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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Let me know if they do have one for the sliding door, I'd very much be tempted!
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Will do, there’s a couple of other parts I need as well, hoping they have a mk5 in the showroom to have a look at. Want to see one in the flesh
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Wheels on, now it needs another touch from the lowering stick!
Couldn't decide between gunmetal or silver. After seeing it now, I think the silver would've looked better, but I prefer the gunmetal being a bit more subtle.

Bola B12, 18x8j et42, Michelin PS4 225/40.

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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Looking Good @BenXCIV ;)
You'll have to tell us how you get on with the ride ?
I'm downsizing from 19's, I've just got a set of 8Jx18's (245/40/18 Bridgestone's) myself, and will be fitting them next week after mine has its first MOT on Friday :D
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Cheers pal, slowly getting there!

What's the reason for downsizing, comfort?

I didn't know 245's were really an option for 8j
I'm not really a fan of the stretch tyre look - after getting 225's on mine, I'm definitely getting 235's next time... or maybe 245's now I know they fit 😅
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Don’t think they look too stretched buddy I’m running 225 PS4s on 8.5j and reckon that’s probably the limit of stretch I’d want to go too. Think the gunmetal was a good choice!


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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Comfort really I think mate
The reason I’ve got the 245’s Ben was they were on the Audi Alloys I bought.😂😂
they’re brand spanker Bridgestone’s, personally I probably would have bought 235/40/18’s as they would only have changed my current wheel diameter from 647.1mm to 645.2mm (0.29% Speedo error) whereas on the 245/40/18 it’s changing it from 647.1mm to 653.2 which is a 0.93% speedo error. I can live with that 😂
Although worth remembering that originally my Van from new came with 6x17” Alloys ET50 running 205/50/17’s (so it’s actually a 2.5% error) 😉
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Cheers Guy, maybe I should look on the lighter side - it gives me more room for extra lows! 😅

My stock alloys were 195/65/15, so I've done the same Ripley - 634.5mm up to 637.2mm (-0.42% speedo error)
235's will make mine even worse at -1.66% speedo error 😂
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Indeed buddy! You only just mentioned some suspension tweaks


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Re: SWB - Blackberry

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Fit a Touran/Life centre console arm rest. Seems to be leaning slightly more towards the drivers seat, but only barely enough to make the seat occssionally rub.

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Never been happy with the grey cab interior, so tried my hand at spraying/dying it to match the lower trims.

I followed a post on here for details - colour match is good but it doesn't seem overly scratch resistant to be honest.. maybe I should've top-coated it with something? 🤷
I'll likely get the pillars & shelf flocked eventually anyway.

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Re: The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.

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Upgraded to the Whiteline rear ARB.
Not sure I had too much issue with roll, being a SWB, but can't hurt can it 😅

I've also just seen darkside sell a front strut brace.. another upgrade that probably won't do much, but is an easy bolt on.. so might as well? 😅


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Wasn't sure which end was soft/stiff when first installing it, I've since relocated to the 1st (stiffest) hole.
After seeing one of their old YouTube videos, I was surprised to learn that this rollbar is technically 25mm when set-up using the stiffest hole.
Ref: https://youtu.be/0ISNWRMB6c4
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Re: The blacker the berry, the sweeter the juice.

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Almost finished with the interior.

Trimmed the door inserts and fit satin chrome golf mk7 handles, window switches, light switch and handbrake button.
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Swapped the seats out for leather/Alcantara/fabric Scirocco heated seats on touran bases.
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