My Red Startline

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My Red Startline

Post by Steo » Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:00 pm

Hello everyone,

First - quietening things down a bit

I just thought I would share with you the stages I went through to get my van to where is at now. I bought it when it was a year old with only 35 miles on it pre registered. I got it for a great price and I love it. Its a 1.6tdi 102 and I have owned all engines. I have done the whole lot with cars and bikes and decided I wanted a fully functional van - that in my opinion was built for me. Its taken me 3 years to decide and get to where I am. I am far from finished but I will keep you posted.
Ground clearance is critical and practicality important.
I have never used the rear cargo area.
First up was making it a bit quieter. I am 51 and have well over a million miles under my belt so I knew what I wanted but making things affordable and in everyone's reach was the plan. Might not be to everyone's taste but that's what makes us all different.
Side walls 3mm Bitumen pads, 4mm sound deading rubber cleaned off on Gaff Tape. Floor has original VW Rubber Mat, 2 layers of carpet. Wheel arches have vanstyle boxes. Bulkhead cab side have carpet trimmed wooden panels and reverse have memory foam bat mats. Cheap and hugely effective.
All doors sealing tight and rubbers always treated - always overlooked (no rattles)
To be honest the roof is not going to be an issue as there is going to be a monster ICE install in the future so the whole idea is air tightness and panel insulation. The cab doors will be done during the ICE install.
Finished off with quiet tyres.
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Re: My Red Startline

Post by Giddy » Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:21 pm

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Re: My Red Startline

Post by Steo » Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:48 pm

Thank you Giddy - its been a while lol

Next rear windows

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Re: My Red Startline

Post by Steo » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:08 pm

Next Front Grille

Wanted something different so I bought an Alltrack Grille. Dealer told me it wouldn't fit. Where did we hear that from before!!

My eldest son and I took on the challenge. The grille is part of the bumper on mine so we had to cut it off ever so gently. The top of the grille fits into the retainers no problem but the rest has to be Tec 7 work and 2 cable ties on the corners. We went with fitting the front fog lamps too. Very messy doing these as in fitting them to the bumper - anyway job done in half a day and looks fresh and different.

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Re: My Red Startline

Post by Steo » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:18 pm

Next Suspension -

In the end went with Eibach. Was seriously considering Bilstein but no to Coil Overs this time. I will fit Bilstein shocks at a further stage if available.

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Re: My Red Startline

Post by Steo » Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:31 pm

Next wheels and Tyres

Took me ages. Put a set of new 16 inch Fortaleza's on with Continentals. Lovely wheel but I had forgot the square driving feel Continentals give.
I wanted fast turn in with the right size but a 7 inch wide rim.
In with a set of OZ Rally Racing 17x7 with 215/45/17 Dunlop Sport Maxx RT2's.
Achieved fast turn in and mega low road noise.

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Re: My Red Startline

Post by Steo » Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:01 pm

Add some discreet Graphics

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Re: My Red Startline

Post by robblowen » Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:54 am

Good effort dude, I love the wheels!

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Re: My Red Startline

Post by Steo » Sat Jun 20, 2020 1:51 pm

Thanks Rob - I have a fair bit to go yet.

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Re: My Red Startline

Post by tkusnier » Tue Nov 17, 2020 10:49 pm

red, fastest :D :D :D

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Re: My Red Startline

Post by lokoli » Thu Dec 03, 2020 4:34 am

Looking forward to this build, very different approach with the wheels and they are looking awesome on the red paint!

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