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dainese
27-10-11, 05:41 PM
Long time coming perhaps?

Thought I would share with everyone as I just finished my last exam a few hours ago ;-)

Bought the car in August of 2009, from a lovely gentleman in Melbourne. Was advertised on ozvolks, and didn't even make it to carsales.
Flew down to inspect. Flew back to buy it, and drove it back to Sydney.

Straight after the Melbourne to Sydney drive:
http://img15.imageshack.us/img15/621/img5654q.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/15/img5654q.jpg/)


So when I bought her she had 59 xxx kms, and following list of items

APR ECU Tune
StaSiS (Koni) Coilovers
Carbonio carbon fibre CAI


http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/1937/img0519resize.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/175/img0519resize.jpg/)


Stasis Coilovers:
http://img94.imageshack.us/img94/3661/imag0037l.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/94/imag0037l.jpg/)



Being a mechanic, I did my own work and maintenance.

Shark Fin antennae. Awful radio reception with standard OEM HU. Kenwood one fared much better

http://img442.imageshack.us/img442/1685/img1712f.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/442/img1712f.jpg/)

Kenwood Head Unit

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/2561/img1105l.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/683/img1105l.jpg/)


Defi Racer Gauge - Oil Temp, new south performance offset pod

http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/4757/img1095v.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/683/img1095v.jpg/)

Dynamat driver's door. Only Driver's door as I have not allocated anytime to it in more than a year I think.

http://img23.imageshack.us/img23/509/imag0033f.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/23/imag0033f.jpg/)

Adjustable RCA Gruvenparts:

http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/966/img0673bq.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/405/img0673bq.jpg/)

http://img43.imageshack.us/img43/7120/img00681.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/43/img00681.jpg/)

http://img196.imageshack.us/img196/3641/img0675resize.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/196/img0675resize.jpg/)


Custom catback exhaust from the States. Not my preferred sound, but the performance increase was hard to ignore. So much so, I sold the old OEM one to Dylan :-)

Cold start:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hQykC8htSY

Rev and Blips

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WQxuugb9sI

Drive by:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hQykC8htSY

Part Throttle:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYnMInck1uY


More videos:
http://www.youtube.com/user/dainese01

Painted the grille black. The horizontal slats look 90s. Honeycomb would be nice, buuut I am not made of money

http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/6671/img1065edit.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/143/img1065edit.jpg/)


Removed the 'dingleberry'

http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/4277/imag0194.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/841/imag0194.jpg/)


The car went through 3 sets of suspension. Why?

Because, IMO the MkIV has too short of travel for the suspension:
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/7392/img0106eg.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/254/img0106eg.jpg/)

I am now sort of content with the HPA SHS Coilovers.

Bilstein PSS

And finally HPA SHS Coilovers


Afterwards:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2801/5837824849_ecf54e7a0f_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5837824849/)
P6070771 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5837824849/) by daineser32 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2602/5837826619_be524c618b_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5837826619/)
P6070772 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5837826619/) by daineser32 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I bought a set of Porsche Twists off a 911.
Specs
F: 18" x 7.5" ET50
R: 18" x 10" ET65

http://img855.imageshack.us/img855/6691/20110808081347.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/855/20110808081347.jpg/)

In Marrickville.
http://img684.imageshack.us/img684/4623/p1178335edit.th.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/684/p1178335edit.jpg/)

At a recent Dinner meet

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6194/6123477667_eaf720f2b4_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6123477667/)
IMG_7708 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6123477667/) by daineser32 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6190/6124020538_9a4587120d_z.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6124020538/)
IMG_7714 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/6124020538/) by daineser32 (http://www.flickr.com/people/[email protected]/), on Flickr

So next up is:

SSR SP1 Professors

F: 19" x 8" ET37
R: 19" x 9" ET37

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/--_cW5zNHUaA/TovLAsyNIjI/AAAAAAAAAFc/IZMMLpKlbho/s800/DSC_0159.JPG

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EnvREg1RGHs/TqjsXkje-BI/AAAAAAAAAzQ/gjeam8N9ECY/s640/20111010_105647.jpg


Recaro from a Lancer Evolution V

Should be in already but the place that sent it, couldn't even send all the parts required the first time around. Waste of time and money!

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-4pFbaMBFl4I/Tqjr8Nsr_-I/AAAAAAAAA0s/C6wpEmfJggA/s640/2011-09-11%25252016.09.18.jpg

So current list of items to the car are:

APR ECU tune
Carbonio CAI
Dieselgeek Short Shifter
Custom Cat Back Exhaust
Porsche Twists - 18 x 7.5, 18 x 10
HPA SHS Coilovers
GruvenParts Adjustable rear control arms
MkV Polo wiper
Shark Fin Antennae
Kenwood HU
Defi Racer Oil Temp gauge
Seriously, lots of love and affection. Sometimes not ever enough time!


To Do:
H&R sway bars Edit: They are in. Great improvement.
and my missus got me a Cupra Lip for my birthday :) EDIT: Also installed. Looks nice!


Over the weekend I had the pleasure of whacking in the Recaro

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wiEYpej_iew/TsJChkyGAyI/AAAAAAAABOw/8qUEN20QrXY/s640/20111112_190919.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-KiWDD41CmG8/TsJDc_vXfUI/AAAAAAAABPA/msrL4pxYsUw/s640/20111112_172528.jpg

A picture of the mounting bracket, sliders,
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UILIdeh8_b0/TsJCOzS429I/AAAAAAAABOo/sP_Nj_YVc74/s640/20111112_190941.jpg

Seat base is flatter, more parallel to ground. So the lower thigh support isn't as snug. the height is pretty much the same as previously in the Konigs (I had them set low anyway).
The new mounting system is tighter and firmer than the OEM setup. The OEM system had play and made noises and exhibited minute movements.
The seat reclines with the dial/rotator. But does not feature the same retracting mechanism of the OEM seat (recline forward and slide forward). May be a bit of a compromise for some, but I am not overly bothered. (YET)
Have issues with airbag light coming on after the resistor worked loose (i think) while driving. Can't seem to clear the code a this stage.

Overall I am very happy with the upgrade (?).
There is more support for my upper body, the bolsters are easier to moneauver over and easier to pass through.
Fabric doesn't look or feel as good as leather. but im over leather. wrinkling, squeaks and sweaty backs and butt when the temps go over 23.5C. The unit is also lighter too.

Also had discs and pads put in. Had dramas with the pedal feel and after hundreds of dollars in brake fluid, hours of my own labour as well as European Autotech (when I ran out of ideas), it went to the track with a different pedal feel. There was brake fade, but pedal was not bad. defintely not the bite I am used to ALL the other times.

DISCS: Adams Rotors - Slotted and dimpled
Pads: Akebono ceramic compound

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CTLtHxEl0Ww/TsL8Upbj4wI/AAAAAAAABPQ/-qxpX_wSxWU/s640/20111104_215506.jpg

The rear discs are Tommy R32's.

And a recent shot of my car at work on a Friday.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zAkX8K6wTu8/TsL_TUkcrjI/AAAAAAAABPo/5dO8ksiYS9E/s640/20111104_121109.jpg

No pics, but raised the negative camber at the back with the gruvenparts adjustable control arms (http://gruvenparts.com/website/imgs/fullsize/107.jpg)
Also washed the car in the rain before a full day cruise on the 27th. Pics here: https://picasaweb.google.com/dainese01/GolfMkV26Nov?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCP_rr_vxge7EIg&feat=directlink

24th November 2011

Also fixed the airbag warning light with another resistor. The original one was the incorrect resistance.
So, while the workshop in the USA did some quality work, their slopiness in some areas was very notable, and uncool too.


Have a driveby video from Saturday's cruise too:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-jt8v9NHvV8&

26th December 2011

Yesterday

Was meant to change the faulty HPA SHS COILOVERS, but courtesy of 2 companies i have the incorrect ones with me.

I instead, changed the dogbone mounts, and installed the cupra r lip that my missus got me for my birthday 4 months ago.


http://img.tapatalk.com/1b202cf0-e9f8-ac4f.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/1b202cf0-ea47-70af.jpg

22nd January 2012

Converted all lugs, into studs. H&R Studs, cut to length.

Also got some neat looking nuts from USA. and Finally fitted:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OE_pd0yLJ1o/Tx0-TH_aK3I/AAAAAAAABdA/RnmZZaVzbrc/s800/perspect%252520SSR%252520%252520%2525281%252520of% 2525201%252529.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TK4mpIBBL4E/Tx0_jfGQc_I/AAAAAAAABdI/Psg-6RbSWmM/s800/%25255BUNSET%25255D.jpg

02 April 2012
Fixed exhaust rattle
nanolex protect wheels
paint clips
upgrade rear sway bar

More recent shots. July/August 2012

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3050/dsc0052ttc.th.jpg (http://img99.imageshack.us/i/dsc0052ttc.jpg/)

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/6430/dsc0062zzd.th.jpg (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/dsc0062zzd.jpg/)

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2513/dsc0072bn.th.jpg (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/dsc0072bn.jpg/)

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/8964/dsc0085kc.th.jpg (http://img853.imageshack.us/i/dsc0085kc.jpg/)

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3281/dsc0091fp.th.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/dsc0091fp.jpg/)

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https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lyCci-s-3RM/UCjaas6o3xI/AAAAAAAACCM/miMyPfggBb0/s800/DSC_0078-2.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-C_cq4YQkxsg/UCjablq_JJI/AAAAAAAACCE/vTitjFmfvZc/s800/DSC_0094-2.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U9WnlO76Fjs/UCjae1xae0I/AAAAAAAACCU/sruBJW--yRc/s800/DSC_0166-2.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_64-r0dfdIA/UCrcpIuCZTI/AAAAAAAACEU/0byR0kVsdtI/s800/R32cornerupramp.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--cC9c0d9eCQ/UCrcckBBp3I/AAAAAAAACDs/5SocUMQyvNE/s800/DSC_0114-2.jpg
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Videos here:
http://www.youtube.com/user/dainese01
Picasa link:
https://picasaweb.google.com/dainese01/R32Golf?authuser=0&feat=directlink
https://plus.google.com/photos/107328146043338908736/albums/5668025389256997681?authkey=COTvosbAwtW2fw
imageshack:
http://imageshack.us/homepage/?user=dainese01

