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    now that the purchase is complete I should introduce myself!

    Am a long time member in fact but that must've been killed in the great crash. Used to hang around here longing for a 205 GTi but current circumstances dictate something a little bit more reliable, hopefully.. knocks on wood.

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    After a little bit of searching I have finally picked up a 1997 Gti6 from another forum member. She's in need of a good polish on the outside but is all beautifl and fresh on the inside.

    Last night we had our first date and my good she can drive.... used to have a clio sport and although cant remember all the details exactly, the 6 puts just as many smiles on my face!

    Hoping to have her professionally cleaned up on the outside and will post pics then.

    And hopefully get to hang out with the Melbourne crew
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    Welcome mate. Great you are back. Lots of info was lost in the crash unfortunately.

    GTI6 are absolutely fantastic cars. Glad to see you got one.
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    good work .. show us some pics ? color ?
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    Welcome Vlad.

    I had my '6' for 13 years - wonderful beast.

    Stick with standard tyre sizes, use distilled water (mixed with coolant of course) in the radiator, and put a K&N pod on it - the sound is glorious.

    Check the condition of the mounting in the body work where the top engine mount attaches.

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    ^ I had read that installing pods/CAIs on these messes with the Heimholtz resonator and doesn't give any net gain? Ie you might gain some mid power at the expense of a softer top end and vice versa.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinityJayOne View Post
    ^ I had read that installing pods/CAIs on these messes with the Heimholtz resonator and doesn't give any net gain? Ie you might gain some mid power at the expense of a softer top end and vice versa.
    Oh - don't worry - no claims of any power gains are being made here... The pod brings the Heimholtz resonator to life though - if you've ever driven a twin Weber DCOE equipped Italian car you'll know what I'm talking about. 2700rpm and 5000rpm are glorious places to live. A K&N 57i kit is the trick.

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    Agreed. The sound is amazing.
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    first on the list will be suspension bits and brakes, everything else im happy with ... for now

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vlad View Post
    first on the list will be suspension bits and brakes, everything else im happy with ... for now
    Stick with standard bushes - the beauty of the 306 suspension is in the compliance (in a road car) and anything like nolathane bushes will loose this. If it was a track bitch it would be different.

    For brakes I went for DBA Slotted rotors and Ferodo DS2500 pads - the DS2500 are a track day pad and so need a couple of applications from cold to work fully but are great when warmed up. I managed to find a pad model that was very slightly larger than standard which minimised the formation of the lip on the edge of the disc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N5GTi6 View Post
    Oh - don't worry - no claims of any power gains are being made here...
    Well at least you're honest!
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    I feel I am obligated, nay, duty bound to demand pictures.

    I demand pictures!

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    I'll give her a wash first and then provide before and after, boys
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    Good enough!

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    Well done Vlad. Keep it all standard and find a good tight road up a mountain and your smile will hurt your ears. Remember , don't back off in corners as the rear wheel steer will bump you into the weeds..... pull the car thru with the front wheels, the rear will follow. Enjoy

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    Well, there she is!

    I was thinking about having her professionally detailed, but I think I can spend $600 better somewhere else.... a bit of elbow grease on a Sunday afternoon and it's not a bad result... sure, a pro will laugh but it'll do me just fine for now. all in all, very straight body with few very minor dents... the bonnet though.. paint is rough
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    Looks nice .. picked up any suspension yet ?
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    nah, money wait

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    I will second the advice on the bushes. Just go genuine. They are designed to work with the rest of the stock setup. Which is perfect for the road. Just had mine changed in a VTS and there great.

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    She's a beauty

    Have you experienced the passive rear steering yet?
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    yep, in a little speed control roundabout near my place. going through it at speed, just point and go, the rear tucks in nicely all by itself
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    I have some used parts if your interested mate flick me a pm

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    Hi vlad, u find a place to tint your windows?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrinityJayOne View Post
    ...the Heimholtz resonator...
    It's Helmholtz, BTW.

    Vlad, nice car. IMO the 306 is the nicest hatchback ever; as the GTi6 is probably the best 306...you have the best hatch ever!

    OK, the 205 is possibly better for pure driving fun, but if you have to have only one car, the 306 is tops.

    Cheers.


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