whats else do you have planned
Well I picked up my Certified Pre Owned MK6 GTI back in June of this year. 3 weeks of ownership and I got sent to Korea for an extended TDY I missed the car soooo much. Shortly after my return to US soil I attended H20I and saw some pretty sweat Mk5 and Mk6s. I knew once I got back to VA my car wasn't going to stay stock for to long
This however, is a slow build as I'm now working on my bachelors degree and earning my butter bars.
So here is the low down
Factory Specs: 2010 Mk6 GTI CW
This is what we got on the car so far:
- 18" Detroits
- 6spd Manual
- Halogen Headlights
- OEM Euro Aluminum Bottle Opener
- OEM Euro Brushed Aluminum Look Glove Box Handle (Thanks sis)
- OEM Euro Cup Holder
- OEM Euro Switch (w/auto)
- OEM Euro Carbon look Rear view mirror
- OEM GTI Mojo Mats
- LED Interior Lighting
- Jetta Sports Wagon Front Grille
- Dorbritz Design Custom Golf style slat lower grille
- OEM replica MK5 Votex side skirts
- OEM Golf R tinted Tails w/rear fog
- 3M 25% Tint All AroundWheels:
- PIAA Xtreme White Plus Headlight Bulbs
- PIAA Super White City Lights
- Nokya Yellow H8 Fog Lights
- Rotifrom Nues 17X8et20/et25
- FK 5mm Wheel Spacers (rear)
- FK Streetlines (Removed)
- Custom Passenger Side Frame Notch (Done by your truely)
- Airlft XLs Front (w/Dorbitz Design Sway Bar Brackets)
- SS-5s w/ Dorbitz Design D-Cups (No mods)
- Airlift V2 Management
- 5 Gallon Tank
- Autotech Motor Mount Insert
- Key Fob Up/Down Windows
- DRLs Disabled
- Turn Signals-4 Blink
- Cluster staging
- TPMS Off
- Sun visor airbag sticker removal
- Washer fluid fill neck delete
- Custom Hydro Dipped Engine Cover
Day I brought her home to meet the fam
What she looked like with the previously installed Thule Rack and before John@FTC5 hooked me up with the color matched grille stripes.
Most up-to-date picture of the car I currently have
Sorry about the cellphone pics to start the thread. I will be updating periodically with better pics of what I have been doing to the car.
Thanks Ladies and Gentlemen
Last edited by Bizborky89; 09-21-2012 at 06:22 PM.
But the usual:
- Get low (coilovers)
- Wheels (picking them up tomorrow 31DEC2011 )
- R Tails
- All the little OEM interior goodies the NA models are missing
- APR Stage 1
- BSH engine and drivetrain parts
- And wayyy down the road goal of a Golf R Rear end with custom exhaust
I also really like the little DIY mods that I have found on the forums-I've already done a couple-I'll talk about those on my first update
Last edited by Bizborky89; 01-01-2012 at 11:49 PM.
Looks like you're off to a great start! Be caerful it's an addiction, I'm jonesing for a tbe right now!
| 2012 United Gray|Two door | MT | Eurojet Catless TBE | Carbonio Intake 1&2 | APR K04 |.APR Intercooler| BBS LM's | H&R Ultra Lows|VWR short shift | Southbend Stg.2 Endurance Clutch| Red Footwell lighting|Autotech Insert |Rear Wiper Delete | Vag-Com Tweaks courtesy of Mike |Podi boost gauge|euro switch|
I pin my bars on in May.
Later tonight once I've unpacked from my trip to DC for new years I'll post up the pics of the new wheels I acquired.
You guys all know what they are
Last edited by Bizborky89; 01-01-2012 at 09:22 PM.
Heres a Pic of one of the 9.5 vette saw blades wheels I picked up this weekend. They are going to need a little work But it will be rewarding to put in the work restoring them during the remainder of the winter and mounting them in the spring.
Specs are as follows:
- Front: 8.5x17
- Rear: 9.5x17
Hopefully going to start working on these on Wednesday.
First plan of action is getting the tires removed from the wheel, pulling off all the wheel weights and giving them a good clean so I can get a clear idea of what I've got to work with.
Last edited by Bizborky89; 01-05-2012 at 05:24 PM.
Picking up all the supplies today to start working on the wheels:
I think thats everything. If you guys could suggest anything I might have missed it would be greatly appreciated
- 600/800/1000/1200/1500 sandpaper
- Aircraft stripper
- Rubber gloves
- Soft steel wool
- Paint brush (to apply the aircraft stripper)
Last edited by Bizborky89; 01-03-2012 at 10:23 AM.
Well I spent sometime wrenching on my friends CC today. Lowered the coils-Front 8 threads and-rear perches about 3/8inch from the top. It's starting to Looks pretty good. It's funny how whenever you ask a friend to help work on your car, they always end up doing most of the work.
I ended up: building wooden block step ramps for him so he could fit his jack under the car, installing the new adjustable end links on both sides and spinning up both the front and back coils while he basically watched.
Here is his build thread if you guys are interested http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...ng-My-CC-Build
He did however install his euro switch all by himself
Any way here is a little update for my build. Some refinishing/polishing supplies for the blades and also getting the old tires removed for $3 a piece tomorrow
Last edited by Bizborky89; 01-03-2012 at 08:14 PM.
So bags are no longer being planned. My buddy is still going through with it on his CC. But I have decided to go back to my original plan of coils. funds are an issue and if I got bags I wouldnt be able to afford wheels or any other mods for a while.
So with the money I had started to set aside for a bag set-up I went a little crazy purchasing stuff today:
- Picked up some used FK streetlines (1K miles on them) for cheap
- Racing Dash LED license plate light conversion
- BSH TSI Race Intake
- BSH Torque Arm Insert
Pic of just how great a condition these "used" coils were in
Also new key chain
Last edited by Bizborky89; 01-22-2012 at 10:53 AM.
Last edited by Bizborky89; 01-21-2012 at 08:47 PM.
Been pretty productive today besides ordering a new vanity license plate...My buddy (illestCC.10) and I notched the passenger side frames of his CC and my MK6. He is prepping for air. I'm just sick of knocking the passenger side axle against the frame. And If I ever get the funds to get bags I will be ready to go low
I will post some before, during and after pics once my email account starts working again
Last edited by Bizborky89; 01-29-2012 at 08:20 PM.