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Offline OllieL

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My MK5 Journey
« on: June 17, 2012, 04:35:02 PM »
Hi

Just bought myself a mk5 golf GT TDI
Has been mapped by previous owner to 190BHP
Is currently on AP coilovers and Genuine R32 alloys
Have just got myself some 19" Bentleys to go on it too (5 spokes not splits :( )

Am hoping to put a jetta or Gti front end on it too at some point then just enjoy it
Am a fan of the 60mpg average I've had so far

Any tips on where to get new bits/ GTi front end/ Jetta Front

Ollie
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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 07:01:58 PM »
Hi from what I've seen on this forum therse allways
Lots of things coming up for sale
It's a really good way of emptying your
bank balance but good just keep looking
On the parts for sale section. :smiley:

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2012, 06:32:31 PM »
Yeah you're rite

Since I posted that I've had a Jetta Front bumper of a local member with a front grill (which has now been de-plated and painted body coloured)

Need to 'joey' my headlights now to make the front end more tough for when I fit the front end next week.

Also picked up some Bentleys so will trial fit a couple of them before they go off to be powdercoated (From Black to Silver)

Also picking up a RCD 310 tomorrow, so if anyone has any tips of where I can get an updated canbus then that would also be great.

My biggest problem is lows!

I've got the helpers out of the rear and i'm all the way down at the front, but still can't get the thing low enough

Are there any top mount raisers etc I can get for a mk5?

Ollie

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #3 on: June 21, 2012, 06:54:24 PM »
The slippery slope seems to have started already... :signLOL:

Welcome & enjoy!

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2012, 07:31:42 PM »
Was going to start a readers ride with pics so will do that and link to here when i take some next week

Ha I've been on that slippery slope for a while
Had a few modded Vw's

My Corrado Toy (Having an engine conversion)


Old Raddo Daily (Gone)


Caddy Pickup (Beater)


Mk1 Golf (Sold to buy the Mk5 Daily)


So I think the MK5 was never going to stay standard for long

Someone smashed my wingmirror today!!!
Need a new LA7T Grey wingmirror cover from somewhere
Any Ideas?

Ollie

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2012, 09:52:29 PM »
Welcome, love the raddo  :happy2:

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2012, 08:42:39 AM »
Come on mate


get some pics of the 5 up



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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2012, 09:42:00 AM »
^^^^
Love the white Caddy and particularly the dark red Corrado Toy!  :congrats: :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:

But, personally, I hate Bentley alloys on Mk5's - Ostentatious bling ain't my thing! Posing is, yes, but not bling.

But each to their own and a warm welcome!  :happy2:


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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2012, 10:23:39 PM »
Welcome mate!

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2012, 10:25:35 PM »
welcome to the forum--love the corrado :happy2:

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 09:47:08 PM »
Just found this thread

Didn't realise I had replies - Thanks for the kind words about my past and present cars

Bit of History about my current progress with the mk5 then

Started out looking like this



which was a nice starting point

Was then made a little lower and was a good daily hack


Went Bentleys for a bit


But didn't like the black and then kind of lost my love for them after not really being able to get my car to sit low enough with just the screw mod
So instead I put those up for sale and changed the front end instead



Decided I wanted something nice to sit on
So went to see Steve


His car made mine look rubbish

But my drive home was made nicer by these



Liked the rear bumper he had on his (I always envisaged getting an R32 bumper and smoothing the exhaust plinth, or failing that getting a votex one)

So went back to see him again and bought this


Waiting for another day off work now to change my canbus and fit an RCD 310 so I can use mp3 cd's and better sound quality

Then it's the toss up between starting to collect parts for air or new wheels

What do you think of my progress so far?

Ollie

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 09:49:07 PM »
looking good Ollie :happy2:

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #12 on: November 06, 2012, 11:47:45 PM »
Ah so your the cheekey b*gger who stole the R32 rear from Stew1!  :signLOL: Such a nice bumper i'd have loved to have bought it. Car is looking very good and cannot wait to see its progress!

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2012, 10:17:17 PM »
Indeed it was, sorry

Wanted to go and pick up some air ride to get an install going for after Christmas.

Unfortunately money had had to be spent elsewhere, which is a bit disappointing.

Guess the whole air ride thing might not have been the most sensible for a 10K a year daily anyway? (That's what I'm telling myself anyway to lessen the blow)

Have however done a deal with a friend with a few bits and prices so should be new wheels on this week (should be taking flash wheels off for winter, but that's not what I tend to do).

Might also be on the look out for a new bonnet so I can have the front end painted after Christmas ( anyone know of a united grey one about)

Ollie

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Re: Hi - New Mk5 Owner
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2012, 11:09:56 PM »
If you ever come around to selling that front bumper  :party: