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    1. Member DRH's Avatar
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      12-09-2011 10:44 AM #1
      Hi Everyone, my name is Dylan, and I just picked up this Golf TDI. I am coming from a 2008 GTI. This is my first brand new car, so its kind of a big deal
      I refuse to call this thread a 'build thread' because in all honesty, its not. It probably wont ever be, although maybe some day.

      I figured it is more efficient to create a thread about my car, and when I add anything to it, I will simply update the thread.

      I Bought from Fitzgerald Auto Mall in Annapolis, Maryland on 12.7.2011. Even though I live on the North Fork of Long Island, New York.

      Factory Installed Options-

      * 2012 VW Golf TDI 4 Door TDI w/ Technology Package
      * Bixenon Headlights
      * LED DRL's
      * Dynaudio 300w Stereo
      * Navigation
      * KESSY Keyless Entry System
      * Sunroof
      * 6 speed manual transmission
      * Monster Mats
      * Gorilla Gear Trunk Liner
      * Votex Hatch Spoiler
      * Blue Graphite Metallic
      * Mudflaps (dont hate)

      Future Modifications-

      * Red Footwell Lights **DONE**
      * H&R Sport Springs **ORDERED**
      * Stage 1 ECU Tune
      * GTI Exhaust
      * R-Line Pedals
      * Euro Switch
      * Dash Cubby
      * Chrome Window Switches
      * Vagcom coding**DONE**
      *Windows Up / Down with Remote
      *Seat Belt Chime Disabled
      *Comfort Blinkers set to 5 (Still not working though)
      *Enabled Gauge Sweep at Startup (Doesnt work, must have wrong Cluster)
      *More To Come.... euroswitch.... etc.

      * OEM LED Tails
      * Window Tint **DONE**
      * Subwoofer Install **DONE**
      * Yellow Foglight Bulbs**DONE**
      * OEM Rear View Camera
      * Votex Kit
      * Under Seat Drawer
      * Euro Cup Holder
      * Aluminum Glove Box Handle
      * Golf Ball Shift Knob
      If anyone is selling any of these things, I'll be interested in buying.
      I will be adding to this list as I find things I want, since I am pretty sure I am forgetting a bunch of things.
      While many of these mods may not happen anytime soon, they are on the list. Mods will be done as funds become available. *End of the year bonus here I come!*

      My plans are not to make a show car, but rather a clean, OEM+ daily driver.

      The Pics-
      Nothing special yet. Just iPhone pics. I will hopefully have some time this weekend to go out with the SLR and get some better ones. For now, these will have to do.

      iPhone Crap Pic by dylanhuber, on Flickr

      Interior by dylanhuber, on Flickr


      Love these wheels by dylanhuber, on Flickr

      Votex Rear Spoiler by dylanhuber, on Flickr

      OEM BiXenon by dylanhuber, on Flickr
      These headlights are literally why I bought the Golf with Technology package.

      Love thses LED DRLs by dylanhuber, on Flickr
      It was raining the day I picked up my car. How depressing.

      50.4 mpg going 50mph by dylanhuber, on Flickr
      After the 260 mile drive home from Maryland, I wasnt done driving. I continued to drive all the way to the tip of long island traveling around 50mph average for about 20 miles. This was my MPG.

      Red Footwell lights by dylanhuber, on Flickr
      Not the best pic, but maybe you can make it out.

      Thats it for now. Will be updating early next week with pics of tint install and subwoofer install.

      Thanks for reading!

      -Dylan
      Last edited by DRH; 02-13-2012 at 01:51 PM. Reason: Adding to list, make post look nicer.
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      12-09-2011 11:19 AM #2
      Nice can't wait to see more, and Im jelly of that gas mileage
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      12-09-2011 11:35 AM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by hussdog426 View Post
      Nice can't wait to see more, and Im jelly of that gas mileage
      Yeah, thats the highest ive seen yet for me. Car only has about 500 miles on it now, and i have been averaging around 37 around town. Im pretty happy with that.
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      12-09-2011 11:42 AM #5
      Congrats and welcome to the TDI club
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      12-09-2011 11:44 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by quailallstar View Post
      Congrats and welcome to the TDI club
      You would not even believe how hyped up your thread got me.
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      12-09-2011 11:47 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by quailallstar View Post
      Congrats and welcome to the TDI club
      Quote Originally Posted by DRH View Post
      You would not even believe how hyped up your thread got me.
      HaHa nice to know I influenced you to spend $ I really like the color of your TDI by the way.
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      12-09-2011 11:50 AM #8
      Congrats!

      Enjoy

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      12-09-2011 12:22 PM #9
      Looking good mane.

      Love the color.

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      12-09-2011 12:29 PM #10
      Copngratulations and welcome to the TDI crowd!

      That's an extensive list! Maybe you'd consider GTI sideskirts? Smoked/color matched corners?

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      12-09-2011 12:41 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by quailallstar View Post
      HaHa nice to know I influenced you to spend $ I really like the color of your TDI by the way.
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      Congrats!

      Enjoy
      Quote Originally Posted by sfpegasus View Post
      Copngratulations and welcome to the TDI crowd!

      That's an extensive list! Maybe you'd consider GTI sideskirts? Smoked/color matched corners?

      I def like the gti skirts. As for the sidemarkers, a wiseman once said "Stay Orange". For now, thats how they will stay. Not sure of whats to come though.
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      12-09-2011 02:33 PM #12
      Very nice looking oil burner!!!!!

