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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #30 on: August 27, 2016, 04:46:07 PM »
So, a few more little updates for the Pirelli..
As stated earlier , after fitting the xenons and auto leveling I was on the look out for headlight washers to keep it as close to factory as possible, Ed contacted me and thanks to @golfman I purchase some of the kit to complete the retro fit  :happy2:

It was a rattle can paint job on the covers which need a little bit of flatting back to bring it up to standard but looks OK from a distance.
I have also changed the grille strip to yellow but the jury's out and may go back to factory red?



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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #31 on: August 27, 2016, 04:59:15 PM »
And then I made the decision to fit a Mk6 Golf climate panel, love how it displays the info on the RNS...
And thanks to Andy at DAS Auto in Norwich for fitting my S3 rear brake set-up to balance up with the TTS fronts.







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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #32 on: August 27, 2016, 05:04:02 PM »
Oh and the last thing was to fit my power folding mirrors, will once I find a driver side door controller to enable the function, passenger side sorted but I'm still on the look out for other side, If anybody has one going spare drop us a message..

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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #33 on: August 27, 2016, 05:10:47 PM »
I like the yellow grille. Goes well with the fogs and the whole Pirelli theme.

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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #34 on: August 27, 2016, 05:21:45 PM »
Thanks @AJP always good to get feedback, I just don't want to turn it boy racer motor..lol
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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #35 on: August 27, 2016, 05:29:23 PM »
Thanks @AJP always good to get feedback, I just don't want to turn it boy racer motor..lol
I think it's subtle enough. But feel free to bang a few more pics up! I suppose if you end up deciding you don't like it it's not tough to change back to red.

It's tricky with the front end - making it stand out from a standard car without making it look obviously modded and OTT. I'm going to do all 4 grilles in gloss black at some point, maybe with a smooth grille and slightly smaller plate sitting more flush, just to see if it tidies things up a bit. Xenons are definitely a good look too!

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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #36 on: August 27, 2016, 05:34:09 PM »
Agreed. Xenon's change the front end in a big way, The grille mod has been done with tape so is a quick fix to return to standard.
didn't want to paint it and regret it..
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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #37 on: August 27, 2016, 06:46:17 PM »
Agreed. Xenon's change the front end in a big way, The grille mod has been done with tape so is a quick fix to return to standard.
didn't want to paint it and regret it..
Xenons are definitely on my list. I think my car actually had some fitted at some point in its life, as it's got the washers in the bumper. Someone obviously harvested them before they sold up!

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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #38 on: August 27, 2016, 07:18:23 PM »
more than likely your car came the winter pack spec, which come with headlight washers with standard halogen headlights..I doubt they were removed before sale.
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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #39 on: August 27, 2016, 09:01:46 PM »
Lovely looking motor! Decent upgrade mods too

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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #40 on: August 27, 2016, 09:47:54 PM »
Think you followed me into the GTI meet in Milton Keynes (silver Edition 30). Car looked sick in my rear view mirror! Lol

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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #41 on: August 27, 2016, 09:53:04 PM »


Even took a cheeky snap...
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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #42 on: August 28, 2016, 09:29:00 AM »
The yellow grill suits the Pirelli theme and the yellow fogs. Looking good  :happy2:
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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #43 on: August 28, 2016, 09:34:39 AM »
Think you followed me into the GTI meet in Milton Keynes (silver Edition 30). Car looked sick in my rear view mirror! Lol

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I remember, you got the 4 door one? It was a good event, even the missus didn't complain to much..
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Re: My Pirelli
« Reply #44 on: August 28, 2016, 09:55:51 AM »
The only thing that bugs me about my Golf is the colour, it's a full time job keeping it clean, and with building work going on nearby my car has looked like this nearly even day for a month now. :sad1:

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