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Thread: Mk2 2dr Project Car (1.8t swap)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sports racer View Post
    Respect!
    Mk2 2dr Project Car (1.8t swap)

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    Update: 16/07/2022

    Long time no golf! Stripped another section this morning and hit with etch primer. Slowly making my way around. Just finished walking the Overland Track in Tas and had a few camping trips away so I have left the project neglected for a month or two. I'm feeling my motivation is slowly building up again to get this bodywork done!

    Attached a pic of hopefully what it'll look like end product, maybe just a bit more meat on the tyres... Love the small bumpers

    Thomas

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    You running 195x50x15's? Best compromise for handling/Aussie roads.

    For showing off get some 16's with 45 or 40 profile. Here's my old one on 195x45x16's.

    Mk2 2dr Project Car (1.8t swap)-20180403_071033-jpg
    Last edited by sports racer; 18-07-2022 at 06:38 PM.

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    Yea your right about the forgiveness needed on Aussie roads. Not sure I like the 16's? when I first bought this car it had 16's on it and they just seemed too big, maybe cause they were an ugly wheel I am scarred from it? but each to their own hey, yours look pretty good. I don't mind my current stock VR6 wheels I have on it and I like how it keeps the car a little bit oem. But they will certainly get upgraded sometime down the track. You still got ur mk2?
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    Sold the MK2, working on getting my MK1 back on the road.

    The trick to getting a good suspension setup for local roads is to fit soft shocks with good springs. When you hit a bump the soft (standard) shock easily compresses so there's no harsh ride. Stronger springs and nice thick sway bars will still stop the body roll and give you great handling.

    Both my MK2's (I crashed the first one) were setup like this and were my daily drives doing over 1000ks per week over country roads.

    Cheers

    Paul

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    Yep fair enough! Sounds like some good tips. Not sure how much driving I'll be doing in this once I finish it, just a sunday arvo cruise. If it drives a bit like a go kart, that'll be ok. Just as long as it looks good haha!
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    LOL, I'm doing my MK1 to the same specs. Sunday cruiser built for looks.

    Helps that my daily is a Holden Calais with everything.

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