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    Thread: thebanker's 2009 Candy White GLI

    1. Member thebanker's Avatar
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      08-02-2011 04:53 PM #1
      People of the vortex,

      Here's my 2009 Candy White GLI, it's all stock except for a K&N in the factory air box.




      Soon, hope to flash ECU and get some slight, tasteful low.
      Last edited by thebanker; 07-27-2012 at 12:33 AM.

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      08-02-2011 04:56 PM #2
      Looks good. Congrats

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      08-02-2011 05:10 PM #3
      Beautiful. 6M or DSG?

      Plans?
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      08-02-2011 05:28 PM #4
      DSG.

      Near future Plans are:

      Wheel spacers front and rear.*
      Clear corners
      K&N air filter
      Install the old subwoofy in the trunk
      LED replacement of all exterior city / parking lights*

      Fantasy plans:

      APR ecu upgrade
      Coilovers
      LED tail lights



      Can someone point me to some relevant threads for those ideas, particularly the *asterisked items?
      I've been out of the VW scene for a while. I had a MKV 2.5 before, but lost track of the good threads and changed my username to match my username on other forums.
      Last edited by thebanker; 08-02-2011 at 05:34 PM.

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      08-02-2011 05:32 PM #5
      Coilovers before spacer.

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      08-02-2011 05:35 PM #6
      Tell that to my fiancee and bank account.

      The "near future" mods are such because I'll actually be able to afford them!

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      08-02-2011 07:11 PM #7
      lots of potential
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      Quote Originally Posted by imbossay1028 View Post
      including jon and his huge ass muscles. not only do i strive to be as kewl as all you guys with your awesome cars. I now have a 10x10 (foot) poster on my wall of jon that i high five every night before I go to the gym. Because greek god.

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      08-02-2011 07:49 PM #8
      Thanks. I'm trying to find a GLI showoff thread... I guess one doesn't exist!

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      08-02-2011 08:10 PM #9
      we want MOAR LOW

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      08-02-2011 08:19 PM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by fahrenheit62 View Post
      we want MOAR LOW
      I want moar low too. Maybe after wedding.

    11. 08-02-2011 08:19 PM #11
      looks good, wish mine was an '09 too.

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      08-03-2011 12:27 AM #12
      I LOVE candy white. Good choice
      2008 GLI - Laser Blue

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      08-03-2011 12:32 AM #13
      Weddings are overrated.

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      08-03-2011 12:50 AM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Weddings are overrated.
      X2

      But seriously your car is super clean, with lots of potential. Good Luck dude
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      Quote Originally Posted by PSU View Post
      Marriage is stupid.
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      08-03-2011 08:42 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by thebanker View Post
      DSG.

      Near future Plans are:

      Wheel spacers front and rear.*
      Clear corners
      K&N air filter
      Install the old subwoofy in the trunk
      LED replacement of all exterior city / parking lights*

      Fantasy plans:

      APR ecu upgrade
      Coilovers
      LED tail lights



      Can someone point me to some relevant threads for those ideas, particularly the *asterisked items?
      I've been out of the VW scene for a while. I had a MKV 2.5 before, but lost track of the good threads and changed my username to match my username on other forums.

      I got my LED city lights from TunerDomes.com and I got the LED licence plate lights (if you are looking for those) from a seller in the forums. I believe he also sells city lights as well so you might be able to pick them up with a combo discount. Never hurts to ask

    17. 08-03-2011 09:07 AM #17
      bump for a pretty white GLI like mine

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      08-03-2011 09:20 AM #18
      coilovers > wedding

      Looks good though, nice color choice

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      08-03-2011 09:41 AM #19
      looks nice

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      08-10-2011 06:53 PM #20
      Just added K&N filter to stock airbox. It already feels better... nice and smooth windup

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      08-10-2011 08:00 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by thebanker View Post
      DSG.

      Near future Plans are:

      Wheel spacers front and rear.*
      Clear corners
      K&N air filter
      Install the old subwoofy in the trunk
      LED replacement of all exterior city / parking lights*

      Fantasy plans:

      APR ecu upgrade
      Coilovers
      LED tail lights



      Can someone point me to some relevant threads for those ideas, particularly the *asterisked items?
      I've been out of the VW scene for a while. I had a MKV 2.5 before, but lost track of the good threads and changed my username to match my username on other forums.
      from this list it looks like you are all over the board with what you want. also all the mods you listed are relatively inexpensive compared to the wish list you wrote. I will say you are likely to get much more benefit from the more costly mods because they are more dramatic. you should really decide whats important to you and focus on that. for example: I don't track my car and I certainly don't race so I have no immediate benefit from spending money on engine upgrades. The only real benefit would come from enjoyment of driving but for me I'm one point from losing my license so its obvious I don't need my car to be any faster than it already is at this point in time. I like to go to VW car shows and GTG with others in my area. Appearance is what gets appeal for these types of venues. I also get satisfaction and enjoyment out of seeing others take photos of my car or when driving seeing other people turning heads to see what I'm driving. The point is, I think you will enjoy your car more if you pick one aspect (stereo, appearance, engine,etc) and direct your efforts at vastly improving one area than trying to do a little bit of everything. just my .02
      hubsdub

      Quote Originally Posted by imbossay1028 View Post
      including jon and his huge ass muscles. not only do i strive to be as kewl as all you guys with your awesome cars. I now have a 10x10 (foot) poster on my wall of jon that i high five every night before I go to the gym. Because greek god.

