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Posts posted by g0ldf1ng3r

  1. happy to report that after 14 months the VR6 is finally back home with essentially a brand new underside & nut & bolt restoration

    plus the Autostrada Modena's are on & looking mighty fine if i do say so myself lol

    pity you cant see any of the work that has just cost me a small fortune (over double what i had guessed at) but the first few journeys out have made me realise quite how much i had missed this car!  

    the ride is sublime & the refreshed KW's feel great

    & the noise - nothing quite like it

    spent most of the weekend cleaning & resinstalling the interior, only sub & door cards left

    a quick pic from a gloomy drive today



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  2. 21 hours ago, ratharrison said:


    Putting my VR6 is back together after a respray and I'm trying to get the new Rieger grill fitted.  I've translated the instructions I got from Rieger and still a bit unsure about the best way to fit the spoilers over the headlights - seems to suggest glue and screw into the headlight surround which I'd really rather not do in case I want to go back to a standard grill at some point!

    Does anyone have any experience of fitting these and whether there's any other way of doing it without damaging the headlight plastics?


    hi there

    i had similar with the Kamei eyebrow - only way to fix it down was to screw into the surrounds

    i guess you could try some heavy duty sticky tape of similar 

  3. 2 hours ago, johnpmc22 said:

    Hey All, just noticed the other evening (very dark) how crap my headlights are when not on full beam on my G60, maybe my eyes are fading🤷‍♂️.

    I see lots of threads on headlight here , a lot are old so why not put this out there for newbies like me and the time of the year.

    Does anyone have any recommendations, for upgrades that work that are either plug and play or will require little effort


    many members use an uprated headlight bypass loom to achieve better lights - essentially they allow a more direct contact to the battery as the factory loom looses voltage as it has to travel from battery to headlight switch in dash & then down to the lights

    ive ran one for years & use Ring xenon max bulbs & the last production run i helped organise used OEM style connectors to the lights making it a very simple install

  4. 16 hours ago, daves16v said:

    I've got a couple of these ready to post.



    that is a great post to see dave!

    remind me how much they are again pls?  & is it still a case of sending you the one taken out?

    i will message the guy who brought my 16v

  5. 2 hours ago, fla said:

    This looks stunning, do you really want to break it?  Btw, what supercharger do you have on it as i'm thinking of the same myself. What a supercharged VR like to live with (i know some make an annoying whining noise....)?  Mine has aircon, so just wondering if that would be an issue for an intercooler.

    ha ha i have a supercharged R53 mini as well which is fairly modified & i love the way the charger screams lol

  6. On 9/24/2023 at 9:31 AM, Cressa said:

    Your car is looking outstanding,  credit to you.  Great choice on a decent alarm system as there doesn't seem to be much choice these days. Can I ask if you have looked into any form of a tracker. Our cars are so valuable to us and to thieving scum for parts. A tracker would be an extra layer of safety but not something I have properly researched. 

    I might just start a thread on that to get people talking.  

    I do love the Carbon and front spoiler on yours ✔✔

    thanks cressa

    it will just be nice to have a remote fob & full closure back again....oh & knowing it has a decent system on it finally lol

    i went with Sigma as that was what i had installed on the 16v when i brought it for the first time.  i had though similar & seen your thread, i am going to have a look see & chat to a friend for recommendations as she has a Ducati bike & may use something on that

    i think the Kamei X1 front spoiler was the best out there at the time & that kit was part of what made me fall for the 16v so much.  i was chuffed to bits & quite amazed that i managed to get hold of another full kit to put on the VR6 & all thanks to goldie on here for allowing me to get him to part with it 😄

  7. 15 hours ago, blue95 said:

    Hopefully sorted cover wise...still looking for an unmolested VR6 air filter housing and std steering wheel....im sure the list will expand lol

    i may have an air filter but i cant remember what i did with it after having the BMC fitted, i i will look

    i possibly have a steering wheel as well but i know that it would need a retrim as the leather has split on it

  8. 18 hours ago, _Matt_ said:

    I''ve got a BMC but haven't fitted it. I don't have a bracket it for it.

    Where did you mount your sub? I'm looking for something hidden but all i can think of is the back of the rear seat. I've got JBLs in the audioscapes, touch wood it's ok the membrane but it never sees wet weather so I don't know for sure!

    the BMC are superb & sound great

    drop daves16v on here a PM & see if he still has any of his polished BMC mounting brackets, thats what i have on mine & he has been back on here recently

    the sub is in the boot, it is an integrated unit so has the infinity amp & 10" sub all in one casing

    i have put a square of mdf kind of board under the boot carpet & then screwed the sub feet onto that, it stands in the front right hand corner of the boot & allows most of the boot to be used

    the audioscapes are designed to allow you to fit a much deeper speaker magnet, i had the issue with the OE door pods when i had infinty 5.25's in there as they were very deep

  9. 18 hours ago, ChrisL said:

    Looks spot on, what did you do with the heat shields underneath, they look new

    thanks chris

    i think they were blasted & then either re-plated or painted

    the final bill is going to really hurt the funds but it is pretty much brand new underneath & with the Modena's on it will be finished as ive given up on a VSR & console gauges - though i do have an early faceplate & VDO gauges to potentially fit in the future

  10. 18 hours ago, _Matt_ said:

    YUM YUM 😉

    Good to see any Corrado getting love and yours is coming along really nicely. Looks a great mechanic's shop too - nicely shaped brake lines and all the other details. 

    thanks Matt

    ive used the same mechanic since i was 17, so long in fact his son is now gradually taking over from his dad

    they have done an incredible job & i agree the level of detail & workmanship is superb

    basically everything has been stripped, anything that could be blasted & coated has been done, new parts where required or sensible to replace tired stuff, bolts & fixings etc re plated & the brake lines were hand made by them

    also needed a refresh on the KW's as after about 80k of use when they were removed the springs & follower springs were in bad shape so shiny new there too.  the struts themselves are still in great condition & cleaned up very well

    i ordered a new Sigma S30 CAT1 yesterday as well so will have remote function & full closure back finally

  11. thanks everyone!

    it has been tough on the wallet & taken much much longer than anticipated but it is basically brand new underneath

    my mechanic told me about raptor underbody seal which you can add colour too so i thought seeing as id gone this far i may as well have the underside a close colour match to the body lol

    i popped down last week to see if & how the Modena's are going to fit, it was only a quick mock up to check clearance but here are 2 sneak pics (rears not spaced out to match fronts yet though)



  12. i have those cams too Matt, as well as a BMC & Stealth map - the new map Vince did was a vast difference compared to stock

    as for the audio side, i have JL audio 6.5's in my front audioscapes & infinity kappa 6*9's in the rear shelf - id say for most that combination would be sufficient

    i did find that you have to be careful if upgrading the front door stock speakers as if the magnets on the new ones are too deep they will push the door membrane back & allow it to leak - it took me a lot of figuring out where that water was coming from before i got the audioscapes

    i did also have a Pioneer slimline amp & sub but found it too lack so managed to grab a bargain 2nd hand Infinity Basslink, which is over twice the size of the pioneer but it is leagues for what i was after

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