33VOO
27-10-11, 06:42 PM
omg i want it haha!! nice ride [email protected]!

kona480
27-10-11, 07:44 PM
stretched tyres on porsche rims ;)

SLO40Z
27-10-11, 08:03 PM
curious as to why your changing seats man, the in my experience the r32 seats were pretty good to start with! haha

looks sick though, big fan of the twists!

clutch-monkey
27-10-11, 08:11 PM
5x130 PCD?

woot woot
27-10-11, 09:19 PM
Love the golf R32. Just curios on how much power teh American exhaust set up got you? and with the ecu flash what power you are looking at? Looks amazing with the SSR. I have seen The twists on a mark 4 gti black on black and looked amazing but needed crazy spacers for the rear

046
27-10-11, 09:34 PM
SSRs look wicked! hope you're lowering it a tad more though lol

porsche wheels looked good too actually :)

love the Mk4 R32s!

Glocker
27-10-11, 09:46 PM
Love the colour. and omg at first i thought Justin Fox got himself another golf hahahaha

dainese
27-10-11, 10:06 PM
omg i want it haha!! nice ride [email protected]!

Thanks mate!


stretched tyres on porsche rims ;)

No good?
The VAG scene is pretty big in the states and Europe...
Stance, stretch etc. Im not that hardcore though. Its the only real way to get a 10" rim under there.

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?4076124-R32-Stance-Thread


curious as to why your changing seats man, the in my experience the r32 seats were pretty good to start with! haha

looks sick though, big fan of the twists!

Cheers mate.

I am a skinny bastard, and I found the upper didn't support me. They are also HEAVY. they are heated! and of course the obligatory airbag.


5x130 PCD?

yep. running 4 adapters


Love the golf R32. Just curios on how much power teh American exhaust set up got you? and with the ecu flash what power you are looking at? Looks amazing with the SSR. I have seen The twists on a mark 4 gti black on black and looked amazing but needed crazy spacers for the rear

I have never dynoed it actually. It felt quicker, but i doubt there would be much power to be gained. perhaps it was weight savings too (it was lighter). Freer flowing too.
The APR tune is supposed to bring it to 188kW at the flywheel:
http://www.goapr.com.au/products/ecu_upgrade_r32.html

Yeah it needs some serious adpater thicknesses as the ET is so high on the twists.
Final rear ET is 23 or some shit.


SSRs look wicked! hope you're lowering it a tad more though lol

porsche wheels looked good too actually :)

love the Mk4 R32s!

yeah thanks.

I am having troubles with the HPA coilovers (which are KW V1s) not going low enough or anything close to the claimed 0-35mm lowering range. which is a real shame. don't know what is wrong. what you see in most of the photos is in the lowest setting in the rear. The fronts are plenty adjustable.


Love the colour. and omg at first i thought Justin Fox got himself another golf hahahaha

haha. Nah. He has enough cars.

Devzaaa
27-10-11, 11:06 PM
SPOTTED :D

dainese
27-10-11, 11:18 PM
SPOTTED :D

Dev?

Haha. So cool ey?

Car looks sick.

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niiCkz
28-10-11, 02:19 AM
i saw you looking for parking around unsw one day:P lol looked awesome on the twists..

dainese
28-10-11, 03:23 PM
i saw you looking for parking around unsw one day:P lol looked awesome on the twists..

haha. yeah thats me. Although i dont always drive as i catch the train and bus most of the time.

less k's on car, less headaches in peak, parking, petrol, costs and better for environment.

you go there too?
what you studying?

ruskoo
01-11-11, 02:07 AM
Haha spotted you twice in about 2 days! Looking good :)

dainese
01-11-11, 08:35 PM
Haha spotted you twice in about 2 days! Looking good :)

Thanks man.

You gotta wave next time!
Where were you?

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ruskoo
01-11-11, 10:03 PM
You were coming down Barker St. and I pulled out infront of you, then you turned left onto Anzac and I went right haha.

dainese
02-11-11, 05:48 PM
You were coming down Barker St. and I pulled out infront of you, then you turned left onto Anzac and I went right haha.

Ohh. Yeah I was gawking at you to see if you were Clifton which also has a white sportivo.
You made me emergency brake! Haha.

