MK5 Golf GTI

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Title: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: sean.smithy94 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.

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Car%2044.jpg)

Now a few photos of the golf  :smiley:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/13578761_1388928244457938_824562593_n.jpg)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/13570290_1388928221124607_1332373791_o.jpg)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/13632681_1392620240755405_1376642930_o.jpg)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/13555927_1392620244088738_881811678_o.jpg)

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

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/13633235_1392620237422072_1112307621_o.jpg)

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

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/13599609_1392625487421547_1396405018_n.jpg)

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:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: Adam0604 on July 07, 2016, 07:53:51 PM
Yay for another Graphite Blue owner
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: sean.smithy94 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:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: PatchySan 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:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: sean.smithy94 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:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: prp74 on July 07, 2016, 09:05:29 PM
Welcome from another graphite blue owner  :happy2:

Let the mods begin.
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: sean.smithy94 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:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 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.

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/13838165_1403617202989042_2068794357_o.jpg)[/URL]

before
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/13730589_1403617209655708_1000193766_o.jpg)[/URL]

after
(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/13833430_1403617206322375_389447632_o.jpg)[/URL]

Looks so much better in my opinion!
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: Andy on July 22, 2016, 12:50:34 AM
Looks better with out the plate
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 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.

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/IMG_0689.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/IMG_0689.jpg.html)

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!
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: 993BOY 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!!!
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: ducman77 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:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 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:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 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
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: ducman77 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:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on September 02, 2016, 10:19:26 AM
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:

That's quite alright, people I know who have bought ones off eBay have been happy and for £30 roughly, it's not a bad price so if things arnt quite 100% you can justify it a little.

Yeah it looks good from a distance  :smiley: just don't look at mine too close  :signLOL:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on September 04, 2016, 11:21:21 PM
Little update, I gave in to my temptations and I bought an oversize ramair intake, can't wait for it to arrive! I'll get some photos and maybe some videos once it's arrived and fitted, can't wait!
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: ducman77 on September 05, 2016, 10:48:43 AM
Good times :smiley:

I love my oversized RamAir. It's a bit of a pain to fit and at first I wasn't really sure about all the racket it makes.

But now I actually look forward to driving the car so I can plant it WOT above 4K rpm and just bathe in the sound!!

Enjoy :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on September 05, 2016, 01:50:14 PM
It's being delivered tomorrow, I'm like a little kid at Christmas  :signLOL:

What problems did you come across when fitting it? And noise wise, I take it it's loud?  :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: Rippers on September 05, 2016, 01:56:01 PM
Make sure you put a clean rag in the top of the turbo once the original air intake is off, you dont want to drop any tools down there thats for for sure.

The kit should come with instructions, my Neuspeed did.

Hardest part for me was getting the old one off the turbo, ended up smashing myself in the face with the grips  :signLOL:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: ducman77 on September 05, 2016, 09:17:40 PM
It's being delivered tomorrow, I'm like a little kid at Christmas  :signLOL:

What problems did you come across when fitting it? And noise wise, I take it it's loud?  :happy2:

It's not too bad in all fairness. It's just that it was late at night and me and my friend were wrecked by the time we got to it!

Issues we encountered were....
1) The big heat shield tray (at the air filter end) didn't actually fit. We had to cut it down a good bit with a hacksaw. It must have been for an Audi or maybe a later model golf? Anyway some hacksaw attention and it fit a treat!!
2) There aren't any instructions for the heat shield that goes above the turbo. You need to remove the two engine cover bungs to uncover the bolt holes for the heat shield. Not hard but fiddly.
3) The bit of rubber pipe that the air filter attaches to was way too long and again required cutting down to size
4) There's lots of jubilee clips and they're proper fiddly :happy2:

If you go at it with a calm head nice and early in the morning I imagine it will be a LOT easier than approaching it after midnight with about 10 red bulls on board like we did :laugh:

Noise wise - it's bananas!!
No induction roar like you get on a naturally aspirated motor. Just loads of quite loud sucky, hoovery noise until you pass 4K rpm at which point it just sounds great!!

I wasn't too sure I liked the noise at first as when you're cruising on a partial throttle it's a bit irritating. But I find it's all worth it when you open the taps!!

Anyways! I'm pleased with it :happy2:

Let us know how you get on!

