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  1. This Mk5 Golf GTI came in for some remedial work after a respray. The car is owned by a true enthusiast who wanted the car looking sharp, with some nice durable protection. A Major Enhancement - 2 stage machine polish - was carried out to lift the swirls and sanding marks. Ceramic Pro Light was chosen to protect the finish afterwards. The car has been through a lot of upgrades and mechanical maintenance in the last few months. It's running as good as the day it left the factory, only with 260BHP thanks to Revo Performance upgrades carried out by a local specialist. It was then repainted in it's original Tornado Red. Sanded glass. This wasn't an isolated incident either Wheels cleaned first. Auto Finesse products used throughout the wash stage. Foamed before the two bucket method wash. After the wash process, the car was taken inside and dried using warm air and plush towels - then clayed. Once the paint was assessed it was ready to be polished. Heavy marks on the boot took a bit of chasing out. After the first cutting set. And the second. More DA sanding marks. Buffer trails. And that was the polishing complete. Ceramic Pro Light was chosen to protect the paintwork. 24 months worth or durability, Super hydrophobic with easy cleaning properties Very glossy too. The whole job was a clean up mission of old polish residue. 2 layers of Ceramic Pro Rain on the windscreen. 1 Later on the sides and rear glass. Miltek exhaust tips polished and protected. The leather was a bit grubby... although it doesn't look it in the photo. But this was from the driver's seat base. And after. The wheel faces were coated with Ceramic Pro Wheel & Caliper. Tyres, rubbers and plastic trims treated with an ODK Wax product - coming soon
  2. T00mm

    Seat Ibiza Cupra Mk5

    Missus decided she needed to change car. I fancied a second car as the Q3 isn't hugely fun to drive. Decided to combine the two and get her a hot hatch. This is our car. Seat Ibiza Cupra Mk5 1.4 TSI 2010 plate. Plans are to keep it running smoothly, Track wheels, tyres and suspension Cupra by T00mm, on Flickr Cupra by T00mm, on Flickr
  3. Evening everyone, I thought i would start a build thread for a car I have really enjoyed messing around with. This was initially bought to be a run around for Avril as the RS4 was just a bit OTT for her to use with her work and I didn't want excess mileage being put onto to it lol. So here we have a MK5 R32 in United Grey. 5 Door with every optional extra fitted from new. Some of the spec includes Recaro Heated Bucket seats, DSG, Auto everything, Sunroof (Tilt and Slide) and the fact it was owned by a 79 year old lady! Yes, SEVENTY NINE!!! So the car was near enough immaculate. Well maintained, dealer only, every bill from new. Just a nice and much loved car. We came about this through a friend. This lady had bought a Scirocco R for her 80th Birthday so this was being sold, well part exchanged. So before the dealer got their hands on it, Avril spoke to her and bought the car cash. Win win as Avril got something to use and the lady preffered the car to go to an enthusiast who would love it as much as she did. Here are some pictures from when we collected it... The car had only a few minor issue, 2 car parking dents which were removed straight away and just in need of a good detail. We did find some minor corrosion on the front wings after a few months, barely noticable unless your a jeweller with the eye of an eagle Hope you all like and enjoy this thread! Thanks for looking Vick
  4. GurpalD

