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Golf MK3 Turret Caps Installed, Engine Bay Smartened up OEM style

Golf MK3 Turret Caps Installed, Engine Bay Smarten up OEM style

Golf MK3 Turret Caps Installed

A happy customer sent in this picture of his newly fitted Turret caps on his Golf MK3 GTI, a compliment to the rest of the engine bay and clear effort put in.

 


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VR6 Performance Ignition Coil Pack Set Up ‘in house’ coils Like MSD Coil Pack

VR6 MSD Type In House Ignition Coil Pack Demo Setup with OEM Coil Pack Shroud For Illustration

VR6 ‘In House’ Coil Packs

VR6 Performance Ignition Coil Pack Set Up ‘in house’ coils Like MSD Coil Pack.

So here we have set up our ‘in house’ VR6 coil pack, very similar to the MSD coils we also have but the ‘in house’ coils are an unbranded version, originating from the USA from our same supplier of MSD, a slight cost saving but also with the black stealth look which is what we decided on.

To install we just need to retain the base and shroud. The shroud on this coil pack has been ‘chromed’ in the past, still in good condition but even better after a quick polish! To start the original coil pack was dismantled only to find some of the circuit needed was burnt out, so we found another coil pack and dismantled that!

Taking the base and the outer shroud, the rest of the oem coil pack was put to one side,  the chromed shroud sandwiched between the custom made bracket and the coil pack base with connector, the coil pack base connector was then attached to the new in house coils using the supplied kit.

Ready to bolt on, here comes a stronger bang supplied from the coils and the future ability to swap out failed coils should they fail!


VR6 MSD Type In House Ignition Coil Pack Demo Setup with OEM Coil Pack Shroud For IllustrationVR6 MSD Type In House Ignition Coil Pack Demo Setup with OEM Coil Pack Shroud For IllustrationVR6 MSD Type In House Ignition Coil Pack Demo Setup with OEM Coil Pack Shroud For Illustration


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Milltek Sport GT100 Polished Tips Fitted to Golf MK4 R32 with Milltek Sport Cat Back Non Resonated

GT100 Polished Tips

The R32 with Milltek Sport Exhaust GT100 Tips, we are often asked how the cut is/looks, the GT100 tip follows the bumper almost right with it’s angle cut/slash, it is not cut straight like some may think.  While this R32 was on the ramp, we thought we’d grab a quick picture. System fitted several years ago now and although the underside is muddy and some corrosion on the clamps, the sound is unreal and the tips are nice and shiny.

While we are here and if you’re wondering about new tips, Milltek Sport Exhaust Tips will only fit with the vehicle specific Milltek Sport exhaust system that they are made for, something we often have to refuse customers over. They won’t fit oem so get a Milltek! or risk cutting and welding and faffing about.  So yes being it already had a Milltek, it would be a straight forward job, for this R32 the tips are still great. The pur, oh you got to love it the sound of the R32 with the Milltek Sport Non Resonated system!



We won’t waffle here as the detail is very well documented on the product pages, read more on the link  https://vwpartsinternational.com/omega-search/?q=Milltek+tips&post_type=page#q=Milltek+tips&post_type=page


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Bad Habit Racing Team Out Having Fun

Bad Habit Racing Team out repping VW Parts International
Bad Habit Racing Team out repping VW Parts International
Bad Habit Racing Team out repping VW Parts International
Bad Habit Racing Team out repping VW Parts International
Bad Habit Racing Team out repping VW Parts International
Bad Habit Racing Team out repping VW Parts International
Bad Habit Racing Team out repping VW Parts International
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Finally making the blog archives!

Throwback to the Bad Habit Racing Team out having fun 💪

Proudly repping us here at VW Parts International & everyone at UKMK3s 💪

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Lip Flip – Flip The Lip Wide Look Golf MK3 US Spec Carbon Fibre Splitter with added Estate Splitter, Golf MK3 VR6 + Deep Chin

Golf MK3 Lip Flip , Splitter spoiler Wide Look

Lip Flip

ta da, Lip Flip, what do you think?  Take 1 Golf MK3 Estate Lip aka Splitter, Spoiler, valance and Flip it over, hmm that gives a nicer look added to our Carbon Fibre splitter.  (crudely supported to US splitter with unseen prop, ie 2 lips/splitters, will be better once plastic welded and re-pictured)


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Audi RS6 5.0 V10 4F/C6 Quattro Bi-Turbo BMC Performance Air Filter Upgrade, Parts & Installation

Audi RS6 5.0 V10 4F/C6 Quattro Bi-Turbo BMC Performance Air Filter Upgrade, Parts & Installation

A very simple upgrade for this RS6 5.0 V10, the paper air filters have been swapped out for BMC Performance filters, 5min job to install, longer to admire the engine and chat!  See the parts in our shop to upgrade today! link below \/ Let your RS6 breath easier.

