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GTI Pirelli Edition

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Pick this up a few months back, 2009 GTI Pirelli Edition.
I loved my previous MK5 GTI and with my new job I'm only 5.3 miles from work, so I was after a petrol again and fancied another GTI.
Spec wise:
2009 Pirelli Edition, Silver, 3 door, Manual, 54k miles with full VWSH.
Unfortunately it doesnt have Xenon's or a MFSW which I would have liked, but its a really clean car all round.
I was originally after a white or red 3 door Edition 30, but after looking at some it was hard to get a clean low mileage one that I was happy with. This Pirelli Edition came up for sale at a dealer and at first I didn't really consider it, silver wasn't a colour I wanted and those nasty Pirelli wheels, which I never really liked...  confused.gif
I never really had much interest in the Pirelli Edition before now, because I had always been a fan of the Edition 30, and disliked those Pirelli edition alloy wheels.... but after some time looking at them online and searching threads, it started to grow on me and I began to really like them, even the wheels with the Pirelli "P" which I had never noticed before. When I viewed the car it was spotlessly clean, the interior is like new and everything works as it should.
So far I've fitted some H&R lowering springs, I have them in my previous Gti and ws very happy with them, like the comfort and height was spot on IMO.
Some pictures when I got it:
Trip to PMG for a detail:
H&R Springs fitted:


Other plans for the Pirelli are:
Front open fog light grills (which I have at home from the Red GTI also)
Yellow Pirelli Logo on dash, like the Edition 30 one (nice little touch, I'll get some sign writhing company to do it.)
Gloss Black front and Rear Splitters ( I may Plasti dip these or get them wrapped)
4 months into ownership and I'm really enjoying it, the MK5 Gti really is a great all rounder.
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Thanks mate, yeah I knew they where a bit rare when I was buying mine, but didn't realise at just how rare they were. I read online that only 222 were made? Not sure if that is totally correct.

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Nice Pirelli, spotted it over on the mk5 forum some nice touches you are doing. Like the pirelli badge on the dash looks factory.  Silver really suits the car. 

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Bit of a spring clean for the Golf, few new bits added as well.

@Neil@rockvale kindly sorted me out with some dealer style plates.


Started last night and Plasti Dipped the centre lower sections of the front and rear bumpers. I might wrap these, but I'll see how the plasti dip lasts.






Today I tackled into the wheels and arches.











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Thanks nedr, sorry I only got chatting to you at the very end. Looked around your MK1 a few times, but wasn't sure it was you till I seen you get out of it. I'll know for Castlewellan and get chatting to you then. :) your Caddy looks awesome, paintwork is excellent!

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Well that escalated quickly! Lol



Rinsed the car down to remove any dirt before washing it and I noticed the Plasti dip on the rear bumper looked almost rippled looking. Closer inspection and it was littelerly just sitting on the paint work and I could just peel it off. Almost like it lost its stickyness!

Went round to the front lip and it was the same. All I'd used was a garden hose and I'd made sure not to go to close, so not sure why it's just decided to come off.

Must have been down to the prep work before spraying it on. I'm just glad it didn't decide to remove itself last weekend before Dubshed.

Car looks odd now without the bumper sections done black, I think I'll look into getting them wrapped by someone.

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