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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby Shaun1982 » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:13 pm

Looks cracking mate! How much do you think you've dropped it?

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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby dimexi » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:47 pm

Just waiting for the day when you stick a Jet Engine on that thing and get it to fly... :p
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby Phil » Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:49 pm

Looks great Lee!
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby uklee » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:51 pm

Shaun1982 wrote:Looks cracking mate! How much do you think you've dropped it?

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Thanks ! :) . I measured the ride height before i started work and remeasured after 100 miles or so .So far - It's dropped by 32mm at the front and 28mm at the rear .
I set the rear height adjustment at midpoint when i fitted them and have +/- 20mm either way to play with. I'm gonna leave it to settle for another week and then i'll even it up :yes:

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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby metaljay » Mon Jun 16, 2014 3:56 pm

looks really really good.
Wish i had the balls to go down the spoiler route, i keep backing out last minute
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby Shaun1982 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:30 pm

I was expecting you to say more than that actually. Looks like more

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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby uklee » Tue Jun 17, 2014 3:33 pm

metaljay wrote:looks really really good.
Wish i had the balls to go down the spoiler route, i keep backing out last minute



Lol Really .. ? :eyepop: - You've fitted a big brake conversion , remapped the motor to Stage 2+ , loads of other mods and you're worried about fitting a cup spoiler ? :shrug:

Just do it Jay , a cup spoiler would really suit your car . It was one of the first things that i did and i am really pleased with the result . I get lots of positive remarks about it from other car enthusiasts too " sporty but not chavvy" is one of my favorite comments lol . If for some reason you didn't like it , then its less than an hours work to refit your original one :)

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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby metaljay » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:25 pm

uklee wrote:
metaljay wrote:looks really really good.
Wish i had the balls to go down the spoiler route, i keep backing out last minute



Lol Really .. ? :eyepop: - You've fitted a big brake conversion , remapped the motor to Stage 2+ , loads of other mods and you're worried about fitting a cup spoiler ? :shrug:

Just do it Jay , a cup spoiler would really suit your car . It was one of the first things that i did and i am really pleased with the result . I get lots of positive remarks about it from other car enthusiasts too " sporty but not chavvy" is one of my favorite comments lol . If for some reason you didn't like it , then its less than an hours work to refit your original one :)

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You can't really see any of the mods I've done though, fitting a spoiler is quite obvious haha.

My girlfriend thinks they look good, its just all my friends whom say ill ruin my car if i do it...
I thought it was glued in place? didn't think you could remove it easily?
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby Luke.08 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:29 pm

Yeah metaljay just go for it I have it on mine too. Bizzarly when I showed mine it wasnt well recieved on here but it a thing of its better in person I have no regrets getting mine fitted. All free of charge I may add
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby uklee » Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:18 pm

metaljay wrote: .....I thought it was glued in place? didn't think you could remove it easily?


It's held on by four studs and some double sided bonding tape (like the kind that holds the side moldings on) - whilst it's not a simple bolt on , it's by no means permanent
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby Luke.08 » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:17 pm

Mines glued (bonded) on
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby uklee » Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:54 pm

Taken directly from the VW Workshop repair guide (EKTA)
"Removing roof spoiler

Note -The side trim is not be removed.
– Remove rear lid trim and window frame trim → General body repairs, interior; Rep. gr.70.
– Disconnect connector -3-.
– Remove nuts -4-.
– Using wedge -T10383-, release adhesive tape -2- on left and right of roof spoiler -1-.
– Close rear lid.
– Pull roof spoiler -1- upwards -arrows- out of clips -2-.
– Remove existing adhesive residues using adhesive residue remover -VAS 6349-.

Installing roof spoiler
Fitting notes
t Use double-sided adhesive tape -D 438 515 A2- if adhesive tape was damaged during removal.
t Use rubber adhesive -D 002 100- when adhesive tape was not damaged during removal.
t If a roof spoiler is being applied for the first time on a new vehicle and newly painted surface, the procedure in → Workshop manual "Paint" ⇒ Paintwork repairs ⇒ Paint finish ⇒ Mouldings ⇒ Film should be observed.
t If a roof spoiler is removed and reinstalled, only use adhesive remover -D 002 000 10- to remove the adhesive remains.
t Ensure that bonding surfaces are free of dust and grease.
t The roof spoiler must be bonded in place immediately after cleaning.
t Remove protective backing immediately before installation. Working temperature approx. 21 °C.
l The rear lid is adjusted.
– Clean bonding surface -7- thoroughly with adhesive remover -D 002 000 10- immediately prior to bonding.
– Press roof spoiler clips -5- into rear lid.
– Check seating of seals -6-.
– Align roof spoiler -1- then remove protective backing of adhesive tape -2-
– Press roof spoiler on forcefully in area of adhesive tape -2-.
– Tighten nuts -3 and 4- in following sequence.
t First tighten centre nut -3-
t Then tighten both outer nuts -4-
t Finally tighten both inner nuts -4-
– Specified torque for nuts -3 and 4-: 6 Nm. "


