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Seans Graphite Blue GTI
« on: July 07, 2016, 06:30:46 PM »
Hellooo,

I'm new to the world of golfs but so far im loving it, my previous car was a Honda Civic, fairly quick and felt like it was about to fall apart  :signLOL: the golf is soo much better in every aspect!  The golf has got a full service history, mostly vw but the later ones went to an independant garage, roughly 65,000 on the clock and im the 5th owner.  The thermostat was sticking open so got that sorted under warranty, touch wood i hope thats it for a fair while!  But so far its been good, love the colour too! Ive not seen many like it.

I am also an admin of a car club from South Wales if any would like to take a look, Status: Modified we are called and we have a group on Facebook  :smiley:

I do intend on modifying the car but dont expect fast progress  :smiley: but i will update you as often as i can!

So heres a photo of my honda.



Now a few photos of the golf  :smiley:









I then decided to have an argument with the curb and my alloy lost   :doh:



I then went on to changing the cam follower which wasnt worn too bad and upgraded the DV to the Revision G.



Thats it for now, thank you for looking, i will be updating this thread as much as i can!  Cant wait to get to know you all  :smiley:
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 05:26:01 PM by sean.smithy94 »

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 07:53:51 PM »
Yay for another Graphite Blue owner

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 07:55:38 PM »
Yay for another Graphite Blue owner

there seems to be a few of us now, im glad i found it as in my area, as far as i know im the only one with this colour!  :signLOL:

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2016, 08:04:29 PM »
Congrats on the car! Makes me excited as I'm swapping my Shadow Blue 1.6 Golf for a GTI in Graphite Blue this Saturday. Chose it as I thought it be a rare colour but I guess I was wrong!  :laugh:

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2016, 08:06:26 PM »
Congrats on the car! Makes me excited as I'm swapping my Shadow Blue 1.6 Golf for a GTI in Graphite Blue this Saturday. Chose it as I thought it be a rare colour but I guess I was wrong!  :laugh:

thank you! you wont be disappointed! i have noticed a little increase from looking around on the forum but i think its still a rare colour, i havent seen many in person anyway!  :smiley:

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2016, 09:05:29 PM »
Welcome from another graphite blue owner  :happy2:

Let the mods begin.
mk5 Graphite Blue GTI - Leathers, Xenons, MFD2, PDC, Boot Pop
mk7 Pure White GTI - Performance Pack, Xenons, DSG, Leathers, Pro Nav, Dynaudio, Self Park, Keyless, 18" OZ Ultraleggera

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
« Reply #6 on: July 09, 2016, 04:21:21 PM »
Welcome from another graphite blue owner  :happy2:

Let the mods begin.

Thank you  :smiley: yeah I can't wait to start the mods! Just unsure on what to do first  :signLOL:

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2016, 07:50:03 PM »
With me having a show on sunday, Modified Mania, thought id treat myself to a smooth grill and fit it ready for sunday, now all thats left is a good wash.

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Looks so much better in my opinion!

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2016, 12:50:34 AM »
Looks better with out the plate

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2016, 11:45:56 AM »
Not really an update, just a quick photo from when I attended Cruise Culture on Sunday in Carmarthen, the biggest modified car show in Wales.



Not sure what route to go down next, do I go down the performance route first and leave the cosmetics till last? or do i make it look pretty and performance last? Decisions decisions!

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2016, 12:50:43 PM »
Not really an update, just a quick photo from when I attended Cruise Culture on Sunday in Carmarthen, the biggest modified car show in Wales.

Never realized that there was a show in Carmarthen, briefly went to Volkfest in Brecon on the Sunday, but was disappointed, it rained that weekend again!!!

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2016, 01:51:49 PM »
Love the graphite blue :happy2:

I've only ever seen one G/B car here in Dublin :laugh:

Where did you source the smooth grille? eBay? Quality any good?

Super expensive from VW :surprised:

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2016, 05:47:39 PM »
Not really an update, just a quick photo from when I attended Cruise Culture on Sunday in Carmarthen, the biggest modified car show in Wales.

Never realized that there was a show in Carmarthen, briefly went to Volkfest in Brecon on the Sunday, but was disappointed, it rained that weekend again!!!

Yeah  :smiley: i went there last year and this year, this years weather was far better! it rained all day last year, its a really good show, indoor and outdoor show and shine, DJs all day, car competitions like car limbo, sound off, flame off and club stands  :smiley: its normally the last weekend in August, the Sunday just before the bank holiday  :smiley:
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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2016, 05:51:25 PM »
Love the graphite blue :happy2:

I've only ever seen one G/B car here in Dublin :laugh:

Where did you source the smooth grille? eBay? Quality any good?

Super expensive from VW :surprised:

I thought it was a rare colour in my area until i bought one, then a fair few more popped up and i have no realised its quite common, not the most common colour though by all means  :smiley: xenonzuk i got mine from, you get the whole set of grilles, it cost me £85, there are ones on ebay for cheaper but when i bought one, i got refunded due to the batch being damaged, i got impatient and paid more for one  :signLOL:

the quality is alright, really not as good as i expected as the fit isnt quite 100% but you cant really tell unless you get close up, so i was happy overall, but theres ones on ebay for around £30

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Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2016, 10:50:10 PM »
Thanks buddy, I appreciate the heads up. Price sounds great. But might steer clear if the quality's not 100%. Looks perfect in the photos mind :happy2: