Mk3 GTS - Low and slow

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Re: Mk3 GTS

Postby riyaaz on Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:28 pm

Nothing much has changed on the mk3 (aka Turtle) because I decided to rather spend my money on appreciating assets :thumleft:
Since the last update I've only maintained the car and fitted a 35% smash and grab tint and small systempie (small amp and 10" Hertz sub) :)

Anyway, I was going to sell the car soon and thought I'd send it away for a buff and polish and some minor rust removal before putting it up for sale but then it came back like this and I had a change of heart :oops: :P :mrgreen:

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So now I'm on a mission to restore it properly :thumleft:
A/C is not working since I got the car and was told to replace the condensor, which I got one today for R200 :mrgreen: (OEM one, just btw :thumleft: ) Now just to fit it.

I'll also be doing the following over the next few months:
Redo rooflining
New shocks (was gonna go coilies one time but at minimum 4.5k a set, I don't think so :| )
Stainless steel exhaust (still skitting original 3 box system :oops: )
Rims (would like a set of Eggies to stick to the OEM+ theme :wink: )

That's about it but I'll update as I go along :salut:
DUB wrote: even God messed up on some individuals, Pepa for instance :)

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Re: Mk3 GTS

Postby GT'79 on Wed Jul 30, 2014 10:32 am

Nice, finish it man... Wheels and debagded grill will make a big difference..
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Re: Mk3 GTS

Postby riyaaz on Wed Jul 30, 2014 5:29 pm

GT'79 wrote:Nice, finish it man... Wheels and debagded grill will make a big difference..


Been looking at rims over the past few days and actually really like how the Santa Monicas look on a mk3! 8)
BUT where in the world am I going to find a set? :| and it's also 5x100.

Otherwise, we'll see in a few months what I come out with :eye:
DUB wrote: even God messed up on some individuals, Pepa for instance :)

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Re: Mk3 GTS

Postby GT'79 on Thu Jul 31, 2014 11:35 am

speak to Riaan aka project 8v for the pcd conversion, he did mine....did a mooi job and cheapest in town

maybe consider some mk4 V5 mags

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Re: Mk3 GTS

Postby riyaaz on Fri Aug 08, 2014 7:02 pm

So, it was either new shocks or coilovers and I decided on this :mrgreen: :D :P

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Can't wait to fit it! :cheers:
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Re: Mk3 GTS

Postby GameBoy on Mon Aug 11, 2014 4:05 pm

Nice!!! :twisted:
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Re: Mk3 GTS - Low and slow

Postby riyaaz on Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:41 am

More low they said, it will be fun they said :o

After fitting it at Razor's place (shot cuzin!!!!)

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Then when I got home I couldn't get up the driveway as the undercarriage was knocking against the rail of the gate :evil:

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I eventually got up going sideways and sh!t then proceeded to raise the rear a bit and this was the result 8)

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And after a few speedbumps (aka mountains!), the whole bottom part of my lip looks like this :| I think I need to raise the front a little :cry:

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Next up is the exhaust (my standard boxes already hollow lol), which will hopefully be done after payday at Pro-fit :D
DUB wrote: even God messed up on some individuals, Pepa for instance :)

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Re: Mk3 GTS - Low and slow

Postby GT'79 on Wed Aug 20, 2014 10:22 am

More low they said, it will be fun they said :o


....and prepare yourself for broken vr6 lips they said... :mrgreen:

nice boet, that's how i ended up with having a box full of vr6 lips....best lippie i'll advise you to get is the MK4 rear bumper spoiler.. Its R180 at Cpt autoparts in Bellville opposite the middestad mall.
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Re: Mk3 GTS - Low and slow

Postby riyaaz on Mon Feb 09, 2015 7:14 pm

I found the previous height was too low and rather impractical considering the size of our speed bumps! :|

So I raised it a bit and it's still scraping everywhere! The lip is also shot, time for a new one :)

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Still saving for that perfect rim :mrgreen:
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Re: Mk3 GTS - Low and slow

Postby GameBoy on Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:37 pm

My Daily : 12 VW CC 2.0 TDi BlueMotion DSG
Project : 05 Opel Astra GSI 2.0T - K&N Filter, OPC Turbo, Downpipe & Exhaust
Project : "Phoenix"

Ex: 91 Ballade 150 16v, 00 Jetta MK4 v5 2.3, 94 Jetta CLi, 01 Audi S3, 99 Polo Classic 1.4i, 97 Polo Classic 1.8i, 91 Nissan 1.6GXE
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Re: Mk3 GTS - Low and slow

Postby GT'79 on Tue Feb 10, 2015 3:57 pm

GameBoy wrote:Time to do a Jolf conversion:
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8155/7177318949_35e526db37_b.jpg


Think i just blaaaaas'd :cyclopsani:
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'79 Mk1 2door GT - New Project
'96 Jetta CLi 2.0L 8v MP9 99.1 KW - 187 Nm with Zorst and Branch RIP
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'97 Jetta CSX 1800 8v (WIP)
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Re: Mk3 GTS - Low and slow

Postby riyaaz on Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:29 am

GameBoy wrote:Time to do a Jolf conversion:
https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8155/7177318949_35e526db37_b.jpg


That's the dream man, that's the dream! :oops:
DUB wrote: even God messed up on some individuals, Pepa for instance :)

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Re: Mk3 GTS - Low and slow

Postby GameBoy on Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:45 am

lol...
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Project : "Phoenix"

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