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White 9n3 GTi


tomsPolo

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Hello,

I've been about on the forums for the last couple of years but never started my own post (really due to fact I've not had alot to document) but I thought I'd show my progress so far. I'll just post up all the decent photos I have over the last year of ownership.

Started in the polo game in January of 2014 with a blue 9n. Little 1.2 3 pot did me well for a year;

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but come January 2015 it was time to upgrade

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Went for a drive that day and took some pictures

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White gets dirty pretty quickly :-(

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So it was bath time (the first of many!)

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Small changes first:

Chrome on white rear badge and a polo sticker for the window

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First show I managed to get to - Ultimate Dubs 2015

600 mile round trip, will try get to more shows this year

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Bought lower honeycomb grills and had some 'fun' fitting them. Ended up taking a hacksaw to the thing

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Next came Milltek catback exhaust

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Dewipered (also hacked this off)

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Looks much tidier but a glass bung is on the todo list now

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Summer time and she got some AP coilovers. All the way down was the only option 8>)

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Painted the front badge and grill and got on the outdoor stand at Scottish Car Show 2015 with The DubSide

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Deletes (SAI and n249) tidies up engine bay

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New brake time

Old 288mm

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New 312mm discs just about fit under standard monzas

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Headed down to Edition38 in September(another 600 mile round trip), will definitely be going back this year!

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Bought milltek decat just after this but don't have any pictures. Sounds very rice

New tyres - Uniroyal Rainsport 3s - couldn't fault them!

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Winter bath time

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Have recently bought OZ superturismos. 17x8 et40(I think) for £125 :good:

Badly need refurbed but will sort that out in next pay day. Still to decide on what tyres to run as 205/40/17 were rubbing pretty badly.

Will post up more pictures once they're finished and back the car.

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Thanks for reading this far and would love to hear your thoughts and ideas for any future plans :)

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Hello, I've been about on the forums for the last couple of years but never started my own post (really due to fact I've not had alot to document) but I thought I'd show my progress so far. I'll just

wizardmanjm

Never even seen thus thread yet, I agree with Dean, the lower grilles look very nice in white...a bit different.

Cool rolling shot photo too!

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Been swapping and changing between the black honeycomb ones and the white original grills. I swapped back to white ones as they have a better flow for the intercooler until I get a front mount but as I painted them myself they're not a perfect colour match. Finally got round to drilling out the honeycomb ones and put the black ones back on. Lost passenger side on the motorway so bought a new one which wasn't hollowed out. Lost that one a week later on the motorway :-( . So now I'm running one black hollowed out honeycomb grill on the driver side and the white grill on passenger side until I decide which colour to stick with.

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Been over a year since I updated this thread so about time I uploaded some new pictures. 

Fitted the OZ Superturismos

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Felt out of love with them quite quickly and sold them after a week.

 

Back on the standard wheels for a drive to sunny Inveraray

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Picked up some new wheels. BBS RW003 17x8. Wheels were in a bad way when I bought them. Had just been rattle canned red and not treaded in anyway beforehand. 

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However the powdercoaters did a great job at bringing them back to a bright silver

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Fitted

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Scottish Car Show 2016

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Next on the list was to start a boot build to relocate the battery, making space in the bay for a single pass intercooler.

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Bolting down the battery tray

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Fitting a JL Audio 10 inch sub and amp to go along with the build

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Finished product - Battery and amp mounted underneath with the sub level with the boot floor

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Next was mounting the cooler 

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Starting to mock up some pipework (ft. bam inlet)

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The night before Edition38 the cooler and pipework was all finished

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Also picked up a freshly painted smoothed bumper, also fitted just in time for Edition

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Made it to Edition without any hiccups

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Fitted a bluemotion rear splitter, colour coded white and gloss black

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March came around and the weather started to dry up for just one day so we went on a road trip round the west coast of Scotland.

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That's all the updates I've got so far. I have sold the BBS RW003s and are getting shipped off next week. New wheels to go on soon :tongue:

I have been accepted on an indoor stand at the Scottish Car Show this year and will also be making the annual trip to Edition38 as well as Cumbria vag.

More updates to come

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