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Modding my polo, advise needed!

Postby ch4os » Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:44 am

Howsit guys, im new here and have also recently gotten hold of a (Mk3?) 1999 Polo Playa 1400i, stock.

This is what she looks like:

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Im currently 18, so i dont exactly have a feasible income for modding the $#$% out of my car, but would like to do some small stuff to pimp my car out :D

Generally would like to have some exterior mods which are not to expensive and look good, not that kitsch stuff aka plastic spinners and what not lol xD

So far ive only installed a frontloader and a cone filter on my car..

Any advise on any nice mods i can do to my car which wont hurt my pocket to badly?

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Re: Modding my polo, advise needed!

Postby jaredm » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:24 pm

nice ride bro, at 18 your a lucky guy.

mods wise the cone filter wont help for performance. . .just makes more noise.

id say rims are a must, maybe 15's if the budget is tight. shop around and you'l get a good set that you could prob refurb & then get tyres. quick fix = black badge front and back, maybe tint if you like(would go nice with the colour of the car). also check for "spray tint", you could tint your front & side indicators and even tailights. its bout R40 a can. . .makes a huge diff.

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Postby ch4os » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:40 pm

jaredm wrote:nice ride bro, at 18 your a lucky guy.

mods wise the cone filter wont help for performance. . .just makes more noise.

id say rims are a must, maybe 15's if the budget is tight. shop around and you'l get a good set that you could prob refurb & then get tyres. quick fix = black badge front and back, maybe tint if you like(would go nice with the colour of the car). also check for "spray tint", you could tint your front & side indicators and even tailights. its bout R40 a can. . .makes a huge diff.

just my advice :mrgreen:


Thanks for the advice, ya im pretty stoked that I got the car at my age, then again was a dam good price! :D Ive never really liked that yellow/orange on the indicators etc, what colours can you get that spray tint available in? And how much of a difference does it actually make?

With regards to the badge, what do you mean a black badge? Thought they only come in silver lol xD

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Re: Modding my polo, advise needed!

Postby Shizzo » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:44 pm

I would definitely get rid of the cone filter!! It sounds great, but will eff up your MAF sensor... Rather just de-trumpet your standard airbox and use the standard filter... It'll give a nice growl when you give it some beans.

Next, get rid of the orange indicators and get you some clears. Now this is where you have to pay attention. There is a body parts shop in Maitland, but I can't remember the name. It's on the corner of Third Avenue and Voortrekker Road, just before the bridge on your left if you coming from Cape Town side, or just after the bridge on your right coming from Kensington side. They have the front corners for cheap, and that is where I bought mine for my deceased 99 Polo Classic. The sides you can maybe get from them too... Trust me, the clears make a BIG difference to the look of your car.

You can go to some other shop to get the clears, but chances are, those shops get there stock from that place I'm talking about. 8)

Next up should be a drop for your suspension. Don't get Koenic. Seriously. Just. Don't.

Rather save up and get you an Eibach kit.

Then get you some wheels.

Personally, I like the chrome VW badges the way they are too... Never been a fan of blacked out badges... sorta like you ashamed of driving a VW... :?:

Lot's of other stuff you can do afterwards, but I think that is the way to go at first.
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Re: Modding my polo, advise needed!

Postby SHAUN » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:48 pm

Pity your in capetown, still have a set of brand new clear indicators from my polo front and sides.

As for the black badges, its been almost 2 years now since ive done mine and i still love em, its all personal preference as to if you want to do it.

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Postby Neuk » Thu Nov 13, 2008 12:55 pm

ch4os wrote:Howsit guys, im new here and have also recently gotten hold of a (Mk3?) 1999 Polo Playa 1400i, stock.


Actually it is not really a Polo at all but more a mix between a SEAT Ibiza and Volkswagen Polo :wink: But it would fit in as a MkIV Polo...

ch4os wrote:So far ive only installed a frontloader and a cone filter on my car..


Remove the conefilter if it is not properly insulated from teh heat of the engine...

ch4os wrote:Any advise on any nice mods i can do to my car which wont hurt my pocket to badly?


