When you checked did they have both left and right?
As they only have left hand wings atm
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The GTi has a larger diameter ARB front and rear and stiffer front springs. The GTi is also guaranteed to have all-round discs whereas late GSi cars had rear drums.burtonm wrote: ↑Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:42 amI'm only seeing left too.
The GTi has really impressed me: it handles better than the GSi - the suspension is smoother - still soft, but it feels like it actually has some performance and pedigree, whereas the GSi just feels a bit awkward when you give it a bit of a challenge - it still performs admirably, enough to annoy the typical BMW driver on the northern Peak District twisties, all while climbing a not inconsiderable hillside in Saddleworth, but compared to the GTi it lacks a certain enthusiasm and confidence in its performance. The GTi manages to be a fun car to drive, engaging, capable and fun, while not taking it too far to the point it feels clinical, like the Honda Prelude I used to own before my GSi. It's a wonderfully well balanced machine, and one I hope to enjoy for many more miles in the future. I find the twincam engine to be a lot smoother too, especially on the motorway, where despite being in the same rev range as the SOHC, it's a completely different beast, much smoother and more manageable.
The GTi's interior is in much better condition too - the seats, while identical, are much more plush and supportive, making me realise those in the GSi are sagging a bit, while still comfortable. In the case of both cars though, I note the seat coverings are better attached to the base than in later cars like my old 216SLi, where they were held on with nothing more than a bit of tension in the fabric and a long plastic clip that eventually gave way, leaving both the covering and sponge beneath feeling loose and wobbly.
Further to that the headlining in the GTi is actually still attached to the roof, and the interior doesn't smell of anything - inside the GSi has an odd musty smell that I just can't get rid of - whatever I do, it always comes back.
The GSi doesn't have anything wrong with it, it's a good car in every respect: it's just that the GTi performs better in every way, except where the paint is lacquered and has tired out, unlike the GSi's solid colour.
To these ends the GSi will be up for sale soon: while a tidy and low mileage car I know it isn't worth much, and as such I'd hope for around £450. It isn't the cheapest around, admittedly, but it's a good, running car in good condition and I hope it can go onwards to a new home where it continues to be preserved.
That does look good . Do you have to take half the dash out to do this or is it a quick job?
Centre console trim out - 4 screws, two each side (one down by the gear lever and one halfway up round the side of the fan controls and radio), & pull forward.