View Product: Audi RS6 5.0 V10 4F/C6 Quattro Bi-Turbo BMC Performance Air Filter Replacement Service Kit

Audi RS6 5.0 V10 4F/C6 Quattro Bi-Turbo BMC Performance Air Filter Upgrade, Parts & Installation

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The Daily Race Car

What Lies Beneath


Robin got in touch with a cool looking white, 4-door, big bumper MK2, and what a MK2 it is.

From the outside, Robins MK2 has a seemingly understated OEM look to it, but if you’re at a 1/4 mile track day and this comes up next to you, there’s a good chance you’re just going to see the back of it for this run… the only giveaway for the eagle-eyed amongst its victims, is the badge that sits in the front grille…

Robin explains how he came to have this car, and gives us a rundown of this daily driven racer.

“I’ve owned the car for 11yrs.

It started life as a 2E 2L 8v digifant motor, eventually converted to a modern EFI making 91kw and 164nm.

These were produced in South Africa in 1992 under the VWSA motorsports banner, as a “test” vehicle for the mk3 gti as we never received a 16v mk3 gti, but one with a 2.0 8v.

The car is used as a true daily driver. Long road trips are part of its life. I drag race it and as a 1.8T 20v, it’s been down the strip over 320 times over 3 years. It’s seen a couple track days.

Plans to go big turbo are in the works, but not as quickly as I’d like.
The car is built on the foundation that if it can’t be a daily, I won’t build it.”

We love this dedication to keeping this as a useable, reliable car, but with the power to surprise a lot of newer cars.

We are loving how clean of an install this is, its almost as if it was there from factory.


Robin explains the spec here…

1.8T 20v AGU
K03
AJH intake
63mm downpipe and exhaust.
Custom intercooler and stainless steel piping.
GFB decepter pro 2 electronic bov
GFB G-force 2 electronic boost controller.
Powermods management with flat foot shifting and 2-step launch control.
Poly engine mounts

BC Racing BR edition coilovers.
16″ volk racing G25 lightweight 7J with 195/45 Nankang NS2 tyres.
14″ stock “rib cage” wheels are used in winter on Yokohama s-drive 185/55 tyres.

The car made 140kw 321nm at the wheels. With more work in the pipeline, we are going to keep in touch with Robin, as this build can only get better, and quicker.

We love how this MK2 has been built to be a true sleeper, easily mistaken for something it’s not, until it passes you, well done Robin, can’t wait to see where this goes.


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Alejandro’s Perfect MK3 from Mexico

Surf Green Perfection


So, we came across this absolute stunner by chance I suppose, Alejandro got in touch when we had some of the very last original stock of some cool green interior handbrake levers for the MK3. We were sent a picture of the car he was buying for, and we knew instantly that we needed more info on this beautiful green machine.



Alejandro sent us some amazing pictures and a spec list that any car guy would love, and it’s all packed into this Surf Green 90’s hatch.

The interior & exterior mods include:

  • Surf green metallic paint
  • European spec bumpers & tailgate
  • Heckblende
  • Rear golf emblem XX Edition Yahre
  • ABT skirts
  • BBS LM 17×7.5 & 8.5
  • Tires 165/40/17, 195/40/17 rear
  • Airlift Performance V2 air ride
  • Austrian auto DJ headlights and original Hella Smoke and Reflective fog light kit
  • Neuspeed Upper front and rear stabilizer bars.
  • GTi green Recaro seats & door cards
  • Green colour concept steering wheel
  • Green colour concept handbrake
  • Votex Pedals
  • 3.6 FSI engine
  • 312mm Cupra Discs.
  • Clutch Copper and fiber, Steering wheel and New Transmission.
  • Borla exhaust


The mods don’t stop there, Alejandro has also built quite a decent audio system in the R36 too, too make it sound as good as it looked.

Audio

  • Audiofrog GB15 Tweeters
  • Audiofrog GB60 Woofers
  • Audiofrog GB615C Xovers
  • In the back, we use a pair of coaxial Audiofrog GS62
  • Subwoofers Audiofrog GS10D2, a pair.
  • Audison AV Voce Quattro 800 watts for media
  • Audison AV Voce Quattro 1200 watts for subwoofers
  • The wiring came from SUONO, 100% copper, as well as the accessories.
  • The acoustic treatment on front doors and rear panels ran a load of Soundskins and ADS.
  • We also use Soundskins rings.
  • Signal quality and processing provided by a Pioneer DEX.P99RS, one of my preferred units for this type of projects where performance is a priority.


The interior is classic MK3, some subtle touches include the colour concept steering wheel and gear knob with green stitch, spy the Fischer cd holder and the perfect placement of the V2 controller.

The front of this MK3 just looks so clean, the smoked headlights and fogs work so well with the Surf Green, and you can just see that 3.6 FSI, the only clue to what lies beneath is the OEM R36 badge sitting in the 2-slat GTI grille.


Its no secret that we love a MK3 here at VWPI, we stock 1000s of MK3 parts, so we love the fact that our customers want to take the time to share their cars with us, especially when they are over 5,000 miles away!

