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  1. #51
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgpdoc View Post
    The participation in this thread is hilarious.
    That's how I always feel about my threads too

    But I'm just as guilty as everyone else because I read but hardly ever post.

    I really love your car though and read it every time there's an update

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    Yeah I do not know what they were thinking either, maybe some leftover hubs from the old days, maybe the same Polo platform, I dont know.

    Either way it is better for me, more options out there, for sure. Only thing is that i could change wheels among my other two cars, but oh well.

    Cheers

    Also for anyone that wishes to follow me on instagram, follow @mgpdoc


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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTynosaur View Post
    That's how I always feel about my threads too

    But I'm just as guilty as everyone else because I read but hardly ever post.

    I really love your car though and read it every time there's an update
    I myself do that sometimes too. Read but forget to post, especially when tired from work.
    But I try to change that

    Cheers, and thanks

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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    Love this little car!

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    So today I had a day off, from work, and thought, why not.
    Why not upgrade my exhaust system I mean. LoL.

    Put the car on the ramp





    So the OEM A1 1.6 TDi system, has no middle resonator as you can see.
    At first I was to change only the backbox, but then, I thought, F*ck it, I will go cat-back exhaust. OEM piping size is about 50mm (about 2inch).

    I thought we should go 63mm (2,5inch) but then I said again, F*ck it, let's go 76mm (3inch), cause who knows what engine this chassis might end up carrying in the future, LoL.

    So then, that was decided, transition from OEM one to the new one, under the driver's seat, and then, in the future, do the front section as well.
    While we cut the piping there, I thought, let's do a sound test just for fun.
    And then, was the time I lost my smile, LoL.

    I mean, seriously, ZERO DIFFERENCE, whatsoever, from oem condition.
    Yeah, no sound gains if you dont remove the front section I guess. I mean I am new to TDi world, but seriously, WTF ?

    Nevermind I thought, I would continue with the fabrication of the exhaust, make it proper, and look nice, and in the future, exhaust will be completed sometime I guess.

    First we had to make the transition from one to another



    With some love, it happened, and then tig-welded



    I would also use one v-band connection to remove the backbox when and if needed for cleaning etc etc



    My Russian welder took in charge



    Fittings made



    Backbox almost ready





    V-Band will go there nicely



    Placement on car



    In situ



    Artsy shot



    This was while test-fitting the pipes



    And some final shots with everything in place

    First from underneath









    And then from the back









    I love how it came out, and it is exactly what I was going for

    Hope you liked it too

    Cheers everyone

    Mike

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    surprised you didnt just straight pipe it being a tdi, looks so much better with the dual tips out back now
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    To be honest, I did think about it, a quick youtube research though on straight pipes on the 1,6TDi soon made me change my mind. It does not sound good by any means. The displacement surely does not help it sound good, does it. However, I dont like the idea of the dpf up front, and I do want to do something about it, sooner or later. Again, I have not found something bolt-on so custom will be the way again.

    So much for that warrantly of the new car, LoL


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    oh yeah didnt even think about the smaller motor size, cant wait to see the downpipe you guys make.
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    Love the details you do on your builds, would like to see it lower, but that's my taste, not yours. Cheers!

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    Totally love this and your Golf!
    Mad respect, man. Following both for sure.

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    Hmmmm do not tempt me.
    I am trying to keep this stock, LoL.

    Are these bolt-ons ? They do seem like it to be honest.
    The cooler would be nice behind that mask that I installed, hehe

    Quote Originally Posted by Nardo View Post
    Totally love this and your Golf!
    Mad respect, man. Following both for sure.
    Thank you sir. Be sure to follow my Audi RS4PRA project as well

    Quote Originally Posted by hinrichs View Post
    oh yeah didnt even think about the smaller motor size, cant wait to see the downpipe you guys make.
    Yeah, I cant wait either

    Quote Originally Posted by Robitussin View Post
    Love the details you do on your builds, would like to see it lower, but that's my taste, not yours. Cheers!
    Yeah, I would too, not sure the suspension can go any lower than that.
    I will try to go after the wheel installation, hehe

    Thank you

    Regards

    Mike

    Quote Originally Posted by Robitussin View Post
    Love the details you do on your builds, would like to see it lower, but that's my taste, not yours. Cheers!
    Yeah, I would too, not sure the suspension can go any lower than that.
    I will try to go after the wheel installation, hehe

    Thank you

    Regards

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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    So. Some more news.

    Ordered these from Rota Wheels UK, that hooked me up with an awesome deal



    in Flat Black 9,5x18 5x100 Et38

    Will try to run them with some 225.40.18s, and see where we go from there.

    Also ordered these





    Oh my dear fenders, we are gonna have a great time, LoL

    Cheers

    Mike


    Audi RS4PRA | VW Golf MKV GT-Y | Audi A1 SportBack

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    Quote Originally Posted by mgpdoc View Post
    Hmmmm do not tempt me.
    I am trying to keep this stock, LoL.

    Are these bolt-ons ? They do seem like it to be honest.
    The cooler would be nice behind that mask that I installed, hehe
    Yes sir specially developed for the 1.6 tdi
    You need an ECU tune to be able to run the turbo etc.

    It's a stage 3 tuningkit will get you around 175bhp and 365Nm torque.

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    How did I miss your thread?
    Noooo shame on me! I like this already.
    When is the straight six going in?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCG View Post
    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    LOL keeping this untouched . . . . sort of . . .


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    Suddenly, this happened , LoL





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    So, proper update then

    Received some boxes



    Familiar content inside





    Then this







    two sets of 5mm spacers to make room for calipers, and the shock absorber. Or so I thought.



    Used some P zero's 225.40.18 from my Golf



    Then, it was time to test fit the wheels onto the car



    First I used one 5mm spacer, no bueno. Thought of combining two spacers, still, no bueno. The clearance we wanted, came in three of them in a row, thus meaning I needed a 15mm spacer. The wheel was already very wide to begin with, and I already knew fenders would have to be pulled.

    Made some custom spacers then



    Amazing quality and fitment



    It was very tight







    At the back it was much better



    Then fenders were pulled, no cracks on the car colour with the fender roller, and things got much better. Here is how it looked afterwards







    Went out for a proper ride, but rubbing was huge on the front on the arches, so I knew 225.40.18 would not work

    So, sadly I knew what I had to do. Order some 215.35.18 rubber, and go from there. So I did, and lowered the car some more.

    215 on a 9,5

















    Cheers more to come

    Mike


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    Quote Originally Posted by mgpdoc View Post
    My Russian welder took in charge
    Every one needs a russian welder

    Jokes aside, that little car is looking really great, I like all of these OEM upgrades.

    Also, love the new wheels!

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    Fittment looks good on this!

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    looks great on the rotas, way more agressive now
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    Is there a way to endarken the tail lights?
    Lucas
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCG View Post
    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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    wait what?

    these are 5x100 meh

    why did they do that

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    Because it's based on a Polo, Pascal
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    Quote Originally Posted by LCG View Post
    High 21! It's like a high 5 but includes both hands, both feet and a boner.

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