Make sure you put a clean rag in the top of the turbo once the original air intake is off, you dont want to drop any tools down there thats for for sure.

The kit should come with instructions, my Neuspeed did.

Hardest part for me was getting the old one off the turbo, ended up smashing myself in the face with the grips  :signLOL:

^^ very good advice here. And...... Ouch  :laugh:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: Martk19871 on September 05, 2016, 09:40:13 PM
Make sure you put a clean rag in the top of the turbo once the original air intake is off, you dont want to drop any tools down there thats for for sure.

The kit should come with instructions, my Neuspeed did.

Hardest part for me was getting the old one off the turbo, ended up smashing myself in the face with the grips  :signLOL:

Yeah getting the old turbo pipe off was a right pain in the arse when fitting my Revo! There is a rubber piece that fits to the bottom of the pipe that stayed on the turbo and had to remove that separately, that happen to you?

Enjoy the new intake! Do you get any squealing? I get some with my Revo intake but apparently all normal, only happens when putting my foot right down.
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on September 05, 2016, 09:54:10 PM
Thanks for your advice all!  Ill be fitting it tomorrow after work, I get home around 5 in the afternoon so hopefully all will go okay!  Ill let you know how i get on, all of you be on hand tomorrow around 5 incase i get in some trouble  :signLOL:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: ducman77 on September 05, 2016, 10:10:35 PM
There is a rubber piece that fits to the bottom of the pipe that stayed on the turbo and had to remove that separately, that happen to you?

Enjoy the new intake! Do you get any squealing? I get some with my Revo intake but apparently all normal, only happens when putting my foot right down.

Yeah that rubber thing definitely needs to come out. Don't get any squealing with the RamAir. Can't really think why it would squeal?

Thanks for your advice all!  Ill be fitting it tomorrow after work, I get home around 5 in the afternoon so hopefully all will go okay!  Ill let you know how i get on, all of you be on hand tomorrow around 5 incase i get in some trouble  :signLOL:

10/4 big chopper!! Will be online after 5pm to check on your progress!!
Good luck :smiley: :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: Martk19871 on September 06, 2016, 09:26:17 PM
There is a rubber piece that fits to the bottom of the pipe that stayed on the turbo and had to remove that separately, that happen to you?

Enjoy the new intake! Do you get any squealing? I get some with my Revo intake but apparently all normal, only happens when putting my foot right down.

Yeah that rubber thing definitely needs to come out. Don't get any squealing with the RamAir. Can't really think why it would squeal?

Thanks for your advice all!  Ill be fitting it tomorrow after work, I get home around 5 in the afternoon so hopefully all will go okay!  Ill let you know how i get on, all of you be on hand tomorrow around 5 incase i get in some trouble  :signLOL:

10/4 big chopper!! Will be online after 5pm to check on your progress!!
Good luck :smiley: :happy2:

I've read it's the tubo sucking in more air making a squeal, that or something isnt tight enough, going to give it a once over again at the weekend  :signLOL:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: ducman77 on September 06, 2016, 10:00:04 PM
sucking in more air making a squeal, that or something isnt tight enough  :signLOL:

That's what she said :laugh: :grin: :laugh:

Any luck getting it fitted Sean?
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on September 06, 2016, 10:13:05 PM
Helloooo!!! After a long 3 hours after work it's finally fitted, started around half 5 and finished around half 8, the instructions really arnt the best so it was 2 steps forward and many back sometimes  :signLOL: got it all done in the end though! Hopefully everything is secured properly  :signLOL: the heatshield at the back annoyed me, couldn't get it to fit right no matter how many times I tried, but settled with it in the end and I think it's okay, other than that went straight forward  :happy2:

Took it for a little spin then! I don't think it's too bad under normal driving but then when you plant your foot, it makes some lovely noises!

So overall I'm happy but I might go back again at some point and see if I can get the heatshield to fit decent, any tips on that side of things?
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: ducman77 on September 06, 2016, 10:17:19 PM
Well done buddy :smiley:
Good times :happy2:

Funnily enough, once I'd uncovered the bolt holes for it, the heatshield went on pretty ok.

I did notice it deformed a good bit though as I was tightening the big P clip that holds the intake to the heatshield? Maybe that happened to you too?

In what way is it not sitting right?
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on September 06, 2016, 10:31:50 PM
Well done buddy :smiley:
Good times :happy2:

Funnily enough, once I'd uncovered the bolt holes for it, the heatshield went on pretty ok.

