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chrispy9

US Spec Polo 6n

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chrispy9

So I have been around for sometime now and still haven't managed to get my own build thread on the go so though i might as well crack on with one.

So here goes,

I bought the car way back in Oct 2008..

It was running Schmidt TH-Lines 15x7.5 front 15x8 rear with a smoothed handle on the boot and two grilles smoothed off the 16v front bumper, other bits have been smoothed like door sills and sills behind rear lights. The car was also running 6n2 red rears and clear indicators at the time as well. And of course you cant miss the colour coded Thule roof box ;)

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That was when I first got the car, then I decided to change a few things around to make it my own.

So off to the body shop it went for a touch up!

Got a US spec Tailgate form a close pal of my Mr Phil Tighe! and smoothed the handle off, I also had the number plate recess smoothed off the front bumper :) also purchased a HID H4 6k kit which got fitted at the same time.

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The car stayed that way for some time, then I decided to change the wheels as I still didn't feel like it was my car.

And after a long long chat with Mr Tighe he managed to get me in touch with a chap who had his old wheels. I also went for a set of crystal powerlook headlights and indicators running a HID H7 6k kit.

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Work Equip 03's

Front - 15x8 et 22 185/45/15 tyre

Rear - 15x9 et 20 195/45/15 tyre

The polo then stayed that way for sometime, then changed a few things:

Opted for a mk5 polo GTi splitter

Fitted a Momo Team 280mm

Standard front orange indicators

6n2 euro spec red left hand rear light.

I then had a photo shoot for FastCar magazine last summer. J-EURO yO!

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Then once the mag was published I set out making a few more changes:

Went back to standard headlights - set up as running lights

Fitted a gold snap off boss steering wheel boss

HEKO wind deflectors

Standard VW badged grille

The splitter was wrap with 3M carbon but didn't last very long due to speed bumps :(

Got hold of some 16v front fogs which i wrapped with yellow Lamin-X

Fitted JAP/US spec rear lights

Broadway rear view mirror

Converted from wheel bolts to wheel nuts - Currently running Gold lightweight tuner wheel nuts

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The front is 25mm lower now but apart from that this is where the car is at now, I was aiming for a JAP inspired theme but there are a few polo's going through that phase that I have decided to go for something new. Hence the thread name "US Spec".

Hopefully with the plans I have in mind I will manage to pull it off :) here are a few of the plans but the rest of them are a close kept secret between a handful of pals:

Repair smoothing on tailgate

Get rid of rust on all arches, both side sills and sills under rear lights

Side skirts

Hybrid polo front bumper

Polish Work Equip 03's

Few carbon goodies

Black leather rear bench with headrests

Black suede door pillars and headliner

Thats it for now... What else I have planned will be revealed once completed :ninja:

With the plans I have in mind they will all be taking place over the winter, and will be ready in time for Ultimate Dubs! Just hoping to secure and inside spot :)

Hopefully I haven't bored you with all the pics and details, and I hope you like the progress so far.

Peace Out.

Edited by chrispy9
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lamby

fucking awesome mate.

some really good photos there..Well done

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chrispy9
fucking awesome mate.

some really good photos there..Well done

Thanks bud.

Most of them taken by myself, do tend to get a bit snap happy lol.

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mk4mike1.4

love it mate really really tidy and i love that you have kept the vw badge on the front works real well good job

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chrispy9
love it mate really really tidy and i love that you have kept the vw badge on the front works real well good job

Cheers dude.

I prefer the look too, just diff from the usual de badged front, like to try and stand and and be different.

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indy231

THE BEST U.S. spec 6N there is, and there is still plenty more to come.

It's no surprise you have so many followers :ninja:8-)

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chrispy9
THE BEST U.S. spec 6N there is, and there is still plenty more to come.

It's no surprise you have so many followers :ninja:8-)

Your too kind my brother! :lol:

And yes the future is very bright for the polo :ninja:

I like to lead not follow :lol:

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indy231

Also there was a comment on your thread on edition which made me lol. Was so direct. No explanation needed.

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chrispy9
Also there was a comment on your thread on edition which made me lol. Was so direct. No explanation needed.

LOL! Pure perfection if I'm honest.

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Matt.G

Wasn't this JDM the other day? Hahaa

I do love it though <3

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chrispy9
Wasn't this JDM the other day? Hahaa

I do love it though <3

Yerp, lol... Moving away from that now ;)

Thanks dude :)

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dirt_monkey

Have you considered, (probably), some bumper mounted running/sidelights? For the real US look

Not the LED strip, the amber jobbies on the side

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As also seen here

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Pretty sure its never been done on a polo!

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chrispy9
Have you considered, (probably), some bumper mounted running/sidelights? For the real US look

Not the LED strip, the amber jobbies on the side

33034d1242338239-led-audi-style-daytime-

As also seen here

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Pretty sure its never been done on a polo!

I have looked into having running lights in the bumper... Carl "Po*Low*" has done it on his 8v front bumper

It all depends what bumper i decide to run next year i guess :?

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act23

roof box looks quality mate ftw nice one

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chrispy9
roof box looks quality mate ftw nice one

The roof rack will make an appearance again next year but no box i don't think.

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indy231

LHD conversion needed :ninja: :ninja: :lol:

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chrispy9
LHD conversion needed :ninja: :ninja: :lol:

:ninja: import :lol:

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mister2b

Really smart looking polo - love it, one question though - The car is actually a UK car right, since it's rhd - what's with the law on removing the front plate?

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indy231

It's illegal to have no front plate, most people take it off for pictures, or if your bare asian like Chris you just don't run it at all.

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chrispy9
It's illegal to have no front plate, most people take it off for pictures, or if your bare asian like Chris you just don't run it at all.

Mr brother your right.

Totally 'G' yO!

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Po*Low*
Have you considered, (probably), some bumper mounted running/sidelights? For the real US look

Not the LED strip, the amber jobbies on the side

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As also seen here

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Pretty sure its never been done on a polo!

I have looked into having running lights in the bumper... Carl "Po*Low*" has done it on his 8v front bumper

It all depends what bumper i decide to run next year i guess :?

I'm ON IT :p

+ my car is in the same boat as yours really as some people say mines more U.S the JDM but then others say its my JDM then U.S

Edited by Po*Low*

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wellse6n2

it is a good idea for the running lights in the bumper.

thats what I'm doing with mine. but the running lights cost an absolute fortune from the states. couldnt believe how much they wanted just for a clear lense and a orange bulb! then still got to tint the lense then cut out the bumper where there going to go then tap into a power source to light them up.

really is alot of work but I'm past the point of no return now lol

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getmoregetmint

chrispy, hows about fast blinking indicators? for that real US vibe. Not sure how hard it would actually be tbh

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Kuszpit
chrispy, hows about fast blinking indicators? for that real US vibe. Not sure how hard it would actually be tbh

lol break one of the bulbs and it will do it itself lol :p

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VDubber23

Loving this car, so clean and just awesome, and the wheels are shweet :D

Regarding the running amber lights on the bumper, I saw 'Chubby''s old matt black 6n in Bedford the other day (dunno if anyone knows who owns it now) but the new owner had made it so his front indicators are constantly on like the running lights mentioned here, looked pretty good imo dunno what happens at a junction mind... :paranoid:

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