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Old 02-27-2014, 05:05 AM   #1
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MK7 Golf 90 TSI Comfortline (AU)

Hello,

New to the forum, new to Volkswagen. Attached is pictures of my 90 TSI Comfortline Golf. Metallic Blue in Color, 4 door hatch. Stock purchase, but adding wheels, tint, roof rack, roof box, and side skirting. All to come.

Parts:
19" x 8.5" VMR 710 Wheels, gunmetal finish - pain to source in Australia $1599
225 35 R19 Falken Tyres $800
Genuine Roof Rack for Golf MK7 $340
Genuine Roof Box for Golf MK7 $380
Window Tinting $260


Sold stock rims and tyres for $600

To come:
Light duty hitch
Thule 4 bike hitch mount rack


Cheers,

Shaun
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Old 02-27-2014, 11:22 AM   #2
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Congrats!

I think one of your rims is missing a lock bolt.
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:05 AM   #3
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Yea good eye. At the time of the photo I hadn't added the 5th to each wheel. The stock "security" bolt didn't fit on new wheels. Since, I have added 5th stock size bolt to each wheel. Cheers
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:19 PM   #4
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I'm not much of a fan of aftermarket add ons but your additions do improve the look of the car quite dramatically.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:45 PM   #5
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A great example of how much difference the wheels can do. Thumbs up
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Old 03-01-2014, 04:38 PM   #6
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These pictures answered all my questions about what rims to buy. Have been drooling over the Ispiri ISR1 (matt graphite) rims for a while now, wich looks almost the same as your VMR:s. My thinking is over. These looks great! Have you considered som lowering?
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Old 03-02-2014, 12:27 AM   #7
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Thanks mates, I appreciate your comments!

It was a gamble, as I have never strayed away from aftermarket modifications before on new cars.

I have considered lowering? How much is too much? I think the Golf has excellent handling as it is, will lowering impact it negatively?

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Old 03-02-2014, 12:07 PM   #8
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Thanks mates, I appreciate your comments!

It was a gamble, as I have never strayed away from aftermarket modifications before on new cars.

I have considered lowering? How much is too much? I think the Golf has excellent handling as it is, will lowering impact it negatively?

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Well, what is too much is a matter of taste of course. I think if you get a even space all the way around the wheel arch it looks the best. But that's me.
Lowering the car will further improve the handling of your car but will reduce the comfort.
I have the so called Sport Chassie on my GT. It lowers the car about 15mm from standard but is still a comfy ride. In my oppinion it's not low enough but I will stick to it for now. I don't want to ruin the comfort to much because it's the familys daily drive.
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Old 03-05-2014, 09:13 PM   #9
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Damage to wheel, guess who

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Wife accidentally mis judged curb. I have a wheel guy who says they can buff out, Wheel Dr, charges $90 and claims they sand buff and match paint and clear coat finish.
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Old 03-05-2014, 10:39 PM   #10
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For that money I would let them do it . The wheel type you have is a good one to repair in the way they suggest. They cold easy grind down scratches on the rim, on the edge.

Much worse when the wheel is polished with just clear coat….type GTI 18” Detriots mk6. Bought one as spare part for about $850 after curbing…

Later I sent the curbed one to the “Wheelfixers” SE and paid $ 180 for 70% surface grinding + clear coat, nearly as good as new. Good to have one extra “in stock”.

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Old 03-06-2014, 03:54 AM   #11
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I hear you TheSwede, it is bound to happen isn't it? Thanks for the re-assurance on the wheel repair.

Yea it is nice to have that spare you are speaking of, I may consider that. But alas, it is just a "grocery go getter" vehicle.
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Old 03-06-2014, 12:26 PM   #12
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Looks very well on the new rims. Health to drive!
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Old 03-14-2014, 05:47 AM   #13
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Roof Box

Added the 340 litre roof box from Volkswagen. Black in color, hopefully will match the tint that will be added to the windows shortly.
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Old 03-19-2014, 04:24 AM   #14
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Those rims look damn nice man! Great buy!
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Old 03-19-2014, 07:44 PM   #15
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Wheels are a huge improvement, nice
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Old 03-24-2014, 09:52 AM   #16
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Hi mate. Nice looking car! My new TSI will arrive 3 weeks later. Can I ask you. Do you feel the ride too high after fitting the 18" wheel without sport suspension? Thanks.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:26 AM   #17
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Hi mate. Nice looking car! My new TSI will arrive 3 weeks later. Can I ask you. Do you feel the ride too high after fitting the 18" wheel without sport suspension? Thanks.
Hey mate, They are 19" wheels, and it still feels fantastic to drive. It's nicely stiff and corners smooth. I am not sure what the different is in Comfortline Suspension and the Sport Suspension...

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Old 03-28-2014, 03:29 AM   #18
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Those rims look damn nice man! Great buy!
Thanks mate! VMR Wheels
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:44 AM   #19
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Wife accidentally mis judged curb. I have a wheel guy who says they can buff out, Wheel Dr, charges $90 and claims they sand buff and match paint and clear coat finish.
Fixed wheel with a visit from http://www.touchupguys.com.au/ Turned out better than I had hoped. Took about an hour, $70.

I think I will keep their number handy for the future.
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:59 AM   #20
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Added Window Tint.

Added slightly darker "than normal" tint.

Pretty happy with the look so far. Does anyone have any experience with the Front, rear and side skirting you can buy to add the sporty look?
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