    GurpalD's Daily Mk5

    Hello everyone! So I guess it's time for what you could call another installment lol! .. So then, after accepting a university place that required me commuting on a daily basis, it meant I needed a sensible and practical daily car to get there and back in. As you would imagine, the VR6 wasn't the best car to be doing major miles, down to the pure fact that a 2.8 12v VR6 is never going to match a diesel on economy, and I didn't fancy ruining the VR6's paintwork either. So I was on the hunt for something diesel, something that kept me in the "scene", custom but daily friendly too. It just happened my good friend Bally had come across an Imola Red E46 M3 convertible that he wanted, which meant he was looking to sell his Mk5 Golf GT TDI: I couldn't pass this one up. So after a few longggggggggg whatsapp convo's and several phone calls later (Bally will tell you lol!), a deal was agreed and the car was mine later on in the week. Now this is what the car looked like when I picked it up: And a few more when Bally was running it on the RS reps: So, some specs: 2004 Mk5 Golf GT TDI 140 6 speed manual 115k 2 owners FSH Boring stuff done. The proper specs.... 4 way Accuair E-Level Air Suspension set up Chassis notch GTI front bumper 3M matte grey wrap (originally metallic grey) Tinted windows Digital dual zone climate control So all in all, a good daily car. Ticked all the boxes for me and most importantly, I loved it from the first day I saw it! I followed the basic procedure that most people do after picking up a new car.. WASH IT .. Also had a play round with the air ride : Now after 115k and 10 years post-production, the car was starting to show signs of wear both cosmetically and mechanically, both internally and externally. There were also a few things that weren't quite to my taste on the car too that I wanted to change. First thing on my hit list was the center part of the dash. It was in a pretty poor state, with scratches all over and just generally looking tired, so I sorted that out first. Before: After: Bally had the E-Level controller mounted in the ash tray, but I didn't like the way it lit up the inside of the car at night time, and wanted to locate it to a more discreet part of the car, so used the small compartment under the headlight switch: I then had an offer on the standard wheels, so I got shot of those because I absolutely hated them and then put the VR6's winter wheels on temporarily: Bally also had a sound setup in the car, which I wasn't very fond of. It consisted of: - Bosch multi-channel 600w amp for the door speakers - Orion D5000 amp - Orion 15" HCCA - Pioneer MixTrak headunit Now I'm quite fussy when it comes to doing mods to a car. If I'm gonna do something, I like to take my time and do it properly. I had a feeling that the audio setup hadn't been done this way. So out came the interior: The audio was set up just how I thought it had been. OEM wiring cut, wire's stripped then twisted and taped together. The worst possible way of doing it. So, I headed down to Maplin's, bought a crimping tool and a big set of crimps and go to work on crimping all the wires back into the OEM wiring harness and doing things the right way. At this point, I also replaced both woofers in the front doors as they were showing signs of being passed their best in the way they sounded. So, OEM phillips replacements were ordered and riveted into place. I removed all the excess speaker wires and RCA's, as well as the single DIN headunit, which looked awful in the dash. My vision with this car is to go OEM+ as much as I can without sacrificing too much on looks and usability. When it came to finding a replacement headunit, I considered all options. RNS-510's, RCD-510's. I still wanted to be able to run a subwoofer too, so needed something that had RCA input's but still remained OEM. After reading through forum after forum on what would be the best option, the answer I seemed to get was that running a subwoofer off a standard headunit wasn't a good idea, however, there was an alternative. The Kenwood DNX was offered by VW as an optional extra. It has bluetooth, TV tuner and sat nav capabilities, as well as 4x50w power output, and RCA inputs. Its also a direct fit with no battery drain issues on the Mk5 platform so it was a no brainer. I trawled the internet night after night looking for a good deal on one. One came up, a few eBay messages later and it was mine, along with all the accessories: Fits like a glove and sounds great! Couldn't be happier! I stuck all the interior back together and was then on the look out for a set of wheels, as the 16" Merc wheels were not doing it any justice! Again, I wanted something OEM+ to go on the car and to keep with the theme. Super wide dishes were not an option as I didn't really want to run a big stretch on a daily car. All my friends kept saying to go for Bentley Mulliner wheels, but 20" wheels would mean too low a profile tyre on a daily car, so I put that option to a side for now. Then a friend of mine, Parm, happened to be selling his 19" BBS 2 Piece split Speedlines. I went to go see them: Hashed out a deal, and brought them back home: Then, like a kid at chrismas, I started fitting: The wheels will be getting split, blasted and powder coated soon but when funds allow. Haven't decided on a colour for the centre's yet but the lips will definitely be getting polished. Now to spruce up the exterior, I sanded the headlights back as they were damaged by UV, before: After: I also repainted the front VW badge as I wasn't keen on the red inserts: Also fitted in the inserts that were missing: Also fitted some 10mm spacers on the front today as the wheels seemed to be fouling the struts, so picked up some extended wheel bolts from STS too: Driving ride height: And a quick snap of the air set up: All hidden away under a false floor in the spare wheel well. Much happier with the way it is sitting now and how it feels to drive on the 19's. Ride is sublime and the interior feels like a much nicer place to be. A lot more planned for the car yet, with some subtle performance modifications, nothing to extreme that side as it's gonna be a daily whip! Well, I appreciate it if you have stuck with me thus far lol! Many many more updates to come, so keep tuned! Comments and criticisms are welcome and any idea's for the wheel refurb would be appreciated, perhaps some photoshops if possible from people with the skills Thanks for reading! Gurpal
  5. M3 POO

    Mark 5 GTI OEM Fit Head Unit

    Hello everyone, I have recently got a pretty straight mark 5 Golf GTI, 2006 model. The only 'issue' is that it is a basement specification inside and so I would like to upgrade the head unit to one which allows a bluetooth connection to an iPhone 6 for both hands free calls and music streaming, ideally have a DVD slot and screen too. That is all I am really after although I know these units will come with other items too. Basically I don't really want to spend more than £300 (the less the better) and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations? The only thing is I would like it to fit into the OEM space without any extra surrounds etc, I am not too bothered if it is OEM look or not - be ideal if it was but not critical. Thanks
  6. mercedeslimos

    Black Headlining (Passat B6/MK5 GTI)

    I've just picked up a full set of black plastics from a MKV GTI today to do the black headliner on my 2006 Passat. I got everything, so handles visors lights and centre panel. Also got the B pillar and A pillar trims but not sure if they fit, the rear won't can see that for definite! What I'm looking for us the best way to recolour the actual head liner. My own is currently pearl grey. Would it be easier to spray my own A and B pillars or fit these and try to match something to them. Let me know what works! Sam
  7. Chinese_dave

    EGR Software removal BKC

    I had my car (mkv golf 1.9 TDI BKC) remapped last month and a few days later the EML came on so took it back and had it diagnosed as a EGR Fault....they found that the seals had gone and it wasn't working.....Now I can get a EGR delete pipe etc from darkside and fit this all myself but I still need the EGR coded out of the ECU! I have VCDS but no idea of where to code it out from! Is there someone on here thats able to help?
  8. GurpalD

    Mk5 Golf R32 rear bumper

    Hi, I have a 2004 Mk5 Golf GT TDI. It currently has the standard rear bumper on the car, and I was looking to replace/upgrade this to the R32 version. I've had a look on eBay at a few items, and from what I can understand, all I really need is this item to do the conversion along with the R32 style back-box?: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/281452960603?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Is there any other parts I will need in order to do the conversion? Thanks for any input in advance guys GurpalD
  9. mercedeslimos

    Coilovers Knocking B6 Passat

    Quick question, B6 Passat with TA Technix coils, helpers removed. When raised fully no knocking, but as soon as the perches are lowered the coils knock over every bump in the road. One thing I've noticed is the standard top Mount diameter where it fits into the top of the spring, the top mount outer diameter is smaller than the internal diameter of the springs. I assume this causes it. What can I do to stop it ( apart from leaving it at the top (failed test on them being loose until I tightened them to the top too) Thanks Sam
  10. Had my build thread going a while on the MK5 forum so apologies for a long first post! Pic heavy. Current stats Engine BCS Turbo back exhust R32 style with 200 cell sports cat Forge Twintake Garage midnight PCV king Cam follower Revision G DV Chassis 8x17" (ET35) front 9x17" (ET32) rear Genuine BBS LM face mounted in original BBS gold - Hankook ventus v12's 225/40's all round Airlift performance front struts Airlift slam series double bellow rears with Airlift shocks Dual Viair 444c compressors V2 digital management Hardlines Airlift 4 gallon skinny tank - custom painted Full boot install by studio in car Exterior OEM Xenons R32 rear bumper R32 rear lights Pressed plates Interior Not a lot currently.... RCD 510 DAB Skoda bluetooth kit Stock I wanted to start off by getting the R32 rear on the way and managed to pick up a rear bumper and valance in good condition from reading Unfortunately i wasnt so keen on taking pictures back then, but next was an R32 catback from milltek and the rear lights after having the bumper sprayed up. Yes it's dirty Was toying with what intake to get and ended up buying the forge twintake, but came close to getting the ITG After a long an painful search i managed to find the wheels i'd bee after. Ever since seeing them on Germanbycar's R32 from gainesville, FL i wanted them. Genuine BBS LM's jap fitment not in the worst condition but certainly not the best, but good things come to those who wait and a deal is what i got. This is then and by the end of the pictures i'll bring you up to now Dropped the milltek for a BCS turboback r32 style Last few from EE at the weekend Thoughts and comments appreciated. Wiper needs to go next, surprised its lasted this long. More on my instagram to be honest @_ali_ward
  11. Hey everyone, So... Ive bought Scruff's Candy White Mk5, which was Sarahmk5's, which was Lomax's. Bought pretty much as it was, Helios rims, airride etc. Some of you may of seen it with Projector headlights, I havent got those, and some of the audio upgrades have been removed. While my bank balance recovers, the question is now 'What can I do to make it mine...?' In the meantime, heres a few pics I took last weekend... CeeFour
  12. FlawlessMikey

    MK5 Jetta Build Thread

    This is the build thread from my jetta. Enjoy
  13. over the past 2 months i have noticed a howling kind of noise which begins as the turbo spools. At the moment it sounds like a medium pitch like a vacuum cleaner and seems to come on in time with the turbo and decreases in noise/ stops as the revs are increased. The engine is not losing oil/ is not smoking anymore than it should and is boosting fine. Do these symptoms sound like turbo failing or can it be any thing else? I will try and take a video of it if i can capture the sound.
  14. Michael

    Jennings' Daily Hack

    Hi my names Michael Been sort of in the background of this site never really doing much other than buying or posting the odd picture up but i thought it was time for a proper build thread for the new daily hack. iv had a few cars over the past few years but i wont bore you all with them but my last car was a 2007 Mini One running Ap Coilovers and BBS RC, it wasnt really low and it wasnt really fast (at all) but looked a little something like this. and as you can see.. EVERYDAY IS LEGS DAY. Anyway. After about a year and a half of fun in the mini, due to my long commute (100miles a day) i thought it was best to buy something comfortable, realiable and most of all economical with the added luxury of five doors so that my child can be inserted easily into the back. Ended up with a MK5 Golf GT-TDI 140 DSG. I Specifically wanted a Steel Grey and thats what i got. Now, when it comes to messing with this car the long and short of it is my missus currently holds my balls securely in her handbag with the rest of my pride and dignity. Also due to an iminent house purchase i do have to take this build at a slower pace than i am used to. SAYING THAT - the following have been bought: Votex rear bumper geniune GTI side skirts Wheels (not sure if im keeping them yet) and a few little bits to tidy up the car (grill/steering wheel etc) Pictures from the Ebay Advert: Primary plans include: Votex front splitter Air Ride money dependant Engine Remap and DSG remap via Garage Midnight. Any suggestions/critisms/general banter welcome. Thanks For reading
  15. FlawlessMikey

    MK5 Jetta Build Thread - M111K VW

    This is a thread to bits I'v done on my Jetta. Have a read, enjoy, if you want to know anything, just ask! Instagram MK5Mikey
  16. DanMaytee

    Xtrons RNS 510 Replica

    So I get asked alot of questions about this head unit and I recommend it to quite a lot of people. I've decided to put together a little video demonstrating a few of the features. It is a Chinese made unit but I must say it's a very well made unit. No loose cheap feeling buttons or any of that. Obviously there are better head units out there that are Non OEM looking but this one is in my opinion the best Chinese replica one you can buy (I did alot of research before buying it) and the most OEM looking one. It's great if you want to upgrade to have extras such as RCA outs etc and still have the OEM look. Here is the video and there is a link in the description to buy it off eBay. And excuse my taste in music! Haha http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVqDMQXNXnQ I'd also like to add I am no way associated with the company selling this unit and I am just recommending it to Mk5 Owners.
  17. mk5ash

    mk5 gti to k04 upgrade

    trying to do some research as to what needs to be done or what is exactly needed to get it done... is it straight forward obv it will need to be mapped to match the bigger turbo also exhaust, fuel pump, intercooler any ideas or link on where i can find the parts needed etc members on the forum with the stuff i need is it all pretty much bolt on, can i take the ko4 off an s3/tt or other cars and fit em straight on any advice/help welcome thanks
  18. lukeemoore

    Air & Wheels

    Hopefully someone can help me... I have an Astra H SRi, currently on coils, but i want it lower. I've tried looking around for an Airlift kit but cant find one online but i know its possible... anyone have any idea where i can get one including installation? I currently have 1500 in my budget for that. Also been offered a set of 19" Audi Rotor's - 8.5J x 19H2 ET43 5x112. Will these fit at all? Thanks in advance.
  19. Finally got round to making a thread for my mk5. Quick spec run through 2004 gti low spec. BYD code engine out of an edition30 Hybrid k04 Apr exhaust Apr fuel pump Apr intercooler BSH pcv fix and catch can Peloquin diff Sachs clutch/SMF KW V1s Rays 57 g07wt wheels Still needs a few bits doing, map adjustment, possible boost leak, and a man sized set of brakes as the standard ones are shocking! Current map is to 356 bhp and 415ft/lb but hopefully soon with an update and watermeth should make a bit more.
  20. rvaits

    Setup troubleshooting

    Hi guys. Got a couple problems with my set up and completely stuffed for ideas, First a run down of my kit: 0 gauge - Battery to 60amp distributor, 4 gauge - Distributor to 6x9 amp powering four 375w 6x9s 4 gauge - Distributor to 3 farad capacitor to sub amp powering two 1200w subs. Usually pretty good with troubleshooting and installing setups but I seem to have hit a dead end. Current main problem is the cap seems to have died, display no longer working and LED not on but the subs are still active (concerning) other problem is the distortion and power drain at medium/high volume from the 6x9s don't know if this would be helped by the big three? All in all the system is no way near capable of what it should be anymore and seems to sound less powerful than my previous smaller setup.
  21. R32_Jase

    Newbee - MK5 Golf R32 DPB

    Hi Everyone, I’ve never posted on this forum before so just wanted to introduce myself quickly. Currently driving a MK5 Golf R32, absolutely love the VAG scene and planning on going to a few shows this year! The current spec is; ITG Panel filter 19” BBS CH-R Wheels powder-coated in dark anthracite Yokohama prada spec 2’s KW Varient 3 Coilovers Milltek Non-Res Cat-Back Kenwood DDX-8024BT head unit I’ve been unsure about where to go with this car but I’m thinking of the following; RNS510 Leather Recaro seats Milltek manifolds (Already have, ready to go on) Stage-2 Re-map Haldex controller Some quality speakers Supercharger???? Comments / Criticism welcome . Thanks, Jase
  22. if youve not already seen it, its 14 mins of pure ... ok just watch http://vimeo.com/59992726
  23. Luigi105

    The Mk5 Mongrel

    I have finally managed to upload some pictures of my Mk5 golf Tdi. I brought this back in Feb 2012 as a more "practical" car. Standard 1.9 Tdi Sports 6gear 07. It was in perfect condition and only had 34k miles on the clock. The plan was to turn it into a Gti Rep with some sort of clean style rims and lows.