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    1. Member DT EXP's Avatar
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      05-19-2010 09:20 AM #1
      Well I have few threads rolling around out there.. I want to make one central thread for everything I have done or failed to do while working on the TiG..

      TiG's stats the day I brought her home
      2009
      2.0T (K03)
      6 speed manual
      346 Miles (was driven from CHI to Omaha so I could buy it)




      Update as of 16-Aug-2014

      Engine:
      2.0T TSI with upgraded k04 turbo from APR
      AWE Turbo Outlet Pipe
      SPM V2 FMIC
      Neuspeed Engine Torque Arm Insert
      BSH Street Catch Can
      Mod Shack Stage I with the Carbonio II Intake pipe
      42DD 3" Down pipe paired to a 2.5" exhaust w/Magnaflow muffler from Techtonics

      Drivetrain:
      6MT with Custom South Bend Clutch kit
      BFI Stage I transmission mounts

      Brakes:
      Adams Rotors paired with Hawk pads

      Suspension:
      Airlift Performance Series with AccuAir E-level management
      APR Rear Sway bar
      ABD Racing Rear Stress Bar with custom mounting brackets

      Wheels & tires:
      17x8.5 BBS CH003
      245/50/17 Yokohama S.Drive

      Exterior:
      Painted Grill
      Tinted side markers, Tinted 3rd brake light
      Hella Blackout Highlights
      OEM Fog light kit
      deAutoKey LED City lights
      Rear Wiper Delete

      Interior:
      Corbeau CR1 seats with 5 point harness
      Rear Seat Delete
      AutoPower Roll Bar with Harness bar
      Seat belt delete with color matched cover
      deAutoKey LED lighting kit
      MKV GTi Steering Wheel

      Audio:
      Pioneer AVH-X5600BHS
      Kicker CX300.4 for Components
      Kicker CX600.1 for Sub
      Kicker 8" L7 Sub
      Kicker KS Series Component Speakers
      Custom JMD built box for sub

      Thanks:
      To my Wife and Kids who put up with me
      Berk and Guys at DBC http://www.dbctuning.com/
      Josh M. along with the rest of the StrictlyEA members http://www.strictlyea.com/

      People Can't thank enough:
      Again my wife for putting up with me and my VW's
      Marble from JMD http://jasonmarbledesigns.com/ (Did my audio, AirRide, and Rollbar install)


      Future plan:
      I got tons!









      Last edited by DT EXP; 08-15-2014 at 11:46 PM.

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      09 TiG 6MT, 1990 Cabriolet, and Treg 2 v8
      05-19-2010 09:20 AM #2
      Power Mod page:

      As aways - More to come here!

      Carbonio's Stage 1 and Stage II pipes


      APR Ko4 with APR's tune
      Last edited by DT EXP; 09-17-2012 at 08:29 AM.

    3. Member DT EXP's Avatar
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      09 TiG 6MT, 1990 Cabriolet, and Treg 2 v8
      05-19-2010 09:22 AM #3
      Interior:

      Wheel from MKv GTi


      Please note the two different mounting plates from the MKI TiG vs MKV GTi
      Left is TiG Right mounted on the Air bag (The Airbag from the TiG) is from the GTi


      Boost it!




      Had to make a custom tap (will get pics of that later) and we tapped power from the headunit
      Last edited by DT EXP; 05-19-2010 at 09:41 AM.

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      05-19-2010 09:23 AM #4
      Audio

      Sound deadening (one of the best mods I ever did)




      Headunit




      Kicker Sub/AMP









      Last edited by DT EXP; 09-17-2012 at 08:26 AM.

    5. Member DT EXP's Avatar
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      05-19-2010 09:27 AM #5
      Brakes/Suspension/etc page


      B&G springs then


      Now on H&R's Super Lows meant for Mkv R32


      Old Wheels
      B7 RS4 Rep in 17x7.5 ET35 Powdercoated Satin Black
      Rubber
      Summer - SUMITOMO HTR Z III 235/55ZR
      Winter - BLIZZAK WS60 215/65R-16 (on my stock 16's)


      New Wheels
      BBS CH's in 17x8 ET35 Powdercoated Flat Black
      Rubber
      Summer - Dunlop S-Drives 235/50/17
      Last edited by DT EXP; 09-17-2012 at 08:50 AM.

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      05-19-2010 09:42 AM #6
      Odds and Ends

      Hitch
      2" from etrailer.com




      How the TiG looks today 5-15-2010



      Last edited by DT EXP; 06-23-2010 at 09:18 AM.

