Forum Fridays: Mk7.5 Peacock Green 4motion 6MT Build

Unicorns do exist. We know because user ray_futbol just published the build sheet for his latest tuned VW. It’s a 4wd wagon with a 6-speed manual in a completely adult, yet still alluring shade of green. And that’s just how it came from the factory — but don’t worry, it’s far from stock.

This car has been tastefully built into the perfect practical cold-weather hauler in every sense of the word. Ray has chosen to invest primarily in suspension and drivetrain upgrades, transforming the already communicative Mk7.5 Golf chassis into a weekend warrior suitable for track or road use.

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If it weren’t for the painted wheels, it might slip by completely unnoticed. It has a more aggressive stance than your garden-variety Golf, though, thanks to KW variant 2 coilovers and 034 Dynamic+ camber plates, but it’s the wheels that really set this car apart.

Painted white, the chunky five-spoke Fiftee52 Tarmacs are a subtle — but not too subtle — hint that this car means business. The dayglow yellow branding drives it home. While we like the color contrast, ray will be swapping the 52’s out for a set of more traditional, but equally awesome BBS RSIIs once his conversion is complete. No color is specified in the build sheet.

Keeping up Appearances

Part of the reason this build has an “upgraded” factory feel is that ray went all-in with genuine VW parts for many of his upgrades. The Mk7 sports upgraded Golf R mirror caps and spoilers, a tasteful 45 percent tint all around and gloss black wrap to tone down the car’s stock chrome lower lip. Though it’s not visible, the car also uses a Golf R rear sway bar to stiffen things up in the twisties.

The car’s fog lights have been turned yellow to match the writing on those jaunty wheels, and it also rocks an ECS hatch-pop kit for expanded practicality.

Smooth Shifter

Factory clutch hydraulics don’t always offer the experience a sporting driver desires, so ray has made some wise but budget-conscious upgrades that will really improve the way his car shifts. The clutch delay valve is a component popular with German marques like BMW and VW that keeps you from engaging the clutch rapidly. That’s no fun, which is why ray has removed the clutch pedal spring and modded his delay valve, giving his Golf that extra sense of urgency off the line.

The owner seems to be interested in watching boost closely. Though he doesn’t articulate plans to crank up the pressure just yet, it might be good to keep a reinforced head gasket in mind.

 

Altogether, it’s a build that anyone would be proud of. Ray has some great plans for it in the future, including a skid plate, some extra bass for the stereo and brake upgrades. Glad to see that he’s fully embraced VW again back from his tryst with that clown shoe M Coupe.

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Unicorns do exist. We know because user ray_futbol just published the build sheet for his latest tuned VW. It’s a 4wd wagon with a 6-speed manual in a completely adult, yet still alluring shade of green. And that’s just how it came from the factory — but don’t worry, it’s far from stock. This car […]

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