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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:43 am 
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Small update, finally fitted the new toe arms I bought ages ago, a couple of new bushes up front as the old ones were cracked and a freshly painted bonnet with different vents. Much less look at me compared to the black cosworth vent and they still let out a crapload of hot air 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:29 pm 
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looking good man you always manage to keep the duco looking mint not easy with a white car


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:23 pm 
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did you think of using wrx vents they would have let more heat out esp over the turbo manifold
I would have fitted a set of evo vents and the side vents off a wrx or evo for the sides to get some airflow under and around the bonnet

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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:41 am 
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Cheers Sean 8)
Yea Papa, I did have a look around for wrx vents for quite some time but the only ones I did find wanted too many $$$ for them. Plus the reo under the bonnet needs to be cut as it runs along the fold lines of the bonnet and I didn't really want to do that. These vents were cheap ($20 delivered) and had them sprayed at the same time as the bonnet. Only had to pay for paint too as my neighbour is a painter/panel beater and he did it with another job :mrgreen:
I really should have angled them a bit though #-o As they are now they are too square.


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 2:56 pm 
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Update time....
Replaced old TD04 with newer TD04 as old one was leaking oil past seals. Also replaced 8 psi actuator for a new 12 psi unit. Then had the tune looked at as fuel consumption had gone up :|
Had timing and fuel adjusted and came back with 215.1hpatw with an extra pound of boost 8) Happy with that :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:37 pm 
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How have you found those toe Arms. Mine were in for about 2 weeks before they began to show signs of ware. Will be coming out on the wekend as after 2 months the bearings are flogged out allowing 1-2mm of clunking movement. Nice looking Swift too.

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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:16 pm 
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No issues yet. Was meant to put dust covers over them but still havn't 8-[ only just checked them after hatchattack and they're still as tight as when I bought them.
Just remembered a few other mods since the last tune which may have helped with power/longevity. Oil cooler went in and the exhaust from the dump back (including 100 cell cat) was redone. Along with a cheap SAAS seat after my Gti one broke at the base where the hinge/seat belt latch is.


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:42 pm 
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New update :D
Obtained a struttbrace from zuboo, stripped and re-sprayed with 2pac gloss black. Could have been a better job but it was my first attempt at 2pac and had the paint a bit too thick, so it orange peeled a bit. Fitted a couple of weeks ago.

This weekend was a bit hectic. Sean (suzi13) came over and helped me replace the 1300 gb with a 1600 unit. Far from straight forward when working off the garage floor and having to lift that heavy pos multiple times to modify and fit to clear my dump pipe and the water pipe at the back #-o .
List of things that were needed (or not :lol: )....
(had bought a cheap 1600 sedan for all the parts)
1600 Gearbox (Duh! :lol: ) with PG diff and new bearings
1600 drive shafts
1600 intermediate shaft with fabricated mount
1600 passenger side engine/gb mounts
1600 flywheel (lightened from around 8.5kg down to 6.5kg)
Cable shift mechanism
Kept cable operated clutch, modified clutch lever and clutch cable bracket
4 puck hd dmw clutch
Alloy blanking plate to cover old shifter hole
1600 rear waterpipe modified to clear clutch lever
Some pics in no particular order.....


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:47 pm 
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A pic of the location of the hole through the firewall of the cables. Unfortunately, the 1300's dont have the bracket welded in place to use the full cable bracket and we had to dodgy it up lol.
Also some 14 inch wheels I'm going to repaint in black and throw some semi slicks on.
And a comparisson of a 3 cyl crown to a 1600 crown.


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 11:51 pm 
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Took the car for a quick spin around the block and the sedan driveshafts aren't as good as I thought they were, so have ordered some new ones.
Will also be replacing the intank fuel pump with a walbro unit and doing away with the 044 in the engine bay along with that fricking woefull noise.


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 7:53 pm 
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New intank walbro pump fitted and noisy 044 removed. So much more comfortable soundwise inside the car now and engine bay is tidy looking again.
New ebay special driveshafts fitted will see how well they hold out down the 1/4 with semi-slicks fitted in a few weeks time.
Have painted the 14's and am just giving the paint a week or so to cure before fitting tyres.
Also made a LCA brace from stuff laying around the garage with welding help and hoist use from the boys at SuziAuto (thanks guys 8) ).


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 8:14 pm 
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Rims should look nice on it mate!

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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 9:06 pm 
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Is it just me but in the diff photo just under the PG there looks to be a hairline crack. Or is it just a hair?

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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 12:02 am 
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It's a bristle from a brush :wink:
The rims will only be used for drags and track days as the tyres aren't road legal, unfortunately. And it'd be pretty hard to convince the popo that 1 single treadline is the norm :lol:
Would love to repaint my current rims but with all the tight angles it'll be a bi**h to do. And to get them powdercoated or done professionally will cost just as much as a new set.


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:12 pm 
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2 tyres fitted and ready for the drags 8) and also a pic of the weight of the rims. Nothing special though, 6.5kg. Also, there's only 13mm difference in diameter between the 15's and 14's (14's being smaller). Not sure if it'll make much difference to gearing or acceleration though.


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 3:59 pm 
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looking good. Your needs more low :mrgreen:
You going to do a big skid at the drags?


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Wed Jun 04, 2014 4:30 pm 
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Will need to skid to clean them up, not sure about a big one though to start with, needs more powazz for that :lol: :wink:


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
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A few changes have happened since the last post over a year ago :shock:
Have finally got around to changing the wheel colour to black. Makes it look like a new car again (not quite :lol: ).
Bars have just got a full strip and repaint as well as the rear wing and IC got a quick spray of black to clean up the look of the front end. Pretty chuffed with my amature garage skills 8)
Car has received all new bushings in the rear and a couple were well over due when looking at the crush tubes.
Also fitted a welded diff which is probably the biggest transformation I have noticed of any of the mods. Very different car to drive now and has taken some time to get used to it. Will be sporting Popey arms in the not too distant future :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:42 pm 
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Looks great mate! How do you find the welded diff co oared to the lsd for daily use? I've just bought an lsd setup for mine so curious how you have found it. I'm doing the verse but haven't driven far on the weldy ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Mik's Gti
PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:58 pm 
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Night and day between a pg and welded diff. I was warned by plenty of people that it is very harsh for a daily and to be honest, when I first drove out of my driveway I thought WTF was I thinking? :shock: :lol:
It's been in there for over a month and am pretty much used to it now until it comes to tight carparks and having to do 20 point turns with the car wanting to bunnyhop in reverse as the tyres fight each other :oops:
The other thing to bare in mind is that the wheels snap straight instantly if you let go of the steering wheel while driving around corners. No lazy let it slide through your hands, it needs to be guided back.


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