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    1. Member BAMFGTi's Avatar
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      01-28-2012 10:49 PM #1
      Just got my GLi a few months ago i'm looking to keep it mostly stock
      Unfortunatly the previous owner didnt treat it well so im trying to bring this GLi where its suppose to be Hopefully You guys can help and recomend some things thanks
      Things i have done already
      -Timing belt/water pump
      -Roof Racks
      -Nuespeed short shifter
      -HIDS lights
      -Injen Intake
      Things i want to do to it
      1. Get the front lip valance
      2. Drilled rotors
      3. Blowoff valve
      4. Passenger side mirror in Blue Lagoon
      5. Sway bars
      6. Aristos rims (Keeping the RCs just switch them around every once in a while)
      7. Im still thinking about another exhaust or just keeping the OEM
      so those are about it, if you have any of those things let me know or any suggestions or recommendations just me know what you think thanks



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      01-28-2012 10:58 PM #2
      welcome. no coilovers or air ride?

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      01-28-2012 11:13 PM #3
      Fix everything wrong with it, then mod it
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      01-28-2012 11:28 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by Dnuge720 View Post
      welcome. no coilovers or air ride?
      thanks yeah i was thinking about coilovers but not sure which ones either not looking to slam it but drop it down an inch or two

      Quote Originally Posted by Zach! View Post
      Fix everything wrong with it, then mod it
      yeah i fixed i few things before i started the mods the engine and tran is perfect now,(timing belt/water pump and o2 sensor) no mechanical problem any more but my first priority is getting that front lip lol
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      01-29-2012 12:10 AM #5
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      I'd get: front valance, coilovers, and spacers.
      Instead of a blow off valve, buy a diverter valve since our engines are made to use DV instead of BOV.
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      01-29-2012 01:11 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by Nextion View Post
      Welcome

      I'd get: front valance, coilovers, and spacers.
      Instead of a blow off valve, buy a diverter valve since our engines are made to use DV instead of BOV.
      lol you beat me to the punch!! Yes, absolutely get a DV and not a BOV. If you buy some sort of cold-air intake, your DV will honestly sound just like a BOV anyway so you don't need one. My Hyperboost HX DV is as loud as any BOV I've ever heard.
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      01-29-2012 01:45 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by LGDUBR View Post
      lol you beat me to the punch!! Yes, absolutely get a DV and not a BOV. If you buy some sort of cold-air intake, your DV will honestly sound just like a BOV anyway so you don't need one. My Hyperboost HX DV is as loud as any BOV I've ever heard.
      Are you using your stock TIP with your DV? I used to be able to hear my R1 DV but after i upgraded to the APR TIP Im not able to hear it anymore. Maybe cuz of the silicone which is thicker makes it impossible for any chirps to come out....

    8. 01-29-2012 10:50 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by Nextion View Post
      Welcome

      I'd get: front valance, coilovers, and spacers.
      Instead of a blow off valve, buy a diverter valve since our engines are made to use DV instead of BOV.
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      01-29-2012 11:29 AM #9
      timing belt asap so you enjoy all of your mods for miles to come.

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      01-29-2012 01:44 PM #10
      Drop it on coils or bags

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      01-29-2012 04:35 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by Nextion View Post
      Welcome

      I'd get: front valance, coilovers, and spacers.
      Instead of a blow off valve, buy a diverter valve since our engines are made to use DV instead of BOV.
      yeah the front valance is my first priority the gli just doesnt look like a gli without it lol
      which coilovers do you suggest i dont want to slam it just want to lower it an inch or two
      thnks

      Quote Originally Posted by LGDUBR View Post
      lol you beat me to the punch!! Yes, absolutely get a DV and not a BOV. If you buy some sort of cold-air intake, your DV will honestly sound just like a BOV anyway so you don't need one. My Hyperboost HX DV is as loud as any BOV I've ever heard.
      lol alright now im diffenitly getting the DV instead of BOW
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      01-29-2012 04:39 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by SB_GLI View Post
      timing belt asap so you enjoy all of your mods for miles to come.
      Yup the timing Belt was the first thing i did when i got the car along with the water pump
      thanks

      Quote Originally Posted by VeeAr6NJ View Post
      Drop it on coils or bags
      which coils do you suggest if just want to drop it an inch or maybe two?
      thnks
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      01-29-2012 05:11 PM #13
      ^^ i have B&G RS2s on my 20th and love them!! high recommend
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      01-29-2012 05:33 PM #14
      I'd recommend going with a diverter valve rather than a blow-off valve.
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      01-29-2012 06:17 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by dubbin_24-7 View Post
      ^^ i have B&G RS2s on my 20th and love them!! high recommend
      do you have pics of it i would love to check it out
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      01-29-2012 07:02 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by BAMFGTi View Post
      do you have pics of it i would love to check it out
      will post a picture tomorrow.
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      01-30-2012 11:28 AM #17
      Congrats on your new GLI!

