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Old 04-22-2018, 06:32 PM   #1
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Post the last picture of your MK5 and let's see how they are holding up...

It seems the MK5 GTI has sparked interest in the Golf that has been lacking in me since the MK3 and MK4 era.
I loved the MK1 and 2, but really lost interest from the early 90's on.
I was actually planning to buy a new Toyota 4x4. The local Toyota dealer here was also the VW dealer. One day I saw two GTI's on the lot, White and Red one's sitting right out front...and that was it for me. My mind was changed and I wanted one badly. I even subscribed to Eurotuner before ever buying the car so to keep up with what is going on with the new GTI. This only got my mind going as to what my plans would be once I have one. I've done all that I wanted to do outside of adding a front Ed30 front lip...and still plan on doing so. I did want the Ed30 Recaro-option leather front seats...you wouldn't happen to have a new pair would you?

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Old 04-22-2018, 07:59 PM   #2
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Post the last picture of your MK5 and let's see how they are holding up...

Just added an intercooler and downpipe. Bought March 2018 Completely stock and started my project April 2018.


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Old 04-22-2018, 10:50 PM   #4
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Post the last picture of your MK5 and let's see how they are holding up...



Somewhere in Utah on a recent road trip. I was on the phone right before this was taken I looked up and saw her there, waiting for me.


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Old 04-23-2018, 01:05 AM   #5
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elcubanomk5...gotta a nice start going there.

eurocars...can't wait to see a vid of yours when the build is fini. How you will get it running minus all the krap that I still got is beyond me. Definitely the most ridiculously shaved bay I have yet seen in a MK5. Luv it! Good wurk!

707Stang...I know the feeling. Sometimes wonder why go to GTG's when I can sit at home and stare at it. LOL! But still hoping for to get a used MK7 or 2018 7-speed DSG Golf R in the near future to have an affair with. Would really love it if VWoA would bring the Scirocco R over here but with a 2.5L turbo of the RS3 and TTRS.

I've done a couple things I regret;
  • Trying the DM K04+ tune; because had to rebuild my engine and then when they sent me their new closed loop versions, they quit and I got no help making it run right. I have four open-loop versions for pump and race unleaded and leaded and two closed-loop versions for pump and race...and all pretty much useless.
  • Adding a Forge WGA while having GIAC K04 HO tune; because didn't know, when installed, of the problems of running the Forge WGA when one's tune is not adjustable like revo or other...and it may have something to do with my high fuel pressure target only being 110 bar since the switch back from DM to GIAC. I keep thinking the only changes made while running the DM tune was making it catless and adding the Forge WGA. Forge employee even stated somewhere on this forum it is not for nonadjustable tunes but can be a cheap replacement option if your oem WG fails...after I bought and installed it. Wish I hadn't thrown out the oem K04 WG. I will have a Forge WGA for sale whenever I replace this turbo, right?!?!?
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Old 04-23-2018, 10:28 AM   #6
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From last weekend at the race track. So it's apparently holding up well lol.

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Old 04-23-2018, 10:36 AM   #7
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Old 04-23-2018, 01:52 PM   #8
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Just purchased my first Golf GTI Mk5 2.0l
Needs a little TLC so it's a working project right now. My plan in motion is to replace all interior defects, tidy exterior including respray, improve handling, then finally increase performance & power.
Anyone on here with quality parts for sale ? Please send me a DM or just list below.

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Old 04-23-2018, 03:20 PM   #9
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Just purchased my first Golf GTI Mk5 2.0l
Needs a little TLC so it's a working project right now. My plan in motion is to replace all interior defects, tidy exterior including respray, improve handling, then finally increase performance & power.
Anyone on here with quality parts for sale ? Please send me a DM or just list below.

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Old 04-23-2018, 08:46 PM   #10
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:30 AM   #11
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From last weekend at the race track. So it's apparently holding up well lol.

Mmmmm...Racecar

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Old 04-24-2018, 01:33 AM   #12
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Holding up like a champ!

Nice...Leave room for some of this ↓ ↓ ↓
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Old 04-24-2018, 01:36 AM   #13
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Just purchased my first Golf GTI Mk5 2.0l
Needs a little TLC so it's a working project right now. My plan in motion is to replace all interior defects, tidy exterior including respray, improve handling, then finally increase performance & power.
Anyone on here with quality parts for sale ? Please send me a DM or just list below.
You got a bit more to plan not having since new...but here's a big Thank You for taking care of one of the family members.
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Old 04-24-2018, 02:16 PM   #14
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Here she is this past fall parked next to a random MK6. I think we all agree which one looks better

I'm hitting 12 years of ownership in May. Sad to see my corrosion warranty finally going away, which I've used to have the fenders and hatch replaced. Anyway, having the expense of 2 kids and maybe more on the way has me keeping this car for likely many years to come. I'll just keep modding little by little to keep it interesting and probably hand it to my boys one day.

