Author Topic: Morgens ED30 No. 1871 - New suspension & audio!  (Read 83079 times)

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Morgens ED30 No. 1871 - New suspension & audio!
« on: October 24, 2014, 04:44:43 PM »
 :fighting:Hiya!

First things first, I'm Morgen.. I'm 19 and I stay in Scotland.

In July of last year, my trusty little Volkswagen Up! was damaged quite badly by a "friend".. So I fell out of love with it and the hunt for a new car began.. 59bhp didn't thrill me so the thing was stanced: lowered 100mm+ on some fat Borbet A's and it looked the absolute bom-diggity! But anyway, I wanted power this time and decided I was going all out. So I purchased a DSG Edition 30 Golf of course! I had looked at the 1.4tsi or the 2.0 gt-tdi but decided that wasn't enough..

I have one problem though - I don't earn an absolutely massive wage and I'm stuck between function or form...
Do I
A) Stance the absolute crap out of it even though it has too many doors and will never look as good as some others do?
B) Go for more ponies and smiles per gallon?

I'm so stuck - I've had two months so far to decide and I still can't!


Thanks guys :)

My little Up!


And the new ED30 :)


When I bought the car I never so much as test drove it or even sat inside it so I'm now finding out she's got some nice optional extras! None of which were listed on the advert for it online  :signLOL:
Including: Electric Sunroof, Reverse Parking Sensors, Highline Dash, MFSW, Luxury Pack (Folding wing mirrors, puddle lights etc), Convenience Pack (auto lights, wipers) and the iPod dock in the arm rest.


Complete since purchase

Interior:
Cherry red hazard switch
Aux Input with OEM looking blank
Paddle extensions
Genuine VW dog guard
LED Interior lights
GTi Seat Inserts
Chrome-tipped Switches
RCD510
MK6 Climatronic panel



Exterior/Styling:
25mm Front Spacers
Staggered RH ZW4 Splits with gold centres
De-badge
De-wiper
Smooth front grill - Complete May 2015
Pedders Dampening Coilovers - Fitted June 2015
Open Fog Grills & replaced faded lower front grill
Pressed Plates
R8 Oil Cap
Purple Fog Light tint
R32 rear bumper & gloss black diffuser (re-painted August 2017)
R8 Coils

Performance:
RAMair Intake
Remap
Cat-back non-res Miltek exhaust
R32 front brake upgrade


Maintenance:
Interim Service - March 2015 @ 76858 miles
DSG Service - Complete February 2015
N/S/F Droplink - May '15
Replace N/S/R/O Light (had one non-tinted light)
Cam Follower Replacement - May '15
Replaced top mounts - July '15
New windscreen - July '15
MOT - July '15
Rear ended August '15 - Rear bumper, diffuser, three parking sensors and parking sensor harness replaced with genuine parts
Four wheel alignment - Sept '15
2 x Rear control arms - Sept '15
N/S/R Wheel bearing - Oct '15
Oil & Filter Change- Oct '15 @ 82904 miles
Replaced O/S/R/O Light - Accident damage - February '16
N/S/F CV joint replaced - March '16
O/S/F CV boot replaced - March '16
Full service - Oil filter, oil, fuel filter and spark plugs - March '16
N/s/f CV boot - September '16 (clip came loose on previous one)
R32 front brake upgrade - September '16
Replaced rear coilies with FK's - January '17
Replaced front coilies and fitted new top mounts - February '17
ABS sensor nsf - February '17
Remapped again to a stronger map, and so she pops at 4k.. - April '17
Replaced rear springs under warranty - May '17
Replaced sunglass holder - July '17
Soldered osf brake pad wear sensor wires - July '17

NSR caliper - Feb '19
Rear brake pads - Feb '19
Bonnet Hinges - Feb '19
Front discs & pads - Feb '19






List of Wants
Stubby Aerial
Retrofit Xenons
Retrofit Cruise Control
R8 Coolant Cap
Battery Cover
Black washer bottle cap
New vent in dash - Clips broken


Purchased; to be fitted
GTi dead pedal cover
Rear footwell lights


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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 05:06:11 PM »

Welcome along!

The up of yours looked really cool! Once you've decided which direction to take the eddy, this place will help you find all the parts to make it happen!

Mike

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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #2 on: October 24, 2014, 05:35:48 PM »
Hiya Morgen!

Seeing as you've chosen the GTI (and an ed30 for that matter) you should choose ponies and Smiles  :happy2:

Low & slow best reserved for non-GTI's IMHO  :ashamed:

Sensible drop and loads of powwwwwa FTW  :driver:
« Last Edit: October 24, 2014, 05:38:36 PM by GrayMK5GTI »
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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2014, 06:45:13 PM »
All about those smiles per gallon as you have an Eddie :smiley:

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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2014, 06:52:24 PM »
Hiya Morgen!

Seeing as you've chosen the GTI (and an ed30 for that matter) you should choose ponies and Smiles  :happy2:

Low & slow best reserved for non-GTI's IMHO  :ashamed:

Sensible drop and loads of powwwwwa FTW  :driver:

I'm just an absolute sucker for some good fitment haha! Gets me all flustered  :signLOL:

I think I might aim for 300bhp and if I get anywhere near that at any point I'll be happy.. Best get cracking haha

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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2014, 07:32:20 PM »
Power!!!!!

Sorry but slammed is just wrong when you have a beast of a turbo under the bonnet..

your be the fastest thing on the road , and almost have the smuggist grin when something twice the money gets left behind  :laugh:

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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #6 on: October 24, 2014, 09:37:40 PM »
Power!!!!!

Sorry but slammed is just wrong when you have a beast of a turbo under the bonnet..

your be the fastest thing on the road , and almost have the smuggist grin when something twice the money gets left behind  :laugh:

 :happy2:

My problem is that I quite enjoy a show & shine haha!

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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #7 on: October 24, 2014, 10:34:59 PM »
mines shines and is 330+....just not slammed on the deck or its door cards and RNS Sat Nav havent been ripped out and are still factory :signLOL:

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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2014, 01:19:07 AM »
Pooooowwwweeeerrr
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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2014, 02:26:01 AM »
300bhp is basically just a stage 1 remap mate! So easy peasy.

Edition 30s aren't for slamming though. Get it going faster!
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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #10 on: October 25, 2014, 04:00:24 PM »
Go for the the extra power! Wil mean no more tortoise speeds over bumps and can still make it shine! Love the colour btw....  :happy2:

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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2014, 05:35:40 PM »
Welcome  :happy2:

300bhp from an Ed30 is a case of £350! lol

So do that first, if its enough then just focus on the stance  :happy2:

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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #12 on: October 25, 2014, 05:50:43 PM »
I'd go for power personally, I sold my Mk4 which was on air and 'stanced' to buy my MK5. I have so much more fun driving the MK5 than I ever did driving the Mk4 :driver:

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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #13 on: October 25, 2014, 06:56:06 PM »
I think you should lower it but only sensibly to reduce the wheel arch gap and stick on a nice set of wheels but mostly just make it go faster. If you slam it on coilovers you're not going to be able to have fun driving it hard because you'll be constantly worried about where you're going to scrape it. I speak from experience lol

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Re: My Edition 30 - No. 1871
« Reply #14 on: October 25, 2014, 07:12:56 PM »
Defo power!

I had a similar quandary, the roads I drive are so bad and the stock suspension works really well so I'll be on the hunt for power.

Nice colour by the way... Steal grey is defo the best!!!