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Dodds GT 170 Build - Going, going, going...
« on: August 31, 2013, 12:24:00 pm »
Ok so after 6 months out of a VW I came to my sense and picked up another mk5 in the form of a 170 GT TDi as below. It's a '56' Tornado Red more door effort. Not many extras on it, an armrest is about the height of it. It has the regular charcoal GT interior with a measly RCD300. Although the car has 100k on the clock it has a full service history, pulls incredibly strong (possible existing remap as it feels a heck of a lot quicker than my previous 180+ bhp Golf!) and it's had the all important recall for injectors. Bodywork is in fantastic nick. It's been treated to Autoglym LifeShine at some point so it is a really deep red.

I have a few plans so far (had the car 2 days). Will be looking to put colour-coded rear valance and side skirts on soon, along with colour-coding the front valance and adding the GTI splitter (in the post).

I'd love a set of 18" TD Pro 1.2's in silver sometime in the future and would like to remap it and get rid of the DPF.

Will let the pics do the talking:







I may have visited TPS this morning...



So, first mini mod: Polo 6R aerial





Old aerial before, was perished and not that great reception. Changed to...



Next mini mod is the R-Line grilles:

From old front view above, to:



Apologies for the filth on the car. Off to wash it now!
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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2013, 12:28:00 pm »
Future plans for the front are the Black GTI grille with red pinstripe (matches the car) but no GTI badge.

I already own an armrest MDI but this car doesn't come with the DIN slot, just a storage hole. I'd like to end up with a RCD510 (again) and the MDI in the armrest or glovebox if it has to. Cruise control and a GTI flat bottom SW is high up on my list too. ;-)

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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2013, 12:45:50 pm »
Look forward to seeing how this progresses. I do think the centre of the front grill needs to be gloss black though. Just my opinion  :happy2:

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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2013, 03:04:15 pm »
Look forward to seeing how this progresses. I do think the centre of the front grill needs to be gloss black though. Just my opinion  :happy2:

Future plans for the front are the Black GTI grille with red pinstripe (matches the car) but no GTI badge.

As above I'm looking to fit the GTI front in due time. Keeping the lower three 'slatted' grilles though. Taking inspiration from the Golf Speed Edition but the opposite.


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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 01:03:02 pm »
Thursday: bought Golf GT 170
Bought GTI splitter from member on here.
Friday: visited TPS Edinburgh
Saturday: collect a pile of parts from TPS (and fit a couple of them)
Sunday: bought Thule roof bars (from member here)
Bought a Ross-Tech Micro CAN cable from eBay.

Keenly awaiting the postman all next week.

TPS order was for R-Line front lower grilles, GTI rear valance, side skirts and fitting adapters/screws, etc and a Polo short aerial. Pics are starting to go into my build thread. Can't wait for some colour coding and fitting.  :jumpmove:

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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 02:18:07 pm »
Exactly same as mine except i have ed30 front spoiler and lower rear valance .....
Beautiful car mate....waiting to see what you have planned next.
Enjoy!!
2007 TR gt170...heated leather,underseat drawers,auto-levelling bi-xenons,puddle leds,chrome switches,footwell lights f+r,cruise control and ed30 rear lamps,LED interior....carbon highline clocks,ed30 front spoiler,RNS 510 P+MDI,mk6 gti gearknob,TPMS done,complete r32 trim kit+ MFSW,r32 f+r brakes,RLS fitted.headlamp washers,folding mirrors and boot pop,mk6 RVC,19"Helios,AP coilies,valeo LEDs  ...dpf delete and remap to finish off

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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 05:41:27 pm »
I'm loving the Tornado Red on mine, makes a change from the blue or silver I've had on almost all my previous cars (last Golf was an exception in Sage Green).

Cheers Marko. I'd love the Edition 30 front splitter, a bit pricey though. I'm going for the colour coded GTI valance for now (next month or so) and cc'd GTI rear & skirts. Can't wait!

Keenly hunting for a good priced RCD510 too. My last one I bagged for £180 on eBay!

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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2013, 11:49:03 pm »
Chance browse on eBay found me a RCD510 with 15 mins to go and no bids...


...wait and see.  :wink:

Will probably need a new CAN gateway as my car is a Sept 2006 model. Can anybody remind me what part number of CAN gateway is fine (is it anything past revision 'L'?)

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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2013, 01:34:42 pm »
It's dangerous being the owner of a second standard mk5 Golf (whilst being a member on here). :scared: All the info/part number gathering, idea finding/copying, trials, etc that took me over a year to mod my previous Golf is all just hanging over my new car's head. I kept a record of everything I done to my last car so have every part number and detail in the book.

After 5 days of ownership (of a car I said I'd keep fairly standard...) I now have the following plans for parts mostly already bought or to be obtained:

Outside/Bodywork-
Colour coded front valance with unpainted GTI splitter
Colour coded GTI sideskirts
Half Colour Coded GTI rear Valance
GTI Headlights
R-Line Front Fog Grilles
GTI Front Top Grille
Standard GT lower centre grille
Polo 6R Aerial
Thule Roof Bars (when required)

Interior-
RCD510 Stereo
Latest Revision CAN Gateway
Armrest MDI with iPod interface
GTI Flat bottom Steering Wheel
Cruise Control


...in the future...

