-Euro Spec Tail Lights w/ Rear Fog
-Euro Mk6 OEM GTI LED License Plate Lights
-Blind Spot Mirrors
-Polo Rear Wiper
-Custom Homelink Garage Door Opener
-Euroswitch with Rear Fog Indicator
-KeyFob Window Control
-Cluster Lit Needles
-OEM iPod Integration
-Climate Controlled Glovebox
-Gorilla Gear Trunk Liner
-United Motorsports Tune
-Entry #001: Introduction, minor cosmetic mods
-Entry #002: OEM iPod Integration Installed
-Entry #003: Custom Homelink Installed
-Entry #004: WitW.11
-Entry #005: New wheel and 4 tires.
-Entry #006: Blind spot mirrors and Gorilla Gear Trunk Liner
-Entry #007: Euro Spec Tail Lights, Light Switch, and Rear-Fog Light 5,896
-Entry #008: Rolling Shots 6,397
-Entry #009: AutoCross One 6,717
-Entry #010: Window Tint 7,152
-Entry #011: Rear Fog Indicator on EuroSwitch 8,957
-Entry #012: One Year of Ownership 9,873
-Entry #013: Interior Monitoring Parts Arrived11,262
-Entry #014: Climate Controlled Glovebox Installed 13,804
-Entry #015: OEM Euro Mk6 LED Plate Lights 19,302
-Entry #016: Interior Monitoring and DWA Horn Install Completed! 19,830
-Entry #017: Cluster Lit Needles 25,817
-Entry #018: The End of An Era 29,872
-More on polo rear-wiper conversion
-Some .:R32 "Swag"
-Factory Finish (Photoshoot 1)
-I am not your magic carpet ride (Photoshoot 2)
-10,000 (Ethan Watson)
How To's I've Written
-DIY: Custom Homelink Install * Good Alternative to Homelink Visor *
-How To: Embedding pictures from flickr.
I bought the caR October 30th, 2010 its a 2004 (MkIV) Deep Blue Pearl (DBP) .:R32.
When I took ownership she had 38,388 miles on her and she was completely stock.
Here are some pics of the day I bought her:
In my driveway (thats me standing there)
Previous owner had a set of BBS wheels on there, they looked ugly so I asked him to move the tires to the Aristos before I bought the car, he did but you can tell the front driver side tire was flat .
Anyway more pics:
After some spirited driving
So anyway a short list of things that I need to fix.
-The front bumper has these waves in it where it meets up with the fender, and it annoys me.
-The drivers door had a dent in it I guess, and they fixed it but you can still see it a tiny tiny bit.
-You need to pull the drivers door handle twice to open the door after unlocking.
-The passenger side side-skirt has a half inch wide very deep scratch the entire length of the side skirt, so I'm going to get that fixed.
So I've done a few small updates to the car. Although I told myself I wouldn't spend money on her till the spring. I gave in and bought her some goodies.
The List of goodies I bought her
-Smoked Fender Repeaters
-Smoked Running Lights
-Polo Rear Wiper Kit
-Flat Head License Plate Bolts
So A little review on everything I bought.
-Smoked Fender Repeaters & Running Lights: They look good, really good. The light out-put is definitely less but I guess I was expecting that anyway, at least I don't have a random orange splodge on my front bumper anymore, haha.
So I have had them in for a few days now, and it seems the fender repeaters are trapping water inside them. Called up ECS Tuning and they will ship out a new pair to me . All's well that ends well.
-Polo Rear Wiper Kit: Another very clean, subtle mod for the .:R32. I feel like the whole car looks like it was designed in 2008. And the fact that the stock rear-wiper had that out-dated look to it really bothered me. The look that I got from the polo-rear wiper its clean and looks up-to-date like the rest of the car. Ties in well. I have however discovered that I'm having a problem snapping the cap down? Is it just me? Any ideas?
-Comfort Blinker: With a little help from the DIY in the MkIV forum. This was really easy to install, once I had actually figured how to get the vent surround out. I think that part took a good fifteen minutes. I am very happy with the result.
-License Plate Bolts: I haven't fitted these yet because they are to thick for the holes the previous owner drilled into the bumper .
Here's a pic to show how the smoked lights look:
And a list of things to do when spring rolls around, the salt goes away, and the caR hits 40k miles
Heres a list of what I will be servicing.
-Haldex System (AWD) Oil & Filter change
-Engine Oil & Filter change
-Trans lube change
-Rear-differential fluid change
-Replace air filter with K&N drop-in
-New Cabin Filter
-Fuel Filter Replacement
-New Spark Plugs
-rotate, balance, and wheel alignment
-Full Coolant Flush ( Will be done at Fox VW in Rochester )
-Full Brake Fluid Flush ( Also to be done at Fox VW )
-Inspect serpentine belt & tensioner