Much appreciation to this forum for the help over the years with timing belt, suspension, clutch and K04 swap DYI's. Everything done to this car has been with my two hands. "Built not Bought" as they say.

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Old 04-24-2018, 04:13 PM   #15
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Old 04-25-2018, 10:16 AM   #16
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Here she is this past fall parked next to a random MK6. I think we all agree which one looks better

I'm hitting 12 years of ownership in May. Sad to see my corrosion warranty finally going away, which I've used to have the fenders and hatch replaced. Anyway, having the expense of 2 kids and maybe more on the way has me keeping this car for likely many years to come. I'll just keep modding little by little to keep it interesting and probably hand it to my boys one day.

Much appreciation to this forum for the help over the years with timing belt, suspension, clutch and K04 swap DYI's. Everything done to this car has been with my two hands. "Built not Bought" as they say.

Well obviously the MK6 looks better......

Glad to see other people sticking with these beautiful machines, you've got me beat by like a year and a half. It's pretty hard to run out of things to do to these cars which does keep them interesting and fun. My wife and I also plan on handing down both MKV's to our daughter somewhere waaaaaay down the line. Keep it up bro!
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Old 04-25-2018, 03:08 PM   #17
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Well obviously the MK6 looks better......

Glad to see other people sticking with these beautiful machines, you've got me beat by like a year and a half. It's pretty hard to run out of things to do to these cars which does keep them interesting and fun. My wife and I also plan on handing down both MKV's to our daughter somewhere waaaaaay down the line. Keep it up bro!
Nice...I think it's good to hold on to these if you can. I always say it is much less expensive to replace engines and transmissions, or even paint and replace interior, than it is buying a new car...even though we all want a new car from time to time. Payment free is so nice though. Allows one to save and avoid a chunk of a payment being for interest on a loan. I hope to buy my used MK7 Golf R or used 350hp/2019 Golf R MK8 with cash. Just have some years to go and make it with the MK5 in order to accomplish it.
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As of tomorrow, it will be 10 years ago that I bought it brand new with 11 miles on the clock. I plan to hang onto it for at least a few more. Headliner is sagging, and the driver's power lock controller is on the fritz, but the drivetrain is solid. Let's hope it stays that way!
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Recorded my 0-20/0-40/0-60/0-80/0-100 (mph) times today with a ODBll. Thought my 0-120 was reached but it wasn't and I ran out of road so had to hit the brakes... Personally, I was quite impressed, and the adrenaline was very much enjoyed lol.

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Old 04-26-2018, 03:34 PM   #20
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Here's mine...but it is S3 K04, S3 fmic, S3 injectors, plus ↓ stuff in sig, and GIAC K04 HO tuned; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OjGB_mCly64

Your's tuned or not? 100mph should about your trap in the 1/4mi if just tuned...but 15.4s would be a bit high if tuned. Seems non-tuned but yeah...if tuned or even stock...these are quite a rush.
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It seems the MK5 GTI has sparked interest in the Golf that has been lacking in me since the MK3 and MK4 era.
I loved the MK1 and 2, but really lost interest from the early 90's on.
I was actually planning to buy a new Toyota 4x4. The local Toyota dealer here was also the VW dealer. One day I saw two GTI's on the lot, White and Red one's sitting right out front...and that was it for me. My mind was changed and I wanted one badly. I even subscribed to Eurotuner before ever buying the car so to keep up with what is going on with the new GTI. This only got my mind going as to what my plans would be once I have one. I've done all that I wanted to do outside of adding a front Ed30 front lip...and still plan on doing so. I did want the Ed30 Recaro-option leather front seats...you wouldn't happen to have a new pair would you?

Here is mine from yesterday and last night...a 2007 bought Nov. 2006



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Old 04-28-2018, 03:26 PM   #22
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They are TSW (I know) Nurburgring 18x8 - 45 ET with their black center caps. No spacers with 225/40-18 tires. The wheels are just 18.4 lbs/ea. vs 29 lbs/ea. of the oem 18" Detroits. They are going to get a respray this summer so they are blacker and match those new center caps.

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