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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #15 on: December 18, 2016, 10:14:08 PM »
Ta gents @white91 @AJP

@AJP wanted to keep it aesthetically oem as possible. They're great looking cars already just felt it needed few oem enhancements from its big brother, the edition 30

Funny cos when I see how it sits on H&R springs I feel it looks better than Eibachs. I just really wanted to get rid of the 4x4 gap as it bugged me every time I looked at the motor
It was a difficult choice between the two but at the end I got a good deal on the Eibachs

I would love some CH-R's
They are the best I've seen on a mk5 so far.
Did have an opportunity to put some oem black Mercedes monoblock wheels on from a mate who sold his mk5 and still had and has the wheels but I think I'd have to go lower for it to look really good. Not looking to go any lower as I'm happy the way it drives and sits right now way too many speed humps round here for that

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2016, 10:30:32 PM »
Ta gents @white91 @AJP

@AJP wanted to keep it aesthetically oem as possible. They're great looking cars already just felt it needed few oem enhancements from its big brother, the edition 30

Funny cos when I see how it sits on H&R springs I feel it looks better than Eibachs. I just really wanted to get rid of the 4x4 gap as it bugged me every time I looked at the motor
It was a difficult choice between the two but at the end I got a good deal on the Eibachs

I would love some CH-R's
They are the best I've seen on a mk5 so far.
Did have an opportunity to put some oem black Mercedes monoblock wheels on from a mate who sold his mk5 and still had and has the wheels but I think I'd have to go lower for it to look really good. Not looking to go any lower as I'm happy the way it drives and sits right now way too many speed humps round here for that
It definitely sits a bit lower at the front than mine. Little bit more rake. If you're happy with the height stick with the Eibachs, it looks spot on to me. I want to go a bit lower so I'm inevitably going to be looking at coilovers. It's already a bit tricky over the odd speedbump though.

CH-R are just stunning. If I could afford a set of 19s and be able to drop it proper low on them without turning the car into a bumpy fidgety mess I'd have done it by now. But I can't. So I haven't!

Great looking car this. Really understated but it's a cut above the usual with all the little details you've done.

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #17 on: December 19, 2016, 10:16:50 AM »
Ta gents @white91 @AJP

@AJP wanted to keep it aesthetically oem as possible. They're great looking cars already just felt it needed few oem enhancements from its big brother, the edition 30

Funny cos when I see how it sits on H&R springs I feel it looks better than Eibachs. I just really wanted to get rid of the 4x4 gap as it bugged me every time I looked at the motor
It was a difficult choice between the two but at the end I got a good deal on the Eibachs

I would love some CH-R's
They are the best I've seen on a mk5 so far.
Did have an opportunity to put some oem black Mercedes monoblock wheels on from a mate who sold his mk5 and still had and has the wheels but I think I'd have to go lower for it to look really good. Not looking to go any lower as I'm happy the way it drives and sits right now way too many speed humps round here for that
It definitely sits a bit lower at the front than mine. Little bit more rake. If you're happy with the height stick with the Eibachs, it looks spot on to me. I want to go a bit lower so I'm inevitably going to be looking at coilovers. It's already a bit tricky over the odd speedbump though.

CH-R are just stunning. If I could afford a set of 19s and be able to drop it proper low on them without turning the car into a bumpy fidgety mess I'd have done it by now. But I can't. So I haven't!

Great looking car this. Really understated but it's a cut above the usual with all the little details you've done.
Same on the Eibachs, the odd bump makes me slow down almost to a stop and do the old "snake manoeuvre" to avoid ripping my splitter off
Now 19s would just mean I'd have to avoid so many bumps that I won't be able to get anywhere anymore lol
I'm very tempted to get the bbs's mentioned in the previous post and have them sprayed gloss black...but....I don't know, personally thinking it would label it more of a "boy-racerish" motor....but tempted nevertheless
It's all in the little subtle details, that's what does it for me on this car

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2016, 12:55:12 AM »
"Skyline" mod done proud of myself for managing to actually do it not as easy as I thought

Inners painted black to match my r32 outers, led halos fitted


Sealed and left to dry overnight


Fitted

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2017, 03:47:32 PM »
No update but thought I'd share a pic I'm proud of lol
Just love the way she sits in this pic


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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #20 on: January 11, 2017, 07:44:32 AM »
Car looks lovely, sits nice on those springs too, what drop are they and where did you get them from if you don't mind me asking? Only I'm after some springs for my gti and those look perfect

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #21 on: January 11, 2017, 09:38:51 AM »
Car looks lovely, sits nice on those springs too, what drop are they and where did you get them from if you don't mind me asking? Only I'm after some springs for my gti and those look perfect
Thanks mate don't mind at all

They are Eibach Sportlines, they drop around 20-25mm, subtle but gets rid of arch gap and retains near oem ride haven't had any issues with these and are perfect for me look and ride wise

I bought them from eBay if I remember correctly. It was either these or the H&R ones which apparently drop 30mm-ish, ended up getting a better deal on the Eibachs so got em

These are for the DSG, so be aware if you decide to get them that there's a different set for the manual too.
Hope that helps matey

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #22 on: January 11, 2017, 11:59:49 AM »
I have to be honest, they look like more of a drop than 20-25mm, they look good! I'm in such a dilemma of what springs to get, I wanted a little more than 30mm but I think that's going to be hard going with springs, I don't want coilovers so I might consider the ones you bought  :smiley:

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #23 on: January 11, 2017, 05:57:05 PM »
lovely looking car mate  :happy2: best colour too  :drool:

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #24 on: January 11, 2017, 06:59:39 PM »
lovely looking car mate  :happy2: best colour too  :drool:
Ta mate need to take some pics like yours

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #25 on: January 12, 2017, 12:00:29 AM »
Lovey mk5 you have mate. Mods look spot on.

Was the mk6 dsg shifter hard to fit?

Also, where did you source the black mk6 badge or did you just have an oem one painted?

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Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2017, 09:36:51 AM »
Lovey mk5 you have mate. Mods look spot on.

Was the mk6 dsg shifter hard to fit?

Also, where did you source the black mk6 badge or did you just have an oem one painted?

Cheers
Cheers mate

The shifter was a bit tricky, have to remove the the plastic "thing" the gaiter is attached to at the bottom and swap over to the old one, had to remove staples. A bit fiddly but once it's all off it makes more sense when you see it
Hope that makes sense lol
I can show more than explain lol

The mk6 badge is off eBay. I can link if you want
The lil tabs on the back of the mk6 are in different locations to the mk5 so you have to break all the lil ones and just keep the "big" one. Some strong double sided tape and you're good to go
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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #27 on: January 12, 2017, 10:08:10 AM »
Hi mate, so is it just the mk6 dsg knob you bought or did you replace more of the assembly?

Link for badge would be great. Many thanks

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2017, 10:15:25 AM »
Hi mate, so is it just the mk6 dsg knob you bought or did you replace more of the assembly?

Link for badge would be great. Many thanks
Just the knob and gaiter, it came as a whole assembly but the surround didn't fit.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172158310211
Not the seller I bought from but same thing, few others on there have a look

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Re: Newbie here Black Gti
« Reply #29 on: January 12, 2017, 03:19:09 PM »
Thanks mate! Will try and track down a mk6 shifter now!