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Members Rides / Re: Dans grey MK5 GTI. Prepping for VagTuner
« Last post by rich83 on Today at 12:31:29 AM Started by dansmith180  »
@AJP cheers for that mate. Yeah they're 3 1/2 years old which isn't old enough to expect that to happen.

We're actually a KW dealer at work so I spoke to one of the main guys for KW UK (about 6 times in 48hours) and we ended up at 25% discount and if I send the broken spring back they will do full analysis on it. Bollocks deal really but their perspective is they have no idea what stresses and strains the spring has been subjected too and hold no responsibility unless it's proven to be a defect.
There's probably a cleverly-worded disclaimer of sorts hidden away in the little booklet you get in the box, that makes it easy for them and hard for the consumer, with this kind of thing.

I suppose 25% is something though.

The main thing - you were crawling when it happened, and you and the rest of the car are ok. Can't imagine how I'd deal with a front corner suddenly dropping at speed

Issue though is I know Dan subjects his springs to a lot of stress.
Especially his bed springs...  :party: :P :popcornsoda:

I think you are partially to blame for that.
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How to Guides / Troubleshooting / Re: Engine noise....
« Last post by r5gtt on Today at 12:29:44 AM Started by Lewo  »
So update....
At main dealers after a gentle 20 min drive, definitely a bit noisier than when I started car last week or so. They took the cover off and


And here's a couple of the oil leak we found when mate took drive belt off.

 
ouch!!!! What caused that to happen ???  :surprised:
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Rear view mirror upgrade - Need some help here!
« Last post by r5gtt on Today at 12:27:23 AM Started by Christiank  »
I thought I was bad wasting money  :laugh:

You have no idea! :D  :signLOL:

£7,500 so far and counting from Jan2015  :doh:

from august 2015 to december 2018 this car will have cost more than £20.000.  :sick:
But then everything will have been worked over..  :innocent:

So far I've "only" spend some like £12,000 since 2015/8 and I've just begun rebuilding my new engine hehe.. But I can't wait untill the car is finish haha!  :driver:
oh sh**terz  :surprised: now I know I'm not mad  :signLOL:
I am new to the GTI world but we have a T5 camper and having been part of that world for a while you are defiantly not mad !!!! :evilgrin:  :signLOL: :laugh:
cheers buddy, the misses thinks I am  :stupid: for spending that sort of money on a car :signLOL: but I had to do it as a standard gti isn't me  :grin:
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Headlight upgrade roundup for late 2017
« Last post by r5gtt on Today at 12:25:31 AM Started by spicypixel  »
What's there to know about the anti flicker decoders? Interested now.
Edit: holy sh*t, 10,000 Lumens per bulb? Not convinced I need it to be 5x brighter than legal hah.
Edit2: Seems they even mention you need the decoders in the product page. Interesting.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-H1-H4-H7-H11-9005-9006-LED-Car-Light-Canbus-Error-Free-Anti-Flicker-Decoder-/263259224337

I assume you don't need to code them as Shutterless Xenons in VCDS? Blowing the wiper motor would really take the shine out of this lighting endeavour  :signLOL:

Let's say I go depo GTI black reproductions, rather than R32 style projectors, would you spring for nightbreaker lasers in all 4 bulbs? just the dipped? just the full beams? Not sure if it's worth the cash for all 4 but I'd like to know what others are doing in that respect.
you'll need to code them as bi xenon without shutters so you don't blow the wiper motor  :happy2:

I'm happy with mine as they broken up the night without a doubt and wouldn't go for anything else  :grin:

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New Member Intro's / Re: New guy from Kent
« Last post by Lenham on Yesterday at 11:01:04 PM Started by Lenham  »
Thanks Andy,  all sorted now.  :happy2:
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Members Rides / Re: MK5 GTI track Slag
« Last post by Stig_gti on Yesterday at 10:52:04 PM Started by vag  »
What break setup you running
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How to Guides / Troubleshooting / Re: Engine noise....
« Last post by Lewo on Yesterday at 10:10:03 PM Started by Lewo  »
So update....
At main dealers after a gentle 20 min drive, definitely a bit noisier than when I started car last week or so. They took the cover off and


And here's a couple of the oil leak we found when mate took drive belt off.

 

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Mk5 General Area / Re: Headlight upgrade roundup for late 2017
« Last post by spicypixel on Yesterday at 10:06:37 PM Started by spicypixel  »
What's there to know about the anti flicker decoders? Interested now.
Edit: holy sh*t, 10,000 Lumens per bulb? Not convinced I need it to be 5x brighter than legal hah.
Edit2: Seems they even mention you need the decoders in the product page. Interesting.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2pcs-H1-H4-H7-H11-9005-9006-LED-Car-Light-Canbus-Error-Free-Anti-Flicker-Decoder-/263259224337

I assume you don't need to code them as Shutterless Xenons in VCDS? Blowing the wiper motor would really take the shine out of this lighting endeavour  :signLOL:

Let's say I go depo GTI black reproductions, rather than R32 style projectors, would you spring for nightbreaker lasers in all 4 bulbs? just the dipped? just the full beams? Not sure if it's worth the cash for all 4 but I'd like to know what others are doing in that respect.
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Mk5 General Area / Re: Rear view mirror upgrade - Need some help here!
« Last post by ds2601 on Yesterday at 09:58:03 PM Started by Christiank  »
I thought I was bad wasting money  :laugh:

You have no idea! :D  :signLOL:

£7,500 so far and counting from Jan2015  :doh:

from august 2015 to december 2018 this car will have cost more than £20.000.  :sick:
But then everything will have been worked over..  :innocent:

So far I've "only" spend some like £12,000 since 2015/8 and I've just begun rebuilding my new engine hehe.. But I can't wait untill the car is finish haha!  :driver:
oh sh**terz  :surprised: now I know I'm not mad  :signLOL:
I am new to the GTI world but we have a T5 camper and having been part of that world for a while you are defiantly not mad !!!! :evilgrin:  :signLOL: :laugh:
 
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