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on February 26, 2019, 12:32:35 AM
Sorry for the down time.

The forum has been moved to my server  :evilgrin:.

You should notice that its running a little faster and the search is working. Please point out any bugs.

When I get a bit of time I think an upgrade is in order with image uploads.
Re: Remap pros and cons
Last Poster: colesey in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:29:04 PM
And that’s a 300 cell cat isn’t it?

Re: Dynaudio retrofit guide missing?
Last Poster: willni in Mk5 General Area on Today at 10:02:45 AM

I'm interested in upgrading my Golf V to the Dynaudio sound system.  Google tells me there is (or was) a retrofit guide for this job hosted in these forums. 


However, when I go to the link, the top

Re: From coilovers to lowering springs - what will I need?
Last Poster: The Red Warrior in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:48:48 AM
It depends on whether or not your current coil overs use the original VW top mounts. If they do, then sweet, use those. If they don’t, then you’ll need some new ones. Other than that, all bolts will be reused. The only specialist tool you’ll need is the one to undo the top mount nut. It’s essentially a socket with the side cut out allowing an Allen key to go in there to hold the sh

WillNi's Red 5dr Edition 30
Last Poster: willni in Members Rides on Today at 09:39:15 AM
With miles steadily creeping up at work, I decided to get the Edition 30 a friend.

A used White Silver ( That’s the official colour, not that I can’t remember what colour it is ) 2018 GTD, with leather and a sunroof.

Can’t wait to get a good clean at it.

[img width=786 height=588]https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190318/55862220828a699a5b84b0d4bd5

Re: Suspension refurb the whole lot
Last Poster: Dave Y in Mk5 General Area on Today at 09:10:48 AM
Ok thanks

Weighted gear knob options?
Last Poster: Chesto18 in Cosmetic/Interior Modifications on Today at 07:38:42 AM
Can anyone point to a decent weighted gear knob, that looks decent, doesn’t cost the earth, and fits a VW gear shaft?

Black Forest Industries do a good range but they cost a fortune.

The Forge one is a better price but it’s the size of the moon.

I’m looking for ways to add resistance or a weighted feel to the almost tension free slopfest that is

Re: Oil pump ??
Last Poster: Dave Y in Mk5 General Area on Today at 12:24:04 AM
Yes, edition 30

Re: Rust on boot/ badge area
Last Poster: coolhandluke in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 10:22:43 PM
Did you get to speak to the bodyshop?

Re: Suspension Upgrade
Last Poster: El1M1N8OR in Performance Modifications on Yesterday at 09:51:24 PM
Sound Advice AJP.

I will have to make a decision soon.  A few brands I've not heard of might be worth a look.

It would be more for comfort now adays, the boy racer is going grey and balding.  I consider the full kit upgrade to prolong the length of the shocks and springs as I know the MK5 GTi is bad for breaking springs.

Much appreciated  :happy2:

Re: Best Engine Oil Brand and Rating (Budget Edition)
Last Poster: bobby_fodge in Technical Workshop on Yesterday at 08:51:33 PM
Quantum 5w-30 for the oil, I use Mann filters.

I've just bought 5l of the above oil for £20. I normally use Miller's nanodrive which is usually £40-£50.

Re: What did you and your MKV do today?
Last Poster: absolute in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 07:48:46 PM
.....Jacked my car up ready to fit new calipers..

Started to piss with rain, gave up...

Look awesome

Re: Skyline mod, little problem..
Last Poster: BurakGTI in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 07:28:48 PM
thank you, problem has been resolved, I have connected the cable to the rear lights, they were previously on the license plate light, that was the problem.

Re: Radio upgrades
Last Poster: Dave Y in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:24:43 PM
I thought this was a common thing to do. How wrong was I .  !

Re: Climatronic LCD displays and LEDs flickering, now dead, but unit still works?!
Last Poster: I gotta habit in How to Guides / Troubleshooting on Yesterday at 05:03:48 PM
OK, so I took the centre console apart, removed the head unit and then the Climatronic panel: wiring harnesses were in good shape, all connections solid.

A more comprehensive search in other Golf forums suggests that this is a common problem in older iterations of the R32 (backlights start flickering and eventually die) but no one could come up with a fix for it. So it

Re: Retrofit of Discover Media/ Composition Media head units to a Mk5/ Mk6 Golf
Last Poster: ady-uk in Sat Nav and Car Audio on Yesterday at 03:07:35 PM
Should be fine in a mk6
Still need one with cp disabled and other bits enabled, before you buy.

Usual disclaimer, if it doesn't work, don't have a go at me!  :party:

Re: Alex's Shadow Blue GTI
Last Poster: pandaman in Members Rides on Yesterday at 02:38:14 PM
Fitted the APR Pendulum mount and a Superpro Dogbone insert.

Definitely an improvement over stock.
Quick gear changes are tighter and smoother, wheel spin/hop is much less on take off.
Cabin noise has increased but not too much, although it was louder to begin with and i had some rattli

Re: Haunted sunroof
Last Poster: AJP in Technical Workshop on Yesterday at 08:25:04 AM
Every now and then my sunroof tilts up, all on its own,  for no reason. No rhythm to it, you could drive all day,  no problem,  another day you could be out for a half hour and up it'd go.
And in the frosty weather before the weekend,  it opened upon unlocking the car,  and I had to cycle the

Re: Recaro cs's
Last Poster: hussnainh8 in Mk5 General Area on Yesterday at 06:33:19 AM

Sorry to make an old thread come back to life but I have just got myself some VXR recaros and they are heated and have the seat belt sensor and airbag too but I am trying to find a way to wire them to the edition 30. Can I just use the connectors from the edition 30 seats and connnect them up to the corsa seats? Have tried a  thread already but no reply on there :(


Not Your Average Mk5 Golf GTi - Buckets, Sunroof, Lots of extras
Location: Sutton, Surrey
Collection Only

Selling the wifey-mobile as I've just bought her an R. This is a rather rare spec, and has a load of extras I've added too. All in all - it's a great little car!