Engine/Wheels/Brakes/Exhaust-
Remove DPF and fit delete pipe (maybe full downpipe)
Remap to suit DPF delete
Braided Brake Lines front and Rear

I'll update here as and when parts are acquired/turn up in the post/are fitted.  :happy2:

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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2013, 01:50:26 pm »
Looks good fella!

Colour coded and some wheels, she'll look the business. Silver TD 1.2's would look great IMO.

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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #10 on: September 04, 2013, 11:43:04 am »
Colour coded and some wheels, she'll look the business. Silver TD 1.2's would look great IMO.

any pics of these???
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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 12:53:21 pm »
^^^^ images below of Silver TD Pro Race 1.2's without the lip writing, exactly the same as VWR wheels in size and spec IIRC (could be VWR wheels now I think about it, just resprayed as they have VW centre caps  :laugh:).
 
Dodds, if this is spamming up your thread, let me know and I'll remove this post.  :happy2:





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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2013, 01:10:23 pm »
 :drool: :drool: :drool:

Exactly what I am aiming to do with my car! I'm keeping my eyes out for an Ed30 front splitter at the min too.  :smiley:

Any info where you found the photos? Any more of them, i.e. the whole car? I think the VW centre caps my just be stuck on top of the original caps (see last picture).

^^^^ images below of Silver TD Pro Race 1.2's without the lip writing, exactly the same as VWR wheels in size and spec IIRC (could be VWR wheels now I think about it, just resprayed as they have VW centre caps  :laugh:).
 
Dodds, if this is spamming up your thread, let me know and I'll remove this post.  :happy2:

Don't worry about spamming this thread. if it's with pics like above then

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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2013, 01:44:36 pm »
^^^^ Never saw a photo of the whole car. I cant remember where the photos are from, sorry. Found them on the interweb and they were in my Photobucket.  I was going for Silver TD's myself before I bought my current wheels, they look the nuts IMO.

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Re: Dodds GT 170
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2013, 08:19:55 pm »
So my VCDS Cable Arrived today. Along with fiddling with all the settings and getting it all 'just so' I found out I have a 21 byte highend CECM.  :jumpmove: All that's missing from having a 30 byte one would be cornering fog lights (that I would use anyway!).

However I found a couple of odd faults. Can anybody help me out here? I'll be installing a RCD510 over the weekend so can get in to investigate the antenna issue.

Luckily I already have a better CAN gateway in the post as my old 1K0 907 530 H wouldn't cut the mustard with a 2nd gen radio.  :wink:

VCDS Version: Release 11.11.6 (x64)
Data version: 20121223
Wednesday,04,September,2013,19:43:18:64684
Chassis Type: 1K0

09-Cent. Elect. -- Status: Malfunction 0010
56-Radio -- Status: Malfunction 0010

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Address 09: Cent. Elect.        Labels: 3C0-937-049-23-H.lbl
   Part No SW: 3C0 937 049 E    HW: 3C0 937 049 E
   Component: Bordnetz-SG     H37 1002 
   Revision: 00H37000    Serial number: 00000004241844
   Coding: E5890F2700041500001400001400000000087F075C
   Shop #: WSC 00046 000 163840
   VCID: 2B7BE4EC8AF99C40A59

   Subsystem 1 - Part No: 1K2 955 119 E  Labels: 1KX-955-119.CLB
   Component: Wischer 040706 020  0501 
   Coding: 00038805
   Shop #: WSC 00046 

   Subsystem 2 - Part No: 1K0 955 559 AE  Labels: 1K0-955-559-AF.CLB
   Component: RLS     280606 014  1201 
   Coding: 00208933
   Shop #: WSC 00046 

1 Fault Found:
00979 - Lamp for Low Beam; Right (M31)
            010 - Open or Short to Plus - Intermittent
             Freeze Frame:
                    Fault Status: 00101010
                    Fault Priority: 1
                    Fault Frequency: 1
                    Reset counter: 111
                    Mileage: 160917 km
                    Time Indication: 0

             Freeze Frame:
                        ON
                    Voltage: 14.20 V
                        ON
                        ON
                        OFF
                        OFF
                        OFF
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Address 19: CAN Gateway        Labels: 1K0-907-530-V2.clb
   Part No SW: 1K0 907 530 H    HW: 1K0 907 951
   Component: J533__Gateway   H12 0150 
   Revision:   H12       Serial number: 31001067018001
   Coding: 3D3F0B4007000003
   Shop #: WSC 00046 412 1679360
   VCID: 2C79E7F08FF79B78AC3

No fault code found.
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Address 56: Radio        Labels: 1K0-035-1xx-56.lbl
   Part No SW: 1K0 035 186 R    HW: 1K0 035 186 R
   Component: Radio FO3       021 0014 
   Revision: 00021000    Serial number: VWZ7Z2F0017934
   Coding: 0040400
   Shop #: WSC 00625 210 88544
   VCID: 354FC2945CBDDAB0C3D

1 Fault Found:
00856 - Radio Antenna
            011 - Open Circuit - Intermittent

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