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      12-09-2011 02:49 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      Very nice looking oil burner!!!!!
      At first, I was wondering if I should be offended by that.
      See, I came from a 08 FSI Gti, which was in fact, an oil burner. However, being as this is a TDI, i thnk that means something different.
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      12-09-2011 05:05 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by DRH View Post
      At first, I was wondering if I should be offended by that.
      See, I came from a 08 FSI Gti, which was in fact, an oil burner. However, being as this is a TDI, i thnk that means something different.

      TDI's and diesels in general are often called "oil burners." No offense meant. My comment was a complete compliment.

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      12-09-2011 05:06 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by TREGinginCO View Post
      TDI's and diesels in general are often called "oil burners." No offense meant. My comment was a complete compliment.
      Haha yeah I figured that one out right away. This is my first diesel so thats what I figured. Lol

      Thanks! I appreciate the kind words.
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      12-09-2011 08:13 PM #16
      Congrats on the pick up! And that is some amazing gas mileage. lol

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      12-09-2011 09:22 PM #17
      Nice color-- I like it.

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      12-09-2011 09:41 PM #18
      Hello

      I got the same as you even color and options other then mine is a DSG (don't hate)

      So far the most i've gotten is 47mpg and that was on a 150 mile trip on the parkway doing 70mph.



      I just got my ECU tuned by Revo on Wednesday, so far I'm loving it!!
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      12-09-2011 09:45 PM #19
      Nice TDI! Welcome!

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      12-09-2011 09:55 PM #20
      Welcome. Love to see the TDIs here. Spoiler looks nice.

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      12-10-2011 10:19 PM #21
      Thinking about how I will install my sub/amp.

      Wondering if I should splice the wires from back of HU or the left and right rear outs out of the dynaudio amp.....
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      12-10-2011 10:30 PM #22
      Just rolled over 29K on mine, still love it

      enjoy it, I wish I could have found one with Dynaudio when I was buying

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      12-11-2011 11:01 AM #23
      Washed her and took a few pictures. Hoping to have some time this afternoon to go to some spots and get some real shots.
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      IMG_7585 copy by dylanhuber, on Flickr


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      12-11-2011 12:30 PM #24
      Awesome TDI, and in a very nice color. It makes me miss my blue Jetta gasser (sort of)!

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      12-11-2011 03:44 PM #25
      great tdi!!
      the spoiler looks really good,i think i have to buy one too next year!!!

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      12-11-2011 04:03 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by GTR-34 View Post
      great tdi!!
      the spoiler looks really good,i think i have to buy one too next year!!!
      Thanks! Yeah I at first wasnt too sure what to think when the salesman told me the car would have a spoiler. Then I saw it and was pretty impressed. Really makes the car look sporty.

      I must say, I really want to do the GTI exhaust swap. The car would look so sick!
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      12-11-2011 04:41 PM #27
      yes,and it´s good alternitive to the gti spoiler!!

      i like your us rear more than my european...





      next year i want to buy a rear bumper like yours and put bigger tips on the mk5 gti exhaust i have under the roof

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      12-11-2011 04:50 PM #28
      Love the color and the spoiler

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      12-11-2011 06:34 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by GTR-34 View Post
      yes,and it´s good alternitive to the gti spoiler!!

      i like your us rear more than my european...



      next year i want to buy a rear bumper like yours and put bigger tips on the mk5 gti exhaust i have under the roof
      Yeah man. The US rear bumper has more character than the euro one. You'll have to figure out how to retrofit your proximity sensors though.
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      12-11-2011 07:37 PM #30
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      IMG_7592 copy by dylanhuber, on Flickr
      cinnaberry or bust

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      12-11-2011 10:44 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      cinnaberry or bust
      PFff! No way. Morning Fresh.

      I was very aprehensive putting the air freshner in the car. I liked the OEM New Car Smell. HAHA
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      12-11-2011 11:09 PM #32
      Nice man! well if you're going big you need a flat-bottom MFSW, I have one and it's a big improvement!
      Also add-in the euro cupholder I put one in and it's the biggest PITA thing I've done yet for such a small item! also the little glovebox latch in aluminum
      Stickin w/Portos for now?
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      12-11-2011 11:20 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Brenthye View Post
      Nice man! well if you're going big you need a flat-bottom MFSW, I have one and it's a big improvement!
      Also add-in the euro cupholder I put one in and it's the biggest PITA thing I've done yet for such a small item! also the little glovebox latch in aluminum
      Stickin w/Portos for now?
      Thanks guy! Those were in the list in my head before i made this post, but forgot to add. adding now.
      Yea, must say, I do miss the wheel from my GTI. We'll see how long I last before breaking down....

      As for wheels, they actually arent portos, they are Salamancas. Yeah, I must say, I love these wheels. Im sure I will end up changing, but for now, these things rock.
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      12-12-2011 03:59 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by DRH View Post
      Yeah man. The US rear bumper has more character than the euro one. You'll have to figure out how to retrofit your proximity sensors though.
      oh no, i forgot the sensors
      and i´ll have the same problem when i change the front bumber,if i buy the us gti front
      i hope i can solve the problem!!

      the wheels would be also nice winter wheels!!
      i think we haven´t them in germany!!

      other question, do you have in america only the 2.0l diesel with 140hp?

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      12-12-2011 08:02 AM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by GTR-34 View Post
      oh no, i forgot the sensors
      and i´ll have the same problem when i change the front bumber,if i buy the us gti front
      i hope i can solve the problem!!

      the wheels would be also nice winter wheels!!
      i think we haven´t them in germany!!

      other question, do you have in america only the 2.0l diesel with 140hp?
      Yeah. We only have the option between a 2.5l 5cyl or the 2.0L 140hp Diesel.
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