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      05-19-2010 10:08 AM #7
      call up techtonics and se if they will make a DP.

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      05-19-2010 11:14 AM #8
      Really excellent. I have the MOD BUG...which is really bad.

      What did you use for speakers?

    9. Member DT EXP's Avatar
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      05-19-2010 11:51 AM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by JonD-2.7tDallas View Post
      Really excellent. I have the MOD BUG...which is really bad.

      What did you use for speakers?
      Yea.. the mod bug got me good.. I will take it as is to Eurowerks in June just see if any other Tiguan are there.

      Speakers are stock.. I really was happy after the sound deadening...

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      05-19-2010 03:01 PM #10
      looking good man! I can't stand the look of Tig's stock, but once modded out, they look great!
      a cheap plug for my mother's family business
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      05-19-2010 04:32 PM #11
      roundtuit was able to use a downpipe from 42dd i think it may of been for the mkv gti though. I've also been waiting for a downpipe but since my tiguan is 4motion I cant use the mkv gti downpipe. How is the ride quality with the b&g springs?? I've been looking into buying them

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      05-19-2010 05:00 PM #12
      I hate the wheels, stereo, steering wheel, and lack of roof rails on the Tiguan S. However, I love the six speed that's available. You took what's otherwise a ho-hum vehicle and turned it around. Nice job!

      - Jeremy.
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      It's a VW; the sensors are as sensitive as women on that time of the month . . . and the dash is as anxious to light up as a stoner.

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      05-19-2010 11:07 PM #13
      I'm Thinking of putting the boost gage in the same spot do you have any DIY instructions thanks... how does the 5X7 subwoofer sound? was the sound deadening what is the difference?

      are you going to put an APR chip upgrade?
      Last edited by MacProD300; 05-19-2010 at 11:36 PM.

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      05-20-2010 01:19 AM #14
      Great Job on the boost gauge! Were you able to color match to the dash lighting. Still debating to go with APR intake or P-flow.

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      05-20-2010 02:47 AM #15
      Some excellent mods there, keep em coming! I too would appreciate a DIY on the boost gauge

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      05-20-2010 09:30 AM #16
      Thanks all...

      The BG was pretty simple, I wish I would have taken more pictures of it but my hands where a little busy :-P

      I used the New South gauge so its 100% colored matched! But the depth of the gauge meant we had to cut out the back of the vent.. Just eyeballed it and used a clipper to trim out the hole, and then used a sander to smooth out the cuts

      My plan was to have the BG in the bottom vent on the right, but the angle of that vent meant my gauge was too deep and would have not fit due to running (maybe) into the Headunit. I went with "better safe then sorry" mind set and placed it on the left.

      Power came from tapping into engision (spelling?) cable running to the Headunit (blue cable)

      So the gauge lights up when I turn on the car, but I can live with that...

      We mounted the gauge in the vent with double sided tape..

      Hard part was the tap into the TSI vacuum hose. Lucky my buddy of mine just came up with the idea to copy this http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...ges/ES1831761/

      Worked out great. (If the idea of drilling into your vacuum hose scares you just buy the hose from ecs already tapped)


      As for 5x7, it doesn't hit hard.. but I am more then happy with it.. its small and I can feel it in my butt :p
      Sound Deadening was done about month before the sub install... I will forever sound deaden all my cars.. its super easy (just takes time) and I hear so little road noise now its great... You can hear it when I close my door.. A nice deep thud sound

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      05-20-2010 05:37 PM #17
      Good info DT How much dynamat did you get through for the whole job?

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      06-10-2010 12:31 PM #18
      TiG heading to Eurowerks in Minneapolis this weekend!!!!

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      06-10-2010 04:49 PM #19
      how difficult was the trailer hitch install?
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      06-13-2010 10:40 PM #20
      Fun trip... awesome show but it rained the whole time...

      Only TiG there, but too many girls called it cute

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      06-14-2010 08:56 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by DT EXP View Post
      Only TiG there, but too many girls called it cute
      Wait since when was it a bad thing to get girls attention?

      Second, what's wrong with them calling it cute (unless they are giggling/laughing at you)?
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    22. 06-16-2010 03:59 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by DT EXP View Post
      Odds and Ends
      How the TiG looks today 5-15-2010
      I love how the truck looks here. Makes me want one even more.

    23. 06-18-2010 10:00 AM #23
      What parts do you need for the gti steering wheel swap? Airbag is from tig?
      Have a six speed s and would like to change steering wheel and shifter.
      Any posts online? Thank in advance.
      How are the springs? Hard on bumps?
      Thanks in advance.

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      06-19-2010 09:31 AM #24
      I cant see the pics from out here but nice thread! Your ride is coming along quite well. Nice job on the boost gauge!
      09 Tiguan SE 2.0T - APR Stg 2 ECU - 42DD 3in Downpipe - Custom 3inch Magnaflow exhaust - BSH Stage 2 Intake - Hartmann HS5-209 20x9 wheels w/ 255/35 20 tires - H&R Rear sway bar - H&R Jetta Sport Springs w/ 12mm front and 15mm back spacers

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      06-19-2010 10:25 AM #25
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      Here's some photos of Eurowerks4. You inspired me to get mine show ready for next year.

      http://gallery.me.com/mattmlong#1001...r=black&sel=81

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      06-23-2010 08:56 AM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Old Baja Guy View Post
      DT
      Here's some photos of Eurowerks4. You inspired me to get mine show ready for next year.

      http://gallery.me.com/mattmlong#1001...r=black&sel=81
      Thanks man.. Awesome pics... I think at the end of the day I maybe took 3 pic's (none of them were of my car), the rain just killed it for me.

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      06-23-2010 09:10 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by giannis View Post
      What parts do you need for the gti steering wheel swap? Airbag is from tig?
      Have a six speed s and would like to change steering wheel and shifter.
      Any posts online? Thank in advance.
      How are the springs? Hard on bumps?
      Thanks in advance.
      Steering wheel swap was a real pain in the azz, not going to lie... I did have DIY on it, but since vortex went through the migration I can't find it... So here is quick break down...

      The airbags are the same from MKV GTi to a MK1 Tiguan... But the wiring harness and mounting brackets are not...

      So in short... I took the mounting brackets off the GTi airbag and placed them on my Tiguan Airbag. Sounds easy today... but it was a weekend full of surprises/freaking out.

      And I like the springs... But I hate all the OEM stuff I'm still using.. so once I have a free weekend, I have the H&R Touring kit I need to install....
      Last edited by DT EXP; 06-30-2010 at 08:27 PM.

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      06-30-2010 08:26 PM #28
      I spy with my little eye..


    29. 07-02-2010 11:59 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by DT EXP View Post
      I spy with my little eye..

      Nice! Is it the s3 I/C or the APR?... Really interested to know how it runs on the tig, not to mention the install process

      Keep us up to date on it! Did you manage to find a down pipe for the 4motion? Wish SOMEONE would fabricate one.....

      KR

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      09-27-2010 08:46 AM #30
      Well after being ripped off by two forum members from here/golfmkv.com I have gotten nothing done this summer..

      Oh well I got this winter I guess..

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      09-27-2010 09:20 AM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by DT EXP View Post
      Well after being ripped off by two forum members from here/golfmkv.com I have gotten nothing done this summer..

      Oh well I got this winter I guess..
      ???????????

      name names

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      09-27-2010 11:58 AM #32
      akdemir1491 (tex here and over on golfmkv.com)

      downpipe

      kimchi29 (over at golfmkv.com)

      rotors

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      09-27-2010 12:22 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by DT EXP View Post
      akdemir1491 (tex here and over on golfmkv.com)

      downpipe

      kimchi29 (over at golfmkv.com)

      rotors
      It's always a good thing to get any bs out into the open around here.

      You've done a great job all-around, but what brings the car together for me is a tiny detail: leaving the chrome ring around the VW emblem on the grille. Something always bothered me about a total Plasti Dip black-out on the front of a Tiguan; I couldn't figure out why until I noticed your chrome ring. Nice job.

      Is the Pioneer head unit ever a PITA when you need to turn the volume down in a hurry? It looks great but I've developed an aversion to up/down volume buttons vs. a simple knob.

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      09-27-2010 04:32 PM #34
      I have a downpipe fitted to my 4Mo Tig.
      APR Australia has a production version: http://www.goapr.com.au/products/apr..._downpipe.html

      Guy from Harding Performance created a prototype to test on a few cars and used my stock downpipe to help create a production version.
      http://hp.net.au/


      Hopefully you guys over in the US can get something like this or at least get it shipped over as it was flow tested by APRand suitable for their stage 2 software which i am running now.
      2010 Tiguan APR Stg2/6MT/Biscay Blue
      Build thread: http://www.vwwatercooled.org.au/f97/...tig-45083.html

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      09-27-2010 08:17 PM #35
      $1995 for a downpipe!? Is that right? Seems a bit high. I know they help but they couldn't help that much.

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