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Polo Vivo Gt

Postby Impi » Sat Feb 23, 2013 8:31 am

Hi
I just bought a new Vivo GT and was wondering about a few things
The Vivo is obviously a SA only continuation of the older generation Polo 9n3
and as such a lot of Vivo only parts were designed and built the most obvious being the Bumpers and the deletion of quite a few trim bits.
It would be great to compile a list of Parts which were deleted as well as which parts would make the car a bit nicer that can be sourced from the older 9n3 model.

The engine comes without the NVH cover and i would really like to ad one as I dont like the coil packs to be so exposed The noise reduction would also be nice. Does anyone have the part numbers for this cover and what else is needed to fit it?

I also note that spring mounts in the front is different making lowering more difficult.

I have also bought a Cupra lip to fit as well as some 17 inch a line wheels

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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby boost'd » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:57 am

Suspension is the same as a mk3 I have heard
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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby B_rad » Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:31 pm

Welcome bud.

Check out hostility's ride thread. He has a SLAMMED vivo and he will be able to give you some info regarding the suspension...
A lot of the cosmetic parts are obviously the same but I believe the entire chassis is different. I stand to be corrected though

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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby JonathanRS » Sat Feb 23, 2013 2:21 pm

Essentially the Vivo is just the older 9n3 in disguise - the 9n3 is 9n with different lights and a few panel changes - under the body is the same - they have done a cost cutting exercise to get a replacement for the citi golf . it has the same suspension as the 9n3 and the previous 9n. If you have ever actually looked at a Mk2/3 suspension and the Polo 9n/9n3/vivo - its completely different.
The early South african "Polo" 1996-2002 which is actually a Seat shared the Mk3 platform.
The Current polo cup cars were chaged from 9n to 9n3 to vivo by basic lights and bumper changes - same car.
I am sure most of the 9n3 parts would fit on the Vivo - some may have additional bits like trim and indicators in mirrors etc.

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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby PoLonY » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:25 am

JonathanRS wrote:Essentially the Vivo is just the older 9n3 in disguise - the 9n3 is 9n with different lights and a few panel changes - under the body is the same - they have done a cost cutting exercise to get a replacement for the citi golf . it has the same suspension as the 9n3 and the previous 9n. If you have ever actually looked at a Mk2/3 suspension and the Polo 9n/9n3/vivo - its completely different.
The early South african "Polo" 1996-2002 which is actually a Seat shared the Mk3 platform.
The Current polo cup cars were chaged from 9n to 9n3 to vivo by basic lights and bumper changes - same car.
I am sure most of the 9n3 parts would fit on the Vivo - some may have additional bits like trim and indicators in mirrors etc.

Go try fit 9N3 spec suspension parts to the vivo, and then come back and tell me they the same...:wink:

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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby hostility » Sun Feb 24, 2013 7:18 pm

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Thanks Brad.
Cosmetic-wise you gonna stuggle....you could fit 9n3 bumpers......but wont really be a vivo anymore, cup edition bumper could be considered....as max motorsport has the kit for a vivo.
Suspension wise, there are springs available..h&R is one i know of.
FK streetline coilovers for the 9n3 fit the vivo with no modifications, but all other brands like JOM etc all require you to modify your topmounts....so FK's are your best bet.
As Polony is trying to say.....9n3 suspension is completely different to the vivo setup...(9n3 springs will not fit a vivo)
Cupra lip will fit easily with some trimming.
The engine cover is available from VW that i know, I dont know the part number sorry.

So rims and a drop are your best bets....... :hi:

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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby VGTI » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:07 am

JonathanRS wrote:Essentially the Vivo is just the older 9n3 in disguise - the 9n3 is 9n with different lights and a few panel changes - under the body is the same - they have done a cost cutting exercise to get a replacement for the citi golf . it has the same suspension as the 9n3 and the previous 9n. If you have ever actually looked at a Mk2/3 suspension and the Polo 9n/9n3/vivo - its completely different.
The early South african "Polo" 1996-2002 which is actually a Seat shared the Mk3 platform.
The Current polo cup cars were chaged from 9n to 9n3 to vivo by basic lights and bumper changes - same car.
I am sure most of the 9n3 parts would fit on the Vivo - some may have additional bits like trim and indicators in mirrors etc.


Just to re iterate... the Vivo's suspension is not the same as the 9Nx. It is actually more similar to the 6R if not exactly the same (to save costs obviously).
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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby Neuk » Mon Feb 25, 2013 7:18 am

VGTI wrote:
JonathanRS wrote:Essentially the Vivo is just the older 9n3 in disguise - the 9n3 is 9n with different lights and a few panel changes - under the body is the same - they have done a cost cutting exercise to get a replacement for the citi golf . it has the same suspension as the 9n3 and the previous 9n. If you have ever actually looked at a Mk2/3 suspension and the Polo 9n/9n3/vivo - its completely different.
The early South african "Polo" 1996-2002 which is actually a Seat shared the Mk3 platform.
The Current polo cup cars were chaged from 9n to 9n3 to vivo by basic lights and bumper changes - same car.
I am sure most of the 9n3 parts would fit on the Vivo - some may have additional bits like trim and indicators in mirrors etc.


Just to re iterate... the Vivo's suspension is not the same as the 9Nx. It is actually more similar to the 6R if not exactly the same (to save costs obviously).


