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Offline MjW

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My United Grey Gti
« on: April 07, 2022, 07:01:09 pm »



 Bought as a factory standard car with just tinted windows and Pioneer head unit added by previous owner. Since then (2019) it's had the following:
Benchmark coil packs
Services and recent cambelt
NGK Iridium spark plugs (on 2nd set since purchase)
Ramair oversized CAI
GFB DV+
Scorpion downpipe and sports cat
Mailan cat back (All 3" stainless).
H&R springs and Bilstein struts/rear shocks (top mounts and drop links done too)
All wheel bearings and ABS rings replaced (including ABS sensors)
Cross drilled/grooved discs and Mintex pads all round
18" Monzas in Grey (need refurbing now).
Smoked dynamic indicator repeaters and smoked 3rd brake light.

I've got new front wings, HPFP cam follower cup, all new rear suspension (including subframe) and wind defectors to fit and then it's time to buy and fit new engine/gearbox mounts before deciding on how far to go with remapping. :)
Everything on the list has been fitted by me (except the exhaust as I don't have a lift).
It's a fun car which now sounds better and sits better than standard but is still driveable. I was using it as my daily driver until I recently got a car with work, so now it's a weekend/long distance car when I want to get there a little bit quicker than my wife's Peugeot or my 1.4 MK4 Golf.  :driver:

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Re: My United Grey Gti
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2022, 10:07:13 am »
Nice ride  :happy2 enjoy  :wink:

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Re: My United Grey Gti
« Reply #2 on: April 09, 2022, 10:22:26 pm »
Best colour in my opinion, has it got spacers on?
Getting too old for this...

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Re: My United Grey Gti
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2022, 08:05:06 am »
The wheels were originally off a Transporter so I think the offset is different. There are no spacers fitted. Bit close on rear arches and will touch inner arch liner with 2 regular sized people in the back. Would be fine on a standard height set-up but mines lowered 35mm.  :driver:

The Grey Monzas are now for sale as I've just bought new rims. I'll add pics and more details once I've checked offset and whether they're copies or BBS. They'll be sold with tyres (Bridgestone Potenzas).

I'll post pics of the new wheels shortly.

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Re: My United Grey Gti
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2022, 08:27:25 am »
New wheels!!!
18" Cruze 190. Grey centres (to near match body/plastics) with stainless rimms and bolts to match in with front/rear badges and stainless exhaust.
I'm not looking for a show car but wanted it to look "special" without going too mad.

Front wing replacement and a few minor body imperfections to sort out and then the outside is pretty much done (obviously that will include cleaning the sill covers properly) :)