Car Feature>>tuk Customs Vw Golf

We’ve seen all sorts slammed and stretched cars this month, and not without a doubt Volkswagens are one of the world’s most common platforms for this sort of styling. In some cases it can get a bit dull seeing Golf after Golf lowered on BBS wheels, but every once in a while you see a car like this one. There’s nothing outstanding or gimmicky about the car, but it still manages to stop you in your tracks. It could be the color, the ride height, or the precise fitment of the wheels, but this MK5 Golf owned by Chris Peacock of Scotland manages to stand out from a very crowded field.

Looking at the car, you might think this was a build months, or even years in the making. Nope, try 13 days. Before leaving on a business trip Chris dropped the car off at a shop called TUK customs where the guys wasted no time in creating one of the coolest show/street VW’s ever. The grass is always greener on the other side it seems, and Chris used American-built VW’s as his inspiration for the build.

The color is the first thing that grabs you on this car – a custom mixture of Lamborghini Spiker Green and Hummer Sage Green. Other body work includes the removal of all badging, a USDM front grill, and smoothed out side skirts. The fenders were also extended by five centimeters in the front and four centimeters in the rear.

The stock rear bumper was also swapped out for a USDM version, and then outfitted OSIR carbon diffuser. The exhaust system is a Miltek catback with R32 style exits.

And then comes the heart of the build – the wheels and suspension. The car lays body with a trick air ride system done by TUK Customs. The wheels are BBS RS290’s, sized 18×9.5 all around with 225/30 Dunlop tires. The centers of the wheels have also been colormatched to the unique Lambo-Hummer color on the body. When asked if he considered any other wheels for the car, Chris says that the Golf was actually built around these exact wheels (thus the extensions of the fenders).

Outside of an ECU tune, intake, and exhaust the 2.0L engine is essentially stock. A carbon engine cover helps to add a little bit of visual character to the bay.

Inside the car you’ll find a pair of Recaro CS bucket seats done in a custom black leather and green alcantara pattern. The door panels, shift boot, and arm rests have also been redone in green alcantara.

A small 300mm Momo steering wheel completes the interior.

The car looks impressive from all angles, but there’s something about the front profile, seeing the rims just peeking out from the fenders.

I suppose the ultimate compliment you can get on your stance is
when it’s hard convincing people that photos of your car are genuine and not “photochopped”.

Such is certainly the case
with this Chris’ Golf.

Mike Garrett

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Hands down my favorite water-cooled VW I've ever seen, possibly VW overall. What did it for me? The color + matched BBS's. Usually matched rims seem a little too flashy to me, but with that "Is that a rare factory color?" tone, the clean look wins it for me. Wallpaper of 5 please!

2

you want flush...you got flush.

3

thats i fuckin nice as car , i love everything about this car...

4

Awsome car, love the unique colour and unique wheels and as if im the first comment

5

That has to be one of the nicest Golf's I've layed my eyes on.

6

Very nice! Desktop of the last pic please!

8

thats not a stock "USDM" rear bumper, its a mk5 R32 bumper.



sick car. it was featured in PVW a couple of months ago.

10

Are they called RotaWagens or NEETmobiles? I'm leaning toward NEETmobiles, because these are to British social housing, what Cadillacs are to American housing projects.

11

love thsi car saw it at ultimate dubs 09

the stance just blew me away

12

Thats HOT! i love Gulfs:) Desktops Please, i beg you ...

13

those are bbs rs'

14

The tires are actually 225/35 no 30. and the seats are not recaro sportster CS's. They're oem euro mkV R32 Recaros, they have heat and airbags, unlike their aftermarket version.

15

Dang! I have no idea how my car got featured on this site, these cars are SICKKKKKKKKK..............!

16

my favorite golf ive seen so far

17

RotaWagon! ROFL!

18

pic one and five for desktop pls

19

Wow...way too low but nice when it's stopped.

20

gotta luv them MK's....

21

13 days? blimey! colour really suits the car. Interior isn't overdone.The bbs wheels are sweet.Wallpapers of first and third photos.

22

Dropped VWs on BBSs are boring. Very boring. I've seen too many of them, but I like this one so much, it really does stand out among a huge crowd, love the colour!

23

That would explain it, if this is a NEET trend. 13 days from start to finish, how long does it take to chop suspension springs and attach a different set of cheap wheels? Aim high, or maybe low in this case. Do UK VW dealerships accept social welfare checks as for down payments?

24

13 days! He's trying to beat the repo man! That gives him 18 days clear before missing his first loan payment, another 31 before they send the tow truck to take the car back. But the shop that did the work probably came looking for money before that. So who has the car now, the bank or the shop?

25

I have the issue of PVW with this car and its absolutely amazing...it wasnt even meant to be turned into a project car but we all know how that goes....

26

Monk3y said:

Wow...way too low but nice when it's stopped.



its on bags. slammed when stopped, but still driveable with a push of a button.

27

No Doubt, this car is beautiful!

I'm not a green-fan, but it fits good. And bbs can't be bad.



nice!

28

Tom said:

That would explain it, if this is a NEET trend. 13 days from start to finish, how long does it take to chop suspension springs and attach a different set of cheap wheels? Aim high, or maybe low in this case. Do UK VW dealerships accept social welfare checks as for down payments?



Miguel said:

13 days! He's trying to beat the repo man! That gives him 18 days clear before missing his first loan payment, another 31 before they send the tow truck to take the car back. But the shop that did the work probably came looking for money before that. So who has the car now, the bank or the shop?



Except this guy is actually rich and the car is amazing!!!!!

29

I think if Mr Peacock was recieving any form of benefits (thats welfare to you americans) then he would more than likely be under investigation for fraud!

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Miguel said:

13 days! He's trying to beat the repo man! That gives him 18 days clear before missing his first loan payment, another 31 before they send the tow truck to take the car back. But the shop that did the work probably came looking for money before that. So who has the car now, the bank or the shop?





what a knob

31

This is what makes the uk head and shoulders above the rest ,catch us if you can USA

32

Awesome car, pictures genuinely don't do the paintwork justice. Saw this car ealier in the year, 13 days is just astonishing for this level of finish!

33

Love this car, you have PM

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