What did they change? I have never looked to be honest...
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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby VGTI » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:58 am

Neuk wrote:
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JonathanRS wrote:Essentially the Vivo is just the older 9n3 in disguise - the 9n3 is 9n with different lights and a few panel changes - under the body is the same - they have done a cost cutting exercise to get a replacement for the citi golf . it has the same suspension as the 9n3 and the previous 9n. If you have ever actually looked at a Mk2/3 suspension and the Polo 9n/9n3/vivo - its completely different.
The early South african "Polo" 1996-2002 which is actually a Seat shared the Mk3 platform.
The Current polo cup cars were chaged from 9n to 9n3 to vivo by basic lights and bumper changes - same car.
I am sure most of the 9n3 parts would fit on the Vivo - some may have additional bits like trim and indicators in mirrors etc.


Just to re iterate... the Vivo's suspension is not the same as the 9Nx. It is actually more similar to the 6R if not exactly the same (to save costs obviously).


What did they change? I have never looked to be honest...


The LCA bush is now the same flying saucer type as the 6R... For the rest it still looks the same!
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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby Neuk » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:19 am

VGTI wrote:
Neuk wrote:What did they change? I have never looked to be honest...


The LCA bush is now the same flying saucer type as the 6R... For the rest it still looks the same!


Then why can you not use 9n/9n3 Polo shocks/springs in a Vivo? I have heard so many guys say that you can't use what we used on 9n/9n3 Polo's but if the only difference is one of the LCA bushes, I don't see the problem...
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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby PoLonY » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:23 am

Neuk wrote:
VGTI wrote:
Neuk wrote:What did they change? I have never looked to be honest...


The LCA bush is now the same flying saucer type as the 6R... For the rest it still looks the same!


Then why can you not use 9n/9n3 Polo shocks/springs in a Vivo? I have heard so many guys say that you can't use what we used on 9n/9n3 Polo's but if the only difference is one of the LCA bushes, I don't see the problem...


likely the shock mounts changed shape so the springs are a different shape?

so the suspension may look the same but the springs etc don't

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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby Neuk » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:29 am

PoLonY wrote:likely the shock mounts changed shape so the springs are a different shape?

so the suspension may look the same but the springs etc don't


I honestly have no idea, never looked at a Vivo besides driving past them in traffic, would like to understand it a bit more...
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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby Impi » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:59 pm

Hi I got the cover today and it makes a huge difference.
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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby bennit » Tue Feb 26, 2013 5:27 pm

Nice ride. slam it bru!
:hijack: does the polos 9n3 have coil packs?
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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby dubdude » Thu Feb 28, 2013 9:55 am

Vivo uses same engine as 6R, shock tops are golf 4 so are c/a bushes. 9N uses normal ht leads no coil packs
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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby MarshallGTi » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:13 am

hi Armand :hi:
IMHO if i had a vivo i would put in a 9N3 backboard for a start. at my last jobthey had last-of-the-line 9N3's and brand new vivo's at the same time as courtesy cars. i drove a few of each and the vivo backboard rattled something stupid. also i prefer the pop-out cup holder in the 9N dash.

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Postby Stompie » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:15 am

i dont understand how they sell a car with out a engine cover? is it that big of a budget caR?
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Postby M3THANOL » Thu Feb 28, 2013 10:45 am

yeah, couldn't they at least make the head look nice like they used to do on cars before they got lazy and just covered them up with covers!!
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Postby Impi » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:54 am

Hi I did some more work on the Polo.
Changed the GT sticker....
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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby vivo » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:27 pm

hey guys how much was it for the engine top cover and do u have the part number by any chance.i have a polo vivo fitted jom coilies but the front top shock mounts dont fit any ideas on wat are the correct springs or can the those mounts be replaced thanks
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Postby poloz » Thu Feb 27, 2014 12:08 am

hey guys

i stay in capetown and i just want to know where i can find a cupra lip and led fog lights for my vivo

also i want to find out from hostility what he did to his side mirrors. cuz they look pimp

and last would it be worth putting the vivo gt bodykit on my 5 door vivo

thanks :hi:

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Postby VW 'John Deere' TDI » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:06 am

poloz wrote:hey guys

i stay in capetown and i just want to know where i can find a cupra lip and led fog lights for my vivo

also i want to find out from hostility what he did to his side mirrors. cuz they look pimp

and last would it be worth putting the vivo gt bodykit on my 5 door vivo

thanks :hi:


Cupra lip can be bought at a VW dealership for something like R550-R600 last time I checked.

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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby hostility » Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:36 am

VW 'John Deere' TDI wrote:
poloz wrote:hey guys

i stay in capetown and i just want to know where i can find a cupra lip and led fog lights for my vivo

also i want to find out from hostility what he did to his side mirrors. cuz they look pimp

and last would it be worth putting the vivo gt bodykit on my 5 door vivo

thanks :hi:


Cupra lip can be bought at a VW dealership for something like R550-R600 last time I checked.

WRT Hostility's side mirrors.... I'm sure he sprayed them using gloss paint.


Yeah...standard VAG black magic with added pearl.......

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Re: Polo Vivo Gt

Postby SUM DP 4 GP » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:50 am

From what I know, the Polo 9N3 JOM coilies will fit the Vivo, it requires a modification to the top shock mount. (So the 9n3 is not the same as the Vivo suspension)
The Polo 6R has the exact same setup suspension wise as the Vivo though, so a Polo 6R JOM kit fits perfectly on a Vivo with no Mods required.
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