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    Post by Ninety on Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:38 pm

    Hello everyone. My name's Ninety and this is my Mk3 1.4 CL (feel the power!). My fourth veedub, but my first non-Polo:
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    I used to have a remapped 9n Polo TDI beast, but needed something less flash as I have to leave my car on the street now...

    So the plan was to keep it bog standard, but I've had it a fortnight and I've already accidentally bought a set of Le Castellets off ebay. Not sure they suit it though, so I might just polish them up and sell them. First things first though, the previous owner appears to have let a small child attempt to sort the rusty arches out - I've got a week off work coming up, so I'm going to see if I can't make a better job (I can't afford to pay someone to do it at the mo and I can't do a whole lot worse. Can I?).

    I know it's hardly a traffic-stopper, but if anyone's got any suggestions on what (cheap) direction might be good, I'm all ears. Maybe hoodride could be the way to go? Maybe I'll have no choice after I've tried my hand at spraying...

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    Post by Jezz on Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:48 pm

    yeh looks tidy enough, hoodride will be cool
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    Post by richyc on Thu Mar 22, 2007 3:16 pm

    Slam it and polish them rims,maybe some spacers on ya wheels,will look cool. Cool
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    Post by sarah on Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:17 am

    agree with rich, how low can you go, deck it Twisted Evil
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    Post by Ninety on Sat Mar 24, 2007 11:47 am

    My last Polo was dropped about 50mm on H&R shocks and springs and it was way too hard for Leeds - massive bangs from the slightest pothole and when I drove through Beeston I was nearly in tears from what the roads were doing to the poor little thing.

    Any way of dropping and keeping some suppleness? And on the super-cheap?

    I've stripped out the boot lid today and got rid of all the rust (far more than I thought) and now I have some scary-thin metal round where the lock goes. It's primered and in the garage for the night though, I've had enough for today so I'll start wet and drying tomorrow.

    As for the wheels, the steels are going back on later in the week and I'll attack the alloys with the mops. I think I'd rather have some 14"/15" steelies on sprayed black though...
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    Post by sarah on Mon Mar 26, 2007 12:03 pm

    up to date pics please as soon as you have some
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    Post by J J on Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:17 pm

    Kewl mate, welcome. And drop it asap!!

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    Post by Geeman on Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:20 am

    Slamming it, but still having a decent ride, and cheaply....?

    Hmm... sounds like a spring cutting exercise to me!

    Get some springs from the breakers and play about with them. Cheap as chips!

    Not the best method, but won't cost you much!


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    Post by Ninety on Tue Mar 27, 2007 9:15 am

    Thanks for the advice, but spring cutting? Sounds a bit Shocked
    I can probably run to a set of springs in a month or two, but keep the standard shocks - any recommendations on makes?

    All of this is a little immaterial anyway as my effort at filling and respraying my swiss-cheese front wing is looking increasingly terrible and will spoil the appearance of the car. From one side.

    I am lame.
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    Post by J J on Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:35 pm

    Koni Smile
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    Post by joedr3ddmk3vr6 on Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:39 pm

    I have a set of koni mk3 Golf GTI springs for sale brand new boxed

    Lowers 40mm

    Not 100% sure if they are for non GTI's though?

    Want 50 for em
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    Post by Ninety on Wed Mar 28, 2007 2:07 am

    Joe - I've just checked a couple of places and GTI springs are listed separately from the rest of the range so I'm not sure they'll fit, but thanks.

    Dub_Driver - thanks for the Koni suggestion. And for the bump on the Audi Wink
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    Post by DubLass on Wed Mar 28, 2007 4:34 am

    Heres my old 4 door, pretty similar to yours :-)

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    Post by J J on Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:22 am

    I like the rims, v nice on purrrr denzal
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    Post by Ninety on Wed Mar 28, 2007 7:23 am

    Nice alloys and dropping it *does* make all the difference...

    How and by how much was it lowered, if you don't mind my asking?
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    Post by DubLass on Wed Mar 28, 2007 10:22 am

    Ninety wrote:Nice alloys and dropping it *does* make all the difference...

    How and by how much was it lowered, if you don't mind my asking?

    Its photoshop low Laughing hehe

    Your best with coilovers to get that low, and then you can highten it for daily use (if your not hardcore)

    Let me know if you want some coileys, i have some for sale cyclops
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    Post by Ninety on Wed Mar 28, 2007 11:59 am

    Cheers, but I think coilies would be a bit wasted on my shed! Thinking towards maybe some springs in summer...
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    Post by sarah on Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:54 pm

    our mk3's lowered 60/40 split

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