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    my new motor - cant stop smiling

    Due to an upcoming holiday to Afghanistan, and not wanting my Mk 4 to get lonely in the garage i decided to part with her.

    But two weeks later, and a shed load spent in train tickets, i bring you Rapido (so named as a jump from a 1.4 to a 2l turbo is a little scary)

    It has C20LET conversion including a full rebuild, uprated turbo Actuator, DV, and more (nothing to lary yet) plus the 5 spokes and shocks. Aparentley at about 260Bhp at the flywheel but a retune is on the cards.



    Next up is a new seats, probably half, leather anyone recommend an ideal canidated for an easy fit?

    Also any suggestions for improving traction, as it stuggles to get the power down. Not sure if a LS Diff would lose too much drivablilty??
    Mk 3 GSI - C20LET gone.... In with the VW Bora'ing

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    Thats Nice Man..............





    ...........Thats very very nice Man
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    Wow ! that`s nice mate

    Quaife ATB will make a big difference to getting the power down and it`ll improve handling too.
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    cheers, im going to price some bits up so i can spend all the money i earn away in a bout two weeks!!!!
    Mk 3 GSI - C20LET gone.... In with the VW Bora'ing

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    Thats cool!

    See you've got red bull power under the bonnet, does it really give you wings?

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    nice to see the mk3's are still being looked after

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    awesome
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    very very nice that one..
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    Nice chap

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    that is one very very good example of a mk3, good one you have there mate.

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