SWB - Blackberry

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Re: SWB - Blackberry

Post by BenXCIV » Fri Feb 05, 2021 5:14 pm

Have been toying with the idea of upgrading the headlights to the Xenon models, but the price/reviews have been quite critical.

A few days ago I stumbled across some LED strips intended to be used in headlights, and for ~£20 I can't actually complain!
Obviously it's not the same quality level as OEM 😅 but it gives me the desired effect of a DRL, and dynamic indicators for a bonus.
Just need to find some canbus LEDs for the side lights now.

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Re: SWB - Blackberry

Post by craigb78 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:10 pm

Love that colour

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Re: SWB - Blackberry

Post by tek199 » Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:30 pm

The undertray you mentioned a while ago would help with airflow under the car improving cooling, fuel economy and as a bonus help with noise.

Love your "War on Noise". :)

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Re: SWB - Blackberry

Post by BenXCIV » Tue Feb 09, 2021 10:58 pm

craigb78 wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 9:10 pm
Love that colour
Once I'd seen the colour option, I knew it was that or nowt!


tek199 wrote:
Sat Feb 06, 2021 11:30 pm
Love your "War on Noise". :)
I fear it'll never end 😅
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

Post by tek199 » Wed Feb 10, 2021 7:21 am

BOSE QC35ii .....

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Re: SWB - Blackberry

Post by BenXCIV » Sun Feb 21, 2021 10:18 am

Uprated the front brakes to mk.6 gti callipers on 312mm disks (more inherited parts 😅)

Desperately needs lowering... Next update hopefully!

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Re: SWB - Blackberry

Post by BenXCIV » Sat Mar 20, 2021 3:03 pm

Finally, it's low!
BC Racing set to 70mm drop - wanted to keep some functionality.
Whilst down there I fitted the slightly larger maxi RARB, not sure I can feel the difference but it was cheap and easy to fit, so... 😅

I've also swapped the front grille to the alltrack style grille, and got rid of the original dumbo wing-mirrors for the mk4 'aero' mirrors. Looks better IMO and gets rid of the horrendous whistle!

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Re: SWB - Blackberry

Post by Ripley55 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 5:39 pm

Nice work @BenXCIV
That’s a lovely looking SWB, credit to you 👍I’m a Maxi, and the 24mm ARB going on next week 🤪 it’s been highly recommended.
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

Post by BenXCIV » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:35 pm

Thanks!

Is that the whiteline one? I might be tempted to upgrade to that at some point.
I considered it originally but then found a maxi one on ebay for ~£40 so it was hard to argue with.
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

Post by Ripley55 » Sat Mar 20, 2021 7:47 pm

That’s right the Whiteline from Darkside mate, as I said it’s been highly recommended by others on here, and at my local VW independent, stops the wallowing 😂 apparently, perhaps someone who’s done this can chip in ? 🤔
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Re: SWB - Blackberry

Post by BenXCIV » Thu Mar 25, 2021 11:36 am

Fitted a Darkside intake, many turbo noises now 😅
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Also can't rate their customer service highly enough!
I ordered a set of their rear shackle support blocks but unfortunately couldn't fit them due to the hole spacing on the BC kit (I knew this may be the case when ordering them). So I just emailed them asking if anything could be done and they immediately offered to return the original set and fab me a custom set for no additional cost. 🙌

Stock blocks misaligned:
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Custom blocks fitted:
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