers mate, all going well. You can probably see why I gave up the GTI now though, despite her being an amazing machine to drive...

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #19 on: October 13, 2015, 05:44:42 PM »
This is the nicest golf R i have ever seen ive not seen this shape golf in this colour before and it looks stunning.
Its actually making me want one even more than i did before but realistically its a pipe dream for me.
Will follow this thread thread with interest as i like the direction your going with it and dedication your putting in.  :happy2:

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #20 on: October 13, 2015, 06:28:40 PM »
Very nice, I'm extremely jealous  :love:

Hopefully one day I'll be in a position where I'll be able to own one myself

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2015, 07:30:41 PM »
Thanks guys, really appreciate the kind words. To be honest, I blew all my savings on the Golf R as I decided I'd rather live my life now and buy a house when I'm older, then even when I'm struggling for cash at least I can sit about with my mates and laugh about the stupid s**t we did rather than getting a house at 26 and having no life.

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #22 on: October 13, 2015, 10:07:06 PM »
Car is lovely mate and im glad it has the leather rather than the cloth.

Same brakes as i just fitted, see my thread for fitted pics. Getting wheels to fit over them is the biggest messing around. Gives a shout for discounted EBC brakes if you want them. Mine are awesome!

As for the house situation, before i bought my first house my mate said to me "you wont believe me, but with a house you end up with more spare cash"- and in my case it was totally true. Its me and my Mrs though, probably different if your talking about on your own.

You only live once though, and the Golf can always be sold to fund the house if required!


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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #23 on: October 13, 2015, 10:22:12 PM »
Great work th3

Fancy taking on some extra work on those ramps of yours?
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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #24 on: October 13, 2015, 10:30:45 PM »
I always say you can live in a car but can't drive a house, but I thinks that's just to make myself feel better about throwing money at a 10 1/2 year old car  :laugh:

The R is looking awesome mate, proper job from you as usual  :happy2:

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #25 on: October 13, 2015, 11:03:52 PM »
@Wolf Burger - If you trust me, sure, why not? :laugh:

Thanks Dan and Gaz, but it's still got a fair bit of work left to do. Right now I need to get the ECU remapped as it threw up the amber engine lights on the clocks after a spirited drive, a fault scan showed several of the engine management sensors aren't coping with the current modifications too well. Going to drive her reservedly now until I get the exhaust and remap fitted.

Although I have seen some other brakes I'm very tempted to get, funding allowing them... Watch this space.

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2015, 09:21:17 AM »
Lovely R! Fully jealous!

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2015, 03:37:20 PM »
A couple of modifications so far have been fitting a Loba HPFP (yes, this was the very first modification):



I'm not called Daniel in case you're wondering (probably not) but it was a cheeky purchase through the forum (guess who from :happy2:). Also transferred my Team Dynamic Pro Race 1.2's over from the GTI build:




The future brakes:



Got these off the editor of Performance VW via eBay, a chance conincidene! But also a bloody good price considering they're virtually brand new. I also had my DSG and Haldex service done as soon as I could (about 30K miles on the clock) as I want to preserve the DSG as best as possible so running big power through it requires more regular servicing. I got an advisory from VW saying there was a fluid leak from somewhere, possibly the transfer box. Needless to say, if you know me by now, I'm not too scared to get stuck in:





Definitely something leaking oil, so followed the trail back and luckily it went right up above the transfer box towards the turbo... Wasn't best pleased at this point, but having a look about from the top of the engine I noticed this suspect looking pipe:




There was fresh oil around the end of the pipe so I thought best to attack this bit first to see if it solves the fix... Read on for more!
The Golf R is coming along well
Will you be selling your mk6 R brakes as your upgrading to bigger and better brakes
are you going with the Big silver porsche 18z i think thats them
or the bbk vwr brakes they look the nuts !
 

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2015, 03:53:27 PM »
So much for staying standard  :drool:

How many sets of brakes do you need?  :confused:

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Re: th3_f15t '12 Golf R (Viki)
« Reply #29 on: October 14, 2015, 04:02:00 PM »
I won't be selling any standard parts I'm afraid, I'll hold onto them to return the car back to stock when I'm done with it. Also just purchased all the bits needed to fit my 18Z calipers apart from discs, so will source them and get thingds fitted up soon.

Then it's time for the interior. :happy2:
« Last Edit: October 15, 2015, 02:17:02 PM by th3_f15t »