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ruskoo
02-11-11, 09:35 PM
Yeah sorry dude was waiting for a friend and he just went past, I am Clifton! haha

dainese
16-11-11, 12:16 PM
Over the weekend I had the pleasure of whacking in the Recaro

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-wiEYpej_iew/TsJChkyGAyI/AAAAAAAABOw/8qUEN20QrXY/s640/20111112_190919.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-KiWDD41CmG8/TsJDc_vXfUI/AAAAAAAABPA/msrL4pxYsUw/s640/20111112_172528.jpg

A picture of the mounting bracket, sliders,
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UILIdeh8_b0/TsJCOzS429I/AAAAAAAABOo/sP_Nj_YVc74/s640/20111112_190941.jpg

Seat base is flatter, more parallel to ground. So the lower thigh support isn't as snug. the height is pretty much the same as previously in the Konigs (I had them set low anyway).
The new mounting system is tighter and firmer than the OEM setup. The OEM system had play and made noises and exhibited minute movements.
The seat reclines with the dial/rotator. But does not feature the same retracting mechanism of the OEM seat (recline forward and slide forward). May be a bit of a compromise for some, but I am not overly bothered. (YET)
Have issues with airbag light coming on after the resistor worked loose (i think) while driving. Can't seem to clear the code a this stage.

Overall I am very happy with the upgrade (?).
There is more support for my upper body, the bolsters are easier to moneauver over and easier to pass through.
Fabric doesn't look or feel as good as leather. but im over leather. wrinkling, squeaks and sweaty backs and butt when the temps go over 23.5C

Also had discs and pads put in. Had dramas with the pedal feel and after hundreds of dollars in brake fluid, hours of my own labour as well as European Autotech (when I ran out of ideas), it went to the track with a different pedal feel. There was brake fade, but pedal was not bad. defintely not the bite I am used to ALL the other times.

DISCS: Adams Rotors - Slotted and dimpled
Pads: Akebono ceramic compound

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-CTLtHxEl0Ww/TsL8Upbj4wI/AAAAAAAABPQ/-qxpX_wSxWU/s640/20111104_215506.jpg

The rear discs are Tommy R32's.

And a recent shot of my car at work on a Friday.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zAkX8K6wTu8/TsL_TUkcrjI/AAAAAAAABPo/5dO8ksiYS9E/s640/20111104_121109.jpg

STI-47W
16-11-11, 05:34 PM
i think i saw this on anzac bridge a few days ago.... driving behind a newer r32?

dainese
27-11-11, 08:12 PM
Maybe you did! Can't remember what happened 2 days ago!

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No pics, but raised the negative camber at the back with the gruvenparts adjustable control arms (http://gruvenparts.com/website/imgs/fullsize/107.jpg)
Also washed the car in the rain before a full day cruise on the 27th. Pics here: https://picasaweb.google.com/dainese01/GolfMkV26Nov?authuser=0&authkey=Gv1sRgCP_rr_vxge7EIg&feat=directlink

Zerg
27-11-11, 09:07 PM
Mint as!

dainese
27-11-11, 11:40 PM
Thanks Matt!

Also fixed the airbag warning light with another resistor. The original one was the incorrect resistance.
So, while the workshop in the USA did some quality work, their slopiness in some areas was very notable, and uncool too.


Have a driveby video from Saturday's cruise too:

-jt8v9NHvV8

dainese
27-12-11, 10:01 AM
26th December 2011

Yesterday

Was meant to change the faulty HPA SHS COILOVERS, but courtesy of 2 companies i have the incorrect ones with me.

I instead, changed the dogbone mounts, and installed the cupra r lip that my missus got me for my birthday 4 months ago.

http://img.tapatalk.com/1b202cf0-e9d8-631a.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/1b202cf0-e9f8-ac4f.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/1b202cf0-ea15-8783.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/1b202cf0-ea47-70af.jpg

And a little digression here:

Girlfriend had her Polo Gti crashed into by an off duty taxi driver (yes, they do drive badly as you had thought).
Polo, ruined: intercooler, LCA, shock guard, bumper.

http://img.tapatalk.com/1b202cf0-eb64-1d58.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/1b202cf0-eb8b-3fea.jpg

So we found out we could hire a car and be reimbursed for the costs. The missus booked an audi a3, but they didn't have it when she went to pick it up.
So. They gave her an 2010 audi a4 1.8t
http://img.tapatalk.com/1b202cf0-ec49-c2ce.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/1b202cf0-ec5e-274d.jpg


Merry Christmas Nd have a happy new year!

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22nd January 2012

Converted all lugs, into studs. H&R Studs, cut to length.

Also got some neat looking nuts from USA. and Finally fitted:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-OE_pd0yLJ1o/Tx0-TH_aK3I/AAAAAAAABdA/RnmZZaVzbrc/s800/perspect%252520SSR%252520%252520%2525281%252520of% 2525201%252529.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-TK4mpIBBL4E/Tx0_jfGQc_I/AAAAAAAABdI/Psg-6RbSWmM/s800/%25255BUNSET%25255D.jpg
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dainese
24-01-12, 11:35 AM
Got some more phone pics as Dylan was asking.

http://img.tapatalk.com/6a465545-ecbc-f00e.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/6a465545-eced-1e57.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/6a465545-ed05-1afc.jpg

Evaded
24-01-12, 02:52 PM
Looks fantastic, where did you get the studs from? Been considering doing t he same with mine.

dainese
24-01-12, 03:29 PM
Looks fantastic, where did you get the studs from? Been considering doing t he same with mine.

