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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #75 on: April 03, 2021, 02:17:07 pm »
@shannon-ob Thanks for confirming - my rears have clearanced themselves - front still rubs, but only on hard cornering - so still hopeful for some H&R's to sort out body roll - or just lift the coils up.
How much body work do you need to chop out for BTCC arches?

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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #76 on: April 03, 2021, 02:22:19 pm »
@LC5F I did think about letting mine clearance themselves when I had the 8J wheels, but when I went to 9J there would be no chance. I'm surprised that your fronts rub...
I'm not entirely sure until I buy the kit. Hopefully enough that I won't get any more rubbing issues.
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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #77 on: April 03, 2021, 02:50:50 pm »
@LC5F I'm surprised that your fronts rub...
its the R32 TT alloy arms pushing the wheel out further.
Good luck with the bodywork on yours

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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #78 on: April 03, 2021, 03:07:04 pm »
Ahh are they different to S3 arms?
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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #79 on: April 03, 2021, 07:45:42 pm »
Ahh are they different to S3 arms?

Yep, wider track.

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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #80 on: April 03, 2021, 09:06:32 pm »
Ahh are they different to S3 arms?

Yep, wider track.
Ohhh I never knew that! How much by do you know?


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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #81 on: April 04, 2021, 07:45:13 am »
From memory its @1/2” per side.

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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #82 on: April 04, 2021, 09:50:40 am »
Oh blimey! Never new that! Guessing it’ll add more negative camber too?


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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #83 on: April 04, 2021, 09:55:57 am »
Extra length plus adjustable balljoints so, yep, extra camber.

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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #84 on: April 04, 2021, 09:57:33 am »
Thanks for your help I’ll stop jamming up this thread I may have to invest in a pair. Could someone pm me part numbers?


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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #85 on: April 04, 2021, 10:23:19 am »
If you do some searching on this site, there’s parts numbers in one thread.

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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #86 on: April 04, 2021, 12:05:40 pm »
You guys have been busy! - No worries, the ones I got are 8J0407151D, only £35 a side so its not an expensive upgrade:



I went with Lemforder TT ball joints, the 3 bolt cage connecting joint to control arm seems to be surprisingly expensive and is not provided with ball joint. Ended up with anti loosening high tensile nuts and bolts
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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #87 on: April 13, 2021, 08:30:37 am »
You guys have been busy! - No worries, the ones I got are 8J0407151D, only £35 a side so its not an expensive upgrade:



I went with Lemforder TT ball joints, the 3 bolt cage connecting joint to control arm seems to be surprisingly expensive and is not provided with ball joint. Ended up with anti loosening high tensile nuts and bolts
Do you have part number/links to the ball joints and nuts & bolts? Thanks


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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #88 on: April 13, 2021, 07:17:23 pm »
Do you have part number/links to the ball joints and nuts & bolts? Thanks

I just looked up a M2 Audi TT R32 on ECP and it gave me 617443285 & 617443295
Nuts, bolts & washers I sourced from ebay, items I got are no longer listed - they need to be high tensile 10.9 M10 40mm (40 is a touch too long 35mm should be about right) with high tensile (if possible nyloc) nuts to suit.

In other random news, tonight I spotted this fubar'd Maserati, it makes the rust on the underside of my golf seem amateurish!
The good:

The bad:

And the ugly:

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Re: LC5F's Graphite Blue GTI - Sea Dweller Edition
« Reply #89 on: April 13, 2021, 07:58:11 pm »
Do you have part number/links to the ball joints and nuts & bolts? Thanks

I just looked up a M2 Audi TT R32 on ECP and it gave me 617443285 & 617443295
Nuts, bolts & washers I sourced from ebay, items I got are no longer listed - they need to be high tensile 10.9 M10 40mm (40 is a touch too long 35mm should be about right) with high tensile (if possible nyloc) nuts to suit.

In other random news, tonight I spotted this fubar'd Maserati, it makes the rust on the underside of my golf seem amateurish!
The good:

The bad:

And the ugly:

Thanks. I assume carparts4less is exactly the same? With current sale it’s about half price compared to ECP.


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