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Offline Shoduchi

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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2017, 10:50:14 am »
Thanks guys!

True - I didn't actually talk about the brake setup! In a word: epic.

They just feel so strong, with amazing bite. They inspire a lot of confidence, whereas the OEM brakes did the opposite! I'd have to say they actually feel more powerful than the brakes on my RS4 - although they obviously are trying to stop a much heavier car, and the pads take some time to warm up.

If I compare to the RS- the new GTi setup does take a little getting used to; the RS4 brakes are more progressive and the first couple of times I apply the brakes in the GTi, I find myself stopping a lot quicker than I meant to!

All in all though, it really pulls together the whole driving experience of the GTi, and was the one area that was really lacking before. It's a hoot to drive now.


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Great to know that the setup pleases you too. :drinking:

I never felt that lack of progressiveness since the other big brakes that I know are the R32 front brakes that bite with even  less pedal pressure. :signLOL:

Went for a drive yesterday with some friends to the mountains. Awesome fun!  :driver:

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The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #61 on: August 24, 2017, 08:35:40 am »
Time to upgrade the audio!

I already had a pioneer SPH-DA120 headunit installed, but everything else OEM.

On a recent trip to NY for work, I picked up a JL XD500 amp for the GTi, and a JL TW series sub for my RS4...which means I could pinch the JL 10" W0 sub from the RS4. I already had a custom sub box sat in the garage which I bought off eBay.

All got installed yesterday by David at SafeNsound (who I used last time). Can't recommend him enough. He's fully mobile now, so came to me to do the work.

So setup now is

- Pioneer SPH-DA120
- JL XD500 3 channel under the passenger seat, powering OEM front speakers and the sub
- Dynamat in the front doors
- Rear speakers disconnected
- JL 10" W0 sub in a custom box, to keep the boot space

Needs a vacuum!



It sounds so much better!! By retaining the OEM speakers (which are good but just need better amplification) and fitting the dynamat, keeps away any annoying rattles. I still need to tweak settings to my taste, but a worthwhile upgrade


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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #62 on: August 24, 2017, 12:24:39 pm »
Just had a read through the entire thread and this is exactly where I want to go with mine. Looked epic with the CHs on it. Lovely car!

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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #63 on: August 24, 2017, 06:49:07 pm »
Just had a read through the entire thread and this is exactly where I want to go with mine. Looked epic with the CHs on it. Lovely car!
Ditto! Great thread and now have a shopping list, which includes an RS4.

Keep up the good work!

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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #64 on: August 24, 2017, 07:02:33 pm »
How have I only just seen this thread ! Great read and some awesome progress/mods so far. Watching with interest


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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #65 on: August 25, 2017, 09:01:11 am »
Just had a read through the entire thread and this is exactly where I want to go with mine. Looked epic with the CHs on it. Lovely car!
Ditto! Great thread and now have a shopping list, which includes an RS4.

Keep up the good work!

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Thanks guys!

Oh yes definitely get an RS4. Manual, Quattro and V8 is not a combination you can buy new anymore. Got to enjoy it while it lasts!

Then there's the noise!




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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #66 on: September 05, 2017, 12:41:22 pm »
Love that sub  :happy2: would like to do that to mine.

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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #67 on: November 02, 2017, 05:49:18 pm »
Nice audio install

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Re: The Wifey-Mobile: The GTi She Didn't Want...
« Reply #68 on: February 08, 2018, 06:46:51 pm »
Chr's just look awesome. Nice build thread.  :congrats:  Deffos need to get myself one of them DA polishers now seeing yours so shiney  :happy2: