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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...
  4. 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
  5. Amazing work, thank you for sharing. Keep it up!

    Amazing work, thank you for sharing. Keep it up!
  6. 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. ...
  9. 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)

    53795

    installed the sunroof shade and glass
    53796

    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...
  14. 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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    going to fab up a tubular crash bar? also what...

    going to fab up a tubular crash bar?
    also what pads are you running with?

    This thing is a beast. Good move welding up that useless bung as well, no one ever uses it.
  18. Thread: Golf mk4 r32

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    Welcome David, good to see another VR owner on...

    Welcome David, good to see another VR owner on here :cool:

    The RKX kit is a great piece of gear, I'm running it on my Bora swapped R32.

    But I think there is some confusion here, the MK4 R32...
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    I'm running MK4 R32 suspension in my Bora 4motion...

    I'm running MK4 R32 suspension in my Bora 4motion and it's definitely an improvement over the stock Bora stuff. You get about a 10-15mm drop all round and the ride is slightly firmer. Great for daily...
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    Emad welcome brother, great write up so far and...

    Emad welcome brother, great write up so far and some very tasteful mods you got going on here.
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    Sticky: Congrats! Great buy, future classic

    Congrats! Great buy, future classic
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    I normally use the 7zap (EU market) or ECS tuning...

    I normally use the 7zap (EU market) or ECS tuning for part numbers.

    If you want to find the RHD equivalent, simply swap the 3rd digit.

    E.g. 1J1 = LHD
    1J2 = RHD

    Link below for more...
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    fronts doors all got done as well, new locks and...

    fronts doors all got done as well, new locks and carriers across all 4 doors now complete.

    Also for anyone wondering, what the white things are circled below. They are "anti theft" lock covers to...
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    the lock carriers are not supplied with the door...

    the lock carriers are not supplied with the door lock modules and have to be purchased separately. You can get away with not even using them but I figured they probably help support and reduce...
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    Nov 2021. So I've had all the trims and bits...

    Nov 2021.

    So I've had all the trims and bits required to swap my hood lining over to black (like the US spec Jetta GLi's) problem being though LHR door is completely deadlocked. The RHR door was...
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