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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12330 on: April 04, 2022, 09:09:39 pm »
Finally got round to modding my white worm boot badge. (Kept the boot mechanism but got a 3D style badge from a golf 6 and wrapped it myself.




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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12331 on: April 09, 2022, 04:32:50 pm »
Did 2 of these.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12332 on: April 09, 2022, 05:18:14 pm »
Did 2 of these.


What brand are those hubs?

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12333 on: April 09, 2022, 06:58:12 pm »
RIDEX £100/pr

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12334 on: April 09, 2022, 08:34:57 pm »
RIDEX £100/pr

Seem decent quality? I need to change my rears.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12335 on: April 09, 2022, 09:04:25 pm »
RIDEX £100/pr

Seem decent quality? I need to change my rears.
Quality is good considering the price No nasty casting marks but thin paint
 

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12336 on: April 13, 2022, 10:43:59 pm »
Fitted 2 new gas struts to the tailgate. £20 a pair and worked great. No need to pay oem dealer rip off prices. As you can see, mine have passed there best.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12337 on: April 14, 2022, 07:01:32 pm »
Got my Haldex unit repaired by https://www.haldexrepairs.co.uk/

Matt couldn't be more helpful and guarantees all units with a lifetime warranty. This will hopefully fix my intermittent ESP errors and loss of 4wd I've been experiencing over the last few years.

The cause of my issues...
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12338 on: April 14, 2022, 07:26:27 pm »
That looks like water has is got in it.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12339 on: April 25, 2022, 10:40:14 am »
Been noticing that the GTI has been a little twitchy over bumps and motorway driving at times.

The only thing left to do on mine was the rear trailing arms, so bought some PSB poly bushings and new bolts from TPS and attacked them at the weekend. Quite an easy task thankfully with a hack saw through the void to cut the outer collar carefully for removal

Glad I did them as both bushes were shot with the rubber not attached to the central bolt tube on either of them......both sides removed and changed in three hours, with the car driving much better now.

No more issues and recommend people look at theirs.











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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12340 on: April 29, 2022, 06:57:08 pm »
I treated my tyres to some more air. It’s pleasantly surprising how more alert the car feels with an extra 3-4 psi.

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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12341 on: April 30, 2022, 12:13:36 pm »
Fitted 2 new gas struts to the tailgate. £20 a pair and worked great. No need to pay oem dealer rip off prices. As you can see, mine have passed there best.


Are the Moccassins pattern as well?


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12342 on: April 30, 2022, 12:14:18 pm »
Been noticing that the GTI has been a little twitchy over bumps and motorway driving at times.

The only thing left to do on mine was the rear trailing arms, so bought some PSB poly bushings and new bolts from TPS and attacked them at the weekend. Quite an easy task thankfully with a hack saw through the void to cut the outer collar carefully for removal

Glad I did them as both bushes were shot with the rubber not attached to the central bolt tube on either of them......both sides removed and changed in three hours, with the car driving much better now.

No more issues and recommend people look at theirs.












Yeah mine are like that as well.  It's amazing how much a rotten rear end can affect the steering feel.


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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12343 on: May 04, 2022, 09:02:08 am »
It is.............I lost confidence in bends due to the twitchiness..........all gone now 
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Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
« Reply #12344 on: May 07, 2022, 06:40:32 pm »
Fitted new engine mounts (lemforder) with powerflex inserts. No vibration so far and car feels 100x better, as was running original mounts from 16 years ago. Already had the 034 dogbone upper and lower inserts fitted. Will upgrade the actual dog bone next to the new OEM one