I did notice it deformed a good bit though as I was tightening the big P clip that holds the intake to the heatshield? Maybe that happened to you too?

In what way is it not sitting right?

Maybe i did the order of the whole thing wrong, I don't think it's rotated around enough so it's not sitting quite flat over the holes but it's not terrible, I just really struggled getting it in to the correct position.

But yeah mine has warped a fair bit too, so whether that's why it doesn't sit right but it looks alright till I get bored and faff with it to make it better  :signLOL:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: ducman77 on September 06, 2016, 10:43:31 PM
it's not sitting quite flat over the holes but it's not terrible, I just really struggled getting it in to the correct position.

But yeah mine has warped a fair bit too, so whether that's why it doesn't sit right but it looks alright till I get bored and faff with it to make it better  :signLOL:

Yeah. If you come back to it fresh another day I bet You'll get it to line up better :happy2:

For now just enjoy it and let us know what you think :driver:

Myself and r5gtt noticed poor fuel economy after we fitted our induction kits. Will be interested to see if you experience the same problem
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on September 07, 2016, 07:36:31 AM
Yeah I would have thought so, me and my brother started to get annoyed at the whole situation and it was going dark so in the end we just put it together as best as we could and called it a day  :signLOL:

I'm sure I will enjoy it but I shall indeed let you know how I get on with it  :driver:

Did your fuel economy drop drastically? I'll keep an eye on that and report back when I find out something  :smiley:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: ducman77 on September 07, 2016, 08:11:31 AM
Not really sure what caused my fuel economy to drop? I've had a dodgy coil, fitted a 3in turbo back exhaust and the RamAir since the car was mapped. So I'm not sure which if any of those caused the economy to drop. But it's definitely dropped a good bit. I got just 280mls from my last full tank :surprised:

I'm fitting a Peron Intercooler soon and then heading back to my tuner. I'll chat to him about it and I'm sure he'll be able to figure out what's up!!

Enjoy your new kit!
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on September 08, 2016, 08:25:43 AM
Awh yeah that could be part of your problem, perhaps a heavy right foot also? :driver:

Also here is a quick photo I took of it fitted yesterday  :happy2:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: ducman77 on September 08, 2016, 08:46:29 AM
Looking good :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on September 26, 2016, 11:14:00 AM
Not posted in a while but I have an update, just not a good one I don't think  :sad1: I've noticed at slower speeds I can feel a little knock in the steering but as far as I'm aware I can't hear anything from the outside?

But the for worst one, I've noticed a noise from the gearbox area, the noise goes when I put my foot on the clutch but comes back when I take it off, there's like a what sounds like a clunk the faster you put the pedal down? My drivers seat can wobble from time to time and the gears can be a little notchy too, so I'm maybe thinking the DMF, the input shaft bearing or both?  :sad1:

I've never had a dual mass flywheel before so I don't really know what I'm listening for but I'm not liking where is going.

My friend works in VW and can get the clutch and flywheel done for £500, that could solve the gearing issues but won't know the full extent till the gearbox is off.  As far as the steering issue goes, I have no idea, but at the moment sounds like I'm up s**t creek without a paddle  :sad1:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on October 10, 2016, 07:40:39 PM
Gave the car a well over due wash, i say well overdue its been about two weeks but thats very bad for me!  :signLOL: crappy iphone photos though im afraid.

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/14632599_1478806445470117_983449849_o.jpg)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/14677924_1478806565470105_1713941444_o.jpg)

Getting my car sorted also at the end of this month! still no idea whats what but im leaving it with my friend for a day or two to get it repaired.

On the plus side, after that ill be on the look out for some lowering springs! im thinking either:

Apex - lowers the car 35mm - £109.13
H&R - lowers the car 30mm - £180
Eibach Pro Kit - lowers the car 30mm - £170.88

decisions decisions!
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: Rippers on October 12, 2016, 02:37:50 PM
I'm on H&R mate, recommend them. They work well with OEM shocks too, not crash or harsh.
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on October 23, 2016, 07:23:06 PM
Turns out my car isn't as bad as I thought which is a good sign, so I'm going to save up and then get it done, found out though my rear passenger caliper is binding, I've heard it's a common thing to go wrong so I'll be getting that sorted soon.

