I also see you immediately removed the helper springs. Which coils are they?
Hmm well the body of the mount looks to be okay. As long as that isn't cracking and you dont notice any major tears on the inside part I wouldn't worry about it much. I think they all tend to sit like that unfortunately. (That's what happens when you put all the corner weight on one piece of rubber. )
I've heard mixed reviews about removing helper springs. When you get spacers, try putting them back on and see how the ride compares. Some people say removing the fronts doesnt make a difference but the rears help.
Got spacers today, gonna be buying nicer ones once I have the money to do so.
I'll be raising the back a bit tomorrow, and possibly the front for axle clearance... Also, getting new tires tomorrow. And after I do all that, I'm going to put all the helper springs back onto my coilovers, the ride is a bit bouncy for me, seeing as I managed to pull both front tires off the ground tonight just by hitting a bump... Will update with pics once I get them.
So I put all my helper springs back on and I'm much happier with the height and ride now
I don't have any good pictures as of now, but I will take some.
And here's a little side project I'm working on that I haven't seen done.
Since my right reverse light was dead, I figured I'd do a project I've been wanting to do ever since I had my black rocco. I'm going to put a red bulb in it eventually.. So today I found that one of the po's wired a completely useless wire from one parking light to the other, so what I did is took that wire, and wired it to the reverse light. I also put in a 12v tail light bulb just to make sure nothing would blow. So now with that light wired in to the parking lights, all that's left to do is paint. I'm going to re-paint the existing red along with the white of the right reverse light, so I have my own home grown euro fog light I know these cars didn't come with these, but I've always loved the look of the extra light. What are your opinions on it?
I also need to figure out why I'm only getting 10.5 volts to the left side...
I'm also considering painting the yellow along with the rest of the tail.. I've seen it done on mk2s and really liked the look of it.
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My friend bought some all red overlays for his Mk2 Golf and I was surprised at how well the color matches even though it's over the amber and clear sections. He bought precut overlays from EmpireGFX but they have square sheets for pretty cheap.
I've been planning to do this lighting project for a while now. Just need to start ordering the parts.
Woohoo! Progress! Tonight I picked up a nice set of chrome bumpers off of a '77, and I'm very happy with the look.
Still gotta fix some fitment issues.
And I just gotta figure something out for the back to get it flush.
Eventually I'm going to shorten the bumper beams, but for now I'm happy
Over all I'm super happy with them! Not bad for 150 bucks And thanks a ton to bm20thbmp for the awesome deal!
Over all I'm super happy with them! Not bad for 150 bucks And thanks a ton to bm20thbmp for the awesome deal![/QUOTE]
dude, upgrade!! bumps look great, gotta push em' though!! 10 minute mod, give me a call if you want a hand one day
"I'm sorry if this is a wake-up call, but if your an ugly woman, than your no different than a man....and your gonna have to work for a living."
Well I wanted to get some better pictures with the new bumpers, so I went to Tacoma with my friend, but my camera died as soon as I got out there.
But here's a few of the shots that I got...
And my personal favorite from the night...
I'll get better pictures up when it's not so terribly cold outside
I'm still super happy with the bumpers, completely changed the look of the car!
Small update, but a good one!
I finally got around to cleaning up my subwoofer wiring, it was a total mess before.
It still takes up a ton of room, but looks much better!
And I FINALLY got my hands on some yellow lights!
It's safe to say, I'm in love And thank you crocodile jones for the great deal on them!
Oh and don't worry, I didn't forget about the other X on the headlight, it's gone now
I think it's safe to say my car is starting to look better
And if you do get these lights, I'd recommend buying yellow bulbs for them. When they're on, the yellow gets kinda splotchy and whited out. Although they do still shine very yellow.
Unrelated to reply,
I knew I was forgetting something!
I finally got around to putting my Nuespeed stress bar on. Made a huge handling difference! Just needs to be adjusted so it doesn't rattle on the exhaust mount
So today I got this done
All I had to do was splice a couple wires and bam! Now the yellows come on with the marker lights
I also finally got my blinker problem fixed! The filament that blinks was dead in my light, kind of ashamed it took this long to figure that out
Orvilles first play in the snow
This is my second winter in a rocco and I still can't believe how amazing these cars do in the snow! And I apologize to all the purists who garage their cars in the winter haha, I promise I'll take care of him!
Re grease them before install and raise the rear or the car up 'just a little bit'....poor puppy looks like my dog with an itchy butt! LOL
The feeling of immortality extends right up until the moment of impact.
I cannot teach you how to be a Zen mechanic, grasshopper.
The VW Scirocco, the worlds fastest ECONOMY car.
Ordering new tires tonight, Accelera Alphas, 185/55/14 And I have a new adjustable tie rod on the way so I can actually align my car! And I got a 25 dollar Shell gas card! Guess who's getting a full tank! Merry Christmas to me! And Merry/Happy significant holiday to everyone else!
EDIT: The place with the tires I wanted said they were on backorder with no set ETA, so it would have been anywhere from 60-90 days... So I had to settle with 185/60/14s again...
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And the headaches begin yet again. I have a window seal leaking causing my entire passenger floor board to become flooded, and about 15 minutes ago, my cooling system blew out again. I'm getting tired of constantly having to fix something and then having something else go wrong as soon as it's fixed. The amount of money I'm having to put into this car is starting to make it not even seem worth it anymore... I may have to consider selling. As much as I dread those words, it's starting to feel like my last option.
Here's the window seal...
And here's what my floor looks like...
And can anyone tell me how bad this is? Should it be replaced? The car has been undercoated at one point, but I don't know how bad this is...
In about a week or so and 130 or so dollars, I'm hoping I can be back on the road again...
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Haven't posted in here in a while, this car's really starting to get to me.. But, I just ordered a new radiator and now I'm making a list of hoses I need. I'm making sure this is the last time I ever have to touch the cooling system ever again!
Also on a sadder note, a classmate I've known (not very well) was found lastnight, after she had passed away Details are still unclear about the whole thing, but it was self conflicted. Please everyone keep her family in your prayers, she was a great kid with a great life.
my sis in law posted something bout that girl today.
on the car side its a scirocco its going to put you through lots of moments that test your "love" take a deep breath think bout good times you have had with it, and keep pushing on
Also, my radiator should show up today! And I found a new source of inspiration
Super unheard of game that a small group of modders got ahold of and luckily someone made this awesome mod This is pretty much exactly how I want my car to look too! I haven't seen a set of modern lines on a mk1, and the look is starting to grow on me.
Orrr maybe turbos
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