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cupra16vgeezer

cupra16vgeezer

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Drives : 205 gti 1.9..defected to the darkside!!!
Registration date : 2009-01-14

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PostSubject: the spanish invader! pic heavy   the spanish invader! pic heavy EmptyThu Jan 15 2009, 19:48

thought i'd do a proper project thread in the right section!

I bought my ibiza mk2 gti cuprasport 16v (longest name in the world!!) for all of 500 from the gaybay. it was cheap cos it was a CAT C registered damaged/repaired. It had a light rear ender in feb '07 and was back on the road in apr '07. there are signs of the damge still, plenty of overspray round the back end with the odd careless bit of primer here and there. also the boot shut lines don't match up at all! but none of this bothers me as one with this many miles(117k and MOT till may) in good nick would be a good 1500 quid or so!


anyhoo, here's a brief rundown on what i've done so far,


when I got it,

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I then sold my carlton and bought this lot;

KYB dampers X4
H&R progressive wound springs
OMP front & rear strut braces
ferrodo pads all round (ds2500 i think)
new oil/filter

the job of changing the suspension was made very difficult by way of me driving off with the locking wheel bolt adapter attatched and lost it! doh!! and also the good old VAG widow-maker allowed my car to roll completely off it!!affraid

I've also done my usual and stripped out most of the rear interior. as a bonus to me I discovered a total lack of any sound deadening in the boot floor/rear arches ect. saved me a job of taking it out anyway!afro

anyhoo, this is how it is now;

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front strut brace,
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and rear, (pre-interior strip out!)
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I then butchered the intake pipe, some 3" alloy pipe and a brand new pipercross air filter I had laying around and made this induction kit type thing. the lower half of the airbox makes a very good heat sheild! the ISV pipe is now relocated before anybody points it out!

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and it goes like this! (I know I know, I run like a spastic!)

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CaddyRage

Male Number of posts : 6348
Age : 38
Location : Ellington, near Huntingdon, cambs
Drives : T4 2.5tdi daily, 83 mk1 golf gti 16v, 92 mk1 Caddy project
Registration date : 2007-12-29

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Looks nice mate. I like it Cool

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cupra16vgeezer

cupra16vgeezer

Male Number of posts : 470
Age : 38
Location : Huntingdon
Drives : 205 gti 1.9..defected to the darkside!!!
Registration date : 2009-01-14

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PostSubject: Re: the spanish invader! pic heavy   the spanish invader! pic heavy EmptyThu Jan 15 2009, 23:46

Why thank you, thank you very much! when I put this same thread on edition38 3 people "looked" at it and that was all! confused

cambelt change coming soon. then i'm going to try and get some cash together form some bucket seats. eventually I want to make a false floor for the rear to put some decent component speakers in and keep road noise down on motorway trips, but without adding too much weight.
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Age : 34
Location : Sutton Bridge, Lincolnshire
Drives : mk2 golf gti 2.0 8v, mk2 golf gti 2.0 16v ABF, mk4 golf gt tdi
Registration date : 2008-02-16

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looks like it enjoys a thrash
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cupra16vgeezer

cupra16vgeezer

Male Number of posts : 470
Age : 38
Location : Huntingdon
Drives : 205 gti 1.9..defected to the darkside!!!
Registration date : 2009-01-14

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PostSubject: Re: the spanish invader! pic heavy   the spanish invader! pic heavy EmptyFri Jan 16 2009, 10:56

as anything with an abf would eh! afro I just can't help it sometimes, it just gets to 4k or so revs and normal poeple would change gear, this engine just wills you to keep the boot in!:cyclops: it's a curse I tells ye:affraid:
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Age : 32
Location : fens!
Drives : Rocco and Passat
Registration date : 2008-01-19

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looks cool, not that many seats on here. nice to see some.

any future plans?
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cupra16vgeezer

Male Number of posts : 470
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Location : Huntingdon
Drives : 205 gti 1.9..defected to the darkside!!!
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PostSubject: Re: the spanish invader! pic heavy   the spanish invader! pic heavy EmptyFri Jan 16 2009, 19:46

get some spacers on the rear cos ibiza's all have a 30mm narrower rear track than the front! but I forst need to get the locking wheel bolts off cos I drove off with my adaptor attatched to a wheel bolt..doh!!scratch

then i'd like to upgrade the discs to some black diamond grooved/drilled jobbies, then ultimately get the head ported and polished. that should see it handling as well as anything put there (errr..within reason anyway), stopping well and it should have a healthy 165-170bhp after head work.
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VW Mike

Male Number of posts : 2138
Age : 35
Location : Ramsey
Drives : LWB T5 and 69 bug - we will see who is fastest on the strip hey Mark ;)
Registration date : 2008-01-18

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looks sweet dude Smile

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