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    Hi guys and girls, im new here and i own a 2004 black GTI 180, Im a 21yo female and love Pugs, this is my second one. I have just finished doing some mods to it, i just put on some custom 18" chrome Wheels, got white line to make me up some springs for it, and today i got a custom mandrel bent titanium exhaust with the orginal tips left on to make it look stock. Tomorow im going to fit a K&N pod filter on it with custom box, if anyone has any mod ideas or anything else send me a reply

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    i like the sound of it, its good to see girls getting in on the car scene, would love to see it

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    Welcome to that's some serious mods going on there ... drop over to 206gti.net if you want the lowdown on filters etc.

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    I just read that again .. "titanium exhaust" ... who does that and what would it cost ... it's either a wind-up and a sh!t load of money.
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    I asked around Adelaide for info on a titanium muffler. No one wanted to hear of it! apparently its a real to weld and bend

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    theres a place in brisbane that does them, they cost a bit though

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    Gawd you've got a fair bit of wedge to spend there! Have you considered a quick shift kit to help the gear change? You can get them from Griffiths Engineering - http://www.griff-eng.co.uk/ A few of us from 206gti.net have them and swear by them!

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    So what are the benifits of doing these mods.
    love to see a photo of the car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeighO
    I asked around Adelaide for info on a titanium muffler. No one wanted to hear of it! apparently its a real to weld and bend
    Leigh, you're not wrong. We do some titanium welding at work, it has to be welded in a neutral atmosphere, and is usually welded in a closed environment full of Argon gas. Titanium isn't cheap, Argon isn't cheap! Same with bending, titanium is an awesome material strength/weight wise but it 'work hardens' very easily so you got to get the right amount of bend in it without too many goes at bending i.e y'know when you repeatedly bend/straighten/bend a thin piece of steel it eventually snaps, with titanium it takes less repetitions, though unlike steel it doesn't break easily, but rather becomes very very stiff to bend. As long as you're not the poor bugger working with it, it's a fantastic material though!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jastanis
    Leigh, you're not wrong. We do some titanium welding at work, it has to be welded in a neutral atmosphere, and is usually welded in a closed environment full of Argon gas.
    I have a band made from Titanium and Platinum, "good" jewellers don't mind working with either, but it does take longer and setting stones in Titanium is not simple ...

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    Titanium? Isn't that what makes Superman go all weak at the knees? (No, wait, that's Kryptonomicon, isn't it?)

    Welcome to the jungle, launchpug -- why the exhaust treatment? And what does a 180 cost a 21-y-o to insure in Qld?
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    Quote Originally Posted by launchpug
    Hi guys and girls, im new here and i own a 2004 black GTI 180, i just put on some custom 18" chrome Wheels, if anyone has any mod ideas or anything else send me a reply
    .. Welcome launchpug. 2nd pug aye? what did you won before?
    I do however have a suggestion, change those heavy 18's for lightweight race style units, pugs and chrome..... well....
    BTW, how do all those changes affect your warranty, I hope this is not a prank, just curious.-Chris
    ... ptui!

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    Are serious 18" chrome rims!!

    How about selling your car & buying a lancer instead

    O yeah welcome to the forum

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    Welcome Launchpug

    Good to see some more young people with an interest in frenchys. If you are in Brisbane, you should come to our next meet up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jester_fu
    Short of that, i've heard throttle bodies suggested, and a bit of a teardown on the engine to balance different bits and replace with cast parts so you might get a few more revs. $$$$$$$$$
    I would have thought that the 180's engine, and most mass produced engines, would be made with cast internals as it's the cheapest. Forged internals would give greater strength and reliability for high revs?
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    I don't think the Quick Shifters from Griffiths engineering are made to fit the 180 anyway

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    Doh! I missed that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jester_fu
    Why would you need a quick shift kit? The linkages in the 180 and the gear shift in general is so far superior to the 138 it's not amusing. Seriously, didn't the guy's using the Yahoo! group that had QS kits fitted in their old 138's say they didn't feel the need in the 180? Thats what i remember... and having owned the 138 as well as the 180, i can vouch for the difference and the fact you don't actually need a QS kit.
    The linkages are superior because there are none - the GTi 180 uses a bowden cable system as oppsosed to the rod & lever arangement on the GTi 138 and base 206's.

    All the QS kit does is shorten the throw of the lever. It makes no difference to the quality of the shift. I've driven both and I still find that the throw length of the 180 is a bit too long for my liking espescially when compared to the throw of my 138 with the QS kit fitted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jester_fu
    ...and a bit of a teardown on the engine to balance different bits and replace with cast parts so you might get a few more revs...
    hahaha, you retard (i mean that in the nicest possible way)

    you dont put cast parts back into a motor - you put in forged items.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XsaraVTS
    hahaha, you retard (i mean that in the nicest possible way)

    you dont put cast parts back into a motor - you put in forged items.
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