2007 Mk5 Golf Gti 2.0T DSG 5 door
100k miles
Black Magic Pearl
MOT till 25 June 2019
Last service Dec 2018 at 99k miles

Just had the front bumper and bonnet resprayed, and wheels refurbished - so it's looking fresh.

Looking for £7,500

Based in Sutton, Surrey

Contact me my phone on 07989 474 874

Optional Extras

•             Heated Recaro black leather bucket seats – rare factory option, with “GTi” embossing
•             Sunroof
•             Rear parking sensors
•             Xenon headlamps
•             Cruise control
•             Multi-function steering wheel with DSG paddles
•             Dual zone climate control
•             Luxury pack (auto lights, dimming interior mirror, rain sensor, heated and folding mirrors, reverse-activated kerb-view mirror function, coming/leaving home lights)
•             Armrest


Engine & Exhaust:
•             Revo induction kit
•             Bluefin/Superchips stage 2 map (+62bhp and +86nm to 259bhp and 366nm according to superchips – untested). Bluefin handset included
•             BCS full exhaust system with sports cat (100 cell from memory) – R32 style twin exit

Brakes, Wheels & Suspension:
•             Brembo 18z front calipers (6-pistons, from Porsche cayenne/VW Touareg)
•             350mm Mercedes front discs (drilled)
•             R32 rear calipers and discs (drilled)
•             ATE Typ200 performance fluid
•             Neuspeed RSe11 lightweight 18” wheels
•             VWR lowering springs – on new OEM dampers all round

•             Pioneer SPH-DA120 headunit (apple carplay compatible). Steering wheel controls still active
•             JL XD500/3 amplifier (installed under passenger seat), powering OEM front speakers and sub
•             JL 10” W0 in custom fibreglass sub enclosure – fits in cubby hole area of boot, to maximise boot space
•             Dynamat sound deadening in front doors
•             Interior lights swapped to LEDs – red in the footwells
•             Blackvue DR650 front and rear dashcams – HD with built in WiFi
•             Morimoto upgraded xenon bulbs (6000K) and LED sidelights

•             Votex front splitter
•             R32 rear lower valance
•             Black front and rear badges
•             Brushed aluminium paddle extensions
•             USB charging port installed near gear selector
•             Tinted windows (35% - shade: “Light”)
•             Rear lights tinted with DIY tint spray (can be removed with methylated spirit)

•             Tyres: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asm3. 225/40/18. 6mm all round
•             Cambelt and water pump changed at 73k miles
•             DSG service at 84k miles
•             Cam follower changed at 84k miles
•             Services:
o             11k miles: 29/02/08 (VW)
o             20k miles: 12/3/09 (VW)
o             28k miles: 22/3/10 (VW)
o             37k miles: 28/3/11 (VW)
o             46k miles: 25/4/12 (VW)
o             56k miles: 14/11/12 (VW)
o             65k miles: 8/4/13 (VW)
o             76k miles: 13/5/14 (VW)
o             82k miles: 7/5/15 (independent)
o             84k miles: 28/8/15 (VAG Specialist)
o             88k miles: 9/9/16 (VAG specialist)
o             92k miles: 31/10/17 (VAG specialist)
o             99k miles: 20/12/18 (VAG specialist)
Edition 30 OEM Springs
Single Image
    Location: Herts
    Postage: £10.00
    Delivery or Collection

    In good condition. Probably done about 50k miles

    Sequential smoked mirror indicators
    Location: IOW
    Postage: £5.00
    Delivery Only

    Here I am offering a pair of smoked mirror indicators that have also been modified to include full length leds to produce sequential flowing indicators. 100% plug and play, brand new units

    They come complete with all tools needed to fit, which is a long T10 Allen wrench which means there shouldn’t be a need to remove the mirror motor saving time and effort. They are a night and day diffence to the standard units (video shows agains my inpro smoked on the passenger side)

    See the video attached in link below photos  https://streamable.com/1tet6
    Genuine Ross Tech Micro Can VCDS VAG-Com Cable
    Single Image
      Location: Leeds
      Postage: £5.00
      Delivery or Collection

      Hi Everyone,

      I have a Genuine Ross Tech Micro Can VCDS VAG-Com Cable.

      GTI long gone now so up for sale on the forum before I put it on Fleabay.

      Let me know if you are interested

      R32 Wingback Seats
      Location: Enfield
      Collection Only

      I bought these with the intention of having them retrimmed and fitted to my Edition 30, however I have decided to focus on changing my car in a year or so, hence I’m reluctantly putting the seats up for sale.

      The bolsters are in good condition as seen by the pictures. The seat lining has come away from the rear, so will need to be reclipped by a trimmer. The person I bought the seats off decided to cut the wires, hence the black connectors will need to be soldered to the wires. I have bought the connectors from TPS and are included in the price.

      I have lowered the price by £150, now 1300 ovno

      07958 376 532

      The seats will need to be collected from Enfield.