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The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« on: September 27, 2015, 11:55:54 PM »
I'd been thinking about a MK5 GTi DSG for a while, but made my mind up after this:

Wife: "You're going to kill me...I'm so sorry"
Me (senses danger to my RS4's wheels): You didn't, not again...
Wifey: I was turning left into our road, and there was another car...and and
Me: 3 times in a month!!! Aggghghhhg!!!!!!!!!!!!

So I bought her a GTi.

A good one too.

5dr DSG in good nick, well looked after, with loads of options: leather, factory wingback seats, xenons, cruise, nav, MFSW, sunroof, rear parking sensors. A few pics from the autotrader advert, from when I bought it in August 2015:







Her reaction: why did you buy that?? I was fine driving your car!
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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2015, 11:59:14 PM »
Treated it to a thorough clean once home and took these. Shiny  :happy2:












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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2015, 11:59:32 PM »
Then the modifications began...

First off, swapped the xenon bulbs for some 6000K ones from EM Tuning, and some LED sidelights (shown next to the standard ones):



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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2015, 11:59:46 PM »
Next, plasti-dipped the front and rear VW badges, the red grill stripe, and the front GTI logo:



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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2015, 12:05:18 AM »
Then, lowered it on VW Raccing springs. The ride height is just where I want it, and has barely affected the ride quality. Highly recommended:





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The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #5 on: September 28, 2015, 12:08:37 AM »
And finally, for now, picked these up on ebay.de, just waiting for them to arrive:



Things that I should be doing soon:
- Bluefin (already got the bluefin handset, just need to reset)
- Fit interior LED kit I've bought
- Tint front windows
- Lamin x headlights and spray tint tail lights
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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #6 on: September 28, 2015, 08:08:21 AM »
Good find and we'll specked golf,bet you drive it more than your wife  :grin:

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The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #7 on: September 28, 2015, 08:12:09 AM »
Such a great looking and spec'd car , i think u should leave the aesthetic stuff except ride height and it looks fantastic .not a fan of the wheels or stuff with the the front grill.

Sorry just being honest. :happy2:

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Thanks for your honesty! That's fair enough, not everyone has the same taste! The great thing about plastidip is I can reverse the grill mods in seconds if I choose to.

I'm such a big fan of the speedlines, I've got another (19") set sat in the garage for my RS!! Well I actually bought them for the golf, then I saw how stretched the tyres would be on a 9" wide rim, and the tyres on them were already the perfect size for the RS and brand new. So, had them refurbed and powder coated in a gun metal grey...




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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #8 on: September 28, 2015, 01:20:53 PM »
colour of the wheel looks really nice, cant wait see them on the GTi  :party:

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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2015, 10:28:56 PM »

Good find and we'll specked golf,bet you drive it more than your wife  :grin:

At the moment, yeah I probably do! It really is a hoot to drive especially with the DSG box.

I'm glad to report she quite likes it now (apart from the monzas).


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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2015, 10:44:33 PM »
lovely spec car mate! never seen one with that much spec and the seats! my gf drives my gti and has killed a few sets of wheels! Mine did have speed lines on it too






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The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2015, 12:05:13 AM »
lovely spec car mate! never seen one with that much spec and the seats! my gf drives my gti and has killed a few sets of wheels! Mine did have speed lines on it too


That looks great! Are those speedlines 18s or 19s? What suspension?


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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #12 on: September 29, 2015, 09:53:43 AM »
Very nice. I'm a big fan of the Speedlines on the Mk5. Are they 18's?

The gunmetal centres look fantastic m9xxr, that's how I'd do them too. Are yours 19's?

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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2015, 11:15:20 PM »
lovely spec car mate! never seen one with that much spec and the seats! my gf drives my gti and has killed a few sets of wheels! Mine did have speed lines on it too


That looks great! Are those speedlines 18s or 19s? What suspension?


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lovely spec car mate! never seen one with that much spec and the seats! my gf drives my gti and has killed a few sets of wheels! Mine did have speed lines on it too


That looks great! Are those speedlines 18s or 19s? What suspension?


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There 19s withs 225 35 tyres the cars on h&r springs atm.

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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2015, 10:14:40 AM »
Got the speedlines on (ET54, so 8mm H&R hubcentric spacers front, 10mm rear)

Also smoked the rear lights - took the clusters out then 4 coats of hycote lens spray

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