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Posts posted by g0ldf1ng3r

  1. 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 🙂

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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 🙂

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 6 hours ago, fendervg said:

    'sCan you heae the tweeters working?

    I remember reading somehwere that there was actually a cross-over of some kind in the factory tweeters, but not sure if that's true - I guess the real reason is that the factory stereos jsut have 4x speaker output, so needs to be wired that way.

    good question - i cant say i have ever checked for them

    i didnt realise it had a tweeter setup in the front but i do know a previous owner had done some form of rewiring to the door speakers

    im thinking of pulling some of the dash out & then completely redoing the the door speaker wiring with some decent cable like i have running to the rear 6*9's

  12. 15 hours ago, fla said:

    just to revive this one, does anyone know the best colour match from gliptone, furniture clinic etc for cream leather?  Mine needs some repair as well as redyeing the cracked areas.



    when i got my kit from them i just told them the year & model of vehicle & they had a list to match it up IIRC

    i had a guide of steps to follow when using their products but cant remember if they gave it me or i got it elsewhere

    just give them a call m8 - they were based down the road from me so i just popped in to see them & they were very helpful

  13. having read this thread - would i be best to rewire my JL audio 6.5" front direct to head unit?

    AFAIK they are connected to a thicker audio wire which comes out of the door

    as such i dont know if this looping to tweeters is still in place - if im honest i didnt even know the wiring did that lol

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