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Members Rides / Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI
« Last post by StuF on Today at 11:02:57 AM Started by StuF  »
Cheers Ollie,

The car is in fantastic condition considering the mileage. A good friend has asked for first refusal once I’m ready to let it go and I’ve a set of standard grey leather leather seats going in hopefully this weekend so the wingbacks might find themselves up for sale at some point in the future too.

Not a clue what they go for to be fair but I’ll have a look round and see what they are likely to fetch if I decide not to reuse them in another vehicle.

Thanks for the kind words.

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Mk5 General Area / Re: Goodyear Eagle F1 Asymmetric 5
« Last post by david25 on Today at 10:34:11 AM Started by jsklair  »
check the video here, really good info
Mk5 General Area / Re: Ordering parts from VW dealer
« Last post by Dave Y on Today at 10:12:09 AM Started by mcblfc88  »
Have you tried RPS online?
Members Rides / Re: StuF presents Candy White 3 Door GTI
« Last post by OllieL on Today at 08:52:12 AM Started by StuF  »
Just read this from start to finish. Great thread!

I’d keep the seats if you don’t need the money! I’ve just bought a set, and the difference to standard seats is night and day!

Car feels a much more special place, and they’re so much more comfortable (especially for the wider gentleman) than the standard GTI seats.

Car looks great and well looked after, real credit to your care and attention


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Mk5 General Area / Re: Ordering parts from VW dealer
« Last post by mcblfc88 on Today at 08:18:53 AM Started by mcblfc88  »
He wouldn't have it, said the parts need to be ordered against a chassis number and the system says the parts I want don't fit.... I despair.

Luckily i've spoken to the guy at the VW indy the car is going into friday (ex VW master tech), and he's said either order them off awesome GTI or he will get them through TPS
Mk5 General Area / Re: Depo Projector Style Headlights
« Last post by OllieL on Today at 08:02:35 AM Started by Georrge  »
Wondering where people are buying their Depo's from?

Links appreciated
Me too, especially if you can run “normal” bulbs not HIDs


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Mk5 General Area / Re: MK5 GTI brakes upgrade from stock
« Last post by colesey on Today at 06:17:17 AM Started by H4MXU  »
I have tried Red Stuff pads upon the recommendation of RacingLine and they have good bite with some heat in them and are both quiet and dust free. They do however feel numb and soft in traffic when cold and I replaced them with Endless MX72 (plus bronze bushes / steel hoses) as per the article below. I can’t sing the praises of these pads highly enough - they really are leagues ahead and superb for road use but not too expensive if bought from Japan (Nengun).

Mk5 General Area / Re: MK5 GTI brakes upgrade from stock
« Last post by Lewo on Yesterday at 11:29:28 PM Started by H4MXU  »
Yellow stuff = crap.

MK7 Performance Pack/Cupra R/MK7 R = great.

MK5 R32 = effective, but effin' heavy.

Puddng, any more info on why the yellow spot = crap?

They are a track pad and need a lot of heat to get good bite, and even then it's average compared to better brand pads.  Their initial bite when cold is terrible.  Easily the worst track/fast road pad I've ever used.  EBC stuff is cheap for a reason  :smiley:

Ah right ok then. I've got green spot pads at the mo and for everyday driving I definitely find them better than the standard pads that were fitted but......if driving in a spirited manner and use the brakes heavily they do fade.
Think I've read somewhere about trying different brake fluid and better pads before spending out on another brake system, has anyone done that with success?
That's why I was thinking about yellow spots but happy to hear what other pads are recommended.
Mk5 General Area / Re: Ordering parts from VW dealer
« Last post by rich83 on Yesterday at 10:25:14 PM Started by mcblfc88  »
Ignore them :-)
How to Guides / Troubleshooting / Turbo Replacement
« Last post by Submotion on Yesterday at 08:35:34 PM Started by Submotion  »
Hi all, I am about to buy a mk5 gti off a friend for a cheap price, car has done 149,000 miles, drives lovely but he has been advised to replace the turbo. I'll be looking into getting a second hand one to replace it, was just curious whether it would be the case of taking the old one off and putting the new one on, or will I need to take it to a garage.

Thanks in advance, Joe
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