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#61 MotorPsycho

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:28 PM

actual 24crt gold plated? daaaayyyymnn!

looking sweet, awesome colour

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:43 PM

actual 24crt gold plated? daaaayyyymnn!

looking sweet, awesome colour


That was the idea but as of yet, nowhere will even touch wheels as far as platin is concerned

Not giving up just yet though!

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:36 PM

Can imagine they'd have to be minty smooth polished first? Not sure how well gold would hold up to brake dust etc either, would look hard as though :)

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

very very clean! jst need a nice set of wheels and its done in my eyes :wub:

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:15 PM

Thanks alot guys! Biggest smile on my face every time I drive the car!

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 05:13 AM

Love this colour ! :wub:

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:55 AM

Lose the window sticker dude. Also I think handed steels work well on this perhaps not gold though

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 11:40 AM

Sticker is staying lol

My other car is being picked up tomorrow so all being well, small bumper GTi splitter, pressed plates can be paid for tomorrow and a new exhaust the week after!

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Posted 06 April 2012 - 12:23 AM

Photo whoring again! Decided to head into the older part of town where the Golf may look abit more at home...

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4 more days until the exhaust is fixed and the chassis notched so I can go lower!

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 04:50 PM

At last! The Golf has some new wheels!

Fetched these earlier on. Need a good refurb which I'd planned earlier. Stuck them on, lowered the jack and it literally sat on the tyres. Couldn't move.

I then raised tthe car about 20mm meaning it will move but with very little lock. Drove it around trying to find a body shop that'd roll the arches. Turns out they want £200 to do two arches without paint or anything.

Stopped off at a tyre center that had a really good look and decided that the best route was to stretch tyres with a lower profile and that MAY solve the issue. Booked in for the 10th for those.

Unfortunately I was a complete idiot and did it all without axle stands. Got what I deserved when the car slipped off the jack with the subframe landing on my foot. Luckily a passing van stopped and jacked the car up again. Ripped trainers and alot of pain but I think i'm ok lol

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:08 PM

are you keeping the teddy bears?

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Posted 17 April 2012 - 05:17 PM

are you keeping the teddy bears?


I think so, yes. I wanted gold plated wheels but nowhere would do it.

Always wanted a set of teddies!

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 06:05 AM

Stretched tyres will be done in two days hopefully

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Posted 21 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

Looking forward to seeing it with a bit of stretch

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 04:34 AM

3.30am and I was bored so dragged out the other half for a few photos.

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Next up are pressed plates (I cancelled the order in favour of the teddies) and I'm currently hunting a GTi splitter to get the front down a little bit more!

If anyone knows of a 8v GTi splitter available, please point them my way! :)

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:32 AM

space the rears out dude ;)
other than that, I <3 Teddies! :D :lol:

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:36 AM

space the rears out dude ;)
other than that, I <3 Teddies! :D :lol:


Cheers dude!

I've had to have some slightly stretched tyres on the front due to catching the inner arches. Unfortunately that has left me pretty much skint :( The rear arches will need rolling before I can space the wheels. They already catch the arch occasionally.

Glad you like the Teddies, they're definitely a marmite thing. People either love them or hate them, no in between. Planning a full wheel refurb soon with something rather special for them ;)

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 08:51 AM

have you removed the front helper springs? personally prefer the small splitters :) looks sick on the teddies though!

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 09:00 AM

have you removed the front helper springs? personally prefer the small splitters :) looks sick on the teddies though!


I have indeed. The front can still go lower but then i'd be back with the problem of catching the arch. I also scrape on every speed hump and pot hole. However, I will be looking at going even lower soon. Static of course.

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Posted 26 April 2012 - 06:10 PM

Does anyone know if the big bumper is required to fit a VR6 splitter or if it can be fitted to the front valance under the small bumper?