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First VW, First GTI
« on: April 06, 2021, 04:40:09 pm »
So I got this recently, Mk5 in Tornado Red with Tartan and 6 speed.
The paint is more pink than red at the moment but that’ll be fixed.
Loads of history along with a few nice mods.
Ram air full CAI intake (soon to be replaced)
Miltek 3 inch turbo downpipe with a 200 cell cat.
Remap to 264hp and 334lb/ft of torque by Autobay here in Ireland.
It’s it a small ding on the rear passenger door and a ding on the bonnet easily sorted.








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Re: First VW, First GTI
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2021, 03:14:48 pm »
Hi mate,

Looks like a tidy example. How are you finding it being your first GTI?

What options/mods has it got? and have you got any plans for further mods?

Also how come you are replacing the intake, these seem quite popular on the mk5.


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Re: First VW, First GTI
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 10:59:39 am »
Welcome!

Nice looking car that mate.

Look forward to seeing progress.
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Re: First VW, First GTI
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2021, 07:40:42 pm »
Im going to get rid of the intake because even tough it sounds great on full throttle when you just wanna drive around normally the constant turbo spool noise is a bit much. I've bought a K&N panel filter and im having the tune flashed to adjust for it. I havent had the car home yet as it needs a lot of paint correction and a full interior detail which im going to do in my job and document in a youtube series. The only change to the car ill be doing short term in an Alpine head unit. The older one with the ipod connection, I had one in my old E36 M3 and really liked it. I plan on fitting a 30 pin bluetooth adaptor and thatll be my music sorted.

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Re: First VW, First GTI
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2021, 06:42:20 pm »
So I went at the car with a polisher and some medium to light compound. Then some autoglym super resin followed by aqua wax. The car turned out pretty well considering I only spent an afternoon on it.












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Re: First VW, First GTI
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2021, 06:46:20 pm »
So I did some paint correction today. Followed by a coat of autoglym super resin then some aqua wax. The car is night n day to what it was. Not bad for an afternoons work.