The 'bonding' tape is just a couple of strips of double sided tape approx 10mm wide -like i said , about an hours work - max
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby uklee » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:43 pm

Today i got rid of the factory bonnet prop / stay and replaced it with a gas strut kit :D

It's a great little mod , and relatively cheap & easy to do :yes:

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In case you fancy doing the same , and because I'm so good to you lot - i've written a comprehensive 'How To' here > http://www.sciroccocentral.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=37&t=16760

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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby william@mss » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:07 am

uklee wrote:My next mod was one of the best 'value for money' things i've done to my rocco so far - a full LED interior lamp upgrade :)

I just followed the instructions is this thread http://www.sciroccocentral.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=16396 . I spent less than £25 and 30 minutes later the interior was transformed - i cant believe i've waited this long to do it !

After that , was probably the most intensive , but long overdue change so far - Lowering the car ! . What a massive difference ! :yes:
Just look back at the pic's of when i picked the car up on the 1st page in this thread and compare them to this :nod:

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I bought an MSS Streets Kit from William at MSS , and spent Saturday morning fitting it to the car on my driveway .

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To say i'm pleased with the results is an understatement :clap:

Lee :)
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby kanedingle » Fri Jun 20, 2014 2:13 pm

Looking good lee :)
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby roc82 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:22 pm

it looks awesome lowered!! :)
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby Spc » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:48 pm

The most beautiful Rocco i have ever seen :clap:
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby Randy4 » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:00 am

looks awesome, I'm so gonna get me some of those gas struts!
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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby octoplus » Thu Jun 26, 2014 4:20 pm

uklee wrote:My next mod was one of the best 'value for money' things i've done to my rocco so far - a full LED interior lamp upgrade :)

I just followed the instructions is this thread http://www.sciroccocentral.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=16396 . I spent less than £25 and 30 minutes later the interior was transformed - i cant believe i've waited this long to do it !

After that , was probably the most intensive , but long overdue change so far - Lowering the car ! . What a massive difference ! :yes:
Just look back at the pic's of when i picked the car up on the 1st page in this thread and compare them to this :nod:

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I bought an MSS Streets Kit from William at MSS , and spent Saturday morning fitting it to the car on my driveway .

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To say i'm pleased with the results is an understatement :clap:

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At the same time , i wanted to fill the arches out a bit more to get the right stance . I dont want to replace the GTS's 18" Thunder alloys - as i really like them , so i fitted a set of 4 x 12mm Hub-centric spacers , complete with longer bolts and locking bolts. The wheels are now flush with the arches and it looks really FAT - especially from the back :yes:

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For the benefit of other members on this forum I took loads of pics and notes during my install - i'm going to write up a full 'How to lower your rocco' over the new few weeks -
But for now I'm too busy having fun in this bad boy :hyper:

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Lee :)


Your rocco looks stunning! How does msskit feel compared to stock? Definitely a good fitment, surprised that the drop are almost as equal as coilover.


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Re: UK Lee's GTS build thread :-)

Postby uklee » Fri Jun 27, 2014 6:24 pm

Thanks for all the compliments :) . I really think that the car sits 'just right' now.

The drop is only 30-35mm or so ( so nowhere near what you could get with coil-overs ) , and to be honest is about as low as i would want to go and still remain reasonably practical for the UK's roads (speed humps , driveways etc) . I think that adding the spacers to fill the arches has made a massive difference too - and there's probably an element of the car now looking a lot more 'squat' that makes it appear lower than it actually is.

As for the effectiveness of the MSS Streets Kit , i do intend to give a full & frank review - but in the interests of fairness I'm waiting until i've completed the wheel alignment ( i wanted to give it time to settle & also to be able to set it up properly on our own wheel alignment kit at the R&D centre where i work) .

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