gauge is telling I'm boosting over 25PSi
Semi-dry night so just took the tig to an empty access road to let her loose...
ESP off I get nothing but wheel spin which lead to a super fast red line in 3rd... (going to lose my clutch if I'm not careful)
Only made two passes but pretty sure its time to update my tires..
lol, Yes sir! I wish I had AWD, but I don't wish to have Tiptronic transmission
DSG would be nice if VWoA would have offered it to north america.. But I have always had a love affair with manual transmission.
As for how well my set up will handle the power, I'm still on the long end of the learning curve of the new power band. I'm sure once I get used to it I will be able to take full advantage of the power.
I just may go through a clutch and set of tires before then
Awesome build man. I just read through the entire thread I'm hoping to go k04 over the summer but have alot to do first, im real interested in seeing a video of that beast in action. Subscribed for more progress, I your truck and that u sacrificed all the options for 6mt
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
word to the wise.. don't go more then 3-6 months in-between plastic-dipping your items...
I have plastic dipped my grill 5-6 times, this whole process would take me 10 mins to get the grill apart and maybe 5 mins to pull the dip off. But this last time I had let it sit on there for well over a year. It took me over an hour to get the dip off and had to sand some of the edges down to get it all off.
And another fail moment from this weekend...
I ordered some lamin-X for my tails a few months back, and finial uninstalled my tails this weekend..
I REALLY don't know if it was training day at Lamin-X or ECS sent me the wrong ones, but that is the WORST attempt at "precutting" any pattern I have ever seen. Along story short they found there way into my trash can.
Ending on a good note.... I ordered my GoPro this weekend
I have had my plastidip on for 18 months..........
Maybe i'll just leave it on there.
Go Pro's are a nice piece of kit.
The Tig doesn't have many easy mounting points though (I mounted my grey import camera to the passenger headrest.)
If you put it ou0tside it gets some sever wind noise
Good tip on the Plasti-Dip. I did mine a week ago. It wasn't the best of jobs since its my first time but I now know what to look out for. Hopefully next one will be much better and thorough.
I too ordered the Lamin-X tail light cover films. Geez I hope it works out for me.... Sorry to hear about yours.
I'll be keeping tabs on your build mate.
Its official people.. My clutch is on the way out... Loosing all power to my wheels at 3.5k RPMS.
Need some help in researching a clutch for the Tiguan.. Any takers?
This is what our APR guy reccomends if you upgrade to Stage 3.
Well that is odd.
I believe our APR guy uses Sachs clutches in their cars as DXD is okay but not their preference for heavy use.
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Winging it from here on out.. Just bought Stage II kit from South Bend for 1k, and the install is $750...
This will be going down next week... wish me luck!
Clutch going in.. Installed fine.. but still need to get it drive-able to make sure its 100%
Shop pointed out my one of my CV joins in my one of my axles is DOA... /sigh
I'm at 35k miles.. maybe VWoA will cover it, but I doubt it...
Clutch is a no go.. Does not fit....
Looks like I am about to go get a rental car
Sending Southbend my OEM Clutch kit.. they are going to make me one!
Props to them for being so accomodating.
Make sure you get some pictures and I am sure there will be some others who are looking to upgrade so they should keep the template.
big ups to DBC Performance for making the connects to SB for me
In my rental car now and just waiting for SB to do some magic!
Plus a quick pic at how the Adam rotors are holding up..
Drilled and slotted, nice!
Have the drilled holes filled up with brake dust yet?
Wish I would have caught this thread when you were still living in GA.
I have had my '09 6spd Tig since mile 71 and it has been terrific. I have done the APR intake and software upgrade but that is about it save some aesthetic items.
About to do a suspension drop to it. But seeing your build thread gets the mod bug fluttering.
I must say thank you for being a pioneer for modding the Tiguan and for keep this build thread updated!!
Easiest way to find if you love your car or not...
sit in a rental for more then week, and if you miss it you're in love people!