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Dodds GTTDi180
« on: August 11, 2011, 12:20:29 am »
Ok, so I introduced myself in the newbie bit a while ago. Picked up a 2004 '54' Mk5 GT TDI back in April 2011. Been stalking about here and picked up a good few ideas. The car is totally standard atm apart from the cruise control i had fitted by www.starperformance.co.uk/ in Kirkcaldy, Scotland. (I'm from Edinburgh btw).

Car has a couple of extras but is pretty plain otherwise. These include dual climate control, factory armrest and now cruise. I didn't waste much time gathering modding bits. I was fairly into the Mk4 modding business so its not all new to me.

Parts accumulated so far:

BBS CH025 Replicas SOLD  :surprised: New ones on the way!!  :wink:
Falken ZE912's
Votex Front Spoiler
GTI Rear Valance with all important towing eye cover
HEL Braided Brake lines
312mm GTI brakes
Eibach Sportline -50/35mm springs

Nothing fitted yet but it's all kicking off soon. Brakes, braided lines and lowering springs go in on Friday 12/8/11. Obligatory stainless exhaust is getting a custom job on 26/8/11 and the rear GTi valance will need painted sumtime in between.. Wheels went for a lovely refurb in June and tyres are fitted.

Still on my wish/to do list:

20% tint all round
K & N induction kit/panel filter
Sideskirts, colour-coded of course  :wink:
Remap. Star performance are giants in the dub world and are local to me.  :happy2: So I went for a Shark Remap in August 2011  :laugh:








Apologies for crap iphone pics. . Brakes are undergoing a make-over currently to become silver. The car is sage green and the wheels are gunmetal so didn't have too any options of caliper colours. Silver should blend in fine (I hope). Will update with clean pics on friday with new suspension, wheels on, and brakes. Gonna be a busy Fri afternoon.  :happy2:
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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2011, 12:28:02 am »
Wheel beside car for colour check. Never run gunmetal wheels before so will see how it goes. In theory they should be good at hiding the brake dust.  :wink:

Also the pads I got with disc and calipers are JURID's. Good pads so I hear?



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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #2 on: August 11, 2011, 12:29:24 am »
nice little list of mod,can't beat a votex splitter :happy2:

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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2011, 12:35:50 am »
Ha ha, yeah , to be honest it's been the TDI boys on here that've given me the most inspiration. To begin with I was all for making a GTI looky likey  :scared: but am so glad i didn't bother.

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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2011, 12:39:15 am »
this forum is dangerous for spending money :signLOL:keep getting told to put a gti front on mine but  i like the front end of mine and every body is going down that route

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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2011, 01:02:01 am »
Would an induction kit make any difference on a tdi?
Love the colour of the CH's...Mine are due a refurb soon so they possibly could be that colour.
 

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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2011, 10:43:33 pm »
I know what you mean about the GTI front end I keeping thinking about it for mine, but then I see standard ones lowered with the votex spoiler and debaged grille and I like how that looks too, this forum is very very bad for making you spend  :grin:

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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2011, 10:46:50 pm »
Nothing too xciting. Been workig on 312mm brake refurb over the last few nights. Here's sum iPhone pics. The rest can be seen here: 312mm Brake Refurb thoughts or opinions?





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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2011, 10:49:04 pm »
Car went into a mate's garage today so I could use the ramps and tools.  :jumpmove: Springs are in, brakes on, just need bled in the morning. Coming home lowered on my 16" wheels as I forgot to take my BBS with me. Will look  :ashamed: Bleed brakes + arch screw mod then CH's on tomoz.  :drool:
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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2011, 10:57:29 am »
Glad to see all my ebay watching buys are coming through for you!

Look forward to seeing the lowered pictures and how my BBS's now look in that colour...remember to make sure you have locking wheels bolts on next time I see you in case I'm tempted to take them back  :wink: 

Have you had any luck with centre caps for the alloys?

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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2011, 11:51:36 am »
nice coloured wheel , are they the same colour as mine  :jumping:

i have some centre caps at home somewhere if needed?
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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2011, 09:24:04 pm »
nice coloured wheel , are they the same colour as mine  :jumping:

i have some centre caps at home somewhere if needed?
+1 mate, wheels are ace, on the look out for a set for my vRS, what colour are yours?

His: MK2 Black Magic Skoda Octavia vRS Estate
Hers: MK5 Graphite Blue Pearl VW Golf GT140 -

http://www.mk5golfgti.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,32783.0.html

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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #12 on: August 16, 2011, 11:33:46 am »
W80ody: Yeah, your hawk-eye skills on eBay, gumtree, etc are coming in handy, altho my wallet is suffering muchly because of you.  :laugh: Lowered pics are coming. Just got problems at the min as my mobile and photobucket are incommunicado at the min.  :stupid: Locking wheel bolts are def gonna be used. I know you and your wheel fetish.  :wink:

Demon666: I have a set of centre caps at the min. Altho only in black and silver. Ideally gonna get some japan red/gold ones in the future. If VRS_Pagey wants them you can offer them to him.

Thanks for all the positive comments ppl. I know its not a GTI but each to their own...  :P

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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2011, 10:48:54 pm »
BEFORE:



AFTER:



Arch to wheel gap = perfect I think. Can't wait for the 18's.

Still on poverty spec 16's at the min as my CH's need rebalanced, the heat we had in July made the stick-on weights melt off the wheels I have stored in my garage.  :confused: BBS-on-car pics hopefully on Friday.  :happy2:

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Re: Dodds GT TDI
« Reply #14 on: August 18, 2011, 05:59:23 pm »
Well be interested to see how it looks with the 18's on as I've still no idea what springs to go for on mine.