Next on the list for mods though is springs and get an r32 rear and exhaust, exhaust wise, I'm thinking of getting a bcs power valve r32 style cat back  :smiley:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on October 24, 2016, 05:15:32 PM
One of my headlights blew on the car today, so I thought I'd get some mtec cosmos blue headlight bulbs and some sidelights to match!  So when they arrive I'll get some photos of them  :smiley:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on October 26, 2016, 06:14:29 PM
Bulbs arrived today, but just my luck I bought 100w instead of 55w  :doh: so I have a set of bulbs for sale if anyone wants them.  I also bought some sidelights but I can't for the life of me get them out! So I've given up for now and I'll try again on Friday when the other bulbs come.
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: Firths on October 26, 2016, 07:15:41 PM
Looks nice mate, few mods coming along!
Did you buy this down Bristol by any chance?
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on October 26, 2016, 10:24:47 PM
Looks nice mate, few mods coming along!
Did you buy this down Bristol by any chance?

Thank you  :smiley: yeah your right, I did, how'd you know that?  :smiley:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: Cocoapuff on October 27, 2016, 01:44:18 PM
Getting my car sorted also at the end of this month! still no idea whats what but im leaving it with my friend for a day or two to get it repaired.

On the plus side, after that ill be on the look out for some lowering springs! im thinking either:

Apex - lowers the car 35mm - £109.13
H&R - lowers the car 30mm - £180
Eibach Pro Kit - lowers the car 30mm - £170.88

decisions decisions!

I'm on the Eibach Pro Kit - it's on a 2.0FSI but the drop is perfect (might be a little low on the ground-clearance front but that's because I've got the vortex kit on). Ride isn't bumpy or uncomfortable despite the lowering.
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: Firths on October 28, 2016, 06:55:37 PM
Looks nice mate, few mods coming along!
Did you buy this down Bristol by any chance?

Thank you  :smiley: yeah your right, I did, how'd you know that?  :smiley:
I almost bought it! Whilst I was still deciding you slipped in there and got it!
Bought myself a tornado red a few miles up the road instead.
Nice to see how it's come along, I love the colour!
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on October 31, 2016, 07:48:26 AM
Looks nice mate, few mods coming along!
Did you buy this down Bristol by any chance?

Thank you  :smiley: yeah your right, I did, how'd you know that?  :smiley:
I almost bought it! Whilst I was still deciding you slipped in there and got it!
Bought myself a tornado red a few miles up the road instead.
Nice to see how it's come along, I love the colour!

Awh I snatched it up just before you, oh I love tornado red, got any photos? Thank you! It's slow and steady but it's coming along!

Getting my car sorted also at the end of this month! still no idea whats what but im leaving it with my friend for a day or two to get it repaired.

On the plus side, after that ill be on the look out for some lowering springs! im thinking either:

Apex - lowers the car 35mm - £109.13
H&R - lowers the car 30mm - £180
Eibach Pro Kit - lowers the car 30mm - £170.88

decisions decisions!

I'm on the Eibach Pro Kit - it's on a 2.0FSI but the drop is perfect (might be a little low on the ground-clearance front but that's because I've got the vortex kit on). Ride isn't bumpy or uncomfortable despite the lowering.

Awh okay, thank you, that's good to know, one of my friends had just bought FK springs, so depending on what they are like for him, I guess that's another option for me.
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on October 31, 2016, 10:45:44 PM
Heres a quick photo of my new sidelight and headlight bulbs! They are much whiter and really make the front end nicer at night, also got the us running lights now too, they come on the when the sidelights are turned on.

Sorry about the quality, crappy iPhone photo.

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0141.jpg)
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on November 14, 2016, 08:24:01 AM
Managed to get myself a back box delete for £60! So picking that up on the weekend!

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_0167.jpg)

Going to get this fitted a week on Saturday along with getting the pre cat delete done  :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on December 20, 2016, 09:36:27 PM
late upload but ive got my backbox delete on and had the pre cat delete done also a couple of weekends ago. sounds so much better! slighty louder wooshy noises which everyone loves  :happy2:  before i got the backbox on i gave the tips a polish to make sure they looked good when it went on the car, safe to say im impressed!  :smiley: ill work on getting a video done at some point  :smiley:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/15628832_1567912003226227_2122566918_o.jpg)

Also, my most recent purchase, an 8" android head unit, so far i have nothing bad to say and for £270 i cant complain, i wanted to keep the oem look and this stereo ticked all the boxes, dead impressed by it!  i would happily recommend it to anyone whos looking to improve the interior of their car.  :smiley: a little before and after of the stereo.