You can mainly.get them from Europe and USA. I found a German place that does them and other stuff really cheap. They are quick and efficient.

Just make sure that you remember the length of specified studs excludes the depth securing the stud into the hub. That's where I made the mistake. And tbh it was never published. Lug bolts suck!

WAN94N
24-01-12, 05:43 PM
looks great! much likey

Tarik-TJS
30-01-12, 03:17 AM
Such a beautiful R32, I still love that blue color! :D
Love it with those SSR's underneath it!

dainese
31-01-12, 10:50 AM
looks great! much likey


Such a beautiful R32, I still love that blue color! :D
Love it with those SSR's underneath it!

Thanks guys!
Some scrubbin on full compression, will need attention soon.

Mark TSB
31-01-12, 12:50 PM
Thats a pretty crazy golf good job whats the next mod??

dainese
31-01-12, 01:33 PM
Thats a pretty crazy golf good job whats the next mod??

Cheers Mark.




Guard rolling, or flaring...

Subwoofer and amp.

fix passenger lock actuator

full detail hopefully next week

new front tyres

fit the other recaro

dynamat the passenger door

replace the HPA SHS coilovers (when HPA and KW get it right for once!)

tail lights and mirrors will be changed too (stay posted... sooon).

dainese
14-02-12, 10:36 AM
Taillights :
http://img.tapatalk.com/7a6e6c4b-90a1-5200.jpg

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So after 11+ hours detailing the car. We increased the clarity ten fold, removed 90 percent of swirls and imperfections, and improved the depth a great deal too. It's liquid smooth and looks and feels fantastic. So stoked.

Used:
Dodo juice clay and lube
Mint apc
festool rotary, festool rotex, carcareproducts das6 pro
Menzerna polishes FG500, PF2500.
Mint apc wash again
Dodo juice lime prime
Duragloss 601 bonding agent
Duragloss 105 sealant
Duragloss 111 clear coat polish.

Will layer the car with dodo juice blue velvet wax soon, and. Top up with dodo juice red mist.

Thanks to pierre's rotary wielding skills and car care products.

http://img.tapatalk.com/7a6e6c4b-9000-20a4.jpg

http://img.tapatalk.com/7a6e6c4b-9016-e91d.jpg

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dainese
04-04-12, 01:50 AM
Spent 6 hours on her today. Posting because it was productive.

So... I always thought that the raspy exhaust note was normal. And well, it is. What I made the mistake of doing was (like an idiot), think that the mild rattle on acceleration @ 1500-2500rpm was part of the note... The rattle didn't continue through the rev range. Indicating that it was a vibration on materials and perhaps not a sound characteristic.

It was the heat shield above the muffler. So I dropped the exhaust, got a bunch of gravel in face, hair and eyes.

Cleaned with Duragloss all wheel cleaner, then APC, pressure washed and air pressure blown, then sun roasted with todays nice weather.
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/7272/img20120403145806.th.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/img20120403145806.jpg/)
http://img59.imageshack.us/img59/4711/img20120403154617.th.jpg (http://img59.imageshack.us/i/img20120403154617.jpg/)


So after it was cleaned and dried, I padded the upper side with Dynamat. Leaving the holes and mounts exposed. Worked a treat. You could drop it flat on the ground and it just 'thuds' now (as opposed to a racket of thin sheet metal reverberating through the air).
http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/2387/img20120403155125.th.jpg (http://img109.imageshack.us/i/img20120403155125.jpg/)


Also, saw a wonderful opportunity to upgrade the rear sway bar to a 21mm H&R. Also changed the D-bushes.
(See mini opinion piece at end of photos)
http://img813.imageshack.us/img813/2903/img20120403161619.th.jpg (http://img813.imageshack.us/i/img20120403161619.jpg/)

Because the SSR's I bought have a spoke option that's not specced for one with a chunky caliper, I have had to run a 15mm spacer in the front to bring the ET down to 22. This was still so close that both sides scuff the caliper retaining clip (it reduces the flex on compression). I had to shave these down to be thinner. They were rusting abit, so I sanded it all down, primed it and painted it brake caliper black. (i can't paint for shit)
http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/179/img20120403173520.th.jpg (http://img72.imageshack.us/i/img20120403173520.jpg/)

An upskirt for the perverts out there.
http://img692.imageshack.us/img692/5016/img20120403173538.th.jpg (http://img692.imageshack.us/i/img20120403173538.jpg/)


I also applied Nanolex to the front wheel's faces and lips, and AutoGlym's alloy wheel seal to the inner barrels. Reason being; a) cheaper b) easier to cover a larger area.

