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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2020, 12:03:19 PM »
Thought I’d get a quick picture of the custom crash bar and the oil cooler location whilst I had the bumper off.



How the engine bay is looking so far.



Made a clip to hold the shifter cables away from the down pipe.



Rear poly carbs bonded in.








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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #31 on: May 22, 2020, 11:10:07 AM »
Dash has been flocked and now fitted.

Probably going to wrap the bits in the vents satin black.

Screen booked in for next week!




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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #32 on: May 22, 2020, 12:00:05 PM »
could just spray the vents satin black instead?

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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #33 on: May 22, 2020, 12:01:01 PM »
could just spray the vents satin black instead?
Got a lot of vinyl left over anyway dude so I’ll try that


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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #34 on: May 28, 2020, 07:16:55 PM »
Screen was fitted yesterday.

Roughly did the exhaust to gauge sound and style. Have since ordered in 3”. Won’t be Turner down as much as this though.

Felt good to be back in it. Sadly it needs another alignment as it’s pulling a bit. Also steering the traction control off if I’ve not turned it off.

Also, I have the big cooling fan on all the time. I’m guessing this is due to me pulling the heaters? Could anyone shed some light on this?

It needs a good clean but can get the screen wet for 24 hours so this can wait till next down there.












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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2020, 03:35:38 PM »
Did you take any coolant pipework out?

Does the fan come on as soon as you start the car from cold?

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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #36 on: May 30, 2020, 07:13:21 PM »
Did you take any coolant pipework out?

Does the fan come on as soon as you start the car from cold?
I’ve ran the aux water pump from the lower rad hose as apposed to the top hose.

Yeah fan comes straight on.

Perhaps it could be something to do with removing the heaters?


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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #37 on: May 30, 2020, 07:23:19 PM »


Love the way you left room for the diffuser!
I also thought about that in the eventuality I need a rear diffuser...

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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #38 on: May 30, 2020, 07:24:31 PM »


Love the way you left room for the diffuser!
I also thought about that in the eventuality I need a rear diffuser...
I may just leave it open to be honest


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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #39 on: June 14, 2020, 12:37:29 PM »
brilliant built thread and keep the updates coming.i have moved the other posts that were on here  :happy2:

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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #40 on: June 14, 2020, 03:20:31 PM »
brilliant built thread and keep the updates coming.i have moved the other posts that were on here  :happy2:
Many thanks Andy :)


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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #41 on: October 10, 2020, 06:49:23 PM »
Wow man, I hope one day I will finish my Volkswagen golf tuning as well as it takes a lot of time and money. I have always been inspired by authors that are publishing a different kind of cars news and so one day I bought a Volkswagen golf gti in a decent condition and I want to make a good tuning to it. I see you did a pretty good job on the pictures and always was curious is it ok to drive such a low ground car and does it touch the ground when you ride it up the hills. Sorry if my questions sound a bit weird I am just new to tuning and after I bought my car for tuning I have a lot of questions before doing something and just want to learn from someone's mistakes.
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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #42 on: October 12, 2020, 02:58:43 PM »
Wow man, I hope one day I will finish my Volkswagen golf tuning as well as it takes a lot of time and money. I have always been inspired by authors that are publishing a different kind of cars news and so one day I bought a Volkswagen golf gti in a decent condition and I want to make a good tuning to it. I see you did a pretty good job on the pictures and always was curious is it ok to drive such a low ground car and does it touch the ground when you ride it up the hills. Sorry if my questions sound a bit weird I am just new to tuning and after I bought my car for tuning I have a lot of questions before doing something and just want to learn from someone's mistakes.

I don't have any ground clearance issues.

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Re: MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #43 on: October 12, 2020, 02:59:40 PM »
Need to do another update on this.

Some things have since updated/changed...  :grin:

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MK5 GTI Track Car
« Reply #44 on: October 15, 2020, 04:57:27 PM »
So, as promised an update!

Not an awful lot has changed on the Golf.

I've taken it for some drives...















I also ended up getting the front poly carb windows in from ACW and chopped the door up  :scared:







Also have added a catch can and blanked the PCV completely. Removed the Charcoal canister too! (Probably end up mounting the catch can where that was)

Cut the alternator bracket for all that weight saving  :grin:









Had a friend of mine come down and finish the rear section of the exhaust, now a full 3" system, no cats, 1 silencer. It sounds perfect! those welds too  :drool:









I've got rid of the Pro Race 1.2 8J set up and gone for a 18X9 Pro Race 1.2 set. I was told they're ET35 but I think they're lower than this, I'm yet to measure properly. It's safe to say, they're wide  :jumping: I'm definitely going to have to look at getting the ABS Motorsport Golf S2000 arch kit.













The car is now going to sit at the back of the unit, again  :sad1: I have a serve oil leak from the rocker cover I believe, I've tried 3 gaskets now and if anything it's just getting worse. I think that my cover has warped, so I'm going to bite the bullet and buy a Billet rocker cover from Bartek.

Engine will be coming out shortly to have the K04 fitted  :evilgrin: clean the oil leak mess and generally have a tidy up in the engine bay. I may also bin off the DMF whilst I have the engine on the stand and fit a SMF, possibly buy a LSD too  :ashamed:

Until next time  :happy2:
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