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/15657894_1567911989892895_89498948_o.jpg)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/15681815_1567910906559670_137106972_o.jpg)

next on the list is a service and maybe a clutch and fly wheel change in the new year and then ill get some money together and its remap time  :happy2: r-tech im thinking!
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on December 22, 2016, 04:55:21 PM
now ive finished work until the 3rd january, got a little bored today so i thought id go out and record to short videos, one of the ramair oversize intake and the other of my exhaust with the pre cat delete and back box delete on  :smiley: let me know what you think and yes, it needs a good clean as its filthy!

This one is the intake

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/th_video-1482424732.mp4) (http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/video-1482424732.mp4)

This one is the exhaust

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/th_video-1482424731.mp4) (http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/video-1482424731.mp4)

I hope you like and i hope it gives people an idea of what they sound like if they should want to do the same
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on December 30, 2016, 09:55:45 PM
Got some wind deflectors for Christmas so I'll get them fitted over the next couple of days, possibly when I clean it as I also got an auto finesse cleaning bag and a few more cleaning goodies to use!

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/20161230_212407.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20161230_212407.jpg.html)

Also, how many speakers should my car have? As I only have one that works in my door along with the tweeter and then one in the back, which makes 4 speakers and 2 tweeters, does that sound right or wrong?
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: gman on January 02, 2017, 12:18:04 AM
Love the colour, nice car! IIRC earlier cars had 10 speakers and later ones 8. Not too sure on that one though tbh  :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on January 02, 2017, 07:38:27 PM
Love the colour, nice car! IIRC earlier cars had 10 speakers and later ones 8. Not too sure on that one though tbh  :happy2:

Thank you, oh I have absolutely no idea then! I want to change the switches and grab handles and I know the passenger door card has to come off so whenever I get round to changing them, I'll inspect what's there  :smiley:

Fitted the wind deflectors and gave it a good clean and a wax with auto finesse luxury car wax, came up lovely, no photos though unfortunately, back to work tomorrow though!
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on January 03, 2017, 09:05:58 PM
My obd2 adapter arrived today so I can now download the torque app on my head unit  :smiley:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/20170103_210054.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170103_210054.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on January 06, 2017, 11:17:23 AM
Just a heads up, I bought that obd2 adapter and it didn't work, I know there's a chance with cheaper ones, but some work and some don't, but just thought I'd let you know  :smiley:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on January 25, 2017, 10:18:50 PM
Hit a milestone in the gti the other day, also, going to book it in for a service in the next month or two and I'm on the lookout now for some lowering springs, 30mm ideally so if anyone has any for sale let me know  :smiley:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/20170123_164402.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170123_164402.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 05, 2017, 11:34:54 AM
Bought a kill all wipers delete so I have that on my to do list, also gave the car a well over due clean, back to being how it should be  :smiley: probably not for long though  :signLOL:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/20170204_150850.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170204_150850.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Update!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 10, 2017, 06:24:47 PM
Just a little update, I bought a kill all wipers delete the other day, got round to fitting it today  :smiley:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/20170210_162043.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170210_162043.jpg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/20170210_164250.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170210_164250.jpg.html)

Also I finally bought some 30mm h&r lowering springs! Getting them fitting along with a service next week  :grin:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/20170210_145807.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170210_145807.jpg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/20170210_150110.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170210_150110.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Springs Bought!
Post by: spwd on February 10, 2017, 07:24:06 PM
Nice, mine We're put on  today, not expecting 30mm though, also  I'd already bought them and thank god I did, mechanic spotted the ns front had snapped last week and he told me txt me today to tell me both back springs had broken too :confused:.
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Springs Bought!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 10, 2017, 08:05:47 PM
Got any photos of yours with them on? Oh dear! Yeah definately a good job they were changed then!
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Springs Bought!
Post by: spwd on February 10, 2017, 08:14:30 PM
No, to got it back yet, should be tomorrow, it's having service, pre-cat and resonator delete too, I'll put pics in my thread
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Springs Bought!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 10, 2017, 08:29:51 PM
No, to got it back yet, should be tomorrow, it's having service, pre-cat and resonator delete too, I'll put pics in my thread

