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GTS Tdi

Postby Wingnut701 » Thu May 07, 2020 1:10 pm

Just starting this thread as I feel I will be showcasing every small bit done...
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Please, if it’s not to your liking... Keep it to yourself :lol:
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Wingnut701 » Sat May 09, 2020 2:22 pm

Couple more from my essential trip out.

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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Alien_IROC » Sat May 09, 2020 7:32 pm

Good color for a GTS!
Have planned a wheel change?
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Wingnut701 » Mon May 11, 2020 3:52 am

Alien_IROC wrote:Good color for a GTS!
Have planned a wheel change?


Thanks!
Yeah, I plan on some 19’s but unsure on what... I’d love some Porsche wheels on it but I don’t intend on going any lower so might just look stupid. Some optional mk7 golf 19’s would suit it too I reckon!
Spoiler extension and sideskirt splitters next and removing the stripes...
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby DJC013 » Mon May 11, 2020 10:48 am

Very nice !! :yes:
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Wingnut701 » Mon May 11, 2020 7:14 pm

DJC013 wrote:Very nice !! :yes:

Thanks!!
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Alien_IROC » Tue May 12, 2020 8:13 pm

Wingnut701 wrote:
Alien_IROC wrote:Good color for a GTS!
Have planned a wheel change?


Thanks!
Yeah, I plan on some 19’s but unsure on what... I’d love some Porsche wheels on it but I don’t intend on going any lower so might just look stupid. Some optional mk7 golf 19’s would suit it too I reckon!
Spoiler extension and sideskirt splitters next and removing the stripes...


Very good plan! Your lowering level is good, but perhaps with 19" need a little bit more low!
GTS stripes are over the paint, right?
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Wingnut701 » Wed May 13, 2020 8:58 pm

Yep! Stripes are an OEM thing... GTS’ had them unless specced not to.
I reckon if I went 20’s with a 35 tyre and an 8.5 with ET30... It wouldn’t look so bad.
It handles so much better now tho.
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Cuprabob » Wed May 13, 2020 9:10 pm

Wingnut701 wrote:Yep! Stripes are an OEM thing... GTS’ had them unless specced not to.
I reckon if I went 20’s with a 35 tyre and an 8.5 with ET30... It wouldn’t look so bad.
It handles so much better now tho.


With 20's you would normally go for a 30 profile tyre.
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Wingnut701 » Mon May 25, 2020 3:09 pm

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Private plate on finally...
Plates from AW Tuning shortened and dark tint on the front and light on the rear...
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Wingnut701 » Mon May 25, 2020 3:11 pm

Cuprabob wrote:
Wingnut701 wrote:Yep! Stripes are an OEM thing... GTS’ had them unless specced not to.
I reckon if I went 20’s with a 35 tyre and an 8.5 with ET30... It wouldn’t look so bad.
It handles so much better now tho.


With 20's you would normally go for a 30 profile tyre.


It all depends on what width as I want to try and have them more flush and close that arch gap up a bit... Wider tyres on a 30 or slightly narrower on a 35...
Choosing wheels is the hardest bit. :rolleyes:
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Cuprabob » Mon May 25, 2020 7:38 pm

Wingnut701 wrote:
Cuprabob wrote:
Wingnut701 wrote:Yep! Stripes are an OEM thing... GTS’ had them unless specced not to.
I reckon if I went 20’s with a 35 tyre and an 8.5 with ET30... It wouldn’t look so bad.
It handles so much better now tho.


With 20's you would normally go for a 30 profile tyre.


It all depends on what width as I want to try and have them more flush and close that arch gap up a bit... Wider tyres on a 30 or slightly narrower on a 35...
Choosing wheels is the hardest bit. :rolleyes:


On a 20" rim with a 35 profile tyre, the width would have to drop to a 195/35 or 205/35 to maintain the OEM rolling radius as to not upset the gearing / speed.

With 20" rims, 30 profile is the way to go, either a 235/30 or 245/30 would look good.

Good luck with your search for wheels.
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Wingnut701 » Tue May 26, 2020 1:10 pm

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On a 20" rim with a 35 profile tyre, the width would have to drop to a 195/35 or 205/35 to maintain the OEM rolling radius as to not upset the gearing / speed.

With 20" rims, 30 profile is the way to go, either a 235/30 or 245/30 would look good.

Good luck with your search for wheels.[/quote]

Thanks man!
Yeah... I use that ‘willtheyfit’ website to check clearances and all that jazz...
Hoping it’s accurate :shrug:
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Wingnut701 » Sat May 30, 2020 5:30 pm

DE-STRIPED!
This was before a major polish so apologies. It looks clean tho...
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Waiting on my Maxton delivery and what wheels...
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Re: GTS Tdi De-striped and Re-striped

Postby Wingnut701 » Sun Jun 28, 2020 1:44 pm

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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Dreamer » Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:14 pm

Very nice job

What snow foam is that?


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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Wingnut701 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 3:59 pm

Thanks!
It’s called Alien Magic purple haze! It is incredibly clingy too, not just a pretty colour!
I finished it off with a coating of meguiars polish and soft wax, then a coating of Auto finesse Lavish ceramic coating snowfoam and a gentle rinse off.
It beads so well and any dirt is just washed off by the rain!
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Telwick » Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:47 pm

Love the car! What front splitter do you have fitted? Is it OEM or something you have fitted?
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Re: GTS Tdi

Postby Wingnut701 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:10 am

Thanks! I appreciate it!
It’s a Maxton gloss black splitter that’s been trimmed to clear my work car park ramp! I cut the front edge and profiled it to match the angled parts...
(I hit the ramp and snapped a bit off so had no choice)
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