Wheels were cleaned with Duragloss AWC, then diluted APC and repeated twice. Nanolex also requires cleaning with Isopropanyl Alcohol, and this was done twice. noticed that some of the paint is flaking (its machined aluminium/alloy underneath!) and that the lips are stained in some sections, maybe should have hit it with autosol paste polish...
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/7828/img20120403174500.th.jpg (http://img407.imageshack.us/i/img20120403174500.jpg/)
http://img607.imageshack.us/img607/1853/img20120403174506.th.jpg (http://img607.imageshack.us/i/img20120403174506.jpg/)
http://img96.imageshack.us/img96/5562/img20120403173502.th.jpg (http://img96.imageshack.us/i/img20120403173502.jpg/)
http://img14.imageshack.us/img14/1799/img20120403173506.th.jpg (http://img14.imageshack.us/i/img20120403173506.jpg/)

So, results?
Exhaust doesn't have the rattle at that RPM range..! Can't believe I thought it was normal For more than 2 years...
It sounds healthier and meatier now. Still not my ideal exhaust note overall, but I can't afford and dont want to buy a new exhaust anyway.
Dynamat is really good stuff. Have it in drivers door too.

The sway bar was also a pleasant improvement. I gave it a good prod and test run around the neighbourhood (slalom, sweepers, roundabouts etc) and it really does feel better.
The turn in is much more positive and reactive. mid corner balance seems less wallowy. and I reckon it tracks better mid corner and has more grip and assurance.

My next tasks for maintenance and repairs are;
The weak pedal (suspected master cylinder). follows on from the drama in getting the car ready for Wakefield last year.
N/S door lock actuator doesn't register opening of door.
Need new tyres, to replace front worn pair, and to stop the scrubbing (Rayray, said that 'you ain't dubbin, if you ain't rubbing'. But i don't know...)
Put the other Recaro in.
Install 12" sub and amp that my mate gave me.

.Dave
04-04-12, 12:28 PM
looks great man, wheels look amazing and its super clean!

dainese
17-04-12, 09:58 PM
looks great man, wheels look amazing and its super clean!

Thanks Dave! Appreciated. I am very happy with her!

Couple of pics.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-sa8Bi5xTU4w/T41Ido6kq4I/AAAAAAAABgw/SijOF1j50Lk/s800/R32%2520rear%2520wheel%2520%25281%2520of%25201%252 9.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-OfPtqWmqnUI/T41IeoaPQtI/AAAAAAAABg0/lgZbOpr-FsI/s800/R32%2520Rest%2520%25281%2520of%25201%2529.jpg

Tarik-TJS
01-05-12, 02:39 AM
Looking good! :D

muncher
01-05-12, 11:10 AM
Dodo juice clay and lube

haha that sounds sexy!

How much of a difference does the Dynamat on the drivers door make? Less rattles / driving noise?

dainese
01-05-12, 11:21 AM
Looking good! :D

cheers!


haha that sounds sexy!

How much of a difference does the Dynamat on the drivers door make? Less rattles / driving noise?

haha. except the clay part... dont know what id do with that....?

yeah, its worth it. especially on some jap cars, where the doors dont thud as well when closing, this will dampen the resonation and improve sound quality of speakers too.

if you can get it discounted, or you have some spare money wanting to add a simple yet effective mod, this is worth a look. For serious audio enthusiasts and pros, this is standard issue requirements.

I never had rattles from the doors (just everywhere else!) so can't comment on that. The R isn't too noisy anyway. But lexus, mercs, falcons and commys are much quieter than mine

dainese
01-05-12, 11:26 AM
a few more pics from the dyno day:

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-CQHNQBf4T-A/T56LRoMx4qI/AAAAAAAABmc/_EtCmgkaJBg/s800/DSC_0750.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-93-TKM9Pdqk/T56LSdKZ_MI/AAAAAAAABmg/Owfjh9X9DFI/s800/DSC_0761.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/--PPL9cIRGM4/T56LTtSj9xI/AAAAAAAABm8/pGsNCjeW9q4/s800/DSC_0764.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-fZ0pKPFGGGE/T56Lf3qQNEI/AAAAAAAABog/2tB3hx-sVBQ/s800/DSC_0789.jpg

Will upload a video later!

muncher
02-05-12, 11:21 AM
cheers!

except the clay part... dont know what id do with that....?

yeah, its worth it. especially on some jap cars, where the doors dont thud as well when closing, this will dampen the resonation and improve sound quality of speakers too.

if you can get it discounted, or you have some spare money wanting to add a simple yet effective mod, this is worth a look. For serious audio enthusiasts and pros, this is standard issue requirements.

I never had rattles from the doors (just everywhere else!) so can't comment on that. The R isn't too noisy anyway. But lexus, mercs, falcons and commys are much quieter than mine

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/2695/9032b.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/215/9032b.jpg/)


:lol:

Thanks for the info, might give it a shot. Blue looks so good in those last photos! Keep the updates coming!

drunkdoctor
02-05-12, 04:52 PM
[QUOTE=dainese;1128634]Taillights :
http://img.tapatalk.com/7a6e6c4b-90a1-5200.jpg

Love the car! Also, is that Pierre's S3?

dainese
02-05-12, 11:27 PM
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:lol:

Thanks for the info, might give it a shot. Blue looks so good in those last photos! Keep the updates coming!
haha. clay


[QUOTE=dainese;1128634]Taillights :
http://img.tapatalk.com/7a6e6c4b-90a1-5200.jpg

Love the car! Also, is that Pierre's S3?

thanks!

