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Motors First car - what colour should I paint my wheels? Mk2 Golf Content Pg. 8

Discussion in 'General' started by ry@n, 30 Nov 2010.

  1. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    Coilovers will be coming with time :cooldude: Im going to replace a lot of bushes with poly ones, get some g60 top mounts and fit my 25mm front ARB first to make sure it handles first. At the moment with the warn old bushes its too unresponsive. I do love this car but with it being almost a 1/4 of a century old, I tend to replace one thing and something else breaks :hehe:
     
  2. Jumeira_Johnny

    Jumeira_Johnny 16032 - High plains drifter

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    That made me LOL.
     
  3. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    I know its the least imaginative wheels I could have went for but they are popular for a reason.

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  4. Arthur

    Arthur Comment is over there ----->

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    Are they easy to clean ?
     
  5. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Ryan always manages to find a way of getting a mirror finish on things like these.
     
  6. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    They wont be used enough to worry about cleaning. I dont want to use adapters as they will lower the offset too much l, im going to get them welded and re-drilled. Two of the lips are like new, the other two are slightly curbed so I may aswell swap them for wider ones.
     
  7. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    I've had the Golf a couple of years now.

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    wooooooooooooooo
     
  9. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    Oooh yeah Turbo goodness. I wish my Mk1 Caddy was currently looking that clean... :lol:

    What BHP are you going for?
     
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    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    Phase 1 will be a Garrett T28, stock internals and stacked head gaskets = 230-250bhp
    Phase 2 will consist of a stronger gearbox, LSD, forged internals and bigger turbo = 350+ bhp
     
  11. fuus

    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    Nice. Stacked head gaskets sounds a bit worrying?

    I'm really hope to put a mapped PD130 in my Caddy this summer, assuming I can bag myself a summer job...
     
  12. ry@n

    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    Good choice those PD lumps are bulletproof! Do you have a build log for your caddy?

    Stacked head gaskets get a lot of hate but there are some proven hardcore track cars on CGTI running 250/260bhp without issue. A full rebuild with forged internals will come eventually.
     
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    fuus Rocking All Year Christmas

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    Sooo jealous, I have a mk4 1.8T, currently at 218bhp. I would love to pick up a mk2 and transplant my engine over but I just haven't got the space to do the work :(
     
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    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    It would be worth renting garage space just to do it!

    I built mine on the patio under a gazebo haha
     
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    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    Slight change of plan, 2.8 VR6 to eventually be turbo'd.

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    goldstar0011 Well-Known Member

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    I hate you guys!

    I have the space, the drive, a storage unit, the tools and a mechanic dad to do this, just no funds I can spare
     
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    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    Current state: 2.8 VR6 turbo, aiming for 400bhp.

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  19. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Close on 9 years & 'not finished'... or is this a perma-WIP?
     
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    ry@n Well-Known Member

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    It 'finished' each winter, used in the summer and then rebuilt again. It's an ever-evolving waste of money haha.
     
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