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Posts posted by g0ldf1ng3r

  1. 1 hour ago, tonedef said:

    Back when we first had it as an only car, we did tip runs, IKEA furniture collections, loaded the roof rack with timber…it was just a car.

    Now I think twice about going out if there are clouds!

    im the same with both of mine

    i used to go & collect wood cut offs for the fire in the 16v & would just pile it in the back 

  2. 15 hours ago, Cressa said:

    Are you changing the rear brakes for mk4 items too, or is that already done?

    hmmm - ive thought about it but apart from a slight hand brake improvement is there any other point?

    im more refreshing underneath rather than nut & bolt resto

    lots of hardware & solid items & things that are OK to re-use will be used again

    ive also got to account for a new Cat1 with full closure - anyone have any ideas on brand & model choices?  im thinking Sigma but the last place i spoke to was saying need extra boxes for the full closure, whereas i recall the guy who fitted the Sigma on my 16v many years ago say he only needed to connect 1 wire to enable full closure

    i also need to get the Modena's painted, rebuilt & tyres put on them - oh yeah & bolt on spacers front & rear

  3. thanks MJA - id not found that page on LLL

    good shout about the alternator too, mine could definitely do with a refub - do you have a record of how much it cost with them?

    i was thinking of new wishbones as not sure how the originals would be after sand blasting - any reason you say to refurb existing than buy new?

    yeah im aware it is going to be hunting around for lots of parts, im used to it after all these years with a corrado lol

    im sending it to my mechanic for the work, too much for me to do on a driveway

  4. 1 hour ago, Crasher said:

    Yes KW do rebuild their older units. I am doing a similar job on a 95 S2 Avant over the winter and have made spreadsheets of all the parts I could possibly need using ETKA, right down to the last nut and bolt with the prices and details of where they are coming from and tick things off as they arrive. They are starting to come in now but certain parts are Audi Tradition only and these people are a complete PITA to deal with. Most of the parts you need would be Febi but front and rear back plates  for me even down to the front back plates but the rear back plates would have to come from Heritage or someone like that. One big problem is the rear ABS rings, you have to use Golf 4 and these require matching grease cover rings from a Golf 3 1H0 501 639 and these are difficult to find.

    thank you for the input, appreciated

    is ETKA online?

    spoke to KW & the chap said can send them an email with what currently have & they will send out a reply with the correct parts available 🙂

  5. Hi All

    The VR6 is planned to go in for an underside restoration over winter & i am about to embark on buying parts in preparation.

    Plan is to drop everything off, blast & powder coat anything that can be & then buy new where needed - bushes, running gear, front wishbones, brake lines etc

    Has anyone here tackled similar & have any info on parts & part numbers & where to go for them?

    Randomly off the top of my head in no order 

    Front top mounts

    front wishbones with bushes (is it worth getting R32 bushes?)

    drop links

    CV boots 

    steering rack boots

    front disc back plates

    possibly new discs & pads all round

    rear top mounts

    rear beam bushes

    rear disc plates

    exhaust hanger rubbers

    thats about all i can think of, if anyone can think of other bits pls chip in, it would be appreciated

    oh - anybody know if KW offer a refresh service for their coilovers?

    thanks in advance

  6. 52 minutes ago, 1xshaunx1 said:

    320 I bet. You’d need new bracket and discs

    interesting - yes m8 hence the thought as i may refresh discs & pads in the winter when it goes in for the underside refresh in the winter

    why not go bigger disc if possible eh lol

  7. 1 minute ago, 1xshaunx1 said:

    Yes mate 6 pots with 335 discs 

    tasty!  i went for the 4 pots as had to run the speedline but ive finally got the wheels i want for the VR6

    i wonder how much of a bigger disc i could fit under the 16" modena's in comparison to the 15" speedlines - may have to call HiSpec for a chat

  8. 2 hours ago, 1xshaunx1 said:

    This is what I went for


    really easy to swap over and much better, but not as neck snapping as I thought, the Brembo discs and ferodo pad combo on my old standard set up was very good though and still a bit more of bedding in to do on the new set up and maybe a full bleed too. 
    That photo doesn’t do justice to the look of the thing though, it looks awesome but not be getting my 15” speedines on any more. 

    looking good - are they the 6 pots?

    ive got the 4 pots from HiSpec & love them 🙂

  9. 1 hour ago, Cressa said:

    Now this is still blowing my mind 🤣🤣 The usb lead has the vcds plug on it, which I plug into my lads laptop.... 

    How would I make that faster?

    It works fine on my Passat and other vehicles,  but would be nice to look at the Corrado controllers better

    i think they are referring to the fact that there are different speeds of USB cable, ideally you want a USB 3 if possible as these can handle a higher data throughput

    however, it may be that whatever you are using is not corrado compatible

    IIRC you cant read much through the OBD1 port

  10. On 8/6/2022 at 6:32 PM, Laser Mark said:

    In need of a bit of help.
    Today I’ve had a go at removing the heater matrix without taking the dash out.
    Using the step by step guide on vagdrivers, and adding a few of our own, we managed to get it out. 
    (Defiantly a 2 man job, and preferably with someone who’s had a dash out before. Cheers Dave16v for the help today)
    I would say it is possible to remove and replace, but it is a nightmare, hense the dash came out after.

    After looking over the heater matrix the foam covering the flaps has completely perished and 90% has fallen away. Has anyone replaced it, if so, what is the part or where did you source the replacement from?
    Also the foam on the duct at the end of the heater box and around the top of the centre ducts has just crumbled away. Is there a suitable replacement? Vw heritage doesn’t show one.

    There are now more car bits in the garage, than in the car.
    Hopefully once the matrix is sorted I can get it all back together and put the car in the garage.





    only just seen this post - ive got a full guide with pics on how to do this job

    so much easier with dash fully out

    i email it out on request

  11. 7 hours ago, 1xshaunx1 said:

    17”s aren’t so bad with kw v3 coilovers 

    ha ha ha that is one hell of an expensive way to do it but also a very good one!!

    i could only afford the V1's but they have seen me perfect for about 75K miles so far

  12. 19 hours ago, ChrisL said:

    Hi all,

    wondered if there would be any interest in some 17” speedlines. These would be identical to the OE corrado speedlines just bigger.

    B star wheels who do the bigger BBS wheels and Sebrings would do a limited run if there was enough interest.


    hi chris

    good idea but in all my years of corrado-ness 17's & upwards kill the ride & handling

    there are people that run them & i guess it depends if you are going for look or for performance

    IMO, & im sure many of the long term members here would agree from their experience, that 16" is the biggest you want to go 

    i have a feeling that you can actually still buy a 16" speedline brand new

    i also think that the group buy here many years ago for Compomotive Mo 5's were in a 16" but may have been 15

  13. 17 hours ago, fla said:

    Hmm, I think i need a remap on mine. Ive got a schrick, 264 piper cams, BMC and OBD2. What kind of results could be achievable after a remap? Its been sorn'd for 2 years though so will first need a good run to get back to normal 

    when i had my head rebuild at stealth i dropped schrick 263's in there, BMC CDA & then vince mapped it - ended just shy of 210bhp 

    this was with OE exhaust as i hadnt yet put the longlife SS on it

    the way the new map performs in comparison to OE is superb

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