Yep, the one and only. How you know?

drunkdoctor
03-05-12, 12:24 PM
me and Pierre go way back... well sorta, im one of the vdub boys from melbourne and have met him a few times... his cars are pretty sweet (red mk4 golf and his current s3)

VW Nationals this year?

dainese
03-05-12, 01:00 PM
me and Pierre go way back... well sorta, im one of the vdub boys from melbourne and have met him a few times... his cars are pretty sweet (red mk4 golf and his current s3)

VW Nationals this year?

Ahh nice.

Possibly. Its a bit tiring to stand around for hours on end. But its still god fun and plenty of nice cars and people.

dainese
13-06-12, 08:14 PM
Haven't had an update in a while - been quite busy, so not much happening I guess.

Dodo Juice Purple haze wax
No pics

Wash, 951 Aqua Wax, and 921 Fast clean and shine
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1nEWXZ1lS8o/T9hXB8EVd1I/AAAAAAAAB1I/w0cQiy0wz6s/s800/good%2520paint.jpg


Also fitted Continental ExtremeContact DW's to the front. They are a lower profile and has alleviated the scrubbing issue, despite lowering the front coils by 4 full turns. Wheels also look a bit better and front and rear looks more even (sidewall).
Tyres are great too. and plenty of outright grip in wet and dry. Even tracks very straight over big puddles or bodies of water.

Pics from VW Nationals 2012
I actually won the best Mk4 category (although there wasn't a huge turnout (from watercooled VW's anyway).

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-ytJnEoT1KQo/T8YgkLgWV-I/AAAAAAAABzg/HJfbf-7nbAA/s800/181255_449687465042813_2026531891_n.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-MzZZR_RGQME/T8YgubSsbJI/AAAAAAAABzo/TzvS83sD4p4/s800/392542_439166379427003_293937823949860_1604262_211 82419_n.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Y1oDwg4uOSE/T9hXAD-a6bI/AAAAAAAAB1A/221P4uks5yc/s800/542151_237751986339545_161863752_n.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-_ayxkZ_-aj4/T8Yg8cd3lZI/AAAAAAAAB0E/Phrx1w0WjSw/s800/IMG_9778-vi.jpg


Thanks for visiting.

Have a good one!

ksubi++
14-06-12, 02:25 AM
Looks the good!

I've seen this parked at Stocklands Mall lol. Out the back, away from everyone else.

dainese
14-06-12, 02:21 PM
Looks the good!

I've seen this parked at Stocklands Mall lol. Out the back, away from everyone else.

Thanks mate.

Yeah of course! Its the ONLY way to park!

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Tarik-TJS
25-06-12, 05:57 PM
I still love that blue color with those wheels, great combo! :D

dainese
27-06-12, 12:01 AM
Thanks guys;

Found another photo:

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-1kpKNvujdCg/T-mxfReBHQI/AAAAAAAAB3c/OohxrC6kL_0/s800/img_4185.jpg

Gorilla
27-06-12, 12:32 AM
looks great! My hood! Fairfield Markets! hehe

dainese
09-07-12, 01:14 PM
looks great! My hood! Fairfield Markets! hehe

Thanks Shane!
I grew up in Bossley Park (and my mum is still there actually)

Im running Gorilla nuts on the SSRs. ridiculous that it was a challenge to get M14 x 1.5 nuts with a spline locking nut. but gorilla nuts have done the trick ever so well. great quality and they are simply perfect!
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Recent shot opportunity that I saw as I was driving past;

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-vLN8G8bBpBE/T_o-Ng1Me_I/AAAAAAAAB30/Jr8Zuf79PAo/s800/Justin%252032%2520Abandoned%25202%2520%25281%2520o f%25201%2529.jpg

Tarik-TJS
16-07-12, 04:21 AM
Nice shot, good use of the perspective of the roof of that building!

dainese
29-07-12, 10:01 PM
Nice shot, good use of the perspective of the roof of that building!

Thanks Tarik! Took a few and that was the most interesting one...

A few more;

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/3050/dsc0052ttc.th.jpg (http://img99.imageshack.us/i/dsc0052ttc.jpg/)

http://img28.imageshack.us/img28/6430/dsc0062zzd.th.jpg (http://img28.imageshack.us/i/dsc0062zzd.jpg/)

http://img534.imageshack.us/img534/2513/dsc0072bn.th.jpg (http://img534.imageshack.us/i/dsc0072bn.jpg/)

http://img853.imageshack.us/img853/8964/dsc0085kc.th.jpg (http://img853.imageshack.us/i/dsc0085kc.jpg/)

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3281/dsc0091fp.th.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/dsc0091fp.jpg/)

Tarik-TJS
30-07-12, 06:40 PM
Graffiti always looks good combined with a car! Nice shots ;) !

dainese
13-08-12, 10:48 PM
Thanks Sir.

