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Old 25-01-2007, 12:18 AM   #1
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my 106 GTi....(56k beware)

well people seen as ive been posting on here for a while now (and browsing for much longer!) i thought i may aswell do a little introduction about myself and post up the pics of my GTi which i acquired a few months back after selling my mk1 106xs.....so here goes....

My names martin, im 22 and frequent the roads of plymouth down in the south west ive been browsing this site for quite a while now but my posts are few and far between....usually when i want some info!

anyway here is my beloved '99 106 GTi in china blue.....she needs a bit of TLC due to previous owner neglect, few parking dents and such, but other than that shes in pretty good condition....

How she looked when i first bought her.....





first on my list of priorities were to get some new rims (even tho i quite liked the originals) as well as a new exhaust to get rid of that gash centre exit monstrosity!! so this is what i bought....

AEZ Xylo's in 15"





Goodyear Eagle F1's in 195/45/15 to wrap them in....




Pugsport Decat exhaust system (dont really like the 2" so got the 3", sorry!)



Shortly after the rims arrived i dropped them off at a local powder coaters to get them coated in a nice semi-gloss black! and i have to say i was rather pleased with the results!!






A few pics of the car with the rims and tyres fitted to the car....







was really really pleased with they way they sat on the car.......

untill this happened!!!



turns out when i had them fitted one of the tyres guys put a small chip in the powder coat and because i didnt notice it untill is was too late, the above is what happened when i took a pressure washer to the rims.....

give you a perspective of how big the 'chip' is now.....



Finally, a few more purchases of mine!

Ecosse Ram Air induction kit......sounds stunning now fitted, and a nice little power increase too!




Raceland Manifold.....Big Thanks to Cyb3r for hooking me up




well i hope you all liked my little picture tour! as you can see i am a bit of a picture whore, but hey thats life!

there are no pictures of the manifold and pugsport as they havent been fitted yet dut to some women going into the back of my car just before christmas and me now waiting for her insurance to sort out the repairs....

there isnt much damage but its taking them ages to pull their fingers out and get it sorted, luckily the bodystylists im using is a good friend and is going to sort me out with a few choice extras too!
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Old 25-01-2007, 12:25 AM   #2
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nice colour, IMO im not to keen on the wheels the spokes are to small for me.

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Old 25-01-2007, 12:37 AM   #3
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nice colour, IMO im not to keen on the wheels the spokes are to small for me.

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thanks, took me ages to find one in china blue because i was determined i wouldnt settle for any other colour!

thats fair enough mate its your opinion and your welcome to express it......the only thing i can say is that the spokes look a lot more 'chunkier' in real life than they do in the pics.....
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Old 25-01-2007, 12:50 AM   #4
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Awesome choice of wheels IMO and good choice of colour too, china blue is awesome! Car looks very clean, shame about the door crease but that's almost a standard feature of GTIs!
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Old 25-01-2007, 01:12 AM   #5
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well what can i say, only winners have china blue
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Old 25-01-2007, 06:24 AM   #6
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I like the rims mate, looking good just get those dints sorted.
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Old 25-01-2007, 11:36 AM   #7
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Awesome choice of wheels IMO and good choice of colour too, china blue is awesome! Car looks very clean, shame about the door crease but that's almost a standard feature of GTIs!
yeah it is pretty noticabley isnt it!!

the previous owner, for reasons not know to me, lost the check strap for the drivers door which allowed the door to keep opening too far, causing the crease....

but do not fear all dents and knocks will be repaired soon when the insurance work goes through.....


oh and just so everybody knows the light brows have nothing to do with me!! will be changing them soon, got some subtle rear lights in my spare room (non of that OTT lexus sh1t for me!!) and will soon order some morettes to go with them.....
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Old 25-01-2007, 11:44 AM   #8
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Who did the powdercoating?
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Old 25-01-2007, 02:13 PM   #9
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Who did the powdercoating?

SL Powdercoats in roborough mate....

was 30 a wheel....
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Old 25-01-2007, 02:21 PM   #10
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that looks awesome man! Put up some pics of the manifold fitted too!
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Old 25-01-2007, 03:14 PM   #11
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Love china blue gti's
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Old 25-01-2007, 03:29 PM   #12
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looks smart, makes you feel good doesnt it luke selling yours.... you dork!
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Old 25-01-2007, 05:03 PM   #13
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looks wicked! need to lower it abit more on the rear
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Old 25-01-2007, 05:49 PM   #14
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looking good i love the china blue colour and with the black wheels it looks shit hot
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Old 26-01-2007, 08:46 AM   #15
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looks nice dude. will look nice with the pugsport on and I'm glad to hear you're taking the light brows off !
keep up the good work !
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Old 26-01-2007, 10:54 PM   #16
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looks wicked! need to lower it abit more on the rear
ive been thinking the same thing since i bought it but im unsure if its even been lowered at the back??

will measure the ride height when i can be bothered to see how much its been lowered.....

im a little bit wary of lowering it too far at the back tho as i lowered my old one 60mm at the front and 2 clicks at the back but that made the back look just slightly lower than the front so not keen on going for that look with this one......

plus i think i read somthing on here somewhere that the rear shouuld be slight higher than the front for handling reasons......??
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