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Elliott's "meh" build thread

Elliott

Go Kart Champion
Location
Scottish but live in Spain.
Ride
07 GOLF GTI MKV
So I have been on this forum 8 years and never thought there was much point on myself making a thread for my car seeing I had only ever done what every other mkv has. Seen it all before in my eyes so why clutter up the forum with many threads the same.
However after purchasing the car new back in 07 I've spent way to much time, love and money on the car and feel like it now deserves the build that I'm creating here. After the recent work I have been doing to it in the body shop and posting a few pics, a few people have been asking me to create one - so here I am.
It's not in any form of correct order and quite a few pics on different wheel setups I can not find so may edit them in at a later date.
At first I said I wasn't going to mod this car.... But no - that didn't last long.. :biggrin:
C&C welcome.👍


At current state my mod list sits as followed -{edited 25/03/20}

ENGINE BAY:
Stage 2+ ecu
Autoch hpfp internals
Forge Twintercooler intercooler.
Forge short shift kit (up/down,side/side).
Forge vacuum operated recirculation turbo bypass valve.
Forge boost tap with anti buzz .
Forge coolent hose kit in red.
Forge catch can
Nuespeed full induction kit.
Nuespeed carbon fibre engine cover.
THS engine mounts.
THS transmission mounts.
Audi RS4 coil packs.
Audi R8 oil cap.
Porpoishork Engine bay noise pipe delete,
Audi R8 oil cap
N2MB WOT box (launch controle and no lift shift)
AwesomeGti red silicon coolant hose kit.
Forge catch can setup.

Interior:
oem Plaid GTI Recaro Wingbacks,
Newsouth offset 3 piece dash pod-
Newsouth boost gauge.
Newsouth oil pressure gauge. Newsouth oil tempature gauge.
Custom Alcantara roof lining, e-brake, gear stick ,steering wheel & parcel
shelf in Schwartz black.
RNS500 CD/RADIO/NAV.
Full LED interior lighting.
Bentley 12v lighter.
Carbon fiber scirocco/mk7 Steeringwheel.
Half car rear show cage.
“Plush Auto Motive” hard line boot build.


Suspension:
Complete Accuair Elevel Airride system and airlift performance struts/shocks.
Accuair Elevel management
Twin 400c viair compressors
Airlift Performance front struts/bags
Airlift Performance rear bags and shocks
Plush Automotive Hardline show install trimmed false floor & tank.

Exterior:
Rear wiper delete.
Yellow 3000k full beam bulbs.
Yellow Lamin-x fog lights.
ECS open fog grills.
Jetta chrome open fog grills
Smoothed and colour coded rear bumper.
Fully shaved body-
bonnet notch filled,
Custom filled & smoothed half cup door handles,
smoothed door rub strips,
Pulled and smoothed rear quarter panels, pulled and smoothed front arches,
De badged front GTI grill,
Oem badged GTI grill in matte black,
Jetta chrome grill,
Badgesless Jetta chrome grill,
Smoothed & painted votex front lip,
Smoothed & painted side skirts,
Front "euro alpha plate" 340x110mm,
Bentley gas cap.

Brakes:
4 pot Brembo 17's (Porsche breaks from a BoxterS)
Wheels:.
18” BBS RS 289 & 290.
17” Oz futura
18" BBS Huffs.
19" Aston Martin DB7's.



Sold:
17" Ronal Denvers.sold
19" BentleyContinentals. Sold
19" BBS Speedlines- sold!:(
19" Replica Huffs- sold.
18" Inovet DTM's- sold
Eibach supersport sprigs.-sold
Rcd 300-sold
Rcd510-sold
 
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Elliott

Go Kart Champion
Location
Scottish but live in Spain.
Ride
07 GOLF GTI MKV
about a year down the road and a little modding had started. At the time the R-gti concept car had just been released and I fell in love, was young silly and foolish but it persuaded me into buying a set of time attack wheels from Inovet. They didn't last long on the car, but I guess was fun while it lasted.. :(
also you may notice that I have already fallen in love with a plate less front bumper from being on here and seeing the cars over in the USA, so I had an illegal plate made from a sticker but all I got was trouble from the local police so had to figure out how to do it legally with a properly produced small plate that is oem for some Alpha's and Seats. All done and dusted now.
 

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Elliott

Go Kart Champion
Location
Scottish but live in Spain.
Ride
07 GOLF GTI MKV
then I wanted that bit more power so went Giac stage 1 and also tried to tidy up my bay a bit by installing the Nuespeed stuff you see here... yes I was still learning and doing it wrong but hay I got there in the end.
 

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Elliott

Go Kart Champion
Location
Scottish but live in Spain.
Ride
07 GOLF GTI MKV
Not long after I realised how silly the time attack wheels looked so went back to huffs but lowered on eibach sportline springs,
If you also look closely other parts from the mod list have started to show up and already been installed.
I quickly went stage 2, twintercooler, cat back and open custom cut fog grills & yellow ftp bulbs are just to name a few.
 

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Elliott

Go Kart Champion
Location
Scottish but live in Spain.
Ride
07 GOLF GTI MKV
next I picked up the 19" huff w12 reps, ran them for about a week then sold them on. Also due to my work I painted my stock huffs in bmp and red to match our lip line but also sold those on pretty quickly:lol:
 

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Elliott

Go Kart Champion
Location
Scottish but live in Spain.
Ride
07 GOLF GTI MKV
now the fun stuff began-the mod bug really hit me and this is when the car started to take shape, installed interior gauges, did the rear wiper delete...... here is just a few random pics..
 

Elliott

Go Kart Champion
Location
Scottish but live in Spain.
Ride
07 GOLF GTI MKV
then I did a refurb to my steering wheel with my leather paints as it was going all shiney and greasy looking after a few years of owning the car. it came out real nice and was happy for a short while.
 

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zrickety

The Fixer
Location
31709
Ride
09 GTI
Looks great so far. Thanks again for your help when I painted my wheels, lacquer really sets them off.
 

Elliott

Go Kart Champion
Location
Scottish but live in Spain.
Ride
07 GOLF GTI MKV
ok so on to more up to date stuff.
I ended up doing what every one told me I would and got rid of the springs and got the fk silverlines in also along with an engine bay dress up red silicon hose kit and an ebay dp
 

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Elliott

Go Kart Champion
Location
Scottish but live in Spain.
Ride
07 GOLF GTI MKV
When I get the time i will be stripping them down and powdering them at my place to look like these(not my pic):wub:, just also need to get new disks for when I do the installation.
 

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Elliott

Go Kart Champion
Location
Scottish but live in Spain.
Ride
07 GOLF GTI MKV
on to my wheel collection, as you can see in my sig , I am the owner of a wheel repair shop so wheels come and go to me like crazy but these are the wheels i love and have to hold on to.
first off the reps, shock horror...- i mostly daily in.
 

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