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Griff449
01-05-2009, 02:01 PM
I have decided to take the plunge and go for the front skirt for the new GT............... VW website informs me that its 214 rrp but it does not say if this includes painting and fitting.................. Any ideas on what to expect to pay locally?

(http://www.volkswagenaccessories.co.uk/accessories/details?part_no=1K00716099AX)http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc107/griffST3/1K00716099AX.jpg
Front Skirt
214.00 RRP
Part No. 1K00716099AX
Designed for aerodynamic optimisation and to add that
personal touch to your vehicle. All body styling accessories
are expertly designed to fit securely and neatly to your vehicle. More... (http://www.volkswagenaccessories.co.uk/accessories/details?part_no=1K00716099AX)

james_tiger_woo
01-05-2009, 03:42 PM
Just to nit-pick, I dare say that the part doesn't include paint and fit and this looks like a part for a MK5. Would you also not want to get the side skirts too?

Might be worth just calling the dealer to see if they'll give you a bit of a discount and get the bits in and fit them before you collect it.

Griff449
01-05-2009, 05:11 PM
It will deffo fit the mk 6 as I have seen others with the front skirt and side skirts dealer fitted :)

Here are two examples I know of ..................

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc107/griffST3/22032009039.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc107/griffST3/28032009054new.jpg

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc107/griffST3/28032009056.jpg

Called the dealer who has my GT sat in the yard waiting for me to collect next month. He is calling me back with a price :)

james_tiger_woo
01-05-2009, 05:18 PM
Is that a GT - it looks like it needs to be a lot lower...

Griff449
01-05-2009, 05:21 PM
Not sure if either the silver one or white one are a GT but deffo MK 6 Golfs..................... and of course no difference in body shape :)

Heres another one I found :)

http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc107/griffST3/essen7.jpg

macmillions
01-05-2009, 07:40 PM
The front spoiler looks different on the mk5 to that of the mk6... are you sure its the same and that it will fit?

(personally, I think the side skirts would finish the looks of the car off and make it look smarter)

machine
01-05-2009, 08:50 PM
Isn't the silver one in the top picture a mk5?

It's different to the white one (no inserts on the white)

With the headlights being different shapes I don't see how a bumper could be interchangable between models.

Griff449
01-05-2009, 09:46 PM
The very top pic is from the VW website, but clearly offers it as an accessory for the MK 6............ Of course the webmaster has probably not got round to updating the pic yet to that of a MK 6.............. Anyway the dealer has said no probs they can get it fitted just waiting on the price :)

macmillions
01-05-2009, 10:19 PM
Thats good then.
Just wanted to make sure you didnt buy something that didnt fit.
I think it will look good. You gone for the side skirts too?

manic-vw
02-05-2009, 12:08 AM
Hmmm interesting, do let the us know the cost
something to stretch to perhapsssss

Griff449
02-05-2009, 10:07 AM
Had not considered the side skirts but yes begining to think that it is a must!

Depends on cost really as the budget is getting stretched! lol Could always fit them later but its nice to get it done at the same time eh!

JoseSpring
02-05-2009, 02:18 PM
Make sure you are clear what you are buying!
The first pic looks to be clearly a different skirt than the ones on the Mk6's you show later.
Note the 3 horizontal vents in the centre of the skirt - The ones on the Mk6's look much cleaner and less fussy to me.
But I agree, they do finish off the look of the Mk6's (my personal preference is for the side skirts ahead of the front bumper).

Griff449
02-05-2009, 02:39 PM
Right, finally got to the bottom of it!

Below are the correct part numbers and cost to supply - Note this does not include labour costs or fitting!

Front Skirt Golf VI 2009>
Part no: 5K0071609GRU
Cost 230

Side Skirts Golf VI 2009>
Part no: 5k0071685GRU
Cost 305

:)

Have told the dealer to come up with a more attractive price for me :)

Griff449
05-05-2009, 07:14 PM
Got a call from the dealer today with a price for painting and fitting............... an extra 345 !!! :( Told him to poke it but I guess I will probably have to give in if I want it doing........ :( Robbing barstewards!

JoseSpring
05-05-2009, 09:45 PM
This might be why you don't see many cars with them! It's not at all cheap, eh?

Griff449
05-05-2009, 09:52 PM
Well its either give in or buy my wheels first and wait until someone brings out a MK6 bodykit of some similar form................... :( Its hard enough as it is scouring the net looking for people that do MK 6 modifications.................... :( ****!

zf44
06-05-2009, 10:50 AM
May be worth contacting the company below, who are specialist for the Caractere body kits ((http://www.caractere.com (http://www.caractere.com/)), I'm sure they have one in the pipeline for the Mk6.

Road and Sport Developments Ltd.
Units 15, 16 and 17 Baird Close,
Drayton Fields Ind Est.,
Daventry,
Northants.
NN11 8RY
UNITED KINGDOM
Danny WHITROW
Tel: +44 (0) 1327 706 444
Fax: +44 (0) 1327 706 445
caractere@caractere-uk.co.uk (caractere@caractere-uk.co.uk)

Some examples of their modifications on a Scirocco and......
http://img.worldcarfans.com/2009/3/large/bb-vw-scirocco.jpg

http://img.worldcarfans.com/2009/3/large/bb-vw-scirocco_1.jpg

http://img.worldcarfans.com/2009/3/large/bb-vw-scirocco_2.jpg

on a TT which now looks like R8 - very impressive.

http://www.lltek.com/images/caractek/cartt8j/cartt8j_01_nopdc_zz.jpg

http://www.lltek.com/images/caractek/cartt8j/cartt8j_01_zz.jpg

http://www.lltek.com/images/caractek/cartt8j/cartt8j_08_grilldetail_zz.jpg

http://www.lltek.com/images/caractek/cartt8j/cartt8j_01_nopdc_detail_zz.jpg

http://www.lltek.com/images/caractek/cartt8j/cartt8j-04_nopdc2_zz.jpg

http://www.lltek.com/images/caractek/cartt8j/cartt8j_10_sidevent_detail_zz.jpg

http://www.lltek.com/images/caractek/cartt8j/cartt8j_09_wingdetail_zz.jpg

http://www.lltek.com/images/caractek/cartt8j/cartt8j_02_exhstdetail_zz.jpg

Griff449
06-05-2009, 12:27 PM
Awesome will give them a call :)

Griff449
06-05-2009, 04:23 PM
Follow up from my phone call..............

Hi Griff

Sorry to disappoint you... Caractere will be launching a kit for the Mk VI, but not yet... we haven't been given any idea yet as to either pictures or prices.

Anyway, dealer kits aren't that bad... the kit for the Mk V Golf is a Caractere kit that we sell to Volkswagen Group (UK) Ltd!

To be fair to dealer... 900 isn't a bad price painted and fitted. Our Golf V kits retail (painted and fitted) at approximately 3,000...


3000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! having a laugh :(

JoseSpring
06-05-2009, 07:01 PM
I'm liking these kits, but is it me, or does this kit make the Scirocco look like an Astra from the side?!

http://img.worldcarfans.com/2009/3/large/bb-vw-scirocco_2.jpg

http://i675.photobucket.com/albums/vv117/JoseSpring/astra.jpg

Griff449
07-05-2009, 01:08 PM
Well if the kits cost 3000 plus then I would not be interested what they look like!