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Hey guys, my name is Emmet and I have recently got myself an up gti. I must say, I am mightely impressed with how nippy it is (for what it is, a 1.0 litre supermini) and how fuel efficient in that I have got over 72mpg from it over 16 miles once.

I have now had it for a month and a half and changed the fronts to PS4, changed the awful centre caps and just now installed Eibach performance coilovers. I have done about ten miles on them and holy cow, just get them. They hold the car so firm, the turn in feels more immediate and precise and they inspire confidence, it’s honestly like the wee car is on rails now.
My only predicament it the front right is making a thumping/knocking noise at low speed over potholes so not had a spirited backroad drive as I want to find out the cause of this and will see mechanic tomorrow.

Next plan is a remaps but I do worry about reliability so please chime in all who have had this with/without issues, 145bhp worries me from a 3pot.

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That's looking good Emmet !

To be getting the knocking straight away, it's possibly an installation error - there are others with the same set-up without issue. Did your mechanic go for a test drive after the suspension was fitted and report everything to be ok?

As for the engine.... The specific output of the GR Yaris 3 pot is 168hp per litre so 145hp is child's play ;-)

But seriously, there are plenty of owners who have run remaps for a long time and I've not heard of anyone suffering with engine or clutch issues. Mine has the APR 98Ron remap which is 140hp and I'm not worried but obviously you do give up your VW engine warranty if you are doing this within the first 3 years (I remapped mine with just 1100 miles on the clock).
 

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That's looking good Emmet !

To be getting the knocking straight away, it's possibly an installation error - there are others with the same set-up without issue. Did your mechanic go for a test drive after the suspension was fitted and report everything to
That's looking good Emmet !

To be getting the knocking straight away, it's possibly an installation error - there are others with the same set-up without issue. Did your mechanic go for a test drive after the suspension was fitted and report everything to be ok?

As for the engine.... The specific output of the GR Yaris 3 pot is 168hp per litre so 145hp is child's play ;-)

But seriously, there are plenty of owners who have run remaps for a long time and I've not heard of anyone suffering with engine or clutch issues. Mine has the APR 98Ron remap which is 140hp and I'm not worried but obviously you do give up your VW engine warranty if you are doing this within the first 3 years (I remapped mine with just 1100 miles on the clock).
Yeah I am at his now and he is trying to work it out, he thought it might need new drop
That's looking good Emmet !

To be getting the knocking straight away, it's possibly an installation error - there are others with the same set-up without issue. Did your mechanic go for a test drive after the suspension was fitted and report everything to be ok?

As for the engine.... The specific output of the GR Yaris 3 pot is 168hp per litre so 145hp is child's play ;-)

But seriously, there are plenty of owners who have run remaps for a long time and I've not heard of anyone suffering with engine or clutch issues. Mine has the APR 98Ron remap which is 140hp and I'm not worried but obviously you do give up your VW engine warranty if you are doing this within the first 3 years (I remapped mine with just 1100 miles on the clock).
u got it sorted, too low in front and even now at 37 I still think it’s a bit too low :0

I think I will go for the remap, how many miles have you done since having it? Must make it super nippy? Thanks for the reply and I’m saving for a GR Yaris as we speak.
 

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Great to read you Emmetd.
I'll receive my Pro streets S coilovers on next Tuesday. Not realy to lower my car but to get something more efficent and a bit confortable...
Hope it will be.

But first, my garage fit the Quaife differential bought from Mickyboy. On next Wednesday (get back the car on Thursday).
I would like to test it with the OEM supspensions first.

Reviews coming soon (y)

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Yeah I am at his now and he is trying to work it out, he thought it might need new drop

u got it sorted, too low in front and even now at 37 I still think it’s a bit too low :0

I think I will go for the remap, how many miles have you done since having it? Must make it super nippy? Thanks for the reply and I’m saving for a GR Yaris as we speak.
It did look low in the photo!

I've only just had the remap done so I can't personally vouch for durability but I had a previous VAG engine (VRS) remapped in the same way and drove it from 1k miles to 110k miles without it needing anything other than a new starter motor.

and yeah, super nippy is the perfect description. I doubt you'd be disappointed, the extra torque from low down in the rev range makes a really fun difference to how well the car picks up and goes. It's still not exactly what you'd call a fast hot-hatch by todays standards but it's well worth the money IMO (about £400).
 

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Mate you will be very impressed, I was the same, yes to lower slightly but more for the quality. Cost was not the reason I got the up it was fuel efficiency on commute, so I don’t mind spending the money on upgrades.

looking forward to hearing about the diff :0
It just seems to track so well and feels more planted, keep waiting for it to roll like before but it just stays flat, seriously you will love them. Next thing now is the remap!

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I’m saving for a GR Yaris as we speak.
GR Yaris is complete car porn!

Ahhh. You have put it back in my mind again! My local Toyota dealer has a 70 plate demonstrator that keeps on calling out to me.

I would love to have a go but then I would be bitten. Want it, don't need it but it's good to dream. These will be guaranteed future classics.

If I had a garage, I think I would buy a decent MK2 Toyota MR2 and watch it appreciate in value.
 

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Hi guys,
maybe a silly question that might of been asked, if you can help, will the Eibach pro street coilovers fit all years of up as well as standard up’s? I know these are used a lot as an upgrade on the gti, any advice appreciated.
 

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It did look low in the photo!

I've only just had the remap done so I can't personally vouch for durability but I had a previous VAG engine (VRS) remapped in the same way and drove it from 1k miles to 110k miles without it needing anything other than a new starter motor.

and yeah, super nippy is the perfect description. I doubt you'd be disappointed, the extra torque from low down in the rev range makes a really fun difference to how well the car picks up and goes. It's still not exactly what you'd call a fast hot-hatch by todays standards but it's well worth the money IMO (about £400).
Thanks mate, I think I will go for it. The car Was never about speed but something I could buy cash to save for a gr Yaris and get good fuel mileage. My bro has an m140i and would be lucky to get 20 mpg when going at it, thing is they are ten a penny and even when on it I never felt the same excitement, I can’t put a finger on it but this wee car is some craic.

Thanks for heads up mucker, going to try and raise front a bit when off work and ring about the remap, there is a local company does the racing line remap and one the apr so :/
 

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Hi guys,
maybe a silly question that might of been asked, if you can help, will the Eibach pro street coilovers fit all years of up as well as standard up’s? I know these are used a lot as an upgrade on the gti, any advice appreciated.
Wish I could help mate, I could not see why not as the chassis and such is the same, I would ring the Eibach shop and ask buddy.
 

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"My bro has an m140i "

I had an M240i. Great engine and gearbox, glorious noise when thrashed (especially when you disable the fake noise) but they just can't be exploited safely on UK roads. And the factory damping is all wrong...
 

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Next plan is a remaps but I do worry about reliability so please chime in all who have had this with/without issues, 145bhp worries me from a 3pot.
Hi, I ran an APR on my Tsi for 30k without a single issue and wouldn't hesitate in doing it again. Bang for buck well worth the £.
 

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Hi, I ran an APR on my Tsi for 30k without a single issue and wouldn't hesitate in doing it again. Bang for buck well worth the £.
Thanks for the input everyone, just a case of apr or racingline, think both are pretty good and not much in it. jabs is on the mainland so no chance :0
 
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