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Old 30-06-2016, 07:37 PM   #531
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Before I tell you anything about the updates.



So yes, these are not Volk CE28n, these are Japan Racing JR5 and I feel bad.

But hmmm...Not so bad when I see the end results.

Ordered two sets of these one for my car, and one for Tom's car

Waited for these for about a month, cause they were custom pcd, they are 5x112 Et35, 8x18.





Ordered these in bronze (the other option was hyperblack), but again the plan is to paint them glossy anthracite.

Mounted them to my 245.40.18 R888s for a very aggressive fitment









Ready to mount them





Very hard to make it work, but roller fender is my friend









suspension hasnt settled yet







Ready



Tom's Garage GTi



And mine



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Old 30-06-2016, 07:42 PM   #532
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Got to admit that all of the docs threads are a good read.
Cant say i have ever thought he brags about money, obviously the projects cost alot but he doesn't boost about it mate.
Dont think he is shouting about how much he knows about car either, just enjoy the thread mate or dont read it.


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Cheers mate. I thought I was the mad around here.
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Old 30-06-2016, 07:49 PM   #533
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Cheers mate. I thought I was the mad around here.
Na mate. Carry on as you are. Nothing mad from you except your cars.😉

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Old 30-06-2016, 09:25 PM   #534
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this just keeps getting better and better, I'd have gotten bored by now and sold the car but you have reinvented it again, great work!

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Old 02-07-2016, 08:57 AM   #535
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the bronze against the grey looks really good. i think thats a great colour combo
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Old 02-07-2016, 09:17 AM   #536
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Hello there. Yes I like it too.
I was expecting it to be good, and it turned out better.
I was planning on going gunmetal/anthracite glossy instantly after arrival, but now I am taking my time hehe.

You will see why I am thinking about a colour change in the updates to come, hehe

Stay tuned

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Old 17-07-2016, 04:29 PM   #537
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Some more updates then. This update is posted both on the Golf and AUD1ESEL blog, due to them possibly being used on both cars.

Some time ago I sourced and received these beauties.



Damn some people scratching everything



18Z in front, 6 pot





Rears



The calipers, supposedly came with brake pads. However, what you are about to see, will change your mind as to how much stupidity can exist out there.


Thought I'd give them a good clean while on vacation, so as to see their condition more properly





Notice anything weird?





Wait for it





In all their glory





i guess pads for these calipers were costing a bit more, so why not weldo other friction material on there



Anyhow

Real colour appeared



Secret ingredient when cleaning calipers - Cold Corona





This one, also has some damage





Front calipers were also cleaned



Again annoying pics





came out nice



All of them together







So my thoughts are :

-Use all 4 calipers on the Golf, as fronts and rears.
-Use the 6 pots on the Golf as fronts, and leave rears as they are, or install OEM 312 fronts on the rear, and install the 4 pots on the AUD1ESEL as fronts, and likewise, install the A1 fronts on the A1 rear axle.
-Use all 4 calipers on Golf, and buy other 6pots for the A1 as fronts - LoL

Either way, golf will be having the 6pots as fronts, so starting with that, I need to source some stuff.

So

1. Mercedes-Benz GL450 discs, 350x32mm discs
2. Brake Pads
3. 14 to 16 special bolts
4. 65 to 67mm rings
5. Modify brake lines

So far

1. I have found Zimmerman drilled ones to be the most likely to buy

2. Does anyone have any part numbers handy ? I will search though when time comes. Something for everyday use, not like a Ferodo DS2500/3000 I had in the past. Something quiet and effective.

3. Sourced those bolts from JHM as a kit and here they are





4. Sourced the rings needed as well, and here they are





Stay tuned, more to come.
Feel free to send me your suggestions on sourcing parts for this new project, as I am new to brake world, other than my bolt-on 8-pot kit on the blue RS4PRA project.

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Old 01-08-2016, 07:07 PM   #538
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Had a quick washing session of both cars







One doctor loves another I guess



I also received these as a sample to test on my car





It is a tyre-letter-sticker kit





The sample letters were MOTORSPORT



Havent really had time to see it, will get to that later

So, let me demonstrate, how the car sits currently with the new wheel setup

From far, everything is ok, hehe






Wheels poke as pics will show











Resulting in this, especially at the back, where rolling the fenders is difficult









Did my best to make it somewhat better by doing this at the back







Made things much better at the back, but still solutions must be found both front and rear.

My thoughs are

1. Wider fenders at the front that are for sale, but then what at the back
2. Custom overfenders front and rear, but the Golf mkv is a car that i simply cannot like with any kind of overfender no matter how good of a job was done to it
3. Custom body shop work front and rear, where I did my RS4 Audi conversion, and this is the most likely to happen. Something OEM, just a bit wider, nothing crazy. The normal eye will not even be able to see it. That is how i want it to be done. Till then though rubbing will continue I guess, cause I simply dont want to go to a smaller tyre. I wish these wheel were ET40 and not 35, it would be great. Oh well.

In other news, installed a wheel nut lock key set on my wheels



Before



And after



Another issue that had been bothering me, is the two heater/coolant pipes that were close to the external wastegate dump tube.



Although I had the tube covered in DEI exhaust wrap, and they had no issues, just for my peace of mind I wanted something more than that.

So, out came the DEI gold heat reflective tape



Next to the TIAL mvs



And also did the second one even though it wasnt really needed just for ocd matters



Much better





And some videos from the last days despite the 38+ degrees Celcius




Cheers

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Old 04-08-2016, 01:47 PM   #539
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your car looks awesome mate ! its nice to look at someone who take soo much care of their cars. congrats
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Old 05-08-2016, 12:02 PM   #540
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Love the sound when this comes on boost. What HP is it running?

Those callipers will look awesome once refurbed.
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