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Clap's vRS: FMIC

Post by JackClap » Wed Mar 14, 2012 1:05 pm

After coming across this I never planned on buying it, but I have always liked them, and got offered this pretty cheap, but I assumed the insurance would be crazy on it. But I decided just to see how much it would be, turns out its not much more then what it was on my 1.0l polo :D

So I bought it. It needs alot doing to it, as the last owner didnt really look after it at all.
But here it is.
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The headunit is currently held in place by a burgerking coupon :roll:
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Post by 6N2 GTI 00 » Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:20 pm

Very Nice Mate :) looks like it could do with some much needed TLC

Great Cars though the vRS

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Post by JackClap » Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:57 pm

Yeah, The last owner was in the RAF, and I dont really think he had much interest in it.
I recon on bodywork alone it would cost around £1000 to get it all perfect,
But even If I do spend that, it would still have cost me less then I can sell it for, So I cant complain really :D

And yeah, I love it for the fact, its got good performance, yet can still get good mpg 8)

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Post by 6N2 GTI 00 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:33 am

Yeah its a nice car, they are great of fuel and if you ever want more performance then a stage 1 re-map is only £250-300

Not keen on those wheels though, did he give you the original wheels with the car too?

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Post by JackClap » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:10 am

yeah will probably get a re-map next year some time, jumping from 50bhp to 130bhp is enough for now.

and what do you mean? the wheels are lovley.... lol, i dont like them either,
but the new wheels im looking at getting are the same size, so i can use the tyres from them,
giving a guy a call on them later :)

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Post by 6N2 GTI 00 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 10:55 am

JackClap wrote:yeah will probably get a re-map next year some time, jumping from 50bhp to 130bhp is enough for now.

and what do you mean? the wheels are lovley.... lol, i dont like them either,
but the new wheels im looking at getting are the same size, so i can use the tyres from them,
giving a guy a call on them later :)
Nice one Jack :) yeah wheels most certainly need changing at some point, although they would probably look a lot better with a set of centre caps.

Re-Map is a great modification but as you quite rightly mentioned jumping from a 1.0 to a high performance PD130 TDI engine is a big leap so getting use to the power is a wise choice before you consider upgrading

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Post by JackClap » Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:16 am

6N2 GTI 00 wrote:
JackClap wrote:yeah will probably get a re-map next year some time, jumping from 50bhp to 130bhp is enough for now.

and what do you mean? the wheels are lovley.... lol, i dont like them either,
but the new wheels im looking at getting are the same size, so i can use the tyres from them,
giving a guy a call on them later :)
Nice one Jack :) yeah wheels most certainly need changing at some point, although they would probably look a lot better with a set of centre caps.

Re-Map is a great modification but as you quite rightly mentioned jumping from a 1.0 to a high performance PD130 TDI engine is a big leap so getting use to the power is a wise choice before you consider upgrading
Im looking at some 17" vw wheels, which i would refurbish in a greyish colour. May even get them by next week, ill see once ive spoke to this guy later.

And its also the matter of insurance, Remapping would add alot to my insurance, so rather than spend more money on insurance i would rather spend it on other things.

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Post by Tim_GTi » Sun Mar 18, 2012 9:06 pm

In definite need of TLC, looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

VAG OEM grey wheels sound nice, dark anthracite really suit black.

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Post by JackClap » Tue Mar 20, 2012 12:30 am

Tim_GTi wrote:In definite need of TLC, looking forward to seeing what you do with it!

VAG OEM grey wheels sound nice, dark anthracite really suit black.
Yeah, Wont be much in terms of mods for a while, just going to get it back to a near perfect condition first.
And I've seen a few with VAG and they suit it quite well, also like the octavia spiders. Also I think a anthracite colour is a must for this car in black.

Also been following your thread, hopefully mine will be that clean eventually, I also end up reading your thread twice, I read here, and then again over on briskoda, aha :)

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Post by Tim_GTi » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:50 am

Haha yeh there's a bit more info on my Briskoda thread, more concise on here!

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Post by JackClap » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:06 pm

Decided to get the wet vac out and have a good go at the seats, always amazes me how much difference it makes, left compared to the right :)
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And it always surprises the amount of dirt that comes out :shock:
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Also got hold of some genuine xenons, they have eyebrows on, bit undecided on them. for the sake of a few quid I'll probably get them sprayed black, and see what I think of them then.
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And removed the side strips.
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Post by Tim_GTi » Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:54 am

Nice work!!

OEM Xenons are a hard find. Off a breaking vRS?

Not a massive fan of the eyebrows personally, are they permenant?

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Post by JackClap » Mon Apr 09, 2012 12:38 pm

Yeah came off one being broken, they are in really good condition though.
The eyebrows are just put on with adhesive tape as far as I'm aware, so they should be easy enough to get off. Ill see what they look like when they are black and then decide.

Also after doing some calling around managed to find a octavia vrs being broken which had spiders on.
So should be getting them this week aswell. 8)

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Post by Tim_GTi » Mon Apr 09, 2012 1:54 pm

Nice!

Can you point me in the direction of the breakers you got the lights from? I'm after a light switch fascia trim for the interior and they only came on fabs with factory xenons.

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Re: Clap's vRS

Post by JackClap » Mon Apr 09, 2012 2:39 pm

I got them from a place called Silverlake, But they weren't factory fitted they were retro fitted like I'm doing.
I live right next to the breakers, So I'll keep an eye out for you.

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