Awh alright, I'll keep an eye out :smiley: ah cool, I've had the pre cat and back box delete done on mine, as soon as I've had my springs and service done, when funds allow I'll be getting a sports cat followed by a remap  :smiley:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - Springs Bought!
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 19, 2017, 11:00:54 PM
Got my springs fitted! No before and after photos though, but I'm happy! When they settle they're going to look good  :smiley:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170218_170255.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170218_170255.jpg.html)

Had a play with a wheel app to see what style and wheel suits it best  :smiley:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170218_182632.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170218_182632.jpg.html)

And just a random photo as it looked good  :happy2:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170219_230755_045.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170219_230755_045.jpg.html)

As for the service, i had the cam follower changed also so that's all good for a little while, they also realised that the outer front cv boot on the passenger side needs doing, along with new top mounts and front console bushes.  But for the bushes, I'm thinking of getting the anti lift kit as an upgrade.  :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: spwd on February 20, 2017, 02:00:22 AM
Very nice bud, sits nice  :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 20, 2017, 07:38:04 AM
Very nice bud, sits nice  :happy2:

Hopefully when it settles it will look even better, I'm more than happy though, but my mot is the end of April and over been advised to get those problems sorted before then so that's next on the list.
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: Paradox1 on February 20, 2017, 09:35:35 AM
The drop looks perfect mate
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 20, 2017, 11:18:56 AM
The drop looks perfect mate

Yeah I'm happy, when it settles a little more it will be even better  :smiley:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: Paradox1 on February 20, 2017, 11:56:22 AM
The drop looks perfect mate

Yeah I'm happy, when it settles a little more it will be even better  :smiley:

Good stuff, i jusat received my Strut spreader tool this morning so I'll be able to find my Springs over the weekend finally!

After seeing yours I think i'll be happy with how it sits
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: spwd on February 20, 2017, 03:32:41 PM
Check my thread out @Paradox1 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=9564) I've just had the vwr springs fitted
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 20, 2017, 05:14:10 PM
The drop looks perfect mate

Yeah I'm happy, when it settles a little more it will be even better  :smiley:

Good stuff, i jusat received my Strut spreader tool this morning so I'll be able to find my Springs over the weekend finally!

After seeing yours I think i'll be happy with how it sits

Ah cool! Get some photos up this weekend  :smiley: you won't be disappointed
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: JamieKirk95 on February 20, 2017, 08:43:09 PM
That ride height looks spot on, and personally the wheels I think look good as they are but thats just me :happy2: I was thinking I didn't want to lower mine as it didn't need it but that height :thinking:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 20, 2017, 09:17:51 PM
That ride height looks spot on, and personally the wheels I think look good as they are but thats just me :happy2: I was thinking I didn't want to lower mine as it didn't need it but that height :thinking:

I'm not even sure if I'll be able to get those exact wheels as the fitment for them could be all wrong, they just looked good  :signLOL: yeah go on, lower it, you know you want to  :wink:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: JamieKirk95 on February 20, 2017, 09:25:11 PM
That ride height looks spot on, and personally the wheels I think look good as they are but thats just me :happy2: I was thinking I didn't want to lower mine as it didn't need it but that height :thinking:

I'm not even sure if I'll be able to get those exact wheels as the fitment for them could be all wrong, they just looked good  :signLOL: yeah go on, lower it, you know you want to  :wink:

I like the monzas on it I've got the exact same ones and even prefer them than the diamond cut ones! I'd keep them personally and use the mods for something else :happy2: I had my fabia vrs on coilovers and it was really firm, I like the ride in the golf to be fair even on 40 profile tyres, would you mind letting me know what you think to the ride is like in a couple of weeks when they've settled and you're used to them please :smiley:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 20, 2017, 09:29:07 PM
That ride height looks spot on, and personally the wheels I think look good as they are but thats just me :happy2: I was thinking I didn't want to lower mine as it didn't need it but that height :thinking:

I'm not even sure if I'll be able to get those exact wheels as the fitment for them could be all wrong, they just looked good  :signLOL: yeah go on, lower it, you know you want to  :wink:

I like the monzas on it I've got the exact same ones and even prefer them than the diamond cut ones! I'd keep them personally and use the mods for something else :happy2: I had my fabia vrs on coilovers and it was really firm, I like the ride in the golf to be fair even on 40 profile tyres, would you mind letting me know what you think to the ride is like in a couple of weeks when they've settled and you're used to them please :smiley:

Yeah I do like the monzas, I'm with you, I'll put the money towards something else, not sure whether to do cosmetic mods or go down the performance route?  :thinking: yeah of course I can, right now, it's a little stiffer overy bumps but nothing horrendous! Much better in the corners, but by all means I'll let you know once they have settled  :smiley:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: JamieKirk95 on February 20, 2017, 09:37:07 PM
Sounds like a good plan! Mine came with an evoms kit and a miltek on it and personally makes the car! Ive been slowly doing cosmetic stuff to mine and just done a full service on it. Thanks mate appreciate it sounds good really :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 20, 2017, 10:04:26 PM
Sounds like a good plan! Mine came with an evoms kit and a miltek on it and personally makes the car! Ive been slowly doing cosmetic stuff to mine and just done a full service on it. Thanks mate appreciate it sounds good really :happy2:

Ah cool! I've got a ramair on mine with a back box and pre cat delete  :smiley: I think I might concentrate on making it look better for show season  :smiley:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: spwd on February 21, 2017, 12:40:36 AM
When I had the springs and service done on mine last week I put a dv+ and a pre cat and resonator delete done and it's absolutely brilliant, the fart on gear change is fantastic  :signLOL:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 21, 2017, 07:36:23 AM
When I had the springs and service done on mine last week I put a dv+ and a pre cat and resonator delete done and it's absolutely brilliant, the fart on gear change is fantastic  :signLOL:

It's surprising the difference those two little mods do to the exhaust sound isn't it, no fart on gear  change for me though as I'm a manual  :signLOL: also, what's the dv+ like?
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: stacy2704 on February 25, 2017, 10:19:48 PM
is the precat delete done with a replacement downpipe or modifying the existing one?
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: spwd on February 26, 2017, 03:16:09 AM
is the precat delete done with a replacement downpipe or modifying the existing one?

It's just getting the standard one drilled out, with that and the res delete its sounds nice but not too loud, I just wanted it to sound like It should have from the factory, I'd recommend it :happy2:

Obviously if you can afford a new downpipe then do that, but this is basically free.
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 26, 2017, 09:30:54 PM
@stacy2704 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=18669) I second what @spwd (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4339) said, a mate of mine did it, but the standard downpipe comes off and you knock out the cat inside  :smiley: it's a mod worth doing if you can't afford a downpipe, I can't comment on the sound of just a precat delete though as I got a backbox delete done at the same time
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: stacy2704 on February 27, 2017, 06:30:32 PM
@stacy2704 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=18669) I second what @spwd (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4339) said, a mate of mine did it, but the standard downpipe comes off and you knock out the cat inside  :smiley: it's a mod worth doing if you can't afford a downpipe, I can't comment on the sound of just a precat delete though as I got a backbox delete done at the same time

I already have a resonator or middle box delete, so should make it a little more fruity. I'll give it a go when the weather is a litlle less British.
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - H&R springs fitted
Post by: sean.smithy94 on February 28, 2017, 09:51:13 PM
@stacy2704 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=18669) ah fair enough! Yeah I'd definitely do it, it's a free or cheap enough mod to do with nothing but benefits  :smiley:

A little update, my mot is due at the end of April and I noticed I had a number plate bulb out, so I bought a whole set of error free leds for the number plate and interior, so that should freshen up the look a fair bit, hopefully they will arrive quickly!  :smiley: new top mounts, cv boot and anti lift kit needs to be sorted for my mot also!
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: sean.smithy94 on March 04, 2017, 05:18:58 PM
Got round to fitting my number plate and interior leds the other night, bye bye yellow and hello white! Looks much better in my opinion (excuse the dirty interior)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/20170302_200857-01.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170302_200857-01.jpeg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/20170302_200925-01.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170302_200925-01.jpeg.html)

Got round to buying the powerflex anti lift kit last night to replace the worn bushes, going to get it fitted next saturday along with my top mounts and cv boot.