Thanks for sharing Alejandro, and keep up the amazing work with the MK3.


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One cool MK3 wagon

The second time’s the charm…

An awesome “started from the bottom” story from Trem, in his own words.

We love this wagon, enjoy.

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I got sucked into cars from a young age with my dad having ford Cortinas and Granada’s, but have always loved the ones that stood out from the crowd or don’t see anymore.

The main reason I went for a mk3 golf estate was that I needed a more practical car for when I go to steam rallies tractor pulling and no check engine lights, before that I had a Honda civic ej9, and yes it was fun to drive and work on, but being petrol and a hatchback it just wasn’t suitable for what I needed.

So I started putting the feelers out for a different car, a very good friend of mine Ben Byrne sent me a link on Facebook of a VW golf mk3 estate local to me. That was it, I decided I wanted to have a look so off I went, after getting a lift, had a look at it and took it for a test drive and decided to buy it and returned with it and started to plan how I wanted it to look.

It wasn’t all good news though, after doing nearly everything I wanted to be done, I decided to sort the bodywork out and get it to show car condition, but used daily. That’s when we found out the floor was rotting and needed welding.
So I sent it to a garage, which ended that shells life when we went out it in for a mot and it failed on structural integrity. The hunt began to find and buy another shell and luckily, an awesome bloke called Phil Penna had one without the engine in and I purchased at a fair price. I sent the car to the welding guru Rob Appleby to sort the sills out, then it went off to the air wizard Harley Smith to refit the air ride.
After those two done what they had to do, the shell was sent to Dom Byrne for a full respray in blue and the engine bay went bright green. After he had worked his magic, I refitted the interior and other bits to it.
Exterior:
Hella dual headlights
Us front splitter
Lower and upper bumper air ducts
Red, black, red Hella rears
Rear Japanese numberplate tub

Chassis:
Airlift performance 3p air ride
Schmidt modern lines 16×7.5j et20
Volk rays 16x8j and 16x9j 3 piece splits

Interior:
Rear vr6 leather seats
Half leather half cloth front seats
Custom stainless steel gear knob from lathe cave
Pioneer head unit
Custom floor mats
Black headliner
Black ABC pillars
Black load liner
Black leather load cover
Black grab handles in the rear
Black sunglasses holder front

So after 18 month’s being off the road, I now drive her everywhere and anywhere daily and have attended a couple of shows and got mixed reactions.
Got to say a big thank you to my girlfriend Charlotte for putting up with it, Ben Byrne For finding the first golf, Rob Appleby for being a welding guru and being there when things go wrong, Harley Smith for fitting the air ride, Dom Byrne for the paintwork, Duncan Russell for sorting bits out and to anyone else who have helped out.

We hope you loved seeing and reading about this awesome wagon. If you have a cool motor, old or new, get in touch with us to be featured here too. We also have Facebook and Instagram so you can catch us there too.
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Peace out VW fans

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Jordan’s VR6 B4 Passat

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One cool OEM+ Wagon


This Passat started its life back in 1995, coming from the factory, fitted with the brilliant VR6 lump, making this B4, a cool wagon in its own right.

Now, since being in the Hands of its owner, Jordan, its had somewhat of an OEM + upgrade.


Picture: WOTPIX

From the outside, you easily see the subtle touches that this car has, including being nicely lowered over a set MK1 Audi TT wheels, which do actually look quite at home on this 90’s estate.

The rear is just as tidy as the rest of the car, also sporting those OEM slightly tinted rear lights.

In keeping with the nice clean style of this car, the inside has the full leather treatment, with the cool addition of a US spec MK2 Scirocco deep-dish steering wheel. Again, keeping quite well with the classy theme that’s going on.

 

Picture: Mark Rodway for Vagroots

Now, the B4 Passat could easily be overlooked on a show field, (depending on different peoples tastes that is), this one’s an eye catcher though, and the more discerning VW fans will notice the VR6 badge, just a clue to what lurks beneath. To some, it may just seem like an old estate with a VR in it, but as they say, looks can be sometimes deceiving, as Jordan has been busy under the bonnet too…

Once in Jordan’s hands, the factory fitted 12v 2.8 VR6 was swapped out for a 24v 2.8 V6 setup from a 2002 MK4 4motion.

He didn’t quite stop there either, while he was doing engine bits, it got treated to a custom TrackSlag manifold, and a de-cat-ed exhaust system too. Pair these with a custom remap and the car now sits at around 220 BHP. A nice figure for this car, not over the top, but enough to make this big wagon get from A to B a fair bit quicker, and with that awesome V6 noise.

So there we have it, Jordan’s awesome VR6 Passat. Tastefully done, nice and clean, a lovely daily. We do hope to see more soon but with an amazing looking project on the side (A lovely classic beetle, more on that soon we hope), will this stay as it is? Or is there more planned? Time will tell.


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