Power Mod page:
As aways - More to come here!
Carbonio's Stage 1 and Stage II pipes
APR Ko4 with APR's tune
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
6 speed manual
346 Miles (was driven from CHI to Omaha so I could buy it)
Update as of 25-Mar-2012
I have loved all the up's and downs of this project with 38k miles so far!
MOD list so far:
H&R Coils (from an Mkv R32)
APR K04 running APR tune
TSI Turbo Outlet Pipe from AWE
42DD 3" Down pipe paired to a 2.5" tt exhaust system
One of a kind (at least for now) South Bend Clutch kit for the 6MT in my Tiguan
BFI Stage I transmission mounts
Neuspeed Engine Torque Arm Insert
Hella Blackout Highlights, Ziza City Lights, OEM Flog light kit
MKV GTi Steering Wheel
BSH Street Catch Can
Boost gauge in the AC vent using APR boost tap
Carbonio Stage I and II Intake
Adams Rotors paired with Hawk pads
ABD Racing Rear Stress Bar
17x8 BBS CH re-finished in Flat Black (for now)
12.5mm front and 15mm rear spacers (I rub in the rear bad)
2" Hidden Hitch
Inno Roof Rack System
100% sound deaden along with Aftermarket Head unit and 5x7 Sub under the drivers seat.
APR Rear Sway bar
Last edited by DT EXP; 01-08-2013 at 09:26 AM.
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
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.
B&G springs then
Now on H&R's Super Lows meant for Mkv R32
B7 RS4 Rep in 17x7.5 ET35 Powdercoated Satin Black
Summer - SUMITOMO HTR Z III 235/55ZR
Winter - BLIZZAK WS60 215/65R-16 (on my stock 16's)
BBS CH's in 17x8 ET35 Powdercoated Flat Black
Summer - Dunlop S-Drives 235/50/17
Last edited by DT EXP; 09-17-2012 at 08:50 AM.
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
My Tiguan :-)
A Volkswagen/Audi Family
1977 VW Wesfalia Bus, 1994 VW Jetta, 1997 VW Cabrio, 2001 Audi TT 225 Quattro, 2009 Tiguan SE 4Motion
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.
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
2009 Black/Brown Tiguan SE w/4Motion
- Added: Revo Stage 1 w/Select Plus, RNS-510, Volk-L Bluetooth, 2" Class 3 Hitch + Trailer Module, VAG-COM Micro-CAN, 19" Savannah 2Tone
2001 Black/Tan Golf GLS 1.8T w/Monsoon (Wifes)
- Added: 6 Disc Changer, K&N Filter
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
My Tiguan Pictures
Here's some photos of Eurowerks4. You inspired me to get mine show ready for next year.
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.
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..
akdemir1491 (tex here and over on golfmkv.com)
kimchi29 (over at golfmkv.com)
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.
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.
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