And more;

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-s-RpOuGV7zA/UCejXony3wI/AAAAAAAACAk/sUolVmbd8io/s800/32ramp.JPEG

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-lyCci-s-3RM/UCjaas6o3xI/AAAAAAAACCM/miMyPfggBb0/s800/DSC_0078-2.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-C_cq4YQkxsg/UCjablq_JJI/AAAAAAAACCE/vTitjFmfvZc/s800/DSC_0094-2.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-U9WnlO76Fjs/UCjae1xae0I/AAAAAAAACCU/sruBJW--yRc/s800/DSC_0166-2.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-_64-r0dfdIA/UCrcpIuCZTI/AAAAAAAACEU/0byR0kVsdtI/s800/R32cornerupramp.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/--cC9c0d9eCQ/UCrcckBBp3I/AAAAAAAACDs/5SocUMQyvNE/s800/DSC_0114-2.jpg

dainese
19-08-12, 07:00 PM
Thanks everyone. So happy with it currently.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-GQDWvvFMYCQ/UDCcB_rj6fI/AAAAAAAACFs/TSo6n-2WTCU/s800/DSC_0039.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-PS7lKiV3FxM/UDCcBVWPytI/AAAAAAAACFk/zl9xqrEIFmA/s800/DSC_0047.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7rGITtO7PKA/UDCcBW4fXuI/AAAAAAAACFo/UGpo5cCk_2Y/s800/DSC_0059.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-bkmGxdbXxSM/UDCcKnZScHI/AAAAAAAACGA/wh2KyIwvS6s/s800/DSC_0071.jpg

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-AEstC3UCShA/UDCcJxEkiiI/AAAAAAAACF8/hJoSsyv0Cnk/s800/DSC_0073.jpg

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-s9stmrB0KtQ/UDCcKzqiXSI/AAAAAAAACGE/ydjmHzJgXyU/s800/DSC_0076.jpg

Gorilla
19-08-12, 07:05 PM
AMazing man!!! Love it.

Where are those last pics taken

Woggster
19-08-12, 07:29 PM
Where are those pics taken? Botany?

dainese
19-08-12, 11:39 PM
Yep, Port Botany

Tarik-TJS
20-08-12, 03:59 AM
Stunning photos! And still an amazing car!:D

dainese
10-09-12, 09:18 AM
cheers;
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-E6ICJohfb1M/UE0UKbF1VLI/AAAAAAAACKE/kMNRU81h5t0/s800/DSC_0608.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-9LKtM37abxQ/UE0UKMVLBrI/AAAAAAAACKA/ii4ydoXunp0/s800/R32CornerHDR.jpg

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-2F1VUiGR-nw/UE0UKenkK1I/AAAAAAAACKI/K32gHLDGUuc/s800/R32SideHDR.jpg

32RVW
14-09-12, 01:05 AM
Hi Justin,

I will never forget that day I saw your amazing MKIV R32 at CCP :) The aggressive stance= WIN :D

Looking bang on as always Justin! Such a fantastic photoshoot and location.. Would you mind sharing?

dainese
18-09-12, 06:54 AM
Hi Justin,

I will never forget that day I saw your amazing MKIV R32 at CCP :) The aggressive stance= WIN :D

Looking bang on as always Justin! Such a fantastic photoshoot and location.. Would you mind sharing?

Cheers sir.

The site is purnell motors - abandoned, Princes highway, Arncliffe

Sent from my Galaxy Nexus using Tapatalk 2

tim33h
18-09-12, 07:16 AM
Great photos !
I grew up in 2176 as well :)

Tarik-TJS
21-09-12, 12:53 AM
Beautiful architecture :) .

dainese
04-11-12, 06:06 PM
So not much happening I guess. Been so busy with everything else.

Got the bumper sprayed and filled. Something I was wanting to do years ago. Looks really nice though.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-jK4Clr3OgFs/UJYCD7xZ_GI/AAAAAAAACL0/JvcuqAhh6o0/s800/IMG_20120918_082808.jpg

Another couple of shots. Note the new centre caps. may look into getting shorter wheel nuts eventually.

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gDwfivsyNKA/UJYB2eG-cTI/AAAAAAAACLg/dItp--erlkQ/s800/IMG_20121011_184056.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Ry3Ue4mGJ9s/UJYB2tRgneI/AAAAAAAACLk/kpIJQkE0Njc/s800/IMG_20121011_184048.jpg

Had some drawn out dramas with pedal feel, and it seems to be ok now. Maybe im used to it now. But got the discs machined, and put in some new EBC Red Stuff pads. They look good, have better bite than the Akebonos, and feel is fine too. They are still fresh, and there is some mild low speed creeping squeaks.

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-7iWTjtgZfLo/UJYB2Va9UrI/AAAAAAAACLc/dqqTwOw5WZc/s800/IMG_20121103_171605.jpg
A clay and Another coat of sealant and waxes is due but so busy.