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Vw Golf Mk1 styling

9 March 2011 9 Comments

What would you say is the most common car seen on our South African roads? I firmly believe that you see more Volkswagen Mk1 Golfs on the roads than any other cars. In saying that, you can only imagine how many of these populate cars are modified and have certain styling parts added. Iv put together a basic Styling check list for a Vw Mk1 golf driver looking to get into the modifying car scene.

Wheels these days are pretty mush the most important part of vehicle styling and can transform your ride completely by just adding a nice pair of wheels. Please don’t go over board with your wheel sizes. A Mkl Golf isn’t designed to take the weight and wheel clearance for 17inch mags, rather fit a pair of 14” or 15’s and a max 16inch wheel.

After a nice set of wheels and tires have been chosen it would be time to have a nice new performance exhaust system fitted, in South Africa we have a good couple of Exhaust fitment centers scatters around our beautiful country. I personally like the raw spluttering sound of the VW engines so when I get and exhaust system put on i get a branch then a 50mm to my middle and then 65mm all the way to the back box.
You can find a couple of reputable exhaust fitment centers in our online directory

Next you would find me either lowing my car 40mm or tinting the windows, personally I would lower the car as I’m not a big fan of window tints, but that is just me.


  • MrSlater said:

    Hey guys I’m looking for the double square headlamps for a golf mk1 I been looking all over but still no luck. But I would like to know where I can get the slamtray fenders and small front and back bumpers. Please guys if u can help or direct me to a place that can I would really appreciate it lots.


  • adrian said:

    Hi i recently fitted my Golf mk1 wid a set of 17 Borbets,but i wanna get a good stance on the vehicle,whats the best way to achieve a decent stance. i also want to upgrade my 1.4i motor to a 2l,is it better to just get a 2l motor and drop it in or to do upgrades that will give me the same power?


    Blair Reply:

    Adrian, stance can be achieved by fitting coilovers and if you want to get some aggressive camber for shows you can fit camber plates. We actually sell coilovers for a very good price. drop me a mail via the contact form.
    ill be honest i was in the same position as you regarding more power, i modified my engine and spent loads of money and only managed to get 87k out of my 1.6 i bought a 2L ADY motor for R3500 and put her in and already i was making 85kw just from the new motor i then did the heads and cam and it made a huge dif, so my opinion is drop in the 2L before you modify your engine.

    hope that helps, keep us posted with the progress! Join up on our forum and post a thread in the build section, that way we and our readers can follow your progress!


  • Jerry said:


    I have a golf MK1
    I don’t want to modify the motor I just want a more rough sound to the car.
    What cam can I use filters free flow or powerflow


  • Shabeer said:

    Hi,may i have a price for the coilovers and camber plates..

    Thank you


  • Dino said:

    i am looking for a set of 15′ original velociti wheels 4x 100. please jus let me knw for a good price or even let me know what u have. thanks


    Dino Reply:

    i am also looking for the original 200 STI wheels that the nisan senta/sabre came out with


  • nomore said:

    hie im looking for a dashboard for citi golf or velocity with everything loom and clock


  • bertram said:

    Hi guys I drive a 2004 1.6 I life got a 272 r line cam wildcat branch and bro speed exhaust my computer box is not yet mapped want to put a 298 stk cam on how will it perform


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