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  1. Tried Imlachs or Jollys?

    Tried Imlachs or Jollys?
  2. In terms of chassis braces and sway bars, R32 v...

    In terms of chassis braces and sway bars, R32 v Bora 4motion are the same.

    OCDEuro in QLD can supply a chassis brace. Seb is great to deal with
    All Products | OCDEURO Australia

    As for sways,...
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    looks great Dylan. Big fan of the tarmac's. Did...

    looks great Dylan. Big fan of the tarmac's. Did you have to run spacers on those?

    5.48L/100! Can only dream of those numbers in the VR...
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    NSW pmd you

    pmd you
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    Thanks mate, I'm hoping to get it to the track...

    Thanks mate, I'm hoping to get it to the track some time this year and look at ways of adding a bit more power in the future.

    But there's no point adding power if I can't go around corners and...
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    This unfortunately is where I came unstuck, I...

    This unfortunately is where I came unstuck, I fitted the rod ends into the knuckle but there was a stupid amount of play.
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    So as it turns out when I stripped the knuckles from my old R32 the...
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    Bora knuckles V R32 knuckles. Note the R32...

    Bora knuckles V R32 knuckles.

    Note the R32 position of the ball joint sits lower. This helps bring the driveshafts closer to parallel when the vehicle is lowered.

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    And the Bora...
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    Fronts had to be done in 2 stages. Struts and...

    Fronts had to be done in 2 stages. Struts and springs, then the R32 knuckle swap.

    Undo top mount nut - 60nM
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    remove sway bar link - 90nM, brake lines and abs wiring from the strut. ...
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    Figured I'd start with the rear as it's much...

    Figured I'd start with the rear as it's much easier.

    Quick comparison of the springs and it's evident that the EU stuff will sit lower given there are less coils.

    R32 EU Spec - R32 AU Spec -...
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    Next up was assembling the front struts. The AU...

    Next up was assembling the front struts.
    The AU spec R32 shocks need bump stops and dust boots.
    The EU R32 Bilstein shocks come with internal bump stops and dust boots already fitted so that...
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    Next up was the knuckles. So first decision...

    Next up was the knuckles.

    So first decision to make was whether to continue running Bora (nut type) driveshafts OR go with the R32 driveshafts (bolt type) as this will depend on whether you need...
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    Suspension Time - and it's a biggy * Installing...

    Suspension Time - and it's a biggy
    * Installing R32 EU Spec shocks and springs *
    * R32 Knuckles, LCA's and driveshafts *
    * Complete refresh of the front end suspension *

    So I'd been rolling...
  13. NSW 2 piece - 18'' oettinger rz by ronal - full set of 5 ** rare 9j spec

    *** 2 PIECE - 18'' OETTINGER RZ BY RONAL - FULL SET OF 5 ** RARE 9J SPEC **

    18" inch wheels
    Brand: Oettinger
    Model: RZ
    Made by Ronal for Oettinger Germany
    5x100
    18x9J
    ET +31
    CB 66mm
  14. Amazing work, thank you for sharing. Keep it up!

    Amazing work, thank you for sharing. Keep it up!
  15. Thread: Engine Swap

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    This is a helpful article. 1.4 tsi 150 hp engine...

    This is a helpful article.
    1.4 tsi 150 hp engine problems Are TSI engines reliable? Major problems and weaknesses. Engine troit and vibrates cold

    At work buy/sell "salvage" vehicles. Over the...
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    I'm with Hillbilly +1 on the brake switch

    I'm with Hillbilly

    +1 on the brake switch
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    The lights they've included contain a motion...

    The lights they've included contain a motion sensor. The idea is if you lock the car with an animal or child inside (maybe while you go slap the pokies) the interior motion won't set off the alarm. ...
  18. Thread: R32 Buy

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    Hi and welcome. 2 major issues to look for....

    Hi and welcome.

    2 major issues to look for.
    Timing chain noise.
    If you're looking at a DSG, ensure its been serviced accordingly and shifts smoothly through all gears.

    Getting it scanned is...
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    ah... wtf Dylan haha. I'm not familiar at all...

    ah... wtf Dylan haha.

    I'm not familiar at all with the pd's but that to me doesn't even look like an OEM bolt. I'm guessing you haven't dropped the pan to inspect?

    I know people **** on the...
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    Looking good Emad. Crazy about the crash bar,...

    Looking good Emad. Crazy about the crash bar, such a precise yet random cut it in hey.

    You can "lock" the gearbox in the home position. Depending on the gearbox it'll either be a small black...
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    this was also the perfect time to fit a new...

    this was also the perfect time to fit a new antenna seal (P/N: 1J0 035 350 C)

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    installed the sunroof shade and glass
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    When removing and installing the hood lining it will only fit...
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    * Black Hood Conversion - U.S. spec * So some...

    * Black Hood Conversion - U.S. spec *

    So some late night drinking led me to accidently buy a set of black U.S spec Jetta GLi Door seals :rolleyes:

    After that I spent probably 8mths or more...
  23. NSW have you pm'd Nick?

    have you pm'd Nick?
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    I was just thinking the same! I could be...

    I was just thinking the same!

    I could be convinced when the Golf returns to having 6 cyclinders and 3 pedals :cool:
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    Tidying up the engine bay a little managed to...

    Tidying up the engine bay a little managed to source an Audi 8L S3 Coolant Cover.

    Previous owner did a charcoal cannister delete but never bothered to route the vapor line from the junction....
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