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      08-10-2011 08:13 PM #22
      ^^ You don't race but have one point left? -.-

      Nice GLI OP!
      If it sounds like sarcasm, it probably is.

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      08-10-2011 08:16 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Dronks View Post
      ^^ You don't race but have one point left? -.-

      Nice GLI OP!
      its not from racing, i lost it cause I got a DUI last year. I made a poor choice and I had to deal with the consequnces of those actions. I've done that and am moving on this year making better choices
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      Quote Originally Posted by imbossay1028 View Post
      including jon and his huge ass muscles. not only do i strive to be as kewl as all you guys with your awesome cars. I now have a 10x10 (foot) poster on my wall of jon that i high five every night before I go to the gym. Because greek god.

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      08-10-2011 08:55 PM #24
      Jamo smash, I get what you're saying. It seems like I'm all over the board. However, I just want to tweak the things I think need some tweaking. The car is great, as-is.

      I don't plan on racing or taking my car to the track, but I drive on the freeway daily. So I would love a little extra performance. I got plenty of tickets in my teens and early 20's, but since I've mellowed out, I'm not worried about it now. I love music, and I already own a decent 2x10" self amped sub, so dropping that in isn't a big deal. And with regard to looks, I'd rather have a well-rounded stockish look than a car that's all show and no "go." I don't attend many VW meets, if any. Last time was in 2006. So having a super-slick show car isn't my goal. Plus, I don't want any drastic change in looks to my car. Clear corners, springs, and spacers are fairly standard mods.

      Beyond all that, I don't think a $2000 set of coilovers is a "cheap" mod.

      I'm an avid saltwater reef aquarium hobbyist as well, and if you would like an addictive, expensive hobby it's something that I'd reccommend. As anyone in that hobby knows, a dollar you spend on your car is a dollar you can't spend on your tank.
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      08-10-2011 09:20 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by thebanker View Post
      Jamo smash, I get what you're saying. It seems like I'm all over the board. However, I just want to tweak the things I think need some tweaking. The car is great, as-is.

      I don't plan on racing or taking my car to the track, but I drive on the freeway daily. So I would love a little extra performance. I got plenty of tickets in my teens and early 20's, but since I've mellowed out, I'm not worried about it now. I love music, and I already own a decent 2x10" self amped sub, so dropping that in isn't a big deal. And with regard to looks, I'd rather have a well-rounded stockish look than a car that's all show and no "go." I don't attend many VW meets, if any. Last time was in 2006. So having a super-slick show car isn't my goal. Plus, I don't want any drastic change in looks to my car. Clear corners, springs, and spacers are fairly standard mods.

      Beyond all that, I don't think a $2000 set of coilovers is a "cheap" mod.

      I'm an avid saltwater reef aquarium hobbyist as well, and if you would like an addictive, expensive hobby it's something that I'd reccommend. As anyone in that hobby knows, a dollar you spend on your car is a dollar you can't spend on your tank.
      very eloquently put
      ps, you don't need to spend $2000 to get a good set of coilovers
      hubsdub

      Quote Originally Posted by imbossay1028 View Post
      including jon and his huge ass muscles. not only do i strive to be as kewl as all you guys with your awesome cars. I now have a 10x10 (foot) poster on my wall of jon that i high five every night before I go to the gym. Because greek god.

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      08-10-2011 09:21 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by jamo smash View Post
      I've done that and am moving on this year making better choices

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      nice car! and thats sick that you got to go the top gear place
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      08-16-2011 06:46 PM #29
      Thanks man! Yes and I was chased off the property and scolded, fairly quickly!
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      02-07-2012 06:08 PM #30

      Blacked out the VW emblem


      And whited out the side markers. Just Krylon, nothing special. Eventually would like clears.
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    31. 02-07-2012 08:00 PM #31
      Great start
      Skim.

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      02-07-2012 08:01 PM #32
      This is awesome

      there goes the neighborhood.

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      02-07-2012 08:03 PM #33
      that k&n sticker is a joke,,IMO..just .02 cents

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      02-08-2012 02:25 PM #34
      That sticker added at LEAST 20 horsepower, so the joke's on you!
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      02-08-2012 02:26 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by OEM+ sluts View Post
      This is awesome
      Thanks! It was a lot of fun doing those pics.
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