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/20170304_170831.png) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170304_170831.png.html)
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: JamieKirk95 on March 04, 2017, 08:37:54 PM
Interior LED's look smart just need to get the hoover out now  :P
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: spwd on March 04, 2017, 09:06:41 PM
Wow, how bright are they, got a link bud? :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: sean.smithy94 on March 04, 2017, 10:24:39 PM
@JamieKirk95 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=16258) yeah I'm pleased with them, £20 for the whole interior and number plate ones, so money well spent i think  :smiley: I know, it's well overdue  :sad1:

@spwd (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4339) yeah they're bright but they look good!  :happy2: here's the item number for them on eBay 252445139136  :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: JamieKirk95 on March 05, 2017, 12:23:08 AM
@sean.smithy94 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=15225) They are the same ones that I bought mate, good value for money upgrade! No excuses :signLOL:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: sean.smithy94 on March 09, 2017, 05:55:30 PM
my powerflex anti lift kit arrived today! so thats saturdays plans sorted along with the top mounts and cv boot.

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/20170309_165827.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20170309_165827.jpg.html)

I may have plans on sunday so we shall see  :happy2: im not going to say what it is incase it doesnt happen, so it can stay as a surprise for now  :signLOL:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: sean.smithy94 on March 11, 2017, 01:11:52 PM
Got the anti lift kit on the car today  :smiley:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/received_429108557424841.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/received_429108557424841.jpeg.html)

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/received_429108560758174.jpeg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/received_429108560758174.jpeg.html)
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: Gary on March 11, 2017, 09:56:50 PM
How are you finding it with the anti lift kit?
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: sean.smithy94 on March 12, 2017, 01:06:04 PM
How are you finding it with the anti lift kit?

The ride at the front ive found is much harsher! Even the smallest of bumps can feel and sound horrendous in the car, I'm avoiding many more parts in the road now than I was prior to it being fitted, but it has helped no end regards wheel hop and stuff like that.

Still got a problem with a knocking/creaking when turning, it also happens occasionally when I pull off and come to a stop, it started when I had the springs fitted but when I got the anti lift kit fitted, found that it's got worse, I also had both front top mounts changed so it's not that I don't think, back to the drawing board and hope it's a cheap fix
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: sean.smithy94 on March 12, 2017, 05:56:16 PM
So my plans for today went ahead  :happy2: got myself some bbs lm reps, they're second hand so aren't perfect but aslong as I maintain them they should be okay for a fair while! I'm happy with the look! Let me know what you think  :smiley:

(http://i1254.photobucket.com/albums/hh616/seansmithy/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170312_172955_068.jpg) (http://s1254.photobucket.com/user/seansmithy/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20170312_172955_068.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: prp74 on March 12, 2017, 06:11:36 PM
Looks good. Suit the car well  :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: SurreyED30 on March 12, 2017, 07:37:41 PM
Looks good. Suit the car well  :happy2:
What he said ^ they look great on your car/colour :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: sean.smithy94 on March 12, 2017, 10:08:28 PM
Thanks @prp74 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=6320)  and @SurreyED30 (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=8478)  :smiley: I've been unsure on what wheels to get for ages! These came up and I couldn't miss on the opportunity, was worth the hour and a half drive! They aren't perfect by any means when you get up close but overall I'm happy!
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - new wheels
Post by: spwd on March 13, 2017, 10:23:12 PM
Looking good buddy  :happy2:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - new wheels
Post by: sean.smithy94 on March 14, 2017, 09:41:35 PM
Thank you @spwd (http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php?action=profile;u=4339)  :happy2: loving the wheels but I'm finding the powerflex anti lift kit really harsh on bumps, I knew it would stiffen it up but not to the extent it has, looks like I'm drunk when I'm driving as I'm avoiding everything  :signLOL: I'm more concerned about my wheels as even the smallest bumps jolt the car  :scared: it probably feels worse than it actually is
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI - new wheels
Post by: sean.smithy94 on March 21, 2017, 05:25:32 PM
Well I had the car back from the garage with not a lot of joy, for starters the noise didn't happen when he drove it, typical, i was told that all of the suspension seems good but when the car was in the air, the steering seemed heavier then it should be? Leading him to maybe believe that it could be a ball joint being the problem or the steering rack? Got it booked back in for next Tuesday so he can investigate further. Whatever is wrong I hope it's not too expensive  :sad1:
Title: Re: Seans Graphite Blue GTI
Post by: Chargercharger on March 23, 2017, 01:52:49 PM
Do you know size off the wheels . How wide ?