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Shaun's GT TDI
« on: February 11, 2015, 06:55:10 PM »
Will say hi again, although I have been on here since the back end of last year when I bought my mk5 I thought now is the time to start my build thread. I've always been into VW's as you can see....

Vento VR6 - one of the best cars I've owned!


Golf GTI 8v - sh*t car but it didn't look bad!


Passat V6 4-Motion - Nice but looked like a 4x4!


My 2nd Vento VR6 - This was near mint condition, wish I could have kept it as a second project!


First of my Passat estates, both were TDI sport models. This one was lovely!


After making a few quid off the first one I bought this and started to mod!


And then onto my mk5, full respray in steel grey. GTI bumpers, R32 rear lights and wheels. Dark GTI headlights with 6k HID kit, LED sidelights and interior lights and cree LED fog bulbs.

Needs lowering I know...
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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2015, 07:07:46 PM »
It's a GT TDI 140 but mapped to 175 (approx). I drive nearly 70 miles a day so the diesel suits me more as I can easily get 40-50 mpg.

It came with full heated leather, with drawers underneath. DVD player with built in BT and reversing camera and FBSW. I have since had re-trimmed along with a mk6 gear knob.



I have put a new genuine front grill on it as the old one had some broken tabs and wasn't sitting right..



Future plans are some Eibach street coilovers, fit the black roof lining what's currently in my garage. Rear R32 bumper with no cut outs which is currently on order and transfer the spoiler from this..



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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2015, 08:48:33 PM »
Looking good Shaun

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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2015, 11:16:01 PM »
So here is my 'to do' list.......

Eibach coilovers (but may get springs for now)
Fit r32 spoiler
Fit r32 rear bumper
Buy ed30 front splitter or buy new bumper with one smoothed in
Fit black roof lining and shark fin aerial
Xenon style headlights
GTI/R32 highline clocks
Replace broken air box and battery tray
Fit k&n panel filter
Custom exhaust
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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2015, 01:50:15 PM »
You have a good car history already.  :smiley:

I'm liking your plans except the K&N panel filter, it'll only give more noise and less well filtered air which isn't good for your turbo. Most panel filters even decrease performance.

I'd get the projectors headlights that really improves the front of the car.

Good continuation!  :smiley:

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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 03:03:44 PM »
You have a good car history already.  :smiley:

I'm liking your plans except the K&N panel filter, it'll only give more noise and less well filtered air which isn't good for your turbo. Most panel filters even decrease performance.

I'd get the projectors headlights that really improves the front of the car.

Good continuation!  :smiley:

Appreciate the feedback. I have cancelled the K&N as it's on order with the R32 rear section. Will prob just replace with a new genuine one!

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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2015, 03:09:01 PM »
On a plus today, I have bought @NathED30 eibach sportline springs and some genuine R32 pedals off ebay!

Black roof lining going in tomorrow and maybe replacing broken airbox and tray if I get time...

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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2015, 05:45:36 PM »
UPDATE...

Black roof lining and pillars etc all went in today. Makes such a big difference when behind the wheel. Plus I get some garage space back!

I am also considering a dash cam, which the old man said he'd buy me for my 30th coming up soon.

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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2015, 05:47:09 PM »
Need pics now

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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2015, 10:30:18 PM »
Need pics now

Will put some finished pics up tomorrow. Like a wally though I totally forgot to take some 'during' photos.

I also changed my standard aerial for a shark fin type. But I'm now toying with the idea of going DAB and smoothing the roof over at some point.

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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2015, 12:39:39 AM »
The early mk5 didn't have some aerials and thing they do look better with out them

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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #11 on: February 16, 2015, 08:49:58 PM »
Very nice :)
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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2015, 06:44:18 PM »
Pic of black head lining...


And different aerial...


Still need to sort rear view mirror surround. Don't think it'll come off without breaking something so might just try and pick up an all black one.

For those who noticed the crack, i'm have Autoglass out tomorrow to replace my windscreen with a new genuine one  :happy2:

These landed today courtesy of @NathED30 so need to buy some new top mounts and drop links before fitting. Should my shocks be ok or it is adviserble to change these too?


I should mention the car is currently on 146k (I bought if from it's first owner and it has full dealer service history). I've probably just answered my previous question but always greatful for others advice.

On another plus I also fitted these earlier...


And a quick shot of the steering wheel and mk6 gear knob...


**Apologies of quality of photos but I'm not into photography and my phone camera's lense in broken**




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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2015, 07:25:56 PM »
Yeah, it's time to put new shocks as well, if you can.

Have you looked into DIY about fitting auto-dimming rear view mirrors? They should explain how to remove your current mirror.

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Re: Shaun's GT TDI
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2015, 07:35:43 PM »
Yeah, it's time to put new shocks as well, if you can.

Have you looked into DIY about fitting auto-dimming rear view mirrors? They should explain how to remove your current mirror.

Will have to see if shocks have already been changed or are originals.

What about drop links, do I need adjustable or shorter ones?