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Re: Alex's Shadow Blue GTI
« Reply #15 on: July 26, 2018, 09:25:23 PM »
Looks wicked mate 👍

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Re: Alex's Shadow Blue GTI
« Reply #16 on: December 09, 2018, 07:26:18 PM »
Finally got around to taking some pics after getting all the trim colour coded.

Genuine ED30 rear valance, got a good deal on ebay, painted shadow blue and gloss black on the lower accent.
It turned out cheaper to get new black GTI side skirts and have them sanded and painted than get ED30 ones.
Front spoiler is also sanded and painted, again with the lower part gloss black.










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Re: Alex's Shadow Blue GTI
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2018, 10:37:22 AM »
That looks really really good. Have you got a price for each of those jobs? I would be very interested in doing the same with my Shadow Blue GTI. Just wondering what it would cost. Still looking for ED30 rear bumper (do you have a before/after picture?) wondering how different they look (not just in terms of it being painted). Thanks


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Re: Alex's Shadow Blue GTI
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2018, 01:25:29 AM »
Cheers flakie, i cant remember the exact pricing, from the scraps of paper i have lying around i think it was roughly:-
Rear valence  - 250 (two colours)
Side skirts - 150 a side
Front spoiler - 80 (two colours)
All fitted and cash in hand, no VAT, but i think i ended up paying about 700. The car was filthy dusty so he gave me 40 quid off to get it valeted (pocketed it and washed it myself)
Not including the 160 for the rear valence (praise ebay) and 40 odd quid for the side skirts, each. Oh and he also got out some minor to medium scuffs and scrapes in the surrounding areas.
As for before photos check out this thread i made when i bought the rear valance back in July, you can see the shape better in silver.
http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,117384.msg1111204.html#msg1111204

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Re: Alex's Shadow Blue GTI
« Reply #19 on: February 28, 2019, 01:08:28 PM »
Small update:- Genuine S3 intercooler.

Installed it myself, biggest job I've done myself so far. Wasn't too complicated thanks to the APR instructions and a illyun's write up.
I totally forgot to take any pictures as i did it, you'll just have to take my word for it that its in there!

All went to plan except for when i took it for a spin round the block. As soon as I put my foot down I heard a massive pop/bang and woosh and then I stalled, restarted and managed to get home. A quick look in the dark with a torch the drivers side intercooler pipe has popped off on the stock metal coupling end!? Obviously didn't pay attention to the clip as i took it off..... Next day I clambered under, fitted the hose correctly and i've had no problems or even a warning light  :happy2:

Also got new boot struts as the old ones were having trouble lifting the hatch, nice 5 min job.

Next job, APR Pendulum mount and a Superpro Dogbone insert.



Then I'll grab some new coilpacks and a set of sparkplugs

After that its onto bigger things, either Milltek 3" downpipe or upgrade the HPFP. I know that you need a tune with the downpipe to clear the error code, I plan on trekking all the way to R-tech from down here in Kent.






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Re: Alex's Shadow Blue GTI
« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2019, 01:26:52 PM »
Do you have the part number for the s3 intercooler?

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Re: Alex's Shadow Blue GTI
« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2019, 03:42:16 PM »
Do you have the part number for the s3 intercooler?

1K0145803P

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Re: Alex's Shadow Blue GTI
« Reply #22 on: March 17, 2019, 02:38:14 PM »
Fitted the APR Pendulum mount and a Superpro Dogbone insert.



Definitely an improvement over stock.
Quick gear changes are tighter and smoother, wheel spin/hop is much less on take off.
Cabin noise has increased but not too much, although it was louder to begin with and i had some rattling but now it's settled a bit and is acceptable.