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My DaiLy_ProJecT • Golf MKV GT

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
So let's pick up from where we left

Here is a pic of the quick fix we did on the exhaust .Not looking pretty, but will definitely do the job for now, bringing together the 3' downpipe with the 2' catback.



The remaining front axle went on next



And then it was time for the mishimoto





Fitment was tight



And the GT A/C piping would not work, it needed the GTi piping.
Didnt see that coming, given the A/C Compressor is the same. So, luckily for me, I grabbed Tom's piping, who has long ago removed his A/C piping, hehe





Now you see the induction scoop



Now you dont



Car got somewhat filthy from all these days in the shop







Fixed that with a quick going over



Then, it was time for the electrical work - it was tricky - but if you know your thing, and want it to be done, it can be done, bossy style - no errors no nothing, all oem stuff. Some randoms pics









Then I took piece from the back of the firewall



Can you guess that is unacceptable for my tastes ?



So removed the . . . thing , cleaned it, and had this to begin with



Which after some serious effort and time, became this











Installed in place to see how it came out



Yeap, looking good





Then, the front custom mesh was looking a bit tired

Nothing I cant fix





Painted and came out great and fresh again

Bought some new parts





Replaced the first one - because it was damaged





Then the upper one - old vs new to be installed



And then I changed the appearance of the radiator fans a bit

From this



To this


 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
So, time for a proper update

Came to the exhaust shop



Excuse the pics - only had the 5s with me, not my camera at that point



I already had the 3in Downpipe, and my 3in rear muffler, the plan was to make the cat back in 3in as well.

The ugly connection before



Different parts from the years that have passed



CHOPPED!



Pipe being prepared



Test fitting



In situ



Rear connection - front one, downpipe to catback is a v-band



Wrapping it up





Besides the exhaust, I had to fabricate or modify my Air Intake.

First I thought I'd modify my 1,4 Gt one, but then I thought the filter might go somewhere else



So started working on that









Came out great to be honest -full 3in, no maf - not needed at all since my tune will be totally custom, already is by Tom- thus, keeping it simple :)





Now, you know that I am a fan of aluminum, however at this pipe I chose a different material because I wanted this porn



However, I couldnt say no to powdercoating it wrinkle black either



So this happened



I think it is great



Then we had some mud rain



So decided to give both of our golfs some love



Got this



Installed in place - with the side clips - need to see if I can find the yellow instead of orange lower fitting mount



Then I received this sexy item I was waiting for, from the trim shop



Porn isnt it ?







Like I said, car is running a solid ecu tune now, and along with the full 3in exhaust, Air intake, S3 Intercooler, RS4 Valve, it is stretching its legs nicely. For now.

Cheers :)
More to come

Mike​
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
Always a pleasure to share.
I might sell it in the future if a big turbo decides to live its life under my hood.
You never know, haha :)
 

Elliott

Go Kart Champion
Location
Scottish but live in Spain.
Ride
07 GOLF GTI MKV
Jelly if how you did the ebrake. I only did the sock but this is way better.
Great update as always.. Truly enjoy thus thread everyone I come back to see more I'm never disappointed.
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
So, nice things have been happening during the past few days.

First of all, I am enjoying the car, with the new engine, already done some serious mileage, and everything seems well sorted out, just like i wanted it to.
It must be running 300-ish now, and it is fun to drive.



I hate the fwd combined with some torque, but hey, never mind that. For now.

Remember back in the days that I had installed the Thule Aeroblades ?
Well they went there for a reason.

Here is the main reason.

Thule Dynamic 900
The most sporty, aerodynamic and sleek roof box

Sporty, aerodynamically streamlined design with diffuser technology to optimize air flow around the box and a roof-hugging baseline to fit your car roof perfectly.
Pre-installed Power-Click quick-mount system with integrated torque indicator for fast and secure fitting using one hand only.
Dual-Side opening with outside lid handles for convenient mounting, loading and unloading.
Central locking system provides maximum safety. The grip-friendly Thule Comfort key can only be removed if all locking points are securely closed.


It was not cheap, to be honest, but if I were to add something on the top, I just wanted the best out there, concerning capacity, quality, looks and aerodynamics.

Some pics









Then we welcomed May with some mountain climbing



















It was great practice and fun !!

Then I found this on my new Supra Diff



Mini suspension . . . . or . . .



Destroyed key maybe - lets fix that





And then I installed my Boost gauge - going old school like I wanted





Have to add the lines, and lighting, but getting there



Cheers, more to come​
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
So mostly been enjoying the car









Then i received something I had ordered some time ago, the CTS Turbo, PCV Revamp Kit for 2.0 Tfsi. Consisted of this







And this



Installation was pretty straight forward

Old OEM setup



Removed





Installed



And the block of thing on the IM which also has the port for vacuum lines







Came out really clean, and also took the line inside the cabin to connect to my boost gauge



Video of it working - Hit HD Quality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S8Uxy7n_sMc

Washing session with friends









And then took this little video to practice for better ones- Hit HD Quality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhvKDmdtnyQ

Cheers more to come​
 

mgpdoc

Ready to race!
Location
Greece
So, knowing me by now, you guys must know that I always have ideas. So one of them that I wanted to go through with, was the movement of the battery to the trunk. Better weight distribution, cleaner engine bay, and more space to put potentially bigger things in the future to come. Who knows.

So lets see how it went

Removed the battery, and the battery tray - wont be missed little fella





This is where we will be working for this project



Removed and modified oem wiring first



Do everything clean and tidy to be on the safe side for ever









Ran all the wiring inside the cabin, hidden and tucked and then figured a way to mount the battery



This is a Jeep Wrangler battery mount we had from on of our Jeeps.

Battery mount, and place for the negative side of battery, welded in place



Test fitting



Cut this, so as to fit





And my trim shop will make a cover for it, soon to follow

Engine bay so much cleaner, and I love it



More to come



Cheers everyone​
 
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