I would start with a nice set of wheels and sort out the suspension to lower your ride height and improve your stance...

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Postby ch4os » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:02 pm

Wow, ok! Lots of replies lol thanks a lot guys!

Im gonna sound like a bit of a pain in the ass here, but how would you go about detrumpeting your airbox? Never heard of that before :S I always thought that my cone filter wasnt so lekka for my car, so im quite interested in a change in that department...

@ Shizzo: How much do those clears go for? They look awesome btw :D

General question once again: Will lowering the suspension decrease body roll?

So many dam questions i have haha, thanks a lot guys!

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Postby Shizzo » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:21 pm

ch4os wrote:
@ Shizzo: How much do those clears go for? They look awesome btw :D

General question once again: Will lowering the suspension decrease body roll?


Eish guy, I bought those clears years ago... I think I paid R170 for both. Back then Suburban spares was selling them for R250 a pair, and Barons was selling them for R160 each!

Yes, the lowering springs will be firmer and will decrease body roll.
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Postby SHAUN » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:29 pm

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Postby VW_Mk1_Life » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:37 pm

Hold up, Shaun are those like day time running LEDS?

Oh and Shaun your car looks sick....loving the front headlights!!
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Postby SHAUN » Thu Nov 13, 2008 1:43 pm

VW_Mk1_Life wrote:Hold up, Shaun are those like day time running LEDS?

Oh and Shaun your car looks sick....loving the front headlights!!


Correct yes they are.

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Postby ruan9n » Thu Nov 13, 2008 2:06 pm

My first polo was the exact same one, just jazz blue (same as Shaun's)
Also had orange indicators and all, changed out all the orange and it made a world of difference! Also had a cone, was kind of lekker :oops:
Had 15's as well but the car looked a bit 4x4 with them so lowering is a must for you!
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Postby ch4os » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:07 pm

Shot guys, looked up other threads and detrumped my airbox, wow what a difference! Much prefer it over the filter too!

Next thing is gonna be those clear indicators and what not, anyone know a place close to table view other than voortrekker that sells them?

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Postby Slow_Polo » Thu Nov 13, 2008 5:40 pm

SHAUN wrote:
VW_Mk1_Life wrote:Hold up, Shaun are those like day time running LEDS?

Oh and Shaun your car looks sick....loving the front headlights!!


Correct yes they are.

Thanx bru :D





Yo Shaun, were did you get those wicked leds?


@ ch4os , ur car looks neat.. u can also consider fitting those new slimline windshield wipers...
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Postby VW_Mk1_Life » Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:31 pm

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Postby ch4os » Fri Nov 14, 2008 5:24 pm

Bump !

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Postby ch4os » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:12 pm

Revival from the dead!

Just want to say what i have done so far!

Detrumped that filter! (Decided to get rid of the cone... the detrumped noise just sounds so much better!)

Built my own backboard for my 6x9's (Must still take pic.. came out rather pro!)

And added 1x off center white GT stripe, vinyl ofcourse oh and no bubbles, score!

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Next on the list..

Sub and Amp..(Coming soon!)
Clear indicators and taillights!
Riiiims!

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Postby dood786 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:59 pm

lose the stripe - not cool
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Postby ch4os » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:21 am

Why? :shock:

The amount of people that have wanted to dice me is ridiculous! Although i still havent won lol :S So much for it making you go faster :P

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Postby SHAUN » Sun Dec 21, 2008 12:54 am

ermmmm ya ok, should have rather spent the money on clear indicators :lol:
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Postby JVR » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:44 am

First i need to say this- GT stripe = oil leaking ford/greasemonkey. Rip it off dude,thats a VW ur driving! Secondly, get a steering wheel of a facelift polo and the gearlever from a velocity at a scrapyard,about R400 and the interior wil feel much better. Shaun- where DO those headlights come from????
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Postby ch4os » Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:41 am

SHAUN wrote:ermmmm ya ok, should have rather spent the money on clear indicators :lol:


Aaah, but oyu see i didnt pay anything for it! Got the vinyl for free and a friend and I put it on.

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Postby Lola » Tue Dec 23, 2008 5:23 pm

that stripe is a no no!
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