      Check out our MKIV GLI page -

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      01-30-2012 01:15 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by BAMFGTi View Post
      do you have pics of it i would love to check it out


      can go a lot lower! still have about 1.5in- 2in of threads left. on i think setting 14 (not sure). rides awesome! money well spent.
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      01-31-2012 01:44 AM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by ECS Tuning View Post
      Congrats on your new GLI!

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      Thanks ill check it out

      Quote Originally Posted by dubbin_24-7 View Post


      can go a lot lower! still have about 1.5in- 2in of threads left. on i think setting 14 (not sure). rides awesome! money well spent.
      WOW Nice gti by the way and yup thats exactly how low i want mine thanks big help
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      03-28-2012 11:23 AM #20
      Did u do the timing belt yourself? Also, what problems was it giving you, why did u change the o2 sensor?

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      03-28-2012 12:54 PM #21
      nice GLI!

      start with the front valance, it makes all the difference in the world, takes it from a regular old jetta to a GLI. lol

      I have this BOV.

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...BOV/ES1832064/

      it is a hybrid, it recirculates as well as releases to the atmosphere. it sounds badass and does the job a DV does so you wont trip CELs.

      good luck with the build process! =)

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      03-28-2012 12:57 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by BAMFGTi View Post
      Thanks ill check it out
      Let me know if you have any questions!

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      03-28-2012 03:04 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Zach! View Post
      Fix everything wrong with it, then mod it
      this is how you achieve ultimate ballerness^

      and unless have big turbo plans, stick to a diverter valve. these engines are designed with them, so stick to it, or else youll run lean in vacuum, and get CEL's.
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    24. 03-29-2012 08:42 PM #24
      Please lower it
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      04-13-2012 03:09 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by GEAngulo09 View Post
      Did u do the timing belt yourself? Also, what problems was it giving you, why did u change the o2 sensor?
      yeah i did the timing belt myself and it had a code so i changed the sensor
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      04-13-2012 05:21 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by jreed1337 View Post
      nice GLI!

      start with the front valance, it makes all the difference in the world, takes it from a regular old jetta to a GLI. lol

      I have this BOV.

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...BOV/ES1832064/

      it is a hybrid, it recirculates as well as releases to the atmosphere. it sounds badass and does the job a DV does so you wont trip CELs.

      good luck with the build process! =)
      I have the front valance now i just need to paint it now and install it no more regular jetta look lol
      thanks
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      04-13-2012 05:23 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by xrichNJ View Post
      this is how you achieve ultimate ballerness^

      and unless have big turbo plans, stick to a diverter valve. these engines are designed with them, so stick to it, or else youll run lean in vacuum, and get CEL's.
      alright thanks big help thanks

      Quote Originally Posted by ina04gli1.8t View Post
      Please lower it
      yup im planning to
      lowering about 2 inches
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      05-24-2012 11:26 AM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by bamfgti View Post
      yeah i did the timing belt myself and it had a code so i changed the sensor
      but were you getting unsteady rpm or jumpy rpms at red light, stop or just idle??
      How hard, or was it difficult the timing belt?

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      Forget the neuspeed Ss
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      05-28-2012 05:44 AM #30
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      06-04-2012 09:46 AM #31
      ECStuning timing belt kit is a must.
      Lightweight pulleys on top of what ur gonna be changing anyway.
      I felt a undeniable gain

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...lt_Kit/ES5139/
      I'm just saying ...

    32. 06-05-2012 01:13 AM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by dubbin_24-7 View Post


      can go a lot lower! still have about 1.5in- 2in of threads left. on i think setting 14 (not sure). rides awesome! money well spent.
      sweet looking JB With the setting that low does it still absorb bumps better than OEM suspension? Thanks

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      08-09-2012 05:37 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by BAMFGTi View Post
      yeah i did the timing belt myself and it had a code so i changed the sensor
      any good diy out there for the timing belt, i bought the kit for the "ultimate lightweight pulley kit" so i need to change the pulleys, any good diy out there?
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      08-09-2012 05:39 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by rybacs View Post
      ECStuning timing belt kit is a must.
      Lightweight pulleys on top of what ur gonna be changing anyway.
      I felt a undeniable gain

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-...lt_Kit/ES5139/
      thats the one i got, but i wanna do it myself but if not someone i can take it to? any recommendations in so cal?
      OKkkkkkkkkkkkkk...

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      08-09-2012 06:19 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by GEAngulo09 View Post
      any good diy out there for the timing belt, i bought the kit for the "ultimate lightweight pulley kit" so i need to change the pulleys, any good diy out there?
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?2840728

      I just replaced my water pump and TB this weekend using this DIY.

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