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Old March 1st, 2011, 20:38   #31
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Default Adventures in Lifting a Mk4 Golf Day 3 of 3

Update: fabricated those shock extension brackets!
(inspired by member Shenandoah and pics in this thread: http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...80#post3311580)



Will leave the 1" spacers out for now and keep the level stance.
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Old March 1st, 2011, 20:39   #32
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I can't wait until I can take pictures of my car beside yours this year. It looks like yours will drive over mine with out a problem.
Haha, I can't wait to take it to VAGKRAFT and take pictures!
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Old March 2nd, 2011, 19:31   #33
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Just finished totaling up all the receipts from last year and it turns out that even tho I spent $4,700.00 in maintenance on the Golf it still cost lest to operate than our 2006 Mazda5! Not bad for a car twice as old and with over five times as many km.

To be fair I should mention the curb weight of the Mazda is 3500lbs compared to 2700lbs for the Golf.

The Mazda averages 9 L/100km (26mpg), the Golf 5.6L/100km (42mpg).


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Old March 5th, 2011, 21:24   #34
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Default Every penny well spent...

So I did some more number crunching and came up with this: The cost of owning my car from August 2001 to December 2010.



The graph shows the cost per km steadily declining the longer I own the vehicle.

The biggest surprise is that even though I spent $4,700 in repairs last year, my cost per km is still trending downwards!

Interesting Calculations that are not in the sheet:

$60,000 / 414,000 km = 14.5 cents per km average for repairs. (edit: oops, forgot to deduct the purchase price of the vehicle, see new calculation

Edit: $30,000 / 414,00km = 7.25 cents per km average for repairs

$60,000 / 414,000 km = 14.5 cents per km average for repairs + initial purchase

So if I want to keep this trend, I need to make sure I don't spend more than 14 cents per km on repairs... Knowing this I weigh the cost of major repairs better. For example: say the injection pump needs to be replaced, and I get a quote for $2000, I can say, okay, $2000/$0.14/km = 14,285 km. So if I think I can get 14,285 more km out of the car without anything else breaking then this is a good investment. If more stuff breaks, and I keep putting money in without getting enough km out then the chart will start to trend upwards and it may be time to consider a new car. However, it would take years in a new car to get down to 25 cents per km, so as long as the chart is stable then I happy to spend money keeping this car running like new.

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$20,000 / 414,000 km = 4.8 cents per km average for fuel

Using the rule of thumb that diesels use 2/3 the fuel of gassers I might have spent $30,000 or 7.2 cents per km (2.4 cents extra per km). Could I have saved $10,000 in initial cost and repairs on a gasoline powered Golf? Considering I spent only $1600 (after tax) for the diesel engine option and $2200 on one replacement injection pump and $200 two replacement VNT actuators, I am still $6000 ahead, and this gap will keeping growning the more km I put on... even without considering if a gasoline engine could go this long.

Drive more, worry less.
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Old March 6th, 2011, 00:47   #35
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Nice increase in fuel costs over the years!
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Old March 6th, 2011, 04:21   #36
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Yeah, my fuel economy has not changed, just the price of fuel.

I grabbed my receipts from August 2001: Diesel was 62.9 cents/L in in Kitchener Ontario.

We took a trip to Florida and Hillsville VA it was 1.339 USD/gal or 35.4 cents/L ? Wow.

My last few fillups have been around 120 cents/L
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Old March 14th, 2011, 18:55   #37
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Update on the Lift, put the 1" spacers back in...

1" + 10mm in the front front
1" + Jetta Wagon Springs in the rear





edit: adding a pic from a real camera:
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Old March 14th, 2011, 20:11   #38
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Ordered a set of Ralley Armour mudflaps to replace these:


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Old March 17th, 2011, 22:46   #39
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Some pictures in night mode:



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Old March 18th, 2011, 20:32   #40
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Paul, I am really impressed by your creative abilities and your
ability to make something out of nothing. Something I'm still working
on picking up from my Dad.
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Old March 19th, 2011, 08:53   #41
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Thanks for the compliment! It just takes tools, scraps, and tinker time...

I like to share my joy for making stuff work. I use posting stuff online to motivate me to start and finish projects.

Here are some future projects that I am seriously considering:

- Front Light Bar for the Golf

- Hatch or Hitch Mount Spare Tire Carrier for the Golf (for that 4x4 look)

- Tongue Mount Spare Tire Carrier for the Trailer (mounted vertically with the spare facing left so that when people pass me they can see the Avus alloy rim with the VW center cap floating between the car and trailer.
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- Hatch or Hitch Mount Spare Tire Carrier for the Golf (for that 4x4 look)

I have wanted to make some thing like that for so long
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 15:21   #43
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Excellent work, definitely love the look of a raised up Golf... I swear if I didn't know any better, it looks like a factory made suv.

How is the ride quality???
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Old March 22nd, 2011, 16:52   #44
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How is the ride quality???
Ride is the same as stock, maybe slightly firmer because of the Bilstien TC shocks? I can not tell the difference in corners no matter how hard I attack the car seems as planted as ever. I have heard that the suspension on the mk4 responds well to a lift because it tends to keep the control arms more level or something. I don't feel any extra rolling sensation after the lift.

The big difference in the ride is when crossing train tracks or hitting big dips in the road I have no fear of bottoming out. It also takes the sphincter clench factor out of speed bumps.
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Old April 5th, 2011, 11:30   #45
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Still running stock tire size? I'm getting ready to put VR6 springs on the front, with 10mm spacer. Jetta Wagon rear springs and Air Lift air bags. Probably go with Bilstein HD rear shocks, and Bilstein TC's on the front like you.

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