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Golf has been in a shop for about 2 weeks.

I dropped it off with new suspension parts for them to install while Ive been working out of town.

Just purchased stock replacement struts, mounts, and all that good stuff.
Picking it up next friday. Finally, I can feel comfortable while driving this thing.


As soon as I drive it home, the interior is getting stripped out.
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Sounds like a plan! Interior just getting stripped to redo it or what?
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Sounds like a plan! Interior just getting stripped to redo it or what?
Yeah. Going to replace rear cargo area carpet, headliner, and front seats.

Everything else will be taken out for a GOOD cleaning.


JUST bought new (new to me) carpet for the rear cargo area. Its in great shape, and only paid $45 (shipped)

Rear area was exposed to moisture, and ruined the carpet. I checked for rust, saw none.


Found a guy a few hours away that is parting out 2 golfs. Possibly going next weekend to pick him clean lol.
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You and your V dubs. Your never going to finish the ranger.
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This setup will be installed next weekend.
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Rear of car is up on jack stands.

Most of interior is ripped out.

Install of new suspension begins today.
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Rear suspension installed.

Golf is now in stinkbug mode.

I had to cut the muffler off as well. It was kinda in the way.
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You should put laminate flooring back there. It'd look ****.
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You should put laminate flooring back there. It'd look ****.
Thats EXACTLY what I was thinking about this evening. I discussed it with a friend.

We shall see.
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Quad round headlight grille arrived in the mail.

I need to order rad. support and round headlights to make the swap.
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What sound proofing, are you going there ?

Me, I think it would improve the ride comfort too !

Nice vehicle, one of VWs beat.
My wife just got a VW EOS, great little car.
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What sound proofing, are you going there ?

Me, I think it would improve the ride comfort too !

Nice vehicle, one of VWs beat.
My wife just got a VW EOS, great little car.
I have new carpet that I bought a while back, and Im going to install that after I get everything else finished.
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I have new carpet that I bought a while back, and Im going to install that after I get everything else finished.
Carpeting is nice and it helps too but since you have it all apart you should put in some Be-Quiet Mat under it all. The stuff is cheaper than the name brands and in the Ranger it is amazing. You donít have to cover the floor completely, although that isnít a bad idea, all you ned to do is large rectangles in the open areas, you may know that already.
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Carpeting is nice and it helps too but since you have it all apart you should put in some Be-Quiet Mat under it all. The stuff is cheaper than the name brands and in the Ranger it is amazing. You donít have to cover the floor completely, although that isnít a bad idea, all you ned to do is large rectangles in the open areas, you may know that already.
That does sound like a good idea.
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New tail lights arrived in the mail today.

Dont mind my foot.


The lights are almost brand new. Seller was giving them away FOR FREE. They came with pigtails, bulbs and all.

I gave him $25 to ship them. Steal lol.

Here is the quad round I got fairly inexpensive.

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Suspension is installed. Golf is lowered by roughly 2 inches.
Its not a huge difference, but definately noticeable in and out of the car.

Now I need an alignment. Ill snap some pictures today.
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Suspension is installed. Golf is lowered by roughly 2 inches.
Its not a huge difference, but definately noticeable in and out of the car.

Now I need an alignment. Ill snap some pictures today.
Is this a performance suspensions ?

Should end up a nice one.

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Is this a performance suspensions ?

Should end up a nice one.

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Yup. H&R springs. I believe they are also H&R struts.

Car handles better.

I had to re-use the old strut mounts (which I did NOT want to do)
Im hunting down VR strut mounts. I only need a few parts to complete it.

Then Ill have to take the suspension back off and install the new mounts.

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Ur toes are ugly. Did you get your grill from GAP or BFI? I ordered my brakes from GAP but always had plans to order from BFI. Their shirts are FAWESOME!
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would defiantly love to have a car like this to do a project. maybe someday.
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Ur toes are ugly. Did you get your grill from GAP or BFI? I ordered my brakes from GAP but always had plans to order from BFI. Their shirts are FAWESOME!
lol. Man toes.

I purchased it from a member on Vortex. To be honest, Ive never been on BFI's website.

Thanks for reminding me.

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would defiantly love to have a car like this to do a project. maybe someday.
Ive actually been surprised. They are more abundant than most people think.
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lol I did.

It was only my big toe.
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